Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sometimes it Happens

You know those days/weeks/months/years when things just don't go your way and you find yourself being sour about it? It's been a week or two of that for me. I'm stuck in a rut of the same old same old stuff and it's just that OLD. I should be happy for the monotony, but it seems to be wearing me out. I feel like I don't have much independence. The adults around me all seem to be in bad moods all the time, at home and at work. Sometimes I want to take Sydney and run away to a hiding place. Maybe a cabin the woods just to get a break from what everybody else wants. I'm probably selfish. Actually, I know I am. At least I'm thinking about Sydney.

Monday, November 26, 2012


I worked Thanksgiving day and the day after. Not to mention the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Oh, and following it up with Sunday working too. These 12 hour shifts will make you loony. Watch out anyone who crosses me. I'm going to need about 3 days of re-cooperation time.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Work Work Work

Happy Thanksgiving Week. I'll be working four days in a row. Happy Holidays to me! Sorry Wal Mart employees who are upset about working Thanksgiving night. I'll be working all day and all day black Friday, too. Don't worry, I won't be along with the masses who come to your store to shop on Thanksgiving. After work, I'll be going home and straight to bed.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Travel Time

I'll be taking Sydney to Arkansas this weekend to visit family prior to the holiday since I'll be working nearly every day next week. She'll be seeing her paternal grandmother and half brother for the first time in over a year. I hope everything goes well.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

All It Takes is a Little Silence

Life has been so hectic lately. I've been picking up extra hours at work to get ready for the holidays. Today has been the first day in a long time I'm home alone with Sydney. In the midst of doing laundry and listening to her jabber in the background, some part of my brain was activated. I got lonely. I reminisced a little too long. Thought about where I'd be now if things hadn't changed so drastically 1.5 years ago. I shake and rattle my head to send the thoughts away, but I can't un-think them.

Friday, November 9, 2012

My World With a Collective Sigh

So, we all know who won the election. I guess it is what it is. I'll try not to get too political. The only thing I hate about it is that there are million of people who absolutely do not want this guy as president, but still have to accept it anyway and the positive or negative consequences with him and his decisions. GAG. It's a conundrum. What is there to do but grin and bear it? On a positive note, Sydney is pretty much potty trained. She hasn't peed in her big girl panties for almost two weeks. I'm so proud of her.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day

I cast my vote, not that it matters in the state where I live.  Then took Sydney and her grandma to IHOP.  All is good with the world for the next 8 hours.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


I've taken a stance on Halloween for Sydney for the foreseeable future.  She was elated to hand out candy to children ringing the doorbell.  
I let her have one pack of smarties and told her the rest was for the "kids."  She giggled like a mad man every time the doorbell rang.
Better to let go of all of our candy than have it hang around the house increasing my waist line at the beginning of the holiday season.