Caching in the SNOW!!

Yesterday I went to work, never bothered to check the weather. It was just suppose to be cold. Watched the news, they said cold, nothing else. At 1pm it started SNOWING!! I mean HUGE FLAKES!! I was SO excited! Damn weather people, can never get it right. It snowed until well after I got up this morning. We only have about 2 inches but it was snowing it’s ass off for quit some time! Just too warm of ground for it to stick until after.

I worked in the snow, at hell. Hell froze over! lol It wasn’t too bad because the bitch didn’t show up! Sure made my day! The assholes there are bitching that bringing this union in means they are going to lose their hours. I went off on one of them and said, “you signed the card, YOU have NO right to complain! I on the other hand do because I knew this would happen but no one listened.” Apparently they want to start negations soon…you can’t negate more money out of a city that has none…fucking idiots! So now that they got this damn union they wanted it means we are cut off at 32 hours a week, where I normally had 80 or so but we never got over time pay because we weren’t classified as part time. That didn’t bother me because I could get all my hours at one job, saving me money and hassle of driving to many locations. We weren’t required to do chores or even stay at the station, now we can’t leave and have to work from 8-4 every day doing chores and whatever else they give us. We can’t ask for a raise because the city is broke, but now we are paying union dues…in the end it means less money, WAY less money but no one listened to me!! That’s why the past Chief quit, because of this union and they shit everyone is pulling. Now they fucked us! And I refuse to listen to any of them bitch! And they will know it!

If we get enough snow there I have plans to build a snowmen, one I found online that is freaking sweet!! : )

IMG_3052We didn’t have enough snow for that yet! However, we did get quit a bit…enough to making caching a little more difficult! Here’s a few pictures of our adventure in the woods.

It was beautiful but man was it cold! I did get to try out my new GPS my man got me! It worked GREAT! Though he is stuck at work for today and tomorrow so he didn’t get to join. But he made sure I bundled up and told me to have fun, which I sure did! I can’t wait to go again! And since I have a LOT of time off in January…I guess I’ll spend it caching as much as possible.

Snow!!

Snow! It’s snowing!!! This morning I left for work in a t-shirt…now it’s 27 degrees, so windy I can’t walk (let alone drive this ambulance), and SNOWING!!

I miss the magic snow had. Getting off school early. Playing in it till you’re past frozen.

I have had 4 major sledding accidents.

Number 1: Was sitting on a sled with my feet in front of me. We had a good two feet on the ground and the sledding paths were so deep you stayed on the path everyone created before you. I went down but got stuck. My neighbor didn’t see me stop and when he did it was too late. His sled nailed my lower back, then bent me forward and he went right up my back and got stuck on top of me. It hurt SO bad! I literally took my coat off and we packed snow on my back!

Number 2: We had a good layer of ice covered by a couple inches of snow. And by good layer of ice, I’m talking 2-3 inches of ice!! Well, was sledding again down a huge hill, hit the bump/jump, flew off the sled and my bad knee (the one I was hit by a jet ski with while I was on a jet ski) went straight thru the ice. It was so swollen and bruised!!! And about 30 mins after that I though it was be a good idea to get on a snowboard…wrong. Broke both my shins on a freaking pole!

Number 3: We had a giant tractor tire tube that we aired up and tied to the back of a 4-wheeler. It worked great! Until my uncle got carried away…he took the turn slow but gassed it in the end so I would fling around him. He didn’t see my idiot sister sitting where she was told not to be, I came around the turn and she stuck her feet out. Tube stopped. I did not. Head first into a big pile of freshly plowed ice and snow! Concussion. On Christmas Eve. Mom and dad wouldn’t take me to the ER, grandma drove me there.

Number 4: We have a HUGE, STEEP, LONG hill at one of the local schools. It’s a little bit of a dangerous drive, but when the roads are ok, the drive is well with this untouched, little known hill! Well, we thought it would be a great idea to have one person sit in a tube at the bottom, then another would come down the hill, full speed, on a sled and hit them. Great idea, right? Ha! I got volunteered to be first in the tube, while my uncle, who is literally 3 times my weight, went down the hill. I flew up in the air, came down on my head and was out cold! Best part…it’s all on tape!!! It looks painful! If I had witnessed that…we’ll I’d be telling the person not to move and calling an ambulance. Me? My mom told me to walk it off.

Those are the 4 worst incidents…that I can remember. I’m sure there are plenty more, in fact I know there are more, but they weren’t too bad. Just a few broken bones here and there.

