Thursday, July 27, 2006

Where does the time go?

Let me tell you. Sometime last fall I was called on a referral to help out at a concert for the Spirit of America concert that was in town. Since then I have not been called to work any other shows or concerts. No big deal. Well all of that changed when I get the call to work the American Idols concert. It was one step above stewing in my own vomit, but I survived it. Then Saturday morning I get a call to work the local soccer game. I said ok. I can be an usher at a soccer game. Since it was an expo game, there was no one in the nose bleed section that I was working. Made my job easy! Then there was a call on Sunday asking me to work the local AAA baseball game. I said sure. I enjoyed both of those events. Getting these calls will make it easy for me to save some more cash so that I will not have to work a second job at Christmas time. :-) That and I just found out that our company is getting a CASH bonus this year instead of stock options.

I had an earlier post of a missing friend. I had not heard from her in a while. I was one step before sitting outside her house watching for movement. Turns out like the rest of the world she is so busy with her two adorable boys and husband. I have a small group of friends and I treasure each and every one of them. So here is the heads up that I will look for you from time to time to make sure all is ok.

enjoy life

Monday, July 24, 2006

Short note

This is a short note, since I am way busy at work, and I have so much to fill you in on, and not a lot of time to do so.

On our way to pre-K today there was a huge accident. It blocked traffic in one lane, and you could look over and see that there were two cars all crumpled up with the doors pried off by the rescue units (no one inside either vehicle). Bud saw it from the back seat and said "Mommy are those people dead?" I answered calmly with a complete look of surprise that he would say such a thing "I think they are going to the hospital. They need to see a doctor". He accepted that and said "Can we pray for them" As tears welled up in my eyes I said sure Bud. We said a short prayer of "Dear Lord please watch over the people in the car acident, and may they be safe. Amen".
Once again he shocks me with his compassion.

enjoy life!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Freaky things happening

Yesterday I had a post all ready to go and for some reason it got lost in internet oblivion. I know.... save draft then post, but I did not. So here is what has been happening.
I went to a spiritual advisor with my mother Tuesday night. I was not planning on going, but her friend backed out last minute and she really needed someone to go. I had Bud so he of course had to come. Daddy was at volleyball. Anyways, said advisor, who is a big believer in devine intervention, is 80 years old and has red hair that is really beautiful. I can not explain how beautiful it is, so you will just have to trust me. Ok we knock on the door and walk in. Bud being ever so bold walks in loudly saying hello.... hello where are you? She is in her kitchen and since she has polio she is in a wheel chair and Bud can not see her in the kitchen. He waits and she rolls out and says "You are the hockey player I dreamed about last night" My jaw drops to the floor since she has never met him. Has no idea that he plays hockey. With out missing a beat Bud says "I am not on the team yet, when I am 5 I will be on the team". So we small talk a bit and I get Bud set up with his DVD player and we go to the adjoining room and sit. Without getting in to details we (mom, advisor, and me) talk about life, jobs, and spouses. She has told me some things I am not sure that I wanted to know, but I am glad I do. Does that sound strange? My son will go to college, He will have children. My work environment will change dramatically, and I was told to stay put. Most of the visit was about my mom, which is ok with me. I won't go in to her details. I will leave it at my genuine satisfaction.
My new boss starts on 8/21. I am excited. Looking forward to the change.
Until then I will do as I wish you to.....
enjoy life

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


We all have behavior issues. Some people do not know how to get along with others and some do. Some tolerate others and some don't. Teaching behavior is another issue.
I would like to think that I am a tolerant person, where if you (not you the reader) are a complete asshat I will still tolerate your dumb ass for the sake of others. There are many in my life that I tolerate. They are all family. Not all mine, but family none the less.
Clearly there is something wrong with your behavior when people specifically do not want to see you or avoid you. I have a family member (through marriage) who went to visit another and when she arrived she was told to go away. Get the clue that some serious repair work is needed. The best part is that she was eavesdropping in on a conversation prior to going in to the room, and heard some pieces of information that were specifically relating to her behavior. She then had to call one of the people in the room out to see if she was ok to go in.

There is also something wrong when you (again not you the reader) the supposed adult is in charge of watching a child and when the child gets out of control instead of normal means of punishment you take what ever toy is in front of you and you hit the child. Where is the lesson?
Both my husband & I place Bud in his room and he must stay there until he is ready to say he is sorry and specify what he did to deserve time out. This is a universal practice I believe. Well that is unless you are the afore mentioned "adult".
It bothers me to no end. I do not know for sure how to deal with this "adult", but I know for sure that it is not going to last much longer.

