Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ranting about Micromanagement and other things

From the Cincinnati Zoo- I understand how he feels.
Ever wonder what motivates some people? I do. I guess I really wonder why some people- not mentioning any names here or places that would be identifiable-have the insane urge to control EVERYTHING. Yeap, caps. I do mean EVERYTHING.

Case in point... I left something- a note to myself- on my desk Friday (at that place I work which shall remain nameless)- just a reminder of how I needed to do something for future reference. Nothing big- just one of those little notes one writes oneself as a reminder. You know, in shorthand that you understand. It's like when I go to the grocery. A typical list might look like
1. h2o
2. pt- (paper towels)
3.tp- (toilet paper)
and so on. You get the idea.
Ok, so my grip, rant, issue...
I came in Monday to find my note- which had things crossed out and rewritten in other shorthand- not my shorthand, mind you- but someone else's shorthand.  Really??? Really!!! They had nothing better to do than edit my notes- my personal notes that were STRICTLY A REMINDER TO MYSELF???!!!

It totally blew me away. I was amazed at the extreme level of micro management that occurs on all too often a basis. I was more than a little upset- can you tell? But I'm good now. I think. Well at least until the next issue comes up.

Next rant- I saw on the library's website that they are pushing Chaney's bio- who really wants to read that???  Just wondering. To me that would be worse than reading Bush's. Well, George W's anyway. George H's might not be too bad- as long as I don't have to agree with his politics.

And finally- I saw an article today that discussed Dumbledore being gay. Really? I've read all the books at least twice and have not picked up on that. Why does he have to be anything other than a wise wizard?

til next time...Oh, I guess I really have dropped the ball on this website's intent. Oh well...that's a whole other post...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Living the Dream

Just haven't figured out whose yet- lol. It's been a busy summer. Vacation, travel,  lots of house projects and my first full grandchild on the way. It's a girl!!! Woo hoo.

Um, I'm not old enough to be a full grandma. Oh well, I guess that's life. When I picture a grandma I remember Grandma Flynn, and how she was a little round thing that baked cookies, didn't work and well, I'm not sure what she did with her time when I wasn't around. She was a cute little thing- round as a watermelon, and gray as a rock. Always had an apron on, and fresh baked cookies in the cookie jar. Well, that's not me. Breaking a paradigm here. I was up on a 6 foot ladder finishing drywall not more than a half hour ago. And I was jamming to AC/DC. Somehow that image just doesn't fit with my picture of a grandma. Oh well, I guess Autumn will learn to love me as I am, and not as I "should" be. Instead of cookies it will be frappacinos from Starbucks. Instead of playing the piano we'll be painting anything and everything. Instead of only seeing her at holidays we'll be hanging all the time. Instead of Glenn Miller- who I love btw, it will be anything from AC/DC to Casting Crowns or the Boston Pops, and everything in between, well except rap- haven't ever developed a fondness for that.

I went to Florida last month with my "better" half- that really depends on what day of the week it is, lol. Florida in June is nice, right? Not- it rained every day- and not just a little bit. We're talking all day rain- for 5 of the 8 days we were there. Not good. I got up every day at 5 just to try and get some good snaps of the sunrise. Didn't manage to do that. But here are a couple that I took. More later. I've only got 2500 photos to go thru...
Sunrise-probably the best I saw

Monday, March 28, 2011

Ohio River

Recent photos from the flooding. I usually park on the landing right near this sign.

And this is the walkway along the top of Serpentine wall. Pretty wild.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The (Coming) End of the Road

Things I will miss about the church in Dayton:

1. Time with RW
2. Working with RW
3. the people
4. The garden
5. Baking
6. Potlucks

Things I won't miss:
1. The drive
2. The politics
3. Doing the bulletin EVERY WEEK
4. Negative comments and criticism about the above item- hey- I do it for free, week in and week out. Somebody else can step up and take the crap
5. The music- old dead people tunes DO NOT appeal to me
6. Being labeled the secretary- nothing wrong with being a secretary, but if that's what I am, well, where's the paycheck?
7. Labels- I get to be a CHRISTIAN again- no labels!!!!
8. Feeling like it's a job and not church

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

To Grow Up We Must Go Deeper

HI! Long time no write. It's been a busy season, and well, I've been hibernating.  Kinda, sorta. Really just trying to deal with the daily stuff that gets thrown my way, and some other stuff that is just once in a lifetime stuff- hopefully. In other words, too down to write, and too paralyzed to do much of anything. But that's gonna change...I'm gonna make it change.

So, here we are. 2011. I know, a little late on that observation. I started a bible study last week at Crossroads- Go Deeper. One of the premises for tonight's session was that we have to grow up to grow deeper. Which makes tons of sense. We can't remain babies when there is work that needs to be done by adults. We can't grow closer to who God wants us to be if we don't dig inside ourselves and figure out just who that is. Part of growing deeper for me right now means facing the fears and other crap head on. I wish someone could tell me what that looks like. But then- I wouldn't be digging deeper, would I? Someone would be telling me what I "need"- and I don't think that will work.

So, going deeper means...
-trusting more- which is so hard for me- I don't trust much in life except death and taxes...
-listening more- oh what a hard one for me that is. Too many years of doing it my way.

That's a start.


on the photos- I haven't had the energy -too down- to do anything. Which really sucks. I got a tripod for Christmas and haven't even opened it yet. But here's one I like...