What a great idea! I’m going to try it; will you?? Spread the word!
I recently finished ‘Rachel’s Tears’ by Beth Nimmo.
It is based on the journals, writings & drawings of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine tragedy. I liked the book overall, however with most reads I did find myself with a few bones of contention.
One thing I liked was the parent’s view & their heartbreaking recollections of that day. As a parent you are reluctant to indulge the terrifying question of “how would I react to that situation?” (Or at least I am…almost as though thinking about it may risk it actually coming true); they seem to have really opened up & portrayed their honest emotions, thoughts and actions. Your heart can’t help but ache for them.
This type of book isn’t my usual cup of tea–it has a lot of religious references, quotes, etc….which is fine (to each his own & they were/are obviously religious people); I just don’t generally read material like that. I wanted to read this because it had to do with Columbine & I figured it could offer some new views, which it did. It’s not a long read, so that’s good too.
Now, my not so happy thoughts:
–It Seems like they didn’t have enough material/topic for a complete & thorough book…there is lots of repetition & what I can only describe as filler.
–repeatedly saying “we hope you’ll see her spiritual side” when they reveal the fabled journal…yet keep stalling with filler & repeating other statements as opposed to revealing the journal. Granted there are pictures throughout the book of journal excerpts, but I had gotten the impression before reading that the journal was the book. Maybe that’s my mistake. Repeatedly promising that the reader will see the type of person Rachel was through her writings & journals & drawings, yet the reader sees only excerpts…it never quite makes it to the journals. Understandable in the sense that you don’t want to put your child out there, open their most intimate thoughts to the world…I get it. Just don’t promise to & then never deliver.
–So at the end, I’ll admit, I was a little over the “God-speak”…props to them for spreading the good word, being 20x the Christian I am & trying to help people; it’s just not my cup o’ reading material. I wanted to do my part however & decided I would share the contact page they have in the back. I figured the couple people that read this blog may tell a friend or such.
–My last complaint is, I feel, sort of a sensitive one. I can not imagine what these people & their family have gone through…I don’t want to imagine. But where does the money factor in? It’s one thing, say, if you have all these journals & drawings from your child who was murdered in a national tragedy; you want to share with the world all of the wonderful & positive qualities your child had (plus let’s face it: some of those precognition-esque entries/drawings are undeniably spooky & must be shared!); you are proud of the person you helped create (as you should be); it gives you a final positive ending note to the atrocity that claimed your child. There are probably tons of other good reasons. So, one book…what’s the harm in that? The reality that a lot of people don’t confront is money. I, myself, have always wondered how people survive a crisis financially. Maybe I shouldn’t but I do (just like the people-ahem, me-that are obsessed with serial killers & the like wonder what a real dead body looks like) & it’s a real fact of life…money makes the world go round…if people have to miss work, chances are they’re not being paid (salaried persons don’t count in this instance. Obviously.)…if people aren’t being paid, how are groceries filling the cabinets? How does the light chase away the darkness? How does the car remain in the driveway?
Legitimate questions I think. My whole rambling point is that if the family made money off of the book I have absolutely no problem with that; hell if anything they deserve it. My (albeit small) bone of contention comes in when we have…
Book #2. Now, I can understand if they put together book #1 & ended up having leftover stuff they could use, or wanted to share. Happens all the time. I mean hey…they put so little of the journal in the 1st one that the question becomes how could they not have material leftover? You begin to sense a rotten egg when you happen across this…
I found myself feeling like now someone (in that family) has realized that books (especially books linked to Columbine) generate money. It’s as if someone said “Okay, so…we can use this & this from the leftover journal stuff because we still haven’t revealed them to people, but we need an overall theme. I know!! We’ll compare & contrast our beloved daughter Rachel with the murdering sociopath that gunned her down. That’s sure to sell some copy!”
What the hell people.
