Sunday, September 28, 2008
At this point I am fuming and also worried about my job. I left a message with the lead tech, who is awesome by the way, and explained what was going on. There was no way I was going to let TN ruin my night. Luckily, I received a text message and apparently the second coming was reading the wrong schedule!!! Ha! I know she was hoping to get me in trouble and it backfired! Also, she will be away for the next few weeks so I don't have to deal with her.
Lesson of the day....Try reading the correct schedule before attempting to be a bitch!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Before I say anything, I hope the title of this post does not offend anyone (other than who it is about). However, there is no other way to describe this woman.
I recently started a new job about 2 months ago. I'm a pharmacy technician. Not a bad job at all. I have had more jobs since graduating college almost twelve years ago than most people will have in their life. Ironically, none of them had anything to do with either of my Bachelors degrees. Anyway, there is a woman who I work with who has been doing this job for ten years. That is a long time and she really knows her stuff. I have been doing this for about two months. Before I started, I never realized just how much I had to learn. Let me give you the run down:
-Learn the equivalent generic drug to all brand names(it helps)
-How to navigate the computer system. This is also includes refills, new scripts, returning scripts to stock and a whole mess of other fun stuff.
-How to put scripts through the insurance
-How to read a doctor's handwriting and punch in the script exactly how it is written. Yes, doctors do have the worst handwriting!
-Actually pulling the drugs and filling the prescriptions.
-Fighting on the phone with insurance companies.
Thee is much more but I think I may have already bored a few of you. So, I have been trying really hard to learn all this. Everyone I work with is telling me what a great job I am doing which is so nice to hear because I feel like a screw up. In comes the tech nazi. She always has something to say. Constantly putting me down and making me feel like a jerk. She has even put me down in front of customers. Luckily, I only have to deal with her about twice a week, but its still too much.
I really don't know what to do about this woman. I actually loathe her. I've put her in my "thin mint" file. One day I'll tell you who that is. Ugh! I don't know what to do. I know the next time she does something I am going to pull her aside and call her on it. I just hope it doesn't blow up in my face. Any suggestions?
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I know, I am damning him to a life of selfish behavior by giving in to his every want but that's how I roll.
Alright, I'm off to see how else I can ruin big boy's future....
I wish I could just crawl up in bed for the next few days and not face the world. I have a feeling things are going to get rough.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Bell peppers...I tend to use one of each: yellow, red, orange & green. Cleaned & sliced.
Onions....whatever kind you like. Peeled and sliced.
Jalapeno peppers....as many as you can handle. Sliced and use the seeds for extra heat. I strongly recommend using gloves while cutting the hot peppers.
The next part is up to you. You can use chicken (cut in strips), beef (cut in strips) or shrimp. All at the same time or whatever combo strikes your fancy.
In a large skillet or saucepan saute your onions, jalapenos and bell peppers. Cover and stir occasionally to prevent burning. In a separate sautee pan cook off your chicken or whatever you are using. When chicken /meat/shrimp is finished, add it to the onions & peppers. Now add the fajitas seasoning. It doesn't matter what kind you use. I recommend either Ortega or McCormick. Allow the mixture a few more minutes over the heat to absorb the seasoning.
Serve in warm soft tortillas. I always use the large ones. The small ones are wimpy and you end up with a mess. Add sour cream, hot sauce and cheese to taste. These go great with black beans & rice. Goya is a great pick. Enjoy!
So here are seven obscure things you probably never wanted to know about me...
1. I never wanted to get married and have kids. I really enjoyed the peter pan syndrome life I was leading. One morning I woke up and I was married and had a kid. I couldn't be happier! My favorite thing to do is lay around in my pajamas on a rainy day and just relax with my boys!
2. I needed a hysterectomy at 33. I was blessed with severe endometriosis and PCOS. My doctor still can't believe I was able to conceive my son. Miracle.
3. I was a cheerleader in high school. I still cringe thinking about that.
4. I have defects in my knees. Long story short, some tendons attached in the wrong place and three knee surgeries later, they still bother me.
5. I have five older brothers. My mother says if she would have had me first, she would have stopped having kids.
6. I can play the clarinet. I can actually play beautifully. I should have went to college for music. Who knows where I would be right now. However, I would not have my husband and son so I am happy with my choice.
7. I married an amazingly talented man. He is an unbelievable carpenter and he also knows how to shape and glass surf boards. Really cool if you ask me.
There you have it. A few things about me you never asked and didn't want to know.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Thank heavens for google! I actually googled "jalapeno fingers" and came up with a few quick remedies. None of them actually worked. I tried soaking my fingers in cold milk, sour cream, vegetable oil and white vinegar. Not at the same time of course. Fail. One person even said to soak my fingers in bleach. I skipped this suggestion. Either, this person knew me and was hoping to inflict more pain on my poor fingers ( it is possible) or they have tried it them self. Either way, I chose to pass on that. I kept a cold compress on them and they seem fine now except after I was my hands, it brings the pain right back.
