Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

For Absolutely No Reason Whatsoever

I thought it would be fun to post these two pictures together.  Naturally one is quite a bit older than the other!

Monday, March 16, 2015

My Feelings, Exactly

For some time now, I have had this feeling of despair for this present world.  Not enough to affect my spirit, but enough to cause the weeping of my soul.  I have been musing on how best to state my feelings when, once again, someone does it far more eloquently than I ever could.

A mad world run by fools.
Once again, found over at American Digest
His picture is perfect.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Snow Day Soup

I found this delicious recipe but of course I had to change it.

Barley stew with mushrooms and leeks

I do not care for barley so I substituted chick peas.  I also added andouille sausage.  Tomorrow when I venture out again (too much snow today) I will get spinach instead of kale.  Although it was on my list yesterday, I forgot it, only to remember when walking out of the shop.
It already smells delicious.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

And Life As It Is

Three months on the new job and I am still trying to organise my time off.  After three years of unemployment and able to do what I want to do (or need to do) when I want, I now need to develop new habits.  It is ok, I will eventually get to it.
I had my probation hearing (frightening I know) and they do love me and what I am bringing to the job.  They had no idea of what a professional assistant was capable.  Imagine asking for office supplies and actually getting them without waiting a month.  Paying invoices?  Oh you can do that?  It is satisfactory and sad at the same time.  I am working way below my abilities (and pay grade) but I sense that by the end of my first year I will be back on top again.  I feel sorry that these poor people put up with subpar assistance for so long but then again it makes me look supernatural!  ha!
Working around office politics is not my favourite game.. I really hate it and am trying to teach the naysayers and gossips new habits.
So now you know why I have been quiet lately.  I get up at 4.30 am and am usually in bed by 8.30 pm.   Who has time for anything?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

To Swear or Not To Swear

"In a business meeting that you might have in the South or in the Midwest there in Iowa, you would not have people who would just throw the 'f bomb' and use gratuitous profanity in a professional setting," he explained. "In New York, not only do the men do it, but the women do it! And you just are looking around, saying, 'My gosh, this is worse than lockerroom talk.'"
"This would be considered totally inappropriate to say these things in front of a woman," he added. "And for a woman to say them in a professional setting, we would only assume that this is a very - as we would say in the South, that's just trashy."
So sayeth Mike Huckabee on a radio show.
Quite frankly, although I would not vote for him, nor do I think I will have to, I think he is right.  I am not moralizing here; I can make a sailor blush on occasion.  But I don't like it when those words come out of my mouth, even when I am just with a close friend.   So I try not to.  I do think it is demeaning and not at all lady like.  It is also laziness.
Surely I can come  up with something more creative.  Like the names of German cities.   What in the Frankenau is that?  Darmstadt, he took the last of the haggis.  That Butzow Budingen is such a gossip, bless her heart.  Bonus: I can say them with the proper accent!
It's just trashy