Saturday, December 10, 2011

I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it

I honestly don't follow football, but I heard this on the radio the other day and HAD to share!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Perspective about a toxic situation

You may have heard me mention a couple of times (or 20) that I'm having somewhat of a difficult time adjusting to some changes in my assignment at work.  Earlier this week, I received some much needed perspective and Heavenly Father lovingly showed me how ungrateful I was being.

I have a history of abuse, and at least one of  the side effects of  this is not knowing for sure if I am being insecure, or if I am actually being mistreated.  Because of some wonderful friends and wonderful past counselor, my social skills and self esteem have reached heights many people (including myself) thought might never be possible. 

My previous assignment at work involved working with at least one person who is not a safe person for me.  My new assignment (thus far) does not include any such person.  Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to speak to the "unsafe" person on the telephone.  How quickly those old feelings came back to me.  And I instantly excused myself and went to my car to pray and thank Heavenly Father for removing me from that "toxic situation" so that I could continue to grow. 

What perspective!  I will continue to adjust, but all the while (now) remembering what a blessing and opportunity I have been given to be in a more supportive environment. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Story I told my Husband tonight

Once upon a time in Wisconsin.  There was man who promised his wife  that loved him very much, that he would come downstairs and give her kisses. 

He never came downstairs to give her the kisses.

She died a sorrowful, broken hearted death.

272 kabillion people came to her funeral and kicked the man really hard for not giving her the kisses.

The end.

P.S.--He came downstairs and gave me some kisses.  HE HE HE

Monday, December 5, 2011

Random thoughts

Couldn't decide on a topic today, so you're  getting some random observations.  Enjoy!

1-- I find computer programmers annoying. 

2-- I find it more annoying that I seem to get along with them so well--GAH

3-- I love when you have something you're thinking about and every lesson at church is on that very thing.  Do we make it that way or is it actually that way?  I really don't think it matters.

4-- I've said it before and I'll say it again.  Why can't people (boys) put their dishes IN the sink instead of on the counter BY the sink???

5-- Orange sticks are awesome!

6 -- I hate washing dishes--someday I hope to have either an electric dishwasher or a human dishwasher.  Either one will do.

7 -- I love going to church.  It's fun and you learn stuff.

8 -- I'm starting to think troll dolls are cute.  Please help me.

9 -- Why is it I have no problem washing the clothes and folding the clothes, but I can never seem to get them put away???  Mind boggling

10 -- My family is  very "american" and it works for us, so I'm glad it's turned out this way--mostly--or maybe I'm just glad it's worked out.

11 -- Everyone needs a friend they can be their actual, freaky, weirdo self around.  I'm lucky enough to have the whole "g" clan!  (you know who you are!)

12 -- I find it both odd and refreshing that people guess I'm LDS before I tell them.  Is there a sign on my back I'm not aware of??

13 -- LDS home and amazingly clean home are not the same thing--you have to actually clean your home.  I was really surprised to find that out. 

 Feel free to comment with your own random observations!! 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Mushy, self absorbed post.

Struggling to adapt to the wonderful changes at work (I'm a slow adjuster--the changes are pretty wonderful).  But I'll give myself a break.  It's hard for anyone to go from 10 people telling you what to do all the time to no one even really knowing for sure what they want you to do at all!  How are you supposed to keep busy in a situation like that??!!!

Sorry--just missing Relief Society a little bit lately.  I'll feel better after I go to the temple a week from tomorrow.  That promises to be an excellent trip!  Good, quiet company the whole time!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Things I love about Winter in Wisconsin

1--Everyone looks so cute bundled up in their coats, hats, scarves, mittens, boots, etc, etc, etc

2--Kids get out of school if it's too cold. (-50 wind chill)

3--The mark of a good vehicle is nothing more than if it will start in above mentioned cold (-50 wind chill, and we usually have a good week or so at some point where we never go above 0 degrees)

4--Those rare days when the sun shines and EVERYONE is outside, no matter what the temp.  You just gotta soak up that sun when you can  get it!

5--Hot chocolate

6--Racing season is over (my husband is a RABID racing fan)

7--Also, the hubs hates the cold, so he's around alot in the winter.  :) 

8--Nice warm socks

9--Big sweatshirts--not hoodies--just a sweatshirt

10--Being cold when you first get in bed and all sweaty when you wake up in the morning.

P.S.--You may have noticed I didn't say anything about the snow.  That's not an accident.