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Wednesday, August 31, 2005
1. Number of books you have owned: Too many to count, I am a voracious reader.
2. Last book I bought: Garden Witchery by Ellen Dugan (LOVED it)
3. Last book I completed: Elven on Top, Janet Evanovich
4. Five books that mean a lot to me:
A) Any thing by Margurite Henery, I adored her horse stories growing up.
B) The Stand by Stephen King, my favorite King novel. I've read it countless times.
C)Incense,Oils and Brew by Scott Cunningham, I get a lot of my potions and notions from his books.
D)My new cookie cook book, I've baked lots of yummy cookies out of this little gem and sent them off to service members.
E)My son's baby book. 'Nuf said.
5. What are you currently reading? The Summer I Dared by Barbara Delinsky.
Which five bloggers are you gonna tag?
2. Mom is Nutz
posted by Maeve at 9:19 PM
The teacher I work for is going to Hawii for the long holiday weekend. She asked if we wanted to come down and use her pool & feed her dog while they are gone. Sure! why not? They have a pool, slide and waterfall and ALL sorts of other cool stuff in their yard. Did I also mention that they have BEER ON TAP?! WHOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!
Maeve & Co. are going to be having some fun in the sun!
posted by Maeve at 4:26 PM
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
posted by Maeve at 10:13 PM
posted by Maeve at 10:11 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAAAAAAR SPAAAAAAAAZZZZZZZZZ
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.
39 years ago today, the gates of hell opened up and spat you out!
Many happy, healthy days filled with Cosmopolitans to you my soul mate!
posted by Maeve at 2:56 PM
Well after viewing all the horrible damage that the hurricane has unleashed, I feel very ashamed of being so damn pissy. I've got NOTHING to complain about or feel sorry for.
Work is insainly busy at school, now if it will be that way tonight at my waitressing job. Kerry actually had to 86 two drunk cowboys over the weekend. I would of loved to had seen it. Kerry is petite, blonde and has a very sweet nature. The last person you'd picture giving the heave ho to two drunk men. What's really irritating is the manager was not going to back her up! The drunk bastards actually WHINED to the manager about being asked (yelled at) to leave. "oooooo but it's not OUR fault WE were fighting" crap. That's when Kerry REALLY lost it. "it's my bar, I'm the bartender and you were warned to knock it off.......GET OUT NOW".
Damn, I would of loved to have seen that. I also would of loved to of slapped the spinless manager too.
posted by Maeve at 5:53 AM
Monday, August 29, 2005
posted by Maeve at 8:01 PM
Pudd'n is at grandmaland, so I have time before I go into work to do some power yoga this a.m.
I'm getting a good work out, I switch to the other side and for the life of me can't figure out WHY my left leg is not as strong as the right.
Then it hits me, DUH! I kept FALLING on my left leg and ass yesterday at the beach.
Yeah, can't get anything pas me this morn.
posted by Maeve at 7:11 AM
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Do you have an irrational fear?
Mine is of the ocean. I can go on a boat or sit happily on the shore.
Get in it, I'm a hyperventalating FOOL.
My son LOVES the ocean, he LIVES for the ocean.
Will steve go and swim with his son? No.
So guess who gets to.......ME.
I follow Pudd'ns lead. I watch him closely for when it's good to swim out and when it's not. He LOVES having some one with him, so I do it. What ever it takes to make my son happy. Even if it means floating in the ocean with shit that can bite me or slimy ass seaweed.
One big ass piece of seaweed would not leave me the fuck alone. Steve yells to me: "seaweed only follows evil people"
Yeah, fuck you and your little dog too asswipe.
I've got serious road rash on my thigh and butt from getting slammed today. It fucking hurts no matter how much whiskey I drink.
ah hell, life just hurts right now.
posted by Maeve at 8:56 PM
BITTER......PARTY OF ONE...........
I'm a glass is half full kind of girl. I look for the fucking silver lining. I try to think happy, positive damn thoughts........what you think about, you bring about right?
posted by Maeve at 8:39 PM
THE BIG EASY...........
Any one that knows me (or have read the countless survays I've done) knows that I'm DIEING to go to New Orleans. And now this big ass huricane is on it's way there. Fuck!
Kilabe sent me an awesome web page from a shop he saw while there with Mrs. Queen Bee just last week. They had some REALLY cool Voodoo stuff I plan on getting if I ever get any fucking extra $$$$. Any way, send your positive thoughts to New Orleans and the people that live there, they are going to need it.
We spent the morning at the beach, got slammed REALLY good today. I've got "road rash" on my thigh, ass and hand. I'm going to make my chiropractor a rich man this week.
