Monday, January 25, 2010

The new neighbors

Guess how I met them? If you can call peeking out the spy hole actually meeting them. :) Well, I got woke up at 12:45 A.M. by people carrying a mattress upstairs. Okay, I am thinking maybe they just found one...were sleeping on the floor and we should all feel sorry for them. They will go into the bedroom, throw the mattress down and fall asleep exhausted.

Uh, no. An hour and a half goes by with constant walking (I suspect they wear army boots) and scraping. Yes, at 2 a.m. they are moving furniture.

My husband isn't home. Just my 14-year-old daughter, our dog and I. I think about doing something and then have visions of a meth head up there. He will shoot us all and that will be that. I call my husband.

He is working on building a business with some other guys and they are pulling an all-nighter to get a project ready for a presentation. I call him. He tells me he will come home immediately (an hr drive) and then go back to work.

Now I am feeling stupid. What happened to that young woman who lived alone? Before she moved in with anyone, before 1st marriage to THE JERK, before marriage to my Prince Charming.

So I do what any woman would do. I reach for a weapon.

Yes, a weapon.

The broom. I go into the dining area where above me they are playing hockey or something. And I tap 3 quick times. EVERYTHING stopped.

So maybe they are not meth heads. Maybe they won't kill me. And no, my husband does NOT need to come protect me. As long as I have my broom.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lack of sleep

I have been fighting insomnia since I was eleven years old.

Lately I have been reading more and more about the side effects of
not sleeping well. Fatigue, weight problems, aching muscles,
memory lapses, and much more.

I suffer from many of those things. And I have one of the worst mattresses
ever. I posted before about this. These posts are to share not only my
sleep issues but to also try to solve winning a new mattress!
It's the Sealy Posturepedic Innerspring Signature 11 Series innerspring
mattress! You can check out their mattresses here:

This mattress is available in : Twin, Full, Queen, Split Queen, King and CalKing.

Check out this information:

Distributes body weight away from the heavier parts of the body, relieving pressure from where it’s concentrated. Has a 7-zone pressure relief inlay with memory foam near your head and back of knees, and latex near your hips!

I actually bought a new mattress not that long ago. I went cheap. Sigh...When
will I learn? Some things are worth more money. Mattresses are one of those
items. So check out the contest here: and maybe you can win!

I also have a button to the left to get to's website where the
contest is.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

What would you choose?

So you have limited time left..and there are movies to watch...books to read...the computer...what do you do?

I had suggested my dad get a new computer. He doesn't have that much time left and why fight with an old piece of shit? Excuse my language but no one reads this anyways.

He said he got cinemax because it was 2.99 for life. and then wondered what he was doing...he would end up watching movies he didn't care for when there were more books and magazines than he would ever have time to read.

Not enough time...not enough time...

I can't tell you how it breaks my heart when he says things like that. And what am I supposed to say to that?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Free movie or was it?

I won free movie passes to see The Lovely Bones. So there we were heading up to Seattle, no small feat, and it was pouring..Bill and I looked at each other..

WTH are we doing? Seriously. Free? Gas to Seattle? An hour drive? Lousy weather..traffic.

And it occurred to me. It isn't worth it. So we decide to have movie night. Wednesday nights 7 to 9. No getting up multiple times, blah blah blah...

And we test it out after we turn back from Seattle. WHAT A FREAKING DISASTER!

We arrive home and our teenage daughter is NOT happy to see us. Now there's a surprise. LOL So there is her attitude.

Then I notice the dishes we left, the carpet needs vacuuming..Bill goes to throw some snacks together. An hour later we are about ready. And we chose Reservation Road. We had this on our shelf for a YEAR and hadn't found the time to watch it.

It was a great movie..but this whole movie night needs to be reevaluated. Like next wk clean up before the movie, have snacks ready on time, etc.

And yes, I missed the whole getting to see the movie before it is in a theater, seeing a movie that looks good but we would not pay to Lovely Bones..

I think we will do the Seattle thing sometimes...just to get out. BUT only when the weather is nice. :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Winning a Sealy Posturepedic

AKA Dream a Little Dream for me

You know what's sad? I'll tell you what's sad. My mattress is only about two years old. Hey, don't cheer yet. It sucks. I know, how is this possible? I was cheap. And stupid. And clueless.

So here I am with this mattress and SOOOOOOOOOOOOO unhappy with it. It creaks. You don't want a creaking mattress. Your kids don't want you to have one. The neighbors don't want you to have one. Your...well, you get the drift.

It sags. One day my butt is going to hit the floor. Seriously. And my butt is dragging enough as it is.

It is uncomfortable. Hence the tangle of bedding I have to sort through every morning when I make the bed. Toss? Turn? Hey, I wrote the book. Ask my husband.

So here I am trying to blog about a contest. Let's be honest here. This is going to be quite a process. I don't know how to link. Add banners to my page? I am working on it. But for this it is worth it.

Sealy Posturepedic Innerspring Signature 11 Series. Doesn't that just SOUND like the kind of mattress you want? MommyMandy is giving one away. Isn't that cool?

ONE winner will win any size of the new Sealy Posturepedic Innerspring Signature 11 Series. This includes Twin, Full, Queen and King; except for CalKing. Winner will also be able to pick the model in firm, cushion firm, plush and ultra plush.