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wages

I won’t mention names, as to protect the innocent or frustrated.

Here is the scenario: A person is interviewing another person for a job opening. before the interview begins, the applicant says, “I am making $17.50 an hour unemployment, so if you can’t start me out at that level, I won’t waste your time.”

Does anyone out there think the system might be broken? Here in Washington state our minimum wage was just increased to $8.55. I have a suggestion, no matter how long you have worked or how much you made, maybe unemployment should be more in line with minimum wage? Or maybe you should only be able to take out of unemployment what you have already paid in? It was put into place to just “tied you over” until you found another job. Not support you while you choose what system pays you more.

I don’t know how to fix this broken system. Maybe it is time to brainstorm and throw around some ideas?

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Your children are growing up when…

I was thinking in the shower this morning, gee I should write on my blog today. What to write about??? Then life presented me with a topic.

Mr. Right received a text message at 4 am this morning. He did not see it until around 5:30 am when he got up, showered and made coffee and started reading messages.

It was a message from our oldest son. He was texting from the hospital. He has two kidney stones. Yes, he has insurance. He was just keeping us in the loop so we didn’t have a fit and fall in it when we read it on face book later. Yes, daughter in law drove him to the hospital. Yes, Sweet grandaughter was with them. (good thing she was already up and “chatting” when all this took place) 🙂

Just seems different/weird, (in a good way) to find out stupid, crazy, painful news. Now, we just go into checking in mode. I will bake some fresh rolls today. That will give my hands something to do, try out a new recipe I have been wanting to try and son number one will appreciate the thought.

Son number two is already texting and e-mailing kind words and gentle suggestions. Sadly, he is well versed in the Kidney stone genre.

Dang, both boys now. Good bye dark liquids, sodas, beer, coffee … and here is a question, are the energy drink boys in bed with the kidney stone doctors? yuck.

…and here I was trying to come up with something to write about today!

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I feel the chill in the air

Autumn must really be here.

Plans to sneak away to the ocean to watch a storm come ashore.

Freshly applied Amber Ablaze toe nail polish.

Homemade Apple turnovers.

Shopping for yarn or new fabric to make a scarf.

Plans to visit a pumpkin patch this weekend. I want the
perfect one!

I chose a hot latte today instead of an iced beverage.

Brainstorming ideas to use charity money as a food bank donation
for the colder months. Maybe gloves? Mittens? Still thinking.

After I put new sheets on the bed today, I am adding an extra quilt!

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still thinking on this one

I am in no way a television guru. I just wanted to waste about 10 minutes before Mr. Right and I hit the hay. I was “channel surfing” as they (?) call it. I happened upon a local “over the top, vivacious, entertaining, puzzling etc.” minister ranting or rather preaching is a better word, across the television screen.

I have seen his flowing red hair on a couple of past occasions as I clicked by the channel.

Always, Bible in hand, pointing and yelling and pointing some more.

This time, it was different. He wasn’t holding a Bible. Nope.

He was holding an ipad.

Be still my Methodist heart, this could take some getting used to.

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…about the author

When completing a really great FBI thriller book (Whiplash by Catherine Coulter) nestled all cozy in your flannel sheets with five or six pillows, you wish the book would go on and on. You look at the cover and flip it over, then you take a look at the dust jacket on the inside…. oh, about the author…..rats……….”the author lives in Northern California”. Yes, I know they want you to get up and go to the computer or get your lap top and look up her site. Yes, you can read more about her there.

I don’t know, I just like to know a little tid bit here or there. I want to read that “the author Kayaked under the Narrows Bridge on her Birthday”. Or “the author took her first flying lesson and flew over the Narrows Bridge on her Birthday”. Maybe something like “the author likes to wear high heels to church and hates rolling up the garden hose”. I want to read where “the author did not speak a sound for 14 minutes in a row, when her and three girlfriends were stopped at the Poland
border and the guards took their passports away, and they silently waited and watched the clock in the mini van”. It would be interesting to know that on the author’s 40th birthday she threw away her hair dryer and curling iron and vowed to never use them again! How interesting it would be to hear that for one birthday she ate Brunch in the Chartwell Room at The Four Season’s in Vancouver, with (shock of all shocks) no stockings on and flip flops….the author had broken a bone in her foot at the pool and no other shoes/sandals would fit. (as you may have guessed this action made the author’s mother furious) however, the food was heavenly and said author enjoyed every bite. No they did not throw her out for not wearing stockings, …(however Mr. Right did go and explain everything to the manager prior to us dining there.) I want to read that on one birthday the author took a lush huge bouquet of glorious red flowers to the owner of her favorite vegetarian resaturant in Seattle, “The Bamboo Garden”.

I like the description of the author to surprise me. Yes, I know they want to be secretive and mystical and “behind the scenes”. I guess I am just a bit too nosey.
I like the information about the author to be as intersting as the written words in the book. Sort of anticlimatic to read such a delightful book and then wow, find out she lives in Northern California. amazing.

I love the written word. I love Libraries. For heaven’s sake, get a library card if you don’t have one. Help a neighbor kid or grandson sign up for one. Books and stories are just lovely things to fall into.

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$2.00 marriage secret

Hi out there in ciber land, yup I am talking to
Wonder Girl and G.I Joe………….marriage tip for the day….

Buy TWO tubes of toothpaste. Seriously, I mean it. From now on, for ever more,
until you do part, and on and on and on.

One of you will use the tube nicely. You know what I mean, Press neatly, flatten as you go, clean the top daily, place neatly in the drawer or basket when finished.

One of you will, pinch, mash, squeeze, deform, force, mutilate, twist and twist and then sort of get the top on with toothpaste oozing out the top and throw it in the basket when done.

You will each for now and ever more have your own tubes and you will NEVER once argue over which way is the “right” way.

I will let you guess as to which one I am! ha