Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thanks for the Encouragement!

Someone recently was kind enough to pinpoint every problem in my life, and casually state exactly what (they thought) I was doing wrong. Granted, they'd had a few drinks at that point. But still...

I'm all for expressing your opinion, but have a little bit of class.

The best part was that, after a serious, 15 minute dissection of why I should be desperately unhappy right now, this person said,

"And you're happy! How does that even work? Your life is shit, and you're still happy. That's either ultimate stupidity or ultimate optimism."

So thank you, kind soul, for your incredibly encouraging words of wisdom in my time of troubles. There is nothing like having someone who has nothing to do with your life make it clear that your way is the wrong way. Oh, and I'm stupid.

Actually, no. I'd rather be optimistic and grateful that I am alive to experience the troubles life gives us.

Being optimistic (and not a complete jerk) are what enabled me to simply smile at you after your rant; to smile and say,

"Thank you. Listening to you has made me realize how much worse my life could be. I could have my life, with your attitude. God that's a depressing thought. Bye!"

He who laughs last, laughs loudest, my friend, and I am still laughing.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Take a Deep Breath & Count to 10

A couple of weeks ago, the entire Northern part of Georgia was subjected to some pretty gnarly weather. We had high winds, rain, hail the size of golf balls, then the size of baseballs, tornadoes, and the weirdest green skies I've ever seen.

During all of that, we lost power, as we'd kind of expected to. After 26 hours without power, or a shower, since the well is electric too, we discovered something about our local power company.

They suck.

We're apparently about 3 miles outside the huge corporate power company that covers most of Georgia, so we have the smaller local company. And after talking to a number of neighbors, all of whom have generators, we noticed a basic line throughout all their stories; a combination of slight warning and simmering frustration.

Now we understand why. It takes FOREVER to get the power back on after a serious outtage. And less serious outtages happen frequently. Like when the power flickers off and right back on again.

Like this morning when it flickered off right when I was saving 10 hours worth of work on the computer. It cut back on so fast that out microwave didn't even register the outtage. The computer, however, registered it just fine.

If I thought it would do any good, I'd call the so-called "employees" at the power company, and vent a little of my current frustrations. However, I know it's useless, both because our neighbors, long standing haters of the company, have told me it's futile, and because Ryan tried it last time it went out.

So all I can really say is,


Back to work, grrrrr......

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Finally a Friday Night!

Finally, after months of no life, I'm getting a weekend-ish reprieve. My mother in law is coming to town, and all she wants is for us to leave her alone with the kids.

Let me assure you, the hubs and I are more than willing to oblige her. She'll stay at our house, we'll stay at her hotel. Works for me!

The best part about it is, I can't wait to hang out with my new friends! These girls are so sweet, and downright awesome, I feel so lucky to have been basically set right down in the middle of them. Making friends is not something I do, generally. I get that that sounds strange, but it's true. I have tons of acquaintances, and few friends. Those I do count as friends are people I can go months without talking to, and when we finally see each other again, it's like only hours have passed.

So this Friday night I'm going to act my age, drink too much, and probably struggle at work on Saturday with a hangover and some embarrassing stories about what I did the night before.

I cannot wait. ;)

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Sorry (again) for the delay in posting. But the weather is finally warming up, and somehow my house messes itself up when I blink, and I just seem to have a lot on my plate. And while it is one of my most satisfying treats, blogging often gets put on the bottom of my to-do list, under other things like...feeding my kids. And showering.

And I've found a new love (big surprise, right? I have a falling in love compulsion I happens at least once a week....people, places, things...whatev. I'm full of love and it overflows sometimes I guess.)

Anyways, I've been teaching myself how to work with vectors, backgrounds,, and I'm slowly getting the hang of it. My next project is to make my own background for this blog...which I'll probably get around to in....a million years.

Tons of people I know have Photoshop, which I'm jealous about. However, there is no way I can afford that, considering I'm already living off mac-n-cheese and tuna sandwiches, but I found this FREE and just as awesome program called It's free and awesome, and did I mention that it's free?

Then I found about a billion sites with free clipart, copyright free vintage images, and free vectors. I'm working on getting them all together so I can post all the links and all that jazz.

Plus, I've realized that I've got these ideas for stories that are all kind of the same...which leads me to realize that there is something I'm wanting to write about, something I'm set on in my mind, but unsure of exactly how to go about it.

And, I've got two kids.

So life is busy, but I'll be back. Soon.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Best music vid EVER!!

For some probably ridiculous reason, I can't embed this video. BUT GO WATCH IT RIGHT NOW! It's the greatest music video ever! Oh, and the song is awesome too :)