Interstellar Adventures

September 28, 2006

Thursday Thirteen, Edition V

Filed under: Thursday Thirteen — by InterstellarLass @ 8:52 am

Thirteen Things about Interstellar Lass’ World

1. I’m feeling pink today. I think my hair looks good, and my makeup looks good. Yeah, I think I look good today. So I’m feeling pinky-girly.

2. Elle’s favorite birthday gift? So far it seems to be the 20-Questions game. It’s about the size of a baseball, and we’ve all been having fun with it. You can see the pattern in the questions though. At least I can. But the upside of it, is Elle has to read the questions herself.

3. It is now late September, and it’s still warm. Yesterday’s high was 92. It’s cooler today because of a front, but Saturday it will be 90 again, and upper 80’s next week. This part of living in Texas sucks.

4. Last night, when I got home, Nick had hurried to the kitchen to inscribe our intials and a big heart in the drying concrete. He’s such a romantic.

5. Zed learned a lesson this week. He asked to buy a book from the book fair. I came home Tuesday, and evidently they didn’t have the book he wanted, so he bought something else instead. A poster. Of Bart Simpson drooling with a TV control in his hands. Uh, where are you thinking you’re going to hang that? It doesn’t go with the theme of your room, and you have to have permission to hang it. And you don’t have permission to hang it, nor did you have permission to buy it. I hope they take returns. They took returns. Don’t buy things you don’t have permission to buy, especially if it’s my money. Otherwise you’ll spend a lot of time in the returns line.

6. Nick and I were going to go camping this weekend. But now we’re not. He hurt his back (doing something really dumb) and now he’s in a lot of pain. So camping is out. He’s more likely to spend the weekend in his recliner. And I’ll be on my knees. Putting down tile.

7. My Ex is a bum. We had an arrangement about the child support I agreed to in the divorce. And we agreed that after a certain period of time, and me buying the house from his dad, we would have it amended to increase. Except now he claims to be broke. I guess when you pay over $1,000 a month in rent for a trendy 2-bedroom apartment (plus two giant pet deposits and pet rent), drive a big truck, and you and your fiancee have jobs with variable incomes, well, I guess that’s what happens. Not my problem. And now he’s even missing his court-appointed time with his kids. His new job schedule isn’t working with him, and Elle is really upset about it.

8. My mom has a milestone birthday in the next month. She’s turning 50. I’m supposed to be planning a party for her. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do though. My aunt was supposed to call me. She hasn’t. I guess I’d better get out the invites. Any suggestions?

9. I’m still hating my car. But I’m very proud of Nick. He changed the oil in his truck and my car this last weekend. He’s quite handy.

10. I talked with the owner of the sewer repair company. He’s working on a plan to fix the issues that his crew caused. I told him I understand that sometimes stuff happens. But as long as it’s taken care of, I’m not upset. As my great-grandma used to say, You catch more bees with honey than you do with vinegar.

11. My grandfather’s birthday is Monday. I can’t remember how old he’s going to be. 76 maybe? Yeah, I think he was born in ’33. I’m actually shocked that he’s still tickin’. I think he’s one of those ‘too stubborn to die’ kind of people. I don’t mean to sound callous, because I love him dearly, and he’s done a lot for me. But, he’s had diabetes for over 25 years, has had two major falls in the last 5 years – one down a flight of stairs at my old apartment, and one on my front walk last Thanksgiving, and was hit head-on by a drunk driver about 4 years ago. I’m going to have to start calling him Timex.

12. I had a bad week in Pick ‘Em this week. There were a lot of upsets. Last week I would have been perfect going into Monday night’s game, except Nick convinced me to change two picks. Those were the only games I lost. Note to self: Never listen to husband. (I love you baby!) I hope this week is a good week.

13. I’m trying to let my hair grow again. It’s not growing fast enough. I want to get it back in a pony tail. My bangs are constantly in my face, and it’s driving me nuts. I should know better. I’ve cut my hair short several times and I always grow it back out for the same reason. At least it looks good today!

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. My 2 Cents
2. Amy
3. Nancy

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