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About cantstandfussyness

Crazy wife, dog owner/activist, crafter, aunt, friend, ex-bar owner!

Raging River/NO bull


Last night I had the unfortunate issue of no food in the house and a monsoon to deal with! I know that sounds nutty, but its true! We didn’t do much food shopping this last week and when I discovered we were about to starve the monsoon started and I couldn’t get out my front door! I got a little nervous and that made my faithful co-pilot Rusty suspicious and it just snowballed from there. Rusty and I had to wait a whole hour before we could get in the car to go to the 103rd street Pr*** Ch*****, we have a precarious  gutter issue at our front door, which, when it rains hard creates the most enchanting waterfall effect! You DO NOT want to try to walk thru said waterfall is all I’m saying! So we waited for an hour for the coast to clear so we could get to our car parked a good 10 ft away from the front door.

When we finally were in the car and driving we discovered the creek at 103rd street was CRAZY, It had Dangerously risen and was glorious at the same time! So I quickly did the food & wine shopping, and called the mister to come take a look SEE!  The KCMO Fire Department was perusing the area as well as KCP&L and MO GAS ENERGY so that is a prime indicator that you should go take a gander! We went over by a kinda famous Italian food eatery and MY Gosh all kinds of stuff was floating down the creek/river and KC Parks Dept was there watching, I guess in case the picnic tables floated away, I don’t think the guy in the green Parks truck was even awake? Then we drove back over to Wornall and the creek had left its banks on the east side and the Mister informed me he once saved a family of Ground Squirrels from a peril-is death! I guess the Mister had a friend who had a veggie/flower plant business on 103rd and when above referenced creek left the banks and flooded in the 90’s the Mister helped load a truck to try to save what they could and these Ground Squirrels went floating by on a plastic plant tray! YIKES! My Mister saved them from their fate and I’m sure they lived happily ever after, or they did what I would have done, cussed, then kissed the ground, then had a strong drink! We went home after this story and ate sandwich’s and I drank the cheap wine I bought and watched T.V. It was a fun night had by us.


Hello world!


Today is a good day! Now more than ever I realize that the world can change and be GOOD at the same time! Some changes over the past year and a half have been painful learning exchanges and I sometimes wondered if the world could be as happy as it once was! Then I had the *AHA* moment, CHANGE your life into something you like and can roll with! So I did.

I am very poor & rich at the same time! I had three years of owning a business that made money but didn’t make me very happy! Now I have what I call a transition job that pays the bills and I kinda like it!  BUT, the most important thing IS I have so much more time for MY FAMILY & FRIENDS!

My family consists of  three dogs #1 dog Specer3, #2 dog Rusty Tapia/Hayes #3 dog Guinness (someday I’ll post about the names and how they all came into my life), the mister my husband he’s a handful, Mom & Pops, brother, and lots of nieces and nephews and sister-in-laws and brothers-in-laws, 2 swishy goldfish Jesus and Jones (I’ll tell you about them later too!)  but also many friends who are JUST like family and so they are FAMILY, PLAIN and SIMPLE. It’s a big ball of confusion most of the time and that’s how I like it!

I try to just roll thru each day and have as much fun as I can, I like to say swear words a LOT it helps with stress for me, my MOM is not proud of this character flaw I have! I take each moment as it shows up and get thru as happy as I can although that doesn’t always work out, but OH WELL.  I try to spend time with my girlfriends and drink a lot of cheap swill (swill is a word for booze which is a word for an alcoholic beverage), and most important love up my dogs and goldfish and the mister not in that order always, but it gets DONE! Then a priority for me is at least one night a week with my parentals!  THAT my friends is my life in a nutshell, emphasis on NUT!

I should also warn you that  I’m a terrible speller thank you Jesus(not my goldfish) for spellchecker, have horrible grammatical errors, and am a tiny bit dyslexic especially numerically which in turn causes all kinds of issues since my new job deals with a sh#t ton of numbers (another story for later)!

So now you kinda get the gist. PEACE Out!


*AHA* thanks Oprah it  makes sense now!