Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday Morning This and That

Each of my days are miracles. I won't waste my day;
I won't throw away miracles.

Kelley Vicstrom

Good morning on this Martin Luther King Day.  Many of you have the day off so enjoy. Both centers are closed so I plan on staying in today.  The weekend itself was bittersweet.  I cherished every moment with my darling little girl, but tears flowed like a river.  I want so very much to do the right thing by her and wonder if my judgement is clouded when it comes to making a decision.  But I look at her and although she is wobbly on her feet and walking slow, she IS still getting around.  She IS able to use her litter box.  And she IS eating me out of house and home.  Not complaining.  That's a good sign. It may sound horrible to you, but I pray that the decision is taken out of my hands, that she go during her sleep. 

And today will probably be much the same...watching her every move, mourning what is to come.  My love for her is so strong, I fear getting up in the morning and not having her waiting for me.  But, enough of this morbidity.   

Bought some McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning while shopping the other day  and found a simple 3 ingredient recipe on the McCormick web site. I changed it a wee bit, but it is so simple, quick, and good. I used chicken cutlets, Dijon mustard and the Montreal Seasoning. Coated both sides of chicken with mustard and seasoning. Meanwhile, heated up my grill pan. Grilled chicken until done. 

Used my crock pot for the first time on Saturday.  Made Moroccan Chicken.  I used Campbell's Slow Cooker Moroccan Sauce.  Talk about yummy.  Chicken was fork tender, not dry at all.  It was, however, very spicy so don't try if you don't like spicy foods.  Will definitely make this again.

You will never guess what.  Do you remember the co-worker I used to talk about, the one who never worked but got paid the same amount as me? The one who used to stress me out so much?  Found out yesterday she is in Danbury Federal Prison for credit card fraud. Yep.  She, her sister, and a cousin all got caught in  a scam which involved wire fraud.   Somehow her older sister was able to hack into credit reports.  They would then take this information and obtain phony driver's licenses.  With this they went to stores and either utilized the person's available credit or applied for same day credit to purchase merchandise...which they then sold to pawnbrokers.  The lesson in this one....You never know who you are sitting next to when you go to work.

And with that, I'll be signing off for the day.  Hope you all have a good one.


  1. Oh my God! Those stories scare me... Have a great week!

  2. wow, that is amazing, you never know your co workers do we, your meal look wonderful and my heart aches for you waiting for your little one to pass,

  3. Yikes, so easy for people to steal identities! I will say that Karma caught up with your co-worker.
    I am sending you love and hugs for Miss Minga. I know too well how difficult and painful this is.

  4. OMG! I remember how much that co-worker irked you. As Robin says, karma sure caught up with her, big time. And it's true that "you never know" about co-workers. I once worked with a wonderful young man who later was convicted of possessing child porn.

  5. I'm so sorry about Miss Minga, Mary. Big hug to you. My heart is with you.

    Nope, we never really know about those around us, do we? Some people live double lives. And sometimes, when these people least expect it.. karma bites them in the *ss! I do remember how much she annoyed you. Well, she can't annoy her co-workers anymore!