Thursday, November 8, 2012

Take That!

So, the past couple of days have been "one of those days!"

Yesterday, we had to put one of our cats down.  Now, while that is unfortunate, it's not breaking my heart.  And yes, I do have one!  She was getting old, was diabetic, urinating throughout the entire house and we had put this off for quite some time.  We finally had to make the choice and just do it.  It's crappy that taking the animals and having to put them down has become part of my job description in the house, but it is and I deal with it.

From noon on, I answered the same questions from Abby,

"where's Tiggy?"
"when's she coming home?"

The 2 year old just doesn't get it.

Then, we picked Hayden up from school and the pair of them argued, cried and yelled at each other until bedtime @ 8:00. My patience was thin.
This fighting continued this morning, plus throw in some non-listening ears and I was ready to hang them both up by their ankles! I could clearly see it was going to be one of the those mornings when I get them ready and make them wait in the car for about 10 minutes before I come out.  I mean, I can't hear them fighting in the garage!

Just as I have had my last outburst with them while trying to explain to Hayden that he has incorrectly put on his snow pants for the 2nd time in a row, the phone rings at 8:20 am.

First off, the only people who call our house is my parents, Brian's brother, telemarketers and collection companies looking for my father-in-law.

It was one of the latter.  First off, I know this because of the number and secondly, there was all of that standard background noise.

The conversation (if that is what you want to call it) went like this!

me:  WHAT!

her: excuse me?


her:  Is that the proper way to answer the phone?

(now I'm really steaming, like I need phone etiquette from her, I do reception for a living)


her:  you really need to go and take a course on manners!


At this point, she then hung up.  I think I have now found a new way to answer the phone when these people call.  No better way to air out your frustrations then to the person on the other end of the line you don't want to talk to.

Now, some of you are saying....that poor girl, it's just her job!

Know what I say?  Occupational hazard.  You picked a career choice that is un-savory and you have to deal with it!  Don't like it?  Find a new job! Plain and Simple. 

Take a page out of my book, yell at the telemarketer.  You can always apologize if it's a legitimate call!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Just A Quickie Tonight

I wanted to meet my target of a blog post today, but am short of time.

I will refer you over to my other blog where I am writing about my weight loss journey.

It keeps me honest and tonight, I hit a milestone that just made me want to skip on home.

Thanks for sharing in the joy with me!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday, Monday, How Are You?

Would you rather spend the rest of your life without a significant other, or would you rather have a partner who is extremely difficult?

This is an easy one to answer.  I would rather spend my life without a significant other.  To be in a committed relationship with someone you struggle with daily is draining, both emotionally and physically.  I am lucky enough to be in a great relationship and I know how fortunate I am.

Every relationship has difficult times, anyone IN a relationship can contest to that.  Do you not find it tiring when you are in one of those patches?  Can you picture yourself doing it everyday?  How exhausting it must be. 

Anyhoo!  Just one more thing you are blessed to know about me!

It's noon here right now....the sun and blue sky are just starting to show themselves.  It's cold and windy though. 1degree right now!  I have decided that as I get older, I like winter and the cold less and less.

I keep hoping that every winter will be different and I will find a new-found love for it, but NOPE!

To think, I lived in the Yukon for 2 years and LOVED it, even the winter and would love to live there again.  I'm an odd duck!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

All Craftiness Aside...

What is your favorite quote?

I have this exact same magnet on my fridge.  I think it's a good motto for life!

Like I mentioned last night...things have been super busy around here crafting.  I am taking a couple minutes from the paint to sneak this post in before the clock strikes midnight!

Wondering what I am crafting?

This is just a few of the things we are making, but they are my absolute favorites!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Which Would You Choose?

Ready to get to know me a bit more?

This one is quirky but I couldn't resist:

Ninjas or pirates?

I probably would have to say Pirates.  I mean, they have the good treasure and get to see lots of different places on their ships.  Ninjas are sneaky!  

Check out this Ninja video out of Toronto.  I saw this quite some time ago and it made me laugh.  While I prefer pirates....these ninja's are pretty awesome!

Well, sorry folks...that is it for tonight...I gotta get crafting.  I'll blog about that in the near future!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Hello! My Name Is:

So, I was trying to think of interesting things I can do on this blog....considering I have signed myself up to try and blog everyday.

I am not that interesting of a person.

I mean, I could ramble on about my kids, but let's be realistic....everyone who has kids is experiencing the same things and if you don't have kids, you get tired of yet another story about kids!

Please don't think I am by any means suggesting I will not write about them....I  TOTALLY WILL!!!

So, anyway, I decided to look up a list of fun "get to know you" questions and will include one everyday.

By the end of this month, you will be my bestest friend, full of "Amy-Knowledge", in summary, your life will be complete!

  • If you were stranded on a lonely beach, what are the five things that you would want to survive?

    1. Chocolate
    2. Anita Blake Series - books by Laurell K Hamilton
    3. My pillow
    4. A fan
    5. My family
    These are the things that are pretty important to me, filling all my needs.  Listed in no particular order....I am not suggesting that chocolate outranks my family....but it DOES help me deal with them some days! :-)

    Thursday, November 1, 2012

    The Men Have "Movember", Bloggers Have NaBloPoMo!

    What the heck is NaBloPoMo right?  It stands for National Blog Posting Month.

    I have a friend  who has participated in the past, but I never have.  Also thanks to her for this blog post....I kinda copied what she had to get started...hope there is no copy-right infringement!

    I felt this blog is a bit neglected and needs a reason for attention, so here you go!

    Enjoy the month to come and if you blog....why not join in!