Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 - Must be Sci-Fi

Can you believe it? 2010!! Remember when that was only Science Fiction? Remember Y2K and that was only for 2000. Here it is 2010! Where are our Flying Cars? Houses that clean themselves? Robots? Transports the the settlement on Mars that we live in? :O)

Maybe we haven't come that far, maybe things aren't THAT awesome but, maybe, just maybe, they are better than we think.

Remember to stop for a moment and think of the GOOD things you do have in your life. The simplest of joys and blessings we all take for granted every day.

Wishing you a New Year that is happy, filled with love, laughter and joy, for who could want for more?

Mental out

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


OMGshhh! I can't belive how very close Christmas is!! I am beyond excited and to be honest, I guess I have been since October! lol I go the main part of my shopping done a while back and just have a few more things to get. Wow, time has just crept up on me! I have so much to do and have even cut my game play time way down! *falls out* Yeah, I know, never thought I would say that!
Speaking of my game, Cmas started to day on Cenarion Circle and I will be heading there right after this post to begin my quest for my new Raindeer, the Jingle Bell, Santa's helper, a Snowman kit and all the other goodies! It's my first WOW cmas and I am sooo ready!!
I also want to wish each and every one of you a very, Blessed and Merry Christmas! God bless you all!!

Mental out

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November Already!

I can't believe that it is November already and soon, all too soon, it will be 2010!! Remember when we never even believed that the year 2000 would come, that it was real? It was all Sci-Fi! LOL And look at us now!
I have begun Christmas shopping already and am doing really good with it. Not that much more to go! Yay! Well, 99% is in layway but, atleast it's there! What get's me tho is driving to Wallmart last night, I saw a house all decorated and lit up for Christmas! Wow! Halloween is barely over! Just takes some of the wonder of the season out of it for me when it's so early!
I revamped my layout a bit, more of a 'me' style now, more geared to what I am into these days. When I get my new computer and put PSP back on, I am sure I will have a WOW layout...WOW as in World of Warcraft! LOL Yes, I am still addicted and still loving it! I think it would be awesome to have more of my 'online' friends with me hint, hint.
My Mer Monster went to the fair with some friends so, thought I would post a coupla her pics

They ALWAYS have to prep in the big mirror in the kitchen!! Drives me nuts! lol Mer Monster is on the right.

The Mer Monster and some of her BFFs lol

That's about it for now I guess, going to see if WOW is done with Tuesday maintenance!! Let's roll out!

Mental out

Monday, October 12, 2009


Grrrrr...I think that God created Monday's only to be the longest days ever! And what's worse, I hate my job!! I hate it, I hate it, I hate it!! It's soooo mindless and boring. And yet, I am thankful that I HAVE a job in today's world. Sad but true.

Every day we live our lives in the constant fear of the unknown...will I be able to pay this bill or that bill, will I have enough for food, for gas to get to work, to make it thru the week, will my job be here tomorrow. I know that God never intended us to live this way and in truth, God tells us not to worry. As a 'good' Christian, I should not worry and yet, as a human being, wife and Mom in this 'real' world we live in today, I can't find a way not to worry. I admit that I live in constant fear and the life I was knew is gone. Not living with constant fear, worry and stress to me is impossible. Yes, I know the illogic of fearing something I have no control over but it is what it is. Living without fear is something I know nothing about. Turning it all over to God, WAY easier said than done and tho I trust in God, believing He is there, when it comes to fear that all goes out the window.

Every morning I drive into work, fighting the maddening traffic and beg God for a new job all the while thanking Him for the one I do have. Pitiful, but true. Who knows, maybe things will change and our prayers will be answered cause I know I surely am not alone in this? Right? lol

Ah well....
Mental out

Wednesday, August 26, 2009



Oh yeah, Happy Birthday to my baby-boy who turns 27 today!! LOL Mommy's priorities are sadly out of whack!

Mental out


WOW! Yes, I am saying WOW! I am so excited! For the first time, I will be 'in the game' when a new expansion is born! Not just a player buying the game for the first time but a real-live, part of it all!

The buzz in trade channel is whirling and swirling! Will there be new races? New professions? Worgren? Goblins? Who will get nerfed? Will there be new Heroics? New Achievements? New Battlegrounds? New Spells? Will Druids loose their flight forms? (Speaking as a Druid I certainly hope not!) All new Guild leveling?? OMGshhh!! The list goes on and on and the rumors fly!!

All I can say is....*counting pennies to put in the bank* WHEN? WHEN? WHEN?!!!!


Mental out

Where does the time go?


