Senior moment? I was bringing Grant home from pre-K Wed. I asked him if he was practicing his letters & numbers...sore topic for him...He said he decided he wasn't going to kindergarten, he was going to be a gardener & they didn't need to know numbers & letters, only plants!
do they disagree that they are spending more time on screen and less at housework? do they post this vehemently on their facebook pages? (grin) I know I spend more time on screen. Hate house cleaning. I probably do spend only two hours a day on housework.
I want more standing desks for the computers. My butt feels it after ten hours of sitting on my two consecutive office work days.
Well if that study is right I'd weigh 98lbs...I am constantly cleaning
Friend of mine moved his his keyboard and computer up so he stands all day at work, he said that 1 of the reasons so many men in their 50's are having heart attacks is because they sit all day and then go and try to play tennis or racquetball, their hearts can't take that kind of extreme activity swing
I've been told by two different sewing machine guys that my 20 yr old Bernette (I think it was $300) is a piece o crap and not worth fixing. Before that I had a hundred dollar Singer bought in the 80's , not working right. This is surely too not worth the repair bill, since new common machines with more stitches can be got for $150 dollars on sale.
Meanwhile I hauled out Mom's Singer, and another old black Singer, from the 1950s, and looked on eBay- BOth are being listed and sold in the 250- 500 dollar range. Built to last forever!
Nice of you to ask, YankeeCat. At the moment, I am going to put one of these Singers to use, and consider rehabbing/ selling the other. The second one was left under the steps when we bought this house. It weighs about 30 pounds.
I read a long article about the current state of sewing machine making industry- it sounds like anything being made NOW that is under several hundreds or thousands $, is a piece of disposable junk. But there seem to be crafters and seamstresses out there who will buy older quality machines.
Robin, I easily came up with a website with a "field guide" to figure out the model number of mine. (sorry didn't bookmark..) Or google images, or ebay, if you can remember what it looks like. The Featherweight has a flip up part on the left and is smaller, comes in a black case. The 201-2 is a very heavy table top model.
I have no idea what my class ranking was, but teaching is different from hanging out at the student union playing bridge all day...oh, did I do that? College was definitely fun...teaching was nose to the grindstone!
This morning I just missed having to stop for a short bus that picks up this kid at one of the mcmansions near me...UGH... If you're gonna wait in your car for the bus how about being all ready when they pull up?
She speeds down to the end of her driveway and then proceeds to take the kids' backpack out of the trunk...THE TRUNK!!! what?! Why is it in the trunk you never drive the kid to school...why isn' t it in the car with you? then he S...L...O...W...L...Y gets out of the car as he's walking to the bus, I notice he has no shoes on...WHAT THE HECK!!!!! and he gets on the bus with no shoes on!!!!
Ugh. The VP, talking today about domestic abuse, said he was not talking about 'your garden variety slap across the face.' This guy is beyond belief with what comes out of his mouth. What a total embarrassment.
I had a very weird psychic dream several weeks ago...I saw a palomino miniature horse next to my bed...I knew at the time I was dreaming. That evening, on the local news, animals were seized from a farm because of neglect...there was the mini palomino horse...
My boss mentioned crosstraining me, months ago. I was thinking about it again , a lot, this week. Yesterday the sub-boss called me in and told me they are close to approving a job in that specific area (about the cross training) and of course I would be a likely candidate since I work closely related with it now. Coincidence, or...?
I am believing more in ''esp'' lately, due to a couple things like that.
I've had weird experiences before...when my DH & I were adopting our last airedale, the folks from the rescue brought over a large male named Riverdale...when they left, we decided to take him, but I told my DH I wanted to rename him Robin. Well, a week later the rescue called & said the original family wanted to keep Riverdale, & since it was 2 weeks before Christmas, & they had kids, I said they could have him...Barbara, the rescue lady, then told me another dale would be coming in to rescue in a few days...his name was Robin. What was even odder was that his breeder had named him Robin...the other 2 families he belonged to had named him Indy & Maddy...poor guy...4 homes in 17 months...no wonder he was a biter! I'm sure if he had been placed with other folks, he would have been put down.