With Love

It has been a crazy couple days! Monday we had a major snow storm pass through with car accident after car accident, it was crazy at work. Needless to say, we were busy. Actually watched one accident happen right in front of us while taking a patient to the hospital. People do not know how to drive, it’s simple SLOW DOWN! That’s it! It’s not a big hard secret, it really is that simple.

Before that snow hit, we spent much of the morning at work just doing station duties, but not much else. On some of that down time, I spent it taking pictures I had or new pictures and messed with some editing features I had on my phone. Here are the results.

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July 2010, I went to Hawaii with family, here is one of many pictures. USS Arizona Memorial.

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Finger Art! : )

Following a crazy Monday at work was a quiet Tuesday, Valentine’s day! If you hate Valentine’s day, I just think you haven’t celebrate it properly. I love this day! Even the years when I didn’t have someone. I used to celebrate it as “Single’s Awareness Day” but this year I had my totally awesome man to celebrate with! : ) He made my Valentine’s day GREAT! It started by waking up to his hugs, roses, and some Creme Eggs (my favorite). Then I went on my way to spend some time relaxing before a nice evening together. Got some more candy, Reeses and M&M, a nice back massage, and dinner. I got to pick dinner, it could have been anything, but I love breakfast food, so breakfast it was. Took some eggs, added chopped up spinach leaves, cooked turkey bacon, and shredded cheese, cooked it all up then put it on a whole wheat wrap and enjoyed. Simple. Easy. Yummy! : ) And of course some chocolate milk. That was my perfect Valentine’s day! : )

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My roses!

Yesterday, while off during the day, I decided that I wanted to get rid of a picture in my room and put up something different. I saw a quote that gave me some inspiration. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” So I decided I was going to put this on canvas and hang it above my bed. So, off to Michael’s to get my supplies. Now, I HATE Martha Stewart and will avoid at ALL cost buying her crap but the woman has everything and unfortunately she was the only one that had what I needed. She had the 3 colors of blue paint I had picked out to match my room, so her paint I was stuck with. She was also the only person with sticky cut yourself stencil. I looked all over and was stuck, yet again, buying her stuff. : ( But it worked out great!

Parenting at it’s best!

Popular news for the day includes parenting…once again. And this one I’d have to say I totally agree with! Some people are calling this “child abuse.” How?! Honestly?!?! The father shot that laptop, which HE bought, with his gun withOUT the child present! This is NOT child abuse! You want to see child abuse, I can show you child abuse. This child deserves what she got! That’s the problem with the world today, not enough parents actually parenting, too many spoiled children, and too many people bitching about “punishment.” Taking stuff away from a child who screwed up is NOT child abuse! Spanking a child that did wrong is NOT child abuse! Excessively hitting, screaming at constantly, not feeding, not offering the basic necessaries, and constantly putting the child down…that’s child abuse! Not this!! This is a parent doing his job! Something a lot of people need to learn from! I agree 100% with what this parent did! No person under the age of 18 should be going around cussing, bad mouthing, disrespecting their parents like I see all too many doing today! It’s horrible! No one parents their child! Give the child chores, directions, punish them…they NEED this! Why do you think there are so many problems in this world! I could rant for hours, but instead I will spare you and share this video.

Moving on…
I had my boys today and we decided on snow crab legs for dinner. I have never cooked these before but after looking up some recipes online I decided it couldn’t be too hard, so despite the snow and ice coming down, off to the store we went. Crab legs happened to be on sale today (good day for a craving) so we picked them up, along with nutcracker (the redneck way), stick butter, and garlic powder. We should have checked supplies at home because we had a huge container of garlic powder! On the way out we passed the Valentine’s sections and it just so happened they had some Cadbury creme eggs, score! Grabbed a handful. Then home to start cooking.

It was quit easy, just boil some water, stick a strainer on top to keep the legs out of the water, cooked for about 8-10mins, then done. Slowly melted the butter, added a little garlic powder and some parmesan cheese, and all done. No measuring, just guessing. It was oh so yummy! And the boys loved it! And I have to say…out crab meat came out WAY easier than the stuff you get at Red Lobster! Don’t get me wrong, their food is amazing, but mine was way easier to eat. Our crab meat came out in whole pieces.

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Our original plans were to geocache, but due to the crazy weather and weather changes we can get around here, geocaching was out. We had fun cooking dinner and killing people on Call of Duty instead. Some times it’s just nice to relax inside. Monday they are calling for 4-6 inches of snow! I can’t wait!! Though I’m stuck working, which seems to be the case every time we get snow…oh well, we will have a snowball fight there! Bring it on mother nature!