"Where Would You Rather Be?" Wednesday

I am sure that you all know how easy it is to get into a phase of just going through the motions of living. You get up, go to work, be someone's slave for 8+ hours, eat lunch, slave some more, go home, cook dinner, do some chores, go to bed and it all just starts all over again.....

So, I am starting a Wednesday tradition called, "Where Would You Rather Be". I will post pictures of the places that I would rather be or places that I would really like to go.

So, since it is 40 degrees (yes, people, I do live in the South--thanks global warming!), this is where I would rather be today!

This is Costa Rica!

I don't really know that much about it...but the Special One really wants to go there. If this picture is any indication, I would love it. But today, at least it looks warm!


Don't you just love it when you finally succeed at something that you have been working on? Well, I do! I am building a real website and honestly I am a bit over my head on this one. BUT, with some advice and some research, I am finally starting to make progress on it!

But this all has a different meaning than just figuring out how to do something. This represents a part of me that used to a huge part of who I am. I used to have a dogged determination and anything that I put my mind to...I would figure out and achieve. I am not sure where that went or exactly when it left me. I guess allowing other people to hold me back had really started to change who I really was.

It has been a really long time since I had that feeling of sheer determination, focus and drive to achieve something. It feels really good to get that part of me back.

Other than that...it is just a normal Tuesday............

Monday Blues

The weekend is over and now it is back to the daily grind. I really didn't want to get out of bed this morning.

I had my girls this weekend and we had a great weekend. We started the day cleaning (ugh!) but I rewarded them with a trip to Color Me Mine. I had never been there and I have to say that I will go back without the kids. I found the painting to be relaxing.

Yesterday was a relaxing day. I searched most of the day looking for a Wordpress template and trying to figure out that system. I am building a website for the club and I have read alot about using Wordpress as a CMS. My friend over at Stupid Sucks has been a great help and unfortunately for him...I have a lot of questions! LOL

Well, it is time to actually do some work...atleast my boss is out of the office all morning! ;)

See what happens???

I wasn't settled on the look of my blog. I have been looking around and really liked the 3 column blogs. So, I thought I would give it a try.

Let me know what you think.


Well, yesterday was a bust and my mood did not improve. oh well..."mama said there would be days like that". Fortunately, I had my first good night's sleep in over a week and my outlook is much improved.

This is the first full week of my blog and I was trying to think of a theme for Friday that I could do every week. I have yet to hit that "thing" that would be fun to do. If you have any ideas please post them!

My new friend over at "Stupid Sucks" revealed where he got the cool caricature that is a part of his header. Curiosity got the best of me and I had to do it too. I think it is cool to have my own personal avatar! Interested? Check out Cartoon Me and you can get one too! I look forward to your suggestions about my Friday blogs...

HoHum Thursday

Maybe it is because the a**hole saga continues...or maybe it is because personally my life is just crazy right now...maybe it is because I really messed up my sleep schedule last week...I don't know but I am just really down today.

I have this lump in my throat feeling that tells me I would just break down if someone looked at me wrong. I hate days like this. I know I am feeling something...but I can't put words to it. I try but the words don't seem to match up to the emotion.

So rather than just write a gloom and doom post this morning...I am going to go on with my day and hope that my day improves. If it does, I will come back.

Political Madness!

I have to admit that the best reality show this season is the fight for the Democratic Nomination for President. Bill wins, (oops) Hillary wins, Obama wins, Hillary wins and it just goes on and on.

Who is the real winner in this fight? John McCain! Why? Obama and Clinton are throwing so many daggers at each other that there will be very little to throw later. They are laying it all out. I am sure that the McCain Campaign is watching and taking notes of things to discredit them on. They are ultimately giving the McCain camp tons of ammunition.

Will it matter? Only time will tell.

The actual winner in this whole thing is the Electoral process that has been stagnant for many years. Suddenly, there is interest in the election process and people are voting in record numbers. Because of the Democratic stalemate, states that have never REALLY had their voice count for much in primary season really do matter this time. Combine that with the Hillary voters that say they would vote for McCain if Obama gets the nomination and Obama voters that state they will return the favor if Hillary wins…and we have a political soap opera that is full of drama!


I started this blog knowing that I want to start writing fictional stories and poems again. I am finding that time as left my abilites a little rusty. So, this is the first poem that I have written in a really long time. I hope you like it.


Sometimes memories flood my mind
Like the swift waters of the sea.
Taking me back in time
And to what I used to be.

Some things I am rather proud of
And others not so much.
But time seems to wash away
The innocence and such.

I remember laughter
And I remember tears.
Funny how clear they are
As they make it through the years.

I think back to those I love
And those that have gone away.
Remembering all that they have done
And all that they would say.

