Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Sunday, February 24, 2008

As the World of McD's Turns

Who da thunk McD's would be the perfect setting for a soap opera? It seems to be all about who's hooking up with whom and who's cheating on whom and who's dating whom... Back in my day, if you wanted to hook up with someone you met them at a bar the good ol' fashioned way! I have to admit, this job is turning out to be a guilty pleasure! I really enjoy hearing about the lives of these people. Some are seriously misguided but most seem to just want to have fun. I know I did some stupid things in my younger days so who am I to judge! I try to slip in a few words of wisdom that I've learned after some agonizing lessons of my own. Sometimes you just have to learn the hard way. They are basically good kids - with one or two rotton apples - just like anywhere. There's teenage angst, twenty-something ennui and not much else! There are several kids who are destined for bigger and better things. They are just using McD's as a stepping stone to gain some experience before they jet off to college and their professional careers. Smart and hardworking, and most of all, they keep there noses clean. Unfortunately there are also those who don't really have much else to fall back on. I've yet to meet someone like myself. I hope I am unique...I wouldn't wish my circumstances on anyone. Hard times happen to everyone and hindsight is always 20/20. I suppose things could be much worse. And, it turns out, I really like going to work there. For crappy money, I get entertained for 5 hrs a night. You can take my hourly wage and see a movie for a couple of hrs and I think I still get the better deal! It's been several years since I've laughed so hard at work. The last time was when I was working with my BF. She always knows how to get me going!

I've taken a siesta on knitting these last few days *GASP*! I can't seem to make up my mind which project I want to start next. Another purse, another purse from a new pattern, another wallet, a new dishcloth, another hat - so many choices. So I decided to catch up on some reading for a change. I'm into Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair. She's really funny and tells a great story. I highly recommend it. Check out her blog. I've also got Maggie Sefton's Knitting Mysteries on deck. So, if I'm not physically knitting, at least I'm reading about it! Hubby says I'm really obsessed. BTW - there's a thread on Ravelry that talks about being addicted to the site or knitting and everyone contributes a funny comment to "You know you're addicted when." Hubby had a great one - you know you're addicted when your husband sees a great sweater on someone at Walmart and wants to ask them if it's handmade and where he can find the pattern so his wife can knit it! Crazy!

Well, the family is mostly over the flu bug. Dad is still coughing and a bit congested. Hubby recovered the quickest - surprisingly with the shortest amount of overall sleep. LD is still fighting a cough and now has a runny nose. I fear I'm in for the long haul with him. As for myself, I still have an annoying dry cough that occasionally turns productive and a nose that needs blowing every hour or so. Nasty nasty little virus.

My MIL bought herself a new digital camera and I had the opportunity to try it out yesterday. What a sweet little thing. It's a FujiFilm 9.0 megapixel camera with a 2.5" view screen. The features are very nice and the help pop ups are just what she needs to get awesome pics! Since she's off to Ireland in a few months she'll need to practice so she can take many, many pics of the gorgeous countryside. Good for her!

On a sad note, hubby and I are letting our beautiful dining set (it's been in storage for over a year) go to his sisters. *Sob* I hate the idea of someone else using MY furniture - BUT - at least it would be out of storage and someone I love would be using it. Still *sob* and $%^&. I really hate not having my house anymore. Poverty SUCKS!

On that happy note, I need to sign off and go snuggle with LD. He seems a little quiet today. Here's a pic of him after getting his new chair! He's telling his Grampa "mine!"

Ciao and Happy Knitting!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

Books Read in 2011

  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
  • The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

Books Read in 2010

  • The Yada Yado Prayer Group - Netta Jackson
  • Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
  • Re-reading all the Tintin graphic novels - Herge
  • The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
  • Death by Cashmere - Sally Goldenbaum
  • An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris