We are heathens

We all think that we live in the most progressive country in the world.  I’m afraid to burst your bubble, but we do not.  We are heathens compared to the rest of the world.

I’m talking toilet.  Yes, that porcelain God that you sit on (or bow to occasionally!) multiple times a day.  We don’t give it a second thought usually.  We use it, we clean it, we buy toilet paper.

Toilet paper.  See, that is the issue.  The tissue issue.  It’s a great invention for sure.  Especially for the manufacturers.  Charmin has been a large part of my budget forever.  All that soft billowy goodness.  That has been clogging toilets and septic fields for decades.

Now, most people don’t give toilet paper a second thought.  Unless it becomes a tissue issue.  Think back to the last time you had a bad stomach virus and how many times you had to use that tissue and how, sensitive, shall we say, your bottom got.  Made you scream to even touch it, right?

If you had a bidet?  Non issue with the tissue.  Don’t need tissue.  Clean yourself with water.  Give your bottom a mini-bath, instead of smearing things and germs around with tissue.  Hands free too folks.  Think of the sink soap you will save too!

Also, as a person with Crohn’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, I cannot begin to tell you what a life saver this has been for me.  I do not know why every GI doctor doesn’t suggest this to their patients.  I am going to make it my mission to remedy this situation.

You don’t need to run out and buy a new porcelain fixture.  They sell bidet fixtures that attach to your current toilet.  Some are cheap $20 and use just cold water.  Some have a line to the hot water and cost around $70.  That is what I started out with.  For a week.  I loved it SO MUCH I upgraded to the fancy remote control model with lighted heated seat, self-cleaning nozzles, and a warm air dryer.  Yes, I said dryer.  It washes you, AND dries you!  So no need for TP whatsoever!

bidetI love my bidet.  You will too.




Today’s top searches

I just thought I would let you all know what kind of people I attract to my blog.

These are the top searches for my blog today:

“question mark” – hmmm, ok

“silver hair blue eyed male” – alright, I’ll go along

“pics of oprah in tight pants” – really? when ISN’T she in tight pants?

“men loving tights” – all I can say is, WTF??????

I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!

The most wonderful time of the year

It’s here again.  Christmas.  My favorite season.

This year I have so many things to be grateful for.  I have been through hell and back and now I can see the light, in so many ways.

It is so liberating to feel free and in charge of my own destiny now.  I have the time and finances now to fix myself, physically and mentally. The scars, both figuratively and literally, will always be there, and they were hard-won.  My emotions have finally settled, just in time for my fav season.

It’s the little things that make me happy now.  I don’t need big shiny expensive things.  I have lived frugally so well for the past few years, I find that SAVING money gives me more pleasure than spending money.  Money is the root of so many problems anyway.  I am more happy being frugal.  My biggest enjoyment in life is the afternoon matinée movie for six bucks.  I find joy in fixing up my house the most economical route, and feeling a sense of accomplishment.

Today I received notice today that I have been accepted in the Illinois Pre-existing Insurance Plan.  For that I thank President Obama.  All you haters out there, be grateful that you do not have a chronic, incurable disease like I do, because you too would be uninsurable.  Thanks to Obama, I now have affordable insurance coverage.  I haven’t been to my Crohn’s doctor is over 3 years now, and I REALLY NEED TO GO.  Now I can.  And I can get all my female tests I haven’t had in 3 years either.  When I went to the mailbox today, I ripped the envelope open, and started screaming in my street.  (Hope I didn’t scare the neighbors too much, but I think they are used to me, ha!).  This is HUGE for me.  Please Republicans, do not take away the health care I need.  It’s NOT free, far from it.  It is 125% more than a normal person’s premiums and I have a $5,000 deductible to pay before anything is covered.  But it is something, and I want it, and I need it.  So thank you to the powers that be, here on Earth and in Heaven.

More and more things are falling into place.  Every Sunday when I go to church, I like to sit back and thank God for all the blessings that have come my way, and pray for good things to come to other people.  I treasure my holy water I have received from dear friends who have traveled to Lourdes, and use it when I feel the need.  I used it when I went to court, and God stood up for me, and I will use it for my back surgery.  I used it on my BIL for his heart surgery, and he pulled through like a champ.  Miracles do indeed happen.

