Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Movie Night?



Thank God I'm not the only one that thought "Night at the Museum" was horrible!

Tip

Here's a little tip, straight from me to you. If you come up to my desk one more time and ask me to make one black and white copy of whatever it is you hand me, I may throw something at you.

Do you realize it would've been faster to just make the copy yourself rather than walk past the copier to come and ask me to do it?

That's all.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Thought

Green-with-envy is not a great color on me. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful for all the wonderful things I have; an amazing husband, a beautiful house, a job that is not only still around but pays me well, people who love me, my health (most of the time).

But sometimes I just want to be 6 years old, sit cross-legged on the floor with my arms folded and whine "but it's not fair"! Sometimes life's not fair, yea I got the memo. But it doesn't mean I have to be happy about it.

People have things I want, things I've been working very hard for and it seems like they get it easier and for less. How is it fair that someone gets what I want when they don't go about it the right way?

Monday, May 18, 2009

A Shout Out

I'd just like to give a big "What's Up" to the Discount Tires in FoCo we went to this weekend. Thank you for not calling us back when the car was ready, making me almost miss my cousins graduation party AND scratching the front of the car.

It's okay, I know it was you. Even though you gave me the whole "oh, that was already there" speech, I know that scratch/dent wasn't there previously. But that's okay. As you so eloquently and politely told me, I can't prove it. :)

On a Serious Note..

It's been a rough few weeks for me; mentally, emotionally, physically, health-wise. Some people know, but my company filed bankruptcy in November which we knew was a definite possibility since about September of 2008. The workload has dwindled to basically nothing except maintaining what we have. I've been eternally grateful that month after month we defy the odds and are still around. I'm grateful that unlike so many millions of Americans, I'm lucky enough to keep my job for right now, god willing.

Although it's hard to continue to be utterly grateful day after day, month after month and it's starting to ware on me. I'm exhausted mentally. For 8+ months I've been living in a state of limbo; not knowing what's coming, not knowing what's going to happen two weeks from now. It's hard.

The Hubs and I can't plan things like vacations or days off until two weeks before we plan on going just to make sure I have a job to finance the vacation.

It's even harder because we want a family sometime. We want to start a family together. Everyone always tells us "If you wait until the 'right' time or until you have 'x' amount of money, you'll never have a child. There is no 'right' time." And while I appreciate loved ones input and fully agree there's never a "right" time, Steve and I agree there is definitely a "wrong" time.

In an economy where millions of people honestly CAN'T find jobs and me not knowing how long mine will be around, it seems to be a bad time to bring a child into the financial mix. How can I throw caution to the wind and say "what the hell, let's have a kid" if I don't know if I'll be employed in 3 months and very well may not be able to find another job to support said-Child?

Steve and I may have an exciting opportunity in the next three months that could change the need to rely on my job and could possibly be the answer we need.

Please pray that we get to take advantage of this new opportunity. Please pray hard.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Overheard

"I don't swear around my kids. The worst I say is bitch and shit."

Overheard on my van/carpool. Um, those are swear words. If you don't think so, I don't even want to know what you consider swearing.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Overheard

"Woman, don't be such a biatch!"

While shopping at Ross downtown on my lunch break, there was a man on his cell phone.
I don't know who he's talking to but that's never a safe sentence.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Teacher Appreciation



I love my relatives and friends that are teachers, I really do. ;)

Monday, May 04, 2009

Bags!

I had a few shopping successes over the weekend and one of those successes is a new slouchy, faux-leather, turquoise bag from Kohl's. I LOVE this bag and it only helps that it was 80% off!! I couldn't believe my lucky stars; I could hear it calling my name from across the store.



And Pali is a big fan of the bag as well, as evidenced here by her enthusiasm.



I bought another bag on Ebay. It's a studded faux-leather shoulder bag that's so flippin' cute. However, it smelled so badly of cigarette smoke so I'm currently airing it out and trying to get the stink out of it. I'll post pictures once I'm able to go near it :)