Friday, October 31, 2008


Which Peanuts Character Are You?

You are part Lucy van Pelt. You know what you want and you know how to get it, even if it means pulling the football away. Your forwardness sometimes comes off as aggression, and you have some work to do in the sensitivity department.

You are part Snoopy. You have a vivid imagination and lead a rich inner life. Everyone likes you, but some don't understand that you may just be of another species.

Find Your Character @


Monday, October 27, 2008


I feel like I am just about to join the pack of people taking a much needed blog-break. I am so tired. I am physically tired. I am tired of politics. I am tired of being a parent of a child that doesn't give a flip about his education. I am tired of being friends with a narcissistic loony drama queen. I am tired of working every day and bringing home diddly-squat. I'm too tired to pull my camera out. I am just tired. I am still here and I promise I will blurk.
(That's blog-lurk for all you newbies.)
The hubby and I taking Financial Peace University classes every Thursday night at the (one of the many) local church. I really like it. We are debt free, well, except for the house, and want to be able to retire one day so we are learning how to invest and save for the kid's college fund. It is really humbling to see all the people in class. They are all there for different reasons. Young and old, we are all there to learn how to better ourselves. That's cool.
So I will leave you all with that little slice of life. I don't know when I will be posting again. Maybe I'll be re energized by the end of this week, maybe not. I'll be seeing you all, even if you won't be seeing me.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Report Cards......
It's a good day today.

Obviously they can do better but here is the rundown.
79, 83, 87, 88, 90, 96
74, 77, 81, 87, 88, 91
Between them they have:
3 "C"s
6 "B"s
3 "A"s
I am NOT complaining!!!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Happy Humpday....

My kids have report cards coming home today and I am worried. My son has been doing good up until progress reports came out. Then for some reason he didn't think he had to work any more. I received a call from the discipline lady at their school saying that he was not taking notes and not turning in homework, blah blah blah... more of the same.... I asked her to send me a list of the things he was missing. I received the list and forwarded them on to my husband. Hubby called the school and made sure he didn't go to football practice. When we got home all Hell broke loose. I am surprised he can sit today. I have a feeling an attitude adjustment was just what he needed. I expect good behavior and decent grades. Is that too much to ask? My kids are good kids and really pleasant to be around. My daughter does more than expected when it comes to assignments and homework. My son does just enough to skate by. We are trying to get through to him that his future is at stake, not ours. We are not going to be the ones breaking our backs making a living because we don't have an education, it will be him (breaking his back). I hope he understands that we do what we do to pave the way to a good life for HIM. They have a playoff game today. Tournament starts today, lets hope he finally gets to play.... Keep your fingers crossed.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Today my husband took me to lunch. We had a great time and laughed a lot like we usually do. He dropped me off at my job at around 1:30.
At approximately 1:40 a man on a motorcycle hit a car right in front of the parking lot at work and he died instantly. I went out to see what happened and the man already had a sheet over him and the police were sending the ambulance away. They were awaiting the coroner. He broadsided a car and totalled his bike as well as the car. I feel so sorry for the woman he hit and for his family. I really wish people who rode bikes also understood that there is nothing between them and the road. There is no reason to be travelling fast in the center of town, none whatsoever...
My husband used to race bikes in a controlled environment on a track surrounded with medical professionals. I almost lost him during one of those races. He was airlifted to the trauma center in Jacksonville, Fl. He still has side effects of that day that will stay with him for the rest of his life. But he is alive and wonderful and with me and the kids. I can't ask for more than that. He has not ridden on a bike or gone to a race since. Only because of the love and respect he has for me. When I saw the accident today I was flooded with emotion. I had flashbacks to the day I almost lost him. I thank God every day that my hubby is still in one piece and here to share my life with me. I am glad he left 10 minutes earlier than the accident. I am glad he didn't witness it. I am glad it wasn't him. I am so sorry for this man's family. This whole tragedy could have been avoided.
Please everyone take a minute to love your loved ones. They could be gone in the blink of an eye.

