Thursday, September 25, 2008

Family Weekend

Dad and Peggy are coming out this weekend. I'm making a Greek dish tomorrow night for them...its called Pastisio and is a cross between manicotti and lasagna. There is bell pepper and eggplant in it and both marinara and bechamel sauces....I'm starting it tonight.

Last night I went to Crossroads Church for the first time...Its a really neat place and I'm going to keep attending.

I've always heard that it isn't possible to train a cat, but Yoda scratched my nose pretty good while jumping on me...I was laying on the couch. It doesn't really hurt but looks funny.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

3 Things

What are the last three things you purchased:
1. Yoda's vet services (I still feel bad for that little dude and what he went through)
2. specific store-brand bread for a resident
3. hopefully the last groceries for awhile

What are the last three songs you downloaded:
Don't know the exact songs - but I know I recently downloaded songs from:
1. a bunch of Outkast
2. eric downloaded some Serge Tankian
3. probably rap

What are the last three places you visited?
1. Hot Sulphur Springs, CO
2. Lawrence, Kansas
3. various places in Michigan

What are your three favorite movies?
1. The Big Lebowski
2. any of Steve Carell's movies
3. Good Will Hunting

What are your three favorite possessions?
1. blankie
2. pictures of my family
3. my Las Vegas shirt

What are three things you can't live without?
1. Beetle
2. my bike/my family and best friend
3. Whistle and Yoda (the cats)

What would be your three wishes?
1. to approach every situation with grace and patience
2. To love everyone and never lose my temper
3. a long,ong healthy and happy life for everyone close to me

What are three things that you have not done yet?
1. traveled to Europe
2. quit drinking completely
3. grown my own vegetables, herbs, flowers, etc

What are your 3 favorite dishes?
1. sushi
2. pork belly
3. spicy food/salad

What 3 celebrities would you want to hang out with most?
1. Seth Rogen
2. Natalie Portman
3. the actress that plays Olivia on Law & Order: SVU

If you could describe yourself in 3 words what would it be?
1. hard-headed
2. resourceful
3. helpful

What are 3 things you are currently coveting?
1. anything from
2. a plane ticket to kansas for Christmas
3. a Certified Dietary Manager...certification

Name 3 things you are unusually good at.
1. finding information on the internet
2. getting through difficult situations
3. dealing with physical pain

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

AIG Bailout

I used to work for a company owned by AIG...not saying names, but this is just another reason I'm glad I do not work for Fremerican Reneral any longer...
I'm kind of curious what will happen. I doubt they will go under, because they make quite a bit of money for "the mother ship," and a couple of my friends would lose their jobs. At some point, you have to realize that you are not doing anyone a service by helping them buy something they cannot afford and now especially, will probably get repossessed anyway.

On a completely different note...

I don't really think anyone reads this blog. Which is fine. I mean, I know several people who do, on occasion but it doesn't have a very big readership. I don't think.
I love writing in it and it feels so good to express myself in a way that can be saved permanently. I wonder what my (future) children will think about their Mom, in all her crazy glory.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Full Moon

The residents at work act a little different during a full moon. For example, today a resident made a "purse" out of a brief (basically an adult diaper). She saw all of the features of such a soft, yet supportive design. When we tried to give her a real purse, she said she liked the one she had because "nothing would get scratched in it." The resident's room is right across the hall from my office so I listened to at least 5 people try to figure out why she had her personal belongings inside a brief.

Later on was craft time. The residents were painting various wood items ~ tops (the spinning kind), pumpkins, etc. Apparently the paint smelled pretty good because at least one resident tried to eat it. Several others tried to drink the paint water.

Other topics right off the top of my head...

I really like Michael Cera as an actor, but he needs to learn how to play another character. Nick and Nora looks like a combination of Superbad and Juno...with a dash of the Rocker thrown in. Not interested.

I've been eating roasted jalapenos every day. I can't explain why except for that they taste so good and lately, the hotter the item, the better. And some menudo sounds so good right now!