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2020 thoughts

Let’s just be serious, 2020 has been a shit show. It has brought to light a lot of interesting things. 

  1. I tell my dog at least 150 times a day how much I love her
    1. This got me to thinking, I don’t even tell my husband I love him this much
    2. I think this is because he would not appreciate me saying; “I love you fat piggy” and rubbing his belly
  2. Since working from home for 7 months, most days I look like a 10-year-old boy
    1. My hair is super short and a baseball cap is my daily attire
    2. I do not put on any makeup
    3. Friday’s have become my day to get up and get dressed in something other than jammies or workout gear, I put on makeup and even lashes just so my husband knows he lives with a Woman
  3. The last 4 years in the United States have been ridiculous at best
    1. This is not based upon the political climate so don’t come at me sideways
    2. People have been given the go ahead to be openly racist
      1. I have never in my life seen such back-wood ignorance openly on public display
      2. I guess the positive of this is we now know for sure who is racist 
      3. The orange man who lives in Washington DC has encouraged this behavior (fact)
      4. I now more than ever am inspired to be part of the change 
        1. Equality, accountability, access to serves, equal pay, criminal justice reform, care, dignity, compassion and in general humanity for others 
    3. Innocent people or color are being killed with zero accountability
      1. I never thought in my lifetime I would see what my parents told me was allowed to occur in the 60’s but here it is in full color
      2. murder is murder no matter who committed the crime, police qualified immunity must be removed, prosecute  
    4. Covid (and the response to it), needless deaths 
      1. Had this been taken seriously by the leadership of this country this would have been under control by now
    5. The lack of empathy and care for others
      1. I have become much more patient and understand that none of us know another person’s journey so don’t judge what you aren’t living
    6. The deterioration of a moral compass
      1. My mom from a young age taught me to be honest and treat others as I would want to be treated, easy
  4. Smoking weed has increased by 9000 % I’m sure
    1. In the state I live in THC is legal and the dispensaries are packed
    2. If you have to stay home, I guess why not be high?
      1. I do not smoke weed but more power to my stoner friends and family
      2. There are certainly proven medicinal benefits to THC
        1. So spark up that blunt and have a great time but know that you reek

My issue is the smell, my sniffer is super sensitive and I can smell weed at 500 paces (can you say skunk)

  • Let’s be clear, This smell is not a pheromone 
  • I prefer to smell like Flower Bomb and YSL 
  1. Thank God we are not alive during Prohibition
    1. My budget for gas in the car has all but been eliminated 
    2. The budget for alcohol has increased by 100%

I took the batteries out of the clock because at this point is always 5 o’clock

Holy Menopause Weight Gain

  • My hormones have no idea what is going on
  • My waistline is not cute at this point
  • When you can’t button your pants, this is a problem
  • Hello work out pants
  • I joined weight watchers and am down 9.6 lbs as of today
  • Ugh side note alcohol is not helping with this situation

I took some before pictures, oh hell NO 

 

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Let’s talk aging

It is unbelievable that I am 52, yep and as we age a whole lotta shit changes. First, skin, good lord I took a selfie a few days ago and wholly pores. When exactly did my skin look like sand paper. Facial hair and brows: facial hair has multiplied, the fu man chu ugh no not cute and everyday I am tweezing some long ass black course hair, what the hell… my eyebrows are nothing, one has some hair the other has a serious lack. Last, the night sweats are out of control, not only do you not sleep but when you do just get a frickin towel to lay on or you might wake up thinking you have been swimming.

If I can fix it, I will. Here are my brows micro bladed day 1. Don’t panic in 2 weeks they will be half this color and thickness. Breathe they will be beautiful. Next week is lip blushing, will let you all in on that too

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For the love of wallpaper

I love color, print, and home improvement projects. I had previously tried to update these old closet doors and needless to say it wasn’t good. Last week while shopping at my very favorite store “goodwill” I found this fantastic animal print wallpaper for 6 bucks a roll. I bought both rolls and came home to get busy. It took me 2 full days of scoring and scraping to get the old ugly wall paper off but now the doors are FANTASTIC, no one can say I’m boring. My decorating style is certainly bold. I hope you like it.

