Friday, January 30, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

This week has been a doozy!

1. I laughed at a blind person - Story below.

2. I had to tell an employee to cover up - she was giving us all a show.

3. I had to fire someone. Oh, the humanity. It was so sad, but hopeful, because she will be in a better place for her skills.

4. I have to learn a data base and it's making me feel Stoopid.

5. Someone got mugged in our parking lot.

6. LOST started!!

Okay, so here is my embarrassing story...

I had been having a fairly hysterical day anyway, what with the stress of my job. So I took a little drive in my car and when I returned, there was this woman smoking right under the NO SMOKING ON OUR PROPERTY sign.

It just tickled me for some reason and I burst out laughing. The woman calls out, "What are you laughing at?" And I just told it like it was. "I'm laughing at you!" I said.

She asks why, and I said I find it hilarious when people smoke right there because of the sign.

Then she says, "Well, I wouldn't know. I'm blind."

And then I see the white cane.

She was really good natured and I just said that how was she supposed to know unless I told her, and then I gave her this sort of awkward sideways hug that she leaned into and then it was over.

I went inside and had a little wallow in my embarrassment and now I am telling you.

It's actually pretty funny. I hope.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I love you!

Go ahead and shake your boo-tay! You know you want to.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Only in community theater...

...will a mother and daughter play sisters.

Yep, me and my youngest are the youngest and eldest daughter of Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof. My other daughters have parts, too. I'm excited to get to share a theater experience with all of my girls.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A few things I should tell you

My mother in law found $100 bill in a snow bank on the side of the road a week after Christmas.

She gave it to us and we put it in the checking account.

Pretty cool, eh?

My job is very stressful this month. For the first time I am doing end of the year, and quarterly reports and there are lots of them. I am nervous about them and sometimes I sit and look at a question for a really long time and kind of zone out. It's probably taking four times as long as it needs to take.

Part of my job is pestering other people about giving me the things I need to do my job. I do not like to pester, confront, bother, interrupt, or otherwise interfere with other people. This whole asking people for things is a challenge for me. I am comfortable asking other people for help, though.

My son scored 13 points in his basketball game yesterday. He is absolutely blooming into this confident, awesome person. I love it. He is also getting peach fuzz, so I rub his face whenever I can so I will remember the smoothness of it when he is a stubbly-faced man. He just takes it, which is another thing I love about him.

I was invited to lunch with some ladies at work and I feel more at home there now. It's nice to make some friends.

My husband is awesome. He keeps cleaning the kitchen after I go to bed and it's so nice to wake up to an empty sink.

The minute Christmas is over, I am ready for spring. Even though I know that there is really a full season of winter to come.

I have knitted a whole lot of wrist warmers this season, but I haven't posted any pictures! I need to do that. I keep giving them away before I get the camera out.

That's about it. My life is full of work and basketball games and family stuff.

Here is a quote I will leave you with today that I like:

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the common place, the slaves of the ordinary. - Cecil Beaton

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Look, she made the paper!

I love it. It's HUGE on the front page of the sports section. Look at that concentration! I love to see my little gal go up against the six footers.

The other girl actually stayed at our house this weekend. She's on a traveling team from Australia and we hosted her and another girl overnight. We took them to Red Robin. That's about as all-American as you can get. They were pizza-ed out.
Australian accents are so different than the movie accents we hear from Hugh and Nicole. (Yes, I call them by their first names, we're that tight. After all, I do help fund their careers). Much more slangy and the words cut off way earlier. Takes a little getting used to, but very pretty.
I fixed tea, toast and eggs for breakfast and off they went. It was a quick visit and it was fun to learn a little about another culture.