Wednesday, November 26, 2008

This is my daughter Tiffany and her husband Brian.

My son Jordan and his wife Jen and daughters Abby and Josie.

Today was a very hard day for me! How many times does a person have to hear "you're not wanted " before they get the message? That is the message that I have heard more than once over the last 25 years. I've heard it from my ex and I've heard it from my work, and frankly I'm so tired of hearing it. After awhile a person can't help but start to take that message to heart and really believe it's true. Today I was given that message from work and it made me feel so disheartened ! I came home shattered and in tears. I mustered up the courage to call my kids , and they rallied around me. My daughter and son inlaw came over and brought me a lovely gift. The other day my micro wave zapped and gave up the ghost. Died as in dead, never to pop micro popcorn ever again. Tonight as I was crying on my daughters shoulders about my boss and her harsh words , I blurted out that my micro wave had died and it was just another thing added to my list of things gone wrong. Next thing I know there she and her hubby were at my door with a new micro wave. They knew that they could not do anything about my work situation , but they encouraged me by bringing me such a kind hearted gift. Shortly after they left, my son called and he too was so encouraging to me. We talked for a long time. I am so thankful to God for my kids. When I say kids this means their spouses , and grand babies too. They are all a blessing to me and help me to keep on going.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Why do people have to be such jerks and why do I have to be so sensitive?

Tonight there was an opening at the laundry room to do laundry. In my apartment there is free laundry but we have times that each unit has to do it. It's a courtesy thing. Tonight I saw that unit 22 had booked a time from 5-8. It was 7 o'clock and I really needed to get some washing done. I knocked on apartment 22 door to ask if they would be doing laundry and if not could I sneak in. There was no answer so I decided to put a load of clothes in since it was near the end of the apartment 22 time and all.At 7:20, I went to get my laundry out of the washer to put in the dryer and who was there to great me? Apartment 22. He was grumpy and mad. He said to me" so your the one cutting in on my laundry time?" I said" I'm so sorry, I did knock on your door to ask if you would be doing laundry, but no one answered!" He did not respond back. I looked around the laundry room in search of my laundry as he was already filling the washer with his dirty clothes. I reached for the dryer , thinking that maybe this man was not so grumpy after all and decided to start my clean clothes a drying. No such luck. As I reached for the dryer, he grumpily grunted at me, " I put them in there" gesturing to the yucky laundry sink. I will not tell you the thoughts that were going through my head at this point. This grumpy man was so ticked I had taken his laundry time that he pulled out my panties from the dryer and plunked them into the laundry sink. I wanted to say " did you have a bad day, or are you always this grumpy?" I did not. Instead, I once again apologized and waited for him to clear off so I could humbly take my clean unmentionables out of the nasty laundry sink and slink back to my apartment and hang them up to air dry all over every piece of furniture that I own. I started to fume, and became upset to the point of tears. How could this guy treat me and my undies like this? What did I ever do to him? There has been many times that others have over lapsed on my laundry time, but I did not sweat it. So why did this guy have to be such a jerk to me? I hope it's because he had a bad day and not that he is a grumpy old man. My human nature wants to go take out his laundry and throw it in the nasty laundry sink. But I will not. Maybe I should get him something nice for Christmas and leave it on his door step. Maybe a free coupon saying that he can borrow some of my laundry time if he feels a need! What do you think?

Friday, November 07, 2008

I just saw a cool ad on T.V. tonight. The scene was of a riot about to break out. There were many police in riot gear, and of course the rioters. It looked like a news clip after a major sporting event only worse! All of a sudden, just when you think there is going to be major warfare..... A pillow fight breaks out. Before you know it there are feathers everywhere. Every one is fighting with pillows. It struck my funny bone. The advert just happened to be promoting Absolut vodka. I just loved it. If only all major conflicts could be solved with a good old fashioned pillow fight. The world might be better off huh! I think that is the message that Absolut vodka company was trying to get out. Then again I think it's so wrong. Just give everyone a good stiff drink and all will be well with the world. If only! The ad was cool though. Like I said If only major world problems could be solved with a good old fashioned pillow fight.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I just want to say a congrats to the new president of the United States. History was made last night, that is for sure. There is a huge task ahead of this young new president and I do truly pray for him as I do for all our world leaders. I am feeling some what indifferent to his win. I am happy that a black president was elected. But I agreed with many of John McCains issues as well. We shall see what happens. I'm also happy that I can sit back and watch some T.V. without the yucky smear campaigns. As you heard from my last post, that kinda stuff was getting to me.