As Christmas approaches, I feel the spirit everywhere.  I love the cold, crisp air, and the beautiful twinkling lights everywhere.  I love all the parties and get togethers with family and friends.  I love seeing the delight on children’s faces when they open their gifts.  I love making my great niece’s FIRST hot chocolate.

Christmas gives me feelings of hope and peace deep within my soul.  I hope you all can feel it too, and have a very blessed holiday season.  Don’t forget to keep the “Christ” in Christmas!

Top Ten Male Attractants

1.  A man in a watch.  Preferably a black band.  Not a metal band, or flex band.

2.  A fresh, clean, nautical scent.

3.  Pearly whites.  Especially if they have fangs. lol

4.  Funny and witty.

5.  Well spoken and well read.

6.  Dark hair and blue eyes, or blond hair and blue eyes.  NO BROWN EYES   ANYMORE!

7.  Clean and neat in appearance and lifestyle.

8.  Knows his way around a hammer.

9.  Treats his mom like a queen.

10. Is moral and ethical.

I could go on and on but I don’t want to sound too picky, haha.  Are the above qualities too much to ask for, all in ONE man?  I guess, because men like this are few and far between.

What attracts YOU to a man?  Any good qualities I missed?

Have a great weekend!

Love and Hate….it’s a fine line


Where do you draw that line?  How do you go from madly in love to I never want to see your face again?  Did you really ever love each other?  Do you really now hate each other?  Did you really TRY to see the difference?

When you say vows, when you bond FOR LIFE, and then someone RIPS or TEARS that bond apart, part of your heart gets ripped away with it.  There is no clean break.  You each take pieces of each other with you, whether you want to or not.

Vows. Before God. For Life. I honestly think that people do not really care about all that anymore.  The divorce rate is unbelievably high.  It is used as a quick fix, instead of a well thought out and rationally discussed option.

It makes me really sad, especially for myself.  It makes me feel like a failure in God’s eyes, even though it was not my idea, and I fought tooth and nail to stop it.  I fought so hard I almost died doing it.

I have written several other blogs about my ex, so I won’t bore you with the details again.  I just wish that people could go back in time, and gently and respectfully disengage.  The whole process of breaking up is so traumatic, to both our hearts and our minds.  It shouldn’t be this way.  Unfortunately, I don’t think we can change it.  When it comes to our emotions, cooler heads do NOT prevail.

Shame, really.  I love you, I hate you.  So close, yet so far.

I pretended nothing was wrong.  Until that day.  The day we went from saying I love you in the morning, to catching him in the arms of another woman that night.  And just like that, he was gone.  He never spoke to me again except for a few words to say 1) he was never EVER coming back, and 2) to lie at court 6 weeks later that we had been separated for a period of 6 months or more.  Even though deep down I knew it was for the best, it was the disrespect and the lack of closure that left me reeling.

I was left feeling dirty and guilty ashamed for the disintegration of my marriage.  He left on another woman’s arm.

In addition to the abysmal divorce statistics, there are now more single women than married women in the U.S.  Huh.  Go figure.


Free at last

Upon further reflection and review by my lawyer, my tell-all on my recent trials and tribulations has been trashed.  It does no good at this point to rile up my nemesis any further.  He has a lot of guns.

I wrote it all out.  I tore it up, and burned it.  No more fuel for the fire for him.  He will have plenty of fire in the afterlife 😉

So.  It has been a long haul, but it is over and done with.  Moving on with my life.

Free at last.  It feels good.  Now I only answer to myself, and to my God.

Free at last, free at last.  Thank God Almighty, I’m free at last!

New blog posts

Hey peeps, so sorry my blog posts suddenly dried up, but my brother-in-law went to the hospital Thursday with ANOTHER heart attack, so things have been monkeyed up here on my end.

I hope to get back into the swing of things soon.  I know I owe you that blog that I’ve been promising to publish, it is ready to roll, just waiting on lawyer approval!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  GO BEARS!