Monday, April 26, 2010


I was washing the dishes tonight. Cowboy walked up behind me and hugged me and squeezed my butt. I turned to him and said, "You used to do that all the time."

Cowboy: "That was when we were in the honeymoon phase."

Me: "I don't want the honeymoon to end."

Cowboy: "The only way that I have found for the honeymoon not to end is to have lots of them and I have had more than most men that I know."

Seriously, how could you not laugh at my husband...silly boy.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Random thoughts...

1) I played golf with the daugther-in-law and we had a great time. I don't really see her as a D-I-L, she is a friend with a husband that is just like my husband (ha-ha).

2) My hot tub blew a jet and Cowboy replaced it today with a new awesome jet. I love my hot tub.

3) Our lilac's are blooming and I cut lots of them to put into the house. Love, love, love lilacs. One the the true blessings of moving into our house.

4) I am thrilled that tomorrow is Friday and the weekend is a few short hours away.

5) I am thankful that I have a job that I love.

6) I still frustrated about my weight and think about it every day.

7) I need to make a doctor's appointment and everyday remember it only when the office is closed, do you think I might not want to go???

8) I wish I could take about a month off of work and just hang out. (I may swing a two week vacation soon.)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


One of the great things about my job is that I get to teach a group once a week. This week I choose to discuss values and morals. I found myself talking about valuing my family. Today as I was reading a magazine I came across an article on mindfulness and instantly realized that I am a hypocrite.

I need to practice mindfulness. I need to be in the moments of my life and value and cherish those moments that I share with others. This world moves so fast and there is so much to do and so many ways to get drawn in numerous directions.

I don't want to be the one that goes through my life only paying half attention to living.

I'm going to practice mindfulness. I'm going to have to work hard, but I'm going to practice.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Do you ever wonder how you can come from a family that has so many dysfunctional members and yet you turn out to really normal?

Poor Cowboy, he has had his hands full with family today.

First, his daughter had move into a transitional living home on Monday that is set up to help single moms. They help you find job, provide you with transportation, help you get into school, help with day care, etc. She didn't like it so she walked out today.

Then came the call from his brother, who sometimes partakes to much in the whiskey. Cowboy's sister, who partakes to much in the beer drove 10 hours to see him and drank a case of beer today and was totally out of control. Dangerous situation.

They all want him to fix things for them. Poor Cowboy. I wish just once he would get a call saying everything was good and they didn't need anything. A girl can dream for her guy, can't she.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Sunday

Reason 2,546,328 why I love my husband.

Cowboy said he would go to church with me this morning. He did so without me asking and even put on his dress clothes that he seldom if ever wears.

Here is a rare glimpse of him all dressed up.
Doesn't he look so handsome. I was so very proud to walk into church with him this morning.

Cowboy and I have talked often about finding a church where we are both comfortable. I was raised Catholic and he wasn't raised going to church on a regular basis. He found a Baptist church that he liked in Arkansas but neither of us know where to start to find a church we both like here in the city. So most Sunday's, I go to church by myself.

I asked Cowboy if he wanted to become a Catholic. He's not sure about that. He would like to find a small family church. I hope we can figure this out soon.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Phone Call from Crazy Lady

Today at 2:42p, Crazy Lady called me on my cell phone. WTF? She wanted to call me and set up an "Exit Interview" with my boss. Really. This is another reason why I fired you, you do not have good boundaries. What do you expect me to do on a Saturday afternoon, stop my golf game and call my boss to set up an interview with you Crazy Lady. Seriously.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Crazy and in need of people skills

Here's a work blog. Just when I was so excited about work getting better, it took a terrible turn for the worst.

In February, I hired a new team leader (referred to as CL, ie. Crazy Lady)to supervise the counselors on my unit. My first clue that something wasn't quite right should have been the 20 phone calls that I got from her from the time that I offered her the job to the day that she started. Trust me, it has been a long 6 weeks.

Let's see here is a short recap of the past six weeks.
-one counselor threatened to quit
-CL took a couple hours off the second day of work
-she said she wasn't sure she could work there on the third day
-she called and quit at 9:15 and then called to say she wasn't quitting at 3:45
-she starting patting other staff members on the butt
-CL won't stop doing the things I told her not to do
-CL won't do the things that I was telling her to do
-CL walked out of work one day saying she had a migraine and then called me to say she had been driving around thinking (interesting migraine)
-she's missed 3 days of work in 6 weeks

So today, I let her know that she was terminated as she is still in her probationary period and it wasn't working. She then proceeded to tell me that I needed to work on my people skills and then she called me crazy.

It was not fun.