Ironically, a girl I work with had this happen to her last week. Of course, for the life of me I couldn't remember what she did for it and she didn't answer her phone. Such is life. Hubby found this entire fiasco to be rather amusing.
Today's lesson...always where gloves when cutting jalapenos. The fajitas were delicious by the way!
Hopefully, when hubby falls asleep tonight I will be able to sneak out here and grab a few minutes to myself.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Even though I should be in bed resting, I guess I'll go clean out some drawers in big boy's room since I don't have to pick him up for a few hours. Or I could take a nap.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
I am trying to justify this anyway I can. I feel so bad.
I have it. I don't remember the last time I had so much going on in my life. I am still trying to get adjusted to being back to work full time. The transition was not that difficult but is definetly taking some getting used to. Big boy had been alright with it but he also has his moments.
Big boy has so many appointments these days that I really don't know whether I am coming or going anymore. It is one thing after another. He hasn't exactly been prince charming lately either. I am just about on my last nerve with that. If he touches the tv one more time after I have told him no (and this is no exaggeration) fifty times in one day I may just get into my truck and keep driving.. He doesn't listen to me and I am at my wits end. I am still pissed at the hospital for not sending me home with an owners manual. I could really use the "troubleshooting" section right now.
My poor hubby has been working tons of overtime and I barely see him anymore. I remember there was a time when I could not wait to be all grown up. What I wouldn't give to be able to go back to my youth (or at least college) for one day.
Well, I guess I need to put my happy face back on and confront the reality that things are going to be hectic for a bit. I think I need to invent an alarm clock that dispenses a valium when the morning alarm goes off. I guarantee it would be the "hot ticket" item this Christmas.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
During a time when our county was overcome by grief, fear and anger, a symbol was found in the rubble of the World Trade Center. A cross.
The cross has brought peace and comfort to many who have visited ground zero, many who were never able to bury the remains of the loved one they lost. I may be in the minority in this but I think about that day often. For months after Sept. 11, I was like a scared puppy. I hated coming home from work late because I didn't want to be alone in case something else happened. However, when I read the story of the cross, I felt comforted, not just for me but everyone.
I hope to visit Ground Zero when the cross is brought back and placed within the memorial permanently.
I found this poem earlier, written about that day and it is so overwhelming because now that I am a Mother, I feel so terrible for all the children who lost a parent on that morning.
SPECIAL GARDEN (A Child cry to his Daddy)
In my garden, I will plant some of Daddy's things
The hat he wears for his favorite baseball team.
His special notes he wrote to me.
His favorite songs he likes to sing.
His special collect cars he bought last spring.
His favorite tie that has grease stains.
His favorite fishing pole, even though he has never caught anything.
And I'm going to plant some of my tears, these come from me.
Every night before I go to sleep,
will go out to my special garden and pray over Daddy's things.
(c)copyright Natasha Flowers 2002
I guess what I am trying to say is, though I didn't lose anyone that day, I hope the Cross will give those who did comfort, in knowing their loved one is with God.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Bring on the cold weather and the foliage!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I thought I was going to snap today. "I need my Coumadin RIGHT NOW." You know what lady, pull up some wood, zip your mouth shut and wait until I call your name!
Monday, September 8, 2008
I find solace in knowing you are with God and the angels in heaven and no longer feel pain. I pray someone, anyone finds a cure to the horrible disease which forced you from this earth. I have always said cancer is the only thing on this planet that does not discriminate.
Please stop by the American Cancer Society to see what you can do to help put an end to such a horrible disease.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
1. Where is your cell phone? Counter
2. Where is your significant other? Klee's
3. Your hair color? Brownish
4. Your mother? Unique
5. Your father? Opinionated
6. Your favorite thing? Son
7. Your dream last night? Forgot
8. Your dream/goal? Happiness
9. The room you’re in? Kitchen
10. Your hobby? Photography
11. Your fear? Fire
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. What you’re not? Dirty
15. One of your wish-list items? Computer
16. Where you grew up? Beach
17. The last thing you did? Laundry
18. What are you wearing? pj's
19. Your TV? Off
20. Your pet? None
21. Your computer? On
22. Your mood? loopy
23. Missing someone? Yes
24. Your car? SUV
25. Something you’re not wearing? Hat
26. Favorite store? J Crew
27. Your summer? Long
28. Love someone? Hubby
29. Your favorite color? Green
30. When is the last time you laughed? Dinner
31. Last time you cried? ?
Now I believe I am supposed to tag 7 other blogs. Alright, but I think they have all been tagged already.
The Driftwood Collector....I just love her blog!
J and C and Me...I always find her blog to be both entertaining and inspirational.
Crumbs in my Cleavage...She is dear to me and I admire her.
Top (or bottom) of the World!...because she is a wise ass and I love it!
Honestly, I think everyone else has been tagged! If you haven't yet and would like to be, by all means go for it!!!
Rant over. I'm just tired and cranky.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Alright, I am done venting. I am off to spread my cheer and share my wisdom with others!