Saturday, July 8, 2006

"Hot Mess"

Hot new favorite phrase that is just catching on in Pittsburgh.  Not sure if it's well known or not but means something like a chaotic mess.  Actually, it's more of a hood term here.

I begged Shelly for that tag above.  Toooooo cute, isn't it?  And, no I'm not painting today.  The sun is supposed to shine all day so I'm baking by my pool.  My BF came up last night and put different sand in my filter.  We got the bargain basement stuff.  That has been the problem all along with my pool.  The sand was too coarse and not catching the dirt and just pumping it right back into the pool. do mom's always know best?  Of course.  I am very in tune to my instincts.  Boy, was I right.  After we got done with the pool, I could smell gas around the car I just had fixed.  My BF crawled under and looked.  My gas tank is rusted and sprung a leak....grrrr  The estimate is $250 to $350.  I know it will be close to $400 because I put a gas tank in my beater car two years ago.  Pa. and the road salt don't do well underneath cars.  I really need to trade that piece of crap car in but just can't afford to do it until my next grade promotion which, hopefully, will be next June.  So, anyway, Mama was dead on about that car not making it to Fla. and back.

My Joey is having some problems with his depression returning.  Please say some big prayers for him.  He has another doctor's appt. on Wed.  The latest med is just not working.  I feel for him and anyone else who has ever suffered from chronic depression knows that it is hell on earth.  I've been there and done that for many years.  Praise the Lord, I've been well for 20 yrs now.  This is so hard for me because I know how awful it is and there is nothing I can do for him.  I hesitated to mention this in my journal because he is so sensitive but I do know that when J-Landers pull together and pray, big things happen.

Becky IM'd me the other night.  Her ex's parents have their retirement home built in Myrtle Beach.  She goes every year with her ex as friends.  This year he has a new GF so she's going but his parents love Becky and said we could use it in August.  No problem, so I thought, but now I'm wondering if my car will make it.  I still have to give this some thought.  I might look into renting a car but think it might cost a little too much to take it out of state.  I will check into a weekly deal and see.

My job is going well.  I have to quit being OCD over not being a pro.  I've only had access to my systems for 2 weeks even though I've been there 5 weeks.  My old area upstairs is a total "hot mess."  Our new director came on the 5th of July.  I cannot believe they let that mess sit there.  I thought they would at least try to organize the mess.  Oh well...not my problem.

I'm just very thankful that Megan didn't take my car.  And with all the health problems around J-Land, I'm thankful that I'm dealing with my car right now.  It could be far worse....

Last night was Days Inn night, and, no, didn't crash any weddings.  Actually, we don't crash weddings.  The wedding parties come into the open lounge after their receptions and provide tons of entertainment.  You wouldn't believe some of the fights the brides and grooms have right after their receptions.  Sort of makes me wonder how long those marriages are gonna survive.

I've been reading the UK journals.  Today it has been one year since the terrorist attack.  Let's all join them in prayers for some peace in this world.

Off and running I go....time to vacuum the pool and pray I get that darned dirt off the bottom.

Have a great day!!!!!!!!

                 CHRIS  (Thanks, Lisa Jo, for these cute, cute sends I got you!)



jeadie05 said...

Hot mess ,yes sounds good to me ..prayers for Joey,depression is such an awful complaint..everyone sympathies with a broken bone but ,a troubled mind is sometimes far worse to the were right about the car off course .....Jan xx

bmorrrick said...

Hi Chris,

Yes, Shelly's tag is adorable!!  I haven't heard of the new catch phrase (ha).  Sorry about your car troubles, but glad you found it, that could really be dangerous if you didn't get it fixed!  I'll keep your son in my prayers, I'm sure it must be a very hard thing to deal with.  Hope you have a nice weekend.

Take Care,

lv2trnscrb said...

sorry about Joey's depression coming back; such a terrible illness to deal with long-term. I feel for you both.

I never heard the term "hot mess"; I wonder how long it will take to filter its way here. I'll have to ask Matt if he has heard of it.

I've rented cars before and taken them out of state with no problem, but not sure how it is in your end of the country.

enjoy the day at your pool; bake and enjoy :)


chevyz71gurl74 said...

Hey girl!!!!
Keeping Joey in my prayers...I've went through
depression i can relate...although i have
done quite well for several years now...and hope Joey will
too in the near future. We had to change our sand out in our pool the pool is no fun is it...We need a pool boy Chris...
someone along the lines of lookin like...Kenny Chesney or Tim McGraw
ya know....hehe....Never hurts to dream....enjoy baking in your pool...
I am headin out to go swimming myself in a few...

