Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I Spy - Up


I spy, with my good eye, a bunch of people linking up to our photo meme this week.  (it's called positive thinking people)  Christy and I, formally request your link ups.  With white cake and peppermint frosting on top.  Who can say no to that?

Herein are the rules.  Grab the little I spy guy over there, get your groove blogging on and come back here and link up.  Thousands of people are anxious to see what you got.  Remember, we only give you one whole prompt, and then you can do any photo of your choice.  So easy even my 4 year old granddaughter could do it.    And she has a little crayola camera that she goes around shooting photos.  See, we don't even care what kind of camera you use.  Just shoot it, post it, link it.  What's scaring you?

Now, let us get on with the show, shall we.

See the little heart UP on the top of my tree?  Little Miss O made that for her grammie because she wanted to show me that she loved me, with all the stuff that has been going on the last week.  Have I mentioned, I love my grandkids!!!  I think it deserves it's rightful spot.

One more.
This is the UP house that was built for the Salt Lake County Parade of Homes.  The builder had to get permission from Disney to even attempt it.  Is it so cute or what.  And I can say, I was there.  Well, I was across the street, but still.  


Miss A is back at it again.  Last year after we put out the Nativity Pieces, she would change them up everyday.  This year, as you can see, her little unicorn has joined in the fun.  What, you don't believe in Unicorns?  Tsk, Tsk.

Next Weeks prompts


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Pleasures Of The Unemployed Vacation

I've had it with my depressed, down in the dumps self.  Onward and upward.   You are going to find out today, just how much you are jealous of me.   By the time you are done with this post, you will be clammering to be just like me.  

First of all, I wake up whenever I feel like it.  Yeah.  You didn't think of that did you.  No more days of waking up at 4:50 am.  And you know what.  I've been doing that for, oh about 33 years.  No wonder I was dragging butt by 7:00 pm.  As you can see below, this is how I look in the morning.  What?  You didn't realize that you also loose tons of weight and have long beautiful hair and live in a high rise apartment.  Oh, you poor, poor souls.  

The next thing that is rocking my world right now.  I don't have to wear a bra if I don't feel like it.  Neener-neener.  Guys, I know you totally don't understand this one.  It's a freedom thing.  Not feeling like you are wrapped up in agony for the day.  How do I put it so you can understand it.  hmmmmm.  Ok, you just had a huge dinner and your pants are feeling mighty tight around your middle.  You know that feeling you get when you take those pants off.  It's a sweet feeling isn't it?  That is how it feels when you let the girls out.  
You're welcome.

Also, everyday, I fire up the old computer and do a few things, like check out the obituaries just to make sure I'm still alive.  Ok, not really, I need to see if anyone I truly dislike has traveled on to the great beyond.  Today, as I got onto the Salt Lake Tribune webpage and clicked on obits, it struck me as quite hilarious the following.  Notice where the red heart is.


Today's Obituaries and Guest Books

You searched the Salt Lake Tribune
for 11/29/2011
Page 1 of 3
(26 total results)
per page

Singles 50+? Looking for Singles 50+?
You didn't know that the obits are the newest love connection, did you.  Just think of the opportunities.  People are just dying to meet you.  hahahaha, ok, sorry, I'll stop.

Ok, must be off now.
 I have some book reading to do.  
 I lead such the glamorous life.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Dear Cousin Eddie.............

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there was a Working Princess that was so awesome.  Said princess worked hard, and spent many years at her job.  23 years at the first, 10 years at the next.  

The working princess, through no fault of her own, was hit by the firing dragon at both said jobs.  Both in the Month of November, right before the holidays.  The 23 year company was bought out by a Mean Overlord, and "let her go" because she made too much money, or better known as  "reducing their force".  The Ruler of her last job, threw his mighty sword, and "let her go", because, well, according the the peasants, "she hated her job".   

Her Knight In Shining Armor took her into his arms and said that she should give his Cousin Eddie a call.  

Working Princess, wrote the following letter to Cousin Eddie.

Dear Cousin Eddie,

Have I got a job for you..........
(The starting point of his job is the 3:17 mark)

I await your arrival.

The Working Princess

Friday, November 25, 2011

Frack.....What Happened Here??

The Day after.  I survived all the cooking.  My feet were killing me.  The homemade banana cream pie was fantabulous.   Naps were taken.  Love was all around.  It was a good day.

Don't worry your pretty little heads.  I haven't forgot the wonderful day of the week where I get my frack on.  Giving thanks a day late and a dollar short to Christy and Boobies for hosting.  

Mr. Dazee and I were traveling down the road, trying to loosen our load, when we happened upon, car after car after car on both sides of the freeway.  I think I counted at least 12.  There were also UHP troopers there as well.  We kept thinking that there must have been an accidentay but they didn't have the lanes blocked.  That was when we noticed that they were all changing their......
Yup.  Some fracken idiot must have lost a load of something on the freeway that caused the major blowout.  I hope they find the person, and hang them by the short hairs.  What?  They fracken deserve it!!!!

