Thursday, November 18, 2010

Is blissful ignorance really possible?

There is a part of me that knows all too well the goings on of the world around me yet I don't.  I am finding that the longer I live without TV the happier I am.  Don't get me wrong, we own a TV and a dvd player, you will even find a wii sitting next to the TV, but there is no cable. I used to have a converter box....I almost miss it.  Channel 2 was good at keeping me up to date about things, but as life goes, the converter box stopped working.  It has been months now and while I still miss PBS and the operas, ice skating, concerts, and such, although I am finding others ways to expand upon the knowledge and culture in my life.  Today I downloaded Voltaire to my nook and plan on spending a good amount of time reading. First thing is first--dinner and a movie with the kids.

so shut off the TV and expand your mind tonight,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Grown ups?

I want to be a piano technician, a professional violinist, a teacher, a school bus driver, a dancer(not the stripping kind), a photographer, a starving artist, a welder, a painter, a bassist, a bartender, a repo person, a bulldozer driver, a paramedic, a firefighter, an adventurer, a museam curator, a sewing wonder, a model, a designer, a printer, a pawn shop operator, a director, a crayon factory worker, a chef, a baker, an auto mechanic, a race car driver, a carpenter, a marina owner, a book store owner, and an antique dealer.
None of these in any particular order, but everytime I turn around there is something else in my head that I want to do.  It is a wonder I have made it this far in life, something tells me that with all of this I am meant to wander through life bouncing around like a pingpong ball.  There is so much I want to do, with little time to do any of it. It is not always time that binds me, money tends to be a factor in this quest as well, but if I could just narrow down things a bit I might actually find that one thing I am good at and make some cash doing it.
A person spends most of their young life being asked "What do you want to be when you grow up?" In all of those years there are plenty of ideas, thoughts, direction changes, and quests to find one's self.  Everyday I have a new thought about what I want to do with my life and I am only getting older.  It's not like I am 18 with a clear future ahead of me...I am 27 with a foggy future and a past as well. I have emotional baggage and fears. I have 2 beautiful girls to provide for. I have a ton of ambition and no goals. I also have a monkey wearing hotpants changing the channel in my brain every 3 seconds. 
When will I actually grow up and do something with myself? If I grow up does that mean that all of the fun is gone? I am what I like to call half grown now, no I don't have any grande plans or dinner parties, but I work and pay bills and do a lot of responsible things. For all of that grown up stuff there is another part of me that just wants to goof off and have fun, be spontanious, and learn something new. 
I think my next plan is to learn to weld, I really want to weld.  I want to learn to blow glass too, but we shall see what is more expensive welding or glass blowing.

Wed blues....

I saw this and laughed, so i posted it.  gotta work a long one today and tomorrow...maybe something interesting will
Happy Hump Day!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

what to do today?!

So, I am off work, and don't have a million and one things planned. I know I must head to Target to get some meds refilled, but past that i have no plan.  I may see if I can pick up the hardware to put up the shelves in the kids' room, or I may pick up the stain or paint for my sewing machine cabinet.  Decisions, decisions.  

This seems like a decent way to decide.  I think I may have to hunt up a penny today. I know it will be movie night and I have to make brownies for the brownie troop and a treat for the daisy troop, but those things won't take long.   Heads=kids shelves   Tails=Sewing cabinet
I will post pics later of what gets done!
Happy Tuesday! 

Monday, November 8, 2010

awkwardly passing time....

Yup, this is me. It's monday and I must go to work, kids have school, Monkey has dance, and Crankybear has appointment today.
I think carrot cake for breakfast will cheer me up.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday Already

Well, of course I have to work today, but in other news....I set my clocks back last night so there wouldn't be any confusion today. I got my hair cut last night.  If i hadn't gone I would have taken the clippers to my head last night. 
So i was going to make a quick post from work yesterday, but something happened at work and we have no phones or internet.  Not only does this make it very quiet (no phone), but has also taken away my boredom be gone.  We have windows 98 at work and while I can't do much I can goof off online here or on facebook without too many issues, but for now that is all over, as well as doing any actual work.  I can't enter in any orders or even log in and out.  Oh well.  I will have to take something to occupy my time today, I did read for a good bit yesterday, but I think I might take something else to do too.

Well Monkey is begging me to make pancakes and I have had an entire cup of coffee so I guess it is time to start on the pancakes.  Enjoy some Garfield.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Daily grind...

Another day, another pot of coffee, and one hell of a long day at work ahead of me.  Let us hope that the usual idiots stay away, and the idiots above me don't make any more stupid mistakes or requests.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hump Day already?!

Yes, it is.  Time is flying and seems to always fly faster this time of year.  Somehow I blink and find that the entire year has almost gone and I wonder where it has gone.  I look at Toad or Monkey and wonder what happened to the small helpless infants that I gave birth to, I look at my hands as I am typing and wonder who's old hands those are, I look in the mirror and wonder who this adult in the mirror could be.   After looking at all of that and wondering where the past has gone I start to wonder where we are headed to next.  What is in store for us now, what will be the next big change in our little lives.  I don't know, and for all of my curiosity I don't think I want to know.  What I do know is that today I will leave work about 4pm, I will go home and see the kids and Crankybear I need to go the the Target Pharmacy and the girls have Girl Scouts tonight. I don't know what the plan is for dinner yet, but I am sure we will manage.  This all sounds boring maybe even monotonous, but I like it.  Well I guess while I am sitting here at work I will continue to read.  I finished The Capture(Guardians of Ga'Hoole series #1) last week, I wanted to see if it was any good before we see the movie.  The book was really well written, I think I will recommend it to Toad if I can pull her out of the Dork Diaries she got for her birthday. 
Have a great Hump Day!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It has been awhile...

Things have been crazy.  The month of October is the busiest month of the year for us.  Toad turned 9 years old on the 30th, and of course Halloween.  Seems like the whole month was prep for one big weekend.
Toad's birthday was an awesome success, lots of friends and family, great food, and a sleepover to boot. Halloween was awesome, Hermione and the Pretty Kitty trick or treated til they couldn't walk anymore and we have more candy now than any one household should.
The weather is turning cold and the shopping center I work in has started preping for Christmas already.  Seems like every year this holiday season starts earlier and earlier.  I will not give in! Our tree will NOT go up until after Thanksgiving.  I would like to start shopping for christmas a little sooner this year just so that i can get it all done without the last minute rush.  I am hoping to not be heading out for any black friday shopping, but we will see what the ads say and what the kids want.
 So above we see Toad giving bunny ears to a friend in an already funny position. How she got frosting in her hair we will never know.  Below we see Monkey as a "Pretty Kitty" and Toad as Hermione(again with the bunny ears)
 Below is Toad on her first day back to school as a 9 year old.  She was very happy that the new jeans she got while shopping with her Aunt didn't have the adjustable waistband. She said it was a sign she was growing up. (which has nothing to do with it, the poor kid has been wearing size 6/6x clothes for 3 years now) She looks adorable in all of her sassy attitude here.