Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dolla Dolla Bill yo

So my company changed insurances..the one I will be on follows FDA recommendations and apparently the FDA recommends 14 tablets a month of sleep aid (personally I don't think taking a sleep aid when you feel you need it is so hot since that doesn't occur to me until 3 am and then its too late to have 8 hours to let it wear off).. so where I was paying $45 for 30 days I'd now pay $60 under the new copay for 14 pills and $93 for the rest of the month. Yes ladies and gentlemen, $45 to $153. So prepare for about 2-3 more weeks of sane rested mindy and then we'll have manic, exhausted mindy...I'm very upset. The sleep has made me such a nice, happier human being.....

Friday, April 25, 2008

Plant Watch 2008

I planted my garden on the 16th. I have flowers, bush beans, corn, radishes, cucumber and snap pea plants coming up already....
I still need to plant spices and squashes or is it squashi?
No sight yet of collards, tomatoes, beets, parsnips, vine beans, peppers...Pretty amazing though.. The bush beans are a good inch or two big and beans are my fav plant so i'm pretty stoked.

Knitting and Jewishness

We've been talking Judaism at knitting alot recently as well as just general life. Its passover time, Judaism stands out the most to the non jews around now. I was going through my Jewish literacy book by rabbi Joseph Telushkin. I was looking up angels because they are mentioned in prayers but not what the belief is in them. I didn't find anything on angels but proceeded to read up on kippahs because there had also been talks about why we wear them and why some girls and some don't.
Although i didn't come to any conclusions i really appreciated the part on knitted kippahs and the below quote. Which by the way, they are more often crocheted, not knitted.

"The more orthodox groups have long opposed the knitted kippah phenomenon, because the kippot are often knitted by girls for boyfriends and the most orthodox are presumably fearful where this premarital yarmulka knitting might lead."

Hmmm I just crocheted a kippah for Boo after 9 years together. I figure I get a ring, he gets a kippah and what it leads to I'll leave up to you to imagine.

Oh mimi

Can I just tell you how much I dislike Mariah Carey. I used to like her a few boob jobs and botox ago. The way she carries herself disgusts me to no end. She wants to be as close to naked as she can and parades around in shoes she can't walk in and needs help so she doesn't tumble around. Plus wears shades at night. She's not practical in her attire or demeanor...like she's living on Planet Mariah which has a lighter atmosphere so there she can walk around in her stilettos and unitards. Now she is someone I'd like to see on a reality show where she has to work a farm, or live in the jungle because I'm taking a wild guess that she probably can't work her microwave let alone a tractor or a fishing pole.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Dress update

So for those keeping track I saw a pic online of a dress I really liked. I went to the store and they sold it off the floor two days before. They said they could order one for me to try for $50.. i figured i really liked it so i'd go for it. They neglected to tell me it won't get in til June..then if i like it i'd still need to order one probably.. maybe a white one that would be dyed later..> i'm sorry but I can wait 3 months to "try" a dress and then if i like it, another 3 months plus dying time. I'd end up having my dress for xmas which would be two months late. I think i need to start checking other stores and go wit the dying idea so I get the color I like. No other dresses are calling to me which is definitely a bummer but seriously, june, even though they said at the latest i'm really not thrilled and they didn't tell me that originally.....what sane person would wait 3 months to just try on a dress....