You have all heard about my dear, sweet, cwauson from Podunk Idaho.  Her little family is in the big city for Thanksgiving weekend.  She hurried through her dinner so her and her sister-in-law could go get in line at R.C. Willey, a local Furniture and Electronic Store.  Needless to say, I got a Text telling me that they were the first 2 in line.  What is so important for them to be there, on Thanksgiving at 3 PM.  Well feast you eyes on this

I might've joined them if well, you know, I hadn't been fracken fired.  So alas.  The first 10 people in line are the lucky ones.  Of course, she is going to be one, cold little gal by tomorrow.  But all I can say is, more power to her!!!!

Speaking of power.   Does anyone know where I can fracken get one of these kits?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I Spy - Thankful



Time for our weekly photo meme, I Spy, hosted by the ever lovely Christy with her Mad Mind and myself.

We are a nice meme.  We only give you one prompt to go out and find and then the other one is any photo you would like to show off.  You can use any kind of camera, and you can even use more than one picture of the prompt.  Or if you just couldn't find that one prompt that we give you, which really, isn't hard, join up anyway with something you want to show off.  All we ask is that the photo was taken by you.

Grab the little I Spy code over there on the right, and come on back and link up.  I will be ever so THANKFUL if you do.


I am so very THANKFUL for indoor plumbing.  On those cold mornings when I get up to use them at 2 AM, I can't imagine either going out to the outhouse, or pulling the little bowl or whatever it was that they used to go in.  That just pukes me out.  I'm also THANKFUL that I can take a bath or shower whenever I feel like it, and not have to have the old metal tub in the middle of the kitchen, being constantly fed with hot water from the stove.  From the lovely stories my mom told me about living on the farm, the husband got the first bath, and then they kept adding water but not draining the old, and by the time the youngest got the bath, well, yeah, excuse me a minute, I just threw up a little in my mouth.    Not only that, but a lot of the time they only got to bath on Saturday.  *wretch*

I am also very THANKFUL for my family.  They mean the world to me.  They have been a source of love and support this week.  This is my favorite frame of all time. Our family tree.

Wishing you all a very enjoyable holiday season.
Mr. Dazee makes these wishing wells.  And look at that unfinished yard.  Can you tell how long ago I took this photo.  Ok, it was only a year ago summer, but yeah.  He is never not doing something.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you all have.  Don't be shy.  You can do it.  Remember that extreme faith I have in you all.

Next weeks prompts

and the ever popular

Show us what you've got!

Things I'm Thankful That I Learned

How in the heck are all of you doing?  Me, you ask.  Couldn't be better.  Well, this snot that keeps building up inside my sinuses TMI could take a hike, but other than than, I'm cool.  

I want to help you all out with a few things I have learned decided that I really need to start doing in my future job.  

A:  Always, always, always, take my sick days.

I've been under the delusion that if you are a model employee and go to work even if you are sick, that you will be noted for it.  Nope, not so much.  Better to take those sick days, mostly on Monday's, and use them all up.  

B:  Take All Of My Vacation Days
If not more.  Especially if you are salary, and you are given 2 weeks, but hell, why not take 4 or more.  Don't worry, I never did.  Heck I still had some to use.  But I know of a few people that did.  But heck, they were men and respected.  (and by respect, it means because they had that male appendage)

C:  Hurry And Find Another Job That Offers Better Health Benefits
What a joke cobra is.  But then, a lot of people don't think that there are some of us that need help with health insurance.  Oh wait, that is the 1%, my bad.  Cobra would be great if you only had to pay, say $100 a month.  But no.  You can stay on your insurance plan by paying THE WHOLE PREMIUM.  In my case, that would be One Thousand Twenty Five Dollars (1025) a month please.  WTH.

Here is my exact conversation with the insurance dude yesterday.

ID:  Hi, I just needed to go over some stuff with you.
ID:  This is the information on cobra.  You will be covered on your premium through the end of December.
DD:  Sweet
ID:  After that, if you want to stay on Cobra you will have to pay the whole premium at the above mentioned price.
DD:.  Right, because when you are jobless, you have that kind of money to throw around.  Lets see, do we make a house payment or an insurance payment.  hmmmmm.  
ID:  (got really quiet and indignant) Well, that is what it is.  I'm sending you the paperwork that you need to get back to us ASAP.  
DD:  Gotcha.  Thanks for calling.

The plan we were on.  One of those You have to pay a huge out of pocket deductible ($3000) before they will even start paying 80%.  Now, lets do the math. 
$1000 a month for the premium x 4 months say = $4000
It takes about 4 months for me to reach the $3000 because I'm diabetic and have insulin and other organ saving pills I have to take. = $3000

That's right, $7000 by April out of pocket.  What if I don't find a job by then?  Hmmm, too bad so sad.

