Monday, December 28, 2009

A look at Oklahoma Blizzard 2009

I have a ton of pictures that show you exactly why I was basically stranded all weekend. I made it home Christmas Eve, but didn't get back out on the roads until Saturday. Even today, it is still slushy and there is a chance you'll get stuck.

This blizzard made history, because we received 14.1 inches of snow, the most we've ever received in one day. Did I mention we are supposed to get snow tomorrow too?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Blizzard Eve?

So, it's Christma Eve and I am snowed in at work. In case you haven't heard, Oklahoma has been hit by a blizzard and I haven't been the exception to the rule. I am stuck, at work. How terrible is that?

I have been trying to decide what to do. Should I risk it and hope that I can make it to my apt or should I just camp out here.

So here you have it, I am sitting at work on my first Christmas without my mom, and sadly I want to just sit and cry.

Here's a small glimpse, I can give you more later. Merry Christmas All!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I love this!

Sorry I've been MIA, Christmas stress is taking a lot outta me.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tales of Key West

Well with life getting in the way, I haven't been able to share any stories of the Key's. So, even though it has been awhile I decided to share another story of my adventures in Florida.

So if you look the the right, you will see an interesting sign. Yes that's right folks Garden of Eden, the Clothing Optional Bar!
So did I go? Yes
This bar was rather interesting. It is a three story bar and each level got you a little bit closer to naked. The first floor was fully clothed. The second floor was topless, and the third floor was full out nakedness.
I managed to make it to every floor. During our trip we went twice to this bar. The first time we were all pretty drunk. The music was awesome and we saw an artist doing some amazing body painting. As the night went on and things drinks got stiffer and stiffer the people got wilder.
There were women that were completely naked from head-to-toe and there were men who thought they would strut around in little thongs. The body paint was flying and women were looking like everything from zebra's to English flower gardens.
So after we left, and I drunkenly texted my friends the pic of the sign everyone was begging to know if I got naked. I simply replied, "what do you think?"
So I'll leave it up to my readers, do you think I got naked, partially naked or anything else? I'll reveal my answer in part 2 of the naked bar.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wordless Thursday?

A new Christmas favorite?

(Sorry I'm late on the post, spent most of the day in the ER yesterday. No worries, everything is fine.)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ding Dong the Bitch is gone...

(excuse my French)

Sometimes you don't expect to have those Christmas wishes to come true. I wrote Santa a letter and it looks as though he came through for me earlier than usual. I can't complain right?

Well, as many of you may know I have had so many problems with a woman that my step dad got engaged to crazy fast after my mother's death. You can read one of the horror stories from the tales of b*tch here.

Well, like the title of this blog says, the b*tch is gone! You read it right folks, my SD told the woman to pack her bags and get the hell outta dodge.

Come to find out, she has been lying on a regular basis to him and everyone else. She also is really psychotic and a pathological liar, I have decided. She apparently was busted in lie after lie after and my SD couldn't take it anymore.

Yes, women can be crazy and they can do crazy things. Take it from me folks, we are nuts at times ... but I think this woman has fallen off her rocker more than a few times.

Would you like some of the gory details?

Apparently she went through his cell phone and every phone number that was attached to a woman's name she changed the number. Apparently she was so jealous that even his clients couldn't be reached.

She told him last month that her mother had died. Unfortunately, she forgot to tell her brother she had been kicked out and he called today. The brother was trying to find out how to get ahold of her because apparently her mother is in the hospital and it doesn't look good. I'm sorry, but don't lie to a grieving family about the death of a loved one, and most importantly don't lie about your loved one's death.

She downloaded over $50 worth of games on his cell phone than hid the bill from him. Who knew that if you hid bills they would just magically disappear? Hmmm, I think I lost my car payment.

She is "pregnant," and apparently has been for the last 6 months. Sure, she has put on a few pounds, but the woman defiantly isn't having a baby. My SD said she was putting on the pounds because he was feeding her well.

She supposedly has a masters in nursing. Here, she would be making about 6 figures with a degree like that. What woman in their right mind would leave that lifestyle without even owning a car?

Apparently her license in Oklahoma is suspended, but since she has a card from Texas it doesn't count. Since when is that allowed?

Her kid has leukemia. Yep, she is basically setting her son up for a death wish. I mean who lies about that?

So there you have it folks, tales of a psycho b*tch that got a boot to the ass.

Can I say that I am insanely relieved and am actually looking forward to Christmas now?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mixed emotions run over me

Sometimes I wonder if I am a sucker for punishment, my heart's too big or if the world just needs more people like me.

Last night I found out that my step sister had been shot and surprisingly it brought tears to my eyes. Why is this a surprise? Well because my SS has been off my contact list for years now. She became mixed up with drugs at a young age and has never kicked the habit, in fact it has just gotten worse as time goes by.

She burned bridges with me after claiming to have cleaned up and then stealing from me. She has treated my family like crap time and time again and never thought twice about it. No one mattered too much to steal from. She lost her kids to DHS, and she even jumped bail. Basically, meth is running her life.

Well, on Sunday night apparently her life changed. The story I was told is that a drug dealer had a gun up to her waist (why, I dunno) and she squirmed to get away and he shot her. The shooter than dumped her off behind a trash can in hopes she would die. She managed to drag herself to the street for someone to see her and call 911.

