Sunday, November 18, 2018

Life has been up and down, and asking for help

I am still working, but I went to part-time due to the stressful job and anxiety and depression. I am working on those issues, and have applied for another position in my company that is full-time but not as stressful.

My son is doing well in high school. He can have a "typical" teenage attitude, but can be a really sweet boy too. He is applying for his first job too! I can't believe my baby is 15. His older sister visits us a couple of times a year, in between semesters at college. She is doing well. I am glad none of my older kids got married young and had kids, as I did. My older son...he is mentally ill. He has traveled the country (by hitch hiking, and jumping on trains most of the time). I saw him a few months ago, but he is very manic and in denial about his mental health. He is currently in jail. I won't let him stay with him due to both his excessive stealing (from me and everyone else) during his teen years, and him not trying to get better by going to counseling and/or getting medicated.

We have had a cat a year and a half or so. It's helped with my anxiety and depression, and he is a very cutie, as you can see! He has such a cute little mustache, his name is Moostachio (Moo Moo is his nickname). He is such a lovey cat, wants love all the time, and can be very playful.


I don't like to ask for help, but due to going part-time due to mental health issues, and my cat having some medical bills, I started a fundly for help with his medical bills and Christmas for my son. If anyone is able to help, even a little bit, or share with others, I would greatly appreciate it!



Thanks so much whether you can or can't help, or can put us in your thoughts or prayers. I Hope everyone has a wonderful week!


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Monday, June 25, 2018

Long Time No Post

Yep. I'm still alive. Sorry about the spammy posts. I haven't logged into blogger for quite a while. Don't know if anyone reads my blog anymore anyway lol

I think I have gotten away from blogging due to Facebook. It's easier to see what people are saying and doing on Facebook than checking their blog. It's quicker to post a quick status update, than to go into blogger, format my blog post, etc. And the memes..oh the memes!

I have been stable over the past 4 1/2 years, living in the same apartment with my teenage son. Yep, my son is not only a teenager, BUT he just finished his first year in high school. I can't believe it. He was my baby not long ago, what happened? It has been him and I for the past 6 years or so. He used to want to spend his time with me, but not anymore. I miss that. Once in a while he spends time with me like when he was young.

I worked a job in retail for about 2 1/2 years, and I have been working inbound customer service over the phone for almost two. Customer service is a very tough job. Most of the customers are nice, wanting things fixed. And yes, sometimes my company is the one that messed up. If so, we admit it and fix it. But the majority of the time, it is either: A mess-up on their end that they BLAME on us and expect us to fix NOW; A mess-up on their end that they admit and ask expect us to fix; or nothing messed up, but they don't understand and think we messed up. A good day is when I don't get cursed at!

Actually, I don't mind being cursed at. I know I am a bitch fucking bitch, thank you very much. There's nothing more fun than when someone is being an ass, and they KNOW it, and when the conversation is done, you tell them to have a WONDERFUL DAY/EVENING/WEEKEND. A little passive aggressive, no? Try to have that call pulled. "Umm, they told you to have a wonderful day, I'm sorry?" lol

It's the bullying and the belittling that can get to me. Yes, I should not take it personally, and usually I succeed. I think it sometimes gets to me because I was bullied so much at my retail job by a COWorker. It was so bad and never-ending, the manager didn't do anything, the Union didn't do anything. Things could have ended badly for me. But I got carpel-tunnel and I could not do the deli work. They were able to move me to the service dept. I was a greeter for about a year. To be honest, that probably saved my life. I loved being a greeter! The only one I would not greet was the bully. Can't blame me there though, can ya? A few months later, I heard that she walked off the job on a day I was off. I would have LOVED to have seen that. Karma and I are bitch sisters! With my luck, I keep waiting to see her at my current job. Just...N.O. A few people at my retail job are working the same place I am. The atmosphere is much more positive, and the managers really care about it.

We also have a kitty! He is such a cute boy, isn't he? He is so lovey as well, he loves to climb on me when I am laying down. Nice to wake up to kitty butt in my face!



Well, that's been my vida loca for the past few years. Comment below if anybody still reads this!

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Do we ever learn?

never again!>


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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Quick and Easy Indian style Quinoa

In my previous post, I shared a link of an Indian rice recipe where I used Quinoa instead of rice. I love it, but today I just wanted a quick version of it, without cutting up onion and potatoes, so I came up with this. You can make it with or without the tomato, but I love tomatoes.

Indian Recipe I borrowed from: Pulao (Rice With Mixed Vegetables)

Quick and Easy Indian style Quinoa


1/3 cup Quinoa
2 tbsp. oil
2 tsp. Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp. Turmeric Powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tomato, diced
1 cup Chicken Broth, no salt added

Rinse Quinoa if package does not say pre-rinsed. Soak Quinoa for 15-20 minutes. Drain all water.
Add oil to pan, heat on medium-medium high heat.
Add Quinoa, Cumin Seeds, Turmeric Powder, salt, and tomato.
Cook 5 minutes or so.
Add Chicken Broth. Heat to high. When it is boiling, lower heat to low, and cover for 20-25 minutes.

Yummy, and a quick, filling meal. I can eat this whole thing myself, so if you have more than one person, I would double it.

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Quinoa - Eating Healthy

I have been trying to eat healthier lately. I have "discovered" quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa). It actually isn't a grain as rice is, but a seed.

I have a favorite Indian recipe I love. I tried using quinoa instead of rice, and I loved it! It has a lot of goodies in it:

Pulao (Rice With Mixed Vegetables)


I did it just like the recipe except for a couple of things:

  • I did not add the spicy peppers (I didn't add them when I used rice either).
  • You have to rinse and soak quinoa, unless the package says it is pre-rinsed. Mine did, but I still soaked it for a while.
  • I added the quinoa (and spices) to the onions after they were fried, then cooked them for a couple of minutes.
  • Instead of a tomato, I used a can of tomatoes with no salt added.
  • Instead of adding water, I used Chicken Broth with no salt added.
  • I increased the liquid since I had more tomatoes and potatoes than the original recipe.


It is yummy! Let me know how you like it!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fair

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy Fall!

I was in an Autumn mood, and made an Autumn-themed blog header. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love when the leaves turn colors, it's so beautiful. I don't like raking them up, however! Luckily I live in an apartment, and don't have to!

I made this blog header from some fall scrap designs by HorsePlay Pasture Designs The art is by Anna Marine. Her tubes are available from Creative Design Outlet.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Listen

LISTEN

When I ask you to listen to me
And you start giving me advice,
You have not done what I asked.

When I ask you to listen to me
And you begin to tell me ‘why' I shouldn't feel that way,
You are trampling on my feelings.

When I ask you to listen to me
And you feel you have to do something
to solve my problems,
You have failed me, strange as that may seem.

Listen! All I ask is that you listen;
Not talk, nor do - just hear me.
And I can do for myself - I'm not helpless
Maybe discouraged and faltering, but not helpless.

When you do something for me, that I can
and need to do for myself,
You contribute to my fear and weakness.

But when you accept as a simple fact that I do feel what I feel,
No matter how irrational
Then I quit trying to convince you
And can get about the business of understanding
What's behind this irrational feeling.

When that's clear,
The answers are obvious and I don't need advice.
Irrational feelings make sense when we
Understand what's behind them.

Perhaps that's why prayer works sometimes for some people;
because God is mute, and doesn't give advice to try to ‘fix' things,
He/She just listens, and lets you work it out for yourself.

So please listen, and just hear me, and if you
want to talk,
Wait a minute for your turn,
And I'll listen to you.

-- Anonymous