So I Don’t Know About You…

But I am sick of this weather.  I don’t mind the snow and cold it’s Michigan so of course it is expected.  But the lack of sunlight has been depressing and makes me crankier than usual.

Right now the sun is out so every few minutes I am standing in front of the large window soaking up my vitamin for the day.  That plus the apple and cheese stick I am eating are both improving my mood a little at a time.

With that being said I got a couple of bees in my bonnet.  First I am having a hard time dealing with rude people in customer service.  Whatever happened to manners people?  Please and thank you go a long way in getting return business.  Also just common courtesy is always a good thing.  I took my mother who is in her 80’s for a hair cut.  We walked into the salon and stood there waiting, waiting and waiting.  Finally the lady comes out from the back room and says, “Hi need a haircut?”  You know what would have been nice?  If when she came out of the backroom she said something like sorry to keep you waiting how can I help you?  Hell I would have settled sorry you had to wait I had to pee.  Acknowledging our time is valuable goes a long way to make people want to come back.

The other thing that has been on my mind that people appear to be mistaking my kindness for weakness.  I don’t mind helping other people, but I do mind when people take advantage of my kindness.  I work a lot, sleep very little and take care of many.  So when people aren’t doing their part to make things run smoothly is pisses me off.   Unfortunately it’s been a regular occurence lately.

So I have decided to make honey out of the situation.  I am going to educate by  example.  Remembering my manners and being considerate of those around me.  Of course there are a few where this won’t work, for some I may just have to yell. LOL  I am good at that too.

Well time to go soak in more sun!  Have a great day.

 

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Super What?

There are a lot of phrases where the word Super has become familiar to me.  Super size my drink, my ass is super sized, Superman saves the world and my favorite just the sarcastic use of super when it truly isn’t.  Superbowl on the other hand doesn’t mean jack shit to me.  I know it’s an American tradition, blah, blah, and blah.  It’s also a chance for businesses to spend a shit ton on advertising and players to make enough in one game to keep you and I fed, clothed and healthy for a long time.  Imagine if even  half that money went back to the American people.  Veterans, homeless, disabled and just struggling people.  I would become a fan in a hot minute.  I would learn about punts, passes and ground work like a mother fucking pro.

Until that day happens Superbowl is just another Sunday.  A day where I work because I have to pay the bills and people to care for.

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65 Degrees or Bust

So last night Consumers sends out a text requesting that all customers turn down the heat to 65.  Like many I said fuck that until I read the reason why.  So the heat is set at 65 and even though I worry about the seniors in my house I know that the space heater  in Mom’s room will be keep them warm.

The tropical birds I have some concerns about but we have a second space heater that can be set up in the living room. So as long as someone is there to keep an eye on it because of the crazy kitties we should be good.

I work today and it should be an ok day.  Workshop was canceled due to weather so no worries about driving to pick them up.  So it’s just normal afternoon routine (my fingers are crossed).

Well I think I am going to go shower before I have to bundle up and brave the cold.  Stay warm friends.

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Saturday Off Day

Good Saturday morning my friends.  It’s a little after 9 am and  I am dressed for the day.  We were going to the 10am showing of Aquaman, but the family is either sleeping or in their jammies still.  Which is fine.  Some days roll like that.  I have other things that I can do this morning.  Or I can start motivating everybody to get moving and make it to the 11am show.

We are on the final days of 2018 and I am not sad to see it go.  It was a bit of a struggle this year.  Money, health concerns, relationships, but it was also a year for growth.  AND I am not talking about what happened to my ass.  I learn more and more about myself each year.

The question am I making any New Year’s Resolutions has already been brought up.  The answer is no.  This year I am just trying to do better.  Maybe not your idea of better or society’s idea of better.  Just my idea of better.

Well no movie today so the day is wide open.  Not sure what to do with it now.  I get so few days off like this. But I will figure something out.

 

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Christmas Morning

Merry Christmas my friends!  It’s almost 8:30 AM.  Me and the furbabies are the only ones up.  Momma got up to pee while we were all awake, snuggling in bed, but she went back to bed.  This gives me a few minutes to chat with you.

So we got up and after the potty breaks the kitties and the puppy were fed.  The laundry is spinning and I am snacking on some cheese. The plan for today is to get dressed and go see my Daddy, Mom and Paul Markell.  I may even swing by and say Merry Christmas to Mrs. Murphy and Bill.  Yes I know many will say why do you do that, they are gone and we could have a big metaphysical discussion.  Here is the truth I just fucking miss them.  So on Birthdays, Anniversaries and Christmas I take a flower or two to say hello, maybe shed a tear if I need to and remember how extremely lucky I have been to be loved by them.

After that it is Christmas with the Gokey family.  We do Secret Santa now because there are so many of us and that is cool.  I love the gift I picked out and I hope my person does too. David has an awesome gift for his person too.  You know after the divorce the Gokey family had every right to dismiss me, but they didn’t and it feels good that one piece of paper didn’t change that.  Sometimes I feel bad for David he didn’t get the same result with all of my family.  Which is kind of funny my family is supposed to be the most liberal.

After that it’s back to the casa for some home time.  Maybe some video games or if Momma is up for is a game of Rummy.  It would be good to kick her and David’s ass on Christmas.