I hope I do better tonight than the three measly ass tables I had on Friday. I'm bitter that no one is hiring right now. Hell, I'm bitter about a lot of shit right now, but I'm not going to post it. It's just a bunch of whiney ass shit and I'm hoping by tomorrow everything will be fine in my PMS world. Tomorrow is a new day,right? Things always look better in the morning, right? Yeah, sure........I'll go mix myself another drink. It's all going to be the same old bullshit no matter how you slice it.
posted by Maeve at 1:28 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2005
WARNING......PMS, DEAD AHEAD...............
Oh Aunt Flo is going to be a fucking cunt bitch this month.........
Day started out nice, we went down to the beach for some fun in the sun. It is hotter than hell out here right now and I sure as shit did not want to spend it in doors. The waves were nasty today. The surfers loved it. Pudd'n, Goat puppy and I did not. I got tossed on my ass several times. The waves were so choppy, I could not get goat puppy on the boogie board. He had to stay on shore. The highlight of the day was when two WW II planes flew by. They gave me multiple orgasams. Steve thinks they were "mustangs", he was not sure.
Now for my whineing. Spaz got to go to Texas to visit our friend Lissie. I wanted to go, but could not afford it. Even if I could afford it, I could not take the time off with it being the first week of school. Linda's case load has doubled and I've been swamped with work already. So I'm trying not to be bitter. First I can't go to Mexico, now Texas. Ugh, I'm just going to sign off because I can't even stand my whiney ass..........
posted by Maeve at 7:01 PM
posted by Maeve at 6:43 PM
Friday, August 26, 2005
FAMILY TIES THAT BIND AND GAG............
Tonight my regular customer Amy came in. With her, visiting was her daugher Laura. I've been waiting on Amy for 3 years now. She's an older gal and needs an aid to help her about. Amy is from the old school, you had "happy hour" and you smoked unfiltered ciggarettes.
Amy can't do those things any more. She had to give up her Dewar's on the rocks and no more smoking. She now drinks red wine over ice and carries an oxygen tank. She's a wee bit bitter about life. She was a strong, idependant woman. Now, well, old age SUCKS.
I'm the ONLY one Amy wants to wait on her. I see her pull up, I have her drink waiting on the table. I know what she likes and she wants for nothing. Amy can be a bit difficult (as livey would know dealing with the elderly). Ok, Amy can be A LOT bit difficult, but I smile and listen to her. Her aid Betty has the paitence of a saint. There is a special place in heaven for that woman.
Any way.......Laura was down for a visit and I could tell that it wasn't going well. I guess Amy was bagging on Laura for everything under the sun and Laura was just not in the mood to deal with it. I made Laura a VERY stiff martini and that helped. Watching those two was like watching my husband and his father. At one point when Amy was in the bathroom, I sat at the table and let Laura vent. When it came time to cash out, Laura made sure that Amy gave an extra generous tip. I had to laugh, it was her way of saying "thanks for listening".
That's my job. I can listen to people who just want some one to talk to. Some times, if they want, I'll give advice. Most times they just want to know that they are not alone and it's ok to feel the way that they do.
posted by Maeve at 8:47 PM
Goddamn, it is too hot to blog.
Go on over to the Dax files and read "the interview".
And make SURE you stop by Mom is Nutz to read about "the things she wishes she could say".......if you are mom, you can relate for sure.
posted by Maeve at 1:30 PM
WHAT IS THE STRANGEST THING YOU'VE EVER EATEN?
Thank Goddess I ate my breakfast before I went over to GuyK's place. Well maybe not, I'm feeling a little queasy. Go on over and read the charming tale of blood,hogs and beer. It's funny yes, but gross.
You've been warned.
posted by Maeve at 7:31 AM
Thursday, August 25, 2005
WHOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO! THANK YOU FOR THE EGO BOOST!~
I had to take my mom to her employee meeting down at the Boom. Since it was right down the street from a fast food joint, Pudd'n and I walked down there for lunch while she had her meeting. It was pretty packed and I did my best to keep Pudd'n out of everyone's way. Just as I was getting our order and picking up our drinks, a man started walking in our direction. Pudd'n wanted to eat on the patio and this man was leaving at the same time. He looked me up & down and WINKED at me!!!!
I did my best not to giggle like a school girl. I smiled at him and he held the door for us. Goddamn if that did not make my day! I RARELY if EVER get "hit" on while out in public( unless of course it is some drunk old man at work). I was even dressed in "mom" mode (jeans, t'shirt and hair in pony tail). I caught the same man checking me out again as he was driving away in his company truck. I think I blushed at that point.
posted by Maeve at 7:35 PM
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Stolen from Guyk
SEVEN THINGS I ....
Plan to do before I die:
1-Make sure my son is taken care of if he is not able to do it himself.
