Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ellie: "Did you call your sister and congratulate them about having a boy?"

Hubby: "No not yet"

"Man are they in for a surprise"


"Having a girl and then a boy...."...."The girls get hard when the boys come into the picture"

"Really?...... I thought it was the other way around"

Ellie pauses.... thinks about it... "that's not what I meant"...Dang folks..hubby made a funny

Friday, February 20, 2009

Response to last nights propose incinerator meeting

at 537 Million Dollars, you would think you get what you pay for, but the underlying risks from a waste incinerator, you pay for more than you bargain for. When I purchase my home they never disclosed that an incinerator might go up in my neighborhood. It's the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy of Realtors. I had to sign a waiver saying that if my neighbor decided to purchase cows I couldn't complain about the smell b/c afterall Frederick is a farming town. Um... I didn't sign a waiver for the smell of this right next to my house.

Dear Commissioners:
I want to thank you for taking the time to listen to the citizens of Frederick last night.
As I sat and listened to the preceding last night, as so many others, I was able to get a glimpse of the personalities of each commissioner. I don’t pretend to know each of you personally and I don’t pretend to know what has taken place behind closed doors pertaining to the discussions of the ‘incinerator’ idea. However I could clearly see who was for, who was against and who had simply ‘had enough’.

Madame Commissioner and Commissioner Thomson, I believe, were much on the defensive last night. Madame Commissioner your demeanor seemed like one of possible confliction, trying to please both sides. I had just wished that Commissioner Thomson conveyed that the comments made by the citizens last night were more important to him. I couldn’t get past the numerous comments about wasteful diapers, point of orders, tight lips and rolling of the eyes. While some from the community were in attack mode, the majority in attendance were and still are truly and genuinely concerned with the adverse affects this would have on our families. We don’t mean to bash you with pleas to make you feel guilty for decisions you have made or to sound redundant, it’s just all of us wanted a chance to speak. We elect our officials in the hopes that their decisions speak for the community.

The idea that the responsibility to report ideas, discussions and proposals lies solely in the medias hands is absurd. Not all of us have a chance to rest let alone read a paper. I try to keep up, but sincerely, your letter on the 3rd was the first indication to me just how close to my home the incinerator would be. Commissioner Thomson suggested that it was my own fault for not keeping up, well I have registered this morning to your email alert system. Hopefully that will help. But Mr. Thompson, again, I work 40 hours a week so that my family has healthcare, and my husband works about 60 hours a week to pay the daycare and the mortgage. The few hours we have aren’t spent on a computer, watching TV or reading a paper. It normally consists of making dinner, giving a bath and reading Thomas and Friends or playing games with our children. Our children, our reason for moving here in the first place.

Due to the high incidents of reoccurring cancers in my family, we actively participate in cancer fundraisers as a family (even the little ones). I couldn’t imagine one day being a part of a cancer cluster research study. I have always said that if I got cancer, I might just shoot myself. After watching my Aunt die a slow painful death from the disease, I couldn’t bear to do it. To hold out on hope and prayer alone b/c medicines weren’t working.
Although Commissioner Jenkins might not believe the hysteria’s concerning the health risks, I do. I urge the commissioners to visit an organization such as John’s Hopkins and witness firsthand the devastating effects cancer has on the human body and soul.

Commission Jenkins.. you stated the following : ‘. “I don't believe all the hysteria surrounding WTE facilities”.” Nobody will be living next to one, but having been to the WTE in Montgomery County I would not have that objection.”
Then I ask you, I have a nice property, 1 acre, four bedrooms, 2.5 baths across from a farm where you can pick fruit off the vine and eat it, backs up to a farm of sheep and goats that are friendly enough to come up to you and let you pet them, I have scenic views of Sugar Loaf Mountain, New siding, nice deck, just the perfect setting. When you build the incinerator close to my beautiful home, will you come purchase it from me for what I owe on it? (b/c we know once the incinerator goes in, I couldn’t sell it for more)
My neighbor’s are friendly people and I am sure they will be stuck there too, but don’t worry, they would welcome a new family with open arms.

