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Yes, I know it has been a long time.  I do apologize.  I have been doing a little soul searching if you will with this here blog.  I can’t seem to find something to write about daily or even occasionally.  So, I am just going to write whenever anything worth mentioning takes place.  Which may be never….okay with my busy life surely there is something to talk about.

Well, the soccer season is upon us.  Hurricane A has started her last season on a co-ed team.  Next year she moves to an all girl team.  We have played 3 games so far and have won all three.  Hurricane A has only made one goal this year.  It was during the second game.  She came real close to scoring another one but it barely missed the goal.  We have another boy on our team that I swear is already a pro player.  He can dart in and out of the players and maneuver that ball with little effort.  Needless to say he scores most of our goals.  Hurricane A gets a little timid around players like that.  She normally is real aggressive.  Perhaps next year on an all girl team she will get back to that aggressive little girl.

Tonight I am taking a meal to a girl at church who has had a hysterectomy.  She is rather young for this but has had some problems that called for it.  I am taking her Taco Soup which is one of my family’s favorites.  I thought I would share this with you.

 

Taco Soup

1 lb. ground meat

1 can Rotel

2 cans Stewed tomatoes

2 cans Pinto beans

2 cans White kernel corn

1 pkg Ranch dressing

1 pkg Taco seasoning

Brown ground meat and place in crock pot with all of the above ingredients.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.  When done and ready to serve, place crumbled tortilla chips in a bowl and pour soup on top.  Sprinkle with cheese and ENJOY!

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Chicago Bound

I am leaving today for the Windy city on business.  I will try to update while I am gone but can’t make any promises.  I will return Tuesday Night.

Talk to everyone later.

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Bathroom Etiquette

So, I walked in the bathroom at work the other day.  There are three stalls.  I walk in and two of the stalls are taken.  I go into the middle stall and I hear one of the girls talking.  I assume she is talking to the girl in the other stall but then I realize that no, she is one the phone!  Tinkling and on the phone!  Flushing and ON THE PHONE!  Am I the only one that sees a problem with this picture?  I don’t particularly care for other people to hear me doing my business.  I really don’t care to do it with other people in there but certainly not on the phone.

Do I need to post Bathroom Etiquette rules?

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Conversation between me and the girl working the drive-thru at Burger King:

Girl:  Mwhaksjl Whopper nkfska  adsndk jdajj?

Me:  I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear what you asked me?

Girl:  I said “WOULD YOU LIKE THE WHOPPER WITH CHEESE MEAL TODAY?”

Me:  Yes, that is actually what I was going to get.  I would like my burger with Ketchup, mayonnaise and lettuce with a Diet Coke please.

Girl:  mhweljfh mnldakh cheese adklsad diet hajwof. cndkseu djalkdjw first jdaksdj.  msfhjkdfisy tisifh  khdf $5fjsdfhid.

I drive up to the first window.

Me:  I’m sorry, Five what?

Girl:  (with a big groan) $5.35!

I hand her my money and she hands me my receipt and a straw.  I take it from her and put my wallet into my purse and then notice my cell phone on the seat.  I put in my purse (while I am waiting on my food).  When I finish I look up at the window and the girl is leaning on the counter with her chin in her hand and staring at me as if to say “Lady, how long are you going to take just sitting there?”

Me:  Oh, I’m sorry. (Realizing that I was supposed to drive to the second window)

Girl:  Gives a weak smile (as if saying “Yeah whatever”)

I want to know something from you, the wise internet, whatever happened to people being nice to the customers and being grateful that they have a job? Could she have not just said “Ma’am you can pull to window two to get your food.”?  That’s all I’m saying.  Very simple.  I had to bite my tongue not to tell her to cheer up and act like she is enjoying herself.  When I was that age and was working retail or fast food restaurants we would told to always be nice and that customers were always right.  If you did not act properly with customers you were reprimanded.  Today’s generation has not been taught that.  No one wants to work anymore.  It’s pitiful.  I am going to teach my children to respect others and be grateful for the things that you have.