I remember songs of childhood
And how they still play in my mind.
Representing the innocence
And all that was good and kind.

Take the memories
Of the past and hold them to your heart.
For a life that is truly lived
Will have all of these as a part.

Misery Loves Company???

I had a meeting with the BIG boss about A**hole and remarkably the meeting went well.

But here is the kicker...nothing will really change. This A**hole is way too happy making everyone miserable to change. Amazing isn't it. My boss doesn't want to fire me (which is good news) but I know deep in my heart that nothing about the situation will change. This A**hole is who he is and will never have enough gonads to realize that he is an a**hole.

Have you ever met someone that sucked the life right out of a room? That is what A**hole is like. Everything in the office will be very fun and light...then he walks in and it is like we are gasping for air. Instant mood changer.

Why is it that some people allow themselves to be so miserable? Why do miserable people insist on making other people miserable?


I have added a widget on my page that I thought was interesting. It scrolls through the front pages of the day's newspapers. I thought it was pretty neat and thought you might like it too.

Sunday in Paradise!

I did something yesterday that I NEVER do! I took a nice, long 3 hour nap! It was the most glorious thing in the world.

I had stuff I needed to do but was quickly strayed by that comfortable looking bed!

My whole weekend was not lazy at all. The past four days were spent going to the club and I even tried my hand as a cocktail waitress. I really enjoyed that and the extra money was great!

Now it is Monday and I am back to dealing with the a**hole!

Finally Friday!

I can not even begin to tell you how happy I am that it is finally Friday!

The week has been hell at work and I am just so happy to get a 2 day break from this place.

I am going to Heritage on Sunday. I have never been to anything like that so I am excited.

I just don't have too much to say...maybe it will hit me later.

The A**hole Strikes Again

There is nothing worse than having someone that you have to work with trying to get you fired. I don't just mean exaggerating something...I mean taking every little mistake and turning it against you.

This person expects 1,000% perfection. Honest, human mistakes are not allowed. He documents these mistakes with emails that are copied to my bosses. These are little mistakes that are easily corrected but I guess he is trying to create doubt about my abilities. I fear that it is starting to work.

Bad thing is that now I feel like I have to walk on eggshells all day at work while waiting for the ball to drop. I hate this with a passion. I lived like that for a very long time and took action to change my situation. Now I am right back to feeling the same way and I am not sure what to do about it.


Ok, I am way too old to stay out til 3 am and be at work by 8:30!!!! But it is Heritage Week and there is just too much going on to miss it!

Anyway, my mind is a jumbled mess this morning. I can't seem to get a total thought together to even post about. Maybe after I have 1,000 cups of coffee I will be ok and can post something that makes sense.

Right or Wrong?

I was watching the news this morning and they were interviewing a few of the women from the poligamy compound. (I should say that I do not agree with the lifestyle) Something struck me during the interview.

If the charges were the same and this was a group of Muslims or a group of illegal aliens, would the action taken have been so harsh? Would mothers be torn from their mothers in such a violent way? I really don't think so.

Did the allegations need to be investigated? YES
Did they need to enter the compound? YES
Would they have done the same for other groups? More than likely NO

There will always be stupid people!

This person that I work with is a thorn in my side. He constantly treats me like I can't do enough for him. I am an assistant for 18 people, not just this person. So, all last week I was on pins and needles at work because this person was trying to get me fired.

Over the weekend, I gave myself an attitude adjustment! There will always be demanding, stupid people! So I need to just figure out a way to deal with it.

So, I am actually having fun killing him with kindness! It has taken the tension off of having to be perfect in order to make him happy!


Ye Haw!

Last night I watched the CMT awards show (that is until I fell asleep around 10 pm). It was pretty good even though it meant putting up with Billy Ray Cyrus and his annoying Daughter Miley (aka Hannah Montana). The entertainment on the show was great until Billy Ray and Miley performed. He is great but she can't carry a tune! That is one thing that I love about music awards shows. Since the performances are live, you can tell who really sounds good and who are a nightmare for the engineers at the recording studio. It is obvious that Miley requires alot of work in the sound booth! In Contrast to that you have the performance by Keith Urban and Brooks & Dunn. OMG, they were awesome!

When you top it off with the fact that this was the first time in about 2 weeks that I actually sat down to watch something on TV, it was a great evening!

Here I am!

I have this friend that blogs every day about the things going on in his life. I am addicted to reading just to find out what is going on. He has been bugging me to start a blog for some time now. I finally have given into his pressure! ;)

I will be honest and say that I have no clue what to write about. I have no clue where this is going but I am here. I am hoping that this will evolve into something that won't embarass me later.

So, Here I AM! For better or for worse!