Ramblings of a 30 something, navigating her way through this crazy world.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Blessings

So, this has been a rough year...hence the blog silence. I've wanted to escape here to let it all out, but, due to the situation, that would have been in pour taste. Hopefully, as this year comes to an end, I can take to the blog about this past year, in a healthier, more cathartic way.

Descending from soapbox...

Due to the aforementioned crap-tastic year, I was sullen and not looking forward to this holiday season.  I loathe change, and Thanksgiving/Christmas was going to look like nothing I've ever experienced before. Being the bratty youngest child that I am, I was most upset about no gifts from my parents this year. I know, that is completely shallow, and I am fully aware.  I spent most of the last 2 months complaining about that fact, and my gracious friends and awesome sister listened without slapping me across the face.  That is a true Christmas Miracle.

Among my ranting, the two items I most wanted for Christmas this year, other than a time machine, were a Michael Kors watch and a Le Creuset tea kettle.  My amazing friend Liz, and my incredible sister Holly somehow knew this and together, made it happen.  I burst into tears both times I opened the gifts, overwhelmed by their generosity, especially in light of my extreme selfishness. I began feeling guilty about my ranting, especially because presents are definitely not the reason for the season.

All that to say, I am grateful for the community and mish mosh family I have surrounding me in the craziness that has been this year.  I do not know how I could have survived the last 8 months without them. Family is not always the cookie cutter examples we see in our pop culture, but something that is organically made throughout years of doing life together.  I am grateful for my real family and our crazy mish mosh one, too.

Looking forward to a much better 2014, because seriously...it cannot go anywhere but up from here.

Until next time...


Friday, May 3, 2013

Coming Soon!

So, my sister and I have had quite the upbringing and with time, it only seems to get more interesting. We've talked for years about putting our stories down on paper, and we've finally decided to start working on them.

We've created a blog to share these outrageous, but oh so true, stories of life.  Be sure to add the new blog to your reading list.  All 2 of you that read it :)

Tales of Two Twisted Sisters

No entries on there for now, but rest assured, we are working on them.

Enjoy the ride!

Until then -

Friday, March 15, 2013

Google Reader going bye bye

Shout out to Blog Lovin' for having the absolute easiest way to move my Google Reader list that I have found yet!  Literally, it only took one click of a button!  Go check them out and get your Reader list transfered before July 1.

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more later, but until then -

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Coleslaw - the new way to dye easter eggs!

Hello blog world! It's been a while! I have so many things to update on but I only have a few minutes to blog before I head to a work happy hour thing. And the title, it will make sense in a second.

For your laughing/reading pleasure, some random thoughts from my crazy head:

  • My work computer makes crazy sounds sometimes, and it kind of sounds like a Transformer, in particular, this transformer. Yes, I know it's weird that I know their different sounds, but I do. If you know me and you're reading this, it should be no surprise.  If you don't know me and you're reading this...I'm weird, and I love all things nerdy.
  • I was approached about applying for another job.  I'm still on the fence about even looking into it, because yesterday I realized that I actually enjoy my job.  I'm great at it, and the people are great.  I just get frustrated sometimes, and I know that would be the case any where.
  • Lately, I've been honing in on my own style.  For a plus size girl, it's hard to find stuff that isn't either slutty or old lady.  However, I had a thought yesterday that it might be coming off less "cool" and a little more "Feed the Birds" lady.  Strangely enough, I'm ok with that.  I'm dressing how I want to, so take that world!
  • Funny story from my mom's birthday dinner last night.  We had some good ole Henry's BBQ.  My sister made the cake and baked beans, and I volunteered for the coleslaw.  I usually like mine a little more on the vinegar side, but I've been battling cold/allergy issues for months,and it's been particularly bad this week.  With that, my taste buds are a little off...therefore, I added a wee bit too much vinegar to my coleslaw.  I thought it tasted great, but alas, the rest of the fam did not.  So much so that my sister mocked me by saying you could dye Easter Eggs in it...sad but true.
Enjoy the antics.  I'll be back more regularly soon enough.

Until then ---