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Thanksgiving reflection.

Posted in Fun Stuff, Stuff about me., Yummy Stuff on November 27, 2011 by Nutsy Fagan

It’s been a busy weekend filled with family.  On the scale of good and bad, it was mostly good!  Winning.

Tomorrow will certainly be a day of rest.  Or at least a day at home, no company and getting shit done.  I will finish laundry.  I will clean the upstairs bathrooms.  I will put two coats of White Dove in downstairs bathroom.  I do not need to cook dinner as we have Thanksgiving day leftovers and delicious leftover homemade meat sauce. I will take many breaks and read during said breaks.  I may even weed the front beds which are full of weeds.  YES!  IN NOVEMBER!!  Unbelievable.

I just finished Catching Fire, the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy.  I LOVE THESE BOOKS.  They’re brilliant.  I’m a little sad to have begun the third and final book today, although as I type I kind of can’t wait to get in bed and read more!!  My son has already finished all three and cannot stop himself from spilling details to me….!  The movie trailer is fantastic and I can’t wait for the movie this March.

Alrighty.  Enough for today.  Time to put me feet up and relax.  Good night to all and I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.  I sure did.



Finn fell in!

Posted in Fun Stuff, Stuff about Finn, Stuff about me. on November 20, 2011 by Nutsy Fagan

Oh.  My.  God.  Talk about a Chinese fire drill!  We were unloading all the cushions, booze, throw pillows, blankets, etc. from the boat when all of the sudden I hear Laurence SCREAMING, “Finn!!!!!!!!  He’s in the water!!!  GET HIM!!!!!!”  He and Gracie were hysterical.  OMG, sooo sad!  Larry and I jumped off, saw Finn who was swimming along the dock.  I panicked and said, “I’m going in!” Ha ha ha .  Oh boy did we have a good laugh over that later.  In the meantime, Larry stayed cool and said, “hold on…”.  He laid down on the dock and scooped Finney up by the collar.  At first we thought he hurt his leg, but he may have just scraped it.  We brought him inside with the crying children, gave him a warm, soapy bath and he seems fine now.  Thank God!!!!  I’m exhausted.

We all chillaxed for a half hour and now Larry has gone out sailing.  I’m going back to my laundry room.  I’m almost done getting rid of all the crap.  I have one more set of file cabinets to go through.  Then, I’m ready for carpet, curtains and painting/arranging the furniture.  In the end, it should be a nice little haven for me.  It also feels soooooo good to purge and be organized.  I’m just a better person when things are in order.  Enjoy your Sunday!  Hug your pet!  I’m gonna go hug mine again.


“Another bitch who thought she’d get the best of me”

Posted in Boat Stuff, Deep Stuff, Fun Stuff, Sometimes Life is Annoying, Stuff about me. with tags on August 31, 2011 by Nutsy Fagan

That was one of Larry’s best lines throughout this.  Holy smokes, what a week and weekend.  We worked really, really hard getting ready.  Garage, yard, moving all furniture, rugs, emptying drawers and bottom shelves, cleaning out the fireplace (which was KEY).  We moved the boats into the middle of the canal and tied numerous lines to both sides of the canal.  We hauled the whaler.  We were absolutely prepared and our end result proved this.  The kids and I went to my mothers….that’s another post in itself.  Larry stayed at the house.  The water, when it finally surged, came very, very fast.  It started at our chimney and just kept coming.  I spoke to Larry around 8:30am and he said the playroom was full (one step below the main floor) and we were inches from total flooding.  He said it would definitely happen as he couldn’t believe how fast the water was rising.  Anyhoo, we did flood.  Four inches through the first floor.  Larry told me not to come home until 8ish Sunday night.  He cleaned and cleaned and cleaned and I swear to God, when I walked back in my house I could have cried at how amazing it looked.  If  Larry had told me we didn’t have water, I absolutely would have believed him.  Embarrasingly, the floors and woodwork are cleaner now than when I left!  I LOVE YOU LARRY.  I’ll never ask you for another love letter because the one I got Sunday night was better than anything.  My video subscription has lapsed, so I’m using YouTube now instead.  Take a lookie here.  The photos at the end are of us at Frank & Dick’s Monday night.  We worked our asses off all day Monday and Larry said, “I don’t give a shit.  We’re going out on the boat tonight at 6pm no matter what we haven’t finished.”  I noticed on Facebook that Frank & Dick’s had opened and off we went!


Posted in Deep Stuff, Fun Stuff, Stuff about me. on May 1, 2011 by Nutsy Fagan

Wow!  It’s been a loooong time since I have posted.  We had a lovely vacation in Florida – ten days in glorious sunshine.  We were on the beach all day, every day.  It was awesome!!  Probably more has happened than I can remember.  Yesterday, drum roll please, we put the name on the sailboat!!!  It was a cool project.  We’ve had the vinyl lettering in a tube canister for a year.  Last year the boat was put in the water without our knowledge and before we could get the name on.  Anyhoo, it was fun to do!!  I watched a few videos on Youtube and they were extremely helpful.  Of course, we forgot to take a picture yesterday!  Larry will be at the boatyard today and will get a photo which I will promptly post!

