Thursday, April 30, 2009

Blame It On Facebook

My poor blog has fallen victim to my Facebook addiction. Between Mafia Wars and Hatchlings I end up going to bed before I get a chance to post anything new in my day to day three ring circus I call a life.

Let's has been interesting. Everyone thinks they have the Sine Flu. We are out of Tamiflu so if you do happen to get sick with your everyday run of the mill flu, you are out of luck because no one is going to have any Tamiflu. We even had a doctor call the other day and give e few RX's of Tamiflu for her family. Yeah, they aren't sick. People are so ridiculous.

Big Boy is doing really well and is becoming more of a little man everyday. I am just amazed with some of the things he comes out with now. He was trying to go pee pee on the potty earlier and when he couldn't get any to come out, he looked down at his thing and said, "Broken!" Funny kid. He had a field trip to the zoo today and his Aunt Linda went with him. From what I gather he had a great time but of course he knows the weekend is coming which can only mean one thing...Horsies and Pizza! It's not even the summer yet and I am so burnt out of that damn boardwalk. This kid lives for the weekend. All he wants to do is ride the merry go round and grab a slice of Maruca's pizza and he is in heaven. Obviously, he is spoiled rotten because I have yet to tell him no.

And then there's the Hubby. Hubby is working like a dog. His company is enforcing a mandatory twenty hours a week overtime for a few months. Knowing that the economy is horrendous and there are so many people who can't get can't get a job at all, I can't complain but it does stink. I need a break once in a while too and I'm not going to give Hubby a hard time because I know he is just as tired as I am if not more. a nutshell, this is what life has been like around here. Everyone is on the go and there just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything I would like to accomplish done. Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday!

Monday, April 20, 2009


As I get older, I have noticed my patience are basically shot. Big Boy uses up about 95% of them on a daily basis which only leaves 5% to deal with the rest of the world. This isn't good. Between work, driving and day to day stress, I have to find a way to cope and relax a little better. One main problem is my job. I just don't don't have the patience for nasty, obnoxious and irresponsible people. Enter Muskrat...

If anyone has seen the Meet The Parents movies then Muskrat should make sense. If you haven't, here's the Readers Digest version. In the movie, Robert Di Nero is unbelievably high strung so whenever he starts to lose it, someone says Muskrat and he attempts to regain his composure. We have applied this technique at work. I tend to get extremely snarky at times especially when I am doing my best to help some unappreciative patient or running around like a lunatic because we are short staffed and aren't budgeted for more tech hours. When someone sees me getting ready to lose it, they simply say Muskrat and I take deep breathe and re-focus on the task at hand. So far so good. I am shocked to say it's actually working and has stopped me from jumping over the counter and strangling a few people.

I tried doing the rubber band around the wrist and snapping it when I was losing it but, my wrist hurt like hell at the end of the day and I think a few people were starting to catch on. Honestly, there is nothing worse that spending time with a patient, helping them understand their insurance and offering advice on how to save them money by using a generic only to have them rip my head off the following week because they made a mistake on something. It really makes you lose faith in people.

Anyway, wish me luck and let's all say a little prayer that the Muskrat Experiment works!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I'm Sold

This may be one of the greatest creations I have ever seen in all my life.

Pure brilliance. As you can tell, I have been in a YouTube mood lately. I can't take credit for finding this little beauty though. My friend over at J and C and Me is the one who actually showed it to me. Have you ever just sat down and clicked around YouTube? The amount of time one can waste on that site is astounding. I have to say, you are guaranteed to find something that either interest you or makes you laugh your butt off!


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Why Is It....

The low man on the totem pole gets treated the worst? No matter what the situation calls for, superiority always rears it's ugly head.

Restaurants. You can't have a restaurant without servers or dishwashers yet many people frown upon these jobs like they really are the bottom of the barrel. Grocery stores are another great example. Granted, many cashiers could use a major attitude adjustment but without cashiers a grocery store couldn't operate even when you think of the alternatives. Self checkouts are great but not everyone feels they should have to scan nor bag their own groceries. Sadly, may people don't have the common sense to operate them either. Same goes for the kid who collects the carts. Heaven forbid people should walk ten feet out of their way to return the cart but yet the cart collector is just a dumb kid. See where I'm going with this...

All of these scenarios can be played in just about every field.

Gas station-pumpers
Utility companies-meter readers

I just don't think people realize how significant each of these jobs are. Ironically in this economy though, many people who once looked down their nose at this jobs now wish they had one.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

There Are No Words To Describe This Train Wreck....

I really don't even know what to say except WTF?

Okay, I have a few...puke, barf, gross, eeeew, nasty.

The Beauty of Cabinet Space

If there was one thing I could change about my house it would have been the limited cabinet space. Even when we remodeled the kitchen a few years ago, there still wasn't enough space to store everything. Hubby had the brilliant idea to utilize the unused wall space in the laundry room and build a butler's pantry. At first, I wasn't really sure about this and thought it would make the room looked cramped and cluttered. I was so wrong. Finally after about two weeks and more cuss words than I care to repeat..........

I really have to give it to hubby for this one. The base cabinets he used are actually wall cabinets. a traditional base cabinet would hace stuck out too far so hubby used wall cabinets and built the wall itself out just enought to make them look like they are base cabinets!

The tile work is by far my favorite. Hubby just has such an eye for making all the right cuts and piecing it together like a professional. I am so proud of him. It's so nice to fold laundry and be able to turn around and place it on the counter rather than stacking it up on the dryer. I know I could use a laundry basket but I have learned, if I put it in the basket, it never makes it the drawer.

Can I tell you how nice it was to come home from the grocery store yesterday and not have to cram things into cabinets. The kitchen cabinets finally have some breathing room and I'm able to find everything I need without throwing a hissy fit looking for it. Of course, I won't say which one but, one of the cabinet is all mine! I finally have a space all to myself to keep my baking supplies in one area!

Great job Hubby!!!