So my high strung son is all about testing the limits and needing to be put in his place. He is not an angel and I never put him on that pedestal, but some how my mother does. She also is aware of the whole time out thing, but she also does not know how to say no and she spoils Bud all the time.

I love my family and my friends (congrats grad! David enjoy Clarkson U) and I hope that if I were to be so stupid or do something so stupid that you would not want to be in the same room with me I would know so I can make it right. Clearly my family has no clue on apologies and consideration.

enjoy life

Monday, July 17, 2006

Whoo wee it's a hot one!

It is really hot out. I like the heat and not the humidity. So what the schnikes am I doing in NY the humidity capital? Your guess is a good as mine.
On days like today I would leave my office and walk over to Borders and get myself a cafe' freeze. But noooo, Borders had to switch to Seattles best coffee and no longer carries the original. Well they sold me this pitch that a javacooler was the same thing. I'll let you in on a secret. It is not the same! It is like comparing apples to oranges. Not.... the..... same. So I went in there last week to let them know that there was no similarity. Not one. It is missing the espresso. She said for an extra $1.00 she can add a shot. I looked at her like she was out of her freaking mind. That would make my drink almost $7. Not only did they raise the prices they took out the key ingredient to this drink experience. I am not happy and I am coffee less. There is nowhere that I can take a breather and go to get a good cafe' freeze. Change sucks and especially so when it is right in the middle of the summer and my coffee drink has passed on to another life.
I am not happy!

enjoy life

p.s LDV where are you? you seem to be mia and I am worried.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Addicted to Rockstar TV

I can not believe that I am in love with Rockstar Supernova. I caught on to the last part of Rockstar Inxs last season, and not totally in love with it, but being a mild Inxs fan in the day I had to see what would happen. Well this season is THE water cooler talk. I grew up listening to Motley Crue, Gun's n Roses, Metallica and anything sounding like them. Not to be confused as that being my only music experience.
In my opinion Jason was the shit for Metallica and to see him on this is interesting. He looks like crap now, and does not have too many intelligent things to say, so why I am still fixated I don't know. Tommy Lee is a loud mouth schmuck, but not bad on the eyes and Gilby is a doll. So why you ask do I like this so much? I have no freaking idea. I think I am hoping for some sort of heavy metal come back and I do not want to miss the boat. I love that music.
Call me bananas, but that is me. Now if I only I could figure out how to cheaply get in to that studio so I could drool over them I would.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Much ado about cat poo!

On Monday as Bud and I were leaving for pre-k, I opened the door to the great beautiful sun. As I step down to walk to my car really enjoying the sunshine a over whelming amount of flies are in my way. Before I even had a chance to swat at them to get them out of my personal space I get a HUGE wiff of poo. Bud is complete oblivious I mean after all he is going to school. He loves school. His teachers are really nice there. He just graduated to the pre-k room. Ok so back to the poo. I see right on top of my violet bed that there is a pile of kitty crap. Now I am a kitty owner and Miss Kitty stays indoors all of the time. She likes it that way and quite frankly so do I. Well I can only assume that it is the neighbors cats. One a very sweet (looking) tiger cat. I have never come face to face with the cat and therefore do not know the temperament, however s/he must be pretty good since I have noticed that s/he trollops the neighborhood with the other cat that looks just like my Miss Kitty, pure white with all pink accents and a heck of a lot smaller.
So here I am standing, looking at poo. My blood pressure is boiling and now I see why my violets keep getting dug up. All this time I thought that is was Bud playing in the dirt. Now I never yelled at him for this, but you can bet your bippy I will freak out on the cats. I was so irritated and being in my work clothes I did nothing but sulk to my car.
Upon my return home from work as I turn down the street my blood is starting to boil. The weather is pretty sucky so I run in the house and see the hubs and ask him if he saw what I saw in the morning. He says "yes, I threw it back in the neighbors yard" My thought is woo hoo way to go hubs! So I am trying to decide the best way to keep this from happening since my grammie always had this problem and she put moth balls down. I am like umm no. I do not want to accidentally poison my son. So I start searching the web to see what my options were. One said shoot the cat. Not a bas idea, but not a great one either. Another said spicy red pepper, or buy scat. I do not want to spend $10 bucks to keep shitty kitty out of my flowers, so I am still looking.
It has been raining so much lately that I have not had a chance to remove the rest of the poo that has been there for what appears to be days or even weeks. How I did not notice is beyond me. Must be the burying thing that they do (or doo and the case may be). With all of the recent rain the dirt that we placed in the flower box is settling and I am seeing so much more fecal matter.
The force is with me and I will be the winner. I just need to figure out how. Ideas welcome!

enjoy life

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Lightning to truly rock your world!