I think I’ve zeroed in on our culprit too. Now this is just my armchair detective theory, but the mom seems less involved in all the books after #1. Granted I haven’t read any of them; it’s just the sense I get. It’s almost as if by.book #2
dear ol’ Dad someone started planning future books & saving tidbits (entries, drawings, stories) to include in them. Again, I don’t begrudge anyone money…or the right to make it…it just reeks of exploiting this young lady’s private sanctuary under the guise of “helping people see the light”. I don’t know….maybe I’m being too harsh & judgmental, maybe I’m too negative. It just jumps out at me like that.
What do you think??
I feel like doing a quick post on Ms. Monroe: #1 because I’ve been meaning to for some time now, and #2 I need to free up some space. I had notes with the details of this session, ie: where it occurred, the photographer, etc but I’ve misplaced them at the moment. When I find them I will update; until then hopefully a superfan with better memory & organizational skills will happen upon this lil’ blog & share their knowledge. I do remember that these photos were taken mere months before her untimely death. Looking at them & knowing what we know, it is so hard to fathom something so beautiful & unique suddenly being snuffed out. Terribly sad.
Without further ado, Ms. Marilyn Monroe……..
Obviously these are
stolen borrowed from a book I read. Hopefully the author/whoever owns the photos won’t try to take me to court for using them without permission; I just want to share Marilyn with other fans.
This recipe is one I recently received in one of my routine “recipe emails” & I’m pleased as punch (isn’t that a cute yet annoying saying?) that it meets my Big 3 (requirements):
*Versatile: you can cook it via the oven or the crockpot
*Easy: I managed to reduce it to 3 steps. Oh yea.
*Cheap: less ingredients=less money…yay!
I like to give credit where credit is due, so here is where I got the recipe from. I’d hope-however-that you’d do the right thing &take pity on me for taking the time and making the effort to compose this post, and continue where you started…nice & cozy right here. 😀
Okie doke, let’s get to it!
Ranch House Chicken
1 pkg chicken pieces (I found a “variety pack” on sale & decided to save a couple cents by de-skinning the chicken myself; the pieces were legs & thighs; the original recipe suggests using 4-5 boneless & skinless breasts but I’m a cheapskate)
2 cans cream of mushroom/celery/potato/chicken/whatever you prefer soup
1/4 c. sour cream
1 pkg Ranch dressing mix
1-Remove skin from pieces then arrange chicken in casserole dish.
2-In a medium bowl combine the soups, sour cream & 3/4 of the Ranch mix; stir well then pour evenly over each piece of chicken. (I ended up adding about 6 Tbsp of milk just to increase my liquid & loosen up the consistency a bit. Use your best judgement.) Sprinkle the remaining Ranch mix over all.
3-Bake at 375° for about an hour (or until juices run clear) then serve & enjoy!
Everything is basically the same: put the chicken in first, then the soup mixture, etc; cook on low for 5-6 hours.)
I enjoyed the ease, overall cost & taste of this recipe…chicken is my “go-to” meat & there are gobs of chicken recipes out there. I felt like maybe next time I’ll double the Ranch mix because while it had a good taste it wasn’t necessarily a ranch taste. I didn’t include it in the recipe (hey, I’m proud of getting it down to 3 steps-I don’t wanna ruin it!) but I finely chopped some green onion & mixed it into the soup concoction; this would be totally your call…do you like green onions or not? While the original recipe suggest mashed potatoes & green beans (I think?) as sides–which does sound delish–we just had mashed potatoes so I subbed fried eggplant & cooked carrots.
I’ve been wanting to try a simple fried eggplant recipe anyway! As usual, Allrecipes didn’t disappoint & (I’ll be honest) I was surprised…fried eggplant is gggooooooddd! I know, I know…eggplant…ick–what the hell?! It can’t possibly be good because it sounds so weird.
Except it is.
I can’t explain it: it’s almost like squash. It wasn’t what I expected but in a good way. I got a huge one for $1.34 at Walmart so you should try it…at least if you don’t like it, it won’t of cost much so you won’t lose much. One of our family sayings is “Try new things one time” & I’m proud to report each little duck took a bite. Reviews were mixed but I think that’s due more to the odd name than the subtle taste.