2-Go to the "mother country" Ireland
3-Get to New Orleans by next year
4-Take better care of my self.
5-Get an Irish Wolfhound
6-Live life with no regrets
7-retire early and wealthy.
Things I can do:
1.Mix a mean drink
2.Scare the shit out of my husband
3.Love my son with every fiber of my being.
5.I'm a damn fine cook and an even better baker.
6.whip up some spell work with all the nessesary ingriedents on hand.
7.Drink you under the table
Things I can't do:
1.get rid of my potty mouth
2.pass up a good sale
3.have a poker face
4.any type of math other than simple adding & subtracting
5.take bull shit from some fucktard.
6.Lie about the tarot card reading I'm giving you. ( I will NOT candy coat what I read in the cards.)
7.Become a bible thumper
Things that attract me to the opposite sex:
2. Dark hair
3. Dark eyes
4.Irish and or Scotts accent.......Oh hell.......ANY accent!
5.Sense of humor
Things I say most:
1.Love you Pudd'n
4.How's my Chiva (goat) puppy?
5.I'll get you and your little dog too
7.Goddamn it Jack, knock it off! (when Jack was still alive and very hyper)
1.Mel Gibson (as brave heart)
2.Ben Stiller (because he's so funny)
3.Sean Willian Scott (have you seen his abs?!)
4.Colin Farell (I want to see what all the hype is about)
5.Val Kilmer (as Doc Holiday)
6.Micheal Behin (as Johnny Ringo)
7.JOHNNY DEPP! (thanks for reminding me Sam!)
People I want to take this quiz
posted by Maeve at 2:20 PM
What a great frist day back!
All of my favorite kids are in the sophmore English class. The boys have all grown and the girls all got new hair do's. The new 9th & 11th graders are interesting. Linda had a boat load of work for me to do and I LOVE it! Keep my ass busy please! I was so busy, I did not have time to eat my lunch, I just snacked on an apple. It's good to be back!
Pudd'n wasn't too happy that I picked him up from grandmaland today, I told him that tomorrow he gets to stay the night. He slept good for the first time in weeks last night. Should have after all the things we did to keep him busy!
We were slammed last night at work which was nice compared to last weeks THREE whole tables. Now I have the extra $$ so I can go out and get the white paint for the trim on the base boards. Home improvement gives me a boner.
posted by Maeve at 1:54 PM
posted by Maeve at 6:44 AM
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
This trip to the beach was much more successful. I narrowed it down to one chair (carried back pack style), the towels fit in the back pack chair, one umbrella, Pudd'ns lunch box and one mesh bag to hold his ball and the dirty towels for when we were done. We spent a nice 2 hrs at the beach. I'm sure I could of squeaked out a few more hours had I been able to bring the boogy board. Then I could of gone out in the water with him. I may forgo the umbrella and bring the board next time. Goat Puppy had a blast as always. Pudd'n is a little extra whiney, he only got up at 4 am today. We tried playing out side for a while, but I only made it for 1/2. hr. Pudd'n likes to play "chase" and that's about it when it comes to games. Needless to say, I got tired of that game REAL quick. Plus my legs got all scratched up from trying to take short cuts in the cul de sac. There is an island of bushes there and he loves to go in circles, so it was perfect for him. Sucks to be me.
posted by Maeve at 2:36 PM
MY LAST DAY OF FREEDOM............
Tomorrow school starts for me (Pudd'n does not go back until after Sept. he's county, I'm district). Now it's back to working 6 days a week. Wheeeeeeee!
The pay is nice, but so if loafing off. Well, you really can't loaf off in my world. Too much shit to do. Oh well, it will be fun terrorizing young minds again, a nice fresh batch of freshman to screw with! It is a lot of fun working with Linda too, if all my teachers were like her when I was in high school, I would of learned something and would of done a hell of a lot more with my life than I did. We'll be teaching sophmores this year, so I'll still be able to see last year's freshmans. A lot of great kids.
Went to Aunt Selma's last night. This time I had Steve's help and we just packed towels, much less to carry. I'm going to give it one more shot today. I could just go down to North Beach and not have the hassel. But then I'd have to pay for parking and I could not bring Goat puppy with me. Dogs are not allowed on the beach in San Clemente. And at North Beach, they have life guards that remind you of this. At Aunt Selma's old place, it was a private beach, no life guards and no one to tell you what to do. The new spot is semi private and I saw two other people with dogs. The life guard left us alone. I did find a spot to cross instead of going in the under ground tunnel. The only problem is then I'll have to cross the street with no cross walk and go over train tracks. Ugh, just no easy way.
posted by Maeve at 5:50 AM
Monday, August 22, 2005
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posted by Maeve at 7:57 PM
posted by Maeve at 7:52 PM
Ok, because I have a black back ground and the writing is in black, you can't see the results. But shocking of all shockers......it says Iam "Irish coffee". Go figure! ;)
posted by Maeve at 2:02 PM
posted by Maeve at 8:32 AM
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Had a great time last night, grazing and drinking the night away. Now I'm feeling the after effects today. UGH!
