Saturday, December 26, 2009

Le sigh.......it's over

Twas the day after Christmas and all thru the house,
all the creatures were stirring--especially my mouse (DD).

The presents were opened, the paper was scattered,
the anticipation was over, like it never mattered.

All the sizes were correct, the gifts were just fine,
Even the dog was pleased and I was drinking wine.

Yesterday's ham dinner I cooked made for leftovers for dinner,
the cheesy potatos were divine, I feel like a winner.

Now I'm snuggling down with my Nano and my new book,
curling up in my chair--at the mess, I won't look.

I hope your Christmas was awesome, serene and divine,
thank the sweet 8lb 5 oz baby Jesus that so was mine!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Le Poop has hit Le Fan

Family Show down 2009 has happened between DH and his family. FIL finally decided to call DH on his cell. No holds were barred, many verbal punches were thrown--this will not end well.

I think FIL was in Shock and Awe that DH actually had words and examples of things to back up his list of grievences. It took him off guard and things were said about me in particular that have pissed off DH (and myself) even more. DH believes that FIL didn't really have any "back-up" so they just started playing any cards they could. I am the easy target as I am not truely "family"--as has been pointed out to me before.

The main point of all of this crap is that DH is hurt and pissed about their treatment or lack there of in regards to our DD. They ignore her. Ever since the other grandkids started coming around, our DD has come in last on their list. Do you know they STILL have not called her back from her message to them back in OCTOBER??? DH pointed that out in particular; FIL's response? Well, yeah, maybe we should have called her back. MAYBE?????? MAYBE?????? Maybe my ass you fuckers! (Sorry mama bear came out to play for a minute--you don't mess with my kid) We know they live 2 hours away, but damnit--pick up the damn phone--it costs you NOTHING!

Their response the that? "Lurker" is sometimes short with us on the phone. That's all they had people--I am sometimes short with them on the phone--so forget ever calling again????????? F-That! By-pass me all together people--DH AND DD both have cell phones and you have their numbers--it's just a lousy excuse.

DH has told them that all of our conversations about this have been done in private between he and I, Baby Lurker has heard nothing and we don't say anything to her--we will not taint her opinion--but that girl is smart--she'll figure it all out soon enough. He even said--don't call us if that is how you really feel, but DON'T you DARE ignore DD.

The conversation pretty much ended with FIL suggesting they take a week to re-group and they would call him on Sunday. Whatever...oh--and they STILL have not called DD.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Goodbye Mr. Bob....rest in peace

Sadness fills my heart....my best friend's Dad has died. He had an aneurysm that burst--they had him on life support for a while, but his system started to shut down and they took him off the vent. I pray he didn't suffer and I rejoice for him, knowing he is now home and at peace.

Mr. Bob was a substitute dad for me in my growing up years--I basically lived in my BBF Theresa's room thru my highschool years--and I called her family mine. "Hello Family" was my standard greeting when I barrelled through the front door of their house. I always felt welcomed there. It was not a big house and the 3 sisters would fight like cats and dogs, but they still loved each other. The things we did in that upstairs dormer would have gotten us killed by a parent anywhere else--but Mr. Bob and Rosebud turned a blind eye to most of our antics--I guess they figured they at least know where we were and that we were not on the streets wrecking havoc.

Mr. Bob was our basketball coach, our softball coach and one of the funniest guys you will have ever met. He loved his 3 daughters and wife, he could be a tough old bastard when he needed to be, but he let most of the crap of the world roll off his back. He was a hard worker, a friend to most everyone and just a good person all around.

I will NEVER forget the sound of his "Dukes of Hazzard" custom horn he had put on his station wagon. When you heard that horn go off, you knew that your ride to practice was coming down the street and your ass better be on the sidewalk and ready to jump in. I think there were a few times that I did a running dash into the back of the wagon and it was still moving! HAHA

Mr. Bob didn't have an easy life, he never finished school and he worked his ass off in the service department at the Medical College--but he made sure his girls got a private catholic education and went on to do better and have better. (2 of the 3 have done just that--the youngest is a trainwreck and has destroyed her life. Mr. Bob was raising his 2 youngest grandkids because "J" is a messed up crack whore--I'm not sure who will take care of them now that he is gone.)

Mr. Bob--thank you for letting me be a part of your family for all those years--for getting me involved in organized sports, for remembering me with the "August Birthday Club" and for being a hard ass on us when you needed too and for letting Theresa and I get away with crap that we shouldn't have. I thought of you so often over the last years and I will miss you very much!

Rest in Peace sweet man....see you on the other side.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Moon and the "lists" have begun arriving

OK--I admit that New Moon was my LEAST favorite book in the series--but the movie was very visually stunning and still awesome and worth the matinee price I paid to see it. I am now on countdown wait for Eclipse--my favorite book--so it better be TOTALLY AWESOME! I didn't think New Moon was TOTALLY awesome, but I did enjoy it. Will I see it multiple times in the theater like I did Twilight? Probably not--but it's just too much Bella and Jacob and not enough Cullens for my taste.

Guess what also arrived on the 20th? The freaking GIFT LIST from my SIL--you know the one who just had the baby? Is it even possible for a 3 week old to have a "wish list" on Toys r Us.com? SHOULD a 3 week old have one? The list o' greed was quite the trip this year for the kids, but what REALLY chapped my fine ass was the list for the SIL herself--names have been changed to protect the ignorant and greedy.

"SIL'S" CHRISTMAS LIST:2009

· Black Columbia fleece jacket Size Medium
· 2010 wall calendar
· Reed Diffuser with fragrance
· Fresh Saver Food Saver Handheld System w/ bags (Target, Bed/Bath)
· Franklin Covey store Somerset: mini calculator (pocket size) Pocket size refill pages 2010
· Gift cards: Nordstrom’s, Sephora, Puma Store, Salon Georgette, Silver Nails)
· Massoud Jewelers: baby shoe charm w/ NEWKID’s birthstone all over it
· Victoria’s Secret Catalog: Cashmere soft & sexy wrap #DS-247-426
Deep Charcoal Heather (163) or Black (93) Size Small $39 each
· Black leather zip around wallet clutch (holds credit cards, change, $$)
· Lillian Vernon: Microwave popcorn storage dispenser #800090 957 $14.98
· Michael Kors @ Macys: Patent leather puffer vest w/ acrylic fur trim $129.50 Size medium
· Crate & Barrel: Crimson Red Vases small #ZV306 $8.95 medium ZV304 $12.95 large #ZV305 $16.95
· Crate & Barrel: Eliza Placemat need 8-12 (ribbons & ric-rac) #ZV329 $7.95 each
· Crate & Barrel: Carino footed bowl #ZV288 $39.95

· Nordstrom: MAC makeup Holiday gift set: “Put a Spell on You Lip bag” # 277639 $ 36
· Nordstrom: Michael Kors “Famous” platform sandal # 273926 $295

· Sephora: Fresh Sugar Lychee perfume and body lotion

· Gap: ( SHOP ONLINE (11/17- 11/22) 25% OFF enter code GIFT123)

Ruffle front buffalo plaid shirt # 621050/ red plaid $49.50 size med.
Plaid Ombre Shirt/ Red plaid # 621056 $49.50 size med.
Ruffle plaid shirt/ red –white tartan or red plaid # 621045 $49.50 sz.med
Marled Convertible mittens #695849 $19.50 Cinnabar Red sz. s/m
Buffalo red plaid trapper hat #687848 $16.50 s/m

OK--and that is just page ONE! Seriously, how many damn plaid shirts do you need? Did Little House on The Freaking Prairie come back in style? AND she is asking for TWO coats? Bitch please--there are people who cannot afford ONE coat and you have the NERVE to put TWO on a list--and some $295.00 pair of shoes. God Help Me!! Do you see what I am dealing with here? Greed and ignorance and we NEVER see these people throughout the year! Nor do they call to chat? Drives me nuts!!

