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By M Davies   /     Nov 27, 2008  /     Uncategorized  /     1 Comment

This year, there is so much to be thankful for.  I don’t know where to begin. 

I am thankful that I was able to use my severance from "THE COMPANY" to put toward a down payment of another house.  I am thankful that we finally found a bigger house, that we fell in love with, that suits our needs.  I am thankful that the offer we put in on the house was accepted.  I am thankful we found someone to rent our other house until the housing market picks back up and we are able to sell it.  I am thankful that despite our closing being held at Priority Search that our money/the sellers money wasn’t swindled out from underneath us

I am thankful that Owen’s surgery went ok for his hydrocele/hernia.  I am thankful that his man parts look normal for his age once again.  I am thankful he has no major allergies.  I am thankful that he only has a severe case of eczema and not psoriasis.  I am thankful that he is starting to talk more and that his ear problems did not delay his speech.

I am thankful that I got an opportunity to work for Solid Cactus only to be laid off 2 months later.  I am thankful that they finally got some negative media coverage for the layoffs.  I’m thankful that I didn’t have to work for that trainwreck of a company for one more tenth of a second.  If it wasn’t for one door closing (Solid Cactus) I wouldn’t be able to see the next one opening,  I now have a stable job, full time job, with benefits (THAT STARTED ON DAY ONE) a 401k I can finally start contributing to and awesome co-workers that I love.  I am thankful that a little more than a year after leaving "The Company" I am making nearly the same amount of money that I was when I left.  I am thankful for no longer having to remember to file my bi-weekly unemployment claim.

I am thankful that I got the invitation to 3 weddings this year.  Rich & I were only able to attend 2 of the 3, but we enjoyed the time that we had at each.  Congrats again to Danny & Ginni, John & Cathy, and CJ & Jen for taking the next big step in life.  I am happy for all of those who had a baby this year, or found out they were pregnant.  Children are a blessing (even though most days mine drive me to the brink of insanity). 

I am thankful for Facebook for allowing me to reconnect with several of my old friends from High School.  I am thankful for Google Reader for always keeping me informed of current events locally and nationally.  I am thankful for Flickr, Youtube, and all of the blogs I read for keeping me entertained and allowing me to have a glimpse into other peoples lives. 

I am thankful for the camera that Rich bought for me last Christmas, without it, I wouldn’t have been able to take pictures to capture the many memories that happened over the last year.  I am thankful for my crappy cell phone which allows me to check my Gmail at work.  I’m thankful that my macbook laptop was able to be salvaged after the hard drive died in August.  I am thankful that I have a back-up work laptop (even if it has windows on it) to use in case that ever happens again.  I am thankful that we have 15 meg Cable and not 256k *HSI* (DSL). 

Most of all, I am thankful for my husband and kids and extended family who may be crazy and get loud and out of control at times, but love unconditionally and are willing to give you the shirt off of their back.  I am thankful that I have this crappy little wordpress blog that allows me to speak my mind even though I neglect it for months at a time.  I am thankful for my readers not abandoning hope that I would eventually update it one of these days.

I am thankful that I am finally going to shut up and end this post to officially kick off the day’s festivities.

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no, No. NO, NO!!!

By M Davies   /     Aug 10, 2008  /     Uncategorized  /     6 Comments

Yesterday I was downloading some music from Limewire when my Mac slowed down to a snails pace.  I tried to force quit out of some applications (that’s a control, alt, delete to you Windows philistines) but was unsuccessful.  At that point, I tried to reboot my mac. 

This is when I started to cry. 

I could not get it to boot up.  At all.

Rich looked at it and did some diagnostics on it and determined my hard drive has several bad sectors.  Long story short….I’m going to need a new hard drive.  We’ve ordered one from Ebay and I’m anxiously awaiting its arrival.  Until then, limited email, blogging and comment posting.  I’ll be able to do some stuff from work, but that’s about it.  Rich has graciously allowed me to use his work laptop to post this and occasionally check my email.

Do you know what its like to not have a computer?  I wander around the house looking for stuff to do, to CLEAN.  I see stuff on TV and wish I could wikipedia or imdb it.  I don’t know what the weather is like, what time it is, or what day it is.  I am pathetically addicted to the internet.  There was a severe thunderstorm watch for like 3 hours and I just found out about it now. 

This sucks.  Blah.

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The Jets?

By M Davies   /     Aug 07, 2008  /     Uncategorized  /     1 Comment

I've been following the Brett Favre story for a few weeks now, so when I watched the news this morning and seen that Brett had been traded to the Jets I wanted to cry.  The Jets?  Seriously?  Is that the best we can do at this point?!  What am I supposed to with my Packers-Favre jersey now?  Should I still like the Packers or now do I have to like the Jets? 

The Jets.  Ew.  Unacceptable.  Lets face it, none of the football teams from the northeast aren't really any good.  I mean Pittsburgh did win the Superbowl a few years back, but there were some really questionable calls during that game. 

Here's a picture of Owen and I in our Favre jerseys: 

Maybe I can dye them black so we can officially go into mourning. 

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Batting 1000

By M Davies   /     Jul 24, 2008  /     Uncategorized  /     3 Comments

So this is how my morning has gone so far:

  • I forgot to bring in my lunch.
  • I forgot to bring in extra diapers for Gabby for daycare.  She currently has none.  Luckily her and Owen wear the same size so they are going to steal a few from his stash.  (Until I can bring in more tomorrow)
  • I forgot to get a coffee on the way in.  ZzzzzzzzzzZzzzzzzzzzZ
  • I forgot to take out something to make for dinner later which I just realized.  Crap.

Its only 10am, don’t worry I’m sure there will be more crap I forget.

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