I just got my WW magazine in the mail this weekend and as always, it has helped inspire me to eat better. Another insperation? My friends. Both Lili & Athena are going a more natural path with eating and such. Athena's lost 12 lbs and I not sure how much Lili has lost, but she's been making the effort to get to the gym. Dru looked STUNNING last night, she has dropped a considerable amount of weight. She had on a darling red outfit last night and this is the first time I've seen her in pants (quit laughing Misty!) ok, for Misty's benifit, I'll say "slacks". This is the first time Dru has been able to wear "slacks".
Today we went on a nice long walk. It was a path I used to take when I was 23 yrs old. In the summer of my 23rd year I was in fabulous shape. I had no car, so I had to ride a bike from Dana point to San Juan. I'm guessing it was at least a good 5 mile bike ride (if not more) and then work out in the hot sun all day. At that time in my life I worked for the F.J. Theraputic riding center (how ironic that 15 years later my own son would be a rider there). So between the bike ride, working with horses all day and THEN going to go get my own horse out. I had a damn fine figure. I could eat what I wanted because I busted my ass every day.
Now I want that figure back. I need to make more healthier choices in my life. I need to be around a loooooong time to make sure my son will be ok.
posted by Maeve at 11:51 AM
Had a great time yesterday. Took Pudd'n to the pool for some fun. We both go underwater and laugh at each other. We were there for 2 hrs and I dragged him out. He wanted to stay longer, but I had to do the dinner thing.
Babs & Dru stopped by for movie night. Babs provided the movies and Dru brought the snacks. What she brought put my punny snacks to shame. LOL! She brought 3 dips and chips and a gallon of whiskey! It was great fun to hang out and laugh.
Today I want to go for a nice walk in a park. We have several to choose from and I'm sure the dogs will appriciate it. Time to get back on track of eating right and getting some sort of activity in.
posted by Maeve at 8:45 AM
Saturday, August 20, 2005
For my friends..........
I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.
I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.
I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.
We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.
I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.
I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.
I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.
I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.
We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.
I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.
I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.
I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.
I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.
I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.
I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.
I am the man who died when the paramedics stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.
I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I didn’t have to always deal with society hating me.
I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don't believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.
I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love.
posted by Maeve at 4:22 PM
Friday, August 19, 2005
Whoooooohooooooooo! I got me some new pants!
Bent sent me some lovely Liz Claborne slacks that she did not wear and were sitting her closet. The only problem is that I need to get off my lazy ass and work out so that I can zip them up. I can ALMOST zip them up. So, as usual, I need to lay off the booze and get my ass in gear
(as I sit here and sip my jack & coke).
I'm loving this paint job we did even more. I now just have to paint the kitchen and I've got a whole new house. Next big project is staining the fence.
posted by Maeve at 2:42 PM
Thursday, August 18, 2005
A friend will help you come paint your house.
A REALLY good friend will bring you a gallon of whiskey and tell you HOW to paint.
Babs came by and was not in the mood for painting. No problem, we were 95% done by the time she got here. Plus she brought a big ass bottle of Jack. ooooooooooo yeah!
My house looks great, definitly time for a change.
posted by Maeve at 8:15 PM
It sucks to be me right now.........
Pudd'n did not get to sleep last night until 11:30pm after a FULL day of being cranky and whiney. For those of you that are parents....you know the whine.....nails on chalk board after hearing it for at least 45 min straight? Well try all fucking goddamn day!
Guess what time Pudd'n got up? 3:30 am you say barflys? Good answer!
OOOOOOO yeah, mommy is going to be ALL sorts of cranky today! We are suppose to be repainting the living room. My friend Kerry had painted hers and bought too much paint. I loved the color so she gave me the extra cans. I've got the photos off the walls and after I cook breakfast I'll wash the walls. Steve will take Pudd'n to my mom's to stay the night. Babs is suppose to be coming over to help. She said she'd bring the whiskey and we'd make more memories. Or as Steve calls alcohol, "a bottle of marital aid".
posted by Maeve at 5:26 AM
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
What brings people to this corner of the Twilight Zone......
photos of licking grandma's cunt clean: Ewwwwww!!!!
martini appitizers :Yep, got lots of those
planning an Irish Funeral or Irish Wake:Partay baby! May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you are dead!
bartender black book for makeing drinks:There's a book?
sperm reciepe:blow jobs?
bridgette : bridgette hot bar:Hey Unnel, is there something you are not telling me???
ass holl fuckers: yeah, lots of those one the So. Calif freeways
phucque: MY PUSSAY! (one of Hunter's songs)
nice round white ass:Kiss my fine Celtic ass
bluk fuck: WTF??
posted by Maeve at 10:22 PM
Shamlessly stolen from Sam over at Witchy wonderings......
