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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Confessions & End of Year Housekeeping

I have started cleaning up my digital world.. My work email inbox has a little over 17K email in it.. We won't get into my junk email account (yahoo) and my personal gmail accounts.  I have been going through my Facebook friends list as well. Anyone there that I didn't know real well or only knew because of a game I played a long time ago or a group I was in I unfriended.  If I don't know you and wouldn't go have drinks with you then you really shouldn't be on my friends list.

On the flip side even if i do know and have had drinks with you before, if you are a negative personality or constantly seek drama I am working on distancing myself from you as well.  I have enough drama that I deal with on a daily basis I don't need more.

I am also starting to go through and remove clutter from my house.  I have started telling my mom no on gifting me things - she will call and ask me if there is something I want that used to belong to my dad. Depending on what it is, yes I want it.

A few years ago the answer to that question was YES no matter what it was. We are now 5 years out from his death and the dust is settling and I will now occasionally say no, and she will say but it was your DADS.  Yes mom but that doesn't automatically mean that I should save everything, you can toss his pocket lint. I promise it will be okay.  Given that yes was always the answer until this year I have quite a few things that maybe I don't need. I will keep the stuff that invokes special memories for me of my dad or a time we spent together and donate the rest.

Christmas is next week and I need to get shopping UGH! I have no clue what to get my mom - okay I never do.

I really just want to sleep for a week.

I am on vacation the week after Christmas - well I am out of the office. To make it a real vacation I'd have to run away from home for a week... hmmmm there IS a nice hotel not far from here......

This hands down is my favorite light display - I want one day and my neighbors will HATE me..



I didn't watch the last 4 weeks of The Voice. I just got so busy, then so far behind..

I'd really really like to have my house to myself again.

I'd really like for someone to remember I am doing them a favor and not be treated poorly, or talked to nasty. I'm tired of snotty tones, I'm tired of being yelled at, I'm tired of no one else needs, thoughts or opinions mattering.

That running away idea sounds better and better..........


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Monday, December 15, 2014

Dude Where'd my Week Go?


Last week was a strange week. Coming out of the weekend and our company Christmas party half the company got food poisoning. So last week was spent with 4 of us up and working while the rest of the company wondered what evil got a hold of them .

Thursday night D and I went to the Mythbuster Behind the Myth show. I grabbed tickets about 5 months ago as a Christmas present for him. If you get a chance to see the show and science is your thing don't hesitate just GO it was an awesome show and possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Before the show we hit up Flying Saucers for dinner and drinks - its a German pub tucked in a corner of downtown.  Neither of us had heard of it before - and D's a native so that sucker is hidden well. I get why. The regulars  probably don't want to lose "their" bar. Its a neat little place with some great craft beer and food. I can't wait to go back and try some of their bratwurst platters!

Friday I had taken the day off from work - most of the day I hung out with the cutest lil boy in the world. I did run a few errands the few hours he was with his Great Grandma but most of the day we snuggled down on the couch and watch Christmas Specials on NickJr all day.

The weekend was pretty much just hanging with Lil Man..  Saturday evening he hung out with Craig and D and I had dinner and hung out with friends until it was time to pick up Peep from work at 1 am. Sunday we took him for lunch at Burger King then over to the mall to the play area and Zonkers to ride the train. Unfortunately Sunday evening we had a short stop at the local ER.

Leaving the mall Lil Man did NOT want to go so he did the toddler thing and decided to just go limp as Papaw and I had his hands crossing the parking lot. He ended up with whats called Nursemaid's Elbow. The Doctor at the Er was beyond fab. He actually came out to the waiting room popped his arm back into place. Lil Man then high fived him and said "wow I feels all betters now". It was instant. The doctor then said I will have them take you out of the system like you were never here Merry Christmas..

We then hit Cold Stone Creamery for ice cream for dinner, because well an ER visit of course!!!

A few weekend pics!

Friday night - I rarely wear lipstick much less red..

The train he did NOT want to leave

Ahhh all betters - even more so with a chocolate dipped waffle bowl!


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Thursday, December 04, 2014

I've left again with a flashlight to find my even because I can't!

Better known as Thursday's Shit I don't Understand..

Gwyneth Paltrow good lord that women is such an uptight pretentious bitch.  Gwynie and her Goop can go stick it.. Personally I hope Martha Stewart hot glues you into oblivion - and I don't like her either so whats that tell you.

Using slang after you turn 25, you don't sound hip, you sound obnoxious. By the way bae really doesn't mean what you think it does - but you are actually calling your number 1 the Danish word for poop.  Go ahaed keep calling the love of your life that - I'll keep laughing like a 4th grade boy over it.

Radio stations that start playing Christmas music 24 hours a day 7 days a week - the day of Thanksgiving. No wonder I can't stand hearing any of it anymore.

That everyone on Facebook and Twitter suddenly have law degrees.

That the internet is STILL talking about Kim Kardashian's naked ass on the cover of Paper  - seriously it wasn't THAT impressive, we have all seen it on several other occasions. The meme's resulting from it however - pure GOLD.