This way I can move back to the rural views of Calvert County where I grew up. And my children will be safe(r). I am in real estate, I know how this works. Recently due to the market changes I lost my job in the mortgage industry. When I found another job I started promoting with in my office, the idea of promoting local businesses with free welcome packages with every loan application. We through something in there about helping out the SPCA as well. With the rise of people losing their homes, there is a rise of animals losing theirs as well. If you have anything about the Frederick Government you would like to include to promote more community activism, I would love to include it.

Being so close to this proposed incinerator I wonder why I still don’t have recycling in my neighborhood. Isn’t it reasonable to assume that people will be less inclined to recycle if the incinerator goes up. And I ask, why aren’t the schools recycling???? That bewilders me. When I am in the PTA, and I will be one day, you can be sure that things like that won’t get by me.

I call attention to one citizen’s idea and maybe Commissioner Hagen you can promote this, the balloon idea was wonderful. I as a citizen who drive by that site with my children every day, would love to see what this massive project would look like. Is this possible? I am sure there are some organizations that would donate the use of the balloons.

When attending last night I was hoping to hear more about the agenda on addressing the traffic as well, but I haven’t. The trains going through will back up traffic for trucks immensely. And we all know how ruthless truck drivers are on the road, the automatic assumption of right of way when crossing a street, the dodge of a light b/c it’s harder to rev the truck up, the disregard for delegated speed limits. With my experience of Essroc, it’s scary dodging a dump truck when I have my two babies in the car. I once had the pleasure of being 5 months pregnant, high risk, and run off the road into the ditch by a dump truck that didn’t even stop to see if I was okay. I got out of my car and sat in the grass crying too afraid to get back in the car.
Dodging a truck can be like dodging a bullet.
How is the county prepared to handle the traffic, the road maintenance and the enforcement of speeds and driving laws?

Can you please tell me about the plant emissions monitoring that is going to be set up and the possible proposals of ash clean up in the area?
Can you tell me about the possible proposals by the county to help homeowners that are in danger of losing property values b/c of the plant operating so close to their residential neighborhoods?

I am not for the plant, but I am always for discussion. Without discussion there can be no change.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Click the link for a great blog. I really like it, I am related to her, so a bit biased.
It's inspiring actually. All I do on my blog on a daily basis is yap about this or that, usually complaining. I should learn to explore my creative side a bit more. (I actually have one)
Maybe this calls for a new creation! I haven't posted on Conversations with Hubby in awhile, although we still have them.
The things that make your mind tinker!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

dirty joke, dirty joke..oo oo I gots a dirty joke

How do we know an idiot created women????
.who else would put an asshole next to the snack bar.

and yes I kiss my momma with this mouth

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


You know being from Maryland I used to think of California a lot , much during the winter months.
It's awful to think of California now. I have family that lives out there, about to lose their homes due to a sinking economy. My 'rich' Aunt's and Uncle's aren't so rich anymore.
Some people smirk at those that had money and seeing them lose it, but I am heavy hearted. My Aunt Cherie, though living very fortunate circumstances for a long time, is struggling. Cherie is one of the sweetest women you would know. And Aunt Maryann, she has always been beautiful. Passerby's might not care, but not knowing where they came from makes the difference. They didn't live happy early years and to over come their dire circumstance to rise and become fortunate, only to have it taken away is really scary.
Now at least they have loving and meaningful relationships to help.

I watch the news and see that the governor is about to lay of 10,000 workers today. That California is going into a deep pit, and it can't seem to get out.

How can one state go under this badly? Aren't we all apart of a more perfect union? I can't see California recovering if no one steps in to help.

Am I naive here?... if so please educate me.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Allegheny Power You Suck!

