Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Positively Positive

This year has turned out to be a really great year. I have a soooo much to be thankful for this year. In short, I am thankful for my health, my job, my family and boyfriend. I never thought I could be this happy considering some really crappy circumstances in the past few years. I try not to dwell on the past, but I am truly shocked at how far I've come. Sometimes I amaze myself with my own strength and stamina. Those I am thankful for as well. This week I will focus on giving thanks when due and just appreciating everything nice that has come my way. I will not focus on anything negative because I do not want to negate the totally awesome things in my life.

Friday, November 20, 2009

At the Kiddie Table...

Welcome to the food exchange, where smart kids don't have to eat totally disgusting food.

When we were little, my cousins, brother, and I would swap food at the kiddie table around the holidays. Fortunately for us, we all hated different things.

It went something like this: "Sarah, if you eat my sauerkraut, I'll eat your pork." "Awesome" "Mike, I'll eat your peas if you drink my milk." "Take my icky peas!!" "Hurry up, they're coming" Then the adults would walk by and comment on how quickly we ate and how we did a good job... and we'd snicker knowing that we had cheated and this time we weren't going to be sent to our rooms without dessert.

I hope I'm not ruining this strategy for any other kids out there! You know it's not every day that the kids get to sit at the kiddie table and plan to take over the world..............mwahahahah!

Accident Prone?

I swear, I go through phases of being clumsy or accident prone for weeks or even months at a time... usually it's nothing serious, just bumps and bruises. Then all of a sudden it stops and I can go back to my normal life.

The other day I burned myself on a cookie sheet. Wasn't serious, just a small red mark on my wrist. Then today I am reaching into the bathroom for something and I grab the doorway and get a splinter in my thumb. From smooth door trim! Aaaaahhhh... Come on.... The dropping things and burning myself, that really could just be me being clumsy, but the splinter?! Something isn't right in my world. I think I'm going to wait this thing out in my room under my covers where I am nice and safe....

Monday, November 16, 2009

I Don't Got It...

I'm such a klutz! I wonder if I could get a record with Guinness for being the clumsiest person in the whole wide world??

I dropped my phone in the dog water bowl. Argh! I was cleaning something on the kitchen counter and bumped my phone which was sitting on the counter - and ever so conveniently - directly above the water dish. I knew I had to act quickly or the dye would release and void my warranty. Too late... the red dye was already released. Crap! I'm so mad at myself. I know it was a mistake, but what is it with me that I am always making them? Gah! It's not like I'm completely careless... I even had a rule for my new phone: I am not allowed to answer it while I'm in the bathtub. How can my being careful not be good enough? It's like I am destined to destroy things...

Phone drop in water #1, phone still working...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank You So Much!!

I just want to say Happy Veterans Day! to all the vets out there.

I believe that we do not do enough for our vets. As people are well aware, they have risked a lot. There has to be a better way to say thank you... I'm just not sure how you thank someone for putting you before themselves. The words just seem to fall short. I buy a poppy almost every year, but a few dollars of a donation doesn't seem like enough either.

My father is a vet and this year I hope to convince him to eat at a local restaurant where vets eat free. Of course he has to go off on a tangent about how his proof of service has very personal information on it and he would prefer not to show the information, and even when they say a picture in your uniform is enough, he says that it can be photoshopped and anyone can pretend they were in the service. Even so, I still think they are trying to thank the vets as best they can without ruthless people taking advantage of a free deal. I won't even go into what I think should happen to people that would do something like that. I will say that it would probably involve little green men.

Anyways, until I think of a better way to say thanks.... Thank You!

PS... To the injured and friends & families of the fallen at Fort Hood: Please accept my condolences!!!