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I apologize… May 8, 2009

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I just wanted to apologize for not writing as much.

Aside from the giveaway, I have been fighting the flu. No, it’s not Swine Flu so nobody needs to worry. It’s just the regular flu that I picked up somewhere. We had 4 cases of the regular seasonal flu here in my area so naturally, I was bound to get it. I haven’t really been myself- sleeping most of the time or laying in bed, watching nothing on TV. I even checked out the 4th book of the Twilight series, hoping I’d get some major reading done this week. I haven’t gotten past the 6th chapter!

I have been feeling a whole lot better than I had been, though the medicine keeps me pretty loopy. So reading and studying is out of the question since I can’t concentrate enough to understand a word the books are saying. I don’t think I’ve watched much TV for that very reason. I kind of doze in and out of conciousness while I leave the TV for company and background noise.

I make it sound like I’m lazy!

But what I find funny is that when some people get the flu, they bounce back relatively quickly while other people (like yours truly) suffer and end up spending 3 days in bed. I know it has to do with how one’s immune system fights the infection but sometimes it isn’t fair. Manders has the immune system of an athletic crossrunner while I have the immune system of a 1-year-old.

But Mom and Manders have been really caring and nurturing. They’ll constantly ask how I’m feeling or doing or if I need anything. Most of the time, I don’t need anything and moments later, I’m out again. I couldn’t ask for a better family.

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Cats & Books April 29, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in Animals, Books, cats, Christopher Moore, Classical Music, dogs, family, Feelings, fun, funny, Guys, health, kittens, life, love, music, random, thoughts.
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This isn’t going to be an interesting post. But because of the Swine flu outbreak and regular flu cases here in my area, I am homebound. I can get out for the ride, I can’t get out of the car. So I won’t be able to speak of the hot guy I saw on the way home or some cute guy saying “Hi” to me on the way out of the store (if that ever happens.). So naturally, I am inclined to speak of Smokie, Zeus, the books I am reading, or the music I am listening to. Or maybe perhaps the weird stuff I do when I am not blogging. Ok, I really don’t do any weird stuff when I’m not online. I read, watch TV, sleep (which I seem to be doing a lot lately), or study. Speaking of studying, I need to get back to doing that. Maybe I will this evening. Otherwise I’ll never be ready for that test.

Smokie has seemed to developed a habit of sticking her tail into their water bowl. For the second time today when I pet her, her tail was wet. I know it can’t be from cleaning herself because even when she grooms, she isn’t soaking wet. Since I am witty, I kept saying “Are you leaking? My cat is leaking!” and the family laughed. It just seems weird because the tip of her tail seems to be wet and I can’t figure it out unless she IS leaking or sticking it in the water bowl. Well atleast when it comes time for her Spring bath, she’ll be used to water. Yes, I bathe my cat. It’s not as hard as it seems when you start young. Except one year on my birthday, she escaped my grasp and the bathroom. She was trailing cat shampoo and water all over the house. Just to piss her off, I relathered her.

I am still reading the Twilight series. I am currently on the 3rd book and am in love with it. I would love to fall in love with a vampire like Edward that has superhuman powers. I know it’s just fantasy. But how cool would it be to fall in love with someone that makes your heart beat fast with every thought of his/her voice or knee-wobbling kisses. We all dream of that. I am also re-reading “A Dirty Job” by Christopher Moore. I bought the book after I checked it out from the library because I loved it. I can’t say what it’s about without going to Google for a synopsis or reading the book to give you one. It’s been about a year or two since I’ve read it so I don’t remember everything. But there is one funny part that always keeps me laughing (even if it is a bit morbid)- everytime his daughter says “kitty”, anyone in the near vicinity drops dead. I know it shouldn’t be funny but if there was a killer on the loose and all you had to say was “kitty” to get him dead?

You will not believe what song I am currently listening to! Does anyone remember the first time they heard Henry Hall’s “Teddy Bear Picnic”?

Reviews and Sleep April 28, 2009

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Today, I received a package. I think it was from either FedEx or UPS. I wasn’t in the living room. I had received a product for which I can review and then maybe hold a giveaway for.

