Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

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Happy New Year's Eve!!!

Everyone be safe and have a great night. I better not open up a newspaper just to hear about any of your antics from tonight. Okay that might be good and juicy fodder for me so just make sure you all are safe while doing it.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Frustration Is High

Today, the frustration level has reached a fevered pitch. Too many things have been thrown at me the last couple of days and for once I’m at my wits end. Usually I can write about it or just get past it. For some reason it isn’t working this time. Maybe because of the time of year, I don’t know. But yesterday I got hit with a couple of things.

It started with me finding out that my higher speed internet install had been delayed again because I was told we still needed fiber optic installed. This was the second time I had heard this. I kept saying we didn’t, I didn’t need that high of a speed. Then I got a text that told me the person I have my cell phone service through is threatening to shut off my phone. And not just mine. My kids and my friend are included in this little drama. And it’s all because she’s ticked off at my daughter for getting a job. My daughter can no longer watch her child so she’s upset and taking it out on all of us. Nice huh? That was not the end of my day either.

I was yelled at later that night because I want the higher speed internet and he does not understand why we need it. It is not important to him so we don’t need it. All I said at that time was, “Then I’ll just cancel it”. He got pissed because I said that. When I said he never considered things important that I did, he got even more upset and yelled at me. I just looked at him and told him not to yell. I’ve had it with that crap.

This morning I called to cancel the install on the internet. I knew someone would have to be home the whole day and there was no way I could guarantee that and I would have to arrange to have a day off so I could get it. I found out then that the only reason the install has been such an issue is that the person who took the order entered the wrong code. So I will now have waited two weeks to get it. I am not happy about that.

I’m still so frustrated with the whole phone thing that I’m just steaming. I’ve had that phone number for years and now I will probably lose it. Everything I have in my life revolves around that phone. Everyone has it from my family to the internship people, work, and school. And since we don’t have a house phone anymore, I would have ABSOLUTELY NO CONTACT WITH ANYONE unless I was on my computer. That means the family I have that lives 460 miles from me. That means my parents and my siblings. I can feel my blood pressure going through the roof and all I want to do is cry.

But I’m just supposed to get over it. Right! I’m just done with all of it.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Tuesday Train

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Yes it's time again! The train will be departing the station at 8:00 PM Central so get your tickets ready for boarding.

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend. We still have another one to go. I really don't have any plans for New Year's. I will probably still be lazing around, (not), trying to catch up from the crazy school and work schedule I had going before. I'm lucky this year because I have until January 12th to start. It's a VERY welcome break after the last few weeks. So I should have some fun between now and then. I'm actually hoping the writer's block will go away. More fun would definitely ensue.

Now on to the reason we're all here. Grab the button, write your ticket, and hop on the train. Then enjoy!

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And don't forget about Boobies and the Follow Me Back Tuesday hop. She's also my co-host for Fawk You Friday. You should check that out too. We will resume production of venting January 7, 2011. It's a great way to vent your frustrations. Since she's so awesome you should hop over there now. Cause I said to that's why!

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Catching Up

Since I’ve been rather busy, I haven’t been able to really get caught up. Now I have until January 12th to really get to it. How does that sound to you? Sounds like heaven to me. I feel like I’ve been run through the ringer. I know others have it worse, but I’m not as young as I used to be. Yes. I know. I’m aware of my age. Now you can laugh.

So I suppose the worst thing that happened to me was I almost t-boned some woman in a van. It may be the last time I ever shop on Christmas Eve. For those of you who don’t know, we had over 20 inches of snow the weekend before Christmas. This was on top of the 12 or so we got the week before that. Since it never gets warm enough at this time of year to melt all that snow, the piles of white stuff are rather high. They are especially high in parking lots. That’s where I was almost taken out.

I was trying to make my way out of the lot at Walmart and I went out and around so as not to be going between all the parked cars. Let’s face it. Not everyone looks before they back up. I know this because I’ve almost been hit that way too. People must think I have a target on my car. It is only because I have such super hero like reflexes that I have avoided these issues thus far. Well it was a good thing they are still as sharp as ever because some woman came shooting out from between the humongous piles of snow and I know she couldn’t see me because the piles WERE HIGHER THAN HER CAR!!! Stop, look, and proceed with caution!! Right? If I hadn’t slammed on my brakes and it was still icy, I would have t-boned her as sure as I’m sitting here writing this which leads me to the next topic.

