Friday, March 20, 2015
I was standing in line at the grocery store the other night and noticed I was stuck in what I describe as "The Farm Vehicle" line. I was going nowhere fast. I have learned that if I get in a "farm vehicle line" my best option is to just stay there because Murphy's Law will follow me wherever I go.... I'm just lucky like that. The poor checker was obviously new and did not know what kind of peppers the customer had chosen. I stood there flipping through a magazine while other employees and the manager tried to determine the type of pepper and price. The longer the pepper debate continued, the more irritated I became. The urge to start shooting dirty looks at the employees had just hit me when I had an epiphany. I have recently been in a similar situation. Different, but similar at my new job. A new job means you are completely out of your comfort zone. Even the simplest task can be a major stressor as you learn to maneuver through software, spreadsheets and reports. I have a fear of screwing up a report and then sending misinformation to.... You know like the CEO or other important people, who if they didn't have a wonderful sense of humor, might, oh I don't know, get their panties in a wad (not that this has ever actually happened to me, cough, cough). Suddenly the checkers inability to determine the type of peppers the lady in front of me was purchasing, became less of a big deal and me having to wait in line while reading about Julia Roberts reported marital woes, became a chance to relax. There is a reason my husband refers to me as Lucille Ball. The episode where she is on the candy line is my life on a daily basis. I am blonder than I pay to be which can be an endearing quality to those who know and love me..... Other people, well I have to grow on them, kind of like a fungus only with more personality and bling.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Sunday, March 8, 2015
My philosophy in life is to keep an attitude that draws people toward me instead of driving them away. I try to keep things in perspective in the landscape of the big picture, never taking myself so serious that I can't seriously enjoy life. At least that is my goal. Sometimes I fall short, and when i do no one is more disappointed in me than i am in myself. That being said, life is too short to take things so serious that you become a giant Buzz Kill. Last week was a buzz kill kinda week. By Friday afternoon I wanted nothing more than to curl up in the fetal position and remain in a semi-conscious state the whole weekend. My "grace and positive attitude" tank had been siphoned dry and I was totally tanked. My husband knew I needed an intervention, so he made arrangements to see the kiddos Sunday afternoon. A few hours with "The Fam", coupled with some Lil Levi lovin is exactly what the doctor oredered to put
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
I was sitting in the tub blathering on to my husband about my penchant for getting myself in a pickle like no one else can. He was giving me half hearted murmurs because he was engrossed in a video of a 6 year old Chinese boy operating a bulldozer thingie like he was a grown man. I got out of the tub, wrapped a towel around myself and walked into our bedroom. He was holding his Kindle watching the video (yet again), when I said...."Do you know what you will be doing on the 13th of March?" He just looked at me and shrugged. I gave him my sweetest smile and said.... "You're going to be waiting in line with me at the movies to see Cinderella... Like a real life Cinderella movie with the real glass slippers and real actors" He looked up from his Kindle and said.... "Oh yeah, cool" Then went right back to the 6 year old Chinese boy video. And that my friend is what is wrong with America..... 6 year old Chinese boys are taking over the world,(while every 6 year old American boys are being handed trophies for sports they don't excel in) and I don't have a thing to wear to the opening of Cinderella, not to mention that Cinderella as well as other fairytales are exactly why most women need therapy (including those who protest they don't)... But I digress. Nuff said.
|I simply can't wait|