Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tonight was the first time I have played baseball in more years than I can remember...
It started out today with me going to get my hair cut and colored. It turned out nice, but I think I am ready to go really short.. Right now it is about shoulder length. And I am just ready for something else. I think the girl doing my hair was a little afraid to cut it too short..Oh well,,baby steps I guess...lol
Then I went to one of my accounts to give an employee her review..that took all of ten minutes..
I had plans to go to my daughters house around 7:00pm. so that I could ride with her and two of my grand kids to my daughters baseball game.
Now mind you, when I got to her house, I was dressed in my nicer clothes...Not ready for a game. (I had planned on coming home first and changing). I put on my granddaughters sweatshirt, my grandsons tennis shoes and off we went to the game..
The game was supposed to start at 8:15..We were standing around waiting for everyone to show up..Then they realized that they were one woman short..(it's a coed team). My daughter asked if I would be willing to stand in right field..Not many balls make it out that way...OKAY. She said that when it came my time to bat I shouldn't worry if I didn't hit the ball because they would have had an automatic out anyway being one person short...OKAY..
Well let me tell you...I didn't have any balls come out in my field..But when it came time for me to bat....I hit the ball...I didn't make it to first base,,But I did bring in two people with that hit..And that is what counts.
We Won the game- 9-7...Not bad. LOL
It was a good time..
They have closed down a couple of Milwaukee area schools due to the swine flu..Nothing confirmed yet..Keeping fingers crossed ..
In the Milwaukee area there have been three infants killed in a matter of weeks due to co-sleeping..In two of the cases there was drinking involved. I am so upset by this I can't even tell you..
I guess I shouldn't even call it co-sleeping.. It's more a case of being irresponsible parents.
I believe that there are responsible parents that bring their kids up with co-sleeping.
I don't feel that these were situations that could even be called co-sleeping. I also think that it is too much of a coincidence that there have been this many deaths in a matter of weeks...
Another thing I am having a problem with is children being left in day care vans...In the last few months one little one was found dead in the van because the driver forgot to look to make sure all of the kids and babies were taken off the bus..
Yesterday a little boy was left on a bus. He was one of the lucky ones. He was found after only a few hours..He was unhurt..Other than saying he does not want to ride on a bus again..
I don't know why it is so F------g hard for people to do a check and a re-check to make sure that this NEVER happens again..
They are writting a bill to ensure that all day care buses have alarms installed to make sure that all children are taken off of the bus..That is great, a step in the right direction.
I know for some of the smaller centers, this will be a hardship money wise. Too bad. What is a child's life worth? If you can't put in the alarms, you can't transport children,,,plain and simple....
Another thing that is making me angry...Beer tax..
In Wisconsin, the beer tax has not been raised since 1969....And now the tavern league is putting up a stink because they of course don't want the tax...3 cents a bottle...come on now. 3 cents on the bottle is not going to stop people from drinking..They tax everything else. Look what they are doing to cigarette taxes. Going up by a dollar at a time.
It doesn't make sense to me that they have even waited this long to raise that tax.
Well, I guess I have gotten some of that off my chest...lol
Now I am heading off to bed to get a good nights sleep after my exciting day..lol...
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday started out a little hectic. After work, I came home to get my cleaning done. Right in the middle of it, around 8:00pm, I got a call from one of my cleaners..He tells me he is locked in the bank...What? So I say, Gary, you are locked inside of the bank? Yes, inside...Okay, how do you do that? Well, the bank door has a handle that you have to push down in order to get the door open...and it wouldn't move..
I tell him that I am on my way down there to see if the door will open if I use the key from the outside..
He starts telling me that he wants to get out of there and go home..Well duh...I can't do anything over the phone, and it doesn't pay to get into panic mode.
It's about a 20 mile drive for me one way and I'm not bitching about it, so I didn't appreciate listening to him bitch..
He finally got it to open. He got the bank alarmed and was able to leave..
I was able to turn around and come home to finish my cleaning.
I called the bank first thing in the morning to let them know that he had a problem with the lock.
The woman said that they have had problems before and would have it fixed..