The density of some people is beyond me. There is always someone, or a group of people, that you cannot talk reason with or explain something simple. They just don’t get it. Here is the case in point. At work last week, we had to understand the difference between vacation, suspend, and disconnect. These are terms to do with services being rendered by companies like cell phones and cable providers. We spent almost 45 minutes on those three words and how they affect customers. There is a HUGE difference in how they affect the customers but some people could not get it through their heads and was not fun sitting there listening to it. Enough said on this subject.


Then there was the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. For those of you who have read this blog before, you will know I absolutely have no patience for discrimination in ANY form. When the repeal went through the Senate, I was ecstatic. Then the president signed it and I was thoroughly overjoyed by the possibility that one day there may be true equality for all. How great would that be? I’m waiting for that day and just hope I live to see it. I can’t even put it into words.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

It's time for a Scavenger Hunt once again. Join Ashley, at Ramblings and Photos, for some blog hopping fun. I know I am.

Family (next week's Paper Mama theme

This one was taken MANY years ago and it's still one of my favorites for obvious reasons.



Motion Blur (December 2010 Photo Hunt Item)



Pretty Package (Kelly's Suggestion)



Glow (Kelly's Suggestion)



Sparkle (Kelly's Suggestion)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tuesday Train

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I finally have about 3 1/2 weeks with NO SCHOOLWORK!!! This is just wonderful. I might actually feel like writing again. The last couple of weeks have been really difficult for writing. I do appreciate all the kind words of encouragement I've had over that time. Thank you all very much.

Let's get down to business now. It is time for the Tuesday Train once again. That's right we are going to take a ride with others who want to make new friends too. So grab the button and have some fun. My co-host, This Little Family, and I love to see new people on the ride. Come on! You know you want to.

And don't forget about Boobies and the Follow Me Back Tuesday hop. She's also my co-host for Fawk You Friday. You should check that out too. It's a great way to vent your frustrations. Since she's so awesome you should hop over there now. Cause I said to that's why!

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Break Time!!!

No I don’t mean blog break. I mean school break. It’s awesome!!! The paper was finished, submitted, and the final test was taken. Done! A new term begins January 12. That class will be fun for me though. It is English Comp II unless they change it on me. They’ve done it before. But for now...I HAVE 3.5 WEEKS WITH NO SCHOOLWORK!!!

So what’s up my fellow blogging buddies? I’ve been so engrossed in school and work lately that I’m not sure what is going on. I’ll try to get caught up on all the reading I’ve been missing. I did notice one person who had taken a break and is now back. It’s good to see my buddy Jennifer Juniper back on the horse. She’s just wonderful.

I’ve been slacking about commenting on blogs these days. So I thought I would just give a list of some of them I absolutely adore. Without further adieu, give my buddies some bloggy love.

The Boogie Man Is My Friend… - Go no further for the hottest cop action around.

Jennifer Juniper - She took a break, but she’s back with a vengeance. And am I happy about that.

The Bipolar Diva – Crazy stories that keep you on the edge of your seat.

Snowbrush – Do you want to think? I love that about Snow. He’s absolutely fabulous!

Darwinfish 2 – He has some of the best stories about everyday life I think I’ve seen on the web. You won’t be sorry.

Names Will Not Be Changed – What can I say about Ange? Nothing. You need to read her blog!

my cyber house rules – You get the best of both worlds here. Funny and serious.

This Little Family – Great giveaways AND stories. How awesome is that?

Boobies, Babies, & A Blog – Stories AND giveaways. She even reviews “toys”.

Last but not least (I forgot this earlier and am updating), Crazy Daze and Nite Dreams. She's awesome and I'm telling you to go see her NOW!!!

Now that you have the list start blog surfing. I promise you’ll have some fun.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I know I'm a little late this morning with it. I had to take a couple more photos for it. Between school and work I'm a little behind. Enjoy!

