In the dark

As I mentioned Saturday was amazing because of the rain. Sunday, not so much. It finally felt like summer here in the Mitten. The hot sticky mess of 96 degrees with heat index of over 100. I say this lovingly, please don’t think that I’m saying it’s too hot. I have been waiting since June for this weather! The storms, not so much.

At my old house we hardly ever lost power (except for when that whole grid was blown a few summers ago). We also didn’t have a basement that flooded so all these inconveniences are new to me. And I’m not loving them.

At 9ish last night a storm rolled through. It didn’t last particularly long but it did some damage. Power lines and tree limbs and trunks came crashing down. I went to bed hoping that the power would go on in the middle of the night. Nope. I got up this morning and bought four bags of ice to save the $80 I just spent on groceries on Saturday (and let me tell you we are running short on cash so the thought of having to buy more food made me ill).

C stayed home to tend to the basement which could potentially flood and to get our baby generator working. I checked the electric company’s website and they predicted us to be without power until tonight or tomorrow morning. With a new string of thunderstorms coming through tonight I wasn’t very optimistic. Our neighbors have a big generator that C hooked our fridge up to.

Just recently he called to tell me our power was back on. I hope it stays on! Fingers crossed!

I love rain when there is nowhere to go

I haven’t been able to enjoy a rainy day like this in forever! It was great sleeping in until 11am this morning. I haven’t done that in the longest time. So long I can’t tell you the last time. Something about the rhythm of rain is so relaxing. I spent the morning organizing and cleaning with C.

Last night I met JP for drinks after tae kwon do. I haven’t seen her in at least 5 years, maybe more. I’ve known her since I was in elementary school. We had a strange friendship. Yes, I considered her one of my best friend’s at the time but we were always really different and during high school we drifted a part but still remained somewhat friends.

What I think drove us apart after high school was my asshole boyfriend. I think she got sick of me complaining about him. Years ago when I realized we were no longer friends it hurt but I guess we all go through that.

Drinks last night was really nice. She’s the same old giggly JP I remember. It was actually like no time had passed at all. I mean we have tons to catch up on but it wasn’t awkward like you know some of those getting to know you again occassions can be.

Even though I have a shit load of stuff to do before I leave next Thursday, I’m glad we were able to get together.

I could work my life away but why?

I love waking up with a headache.

Last night I got my hair colored. The girl that does it is super nice and I like her a lot but she was so busy last night. I had 3 different people finishing me up. Not to mention that she missed a piece so I was there for another half an hour. It’s not her fault, she’s not the one that books her appointments and she’s told me before that sometimes they don’t give her enough time. The girl that cuts my hair is the one that finished styling me so I guess it was ok.

C and I went to dinner afterwards. I got a Berry Mojito. Um YUM!

I think ‘date’ night is going to have to be on Fridays or the weekend from now on because really, getting home at 9:30 and still having a bunch of stuff to do is not fun. I don’t even feel like I saw my dogs yesterday. And tonight after tae kwon do I’m going to meet one of my high school friends I haven’t seen in YEARS (a little nervous haha). I hope I’m not out too late because I have laundry that needs to be done and clothes to be put away from before we went away last weekend. My cousin and her husband are going to be in town this weekend and want to see the house.

Yeah. It’s a mess. That’s what happens when we aren’t home for a weekend. I’m getting tired thinking about cleaning it.

Speaking of weekends away, next Thursday LP and I leave for Oscoda. Yeah, I might have mentioned that already but it’s worth mentioning another 100 times because our girl weekends are precious. It’s nice just spending time one on one away from daily life. I hope I get as tipsy as I did last year when I danced in the street in Tawas.

A ‘hot’ old broad

Well, let’s get the bad stuff out of the way. Then we’ll move on to a much needed laugh.

Please keep my Dad in your thoughts, he is moving his school to a new location. They were supposed to have his space ready by December 15th (when he needs to be out of his current location). He called them for 2 months asking about the progress and nothing was getting done.

They finally started this past weekend but there is no way it will be done by the 15th. He is going to have to close and reopen hopefully the first week of September. This is not good for him financially at all. I don’t understand why if you are so talented at something it is so hard to succeed. He put everything he had into this school. When a lot of your parents are retiring he will still have to work. Please keep you fingers crossed that this move will be beneficial in enrolling more students and that his current students will come back in September.



After dropping our stuff off at the cabin we headed into town to get something to eat and pick up some groceries. We found ourselves at a bar with a very cute patio looking out on Lake Huron. It was breezy but perfect patio weather. I ordered a bloody mary and as usual the waitress carded me. This happens all the time and I’m ok with it. I’ve always been told ‘you look so young, when you are older you’ll appreciate it’. I mean I’m already starting to be grateful for it.

Just another weekend in ta-was

I’m not ready to be back at work. To be honest I’m just not ready to be anywhere that means I have to be social. I just keep thinking I have 9 more days before LP and I invade Oscoda. This summer, though it’s been cold, has turned out pretty good. I love working flex time so I can take a 3 day weekend without using vacation time. Awesome.

Our little vacation this past weekend was nice.  It’s so hard to find a place to stay with dogs.  I understand it, I mean it’s people’s property they are renting out and the thought of 3 dogs staying in it can be horrifying.  The thing with our dogs? They are great. 

We are the ones that mess shit up.  Chuck stepped in dog doo he was picking up and tracked it in the house.  The other weekend I was moving a pillow and broke a glass that was hanging and chuck got the drape caught in the window and it ripped.  Hello, we are obviously the problem and it’s us you don’t want in your houses.  LOL.  Anyways here’s a breakdown for ya,


  • Nani eating 7 chocolate frosted mini donuts.  She was luckily fine but damn
  • C locking the keys in the van
  • Trying to boat in a rough Lake Huron and getting thrown around
  • I have 52+ bug bites…um EW and ITCHY


  • I can truly relax up there. I’m good with just chillin on the couch looking out on the water
  • Talking to a real estate agent about available properties
  • Grilling
  • Having a beach right out the back door