Get Happy, Damn it

So you woke up way too late in a piss-poor mood and you wanna know how to get happy? Chill. I got this. Just do what I say and you’ll be whistling the Andy Griffith Show theme song in no time. 1. Turn on those groovy new lamps with the iridescent-colored lamp shades and the […]

Continue reading Get Happy, Damn it

Friday Brain Sludge

My mom’s dobermans are absolutely convinced my house is surrounded by bad guys and we must be protected at all costs. When teenage boys ask to go to the grocery store with you, please don’t labor under the false ideal that they just want to spend time with you. In reality, all they want is […]

Continue reading Friday Brain Sludge

Crazy Sweet

My best buddy Bobby called me up today and asked if he could come over to use my internet. He just got home from Afghanistan and hasn’t gotten his internet hooked back up yet. No problem. I love this guy. He’s a 12-year-old in a 33-year-old body. He adores my kids. He and Chris are […]

Continue reading Crazy Sweet

Two-Week Notice Syndrome

Yep, I’ve got it. I have absolutely NO motivation to work. Chris has the day off tomorrow and he and a friend are out in the garage working on cars. The boys have spend-the-night company, so they’re playing games and watching movies. And I played hooky. I lied like a big fat liar and took […]

Continue reading Two-Week Notice Syndrome

Things

I have a new job. I do. I am excited. I put in my 2-weeks’ notice and start on the 28th. Very excited. Better pay, crappier hours, and NO OFF-SHORING TO INDIA OR SPEECH REC! Sorta conveniently jives with my principles, ya? I have all sorts of ideas swirling around in me noggin about things […]

Continue reading Things

Starting Over?

Well, I’ve put in 2 job applications, tested for one and am filling out an interview form as we speak. After 6 years with “the Q,” I think I’ve finally had it. I can and have put up with A LOT but no work just isn’t something I can put up with. I am a […]

Continue reading Starting Over?

Big Meanie

I don’t think kids truly understand how much parents HATE being mean. Well, okay, most parents….I hope. Either way I hate being mean. I hate yelling, putting my foot down, meting out punishments and everything that goes along with it. I would much prefer it if such negativity didn’t even exist in the parental job […]

Continue reading Big Meanie

Love, hearts & teddy bears

I officially have my first Ipod. I came home this afternoon from picking Andrew up from camp and there was a box on my front porch. I brought it in the house, opened it up and inside was a tiny box, gift wrapped with a note attached. Chris, across the ocean, hundreds of miles away, […]

Continue reading Love, hearts & teddy bears

Not Quite Ready Yet

My mom once told me that “nobody teaches you how to grieve.” I’d like to add to that. Nobody teaches you how to be pissed off, either. I’ve certainly been taught how not to be pissed off. Or learned by secondary intent and life experience. I know that losing self-control is not okay. I’ve learned […]

Continue reading Not Quite Ready Yet