Sunday, March 20, 2011

Queen of Procrastination

I just had my birthday a few weeks ago and I was thinking to myself that I need to make some changes in my life. Yes, the same things I've been needing to change for awhile now. I'm forty-something and I'm going to be married for 25 yrs. next month and I have a 16 year old daughter. I need to take care of myself better. I need to take pride in my home. I need to be more active. I need to spend quality time with my family.

These are overwhelming things to think about all at once. Every time I think of doing something that I should be doing, I put my head in the sand and retreat. My husband keeps on telling me that I need to take baby steps. Just do a little at a time. But when I try, I lose focus and end up trying to do too many things at once and then it's a mess. I guess I need some accountability. I was going to share my secret shame, but I don't think I'm brave enough yet. All I want is to have some semblance of order, so it can help put order in my life. It's a fact that chaos begets chaos. I'm scared of failure...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kitten Happy Ending!

Last week I found 2 newborn baby kittens under a tarp at work. We waited for the mama to return, but she didn't. I didn't want any harm to come to them so I brought them to Pet Orphans on my lunch break to see if they could take them. They had a nursing mama kitty that they were going to try and sneak them with, but if not, they would have a volunteer foster them, which was feeding them every 2 hrs. They are an amazing operation and if I never need to adopt another pet, I am going there! I called to check on the kittens and they called me back today to say they are doing well and thriving. It really made my day! I'm so glad they are o.k. and I hope they get adopted.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Don't Believe the Hype!

Today I went to Taco Bell to get my usual cheapo filling meal when I saw a beautiful picture of their new "Pacific Shrimp Burrito". (See photo) It said their burrito was loaded with 6 marinated shrimp and as you can see from the picture, they seem like they fill the burrito. With my mouth watering, I ordered it, which the price cost more than the 3 dollar menu items I usually get for lunch. When I received it, it was puny. I bit into it and felt a crunch in my mouth. The shrimp were breaded? How can they be marinated if they were breaded? No, the crunch was from red tortilla strips randomly strewn into the burrito. I brought the burrito back and said, I think you gave me a crunch wrap burrito. She said that it was shrimp. I unwrapped it and underneath the lettuce and cheese and sauce, there were 6 tiny shrimp. They did say there would be 6 shrimp, but looks are deceiving in advertising. I am not a naive person, but I got caught up in the photo of the beautiful shrimp and I suppose it was wishful thinking that I would actually get something that looked like the picture in a fast food place. Needless to say, I was disappointed and let this be a warning, don't believe the hype when it comes to fast food advertising. That's how food art people still have jobs!