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chris fall by rainbowkisses31
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So...I guess Kelly and Stephen are getting engaged. He came down and showed me some ring last nite, said Kelly picked it out. She must have been under a pod person's influence then, because there's no way she picked that ring out. It's *gold* for crying out loud. If I know *anything* about Kelly, she *hates* yellow gold. Thinks it looks cheap (I agree.) So, I can't see Kelly picking this out, but whatever. So he's all, "Don't tell her, I'm surprising her tomorrow" and all I can think about is that SATC ep where Carrie got the ugly ring. LOL!

The weird thing is, last week Dad was telling me she was all paranoid that now that I'm coming into some money (with both my mom finally getting some money from her husband's estate and with my grandma's will thing happening) she was all worried that I was gonna pack up and move away and she was worried about Anthony with that, etc. Don't get me wrong--moving to Austin did cross my mind. But not seriously, anyway.

And now she'll be getting engaged? Which pretty much forces me to start thinking about moving out. Stephen's involved in some huge mess with his condo and he's probably getting foreclosed on, which means he'll just move in to our place I'm sure--and there just isn't enough room for me, Kelly, Anthony, Stephen, two dogs, and his other two kids every other weekend.

So needless to say, I spent last nite looking up apartments. I was looking in the downtown areas near where I work--they're nice, historical neighborhoods, but that means everything that I don't hate, I can't afford. *pouts* Maybe I need to stick to the burbs....it's too much to ask me to live without central air and a dishwasher! LOL!

In other news, I'm totally getting through Disc 5 of the Supernatural set tonight. I figure I can watch two eps between the time I get home and Top Model, then watch two more after One Tree Hill and still be in bed by midnite.

How many eps are on the last disc? I can't remember. If it's only three, I'll be caught up before the next episode, which is my goal. Then I'll only have the extras to watch--and rewatch the Paley thing that's on the extra disc...I started to watch it last weekend, but I fell asleep in the middle of it.


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Congratulations on your windfall, Shannen. Remember, though, that it's your life and I know you've felt at times that you were on shaky ground with your sister and that she was going to throw you out. You're not obligated to stay in town because she decided to have a kid. I know that you love both her and your nephew, but you are not responsible for them, Anthony is. Plus, the shaky ground thing. And you don't need to deal with the drama of his life and his kids and his financial woes.

I always just figured she was gonna move out, and not give me any notice. Now, it looks like the shoe is on the other foot I guess.

I'm fine with us continuing to be roommates and such, but if this means I have to live with Stephen and all that, I think it's best if I go my own way.

Unfortunately, it means I'm gonna miss Anthony and probably be fairly absent from his life, which will suck. Or at least it will seem that way--hard to go from seeing him every day to once or twice a month.

Whoops, I meant Stephen above.

Yeah, I know you'll miss seeing your nephew every day. But ultimately I think it'll be great for you to be on your own and not subject to other people's issues.

That windfall - could it be enough for a deposit on a home of some kind? Because that could be SWEET for you. Either way, I think it would be really great if you had a place of your own - you're clearly at least a *minor* domestic goddess and with your own place, you can be Ms Thanksgiving Welcome Lady with all your cooking and then kick everyone out for three weeks if you so desire.

I dunno how much it'll be--I mean, the mom part is just her offering to help out. The stuff from my grandma, I don't know. We have to wait until they finalize the sale on the farm. For the immediate future, they're just dispersing the money in her bank account, which I don't expect is much. Hopefully enough to get the brakes on my car fixed, as they're nearly ready to go out.

And nah--I don't want to own a house. For one, that means I'm stuck here with no hope of leaving if I decide I want to. And I don't want to have to be responsible for fixing things, taking care of the yard, etc. I'd much rather just be a renter.

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