Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Who Turned on the Light?

I leave my house at 6:30 in the morning so I can make it to work by 8:00. Usually it's pitch-black and I have to turn my headlights on so I can take the trash to the curb and don't run over anything.

This morning, it was so light outside I almost didn't even need my headlights to drive to the park-and-ride. Here comes Spring!

Here's the thing about Colorado: It's supposed to be cold and snowy in the winter, right? Wrong, apparently. If it's supposed to snow in the winter, then it needs to snow and be cold. If it's not supposed to snow in the winter then it's fine to be warm and sunny. It basically needs to either be Buffalo or Phoenix, but Colorado really needs to pick one!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Uh oh!!


Oh man, I'm in trouble. I just spotted Reese's eggs on the Easter asile at Target. I'm ADDICTED to these! MMMMMMM....yummy!

It's a Great Day to Be Alive



I love this song by Travis Tritt. I haven't heard it in a little while but it was on the radio this morning while I was driving to the park-and-ride. I started singing and got goosebumps because this song is so relevant right now.

The chorus is:
It's a great day to be alive
I know the sun's still shining when I close my eyes
There's some hard time in the neighborhood
But why can't every day be just this good?

Life is hard right now. My company may close in about 6 weeks, people are getting laid off, losing their homes, and it's just a really trying time for American's right now. But this song reminds me I need to focus on the good things that make me lucky to be alive:

My amazing husband who is everything to me.
My home in Ft. Collins that I just love so much.
My two crazy cats that never cease to entertain me.
My family who would do anything for me.
Friends like fertile Merkl :)
My education that was fun to get and I'm proud of.
The fact that I'm healthy and able.
Friends that get me through the work day.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Shame, Shame



JUST when baseball fans were thinking we could finally start putting the steroid era behind us, A-Rod tested positive for anabolic steroids while he was a Texas Ranger and now all his records are in question. Are you kidding me??

It's not just that he was on steroids, it's that he lied about it...through his teeth...on national television. when the Mitchell Report came out in 2006, he volunteered to go on the record about never using or even being tempted to use. Why on earth would you volunteer to be interviewed about a lie?

Granted, the tests in question were supposed to be anonymous and then destroyed. The players union totally screwed the pooch on not following up on destroying them, but still.

Damn you A-Rod, no wonder Madonna dumped you!

Yummy Dinner

The hubs and I have been very bored with our dinner menu. We have some staples on there like stir-fry and pasta and what not, but we've been in a bit of a "food funk", if you will.

Last night was a nice departure from the funk. We had salmon on the menu which is usually pretty ho-hum, but last night I kicked it up a notch! We ended up having cajun salmon, broccoli and pasta roni and let me tell you...it was GOOD! I think it was a might on the spicy side and overpowered the flavor of the salmon but it was my first try and dang tasty.

I put cajun seasoning, crushed red pepper (note: do NOT get it near your eyes...trust me!), and salt in a bowl then poured it over the salmon fillet and spread it around. I put two teaspoons of the red pepper but I think maybe 1 1/2 would've been better.

Never-the-less, it was tasty and I was quite impressed with myself :) I'm trying to do more of the cooking lately since I love to cook.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Long Overdue Update

Wow, I can't believe it's February 6th already. Before you know it it'll be my birthday, then my 3rd wedding anniversary (yay!) and before you can says "summer weather" one of my best friends will be giving birth! The next six months are going to be crazy.

I've been a little bit of a recluse lately, online and in real life. Things have come up lately that have me questioning my path in life and what actually makes me happy. My company is not doing well and there's a very strong possibility I could be laid off come April. I have very mixed emotions about it ranging from glad to sad to scared. It starts me thinking whether I want to take another admin job because it pays the bills or if I want to start down a different path.

Steve's job is going well and he really likes it. There's a possibility of a great promotion in about a year and that would most likely mean a move out of Colorado. Again, mixed emotions. I would be sad to leave family and a few close friends but I'm really restless in this state. I'm definitely more of a northeast girl but most anywhere but here would be fine with me. I just feel like Steve and I can spread our wings a little more if we left and there would be more opportunities for Steve to advance his career. If I'm just stuck in an admin position, I can do that anywhere.

There are other things going around in my head but those are the biggest. Because of the problems at my current company I feel I'm in a constant state of limbo. I can't go back but I'm not allowed to go forward yet. I can't make plans and, if you know me, not being able to plan for anything makes me feel completely out of control.

I just have to remember I can't worry about things I can't control and I need to do the best with what I have; a loving, wonderful, supportive husband, a strong family and a hell of a resume! ;)