Best part? I don't have to see them this week!!!! Now, I've got to go pull my turkey out of the freezer--I've got a dinner to start working on!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families--I hope they are not as nuts as my outlaws!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's hard out here to be a....volunteer!

OK--since we are staying home this year for Thanksgiving, I have been trying to find a place that will need volunteers to serve a meal the morning or early afternoon of Turkey Day. The stipulation being that I will be bringing my 8 year old with me.

She is mature for 8 and responsible and she could handle pouring drinks, or clean up or placement of silverware--something like that. But places that I have contacted do not let kids under 13 help out. I can fully appreciate them not wanting little ones near hot stoves and such--and some places cannot let minors be in a situation where they might come in contact with people with "issues".

I really do understand--but how do we begin to teach our children to lead a life of service and giving to others in need if we have to wait until they are evil based teenagers to try and do it?

So--if anyone in the Toledo-Bowling Green area has any ideas of churches or shelters looking for some help on Thursday, please let me know. We are not personally affiliated with any church, but we are willing to help out where we would be needed.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Survival!!!...and only 4 more days!!.....squee!

Whew--we made it thur the picture taking drama of 2009!! It turned out well and we even got a chance to get a formal family picture done--and that hasn't happened since baby lurker was about 3 or 4 years old. I give your the Lurker Family!!:



We had no intention of getting this done--but they has space and a few extra shot available on the package that SIL was getting, so I took advantage of it. I'm a little "shiny", but whatever--if I had to give up a whole day to do this, I was getting something out of it.

I had no plans to go to this thing at all--but sending DD up with Dh was going to end up causing me more grief than anything, so I decided to take one for the team and get it over with. I am now free and clear of these people until Christmas time--woohoo!

The picture place was inside of a babies r. us and whilst I was waiting for the pictures to get done/printed, I looked around and found my very own POCKET EDWARD!! They had him, Bella, Alice and Jacob. Jacob looked like a "He-Man" gone wrong and Bellas was one step away from a Lipstick lesbian (not that there is anything wrong with that)--so I bought the Edward and the Alice. I have not taken them out of the packages yet, but I want to put them in my office. Alice is my favorite vampire next to Edward, so I HAD to have her!!! I should put them on Ebay--but the don't seem to be selling for a fortune yet, so I think I will just play with my new toys! HAHA!!!




This is a very exciting week for us Twilight lovers!! Have I SQQQUUUEEEEEEEEDDD that we are only 4 more days away yet? SSSSSQQQQQUUUUUEEEEEE!!!!!! There is stuff on TV all week about it and I am so excited!! Ok--I guess that is is--just wanted to let you know that all went well, no blood was shed and I am done with the out-laws for another month--woohoo!!! And I didn't kill anyone!!! Yeah me!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Table for 3 please! or In-law Musings......Whatever!

Sit down, strap in, grab some wine--this is a long one.

OK--we all know my deep and heartfelt feelings about my in-laws (insert sarcasm here). They confound me with their crazy and their inability to truly be a family...I don't say anything anymore, the fight is not worth it.

I am sad that this is how things have to be with them, you would think after 20+ years I would be used to it--but it hurts me to see my DH struggle with it-- he sees how things are with my family and our friends families--he used to think his family was normal with their indifference to each other unless it involved spending money--but he has seen how other familes work and it really bothers him.

I let my husband make all decisions involving our contact with them. We usually see them on holidays and medical emergencies and that is about it. They don't call us, they don't care about my DD, they barely acknowledge that we exist unless they want something.

Which brings me to the latest...SIL has decided that the MIL would like a picture off all of her grandchildren together. OK--I can bring my good camera and we will get a group shot of them when we are together at Thanksgiving--we'll do a nice backdrop or figure out something. I was thinking (and f-me for thinking) this would be nice since SIL JUST had a baby and I would not take a newborn out anywhere right now with all the flu and H1N1 plaguing our area. NO! We are going to some portrait studio on a Babies R Us--oh and did I mention that it's 2.5 hours away from us? Also, please note that new baby will be 2 weeks old the day we take this picture.

This is totally convenient for them--but totally sucks for us--once again. They all live right there in that area, it's no big deal. They wanted an evening appointment, but Dh put his foot down and said NO WAY--we have a long ass drive, dinner to think about and a kid who has school the next morning. That was met with--well, we can't do it earlier it will mess with other SIL's kids nap. DH actually said, make the appointment mid afternoon or forget DD being there. So ok, I was bursting with pride at him but said nothing--and they called back with an appointment at 3:30.

We have been told what DD is to wear, how her hair should be styled and how they want this picture to look--we have not gotten a say about anything--we made a suggestion, but were scoffed at--- but were told to make sure we bring cash or a check made out to SIL for our portion of the picture--REALLY? Do we get a say in anything? or do we just go back to the "Mother's Ring" fiasco of 2003? SIL does what she wants, orders what she wants, tells all of us to shut up and just give her what we owe her? Do you SEE what I am working with here?

This has all come to a head for DH--seeing as I won't say a word about it or even go up with him for this picture to be taken--I'm staying out of EVERYTHING. I think he has finally seen the light on how these people really are. He has had enough.

His way of dealing with things is very passive aggressive so, He has volunteered to work a shift on Thanksgiving--so we are not going on our yearly pilgrimage to what I refer to as the "death chamber" (I am HIGHLY allergic to cats and MIL has 4. I end up high on allergy meds and usually have full blown bronchial problems within a week of being in that house).

He has yet to tell them that we are not coming--why you ask? Well like I said, if he doesn't call them, they don't call him. He is being kind of stubborn about that since DD called them a few days before Halloween (29th)--she wanted to tell them what she was going to be and about her class party--they were not home so she left a message for them to please call her--it's been over 2 weeks and they have YET to call their grandchild back.

We found out what was keeping MIL from callng back: SIL had her baby on Nov 1st (yeah, I know 3 days after she called) and we found out by EMAIL! They still couldn't be bothered to call us then for that either. DH found out that MIL spent the first week with SIL and the baby helping out and he hit the roof--MIL cannot be bothered with our DD because SIL had another kid? (Note: SIL's in-laws live all around her--MIL lives in the house behind her--big Italian family--it's not like she doesn't have help)--but MIL drove 2 hours and stayed all week to help her out--and cannot take 5 minutes to call her other granddaughter back at all. Whatever! Dh is pissed.

