Monday, June 25, 2012


And in other related fall out over the whole internet privacy thing, I've lost another two friends.  Well, partially- I asked her to remove the pics, but didn't tell her why.  She assumed it was because of the ginormous fight I had gotten into with her mother.  Not exactly, but she assumed it was.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

I think it's time for me to fly...

The crap hit the fan last night here.  I found some pictures of my son on facebook that were not set to private, and I flipped.  I did not know about these pictures, and I am not okay with them being on there.  I very calmly asked them to be removed, and I was called a 'rhymes with witch'.  I'm like, set your stuff to private, or here's a concept, ask the person who's kid it actually is if you can post pictures online of them.  So yeah, we sat and screamed at each other for about 20 minutes last night- good times.  They're going to take the pictures down, they 'didn't realize' that we weren't ok with them putting pictures of Luke up.  I'm just amazed that it didn't occur to them to ask us if they could do it.  I realize that they assume we're family, but I'm a 'rhymes with witch' when it comes to Luke.  And it's asshat and asshat's wife, so I really shouldn't be surprised that they did this.  I mean, they are dumber than rocks.  Yes, this is the one that married a student.  And, is finally renewed to be able to teach, after teaching 3+ years on an invalid license.  Yeah, my in laws are winners!
So I'm actually pretty calm about it all- I said a lot of things that needed to be said to her about her and her husband.  Of course, I remembered after several things that should have been said.  But whatever, I got the vast majority of things off my chest. She said some pretty hurtful things to me. They both know I dislike them immensely now.  And, I'm cool with that. 
That being said, the way Charlie acted after it was all over makes me realize that he's never going to be what I need him to be for me. And it's time to start getting my ducks in a row.  Because I'm not sure how much longer I am going to be married to him.  And, overall, I'm cool with that as well.  Luke needs someone to show him how to be a husband, who sticks up for his wife.  And defends her to his family.  <--which obviously did not happen last night.  Which, at least I found this out now.  I wish I had found it out sooner, but, c'est la vie! 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

So Fresh!

I am so excited for tonight's dinner.  It's habenero pasta with grilled chicken tossed in a corn and bean pico de gallo.   YUM!!   I have been craving something fresh for forever, because we only go grocery shopping every 2 weeks.  AND, I make a weekly meal plan, so you KNOW by the time I get to the end, I'm like, I don't want to actually make anything I've still got on hand. 
The dinner was awesome!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Peace comes from being quiet, and listening.

I've been thinking about Peace a lot lately.  I went back home last week, and was talking to my mom about being quiet.  And being focused in the moment.  Enjoying the moment, because they grow up too fast.  Relaxing.  Praying.  Being present.  And I realized that I'm not good at that.  I ALWAYS have the television on- I'm not actually watching it, I'm not even LISTENING to it.  It's on so that I don't have to be alone with my thoughts.  Or the silence. 
And my thoughts aren't bad, or anything, I've just always had noise on, whether it be television or music, and I got really used to it.  And it seems that I can't get used to functioning without some sort of noise in the background.  I'm beginning to think I need to step back, and get used to the quiet again. 
I'm reading a book called Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly and he talks a lot about how we need to pray constantly.  Which boils down to saying, I'm doing (whatever) for (whatever).  Whenever you're doing it.  I already say a simple prayer when I see flashing lights, but he advocates going further.  He feels I should offer everything I do up for an intention.  Mom always said offer it up for the poor souls in purgatory when she told us to do something we didn't want to do. 
I need to listen to the silence.  I offer up things to God, and He will lead me where He needs me to go.  In the silence is where God speaks to us. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Grateful. So very grateful.

So many people are not grateful for what they are given. I try not to be that way, and so today, I am grateful for my mom's safe surgery that she had on Tuesday.
I've been at my parents house since Tuesday and I'm leaving to go back home on Sunday. But, until then, I've been helping momma with stuff around the house since she can't do anything. Well, she can sit and crochet and sleep. But that's it. And that's what she should be doing. It's kind of tough for me to see her so dependent on everyone- like it's a foreshadow of things to come. But I know that in a few short weeks she'll be back to her normal self. Going to the boat nightly with dad. And crabbing about work. And I'm glad- and will willingly listen to her complaints because it means that she is still here with us.

Friday, June 8, 2012

I hate waiting!!

Last week, I applied for a different job within my place of employment.  I am supposed to find out this week.  And I was hoping today, but I still technically have until tomorrow.  I just want to know either way.
I did see who would be my new boss today, and he was different in a good way to me today.  So that makes me happy, and hopeful.  I feel like I had a good interview, so it's just the waiting.  It would be a promotion of sorts, it would be back more toward my degree, and I would definitely be happier getting back to that.  It's been 7 years since I've used my biology degree, and I miss it!  I miss being nerdy science girl!  :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Yay Apple!

Update to my post yesterday:  I took my phone to the Apple store in Keystone at the Crossing, and they found out that somehow, my phone was stuck in dock mode.  What that means?  I have no idea, but they replaced my phone for free!  I love Apple for that reason- they are awesome with their customer service!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

What is going on??

We went up north this weekend to visit family, and my clock didn't change on my phone.  And then, the sounds stopped working.  Now it's randomly making noise/sound when I'm attached to my charger.  I tried playing music this morning at work, and Pandora wouldn't work.  And only half of IHeartRadio would work.  Weirdness.  So I'm going down to the Apple store tonight to see if they can figure it out.  It's happened before with my old phone, but it randomly fixed itself.  And I'm not waiting this time- because it's less than 3 months old.  The only thing I can think of is that I was on an Ihome device this weekend, and that might have caused it- but not the nonswitching of time.  Oh well-it'll all get fixed tonight. 

That is NOT allowed!!

Seriously, I say this every summer when Luke is out of school- do not go grocery shopping with him, because I end up blowing my grocery budget!  I went to Meijer yesterday, and, granted, had to pick up a bunch of stuff that isn't purchased every week, like toilet paper and saran wrap, but somehow, lunchables got into the cart.  Along with this obese woman's comments.  Really, at what point is it acceptable to comment on what other people are purchasing?  I never in a million years would think it's all right to make a comment about what someone else is buying!
I also didn't save very much- only like $5 on over $120.00, but like I said, I bought a lot of yucky extras that are necessary.  :P  I also stocked up on chicken breasts, which are on an awesome sale- $1.77/lb.  And those last forever, since we use 1 chicken breast per meal! 
And,  I love that I'm not driving all over God's creation during my prime cooking time!  Now that Luke is out of school, we've got a home cooked meal on the table every night!  Love it!  Last night, I made Thai chicken pizza, thanks to a meeting that I attended at MacKenzie River Pizza.  I brought the idea home and made it for the family.  And, it's just as good as it was there!  It was gone last night- no leftovers! I didn't even get to take a picture of it- but just imagine, if you will, homemade pizza crust with chili sauce, marinated chicken, green onions, peanuts, 3 kinds of cheese, and then cilantro on top, after the pizza itself is cooked.  Fantastically yummy!