Monday, August 10, 2015

Just a quick update.

Multiple tests and several doctors have determined that my mom's cancer is too far along and too widespread to be treated for other than pain management. The doctors were honest with our family and my dad and sisters decided not to submit my mom to difficult and grueling treatment that might only prolong her life for a few months. They would rather she be comfortable and I agree.

Mom will be sent home from the hospital with/for hospice care for pain management. Hubby and I are leaving tomorrow to go be with her.

Please continue to pray for our family in this difficult time.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Check out the New Dial Rewards website!

Visit www.dialrewards.com; to sign up and join in on the fun! 

As a Purex Insider I was invited to preview the new Dial Rewards program. Rewards?! You bet your booty I signed up.

Both of the above are referral links and I can get more points if you use one of them. Or, you can just enter the web address yourself. My feelings won't be hurt...well, because I won't know. LOL!

You can do different activities to earn points.

"Choose an activity to start earning points. Once you’ve completed an activity, we’ll deposit* points into your account. Remember, the more points you have, the more you can spend on chances to win"

I earned 50 points just for signing in and 500 points for entering my unique code. You can use my code to get 500 points too! A few activities like watching short videos and answering surveys and I am up to 5050 points! And I have only been playing around for a little while.

Use this unique code: J4219 in the section to enter a code for 500 points. Since I am a Purex Insider, the number of people using my unique code will be tracked and I could win prizes! WooHoo! I love prizes!

And play games once you earn points. 

"Each game of chance requires a certain amount of points to play. You can play the games until you reach your daily game play limit or run out of points. Remember, if you're short on points, you can earn more by completing activities."

I will probably use all my points to try to win Amazon gift cards as those are my favorite! So, go sign up...have some fun...earn some points! And let me know if you win any prizes!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I think I am becoming intolerant.

I try not to be, but it is so darn hard!

It seems like, lately, that more and more things really bug me and make me feel like lots of people are just idiots and I don’t know how they manage to take care of themselves or anything else.  (Oh, and I am really in a good mood today, so this feeling is not just because I am cranky.)

I ride the bus into work every day. It is a nice pleasant ride and I spend the 20 minutes or so reading. It starts for a very relaxing day…except when another rider feels that I MUST be party to their phone conversations. Usually, I just shake my head. If they are really annoying, I plug in earbuds to block them out. The other morning a “girl” behind me…early to mid-twenties…was talking on her phone. I was not eavesdropping as she clearly did not mind everyone hearing her conversation. But she did make the best comment ever: 
“I was worn out yesterday from texting all day.”

It was all I could do not to burst out in hysterical laughter. All I could think was what would this woman do if she had to do any real work. It made me sad for whatever company has hired her or hires her in the future.

Then I got to work and looked around and it is astounding how many people are surfing the internet and/or playing on their personal phones when I walk down the hall to my desk. Admittedly, it is 8 am, BUT many of these people “start” work at 7:30. So how is it fair to the company that they are not actually working?

It is not really my concern, BUT a few months ago, I was “spoken to” about being on the internet. Ummmmmm…I was at lunch…made clear by the fact that it was lunchtime and I had food in front of me. Other members of my team regularly eat at their desks and surf the net, but because “someone” said something and my boss is so concerned with appearances, I had to be spoken to. So, now, I leave my desk and go eat lunch somewhere else. And I am unavailable to my boss for that hour every day. His loss.

Of course, I can look at most other team members at any time during the day and they are on the internet. Sure, they could be researching, but I don’t think any of our jobs have anything to research on Facebook, Yahoo’s entertainment page or on Youtube. Of course, that is just my opinion.

I think maybe my boss says something to me as he knows it will bother me that he might think I was not working when I was supposed to be. Other members don’t care. LOL! Also, his loss.

I was worried that maybe I am just jealous that others get away with what I don’t, but I am worried about the state of my company. If all of these people are surfing, who is doing the work? We find out when we hear of some crisis where something did not get done correctly and everyone needs to drop what they are doing and help get the issue corrected. I just shake my head that any business is run this way.