I haven’t been able to necessarily group my thoughts together under one subject so I figured to hell with it, I’d just post a bullet list of my recent tidbits.
~I’m pretty irritated that I’ve really developed an interest in the Google Newspapers app, and I’ve been reading lots of great articles…however…when I attempt to share them via WordPress, it fails every single time. And I don’t want to sit here & copy/paste, or write my own post for each thing–plus it’s not like I’d ever remember them all anyway, or the details! Leave it to an app to not work.
~I am SO over seeing these greedy bastards trying to sell their commonplace cell phones for triple the value simply because it has that damned Flappy Bird game! I’ve already devoted an entire post to this rant so I won’t open that kettle again…suffice it to say those people need to be punched in the face. A lot.
~I’ve re-developed an interest in “King of the Hill” & developed new ones in “Family Guy” & “American Dad”. I realize I’m a bit late to the ballgame but that’s just par for the course with me. I liked “King” when it first aired but after watching Adult Swim almost exclusively I’ve re-realized the humor & mostly heartwarming “life lessons” in each episode. If you’ve never given it a try, it’s never too late…give it about 3 or 4 episodes & you’ll see what I mean.
~So….no disrespect to any avid Olympics 2014 watchers out there…but…
I mean…coooome onnnn! First of all the disorganization irritates the living shit balls outta me. Why is figure skating/ice skating (you’ll have to pardon me if I use incorrect Olympic jargon) broken up into 7 different days/nights/times?? Why not do each category together, in a set, for however long it would take & then do a different category/set? Why all the unnecessary confusion? Second…I have respect & admiration for these athletes & their persistence, perseverance, self-discipline, motivation & endless hard work (just to name a few…); and I will freely admit they are doing inspiring things that I will never do…so I mean this in the best possible, most respectful way: why so long & why so much coverage & chatter?! Tone it down, Talking Heads. I know every news show wants to be the “main” source of America’s news but damn man! Too many chiefs, not enough Indians. Each channel should be assigned certain categories. The Olympics really needs some organization in it’s life…
~I can not pluck my eyebrows worth a crap. What is the secret that has somehow surpassed me on the road to womanhood?
~Below: I agree with this 100%…the only thing that bugs me is whoever made this also made a grammatical error near the bottom–I know I make mistakes–however if I were making a meme (or something like that) I would triple check it. Just sayin’.
You often see recipe blogs/posts/emails/articles entitled “meatless Monday” so I thought I’d do something a little different, albeit not much…
In defiance of meatless Monday, may I present…Meat-Y Monday!! I cook
not exactly healthy mostly carnivore-ish recipes/meals & my family does enjoy their meat, so suffice it to say “meatless” is just not a term that fits comfortably in our mouths, much less with any semblance of regularity to where I would make various posts. Did that make sense?
Probably not. Moving on….
The recipe I’ve chosen for this 1st installation of meaty Monday is: meatball enchiladas . I chose this because:
1) It’s a new recipe from the latest Good Housekeeping that I wanted to try anyway.
2) It requires few ingredients, which = inexpensive to make.
3) I wanted to find a meal idea that would use up all/most of the leftover ingredients from taco salads last night. Fortunately this does.
I don’t have enchilada sauce but I do have 1 lone (yet humongous) tomato that I’m going to attempt to make ‘sauce’ out of, which I can then combine with a tiny can of Rotel that’s in the cabinet. I will have to make the meatballs myself but that’s okay, not a big deal. As for the tortillas we have a big pack leftover that I wanted to use because they’re good & not cheap.
Side Story: We have the tortillas because C can be quite a thoughtful husband & a few weeks ago he picked up a pack of those “as-seen-on-TV” tortilla bowl pans for me. I hadn’t had a chance to use them until last night, for taco salads.
