Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Random funny from my day

“Ms. Kate!  Look at me!  I’m a cyclops!”

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How can you not laugh?

And how, you ask, does a not-even-three-year-old know what a cyclops is?  Your guess is as good as mine.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Breaking point

How do you know when you've reached yours? Is there a sign? Is it a feeling? Or is it just a series of events that make you just snap and scream, "I've had enough!"? I don't think I've reached my breaking point yet but I don't think I've been any closer than I am right now.

My husband lost his job last week. He works for a small (a husband and wife run it out of their home) company that does remodels, additions, decks, etc. They don't have any work. They might if they advertise but they prefer to use word of mouth for their advertising. Well, there are no mouths wording anything right now so they should really rethink that plan. They are idiots and I can't help but thinking that. I could go on and on about how much I don't like them but I'll keep it to myself.

While Courtney will get unemployment, it doesn't even cover our mortgage payment. He has a couple of side jobs that will pay cash lined up but I don't know what will happen after that. He is hoping that they will secure a job or two soon and call him back to work. I think he should start looking for a new job. Like, yesterday. They've been talking about laying everyone off for a few weeks. That's when I would have started looking for a new job. But that's just me.

Due in part to Courtney being out of work and to the sheer fact that I couldn't really afford it in the first place, I've stopped my acupuncture treatments. Although I didn't get the end result that I wanted out of them, I do believe I benefited from them. I'm eating healthier and overall I do feel better. Hopefully I'll be able to start them again soon.

So, of course it figures that when I'm the most frustrated and stressed I am unable to go to acupuncture to help alleviate it. Which, in turn, makes me more frustrated and stressed. It's a vicious circle.

My feelings of bitterness and jealousy are on the rise again. The acupuncture helped with that but now, because of our situation I can't control those feelings as much. I really have to bite my tongue when I'm at work (not other job). Take yesterday, for instance.

I think every low life in the great state of Maryland came out of the wood works yesterday. I was listening to one girl and her mom go on and on about how utterly disappointed they were that they were told by someone earlier that we carried Classic Pooh bedding and then found out that we didn't. They were just so upset about it. I was starting to feel a little bad that they were misinformed but I got over it quite quickly when the girl pulled out a cigarette as she was getting ready to leave. I just stared, open mouthed, at her cigarette and blandly wished her a good evening. Under my breath I wished her a nasty bout with emphysema. Ignorant bitch.

Later on I was talking to a guy who can only be described as "Cletus." Seriously, do a google image search for the word "Cletus" and that's him. All I could think about was that this slack-jawed yokel gets to have a baby....really? REALLY? Him? He can't even speak because of his f-ed up teeth! He was too lazy to even lift his feet when he walked (Or maybe he might have had some sort of disability or something. I don't know and frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.). I just couldn't stop staring at him and his beast of a girlfriend/wife/whatever and thinking, "Why them?".


I'm too disgusted with people and probably more so, myself to remember anymore. And believe me, there were more.

And I promise to let you know if and when I do reach my breaking point. That way you have ample time to find the nearest bomb shelter. Or at least duck and cover.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vision/Message board

I know I've mentioned the vision board recommended by my acupuncturist before and not only have I finished it (!!!) but my husband has hung it up! I posted a how-to on how to make your own on my other blog. I don't have a picture of my "vision" hanging over my desk since he put it up after I took all the pictures but here is what it looks like sans vision:

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Abducted by vampires

Sorry for the lack of posting.  I got back from my all to brief vacation and have just been keeping busy with work, work and more work.  While on vacation though, I was abducted by vampires.

Just before we left for New York, I purchased the first two Twilight novels.  A co-worker read them and loved them and one of the children’s parents in my class raved about them so I thought I would give them a try.  Plus, I had a Barnes and Noble gift card burning a hole in my wallet.  I’m a Harry Potter fan at heart and didn’t think I’d like the series.  But  I am hooked.

To be fair, I wasn’t crazy about the first book.  Bella (the main character) seemed needy and immature but then again, she was 17.  I guess I’m a little out of touch with the whole teenage crowd.  Well, the books grew on me.  I finished the first one before we left and most of the second one on the way up.  After finishing the second one I went to the local bookstore (my favorite bookstore, With Pipe and Book.  They sell used books and pipe tobacco.  I LOVE the smell in there) but I think they must be retiring soon because they were closed so I had to go next door and buy the next book new.  I thought it would last me the rest of the vacation but  I finished it the next day and had to trek back out (a 25 minute drive each way) to get the fourth and final book.  I finished that one after we got back.

So, that’s four books in the span of one week.  I also watched the movie and I have a new crush on Robert Pattinson.  He is YUMMY.  He can bite me any time he wants.  :o)  Can’t wait to see the next movie that comes out in November.  And with Harry Potter coming out in July I am just way too excited about books and movies that were geared toward children and teenagers.  Oh well.  Everyone has guilty pleasures.