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Love the tag it is too cute...Shelly did a great job...Hey I am with ya on the mom thing...they just think we don't know  Sounds like that would be an awesome trip to take....real awesome...Sorry to hear about the gas tank that bites....same thing in  corpus christi turns cars into rust buckets quick...Day inn sounds fun...I will keep Joey in my prayers...I know what he is going through...and with prayer all things are possible...I sure know I feel so much better because of all the prayer here in j-land...Hugs,TerryAnn

oxobagladyoxo said...

Hopefully your car will get fixed soon.  The power of prayers are amazing. I will include your family in mine today. :)  


mtrib2 said...

I hope your BF has some improvement on his depression.    Since I have been taking Lexapro during the day and Nortriptylene only helps me sleep at night, I have seen improvement.    Also the switch from Neurontin for chronic back pain to Lyrica has been a huge improvement.    The Neurontin made me so depressed and lethargic I could hardly function.     I am tired and sore today from the construction work on my cabin addition but my back is not in severe pain like it was a week ago from helping to lift the heavier boards.    Also the weather has a role in making my spinal arthritis worse as it was changing a week ago to rain.    It is hard to believe that it is cold in PA in July!    It is only 85F here in S. Illinois today and much of the last week was enjoyable weather in the low 80's.   It had been awful hot and humid before that.    My sister has a pool which her grandchildren get to enjoy.     I love to swim but I must get the best ear plugs available since I just got over an ear infection and have a permanently perforated ear drum.   It has been many years since I went swimming.     I am glad that your job is going well and your enthusiasm for it is a definite asset.    mark

lawsonladies said...

Hi Chris:
I've never heard the saying "hot mess" before.  Thats the 2nd saying tonight that I've read in journals that I've never heard of. I must really be behind in these saying, huh?  ha ha ha!!!  I am so jealous that you have your own pool to laze by all day whenever you want to!  That has always been my dream!  BUT I've always said if I can afford a pool, then I can afford a pool~boy to come clean it for me!  tee hee tee hee!!  I hope it won't be too expensive to get your gas tank fixed!  Yikes!  That is dangerous with the gas leaking, isn't it?  I hope you will be able to go to Myrtle Beach, I love that place!  The 3 girls, myself & 2 of my girlfriends all went back in 99, we had the time of our lives!  Just us 6 girls hangin' out at the beach for a week!  It was great!  Hope you are having a good weekend!
Love, Linda

kdcutie26 said...

You are one smart mama Chris.  I'm happy she didn't take the car either.  I hate when I have to spend money on my car.  The way I see it, I already pay $200.75/month to drive the thing, plus gas, and I feel ripped off when it break and I have to put more money in to fix the stupid thing.  Sorry tangent.

My prayers are with your son.  My sister is Bi-Polar, so I am with you and know what it is like.  Love and hugs,

imgr8phil said...

Sounds like lots of things are going on in your life.  Have a "Hot Mess" weekend!  I hope that is good LOL.


am4039 said...

well have fun in the pool. So happy that Megan didn't take the car either. I'm praying for all and everyone who needs prayers.  

queeniemart said...

I love that paint tag!
I never left the house Sat so i dont know if its hot outside or what. I am so so so sorry to hear about Joey and he is in my prayers.
I am glad you arent worrying about the job anymore. Enjoy your weekend babe.
love,lisa jo

queenb8261 said...

Cute tags.  I'm glad the girls didn't take the car.  Sorry about Joey's depression. There are SO many new meds out there though.  He just has to hang tough till they can find the right one.  I don't think I will ever be well.  I think I will always have to take something for depression.  It's just the way it is. Hope you are able to go to the Beach house.  How dreamy.  Have a good Sunday.  *Hope the sand works.

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Amen to peace and my heartfelt thoughts are with Joey.

onestrangecat said...

Hot it!
So sorry to hear about Joey.  I have clinical depression as well so I know what he is going through.  Will keep him in my prayers.
Your right, better your car than your health.  I've never been to Myrtle Beach although about everyone I know has been there.  I am sure you will have a great time.  Hope you don't go labor day weekend though as millions of people will be there.


pennietoonz said...

Hi Chris.... Thank God Megan didn`t take your car! Your instincts were right on! I will say a prayer for Joey. I hope his depression passes on like yours finally did. Sounds nice by the pool.
Love ya,

chat2missie said...

I know all too well winter in PA with the road salt!!  Hope your son is doing better with the depression.

princesssaurora said...

Oh yes, moms are always right... lol

I am saying prayers for Joey...

be well,

dwhee70041 said...

We always rent a car when we go on road trips.  We put that wear and tear on someone elses car!  Enjoy the pool.  Smiles, David