Whut? Oh Yeah, I Have Some Blogs

Whine…kvetch…moan…that’s pretty much what I’ve been doing for the past few weeks, and blogging isn’t a priority.  You don’t want to repeatedly hear me whine about my knee, and really, not much else is going on.

We are getting by…day by day, minute by minute.  Surgery is five days away.  And I have nearly 20 days of work to do in the next five days.  Both for work, and here at the house.  I’m done.  My knee needs to rest.  My body needs a rest.  I’d go out on short term now, but honestly, I like my boss too much to do it.  I don’t want to leave him high and dry.  So, off to work I go.

In other news, not much is going on. I’m disgusted over the Casey Anthony verdict.  Disgusted more so because I’m one of those women who want a child badly, and can’t have one, and yet here is this dumbass who clearly did SOMETHING to her child and threw her away like she was yesterday’s trash.  Breaks my heart and makes me lose faith in humanity.

Oh, and I’m very upset that I will not be able to go to the opening of Harry Potter.  Stupid knee.

So, that’s what’s going on.  Sorry it’s not more exciting.

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Feliz Cinco de Mayo!!!

Or as we are fond of saying, “Happy Cinco de Drinko!”

We’re having a mexican themed fiesta at work today.  I made mexican wedding cookies.  My husband says they are the nom.

Enjoy your day!!!

I’m Here

I’ve been so swamped that the internets have become a bit of a “wow I’d really like to get back to that soon” idea that hasn’t really materialized.

So, some quick bits…

Mia is doing great.  She’s a great dog, and so well trained, that it’s hard for me to believe someone could dump her.  It’s apparent from her behavior that she was dumped – she’s skittish about going to the park – doesn’t want to get out of the car until she’s absolutely sure we aren’t going to leave her there.  She’s underweight and has patches of skin that are healing but we can tell where she dug at them with her nails or teeth.  But she’s sweet, and loyal and loving.  She knows a bunch of commands, loves to play with toys, is very good with the kitties, and loves me to bits and pieces.  I just can’t wait to fatten her up a bit.

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Work is very busy and is kicking my butt.  I once again owe Bluz cookies for fixing something for me yesterday.  He’s requested chocolate chip.  I’ll try for them soon.  I’m also on a committee here to make the work place a happy happy joy joy place to work when it’s more like Office Space.  Sigh.   I may need to take my printer out to a field to beat it.

Winter sucks and I’m glad it’s almost gone.  My skin is so dry you could use it for sandpaper and my fingers are splitting.  I need spring.  Seriously.

We’re going to see my Mom this weekend.  We’re taking Mia to meet her gramma.  I have a feeling trips to my mom will be slightly less frequent now that gas costs are now priced at:

Dear lord let me hit the lottery.

In other news, I finally got around to watching America’s Next Greatest Restaurant.  The whole reason I watched it at all was for this man:

Curtis Stone, you are made of win, and awesomesauce.  And hawtness.  You are now on my list of five.  As a result of watching the show, though, I’m now having a major Chipotle craving.  NOM

Blow The Dust Off

Sorry…I know it’s been a while.  February has been a rough month and I didn’t want to come here to post, “I miss my dog I miss my dog I miss my dog,” every single day.  Kinda takes the shine off of things, ya know?

So, we are in the search for a new goggie.  We have been to the HCHS (Harford County Humane Society) and walked a few doggies there.  Unfortuantely, the dog we had our eye on was Lily, a little beagle.  She was beautiful and sweet, but they did not disclose to us BEFORE we wanted to see her that she was turned in for aggression, and on top of that had kennel cough and lymes.  Um, make her well before you put her up for adoption!  We also walked a little lab named snuggles who was good with me, but was terrified of Bob.  So, we are still looking.  We won’t go back to the Humane Society, unfortnately – they told me my cats weren’t up to date on their shots (they are, I have their certificates) but didn’t disclose to me that the dog we specifically told them we were there to look at was sick.  Sigh.  The search continues.

In other news, work has been crazy. C-R-A-Z-Y.  I am swamped and have had nothing but meetings out the hoohah.  That’s a lot of meetings folks.  I dropped my class so I could concentrate on work a bit more and relax on the weekends.  Relaxing on weekends is very important for me now. 