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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Monday, December 01, 2014

Holiday Weekend Shenangans



Seriously wasn't it?  Busy long weekend at my house.. Wednesday I worked from home while the car was in the repair shop - almost a freaking grand later... Cracked radiator and a stuck thermostat.

Thursday I cooked a turkey dinner for our house - Mya had to work that day at 4:45 and my sister in law wasn't doing the regular family dinner until 6 so I cooked for Mya and my Mom who didn't want to travel out that late - she's 72 she gets pass- got our dinner cooked and served then started cooking what I needed to go over to my sister in law's.  Lil Man had a blast with his cousins and ran non stop for about 3 hours.  We got home and he pretty much just passed out for the night.

The rest of the weekend we pretty much just chilled - I did not go shopping Black Friday I did grab a few things Saturday after I went to get my hair done. Then grabbed Lil Man some stuff when I dropped his mom off for work Sunday.

D and I snuck in a movie Saturday night. We went to see Intersteller.  Its a long movie - 2 hours and 48 minutes - honestly the last 48 minutes are a total mind fuck. We left saying "Did I really just see that" and "huh".

Sunday was just a chill day - most of it spent like this...




















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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thoughts

I am so random right now.. My car is in the shop - it started over heating yesterday on my way to work. Seems like every year around the holiday's my car decides it needs attention. Sigh - there went Christmas shopping completely..

I got into a Facebook debate yesterday on the situation in Ferguson. For the first time in my entire life so far I was told "your white privilege" is showing  and called a pretentious bitch.  Okay seriously - I was pointing out the LAW as it is written in Missouri and that's showing my white privilege - ugh.  The person I was debating with made the statement "I can tell you grew up richy".  That's a hell of am assumption to make from a Facebook debate and all you can see is my profile picture and the words I wrote.

Yes, there were times my family had it better than some, there were also times we were dirt poor.  I grew up as a Military child, my father was in law enforcement in the Army. That is where all my traveling as a child came from. Later when my father retired he got bored and became a truck driver - it was the late 80's and early 90's he did well. Then the bottom fell out and bam we struggled again. I was a teen mother who finished high school, married the wrong man, survived domestic violence got divorced and put myself through college.

No one should ever assume based on how someone looks how their life has been or who they are. That goes for EVERYONE. Don't assume that I am a "poor little rich girl" because I am educated, well dressed and what life experiences I had as a child and I won't simply assume your a thug because you like baggy clothing with your pants hanging off your ass.

I will NEVER understand protests that end in looting and setting shit on fire. Who the hell do you think y'all are. The cop your pissed at doesn't own the car dealership you just set on fire. Your damn neighbor does and you just harmed them and their family.

That corner restaurant you broke the windows out of and vandalized is owned by 2 young kids trying to make a go of it and support their young children. How dare you harm them in your anger at the "system". That behavior is thug behavior.  That behavior is what makes the nation think your all criminals.

Please do explain to me how that behavior honors the memory of the young man who has lost his life - that life you are PISSED that is gone.  Tell me how that reaction changes a damn thing. Tell me what positive change that behavior brings about?

You think the law is wrong, you think the office "got away with murder" go organize to bring about changes in the law, go respectfully talk to the people who can help you change it, stop harming your neighbors by setting the local pizza joint on fire!


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Monday, November 24, 2014

Weekend Shenanigans

YES! Short week this week.. Just have to get through Wednesday and then 4 day weekend!!!

I got my card exchange cards done this weekend... Now this is not your typical holiday card exchange. They are generally snarky cards  so these were perfect.. Yeah I know I have a really fucking warped sense of humor.. I get it - shits still funny...



Yes that is Charles Manson and his soon to be bride...  So remember when you want to strangle your Great Aunt Edna over turkey gravy things could always be soooo much worse..  You could be this man's father in law...

Saturday night D and I actually did make it to see MockingJay Part 1. With us watching Lil Man while his mom works, date night have been creative. Yes we went at 11 pm to see a 2 hour movie.. It was worth it - awesome movie.

Anymore its gotten to where I won't see a movie unless it is playing either at Fork and Screen or Cinema Suites. I love that I can log on to AMC  purchase the tickets - pick the seats and then just go. Since its assigned seating I do nothave to worry about getting there in time for a GOOD seat - which by the way is the last row center section LOL.

Apparently last call is at 11:30 - so right before that our server brought us extra cokes and an extra bag of popcorn to last us until 1 am..

Sunday I got up at 10 and straightened up the house and got ready to meet a friend of mine at noon at Michaels for card making supplies. We then proceeded to sit at the kitchen table for several hours chatting, joking around and laughing our way through making 35 cards each.. While we did that Lil Man sat at the table coloring the Dora coloring book I grabbed while I was at the store..

I was hoping to end the evening with the AMA's and a glass of wine.. I had paperwork and water instead! Here is to a 3 day work week and hoping I get to watch the AMA's I have on DVR sometime during that 4 day weekend!


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