April 17, 2014

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Old friends, New friends

It is amazing to me how I still have friends from high school. I have a middle school friend that lives in North Carolina. I see/talk to her about once every two years. No joke. Gives us lots to talk about. She owns her own business and it is thriving. Two kids, husband and a gorgeous house. She deserves it. She is a Good person. Still, I wonder if she has ever had to use administrative lawyers when it comes to the laws and regulations when owning your own business. I wonder this because I have a new friend whose husband is a lawyer. I find it fascinating what cases he does and does not take. There is so much more to being a lawyer than I imagined. Also, I had no idea that if you were a lawyer in one state, you are NOT a lawyer in another. You have to take a BAR exam in each state you want to practice. Egads.

Back to friends… No matter how long ago I met them or how recently… I find it interesting to see who keeps in touch and responses and who I lose. I try to use my loses as a learning experience. Because I need to teach my boys not everyone can be your friend… nor do you want them to be. Some people seem fine when you meet them but as you continue you find out they are very negative. Those… you need to let go. How to you help your kids see this? I am working on it… hope I get it right.

April 16, 2014

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Humor for Wednesday

Ok, it’s late…but I made it.

I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.
I’ve also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.
I have, however, been in Sane. They don’t have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work.
I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I’m not too much on physical activity anymore.

I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.
I’ve been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.
Sometimes I’m in Capable, and I go there more often as I’m getting older.
One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!
And, sometimes I think I am in Vincible but life shows me I am not.
People keep telling me I’m in Denial but I’m positive I’ve never been there before!
I may have been in Continent, but I don’t remember what country I was in. It’s an age thing. They tell me it is very wet and damp there.

I have been in Deepshit many times; the older I get, the easier it is to get there.

April 15, 2014

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Keeping it Safe

While I work in the IT world, it does not mean I know everything about IT. And here is a great article by Teresa on Password safety… CLICK HERE to read it. Seriously… be careful folks. Don’t play ostrich. You can lose so much.

April 14, 2014

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Florida testing and Easter

Which brains (or lack of) in the school board decided to have FCat testing the week of Easter? You can look years ahead to see which days Easter will fall. A short week… and Wednesday and Thursday are Fcat testing WITH… more testing on Monday and Tuesday when you get back from vacation. Some people actually plan vacation around Easter… I see a lot of make up tests happening. What a joke.

The worse part? My boys have been slightly stressing over it… not because of me but because of the teachers and schools. They had a ‘pep rally’ last week. I am not joking. The schools get judged, the teachers get judged, the district gets MONEY depending on the test scores. Again, what a joke. If you do something like this, you need to test at the beginning of the year and again at the end. See if any improvement. Not just a general test towards the end and hope for the best. No wonder everyone in the school system teaches towards this stupid test. Ugh.

April 10, 2014

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Hard work pays off

I saw this from ‘the Universe’

to make hard tasks easy, mountains molehills, and challenges simple, you can opt for one of two paths. You can be still, wait for guidance, and expect spontaneous enlightenment.

Or you can just roll up your sleeves and get busy doing what you can, with what you’ve got, from where you are.

May I suggest the latter? It’s usually much faster. And it makes you a bloomin’ lightening rod for divine guidance and spontaneous enlightenment.

and definitely believe it. The hard part. Trying to instill this into my boys. I think some days I may have to beat it into them. Why is working hard such a hard thing to teach?

April 9, 2014

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Humor for Wednesday

Even if you don’t play golf you might like this one. . ..

A group of guys lived and died for their Saturday morning round of golf. One transferred to another city. It wasn’t. the same without him.

A new woman joined their Club. She overheard the guys talking about their golf round. She said, “You know, I used

to play on my golf team in college and I was pretty good. Would you mind if I joined you next week?”

The three guys looked at each other. Not one of them wanted to say ‘yes’, but she had them on the spot. Finally, one man said it would be okay, but they would be starting early – at 6:30 a.m.

He figured the early tee-time would discourage her. The woman said this may be a problem, and asked if she could be up to 15 minutes late. They rolled their eyes, but said okay. She smiled and said, “Good, I’ll be there at 6:30 or 6:45.”

She showed up at 6:30 sharp, and beat all three of them with an eye-opening 2-under par round. She was fun and a pleasant person, and the guys were impressed.

Back at the clubhouse, they congratulated her and invited her back the next week. She smiled, and said, “I’ll be there at 6:30 or 6:45.”

The next week she again showed up at 6:30 sharp. Only this time, she played left-handed.

The three guys were incredulous as she still beat them with an even par round, despite playing with her off-hand. They were totally amazed.

They couldn’t figure her out. She was again very pleasant and didn’t seem to be purposely showing them up.

Back in the clubhouse, all three guys were shaking their heads. This woman was a riddle no one could figure out.

They had a couple of beers, and finally, one of the men asked her point blank, “How do you decide if you’re going to golf right-handed or left-handed?”

The lady blushed, and grinned. “That’s easy,” she said. “When my Dad taught me to play golf, I learned I was ambidextrous. I like to switch back and forth. When I got married after college, I discovered my husband always sleeps in the nude. From then on, I developed a silly habit. Right before I left in the morning for golf practice, I would pull the covers off him. If his you-know-what was pointing to the right, I golfed right-handed; if it was pointed to the left, I golfed left-handed.”

The guys on the team thought this was hysterical. Astonished at this bizarre information, one of the guys shot back, “But what if it’s pointing straight up?”

She said, “Then, I’m fifteen minutes late.”

April 8, 2014

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I got Flowers – na na na na na

It’s my anniversary. 14 years with this man. I wrote this quote in the card I gave my husband:

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. by Ann Landers

Fourteen years is a long time. Particularly with job issues, children, pets and just learning to live together in the same household. The fact that we have worked through so many issues together has made us stronger. Our love has its ups and downs and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I love you husband of mine!

April 7, 2014

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Another week begins

I had to work over the weekend and it really throws off my schedule. I have so much to post about and so little time… more coming!

April 3, 2014

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Waiting for Summer

I must say that I am actually wishing it was summer break. I am tired of hearing about FCAT. I am tired of dealing with homework. I am … tired. Summer break get here soon!

April 3, 2014

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Humor for Wednesday (on Thursday)

Ok, it has been a LONG week. But here is the missing humor and something simple to make you smile:

Q: What did the spider do on the computer?
A: Made a website!

Q: What did the computer do at lunchtime?
A: Had a byte!

Q: What does a baby computer call his father?
A: Data!

Q: Why did the computer keep sneezing?
A: It had a virus!

Q: What is a computer virus?
A: A terminal illness!

Q: Why was the computer cold?
A: It left it’s Windows open!

Q: Why was there a bug in the computer?
A: Because it was looking for a byte to eat?

Q: Why did the computer squeak?
A: Because someone stepped on it’s mouse!

Q: What do you get when you cross a computer and a life guard?
A: A screensaver!

Q: Where do all the cool mice live?
A: In their mousepads

Q: What do you get when you cross a computer with an elephant?
A: Lots of memory!

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