Thursday, January 29, 2009

Vampires or Werewolves?

Well I am still in the midst of construction chaos. It hasn't been bad. The guys doing the work are nice. The young one just started a business and this is his first big job. He is doing great. This job will hopefully help him to get more jobs and I would give him any recommendations he needs. So much for ever getting the pictures uploaded. One of these days...
I spent the last few days entranced by the first two books of The Twilight Saga. They were so good. It took me about a day to read each one. I am dying to read the next two and to see the movie. So what would you rather be? A Vampire or a Werewolf? I have always been captivated by both, but I think I would rather be a Werewolf. I swear sometimes I must already have some Werewolf blood in me with how hot my body gets and how hairy I am! If you were a werewolf you would still get to be a human sometimes and I would hate to have to hide from the sun. I am happy just staying human though. I don't think I would be good at either of them anyway since I don't like to kill. I really am looking forward to seeing the new Underworld movie too. I think I will make my husband take me on a date!
Today I am off to pick out flooring. We have to drive over to Lancaster for it. It is so exciting to know that my kitchen will soon be done. Pictures soon! Promise~

Friday, January 23, 2009

Wheel is Turning~

It has been quite the week here in Lubeland. Monday work got underway on the house starting with some exterior work. I pity the poor guy who has been out in the cold all week, but today he had a glorious day to start fixing our front porch. They repaired an exterior wall that was causing a leak and put on new doors. I have some pics to post, but I think the card reader is up in the bedroom and that is just too many flights of stairs! Which brings us to Tuesday.... I was excited about the inauguration and spent the day glued to NBC. What an amazing thing to see all those people on the mall. I was getting ready to see the swearing in and had run down here to the basement to check my email when I noticed a light on that should not have been on. It is way up high above bookshelves and is a light we normally don't use. So I climbed up on the recliner and shelves to reach it when I felt myself lose balance. I fell down to the ground twisting my injury prone ankle and nearly knocking myself out on the concrete floor. I was all alone in the house with no cell phone on me and I sat there on the floor crying for a few minutes before getting myself upstairs. I continued to cry, half from pain and half from the emotions of watching the President being sworn in. I spent the rest of the day with my foot iced on the couch watching the world change. The last few days I have been hobbling around the house trying to do more than I can and paying for it in the end when I have to sit down because my ankle has become swollen again. Today I am finally feeling a lot better and I think my husband telling me to wear my sneakers helped. Two people asked me to go dancing this weekend and I don't see that happening yet, but at least I have been able to get stuff done today. Monday they start work on the kitchen! I am so excited. I have to get the kitchen emptied out. Maybe I will even get to posting those pictures this weekend.

Friday, January 16, 2009

25 Random Things

( as seen on Facebook)

1) I am a first generation American. My mother was born in England and my father was born in Hungary.
2) I only met my grandmothers. My Nagymama, my father's mother, came to stay with us from Hungary when I was very little. All I remember is watching her cook with her 50 lb bag of flour. We visited my Grandmother on Islay when was I was little. I remember being jealous of her Boxer, drinking cokes from a bottle, the ruins and going in a row boat out on the sea.
3) Both of my grandfathers died during WWII.
4) I have not seen my father in over 14 years. He lives in California.
5) I love Modest Mouse.
6) I am double jointed.
7) I read Russian Gypsy Tarot cards.
8) I often dreams things that come true and have a habit of knowing what people are thinking.
9) I only sleep well with my feather pillow.
10) I lived on the farm from the time I was 5 until I was in my twenties.
11) I grew up around Thoroughbred race tracks. My mom was a hotwalker.
12) I want to start my own catering/party planning business within the next few years.
13) I have a plastic plate in my face from a car accident.
14) I am afraid of driving but drive aggressively.
15) I am afraid of spiders, but not as afraid as my husband.
16) I love boardgames.
17) I often read books in one day.
18) I plan on going to a book signing by Nora Roberts next month at her husbands bookshop.
19) I want to get the pi symbol tattooed somewhere.
20) My kids have names from songs.
21) I think I am a pretty damn good cook.
22) I am thrifty.
23) I am becoming more and more of a hermit and slightly agoraphobic.
24) I went on Tour with the Dead in the early 90s.
25) I have not been to a concert in 6 years. I plan on getting to one this year.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A few random words from your blogger~

~It snowed this minuscule little bit of snow overnight. I want real snow. I bought Quinn a sled for Christmas, so you know we won't get enough snow for sledding this year. That's how life plays out. Bring me a blizzard!(Ok bring it after I have money to go grocery shopping)
~I am feeling stressed right now about lots of things, but top on the list is the fact that they cut off Zion's medicare. What the fucking hell!? First his SSI and now this!? I am so mad and now I am going to have to deal with the bullshit of working that out.
~My kitchen gets worked on in 4 days and I have lots of stuff to move out of it. I have no idea what I am going to do with it all.
~This weekend we will be having a party here for one of my best friend's kid's birthday. We have so many parties here. Glad my house is good for it. Next one is the bff's who's b-day is Groundhog day. I am hoping the kitchen is done for that.
~Zion went for his yearly exam yesterday and to get a flu shot. We love his doctor and he told me he had permission from Zion to tell me what a great kid I have and that he would be proud if he was his own son. Zion is one awesome human.
~We had a blow up around New Years with my nephew and the other teenage boys who hang out with Zion and since then they have not been around. It has been sweet!
They are all mad at Zion for not standing up for them and he told them that their level of arrogance was unacceptable and that he was done sticking up for them. GO ZION! He is enjoying the quiet. They took advantage of him for too long and he is seeing that now.
~I am feeling pretty cozy here and for now I am just going to observe the goings on at the new JS. I am happy that the new admin are trying to get friendly with the old JS family. So far the site confuses me a bit and I end up getting frustrated so I will sit on the sidelines for a while.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Have at it!