As I was driving home from my Rotary meeting last night there was this most amazing thunder storm with massive lightning. Seriously folks, this was no run of the mill storm. This was the kind that made me pray in my car that a lightning strike would not hit a tree and the tree lands on my car killing me. The rain was bad and the thunder was the worst I've ever heard and it lasted for hours. Really, like 2.5 hours. When I got home I felt like I was living the apocalypse. If you looked out my back window of my home you could see sun shining through the clouds just over the trees, but if you looked out the front it was so pitch black that you could not see the trees hovering over the houses. Only with the many strobes of lightening could you see the outline of trees for a brief second. It was like that for a long time before the real darkness set in. I am still amazed by it.
Well after my extreme white knuckle driving I ran in to the house and went in to Bud's room and gave him a big hug and a kiss. Truly thankful that I was home. I am not a freak about that sort of thing, but really that was the most bizzaro driving I have ever done.

FYI I have a really sucky lunch today. Being the adult that I claim to be I do make my own lunches, but todays really sucks!

enjoy life!

Friday, July 07, 2006

When no news is not good news.

I have not written because.......

My 4th was clouded by the sudden passing of a fellow Rotarian early in the morning. Charlie Fischer was our club photographer and just a great guy. He had a massive coronary just before he was to run a race for the 4th of July. I wish his family strength to help get through this. I know he will be missed by many.

My boss is leaving which I may have mentioned, but my work load is out of control. I can not keep up and the project controller is leaving to have a baby next Friday. I am not sure how I will function. I am not the wealth of information, but I do know that I don't know enough. My boss is not one to teach anything so I am screwed!

While I was on vacation my boss told my counter part not to do my work to leave it. I have been doing all of my work from my vacation and all of the work that I do on a regular basis. I have been staying late and stressing over not getting the work done. I am still not caught up yet. It has been 2 weeks and an end is not near.

Now for a funny story.

While walking to the rides at a carnival Bud was not paying attention to where he was going and BAM! walked right in to the side mirror of a car. He screamed then got really quiet. I I laughed at him and he was looking at me and said in a scream kinda laughing yell "it's not funny mommy....hahahahah" Apparently it was funny. What a nut!
Oh yeah.... the current price of a Star Wars ARC fighter thingie.... a hundred million dollars. Guess we will not be buying that anytime soon.

Two very dear friends have birthdays that I am not getting cards to in time. So Snarky & LaDolce HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I promise a card will be in the mail!

Enjoy life

Monday, July 03, 2006

This Monday to some should be a holiday.

OK Here is the deal. Today is a scheduled work day for my office. One guy is so disgruntled that he came to work in a pair of Bermuda shorts and flip flops. That went with his Hawaiian shirt. It is so funny to see this since it is not normal attire for the office. There are only 7 people in the office out of 35. One being our CEO. Everyone else took vacation or called in sick from their pool. I decided to work today and not take one of the three floating holidays that our company offers for such instances like this. The rest are miserable, thinking that in the back of their mind that the office would close early. Not happening. Never has. Never will. I am not sure what planet they are on, but they have been with this company long enough that if it is a scheduled work day you work. All I want to say is don't be haten'. It's not my fault. I am getting a lot of work done. I am liking it. I will not be liking it if it is rainy tomorrow for the 4th, but that is the way the cookie crumbles.

Since I will not be writing on the 4th here is my entry.

God Bless America. Land that I love.
I love the fact that I can get in my car and drive where ever I choose. I can go to the store, I can go to the water park, I can go to my congressmans office and protest if I so choose. That is my right as an American. I do not care if you are Native-American, Polish-American or Latin-American. The common tie is American. If you are here legally you have that right and I am here legally and I have that right. I am thankful for that right. I am thankful that my grandfather fought to bring and maintain freedoms for this country and for other countries.

I love America and what old glory stands for. if you do not know what old glory is go back to school and learn some American History. A few may know that I love History and more specifically American History. I am not talking about anything in the past 30 years I am talking about Washington, Lincoln, Madison, Monroe, and Grant and Taft. The Louisiana Purchase and Betsy Ross. The man on the Moon and the Depression. These make America what it is and I am proud to be an American.

That said, Happy 4th of July and take a moment to thank those who sacrificed for our freedoms. Even if you do not agree with the leadership behind it, they are making a sacrifice so that we can be free.