Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Open Letter to Nancy Grace

Dear Nancy,

I used to be addicted to your show. I couldn't get enough of it. You covered the stories of missing children and adults to get their faces out there so they could be brought home. Well...since you lately feel like spoiled celebrities, who should be thankful for what they have and aren't are more important, I guess I wont be watching very much. Why are you concentrating on these people who are either abusing other people, cheating on their spouses, or killing themselves slowly? There are plenty of stories of people who are missing and their loved ones who are caught in a nightmare, that you are ignoring so Lindsey "I'm a spoiled, suicidal superstar" Lohan can get her face on television yet again. I just read a bunch of comments on your facebook from your fans who feel the same way. We don't care! If I did, I would be watching some drivel like those entertainment news shows...and I'm not because I don't care. Do you really need to be reminded that little Kyron Horman is still out there somewhere? So is Lindsey Baum...and Jacob Wetterling...and what about little Hayleigh Cummings? Those are only the well known ones. There are many more that are missing but many dont knows about because your too busy with the likes of Mel Gibson and Lindsey Lohan. What about Caylee Anthony? Her so called "mother" and so called "grandmother" and so called "uncle" were at court the other day for a hearing related to her murder, but Lindsey Lohan is more important than the pursuit of justice for little Caylee. Keep it up Nancy Grace producers...you will lose MANY of your viewers.

Sick and tired of Lindsey, Mel and Tiger.

What if someone out there would recognize little Avery Blakeley if you were to feature  him on your show? What if he could come home safe? Isn't that more important than whether or not Lindsey goes to jail? I think so.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Pardon Our Appearance....(geek talk...please feel free to ignore)

So, Im trying to change my picture at top and Im running into problems; problems I have never had before blogger started messing with stuff. For those of you who are far geekier than I; how come whenever I want to put my picture "behind blog title and description", does my picture come out huge and cut off half of who is in it? When I choose the "place description below image" option, its fine. Except I WANT my title and desc. ON the picture...dammit. What am I doing wrong?

Also....I made a super cool blog header picture using clip art and microsoft publisher and spent the last 4 hours trying to convert it into a jpg file to upload load it to blogger as my header picture....I cant figure it out. I feel like it should be easy...but maybe thats for people who are a lot smarter than me.

I would appreciate any geeky comments and advice, thanks.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I got this little time/blog filler from Rain at Its Always Raining

1) If you could live in any country but the USA, where would you live?
I think Scotland. I was there once and loved it and my lineage is partly Scotish. On the other land, I love, love, love Mexico..you know the beautiful beachy parts like Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areaa. Of course I would want to have lots of money and live in a big house on the beach, or even in the jungle NEAR the beach...with my own security etc. Yeah, Im dreaming....

2) Why did you title your blog "From 0 to 3 in 90 days"?
Because its supposed to be about how my husband and I went from 0 kids in the house to three kids in the house.

3) How many "in real life" people know about your blog?
My mom and dad know it exists, but they dont read it..dont know how to find it or something. My brother knows, he reads it. My best friends know about it (but they dont live in my community, so its not like they can tell anyone else). My grown up stepchildren know about it, as does brother and sister in laws, and some neices and nephews. I dont think ANYONE in my community knows though. Which is good.

5) What kind of clothes do you wear?
It really depends what is happening. Around the house, I look like a slob. sweats, workout pants (not that there is any working out that gets done), cut offs, shorts and t-shirts. Other times I could be found wearing anything from capris, or shorts nice tops, with sandals or flip flops, jeans and t shirts, and boots or sneakers, I like to wear skirts too, and during the summer when going out somewhere like dinner or something I like to wear summer type dresses with sandals.

6) What are you having for dinner tonight?
I had a paper due tonight, so it was left over meatloaf and mashed potatoes with some grapes for desert.

7) Where do you "blog" at?
When Im doing it at home, Im usually sitting in the living room, in the corner of the couch, with the foot rest up, and one terrier and two weiner dogs beside me, and one weiner dog on the back of the couch behind me.

8) Do you like to cook?
Unfortunately I do. I dont have time to do a lot of it though. So it doesnt happen very often. I like to cook for hubby and my kids, but I dont really cook for company very much. If we have company over we either go out, or we will just grill on the bbq (thats hubbys area). I love to bake and at Christmas I bake a lot of stuff and pass it around to friends and family.

