Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts: Tuesdays are my Mondays


I work Tuesday through Saturday, so every week I go into work on Tuesday, and everyone has already gotten through there Monday. Well for me, I experience that back to work blah feeling on Tuesday and not Monday. It really sucks to be the only one working who doesn't want to be there...oh wait. Nevermind. It just really sucks working and I'll leave it at that. Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays.

Speaking of working, guess how many actual working days I have left. Go on, I'll wait. If your guess was 33, you're wrong. However, if instead you thought it was 11 then you win a prize for being right! Hopefully the knowledge that you are incredibly insightful will be enough, it's all I've got.

My replacement has been hired, whoopie! He starts shadowing me in a few days, won't that be a lot of fun! I'm not really a people person, and I don't like other people in my space. But soon I will have my very own sidekick. I wonder if I should make us matching T-shirts?

My Father in law is flying into town later this morning, and I am fortunate enough to say that I'm really looking forward to it. He's a great guy, and we get along pretty well. Which works out great, since you know, I'm moving down there so that we can be neighbors an all. He's an amazing person, Justin shares a lot of the same great qualities. I am so happy that Tysen is going to grow up with such a wonderful grandpa. His grandma is pretty darn great too, but she isn't coming into town, so she isn't part of this random paragraph. Well, now she is I suppose.

It's late, I haven't had much sleep in the last few days, so forgive me for this being totally lame.

I think I must have been the last person to know about the IsParade app for Twitter. Oh my god! I can't stop watching it. Seriously, what is wrong with me that I am this easily entertained?

Thank you for your kind words on yesterdays post. I hadn't had a chance to read the comments until just a few minutes ago. I appreciate the support especially when I question myself.

And with that bit of sentimentality this edition of Random Tuesday Thoughts brought to you by the letter L for Lame, is done. Please head on over to Keely's place for even better random.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Who is that crazy lady in the mirror?

I'm not really proud of myself lately. It takes a lot to admit, but I've become that mom I always swore I wouldn't be. It seems these days that I just don't have any patience when it comes to Tysen and his misbehaving. A dear, kind friend told me that it was likely due to the stress of moving. She's probably right; but I still feel like a crappy parent.

Yesterday I found myself yelling, actually full of anger directed at my dear sweet boy. The behavior wasn't any different than one he might have had a month or so ago. But twice Sunday I was ashamed to realize that I had lost it and had stopped being the rational, controlled mom I used to be.

It's not just Tysen that seems to push me from calm to crazy in a matter of seconds, but I notice it most when it's directed at a two year old. He still loves me, still gives me hugs and kisses. But I feel like a horrible parent when I look into his beautiful blue eyes that hold only love and affection.

I have to find a balance between crazy stressed out psycho and the happy zen I long to be. It's obvious I won't be returning to the land of unicorns and cotton candy for a while. Hopefully I can survive this place for now, without doing too much damage to Tysen. I hate that I'm so freaked out all the time and I can't just let it go. I want to let it go, but obviously it's not happening.

I need to take some deep breaths and go meditate or something.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Mocha Friday

There are a lot of things I don't like about my job. A LOT. I could go on for hours and I am pretty sure most of my friends could recite the list backwards and forwards. All of these make for a very long work week. But at the end of the week, it's Friday. Not just any Friday, but Mocha Friday. This has been a long standing tradition I have joyfully shared with two of the greatest friends I'll ever have.


We've walked this path countless times, sharing our joys and our sorrows. It's the time I have to share my burdens with someone who gladly takes it on and for me to return the favor. I don't know how I would have made it through a lot of the challenges I've faced the last few years without this quiet walk with my friends. We've shared some pretty funny stories along this path, some stories that maybe we didn't share with anyone else.

We leave for our new home on a Friday. It will be one of many Fridays without my friends and our tradition. We've missed many Mocha Fridays throughout the years due to days off or unexpected work changes. But there won't be a next week or a week after that and Fridays will never be the same.

I love you guys.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I'd like to take a moment to apologize...

But that's really not in my nature, so I'll just offer up excuses instead. Not sure if you noticed my absence during the last two weeks or so. Maybe you did and wondered where I was, or didn't care, or didn't notice at all. Hell, there's a lot on the internets these days, so it's not like without me you were left with no options.

Excuse #1: I've been sick the last two weeks, first with a stomach virus and now with a horrible head cold. It's hard to breath when your sick, nevermind type and think. Right now I've got an enormous headache that makes opening my eyeballs very difficult.

Excuse #2: I've been stressing over moving, leaving work and everything that comes with those two events.

Excuse #3: I'm working on a big move for my blog, and that's kind of consumed a lot of brain waves. The redesign isn't coming along as I had envisioned and it's got me a little down.

Excuse #4: I'm just plain busy, and it's only going to get worse. I barely have time to look at my reader to know how far behind I'm getting. I haven't read other blogs in forever, and I'm so far behind. Must catch up.

