Saturday, March 16, 2013

Chillaxin' in the Backyard

I'm updating my blog from the comfort of our backyard on this 85 degree Saturday.  Heath has the charcoal burning down in the grill.  We have some steaks and corn on the cob about to be thrown on the grill.  I'm drinking a Mike's Hard Winter Blackberry, Heath is drinking one of his IPA's.  I love this time of year in Las Vegas.  Not hot and not cold.  It's perfect.

On Monday morning, we are having our soft water and reverse osmosis system installed at the house.  The water in Las Vegas is horrible.  The only times we get to use soft water is when we go back to visit family in Wisconsin/Illinois.  It will be the greatest thing ever once our house has everything installed.  My skin and hair will look and feel so much better.

After the installation is complete, I am taking Carleigh to the preschool around the corner from our house.  Carleigh recently got a new teacher in her room at her current daycare and I do not like her at all.  This young lady acts like a child and is a borderline bully when the children are having a tough time.  She mocks Carleigh and the rest of the kid's in her room when they are crying after falling down or are just upset in general.  It's just not something that is acceptable for me.  We kept Carleigh at this daycare after we moved, even though it was way out of our way, because she had a really great teacher.  Since that teacher moved on to a different job, it's just time for me to take Carleigh out of her current daycare and get her to a place that's much closer to home.

After work yesterday, Carleigh & I went into Target so I could buy The Sims 3.  I've loved playing that game since the original game came out.  I still remember playing the Livin' Large expansion.  I have Sims 2, but it wasn't that fun at all.  It was enough to cure your boredom for a short period of time.  The Sims 3 is fun and time slips away from you quickly while playing.  I was going to buy an expansion pack with the game, but decided not to at this time.  I wanted to get used to the features of The Sims 3 before I bought anything else.

In other house news, we are going to paint Carleigh's room purple.  She has been stuck on this idea for a month now.  We brought home some of those paint sample sheets from Home Depot this afternoon.  Carleigh is picking out colors that are just a bit darker than your normal lilac color, but not as dark as midnight purple shade.  We also have plans to paint our half bathroom downstairs and the accent wall in our kitchen/dining room.  Carleigh's room takes top priority.  It will be a lot of fun painting her room since she chose purple.

That's all I have today.  I'm going to enjoy the rest of my Winter Blackberry drink before our dinner comes off the grill.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mind Your Own Business

One thing that really gets under my skin are people who try to tell you how to handle your life.  I work with this woman who feels the need to criticize anything and everything I do.  At lunch, she will take a look at my food and say things like, "You're eating pasta?  That's going to make you fat."  This woman is at least 80 lbs overweight.  So for someone who weighs far more than myself, don't give me nutritional advice.  I count my calories on a daily basis and know what I am eating.  I do not judge her for eating those sodium-loaded Ramen Noodle cups every single day.  If someone wants to live off of Ramen Noodles, go for it.

This woman also tells me instead of driving to San Diego, our family of three should fly because it would be cheaper.  I'm not sure what planet she lives on, but it costs so much more to fly then to drive.  Even if gas was $5 a gallon, it would be far less expensive to take the five hour car ride then to get on an airplane and pay $465 round trip for the three of us.  I get it, the plane would get us there faster, but why spend hundreds of more dollars when it's easier to take a car?  I'm not a fan of getting groped by the TSA agents.  And has anyone flown with a pre-school aged kid?  It's not exactly fun...

I am the only person she criticizes on a daily basis.  I'm not exactly sure what I ever did to her, but it has gotten so annoying.  I'm not sure if it's jealousy or what.  She never acts this way towards the other woman we eat lunch with.  If she doesn't stop with her nastiness, my inner bitch is going to come out and she's not going to ever want to be in the same room as me.  I could stoop to her level, but what would that prove.  It wouldn't be too hard to move my lunch schedule around and go at 12:30pm instead of 12pm, but it would suck because I really do enjoy eating lunch with the other two women.  Since I don't feel a workplace should be treated like high school, I'm not going to put the other two in a position where they have to chose who to sit with at lunch.  That's just childish.

If I don't show up at lunch, maybe she will start judging and criticizing someone else.  Her toxic behavior will slowly start to infect everyone else.  I can't avoid her completely because we are on the same team.  So I have decided that the best way to avoid any of her bullshit is to take a later lunch.