So not only did my taxes go up, my insurance went up, health care insurance went up, mortgage went up, now my electric went up.
And my income went down. So the story is for alot of us.

What is worse out of these...the electric. How bad could it be? Right?....try 49%.

So I opened the bill last night and was sucker punched in the face to see $491.64 staring at me.

Maryland removed the electricity caps so now electric companies can charge you what ever they want.

That is a fucking car payment! How the fuck am I going to be able to afford this they not want me to eat? Do they want me not to be clothed? What the fuck is happening in the United States right now? I just don't get it. How can you increase someone's electricity 49%?

I will tell you how... some big rich fat ass bastard is sitting in his leather chair smoking his $200 cigar and sipping on his imported brandy laughing his ass off b/c he knows everyone needs heat, he knows there is no regulation on why not charge all the bitches in this country out the wazoo for a basic element needed to substain life.

Short answer to the question...because he can.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

“I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.”- Billy Joel

Today I was blamed for someone else's incompetence and that person thought they could pull rank, I am not playing that game.

This person didn't even have the courtesy to look at me when having a conversation with me, as if I was beneath him somehow.

As I got a taste of his personality two days ago, he got a taste of mine today.

Let's be optimistic

Sometimes I wake up and just say to myself..."not again"
Not that I don't want to wake up, and I am very thankful for the life I have. But sometimes it feels like a routine and not a life.

And then there are days that I wake up feeling good only to feel unimportant by the end of the day. Battered and forgotten.

At the end of my life, I want to be able to say " am ready to go". At this point, I will need to live to 200 to have enough time to accomplish everything I want and to live my life the way I want.

Husband and I have decided to start playing the lotto.

UPDATE: No one has noticed my new hair cut & color today...and if they have they must hate it b/c no one has said it looks good. (me + hole = crawl in)

Monday, February 09, 2009

This is the look my daughter gave me this morning.

So my daughter comes down stairs...freshly woken up by her father. She had a rough night of sleep and wasn't too happy about being wisked up out of bed, changed with a cold wet wipe and some new cloths.

She comes down stairs and rounds the corner and looks at me...and gave me this look....this is the only way I know how to describe it.

I turned and looked at her... "Oh Miss Scarlett!!!"

Friday, February 06, 2009

Just how much is One Trillion Dollars?

one trillion one-dollar bills stacked high would reach nearly 68,000 miles into space, one third of the way to the moon.

If you started spending the day that Jesus was born, and you spent a million dollars every single day, you still wouldn't have spent a trillion dollars.

A million seconds is about 11 and a half days. A billion seconds is about 32 years. And a trillion seconds is 32, 000 years.

There you have it thought GW's plan was bad.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

sweet dreams are made of this..

I never got that song ya know. "Made of this"..what? cookie cutter stars and playdoh moons???? WHAT???? I know.

Without giving away your dirtiest of dreams you can wake up and say..."damn! "Sweet dreams are made of this" "This right here...(Smack...lick lips)....DAMN!"

Well folks...I had a doozie last night. Can't say what it was about, but it was like none other. Sexy, Fun, Loving, Dangerous, everything that makes my heart flutter...and it was so bad.

And we all know how ellie loves bad.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Me Denied? WTF????

So the Maryland Unemployment office denied be unemployment insurance.

Why you may ask??? B/c I said that b/c of my children I couldn't work a 2 am shift.

When I called to find out why they denied me they said b/c of my childcare situation. I was like what are you talking about, I kept paying for my children's childcare. You aren't available to work any shift.

You mean to tell me everyone accepting Maryland unemployment are available for everyshift. She said "you have to be available maam"
So in other words I am supposed to lie....

I have been working full time since I was 18 years old. I had a full time job for 7.5 years with the same company and I am not entitled to unemployment.

What kind of fucked up shit is that. I know there are those out there that milk the system..and someone who lost their job, has two kids to support and isn't a freaking liar...can't get unemployment.

I am pissed beyond belief.