Just a few rambling thoughts and crafts from a mind that is full of both. I am talented in my mind but regularly run full throttle into the wall of procrastination. I have raised procrastination to an art form. A friend once told me I have a BS in BS and a minor in excuse making. If there is anyway to get out of doing my best, I will do my best to get out of it. Welcome to my saburban life. : ).. Lol.

Monday, September 30, 2013

This is how our Sporting KC Fans roll.. : )..

After problems with the public address system and two microphones, the
KC crowd took over the National Anthem duties in an amazing, patriotic
display of pride.  Great job Sporting KC fans and everyone there.  : )..

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Country music these days..

I've always liked country music, but this morning,
I heard 5 new songs by various artists
that were really great.  : )..
The new one by Sugarland?
someone that I didn't recognize,
a newer Dierks Bentley,
and then this one from Tim McGraw..

Friday, September 27, 2013

The light at the end of the tunnel.. : )..

 This is how I look getting ready for work in the mornings..
Way before the crack of dawn..
It's almost over..
: )..
I might get to change my schedule this Wednesday.
Instead of working 0500-1330,
I'll be working 1800-0230.
I was hoping for more of an afternoon shift,
but this is definitely a better schedule than that 0500 one.
Whew!  No more brain dead mornings
where I come thisclose to locking my keys in
the car while it's still running.  Lol.
Come on Wednesday!  Yay!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Cars, Bees and Red Lights, Oh My!

While I was sitting at a local red light,
I had my car windows rolled down just a smidge.
I was minding my own business,
patiently waiting when all of a sudden,
I felt a little thump on my shoulder,
only to find something like this on me..
 I'm sure it was only this size..
I wasn't taking any chances!
I discovered that I have yet another
fantastic dance in my ever-growing
repertoire..  Lol..
It's "Ack! I've got a hornet on me!"

Monday, September 23, 2013

Shift Work Disorder Syndrome.. Lol.

I heard a radio commercial on the way to work
the past couple days, and finally started paying attention.
It's a medication designed to help people who
are tired and sleepy because of the shift times that they work.
I've been so sleepy and tired..
And forgetful..
But then?
I caught the side effects:
  • Stop taking NUVIGIL and call your doctor or get emergency help if you get any of the following serious side effects:
    • Mental (psychiatric) symptoms, including: depression, feeling anxious, sensing things that are not really there, extreme increase in activity (mania), thoughts of suicide, aggression, or other mental problems.
    • Symptoms of a heart problem, including: chest pain, abnormal heart beat, and trouble breathing.
  • Common side effects of NUVIGIL are headache, nausea, dizziness, and trouble sleeping. These are not all the side effects of NUVIGIL.
I think I'll just get more rest.
: )..

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Puppy Love..

 Too cute..  : )..
 Too close to home.. Lol..
How could you resist a puppy like that?
I know that I couldn't..
: )..
(not my actual pup)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Healthy Eating? Count me in. : )..

I love Reuben's, but I'm well aware they aren't the healthiest meal.
Until now.  : )..
Jillian Michael's Biggest Loser Reuben..

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Red Thursday..

Our guys are up in Philly trying to make it a 3-0 season,
leading 10-7 so far.  Go Chiefs!
: )..

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Super Salads.. : )..

I'm always looking for some delicious
salad ideas and this one looks great.   : )..
It's another Pinterest post..

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Grapes and Bees and Wasps! Oh My!

 Ohh, a nice little bird nest..  : )..
 Those nice little birds, pecked holes in the grapes.
Which increases the sweetness so they are ok.
However?  Yup!  It was bee city!
Yikes!  I got stung three times,
another person had 7-8. : (..
Yeow!!  There were a lot of yellow jackets,
wasps and bumble bees there too.
 All in all, they have 11 filled tubs of Seyval Grapes.
 The best yet?  It rained for about 15 minutes
right at the end and we were soaked.
 After the bee stings, we thought we'd end up
getting struck by lightning.  Yikes!
The after pickin meal is always delish.
The owners are vegetarians,
but the food is always great.
And the wine is too.  : )..

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Grape Therapy..


It's almost time for some grape therapy..
Especially this kind..


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bingo Bango!

Who could resist a cute little face like this?
Apparently 30+ people couldn't..
We had another rousing successful charity Bingo
game for another great cause.
Lexi's mom needed to raise some funds
so that she could take her over to St. Louis
for ABM therapy.
We raised enough money for them last night
to pay for five treatments and the costs
associated with the trip.
: )..
We had such a great turnout,
and there were so many great Bingo prizes
and raffle items that were donated.
I didn't get a lot of sleep last night,
but it was well worth staying up late!
Go KC!
Go Lexi!
: )..

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Love for Lexi Bingo..

I've been trying to adjust to my early morning schedule
and trying to find someone who is willing to
switch to a later shift.  I'm a nightowl,
not an early bird.  It's getting
harder to get going
every early,
early morning..
I've also been busy trying to get some items together
for another charity bingo game for an online
friend.  I've finally found an idea that
should really make for some great
raffle items.
I've got all of the supplies.
I've just got to get busy and put them all together.
It's another great Pinterest find.  : )..

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Aye Carumba.. : /..

I've had a long, long, long day..
Slow drivers..
Long, long, long, slow, slow, slow work day..
Never thought that was going to end..
Worn out..
Hot, non-air-conditioned, long drive home..
Slow, slow, slow drivers..
Hot..  Hot..  Hot..
Slow turners..
Extremely hot..
Extremely cranky..
Still hot..
Peace and quiet for now.
I was all out of Calgon.
I will gladly accept donations though!
: )..
Upside for the day?
Had some deeeelishus sirloin steak for dinner.
Still tired.
Still a little warm.
Not so cranky.
Not sooo overly audibly stimulated.
It's been an ok day.
The cat is still lurking, waiting, plotting.
I do still have some wine!
: )..
Ready for the day to be over.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Jan versus her brain today..

 Wakey Wakey Clock is Shakey!
 Wake up!!!
 Unh Uh!
 Nooooooooooooooo..  : (...
 NOOOOOOO..  : (.....
 nooooooooo..  : (..
1:30PM?!  What?!  : ).. 
Woohoo!  Time to go home!
My brain is finished with my 0500 shift.
I just about locked my keys in my car,
while the car was still running.
I tried buzzing myself out of the bathroom door,
where there is no card reader.
My brain stayed home today..
Until it was time to go home..
I have got to get off this shift.
My brain agrees.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Heeeeere Mousie Mousie Mousie! Noooooooooo! Lol.

Since I moved to my new department at work, we've been
having sightings and trappings of mice, left and right.
There have been at least 10 captured back in our
cubicle station.  Yikes!  Thankfully, I haven't
seen any of them yet.  I still haven't
fully recovered from my run in
out in my garage.
However, here is a funny video for all of my
co-workers.  Lol.
Here mousie mousie mousie!
Be careful what you wish for.
: )..

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Oooh, yes please.. : )..

Count me in!
Weight Watchers recipe that is
only worth 1 point,
2 if you add cocoa?
: )..
Oooh, yes please!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Birthday to Andrew.. : )..

It's Andy's birthday today.
After all the hard work he put in with the Rams,
they released him and decided not to sign him to their
practice squad.  He should still be proud of himself and the
performance he gave.  He showed all of the best traits
any player could.  Talent.  Dedication.  Hard work.
Great hands.  Fast feet.  Great tackles.
Helmick Nation still stands along with him
and couldn't be prouder of the work he did.
Happy Birthday Andy!