This is a picture taken at the scene...
This is the article...
From Savannah-Chatham Metro Police:
Today at around 1:40 PM, in the 7300 block of Hodgson Memorial drive, a man was killed when a car turned in front of him.
Traffic Investigators have determined that a 26 year old man was traveling north on Hodgson Memorial drive when a Ford Escort, traveling south, attempted to turn into the Woods apartments at 7364 Hodgson Memorial drive. The vehicle turned into the path of the motorcycle causing him to collide with the right side of the car.
The driver of the motorcycle suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the man driving the motorcycle has not been released at this time and charges are pending.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


The move to the new place was, well, how should I put this? It was the shit that I thought it was going to be. Unfortunately I got sick over the weekend and was forced to call in sick on Monday. I HATE calling in sick. I have been here over 6 years and have only called in sick 3 times. I loathe it! Anyway I got here Tuesday to a desk that is missing 1/2 of my stuff. Great! I am sitting here right now typing with the keyboard on my lap. Yep, it's that good. They situated my desk right next to the bitch that I can't stand thankyouveryfuckingmuch!
I have been very busy and it doesn't seem to be getting better.
So needless to say I am still trying to get organized and it's not easy. At least I'm feeling better, that totally counts. The kids are on fall break tomorrow and the next day. I wish I was with them. Hopefully I will be able to write a more intelligent post soon.
Until then my friends.... Ciao!


Tuesday, October 07, 2008


My office is moving on Thursday and Friday... We are not stopping working despite the fact that our phones and computers will be down. HOW STUPID is that?!?! Welcome to my world everyone.
Forethought is not there forte...
Everyone knows that I work for a Real Estate attorney, please tell me why the news is spouting off about no one buying or selling houses? We are working steady and have been for quite a while. The market was really slow last November. Right now there are a lot of people selling and refinancing.
There are a LOT of bad loans out there, I couldn't agree more. You could see them a mile away. We would think to ourselves,"How on earth did they qualify? They shouldn't be buying this house, it is going to go in to foreclosure in no time."
Alas it was not up to us.
We are just here to oversee the transaction, not to make sure people aren't lying on their applications. Oh well, I'm sure it will get worse before it gets better. I don't see why they don't freeze adjustable rate loans and readjust them all back to their original stipulations. Refrain from raising their ARMs ever again and it would be a miracle to see people able to save their houses, avoid foreclosures and the pockets of the executives will remain unlined... That's just me. It sure would help a lot of people who are struggling without bailing them all out.
What about me?
No one is there to bail me out. I have no debt, no credit cards, no car payments, nothing! I paid all my bills. I stayed out of debt. I work every day. I have a huge mortgage payment that I can definitely afford. I have insurance on my cars, on my house, on all of us as well as life insurance. We are not rich by any stretch of the imagination, but we have worked very hard for what we have. I understand helping my fellow man. But I don't understand where I, who have done all the right things has to bail out everyone who hasn't. Is that just me being selfish in that train of thought? Let me just say, don't bother hating me, I'm not worth your time and effort. I help out the local battered woman's shelter, the local mission and the local homeless shelter. I am not above anyone nor is anyone above me. Like I said I understand helping my fellow man.
I just want to know why I was never cut a break when I was struggling?

*Rant over*

Friday, October 03, 2008


Today marks 3 years that I have been blogging on a fairly regular basis. Can you believe you are along for the ride?
Happy party kinda weekend going on here!

Hope your Friday is awesome and terrific!


Thursday, October 02, 2008


I saw a traffic cop wearing a rainbow clown wig. She is the same cop that directs the same school traffic every morning and I pass her every day. I wonder what possessed her?
I saw a man with a beard and sequined top and makeup driving a minivan... I THINK it was a man!
I saw the most raggedy assed broke down old rusty truck stop in front of my place of employment this morning. The most elegant well dressed, put together, tall, dark skinned woman exited that vehicle and I actually did a double take. She looked like she should have been driving a Porsche...
Now, didn't you all just NEED to know that???