The directions made them seem easy to use & they actually were! The tortillas practically situated themselves in the pans. The only minor complaint I have is that at the end of cooking they bubbled up; maybe my tortillas were too small? Maybe I should’ve poked each one with a fork prior to baking? Who knows….it was an easily solved problem, I just
murdered poked the bubbles.
So, in my humble opinion, the Perfect Tortilla Pans are $10 well spent.
Anyway….I got sidetracked….I don’t have any photos of the meatball enchiladas as I haven’t made them yet but I will be sure to get some & update this post. Now I’m off to try my hand at this….we’ll see if this recipe is a keeper!
Without further ado–
Yield: 4 servings
From: Good Housekeeping, February 2014
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 bag meatballs
8 corn tortillas
10 oz. enchilada sauce
2 c. mexican blend
Mix tomato sauce, chili powder & meatballs together in a large bowl. Fill the tortillas with this mixture, then place seam side down in a casserole dish. Top with enchilada sauce & cheese; bake at 400° for 30 minutes.
If you try this let me know your thoughts!
I laid each tortilla out then lined up meatballs, added a little sprinkle of cheese, then rolled ’em up! They turned out so good (& I’m such a dummy) that I didn’t think to get a picture of the final product before we scarfed them down!
So apparently I missed all of the hubub surrounding the newest time waster (as I usually do), Flappy Bird. I caught a sound-bite on the news that (for whatever reason…to feel special, I guess?) the Creator had decided to
cause everyone problems discontinue the availability of this game that everyone has fallen head over heels for. I thought about downloading it just to try it then decided “Nah, I’ll never play it anyway”.
Then I got on Craigslist & almost threw up in my own mouth over the ridiculous, slimy, pure greed I saw there.
People are attempting to sell their phones for thousands of dollars.
Yes, I’m serious. I saw an iPhone 4 for $8,000! All because these “precious” phones have the Flappy Bird game. I was truly appalled at the lack of human decency you must have to have in order to openly try to do people so dirty. I mean…come on people…eight thousand dollars??! It seems not to matter what make & model the phone is either….if you’re fortunate enough to have that game then you have apparently unearthed a gold nugget.
Well, have I got news for them. Thanks to a couple of decent people (who also posted ads in an attempt to counteract what is basically backyard terrorism), I have found & verified a way for Flappy Bird to live on without you paying an arm & a leg for it. Hopefully many will find my passed along information useful; it is not being given out so people can download it then turn around like a jerk-off & try to sell their own phone for some ignorant, inflated price! It is being shared to take the wind out of these idiots sails…to help nip this disturbing trend in the bud. So please, share this post to help word get out.
I followed the directions of a helpful anonymous Craigslist-er & went HERE to download Flappy Bird. Simply click the green download button, an apk is installed (don’t worry…I don’t know what the hell that is either) & then it leads you step by step through the installation. I did this on my phone & my daughter’s; it worked perfectly each time; I can’t say how an iPhone would handle this process as we are not part of the Apple movement…but Android is easy-peasy.
In your face, (money grubbin’) Suckas.
Everyone else….enjoy your game. You can thank me later. 😉
This is shaping up to be one of the roughest weeks on our record. It seems like all situations in our life are at their most dismal point. And as usual it’s all or nothing…everything wrong at once.
My usually adequate powers of creating meals out of nothing have been particularly taxed lately. To be brutally honest we’ve been hanging on by a thread, feasting on popcorn for snacks & eating fried chickpeas for dinner. Embarrassing to reveal but I’m not too worried about it…
-I doubt many readers will even see my revelations.
-At least we’re eating something.
-I’m sure we’re not the only people to endure times like this.
