Archive for August, 2003

procrastinate is my middle name

There is so much I need to be doing right now, but I’m sitting in front of the computer instead. I just want to be lazy today. Or at least get a bit of quiet time while the girls’ are napping.

Gracie stayed with Jamie last night. I didn’t go pick her up until almost 1, so she played hard all day. After I got her home, she stayed awake long enough to eat a little bit, and went straight to sleep. I wish she’d wake up, though. She needs a bath really bad. She’s got dirt on her from head to toe.

There’s a load of clothes that’s been sitting in the washer since about 10 this morning. I know it doesn’t take much effort to put them in the dryer, but that’s not why I haven’t done it yet. Our dryer makes the most awful squeaking noise I’ve ever heard, and I can’t stand to listen to it. Our landlady is on vacation in Florida, so we can’t get her to send someone to fix it (it’s her dryer).

I could be washing dishes right now, too. I hate washing dishes, but it has to be done. I think I’m going to wait until Arien wakes up. If I don’t, she’ll be up and ready for a bottle as soon as I start. It always happens that way.


man, I’m hungry.

And there isn’t a thing in this house that I want to eat 😦 Actually, there’s not a thing in this town I want to eat. I want a whopper, but we don’t have a Burger King. The only time I ever get to eat there is when I go to Chattanooga. It wouldn’t be open right now if we had one, anyway. Nothings open right now but Taco Bell and Krystal, and I hate Krystal. I worked there too long to like their food!

I can’t go anywhere right now, anyway. Barry is gone in my car. He works at a store on his off nights from his main job. He stocks the cooler and sweeps the parking lot. Gracie says he’s working in the Beer Can when he works there. Maybe when he gets out of the “Beer Can”, I’ll send him to get me something.


I’m so tired. I have been for the past few days, though. Maybe I’m going to get over the insomnia thing for good soon. That’d be nice.

Jenny left her husband yesterday. Well, she tried to anyway. He cried and said she could do whatever she wanted (including hang out with me), and he’d buy her a brand new Mustang if she’d stay. So, well, she stayed. I knew she would, though. I just hope it can be different this time.

Justin (Jenny’s husband) likes me now, I guess. Jenny told him that when she told me that she was going to leave him, that I tried to talk her into staying. That I said Justin was a good guy and if I had a house and a car and somebody taking care of me, I’d stay. It was a really big lie, but he believed it.

So, since I have Justin’s approval now, the girls and I spent the day at Jenny’s house. Gracie had a ball. Jenny’s daughter and Gracie are the same age, and they play well together. Well, as long as they’re not in a car. We went to Sonic to get ice cream, and they argued the whole time.

Jenny lives in the country, and has a lot of animals. Her back yard is like a petting zoo, I swear. She has 2 ducks, and Gracie wanted to pet one so bad. She chased them around the yard saying “Come here, ducklin’, I won’t hurt you!” Then she tried to get Jenny to give her one of them! I’m so glad she didn’t. I don’t have anywhere to put a duck. I really don’t want to have to take care of one, either. Gracie and Arien are enough animals for me!

zoom zoom!

I finally got my DSL back yesterday. Somebody should really tell the people at Bellsouth that 2 weeks is much longer than 72 hours. 264 hours longer to be exact. But I’m happy to be zoom zooming again, so I guess that’s all that really matters.


I went and bought my books for school today. I spent $320.50 on them. They only had used copies of one of the books I needed. Which made it $77 instead of $109. Why do textbooks cost so much?

They didn’t have the Spanish 1010 practice exercises book that I needed, and it’s not available online, either. I guess I won’t be the only one that doesn’t have it! And, I decided to wait on the calculator. I’m sure I can make it a week without it.

I took Gracie with me, and we had “an adventure”, as she calls it. She was really excited to see my school. I had to take her all over the campus and show it to her. I took her to the airport, too, so she could watch a plane take off. It amazed her to see how big planes really are, I think.

While we were having our lunch at Philly Connection, a woman came over to me and started talking about free Mary Kay facials. She was giving me this whole speech about how she’s trying really hard to grow her Mary Kay business. Well, I can see how she would have a hard time finding clients. She didn’t exactly look the part of a Mary Kay saleswoman. She was nasty looking! Her hair was greasy and messy, she had on too much makeup, and a few of her front teeth were black and broken. Would you buy makeup from her?

Arien crawled…

…right off the bed! The bad thing is, I watched her do it, but couldn’t get to her to catch her in time.

I had her sitting on my brother’s bed, on the side against the wall. I was putting clothes in the dresser on the other side of the room. I looked once, and she was on her hands and knees rocking back and forth, nowhere near the edge of the bed. I looked away for a minute, and when I looked back, she was crawling and about to go over the edge. I tried, but I couldn’t catch her. Fortunately, Gracie had taken the comforter off the bed and it was wadded up in the floor right where she fell, so she’s all right. It just shook her up a bit.

That was the first time she ever crawled. I wonder if she’ll do it again. I hope that didn’t scare her away from it! She’s been trying to do it for so long, but she just couldn’t get going. And when she finally did, she fell. I’d probably be scared to try it again if I were her.

She won’t be playing on the bed anymore. I feel bad enough because I put her there and she fell off. If I feel this bad now, I hate to think of what I’d do if she’d been hurt. I’m just glad she’s okay.

She can almost pull up, too. Gracie was playing in a clothes basket on the livingroom floor, and Arien was sitting close enough to her that she scooted herself over there. She grabbed ahold of that basket, and managed to get up on her knees from a sitting position. It won’t be long now, and she’ll be into everything!


I’m awake now. I was so sleepy I couldn’t hold my eyes open. Right after I laid down, I saw something going across the wall out of the corner of my eye. So, I look up to see what it was, and there sat this huge spider. It was almost right beside my head. I freaked out, grabbed the closest thing to me (alarm clock), and squashed the little fucker. There’s no way I’m going to sleep anytime soon. I’m still freaked out. I can just feel spiders crawling all over me.

I’m deathly afraid of spiders. Nothing else bothers me. Not strange looking bugs, snakes, or anything else most people would be scared of. I’ve never been bitten by any of those, so that could be it.

When I was 15, I got bitten by a spider while I was in my bed. I have no idea what kind of spider it was, but it had a pretty nasty bite. My skin turned wierd colors, and now I have a perfectly round scar there. I was a little scared of spiders before that, but now I don’t even want to think about them.

I think I’m going to go sleep on the couch. I don’t want to take a chance of finding anymore spiders in bed with me.