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I took Hurricane A to the doctor this morning.  She has had a rash on and off for a week and a half on her hands and arms.  For about a week before that she had a rash on her cheeks.  A friend of mine mentioned that it looked like she had Fifths Disease.  I got home and looked it up on the internet and sure enough that is exactly what it sounded like.  According to that information once you developed this rash you were no longer contagious.  The rash on her face appeared for about 2 weeks and went away.  Shortly after that she developed the rash on her hands.  I assumed it was something different since there was a couple of days in between them.  What was so strange was that this rash would come and leave as quickly as it appeared.  For instance, I made her appointment this morning and then went to wake her up.  The rash was not there and I even reconsidered taking her today.  She took a bath and then I rubbed lotion on her hands.  As I am rubbing in the lotion it is appearing on her hands.  By the time we get to the Dr. it is gone again. When the Dr. comes in it is very faint on her hands.  You almost can’t see it.  While we are looking at her hands and arms we see one developing in the bend of her arms and then down around her wrist and then on her hands.  It is truly weird.  The doctor said that she felt it was still consistent with Fifths disease and that this could continue for a couple of weeks.  So, if you were around my child oh… a month ago, I am truly sorry. 

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We are being Cursed

I am in the process of trying to figure out how to post pictures correctly in my blog.  I am having bit of a time.  So, I am posting a post from my old blog.  It is still one that has me curious.  Maybe some new eyes can shed some light on this. 

I wanted to post about something today that has me slightly curious. One of my next door neighbors are Chinese. They do not speak English very well so I do not have much contact with them. I have always been friendly and smiled and waved and said hello when I see then outside. The lady is not very friendly and will always duck her head down and not look at you even when she passes you on the street. Well this summer I had a run in with her completely by accident. I was dog sitting my parents dog while they were out of town. They have a 5 lb Yorkie which I also have. However, mine looks more like a Chihuahua. Anyway, they are both very small dogs. I do not have a fenced in backyard so I take the dogs out on a leash to do their business. On this particular night, the husband was in the backyard playing frisbee and the wife was in the front working in her flower bed. I was taking both dogs out to potty on 2 different leashes. As we were going out the dogs got all tangled around my legs. Reecie, my parents dog saw then man next door and immediately started barking and started to run over there at the exact time that I was trying to change hands with the leashes to untangle myself. Needless to say his leash flew out of my hands. I began to run over there calling his name. The man had his back to us and when he heard me running and calling his name and with Reecie barking furiously the man turned around. He got this really frightened look in his eyes and started jumping around back and forth. He appeared then to be laughing ( I imagine to hide his fear from me). I kept calling Reecie and told the man that Reecie would not hurt him but he thinks you want to play. The man just looked at me and smiled and I apologized profusely and told him what had happened. I pick up the lost leash and apologize again and turn to head back home. About that time I hear his wife yelling and turn to see her running around from the front of the house and realize she is yelling at me! I said “Excuse me?” She said “What are you doing? Are you trying to scare my husband? ” (in PERFECT English, I might add) I said “Are you talking to me?” She said “Come on, dare me!” I noticed at this time that she was carrying a long tool with a wooden handle and a metal pointy thing on the end to hit and break up dirt in your yard. She raised it above her head while she is yelling this at me. I apparently was very dense because I the time I didn’t understand what she was meaning. I again said “Excuse me?” She said “This is my property, why are you on my property? She was pointing at the dogs while she said this and was looking at me with her shoulders thrown back like she was daring me to fight her! Her husband kept putting his arm around her shoulders and saying “It is okay.” he would try to turn her around to walk away but she would just throw her shoulder back to get his arm off her and kept ranting and raving the same thing to me. “Dare me, just come on and dare me!” I was just dumbfounded and kept saying “I am sorry. Your husband is fine and everything is okay.” Well it was obvious that she had literally flipped and was not going to let this go. I was starting to get mad because I was trying to politely say that I was sorry and it was an accident but she wasn’t going to let it go. I finally looked at her and said “Thank you for being such a nice neighbor! I have done nothing to you to ever deserve this treatment from you and I have apologized to you. So, forget you!” I then took my dogs and went home. The whole time she is still yelling at me. I got home and was so mad that I was shaking. I called my husband who was upstairs and missed the whole exchange. I took him into our bedroom and closed the door to tell him about this. Our bedroom happens to be on the side of the house that sides up to their house. The whole time I was telling him we could hear yelling coming from their yard. We would look out to the backyard but could not see her. My husband was getting mad while I told him and wanted to go over there but I would not let him. I continue with my story and we start to hear yelling again. This time we looked out the front bedroom window which looks out in our front yard and we can easily see her driveway. Now, remind you, we have come inside and no one is out there. We look out the window and she is standing in her driveway looking at our house and screaming something in chinese at the top of her lungs while throwing her hands around wildly. Her husband is nowhere around. I look at my husband and said “She is Psycho!” I really believe that. This went on for about 15 minutes. Later that evening my husband took the dogs out to potty and the whole time he was saying loudly “Go potty dogs, go potty.” Not long after that the lady comes outside in her backyard and paces her yard with her arms folded across her chest and just glaring at my husband and dogs. I really believe this lady has flipped and is psycho. Anyway, on Halloween they put a picture in the window of a black cat crossing a moon. I have posted the picture above. Halloween came and went, decorations put away, Thanksgiving decorations have been put away and Christmas decorations have been put away. Yet, this picture still remains in the window that looks to the side of my house. Does she have some kind of hex on us? I don’t know much about the Chinese culture but I find this kind of creepy. Surely they haven’t forgotten that it is in the window. I notice the blinds being opened and closed daily. Is this meant for us? If you know anything about Chinese practices or can shed any light on this or just any thoughts, let me know.

