A Mother's Rant: January 2006

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A Job

I have decided that I am going to look for work. It's a little scary, because the job I have isn't bad, it's just not good. I know that I'm not going to get anything that is graphic design, so I have to resign myself to that. The semi-perfect job would have the following qualifications:
• Work part time (Monday -Wednesday or Thursday 8-5)
• Have a clean environment, no jeans except on casual Friday
• NO working weekends
• Possibility of building up sick/vacation time.
• Paid holidays
• No standing for long hours
• I don't mind phone work, maybe some kind of customer service call center???
I really don't know, but I would REALLY like it if something would drop in my lap. But that happened once and it ended up being not so good.
Love to you all

Saturday, January 21, 2006


I'm trying to be positive about work. So here goes.
Reasons why this job is good:
• They pay me money to go there.
• I only have to work two days a week.
• As opposed to three of four days to still be part time.
• All the books I would ever want to read.
• I'm close to home and I can ride my bike in good weather.
I'm not going to list all of the things that are bugging me, because I am trying to stay positive. But I am thinking of looking for something else. I'm just not sure what I can do with a degree in graphic design that is now miserably out of date.
Love to you all.

Monday, January 09, 2006


I don't want to do anymore updates so this is it.
Atlanta was fun. We went to the Atlanta Symphony to see The Messiah.
Graduation was GREAT! Clifford never has been one to toot his own horn, so it was fun to be there when he (along with 1000 others) were honored. He graduated with highest honors. What a great honor it has been to be the mother of this child. Sometimes I wonder what I've done to deserve this. I know that it is mostly what Clifford has done and that it has very little to do with me.
Love to you all.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Update Atlanta: Getting there

The night before we left Dallas, I called Clifford and he mentioned, in passing, that he had to scrap ice off his car that evening when he came out of the Temple. It had been freezing rain there. I said, "It's going to be gone by the time we get there. Right?" He assured me that I had nothing to worry about. I gave it no further thought. Until the next day…
We got up at some unheard of hour (yet again) to make the two hour trip to the airport, so that we could make our flight on time. As we are waiting, we hear an announcement "Flight xyz 9:00am flight to Atlanta will be postponed until 9:40" Or something like that. Pretty soon there is another announcement, "Flight xyz to Atlanta has been canceled". So I do the fastest 50-yard dash that I've done since High School and go to the desk to try and get on the next fight. We make it on the next flight, but we are all sitting way apart from each other. Oh well.
By this time (before we actually get on the plane, but after we know that we are going to have to be at the airport an extra two hours) we are all hungry. We found a Chilies and at the DWF airport they serve breakfast. I have to say it was one of the best breakfasts I have ever had.
Eventually we get on a plane to Atlanta and without much to do we arrive in the ATL.
More later.
Love to you all.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Update the Texas Part

Wow! It has been a while since I "ranted".
The holidays were wonderful and joyous. I will update in parts. As it would take some time to update it all.
The excitement started on Dec. 12th when we got up at some unheard of hour to catch a plane to Dallas, Texas. After getting the rental car/van we drove north for about a half-hour and found a Jack-in-the-box, as we were all starving. I talked Loradona into ordering a JUMBO size in order to get the "Party Jack". When I said "Don't we get a Party Jack?" The woman informed us that they were out of Party Jacks and all they had was "Texas Ranger (as in the baseball team) Jack". I did a "Whoop" and said that I would love to have that. I think she thought I was a little weird, but she gave me one and it now sits proudly on the antenna of the Subaru.
After a 2 1/2-hour ride from the airport with out problems, well, if you don't count the fact that Steffenie said "left" in her directions and she meant "right". We finally arrived at our Texas Ranch.
They have three donkeys, a bunch of goats, dogs and two chickens.
The stay was quite pleasant and fun. We even took a trip to Oklahoma. So now I can say I've been to Texas AND Oklahoma.
Fun time was had by all.
Love to you all.