Friday, September 26, 2008

A Reminder of why I live in the country..

This was a sunrise earlier this week....and it's been this way each morning as I go and get the paper this whole week. I don't miss buildings when I have corn fields at the end of my street!

What will she REALLY look like??????

OK--when she left the house on picture day, she looked like this (sorry it's blurry--I was in a rush)

How much do you want to bet that I will be REALLY pissed off at how the actual school photo turns out?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mama's Losin It---and she's a great blogger too!

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Mama's Losin it
a way to spend your off time
craziness ensues

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Amish have it right

As gas futures SOARED today, all I have to offer you is this..................

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Link-a-dink-a-do to an awesome post!

I've got nothing today--too busy with work--BUT--please click on the link below to read this AWESOME post.

This post is NOT for the bleeding heart liberal to stomach--but it does give you pause to THINK--and I mean really THINK about how this country is going to hell in a hand-basket--and it's not just been because of the last 8 years as SOME would have you believe. Go visit T.W.I.T--be nice--it's just her thoughts--and I happen to agree with her all the way!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

McCafe my lilly white butt........

I am SO peeved at McDonald's this morning.

Today was just "one of those mornings" where nothing went right and I had no time to make some "home brew". I noticed the other day that Mickey D's in Waterville is now serving Mochas--rock on--I'm there!

I go to the Drive-thru, choke on the fact that I am paying MCDONALDS $3.29 for a large Mocha, get my drink and head out to zip down the trail for work.

I thought the drink seemed a little "light" for a Large--and then I felt it and it was warm only half way up the cup--I opened up the lid and the damn thing is only half full of coffee--the other half is full of whip cream (Oh, did I mention that I said "very light whip" with my order). So I basically got a SMALL coffee and a crap load of whip cream.

THEN--I tasted it. OMG--I think McDonalds has found a way to serve up burnt ASS.

Now, I am a relatively new coffee drinker--only started to drink it because I had to mystery shop some Starbucks in the area--and decided to try the crap out--and--I'm hooked. I realize that espresso is a more concentrated coffee and is stronger--but I don't think SLUDGE is what the Italians had in mind. Really--this is the WORST thing I have ever tasted. I came into work and added about 4 Splenda's and it's only bearable. I could have paid only a little more and stopped into Beaners down the street from my office and gotten a delicious cup of yummiliciousness (new word--Jot that down).

I think an call into the Waterville store is in order--this is unacceptable! Don't go getting all "high faluten" and compete in the specialty coffee market if you are not willing to do it right.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Wal-Marts.......sigh

OK--I normally avoid Wal-Mart like the plague--because really--have you seen some of the folks there--they HAVE the plague--(especially the one in Bowling Green--you can build a new Wal-Mart, but the same old scary dirty Wal-Mart lives on in the clientel) I digress...

So dear daughter and I had to run some errands on Sat. We just happened to venture into Toledo because I had to secret shop a store there (yeah, yeah--I'm a "Secret Shopper"--shhhhh, don't tell) Anyheew--we were on Central Ave and after looking at a few places for Halloween costumes, I decided to give old Wally World on Central a chance. I figured that the new WM in Perrysburg wasn't so bad--so maybe the one near Sylvania wouldn't be so horrendous either.

SWEET 8lb, 5oz swaddled in a sack cloth baby Jesus! I was wrong!

It was all kinds of crazy in there-but I can deal with that--it's the out and out RUDENESS of people that I have trouble with. I mean REALLY--did yo mama never share the words, Excuse Me or Pardon Me>

--or do you just not know that it really PISSES ME OFF when you ram your cart full of crap into the back of my legs??? I wasn't walking and suddenly stopped you ass--I was already standing in one spot, firmly planted, look at the Fall decorations. I didn't appear out of no where, I was there PRIOR to you and your passle of snot noses, poorly dressed, dirty rug-rats arriving in the isle. Then when I about fell over from the impact of your cart, you have THE NERVE to look at me and say--"can't you see I've got a cart here?" I replied, "yes--but didn't you see that a PERSON is standing here and move your ass around me?" ( I was not in the middle of the isle--I was close to the products--she just wanted to walk down her side, and push the cart to the left of her--blocking the whole damn isle.)

Oh the death glares that escaped your toothless, meth pocked-marked face should have made me tremble, but NO--I will not be intimidated by you, your wife beater wearing baby daddy and your army of lice-bearing children (Oh I don't know that for sure, but there was a lot of head scratching going on--so I'm going there). I was so mad--but I didn't move and proceed to look at the items--and I got called a f-ing bitch and they moved on.

If this was the only thing that went wrong, I'd have let it go to poor breeding (Literally), but it just seems to be the norm at Wal-mart--rude people, no courtesy--out only for myself and screw you too. Why is that? What is WRONG with Wal-mart that people lose their damn minds when they go in there?

In other developments--DD did find a costume--no surprize to any mother of a 7 year old girl, but she is going as Hannah Montana--so much for being an original kid.....but at least I got to get the hell out of Wal-Mart before I got shanked.....

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Never Forget............

I remember having the Today Show as I was getting ready for work. I had just gone back to work part time and I didn't have to be in until 10:00. I was combing out my hair when Matt Lauer said "A plane has just hit the World Trade Center". I thought to myself, what kind of a dumbass do you have to be to hit something that big?
When the second plane hit--as I was watching the TV--seeing it happen live--I screamed. I ran in and grabbed my DD, and ran into wake up DH. (He was working 3rds at the time and was none to happy that I woke him up). I remember telling him that we were under attack and New York was getting it bad. We sat there in shock watching it all happen. I called into work and said, I'll be there when you see me--and told them what was going on--they had no idea what was happening.
I remember holding on to my 5 month old daughter wondering what the hell kind of world had I brought her into--and wondering if she would even see her first birthday. I remember making it into work and taking a small TV so we could keep up on events--and I remember watching those towers fall--and I remember the tears we shed in my office as we hugged each other.
I remember DH being off work for a few days--since all planes were grounded, his company wasn't operating their planes--they had to switch over to trucks--what a nightmare.
I remember the SILENCE at night--we lived in a flight path for Toledo Express and to hear NOTHING coming or going except the occasional F-15 was un-nerving in the quiet.
I remember seeing the faces of people desperately standing in the streets holding signs of their loved ones who never came home that day.
I remember the memorial of those who died--seeing their faces flash across my TV.
I remember the police and fire personnel who selflessly ran in to certain death to try to save those in those towers.
7 years seems to have flown, but I REMEMBER........