this is me now

1.31.2011

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1.21.2011

a.a.i.m.b......play by play

a.a.i.m.b.....after all, it's my birthday
12:30 a.m.---wake up (fell asleep to Jay Leno)...go to the front door to make sure its locked and Ace is home (he had a Camelot show last night)----he is...i go back to bed.
5:30 a.m....woke up to my alarm---which means that Ace didnt wake up to his...but David hears my alarm and he goes upstairs to wake up ace...a.a.i.m.b.
5:53 a.m....go to front room to make sure ace got out the door to seminary---dave is asleep on the couch...i go back to bed...a.a.i.m.b
7:15 a.m....wake up again...go out to front room---ace is asleep on the couch---get him up to shower/eat/dress/make his lunch/brush his teeth....GOSH---YOU'D THINK A SIXSTINKINTEEN YEAR OLD WOULD KNOW THE ROUTINE....anyway....i get dressed...cause i have to take him to school since he didnt get up to his alarm....no drivy....bummer for me---it is stinkin cold outside...God---did you not get the memo? a.a.i.m.b
8:30 drop ace off at bowling (his 1st period class is AT  a bowling alley---our public education dollars at work!)---reminding him its MY birthday...."oh....uh....happy birthday"....grrrrrr.
8:35...head to the store...GET TEARY in the car driving---i realize that none of my girls (and, consequently, their boys) will be here! i think this is the first birthday in 27 years---maybe last year was---i dont remember---but it doesnt matter if it is the first or not....a.a.i.m.b
8:40...go to the store....decide to be a little...okay...a lot... passive aggressive .... which i do MAGNIFICENTLY ...i go to the bakery and get a cake...i dont like cake...i like brownies...but i didnt see a pan of brownies when i got home last night (gone from 4 pm til 9---plenty of time to make mom's birthday brownies and hide them not so well on top of the fridge)---and its Sam's birthday and he is coming up from Waco---so i BUY  a cake and then freeze in front of the freezer section looking for Sam's favorite ice cream---banana nut....WHICH I GUARANTEE DAD DOESNT KNOW AND DIDNT GET (did i say that out loud?)...find it...i also get a tub of strawberries---for me to eat---before the guys get home...then i check out---including buying a crock pot cookery magazine AS A GIFT TO ME.a.a.i.m.b
9:03....i cant eat before 10 a.m.....cant....it doesnt stay with me---not gonna say it any clearer than that...but the Subway breakfast sandwiches have been calling to me...so i stopped at subway and got a sandwich....ate 2 bites....it is now sitting next to me on the couch as i type this...it was good....but i'm done....a.a.i.m.b
9:30...Stop by the post office---because life goes on...even THO a.a.i.m.b
9:45....skype with Jas and ben...she sings to me...ben wants candy....then we talk about dishesHAHAHAHAHA ...and the lovely new kitchen linens (hot pads and gloves etc) she gave me...a.a.i.m.b 
10:00.... get onto farmtown to check my farms....plant 3 day seeds so i wont have to worry about it til monday...Holla to Jasmine & Amy for sending me a peacock and a fuel tank after reading my previous blog (my bot thanks you too!)... a.a.i.m.b
10:30...lose everything i ate....but thats okay---the crockpot magazine kept me company...tmi...but a.a.i.m.b
11:00...checked out nomorerack....HAVE YOU FOUND THIS SITE? everyday there are a very limited number of AMAZING deals---but you have to jump on it AT 11 a.m....they are gone in less than 30 minutes...but today i got 3 ties for 1$ EACH!  a.a.i.m.b
11:05...crocheting homeless gloves...these are the gloves with no fingers...for us southerners they are perfect---you can still text or eat a taco...and it keeps the little nip in the air from climbing up your sleeves....want one?  a.a.i.m.b
11:45...my sweet brother matt called to wish me a happy birthday! very nice! he is anticipating the birth of his first grandson (march 3ish)...so we talked anticipation and skype! i have great brothers and sisters.  He was going to sing to me....but he was at work...so he didnt sing...but he wanted to...because a.a.i.m.b.
12:15...Lyric called and sang me "happy birthday"...asked me if i had gotten her box yet....nope...then we chatted about HER RASH...gawsh! lyric----its all about me today! a.a.i.m.b
12:39...my sister Pyper just called...first thing she says "i'm not singing to you...but happy birthday"---then proceeds to announce that my gift is ON THE STINKING TABLE! then we talk about my birthday---and then we chat about her car troubles and our ITouches... i love my sister Pyper! a.a.i.m.b.
1:00...cousin Paul calls to tell me they will meet us at the rodeo tonight (Paul & Peggy Jenson are serving a mission here in Fort Worth)...i had put Pyper on hold---then when i finished with Paul I totally HUNG UP on Pyper! So i called her back..even tho a.a.i.m.b
this is what i look like when i'm sitting around at home---a hoodie--with a sweatshirt...and a hat with a scarf attached...on the phone...with a space heater at my feet...even on days its not my birthday!
1:30---hit with a HUGE wave of exhaustion and joint pain---LIKE HORRIBLE...cold does that to me...i couldnt function...so i sat there...because i can...because a.a.i.m.b
2:15----i go to pick up ace from school...braving the frigid 43 degrees....heat turned up as high as possible in the car...then ace and i have a lovely conversation about self-centeredness and how i'm pretty sure that the developmental age for that to stop is 15!
3:00  good friend drops by---with an AWESOME purple purse---OH MY GOODNESS...its amazing...then we talk about her div...um---private things.....and i show her how to navigate microsoft calendar...even tho a.a.i.m.b.  ace takes over to help her with a word document....i lay down and heckle him...because a.a.i.m.b.
3:30 i lay there just muttering whimsical sayings and witty repartee....needing to sleep....especially since a.a.i.m.b
4:30 i skype (well, ace and i) with milo and lyric---and she chews me out for talking about her rash---so dont say anything.... i need to get dressed and ready for the rodeo...where we are going because a.a.i.m.b
5:00...lyric's box arrives! FOR HAMBURGER! (blog post will be coming)----i have very clever daughters...and they put out lots of effort because a.a.i.m.b
 6:00---heading to the Fort Worth StockShow Rodeo----maybe try to blog from there---dont know if i can...but i'll try...bet the internet powers will let me BECAUSE A.A.I.M.B!
6:30.....eating french fries with homemade fry sauce at the stockshow----
7:30-9:30 FREAKIN GREAT RODEO! love the rodeo---love it love it love it.
10:00----birthday cake and banana nut ice cream.
11:00---finishing up one of eden's homeless gloves----
11:50---going to bed---thanks all for a lovely birthday!

