Sunday, September 26, 2010


Yup. Been gone. Analog. Whiling away my days amidst the reality that is my life and none of it really very interesting... Well, unless you count hitting a deer on my way to drop off my daughter. Yeah, beautiful Edge is at the car doctor getting her face put back together. All in all, however, not a lot going on...


Those of you that know me, know that is absolute crap! I've been busy as all get out and haven't been able to find my proverbial butt with both hands!

First there was the Vegas vacation I took with a gal pal after husband finally returned home... Much needed relaxation and a whole lot of doing nothing. GLORIOUS! Especially since after getting off the plane I was running immediately into our annual client appreciation party... The weekend after that, our annual fundraising show here at the ranch. This is a planners nightmare! Who's coming? Don't know... Can I hire a concession wagon? Nope. How much food do I buy? Don't know.... But it too went off without incident and all seemed to have a great time. I had enough food, enough help and enough change to get through the day.

I wonder sometimes what it would be like to have only one job and only a few things to do a week. Would my house be cleaner? Would my kids have "activities?" Would I be bored? I don't know. I don't know that I will ever know. I think that might be a good thing, "idle hands" and all that... But sometimes I fantasize that I get to just do one thing for about a month. Wouldn't that be cool? And then I realize, I would hate it. Doing just one thing would mean I was a man... No thanks!

Monday, September 6, 2010


So today is stacking up to be a regular pain in the you-know-what... I am on call to have to drive most of the day because no one else is available at this given moment. In short, don't get me started!

I had all this energy to do a random post and now it may turn into a rant and rave, instead! (Ah, married life! Ain't it grand???)

On a good note, I am sooooo close to having the invitations for our customer appreciation Pot Luck done! I just have a little bling to finish and then the envelopes and a quick trip to the post office. These buggers have been giving me fits since I started the project! ARGH! But didn't they turn out nice?

Then there is my garden! It has quite taken over the grand firebox I constructed earlier this year and I couldn't be happier! Well, ok... So I hate weeding, and I am not entirely sure all my bushes will be making the trip back next year, but still. I have flowers! It looks like we might stay a while!

And that silly goofy rose that had the sticky up bloom in the middle? Well, it turned out the be the same kind of rose just some mutant stalk that came right up out of the center. During a particularly windy day around here, the stalk got bent, so I clipped it off and brought the stem inside. Isn't that just wonderful? I have never had flowers from my own garden in my house before. Very nice...

On the rant side... I am friggin' blind! Most of the pictures I am taking these days are coming out blurry because I don't have my little reader glasses to see if things are in focus. Pretty hard to take pictures on a micro focus at arms length! Ugh! So some of the close ups are crap... And still not sure what to get in way of new P&S camera. So crap pics it is!

How's your Labor Day going?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ain't it grand?

Technology... Seriously, I am a Techy to say the least and I absolutely love it! As I write this on the lovely and very versatile iPad I wonder just how much technology is too much?

Is it too much when we are so tempted to veer off the road texting? Is it too much when your phone dings at you past 10 pm and you actually pick it up out of a sound sleep to see who is contacting you? Is it too much when it interferes with your ability to hold a complete conversation with someone sitting right next to you?

How much is too much?

A friend of mine believes that it actually shortens our life span because we never really shut down and relax. I can understand her perspective. All of my gadgets can definitely be a distraction and sometimes drive me to "work" even when I normally would be shut off to the office. Working for myself, however, I only get paid when I work and I only eat when I get paid. So... I do what I have to to keep things rolling along.

I think that once we recognize that we are doing too much we can begin to do things to counter those habits as well. I know in my 40's I have begun to travel more, get away with the girls more, and make more concessions on what I find fun. I recognize more readily my need to shut off and go analog.

I have given myself permission to not answer text messages after a certain hour. I have given myself permission to leave my phone off when I am with a friend so that I can truly be a friend. I don't answer calls or texts while I am being waited on by a clerk of any kind, and if by chance I am on a call for whatever reason and someone comes by to help me, I apologize for being obnoxious.

I love my gadgets, but I don't ever want them to come between me and mine, be it friend or family. So I try to practice some restraint... some...

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