I'm sure he will mention us not coming to his sisters when they are together for the picture on Sunday--but who knows.

In the mean time, I am planning my very 1st "Our family Only" Thanksgiving. It's weird to only cook for 3 people for a holiday (4 if my mom comes by--she's invited, but we are eating really late) but I think I will enjoy the peace and quiet and no tension that this holiday will bring.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Only in Ohio.......

Hey--it's me--I finally have something to share!! Yeah! Anyway....

So I had to go to Cleveland today for work--yee Ha! I usually hate that crap, but what I saw on the drive home TOTALLY made getting my fine ass out of bed at the butt crack of Satan worth it.

Me and my co-worker are just happily driving along when I see this Buick Enclave up ahead of us--I don't pay much attention, but something BLUE catches my eye on the car.

I tell "J" to pull up along side the guy and what the fucks sake do I see????

I give you the JACKED UP GHETTO MIRROR!!





This dude--who was in a nice dress suit/tie, the whole works, DUCT TAPED a bright BLUE hand mirror to the driver's side mirror of his CAR! Now I know times are tough and all, but REALLY????? Dude, at least break the handle off so people don't TOTALLY know that you squirreled you wife's hand mirror--that is just so wrong!

One more from the side:



Oh and Jen--sorry, but I might have peed a little on your seat from laughing so damn hard. I know that guy saw me squirrel the pictures and I'm sure he could hear my screaming laughter. He deserved it for driving around like this.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

25 Things (Stolen from TLC)

25 things

[Thanks to Turtle Parade, Happy Hopefuls and The View From My FishBowl for the inspiration]


1. Who was your first prom date? A guy named Stacy. My Senior Prom and then we went and crashed his. That limo was expensive--we were getting our money's worth

2. Do you still talk to your first love? No.

3. What was your first alcoholic drink? California Coolers--ugh--the flashbacks of that stuff--blech!

4. What was your first job? I worked at Taco Bell--Yo Queiro Taco Bell STILL

5. What was your first car? '78 CUtlass Supreme Burgandy with White top--fast car!

6. Who was the first person to text you today? No one yet--waahhh

7. Who was the first person you thought of this morning? Dear Daughter and how did she want me to make her hair "crazy" for crazy hair day at school

8. Who was your first grade teacher? Sister Mary Penguin--seriously, I forgot what came after Mary--she was a nun and scary--that's all I remember

9. Where did you go on your first flight in a plane? Florida.

10. Who was your first best friend and do you still talk? Theresa was and is my main bestie!! I miss her EVERY SINGLE DAY! She lives too damn far away

11. Where was your first sleepover? Heidi Napier's house--she had a waterbed.

12. Who was the first person you talked to today? My Daughter

13. Whose wedding were you in for the first time? My Uncle Bob and Aunt Judy--4 year old flower girl--Christmas wedding, I was darling in my green velvet dress!

14. What was the first thing you did this morning? Let the dog out before he peed on the floor

15. What was the first concert you went to? Rick Springfield--Do you know he is now 60! And he's STILL freaking HAWT!

16. First tattoo? I don't do ink--I'm a puss

17. First piercing? My ears--I tricked my grandmother into signing the permission slip--my dad was PISSSSSSEEEEED

18. First foreign country you went to? Canada.

19. First movie you remember seeing? Star Wars--my dad turned me into a Sci-Fi Junkie

20. What state (province) did you first live in? Ohio

21. Who was your first room mate? My Husband if you can believe that--living with a guy at his mom's house doesn't count in my book--but I did that too before I got married--and no--that guy was NOT the husband

22. When was your first detention? High school.

23. When was your first kiss? Oh man--spin the bottle with some random neighborhood boy--I don't remember his name anymore.

24. What is one thing you would learn, given the chance? I want to learn those sexy latin dances --and I want a sexy latin to teach me--hee hee

25. Who will be the next person to post this? No clue. But if you post it on your blog, leave a comment here so I can check it out! :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

MUST visit this website

http://textsfromlastnight.com/

Why am I suck a loser and cannot get links to post where you can just click on them?

It's like getting be a part of everyone's drunk dialing--only in Text form. I am sitting here laughing my ass off at some of these.

Ok--back to your regular programming!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Where the hell have I been??

To tell the truth, there has been so much crazy going on that I cannot even find the time to breathe--forget about writing on my blog.

Work is kicking my ass--doing the work of 4 people is truely beginning to take it's toll--and Aunt Flo stopped by this week so I was on the warpath--it's a wonder I still HAVE my job. But if they fired me--who would get anything done? Kind of a win-win for me. Sucks for everyone else who had to tolerate my vicious PMDD mood swings this past week. Sorry, my bad.

I have been solving that problem nightly though with the love of my life:




Probably not the best thing for my liver--but it's the best thing for my sanity right now.

Things that have gone on in the last month...hmmmm..Oh! I turned 41 --whoopdy freaking do!! That sucked--nothing special went on, so I didn't give it much thought.

Dear Daughter started the 3rd grade--be still my heart, where is the time going????
With that comes all the back to school meetings, mixers, meet the teacher crazy. I have decided to NOT do anything with PTO this year--those cows can play in their own sandbox--I hate the herd mentality and Allah forbid you try and inject some new thoughts into anything--pffttt!

OH--The Duggars are expanding AGAIN--but I made my thoughts known on that in my ONE post for the month--haha!

DD and I made a donation to a wildlife fund and got to play in a cage with a baby tiger!!! That was a chance of a lifetime and I couldn't pass it up. That tiger is going to be almost 900lbs some day--I'll play with him now while he's about 20lbs thanks!! I have pics on my Facebook for "those in the know" to see. I'll try and put one up here too.

A friend of mine got busted on the job--all I can say is learning to keep your dick in your pants is a pretty big step in growing up. Try and remember that now that you could have possibly just lost your career.

Hubby's job is going well, he made it to the 90 day point and they gave him a shirt--so I guess he gets to stay! HAHA!

I think I want to write a book or screenplay on the crazy that goes on in my neighborhood--Marc Cherry and the Desperate Housewives have NOTHING going on compared to the insanity that is my 'hood.

OMG!!!!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! 70 days to NEW MOON!!!!!! SQUEEEEEEEE!!!

I think that's all I've got!!

Peace out! Sorry I suck!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Aww HELL NO!

I have only come back from the dead to announce my SEVERE DISGUST with the Dugger family.

Hey attention whore Michelle--couldn't stand it that your kid is finally having a kid of his own and they have been getting the attention?

UGH--that's all I've got. Go back to your business, nothing to see here.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Flashing Back...

OK--Kelley got my juices going..thanks for the inspiration!

YOUR HIGHSCHOOL YEARS!!!

OK--so no one has the perfect highschool experience--if you say you did, your a liar, I'm calling you on your shit right now.

But going to an ALL GIRLS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL has a whole set of rules and issues of it's own. Especially when you did it in the 80's--where rules were flying out the door and "Crazy" was running the show.

