Monday, December 12, 2005

Future, present, and past tenses rolled into one....

Hello journal family :)  How you all doing?  

Figured I'd better get an entry in before another week goes by.  Is it me, or is time zooming by faster every day?  Wasn't it just Halloween a month ago?  And Thanksgiving just a week ago?  I personally think there is something wrong with solar system.  Time is advancing faster and we don't even notice....  

And no, I am not stoned.  

I'm just vastly aware that I'm behind in my plans and I cannot possibly take the blame ;)  It couldn't be my newly found Ebay addiction.  Or my ability to continually play online games for hours.  Or the fact that I can sit here staring at a computer screen with nothing on it.  Nope, that's not it.  

It has to be some flaw in the space-time continuum.  Has to be.  

I'm really dreading the new year for many reasons.  One is that I need to get off my lazy ass and get it in gear.  At some point, I have to realize I am not 20 anymore (physically, that is) and that my health is seriously in jeopardy if I stay this course.  

Second is my most favorite-ist coworker's college schedule changes, and I will not be working with her anymore :(    Kitty's crying crocodile tears on that one.  She is the only one I really, REALLY, get along with... we're on the same page on everything :)  That is hard to come by.. I'm sure you understand that.  

Third is I will be working more hours.  Okay, I'm not really upset about that... actually looking forward to being out of the house more than twice a week.  And of course, making more moo-lah.  That is always a good thing where I'm concerned.  I am money driven.  I'm Scrooge, like that ;)  

I won't be able to pick up too many more hours until April, when Mom goes on part time at work.  I have already talked to the Director, and she seems hopeful she'll be able to use me there more often.  My star coworker and I are trying to devise a schedule we'll both be able to work in the same room... but it may prove to be impossible  <sigh>  

Well, that's all I can think of for now.  But it's enough to start.  

Hey!  You remember the bat I caught a few months back?  Sometime in the summer, as that's when they come into the house.  I said then that they come in twos and I was on alert for bat #2 to come dive-flying over my head. 

Well, guess what?   

I was putting the girl to bed tonight and came into my room for something.  I happened to look at the door connecting my room to the guest/computer room, on the top moulding of the door frame...  I have a smoke alarm up there.  Tonight, I also had a half-hibernating bat, hanging from one arm, on my smoke alarm.  

The poor guy.  I certainly cannot keep a bat in the house with a very curious one year old kitty.  She had obviously seen the little sucker flying around at night and was very interested in getting her first bat toy... or meal, whichever.  

I grabbed my trusty bat catcher (an empty storage tub) and used the lid to scrape the bat, smoke detector and all, into the tub.  The bat barely moved.  My options are limited to killing it or putting it outside.  Since I only kill mosquitos, ticks, fleas, and flies, I put it outside.  He wouldn't even try to fly.  It is very cold out tonight, so I laid (or scooted) him on the chair on the porch.   

He is so 'asleep', I wonder if it will be there in the morning.  I really hope not.  I don't even want to think about it dying because I didn't take it to the barn.  That was just lazy on my part.  Well, that and it's f'in freezing outside and I didn't want to trek my fat ass down there.   

Crap, now I'm going to have to go look and move it if he's still there.  

I have so much to do tomorrow.  With time moving as it is, next week will be over in two days, thought I'd get a jump start on my candies... just hope we don't eat it all before Christmas Eve!   

But, next week is the last week of work until after New Year's (we're closed the week between Christmas and New Year), so I have to get enough made for all my coworkers and other staff for presents by the end of the week.  

Okay, that whole paragraph is confusing as hell.  

Grace has dance class tomorrow.  I cannot believe the difference in her between last year and this year.  She is so much the star student now.  Unbelievable!  There are a couple of girls, one in particular, who do the same crap she did last year.  I've talked to both their Mom's, hoping they don't get discouraged from enrolling them for next year.  (I detect the same confusion in that paragraph ;)  

I'm past my bedtime, so I'm off of here.  I'll leave you with last weekend's picture :)  

Picture from Hometown  

Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow.....  


