Wednesday, December 31, 2008

As I review, reflect, and prepare to move forward...

I consider a number of things in my life.

I have a shitty job, seriously dire financial straits, and a country that is continuing its determined downward spiral into splintered, bankrupt dotage.

On the other hand, I have a beautiful and smart, if somewhat eccentric daughter, a beautiful and smart, if somewhat eccentric wife (a pattern, I wonder?) and some of the most amazing friends imaginable spread across a few states.

I suppose on the balance, I am exceedingly thankful for what I have.
And as I turn to face this new year, I shall endeavor to keep that in mind and move forward.

Cheers and Happy New Year,

Sunday, December 21, 2008

2 week furlow

Two weeks away from the prison!
Christ but some time away is going to be nice.
My mother will be here Monday, bringing with her my 12 year old nephew, the sun in my daughter's cute little solar system.

She's going to be beside herself with joy.

In the mean time, I'm going to continue my depressing job-hunt.

Yes, I know (better than most, in fact) that finding a job during the holiday season in hardly the most fruitful of labors. However, I harbor this moderately superstitious belief that if I slack off in my "accuracy through volume" style application process, I might miss some so called golden opportunity.

Luck be a lady tonight.

That said, I'm hoping to catch all 5 of my readers (yes Angie, you're #5) up with my prison anecdotes and snarky comments about living in Texas.

All of that aside, it's the holiday season. Be sure to be thankful for whatever and whomever you call your own. Give extra hugs and kisses to your kids and significant others.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Something new for the hubby

I thought I'd make his blog 'seasonal', whatcha think? I know it looks ok from my end but for some reason it doesn't work when some others check it out from their computers. Ah well, such is life with modern technology. We'd like to have everything and we try. And yet....

~The wifey

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Red Velvet for Wifey

My wife loves Red Velvet cake so my daughter and I made a batch of RV cupcakes and a mini cake, using a spiffy recipe from McCormick.

Without further ado...