Sunday, November 30, 2014


Thanksgiving is over.  Thankfully.  It was initially nice to have somewhere to go for the holiday (or for the weekend after the holiday).  And it was even better to come home today, because I swear that was possibly the most uncomfortable weekend I've spent in a very long time.  I can't really bitch too much, because I kinda asked for it.  Really though, there's nothing quite like feeling (knowing) that someone is incredibly uncomfortable with your presence, but really having no option but to continue to be IN their presence.  Definitely not a feeling I want to repeat. 

Thanksgiving week being over also means that one of the hardest weeks of the year for me is also over.  I lost my grandmother a year ago last week. And then 6 months later my grandfather as well.  So the anniversary of my grandmothers passing, And both of their birthdays fall in the same week.  Needless to say already not a great week for me.  There were definitely some tears, and a lot of sad moments.

But on a happier note, this upcoming week is also a notable week.  This time last year I started to seriously consider the prospect of moving.  And that's how I ended up here.  I think it's worth a mention because it's quite possibly the best thing I could've done for myself.  I've been here 8 months and I'm not sorry I made the move.  Things are moving forward nicely in most regards, and a house is now on our immediate to do list (that in and of itself is another post just waiting to happen).

So I really do have a lot to be thankful for.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Shifting schedules, and unimportant random stuff

It's 0330 and I'm up all alone.  My schedule has gone to the night shift, and I am still getting acclimated.  Loving the new job (Thank God) , and the people I'm working with.  As with all new jobs there are some things that I need to get used to, like weird policy and procedure issues, and figuring out who the hell to call at 3 am if there's an issue.  And trying to figure out where stuff is.  Because I can never seem to find what I want when I want it.  November is "like 1/3 over".  (Yes I now realize its the 5th, I somehow thought it was later)  And then he expressed a hope that my math at work was better.  (It IS...  mainly because I use calculators and pumps and other tools to make sure I'm accurate.  I know better than to do important math's in my head!)

On another note:

Perused some of the election results from last night.  I'm perplexed and incredulous at the same time.  Mostly about the legalization of marijuana in 3 more states.  Don't misunderstand me....  I'm not necessarily against decriminalizing weed, but the things that voters will decriminalize, and the things they continue to criminalize or vote down is amazing.  For example same sex marriage..... Most states have yet to legalize this, and some don't even recognize a legal one from another state.  But voters are totally ok with half the country getting high, on a known gateway drug, that has major health consequences.  I don't really understand how people rationalize some things in their head. 

Also, Random find from the internet....

In most states Bigamy is a FELONY.  In Missouri, its a class A Misdemeanor.  The last person was convicted of this crime in Missouri was a woman, convicted this year, and was only fined $500.  No jail time.