Wordless Wednesday

Sorry, I just have to use a word here…. WOW!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜

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Another fun little rant

This is my list of things that gripe me for the week…

Rudeness, I don’t care if its a waitress, cashier, nurse, or whoever! The public can be so rude to everyone, which I know there are some people in those positions who are rude themselves then they deserve to have people be rude back.

Highmindedness. Yes, I may have just made that word up, but it makes sense to me. No one is better than anyone!! I can’t stand people that look down on everyone else. You don’t know what someone is going through in their life.

Negativity, that sucks you into a black hole when you are around someone who is negative over EVERYTHING!! We all have our moments to vent (like my blog :-)) but when someone constantly finds the bad instead of looking for a sliver of good is exhausting to me.

There you go, just in case you were wanting to know what was on my nerves lately, you’re welcome.

Love is so unhealthy

I used to be fatter than I am now…

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See? Yuck, I was frumpy and lazy and didn’t take care of myself. It disgusted me. I started going to watch Colby in karate and it looked like so much fun kicking things and hitting things…I wanted to do it too. (I’m a little violent apparently lol). So, I started taking it too in the adult class. In just a couple of months of going twice a week I could see a difference in my body. I hadn’t really changed what I was eating at the time either. I got to thinking, what if I went more than twice a week and started just eating a little different…

I found a different gym that I could go to as much as I wanted, I got into doing more mixed martial arts and grappling. I loved it!! I’d go four or five times a week and I had started eating just until I didn’t feel hungry anymore instead of eating until I was about to bust. It worked. In less than a year this is what happened…

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But then… Robert came along. I wanted to spend time with him so I slacked off on working out. We ate out…a lot. We still were pretty active, we golfed a lot and were on the go, but still the weight crept back on. It’s been almost three years since I have regularly worked out and did any martial arts and I have gained back almost 20 pounds. I’m disgusted again.

It’s hard to get motivated to lose it now though because Robert likes me the way I am and is not at all turned off by my squishiness. The thought of grappling again makes me nervous though. I don’t really want to do that now, I wussed up some and I don’t want to have bruises all over me anymore. I liked kicking things though so I’m trying to find something like that to do. I want to be back like I was when I met Robert. I never will be a size four…Robert wouldn’t like that either, but a 10 would be nice.

Last week I started drinking 80-100 ounces of water everyday again, and trying to eat more sensibly, but I know the real bulk of weight loss comes from exercising and I have got to find something fun that doesn’t feel like exercise… Any suggestions?

Really?!?

I am an educated person. I try to teach my son to pay attention and do what's right. I am guilty of not following my own advice sometimes…

Friday, I had to go take a drug test and have a background check for work at the college. Since I haven't actually worked there in a couple of years, it needed to be done again.

There is a place over beside the telephone company off of Main Street in a big old house on the upstairs level. As I was coming down Main Street the house was on the left and I could see there were no parking spaces in front, so I whipped into the open gate of the phone company's parking lot. (Do you see where this is going?) my rationale for doing this was a combination of things, 1) it's a weekday and there were other work vans and regular cars in the lot 2) I was only going to be in there a short while because I already had to pee and 3) there was no sign that said it was for the telephone company only (just the sign that said no trespassing, but I wasn't going to trespass, just park :-))

I went in to the drug screen place, did the deed, and was in there no more than 15 minutes.

I go out to leave and get to the parking lot and the gate is closed and appears to be padlocked. I was thinking at this time about how stupid I was for parking there in the first place. I walked over to the phone company then to go in and let someone know that I didn't follow the rules and I needed to get into their locked gate to get my car. That place was locked up like Fort Knox and not a soul in site.

I decided rather than stand out in the 34 degree weather, I would go back in to the screening place and see if this was a common occurrence for morons like me.

The lady that had done my test (was so nice!!) was in her office and I told her what had happened. We could see the parking lot and the gate from her office. She got the phone book out and tried to call what appeared to be a local number in the front of the phone book to try to speak with someone at that local office. She was put on hold for an eternity then someone got on the line they were in Missouri, then they transferred her to someone else….they were in Ohio. I was really kicking myself by this point!

The three other people in that office all got involved and were talking about how hateful those phone company people were and how they had called the police one time when someone parked on their yellow line and also how that gate is always open during the day and they bet someone saw me park there and closed it on purpose. Now I was getting nervous and thinking I was going to have to end up paying some stupid fine or getting a ticket or something.

There was a man in the screening place who came in and said he was going to see if he could help me, then he asked me if I had known I shouldn't have parked there. “Yes, I knew better,” I said like a petulant child.

He went out and after a few minutes I went out as well to wait by the gate so if he found someone I would be ready to run and jump in my car before they had me arrested or something!

A couple of minutes later than came the man with an employee (i don't have a clue where he found him) from the phone company. They were talking and I'm sure saying what a stupid woman I was and couldn't I read and didn't follow directions…anyway, the phone guy said the strap that holds the gate open must have come loose. He walked right over to the gate and gently pushed it. It wasn't locked. I felt so much more stupid then!!!

The moral of this story…the phone company stinks lol!!

Drugs

I hate drugs!! This is what drugs do….

Steals mothers and fathers from children

Takes innocent children and turns them into junkies or killers or takes them away from their families

Makes people lie, cheat and steal from their own families

Makes young girls prostitute themselves to get more drugs

Crushes dreams, no one goes through life saying they want to be an addict when they grow up

Fills our prisons and jams up the court systems costing taxpayers ridiculous amounts of money

Can ruin innocent bystanders lives just by being in the wrong place at the wrong time

No one knows if they will be an addict, it starts with that first time. Talk to your children while they are young…statistically speaking, children of addicts will be addicts themselves. Our foster system is also filled with these children whose parents have chosen to love themselves more than the kids. It’s so sad and it makes me soooo mad. There are lots of people who would love to be able to get pregnant and can’t, but it seems like people with addictions can pop them out every year. Yeah, I get a bit angry about this. It’s my blog though and I can say what I want to! Have a nice day ๐Ÿ™‚

Public service announcement!!

As you may know if you’ve been with me in the car or heard me talk about anything related to being in a car, I have mild road rage…ok, sometimes it’s more severe than others depending in how many 45 minute one way trips to work I have taken.

So, I am going to give a little lesson to anyone who drives a Mini Cooper or anything smaller than that as well (that makes me nervous just to think about it), if you are in a big rigs blind spot in the right lane and there are no cars in front of you or behind you, you may want to speed up or slow down accordingly. I saw a car almost get squished because they just kept riding the same speed and I know that truck could not have seen them.

The rig went about half way over before he must have caught a glimpse of the tiny car there and swerved back over into the left lane. The truck driver must have got mad because he sped up really quick then got over in front of the cooper then. I’m glad no one was hurt and I didn’t have to get out and make sure everyone was ok if there had been a wreck, but some people don’t use their heads when they drive. In the case of truck vs. Mini Cooper…I know which one I’d rather be in.

Hot topic…gun control

I am not a political person by any means, but I do know my rights as an American and I’m also very grateful to the men and women who protect my rights. I have the right to bear arms.

I also have the responsibility to raise my son to be responsible when it comes to weapons. He loves knives and swords and has a few of them. He also knows there is a responsibility in owning them.

There was an incident locally on Wednesday where a child had brought a gun to school. The school which my son attended until December of last year when we decided to homeschool him.

It’s a shame that children feel threatened to such an extent that they feel the need to arm themselves with a gun, or at least I hope it was for self defense, and not some sociopath going to go on a rampage. Who knows anymore?

What are your thoughts on these issues?