Friday, April 29, 2011
I love loved her dress! I still till this day wonder why I never tried on a lace dress! Also, if I were the little girl's mother on the left, I would have had a talk with her about smiling and look a little more excited! That was her 15 minutes of fame!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
That is certainly not the case for everyone. Billy's sister's husband is in Afghanistan for a year and these soldiers sometimes don't even have the basic necessities. I received an email from my SIL requesting supplies such as razors, shaving cream, deodorant, etc. Just basic stuff that I can't believe the Army isn't providing! She is even collecting ramen noodles! I am just floored. We sent our brother in law a package a couple weeks ago, so I got my super mom on the job for this next shipment. She contacted the Gold Star Mom(moms who have a son/daughter who passed away) and they have packages ready and waiting to be sent! I am so thrilled and so impressed with these women who relentlessly support our troops! If you have any interest in sending anything - even a card, it would be much appreciated! Everything can be sent to:
E Co, 2-2IN, 3BCT
APO, AE 09364
This is my SIL's husband, Alex on the left:
Friday, April 22, 2011
Today's easier than easy bake oven dessert is brownie cookies! All you need is a box of brownie mix, an egg, 2tbs water and 1/3 cup of oil. Grease the pan, throw some dough on like so:
And voila! COOKIES for all my friends!
Monday, April 18, 2011
Friday: I got out of work early because we had our annual college awards banquet. I have never gotten free food out of this place, so I was sure to get my share! Actually, a textbook company provided it all, so I still have yet to have a meal from them! Perhaps that is fine because I packed on nearly 5 pounds due to the weekly Chick-Fil-A at my last job. I got home, caught some Oprah, played with Patton in the pool, pulled some weeds and then enjoyed 15 pages of the poetical argument in Plato's Republic.
Saturday: Grocery shopping, unsuccessful bathing suit shopping, napping, article summarizing and then dinner/drinks at Bar Louie. If you have a Bar Louie near you, sign up for their email newsletter and you'll get $10 off your 1st purchase! www.barlouieamerica.com/
Sunday: Cooked Billy some greasy breakfast to nurse his 4 drink hangover, bathed Patton because he rolled in bird vomit/feces, church, mopping/laundry, and then we headed to the beach for our Baptism!
I grew up going to church and asked my parents when I was about 10 if I could get baptized, but they said that I was too young to make that decision. Billy was baptized around the age of 4 or 5 but very rarely went to church. This has been a decision that was long overdue for me, but we have never lived in one place for more than a year to get involved enough to do this. Our church doesn't have one of those pulpit pools, so the beach was the only option. Not my ideal venue, given that it is spinner shark season, but everyone made it through unscathed! We're both extremely happy with our decision!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Any woman can have a baby, no matter what their life is like. We were talking about that at work yesterday and not saying this is the case with my SILs...but just a portion of society in general - the entitlement class. Many women who don't have a job or much money receive things like welfare, WIC money for food, discounted childcare and VPK. Then there are the women who are just above the threshold from receiving those benefits, who work their tails off to make ends meet and then fork over half of their paychecks for childcare. My question is what is the motivation for the women who don't work, who are living of government funding, to get off their rears and contribute to their families and society? Are these programs enabling laziness and a sense of entitlement from these programs? I believe the answer is sometimes yes. It's just not fair. Women like me who wait and plan to have children...seem to get the short end of the stick for being responsible. I don't make a lot of money, so when it does come time for my child to potentially enter day care, it will be a lot of my salary that goes toward that expense. It's almost not worth working.
So while I won't have the first baby on B's side of the family, I guess the bonus will be that I can get hand-me-downs!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The lady who I work with who left the country for an undetermined amount of time decided to come back on Monday. She just sent us all an email letting us know she was in the office. WTF? Thanks for checking in the past 4 weeks to let us know when you were coming back, where all your files were, etc. If I were in my last job, someone surely would have been fired over this. Here, you can do a lot of stupid crap and keep your job. Good to know. Maybe I’ll start playing online poker, or selling social security numbers during lunch…I have to be warned like 3 times before I get fired, right? Ohhh the joys of government jobs.
Today’s comment of the day:
“Be sure to check your odometer to track your mileage for your meeting at the other campus.”
Me- “I use google maps to track mileage.”
“Oh really? I never thought of that. You’re so smart.”
Yep, that is why I get paid the big bucks, folks. Google maps. I have also shown them how to cut & paste, use survey monkey….you know, the technical stuff.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
My first idea was to earn 18credits in graduate level english courses to allow me to teach at the college level. Well guess what? It is freaking hard. I don't know that I can do 5 more classes. So that is in limbo for now.
The next idea came last week when I had an epiphany about future children. Who will take them so soccer practice? Not me because I don't get home from work until around 6! So that led me to the FL DOE website. All I need to do is pass a subject test and then I am hirable at any FL public school. An even better idea is that I can work at a private school and get my kids free tuition because we all know that FL public school are no bueno.
And then there is always the PhD that is always looming - which would lead to more dollars, but also more work and long, or longer hours...but it in the field that I desire.
So what to do? I just don't know!