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Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Seriously, why is it that everything seems to happen all at once.  Doesn't the world know that I have enough stress in my own life.  Albeit due to my own choices and actions but still.... Why is it that when I feel like I'm barely treading water and staying afloat that it starts to rain.... and pour....And then someone hands you a big rock and says "Can you hold on to this for a while?"....   I'm not that good of a swimmer...

I think I might be getting an ulcer.  Which is really sad when you realize that it is happening but you are almost helpless to stop it from progressing.  I've felt my heart racing and didn't realize what it was.  IT WAS STRESS!!... Which doesn't help.  So then, I lay awake at night, heart racing, wondering if I'm going to have a heart attack, so that causes more stress!.  Stupid viscous circle.

I keep saying to myself.   Just get through this next big thing, then it'll get easier.  Problem is, when I get over one wall, I realize that there are two more waiting for me on the other side.  Maybe I need a permanent vacation.  A hiatus from all responsibility for a good 6 think that would help?  Not likely, I'd get back and there would be more and more stress because of my absence. 

So, I'll keep plugging away... one day at a time.  I'm sure there's a ton more stuff around the corner, but I can't deal with it right now... My plate is full.... 

Maybe I should take swimming lessons...

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Week After

So why is it that the week after you get back from a vacation always seems to take forever!... Gotta say, the trip was awesome. New things to see and do... And the company wasn't bad either, but alas, had to come back home and back to the snow, the commute, the stress of my current life and the daily job.

Seriously...It just seems like there is never enough time in the day.

So I spent last night carving pumpkins with the boys. They all had a good time.

Boy#1 wanted just a traditional jack-o-lantern. You know, triangle eyes, toothy grin, triangle nose.

Boy #3 wanted crossed swords...easy enough.

Boy#2 however, wanted a kindof wizards staff with an eyeball globe thing on top of it and a snake wrapped around it. How in the heck are you supposed to carve that into a pumpkin? Well, we made our best effort and it turned out okay. I don't think its quite how he or I envisioned it, but really... Jack-O'Lanterns last for what...3 days.... It'll be fine.

So of course I had to do one too so mine is the standard scary-ish skull type deal.

Boy #2 was the first to ask if there was anything to drink. When I pointed out the chocolate milk in the fridge he was pretty thrilled. Oh to be 12 years old again when Chocolate milk makes your day.

After that the other two in turn each asked if there was anything to drink knowing full well that there was choc. Milk. Needless to say, when I dropped boys off at their moms house for 'bed time' they were all still a little wired from the chocolate....but at least they had fun.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

If I was King!

If I was king...

I wonder what life would be like.  I don't need a huge kingdom, just enough so that I can have my own rules and live comfortably.  Big enough that my kingdom would be self reliant and not depend on other countries for things like oil and gas and other natural resources.

I would live where there wasn't snow.  I have no use for it.  I would much rather wakeboard than snowboard.   There you go.... tropical island.  Lots of water, sun, sand and beaches.  No wind thank you.  Wind pisses me off.  It can be windy when I'm asleep... that's the way it should be.

I would still cook my own food.... because I like to.  When I didn't want to cook, Gordon Ramsey would come to my kitchen and tell the staff  'Fʊ¢k off, you're doing it wrong!"  (I think that he thinks he is he is my hero.)

I would sleep in when I want to and get up for sunrise when I want to too.

There would be no TV on my island, only because that means there would be no commercials.

Stupid people would be exiled.  I'm not talking about people with diminished capacity, rather people that have no common sense or common courtesy.  They would be taken to the edge of the island (a cliff) and .... exiled.

Race doesn't matter, religion doesn't matter.  You can be any color, creed or share any beliefs you want within reason.  And I'm the judge.  If you want to believe in God, Allah, Shiva, Budha, it doesn't matter to me.  But you can't discriminate against, preach against or terrorize anybody.  If your religion preaches that you are above others, it's out.  And there is no going door to door to convince people that you have the truth.  If you really do, and you are happy, people will see that in the way you live, and they will ask you.

Punishments would fit the crime.  Murderers die, Pedophiles who take away the childhood of their victims will have the remainder of their adulthood stripped away (they die too).  Rapists....well...... they get castrated and ostracized from society.

Education would be a right, as well as healthcare. 

Taxes would be a flat rate percentage for everybody.  No tax exemptions because you claimed your dog as a disabled dependant.  Just because you make more and can hire a fancy accountant has no bearing on how much taxes you will pay.

Afternoon naps would be the norm.

speaking of which... it's time for mine....