Welcome to my world!

My life's been crazy since my Daddy moved in with me immediately after my mother's death in October 2010. My one and only kiddo headed to college at Carolina at the end of August. So...I lived on my own, for the first time in my life, for a total of a blissful six weeks. Then, I started the parenting gig with my dad. He's a combination of a grouchy old man, a surly teenager and a temperamental toddler. Needless to say, I get very close to the brink of insanity sometimes. I get through life by finding the humor in difficult circumstances. And for some reason, I wind up in the weirdest situations. I couldn't make this stuff up. So I wind up having lots and lots crazy adventures which make great stories to share with my friends. Writing about my life is so therapeutic. My ramblings range from funny to sad to angry (full of cuss words) to sweet. While my focus is dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a parent to my Daddy, I have lots of random, totally unrelated posts. Whatever's on my mind. I love to make people laugh, and I'm happy to think my readers will get my strange sense of humor. And maybe, people who are in my situation will be encouraged. That's all I can hope for...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I Did It

My new pup - Sally Brown
I made it through my uncle's funeral Saturday.  No small feat.  It took me a coupla days to recover.  I spent Sunday morning crying.  So cathartic.  Then I pulled myself up by the bootstraps and went shopping for new cars and puppies.  I'm happy to report that I've scored one of each!  And both are sweet!

As usual, The Daddler didn't approve.  And as usual, I told him he didn't get a vote.  And as usual, he will be over the moon with our new toys.  I didn't tell him about the car.  When he came in from taking Lucy out, he asked me whose car was parked in the driveway.  I told him it was mine.  He didn't seem happy, but he agreed to take a spin in it.  Once I pointed out the dual climate controls, remote ingnition start (so it can warm up before we get in it), and the butt-warmer, he was a happy camper.

Sally (the new pup) won't be here for a week or two, and he's playing his usual curmudgeon role.  Says he's not going to take care of her.  But I'm not worried.  In the least.  He'll love her from the get-go. 

My new ride

Wow.  This has been a monumental week for me.  Especially since I have major trouble making decisions.  I guess there's been a thing or two that made it easier.  Dead uncle (carpe diem.)  The realization that my tuition-paying days are over - Kiddo got a sweet NYC internship with Morgan Stanley this summer.  Spring fever. Tax refunds.  The prospect of having a valentine for a change.

On that note, I'm gonna go make some valentine cards.  I'm feeling creative.  And happy.

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