Sunday, May 31, 2015

Healthy breakfast, no fun

I woke up this morning craving a biscuit and gravy from Hardee's for breakfast. Not exactly a smart choice for someone trying to lose weight and get healthy.

So instead, I forced myself to have a healthy breakfast consisting of Greek yogurt with granola and blueberries.

And I hated every bite.

 Yogurt = blech. I'll never like that goop no matter how good for me it is.

And I still want a biscuit and gravy!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Rainbows Over Ireland

Twitter exploded yesterday morning with photos taken of the skies above Dublin after the legalization of same sex marriage the day before. How beautiful are these? It's like a great big nod of approval from the universe!

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Now if we could only move forward with equal rights for everyone in all the states here in the USA.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Strawberry Fields

There's a pick-your-own strawberry farm about 4 miles away from my house. The strawberries have been a bit late this year due to a cold, wet spring. Yesterday I went and bought two flats of some of the most beautiful, sweetly fragrant berries I've ever seen.

We had strawberries for dessert last night, strawberries with our breakfast cereal today, and there are three big ziplock bags of berries in the freezer, destined to become daiquiris this summer. Before the season ends I'll be buying more of these beauties to eat and to freeze for later. They're absolutely delicious!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


I've been so stressed out  lately.

As soon as I turned down the job offer last month my current job got that much more hellish. I've never worked anywhere with people as hateful, backbiting, rude, passive-aggressive, and narcissistic. Of course there are a few nice people there that I like and respect, but none of the good ones have any authority. The other members of management (I'm one of the lesser managers) are horrible people.

 One in particular is sexist and either bullies women or treats them with a condescending manner that is totally infuriating. I also suspect that he is an undiagnosed sociopath. (I'm not even joking.)

I still don't regret turning down the other job, since I'm sure it wasn't the right one for me, but I'm miserable at this place. I have GOT to find something else soon. I can't stand spending 40 hours a week in a place where I'm so deeply unhappy.

All I want is a job where people are courteous and professional with each other. An average salary (I don't need a lot of money, just a living wage) with health insurance. Decent working conditions and regular hours. That's not so much to ask, is it?

I check the job postings every single day, talk to people, and continue working on my resume. So far there is nothing promising in sight. How I wish I could just be irresponsible and quit my job before finding a new one....but that would require living off our savings (which are there for a down payment on a house and true emergencies) and I can't bring myself to do it. My husband can't swing all the bills on just his income. So for now I am stuck.

Sorry for the complaints, friends. I know it's not fun reading but it helps to get it off my chest.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Siete de Mayo

Because I had to work late on Tuesday night....this is what I'm doing after work today...better late than  never, right?!!

Monday, May 4, 2015

For Yael....Roses

These roses were picked from a bush in my backyard that was here when we moved in. Unfortunately it's in a spot that doesn't get a lot of sun and so it only has a few blooms each year.  They don't have a smell,  either. But the flowers are  pretty and they cheer up our kitchen window!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Nightly Rambles

I may have mentioned before that my husband and I enjoy walking our dogs at night after the neighborhood is calm and quiet. It's the best part of our day. Especially on cool moonlit nights like tonight.

By the way,  George has improved remarkably in the past few months.  He's much, much better behaved these days and is a real sweetheart to boot. Ginger is still a perfect angel, as always.

I love these two so much!