We are starting to get ready for our annual Colorado trip.  I imagine sometime this week we’ll plot out our trip.  We’re going for two weeks again this year.  So looking forward to this trip.  We’re trying to decide on one overnight – two years ago we did Colorado Springs and Fort Robinson.  Not sure where we want to go yet this year.  Maybe Cheyenne?  I’ll research some more.  Colorado Springs was gorgeous and so much fun!  It’s gorgeous there.  We treck up to Estes Park for a day every year, and if Trail Ridge is open, I’d like to take that drive again.  We go all over the state – from the mountains way out to Sterling, into Nebraska, up into Wyoming.  So we’ll just have to see.

And and and…we discovered the best freaking Sushi restaurant this weekend in Perryville of all places.  They’ve only been open two weeks, but it was amazing!  We had their lunch special – Bob got a sushi plate, and I had three rolls – for $20!!!  Score!

So, that’s what’s new here.  What’s new with you?

Pivotal

Do you know when that something happens in your life that turns everything upside down?

Yeah.

I do.

You see, I have a lot of stuff that could “potentially” turn my life upside down…and a lot of stuff that probably “should have” turned my life upside down but didn’t…but that actually moment happened this week.  And it was really something small, something that I couldn’t possibly expect to turn my life upside down, but amazingly, it did. 

And it’s not a BAD thing – but my life on Sunday is just a lot different from my life today.

And it’s work related, so I can’t really get into specifics, other than my immediate supervisor is taking another job.  And normally that wouldn’t affect me in the least (I wouldn’t think) but in this case, it did.  And I went from being REALLY busy to being “HOLY SHIT WHEN WILL THE SHIT STORM END” busy.

Sigh.  I loved when my job wasn’t important. 

So, I have a new supervisor.  And a whole host of new responsibilities.   And now I’m on a bazillion different committee meetings.  And all I really want to know is, when exactly am I supposed to actually do my WORK?

And seriously, can I have a cookie for all of this?  Because cookies would totally rock.

Not Ready

I am not ready for this week.  I went to bed last night with a killer headache and sore throat and I still have it this morning.  Normally I work from home on Mondays, but I had to come in today for a mandatory staff meeting.  I still feel like shiznit and am praying the day goes quickly so I can go home and die go to bed.

I’m not ready for school either.  I spent the better part of yesterday afternoon working on my class responses, and have to start again today with two chapters, 8 homework problems and 4 more responses, in addition to getting a head start on my term paper and group projects.

Shoot me now.

I need a pajama week.

Maryland Food Bank & My Civic Duty

The MD Foodbank has always been a charity that is close to my heart – I’ve always worked with local food banks, donating food or money when I had the chance.  Earlier this year I took part in the Pound for Pound Challenge, pledging to lose 50 pounds – for every pound I lost, a pound of food was donated to the MD Foodbank.  I lost every bit of those 50 pounds. 

This month at work, our charity of choice is the MD Foodbank (and always is during the month of Thanksgiving).  On Monday, our team took part in a volunteer day working at the Maryland Foodbank warehouse for the morning.  I had the best time there,  packing up food that would be donated to low income daycares and senior centers.  I personally packed up 11 boxes (at 11 pounds each) of canned fruit that would be donated – that’s 121 pounds of food, if you are counting.  Here are some pictures from our team event:

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This is Myisha and Joy – two of my co-workers.  It was freezing in that warehouse, but they were there with coats and smiles on, ready to work!

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Fruit that was to be packed and donated.

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This is our Senior VP of Compliance – and proof positive that he does, in fact, own jeans and sneakers.  We thought for sure he’d show up in his khakis and a polo shirt.

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Joy is acting goofy.  Because that’s how we roll in Operational Compliance.

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Someone dontated Gumby.    He went around the belt about 5 times.  It was awesome.

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Kristen is getting into it.

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The food going around on the belt.

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The best part – the state attorney general came in to “help” *coughphotoopcough* and stayed for about five minutes.  He asked the folks running the warehouse if we were prisoners there doing community service.  And he was serious.  *snort*

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Hey!  Someone donated some CHEEEESE!  Oh wait, that’s just me.

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