PS~   Yea!  The bat is gone!     :)  :)  :)

PSS~ Don't know why my pictures get blurry, either.... damn it.


randlprysock said...

Hi Cat!!  Did you get any response from emailing Reetha?  I'm hoping she sent you the online test.  Maybe with your experience you can get the transcription job that I haven't been able to get yet.  I hope to take more tests online after the holidays when things settle down.  Hugs,

randlprysock said...

PS What a cutie pie!!  And yes it seems like this year is just flying by.  I was laughing my butt off reading your entry because I totally agree.  I am way too good at spending time on the dang computer and at my age I better also get a moving instead of sitting.  Hugs,

redbaranjj said...

I am with you...seems like December hits and the days are shorter or something.  I just can't keep up with everything that needs to be done around here!!

I love Gracie's picture with Mr. C!!!  

Have a great week!!  


mum24boyz said...

so you found the second!! my cats would have had a field day..glad to hear it is gone!!

Robyn :)

sarajanesmiles said...

Awww, Grace is so cute in her Christmas outfit, perched on Santa's knee, big smiles :o) :o) :o)  I've been convinced for months that someone has been stealing time away from me, and now they've found you too!!  Grrr!
Sara   x

onecrazymomto5 said...

EWWWWWW   AAAHHHHHHHH   YYUUUUCCCCCKKKKKKKKK  BATS!!  I would have gone apeisht if I found one in the house!  OK now I am not going in the attic again to get and put Christmas presents!!  I literally have goosebumps and am shaking over the thought!  EBBY JEEBIES!!  
So the time continuum has hit you too?  I don't know where the time has gone either but somebody stole it and I want it back!  Either this week or next would be fantastic!  I only have like 3 crappy presents for each kid!  Just the little stuff to amount to something!  I haven't done the expensive good stuff yet!  

visionarydiva1 said...

Gurl I am sooo addicted to Ebay...I have a question though. I am not sure if I should be bidding on other stuff after I have been out bidded on something else. For example I wanted to buy the Sims 2 for Game Cube I bidded on it and was out bidded then I bidded on it from another seller and was out bidded now I am waiting to see what happenes with the third seller I am bidding on. My fear is that if I am the second highest bidder and the first drops out and doesn't pay for some reason am i held responsible for buying the product? Gurl I just can't get enough of ebay lol!!!


lordofbutter said...

I cannot go to Ebay. I am addictable. And yes December goes by so fast, it's strange. But I'm such a Scrooge its all good.

oh and AWWWWWWWW what a cutie with the Clausmeister!!!!

chevyz71gurl74 said...

This month is flying by....seems like time does anymore...
cept' when i am at
Eeekkkk@ the bat....glad u got it out of the house ...I would
have been skeered =)~  Love the pic of Grace and Santa
Happy Holidays... Hugss...~Terri~

perkysgrl said...

Cat... Your little girl is just too darn adorable!!!

Sorry I'm behind on commenting...

Btw, 11 days until Christmas :D


quartrlyfecrysis said...

I'm stuck in that same time-space continum mishap as you.  I swear things haven't stopped at all since the week before Halloween.  We've been shopping and stuff since September!  I just can't do anymore!  I swear, I'm dreading going to Yankee Candle like I"m supposed to today, and that's my FAVORITE store and I hardly ever go cause it's in the mall across town.  Like you really had to know all that, huh?!  ;)  well you'd better sleep well tonight ;)~

Glad your bat buddy found somewhere else to hang out.  You know damn well I'd freak out if I ever saw a bat in my house..or anywhere near me! eeeee.

Grace looks lovely :)  I love her red dress and those cute, cute stockings!  What a doll baby :)


dying4happiness said...

Grace is getting so big!  TIme is definitely flying, and I too, hold the Solar System way can I take the blame!

I know what it's like to have that ONE person who understands you completely, being taken away from you.  Such is life.

Nae likes bats.


By the way, I am stoned :)

otto9613944 said...

hey babe, loved the bat story.....very cool.....i also love any story with the word "crap" in it. good work.

have a great