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

 

 

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Where are all the 50 year olds?

Retirement beach writing

This year I am turning 50 and with this milestone has come a whole lot of self-reflection and a whole lot of questions. I assume that anyone around my age never thought when they were 20 that we would need to consider all these decisions so soon.  I know I didn’t and I always thought I was the ultimate planner, WRONG. Now that I have arrived I guess it’s time to research, get some advice (please feel free to comment), and put together a 5 year plan.

  1. How many more years do I need to work?
    • How many more years do I want to work?
      • Five- I have worked fulltime since I was 14, I’m tired
  1. Can I take money out of my retirement accounts without paying a penalty?
    • I am currently waiting on responses from providers
  2. What do I love and want to pursue for the next 20 years?
    • My three tops things I love in life, Wine anything, Thrift Shopping, and sharing stories
      • Maybe my blog could become an income stream
      • Library and you tube here I come
  1. Should we sell our house and take the equity to pay cash for a pre-built home on a piece of property?
    • Can we find an affordable property that is not in the middle of nowhere?
    • I live in the Pacific Northwest and property prices are currently out of control
      • There is actually a housing crisis with 500 people a day moving to the Portland Oregon area
      • This would indicate that now is NOT the time to buy property (question answered, re-evaluate in a year)
  1. Since my husband is not ready to retire will I be bored out of my mind?
    • I believe that I could find plenty of things to do to keep myself busy
      • I have always wanted to transform pallets and wine barrels into usable furniture (pinterest has plenty of ideas) why not now
      • I love wine crafts, motivational and funny quotes, I could produce products for all my kindred wine friends (I know you’re out there)
  1. How much money do I really need to live?
    • If I can eliminate my few credit cards and pay off the balance on my car in 2 years all that would remain is a house payment
    • Dave Ramsey I hear you talking to me

As I discover new information I will share it with you

photo credit given to davidfranklinstudioworks

The big 50, oh no

Yep its happening, in 4 months I hit the big 50 and I cant say Im excited. First let me just say I never thought I would be 50,especially when I was 30. And once you hit 50 I suddenly am left thinking I’ve lived over half my life already, what? Then there is the aging part, my skin is now dry and peeling but looks oily, and the lines certainly are not welcome. My hair has a mind of its own and the white, yes white not grey is just enough to give me a skunk likeness if I let the grow out go on for too long. Who would love that? If I was independently wealthy and didnt go to work everyday I would probably be worse off because all I would want to do is eat and have cocktail parties, ha. So heres to turning 50 and all the excitement to follow. 

Random Questions

 

Why if you have 3 packs of the same type of seasoning are all of them open and half used?
Why is it that no matter where you work there is always one person who likes drama or whiney?

Why do people say things and not follow through, if I say I will be over at 9 be sure I’m on your doorstep at 850?

Why are people so concerned with things that are none of their business? Stop being nosy

Why is it as you age your vision changes, I now have to take my glasses off to read up close, since when does it improve, so dumb

Why when you are young does 50 years old seem ancient? Here i come….

Why would anyone want to jump off a bridge with nothing but a large rubber band on their feet (bungee) 

Why do people have to stop traffic trying to look at an accident drive people drive your not crashed

Home Improvement

I like to think of myself as someone who can tackle most home improvements projects. Last year we laid a paver patio, replaced the garbage disposal, put up a new canopy, replaced multiple toilet rings and if you let me will paint every surface that is available. So when I think about putting on a new screen door and see the sign “45 minute EASY INSTALLATION”, of course I am on board. Let me just say 3 days later we are just now putting on the auto close spring. I for certain need to write a letter and offer to become the manual writer for the company because the instructions sucked to say the least. I love to read instructions (I know not normal) and by the time I was done with this one I wanted to set it on fire. Ikea instructions are just pictures and better than these. Oh and you need a good drill, the baby drill I had was really not adequate for the hole drilling into metal.

dorrNow that it is up and complete, if I was smart I would have taken a video to show others what the heck to do and probably provided some great entertainment in the process. My advice, if you are going to buy a screen door pay the 99 bucks and have it installed, it’ll be the best money you ever spent ;0)

Things that will never be ok

  
A. Kalief Browder– the New York teen held in Rikers for 3 years without a trial for supposedly stealing a backpack, rip baby I hope you found peace
1. Highwaist jeans, they look good on no one
2. Being mean to ANY animal

3. Posting your entire lif on social media- you are not that interesting

4. Dating someone who is married- they don’t want you I promise

5. Staying mad- forgive it will just make you ugly if you don’t

6. Continuing to deal with negative people- eliminate, eliminate

7. Talking down to another person you believe is less than you (you have no idea of their story)

8. Being an ass and speeding up when someone is trying to merge on a packed freeway

9. Spending more time working than enjoying your life

10. Not being grateful regardless of the circumstance, someone else always has it worse