I truly envy the people who are able to go into a store & buy a loaf of bread and lunchmeat. Or the people who eat out as often as they like, never realizing how truly fortunate they are. I truly can’t remember the last time I was able to just stop & eat here or there, giving no conscious thought to how much it would cost, how much it would set me back, or what I’d have to give up in order to eat one meal out. I freely admit I’m jealous of those people…something so seemingly unimportant to most. They don’t know how fortunate they are; isn’t it often like that? When we’re able to have what we need (or want) we tend to take it for granted. Unfortunately money only goes so far, no matter what concessions you make to stretch it or how much you may scrimp. It is finite. And once you’re out…you’re out.
I’ve also been feeling out of sorts physically & emotionally. I haven’t been sick per se, but I haven’t felt good. I think I have some sort of sinus infection (Thanks, genes from Dad). As far as emotionally…I don’t know if I’m still experiencing undercurrents of the Momiversary or just plain having a pity party but I’ve been feeling…unimportant. I have few people that I’m close to & that I actually talk to & I can’t escape the feeling that I’m simply uninteresting; forgettable; replaceable. Not an enjoyable feeling as I’m sure anyone would agree.
I miss my best friend so much it hurts. Back when life was normal we’d talk every day for about 2 hours, trading stories & stresses & woes & advice, as best friends are apt to do. Then through a series of phones being shut off & unavailability & various everyday reasons we’ve lost touch. It is truly a gaping hole in my soul…she always listened & always knew the right thing to say to set my over-anxious, paranoid, OCD ass straight. I often feel like C hears me but doesn’t listen…like he’s just waiting for me to finish talking so he can utter the standard responses & carry on his way. I realize that as a stay at home mom I don’t always have the most enthralling subject matter but I’m still human…I still require some true attention, I still like to feel important, included, needed. I know he loves me…he just doesn’t seem to care about what goes on in my head, what I have to say. It just feels like I almost have no one to count on as it is, and the few people I do have just don’t have time or interest or inclination or…care.
Maybe I’m just feeling sorry for my self. Maybe I’m just being a big cry baby. Maybe it’s the depression creeping in. Maybe it’s the dreary weather.
Maybe it’s my plethora of worries that I feel powerless to fix, stop or change. Maybe it’s the prospect of this current loop getting stuck on repeat. Maybe it’s all in my head, under the category of paranoia. Maybe it’s all the recent bad luck we’ve had…when does it end?
When does the good news arrive?
When do I get to feel normal again?
I haven’t done one of these since high school, but they used to be fun. I figured I’d give it a go since I don’t have much else to do today. Besides, don’t we all think (hope) other people want to know more about us? Yes, yes we do.
I got the idea from Megan, so thanks lady!
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Not that I’m aware of although my Dad did want to name me Jessica. I am not a Jessica.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
This morning…I had a brief meltdown. Hey, life can be overwhelming.
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Sometimes-if I have the right pen.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Turkey, roast beef, ham…I’m not picky.
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Probably half the time…the other half we’d be in fights as a result from our automatic over-defensiveness & “so & so is mad at me” paranoia.
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes. They’ve never cause me any issues & I don’t understand the huge movement to have them removed…what is the deal?!
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
No; I’m too anxious to even considered enjoying something like that.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? I have many but if I had to pick one for the rest of my life I’d pick Rice Krispies Treats.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Nope. I’m lazy.
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Not particularly, in any sense of the word.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Butter pecan is always tasty. And Moose Tracks…you forget how good it is!
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Hhmm…I’m not sure to be honest. I guess how tall they are (or aren’t) & whether they’re male or female.
15. RED OR PINK?
Pink. I can’t stand red, really.
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
My overabundance of irritation & lack of patience. You’d think with 3 kids I’d be different but…no.
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
18. ANY TATTOOS?
Yes, one & I’d like to get one more, something to do with my kids.
19. DO YOU HAVE ANY HOBBIES?
Yes, the typical reading, movies; I get the urge to garden a little; I love cooking & tend to think of myself as an undiscovered brilliant chef (hahaha); photography.
20. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Multi-colored cheetah print socks actually.
21. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Hhmm that was about 4 days ago so I don’t quite remember…fried chickpeas & black olives I believe.
22. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Some random cartoon.
23. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Pink or purple. Or cerulean.
24. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Paint…gasoline…fried onions & peppers…fresh cookies/cakes…Gain detergent…spring air.
25. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My husband; I rarely talk on the phone to anyone but him.
26. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
Beach house; I wouldn’t want to worry about getting to the store in snow from a mountain hideaway.
27. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Pretty much none. I can tolerate some football.
28. HAIR COLOR?
Blonde? My husband insists it’s brown now in my old age but I’m clinging to blonde.
29. EYE COLOR?
Green. Or, to make myself feel special, hazel.
30. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Yes if I have any to wear. I desperately miss them!
31. FAVORITE FOOD?
I could never pick just one, I’m a foodie. I like gravies, fries things, sweet things, Chinese…I’m not a picky eater.
32. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
I like both even though most scary movies these days are more jenkie than scary.
33. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Red 2 (fell asleep before it ended too!)
34. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Red. Ugh. But only because I’m freezing & it’s a thermal.
35. SUMMER OR WINTER?
If those are my choices, summer. I prefer spring and fall.
36. HUGS OR KISSES?
Hugs & kisses!
37. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Come on now, please revert to #31.
38. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
Ugh…what now? 😉
39. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
Either! I love my shows (even though I can’t watch half of them anymore) & I can waste tons of time Googling stuff.
40. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver
41. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
I don’t have one.
42. FAVORITE SOUND?
My kids having a good time, my cat purring, my husband saying “here” & handing me money.
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
It’s a tie…I like about the same amount of songs by each.
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
I don’t know, I’m dumb in distances. I’ve been to Indiana, Ohio & Florida. Which is furthest from Tennessee?
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? No unless you count being right 99.9% of the time. I sure as hell do!
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
47. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
Kingsport, Tennessee. About 20 minutes from Bristol. 30 years later. Funny how life works out.
48. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE?
Gray blue with black shutters.
49. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR?
One waa black, one was dark red. Now we don’t have one. Hip hip hooray.
50. DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 50 QUESTIONS?
Yeah, it was kind of fun.
Reblog & answer them yourself! Makes you feel like a kid again. 😉
I feel compelled to weigh in on this new “Biggest Loser controversy”. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can learn more here. I won’t go into all the specifics myself; click the link & then return here to finish my gripe-fest.
For those that do know what’s going on I pose this question…WHAT’S GOING ON?? Basically, the point of this show is to lose weight. So this woman does, ends up winning the show, looks fan-fucking-tastic might I add…and people are bitching. It’s as if there are some people in this world who find it impossible to be happy (or happy for others) & just have to find something to make a fuss about.
From what I gather, this woman’s (Rachel I believe her name is) weight & height are not putting her in the dangerously underweight category, so what’s the problem?! Furthermore it’s not like this dramatic change happened overnight…it was ongoing, with not only the weight loss coaches being in on every step & pound loss but I’m sure the producers/etc. as well; yet now the word on the street is everyone was just oh-so-surprised at her big reveal. Give the woman a break, you bunch of sad sack Negative Nellies. As someone who has lost a bunch of weight myself, I’ll freely admit that when you do, you revel in compliments. Let’s be honest…when you’re Fat no one compliments you & if they do, there’s a 98% chance they’re full of shit. So let the poor woman enjoy her moment in the sun while she can! I’m telling you now, all this bitching won’t do any good anyway because she’s finally thin…she’s not going to stop maintain that & doing what she’s doing to remain thin, just because some (jealous) critics are running their mouth.
So shut up already & try to do something to enjoy life as opposed to creating friction!
Congratulations, Rachel! I’m confident you’ll use whatever weight loss tools they instilled in you to maintain your new self. You look fantabulous & deserve to enjoy the pay off of all of your hard work. Ignore those a-holes & have fun!
Meanwhile…if you need a good laugh to clear out those cobwebs of discontent, please go here! This is one of the most hilarious things I’ve ever seen. I really mean that too!