Winter



Selective Black and White



The Wind



Framed



Remember When

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Just A Quick Note

J at Babies, Boobies, & A Blog have decided to give Fawk You Friday a rest until after the New Year's. Sorry for the inconvenience. I know some of you really look forward to letting the fawks fly every Friday, but with the holidays we are pretty busy and we need a little time to regroup.

So go ahead and let the fawks fly if you need to. We still want to read your posts. We'll also let you know when it will be up and running again. Until then, keep a list by your bed, computer, and one in the kitchen. I'm sure you'll have an issue between now and then and we'll be waiting to have nice long posts when we resume production.

There will also be more posts to come from both of us so just sit back and have some fun. Until then, enjoy the holidays.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Reprieve

I have been so stressed about the school thing this week. I’ve had such writer’s block with everything. It hasn’t been just the blog. I haven’t even been able to write my final paper for class. Oh boy did I get a bonus.

I came home to find…….an email from the instructor who told us we had an extra two days! And not week days, weekend days. How great is that? I have seriously been so crazy because until last night, nothing sounded or felt right when I was writing. About 8 o’clock last night, something happened and all of a sudden I was writing. Of course, I’m just writing and have not completed it. That means references and etc.

Normally, I wouldn’t have a problem with the deadline except that I also have to take another quiz and a final test. The quiz is no problem at all, but the final could be HUGE. The midterm for this class took me almost two hours to complete. I’m not sure what that means for the final. Who knows?!

Anyway, yee haw for me. I’m good.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tuesday Train

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We're getting closer and closer to Christmas and some of you have been celebrating Hanukkah. I hope you all are having a great holiday season no matter which holiday you celebrate.

So get ready for the ride and have some fun on the Tuesday Train. Join me and my co-host, This Little Family, for the ride of your life. Make new friends and just hop around.

And don't forget about Boobies and the Follow Me Back Tuesday hop. She's also my co-host for Fawk You Friday. You should check that out too. It's a great way to vent your frustrations. Since she's so awesome you should hop over there now. Cause I said to that's why!

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Work, School, and Lag Time

The last couple of weeks have been rather weird when it comes to my time. And irritation isn’t even the right word for it. At the beginning of last week, or actually the weekend prior, I got sick. I spent the entire week feeling like crap, getting ready for a new job, and trying to work ahead on school because I knew my time would be short. Ah, the best laid plans.

All it means is that I fall behind on the blog. So I have to try to get caught up. Wish me luck on that. I haven’t been too successful with it yet because it also causes me to have writer’s block and my brain is just fried. There doesn’t seem to be anything in there. I know, how ridiculous.

The only experience I’ve had lately is driving in the snow and getting irritated with everyone else on the road. When did people get the idea that snow makes the rules of the road go out the window? I’m confused. Is there a different book for when there is 20 inches of snow on the ground? I was not aware of this publication.

So that’s about it for now. I am including some photos so you’ll get an idea of what we’ve been doing around here. It took us over 4 hours to dig out. And that’s with equipment. For those of you who live in areas where 20 inches of snow can happen in one day? You know what I mean. Yee haw!!!



Saturday, December 11, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Holiday Colors (next week's Paper Mama theme)

Another week of photos! I love it. Here are my entries for the week. It's been rather difficult for me to get out and take them as I just started a new job, but I gave it a shot.



Winter/Holiday Icon (December 2010 Photo Hunt Item)



A Tree (December 2010 Photo Hunt Item)



Quiet (Phoenix Peacock's Suggestion)


Your Favorite Color (Phoenix Peacock's Suggestion)



Next week's list is as follows:

Winter
BW with Selective Coloring
The Wind
Framed
Remember When (Dina's Suggestion - this can be a Flashback)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fawk You Friday! (A Little Late For Me)

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Okay so I'm a little late getting in here for the hop. Give me a break! I have a new job! Now that that is taken care of, let's get to business.

For your convenience or comfort, take your pick, you can use mine or J's at Boobies, Babies, & A Blog, instead of the finger man. Then just let the fawks fly. Give us your frustrations and let us pound the crap out of them for you. I know I love to share. It makes me feel so much better. Here's my list for the week.

