Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My Birthday

Damn. I feel the love!!

I haven't had suck a stellar birthday in.....I can't even remember how long. Although my birthday wasn't until Sunday, we started celebrating on Friday the 13th. The ladies from work took me out to lunch, gave me a $50 Ulta gift card and the funniest pickle card I'd ever seen. We laughed for about two hours straight. I love those ladies.

Then I came home and figured Jason had something up his sleeve. He'd organized a few folks to come over to celebrate. You know how I like a stiff drink and some company. Chad, Christy, Cory, Scott and a new friend Julie, all came to hang out. We ate pizza, drank, played drinking games, laughed, and finally danced. From 6 pm to well after midnight. I'm not that young anymore. I got a pretty cool Harley headband from the Meyer's. And my honey.....he really came through. He bought me a pretty new wedding band. It's beautiful. :)

Saturday, well I was a bit...tired...from the festivities the previous night. So we took it easy. Jason and had a great date night at the Melting Pot. The food was fantastic and the company was even better. :)

Sunday, church time, shopping, light lunch and dinner with my parents. My mom always makes me a good spaghetti dinner and chocolate cake for my bday. I also got more presents from Sally (a bottle of Crown) and a $50 spot from my mom and dad. Great day.

Not to mention I received several cards in the mail from folks. IN THE MAIL. How sweet is that? I love snail mail.

I'm feeling very blessed and thankful for all the friends and family I have. Happy birthday to me.

Bike Week

I'm excited. Thrilled. Beyond!

We are going to Bike Week in Panama City again this year. I'm THRILLED cause we are going with our good friends (Cory & Scott and Chad & Christy). I'm BEYOND cause I'll get to pull my fancy ass trailer down and roll on my stylin' ass bike.

Live to ride.....ride to live. That's me bitches!

Friends

How many of us have them?

As I get older, the more selective I've become about friends. This has bothered me recently because one of my relationships is becoming less and less valuable to me.

I'll call her Kate. Kate seems to be about her self a lot. No other way to describe it.

I'll leave all the unimportant details out, but late last year I decided it was time to put a little distance between us. Not stop being friends, but just a bit of space. Honestly I'd had my feelings hurt several times by her. I pulled back and she's suddenly taken notice and has called me out on it? Really? That's not my grown ass 39 year old style.

My other friend gave me some pretty good advice......she told me this relationship with Kate required too much effort.

And she's right.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Nine years

Jason and I will celebrate nine years of marriage on Saturday the 14th. He's the best thing that ever happened to me.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My job

More frequently than not, I have a job that requires me to do shitty things to people. Usually, I can deal with it but, today was not one of those days because the shittiness involved someone I care about. I usually can justify it through the person's actions or by saying its business, but today, not so much.

My company is pretty hard core - and expectations are high. They don't accept status quo or cavalier behavior. You're giving 110%, no make that 150% all the time or you're not cutting it. And you'll be cut down at the knees if your slacking. I've seen people that have given 30 years of their life to the place escorted out the door. Engagement is a must. And by all means everyone knows that.

I wonder though, through all these conversations, counselings, suspensions and terminations, how people get there? Do they recognize they are there? Are they just tired? Do they not see it? Has something else become more important?

I also wonder, how I'll feel when it's my turn.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Crappy day

Im just going to list the shiity things I had to deal with today:

My mom's been sick
Jason's mom is in the hospital
My lovely cousin has to have a second brain surgery Monday
OSHA surprised us at work today
It's freezing cold

Good thing that happened to me today:

My pot roast was off the chain

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chickens

Jason and I had several fights this summer about chickens. He wanted them and I didn't. Standard Jason Burden hobby request but this one veto'd by the wife. Not just a NO but a HELL NO.

So imagine my surprise when I turned on the news this evening and the opening story was about a proposed bill to approve chickens in regular neighborhoods in metro. Really? I have learned to grasp my southern roots however, chickens in city yards? Opening story on the news? Am I the only one that sees a problem with this? I wouldn't want to look over the fence and see chickens in my neighbor's yard (cause you know they won't be in mine).

Here's my push for no chickens!