Category Archives: Diva Rant

Diva Rambling…The Road Less Traveled…

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I never thought in my lifetime that “the road less traveled” would stray so far from the thoughts in the book by the same name, as to become a reference to reprobate behavior.  Theodore Roosevelt once spoke to the need for the “Strenuous Life”.  I was reminded of this as I printed a students paper on the same.  

Today we are only allowed to think in terms of “easy living” a life less stressful, according to “Hollyweird” and all that it pontificates.  Give money to a problem and walk away screaming at the top of our lungs, how unfair all of life is and no one should ever have to work for anything!!!!  Seriously, where would this great nation be if that had happened along the way?  Hello! This great nation would not even exist if that had been the attitude of our founding families and the pioneers.  

If the bad judgment and penchant of modern generations for laziness, idleness, wastefulness, and greed had been present in mass in the early years of our nation, freedom, democracy, and entrepreneurship would NOT exist. 

The Zen masters and Buddha himself tell us to live in the now and make each moment matter.  They do not mean sit on your dead asses and wait, like over-entitled prats, for it all to come to you.  One must make the moments count by industriously putting one’s God given talents to use each moment of the day.   A practiced and focused work-life is the answer to one’s immediate and future needs. 

I’m sure Buddha would have put it more eloquently but not kinder…in other words… get off your lazy ass and make it happen!  It won’t always be easier or gentler, but an honest effort is always rewarded.  Don’t make the Karma Cops show you what happens if you don’t walk the good road less traveled.  

The Crones wish you Good Karma everyday as you travel the right way….

Namaste,

The Queen Cronista

Diva Rant: A Hard Pill to Swallow…..

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So Sandy and I were chatting with our favorite fast food diva Teresa this morning, at the Bell.  We were commenting on how it is the cleanest restaurant in town and what pride they take with the facility.  My diva wasn’t feeling top shelf but was there working her tacos off.  I told her I’d recommend supplements to take that would help a bit.  She said she couldn’t swallow pills so I said I’d get liquid elixirs.  

Then we were chatting about how demon possessed people are getting in the world these days.  We try to see the best in them and they act like burros on peyote.  We particularly noted that Sunday after church is one of the worst times. I have observed that people eating after church, seem so belligerent, rude,  and doubly over entitled.  The leave the smallest tips for the crews that show up to serve them. They leave the place a mess and scowl out.  This is a hard pill for me to swallow.

I use to wonder what got their mornings off to such a bad start.  Then I realized after listening for awhile,  most of these these folks are the people who didn’t go to church! They  are pissed off at the church goers for taking up space on their Sunday’s off.  These humans resent the joy and togetherness of the church families.  They would plot their demise if possible. Happy, joyful humans are the hardest pill of all to swallow for this lot.

These folks are in  a spiritual wasteland… where they have never known joy, laughter or even basic human caring.  There is a drought in their souls that only a good shot of a spirit filled life will ever cure.  We can put all the love and light we have toward them and they will never feel it, or know the joy of sunshine on their faces and the happiness a child’s laugh can bring.  

Stay on your path my Divas! I cringe to think any of you would ever feel this spiritual wasteland in your souls.  I say this, not to be judgy Smurf, but to wish that your diva joy could spread on all the world… so it does not suffer like these poor souls we noted above. I salute my joy Divas!!!!  Thank you for being part of a good prescription that is easy to swallow.  Thank you for bringing your light and love to the world.

Namaste,

The Queen Cronista 

Diva Rant: Your Diva Caution for Today…

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I spent the day in a lawyers office yesterday. Two elderly friends of mine were traveling this summer and a tree fell on their car and knocked the engine out of their 3 month old vehicle, causing each to need hospitalization and/or surgery.  The Park Ranger who took the accident report would not give them the name of the contractors cutting trees on the roadside nor would he allow one of the women ambulance access to the hospital.  She had a fractured hand and head injury.  The accident report does not tell anyone anything… even the date listed is incorrect. He also refused to take the name of the witnesses.   Hello, people, your tax dollars are paying this incompetent person.  A local licensed contractor being paid by tax dollars, was felling trees and had cut two that fell against the culprit tree and failed to post warnings, or take reasonable care to prevent the one closest to the highway from falling on it, or this vehicle.  

I feel certain had the women been younger, or if there had been a man present in the vehicle, the report would have been more complete.  Now they cannot get repayment on their medical expenses because they cannot locate the culprit tree contractor.  Traffic was rerouted but the culprit tree fell across the whole road without warning.  Thankfully they were not injured worse.  Now they do not even have a case a lawyer can assist with, to get them their surgery and doctor bills reimbursed for out of pocket expenses.  

