Saturday, January 12, 2013

Bolt (28/365)


See that bolt right there?

It's all that stands between successful removal of the starter in the Cavalier, and FAILURE.

Right now, the bolt has the upper hand.

Tomorrow I will return to the scene of the uprising and attempt to conquer it one more time.


Friday, January 11, 2013

Misfits (27/365)


It looks like someone is attempting to relocate their Christmas decorations.

Sure, they attempted the warm/fuzzy approach ... please adopt us ... but I know the true story ...

These decorations were good enough at one point, but no longer. Someone is just feeling guilty about tossing them in the trash.


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Agenda (26/365)


The first Thursday of each month is the Music Parents meeting at the high school. As Co-President, Running the meeting is one of my responsibilities.

*NOTE TO SELF* Do not run a meeting using an agenda written by someone else or you'll look like a moron when you get to Table Cloth Purchase and have no idea what that is all about!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Speeding (25/365)


Cam got his first speeding ticket.

I knew it would happen eventually, I was just hoping it would be after he turned 18 and was paying his own car insurance!


Monday, January 7, 2013

Notes (23/365)


I had an IEP meeting for Cam today. Unfortunately, neither my advocate nor Mike were able to make this meeting, so I was out there flapping.

And taking notes.

Lots of notes!


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Thermostat (22/365)


My apartment had one of those old, circa 1960 dial thermostats with the mercury bubble thingy (yes, that is a technical term), and my heating bill in the winter was often impacted by forgetting to turn the heat off when I left for work or went to bed.

Two years ago, I purchased a programmable thermostat.

I installed it today.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cookie Brownies (21/365)


I might have made these this morning ... before everyone got up.

It didn't make the house smell as good as it does when bacon is frying, but it sure was a close second!


Friday, January 4, 2013

Kitchen Window (20/365)


If you try to peek into my kitchen window in the winter? This is what you'll see.

The builders of my apartment complex clearly opted out of insulated glass.

Frosted glass is a decorating statement, right??


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Snacks (19/365)


The one thing I can always count on at work.


Cereal bar for breakfast. Breakfast on the Go! for late morning snack. Popcorn for the afternoon snack.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Boundaries (18/365)


"Husband's" words in the blue - mine in white. Maybe not the most appropriate P365 post ever, but it was a moment of clarity for me.

See? These conversations are all too frequent. Each time I go to the house to go through/pack up what remains there, a conversation like this occurs. 

Always initiated by him. 

Always something of a sexual nature. 

Always something that makes me feel uncomfortable (and for those of you who know me, it takes a LOT to make me uncomfortable).

We've been separated for over three years.

We've not had any sexual contact for two years.

We've both agreed that divorce will be filed.

It's time to set some boundaries, because he is clearly out of line.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Closet (17/365)


I spent today cleaning out and organizing Cam's closet.

I probably should have taken a before photo so that you'd understand why it took me FIVE hours and TWELVE trash bags to get it to look like this.

Although he was a little upset that I threw away his box (an old appliance box that once served as a hiding place for him), the fact that I found a long lost pair of shoes and his bath robe seem to have made up for it.