In the car this morning coming home from running errands, I had the strangest conversation....with myself. It went something like this:
"Yeah know, you really need to update your blog. It's sadly out of date."
"I know."
"Seriously, you need to update your blog!"
"I know but, what will I blog about?"
"All things new and exciting?"
"Like what?"
"I don't know! What's new and exciting in your life?"
"Nope, nothing."
"Oh come one! There has to be something!"
"Nope, nothing."
"What about work?"
"What about it?"
"Anything new and exciting there?"
"What about with the family after all, school just started. Any new drama?"

Mental out

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Isn't it sweetly strange when you have a person that is in your past and you just can't get that person out of your heart or head? Even after time goes by, you still think of that person and perhaps what might of been or questioning yourself if it ever really was. Those are bitter-sweet memories. I am not really sure if I like them or not.
It's especially difficult if there was an unresolved end to the relationship...whatever that relationship may or may not have been. Sometimes, the not knowing is simply the worst there is. How can you even learn a lesson if you don't know what went wrong or why? It just plain hurts and it's a hurt that scars and never ends.
That's really all I can say on this for's still raw after all this time.

Mental out

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Well, the 'new' job is going ok. I mean, it's not my dream job but, it pays the bills. Speaking of dream jobs...what would be your dream job? As for me, well, can you get paid for playing WOW (World of Warcraft)? I don't think so. That would be my dream job! lol to play and play and play. Yes, I am addicted, I freely admit it; I need WOWAholics Anonymous! I even named my Guild that but, I got flagged for an inappropriate/non-rp (role playing) name. What that means is, I had to change it. :O( Anyway, I digress...yes, I would be a billionaire if I got paid to play!
I love playing WOW more than anything, yes, I said anything!
When you first join WOW you have to choose a side, Alliance or Horde. I chose Alliance so to me, the Horde are the bad guys. I play a Night-Elf, Druid and my jobs are skinning and tailoring...I also do fishing and cooking. If you played, you would know what I meant. My level currently is a 64, half way to 65. Her name is Amariese. I used that name some years ago to do online free-style role playing. What that means basically is a group of us did role playing in the form of posting to each other in a specially designed site. It was called Flatearth and I LOVED it! I lived at the Skulking Orc Inn...I miss those days. The Inn and Flatearth have long since gone but my heart will ever remain with the Inn...and those I played with there. Sometimes I wonder where they are, how they are doing and if they also play WOW. I bet they do. :O) Anyway, Amariese now lives on the Cenarion Circle (server on WOW) and spends her time questing, leveling, doing dungons and working her craft(s). There is never enough time for her to get everything she wants to do done!
I also have a Gnome, Anomie, a DK (Death Knight) and yes, I have a Blood-Elf (Horde) but she isn't leveled at all.
I love all my girls.
I play my main most, Amariese, and I have a wonderful friend that I play We have so much fun it's ridiculous! My family plays too but, they don't play the same way I do and so they really don't care to play with me so much. They are more...structured if you will, in their game style. Me, I am all over the place willy-nilly...just like I am in real life! Sometimes I just fish and run around. It all depends on my mood.
Yes, I really am Amariese....hummmm....

Till next time...
Mental out

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Finally, Finally!! After months, I got a new job!! Wooohooo!! I will be doing research for a medical billing/processing place. Not glamorous or wonderful but, I GOT A JOB! LOL I will be starting on June 1st so, wooohooo!
I have been neglecting my place here. I am sorry for that and I think about it alot. It's just that so many things have been happening in real life that there has been no time for online life. Well, not totally true cause I am wildly addicted to World of Warcraft but, for other things, no. :O) I simply came to a point in my life that I...changed. Kinda shifted gears. I used to live for creating and blogging and now, well, I don't. I don't create any more. Oh, I am sure I will again, I still get those urges from time to time but, for the most part, I don't have the old creative muse. I spend way more time with my family so, I guess it's all for the best. The whole family for the most part plays WOW and it's something we share and enjoy! It's truly a family affair! :O)
Anyway, just wanted to pop in with this update.