So we are getting to that age more and more of our friends are losing loved ones and the first Christmas is always the hardest.  My Daddy passed in July when Christmas Eve came all of a sudden WOOSH, it was like he had just past all over again.  Cry when you need to my friends.  I don’t give a fuck if you are in the store or in the car.  It’s good to cry and get that shit out.  BUT also try to remember  at least one thing that made you smile after.  For me that is usually my Daddy wearing his suspenders to keep his pants up with no shirt with the buddha belly hanging out.  Makes me smile every time.

Well my friends it’s time for a shower and to get on the road. Have a Safe and Merry Christmas from me and my family.

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Book, Light, Candle

What?  Well I took Mom to see the Neurologist who had her remember three words light, pencil and apple.  He asked her some questions and after asked her what the three words were.  She passed with flying colors.  Which is awesome because it proves she has all her marbles which for almost 84 is a great thing.

Since the appointment however I have been thinking about three words too.  Only with me I am thinking book, light and candle.  Does that mean my marbles are loose?  Maybe.  But I am ok with it.  After all 15 years doing what I do for a living I feel pretty good that I haven’t put a gun in my mouth.  So why book, light and candle?

So Book…In the new year I am going to attempt to read more.  I say attempt because many times I try and five minutes into a book I drop the fucker on the floor. But either way it relaxes me.

Light…I plan on get my eating back on track in the new year.  Not because of any other reason than because I want to.  I felt great when I was eating right and taking care of me.  I want to get back to that. A new Light(er) me.  LOL

Candle… Well I have a habit of burning the candle at both ends and I really have to knock that shit off.  I am not as young as I used to be.  So I am going to try a little harder about relaxing and taking better care.  The bills will still be there tomorrow.

Did you all see beautiful picture at the start of my blog?  My brother did that for Christmas.  It’s badass.  Of course so is he.

Well time to go.  Heading out Christmas shopping for my mother in law and buy some much-needed wrapping paper.  Have a fantastic Wednesday my beautiful friends.

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A Loud Clatter

In The Night Before Christmas  the  author arose from him bed to see what was the matter.   But I know what made the loud Clatter and it wasn’t reindeer.  It was Onyx getting tangled in a lamp cord.  But it was just loud enough to wake Libby, David and I.  Which meant EVERYBODY had to get up to pee.

Now I am laying back in bed and hoping to tire out enough for a bit more sleep.  Been experiencing some side pains which are not fun.  So hoping a little extra rest helps.

So how are things in your world?  Christmas is sneaking up on us.  Are you ready?  My feeling on Christmas this year is basically I could take it or leave it.  I think because my attempts at Christmas Joy have been big old duds.    But maybe it will turn around.

Started writing again.  Nothing serious or deep.  Just ideas of things I would like to do, try or accomplish in my life.  Sometimes I let myself get bogged down with other people’s drama and I quit doing for me.  Got stop that.

Well I think I will try for that extra hour or so of rest.  Take care Friends.

 

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Thanksgiving Plan?

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and for many  that means family, food and celebration.  For me this year I will be working which is ok.  As long as I have Halloween and Christmas Eve off the other holidays I will work.

So I have been thinking how do I want to do thanksgiving?  No big meal needs to be made, but still I would like to do a little something.  Maybe a Cornish hen?  Some Mashed potatoes ?  Maybe a little homemade dessert?  Maybe not.

I find myself drawn to the idea of just letting it pass on by.  Nothing really wrong with that.  I can make a turkey sandwich and call it a day.

Another option is a day after Thanksgiving dinner…but then more work and well I hate cooking anyway.  So an unlikely scenario.

I could also do a Thanksgiving Breakfast for my family.  But since one sleeps late and the other  barely eats that too could be a little much.

It’s still a week away.  Maybe something will end up tickling my fancy.  If not Christmas is right round the corner. LOL

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No Bifocals and The Birdcage is Clean

Today has been a busy day. It started with an eyeglass appointment, where I said no to bifocals and went with readers.  Cheaper and I think a better choice for me.

After that Momma and I went to get haircuts.  So we are all cleaned up like shiny pennies.

Then home where I cleaned Erin’s messy bird-cage.  That was a trip.  It’s beautiful now, but it won’t be.  I love the hell out of him, but he is a dirty bird.

Right now I am the only human awake.   Mom and David are resting.  Libby is sleeping by the chair and Lilly is laying down with Momma.

Well the election is done and we are blue state and hopefully on to bigger and better things.  All three proposals past and the only thing that I am sad about is voter turn out in my area.  Pontiac had the lowest voter turn out in Oakland County.  They said between 10-20%.  I wonder why?  I heard people said they didn’t know who was running, I heard some people didn’t have transportation and my least favorite reason was they felt their vote didn’t matter anyway.    Kind of sad actually we are leaving our decisions in the hands of a few.  Wouldn’t it be great if more would get involved.  Maybe as a community we need to get more information to the individuals, get some transport for those in need and convince those who think that they don’t matter that they do.

Well my back is starting to ache and so I am going to say see ya later!  Have a great night.

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I Voted

Momma and I did that this afternoon.  I had my mind pretty much made up for a while now, but I read something today that changed my opinion on one of the proposals.  The one that I thought would be No brainer for me.  It’s funny how quickly a person’s view can change.  And why.  During my younger years it would have been all about me.  Now it’s about so many people.  The elderly, special needs folks, and friends who I know medical marijuana is helping.  Tax hikes, insurance issues and tons more.

With politics now a days you vote and hope for the best.  Then if it didn’t work out the way we hoped we try again next time.  The big thing is to never stop trying.  Believe me I won’t.

 

 

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