A little color in my life again

Well once again we are moving. Decided to leave the restrictive home owners association and the 2 story house and move into the ranch style house we own with .33 acre. Of course it is a mess and my favorite thing to do is flooring and paint. Before anything goes in I had to get started on the massive laundry room. The floors were pink and the entire thing a mess. Here are the before and after: I assume if you have to do laundry why not enjoy it and paint it a beautiful shade of buttercup. Of course you have to decorate too, come on who says laundry has to be boring and there is a perfect spot for the office.

 

 

 

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Death and understanding

My dad passed away on March 10th, unexpectedly. My 2 older brothers and I were there when he took his last breath and were able to let him know how much we loved him. The crazy part of this story is that his death brought together my siblings and I after not speaking for years. I believe he planned this….

My dad was that man who did everything right his entire life and everyone who met him loved him. He told dumb jokes, harassed everyone, and always had a story. It will be hard knowing I will never see him again but if I can be half the person he was I’ll be great.

I have cried a million tears but they are not sad tears just find memories for a man I will miss for the rest of my life.

Random questions

  • Why is there always multiple packages of taco seasoning open in the cabinet
  • How will having teachers carry guns stop school shootings
  • Why no matter how old your kids are do you worry about them like there little
  • Why is there always one person you work with who is just miserable to be around
  • How is a man with the worst comb over and spray tan in history the president
  • Why do we work 5 days a week instead of working 2 and having 5 off
  • Why have I not Won the lottery
  • Why can the weather man always get it wrong and still be employed
  • Why when people are house hunting do they focus on wall color, really it’s a 10 can of paint to change

Workout Etiquette and Laughter

I am back in the gym hard and heavy. This year I am trying some new classes and one of them happens to be pop Pilates which consist of a whole bunch of floor and ab exercises. If you ever want to know how many ab muscles you don’t have this is the class for you, which brings me to my etiquette discussion.

  1. If you have gas the day of class, skip it and find a treadmill
    1. Being known as Rootie Tootie is not a name you want
  2. I understand we all have bodily functions we can’t control at times
    1. However spare your classmates the torture when you pretend that you didn’t just rip one

Look I am a 50 year old woman and know people get embarrassed talking about farts, flatulence, air bisquit, back blast, wind breaker, colon bowling  but I know when my belly is full of something that will not be pleasant. I still get my gym time in but take several bathroom breaks and the people around me I am certain appreciate it. My kids when I tell them my stories they think it is hilarious so if nothing else entertain your family but don’t go to class.

 

I’m officially a plumber

I am cheap, yes I own it. My sons house had a leak under both bathroom sinks and of course I am not calling a plumber. I took my pink girl tool kit and took it apart. Two trips to Lowe’s and it is fixed and working like new for a total of 12 dollars in parts. The other side is leaking from the connector at top so I need to find a tool to loosen as it is cranked down. YouTube will help me with this. Don’t be afraid to try do it yourself, the satisfaction of learning something new and it working is fantastic.

Surprise you’re not who you think you are

My mom and I decided it would be fun to sign up to have our DNA tested through one of the advertised companies that do ancestry research. It was pretty easy, you get a box in the mail, spit in a vile and in 6 weeks received a report back of your ethnicity.

I have been told my entire life that we are German on my mom’s side and Native American on my dad’s side. This made sense as my skin color is kind of yellow and I have always turned super brown in the summer after being in the sun. Well guess what, it was a lie I tell you. Shown below are my results, huh, what? Where in the world did those last three come from? And not a mention of ANY Native American heritage.

Now the questions begin, what if my mom’s comes back completely different, ha. This has been interesting and I now think I need to develop an accent.

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Tuesday with Morrie

In the search for continual learning I read a lot of books. My most recent read is Tuesday’s with Morrie and I cried like a baby. What a beautiful story and the life lessons are invaluable. 

If we equate these lessons to today’s events whether you agree or not with the kneeling during the national anthem, kolin kaepernick is living the “just because society says so doesn’t make it right” example. I’m sad to see that people don’t understand it’s not the action but the demonstration that all people matter and are connected. 

Reducing Debt

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It’s a wrap. I posted the Land Rover for sale Wednesday and sold it Thursday. I loved the Rover, it was the best riding vehicle I have ever driven but after 12 years it was time to let her go.

I ran to the bank and put every dollar from the sale toward my car loan, yep I danced in the bank as no car payment in a few months will be liberating.
Why is it we hesitate to get rid of material possessions. I certainly don’t think at this point they mean anything but I guess when you own something it is harder to let go. The piece of mind of eliminating debt is better…GO

Sometimes I just ask WHY

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I hope that I am not the only person in the world that has at some point in my career has worked with someone who you have no idea WHY they still have a job. This has been one of those weeks. This is the person we all know that starts something and never finishes anything. They are however great at asking someone else to take on all the tasks they have yet to complete because they are just to swamped with work, WHAT work you have done nothing in 5 years.

The boss for some reason likes them and gives them special projects which leads to the creation of new time wasting 100 step processes that no one can follow. When you provide feedback that it doesn’t work it becomes a “I’m just the messenger” or “it’s been approved by the committee” already. Who is the committee exactly? The worst part is they truly have no expertise in ANYTHING but feel they need to change everything or tell you how they believe you can improve what you are doing, REALLY…. JUST STOP ALREADY

 

 

Camping Fun

Every year we pick a weekend and camp with our friends. I think oh wow so simple a tent, sleeping bags and a fire. Wrong, my husband inspector gadget decided we needed some “essentials.” A portable table top grill, a solar heated shower bag and of course the potty with poo powder, and of course a room to put the potty in. Ha I’m sure more will arrive before we leave and who knows what else we NEED. I am just looking forward to watching lawn mowers race each other. I think we are officially glamping and who knew my man created it.