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Proud to be a STRONG woman

I felt some kinda way today when I saw a woman I know post a video of her beautiful home with a view. So let me break it down for real. I have worked since I was 13, put myself through college while taking my 2 sons with me to night classes. I have accomplished so much, owned 3 homes and truly am so proud of being able to say I don’t need a man. I love my husband of 30 years but certainly would be a ok without him. This woman since i have met her has looked for ONLY men with money who could take care of her so she could just be cute with no job. And there have been lots. My question is how can you be proud when nothing you have belongs to you? Maybe I’m different but if I drive a Hyundai I paid for it is better than a benz that dude can yank at anytime.

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Oh the adventures we will have

I have learned so much about an rv in the last month, I thought I would share the adventure Hooking up the truck to the camper is the hardest thing, first you have to back right up to the hitch connector and wait for the clamp to engage. Once this is done we have to pull it out of our steep ass driveway, hitch grinding the entire time into the street so we can get level enough to put on the stabilizer bars. These damn things scare the crap out of me so I simply stand back and watch. You have to put the trailer tongue down to take the weight off the truck then put on these steel bars in with a pry bar that makes a loud noise when on, good lord. Oh then there is two chain connectors that attach to the truck and the power supply for the lights to work. I’m tired just talking about it even though after the 3rd time we did the whole process in under 10 minutes.

On our first trip we learned that you need atleast a 4000 watt generator after we lost all power, oh n check your battery connectors to make sure they are all hooked up, another lesson as ours weren’t. Locate the gfi before you leave just in case it gets tripped you know where to find it, its in our bathroom, who knew.

The great part is we get to sleep in our own bed, no one bothers us, and we get to go to great places. The pictures below were taken at Mt Hood.

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Pure stupidity at its finest

Today I attended my CPR/first aid certification course. I arrived and a man with a keg beer belly and long white hair was in the back of the room, also a participant. I being friendly Fran spoke to this ass hat and asked him where he worked in our organization. He informed me he is a crew chief for one of our offender work crews. Ok I am passionate about rehabilitation and second chances so I engaged in a very brief conversation.

What the hell, this dude in 3 minutes asked how long I worked for our company. When I replied that I relocated from Idaho. The first thing out of his mouth was how could I move from such a beautiful state with such wonderful Trumpster conservatives. Ugh that’s exactly the reason I moved to get away from the bigots I watched treat non white and LGBTQ like shit my entire life.

It got worse, he refused to participate in the CPR portion of the course and sat for 4 hours doing absolutely nothing other than watching us. He stated he was only interested in the first aid portion of the course. What?

The point of this post is to demonstrate the quality of people we have working with men trying to rebuild their lives. I cannot imagine how he treats the work crew participants and know for certain in just 3 minutes it is horrible. We have to identify and stop allowing people like this man to have any power or influence with anyone coming out of the criminal justice system.

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Committed 29 and Counting

This guy and I have been hanging out for 29 years. It seems crazy that over half my life I have spent with him. There have been many bumps and challenges and it takes commitment to make it last but it is so worth the effort. When we said the words for better or worse we meant it, I’m grateful for the journey, love, and joy he brings to my hyperactive self, ha. Happy Anniversary to us

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The simple things

I’m feeling a little under the weather because of cough due to cold as Forrest would say. So when I’m sick I always seem to recognize how little things make my life so great:

  1. The first cup of ☕️ in the morning
  2. A hot bath
  3. Vick’s vapor rub
  4. Clean sheets
  5. The steam sauna
  6. Soft jammies
  7. Cheesecake
  8. Chicken 🐔 noodle soup
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Addiction lessons

I must say I never thought I would be impacted by addiction but it has smacked me in the face full on. My oldest son who has always been the strong athlete is sitting in rehab getting well. As a college athlete he was given every opioid available to keep him on the field and now he is repairing the damage. I am thankful he is alive and the man he is meant to be has emerged. He has gained 60 lbs of muscle and is not only physically but mentally healthy it is truly amazing. I never knew how horrible the addiction was but am grateful my son has found his purpose. We never understand the struggle or circumstances until god reveals them and he is on his way to a great great great future