A to Z: My Week

It’s been quite a week!! Thank goodness for co-workers with a sarcastic great sense of humour!

I seriously considered joining the April A to Z Challenge but I was too lazy prudent enough to realize that I just have too much going on at work and home to add more pressure. And then this week happened. Maybe there was a disturbance in “the force”. I’ve already said too much…

In a nutshell, my week…from A to Z!

Busy Bodies
Clueless People
Desire to curl up in fetal position
Gluten-filled, sugary, fat-inducing sweets
Hot flashes
Inspections = work orders
Kitchen duty
Loooong lists
Missing volunteers
Nit-picking complaints
Parking woes
Temper Tantrums (yes I felt better after it)
Unflattering Compliments
Verge of Tears
Xtra Grace Required
“You’ve got to be kidding me!!” (they weren’t…)
Zero Patience

I know I should also do a list of blessings, but that’s not happening people! They’ve been there and I haven’t failed to see and appreciate them. Including this one – My Dad Gets Me!!

Emergency ChocolateFor immediate relief of: Chocolate Cravings, Lovesickness, Exam Pressure, Milk Anxiety and Extreme Hunger.
Directions for use: Tear open wrapper, break off desired dosage, and consume.
Alternatively, massage into the affected area. Repeat dosage as required until finished.
If symptoms persist, consult your local confectioner.

I haven’t cracked it yet but the day isn’t over yet!

Happy Weekend!

Wilderness Wednesday: Enjoying the Day

We stopped at the side of the road on our photo trip to the cemetery on Good Friday, to take a photo of a small barn that had collapsed over the winter. Apparently we were observed by a pair who were also enjoying the warmth of a Spring day.

Brown Horses

“I’m going to enjoy every second, and I’m going to know I’m enjoying it while I’m enjoying it. Most people don’t live; they just race. They are trying to reach some goal far away on the horizon, and in the heat of the going they get so breathless and panting that they lose sight of the beautiful, tranquil country they are passing through; and then the first thing they know, they are old and worn out, and it doesn’t make any difference whether they’ve reached the goal or not.” – Jean Webster

Silly Road Trip

Road trips don’t always have to be boring, particularly when you’re the passenger (and you aren’t concentrating on the traffic and trying to put your foot through the floorboards where there should be a brake pedal, because you haven’t had your morning caffeine yet and you’re not fully awake.)

This Saturday, Big Guy and I left the house at the unearthly hour of 11 a.m. to head to his apartment. We were on a mission to excavate his dress shoes and tax forms.

We entertained ourselves by singing loudly and watching for interesting photos for my blog…

The first van we passed didn’t keep us guessing for long…

Pinball Machine

The next truck had the hood for a Model ‘T’. There’s no picture because I was stuffing my face at the time.

We passed the “Official” Schneider’s  meat billboard sign. At least the electronic part was stuck scrolling “Official” over and over, so I can only assume that all the other Schneider meat billboard signs are unauthorized.

 We passed several police cars and whistled nonchalantly.

We passed an owl in a tree…not looking amused.

We passed a “Downtown” sign with a broken leg, so that the arrow pointed to the ground (again, stuffing my face).

And finally, the great mystery photo…

Mystery Photo

It took us awhile to figure out what this was. Can you?

People get really nervous when they see you holding a camera in your car window. :-)

The shoes were safely excavated, the toilet scrubbed, and a few other jobs tackled. By the time we returned to the city, it was late. So we went to McDonald’s and ordered Happy Meals…

…and now I’m coming down with the plague (again) and this post seemed a whole lot funnier on the weekend. Good times! :-)

Confession #8

I haven’t been posting regularly on Thursdays and I know I’ve been missed. Ok, no one has noticed, but…

Since Big Guy moved in (temporarily) 8 weeks ago…I have been immersing myself in an epic battle for the universe. After pretending to listen  listening to Big Guy talk about the video game for years, he finally got me to agree to give try it.  In the process, I’ve learned a few things about myself:

  • I can’t drive military vehicles. I drive off cliffs, get stuck on every tree, bush and mountain in my path, and roll over in the blink of an eye. Flying is much, much worse.
  • I am guilty of committing “friendly fire” more often than I am a victim of it.
  • I shouldn’t be allowed to carry grenades. I tend to blow myself up! Or I blow Big Guy up! Or both…
  • My reflexes are terrible. So is my aim. Unless my enemies are kind enough to come 1 or 2 at a time, or I have time to aim carefully. Then I’m a good shot. I’m an amazing sniper!
  • I usually follow orders.
  • If Big Guy is shooting a vehicle out of the air, it will probably land on me.
  • I can’t navigate.
  • I also can’t jump…but I can run. I run away from Hunters, Brute Chieftains, grenades…pretty much anything that explodes or can kill me with one hit.
  • When too many enemies come at me at once, I panic and hit the wrong buttons. Sometimes that works in my best interest. Sometimes not.
  • Thank goodness…

…because I respawn A LOT!

  • I need to wait for Big Guy to answer when I ask questions. For example, I asked him which button to push to shoot, then pulled a trigger, punched him in the face and killed him. We had been playing less than 10 seconds.
  • Apparently alien parasites and Big Guy look the same.
  • I may walk like a “dude” but I can still rock body armour with a pink emblem.
  • It’s always “hammer time” when I have a Brute Chieftain’s hammer.
  • “The Flood” is not referring to water or an overwhelming need to pee. It’s much worse than an overwhelming need to pee while trapped in a subway car, between tunnels, in the dark…
  • I will run into the fray to protect Big Guy, even if it means I will die.

You may think I’m immature and I need to act my age, but before you pass judgment –

  • growing up is optional and I like to leave my options open.
  • If my adult kid wants to hang out with me, then I’m doubly blessed!
  • And I read somewhere that video games are good for me.

Let’s just say that if this were real life…

I have some blog posts reading to do too! :-) Happy Weekend!


Wilderness Wednesday: View from my bridge

In the past, I’ve written about my fond memories of the bridge by my grandmother’s house. I spent hours every summer, watching leaves race under the bridge on the creek and looking for tadpoles. We drove by the bridge on the weekend and they’ve totally destroyed it. But the view hasn’t changed. From the Bridge

“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” – Harriet Ann Jacobs


Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur

Life can be a blur! That’s not why I chose these photos for this week’s challenge, Blur. I spent part of this past Friday morning wandering around the cemetery where generations of my family are buried. I remember walking around these same grounds with my grandmother, reading the names and dates and wondering about the lives behind them. Many of the oldest tombstones are made of limestone and sandstone, which were soft and easy to carve. Between the elements and the passage of time, many of these lives are slowly being reduced to a blur…

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