Blessings to you all....
Mental out

Monday, May 4, 2009

A HUGE thing

After many long months of debate with myself, last week I did something I really never thought I would do... I closed my PSP (PaintShop Professional) list down. It was called Whimz & Wishez aka WW. Well, the members of the list were for the most part, very supportive and are trying to actually keep it open under new ownership, with my blessing.
I just couldn't do it any more. After 6+ years of owning/running WW, I was just plain tired. I have been doing psp for more than 8 years and I guess I really am burned out on it. I am sure that I will create from time to time but the creative Muse hasn't been around for sometime now. I figured it was time to concentrate on other things and I am actually enjoying not having to worry about other people for a change! :O)
I have been really busy with WOW (World of Warcraft) and have become totally addicted to it! I guess that is where my heart and passion lie now. I simply LOVE it! I am a Guild Master now with a very small group but, I really hope to expand. I have plans! LOL
Right now I play 2 characters: A level 51 Druid and a level 23 Gnome. LOL I love them both! There is so much to do with WOW I will never be able to do it all! And guess what...there are tons of women AND Grandmas that play!! It is awesome stress relief, something you can share with friends and family and well, just plain addicting!! If you ever wondered what all the hype is about, drop me a note and I will gladly share my love of WOW with you! Or, if you already play, come find me at the WOWaholics Anonymous guild! :O) I would love to meet you/see you in game! If you need a referal for a free month of game time, let me know and I will see about hooking you up with that as well!
Trust me...once you play, you will fast become addicted to all the fun adventures you can have!! This week's event is Children's Week and I am off to try to get my pet: Egkbert! LOL

Till next time.....
Mental Out!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Talk about YUMMMM....

First let me say that I am NOT a 'Ranch' person. I much prefer another type of dressing/dip/what have you.
Because Hubby IS a 'Ranch' person and I am not, I recently bought something I thought would be a 'happy medium' and was blown away! All I can say is, "OMGssshhh!!" I bought Kraft's 'Light Three Cheese Ranch'. It is delicious to say the least BUT, the thing is....I tried some new stuff with it. I put it on a Bologna sandwich (which I can't stand but it's cheap) and it was GREAT! I put it on a hotdog (again, I don't really care for and have to be in the mood for) and it was GREAT! This past weekend we had a surprise party for Hubby, his BD and cooked Cheddar Brawts....put some on and had a mouth orgasm! Then, last night, Hubby suggested we try it on a baked potato.....*pass out here from ecstasy* AMAZING taste!! You all have got to try this!! Would love to know some creative ways to use this great tasting stuff!

**No, I am not getting paid to blog this, it really is that good!**

Mental Out

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


8 Things I am Looking Forward To:
1. My Daughter coming for the summer
2. The fun places we will go this summer
3. Getting over this bug!
4. Getting a job!
5. My Hubby's Birthday
6. Hearing from friends that are out of touch
7. Getting out of this creative slump!
8. The weekend

8 Things I Did Yesterday
1.Washed all the left over dishes from Easter
2. Ate leftovers
3. took Hubby to work
4. mopped up where Hubby spilled rootbeer in the kitchen
5. snuggled my cat, Tyger
6. talked to my Momma
7. played WOW!!!

8 Things I wish I could do
1. Play WOW!!
2. Retire
3. Be a SAHM
4. Find an awesomely fun job that pays ok
5. be more creative
6. go shopping for fun
7. Be a better Christian
8. Be more patient!

8 Shows I watch:
1. Smallville
2. Heros
3. Chuck
4. Supernatural
5. Star Gate/Star Trek
6. American Idol
7. Ghost Hunters
8. Fringe & Leverage

I am supposed to tag 8 people but to be honest, I am so out of the bloggin world right now that I haven't a clue who I would tag let alone 8 people!! Ah you got some random/useless trivia about Mental.
Take care and have a Blessed day!

Mental out

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I have a new business!

Wooohoooo! I have opened my own business! Check it out:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ever had those days...

It's early afternoon and despite all the running around I have had to do today, my concentration level is at it's lowest.
Over the last few days, weeks, months, my mind just keeps drifting to the past. I know that the past is gone and that we shouldn't dwell there. It's not a conscience thing, it just happens. I miss some people that I left there, back in the past, and it still hurts. I still care for them and wish we had that relationship/friendship again. I don't think I can say or do anything to bring healing to the relationship and in all honesty, I don't really know what I did to loose it but, apparently it was something. If I could fix it, I would. If I knew what to say or do, I would say it, do it, but I don't. I guess they felt that they were making the best decision for themselves and I have to accept it and just hope that they are happy in their lives.
I guess that I am one of those people that when I come to love someone, I love totally and completely, with all my heart, from the depths of my heart. Once given, my love stays forever. I often wish I wasn't that kind of person for in truth, it's caused me gut wrenching heart ache, time and time again.
It isn't just relationship love but friend love as well. I love my friends, those I can count on one hand and it seems that they can hurt you just as deeply as a lover or partner. Maybe I take relationships much to seriously. That is how I am and how I have always been. It's just the way I am. I think that if I could change it, I would.
I have to let go of the past to live my life in the here and now to it's fullest. I will find a way to do that someday but, until then, for those that were a part of my life but no longer are...please know that I am sorry for whatever part I played in the decision you made, that I long for your forgiveness, that you are still in my heart, and I think of you every day. I wish only love and happiness for you.
Mental out

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Finally arrived!