1. if you could build a house any where, where would it be?:
I want a cottage some where, lots of open space. A barn, a herb garden, crops growing. Chickens running about, wide open spaces
2. Favorite article of clothing - sweat pants and t-shirt
3. Last cd bought - Celtic Women
4. What time do I wake up in the morning - 7:am right now if I'm lucky.
5. Favorite kitchen appliance - My kitchen aid mixer.
6. If I could play an instrument - I play the skin flute like a pro.
7. My favorite color - Red.
8. Prefer suv, car or truck - Truck. I'm a Chevy girl at heart.
9. Do I believe in the afterlife - Sure do!
10. Favorite children's book - any thing by Margurite Henery.
11. Favorite season - Fall. The colors, the smells
12. If I had a superpower, what would it be - Telekinisis
13. What is your tattoo if you have one - butterfly on leg, heart on other. On my back a rose, pudd'ns name and a sun/moon/star combo
14. Can you juggle - Life, yes
15. Who would I go back and talk to in the past - Laura Ingalls Wilder
16. Favorite day HALLOWEEN! and Pudd'ns birthday.
17. Whats in the trunk of your car - I have a short bus, no trunk.
18. Do I prefer sushi or hamburger - Burger fresh off the grill. with grilled onions, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, mayo, mustard & ketchup.
19. Favorite era of time - Pioneer
20. Favorite holidays - Halloween! St. Patty's day
21. Favorite person in your life (other than your significant other/children) - ROFLMAO! Do you REALLY think I'd put the hub? BUH HA HA HA HA HAH HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA. I can't name my son? then it's Spaz, Lissie, Athena, Lili, Dru, Venus and Bables.
22. Favorite flower - Pink or Purple roses. wild flowers too.
23. What's my favorite meal - NACHOS!!!!!!
posted by Maeve at 9:39 PM
posted by Maeve at 6:15 AM
Sunday, August 14, 2005
What a weekend!
Last night we went to a party to honnor an old family friend. Ms. Barnes wasn't doing that well and her son wanted to throw her a party with family and friends. It was held at a little Italian place that Ms.Barnes loved to dine at. Chaz (her son) had flown in family members from Fla & Jersey, the whole event was a suprize. It was nice to see some memebers from the church we used to attend. We had practiced Byzantin Catholic, not Roman, it is similar to Greek orthadox. So here we are, in an Italian resturant, making toasts and singing songs in Russian. Steve is 3/4 Italian and 1/4 Russian. My mother in law and her husband were there also, we had a little table to ourselves and it was very nice. We had a great time, Pudd'n stayed the night at my mom's.
Today we caught up on house/yard work before heading out to Riverside to see our cousin's daughter preform in Footloose the play. It was a great time and I had a chance at winning a basket filled with P.light candles. But alas, I did not win. FUCK! I eyeballed the woman that did and continplated to roll her in the parking lot for it. I love those candles!
The play was great and afterwards we went out for some Mexican food. Aunt Selma and I had a few margaritas, we gorged ourselves on food. Ugh, I'm ready to explode!
Tomorrow we pick up Pudd'n first thing in the morning. I can't wait, I miss him so much. I can't wait to kiss his sweet face and see his shy smile.
posted by Maeve at 8:27 PM
posted by Maeve at 12:37 AM
Friday, August 12, 2005
After coming home from a walk with Pudd'n and the dogs, I figured I'd close up the curtains. The sun was coming out finally and I don't need my house hotter than an oven. As I was walking in to the dining room, there was something there that should not of been.
It was Speedy.......
That darn turtle found his way in the house again.
Tomorrow night we get to go out and converse with other adults. We were invited to a birthday party of a lady we used to go to church with.
Yes barflys, your bartender used to attend catholic church. And as babs & spaz can confirm, I was even married with high mass and no, I did not burst in to flames either.
I tried doing the "good catholic wife" thing for a few years. It just wasn't me. So instead of making everyone else happy as I was wont to do in my 20's, I made ME happy and started to follow the path of the Goddess as I had originally wanted to do. I haven't regretted it at all.
posted by Maeve at 1:17 PM
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Tonight the hub and I went to go see the Dukes of Hazzard. We had heard it got crappy reviews, but we wanted to see it any way. We were not dissapointed, maybe we are just simple minds, but we loved it. We thought it was funny, I loved the stunt scenes and the location they shot it at was beautiful.
