Friday, December 28, 2012

I learned a new word today

I am sure that as the New Year approaches there are many who are reflecting along the last year and posting their highlights. I am sure that if they are not posting their highlights of the last year they are posting their resolutions for the new. I on the other hand have decided to do neither and just reflect on today.

The word of the day as given by a friend is “fartnuckle”. The definition of “fartnuckle” is “adj: describing anything or anyone that irritates the crap out of you for any reason at all”. I however will use it on occasion as a noun.

My goal has been to give myself Joy and since using this word makes me smile, I consider that JOY.

So without any further delays, I give you my top 5 “fartnuckles” of the day.

Fartnuckle #1

My fellow employee who for some unknown reason believes that it is okay to sneeze all over without covering your mouth.

Seriously, I don’t give a rat’s arse if you are allergic to something or carrying the Ebola virus. Cover your freaking mouth. I, as well as the entire world, do not find it necessary to see your spit flying while you sneeze nor do we find it cool that every time you sneeze you get louder.

Fartnuckle #2

Sales People who make appointments and then don’t hold them.

My beautiful #2 brother gave my name as someone who would be eligible to receive a “safety packet” for my children as a gift from his union hall. Catch #1, both adults must be present in order to receive such packet. So, I make an appointment for a day last week in which I rush home from work in time to clean my house enough to accept company and he calls me an hour before arriving to tell me he had an emergency in another town. He rescheduled for last night and then never showed or called. That SFB will not get another chance. Oh well, I guess my children will be safety less.

Fartnuckle #3

Sitting in an office with 3 people because I used all my sick/vacation time to take care of my mother.

Nothing is worse than being stuck somewhere for 8 hours with nothing to do.

Fartnuckle #4

Being a mother of teenage boys

I should not have to even get into this one. The smell alone would make your hair curl. I guess the money I have saved on perms over the last few years will be worth the color they are making me use to cover the grey hair.

Fartnuckle #5


If you have been with me for any length of time you know how often my husband contracts things that interfere with my social life. I have managed to remove myself from all responsibility and give him two aspirin and go. He has his typical day after Christmas through the next few weeks ailment but my JOY will come first and I won’t let it affect my weekend.

Have a happy New Year everyone and be sure to avoid any fartnuckling to others.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

a little more each day.

The road to pure Joy is filled with pricks and sticks. The sticks I have to avoid and the pricks are always just there…poking you…annoying you…and being a prick.

Okay, now that I have gotten that little bit off my chest, I have a few joyful things to tell you about.

We went to the oncologist this morning and everything continues to be great and no more visits until June for him. We see the surgeon in February sometime but even then the outcome looks good there.

It is the end of the year and things can be pretty stressful here at work. I refuse to allow that to get the best of me. I realized the other day that spending ½ my time outside of the office bitching about the office made me a very bad non joyful person to be around. I will stop complaining, at least for now, about the ignoramuses that I now spend my days with.

We have a goal set for us each year and that goal for me this year was $1.2 M. By the end of the month, I should have hit $1.8. Cool little bonus check for me. That brings me Joy.

Because of the HUGE numbers that we hit this year the company is giving us iPads for a year end gift. This is in place of the typical $50 AMEX gift card we normally get. I will take it.

Peanut is getting that for Christmas. That frees up a few dollars which will allow me to get Jelly a lap top and something really cool Lego wise for Butter.

The honey is seriously considering a change in careers. If you don’t know me personally then this may not seem like such a huge deal. Honey is about to turn 47 in a few months and has had 1 job at 2 companies and he started working at the age of 15. This somewhat excites me, as this job he has has been killing him for the past 10 years. Physical labor and long hours don’t mix well with a man who has crohns disease.

I have so many little stories to tell you about that it makes it hard for me to catch you all up. I will continue to place a little more into my day each and every day.