Ok--all of you around 40--admit it--you had a bi-level haircut at somepoint in your highschool career--we all did it--we all thought we were cool. It was back then, now it's just a mullet and reserved for white trash--but we were punk and Euro-trash cool back then right? RIGHT??????????? Come on--you at least, at one time or another ran a streak of color thru your bangs--blue, pink--somthing weird--but you did it! I had the Ghetto version done with blue mascara because that was how I rolled--and my mom would NEVER have taken me somewhere to get it professionally done--not in a million years. Money was being spent on my education, not my hair color!

Let's list a few other things from the 80's shall we? Come with me on a trip down memory lane:

Jazz Shoes--preferably white like the guys from Duran Duran

Choosing which member of Duran Duran you would marry (John Taylor thank you very much)

Sweet Honesty Perfume by Avon. The only thing my mother would buy me

Alyssa Ashley Musk--the only thing I would marinate myself in--many a good babysitting dollar was spent on this item

Spiral Perms--bad memory, enough said

The whole Neon colors/Maddona vinyl braclets 50 deep on your arm/lace and tiered ruffle fashions--scares the HELL out of me that this is ALL coming back into fashion again.

Preppy/Valley Girl talk--Like OMG, Gag me with a spoon!

And oh my memories of drunken parties with California Coolers and nights out at the Point. Getting reamed out by nuns throughout the hallowed halls of Notre Dame Academy. Declaring yourself a "Franny or a Johnny" by the color of your socks on spirit Fridays (those were the all boy's schools--our "brother schools if you will). My list can go on and on.

Share your highschool crazy.....

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

God please make this day go by fast...

I never want to wish time away, but I am begging for this work day to be over. What ever possessed this old broad to go out drinking on a "school night"? Ugh kill me now!

I need sleep, I need grease in my stomach and I need to rethink drinking mass quantities of Tequila.

But I DID have a good time and to celebrate a birthday with a friend is always a good thing--sometimes too much of a good thing. For my friends on Facebook, you can see the debauchery there.

Anyheeeew--I hope my little "IDAHO" (inside joke) had a great time--even thought that bitch is still in bed.....

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My heart hurts......

So, DD went to a friend's birthday party last night. The mom gave us a report on how the night went and she told me that Miki said at one point: "My parents don't love me"....My heart stopped the minute I heard that.

I don't know what was going on at the time she said it or the context--it was if she just kind of said it in passing.

This child is loved more than the air I breathe. We are always saying I love you, or hugging or snuggling with her. We are hands on parents and get involved with her life, do things with her. As an only child, I am worried that we incorporate her too much into our lives--so that she doesn't have a feeling of independence.

I am broken hearted that she would say this. We have very few problems with her, but when we do have a "tiff" she has thrown out the "you hate me!" line. I say to her "I ALWAYS love YOU, it's your behaviour I do not like right now". She has never been given a reason to think otherwise.

Things have been hard lately, so maybe this is her way of processing and dealing with it. Money is tighter than tight--where as before we threw it around on anything we wanted/she wanted. That cannot happen anymore and maybe this is just her way of dealing with that? But I never wanted my kid to associate "things" with love--we never worked that way. We still have "treats" now and then, but it's a surprise trip to the park and an ice cream cone versus a new game for her DS--she's not being deprived by any means.

The mother who told me this is a PhD in Psychology, she thinks from her other behaviours (well mannered, polite, kind) that this could just be a phase and she's testing her boundaries--but she has said to keep an eye out for other signs of depression. So of course this sends me over the edge.

I just don't know what to do..........

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Survivor's Guilt

Well, the hammer came down at work yesterday. They say that the layoffs are temporary due to lack of work. 4 people that I have come to rely on were shown the door. I am the only person left in my department. I just feel sick.

I am lucky that I am the only one in this office that does not do sales alone--I am a Project Manager, but I also run the office, do the IT, deal with the every day BS etc. Some days the office wouldn't even be open if I was not here. So I think that was my "saving grace". Only 1 of the 4 who got let go had seniority over me (by less than a year), but I feel AWFUL that she was on the chopping block.

They say that the layoffs are for 4-6 weeks until our busy season picks back up--and God I hope they are right. Not only for my friends, but also for my sanity. We all took a 20% reduction (4 day work weeks) earlier this year and that has not changed. So I get to do the work of 3.5 people--I am the only PM for the whole company and I have to do 2 days in the ordering/art department--all in a 4 day work week.

I am grateful to be working, but I just don't know how I am going to (1) get it all done and (2) Keep it all straight. The art department part is a VERY small part of my current job, but it's a huge part of a client's order--I screw that up, we have nothing but pissed off clients. I'm kinda scared! Ordering hardware--pffffht--no big deal, graphics and all the "crazy" that go along with that--TERRIFYING!

Please say some prayers for the 4 let go--they are angry/pissed off and I hope they are still available if/when the callbacks happen. They all have families who relied on them for income--this is so horrible and I feel so guilty.....

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy!

Ok--normally that is my line for the glorious deliciousness that is Chipotle or Taco Bell, but I have just now heard of the 2nd coming! Behold blessed readers...I GIVE YOU......





YES, BACON FLAVORED VODKA!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so torn about this--should I want to vomit or revel in the magnificence of this creation???????

2 of God's most wondrous creations all combined into one package. It's both a drink and a marinade--the site even had RECIPES!!!!
http://www.bakonvodka.com/?section=recipes (Copy and paste please, I'm a loser and I cannot make the link work).

Bakon vodka just hit the shelves a few weeks ago, and is currently sold in limited quantities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. So if any of you live in that area, I will be of life long servitude to you if you can get a bottle shipped my way.

I'm thinking that I'd add it to my breakfast orange juice and breakfast would become my favorite meal of the day!!! I wouldn't even have food with it--I'd get the taste of bacon with out the grease and fat!! Oh Heavens Yes!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sadness....

When I had heard that Farrah died, it was a feeling of relief for her suffering and knowing that God had finally given her peace.

When I heard of Michael's passing, it was with shock, sadness and a loss of a part of my youth.

2 great icons of a time when I was growing up.

Rest in Peace both of you--you left us a great legacy!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tag I'M it...

Ok, Kelley over at The Casa deChaos tagged me in this photo game. Here's how it works. Go to your first photo file and post the 10th photo in that file.

Oh Please, please, pretty please let it be one of my Rob pics--the blog needs some hot Rob right about now.




Well--shoot, it wasn't Rob, but it is timely once again as the gas prices continue their upwards ascent. Really--about that--I'm pissed. Oil at 147.00 per barrel was over $4 a gallon. Oil at $70.00 per barrel should be about $2.00 right---WRONG or as we would have said in the 80's PSYCH! It almost $3.00 a gallon. Must be more of the government "Fuzzy math".

Anyheeeew. That is my pic...now who to tag...

OK--Since she NEVER posts anything: Theresa over at My Own Prison>
Go girl--post something pretty from Florida!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Next 48 Hour Weather--hold on to yo' ass Dorothy!

