KATRINIA17   39,413
30,000-39,999 SparkPoints
KATRINIA17's Recent Blog Entries

LandLady has some nerve!

Monday, April 12, 2010


I can't stand the woman and so I spent the whole time in my room pretending to be sick. She was supposed to be here at 10am with 3 screens to put in downstairs. Somehow she forgets something on one. These are pop in screens, honest, 2 mins to get in but still I planned an hour for her to be here cus she is slow.

I was supposed to meet up with my friend Trish, her boyfriend has a truck and she was going to help me move stuff after the LL left.

Well, LL shows up after 11am...puts in the screens like we had talked about and then decides she is going to do something to the bathroom door. Then decides to clean out the bathroom fan. Then decides she's going to go through all the cabinets/closets in the bathroom. Now mind you, none of this was pre-planned and she did not ask either of us. Dh was down stairs doing homework and noticed she was working on the door, then it she went on and on.

She removed the whole bathroom cabinet! I have sink standing up on just the frame and all the pipes and such bare and showing!!! What if I had guest coming over or a party this week or sometime today??? She wants me to call her so we can talk about getting it fixed and what not LATER this week or this coming Monday. WTF? Could she not have left it and come by with the new one and had it all done at once instead of leaving me with this mess for everyone to see?

But the hour late and ripping apart the house and doing things not listed and infringing on my time don't compare to the mortifying thing she did in the mist.

Trish came by and asked for me. LL answered the door and told her I was sick and couldn't come to the door. (Ummm shouldn't she have gone and gotten my husband? What if I don't want the world knowing I'm sick and wondering if I'm okay?). Trish tells her okay and then the LL askes, "Where do you live?". Trish thought this was odd but points to the house across the street.

At this point the LL says to her, "Do you plan on cleaning up the garbage in your yard? We like to keep the neighborhood looking nice."


Trish responded with, "I'm moving in and the stuff in the yard is being moved in. No one in the house minds and none of the neighbors have come to us and complained so I don't see where the issue is."

The items in the yard being moved in from her apartment? Futon, Bed, BBQ grill and yard chairs (they BBQ on Sat and we did it on Sun.)oh, and a swing set for the baby (infant/toddler small thing with just a swing).

I have not gone face to face with Trisha yet but I'm so humiliated by the fact that my LL did this. Not only was she nosy going through cabinets, inconsiderate by showing up late and staying later than needed because she decided that she was going to do whatever she wanted and leave us with the mess but then she questioned and insulted not only a friend, my company but one of my neighbors! Until I leave this house I'll have to deal with Trisha in one way or another.

I've dealt personally with this woman calling my personal belongings "Trash/garbage" and insinuating that they are but she went a bit too far when she opened my door.

Her favorite line, "I want this house to feel like home."

My home or your home cus things like that would never happen in MY home.

This is the type of stress that is getting to me.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MRSBLAK27 4/25/2010 8:41AM

  Ok, when are you or your husband going to stand up to this woman. I am of the mindset that most people who act "ugly" only do so because they are allowed. I had a boss with the same tempermenant, I kindly told her that we are all adults and in a professional environment....that I would treat her with respect and expected the same from her.
Now this is you Home life, and you shouldn't be under this kind of stress. Make it clear to the LL that certain things would not be allowed. If your not here by 15mins after a set time, don't bother. We agree to what you are doing, and only that. Don't answer my door because your not at home, your at my house. And you can keep your comments to yourself, because I'm not interested in anything outside or rent, projects that need fixing and a date, time (in writing) I will be out of your property.

Geez, the nerve of some people. This is the reason why my husband and saved until it hurted so we could by our own piece of property.

good luck and don't change your plans for the LL when it's time for you to leave, kindly escort her to the door


Report Inappropriate Comment
TASOGAREBAN 4/14/2010 11:38AM

    Hey, you shouldn't worry about having to face your friend. Your idiot landlady should have more tact, you did NOTHING wrong. Just hang out with your girl and then start complaining about her. I bet it'll make you feel better, lol.

Don't let it get to you. Although next time she wants to come by and "fix" something, tell her you're on a schedule and stick to it. Crazy lady. Yeesh.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GONNABEFIT27 4/13/2010 10:36AM

    Awe that stinks.... You should deinitely find a new place! Hope things start getting better for you and your family.


Report Inappropriate Comment
NGCHILD 4/12/2010 8:26PM

    Holy cow that woman has some nerve! I would move as soon as I could find a place!



Report Inappropriate Comment

Day 21 of NaNoWriMo

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Okay for those who don't know, I love to write. Nov. is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the goal is to write a 50,000 word novel.

As of the 20th I needed 24,999 more words to go. I've managed to write everyday for at least 15 minutes but I just haven't been feeling this story. I don't plot, don't write up character sheets and the such, I just sit down, write for 15 minutes and hope and pray that something comes out of it all. Well, normally it takes between 7k-15k words but this time it took until last night. Yep for days I thought that I was going to end up scratching this whole piece but last night it worked for me.