Since I have a cold, this item would be the perfect product to review and giveaway. I’m not going to tell you what the product is because where would the fun be if I just said what it was and blow the surprise of the review? I know I am not making sense. I have taken cold medicine and it usually makes me feel sleepy. When I am sleepy on cold medicine, my brain doesn’t want to work. But is that anything abnormal? Not really. But once I feel better enough to actually write an intelligent sentence that makes sense, I’ll review the product. Maybe I’ll feel better tomorrow.

I haven’t really been sleeping well. I took a nap last night and ended up staying awake until about 1:45am. Then I proceeded to awaken at 9:45am this morning. I took a 30-minute nap this afternoon but I heard the bedroom door open twice in 10 minutes without anyone walking into the room. Seeing as this isn’t normal unless I am extremely sick, I got out of bed because I figured somebody needed me to be awake. In a way, I really wasn’t needed. They were just going to inform me that Dad had left to get pizza. I like pizza more than the next person. I was hungry but I was also tired so I could’ve stayed in bed and eaten the pizza- even if it was cold. Hell, I like cold pizza. Perhaps I’ll go to bed early tonight and sleep through the next morning. I like that idea a lot.

A whole lot, in fact.

Sleep does a body good! April 14, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in Animals, Beds, cats, Christopher Moore, Feelings, insomnia, learning, life, Pets, random, sleep, thoughts.
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The night before, I had fallen ill with what seemed like my cold had settled into my chest. I was terribly sick and on top of that I had no cigarettes. So a cold and no nicotine really made for a crappy day. I hadn’t gotten much sleep lately so I was pretty worn out but I didn’t realize it.

After me, Manders, and Zeus ran a couple of errands, I came home to just lay down. I had no intention of taking a nap. I started watching TV until the next thing I knew, I woke up and another TV show was on. This was only after like 20 minutes at like 7pm. I had fallen asleep! But I couldn’t keep my eyes open so I knew I had to take a nap- took my glasses off and rolled over. I woke up again and the room was dark. I looked at the clock: 1am! Wow, I musta been tired. But it didn’t stop there- I fell back asleep. I woke up about 6am because I felt Smokie laying on top of me and I needed to roll over. I had been alsleep for 12 hours! Now that’s a record! I didn’t realize I had been so tired. But that also meant 12 hours without food or water (ok, much longer since I didn’t eat hardly anything yesterday). So today, I will enjoy food, drink, and probably nothing much else.

So here it is 6:37am and I am naturally the only one awake. Hell, even Smokie went back to sleep. As for me, I couldn’t sleep any longer. Sure, I could try but to be honest- I am now tired of sleeping. Hell, sleeping 12 hours made me tired! But I am feeling a lot better and not as “sick” as I once was. Still a little coughing and a little stuffy nose but feeling tons better. Maybe I’ll actually finish reading Fool by Christopher Moore.

Or maybe I’ll do nothing productive. Well, atleast I know I don’t suffer from insomnia!

Decisions Decisions… March 26, 2009

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Lately I’ve been hammering on and on about wanting to review products and possibly hold a giveaway. Everyone else is doing it- it sounds like fun! And you know me- I’m all about fun. I’m the epitome of fun. I even have fun when I sleep. Ok, so not really but you get the idea.

As I was going down the list of other blog buttons and reading them, I stopped and wondered- maybe I could have a Texas Banter Reviews blog. But I stopped myself. I just can’t handle another blog. I update this one daily, Frugal Sissy weekly, and TwinTastic whenever I can remember. On top of that, I have to study for college AND find out what kind of business my family can start. Oy!  What was I thinking? You’d figure that after over 200 posts on here, several on the others, and College Algebra that my brain would be fried. But remember- I’m witty!

Of course, I’m still looking for products to review. I have a product from BzzAgent to review but it’s a Clean & Clear Makeup Removal kit so that will have to wait when I paint my pretty face for the boys. Who knows when that will be. Makeup + cold = weird complexion. I learned that the hard way one day. I was sick with a cold and when I’m sick, I’m pale. So I thought putting a darker foundation would help. Boy was I wrong! It looked like my face had tanned while I had on longjohns. But when I review the product (on BzzAgent as well on TB), I’ll get lucky and get more inquiries for a review/giveaway.

