Sunday, July 11, 2021

Random thoughts.

 Just a few random thoughts that are rattling around in my brain.


COOKING: I used to love to cook but the older I get the more I hate it. Because I pretty much learned to cook for a family of 4 it's hard for me to cook in smaller quantities. It was hard when I was trying to cook for Wade and I because I always made too much and he didn't like to eat leftovers. These days it just seems pointless to cook for just me. If I'm going to cook though I will eat the same thing for several days just because it's so much easier to reheat something in the microwave.

WORK: There are a few people at work who simply annoy the heck out of me. Back when I first started there were rules and policies that we had to follow. If you didn't follow them then you were written up. Now people just seem to do whatever they want and don't care. They get away with it because we are so short of people that they don't want anyone to quit. I get that but it doesn't make things easier for those of us who try and do a good job and follow the rules.

FAMILY: I really need to stop reading certain posts on Facebook. My son put together a softball tournament to benefit a woman who's husband recently passed away. My son was a friend and neighbor of the couple. Well on one of his posts regarding the tournament someone said something about how nice it was of him to do that. His response was "that's what you do for family". Call me crazy, but it hurt my feelings a bit, because I AM family and he doesn't even call or text me. 

DAY OFF: Yesterday on my whiny post Ginny said that she hoped I had the day off Saturday and yes, I did. Anni asked if it was time to retire and yes, I do wish I could. I did in fact take it easy all day Saturday too.

12 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I'm so glad you were off, you really needed it. I think no matter where you work, there is always at least one person who doesn't do what they should and really annoy you. Now, with it being so hard to hire people, I guess they can get away with almost anything! That is unfair to the others who are the hard workers and stick to the rules. And about your son, this would hurt me terribly!! I can imagine how you must feel, as I have had my own family problems. He just does not treat you right. I hope someone has a talk with him, or he comes to his senses soon. But something like this, you are kind of stuck for what to do. If you complain, then he wants to stay away even more. But if you don't, he may not realize how he is hurting you. Seems like a no-win situation. I will pray about this!

MadSnapper said...

It is hard to cook for one person and if I were cooking for just me I can only eat leftovers once in other words eat it fresh eat it one more time by the third or fourth time I just can't eat it. The three years that I lived alone and that's all I've ever lived alone is three years of my 76 years I never cooked. Sorry about the sun thing I have the same problems and I think there's a lot more out there that have our problems than not

Hootin' Anni said...

We all have family members like that. I remind myself daily with my estranged brother...'let it be." I just don't understand, but I refuse to lose sleep over it all.

Now-a-days the work/labor force want pay. And if fired, they sue. Employers have a tough choice.

Glad you had a day off and enjoy those leftovers. ๐Ÿ˜„

Kate said...

I can only imagine how hard it would be to cook for one. Fortunately, we love leftovers in our home so if I get carried away with making too much of something it will get used up - did you know that leftover mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes and rice makes up into a delicious salad - really! Family- I could tell you stories - we haven't seen one son who lives 3 hours away for 8 years, haven't seen 2 sisters who live 2-3 hours away for that long or more - everyone is busy with their own lives - how times change.

Martha said...

Ann, I can sure understand you not wanting to cook. It took me a long time to learn how to adjust cooking after raising three kids. Luckily my hubs has no problem with leftovers but I do try to make just enough for us to have leftovers only for the next day. I doubt if I would cook often if it was just me either.

The situation at work has to suck with the way things are these days. I sure wish you could throw in the towel now.

I'm so sorry about the situation with your son, that sure would hurt my feelings too.

Lin said...

Well, you've got a lot going on there! Not sure about what to do about food. Joe was gone for the weekend and I didn't feel like cooking either, so I can understand. Maybe make food for two and freeze for a few days later? Do you grill? My son grills a couple of hamburgers or chicken breasts and then makes something else with those later in the week. Maybe that would help.

I pretty much hate people because everything is mayhem these days. No rules for kindness or humanity on any level. Well, actually...kindness stands out to me these days because it is so rare. And who follows "rules" anymore? Seems like rules are only for us suckers.

Ugh...family. It's just plain hurtful. You aren't alone though as there are plenty of us who have difficult extended family relationships. I don't speak to mine anymore. They do the same sort of thing, so I unfollow on social media and go about my days without them. Can't say I miss any of that stuff. I'm sorry though...it's hurtful.

The Feminine Energy said...

Standin' up and sayin' A-M-E-N, girlie!!!!!!!!!!

((((((((((((Ann))))))))))))))

~Andrea xoxoxo

CheerfulMonk said...

That hurts about your son and granddaughter. And I wish you could retire or else find a more rewarding job. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

CrystalChick said...

I don’t enjoy cooking as much as I used to. Or maybe it’s the clean up. lol
Sadly, too many families have difficulties. I hope things with your son will improve.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I understand the cooking for one. I do however like leftovers. That's too bad about work. People should be written up. Sorry about your son. ((HUGS)) I don't understand it at all.

Catherine - Mixed Media Artist said...

I've never had to cook for a family but so many "recipes" or even if I'm cooking for me, means I have leftovers and I have to find a way to love eating for a few days.
I can see that with "family" who believe they are "taking care of family" - I've lost it seems a good proportion of the local ones, I can't remember exactly when I saw any of them...
And I would love to see you - leave the current job and find something that "rocks your boat" from the good point of view...

Pam said...

Okay....going with my feelings would have been hurt also.... A LOT. Sorry.

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