Fawk You to the building I'm doing my training in. DO YOU SERIOUSLY HAVE TO KEEP ME SNEEZING ALL DAY WITH A STUFFY NOSE? YOU'RE JUST LUCKY YOU AREN'T THE BUILDING I'LL BE WORKING IN!!!

Fawk You to that cold or whatever it was, that kept after me for a week. IT TOOK YOU LONG ENOUGH TO GO AWAY!!!

That's it for me right now. So what are your Fawk Yous that you need to set to free? Come on! Join me and let the Fawks fly high!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Just Dropping In


I want to say thanks for everyone's patience this week. I started a new job on Monday and I'm having a hard time getting in the swing of writing again. I promise it will be soon.

I was also asked for a photo of the tree. It isn't the greatest and I'll try to get a better one later.

Thanks for all the comments yesterday. My poor co-host was left being "in charge" and she has enough to do herself. She did a great job though. I don't know what I'd do without her.

Hopefully, I'll get some new material from the new job. Right now I'm just getting the lay of the land. I've met some nice people, but I'm sure someone will tick me off at some point. Yeah, I know, someone is always on my bad side. What can I say?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Tuesday Train

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Let's get down to business now. It is time for the Tuesday Train once again. That's right we are going to take a ride with others who want to make new friends too. So grab the button and have some fun. My co-host, This Little Family, and I love to see new people on the ride. Come on! You know you want to.

This week has been pretty busy for me as I started a new job and the last week has been getting ready for it. I will try to get back with everyone as soon as I can. Have fun with the ride and spread the word.

And don't forget about Boobies and the Follow Me Back Tuesday hop. She's also my co-host for Fawk You Friday. You should check that out too. It's a great way to vent your frustrations. Since she's so awesome you should hop over there now. Cause I said to that's why!

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Sunday




In My Home



It's beginning to look a lot like...Okay there's nothing like the obvious.



Sweet Treat



Time



Everyday



Next week's list is here!

Holiday Colors
Winter/Holiday Icon
A Tree
Quiet
Your Favorite Color

The Storm Has Arrived

These show what it looked like last night and then this morning.Travel conditions are a little iffy. I love snow.



Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's Fawk Flying Friday!

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Oh yeah! It should be fun today. How many Fawks do you need to send flying this week? Just grab the button or use J's at Boobies, Babies, & A Blog or mine and join in the fawk flying fun. Can you think of a better way of spending a Friday? I sure can't. Just link up and have some fun!

Boobies is a little under the weather this week, but I'm confident she will be back in fine form next week.

Here's my list!

Fawk You to whatever virus decided to invade my body last Saturday. GO AWAY NOW!!! I FEEL LIKE CRAP!!!

Fawk You being at the mercy of everyone else's schedule. I DO NOT CONTROL THE UNIVERSE YOU KNOW!!! STOP CHANGING MY PLANS!!!

Fawk You to a tiny house. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH ROOM FOR ALL MY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS!!! HOW DO YOU EXPECT ME TO WOW THE GRANDKIDS?!!?

There you have it. It's time for you now. Get with the program and go for it. Let the fawks fly high and proud.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Big Mouth of the Month

Yes, it's time to find out who wins the award that I know you all want to win. Who comments on my ridiculous posts the most each month? Let's see who won the...



You have all been waiting for it I know. Who's the biggest mouth of all? Why that would be......Ladii Aponte!!! Congratulations girl! You have kept my fingers hopping on the keyboard all month.



Our First Runner Up is......Boobies!!! She continues to stay in the running. I'm not sure which one of my top two will earn the top spot next month. Of course, there is always the opportunity to oust them from their current spot. Can you do it?



And last, but not least, the Honorable Mentions. They are a great group of people who also like to read my blog for some reason. I think they may just be bored. Oh well! I'm so glad they're here to read it. They are as follows...

Envii, Dazee Dreamer, and Nanny. These girls are awesome! You all need to check them out as soon as possible. Cause I said so!

There will be Big Mouth of the Year award handed out at the end of the year. Get ready for that one. It should be a hoot!!!