Direct from our county Emergency Management Agency!! I LIVE for this kind of stuff people!! If I could be a storm chaser, I would!!! I remember my dad throwing us in the car for these type of things when I was little--nothing better than a strong storm system--as long as no one gets hurt of course. The changing skies, the crackle in the air--it gets my blood going. I think its my animal instincts kicking up!!


"A unique weather situation is developing over the next 48 hours for Wood County . The dynamics in the atmosphere will allow for the development of strong to severe thunderstorms over the forecast period. In this part of the Country, we only see this type of atmospheric development 2-3 times a year. Typically, thunderstorms in this area develop as a result of the daytime heating in the summer months. The following are some details as to what we could expect across NW Ohio over the next 48 hours or so.

Two primary waves of “energy” in the atmosphere will develop and progress across NW Ohio over the forecast period. The first wave of energy will arrive over night tonight (Thursday night-Friday morning). The second wave of energy will arrive over night Friday night into early Saturday morning. These two waves of energy will allow for strong to severe thunderstorms to develop and move through the area in the overnight hours (which is unusual). As stated above, typically we lose thunderstorm intensity as we lose the heating of the day, however, the dynamics of the atmosphere will allow for the potential of strong to severe storms in the overnight hours. The Friday daytime hours will be extremely warm and humid which may allow for additional thunderstorm development during the day. Some rain and thunderstorms may continue into the morning and early afternoon hours of Saturday also, but the severity should be decreased. By late Saturday afternoon and evening, we should see the entire storm system move east of us with clearing skies.

With these thunderstorms, large hail, high winds, and heavy rain will be the primary threat. The potential for tornados are also possible with these types of storms. Over the 48 hour period, some areas in NW Ohio could see 2”-3” of rain which may cause some flash flooding especially in small streams and across roadways.

Please keep this information in mind as we go through the next 48 hours and try to stay tuned into local television, radio, and weather radio updates for the latest information on weather developments. As always, we ask that you to review your work and home preparedness plans. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Brad
Bradley J. Gilbert, Director

Wood County Emergency Management Agency

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Happy 20th Anniversary!!




HOLY HELL!! Today is my 20th Wedding Anniversary. If you would have told me 20 years ago how my life would be now, I would have laughed in your face. IT IS SO MUCH BETTER!!

I had no idea what this "marriage thing" was going to have in store for my 20 year old self way back then, but my 40 year old self is thankful and amazed that it has come this far.

There have been many wonderful times, some sucky times and some really shitty times, but we've made it thru so far. I think we took that "for better or worse" thing pretty seriously huh? We've been tested in so many ways the last 3 years alone that it's a miracle we are still standing. But dear husband, the good has outweighed the bad and I'm glad I've gone on this crazy ride with you!!

So Happy 20th to me--here's to 20 more!! Clink!

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Bitch is Back!!

Hello all,

We are back and I am winding down my last day of vacation--wwwwaaaaaahhhhh!! I am of the sad, but one does have to work whilst one has a job I suppose.

So Last Sunday, we got up and told DD that we were going out to breakfast. She was less than amused, but got in the car. We pulled into the airport and she started with the "Why are we at the airport?" We told her that they put in a new restaurant we wanted to try for breakfast. (Snicker, snort) She was all like ok, whatever, but then we went to the trunk and started pulling out suitcases. She asked why we needed those and we asked where would she really like to go for breakfast? She was totally confused and we yelled--WE'RE GOING TO FLORIDA. Jumping up and down and squeeeeing then ensued.

We had a great time--A day was spent at Daytona Beach, just lying in the sun and listening to the waves. Miki tried her hand at boogie boarding--SHE LOVED IT~~until she got her first mouthful of salty sea water--but she was a trooper and kept on!




We spent another day at Universal Studios--a nice break from all the Disney festivities--one can only take so much of being told to have a "Magical Day" I was ready to cut the next person who said it. I found my next job though--I want to work with Apoo at the Kwik-E-Mart!!! I even tried on a uniform shirt!!




We also had a great day at NASA. We took a "Then and Now" tour that took us out to launch pads and into the blockhouses used during the Apollow and Saturn missions. We got to stand on the launch pad of Apollo 1 which is now a memorial to the 3 men who died during the preflight test of their rocket. It was very somber. We also saw the memorial for the space shuttle astronauts we have lost. The history was amazing--even the 8 year old loved it.






After 5 days of crazy, we left our stress and money behind..and Florida said:

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I'm Leavin'..on a jet plane...unfortunately, I know when I'll be back again



So tomorrow is Miki's last day of school for the year--and as a surprise, we are heading off to the LAND OF MICKEY MOUSE!!! Yes people, even though we are of the major poor, we have decided to help stimulate the economy and go on vacation. Hubby starts his new job on the 8th and it might be a long while before we can do this again, so we are taking the opportunity!

Miki doesn't know--we're not telling her a thing until we pull up to the airport. DH and I are about to bust with excitement and the child has no clue!! FUN!

The bad thing is that I have decided to come down with what I am sure is the swine flu. I was running a fever last night, coughing, sore throat, snot, all kinds of lovely. I am leaving work at noon today and plan on putting myself into a Nyquil induced coma to try and get rid of this crap. I cannot get on a plane in this condition so I hope it's gone by Sunday morning. Wish mama luck getting rid of the death that I am currently feeling.

We are going to make a stop at BFF's place of employment to see her whilst we are in the land of sun and humidity as well--I have not seen her in over a year, so I cannot wait for that. We've got to do at least one park and we have tickets to do a Richard Petty Experience at the "Mick-yard"--Disney's racetrack. Kennedy Space Center and Cocoa Beach are also on the list of fun things to do--there is a steak joint down there that we just love to go to--hope it's still open!

So my lovely readers, all 3 of you, have a wonderful week and I'll post when I get back!!!

Ciao

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

And so ends another dance season......



I hate to say this, but I am SO OVER DANCE! I am glad this season has ended--but I'm a little sad because dear daughter has informed me that she no longer wants to take dance classes. We set a goal for her to get her 5 year award--and she's going to come up a year short. Who knows, maybe she will change her mind by August and want to do it again.

I do have a question--why in the HELL does a music room smell like ass and feet? You would have thought we were dressing in the men's football locker room. I realize that times are tight, but DAMN, Bowling Green State University--get some air freshener PLEASE.

I just don't see how a MUSIC room should have that kind of smell--EVER! But anyway, the recital went well, they all looked great and I am thankfull it is over--for now!

Friday, May 15, 2009

FREE CHOCOLATE!!!

BECAUSE I LOVE YOU!!!!

www.realchocolate.com

GO THERE NOW!! Go to the site each Friday to register to win FREE CHOCOLATE!!! Mars Brand is promoing this I think thru Sept--and today there are a half a million certificates being offered. You have to register to get one--not sure if it's a "luck of the draw thing" or what.

The premise behind this is the FDA regulating how chocolate is labeled and Mars wants you to know they only use REAL stuff to make theirs--not the "fake" ingredients used in lesser chocolates.

But hey--anything that offers free chocolate is good in my mind!!

ENJOY!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Rob!!





