…and Overnight, Everything Changes!

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…my my my. When last we spoke, you and me, and the other three of you…I was sitting at a bar, lamenting and trying to be hopeful about my future. Missing my son, wishing things had been better the last few years and working on a glass half full attitude (I was failing miserably).

AND THEN.

I’d been toying with the idea of moving to a smaller place, but I hate moving so I hadn’t really committed to the idea. A few days after our Saturday chat, I decided, found an apartment community that I liked and started a dialogue with them about availability.

AND THEN.

Four days later I got the phone call that would pull me out of my funk ONCE AND FOR ALL.

I’d been interviewing for different positions for several months, and I’d been passed up for several positions, but one in particular had passed me by and I was, unquestionably, saddened by it. I had even gone so far as to let it knock me down a rung on my self esteem ladder (as if I have time to work on getting back up there..sheesh).

Then I get a call from the recruiter for that position. Evidently another position opened up and the company wanted to, and did, extend me an offer! This is in a field I’ve never worked in, only dabbled, and with a very large reputable worldwide company.

AND NOW.

I’m looking at my life taking a complete 180 turn within the next two weeks and COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED! Faith in positivity restored, my optimism is replenished and I look forward to all the interesting things that will be happening subsequently. For the first time in my life, being a new empty nester, I will move into my first one bedroom apartment completely alone.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT? I’M OK WITH IT.

#newjob #lifechanges #changeisconstant

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Sitting At A Bar

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Typical of my age, and relationship situation, it’s Saturday night and I’m… At a bar. Watching the Texas Rangers, drinking at my safe bar though..by safe I mean, I have low pig tails, a hat on and no makeup. Even if I were to get hit on here, I wouldn’t go anywhere with it. I’m glad I have a place like this to relax in, no pretense, no desire to spiff up for the people that come in here.

Most people my age are raising kids and doing parental stuff on the weekends. I’m past that now, my son has moved on to another part of his life, though I do hope he comes home once more, I wasn’t ready. Not by a long shot. I know he is though, so I’m not pushing.

The next several years will be transformational for me.. And I’m finally getting excited about that.

When you are at the point where your kiddos are grown and gone, what are your plans?

#emptynest #barstool #SaturdayNight #Rangersbaseball

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Just Me and You

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When I first saw you
I couldn’t believe my eyes
And that you were mine
One of our first hard times
And we both made it!

Your nose is like mine
Eyes round and big
I’d never suspected
I’d have such a cute kid
With crazy quick wit

Thoughtful and sweet
Kind to all you meet
Years and years we
Were two musketeers
Just us, against the world.

Now you’re grown and it’s you
I can’t tell you everything
What good would that do
Of course, I miss you
But I’ve never been more proud.

Set your path young man
Enjoy as much as you can
Learn from others, more than I did
And never forget, you’re always my kid.

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Waving Your Confederate Flag

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I didn’t spend a lot of time researching this, but I did spend enough to know that my presumption based on what I learned in high school about The American Civil War was correct. Living in Texas we are deemed ignorant, bumpkins, rednecks, racists, republicans and whole host of other names, labels and stereotypes. It’s infuriating for those of us that are more progressive of thought, who believe in equality for all and that color is just a matter of ecological stimulation and regional ancestry in other countries or locales. COLOR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE VALUE OF A HUMAN BEING.

That said, an acquaintance posted a picture of the confederate flag today, as a meme that read, “Posting this to offend the ignorant people.” Okay. Let’s address this bullshit shall we? I’ve been quiet about it because I personally believe that it’s ignorant to go around flashing a flag that you never fought under, nor your ancestors and that you really – if you operate with ANY logic at all, you would know it’s a symbol of racism and it’s not worthy of being flown. But yet, here we are in 2016, a century and a half later, still dealing with idiots who think it’s their birthright or some such nonsense to go around with this horrible thing as some sort of badge of honor.

HONOR, I tell you. It is absolutely abhorrent to think that The Civil War was about anything other than slave labor, we all learned this, we all know this – where the fuck is the mystery here people? But for some reason, we shouldn’t tie that in and call you a racist asshole for flying this symbol, or putting it the back window of your pickup truck or whatever else you choose to do with it?? STOP. If you’re ok with making other people feel threatened in your presence because you support a notion from 150 years ago, then that makes you an asshole. Point. Blank. Period.

You will never convince me of anything else. Anytime I see this flag represented by anyone, they are immediately less of a person in my eyes. Just like men who scoff and get all butthurt when they are met with feminists who believe in equality of the sexes, feminists have been dragged through the mud because men just can’t stand the thought of women competing on a level playing field, why? Because they know once they lose their power as men and they have to work on an even playing field, they’ll actually have to WORK HARD. The same was true of the plantation owners who rallied the southern people to fight for slave labor, THEY JUST DIDN’T WANT TO WORK.

Yeah, it’s easier to have someone else do it, even better if you can force them to do it for free. Again I must ask people, why in the Hell would you even think about supporting this notion by waving this symbol? Do you also tell your daughters that they must have long hair, wear dresses and make all the food? How antiquated are you people? I am just sick to death of the south getting a bad reputation, but I am even more sick to death of the jackasses that are the cause of this bad reputation. We are living in an age where cells are being regrown with stemcells – your TV can make things clearer than you can actually see them, you can watch Netflix on your couch while having conversations on your phone, while having food delivered without ever leaving the couch…and we want to act like what they were doing 150 years ago was a good idea?

GTFOH!

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