Monday, November 24, 2008

Wow...2 posts one day!

I can't seem to sleep. I finished my test, I still have some proofreading to do on the dictation portion, but my brain is a bit mushy so I'll do it tomorrow after I get kids off to school.

That is why I am posting twice. I have a confession to make, I have a horrible little guilty pleasure when I cannot sleep. Reality television - more specifically Rock of Love Charm School. I KNOW it is a sad sad thing. This evening I have put some thought into what is being put onto television these days. Visual vomit seems to come to mind as a descriptive term. I cannot fathom how some of these people would go on television and act so foolish just for their "15 minutes". I would prefer to be unknown thank you very much.

Granted here I am posting my thoughts on the Internet. However I am not saying things that I would not want others to know. The beauty of privacy :) Mostly if you don't want others commenting on your life...don't put it out in full view.

I enjoy reading several blogs out in "net land" some are of real life friends who live far away, some are of people I have met on the net and have some things in common with, some I read because they are interesting....well ok more INSTAgating than interesting. That is why I keep some things more private than others. But if you out there in cyber land - if you ever have a question...ask...I may answer, or I may not...but mostly I would :)

Have a stellar night/day!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Burning the candle at both ends.

The economy has finally caught up to me personally. The plant I am a welder at has begun to lay people off. All of the temporary and part time employee's have gotten notices that their last day will be the 26th. We also were given a letter with our paychecks asking for volunteers to be laid off. The upside to this is if someone was planning to quit anyway they would still be able to qualify for profit sharing under the "vol lay off". I however am not planning to do this. But my neck has a dotted line all over it. I was the last hire in my department, so naturally I will be the first laid off. It is the fair thing, but it still stinks on ice.

So I have picked up my medical transcription studies a little more vigorously. I figure a back up plan never hurts, and the medical industry is one that is relatively stable. And I could work from home setting my own hours, which would be nice to be able to do.

G and I have always planned things around the worst case scenario. I used to think this was a horribly pessimistic thing to do. Now that the economy is a craptastic as it is we are lucky enough to NOT have to worry where the money for the mortgage, groceries, etc is coming from. It doesn't hurt that I never have to buy meat as we hunt all of our own. I garden and can like a madwoman. Stuff like that is the saving grace.

I do feel a bit for those who do not have any idea how to get along without instant gratification items. I think they are going to be in for quite a shock at some point. Where I am optimistic that things will get better, I have a feeling they are going to get a bit worse first. But I'm a prairie gal and I have a family of tough cookies :)

Well back to the books!
Hope all is well in your worlds!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Mondays are odd for me now. After a weekend of sleeping at night and being awake during the day and MUCH earlier than I am becoming accustom to being awake, I get children off to schools and then I come home and cannot sleep. So now I am making up for the lost time this weekend by doing laundry and cleaning the house, ok and dinking around on the computer.

We went hunting this weekend and finally managed to get two deer. Which are now waiting to be processed. G and I will be making salami this week, after I get off work - which is going to suck for both of us. The last thing I want to be doing after I get off work is grinding up deer, but he's going out to Lake Andes to hunt this weekend and we won't get it done then. I always seem to forget how labor intensive it is to process everything. It's worth it in the end for one thing, we know everything that goes into what we process, it's much less expensive as well. But my kitchen always looks like a bomb went off.

I think I am going to hang some clothes out on the line today. It's supposed to be in the 70's and a bit breezy so they should dry nicely. I am putting one or two loads in the dryer just to get caught up. I never feel like there is enough time in a day anymore, or that I have become very lazy. Quite frankly I'm just really tired, I do not get a decent amount of sleep but then again I never have either. Someone at work asked me if I ever did sleep, and I took a second to think about it - I don't "sleep" as much as I "nap". My sleep pattern is a few naps in between the chaos of my life. I am fueled by coffee (home) and energy drinks (at work). It's crazy but it's just the way it has to be.

I am excited about the election tomorrow, history in the making! But there are many local issues I am riled up about as well. The abortion issue is BACK on the freaking ballot AGAIN - this has been voted down (shockingly in this state) FOUR times now. But it keeps rearing it's ugly little mug on the ballot. I just want to scream - HEY...did you NOT notice we voted against it? DUH. Plus the government can keep it's distance from my uterus thank you very much.

Halloween was good - candy overdose as every year. But that is part of Halloween! Lilly was a vampire, Vincent was Alice Cooper, and Bella was a princess. All looked adorable (not that I'm biased!) and they had a really good time. I will NEVER do full face make up on a child again, getting it off a cranky, sugar buzzed child is NOT fun and I swear I damn near had to sand blast it off!

hope all is well in your worlds :)