It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong. —Voltaire, 1751

Which is right – more or better?

Posted: July 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

I made a list of pros and cons the other day.  The pros list was much longer.  Almost twice as long.

But something didn’t feel right.

The cons column contained only two things.  But those two things were huge.  They overshadowed the pros.

So the question now is – which is right, more or better?  Are the cons really cons if there are more pros?

Regardless, if I’m truly at the point where the answer is this much of a struggle, it’s time to move on.

Random rants and angst.

Posted: September 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: rants | No Comments »

It’s been one of those days where seemingly everything causes my fists to clench.  Where instead of singing in the car, I am yelling at imaginary people.  Well not imaginary people, but real people who aren’t there to hear me.

Social Media [insert maven/guru/expert here].  Groan.

If you take the last tissue, THROW OUT THE BOX and PUT OUT A NEW ONE.

If 23 out of 25 cell towers in my area are DOWN, I should get FREE SERVICE.

Do not beat around the bush.  Friendly giggly chatter that avoids the real situation is just annoying.  OUT WITH IT.

You do NOT take a U14 boy who has been a keeper since he was 6 and tell him he has to play offense.  It’s U14, not 5 year old YMCA.

I wish we could wake up tomorrow and be free of EMOTICONS.



Second (third, fourth, fifth … ) verse, same as the first.

Posted: August 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Trying to make progress in a world full of roadblocks.

My job description:

  • be on a conference call
  • when not on a call, plan a call, accept an invitation to a call, avoid a call by suggesting an email, or run late for a call

I think He is trying to tell me to slow down …

Posted: July 31st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: crafts, work | No Comments »

(as if the headaches aren’t enough)

Do you work when you are sick?  I can’t honestly remember the last time I didn’t work because I was sick. I’m in awe of people who can take them (and know when it’s appropriate to take them, yes – I’m talking to you whiners and crybabies).  With all the technology these days, do true sick days really even still exist?

If you know me, you know I can’t sit still.  I’m always doing, making, thinking.  I get enormous migraines the first day of every vacation – either the stress leaving my body in one big bang as I let go, or the stress of doing nothing for an extended period of time crushing down on me.  Sometimes it’s both.

Last week I had a low budget headache all week, my ears were ringing.  On Friday, I was sure I had turf toe (yes it hurt that badly).  But I went to work, toughed it out, ran around the building from meeting to meeting (no highschool-like bell system unfortunately). Went home, had dinner with the fam and packed for the lake.

Woke up Saturday with the back of my neck and shoulders frozen in pain.  What the hell?  The only way it felt ok was if I raised my arms up (not a great way to spend 90 minutes in the car, enjoy a boat ride, swim, and nevermind tubing).  But did it stop me, no sir.

It still hurts today, and I am trying to rest in between loads of laundry, ebay, a CSS tutorial, studying for my Adwords certification, and this blog post.

Resting is just not in me.  So I’ll give it another go and try to take a nap this afternoon – right after I put a load in the dryer and make one of these really cute felt things from this adorable book

.Felties book

I hid in the clouded wrath of the crowd but when they said “sit down” I stood up.

Posted: July 27th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: rants, work | No Comments »

Sometimes I stand up for the wrong things.  Or the wrong reasons.  But I always stand up for the tough projects, the ones that last for years at a time.  The ones that take nerves of steel and the patience of Job (neither of which I really have).  I was born to suffer through to make a point.

To much lately, I wish I was different.

Vacation comforts

Posted: July 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: family, kids | No Comments »

We weren’t here 10 minutes when Pong put out the Lego people.

Ping told Mark that he likes how comfortable it is here, how familiar.

Now if we could just come more often.


First day vacation migraine in full effect …

Posted: July 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: family | No Comments »

I don’t know why, but every. single. time. we go on vacation, I get a migraine the first day.  It’s like my brain exorcising all the stress demons – preparation for relaxation.  It’s usually a less than 12 hour migraine (which is rare for me), but it HURTS.  I need to find better ways to de-stress, better ways to let go.

Been working on that for 28+ years now, and haven’t found the answer.   Maybe it’s just not in me to let go.

“What he’s trying to say is it doesn’t matter what we call it and can we all share a Coke or something.”

Posted: May 16th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Lately, my decoder ring hasn’t been working.  So some advice I can share (and also willingly take): be pithy folks.  Say what you mean.  Mean what you say.  Don’t be afraid.

February is sick month

Posted: February 19th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: family, kids | No Comments »

The last week of January I came down with a cold.  That turned into a sinus infection.  That cleared up only to get a virus.  That turned into bronchitis, that turned into pneumonia.  That turned into sinus infection #2.  I’m on my 3rd set of antibiotics and have taken umpteen days worth of steriods (yes, I have roid rage).  I’m OVER IT.   I’d rather have a broken leg or two less toes or be sick to my stomach.  This head –> chest –> head –> chest –> head stuff is for the birds.

So all three of my boys have gone off to Pensacola for a soccer tournament this weekend – and left me here to my sickness.  Normally, a weekend to myself would be AMAZING!  Filled with SHOPPING!  And a MOVIE!  And jewelry classes!  And OTHER THINGS!  But no, I’m barely able to hoist myself out of bed.

Stuck inside means CRAFTS people.  So stay tuned for Sunday or Monday when I’ll surely have great new creative things to share.  [Right?]


Posted: November 1st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: writing | Tags: | No Comments »

okay kids, it’s November, and that means it’s National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo.  And I’m all in.  All in.

What is it?  From their website: National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.

I’m writing a memoir, something hardcore NaNoWriMo people say doesn’t count. I say it does.  It’s so bizarre it might as well be fiction.

The goal is 1667 words a day, I did 4698 tonight.