Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Crazy Life

Have ya'll thought I abandoned my blog? Wowza. I had no idea that it's been so long since I've updated! This being blog-banned while at work, makes it a little more difficult to keep up.

So, what have I been busy with? Well, typically, August is my busiest month work-wise, and this month has been no different. My counterpart was on vacation for 2 weeks, which left everything for me to do. Great for sales, not so much for problems. And, last week I kept getting tough problems. That's one of the things I love though, in that it's always new things and other things to figure out.

I also had my health check up for work today. I didn't meet my goals, but I did make progress. The interesting thing is that my THS levels were out of whack, which could explain why I keep a headache and stay so tired. I guess I'm going to be making an appt. to see if I can figure out what that's all about.

I've had a few posts percolating in my head, so maybe I'll get those written and posted in the near future. I've been reading blogs, but have been slacking in comments. I'll be back, just give me til September . . . .

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Fragments

Yay! Another Friday rolls around. This week has been CRAZY for me, seeing as one of my co-workers is on vacation. Man, do I miss her! Of course, I don't miss the great sales points for me, but there are times where it would be nice to be able to grab a drink or something.

While I'm ripping music, let's get to Friday Fragments. You know, those posts that just aren't long enough for their own post? Mrs. 4444's idea, and I love it.

I just noticed that Britney is limping something awful on her back leg. She had her ACL repaired a few years ago, and I am REALLY hoping that it doesn't need it again. Poor baby girl, it's awful getting old, isn't it!

My horoscope on Thursday said something about not reacting emotionally, to be logical and think things through. There's been a lot going on in my life, and I tend to be a pretty emotional person, so I've struggled this week I don't usually put a whole lot of stock in those things, but dang, did that one ever hit close to home!

I got a new mouse to play my game with. It is fan-freaking-tastic. And yes. I realize that if the most I have to be excited about in a week is a mouse, it is time to get the heck out of the County and go get into something!

My friend's husband is home. The official diagnosis? Rocky Mountain Spotless Fever. Scary stuff, but I am so glad that he's home, and that they have a name for the problem.

This week, I had someone fuss because I didn't punch holes in about 50 papers. Do you know how funny I thought that was? Really? You can't use a hole punch yourself? Wow. Just, wow.

Next week promises to slow down a little bit. Only one meeting, but I do have to get through this weekend, when I have racing tonight and tomorrow night at the Dirt Track. I love the track, but there's something just gross about coming home and washing a pound of red clay dust off!

I got my new Bluetooth Motorola Rokr earphones this week, and I love them! I've had a Bluetooth before, but with this one, since it is stereo, it makes it SO much easier to hear someone when I'm talking to them. Dang, now I'm the one getting old!

I better go get ready for the day. Come play with us!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Writer's Workshop

Ok, I really haven't intentionally neglected my blog. It's just that I've had other more pressing things to do. I have a great Rant and Rave running around, as well as some observations about computers, but they'll have to wait. Today's post is for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop.

1.) Your trip to the ER...spill it.

I have great ER stories, but for some reason, I think they mean when I was there as a patient. Since that's only happened once, here goes.

It was right after I moved into this house, and I was doing some light yard work. I had on tennis shoes, shorts and a t-shirt. The sidewalk was way overgrown, and I was trying to get some of the grass cut back. I didn't have a weed whacker or mower, so I was using scissors and hands. One clump of grass was pretty stubborn, so I was kicking at it trying to get it loose. I was suddenly startled when a stick, about 8" long and 1/4" in diameter suddenly punctured the toe of my shoe and entered my foot.

Now, being an EMT, you would think I would know better. The first rule of impalement's is to leave them be unless they are compromising an airway, but instinct won and I pulled that sucker right back out. Going in - shocking. Coming out - painful! And, I realized if I took my shoe off, my foot would swell, and I still had a dirty house, so I finished cleaning house and then called a couple of EMT friends over. One of them took my sorry tail over to the ED where I had to sheepishly admit that I was there for myself.

The nurses and doctor were awesome. They saved their snickers and giggles for the other side of the door. I had to have an IV, and did you know you get cold when those things run? After a couple of rounds of antibiotics, I was sent home.

My foot swelled up like a sausage, and I found myself out of work for a few days while I recovered. The end of the world? Nope. Embarrassing? Definitely.

What about you ? Come play with us!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Fragments

Ahhh, Friday. Finally. Although, I'm not AS excited about it this week since technically I'm supposed to be up bright and early tomorrow to help with the FD and a Pancake Breakfast. We'll see if that happens.

For now, however, it's time for Friday Fragments. Just bits and pieces that aren't enough for a post on their own . . .

First and foremost this morning, I'm sending happy thoughts to my BFF Msh, who's husband is mysteriously ill. He was admitted last night, and they're not really sure what's going on with him. Not the way to start the weekend.

Second, I think it's time to start tapering off the caffeine. Either that, or seriously say no to something. I'm pretty sure I'm working on the start of a lovely ulcer. At least it helps with the diet, right?

Have you ever had one of those days when everything you touched fell apart? Wednesday was like that for me. It seemed that I had only been doing my job for a day! I didn't have a clue how to do anything, and what I did do, I did wrong. Ugh. I'm glad that boat moved on!

I've kind of had a very short train running around in my head the past couple of days, and it's made it nearly impossible to focus on anything. So, I thought I would write a few of my thoughts down and move on. A short 4 pages later, and it didn't help. Now what? Any suggestions? The other part of that train is that it's wrecking havoc on my complexion. I hate that stress becomes so quickly visible. I think there should be something magical about your 30's that exempt you from things like that!

I suppose that's it for this morning . . . why don't you come play with us?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Rant and Rave Wednesday

Wait . . . I saw this on a blog, and for the life of me this morning, I can't come up with it to link. So, if it's you . . . let me know and I'll fix it!

I don't have any pics to play with this early, so I figured I would try this one this week. Pretty self explanatory.

Rant: Idiots who fly up the interstate, and try to run everyone else off. I don't have a problem with you speeding - I don't usually run dead on the speed limit. But, when you run up on someone, swerve around them, run in the middle of both lanes, and then slam on your brakes in front of them? You are begging for an accident. And, let me tell you - you are NOT invincible.

Rave: The new song by Michael Franti "Say Hey". Have you heard it yet? You can't help but be happy when you hear it.

Rant: The first Tuesday of the month. It's chock full of meetings, and it is NO fun. Yesterday, I went from one from work straight to the squad meeting. I took enough time to let Britney out, exchange heels for flip flops and call it good. L O N G Day.

Rave: Verizon. Everyone I know that I love to talk to uses it, now including my BFF Msh. So, texts, convo's, everyone, unlimited. And, let me tell ya. That's a very good thing. I would be very broke if I actually had to pay for the minutes that I use!

Rant: Rude people. Case in point. "You need to XYZ immediately." There's no quicker way to get my bristles up, and to make sure that is the LAST thing that I'll be working on. The flip side? Next case. "Could you possibly have ABC ready in 24 hours? I realize it's a lot to work on, but it would be really great to have it." Guess which one was ready?

Rave: Fresh veggies. This time of year is so awesome, and every time I turn around, people are helping me/giving me yummy produce. Susan is going to the farmer's market today, so I'll have fresh corn tonight, and I gave Laurel the tomatoes my neighbor gave ME, and she's turned them into Pico de Gallo. I lurve me some summertime!

What about you? Any rants and raves to share?