Yah, that's about it. A good friend, Julie Maloney, is a finalist in the ny Style X10 Blogger Contest, so go visit and give her some love!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: 17 Days Left!!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Monkey Monday Minute


This week's Monday Minute has been renamed, and for a very important reason. Please click the button and head on over to Michelle's site read more.

1 - How old do you act? I don't know how old I ACT, but I certainly look like I'm about 15.  

2 - As far back as you can remember, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be a lawyer, but now that I've actually been to college and gotten a look at how the real world works, I'd rather be a lady of leisure.

3 - If you were to write a book based on your life, what would the title be? This one stumped me, I can't imagine every wanting to write a book about my life, unless of course something super exciting happens during the rest of my life.

4 - What's something that you do that's considered "childish" by most? I really love cheesy Disney Channel and Fox Family movies.  Just can't get enough of those!

5 - The last question isn't a question.  Write a story of a time of when you or someone you know overcame great adversity.  I have this amazing, wonderful friend who lost both of his parents when he was a teenager and was diagnosed with brain cancer in his early twenties.  He could have taken those experiences and become a very negative and angry person.  But he survived the cancer (which has come back and he's kicking it's ass AGAIN!) and is the kindest, funniest person.  I am awed by his wonderful outlook on life.  I count myself very lucky to call this man a friend. 

Friday, May 7, 2010

Spam for me and Spam for YOU!

Today I am at a loss for words, really, I'm just down right speechless.  I think I'm going through an isolationism phase in my life; it won't last long I'm sure.  Anyhow...I was doing some spring cleaning of my email inbox, and discovered so many great gems in my spam folder that I couldn't keep them for myself, I have to share.

My favorite is the email that claims "no matter WHAT I'm selling they can send visitors to my sight." Is that not just total awesomeness?  I don't even have to do anything!  Just download their software and BAM, increased hits practically instantly.  I think I might try it out.

For all my medical needs, is the email that simply states:


How can I pass that up?  I do often have a craving for some viagra, but worry that my doctor will think I'm a little strange, so I haven't said anything about it.  Maybe I should click on the link...hmmm.  I'll consider it.

Last but not least, the answer to my prayers.  Michael claims that I can "Quit Your Day Job Within 30 Days"
See, I'm already going to be quiting my job in a little OVER 30 days, so if this can speed up the process AND give me a guaranteed income, why not?  

And that my friends is my spam folder.  It's not much, but just KNOWING that I can get rich quick AND have access to all my favorite drugs...well, what's NOT to like?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

My life in song, or at least lyrics…I don’t sing. Well, I do, but not when other people are in the car.

Sometimes when I’m stressed and freaked out, it is hard to keep everything in perspective.  I mean, it MUST be a big deal, because it’s my life, and I’m pretty damn awesome AND important.  I’m not sure why the rest of the world doesn’t simply stop when I’m hovering on the verge of a mental breakdown.  But, it doesn’t.

I was feeling that way this morning when I heard Pearl Jam’s Just Breath, a song that always makes me feel like all is right in my world. And so, I will share it with you, because perhaps you need to know that it’s not as scary as it seems.

Yes I understand
That every life must end
As we sit alone
I know someday we must go

Oh I'm a lucky man
To count on both hands
The ones I love
Some folks just have one
Yeah others they got none

Stay with me
Let's just breathe

Practiced on our sins
Never gonna let me win
Under everything
Just another human being

I don't want to hurt
There's so much in this world
to make me believe

Stay with me
All I see

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
What if I did and I'm a fool you see
No one knows this more than me
'cause I come clean

I wonder everyday
As I look upon your face
Everything you gave
And nothing you would take
Nothing you would take
Everything you gave

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
What if I did and I'm a fool you see
No one knows this more than me
I come clean

Nothing you would take
Everything you gave
Hold me till I die
Meet you on the other side

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wordless Wednesday-Shameless exploitation of my child due to lack of creativity. How you doin'?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts, It's just crap, and I'm sorry, but it's what you get today.


It's Tuesday, so it's supposed to be random thoughts. Our cables been jacked all day, so this is all I have time for right now. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Six Word Saturday

It's Saturday again, which means we made it through yet another week.  Hooray!  I don't know about you, but this week sure seemed to drag on, and the weekend is already flying by.  How does this happen every week? And because it's Saturday, that means it's time for Six Word Saturday, brought to you by Cate at Show My Face. We dedicate each Saturday to describing life (or hell, someone elses) or whatever might be happening at that particular moment.

I am NOT a morning person.

In fact, I pretty much HATE mornings.  I wasn't always this way.  Don't get me wrong, I wasn't an early bird kind of gal, ever. But once I was up and going the mornings were too horrible.  That was before Tysen. Now, he's awake at 6:00am whether he goes to bed at 6:00pm or midnight.  He's amazing like that.  His little internal clock insists that something must be happening at such an ungodly hour and he has to partake.  Now early mornings are a way of life, and I miss rolling around in bed until noon.  Ahhh, the good ol' days.
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