Monday, March 21, 2011

You like me...?

Well, someone does!! It's TwitardedMom at SpooningInForks and she's one lovely bloggy bee-otch for including me in her One Lovely Blog Award. Muah!

To accept this award one must follow the rules. (As if anyone would turn down such a presigious award)
1. Thank the person that gave it to you and link it back to their blog. See above.
2. Post 7 random facts about yourself.
3. Pass the award on to 15 other blogs.

7 Random Facts About TooMuchCoffee
1. During high school I went to both Jamaica and Honduras as a volunteer on youth mission trips.
2. I left my heart in Kentucky.
3. I was certified as a volunteer firefighter.
4. I was also a search and rescue volunteer for five years.
5. I volunteered in animal therapy at a local hospital with my dog for two years.
6. I'm done volunteering. Now I only do it if I get PAID! Bee-otch!
7. My middle name was chosen after a popular 70's singing duo. (Thanks, Mom! :-p )

TooMuchCoffee's Favorite 15 (in random order)
(Trying to include at least a few who may not have received this award yet.)
SleepTalkin'Man - That's some funny stuff right there. Good for a laugh a day at least.
A Year of Slow Cooking - Yummy stuff. As a busy single mom, I freakin LOVE my crockpot and this blog has some great recipes. I like that they have unique things as well, not just the traditional meat and potatoes.
Confessions of a Twiholic - Jelena is one of my bloggy bitches from way back. She's a true twiholic and a real sweetheart.
TakeSomeE - She doesn't send me flowers anymore, :-( but she'll always be one of my bloggy bitches.
LivingWithEdward - Good wholesome entertainment. One of the nicest bloggy bitches you'll ever meet, too.
Twilight Moms - I have to give credit to the site that got me started into the whole TwiBlogosphere and showed me that as an over 30 mom out of her mind over Twilight - I was not alone.
Walk with Mrs.P - This lady is one of my originals. A true bloggy mentor and I will always follow in her high-heeled thigh boot steps.
TongueTwied - Another of my way back bloggy bitches. She's insane over Robward and she owns it.

Ugh...only 8 so far? I've been out of it for too long. I need to find some more bloggy friends who haven't already received this award. I promise I'll add to this list until I have at least 15.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

How to Live "Miserably Ever After"

Don't talk.

Keep secrets.

Constantly try to please your partner.

Ignore your own needs.

Avoid conflict at all costs so you can keep the peace.

Allow your partner to disrespect you without any consequence.

Ignore the fact that whenever you cry, your partner walks away from you.

If you don't like something in the relationship, don't ask your partner for anything - change yourself.

If changing yourself hasn't worked and you're still unhappy, get medication.

After you find out your partner has been cheating on you, insist on visiting a pastor together. Listen to that pastor when he says your partner's cheating is your fault because of the weight you've gained.

Have kids together, because everyone knows how that will make things perfect.

Stand by your partner and remain supportive even as they are driving you into the ground financially trying to make their business work.

Wait at least 12 years for your partner to make an effort to improve their half of the relationship.

When you get sick of waiting, get out. But remember that means you'll now be a single parent and be ready to enjoy all the misery that brings.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

First Valentine's Day since the "split"

No, it has nothing to do with a banana split or a rip in my jeans. I mean since I separated from my ex. Anyway, I'm not sure what to think of this Valentine's Day. I've kind of always been one who hates the holiday as a whole, the commercial-ness of it, the nauseating Lifetime movies, the way it pressures men into forced displays of affection, the way it makes single people feel like shit. But deep down, I would be devastated if my significant other didn't do something for me. By the same token one time I got supremely pissed when my ex got me the same exact musical teddy bear holding a rose two years in a row! I hated it the first time, especially since I had always told him NOT to waste money on cheesy stuffed animals or cut flowers - I've never liked either. The stuffed animals always end up collecting dust in a closet and the cut flowers always wilt and die.

Now, I'm not exactly single this year but I am unsure about so many things. What I'm struggling with is to not analyze things to death, not demand constant reassurances from people or life, but to just simply enjoy where I am right now. I have a few very big things that will take quite a while to resolve, but I can't wait until they're resolved to move on with my life.

So I'll be helping my kids write out their class Valentine's cards this weekend. And trying to just enjoy the days.

Happy hearts day bitches!

aka TooMuchCoffee

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

National Coffee Day

I can't let this sacred day go unrecognized without at least a little blog.

Here's a link to an old post I did celebrating coffee and our favorite Twilight celebs:

Hope everyone is having a fantastic National Coffee Day!

Me..? Oh, you know, the usual balancing act...

Drink your coffee, bitches!

aka TooMuchCoffee

Friday, September 17, 2010

Ever feel like...?

Saw this today and HAD to have it and blog it. SO cool!

Happy Friday bitchuz!

Love you with a buzz on,
aka TooMuchCoffee

Friday, September 3, 2010

How Life Has Changed

How life has changed me. It seems I've awoken from my Twilight dreaming to real life. I'm no longer entrenched in those four books until 4am every night, and please don't stake me for this, but I'm not really drooling over vampires anymore either. Don't get me wrong, I went to see Eclipse - really enjoyed it - and I'm heartily looking forward to Breaking Dawn. I still wear my moonstone ring and proudly display my "Warning: I drive like a Cullen" license plate frame. But real life has dawned on me over the last few months and here I am.

Living as a newly single mom has meant a lot of changes, especially when it comes to finances. I can't afford anything extra anymore, so for instance I've had to cancel my reservation in Forks. In between paychecks I've had to sell a bunch of stuff on Craigslist just to make the ends meet. Now I'm always scanning the house for other things I can squeeze some green out of.

Juggling child care has complicated things greatly, too. This whole week was a gap between summer day camp and school, so I had to spend the rest of my vacation to stay home with the kids. Not complaining, it just is what it is. I was actually hoping to save my vacation, get paid out at the end of the year and put that money away. But I guess everyone needs a rest, so it's probably good that I was forced into it.

I never expected this, never even entertained the thought of single parenthood - probably because it scared me too much. I had it so good, divorce would never happen to me. Shaw, then I woke up and smelled the coffee! It probably should have happened sooner, but back then I didn't have kids so I was content to put up with the bullshit. If I still didn't have them, I would still be there. But having the kids now has given me a higher purpose, with two other people to think about and care for besides myself. They deserve better. Well, at least better than what they were getting.

I was already out of touch with my own relatives, but now my husband's family has all but fallen off the face of the earth. Sucks mostly for the kids. I thought they would at least offer to help with child care, but it seems that despite how saintly they've always claimed to be about it, they still treat their adopted grandkids/niece/nephew differently.

How life has changed. After the kids are in bed at night, in their OWN rooms finally, I can be found paying bills at the kitchen table or curled up on the couch alone catching up on old episodes of True Blood. It aint glamorous, but it's my life.

And this just says it all now...

Still love you long time,

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I Love Coffee - A little diddy from down under

An Australian lady I work with shared this little rhyme with me today. It's straight from down under, knickers and all...

I love coffee, coffee loves me, lets all drink until we wee
Have another cup and swizzle in your chair
Then wave your knickers round like you just don't care
(together now)
Ooooh I love coffee and coffee loves me
Oh how happy we shall be

Cute, huh? I thought so. Sometimes when the shitstorm of life gets too...well...shitty...ya just gotta have a laugh or two. It took me a minute to realize what "swizzle" means. Don't think my boss would appreciate it if I did that.

Love you long time,