Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Claws N Fangs, Chihuahuas and taters

One month later after "shitfire and tarnation" I am coasting along nicely, I still have a pulse. In other words, I didn't die.
Daily life around here is hectic at best. My inner biznatch is closer to the surface than ever, and I have to beat her back continuously, at home and at work. I usually go to work to get some rest, but here lately, our laidback weekends have taken on a weekday persona.
Add to that a recent addition to the median age of 45 in our tight little group, a youngster of 23, who delights in annoying the old people. (us)
I have had to retract my claws and fangs several times this past weekend and once or twice snapped but didn't draw blood. She is like a yapping chihuahua. You know, the-little-dog-who-thinks-shes-a big-dog syndrome? I digress.

There is that, and then there is this cold weather that makes my bones ache like they never have before. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. It's not supposed to get this cold in Memphis..we are subtropical for gods sake.

So the Memphis Urbanity thing really hasn't worked out like I had hoped it would, mainly because my cell phone is not good for sneaky pics, and the quality is crap. So I need to carry my digital camera around with me everywhere. I think that is a winning idea, because not only will I get good Memphis URbanity photos, I will be able to practice with my camera, which I haven't spent nearly enough time with due to my current living situation. So Im thinking thats a definate thing I can do.

I have a lot of plans in my head for house improvements and yard updates, but not any money to back them up, so I have been working some extras for that plus daughter number 2's tuition....sigh.

Waiting on my husband to take me to the movies, I am full and sleepy. He made divine ribs for dinner and we feasted on that along with the slaw and beans he lovingly made. He has turned into quite a southern gentlemen. You rock in the rib department sweetie!

Not to be outdone, I made some kick ass chicken N dumplings last week, and they were dang good, too. I like not HAVING to cook everyday, but I still enjoy it when I want to do it. Beans and hambone sound good too......mmmmmmmm. Wonder what happened to that honey baked ham hambone? Hmm.

Well, keep your eyes open for more postings, I hope to get back to this on a regular basis, I have resumed my writing class with my friend and Muse, Valentine. I keep thinking I can do it on my own, but I enjoy the camaraderie of the group writing too. It validates me somehow. So does this blog, when people comment and say things about my writing, makes me feel like maybe I am a little bit talented. I keep thinking maybe I will start on that book but I keep getting locked up in rhyme and poetry. I guess I am working on some issues through abstract writing. It IS rather therapeutic.

Since we have a babysitter for one more night, Hubbster and I are going to see Sherlock Holmes. Maybe I can figure out how to figure out stuff.

Laters taters.


Jo said...

Welcome back! So good to hear from you. Happy to hear you're back to writing with your group (what ever works in the writing department is great!) and I'm sorry things have been stressful. And cold. I didn't realize the cold stretched down your way. I hope 2010 turns into a peaceful & Blessed year for you!

teri said...

What did you think of Sherlock Holmes? (I wasn't a fan but DH loved it.) I got a new camera for Christmas and have been doing a personal theme photo per week. I'm loving taking more than just "here's my family" pictures.

dragyonfly said...

I liked Sherlock Holmes! I thought it was great, Teri. Good job on the photo themes.

OyaSophia said...

Where do you take a writing class? I live in Memphis too and would love to commune with other women writers.