August 28, 2007

Rocks Rattling in my Head

I’m blank today. Nothin’.

Kids are great.

School is going well.

I’m in the process of passing the 3rd grade for the 4th time. I hope I get it right again.

I stayed crazy busy yesterday and today as well. Thank God for the gym. It is going to keep me sane, I can tell. Running off my frustrations is a good thing.

6AM is… just too damn early. By 3PM, I need a 20 minute nap. My butt is dragging.

If people are nice to me, I want to do business with them. I have found that polite service people are hard to come by. Today I went with a garage door company to fix my problem strictly because I heard they were good people. Their price was the same as everyone else, but the please and thank you and small pleasantries on the phone sealed their deal… immediately. Meanwhile, when I called the other company back to cancel, phone answered by Marge Simpson’s sister, I knew I’d made the right choice. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t need the ‘Pretty Woman Ass Kissing Special’, I just want… courteous and nice.

I have become the computer ‘go to girl’ for most of the organizations I’m in. I’m no expert on WORD, EXCEL or Powerpoint, but… I know more than they do, and I’ll figure it out if I don’t know it, so I seem to be the person they rely upon. I think I’m OK with that. I actually enjoy it a bit… I’ve spent two days working on some funky calendar for Cub Scouts.

The school bought me a lap top to keep their books. I have made sure it has no internet access or anything that could be deemed personal upon it. No impropriety if I’m keeping the books. The battery went out after 3 months of use… and it wasn’t even daily use. How odd is that? So our IT person at the school is going to get me a new one, under warranty, but as of now I pretty much have a laptop that I move from room to room by cord… kind of like a portable lightweight desktop.

Bones doesn’t get why the people in New Orleans and Katrina don’t have their act together yet. He heard something on the news the other day and said to me, “Mom, What is up with that? Wasn’t Katrina like two years ago or something?”

I said, ‘Or something.”

I have been told, “NO milk FOR YOU!”, so it has been suggested that I go ahead and switch to soy. It should help with my struggling for my calcium intake. I bought a small carton of vanilla soy, my doctor saying, “Look, I drink it, it’s not bad”, but I keep opening my fridge and staring at it. Yup, its still there. Yup, its still not milk. I just… can’t… bring… myself… to… drink it. Gah!

Posted by Boudicca at August 28, 2007 09:19 PM | TrackBack

Ha! I'm on my 2nd carton of soy milke. The first one I bought, and let expire as I kept opening the fridge, seeing it, and closing the fridge again.

I now have another carton. It expires the end of September. I'll let you know when I can get myself to open it and try it. I figure the first time I'll try it with cereal.

Posted by: Sissy at August 28, 2007 09:38 PM

I even bought Special K!! I figured, "OK, let me get a cereal to try this with..." No way in hell I was doing a damn glass of that. I look at it like it must be curdled. I'm sure its fine but... its not milk!

Posted by: Bou at August 28, 2007 09:40 PM

Try Silk Plain soymilk, I've been drinking that for a while. If you focus on the fact that it should taste a little "nutty" (from the soy nuts) then I think that helps you get over the hump w/ the flavor. :) I love it on my Special K Red Berries cereal. :)

Posted by: loquita at August 28, 2007 10:06 PM

Maybe you should use the soy milk in chai tea - if you like chai tea, that is. Or is tofu a suitable substitute? Miso soup is pretty good, and you can put extra little soy cubes in it.

Posted by: Peggy U at August 29, 2007 12:29 AM

Does "no milk" necessarily mean NO PIZZA?


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Posted by: wxehi at August 29, 2007 06:27 AM

Don't ask me how I know this... but Rice milk tasted better to me.

Posted by: vw bug at August 29, 2007 06:57 AM

I do soy milk... in my soy mocha from Starbucks. That's the only way I'll drink it. Period. My husband buys the refrigerated stuff (not the stuff on the shelf that doesn't need refrigeration until it's opened) and he uses it on his cereal.

You can NOT substitute it for milk in any recipes!!! I tried it in mashed potatoes - had to throw them out! I think I'd use it on cereal - if I ate cereal... which I don't anymore (never did really like it so I can't see why I should eat it *grin*)

But soy mocha... oh is that good. LOL.

Posted by: Teresa at August 29, 2007 09:23 AM

I'm with Bones. Quit whining and handle it yourself. So annoyed with all the news coverage "It's the worst disaster to hit America" Ummm, hello,I think 9/11 was a disaster- and MUCH worse. BAH!

Posted by: Jody at August 30, 2007 02:43 PM