23 years ago (and who knows if that is true because for some reason you look a lot older than 23--hey it could happen--those boys who played on 90210--THE ORIGINAL--were all supposed to be young kids and now they are really older than I am--IMDB lies!!--Hell, I think the studios make them lie so that they seem closer to the age of the parts they are playing---Lurker keeps telling herself this so that her lust for this boy is not so creepy)

Annyyyheeeww--- I was a month away from graduation and you dear boy were born!! You've been rocking London since then and rocking our Twi-Harts for the last couple of years!!

Enjoy your day

Love,
Your future Mistress!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

How much for a cloning machine?

OK--anyone know of a cloning machine that I can get on the cheap or at least borrow for next week???

Why does everyone and their brother decided that EVERYTHING must happen all in the same week and mostly at the same time as other activities in my house?

Between MULTIPLE dance rehearsal/dress rehearsals/rehearsal to rehearse the rehearsal/New LatchKey sign up/school events/work/the actual recital, etc I find myself needing to be in multiple locations at the same time next week.

I think that I am going to go to my "happy place" (ie: Bottle of Smirnoff) this weekend to prepare myself for the onslaught of crazy that awaits. Oh--don't worry, I'm making hubby do his fair share, but I JUST KNOW that important information is going to slip thru the cracks and that will make for another mess for me to clean up.

It's not wrong to spend Mother's Day drunk when you ARE the mom right?

Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Heart Aches...She's so grown-up



OK--First of all--3 posts in 3 days! Control yourselves people and don't get used to it. I just have "stuff" finally going on in my sad little life!

DD had her dance pictures last night. The costume is a little "daring" for an 8 year old, but who am I to say so--the dance people love it. But I got her ready and my heart just ached with her beauty. I know we all wonder how it goes by so fast--but REALLY--must she look like she is 13?

She fought me like a banshee when it came time to put on the eye makeup--and I just told her REMEMBER how much this sucks so that in 4 years or so you will not BEG me to plaster this crap on your face every single day. If I was smart, I would have done a video of her having a total meltdown about putting on mascara--I would then run it at night in her bedroom so it slips into her subconscious and she'll never want to wear the stuff.

Anyheeww--an hour of squealing little girls and writing out a check to the photographer that made me want to puke (really--how can they get away with charging that kind of money for dance pics?--for crying out loud, this is not Senior pictures or anything)--we were headed back home--only 3 weeks until the recital and our dance season is over for another year!! YEAH!!! BUt once we got home--the little shit wanted to parade around in her makeup--NO--I DON'T WANT TO TAKE IT OFF. I LOOK PRETTY!! Ugh--and so it begins....

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rob Love.....

Because I love my Twi-hard girls....Enjoy the yumminess....

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine Flu Crazy--and Dear FAA--WTF???

OK--so some of the little voices in my head are telling me that people are taking this flu thing a little to the extreme. I mean, I understand what they are saying--but if you are sick, get thee to a doctor, get the drugs and go home. Sounds simple non?

BUT--those OTHER little voices creep up and bring to the forefront of my mind that book by Stephen King--THE STAND anyone (where everyone starts dying of the flu--or Captain Tripps)? That book freaked my shit out--and could it be happening?????

I know we have the best healthcare and as Americans in general, we have better nutrition and stuff--so maybe that is why we are not dying like those in Mexico. (Mexico City is about as close to a 3rd world country as you can get without really calling it 3rd world--the filth and poverty I have seen in Mexico is horrible) But I digress--WASH YOUR HANDS AND COVER YOUR MOUTHS PEOPLE!!! Just in case the black crow and the man with the red eyes is about to make his appearance (read the book if you don't get it)

It also brings to mind a Ron White funny: The "threat level" system we have here is very confusing. It scares old people and they do not know what to do. Ron thinks we should only have 2 threat levels: 1) GET A HELMET and 2) PUT THE HELMET ON! I agree--keep it simple!

Along those lines--WHAT IN THE HELL was the FAA thinking and what Ad Agency won a contract to have an image of a fighter jet chasing down a plane in a LOW zone in NEW YORK CITY????? Too soon people, too soon! That was the biggest waste of money I have ever seen and it was in VERY poor taste as well. I mean really? Y'all don't have access to a "green screen"? I have some talented people I work with who could have done that all digitally for you--no waste of fuel and GOVERNMENT (meaning your's and mine) money to do that stupidity! I hope some asses are fired today because of that one. EPIC FAIL people, EPIC. LG shakes head at the FAA people who approved it as well--what morons.

Anyway--those are the thoughts rambling thru my head today!!

OH WAIT--I just found out that the retirement home my 93 year old GRANDMOTHER lives in is on lockdown. Some nutter went over to kill his wife at work today. Did I mention that he is out on bail for trying to do the same thing to her last month????? He hit her with a crowbar and they cannot find him or her in the facility--NICE! I am sure that there will be an old person or 2 that has issues after this. Sunset House is in the hoity toity Ottawa Hills area and is a VERY nice mansion turned into a retirement community--this is NOT going to go over well. What the hell kind of security is going on there? I have to sign away my first born to get in there sometimes--this turkey just strolls in with a CROWBAR in hand (and the news is saying possibly a GUN) and just goes about his business? AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!

I cannot get thru to my Grandmother--I just hope she is down in her room listening to the "Pope on Tape ministry" thingy I got her for CHristmas--maybe she is oblivious to it all happening.....crazy people man


GRANDMA EDIT: Grandma is fine--but the SWAT team was kind of camped outside her window and the ran the lady they rescued right past her window--I got to watch it all happen on TV--GREAT! The guy surrendered--all is well (as can be I guess)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Weather Madness


What the hell is up with the weather today???? In the space of just a couple of hours it had been freezing cold and cloudy, then it hailed, then the sun came out, then it rained, then it hailed again, then the winds howled like the devil and now the sun is partially out again.

Really???????? Mother nature must have a raging case of PMS today.

ENOUGH ALREADY!

Oh--and if you don't like the weather, wait 20 mintues, it will change again. But the good news--it's going to be almost 80 here by the weekend.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Amen Praise Be--Thank ALL the Gods!

Whatever Deity you pray to...and I know some of you have been praying for us..

HUBBY GOT A JOB!!!!!!!!!!!

It has been a long horrible 18 months, and it will stretch out for another 2 until the job begins, but he got the call yesterday that he will be starting in June. He could start next month if he wanted nights, but we did that for 12 years and we can wait a few more weeks for him to be on days again.

Those of you who "know" me realize how hard this has been on us emotionally, spiritually, financially etc...so I thank you for your support. In these times and in this area of the country, getting a job is like hitting the lottery.

He will be working for a very large Solar company--so it's a job buildng for the future--not just a place that who knows if they will be around next year. We are so very blessed right now--and I hate to count chickens before they are hatched, (because he hasn't really started there yet), but this is a great opportunity.

Prayers do get answered....now hopefully business at my job will pick up so we can get back to enjoying all the finer things in life---like electricity, food, health insurance at a reasonable rate.....

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I Love Tofu????