A few things about the rest of my weekend…

I can’t figure it out….my brother took part in the second night of Passover. I want to say he was trying and I should be very happy that he took part. But this is after a long ass day and a half of him drawing attention to himself at every chance. I won’t even go into the mom birthday fiasco.
I’d like to be positive but its been sucked out of me and I hate to say it but I feel like he didn’t like that I was doing most of the reading as the only “child” there. My cousin who came the first night had a migraine and didn’t come, other cousin is in college and the other one, well, I guess didn’t want to come nor did my aunt. I suck at reading Hebrew but I try. (For Friends fans Passover is like Monica learning tap, she sucks, but at least she’s there and she’s trying) He started correcting me while I was reading my parts. I had my cheat sheet of vowels but I need a second if I need to reference it, otherwise I don’t learn and improve. He didn’t like the attention I got for helping make Passover and doing most of the help that day. Nothing my mom asked, just picking up where she was forgetting or overwhelmed. Setting table, setting up seder stuff etc. I’m not looking for a cookie, just a fact. He and mom fought most of the night before about how to make the next night’s dinner. He ended up doing it his way and frankly, it was too salty. Note to the world, Kosher meat doesn’t need salt. Although I think they forgot the garlic. So dinner last night wasn’t so exciting. Boo added salt to the soup at mom’s request but added too much. So it was a salt fest pretty much.

Fun exciting snipes Bro expressed, “dark chocolate is a lesser chocolate” You talk about anything and if he thought it dumb his response was “oh I’m sorry” Like, previously mentioned blog opinion. He also can’t touch anything that’s touched mushrooms. Which I find funny since he’s mr. gourmet, or thinks he is.
He also doesn’t understand why anyone likes Lost as well as a bunch of other shows…. My response was I didn’t understand how anyone likes star wars (he’s a sw fiend) Stopped him flat.
During the service he was asking why we ask for all this stuff from G-d if g-d helps those who help themselves…which is funny from him…I feel we ask for the strength to do for ourselves and he doesn’t do for himself anyway.
He also expressed he’d like to die rather than be in his pain. Where’s Dr. K when you need him? He made us late for everything but waiting til the last minute and saying he couldn’t do stuff cause of his pain yet he sat in my mom car and played with a mini rubix cube for an hour but couldn’t get out of the car cause of the pain. He also hovered in the kitchen making comments about our food or methods but couldn’t go shower. Bro has fibromyalgia as does mom, he is also narcoleptic and a few other things. He also needs to take drugs to stay awake if he has to deal with anything boring. Gosh, can we all do that? There are days at work that put me to sleep.
I’m sorry, I didn’t want to bitch my head off about him but I haven’t seen him in 3 years for a reason. Boo wanted to be mr. positive but he about had his head popped off.
So onto the better or funnier things. Boo made gravy for the turkey that was fantastic. He also made salad and dressed tres yummy. My iguana tried to mount me cause I looked like a sexy iguana beast… he forgets I’m still the dominant one I picked his horny self up and put him in his cage. I gave boo his kippah that I made and he liked it. Boo was super sexy when he took part in the service. He even read transliteration which sounded way more jewish than our reading.
I gave mom her b-day presents which were all a hit. I gave her a digital key chain and it was really nice to see her response. I preloaded pics on it so that she didn’t have to worry about that task.
Boo also gave me his camera which makes me super happy. I also used my mad skills to rewrite I wear my sunglasses at night to a more Passover getting ready song…. “I eat my corn syrup outside, be cause is pesach in the house” Cause before Passover starts there is a lot of time where we can’t eat in the house cause its all ready.
So its matzah world til Saturday. My family breaks Passover on the 8th day’s end, not the 8th night which comes before the day since we start our holidays at night…but this year I will break it early for a wedding so maybe I’ll be a little less corn syrup crazy since it will be a day early.
I may have fallen asleep on the train to the airport... good thing I had the last stop..I didn’t sleep very well on the air mattress. Usually I do. So I’m at the airport, will post this when I get home and I have a book calling my name. I couldn’t get comfortable most of the weekend to read so hopefully now I can cozy on up to an airport seat and read about Mort, the apprentice to Death….

Saturday, April 19, 2008


I would like to send Knitting Chris to whip my brother in shape.... Fuck any of his medical shit, we were suposed to leave 40 minutes ago for breakfast and he's still in bed. He's trying to redo passover and its not his to redo, he hasn't been here for years and when he is here, he ruins it. I hope we can have this much fun at the wedding.. oh and he needs to shhhhhhhhuttttt up.....

Friday, April 18, 2008

The wheels on the bus go round and round.