But you know what.  I will find a job.  Someone is going to jump at the chance to hire me.  I have a truly positive attitude, I make friends wherever I go, and I make it to work everyday, usually early.  Who wouldn't want me.  

And that is why I'm thankful today.  Because I am going to enjoy the holidays with my family and friends.  This is not going to win me.  

Because in the words of Stuart Smalley

One more thing.  I hope you all have been taking photo's for the I Spy Meme tomorrow.
Remember, it is
Let you imagination be your guide.  Just wait till you see mine.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Not Quite The Week I Expected

Today, I find myself free like a butterfly.

Joining the ranks of the unemployed.

Happy Holidays to me.

But you know what.

I have a family who loves me.

Awesome friends and relatives that love me.

I'm a survivor.  I will carry on.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Love Is Blind

Happy snowy Saturday.  What?  You didn't get snow at your place.  We did,  here, I'll prove it.
We got about 3".  Some people, and you know who you are, will be very jealous of me.  So sorry.

Now, on to the reason we are all gathered here today.  Jenny and her Saturday Centus test.  Our weekly assignment where she gives a prompt and tells us how many words we can use, and if we can or can not use a picture.  She is so good to us like that.  I always highlight the prompt in blue, just so you know what I have to work with.  


We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing”, was playing while Natalie prepared their Thanksgiving meal.  She was grateful that Nathan was home.  Last year he was fighting in a useless war.  She was thankful that he survived, but now he was learning a new way of life.

She remembered back to the fateful phone call telling her he was being flown to Walter Reed Hospital.  When she arrived, the doctor informed her that he came through surgery just fine, but to be prepared for the fact that he would never see again.  

She was jolted back to the present, when the baby inside her kicked. 

I do believe that the heart is the true sense of love.  Always love those around you.  You never know when things will happen to change your way of life.

Jenny Matlock

Friday, November 18, 2011

Let's Talk Shoes

A Daft Scots Lass

I sure haven't done a Shoegasm in a while.  So I was shamed by Baby Sister, decided that it was about time.  

Let us begin.  Just remember, I am a clutz-butts so I could not ever wear these shoes.  Give me flat shoes, or give me death.  No really, it's not a pretty sight with me falling all over the place.

Very cute.  I'm thinking could go with a dress or pants.  

Same here.  Oh, to be young and stupid and not a dork. 
Don't those look so warm and cozy.  Aaahhhh.  I bet I couldn't get them over my instep tho.  Drats.
These are more my style.  Flat, sheepskin, warm, keep out the snow, kick co-workers, stylish.  

And now, a couple of just because, and Oh My Gosh, to make your day.
Is it a boot, is it a shoe,, is it a.............
So, so, so freaking cute.  Remember a few shoes up how I mentioned if I was.  Yeah, these would definitely be in my closet.

What would be in your closet?

It's Fracken Friday

It's the most, wonderful time, of the week.  When we say hip-hooray, we've sure needed this day, and we sing in good cheer......, it's the most, wonderful time, OF.....THE.....WEEK.......

Ummm, right, I got carried away there for a second.  It's time to let um rip, with the help of Christy and Boobies and their little meme.  Where I am able to spew forth my venomous anger.  

And what fracken friday would be complete without a road rage incident.  I know, I know, I need to be calm, go to my happy place, pretend that they are not all around me.  But they are.  We will just have to deal with it.

See this car?
It was in front of me on my way to meet up with Vicki last saturday.  As you can tell, we are on a NOT BUSY back road.  It's swarming with other cars, deer frolicking, bike riders, and joggers.  What?  You don't see them.  Mister (yes it was a guy) driver must have been a scardy cat, because he kept stepping on the brakes.  You can see them all lighted up, I know you can.  And yes I snapped this photo with my phone camera.  I was getting really upset.  I might have even said a really pleasant word or two. :)

Now, on to my biggest flip off of the week.  First, I must apologize for my bringing up physical abuse so much lately, but honestly, it bugs the living crap out of me.  


"Christina Harms lay dead on the floor of a Kearns home, her body bruised, her arms and fingers wrapped so tightly in bandages she could not use her hands, a red pepper flake stuck in her lower right eyelid. 

An autopsy would later determine the 22-year-old woman, whose fetal alcohol syndrome diminished her mental abilities, was severely dehydrated and had potentially fatal levels of Benadryl or a similar drug in her system. 

The medical examiner listed the cause of death as abuse and neglect." 

If you would like to read the whole article about this, you can check it out here.

This sickens me.  Especially the first paragraph.  Please, please, please let there be a huge old bubba in the cell with this guy and bubba-ette with his wife.  How can one human do crap like this to another.   

Maybe I need to just stop listening to the news.