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December 09, 2010


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gary rith

I have to confess, none of the wife's presents so far is a surprise. She buys jewelry, she hands it to me, I wrap it, put it under the tree. But this weekend, if I am clever and sneaky enough, I MAY BUY HER A SURPRISE. And I am not talking toaster, vacuum cleaner, blender or cordless drill either... :)


I was frustrated this morning as I filled out the order form for graduation "necessities" for my HS senior. Frustrated by the complicated form, the things that are considered necessities (this is the 2nd year in a row) and the cost of it all. College costs are soon to follow. The stress of his senior year (grades & class load) plus college applications and thoughts of his future are making me feel like banging my head against the desk. Hard. Multiple times.


I always have things to confess, but they are never anything short and sweet. I start writing, realize how long it is to explain, and erase it all. I've done that 3 times now.

So, let's go with a short one... this season is my favorite season - the season of giving. However, this year it is stressful for me because of financial struggles and not being able to give as much as I'd like. I know people "understand" when you can't give them a gift. That doesn't mean I have to like it - I like giving gifts. I love buying people original things that I think they will love and watching their faces when they unwrap the gift.

I guess this will have to be "it's the thought that counts" year for me.

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I have a friend who sent me a horrible gift--a book she'd gotten from the author as a gift, INSCRIBED TO HER, no less. Then, when I flipped it open to give it a read, I had opened up to a soft core p@rn scene. Good grief! I feel like such an AFTERTHOUGHT and it ticks me off.


I had my doubts when agreeing to start a business with my sister, but I did it anyway and now many of those doubts are coming true. She is more focused on her own life and needs than the work or me and it is frustrating. I just hope that we can make it work.


I am feeling really overwhelmed by the sheer amount of shit that needs to get done. And the sheer lack of consistent help that I get, despite requests.
I'm not blameless, I don't use my time wisely sometimes.
Oh, and WHY do teachers assign projects over break? Kids need a break too.


I've been at work less than 4 hours and I've gotten more done than if I'd been here a full 8. Heh.

I sense tension between myself and another friend/co-worker and I don't exactly know what happened. We only discuss work and I have to initiate any conversation unless she needs something or has a question. Part of me wants to ask her what the hell is wrong but another part just wants to let it go. For now I'm doing nothing. I guess if I truly value the friendship I'll approach but I just don't have the energy for drama right now, and I have a feeling that's what I'll get.

Naomi B.

I confess I am drinking peppermint mocha kalua in my hot cocoa while I am baking.

Busy Bee Suz

I have nothing interesting to confess....does that make me a total bore?
oh, gosh...now I will worry about that.


Late this afternoon I hung up the phone after talking to my teenage son. I stood in the middle of my kitchen, thinking, Did I just say that?

"You are not driving him to buy weed!"

But then I felt glad that he at least tells me what is going on around him and that I get to issue commands like, "You are not driving him to buy weed!"

p.s. That peppermint mocha kalua cocoa sounds divine!


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