9) What's your beverage of choice at night?
At night after dinner sometime, I drink herbal tea, or water, and once in a while a glass of wine, but usually tea.

10) What would you most like to know about your fellow bloggers who read this?
What are your favorite books?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hes Coming Home

...L has been gone for a whole week...again. First he went away on a boyscout camping trip (supposed to be a SPELUNKING trip, but cancelled the cave part due to recent earthquakes there), which was just a weekend, then he went to church camp for a week (with about two weeks in between the two) then 1.5 weeks later, he was off to a week long boyscout camp. The kid has been gone longer than he has been home this summer. But he is having a blast...making up for lost time. No longer does he have to sit around a foster home all summer doing nothing while kids his age are playing sports, swimming, etc. He is definitely making up for lost time..he has learned so much..how to ride a bike, how to swim, how to play baseball, how to play football, and a lot of other stuff to in the almost three years he has been with us. Not patting ourselves on the back at all; the credit goes to him, instead of giving up and feeling like he would never catch up with other boys, he went for it and is doing awesome at just about everything he tries.

Im sure he had a great time at the camp. Hub was a boyscout and says it is something L will remember for the rest of his life. That makes me happy. Everyone deserves those types of childhood summertime memories. We sure did miss him around here though.

Well, gotta round up my other kids, so we can go pick him up!

Oh by the way, will someone PLEASE tell me how to post pics now that blogger has screwed with stuff? I cant find an image option. Please?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

What the heck is going on?

Im just going to change my blog name to "The Bitching Blogger" because it seems that is what I do. Sorry. Hopefully you can at least laugh at my discomfort in society.

What is wrong with people these days>? Its like they are sleeping, are stupid, and have no consideration for anyone else.

Yesterday I went out to lunch with a co worker, like we do every other Wednesday. We went to S@bway, and I decided to have a salsd instead, in an effort to lose some weight. I tell one girl what kind of meat I want on it, and she sticks it in the warmer and slides my bowl to the girl working the veggies. Im standing there, waiting for her to put LETTUCE in the bowl..and she is just looking at me. Finally she says "what would you like in your salad?" Ok, figuring she wants to know what ELSE I want in my salad I start naming veggies. She shakes her head and says:

"I have to put lettuce or something in it first, so...?"

Im standing there listening to crickets chirp. Im not sure what the heck she wants.

"Ummm...ok...lettuce." Then she puts the lettuce in a bowl. What the...? Is it really necessary to have to say that I want LETTUCE in my SALAD? Apparently it is. What really got to me is she was acting like I was the stupid one. Yeah. I mean, yes, there is spinach, but most people want lettuce unless otherwise specified, right? Sheesh.

Ok fast foward to several hours later. My family decides they want to eat out, which is fine with me after working all day. We go to SH@ri's. BIG mistake. We have had problems with them in the past and have recently felt forgiving towards them and things appeared to be better. Nope. Not really. We sat down and ten minutes later they ask us about drinks. No, they are NOT busy....and now I know why. We wait 15 more minutes and our order hasnt been taken. The waitress has walked by us about 20 times....I lose all control when I witness a man waltz up to the counter and say he wanted some pies to go....and the same waitress who ignored us, starts getting them for him. I said quite loudly: YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.

The hub is fed up too and I usher the kids outside, and he goes to pay for the drinks. Aside from feigning shock that no one took our order yet, they said nothing....no compensation, no apology...NOTHING. So, that is the absolute last time we go there. S said it perfectly when she exclaimed in the parkinglot on our way to the car:


Exactly. Why? Are people this stupid? Have all the video games, tv, etc turned brains and human compassion and consideration to mush? Im afraid it has.

Yes, there is more. I called the salon I go to (when my most awesome talented s daughter Robin isnt in town to do my hair) for a hair and waxing appointment. I have to wait 10 minutes for them to even be able to see where the openings are because the girl at the desk shut the computer off, and it takes a really long time to come back up. At least they apologized up and down. And you know what? That goes a long way with me...at least thats something.