I still wish I could get rid of this cold and wish the dog would take a nap. He’s grumpy and needs one. So do I.

Organizing while sick… March 26, 2009

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I guess in a way, it is a good thing I don’t have any cigarettes to smoke on right now. I have somewhat of a sore throat and still feel like crap. I didn’t sleep well at all last night and I woke up too early. I’m gonna take a nap today. No doubt about that!

Nothing new really going on. Still sick, still haven’t studied (I plan on doing a little bit of that today for the sake of my sanity), and still blogging. I’ll be honest- when I’m sick, my life is absolutely boring. I don’t do much because when I get sick, I really get sick so I usually stay online or lay down to watch a little bit of TV before drifting off to La La Land.

I’ll probably try to get a little more done today than I have the past 2 days. Bedroom needs to be cleaned a little and needs to be a little more organized. I have books I need to return to the library but I try not to drive when I’m sick. Cause ya know when you’re sick, you’re mind isn’t all there and that can be dangerous. I guess that can wait until I feel better. I’m just rambling, like always.

There was no real purpose of this. I guess I post everyday just to hear myself “talk”. If you want to call it that.

Crap, I could use a cigarette.

I don’t feel bad… March 25, 2009

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I take that back. I do feel bad- I have a cold, remember?

But usually every day for several hours, I bury myself in trying to figure the hell out of College Algebra in which I could easily spend 2-3 hours writing and rewriting this junk. Why they expect us to know what x(squared) + y (squared)= (x+y)(x+y) I don’t know. It usually drives me crazy and after a hand cramp, I give it up. It can wait another day.

Today, I didn’t study at all. I read a little bit of  No Dominion by Charlie Huston and took a nice nap. I didn’t even think about studying. True, I only have until this fall (when they list new test dates) to get everything memorized so I can at least a good showing that I am ready for college. I know I have the Writing, Reading, and Essay part ready. I am extremely dreading the Math with a vengence. But I didn’t feel bad for not studying and still don’t feel bad.

It can wait. I still hate Algebra. Evil. Pure evil.

Naturally… March 25, 2009

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I really shouldn’t be surprised. My sister for either the cold or flu Monday night and felt like total crap yesterday. I felt okay- besides a few aches and pains. But as it was getting later in the night, I started noticing that I started feeling like crap. And by the time I went to sleep, I had exactly what sis had.

I’m not surprised because we’re twins. Twins share. And unfortunately, that also means we share colds and flus. But what’s funny is that when I had the stomach virus back in December, she didn’t get it. She has the immune system of a fit teenager! I have the immune system of a… well, let’s just say it sucks/

At least I get my wish of thunderstorms today. I have to wait until this afternoon, but I don’t care. I don’t like it when it storms in the morning because it messes with my sleeping or waking system and at night- the unknown just makes me adrenaline run! The weather people said that it could be severe but I really don’t want the call of doom- tornadoes. Can you imagine 2 people with a cold (or flu), 3 cats, 1 dog, and 2 parents trying to get everything together to head for the hills? I don’t think it would work out so well. But as long as it storms enough to just make the hair on my neck stand up will work for me.

I’m hungry. I wonder what’s for breakfast.

I have nothing… January 20, 2009

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Words usually don’t escape me when I decide to post. I am exceptionally witty, charming, and often times, random. But today as I sit down to check my e-mail, I realized that words don’t come easily today. Usually I don’t have to sit here and think hard about what the next sentence will say. They just seem to flow effortlessly from my fingertips to the keyboard. Even with Helloween’s “Paint It Black” pounding metal into my ear, I can’t think of anything.

Who knows. It could be to my cold, due to the fact I didn’t sleep well last night (got too hot, got too cold), or maybe just because I don’t have anything interesting to say. Now that would be a first for me. If you haven’t noticed, I’m extremely talkative and excessively random. I am just gonna chalk it up to be sick. Because I always have something to say!

I’m witty, remember?