Today I got some time to shower (4 kids, one bathroom, having time is a blessing). In the shower something came to me. It's the first time that anything has "come to me" . By the time I sorted it all out, I ended up with a title to my book!

Yay Me!

Tonight I did my art cover and tomorrow hopefully I will have something to go with it.

I hope to have it posted up by Monday.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PUNKYPOWER 1/11/2010 7:28PM

    Awesome, Kat!!!

So what happened with your NaNoWriMo?!

Report Inappropriate Comment
AMALIA8 12/30/2009 10:17AM

    I know you wrote this awhile ago but I hope that your novel went well. :) I'm glad that you found some "you" time and hopefully you've found some more time since then. :) Keep up the great work!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TLAIR0468 11/23/2009 6:37PM

    I can't wait to read what you've come up with! I'm proud of you for reaching this goal!!

Report Inappropriate Comment

What a peaceful day...

Monday, November 16, 2009


Lost my keys, kids didn't get to school, searched and destroyed the whole house, even dug through the garbage...yuck. I had no food in the house but pasta so we had dry cereal for breakfast...yummm(today was food shopping day since we missed it yesterday). Dh got hit by a semi truck that merged into him while he was in the left lane. He was able to drive the car back and give us lunch, since I couldn't even walk down to the store and pick something up because my purse was locked in the car. He did give me his key and guess what...my keys were in the back of the car (thank you girls for dragging them there!). So then the phone calls from schools, insurance companies and yada.

Anyways, everyone is safe and alive and that's is all that matters.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

4EVERADONEGIRL 11/17/2009 7:44AM

    Wow - you have had quite the adventure! Glad that everyone is safe and sound...

Report Inappropriate Comment
MNM20107 11/17/2009 1:21AM

    Sending you hugs and hope for a much better rest of your week!!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RASCALSMOMMA 11/17/2009 1:01AM

    Not a day you want to repeat, for sure. Take care of yourself; good thing your keys were even found! Laurie

Report Inappropriate Comment
JAYDEE14 11/16/2009 11:55PM

    Wow, what a day!!

Glad to hear everyone is OK

Tomorrow will be better emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Starting back at the beginning....

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I think it's time for me start over. I brought back the challenge and got myself through the first two weeks but I really think I need a kick in the rear. I love my cardio and without the gym and with this weather that I can't take the babies out into, I need to find my own kick in the butt, my own cardio to get me going.

So I dug back through my files and said, yep, this circuit program kills me...sounds good, let's do it!

"Now when we fought, you had that eye of the tiger, man, the edge! And now you gotta get it back, and the way to get it back is to go back to the beginning. You know what I mean?'
-Apollo Creed

Yeah Apollo, I hear ya, time to start back at the beginning, time to get my eye of the tiger back.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TASOGAREBAN 11/16/2009 4:50PM

    LOL a killer workout and it's exciting! I love it. :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
BETWEENUS 11/16/2009 1:05AM

    It sounds like you've got a lot of determination to obtain, and maintain, a healthy lifestyle. All of my very best for your success.

But please ... do any form of exercise that kicks your butt. I think it's a great idea. But stay away from anything that "kills" you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
VICIOUS421 11/16/2009 1:01AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Rock on and Rock out! You can do it!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Thursday, November 12, 2009

I can't believe that it's been 2 months since my last blog entry!!!

There are somethings that just scream, 'YOU'RE OFF THE WAGON!!!' and not blogging is one of them.

I feel that when you take the time to reflect on what is going on in your life, health life, you take the time to realize what needs to be done. Some times we just "forget" and it's way too easy to do compared to having it up front in your face all the time.

So I know that when I'm not blogging then I'm not focused on it.

It's the same for when I'm not running from my buddies sparkspages and blogs. People inspire people! When I see and read about how someone is doing something, I sit back and say, "Daaaamn I need to get moving"

When I hear about how someone gained massive weight I think to myself, "After this cookie, I'm putting the box away."

Okay so I should just put the cookie down but let's be real here...we all know I eat it first and then say, "Now I'm putting the box away." LOL

So, I need to reflect, I need to surround myself with supportive people, people who will motivate me and keep me going. For me what works is putting it all right up in my face. True life stories, daily chats with real people who are in the same struggle.

Soooo...From here on out, for the next 30 days I'm going to either write a blog a day or I'm going to visit ....3 blogs a day (let's go for 3!). I'm going to read up and see what inspires me to do better and maybe in the process, I'll inspire someone else.



  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

VICIOUS421 11/14/2009 10:10PM

    Kat, Hey we all have times where we kind of fall off the wagon in one way or another and with a new little one it is rough. The main thing is you are getting back on the wagon and caught yourself before you went too far!
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
IOWAGAL1957 11/13/2009 10:08AM

    i don't blog but i do read, so i'll be watchin for yours!

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 Last Page