Last night my mom called to tell me that my 57 year old sister is getting married for the first time.  She had two ten year relationships with women, has three adopted african american children and met a wonderful man last year.  We love him.  In my eyes, he’s the first person who treats her as she should be treated.  So, wonders never cease.  She’s thrilled and we are too.  Life is funny.


Posted in Fun Stuff, Stuff about me. on March 17, 2011 by Nutsy Fagan

Been a while since I’ve been here.  Larry asked if I had another blog because I haven’t been posting.  Nope, just a dry spell.  So….let’s see.  Frostbiting was cancelled last weekend due to too much wind.  The gang is scheduled to go out again this Sunday.

This weekend is going to be busy.  Tomorrow night I am having a Silpada party – gorgeous sterling silver jewelry.  I’m breaking out the Frozen Concoction Maker for Frozen Strawberry Margaritas.  Mmmmmm..I’ve got about twenty gals coming, so it will definitely be a good time!!  For the first time (maybe ever) I am not making a thing!  I’m buying everything and keeping things simple.

Saturday is Laurence’s first soccer game.  He’s really excited!  Saturday night we actually have two places to go!  One big party that we’ll hit first and then a small get together for cocktails at a friends.  I’m looking forward to getting out of my house!!!!  Sunday will be a day of rest and working on the kids science projects.

All in all, things are good.  I’m a little testy these days….yep.  High strung and losing my temper easily.  I’m working really hard on this.  It is not easy.  It’s like there is another person inside me…  This too shall pass.  That’s all for now.  Got schtuff to get done.  Have a good day.

Nutsy’s Korner

Posted in Deep Stuff, Stuff about me. on March 9, 2011 by Nutsy Fagan

No, you’re not going to see a Sheenesque video or diatribe here.  I’m not going to talk about “winning!”  Not today anyway!  I could write about Charlie, but I’d be here all day.  Let me just briefly say that he’s the worst example for children, actors, drug addicts, etc.  I feel sorry for anyone who has an addiction, but Hollywood stars make it really hard for me to be sympathetic….  The “I’m a drug addict because I have everything” is just annoying.  Sure addiction happens to anyone, but call me bad, Hollywood stars gone bad don’t get a ton of sympathy from me.

Moving on…Today my beautiful, amazing son is 10 years old!  Time surely does fly.  When I think of the day he was born, it seems time has flown by at 78rpms….  Whenever I do think of the day he was born, I always think of when I was back in my room after the c-section and they brought him to me.  They laid him down next to me and I felt such peace and such connection.  We went to sleep and it was perfect.  I was soooo happy, yet there was a tinge of sadness that I did not experience this connection immediately with my daughter when she was born.  Gracie came into this world in a tornado…I was very sick, had an emergency C, remained pretty sick and just never had the chance to experience that silent, peaceful bliss that I did with Laurence.  Of course, we were always connected – she’s my daughter.  I was just sad we didn’t get to experience that in the hospital and that things were so worrisome and chaotic.  But this, however, make me appreciate her even more at that time and I believe that realization actually did connect me to her more.  Does that make sense?

So, it’s a big year.  Laurence is 10, I will be 50 and we will be married 15 years.  A time to appreciate, reflect and certainly to celebrate!!

Happy birthday Laurence.  I love you to the moon and back.

I may be icky on Facebook….again.

Posted in Sometimes Life is Annoying, Stuff about me. with tags on February 27, 2011 by Nutsy Fagan

Hmmm….just took a look at Facebook and I may be going back into FB Icky mode…..  After my hiatus, I deleted a lot of “friends’ and was attempting to keep myself limited…  Well, I’ve slipped and let a whole lot of folks back in and it’s beginning to turn me off.  My idea for Facebook is that it should be FUN!!!  Period.  Here are the things people do that I hate:

1.  Keep people updated on private information.  That should be done via email, phone or snail mail…..just sayin’….

2.  Bragging about their children.  EEEEEEW!!!!  Bragging about your kid SUCKS no matter where you do it, but doing it on FB is bad.

3.  Bragging about yourself and all the amazing things you did today (isn’t that what a BLOG is for???  Ha ha ha).

4.  Posting from vacation EVERY.  SINGLE.  DAY.  ONE post telling you’re excited to go is nice.  Constant updates on the amazing time you’re having is obnoxious.

5.  Making plans on FB that don’t include every single one of your “friends”.  Again, this is what the phone, email and snail mail are for.

6.  All of the above = begging for attention.

Guess I’m done again???