Had a friend of my DD's tell me she thought the "Bible" was too violent. Hmmm, they beheaded John the Baptist, crucified Christ...you don't think those were violent times?? How are they supposed to portray those times???
I don't hate horseradish - but it can take over a dish. ...So, yesterday when ordering a grilled panini called "cowboy" ( sliced steak, arugula, roasted red pepper, sharp cheddar and horseradish on homemade focaccia ) I said "hold the horseradish". I wanted to taste the cheese and other favors. Of course out it comes with my hubby's plate - and of course it had Taaaaa Dahhhhhhh - yup. So I sent it back and watched my husband eat his meatball panini and balsamic dressing side salad. He was almost done with his food (he doesn't rush either) when my plate came out --- yea!! No horseradish --- -----and no cheese either --- it must have run away with the balsamic that was supposed to be on the side salad. The manager who had been out several times came over after we paid the bill and said sorry and could he shake my hand! The sandwich was good - I was happy to pay for it - but the responses from staff was a bit shocking. The waitress said " oh, did you want the cheese WITHOUT the horseradish? " Ha ha sometimes I do have peanut butter without jelly and I wear shoes with no socks and vice versa.
I think sometimes people just don't listen...or too many assumptions are made...I don't understand people
I don't know if I mentioned it before but there is a really old house about 8 houses down from us, this place is falling apart...I'm really surprised it made it thru the hurricane...people DO live there...there are pieces of wood missing where at night you can see their lights shining out of and I've seen birds fly into these holes...I can't even imagine what the inside looks like, paint is chipping, shutters crooked, fence is falling down except the 4 new bright white resin panels that the installed next to the fence that is falling down(why not just take it down?) well last year someone decided to paint the house...looks like the spray painted it with white paint but just the front and not the whole front(I really should try and get a pic of it) well I was driving past last week and now the front is blue! now mind you just the front lower part not the triangle peak...JUST THE FRONT
Here I drew a pic to give you an idea, but of course mine looks better cause you can't see all the wood that is coming off of it
Jen...some people... My mother knew an older woman and her daugher who were living a kind of Grey Gardens- Bouvier thing...Loads of land, house had a fire, never repaired the roof!!!!,...etc...just nuts o. Yet the granddaughter went to a very costly private school. Doubt she ever had friends over!
The next street over from my childhood home had a 'cat lady' house...similar ..
We have many like that here and in Pa where my daughter lives _ oh boy. The houses are just so darn old...the area economy is awful and folks have no money to fix. It is a cycle of disintegration. -- band aids and more disintegration. I wonder what the insides are like... It is overwhelming to think about what needs to be done. The house my son bought...the couple that sold did similar - painted up as high as they could reach! And with a semigloss or satin on flat! Same color and so it wasn't as shocking.
Death penalty law is a real mess here in CT. It was abolished last year...then we had the Newtown Massacre...also, now, the inmates on Death Row are petitioning to have their sentences changed to life since technically we don't have the death penalty any more...& those prisoners would include those that murdered the Pettit Family...
I am guilty, for not being here. Throw me over the bus. 2 stores, 3 stores, now I am getting the boot to 1 store. Gonna vent. I have worked for this company 9 months. Never missed a day or been late. Put my butt on the line to cover the 3rd store when people cant take care of 1.
Gave up my greenhouse and now I get the 10 hr per week - I am very upset.
Celeste will stick up for me here :-) 1 store name will stay, Hannafords. The second store I got was a trial run. They took 15 stores to see if they could kick up sales of a failing company. Well the failing company wants its floral back. That store is sooooooooooo failing. NO CUSTOMERS. So my 2nd store is done.