HEY....what happened to the "add image" feature on Blogger? Now THEYRE messing with me!!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

WARNING: Big whiney post.

ok....I just typed this big huge rant out and now its gone, which is just as well I guess. In a nutshell, GICOE, who is my hubby's boss too is screwing him over. My hubs hasnt had his regular days off in months and he is mentally and physically exhausted. He is a supervixor and the supervisor beneath him got another job a few months ago. He was the only one on my hubs shift who could fill in for him. Supervisors at his level used to be able to appoint a temporary to fill in in case this happens, just until promotions could be made, but GICOE has changed the rules. All of a sudden. The kiss ass supervisor on another shift was in the same boat a few months ago and he was able to appoint someone right away, but then again his nose is really brown, and thats the way GICOE likes them. My hub will pretty much tell GICOE when hes stupid or full of it. Anyway if my husband wants a day off he has to ask one of his equals on another shift to work for him, which a couple of them are willing (because they think this all pretty unfair) but its a lot to ask, AND why should he have to ask? No one else has to beg for a day off, so why should he?

Im pissed. GICOE is blaming the people above him for the promotion not being made yet, but pretty much everyone says that b.s. My hub cant ask the big wigs either because while there is an open door policy, one of them is on leave for two weeks, and the really big guy is in meetings every single day until noon, and my hubs is dead by noon as he works nights. Besides, he has kids at home.

So because the man is mentally and physically exhauseted, he is not easy to live with. Nothing is getting done at home either. Our sprinkler system is busted, so I have to water by the other type of sprinklers, which dont cover the whole yard, and so grass is dying. It also means our backyard is still dirt, because no water means no grass can be planted. Also, our pool is not open. Its July, and in the hundreds and our pool is still closed because doesnt have time to open it. My kids are sad about this, because they want the pool open, and frankly so do I.

When I came to work this morning to learn there was still no light at the end of the tunnel, I went into my office, shut the door and had a good cry. I know its not the end of the world that the grass is dead and the pool isnt open...but my husband is so miserable, and I hate to see him like this. Really, its no fun at my house right now and half the time, I just want to run away. Hubs is so stressed out and tired and its taking its toll on everything. And the powers to be, just dont give a shit. For THAT I am angry.

I feel a little guilty whining about not having grass and no pool when some people dont even have jobs, or houses to have grass and pools at. So, I guess I should be thankful....and I am, I just need my husband to stop being hurt like this, and I need my family to be happy. Ok....rant over, not back to our regular scheduled programming.

Oh, by the way. GICOE never showed up in time to cut watermelons the other day, so I did them myself...which is absolutely fine with me. Of course, it means I didnt witness any of his usual behavior and stupid remarks, so I cant blog about it. Im sure he'll do something stupid today. If I could just get myself to open my door long enough to witness it, is a different story.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dont Laugh....

...but tomorrow I have to attend a "mandatory fun" event at work. AND at this event I have to help GICOE slice watermelon. Yeah. Please dont laugh...pray.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ho Hum...

...thats how I feel these days about blogging. Just being honest here. I have been busy though, and just dont seem to have a lot to write about. AND Ive lost 2 followers...what is up with that? I'll blog soon, I hope. I havent been reading blogs lately either, and for that I do apologize. I still like you guys, Im just feeling blah....I'll get back into the swing of things shortly, I think.

GICOE is driving me nuts, but nothing really blog worthy, just being his same ol' clueless self.

I had to fire my daycare lady. I think not being available when dropping children off in the morning is a pretty good reason, dont you? So for now my mom is watching them for the few hours in the morning that the two youngest are usually in daycare. They will still be asleep most of that time too.

L has been helpful and caring around the house lately, even more so than usual. Which is nice.

S is patiently waiting for someone to call us back about signing up for girlscouts (or whatever it is they call it for her age), you would think they would return calls right? Wrong.

A is amazing me with what comes out of his mouth. Yesterday we went to see Karate Kid (which was great, by the way) and we left the house in a hurry, so we wouldnt miss the showing and have to go to a later one. I didnt have time to put any makeup on. So, we are sitting in the theatre, the only ones there, had it all to ourselves. A says:

A: You forgot to put on your makeup
Me: Yes, well, I didnt have time
A: Good thing we are the only ones here.

Thanks a million, kid.

The other day a friend of his, we will call him Josh, was coming over to play. He arrived at our door with his parents and brother, who had driven him over. A answered the door, and upon seeing his friends 10 year old brother, (We will call him Anthony) said to Josh and Anthony's mom:

"You can take Anthony home". In other words, he only wanted to play with Josh. I was horrified, as you can imagine.

I promise, Ill read blogs soon, and maybe even blog on a more regular basis. Hopefully, I'll start feeling it soon.