So i'm in good old pa, home of the Crazy Crap family.... I'd love to form paragraphs but i can't so here are some parts of my day.

MO had two earthquakes, I didn't feel either, Lunesta was the cause of one. The not feeling, not the earthquake.

I sat next to a lawyer in the plane who was all suited up but normally wears chucks. Chucks bring the love man.

The first thing my brother said was, "i hope i have enough drugs for this weekend, for some reason I've been having a panic attack for the last few minutes" my response was get away from the massively crowded part of the airport.. Personally it would give anyone a panic attack. We also had to wait in the car for 5 minutes while he laid down to releave the pain... meanwhile he was in our face talking for minutes before we left when he could have laid down but that wouldn't get him enough attention IMO. Plus the less I say, the more uncomfortable he gets, the more he talks, so ignoring him is totally backfiring on me.

Boo and I went for a walk... he went off about bro. I have been quiet except when Bro asked why roomie had a domain name and I said for her blog, and his response was "he was sorry" I said there is no reason to be sorry, whats wrong with a blog? He goes on about not judging but spouted it off left and right and as summed up from my walk, "he's an obnoxious, self centered person who craves attention at all costs and doesn't shut the fuck up" Boo says nothing negative about anyone.... i love it when he does.

I had a steak sandwich for dinner........not a cheese steak.

My filling hurts. Its from my previous dentist. Not the famous blog dentist of the stars. I think when i chew on it sometimes it hurts. I chewed gum to calm down. Currently boo is grinding his teeth too in his sleep... its annoying.

I drove home from the airport and didn't get lost.
Boo has worn a hole through his hannukah socks already.. apparently wears them a few days a week.

I can't sleep, coffee, travel, nap, heat and crummy air mattress are to blame. I want to read but couldn't get comfy enough. I'm reading Mort by Terry Pratchett....

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Been getting crafty

For fun and then subsequently for my etsy..

This one is my fav....

Monday, April 14, 2008

Creative cooking with Chez Crap

So tonight I decided to make an omlette. I'm apparently creative when solo (the wife moved into her own grown up apartment this weekend) I decided to stir fry up some peppers, mushrooms, and an onion. I dumped it in a bowl and whisked up two eggs for an omlette. I put the eggs on the bottom of my small pan, let it cook some and then tossed the veggies back on. I tossed on cheese on and topped it off with a boboli. Fit almost perfect, maybe a little squooshing. I let it cook some and then flipped it over to heat the boboli on the other side. Honestly, its fantastic.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Will trade crafts for dirt

So i just went to Lowes to get a lamp for my new lighting being installed on Thursday.. I found one i liked but they were out of shades so I'll buy those later when I have the funds and they have them in stock.
Its gardening time in Chez Crap and I need dirt. I hate buying it, its heavy, and its stupid, and its dirty, or peat mossy. I tried getting some peat moss down and got it all over me and said fuck it. Its heavy and messy and I'm crabby. I need to add some dirt/shtuff to my existing garden and I want to make some additional pots. I never buy enough dirt because I get tuckered out or can't stand spending the money or don't have the money. I already am planning to grow stuff in my normal flower garden area. Its got a part thats just "wild whatever grows" space and I thought my viney type of growth such as squash could go there.
But I've got some empty pavement/prime sunny real estate begging for a garden (it could actually house two of the right box) and I have the desire to plant sooooo much but so little space. I have the perfect space to build a garden box like my friend Brent did but again, funds and energy. I also got some pole beans and need to figure how what i'll have them climb. The shamelessly stolen picture does have a good idea though.
Kathy had the brilliant idea of cutting the top off of some large kitty litter containers that you can take the labels off of. I also want to make hanging planters for my peas (For which dogs and bunnies enjoy eatting) and spend no moolah. I suppose if i can get enough kitty litter containers i won't need hanging but its prime sun area and seems a waste.
Anywho, needed to rant about my love of gardening and lack of dirt and dough. Who wants to bring me dirt...i'll bring you veggies later..