Pat and Bee's Life

At the speed of crazy!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Rough Week Ahead!

Last week was rough. This week looks to be the same.

Pat is suffering from allergies which pretty much knock him out of commission. He has trouble breathing due to congestion, so he snores, tries to sleep a lot, and when he's not at work spends his time resting for the next big day. My heart breaks for him, and I wish there was something I could do!!

Whenever one of us is sick, down, busy with work, or pre-occupied it makes stuff at home harder. We cover daily chores and household duties for each other, while still trying to maintain a level of sanity and the same workload we always have. So it's tough on both of us.

I am drowning in work. So much to do, and most of it isn't stuff I can just accomplish. It's stuff that I need to research, really think about, analyze, and then act on. Considering I've got about 4 major projects at one time adding in answering phones, dealing with walk ins, and processing my regular daily duties it can become rather overwhelming!

To make it even harder, if I stick my headphones on and ignore my co-workers in an attempt to focus everyone calls me bitchy and grumpy! WTF!! I HAVE WORK TO DO! Work that requires an incredible amount of focus and attention! I can NOT focus on 4 projects, daily duties, AND how your weekend went as well as assist with what you should do with a specific work issue without some serious backlog. It's stressful. I deal with it the best I can!!

This Friday is also my orthodontic appointment. They'll be replacing wires, changing out my o-rings, and in general, making me more miserable than I already am.

Eating is difficult. I can't really chew. So I cut things up into tiny pieces and with my tongue and whichever teeth aren't super sensitive, attempt to swallow without actually pressing teeth against food. It's been an interesting adventure.

Last week super sensitivity to cold and pressure started, so soup has become an almost every meal regular. I AM SICK OF SOUP! SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can only use warm or room temperature water to brush and rinse. Since water at work only comes out cold, I have to make sure I have enough drinking water to use. It's.....interesting.

I also found out last week that once my Pendulum appliance comes out, I might be stuck with a Nance appliance for the ENTIRE length of my braces. I will clarify this on Friday at my appointment, but the possibility has depressed me no end.

Finally - trying to plan trips has become impossible. I don't want to go anywhere that might offer yummy eating opportunities. Which leaves me with going no where, doing nothing, and stuck in hellish Ridgecrest. Which this weeks "State of the City" address noted "Is a small town with big town amenities".

I would like to point out that Burger King is not a big town amenity. Nor is a NON-super Wal-mart, or a K-Mart. Which is all we've got!!!!

IF ONE MORE PERSON tells me how much there is to do here VIOLENCE WILL ENSUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stupid Burroughs graduates!!! STFU! srsly.

On that note though, people who say Ridgecrest is a great place to raise kids should have CPS called on them. Ridgecrest has an incredible DUI and illegal drug use rate in both grade school, high school, and the adult population - INCLUDING base employees!!!! I believe it's because there is nothing else to do here! You want to raise your kids in that environment? GO FOR IT! I'll sit here and continue to laugh at your stupidity and will try to act shocked when you talk about what struggles your 16 year old is having with alcohol and marijuana. Legalize it! That will help! *rolls her eyes*

Anyway, here's hoping to a productive week of work, and hopefully after my 10am ortho appointment on Friday I can return to work. I am already so behind I can't imagine losing more time away from my desk. It's simply not worth it.

Happy Sunday All! Have a safe Halloween, and a wonderful kick off to the holiday season!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Paid In Full!

I can't explain how truly proud I am of my husband. My soul mate! My wonderful Pat.

Earlier today, in fact moments ago, he wrote a check to purchase his first car up front, no financing. He owns the vehicle in our garage outright.

He has worked hard for it. He has put up with me trying to spend his money constantly on trips and things he cares nothing for. He has given money to those he doesn't know in situations he can't begin to fathom, simply because I asked him to.

He has, right in front of my eyes, gone from a college kid who I was not impressed with, to a man who thinks first of his family and what is best for us, and who holds my heart so tenderly and well that it makes me cry to think of the care and love he provides.

Honey, I love you, and I am so very proud! Let's go on a trip to celebrate!!! ;p
Enjoy every moment of your new car, and may it serve you well and for many years. CONGO RATS!!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Update: October 18th 2010

BUSY! For someone who does nothing, I sure am busy a lot! And lots of things have fallen behind, so I've *sings* got to get a move on! /sing =) Such a happy week this will be! I DEMAND IT! Of myself, and of those around me! I need the happy this week. The focus, the goal setting and making, and the moving forward!

This tends to be a hard time of year for me, but so far I've been able to keep moving and keep my thoughts where they need to be to be a productive and happy soul.

This weekend is the Desert Empire Fair in Ridgecrest. Can I tell you, their website used to be the most aweful thing in the world. But they changed it not to long ago, and I found the new site today to be a breath of fresh air!

For a city that is filled with computer scientists, engineers, techy people and college graduates - the companies and events here seem stuck in the dark ages of geocities (I give you CLOTA's website ) or downright non-existance (every spa/hair/nail place in town. Why would I want to call you to find out your prices?).

How does one survive in this day and age, in this high tech city, without a website?!? I don't get it. Hire a high schooler for $60 bucks to build you a website. Or go out of business! You deserve it for being small minded and stupid. :) Yes, I'm judgemental. I'm also a consumer that demands attention! GIVE IT TO ME or I'll take my money to someone who's listening!

Moving on....I really enjoy the animal portion of the fair. Watching the goats, pigs, sheep, and cows is really fun. Otherwise, the fair is pretty boring compared to the Del Mar Fair, but I guess one can't be picky here in Ridgecrest.

In addition to the fair, this weekend is Blizzcon, which I'm very excited about. Mostly because Blizzard is, no doubt, the worst MMO company ever in communicating with their community. They do it solely through their fan sites and affiliate program - but their information in game and on their own website is disasterous. So this is a great chance to see some good stuff come out.

We were going to buy the Blizzcon DirecTV package but decided not to, since no one wants to come over and watch it, and I'll be watching football while following the Twitter, video, and article updates from the event. I am a little bummed we'll be missing out on the closing ceremonies of Tenacious D (I was 9th in line to buy tickets and Pat decided he didn't want to go), but overall, lots of good info will come, and I'm excited about sifting through the non-hype version of it. I'm NOT a WoW fanboi, so I guess I expect more than just "this was cool", which is what everyone seemed to have posted last year. *cough*myoldemployer*cough* Really looking forward to WoWhead, WoW Insider, and any Escapsist coverage though!

Then there's Halloween, which we're not doing anything for. I am starting my Día de los Muertos stuff this week though. Getting ready to cook some amazing albondigas and some enchiladas as a rememberance of Aunt Becky. I miss her often, and this seems like a good way to remember her, though she's probably kill me for heathen ways if she knew I was doing it.

Finally, time for holidays! It's time to start the decorations, meal planning, and just in general enjoy the period! Ridgecrest is appropriately rainy/hazy this week, so I'm hoping it will stay cloudy/cooler without the wind and overwhelming humidity.

I'm thinking it will be Thanksgiving with just Pat and I. Early morning mimosas as I throw in the turkey and prep the food, watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and then football, food, and video game playing with leftovers! mmmmmmmmmm But with just the two of us, it's always interesting trying to come up with enough food to feed us, with healthy leftovers, without going overboard.

Of course, Pat's birthday is in January, so a lot of planning for what we'll be doing (so far, nothing).

Add to that the backlog of sending presents, cards, cleaning, arranging closets, organizing, and preparing for life in general and one has a VERY busy Bee!

Happy Monday all, and to all an awesome week!