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Friday, February 19, 2010

Look What The Cat Dragged Back In

Surprise!!! Yes boys and girls, it's me again. Bet you thought you'd seen the last of me. I mean after all, it's been more than a year since I last posted over here, but I have a new lease on life. Well, I have a new reason to start posting here again. Why? Because I can!! Ok, so the real reason is because I've figured out a way to get this blog back up and running again.

I've spent the past few weeks hanging out with Giveaway blogs. I've had a blast doing these giveaway contests, though I haven't won a bloody thing yet. But that's okay. I've also been working very hard on some quilting projects. I have a couple online shops I'd really like to get going, but want some handmade items to list before I get to carried away. So, I've been working on making some quilted clutch purses and am trying to put together an apron. Well, at the moment I'm blogging but you know what I mean.

Then I found it. My reason for getting this blog back up and moving. No, I'm not going to be doing anymore paid posts. Those days are so over. I found my Fairy Blog Mother who hosts one of the coolest weekly blog-things I've ever heard of. It's called the Friday Bitch & Moan and I think that's the perfect reason to get Redhead Rants back into high gear.

The way it works is that each Friday you post a Bitch & Moan to your blog and link to it in the comments section of the Fairy Blog Mother. Or, you simply go to her comment section and bitch away. What a cool way to get things off your chest and still pick up a little traffic. Totally awesome. And believe me kiddies, this was a week for me to Bitch about. Here, let me tell you more.

Ok, so my son is to be leaving in less than 2 weeks for the Navy. And the closer it comes to time for him to leave, the worse luck he's having. They say that luck is a lady, but that bitch needs to step the hell back. I also have a teenage daughter who is going to drive me completely over the edge. She's 16 and determined to flunk the 10th grade. I swear, she is the most stubborn, pig-headed female I've ever met (next to me). Then to top it all off, my mother has decided to dump all her financial problems on my lap. My dad passed away in 2004, and my mom has never really gotten over it. The worst part about it all is that she really doesn't want me to tell her how to fix it, she just wants me to take care of it. I told her she needed to tighten her belt a little bit. Quit spending money on crap she didn't need, which was about the same as telling a Pit Bull not to attack the French Poodle walking down the street.

For some reason, my entire family has come to me when they had a problem. I don't know why. I'm not rich by any means, but I've always done whatever I could to make their lives better. It drives my hubby nuts. But sometimes I really wish they'd all take a look at what they're doing to me. Personally, I'd like to tell the whole lot of them I don't rightly give a shit about their problems, I just want to play Boggle on Pogo. However, I won't do that. I just smile, tell them all the shit they need to hear but don't want to hear. Get screamed at for being a mean person and move on to the next. I have to be honest, sometimes the idea of watching them flip out is fun for me.

Ok, I think I've bitched long enough. This is kind of good for the soul. A bit long, but who cares. If it will keep me sane for one more week, then I have to say thank you to my Fairy Blog Mother. And be on the lookout for some cool things coming up in the next few weeks. I think it's high time to get Redhead Rants back to the place she was a couple years ago. If nothing else, I'll have a place to Bitch & Moan. :)

7 comments:

Midday Escapades said...

Thanks for linking up with Friday Follow! I am now your blog follower. Have a wonderful weekend and pleasure to meet ya.

~ Lynn
http://www.middayescapades.com

Christine said...

Thanks Lynn,

I love the whole Friday Follow experience and am thrilled to be part of it. :)

Annette said...

Ok, so I'm a ginormous jackass and am barely making the rounds from last week's bitch and moan. I'm glad you decided to join in...Redhead Rants...well with a blog name like that you could bitch and moan all day and get away with it! :)

I'm sorry to hear about the situation with your mother. You're a good daughter for trying to help her.

And I have a daughter who's in 8th grade right now. Luckily she does well in school and is in honors classes...but that doesn't mean I don't get attitude from her. OY...my children, one of them or all three of them...they will be the death of me.

Thanks again for stopping by! I have this week's bitch and moan post up already.


(OH, and I agree with your previous comments...we could so be related in a past life or something! LOL)


And now I've written you a novel in comments. I rule.

Christine said...

Thanks for stopping by Annette. I love the whole Bitch and Moan thing. It's so nice to be able to bitch and get away with it. LOL

~SHANNON~ said...

I am your newest follower from Friday follow! I'd love it if you came and checked out my blog too!

Shan
http://www.milkandcuddles.com/

Christine said...

Thanks Shannon,

I will be by soon. In the process of trying to pretty up my site. LOL. I figure if I'm gonna have guests over, I better do a little cleaning up around here. LOL

joeandbridge said...

Hi There! I'm a new follower from Friday Follow. Hope you can come visit me! Have a great weekend!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins
http://www.groschengoblins.blogspot.com