Friday, February 10, 2012

ThingsI have heard this week..

..but may wish I had not:

1. "Next, she goes into weapons training!"

2. "Have you retired?"

3. "Hafta get up for work..again.."

4. "Most of the time, I feel like I'm still 25 - maybe that's when my "life-as-I-knew-it" stopped..."





So, #1.  Ella, that little hummingbird of a child..is in karate..breaking boards with those little tiny hands and feet..and she was chosen to go into a program where, you guessed it, have weapons..numb chucks (?) and bows (not for the hair if I understand correctly)..






{what do you do with the boards you jsut broke..when your Daddy is an Engineer? You build your house!}
What's next - target practice?  Well, she is a Jersey Girl..



#2. When I went in to get my new glasses {wow - those are really a ..um..departure for you, aren't they?!} she looked across the room and asked to the air I guess, "Have you retired?" ..I turned around to see who she was speaking to. Um...me?  Are you kidding me?
 Yep. The store was empty... except she and I..

..and yes, I got new "Geek-Chic" black glasses..and I love them..even at MY AGE..hurumph..



#3.  No, this really doesn't go along with the retired-thing as seen above..but I had to work on Saturday..which, in all fairness, is only asked of me a couple of times a year.  Exactly 2 times too many.  I don't do Saturdays..I can't function for 6 days ..in..a..row. So I groused and grumbled and whined and frowned..but I got overtime..which allowed me to get me a ...

Kindle Fire! Yay!  



Still hated working though...

They should have just given me a Kindle Fire for not stabbing any of my co-workers with a fork..

#4. So when Mr. B and  me  were discussing #2 above, he tried {key word is "tried"} to make me feel better about how I was feeling..saying I didn't feel like I was a old {chronologically} as I really am..went on to say the whole 25-year-old-thing..until I reminded him that we met when he was 25..

"Oh" say he, "I meant..that's when my life...began?"



Oh yeah..it's been a week...


-me




16 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Hooray for Ella!
Love the glasses!
Awesome news on the Kindle Fire!
Great save by Mr.B!

just call me jo said...

I love the dog pictures! I love you. Have a good weekend. Yeah Ella! Go Colleen.

Karen said...

Where's the pic of you with the new glasses? And I am jealous that you don't usually work Saturdays.....It's one thing I don't like about my job.

Pearl said...

No fun at all, don't the big heads know you have things to do other than work? We all need our breaks hopefully you will get one soon. Hang in there kid we love ya!! Hugie Bugies.

ruthie said...

I'm jealous of your Kindle Fire! I have the old version - and I love it!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Great post, and go that Karate Girl, she looks like she is having fun.

Have a great weekend.

Garden of Egan said...

Well I think you are one HAWT mama! You enjoy that kindle fire!
Loved the doggy pictures.

Charmingdesigns said...

aaah, but you got yourself a kindle!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Colleen, I hope you have that benign vertigo thing under control. Very interesting diagnosis. I have a friend who gets major headaches and dizziness. She went through all kinds of testing -- even the upside down chair thing where they spin you, to find out if she had an inner ear problem. I am going to send the information you posted. She's actually been okay for a while -- whenever she starts to get that feeling, I think she does have to take antibiotics, though they could never really say if it was an ear problem or not.

I'm with you on the guy who killed himself and his two boys. It was bad enough never knowing what happened to Susan Powell. But to take those two boys too. Why don't people like that just do themselves in and leave everyone else alone? I don't get it.

My 13 year old informed me that Whitney Houston died yesterday. I never read the paper or listen to the news. Such a waste! Money and fame do not buy happiness, that's for sure.

Hope you are having a good weekend. Take care! Tammy

Sharon said...

You had the same week I did. I hate deadlines..... I'll give you deadlines.... I feel like that dog with the ice pack. You've made my day again and I thank you. Now I won't have to see a therapist!

Chris said...

Hi Colleen, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

RoeH said...

I'M MISSING YOU!! Are you alright?

wendy said...

Love the glasses! Great pictures!!

Ming said...

Hi Colleen, just stopping by and hoping that you and Mr. B are doing well... miss your crazy posts and hope your sabatical re-energizes you and your warped sense of humor that I love so much.
Happy Spring!

lifeinredshoes said...

But have you heard this? BABY COME BACK!

Vee said...

Peeking in because I can simply NOT believe it has been this long. I'm sending email next. ☺ Miss you and hope that all is well...