Took all the ""hard"" inventory out of my 2nd store today. Time is dwindling for hours when I go to 1 store. Looking for another job. Been with this company for almost 10 months. Never later, never missed a day.
In the same time, they have me doing semi a 3rd store - am I hanging in the balance?
Wake up, go to work at 6, come home at 4, people coming, phone ringing, dogs going crazy, hubby getting snitty. HAD ENOUGH. Cant take it very much longer. Happens day in & day out. Gave both dogs a valium, now if I could give hubby 1 to be nice I might just stay. Harsh words but the truth.
I vented on DG about working & hubby getting snitty. Well at the time what I did not know was 2 of his grand kids were sexually assaulted. 9 year old grand daughter with a 14 year old girl & 10 year old brother. Not just touchy feely. Come to find out it was his sons X-wifes sisters kids & a registered sex offenders boyfriend involved!!!!! I see very very rough roads ahead.
time to renew the registration on my car. $135 dollars .
Say WHAT??? What for?? What's it cost them to know I have a car- a dollar? They have it on file. No maintenance on my info. CHarge us for new tags, sales, any other changes anyway...grrr
UGH VICTOR! I am a little sensitive right now about eyes!!! I have spent the last 6 days with a miserable eye infection. Granted, the reason I have it is my own fault (as she hangs her head down in shame) but BOY, I don't want anything in my eyes...never mind a tongue!!!!
Wish I could post the picture of my eyes...cant from my phone...it wasn't pretty! :(
Oh, no, Pixie...sorry to hear about the eye! That story is disgusting, & I have an even worse one...a woman in my art class went to Belize in March...when she came to art class she complained about some bites on her scalp...they looked like infected tick bites to me...she said her doc had put her on antibiotics...then she & her husband left on a 6 week bird photographing tour...when she was in Arizona things got worse...went to another doc who gave her a salve...she finally saw a dermatologist in AZ who operated on her...some sort of fly had deposited eggs in her scalp, they hatched into 3/4" larvae...she had photos...UGH,UGH!
Unfortunately, that's the norm for some kids...I had a foster child in my class one year who would bring in her Mom's letters written from Niantic, the state's prison for women...she told anyone who would listen about her Mom's drug problems...
My DD brought home a girl of 14 who was sleeping in an abandoned car in the woods. Her Mom would leave her to come home from school(9thgrade) , wash the dishes, wash & fold the clothes, make sure the house was clean. Get her 2 younger sibling off the bus, and feed them. Most of the time her Mother left food stamps on the table and they were to walk to the store and order Italians. She was then to wash them, put them to bed and then she could do her HOMEWORK! Needless to say she was flunking, she knew her Mother was going to beat her for the grades so she ran away . Where was the Mother during all this you ask? Working at a cheesy bar under the table so she could buy her drugs. The woman was nuts...but I didn't know this until DD brought the kid home and I was threatened. She called and said she carried a gun...this was confirmed by her DD whom I have just taken in. :( Then she threatens to burn my house down at night time...in the conversation she mentions I have a handicapped son, might be a difficult situation getting him out in time!!! Those were fighting words right there!! Called the cops, had my line tapped so the calls could be recorded and then I took her to court and got custody of her DD with the childs father's blessings!!!
The rest of the story...the girl, Sarah blossomed under the wings of this huge family...her 1st Christmas she balled like a baby. Gifts prior to this were a new pillow and blanket. :(
She graduated from high school with straight A's, got a scholarship , had a little rough patch...but is now a E.R. , RN. :)
Great that you were able to do that and give her a life
Last store I worked in 1 of the girls that worked for me had 3 kids, each one had a different father and the current boyfriend was in jail. I had another girl that worked for me at the same time and she had a daughter by the same guy...unreal!!!!
Aww, thanks everyone but im sure you would of done the same thing.
This is one of Sarah's graduation pictures...she's on the left with her intense deep blue eyes. On the right is my DD Tiffany, the one who brought her home.