Iam also a fan of the cheezy movie Super Troopers. In Dukes, they had several of the guys from super troopers in the movie. Farva played a friend that had lots of nice explosives. And in one scene the Dukes were pulled over while driving slowly at campus. Who should come up? Two more of the super trooper guys. "Rabbit" and "Ramathorn?" and they did the "do you know how fast you were going?" scene.
Any way, I'm off to go make some soaps.
posted by Maeve at 8:10 PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
HELLO, MY NAME IS MAEVE AND I'M A CANDLE WHORE............
The P. lite party was a blast as I knew it would be. Mikey's wife is a hoot, so we had a great time. I got a darling tea light holder, it's in the shape of a "pumpkin house". It's got a witches hat on top of it and darling little witches boots on the front stoop. Bats are by the window and little stars circle the top of the hat when a candle is lit inside.
There was a hell of a lot more I would of loved to have bought to light up my house and make it smell better. But I think Steve would of given ME a trip to Livey's flower garden if I did.
posted by Maeve at 11:58 PM
SNIF SNIF......WHAT'S THAT SMELL???
I took apart the fans in my house and brought them up front so I could wash them off. They get so damn dirty! As I was bending over to get the hose I smelled something....gas!!
Steve was home to up load crap on pudd'ns new puter and I called him out for a 2nd opinion. Yep, it's gas! We call the gas company and they come out. Turns out the pipe from the main line to my house needs replacing. They shut my gas off and I call our plumber. I hope he fixes it soon. I reek. I've been doing yard work and other things while waiting for everyone to show up.
fans are clean
lawn is mowed
spaghetti sauce is made
7 layer dip for festivities tonight is made
2 bags of bark are now spread out in flower garden
plants are watered
fly traps replaced
house is vacuumed
dishes are done
2 loads of laundry are done
dragged resin bench out front, washed it and just as I was putting a "free" sign on it. The gardners came and grabbed it. The only ones to be using the damn thing were the birds to shit on it.
I'm now sitting here having a glass of wine and continplating dinner.
I took pudd'n and the dogs to L*wes since I had a small window to get out before the plumber got here.
Goat puppy was the bell of the ball again at the home improvement store. I was a good girl and did not buy any more plants (I'm outta room).
Fuck, I need a shower NOW!!!
posted by Maeve at 2:24 PM
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Tonight at work, some reps from Blackst*one came in for dinner and to sample other wines with other reps. Cool, I love waiting on gay men and people who work in the food service industry. Both tip well and are a LOT of fun. They shared their wine with me and my right arm Ponce. In fact, they opened too many bottles and I got to take home THREE of the suckers. The cheif took two himself.
It was busy tonight, thanks be to the Gods/dess. I HATE it when it's slow. I work better under pressure and when its so busy you don't know up from down. I made decent money tonight. Looks like I can afford that darling witch candle holder I have my eye on for tomorrow nights party.
posted by Maeve at 10:00 PM
My birthday is next month and I'm already planning a nice get together at my place. Why so early you may ask barflys? Because a good portion of my friends are also waitress'. They are going to have to start begging and bribing to get their shifts covered. I can't wait, I LOVE to have friends over for food & drink. Its probably why I'm busting my ass now for my yard to look nice. I'm going to do mostly a vegitarian menu again this year, I've got several friends that are tree huggers and don't eat meat. Fine by me, more shrimp cocktail for me to inhale.
The only thing that would top off my festivities would be if Spaz & Lissie (my childhood girlfriends and the ones that have the most blackmail information on me) could be here. One lives in the lovely state of Texas and the other in Mich (where my heart truly is).
Had a great time in the pool with Pudd'n today. My back and shoulders are killing me from playing pack mule yesterday. Soon I will have to slap some dinner together and then trot off to work.
Tomorrow night is a P. lite candle party at Kerry's. I think I'll pack an over night bag. I have a feeling I'm going to get "pissed" as Aussie would say.
posted by Maeve at 2:48 PM
Monday, August 08, 2005
Just ONE more stop Pudd'n. I PROMISE!
After the beach fiasco, I dragged Pudd'n to L*wes Home improvement store. I saw some more plants I wanted for the yard and I figured I could get them in the ground before Steve came home. He gave me "the look" of "don't buy any more damn plants" yesterday when we were there.
I bought some bark too for ground cover too. Come hell or high water, my yard WILL look nice with a variety of flowers! Well, I had most of them planted right quick when Steve came home for lunch. WTF?!
Then the UPS man shows up, I forgot Pudd'ns new computer (thanks to grandparents) was due today and Steve came home to make sure everything got delivered.
