As I grow older, I realize I have less tolerance for stupidity, carelessness and overall bitchery.

I have always had a hard time keeping my filter on, and these days I’m finding that it is barely hanging on by a zip tie.

Here is what I know to be true:


1.) We are given one life to live. It’s up to us to take advantage of this one life. If you choose to piss away your opportunity, I’m not going to fight you on that. Instead, I’m going to try to make my precious minutes worth something.

2.) I love the fact that as I accumulate more birthdays I have gained a clearer view of what is important, and what is not.

3.) I love friends that accept me for who I am, bossy attitude, snarky mouth, and messy house.

4.) My dogs make me happy. I’m glad I can share my home with these squirrel chasing animals.

5.) I refuse to work for, or with, assholes. Life is too short.

6.) There are going to be times where I just don’t want to do anything. I’m ok with that.

7.) Never underestimate the value of a good alcoholic beverage.


I used to know a woman. She was much older than me, and she had strong opinions on most everything. One of my favorite things she used to say (and there were many sayings) was “put a fork in me, i’m done.”


Yep, ┬áput a fork in me, I’m done. I’m done fighting battles that aren’t worth fighting. I’m done being a passive participant in others shit shows.

Instead, I’m going to continue on my never ending quest to have my house not look like a bomb exploded. I’m going to focus, selfishly, on the things that make me happy. I’m going to try to keep the filter attached, and most importantly:

I’m going to stop giving a shit about things I can’t control or fix.


There you have it. My Monday Morning Musings.