Wednesday, September 30, 2009

31 days!!!!!

That's how many days until my birthday. And while it puts me one year closer to 30 there's nothing I love more than a good birthday. Nothing like cake and presents to make a girl happy. I haven't thought about what I want so much, though I'm sure family and friends will be asking soon.

A pretty Redskins thermal tee for the Dec 27 Redskins/Cowboys game at FedEx.

I'd love a new coffee cup or two, I know so practicle, but I only have one of these lovelies and it's my favorite. My other travel mugs can't hold a flame to these:

So far these are the only two things I've come up with. But I'm so easy to shop for I'm sure the fam & friends will do just fine pick me out gifts I'll love

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I'm not one to hold my tongue when I have something to say, and while this sometimes drives hubz nuts he's kind of gotten use to it. I don't always yell out the first thing that pops into my head but that's only because I want to mold the words that I'm going to speak before I speak them. I want them to have meaning and truth and I want the listner to have no doubt about how I feel or where I stand. Words have the power to motivate and at the same time to discourage. Words have the power to uplift and at the same time push down. Words can't be unsaid, once spoken they can't be taken back or explained away.

In this electronic age I wonder if we've forgotten the power our words can have on those that hear them. Let us not forget Mr. Martin Luther King, Jr who with his words moved Blacks to stand up and be noticed and treated equally. More recently President Obama who with his words led a genereation, often thought to be empathetic and lazy, to show up at the polls and cast their votes for change.

In the past couple of days there has been some drama amongst members of my family. And while this is normal, where a spicy bunch, this time it's kind of pushed me to my limit. If anyone were to ask me the most important thing in my life I'd respond without a doubt with Family. They are the people who have most shaped who I am. They are the core of who I am and my reason for being, along with hubz. So when they yell at each other and call each other names it hurts me to my soul. We're the only family we've got and no matter what we've always stuck by each other. Sure I don't always agree how they live their lives or with the decisons they may make, but just like I support our soliders in a war I don't agree with, I support my family in everything they do. But lately the WORDS that they speak to each other are laced with meaness, hatred and spite! While normally I try not to get involved in thier lives, even with my need to speak my WORDS, this time I had to. So I said my piece...then I found out what the heart of the matter is and I was PISSED!!!!! Pushed to my limit doesn't begin to explain it because what it came down to was a lack of respect and that I will NOT TOLERATE from anyone, family, friend or foe!

So today I'm stepping back from the situation. I'm looking at it from all angles and then I'm going to do what I do best. Figure out how to solve the problem. I will not let outsiders, and that's what you are if you don't share my blood or have my heart, break this bond. Some would say I'm the least spicy of this wild bunch I call a family but the truth is I'm the one most likely to attack when you least expect it (I'm convinced it's the scorpio in me). After this we'll all step back and pick up the peices and clean up the mess stronger for what we've been through. Because Lord knows that if we haven't broken thus far we probably never will. It's true what they say: "What doesn't kill us only makes us stronger."

Monday, September 28, 2009

Health Care, Politics, Football and some other things

I don't consider myself an overly political person. There are certain issues I stand firm on but others that I could be persuaded to change sides if I thought the other side had a better idea. I'm registered as a Democract but only because I tend to lean more towards that way of thinking but mostly because in Virigina you have to declare a side so you can vote in the primary. In Virginia we're voting for a new Governor, among other things, and for some reason the Republicans have been mailing and calling me like crazy. Now I don't care one way or the other b/c the truth is most of the time I don't vote for anything other than the President, I know it's horrible but I haven't cared much about local politics. This year though with the talk of HOT lanes, the state of our education in the state (which seems to have gone down hill since I graduated) and health care...which is also a picture thing for me as well...I'm highly considering it. I haven't made a decison for one candidate or the other but by Novemeber I will.

Speaking of Health Care I wish I could understand what the upheaval is about wanting everyone to have health care. What do those of us who are fortunate enough to have jobs with health care thing we should be the only ones guranteed that we won't go into debt after we have a baby or if we wind up in the hospital. For to long this country has been a reverse Robin Hood, we still from the rich to give to the poor. It's about damn time we start helping out those less fortunate than the minority. It makes no since to me that any human should suffer because they can't afford health care. Fine maybe the plan Canada has isn't right for us but you can't honestly tell me there isn't something that can work. And to now come up with something just doesn't seem like an option to me. I have one sister who works for an at home nursing company that doesn't offer health care, WTF is that about, and another who can't afford it because she's a server. I'm 100% invested in finding a way to make sure health care can be offered to all, even if it means I pay more taxes!

I'm a die hard Redskins fan have been my whole life and will remain so until the day I die. I bleed burgandy and gold. I'm a fan regardless if they win or lose and my faith has been tested in the last few years. We can't seem to get our shit together! We have the talent but our coaching lacks creativity, O-line lacks something to get the job done and our QB though he's talented can't really get the job done with the O-line he has. So where do we go from here. I hate to jump on the bandwagone but I think the place to start is Zorn. I've never been horny for Zorny and up to this point he hasn't given me a reason to. We're going to start losing our best players if Snyder and his cast of idots can't find a way to get things done!

Yup, super random post I know but I had to get the things rattling around in my brain out so I could get some more work done. It's busy time, gotta love the federal gov't and year end, and things are just going to get busier with appraisal time and a new training module I'm heavily involved in plus school but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wedding Weekend Continued

I'm a little behind but lately that's the story of my lift. Especially since I'm still on the damn crutches from falling off the curb at my SIL wedding. But I realized I needed to update about wedding #2 from Labor Day Weekend. This wedding was for hubz' best friend. The wedding was small, only 50 people, and hubz was a groomsmen for best friend's fiance/husband. Though it was small it was still beautiful and as is the case for me and weddings it made me cry. There's something about two people pledging to be together for ever that just moves me to tears. Not because I think it's a bad idea, obviously since I'm married, but because two people really have to cherish and love each other to want to make such a big commitment.

So to both of the couples that were married this weekend I wish them all the most that life has to offer. I hope they always remember that marriage, like life, is ever changing and that if you're not willing to change with it and go with the flow it'll just make things more diffult.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Wedding #1

My sister in law and bestest friend got married on Saturday to the greastest guy. He truely is her perfect match. The day was gorgeous, which was good since the ceremony was outside, and my sister looked beautiful and happy. Of course with any wedding there are hitches and glitches but nothing that she had to worry about because she was the bride. I kept telling her she could borrow my spotlight for the day, since she's not one to be the center of attention like me, of course I just had to steal the spotlight back when I fell of the curb and severly sprained my ankle. I swear...I fall of curbs at least once a week and nothing but the nite of her wedding I sprain my ankle at least it was at the end when everything was all done. It may still be broken I'll fine out when I go see my own doctor this week...fingers crossed it really is just a sprain. Regradless I'm on crutches for at least 2 weeks maybe 3.