My point is, my divas, never be bullied at the scene of any accident.  It against the law, even for witnesses, to leave the scene.  I don’t know what to tell you about the accident authority who refuses to take proper information and document.  Anyway, always take photos of the scene, the injuries (if you are conscious), take a picture of the police or accident authority taking your report so you will have a badge number and name.  Take a picture of license plates of witnesses if the accident authority won’t give you names.  And always take pictures of roadway and lack of or presence of any relevant construction or road signs in the vicinity.  If you aren’t in shock try to be diligent.  I cannot believe how lacking in care this accident was handled.  

Protect yourselves, my divas, be as alert and inquisitive as you can.  These two women are on fixed incomes and have permanent injuries, diminishing the quality of life for the rest of their time on this planet.  They have no recourse but to keep bearing the costs, of onset arthritis from the surgery, and permanent partial hearing loss, respectively for both.  As the lawyer told them ….we do not have a justice system, we have a legal system regulated by politicians in every state capital.  Considered yourselves loved and cautioned by The Queen Cronista

Namaste

Diva Musing: Upset for What?

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Is it just me?  Today I find myself upset over being micro-managed…!! It has uselessly eaten up my last two days, when I had very specific goals to achieve at work.  I’m an old crone who VENTS!  However, I am asking myself what I am upset over; really?  

I tried to present and execute a good action plan.  I used experience, research and good common sense to arrive at my final plan.  Then it is overturned by  control freaks who do not ask end users what will work best. They  pull the trigger and cover all situations in the tumbleweed of a disorganized mind.  

Even the Cronista needs to remember …Upset for What?  Is it worth foaming over the negativity caused by the well meaning but over controlling masses?  Hardly.  

I need to take a break, ZEN out and let a good meditation wash off the debris dumped on one by others.  Just thinking about this positive approach has slowed down my heart rate already. It reminds me NOT to let others steal the peace or I am as guilty as they.  I’m off to ZEN out….with love,  

Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Today’s Thought: Over-entitlement….

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I was at the breakfast hole this morning with my favorite fast food manager in the world.  She runs a tight ship and is gloriously a joy!  I call her one of my AngelGirls!  She and I were reflecting on how after decades in corporate America we have seen people become insensitive, over entitled, and just lacking in manners and common courtesy.  She says people come in and order a one dollar item and berate the staff like they are entitled. I’d probably dump hot coffee on them or something.  But not AngelGirl, she waits on these dweebs as if they were actually human beings.  I have lessons to learn from her!  

She makes each day that I go in a wonderful way to start the day.  We should all learn from her, in fact.  This grumpy crone actually loves people….(don’t tell anyone), but I draw the line at rude, manner-less, idiots.  

Yesterday I was leaving the wholesale super store with my sister…each with a huge cart full.  A manner-less, dweeb (you cannot imagine how much I want to cuss on this one) jumped between our overloaded carts and attempted to push past us in a hurry, with his 2 loaves of bread.  He pushed by me and I accidentally hit his heel.  He turned to me and said I needed to get my glasses checked.  The fire breathing dragon from middle Earth erupted and I went off like a bottle rocket.  

“What has happened to manners in the South” I screamed.  Rude old men deserve to get hit when they are not gentlemanly enough to let two women, pushing heavy baskets, leave a premises.  He began to curse back.  I told him to get out of my face or I’d hurt him worse the next hit.  My sister now red and embarrassed. What I really wanted to say was…” Unless you are taking those 2 loaves of bread to Jesus to feed the starving masses there is no excuse for your disgusting behavior”.  But I refrained realizing I’d let my disgust for the over-entitled masses make me as rude as they are. Although I felt truly justified in doing so with this old fart.  Courtesy people!  Respect! I still believe in good manners.  

However, as a time worn crone, I set proper boundaries, and take no shit! Someone still has to take a stand for those wonderful men who stand when we enter a room, open the door for anyone, and care for their families and loved one with gallantry. My tribute to those few of you who remain gentlemen in spite of the chaos of the world.  We love you best.  Is It Just Me? 

Crone No. 1’s Website….BEAUTIFUL….www.theturquoisechick.com
Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

 

Diva Ranting: Idiot Drivers…

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I’ve been trying not to rant of  late. Trying to nurture the kinder, gentler, Crone….However, Is it just me, or do the dumbest drivers ever always get out during lunch hour, and impede the progress of those of us who have places to go during lunch hour?  

I just got behind some impaired git who was going …Oh, I don’t know…less than 2 miles per hour in the superstore parking lot all the way to the light.  The light turns green for the usual 5 seconds and the git sits, then runs the red light! Here’s me and the rest of the lot waiting at another light.  

Always safety first! However, my mind is saying run the light with the git, and push that little slow moving bug down the street into an oncoming train!!!  Sorry, the rant made me feel better!  Anyway, I wish you all a better traffic pattern than the one in the Crater today.  Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Diva Rambling: Hoarding

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My daughter was once on a TV Show called “Clean House” she was the yard sale Diva and organizing expert.  I use to watch her try to talk people out of the junk they were hoarding in order to get their homes in order and generally always from being a health risk.  If you are concerned you or someone you know has an issue…Below is one school of thought to help you decide…..

