Monday August 4, 2008

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Well, hello there. Been a while. August is such a busy month, haven’t been too energized in the blogging department. Well, in any department really. But I finally have a moment as the kids are pretending to nap…ah…the brief moments of silence, gotta enjoy them while I can.

 

This past weekend we had a party for my mom and step dad’s 25th anniversary. I was in charge of throwing it, but it was at their house (thank God). It was a pretty good turn out and everyone seemed to have a good time – at least it seemed so by all of the empty Miller and Grey Goose bottles.  Besides my step dad and I who do not drink, I think everyone got a bit tipsy!! But they had fun, which is good.  Cassidy was the only kid out there – besides my 6 month old niece – and I was so proud of her for behaving the whole day. I thought she would have been a monster being so bored around all these adults. But she wasn’t at all. I wish she was that well behaved everyday!!!

 

My mom’s childhood friends from Mundelein, Illinois came up for the party. My gift to my mom was a room at a nearby hotel for all of them to stay that night. So after the party, my mom and “the girls” partied more at the hotel. Why at age 34 am I so lacking in the tolerance and energy departments and they at age 50ish can party and drink all night?? Man. I really AM a loser.  Anyway, they all have been passing this huge can of beans around between the 5 of them for the past 13 years or so. I even had it for a short time as I received it as a wedding gift. Well, I guess they decided to retire the beans and do so with a burial ceremony. It was quite strange and entertaining. I have some pictures in my latest album of the party and the “ceremony”.

 

This Thursday my mom and I are going to Illinois to see John Edward. I am SO stoked. We went about 2 years ago and it was truly awesome. I have a blog on here somewhere about it. Anyway, we loved it so much we decided to go again when he added the event to his schedule. We are going to stay an extra night too just for a mini getaway – which I desperately need!!!! So, Thursday night we will be going to the reading seminar and then on Friday we are just going to be really lazy and get a massage, order pay per view and veg. Cannot wait!!! I hope some of my dead people come through. I would be so grateful to “hear” from my dad especially. But even if we don’t get read, it will be great and I will try not to get disappointed this time. I have heard him bring pets through – maybe I will even get a nudge from Brian!! Okay Heather note to self…no expectations…remember that!!

 

About a week or so after we return from Illinois, we are all (me, my husband, the kids, mom and my step dad) going to Minocqua for a few days. We are staying at a resort hotel which has boat slips right on the Minocqua chain outside the rooms. So, it will basically be a boating vacation. I love it up there. I just hope it isn’t stressful with all of us. This will be our first vacation with the kids. I hope it all goes well. I am looking forward to taking them to Paul Bunyons restaurant. I loved it when I was a kid, hopefully it is the same.  As you can see, we are fancy types Sarcastic

 

I am absolutely dreading leaving Bob while we go up north. This will be his first time without us since Brian passed away. He is already been acting so needy and clingy…I just don’t know how he is going to react to us leaving. We are having a friend of my mother in law taking care of him. I probably sounded like a TOTAL nut when I was explaining my need for him to be picked up and petted A LOT.  But with him having this kidney disease and not knowing how long he will be around (Brian went SO fast) I just do not want him stressed or unhappy at all for the rest of his time. I hope he will be ok. I am going to leave the TV on Animal Planet while we are gone. Don’t tell Charlie.

 

I have been seriously considering the cosmetic surgery again.  I saw a new way they are doing breast lifts on TLC or Discovery…one of those.  And while it still looks gruesome, I am hearing so many good things from people who have had reductions/lifts.  I think that I may go in for a consult just to see if insurance would pay. Then I will obsessively contemplate if it is worth going under for. I am SO afraid of anesthesia and/or dying from such an unnecessary surgery.  I also worry about whether it is “right” to do or not…like karma-wise, ya know? I am still not convinced we are suppose to be doing these types of things…but that might just be my guilty nature. I dunno. I over analyze so much. But I sure would like to look better. And I know that my size is the reason I look so much bigger than I should. I have to buy these huge tops and everyone thinks I am in maternity wear. I swear to you…I am asked if I am pregnant or something to that nature like once a month!! It is SOOO depressing. I mean, I know I am heavy and need to lose about 20-30…but come on!! I just think it might really help my self esteem. Ugh.

 

Anyway….I will write again soon…thanks for listening….I am putting a couple John Edward readings below for your enjoyment Open-mouthed

 

 
 
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About Heather Rayne

I am a mom, wife, writer, volunteer, eater of food, lover of animals and avid TV enthusiast. I am opinionated, honest, compassionate and sensitive. I can also be difficult, hard headed and emotional. I consider myself to have a great sense of humor and am very attracted to that in others. I am striving to live an authentic life. I am attempting to learn how to find happiness in the now. I always have hope to be a better person. That being said - I can be vulgar, negative and even a little bitchy at times. I say what I mean and my filter is often dysfunctional. With me, what you see is what you get. I have strong opinions and am quick to speak my mind. This can cause problems from time to time but I do not ever intend to hurt or offend anyone. With that - be warned. I do hope you enjoy my site. Thanks for visiting and have a swell day.

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