Busy Since June

Wow I just noticed that I haven’t been here for a while, since June??? Wow. Just wow.

Anyway, as you can guess, I’ve been busy, quite busy. Work, spiritual stuff, and dealing with the onset of what I can only describe as pre-diabetes aka “The Diabetes Monster Is Coming To Get You.”

Oh, I am going to meet someone famous later this week… provided I can get downtown in time. I’ll write more on that later and hopefully get a picture or two. It will be great research for one of my other blogs.

Went back to the 2nd Intro to Judaism class last Sunday. It was fun and we had a good discussion on the holidays and the nature of God. I’ll write another blog about that another time. We had really good sandwiches from Schmaltz Deli in Naperville. Yes, they deserve a free plug on my blog. GO. THERE. NOW!!!! Also, it looks like I found the Sephardic family line, which is coming from a part of the tree I wasn’t expecting. Need to do more research BUT if I am right, conversion is not necessary. I can just go to Israel without it.

Election 2012… yeah, planning my parachute. This blog is meant to be more of a light thing, no heavy politics here. BUT I’m not paying Obama‘s taxes. He can kiss my ass and I’d enjoy the chance to tell him in person to sit and spin.

But yeah, I’ve been trying to get the house organized. I do ok for a while but then I get hit with a diabetic coma for a few days and BAM the house gets screwed up. Seriously, there are days when I cannot get out of bed. It sucks. I started putting up new curtains and need to finish. I did the downstairs living room and now need to clean the carpets. Ooh, the loft is actually usable. I still have crap to sort through and to clean the carpets.

Which reminds me, we adopted a new kitty in August! Her name is Callie Kitty and she is a poofy Calico. She is 12 and loves to eat everything lol. She and Puddy still fight a little, but it’s just hissing and swatting. Neither has front claws.

Oh well, need to get back to stuff. TTYL!

25 Things I Am Thankful For…

Since Thanksgiving is now a week away, I thought it would be fun to make a list of things I am thankful for. Some people are doing this for their FB status every day. I can’t commit to that lol as I will forget to do it each day. So, here it is all in one shot 🙂

  1. I was raised by 2 great parents who surrounded me with good people.
  2. That my daddy taught me to stand up for what is right even when unpopular.
  3. That my daddy taught me how to handle a firearm properly and how to use fear to my advantage.
  4. That my daddy was the best daddy in the whole world & I had the privilege to walk with his soul while on this crazy planet.
  5. That my mom taught me to love God and my country.
  6. I have a sister who even though we are polar opposites (or are we?) still has my back.
  7. That my daughter is simply awesome.
  8. That the Naperville police are top notch & know how to get rid of pests & vermin 😉
  9. That Mike is far away and has the sense to stay where he is.
  10. That I have since studied Krav Maga and could kick his ass now 😉
  11. That my home is peaceful and quiet, even though it needs organizing.
  12. For the Torah and Tanach which give me strength and focus.
  13. For my sweet FB friends who keep me entertained & informed.
  14. For my sweet gentlemen FB friends who make me feel pretty, especially when I don’t feel it 🙂
  15. That in May I will have lived in my house for 7 yrs, even though I haven’t finished unpacking and getting organized!
  16. For my birds and cat who wake me up every morning.
  17. For my wrap around the shoulders heating pad & seat/back warmer in the car 🙂
  18. For good wine.
  19. For caffeine.
  20. For Excedrine migraine.
  21. For Lavender scented bubble bath & candles 🙂
  22. I have a decent job that pays the bills.
  23. That I was only out of work for 2 weeks this year before finding a new job.
  24. That I was able to buy a new car this year.
  25. For my talents that have kept me gainfully employed and flexible during times of change.