Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The nerve of some people....

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Why do some people feel like the Earth is their dumping ground? I don't understand the thought process that these people go through to feel that it is ok the dump their trash all over the place.

Our house is one of the corner houses on a dead end street. The cross street is a pretty busy place. We are constantly getting other peoples trash blowing into our yard. You would think we were just pigs or something. That is annoying enough.....but it gets worse.....

Behind our house/backyard is an empty lot full of some trees and bushes. On the other side of that lot is another house that faces the busy street. The other day I was taking on the phone looking out my second story window and watched this woman take a cardboard box over to her property line and throw it into the empty lot next to a bush. It was as if her husband was telling her to do it because she walked over and almost threw it and then ran back to the house and then walked back over and tossed it over. I mean really why does anyone thing that is ok.

At first I could not believe my eyes the street in front of their house was busy as usual and it did not even phase her. Then I though I will just walk over there pick up the box, drop at their front door, tell her that I saw here accidentally drop her box and that I had wanted to help her retrieve it. But then that would mean I would have to face this person I know nothing about and who knows what kind of people they are right? I know kinda chicken...but hey I was massed in my own home by an intruder/friend what can I say. I have seen them dump their yard waste over there as well.....but at least that takes care of itself in time. Then I thought I should call someone...but who do you call....its not an emergency but it is a crime. This was Sunday evening so.......after I was done with my phone call things got busy and I kinda forgot about it.....

Then we had the snow...and no school/work...more distractions...but today on my way to take Steve to my parents house...I saw the box...sitting there in the empty lot by the really bugged me again. So....I looked up online how to report littering people....I found a web site that I could report this type of offence....but then it said if you have seen someone littering don't fill out the form call the number.....That's where I have left it so far. I have not made that call. I need to and I will...but what would you do?

If we all just dump our trash where ever we please we might as well crawl in a trash bin and live there. It just sickens me that this person cant take the cardboard to the recycle bin or have the trash company pick it up...whats the deal? what are these people thinking??

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Snowed in...

Not really. Kinda. The beautiful Pacific Northwest has had a November to remember. The most rain seen during any November on record and snow....lots of snow in some places. In 1993 we got snow, a lot of snow. I worked near downtown Seattle and took the bus to work everyday. It took me 5 hours to get home on the bus when it usually took me about an hour. Cars where left on the side of the freeway because they could not get through the snow. The next day things were much better. Today was like that...maybe worse since there was a Seahawks game last night. Some people did not get home last night because of the snow.

The area I live in really did not get a lot of snow. But the streets were covered and it was really, really cold. All the schools were closed. My first idea was to take Steve to my moms and go into work late....I was prepared to do it.....but I was told it was ok to stay home, stay safe off the road...I took that option. Now as I look out my window and see the road I feel silly for staying home...maybe I should feel silly for feeling silly.

I talked to my cousin who lives in an area that got more than 15 inches of snow and has been out of power for 2 that is dealing with the weather.

Thursday, November 23, 2006


I am thankful for my life
I am thankful for my son
I am thankful for my family
I am thankful for my friends
I am thankful for my health
I am thankful for my job
I am thankful for it all.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday - if you don't celebrate this particular holiday....I hope you still have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, November 19, 2006


It has been decided that Steve will not be seeing his daddy this Christmas vacation. I am sad for him. He will be disappointed. He does not know yet. So thats way it is unofficial. Nothing would surprise me...a change of plans...who knows. His dad said that he would tell him....but he hasn't yet.

We will be fine. At least we wont be spending a bunch of our vacation time on a plane. We will keep busy and have a good time. I just need to get the He@@ over the guilt I feel for him being hurt. I will it will be ok.

Have a great week!!

Thursday, November 16, 2006 rain

I really love the fall. These cell phone pictures are not the best...but they are still nice.

Today I went for a walk with my dear friend Kelly. We were lucky enough to have the Seattle rain stop long enough to enjoy the fall. We have had more rain this November than any other November on record. I hope you are all having a great week.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


What defines you?
I am just curious how others deal with this question. My counselor asked me today what my values are..I have been asking that myself for some time now....what do I hold dear, what inspires me, what do I enjoy, what am I passionate about?

All very good questions...all something that we should be able to answer.

My answers are easy...but they are a short list...but I need to explore what else might be out there..something that I may have forgotten, something that may be missing.

My family,
My friends,
My work,
My home,
My health,
Peace........those are easy..but there should be more. I think that is part of my problem....part of me is missing, lost in a way.

What are you passionate about, what do you hold dear? What answers outside of the obvious listed do you feel?

Thanks for sharing.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Drama is the way...

Some people are addicted to drama....sometimes I think I am one of those people. I guess in a way you could say that life in general is a drama. Some people live for high drama. The drama that some people live with is on a very high level and constant. If they don't have any drama in their life they create it. I am pretty happy with the quiet life that Steve and I have right now. We just finished with soccer and now we have started in on a new cub scout den. Other than that life is quiet.

The new drama in my life that I am really trying to just let play out quietly and smoothly is something that will never go away...Christmas is coming so here comes the next "daddy visit" or not. I am not sure what is going to happen yet.

This is one drama that I could go without. Steve is missing his daddy. He asked his daddy today on the phone if he was going to visit during Christmas and daddy said "I sure hope so"

What does that response say to a 6 year old? To me that means that he doesn't know if he is going to have enough money to fly Steve and I down for the visit. But to Steve....I wonder what he really thinks? He seemed better today after asking his dad...he has been pretty upset that last couple of days. He told me that he did not think he was going to get to see his daddy this Christmas. I don't know why he feels that way...he had not asked before today. Still he did not get an answer.

I sent an email asking the same question.....I said he would not have to fly me back during the short visit...I would stay in town and visit friends. No answer as of yet. I wish I could tell the man to get some balls and live up to his responsibility and pay for the visit, or pay for support and I would pay for 1/2 of the visit.....but live up to some responsibility for his son.

Anyway.....although sometimes I feel I might like a little drama....this is one I can live without.

Take care all. Love your kids they deserve it!!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Lets play a game....

My parents like to go out and gamble. They like to go to a casino and play the slots or play cards. They do this a couple times a week on average. I don't really see it as a problem...they have worked hard and continue to do this is what they do to have fun.

They are kind of funny about it when we, their kids, ask them how their night was...
"oh we had a good time"
"oh it was ok"
"oh we should have just stayed home."

They never just say how they did...not that it matters...I have figured out what they mean...

when they say "oh we had a good time" they mean..they won some money. Of course their level of enthusiasm lets on what level of winning they have done.

when they say "oh it was ok" it means that they may have won a little, broke even or at least lost very little while playing all night.

when they say "oh we should have just stayed home" it means they lost and the machines or cards did not even play with them....

They are funny because they will tell our cousins that they won and even how much they won....but not us kids. Its fine, I could care less its not like any of us have every asked them for money...but for some reason they don't tell us anything. Maybe they are afraid we will worry or something..who knows.

Anyway I hope you all have a great week!!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Not so interesting

They say it rains all the time in Seattle....

Yesterday we got just as much rain in 5 minutes as we did for the entire month of August.

I wonder if it rains all the time in Seattle, why does everyone forget how to drive in it????

The rain the last few days has not been like the normal misty type rain that Seattle is known for......the rain lately has been resembling the kind of rain I would see in Arizona or Texas....I guess that might be why there are problems with flooding and to be fair why some people have problems driving in it....

Have a great week and an even better weekend.