Wednesday, December 23, 2009

If there is one thing I am really good at I would have to say it is being able to give others sincere compliments. You know the 5 love languages? Words of affirmation would be one of the top 2 for me! So I have a hard time understanding why so many have problems giving someone a compliment. I mean I can even compliment someone on a bad haircut. Even though I think it might look hideous, it doesn't take anything out of me to tell them how nice it looks. Now don't get me wrong, I do have a hard time handing out words of affirmation to those who think highly of themselves or to the ones that look for compliments. That attitude is irritating. In my observations of people that have a hard time complimenting I have found that a lot of times it seems to be a little bit of jealousy. Maybe that is too strong of a word but it seems that a few folks out there don't like to see others improve. They like to see people in the same crappy state that they find themselves. Anyway, just a little something I've noticed from being around Debbie downers a lot of my existence! I know quite a few of them.

So, life is pretty much the same around here. We're getting ready for Christmas and enjoying the down time we've had since the kids got out of school. I even sent out Christmas letters to friends and family. You know the mass letters people send out to tell everyone how perfect their lives are? Yeah, I did one like that! It made me feel a little Christmasy to do that. I was having a hard time getting into the spirit since it's so warm here in AZ. So nothing like a chain letter to spread some holiday cheer! I have managed to stay away from all the holiday goodies this year and boy has that been a challenge! It's a goal of Charles and myself to not gain 10 pounds over this Merry Christmas season. I have to say though, it isn't as merry without all the goodies. I sure love to eat. I also need to say how dang proud of Charles I am! He loves eating more than me. He has a "don't mind if I do" mentality and he has done a great job at refraining. It gets old being chubby though, so we are dedicated!

I must go and sniff the peanut butter rice krispy treats I made last night!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tis the season

I love this time of the year but it seems to bring out my not so compassionate side. It seems that people that need stuff always try to tug at your heartstrings around the holidays. I have learned that there are 2 kinds of people in this world.....givers and takers. The takers seem to always be able to seek out the givers. I hear about so many people that are always getting something for nothing and I wonder how they can always seem to find a good deal and so much for free.'s how they do it.....they spend A LOT of time trying to get something for nothing. I don't have time to waste trying to find crap like that and seeking out things without having to work for it. It seems as though people have forgotten the value of hard work and that if you want something you HAVE to work for it. Welcome to the real friggin world folks! Please tell me why I have to work hard for what I receive and others think they can sit and beg me for what I've earned. It irritates me! I seem to notice this a little more around the holidays.You have people telling you what they need and why they can't do it for themselves and why you need to be the one to step in and do it. So here's a little advice for all the takers out there that are so used to people stepping in and doing for something for someone else this year and I promise you'll forget about your worries. Stop wondering who will rescue you and figure it out for yourself once. I know, I mean! I promise you, you can do it. Now grow up! Oh and one more thing, the takers and the dependent upon others are always the ones that never seem to mind putting others out. It's as though they think they are entitled to be a pain in the butt. It is completely frustrating. Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Guess who?

Holy crap, it's been a while! I haven't posted in over a month. I haven't had anything huge going on or any deep thoughts about anything lately! Well I have but instead of writing on my blog in the evenings I have been consumed with TruTv or A&E. We've become addicted to the show Intervention and we love watching people get their cars repossessed on Operation Repo. That's why I haven't posted in a while. Oh and we did watch Hoarders for a while until it started pissing me off so bad. That show makes me feel like Howie Mandel!

I had to post today because I needed to write about the soccer championships. First of all, Charlie's team lost 2 games this season. They ended up in the championship tournament and beat one of the teams that had beat them during the season. The last game before the tournaments began they defeated the ONLY team (Wildcats) in the age division that was undefeated. That was an amazing game! We beat them 5-4. So there we were last night in 1500 mph winds and freezing rain playing the Wildcats, again! We made the first goal and I was for sure we would win the game. The wind wasn't in our favor. It was blowing towards their goal. They ended up making a goal right after us and then with 3 minutes left in the game one of our players tried to play the ball while he was on the ground in our goalie box which translates to oh !@#%! Yes, because of this play the opposing team had a direct penalty kick and made it and put the score 2-1 and they won the game. I wanted Charlie's team to win so badly. I had a prayer in my heart and everything but I'm wondering if the cuss words that swirled in my head after the penalty kick didn't cancel that prayer out. Dang it! Completely frustrating! At least we gave them their only loss of the season. I think the only thing you receive for winning the championship is bragging rights. Oh well, we are only living in Sierra Vista where the soccer commissioner is accused of mishandling funds. I guess it's not a huge deal that we got all the way there and lost! Crap! Crap!Crap! I just had to get it off my chest.

In other news, I've been learning how to sew! (thanks to my friend Angie) Yes, I made a cute bag and everything. I'm going to learn how to play the piano and then officially change my name to Molly and start posting about how great and perfect my life is. I'll even have pictures of all the cute things I make and will tell you how easy it is to do it. Seriously, I was excited that I made this bag. Between canning and sewing I feel like I'm about 65! Hopefully I'll still look as good then:)
We had a great Thanksgiving! We were going to stay home and be lazy but ended up going to some friends' house and celebrating with them. We had a delightful time and ate like wild bears. I did the Black Friday thing and got into all that chaos. I did get some frighteningly good deals though. I wasn't in line for anything that anyone else wanted so it wasn't too bad for me. Other people were going crazy to save a few bucks on electronic stuff and the Mexicans were piling $3 pajama sets into their carts as if they would never see another pair of p.j.'s again! It was fun though. Helps me get into the Christmas spirit:) It's hard here in AZ because the weather is so much warmer than other places we've lived. However, the 1500 mph winds and chilly temps made it a little easier last night.

Today is Charles' 34th birthday. He has gray in his hair and is still as sexy as ever! I love him. He's hard to shop for because he's so dang specific on a particular item. I got up with the kids today so he could sleep in. He took 2 days off to celebrate! I really didn't want to get up since the winds kept me awake all night but he was specific in letting me know he wanted to sleep in. So up I get and then he trails into the kitchen about 5 minutes after me! I was slightly irritated about this because I pulled myself from the comforts of my warm sheets to honor his wish for him to change his mind at the last minute! Well, I'm still glad he was born!