I also get irritated by people who cannot walk across the street without looking at their phones. Come on people you need to look at the traffic lights…not your phone. If it is so urgent, stop walking. I can’t even count how many people I have told to “stop” because they were so intent on their phones that they didn’t see the train coming. The freaking TRAIN! How can you cross train tracks and not make sure there is no train coming first? But we hear almost weekly about someone getting hit by the train in downtown Houston. I am sure those people thought they had no fault in it. But I can assure you, the train is not invisible and it is not silent.

Oh, yeah, and Hubby and I went to the movie on Sunday. We sat in our preferred spot away from all others in the theater…there were only two other couples there when we sat down. And the very NEXT family of five that walked in sat RIGHT BEHIND US. We are so freaking magnetic!

I guess I could go on all day about things that people do that are so idiotic that it annoys me to no end. Or, I could just try not to think about them. Maybe I will try that for a while. Just be oblivious like everyone else. LOL!


Oh, and I took a break to write and post this. LOL! Why not, everyone else does.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Today we celebrate America's Independence Day. 
By blowing shit up and eating a lot. LOL!

Thank you to all of our military both past and present that have worked to guarantee our freedom.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!


Monday, June 29, 2015

Our animal magnetism lives!

We went to see Jurassic World in 3D and it was GREAT! LOVED it! Hubby and I got there really early, since the last time we tried to go to a movie the lines were so long at the box office that we left and went to another theater. Anyway, we went into the theater and were the only people there, so picked our seats and got comfy. We like to sit on the first row of the risers as Bobby likes to prop his feet up on the railing.

We kicked back and after a bit, another guy walked in and sat down ONE SEAT OVER FROM ME. I am glad I had my purse and umbrella in the seat next to me as he might have sat there. LOL! THEN, since the trailers hadn’t started, he gets on the phone and starts talking. OMG! Clearly he had no reason to worry about disturbing US. Ugh! At least he put his phone away when the movie started.

Before the movie started, I put my purse down by my feet. No need to sit and worry about it for the whole movie.

The next couple of people that came in sat RIGHT BEHIND US. It was just hilarious! We say it is because of our animal magnetism. And during the movie someone got on their phone and started talking. At least that person got up and left the theater, of course talking the whole way. I always wonder why people even go to the movies if they cannot turn their phone off for an hour and a half. I don’t think they are all brain surgeons.

Oh, and while I am on the subject of inappropriate cellphone use, when are people going to realize that while you are driving is not a good time to be checking your phone for messages. If you are waiting for a message that important, pull the hell over and get away from me.


Rant over.


Happy Monday everyone!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Thank goodness for the dollar store!

It has been 2 months since my second cataract surgery and I am still adjusting to not having to wear glasses all the time. I have not gone and gotten prescription glasses as I am doing great with reading glasses. I now can function perfectly fine with 1.75 or 2.0 readers. And I can buy them at the dollar stores....for A DOLLAR.

Why would I go get prescription glasses that I will have to pay more for? I have vision coverage, but my copy for glasses is $25. That is with no bells and whistles. No coatings. No progressives. Just plain single vision lenses. Why would I pay even $25 for one pair when for the same money I can buy 25 pair???

So, I have readers everywhere; in my purse, in my desk drawer, in the bathroom, on the computer desk at home, on my nightstand. And a couple of "just in case" pair, one in my purse and one in my tote bag I carry to work. Those are just in case I don't have a pair handy when I need one. I love it.

The only problem is that I take them off and put them on all day long and sometimes this happens:

I tucked a pair in the neckline of my blouse and when I bent over, they fell out. And I step on them. Ugh! Good thing I had another in my purse. But this was a really cute pair of tortoiseshell that I liked. So I guess I will have to suck it up and head to the dollar store and part with another dollar. :-)

Otherwise, I am loving my new, improved vision and have no complaints at all.

Happy Tuesday, all!