Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dear Co-worker....

Dear Co-worker,

It annoys me to no end when I send an e-mail to you and you immediately come into my office and ask "So, what do you want?" I can almost guarantee that as soon as I hit "send" I will hear you coming down the hall in 3.5 seconds only to ask "What are you saying?". I carefully draft my e-mails to you, writing things in the simplest terms possible. Yet, you don't take the time to read through them and try to understand what I am saying or asking.

If I wanted to chit chat, I would have come to your office or picked up the phone and called you. I don't have that time nor do I want to chat with you. I'm sorry if I'm harsh, I'm just tired of this... 9 flipping years....


Your irritated co-worker


Leaving this afternoon for Orange County for Uncle John's memorial and funeral tomorrow. Funerals are bittersweet - it's very sad to say goodbye to your loved one but usually you see relatives that you have not seen in a long time. I can't wait to see my Uncle Sonny (my mom's brother) who is traveling out from Montana. I love this man. Can't wait to see my mom's cousin Janice from Arizona. Adore this lady.

I'm so happy we are all going to be there for my aunt and cousin who have undoubtedly been through the worst week of their life.

Sad that Uncle couldn't win his fight but happy he doesn't have to fight any longer.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


What the heck AARP?? Why did I get this today??? I'm only 40.

What kind of sick joke is this??? : )

Monday, July 14, 2008

Uncle John

This weekend my Uncle John lost his battle to alcoholism. Such an awful disease. He's been fighting this fight for as long as I can remember. We so badly wanted him to beat this disease but in the end beat him - it took hold of his life, became his life and eventually ended his life.
Uncle John - my aunt's husband
Uncle John - my cousin's dad
My cousin that got married two weeks to the day her dad passed away.

Uncle John was a powerful, very smart man. He loved the sun and loved to fish at their home in Mexico. He swam everyday and did the LA Times crossword puzzle sitting out by their pool. He always smelled of Coppertone and loved to BBQ. This was the Uncle John I knew. Not the Uncle John that spent his last days/months/years suffering from the final stages of alcoholism.

We will bury him this Friday. His years of suffering, fighting, hurting, and battling are over.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Currently I'm....

  • Hopping on the Flckr bandwagon and uploading all my pictures to Flickr. I have everything on Shutterfly right now so it will be a time consuming project but I'll be so happy once I get it all done.

  • Making an appointment for J to see an orthopedic surgeon on Tuesday.... when will men realize they aren't young anymore and their poor bodies aren't the same as they once were. He messed up his knee BIG time last night playing basketball. Poor guy is hobbling around on crutches with a big A knee brace on....

  • Drooling over this recipe. I just bought a box of Nilla Wafers on a whim. Now I know what I'll be using them for!
  • Signing Daughter up for her the ACT test in September and her next round of SAT testing in October... So hard for me to grasp that she is a Senior and that she's going to be graduating this year!!!
  • Making appointments for manicure and pedicure for tomorrow. I received so many gift certificates for my birthday - time to put them to use!

  • Staring at my Google Reader with more than 1,000+ posts that need to be read...
  • Unsubscribing to a lot of blogs I thought I would read, but have not. I need to get them off the reader so the bolded blogs stop driving me crazy....
  • Debating whether or not I want to walk in the morning....

Monday, July 7, 2008

Miss Missy What Have You Been Up To??

Thanks for all the encouraging words to get me back into the blogging groove. : )

So.... what have I been up to??? A lot! I've been so busy with work, life, kids, family, etc.

Still walking and have been at it again continuously - my goal is 10,000 steps a day. Yesterday I walked 15,120 steps. Woo Hoo!!!

My sister threw me a wonderful surprise birthday party at the beach. I'm truly blessed with a wonderful family and lovely friends. It was an amazing day mixed with new friends and old friends. My sister and I with our friend K - she was my first friend when I first moved here from Texas - I was a wee 8 years old!!

J and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary on June 29th. I can not believe it has been a year!!!

Buddy won the raffle one night at his baseball league's All Star play offs - a whopping $70 bucks! The grin never left my little man's face. So precious. "This is the best day ever - I wish I had a time machine and I'd go back and relive it"...

Daughter is almost done with her college summer school class. She's such a good girl!

Gave notice to Buddy's school that he would not be coming back next school year... I'm completely at peace with my decision and feel very good about it. Thanks to all that helped me with the pros and cons!!!! Buddy has totally embraced the idea - when we drive by he says "there's my new school" (with a big smile)

Work has been so so so busy I have had barely any time to catch up on my favorite blogs. My googlereader seriously is out of control. I think I need to unsubscribe to a few... dozen.

I'm having a serious love affair with a new pair of shoes (Unlisted Modern Style)I got for a steal! Macy's had them on clearance from $59 to $29.40 with an add'l 30% and then an add'l 10% off that so I paid under $20 for my new babies. I've been on the search for a new pair of black heels. I love these AND they are comfortable. What else could a girl asked for??

Who, What, When, How

Who: Me
What: Need to find motivation to blog again. I am so busy with everything - life, work, friends, family, etc. - yet I feel nothing is exciting enough to blog about... I guess I'm in a bit of a blogging slump right now
When: Soon. I miss keeping my on-line diary up to date.
How: ????