Monday, December 31, 2007


I finally got to see my granddaughter the week before Christmas. Britt and the baby came in on December 15th, but Dad wouldn’t come. He’s never been farther east than the Nevada border and apparently has no desire to.

That’s okay, because it gave me lots of time to spoil both of them. Only problem was I wanted to hold them hostage instead of letting them go home on the plane.

I've included a couple of pictures below. Now isn’t she beautiful?

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


My friend, Karyn Lyndon , tagged me with a draggle. That's a story of exactly 100 words. This may sound easy, but isn't. Here's my effort.

Pearls of Wisdom

“I’m going to smell your panties,” Adam said.

“Excuse me?” I hoped I didn’t look as shocked as I felt. My three-year-old had a way with words. And he usually came up with these pearls of wisdom when I least expected them.

“I’m going to smell your panties,” he repeated and trotted from the walk-in closet.

“Hold on, young man,” I called. “Where did you hear that?”

“I was just checking to see if you had dirty panties. Dianna does it all the time to see if Brad’s diaper is dirty.”

“Oh.” What an intelligent reply. Way to go, Mom.

Friday, December 07, 2007

The Doldrums

About this time of the year, the dreaded doldrums set-in around our department. Since we deal with construction, a lot of things come to a screeching halt in certain areas of the country. You can’t pour a foundation when the ground is frozen and the temperature hovers below freezing.

In addition, a lot of people save their vacation for the holidays. That makes Friday afternoons in the office like a morgue. Even the vendors we deal with don’t call. And I could certainly use a wakeup call right now. I nearly broke my nose when it hit the desk a few minutes ago.

So I got up and walked around. Got some hot tea, went to the ladies room and generally wasted as much time as I could. Unfortunately, I sat back down and immediately got sleepy again. Where’s the ass chewing when you need it?

In some ways this is worse than having too much to do. At least the days go by fast when you’re busy. This past year was really, really busy, and I got accustomed to the frantic pace. Some days I didn’t even break to go to the ladies’ room until I was desperate. It’s hard to race down the hall with your thighs pressed together to keep from peeing all over yourself.

This won’t last and I know I should enjoy the lull…keep telling me that after the first of the year when we start gearing up again. In truth, I work so much better under stress. When I have little to do, I hate to use it up all at once. Afterall, I don't want to look like I have nothing to do.

I guess some people are just never happy. BAH HUMBUG!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Clueless in dallas

Just call me Clueless in Dallas. I happened to be in the doctor’s office this morning and watching the news while I waited. One of the lead items was about whether atheist should have their own holiday symbol.

Now correct me if I’m wrong, isn’t this current holiday season to celebrate the birth of Christ? The Jewish celebrate Hanukah, which I believe happens to fall within the same time frame as Christmas. I’m not an expert on being Jewish, so I can’t say too much. But I think you get my point.

If this is the case, what does an atheist celebrate, and why are they up-in-arms about having their own symbol. If you’re an atheist it can’t possibly be Christmas or Hanukah. And what kind of symbol would you get to celebrate a holiday that you don’t believe in?

I’m getting very confused.