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Hello!  How does this happen.  If you have not heard this story, click here.  This is definitely one for “Moron in the News”.  Two things occur to me:  1.  How can the boyfriend not get help for this woman who obviously had a bad phobia.  If she was that afraid to come out of the bathroom, then she needed help.  2.  How can you possibly sit on a hard toilet seat for that long, that your skin grows attached?  Didn’t her legs go to sleep?  The boyfriend is quoted as saying that he would take her food and water and changes of clothes to the bathroom but that the rest of their relationship was normal.  NORMAL?  How is any part of that normal?

 Totally bizarre.  What are your comments on this crazy woman who had to be taken to the hospital with a toilet seat attached to her buttocks.  HAHAHAHA!!!

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You know I posted the other day about getting 6 inches of snow?  Well, guess what?  Today is sunny and 72.  It is beautiful and I am so ready for spring next week.  I hope that we are finished with cold days.  I am ready to bring out the sandals, paint the toenails, wear Capri pants and short sleeve shirts.

I am still continuing my work on the Clothing sale this week.  I have been leaving work at 5:00 and going straight to church for the receiving of clothes and not getting home until 9:00.  I am doing that tonight and tomorrow.  The sale is Saturday and I am trying my best not to work that.  So, I am looking forward to this weekend to hopefully rest and get my house cleaned.  It has been so busy that for the last 4 weeks I have not even been able to get my house picked up so the “cleaning lady” can come clean.  We are floating away in dust bunnies.  I just received a call from the vacuum cleaner repair center.  My vacuum cleaner is ready to be picked up so my “cleaning lady” will not throw a fit.

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Things that I need to get done real soon:

  • Buy my girls some shoes to wear for Easter
  • Take my new spring pants in for alterations
  • Get Drama Queen packed and ready for her spring break trip this weekend
  • Return a dress I bought on-line that does not fit.
  • Buy something for the girls for Easter
  • Get Drama Queen a “happy” for making a 100 on her recent math test!! Yay

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