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Thursday, January 5, 2017

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

I woke up late and immediately started thinking about what I would wear to work.  I really need to go shopping because my wardrobe is out-of-date and not weather appropriate but that's another topic for another day.  I decided on a gray straight cut skirt with buttons down the front of it.  I also chose one of my favorite company shirts that has a combination of white, pink and gray vertical stripes.  Add my gray fleece lined tights and I was ready to go, except I wasn't, the shirt needed a little ironing.

I set up the ironing board, filled the iron with water and commenced with ironing the shirt.  I intently tried to iron out every visible wrinkle I saw and that's when it happened.  I suddenly found myself leaning backwards so I put down the iron and felt behind me a firm spot to sit down on my bed.  For a moment I thought I was possibly dying (I don't get dizzy like that often), I always think the worse case scenario; I'm way dramatic like that.

So as I sat on the bed I took a look around the room and gauged my feelings, taking close note of my heart rate and breathing.  Nothing seemed to be wrong with my vision and soon the feeling of dizziness passed.  I looked at the iron and the shirt and chuckled to myself.

I had been flipping, tossing and running the iron back and forth across the shirt so fast that I gave myself a case of vertigo.  I told myself to slow down and assured myself that I would still get to work in time wrinkled shirt or not.  Surprisingly, even with that little setback I made it to work with 15 minutes to spare and no, I wasn't speeding.  I actually did the speed limit the whole trip.

But the relationship I now have with my iron and striped apparel has changed.  Respect the stripes people.  Take it easy when ironing.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Spring into Winter?

This is Michigan, isn't it supposed to be cold, snowy but somewhat sunny?  Instead it has been rainy, with spring like temps and foggy.  My body doesn't know what to do, we're confused.  I'm having the hardest time staying awake, especially with the sound of rain hitting the aluminum awning.  My alarm doesn't stand a chance at effectively waking me up with nature playing that kind of music.

I'm a spring baby, so I'm sure that I was lulled to sleep by the sound of raindrops as a wee babe.  And because it's usually not too bright outside when it rains it's the perfect weather to sleep through.  Add warm pj's, pillows and a blanket and I'm in for the duration.  Actually, I can sleep during just about any kind of weather but rainy weather tips the scale from sleeping normally to semi-comatose.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Another Holiday Come and Gone

Whew!  I made it!

I survived Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I was almost sure that Christmas was gonna make me burst into flames but I kept calm and everything went well.  And so now we prepare for the party holiday of all times, New Years Eve.  Oh yeah, every year is something new, something excitingly different. Will we get more fireworks this year or will we hear gunshots ring out as the new year approaches?

I know it sounds like I'm all sarcasm and doom but really I'm not.  I enjoy the fact that many people get to spend time with their family and friends.  I appreciate the fact that most people are much more loving and giving towards their fellow man during this season.  I can even admit that I like some of the catchy tunes that play on the radios, in very limited doses.  What I don't like is the stress it causes some people because they feel as though they are obligated to give.  I say bump that!  You give gifts and time because you want to, not because it's a competition.  And if it's become a competition then anyone competing is losing and should just stop.

But enough of that, I've survived.  I got to spend time with my family and it's what I look forward to the most when I get the precious time off from work.  Because us adults work too hard.  Enjoy life and love my friends.  Enjoy.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

My Family Extended

Oh Happy Day!  We have a new baby boy in the family. My first grandson and he's absolutely beautiful.  It seems as though I had to wait forever for him to get here over the months of her pregnancy and the approximately 18 hours of labor before my daughter delivered her first child.  Now, as the Lord provides time to us, we will love and nurture this child.

My beautiful grandson.