Wow...after weeks of serious stress and anxiousness...we arrived in our new home...once my old home, of South Carolina! I have not been in the low country for many, many years. What changes time as brought!
The trip here was wild and crazy! Driving a 24 foot moving truck through severe thunder storms that skirted tornadoes, in the dark and through the Smokey/Appalachian Mts was a nightmare. I can tell you there were a lot of prayers and tears in that truck! But, God saw us through and we arrived safe and sound.
We have been busy gettings things changed over, setting things up, establishing services and finding banks, schools and all since getting here so there hasn't been much rest time to say the least.
I haven't had much World of Warcraft time...LOL but, am hoping things settle down soon and that I get some time in on my questing.
I am praying now for work and for this new life of mine to be blessed. I am so thankful that my son and his family made the move with me and that I have my sister and family here, that we are all together now. Just need to get my Mom here and life will be sweet! LOL
Take care till next time...
Mental out

Friday, January 30, 2009

Disappointed Mom!

I am very, very angry with my daughter right now and so disappointed! She is a beautiful, outgoing, intelligent and common sense filled young lady...or so I thought! She is 14 and recently found a young man that she really, really likes. I have no problem with that. However lately their behavior is what I feel to be, out of control. We have discussed over and over sex, what is appropriate and not as well as the dangers of it, even simple things like kissing. She also has seen her cousin and friends hurt by inappropriate behavior.
She and her boyfriend have been kissing in school and now she has a hickey! I am so angry at her poor judgement and the fact that she finds nothing wrong with it! Where is my young lady who knows better? I can't believe how upset I am at this or how not upset she is!
So, what do you all think out there? I would love to know your thoughts and suggestions on this one!

Friday, January 23, 2009

An Award

From my dear friend, Denise! Thank YOU!
I know you are supposed to pass these on but, it seems like most folks have it. I would say however that if you see a blog listed here or a link for a blog here, it's because I love it and go there quite often! That is my recommendation!

Light at the end of the tunnel

Finally, after 2 weeks of sheer you know what..there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. With both vehicles braking down, my hours being cut and not being able to find a house, we were just at the end of our ropes! It was too much! And, it was really taking a toll...lots of stress, headaches and crabbiness going on around here.Now, we got good news about a house, or the possibility anyway, found out that W2s are on the way and should be here next week, and I got laid off so I can get some unemployment till something comes thru.
It's not perfect but, it is better than it was and we can be thankful and relax a bit. I was going to write a bit more but my computer is really getting hot so, I think it needs a break.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Big Happenings in this New Year!

I tell you...God can just up and flip your world in ways you never expect any time He wants!
I am sure you all know just how bad the economy is, you are living with it in your own way. Things here in Indiana are very, very rough, especially for our family, with living on just my income and believe me, I make next to nothing! I literally make just slightly over minimum wage these days! A drastic reduction. We have had to make many choices, as I am sure you all have, on what to pay and what we can put off a week or two...or three. It came down to where we could really not even pay our rent and keep the family fed. Forget about medicines, they are simply NOT in our budget! Winter clothes, including a coat, nope, not this year.
So, some how, there came a thought...what if we move? Perhaps other areas though hit by all this would not be hit as hard as this auto/RV industry area. We tossed it round and round and discussed it with my son and his wife. He had gotten laid off and just his wife working but, their last straw came when she got laid off as well. He made up his mind very quickly, they were getting out!
We were suddenly faced with the fact that we would be in this frozen, perma-cloud, depressed state alone. We didn't like that idea but, with the bills we have, we just didn't think a move would be advisable for us this year. Maybe we could follow the next year.
We wavered back and forth, back and forth, weighing the pros and cons. There were so many things to think about and just decided to leave it up to God. After all, it's His plan, this life of ours. We didn't really do that though and finally we just decided that we had to go for it! We so do not want to be here any more and struggling ourselves to death! WE are going to move too! We would share the expense with my son and we would all go together.
We are moving to Charleston, SC, where I spent many years and have family there so, it's not to some unknown destination. We have a lead on a house and great job prospects already so though we are terrified, it's in an excited way! You know, the butterflies in your tummy kinda way.
So many things to get down before this huge move! Wow! And we said we would 'never' move again let alone across the country, AGAIN! LOL Never say never!
I will keep you updated as I can but, this lady is one busy and 'Mental' momma right now!
God bless and keep you till next time...
Mental out