Oh well, at least he didn't say anything.
posted by Maeve at 1:29 PM
Goddamn am I whipped!
I figured I'd try going to the beach via Aunt Selma's new place.
I won't be doing it again.
Her new place is very nice, but too damn far of a walk and you have TWO hills to deal with. And that is just to get to the street so you can take the under ground passage way to get TO the beach.
I did this carrying 2 chairs, an umbrella and a beach bag while holding goat puppy's leash. Pudd'n carried his ball and his lunch box with the drinks in it.
We only stayed for a half hour. There are more rocks at this spot than in front of Aunt Selma's old place. Pudd'n hurt his foot and he wanted to go home. I gazed longingly down the beach to where she used to live.
Fuck, this sucks.
posted by Maeve at 1:02 PM
A physician claimed that the following are actual
comments made by his patients (predominately male)
> while he was performing their colonoscopies:
> 1. "Take it easy, Doc. You're boldly going where no
man has gone before!"
> 2. "Find Amelia Earhart yet?"
> 3. "Can you hear me NOW?"
> 4. "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there
> 5. "You know, in Arkansas, we're now legally
> 6. "Any sign of the trapped miners, Chief?"
> 7. "You put your left hand in, you take your left
> 8. "Hey! Now I know how a Muppet feels!"
> 9. "If your hand doesn't fit, you must quit!"
> 10. "Hey Doc, let me know if you find my dignity."
> 11. "You used to be an executive at Enron, didn't
> 12. "God, Now I know why I am not gay."
> And the best one of them all...
> 13. "Could you write a note for my wife saying that
my head is not up there."
posted by Maeve at 1:01 PM
Sunday, August 07, 2005
GO PUDD'N! GO PUDD'N!!!
My son had pooped TWICE on the toilet today! HOT DAMN MY DIAPER CHANGING DAYS ARE OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Granted, he managed to flush a whole box of flushable wipes down the shitter......
I happily bought more tonight after getting off work. Steve called grandma so she could praise Pudd'n. In the middle of that call, my dad called so Steve had him praise pudd'n too.
9 years I've been changin diapers, 9 LONG fucking years!
Goddamn it's a good day.
posted by Maeve at 10:11 PM
Stolen from another super freak........Livey!
posted by Maeve at 6:59 AM
Saturday, August 06, 2005
Livey, get the hole ready.............
Steve caved and gave Pudd'n a diaper last night while I was at work. Yeah, that is SO helpful!
posted by Maeve at 9:35 AM
Friday, August 05, 2005
Today after Pudd'ns little graduation ceremony, I'm taking him and my mom shopping. I've got the short bus all cleaned out and washed. I even broke down and used the shop vac to vacuum several layers of goat puppy hair out of it. My mom said she'd get me a new house vacuum, so I'm going to see if we can stop by Tarjaye and get one. Maybe I can sweet talk her in to buying me a few plants for the yard too.
Got the goat puppy out for a nice long walk this morning. We are letting him stay out of his kennel once in a while when we run short errands. So far so good, he hasn't eaten any thing. We are hoping that soon we can just leave him out and the damn chewing phase is over with.
Well, better get my ass in gear. Time to go pick up my little man and his grandma.
posted by Maeve at 10:29 AM
Lunch with Lili yesterday was a good time. She's been working out and you can tell, that girl looked good enough to eat! Oh hell, who am I kidding. No matter what that girl ALWAYS looks good! She had a turqouise colored top that made her blue eyes pop with color. It was great to see her, it sucks that she had to move so damn far away!
Went to C.Creek last night to give Kerry money for the room we did not use and to pick up some of my "crack" (p.light candles). Of course I forgot to get the candles, but at least I remembered to pay Kerry. I was trying to have a good time, but it really depressed me even more sitting there.
It was busy.....Marcos is not (where I work)
My friends work there and have a great time together.......I'm stuck in a place that 99.9% of the people speak only spanish.
All the regulars were coming in and asking about how the trip to Mexico went.......well, we all know that steve & I didn't go.
I'm just fustrated, plain and simple. I've passed out my applications to get the hell out of Marco's. Either no one is hiring or they can't accomodate the nights that I can work.
Today is also the last day that pudd'n will be wearing diapers to go poopy in and that has me nervous. We tried 2 years ago about this time and it was a disaster. It's a control thing with him really. He takes a piss in the toilet, he just won't poop there. It's not like I can slip him extra fiber drinks either, he's VERY picky at what little he does eat or drink. I'm trying to have faith right now that everything is going to work out and I'm having a hard time doing that.
posted by Maeve at 6:38 AM
Thursday, August 04, 2005
Ugh, I'm just not feeling it today. I have to stop by Tarjaye today to pick up nessesities and I'm hoping I don't buy crap I really don't need. Retail therapy is not always the answer. I'm meeting Lili for lunch today, I'm sure that will put me in a better mood.
posted by Maeve at 7:17 AM
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
MY POOR HUSBAND!!!
