Monday, November 28, 2011

The Tree Guardian

No ornaments or a tree skirt yet, but Fat Cat has his spot. He'll stay there all month and then watch with sad eyes as we take it down. He joined our family in 1999 and this is how it has always been!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

King of the Hill

I've got the feeling I'm going to get a little too much help with the Christmas decorating!

"Deck the Halls"

I've been baking all morning and this afternoon I'm going to start decorating--decking the halls! So here is a little music accompaniment to kick it off!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Macy's Annual Pain In My Ass Holiday Sales Event

What those of us who work or have worked in retail think of Black Friday! Happy Thanksgiving, all!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Just Venting

Have I mentioned I need a new job? I used to really like my job, actually looked forward to my day. But things have gradually gotten worse and now I'm just there to put in my time. Life is too short for this. I've been there 14 years. When I first took the job, I intended to only stay 2 or 3 years. That was my average time at my previous jobs. But I liked it well enough and the positives far outweighed the negatives. Now it's starting to be the other way around. The worst part is, I've been looking for another job for the last several years, but with the economy the way it is, every job I've been offered has been part-time. I need full-time! I've always had an easy time finding a job. It seemed I either got offered the jobs without even looking, or applied and was hired right away. It's frustrating!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Protect IP Act Breaks the Internet

This could be bad! Look at how many of us Bloggers "share" vidoes. Would we all be in legal trouble? It sounds like it. If it passes about the only thing left for me to do on the internet will be checking the Weather Channel page! I went to and sent my Congressmen my 2 cents worth, not that I expect it to accomplish much. But I guess we do what we can!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Walk to Work

A lady that lives on the next block has the most beautiful yard. She spends a part of every decent day planting, pulling weeds and doing general upkeep. It gives me a little spiritual lift each morning as I walk past on my way to work. Which, right now, I really need. It's getting harder and harder to go to work. I sooo need a new job!

Global Warming?

It's been a year of weather extremes. Last Winter we saw more snow than we've seen in a long time. The Spring was wet and cold. Summer took forever to get here and then we had extreme heat. Now it's the 6th of November and we haven't had a heavy frost yet. My Stella D'Oro lilies are putting out new blooms. My neighbor's rose bushes have roses. The people with persimmon trees say the seeds are showing spoons, which is supposed to be a forecaster for lots of snow. I've seen very few caterpillars crossing the road. And I've only seen one or two days of "Indian Summer" where the spider-webs ribbon through the air. Normally that's a week or two occurrence. It's just been a very weird year. I would like to be able to say "it keeps things interesting", but I'm not sure it is!