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It Makes Sense To Give The California State Govt Some Time Off

First you all need to head over to Vixen’s Pixels and gaze upon some beautiful beach….those of you in winter will be warmed just looking! (Be sure to scroll through, there are six or so new pictures!)

As some of you may know, I had my food stamp intake at 6:45 am (“Don’t be late!”). Apparently, the office opens the door at 6:45am, but no one arrives to do any work until 7 or 7:30am. Then you get taken into a back office where a very ‘nice’ lady talks down to you and goes on and on about how “lucky she is to have a job.” (insert knife into my heart now).

She may add a snarky comment like “You people (yes, she actually said that). You always do that. You put down no income except unemployment and we give you the special expedited appointments and when you show up, THEN you claim income.” I say something like, “Oh, but I thought that my daughter’s (full time high school student) part time job income didn’t count, so I didn’t list it. Sorry.” To which she may reply along the lines of “Well, it doesn’t count, but I am just saying.” And then I just blink, uncomprehending.

So it takes another hour or two (okay 15 minutes shy of three) while you sit in the waiting room to get you set up with your little EBT card. But ALAS, you have food. Just before you faint from starvation.

I still haven’t received my unemployment check. It has been three weeks. They (EDD) says to give them 10 days, they don’t mention 21 days. But if you call the automated phone center to check the status of your check. You are informed (for three days straight now) that “they are currently receiving more calls than they can accommodate.” And maybe you could call back between 1:17am and 2:39am during a waxing gibbous quarter moon in the year of the rabbit on an odd numbered day. Maybe then the automatic machine could give you status. And then this afternoon I hear on the news that our dear Govinator Arnold has told the government offices not to come to work tomorrow. And the state will be issuing IOUs for tax refunds!

But hey, I am going to cook something wonderful for dinner! Now that I have brain food, maybe I can apply my brain to this here blog! Catch you all tomorrow!

EDITED: To furlogh or not to furlogh. Apparently the Gov and the Atty Gen and some judge can’t decide if they work or not tomorrow! Us Californians….we never could make up our minds….

Welcome To The Hotel California

randomness…feed your mind and your blog
Week of June29: Random Nosy Questions
1. What are your plans for today? A nice Sunday morning with MacDougal mixing us Bloody Marys.
2. Who was the last person you talked on the phone with? Nannygoat: It seems she might have found the “trick” that gets Ladybug to learn potty training.
3. What was the last tv program you watched? COPS last night. Mr. Vixen never lets me miss it.
4. What was the last thing you ate? Mr. Vixen cooked me an omelet. He must have done something wrong that I don’t know about.
5. What time did you get out of bed today? I slept in until 8am. Hoorah!
till next time….
Most importantly, this morning I finally posted some pictures up over at my Snap Shots Blog. Please stop by, visit and comment. Be sure to scroll down as I posted several!!!!


I have updated the pictures for the last week over at my photog blog. Go forth, view and comment. I command thee (don’t forget to scroll down there are seven new pictures).

  1. Protocol :: Rules are meant to be broken.
  2. Girlfriends :: I have the best ones in the world. And I haven’t met a single one in person yet.
  3. Shoulders :: Mine are sagging.
  4. Coming home :: Pipe dream.
  5. Let it in :: I did and now I can’t get rid of it.
  6. Honor :: Some of my relatives have none.
  7. Tyler :: I don’t know a single Tyler, isn’t that strange?
  8. Thriller :: Michael Jackson. Bear put on the Bad CD today. Hadn’t heard it in years.
  9. Angela :: I don’t know a single Angela either, this is getting weird.
  10. The winner is :: Never me. (EDITED: Except for the time I won Rockin’ with Frigga– and a great book from Christine – thanks for reminding me!)

Today it has rained all day. I am just sitting inside watching the birds fight over the feeder and sewing pjs for Butterball while listening to old CDs.

Not That I Am Counting or Anything – edited



New Season Premieres Tuesday, February 12, 10pm et/pt. Only 10 hours and 19 minutes 4 hours and 8 minutes from now.

To kill time between now and then, feel free to scroll down and read my Heads Or Tails for today. Or run on over to my pictures, take a gander and comment on them.

You Have Been Patient, So I Shall Reward Thee

New pictures up over heeeeeerrrreee

There are several, so be sure and scroll down. More to come.

Creative Priorities

I notice lately I am more creative in my thinking. I try things that never would have occurred to me before. However, I also notice that there is not as much room in my noggin’ anymore and my creative juices seem to flow in only one direction at a time.

Yesterday I compiled all the stats from TITT and was going to post them. Then I heard that Butterball can only sleep at night in the pj’s I made her for Christmas. Her little fingers and toes get too cold in all the other pj’s she fits in. She is not quite so much a Butterball anymore, as much as a green bean. She is in the 90% height wise and only 7% weight wise. Can you say tall drink of water? So while I ran down the hill into town, I stopped at the fabric store. I mean its a long drive, might was well stop while I am down there, right?

When I got home Ladybug and Butterball were already at the homestead. That was so distracting, I never got back to the laptop. Could you resist these faces?

I simply could not type what with my fingers being eaten alive:

Then Ladybug had to see if we could take a picture of ourselves.

So today I find myself uninspired to write the results out (I have high expectations of myself to be witty-ish) and find myself unable think of anything but clearing the laptop off my work area and setting up the sewing machine. Because this cute stuff:

It is calling to me saying “Butterball’s piggys are cold…fix that!” And I can’t ignore that voice, could you?

PS: There is also this AFC Championship game going on and the underdog Chargers are winning 3-0! Go Chargers!!!!!! Can you tell I live in San Diego?

EDITED BECAUSE IT”S FUNNY: My husband is a late comer to football fanaticism. I was raised that way and trained taught him in the beginnings of the our relationship. Still he has a much to learn….

He just said, “Aw damnit Hun, the Pirates just made a touchdown” LMAO.

New Year’s Adventure

Check out the Firsts on the First and our New Year’s Eve Wii Party over at my 365 Project.

Wordless Wednesday is just below…

A Few Catch Up Posts

Over at my 365….I think one of my New Year resolutions will be to make sure I post daily over there…

Go peek if you are so inclined

Feeling the Season (OH AND GO VOTE FOR ME)

I am sitting here, listening to Christmas music on the surround sound, gazing at my lovely tree (now we have tinsel, thanks Bear and MacD!!!) The snowman on the fireplace has been replaced by a baby doll and its bottle, there is a purple crayon in the middle of my heirloom creche and one of the sheep has made its way to the pantry. It doesn’t get any better than this. Here is a gratuitous artsy fartsy tree pic:

Everyone head on over to my 365 Project for a few more pics from tonight (and previous dates that you all forgot to go visit…I know you don’t always comment, but I have seen the stats you are not visiting!!!).

Now for the really important stuff….Head on over to Frigga’s and VOTE FOR ME because I am all competitive like that and Sandy Carlson from Writing In Faith is tied with me. Now I love Sandy and her writing, but seriously you all can’t tell me that a “buttered ear of gourd with a nice flatulent slice of watermelon and a big bottle of cold pinot noir” is not 100% tastier than a “buttered ear of banana with a nice over-ripe slice of watermelon and a big bottle of cold soda”. Don’t deny your taste buds, go vote. I am number 12, in case you were wondering. Come on…I have Klingons.

*pant* Just Caught Up

Up to tonight on my 365 Project…..Go on, get over there

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