I get a phone call today from the hub. Seems he didn't use his melon and tried to reset a vault with his HANDS instead of the proper TOOLS.
Yep, the vault fell on his finger of his right hand. He came home at lunch time to show it to me. Now I am not squimish by nature. Hell, I've assisted more vets with my horses and watched my grandfather preform dyalisis on my grandma for 23 years. When I looked at this finger.......EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
"that finger nail is going to fall off" I informed him.
He didn't look too happy over that prospect.
"you'd better go get that nail drilled to release the pressure"
That sure as hell didn't improve his mood.
The pad of the finger is also swollen and a strange color purple. Turns out he fractured the fucker! Now he gets to file a report with the safty nazi at work and wear a splint for 4 weeks.
Looks like flogging molly is out for a while........
posted by Maeve at 3:13 PM
Well the field trip was a semi bust. The train was an hour late, so all they had time for was to eat and go back home. No petting zoo! Damn! I felt sorry for the teacher, they had to wait 45 min at the train station to board the train before it would leave. 9 autistic kids......waiting........not good. The teacher said the last 15 min was the hardest, that is when the melt down started. They had done thier best with games & snacks, but it was really hard. The teacher said Pudd'n looked out the train window the whole ride, he really likes it.
At lunch I noticed one boy named Frank who had some pretty bad scars on both hands. I asked about them. On one hand, Frank likes to bite himself in the same spot. A LOT. So it's scar tissue that has built up. The other one that runs from just under his palm and down his arm is from when he probably put his hands through a window during a tantrum.
I thank my lucky stars every day that I don't have a child with problems like Frank. Sure autism isn't easy no matter the level of it, but some levels, like Frank make you grateful for what you do have.
Tonight is is C.Connection. I'm calling the North quarter for ritual. Since it's the week of Lammas, we are obviously doing a grain ritual. I get to be the Goddess of Oats!
posted by Maeve at 6:29 AM
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Well today is the day for a train ride with 9 autistic kids! I got information on the petting zoo here in town, this should be REAL interesting! A lot of Pudd'ns classmates do not have the exsposure to animals as he does (my own home being the mini zoo that it is). I, of course get geeked out every time I see the goats. Pudd'n yawns and looks bored. Pudd'n! come pet the bunny! Pudd'n come feed the goat! The kid could care less.
This is also the LAST week I will have to make the daily trek out to Irivine to take him to school. THANK GODDESS! He will now go to school back down here in the fall. Now I have to think of fun things to do to have a great few weeks of summer vacation.
posted by Maeve at 7:11 AM
Monday, August 01, 2005
My son is definitly a breast man.............
I took pudd'n to see his new teacher again. Granted, it's at his old school and he's next door to his old teacher, but I still want him to feel comfortable come the fall. His new teacher is nice, I liked her instantly. So does pudd'n, he went up and stuck his nose right in her clevage! She's still nursing, so needless to say, she has ample clevage going on right now.
Tomorrow he gets to take a train ride, back down here to S.J.C !!! I'll just drop him off and meet them at the station. I remember last year when we got off the train he looked with a look on his face that said "what the fuck?! We LIVE here!". It was so funny. Poor thing, thought he was going some place fun.
Well I'm off to get some chinese food for dinner. It's too fucking hot to even THINK of cooking!
posted by Maeve at 3:44 PM
Hormones and harvesting........
The first celebration of the harvest is here. Aunt Flo made her debut yesterday and of course, all last week I was a hormonal mess. Mood swings so bad, I'd make one of those suicide bombers look saine. While I was having a damn good pity party raging in my head, I was despretly looking for the good things that I do have in my life. You know, don't focus on the negative, look at the positive crap? So far the only "seeds" that are showing any promise of harvesting are the ones I planted for Pudd'ns speech thereapy and Steve's new job. What the hell happened to the rest of my crop? Yeah, I'm glad two things came about from my "spring planting", but what about the rest damn it!?
posted by Maeve at 7:23 AM
A BLESSED LUGHNASADH TO YOU ALL.
Lughnasadh is traditionally a harvest festival celebrating the ripening of grain and the first fruits of the harvest. It is named after Lugh, one of the heroes appearing in early Irish literature.
Lughnasadh was also known as Lammas (Llamas) from the Saxon word Half-mass, the Feast of Bread. Festivities and rituals typically centered around the assurance of bountiful harvest season and celebrating the harvest cycle.
(exerpt taken from R.G'S book Spirt *f the W*tch)
posted by Maeve at 7:03 AM