The only thing I like about Mondays is that after everyone being home all weekend I get the house relatively to myself. Zion is still here, but he barely comes out of his room. It is so blissfully quiet.
The weekend promised snow and let me down again. Go ahead and think I'm crazy, but I was really looking forward to it. I got Quinn a sled for Christmas and I want him to be able to use it! There is something so wonderful about sitting in front of a warm fire when the snow is falling. It just isn't the same when it's nothing but freezing rain.
Zion's doctors decided last week that he should continue homebound schooling. He has two small pressure wounds that need to be healed before he can have the spinal fusion, so they want him off his butt as much as possible. At this point he is scheduled for surgery April the 15th and is on standby in case of cancellations. He wasn't too upset that he doesn't get to return to school and knows that if he heals before the surgery he can return for a bit. The poor kid is going to spend most of his 9th grade year at home. Thanks be for the internet so he can have a social life! He has friends from all over the world on Xbox and online and can talk and play with them. If he would have been hurt even 30 years ago, life would not be nearly as kind to him. He would not have been put in the regular school system and wouldn't have the opportunity to make as many friends as he has.
This week I will be ordering his bike for him! I hope to be able to get a story on the news or in the paper about it in the spring. We still have not met the lady who raised the money for the bike and I am looking forward to meeting her when the bike is delivered. There are some very amazing people in the world. Gives me hope!
In one week they will start remodeling my kitchen! I am so excited. I got to pick out appliances and they were ordered already. I need to get to Home Depot to check out samples for the counters, floor and backsplash this week. I will have a double oven!! Oh the things I can make now! Who wants to come for the new kitchen party!?

Friday, January 9, 2009


This is just an absolutely amazing story a friend emailed me.


I wanted to try posting a video to see how easy it is here. So here is one of my favorite songs right now. I can listen to it over and over and for some reason it always makes me tear up a bit. I know I am such a sap~


You were a child
Crawling on your knees toward it
Making momma so proud
But your voice was too loud
We like to watch you laughing
Picking insects off of plants
No time to think of consequences

Control yourself
Take only what you need from it
A family of trees wanted to be haunted
Control yourself
Take only what you need from it
A family of trees wanted to be haunted

The water is warm
But it's sending me shivers
A baby is born
Crying out for attention
The memories fade
Like looking through a ... fogged mirror
Decision to decisions are made and not bought
But I thought this wouldn't hurt a lot
I guess not

Control yourself
Take only what you need from it
A family of trees wanted to be haunted
Control yourself
Take only what you need from it
A family of trees wanted to be haunted

Control yourself
Take only what you need from it
A family of trees wanted to be haunted
Control yourself
Take only what you need from it
A family of trees wanted to be haunted ...repeat...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mallwalkers unite

My mom and I had been walking up until about a month ago every Tuesday and Thursday on the rail trail that is a few blocks from our house. We would walk three or four miles twice a week and I was feeling pretty good. Then I got that horrible sickness we all had here and then came the holidays so our walking got put aside. Not to mention that the last time we did walk I came home feeling like I was walking on two popsicles. With the trail getting icy I don't want my mom, who is 68, out there walking where she could fall.
So we are now going to join the ranks of the mallwalkers! Maybe we can even join the club!! How exciting is that!
On the bright side there must be plenty of single elderly gentlemen out there at the mall that might think my mom is a hottie and maybe she can find a "friend". (She would kill me if she saw that.) She is looking pretty damn good for her age. I have always said I hope I age like her.
Seriously though...
On second thought. Most of the old guys that walk at the mall creep me out. Then there is the fact that a while back there was a big bust of guys who were going to hook up with other guys in the mall restrooms. They busted 20+ guys from 18-70something for whatever it was they busted them for. I think there was even solicitation. Some young guys pimping themselves out to the old pervs.
Ok so maybe my mom is totally happy being alone.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Signs that 2009 will be a great year.

~Holy Shit! I got married in 2008! (I still have to say this to myself sometimes)This will be my first full year ever as a happily married woman.
~I woke up on New Year's day still messed up from New Year's Eve and proceeded to make a most excellent pork roast with sauerkraut for good luck.
~I started the year off with a kiss from my husband and surrounded by good friends.
~The year rang in with brownies and jello.
~Zion will finally get the surgeries he needs and may be able to enjoy the rest of high school. He is pretty healthy to start the year off and I hope he stays that way.
~9 is a good number.
~Obama will be president.
~My kitchen gets remodeled in a few weeks!
~This!! I may get to run away a few days!!
~Even though JSthesite is gone, I still have my JS friends here and we made the site what it was.
~Isn't 35 the new 25?
~ I am healthy and so is my family.

Lubie Lives

I had thought that with the death of JS, which I will be mourning for a while, that The Lube Faerie would be no more. I had another blog that was to be more wholesome and family oriented on blogger for over a year, but I never got the itch to do much with it. So that blog is gone now and Lubie lives on. How can I forget a persona that I have had for many years starting in chat rooms and for the last 3+ years on Journalspace? JS changed my life. I have met so many wonderful souls there and would not be happily married for over six months now without it. It was my place to rant and rave when I was upset or just to write down the daily stuff that means so much to me. I had so much fun over the years in that community. I am glad that I can still read and keep in touch with lots of you. I did manage to save a few years of writing from JS because I tried to remember to save it periodically. Unfortunately the last year I did not save, but I did manage to find some with the google cache. I hope that I can get back in the swing of blogging and be able to catch you all up with pics and what's going on in Lube land here.

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