Namaste, The Queen Cronista

8 Facts on the Physical, Social, and Emotional Impacts of Hoarding

Hoarding is the compulsive collection of possessions accompanied by difficulty parting with them. This behavior can negatively impact many areas of a person’s life causing serious physical, social, emotional, financial, and legal problems. These collected items can include objects such as newspapers, food, clothing, boxes, photographs, plastic bags, household supplies, magazines and animals. Let’s take a closer look at the reality of hoarding…

1. Hoarding Statistics

Hoarding affects 4-percent of the population.  It is estimated than 40-percent of object hoarders also hoard animals. In the United States 3,500 animal hoarders are reported yearly, affecting at least 250,000 animals.

It is estimated that more than 80-percent of animal hoarders have diseased or dead animals on their properties. Approximately 70-percent of hoarders are women, who are single, divorced, widowed, or have suffered emotional trauma in their lives. Unless a hoarder receives treatment they have a 100-percent chance of relapsing.

2. Hoarding Symptoms

Symptoms of hording include severe anxiety when they or someone else discards or attempts to discard an item. Patients also experience difficulty organizing possessions and are indecisive, overwhelmed and embarrassed about their collection. They distrust others who try to help.

Obsessive compulsive thoughts plague them in regards to their possessions. They are afraid of needing the item in the future. Other symptoms include pathways through their homes with possessions sometimes piled floor to ceiling, social and marital problems, health hazards and financial problems.

3. The Main Reasons People Hoard

Hoarding is associated with depression, hyperactivity, and obsessive compulsive disorder. In a few cases it may be related to an eating disorder such as pica (eating non-food stuffs) or psychosis. Hoarders often have endured emotional trauma in their lives, such as abuse, divorce, or the death of a loved one. Animal hoarders typically substitute the perceived love of the animal for the intimacy of actual human relationships.

4. Effect on Quality of Life

People who hoard often live in hazardous conditions. Their homes are cluttered and filthy. Presenting both a fire and disease hazard. Animal hoarders have the added danger of sick or dead animals which can spread disease to them. Hoarding causes anger and resentment in family members and can adversely affect the growth and emotional development of children.

5. Hoarding vs. Collecting

Collectors are usually well organized and have a sense of pride and joy associated with their possessions. They tend to budget carefully and don’t overextend themselves. In contrast, hoarders tend to be embarrassed about their hoarding, are disorganized , indecisive and try to hide their possessions from others. They are secretive and feel sad, discouraged and overwhelmed. They’re often in debt and feel sad after acquiring more items.

6. Animal Hoarders

Cats, dogs, and horses are animals typically collected by hoarders. They take in or “rescue” these unwanted, unloved animals with the best of intentions. Hoarding gives these people the feeling that they are important and loved. Hoarders often become emotionally attached to the animals and don’t believe anyone else can love them as much. This makes it difficult for them to adopt the animals out, despite the fact that due to overcrowding they can no longer provide the basic necessities of life.

7. Hoarding Health Risks

Hoarders often neglect their own health, and often spend all their time, energy and money on hoarding or caring for their animals. They are often sleep deprived due to feeling overwhelmed by the great responsibility of caring for all the animals they have collected. Hoarders can also suffer from animal-borne diseases, fleas, ticks and the problems associated with ammonia inhalation. The animals are stressed, malnourished, and living in filthy, overcrowded conditions resulting in disease and death.

8. Hoarding Intervention

The most effective treatment for hoarders is intensive cognitive behavioral therapy (or CBT). People with hoarding problems have been successfully treated. Treatment for animal hoarders involves help from family and friends. They will also need intervention by animal control officials who will apprehend distressed animals and make it more difficult for the hoarder to rescue or adopt in the future. Animal hoarders need to learn to replace their animals with caring human relationships. This can only be accomplished by the support of family and friends and with the help of a skilled therapist.

 

Diva Rant-I’m Over It!!!!

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I’m over all the neigh Sayers, the overly politically correct “crapists” who rain on everyone’s daily parade by stomping their feet and pounding their gorilla chests in protest of everything and acting like out of control, petulant children.  Narrow minded Nazis who want everything their way or else.  

Get over your bad selves.  Start doing some real activist work by putting love and better vibration out in our Universe.  Seriously…..breathe, read from the Dali Lama or Buddha. Use some enlightened masters to guide your thoughts…and first and foremost Get a Damn Job!….Grow up and contribute to the world and volunteer where it counts…do something besides whine, complain and riot! I don’t get it?  What am I missing?

For those of you who can relate to this Rant, thank you for being you and doing your parts. I stand in awe and respect.  

Namaste,

The Queen Cronista