1.20.2011

....meet my bot

     YES! i know its been 2 stinkin months since i posted---i been busy---and lazy---and have so many ideas for blog posts that i couldnt decide---so i didnt...but i had to.

Hi my name is meredith and i play Farm Town.  I have 8--yes 8---farms...dont judge.  BUT---do you have any idea how hard it is to have enough fuel to harvest/plow and sow my 8 farms when FT (farmtown) only lets you refuel once a day...and did you know you cant buy cinnamon trees---you can only have them gifted to you---same as cows for milk to make the cheese for my pizza restaurant...it cant be done...without gifts from other FT farmers.  I hate to ask for gifts.  and I hate to admit that i may or may not have a problem.

DING! (that is the sound of the light bulb lighting up over my head)----why not create a farmtown friend that can gift me what i need everyday---BINGO! my friend---my robot---MY BOT---can give me a cow...or a tank of fuel...or a peacock...everyday! whatever i need!

so....i created a facebook account for my bot...required.  i didnt do a picture for her or anything---but i did give her a birthday...one day before mine....albeit a few---okay---26 years younger....anyway....her name is Merf Jeppson....a few people friended her....she has one neighbor on farmtown---me.....and while at the beginning she farmed a little...her only real reason for living (okay---yes I know she isnt ALIVE)---is to give me gifts.

BUT----today...January 20.....MERF has been getting birthday wishes! she only has like 6 friends on fb---so it wasnt anything really...but crack me up! then i noticed on FB that on the little sidebar where it tells you what friends have a birthday today---there was Merf's name! so Meredith Jeppson---me---started getting birthday wishes!  and I dont have the heart to tell these lovely people who took time out of their fb time to wish me a happy day! so this year (and this year only---i went in and took out Merf's birthday)---I get to be wished TWO DAYS worth!

yes....i havent posted for 2 months....and YES...it took this cuteness---this silliness---this funny, unanticipated consequence to a game that i am obviously WAY too invested in (using the word invested is so much nicer to the ear than the word addicted).

I'll be back---and soon---i have lovely and cute pictures of my grandbabies---pictures from thanksgiving in New Orleans---witty telling of my mom's trip here--- darling stories of christmas with the fam---and hilarious little tales of our new puppy, Lucy.

ps---american idol is back...and i for one love the new judges...anyone would have trouble telling someone "no" when they have a life-dream of being a singer...but who cant love steven tyler getting so wrapped up in the song with the singer that he starts to sing with him! this will be a great season!