OK--so the Colorado DMV had denied a practising Vegan her right to declare her love of Tofu on her car.

The DMV says that the "message" could be interpreted as a sexual reference and had been denied.

Once you see the plate, you will agree...or I am just a big old perv?.....


Friday, April 3, 2009

Today's musings

OK--so I didn't have a great post about Ron White's show....cause really--it wasn't all that great. He was funny yes, but he was SO MUCH funnier last time. Or perhaps it had something to do with my being served a Prime Rib disguised as a BRILLO PAD.

Damn you OUTBACK SNAKE HOUSE! You ruined my night. The bread and salad were good, the drinks slipped down my throat like an elixir, but the Prime Rib? NOT SO VERY PRIME. It should have gone down like Buttah, but it was more like acid tearing at my tender internal organs. Hubby did not enjoy his meal very much either--EPIC FAIL in the food department.


Now my next bit of torture will come tonight as we take DD and 3 of her friends to Chuck E Cheese for some birthday fun. PLEASEFORTHELOVEOFGODSHOOTMENOW!!!!!!!

I will need copious amounts of alcohol to make it thru this night. Help Momma out----Send Vodka!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

I had the right to remain silent....I did not have the ability





The best line EVER from Ron White!!! Hubby and I are going to see him tonight at the Stranahan! We're going to the 10:30 show because he should be good and drunk by then! We've seen him before and I swear to you, I peed my pants.

Not everyone enjoys his sense of humor, but I get a kick out of him.

Details on his "Behavioral Problems" show to come!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Rob Porn

Thanks to the ladies at "Letters to Rob" for this beautiful picture of my future love slave!!


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I'm officially a bitch....wait--I passed bitch a long time ago. I'm SUPERBITOCH

OK--sorry that it's been a while, but nothing is going on in my life so I shan't bore you with trivial things. But seeing as I surpassed bitch and moved right into SUPERBIOTCH, I thought I'd share.

I am a horrible horrible person...why you ask? Well, it's because I will not donate money to a funeral plaque/supper.

Why Amy, you ARE a horrible person you say--well, I guess I am. But first--some background.

Said reciever of "gift" is not my friend. We are together in social settings with other joint friends in my neighborhood. That's it. We don't call each other to chat, we don't hang out at each other's homes. We do the polite "nod and wave" if we are at a function, but no attempt to be other than courteous to each other applies.

Last August, said person had a baby. I was feeling nice and generous back then--I bought the new child a gift and made garlic bread and a dessert for a dinner that was taken to her. I was not invited to her shower, or other gathering for the pending birth, but I still felt like being nice for some reason (no you cannot hold it to me that I can be nice--I'm not nice--I'm a bitch).

Let's see--it's been almost 8 MONTHS since I gave the gift and I have yet to get a verbal or written Thank you. RUDE RUDE RUDE little person. I handed her the gift mind you--not a "drop off"--and she didn't even thank me when taking it from my hand.

I am such a horrible bitch that I even called her on her shit at another group function--about how I saw a birth announcement and thank you card at another mutal friend's home and that did she lose my address? (I live 2 blocks from her mind you--no stamp was even required--she could have stuck it in my door).

She had the NERVE to inform me that she was so busy with the new baby and her husband and her other son--she didn't have TIME (she doesn't work outside the home mind you). I replied that I have a child, a husband a FULL time job outside the home and somehow I still managed to fins time to get her a gift. I then walked away from her and we have not spoken since.

Said person's Grandfather died over the weekend. I found out thru the other friends--who had all received texts and phone calls that he passed. I was not personally informed at all--fine, we're not friends, I'm ok with that. Sorry Grandpa passed--rest in peace dude.

I get an email--sent out to the "friend group" that donations for a supper and gift were to be given to email sender by Tuesday --just give what you always do for things like this and let me know if you can go to the funeral as a show of support for our friend.

RECORD SCRATCH---- WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Excuse me???? I'm freaking floored. I decided to be polite and give a courtesy reply that I would not be contributing at all---so that they would not buy things planning on getting money from me--and no one get's stuck with my portion. I don't feel that I need to be involved in this due to the fact that we are not friends, barely aquaintences AND I'm frankly still pissed that she regards me so little that she cannot even be bothered to thank me for the last gift I sent.

I was sent back an email saying "Thanks for your COURTESY" With Courtesy--being typed in italics, bolded and "quoted". WTF with that ??????

OK--so have I moved into SUPERBIOTCH mode or am I justified??????

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sigh....it's Friday--payday Friday to be exact

OK--so today was my first paycheck with my employer induced "Voluntary" hour reductions on it. OMG! I really didn't realize that my check would go down THAT much only working 4 days a week--but for God's sake, it's quite a shock.

Thank God I had my "banked" commissions also payout with this check--but that cleared out my bank and in 2 weeks (with no business coming in) I will freak out when my "salary" check is the only thing I have.

OK world--shape up, pull your head out and get business back going again--momma needs to make a mortgage payment!

Will this recession EVER end?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mid-Life Crisis....I'm having one

OK--so I think this is what a mid-life crisis feels like--or it's the beginning of a major depression.

I hate everything.

This last year or so has been one of the worst financially, spiritually, mentally etc. and I no longer have the strength to deal with it. My job sucks (at least I have one, but it still sucks), my home life sucks, we're slipping into dire straights and I have no one to talk to about it. I cannot say ANYTHING to the husband without him taking great offense. I know he feels like crap about the job situation (or lack there of) but I don't see him doing much of anything to fix that and to be honest, I'm pissed--looking for a job IS your job--do it--quit waiting for it to come to you. The person I should be able to share my fears with just shuts me down. I hate this kind of life.

If it were not for my daughter, I would pack up my shit and leave. Not just because of the hubby--but because of everything. I'm feeling "lost", confused, anxious--I feel a wanderlust forming--I have to get away from here, but have no idea where to go. Or even how to do it. I want a change, I want something new, I want to be anywhere but here. I am not comfortable in my own skin, I need to start over somewhere else--leave all my baggage and just start fresh.

I will not do that to DD--she is my air, my life. But how can I be a good mother to her when all I want to do escape? I put on the smile, I do all the right things on the outside, but on the inside I just want to crawl out of my skin. I feel like a drowning person--I gasp for air everyone in a while, but I just keep getting pulled under by the weight of my life.

It's pretty bad when you cannot even cry anymore. The sweet release of a good crying jag is even far beyond my reach. I am empty.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Inspired!

Kelley--you have inspired me to clean up the house a little bit and freshen up the blog. So forgive the mess and the changes going on--I'll be playing a bit with the blog layout and seeing if there is anything I think is worth keeping around.

I'm tired of the old look and need something fresh for the coming Springtime--Spring IS coming right? Please God, tell me it's just around the corner!!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

What Office Supply am I ??????




You Are a Calculator



No matter what someone tells you, you're likely to focus on facts and data.

You're a highly analytic person. You are only concerned with what you can know for sure.



You look at situations objectively, and you have no problem approaching problems from multiple angles.

