Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Help my cause

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My charity is the Critical Incident Stress Management of West Central Florida. I have been a member of this orgainzation for over 10 years.

CISM of West Central Florida is a 501(c)3 non-profit, emergency services organization dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of disabling stress through the provision of:

Education, training and support services for all Emergency Services professions; Continuing education and training in Emergency Mental Health Services for the Mental Health Community;

Crisis Intervention following stressful events, including trauma and disaster response.

We do good work to provide crisis/stress management to public saftey first responders. iGive is quick and easy, so why not donate money while you search.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


When I was unemployed for a year and a half we ran up quite a bit of credit card debt. Unfortunately even though money wasn't coming in, people still wanted to be paid. (Bastards) With the generous help of my mother, we (she) were able to pay off most of it. There is still one card with a hefty balance.

Husband called today to try to get the interest rate lowered so we could get out from under it. He was told the if we were delinquent on the account they would be happy to help, otherwise not so much.

So let me get this straight...I actually pay my bills on time like a good productive citizen and I get squat. I don't pay my bills and you bend over backward to help me?

Sometimes being a good citizen does not make any sense at all.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Winter Thoughts

I live in Florida so you will never hear me complain when it get cold here. I hate the hot, miserable, sweaty summers. When it gets cold you can pull out the sweaters, the down comforter, and the snuggie.

That being said here's some not so random thoughts about this week's cold snap.....

  • What the hell am I supposed to do with ice on my windshield at 7 am? I don't own an ice scraper, nor would I know where to buy one. It was almost and excuse to call in sick and go back to bed
  • When you have the heat on in the car high enough to keep your toes from getting frostbite, you have a tendency to want to fall asleep.
  • I'm pretty sure my office, inside a building, should not be as cold or colder than it is outside

Ok, I have to set my desk on fire now, the polar bear who lives in my office want to make smores.