The bullet went through her lung and shattered her T10 vertebrae. The doctors said she will more than likely never regain sensation in her legs and be paralyzed from the waist down the rest of her life.

I debated whether or not I should go to the hospital and see her. I eventually decided I should because I thought if she died tomorrow how would I feel? I knew I would feel terrible so today I went to see her. She looked terrible, and one of the first things she told me was she couldn't feel her legs.

It's a sad reality, but we all knew something like this was going to happen eventually. It's amazing how many times you can not care to ever see or talk to a person again and then boom, something happens and you're torn apart.

I guess I will continue to see her. She has a tough road ahead of her. If she decides to go back to her drug addict lifestyle, then my contact with her will be sparse once again.

Friday, December 4, 2009

In a great mood!

It's been awhile since I have been in a great mood. Sure I've had my happy moments, but typically it takes a lot to just be in a great mood. This past year and a half have given me a set of cards that I wish I could just fold, but unfortunately the dealer keeps giving me another.

But today, a huge burden has come off my shoulders.

Today my stepdad called and told me that he was going to meet with a woman to order my mom's headstone. A little bit later I got a call from my sister that made my dad. She said she talked to SD and said that he picked out a the headstone and has it ordered. She said that the news gets even better. I asked her what and she told me that he purchased a two headed headstone and that he purchased the plot next to her. She said that he is getting his name put on it.

So why is this such a relief?

Ever since we laid my mom to rest, my sister and I constantly felt like maybe we did the wrong thing. While we were going through the motions of getting the funeral taken care of we never thought of it. But, after the funeral our first thought was that our SD would get remarried eventually since he is still a young guy. We both felt like maybe we should have had my mother buried with her parents. I had this constant fear that she was going to be alone.

On November 22 (the day before what would have been her 43 birthday) we went to the cemetery as a family and brought her favorite yellow roses. We talked about a headstone and my SD said he wasn't going to be buried next to her or get a two headed stone. I'm not exactly sure what changed his mind, but I couldn't be happier. She was the love of his life and he hers, it's only right they lay together.

So what else does this mean? Well, I wonder how B*tch is going to take this. If you have no idea what I am talking about read my post here. Maybe she will be so furious that he made this decision she will just leave. One could only hope, right? I mean after all, she does get all pissy if you even mention the word mom (no matter if you are talking about my mom or someone elses).

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A little bit of the Key's

Well, I had typed out another great story from my trip, but my computer went psycho and froze. Joys of cheap products my office buys. Gotta love it. Anyways, since I am tired and don't really want type it out again, I decided to put a few pics from Key West on here. I have a ton more, but these are some I had on my phone. Enjoy!

This a view we had of the boat races. It took me forever to get one on camera, they were so fast. It may not sound like the most fun thing to watch, but it really was awesome.

These two pictures are from the southern most point of the U.S. The water was so beautiful, I should have jumped in.

Here is the sunset in the Keys. I thought this picture was beautiful. I took this while partially drunk on our "booze cruise." It's a wonder I didn't drop my phone in the water.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy Turkey Day?

So how was your Thanksgiving? Hopefully, a lot better than mine.

*serious blog alert*

I knew this year was going to be especially rough for me, not only was this the first year without my mom it was the second year without my grandma. Not to mention a ton of other family drama.

For the life of me, (and the fact that I am too lazy to look) I cant remember if I posted a blog about my stepdad's new lady. Just in case I haven't I will give you a quick rundown. My stepdad has moved another woman into the house and has supposedly proposed to her. I found all this out 3 or 4 months after my mother passed away. Apparently it is pretty common for men to freak out and do this. Many people have told me stories.

Well, this woman is ridiculous and in all honestly my sister and I cannot stand her. I have given her the name b*tch and rarely call her by her name outside of his presence. Every time my sister and I come around B goes and hides in the bedroom and doesn't come out. If she so happens to be out of the bedroom she doesn't even acknowledge our presence. Get an idea of how this woman is?

So anyways, on turkey day my SD said she wanted to cook us all dinner and we would have a nice family get together. My sis and I agreed (hesitantly) and made a few of our staple dishes. We showed up to get hugs from our SD and don't even a glance from B. Her daughter was there and neither one of us were given an introduction.

At dinner, she sat across from us and put one piece of turkey on her plate. That's it! Apparently she couldn't even stand sitting by us because at the beginning of dinner she got up and ran in the kitchen. She started slamming counters and drawers. Did I mention her food was terrible? Honestly, I have never eaten so little on turkey day. I literally at the things my sis and I brought. I had no clue that food could taste so bad when it's not even burnt.

My sis and I didn't offer to help clean up or anything. Typically we were the ones that did the cleaning, but I didn't feel compelled to help a woman that couldn't even acknowledge my presence. The whole time she was cleaning my sister and I talked about my mom and our memories of growing up, I know this made B really mad. She can't tolerate hearing anything about my mom without getting all pissy.

So yeah after we left the house, my sis and I parted ways to go get real food from our friends houses. Luckily, we have those friends that treat us like family and wanted to make sure we had a decent holiday.

All-in-all I am at a loss as to what to do. My sis and I really want to have a conversation with our SD, but not sure if that will do any good or not. He tends to take up for her no matter what she does.

I have also thought of asking her what her deal is. I have so many more stories I can tell about the B and will eventually get there. I am trying to play nice, but even my fuse will go out.