You would make a good analyst or investment banker. You are confident enough to make tough calls and hard decisions.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Happy Blogaversary to ME

Wow--one year ago I started this little peek into my insane mind. You know what--I didn't think I would actually do it this long. Not that I post all the time or have great thoughts or insight, but it's been fun and place to "get it all out" sometimes

So--Happy Blogaversary to me!!!

Oh and for God's sake--will it EVER warm up around here? IT was -6 this morning with the wind chills lower than -20. I'm sick of seeing the 6 FEET of snow piled at the end of my driveway from shoveling--I'm tired of snow in general--I'm sick of winter! Blech. End Rant.

Friday, January 30, 2009

25 Random Things--FACEBOOK

OK--I'm on Facebook--and got tagged--thought I'd share this here too. Do you Facebook?

1) I am an "A" type personality Virgo. For those of you who know me--this is a big old "DUH"

2) This June, I will be married for 20 YEARS--holy cow!

3) I love Lucky Charms cereal

4) I don't have a Gall Bladder anymore

5) When I was 17 years old, I was left home alone for the weekend, I threw one HELL of a party and was still finding beer caps behind furniture a week later.

6) The summer I was 16 a friend and I and her boyfriend got on a plane, flew to Florida for the afternoon and came back the same day. All on his dad's credit card. Guy was 23 years old--why I am not dead by now, I will never know.

7) I will never be able to have the "NO Drugs" talk with my kid--thank God I married a saint so he can do it.

8) I am obsessed with the Twilight Books

9) I like to drive REALLY fast--for those of you who "get it"--I drive like a Cullen

10) I do not drive (too) fast when others are in the car with me--I value their lives more than my own

11) I love pretty much any type of fruit

12) I had a C-Section with my daughter after 26 hours of what is now known as the "labor & Delivery from hell" I don't share my birth stories with "1st timers" too scary.

13) I have worked at my same job for 10 years as of March 15th

14) I wish I had gone to Nursing School--any free money out there for me to go back?

15) I despise Cats

16) I miss my "firstborn" Cocker Spaniel Maverick all the time--he's been gone for almost 4 years.

17) I find my New Dog Chase only tolerable

18) I want to live in Austrailia someday--or at least vacation there for a month

19) I cannot sing to save my soul

20) I cannot draw a straight line with a ruler

21) My best friend is in Florida and I miss her every day. She's going thru some crap and I so want to be there for her. DESPERATELY want to be there for her.

22) I love my "Village Peeps" so much--they have blessed my life in many ways

23) I believe in God the Almighty, but I consider myself a religious "Free Agent"--no ties to any one group, but I believe and I pray daily

24) I can still do shots of Tequilia

25) I took a ROADTRIP with my BFF to Quantico, VA back in '87--our friend was in the Marines and we partied like rock stars with the Marines for 3 days. Best Girlie Road Trip EVER!

Sweet Mother of God....

OK--color me crazy, but I lost my mind when I heard the news today.

That woman who just gave birth to the 8 babies out in Cali? She has 6 MORE KIDS AT HOME?????????????????WTF??????????????HOLY HELL?????????WHAT THE????????

Let's take a leeeeeeetle walk down the old ETHICS highway here shall we? What Doctor (quack, nut case) would actually give a woman fertility treatments--knowing full well that multiples are the usual outcome--to a woman who already has SIX kids???? I think that license to practise should be thrown out the window--I just don't know--maybe she found some crazy "all for the babies" Dr--or maybe she lied out her ass--I don't know. But no decent Dr. would do that sort of thing. And I personally think she just got "dumped" onto Kaiser Medical to handle the problem once the shit went down--I don't blame that group much.

Now this woman did not have six older kids and this is one of those "Cougar wants to give her new boy toy a baby" families--but a YOUNG woman who already has SIX kids??? God in heaven I cannot even wrap my freaking mind around that crap.

She lives with her mommy and daddy--and the Today Show made it seem like the baby daddy really wasn't in the picture (man I hope that is wrong). Grandpa says that they have some huge house somewhere that they are going to live in where they will never be found--umm, yeah. I saw a pic of what you are living in now--and I'm guessing there are at least NINE of you living in it now--I would have made the move a long time ago.

"No one will find us"? Yeah right--until you start needing all the free shit or the Duggars come and hunt down your ass for stealing their thunder. Do you think TLC has moved in for the kill yet??

Again--I'm stunned

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hello Mr. President and WTF?????????????

OK--so in respect for the new President, I have removed the "NObama" decal from my car window. He is my President for the next four years and I hope the best for him.

I fired up CNN.com to watch the inaug. at work. I was hoping to be inspired and given a message of some hope for our country's future. I was happy to witness history, but I didn't feel much more than "meh" about his speech--it's already been said, now it's time to "show me".

I was going to turn off the "show" and get back to work when I decided to just let the poem and prayers run in the background--so "glad" I did. The poem didn't make much sense and I didn't really care, but the benediction totally PISSED ME OFF.

The prayer started off on the right foot--but was that man channeling Rev. Wright at the end? WHAT THE HELL was "when all that are WHITE embrace what is RIGHT" about?

Millions of white people put Obama in the White house--millions of white people worked tirelessly on his campaign--why in the hell did he have to ruin what should have been a day of celebration and joining of ALL AMERICANS by playing the race card?

And for "Yellow getting to mellow" go ahead and piss off the Asian population while you are at it.

Getting a new President was going ok for me until that moment--the race card is NEVER a card well played.

Monday, January 12, 2009

12" Should usually be a good thing right?

But not when it's snow....add that to 3 more inches tonight and 35-40 MPH winds for blizzard conditions and I am OFFICIALLY over winter!

And it's only Jan 12th. Blech

Monday, January 5, 2009

2009

Well, here we are! 2009, a fresh start, a new year. I hope that this year is a great one for EVERYONE.

I don't make "resolutions", they are only meant to be broken and forgotten--but I do hope to work on my attitude and health this year. I feel I've become a bit of a cranky pants over the last year. I've been under a lot of stress, but we have found a way to survive it and I have to be grateful and turn it over to God that we will continue to "make it".

The stress has taken a toll and I am determined to find a way to get that under control--besides the bottle of wine I have been known to put away on occasion ;p

I want to spend more quality time with quality people--and get rid of the negative people. I got too wrapped up in the "drama" of people who really have no drama, they are clueless in the workings of the "Real world"--and when they get trhown back out into that world, they are going to be in for a RUDE awakening. But that is not my problem anymore--I'm gone from it. They are decent people, but they just don't live my reality and I don't have anything in common with them anymore.

My "quality" people know who they are. I am grateful for such fun people in my life. They "get" me. It's ok if we don't talk for days, we fall right back into the routine, there is not the need to be all up in each other's crap all the time--"neediness" is not in the vocabulary--they are strong women, they stand on their own and don't need the approval of a group to make it thru the day. I love them dearly!

Life isn't perfect for them either, we bitch to each other about it, do something and move on--we "deal", we coach each other on how to cope, but we all make our own decisions and go on with the business of living a good life. YEAH US!!!

OK--I'm rambling in my own mental way--but that's ok. My wish for all of you is health, happiness and peace for 2009!