Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What I Removed From My Christmas List

Feather tattoos on my forearms. I've been mesmerized by them since I saw the Foo Fighters in concert. But I've come to the realization, I am a middle aged woman. I neither play the guitar or rock a mic. Damn it, if only...

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Interrupted

Mister calls me at work to inform me that the Christmas tree feel over, there were causalties, but on the bright side I'll get to re-decorate the tree.

I failed to see the bright side. I am not sure if he knocked it over trying to water it or plugging it in but I could tell the way he dodged my "how'd that happen questions" that the animals weren't the guilty party.

(pretend you don't see the cord hanging off the mantle)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

It's been a long time...

Having been a student at IU when we won the 1987 national championship ( what I am old) it warms my heart to think that perhaps (fingers crossed) we are finally back on track.

I think I may be wearing a sweet little smile when I walk into work on Monday and face my co-worker across the aisle, a Kentucky grad.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving with the family

I am thankful for wine but that's only because I am at the bottom of the glass and feelin good.

Hope you all are as blessed as I and are spending this day with family and friends.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Black is black

Although I disagree with the Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. I do understand the joy the holiday season brings. That's my guess as to why in the last year or so everyone seems to need to get a jump on the holiday season. I am hoping it's the joy and happiness and not that everyone seems stressed and lacking time.

Times are hard. I know I am thinking twice about my decisions before I part with my money. Especially when it comes to spending for Lolly. Will this be something she'll really use? Something she really wants? Or is it something I just think is cute, good buy, etc. but will one day soon be boxing up for Goodwill? I am thinking twice. I plan to be more thought out about what I purchase.

It makes me wonder, do we really need to start our Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving night? Will the retailers really be making more money? Or will they just be paying more overhead for the same amount of sales they would have made with the normal Black Friday openings?

Are you planning on spending more, the same, or less than last year on your Christmas shopping?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cuttin Corners

Much to my dismay, Target is running the same set of Black Friday commericals from last year. I guess everyone's trying to save money these days. But am I the only one who hates these commericals? They creep me out.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Easy to do today, since it was my birthday. Time is flying by...just seems like yesterday was the big 4-0. Now I am half way thru my forties.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Time to get our Grohl on

I am taking Lolly and a friend to see the Foo Fighters tonight.

I realized some changes need to be made when it dawned on me that I actually had to shop for something appropriate to wear. How uncool would it be to roll up there in my usual button down and argyle sweater and khaki capris? Yeah, I need to make a few changes...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A First...

...Boyfriend for Lolly. While we knew it would happen sooner or later, Mister's not that keen on it. I am not too worried. She's got a good head on her shoulders, already concerned about keeping a balance between boy and life.

The boy told her he couldn't think of one thing he would change about her, she's perfect in everyway.

I like him for now. But for his own good, I think it's important he knows her step dad keeps shot guns under the bed, she has an uncle whose an ultimate fighter, and an aunt who beat up boys in high school so he better be good to her.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Work, work, and more work

That's what I've been up to. That picture is a snapshot of my computer screen. That 933 is the number of candidates who applied for 1 admin position in a weeks time. That's only one opening. Do you know how long it takes to screen that many resumes? A long damn time.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What am I missing

I don't get the appeal of Missoni but it seems to be all the rage. I don't see it. I am staring at it but I just don't see it.

It might just cause a complex. I don't get Lilly Pulitzer patterns either but at least when I look at those patterns I see beach house furnishings.

Do you love it or hate it?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Its the little things

After an emotional weekend, I found this taped to me steering wheel this morning. I am the luckiest momma in the world.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wells Fargo Sucks

I received a letter today from my bank indicating that I would be charged a $3 Debit Card Activity fee each month when I make a payment or purchase using the card tied to a specific account. Problem is my debit card is tied to two accounts. I rarely have activity on said account while the other is very active. So in trying to determine if I need to consolidate, will the $3 charge actually be a big deal, etc. So I decide to call customer service for clarifcation. This is where the suck part comes in.

So I go through all the prompts, cause gasp if you want something that's not automated. I get the prompt that they are connecting me to a personal banker, and what am I greeted by "Due to high volume of calls, please call back tomorrow" and then it HANGS UP on me.

Hey, Wells Fargo didn't your momma every teach it was rude to hang up on people? Well it is. Let me teach you a little business lesson. It goes like this...If you send out a mass mailing regarding a new fee that's going to be incurred by account holders, well then it's probably a good idea for you to staff your call center with enough Customer Service people/personal bankers to handle the volume. I don't mind waiting in a que until someone's available to answer my question, but I do mind being hung up on.

Come to think of it, tomorrow works well for me. Perhaps, I'll forgo the call back and possibly just visit a branch and put an end to our relationship. You being so busy and all.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Feelings Were Hurt Today

By a pair jeans that were once loose and are now looming on the edge of "suck in and zip".

Monday, September 5, 2011

On Labor Day

I offer a prayer for all of those struggling to find gainful employment.

Dear St Joseph, you were once faced with the responsibility of providing the necessities of life for Jesus and Mary. Look down with father compassion upon me in my anxiety over my current inability to support my family. Please help me find gainful employment very soon, so that this heavy burden will be lifted from my heart and that I am soon able to provide for those whom God has entrusted to my care. Help us guard against bitterness and discouragement, so that we may emerge from this trail spiritually enriched and with even greater blessings from God. Amen

Sunday, September 4, 2011

You've Really Gotta Hold on Me

I set out to clean my bedroom closet this weekend. I actually had planned on it all week and was really looking forward to it. ( Lame or super productive, you decide) When the time came on Saturday I found myself putting it off. I had a hard time getting started not because it was already clean. It looked like this...

It needed plenty of help. My plan was to pull out my summer stuff (usually I have all seasons in there year round) get rid of anything that I didn't like or didn't fit leaving only wearable stuff so I could go in at anytime and pull out an outfit.

What I didn't plan on is how hard it was mentally to put things into piles. I ended up with 3 piles - keep, things that don't fit or I don't like that I will use for a garage sale or donate, and things that didn't fit but I wanted to keep because mentally I was trouble letting go. The whole exercise bought a few things to light. First, I've got a get on top of the weight/healthy eating issue, but that's another story. Second, it got me thinking how much does one person really need? I have 14 suits for work. I know it sounds crazy I am in my closet every day but I never really realized that. They say you wear 20% of wardrobe 80% of the time, why not get rid of the other 80% so someone else can use it. I am not there yet.

While I thought this would just be an exercise in time, it really has become an exercise in thought. I' got some things to figure out. Oh and I do now have a nice clean closet.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Point To Ponder

"If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
- Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


As if the food and the prices weren't disappointing enough, these have been spotted in the cafeteria at work. I am completely grossed out.

What a day not to have packed a lunch...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Brace Face

Tomorrow Lolly gets braces. Tomorrow I become a bit poorer...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Lolly read the Kurt Cobain Journals while she was away this summer. Now I am overdosing on Nirvana with a side of Foo Fighters.

One can only take so much grunge...