Saturday was fairly uneventful..I went to the store early and did a little shopping..Then about 1:30 I went to pick up my grandson Cameron.
Oh gosh, he is getting to be such a big boy. His mom said that he kept asking her if it was time for me to be there yet...lol..We had a really nice time together..Just played games, watched a little tv and enjoyed our special time...
I made popcorn and we played Candyland..He even took it well when I won the game..We played a few games so he had his chance at winning also..
I took him home at 2:00 today. Next it will be Masons turn to spend the night..And then Destiny..
Jeremy is working tonight so the house is quiet. Not that he is ever in the way. It's just nice to have the house to myself once in a while:)
I have a couple of dvds to watch. I thought I would get around to watching them by now..I think part of the problem is that the dvd player is in my bedroom and I don't always feel like being in there. If I could watch them in the living room it would be easier. I haven't yet figured out how to hook it up with having the dvr. Maybe one of these days I will tackle that...lol
Oh, I did put up a window scarf on my living room window..I have the verticle blinds up. I didn't like the starkness of how that looked. I didn't really want to invest too much money. So,,,I bought the scarf. It looks really nice. Even my son noticed and believe me, he doesn't notice things like that often...
It feels more complete in here now...I'm happy..
H0pe everyone has a wonderful week and lots of sunshine....
Thursday, April 23, 2009
We got to one band and an entire light pole was laying on the ground. I said that she didn't need to bother writing that down, I was sure that they were aware of it's demise..lol...She said that it should be written down just in case the main office didn't know. I told her that she was in charge of the paperwork and should write down what she wanted to..lol
Because she was helping me, I had offered to by her dinner. She had already eaten but said that she would get a desert. We went to IHOP.. I haven't been to an IHOP for years. I had an egg,ham and cheese melt. It was really good. I only ate half of it, but it was tasty. She had a cheesecake, caramel crepe, with whipped cream on top...It looked really good. Made me wish that I had gotten a dessert also..lol..Although by the time she was almost done with it, she decided that it was really tooo sweet...lol
I dropped her off at 10:00pm. I had one more bank to go to. I didn't get home until 11:30..
I have decided that I am taking an easy day today..lol
I went to the Tittle Co. to pick up my check from the sale of the house..I was not please with the way the woman treated me...first of all, when I talked to her on the phone, she seemed bothered by the fact that I said I would pick the check up versus having her send it in the mail..(why would she care).
As it turned out, I had to sign off on the lien anyway, so going to the office would have been mandatory anyway...
I also had to pay them 75.00 to change the paperwork..
I signed the paper, gave her the money- cash and she handed me the check. I then asked if she could give me a receipt. You would have thought that I asked her for her firstborn...
She says I will have to go to accounting..OKAY...I wait for about 3 minutes...no problem...She comes back in the room and says,,,,Sorry that took so long, she had to stop what she was doing to print this out.
I just said thank you and left. But I couldn't shake the feeling that she had been rude and it wasn't justified.
When I mentioned it to my girlfriend last night, she suggested that I call the manager for the tittle co. and let them know how she acted.
I think she's right. I don't normally make complaints. I just accept the fact that some people are not happy and it comes thru in their work.
But this was really uncalled for and needs to be addressed...
On a happier note. I am going to call today to see about getting Cameron for Saturday night. It will be wonderful to spend some quality time with this little sweetie. Hear all about how school is going. Spend some time at the park...Oh yes, I am ready to have him over for some fun....
I have to say again how relieved I am that I am no longer cleaning the hallways here at the apartment complex...Oh what a relief it is...lol
I now look forward to the week-ends..Sometimes it feels like such a strange concept..That I can get my own stuff done, spend time with family or friends, do a project or just sit around if the mood fits...
It is wonderful..
Today I'm going to try to get my laundry done and maybe spend some time painting my hanging shadow box..
I had picked some pork chops at the store the other day, I am contemplating putting them on the grill today..Sounds good. It is a little bit of a hassle because I keep my propane tank on my balcony..(someone tried to steal it last summer). But I think the taste of grilled pork chops will be worth the extra effort...
I hope that everyone is having wonderful weather and able to get out and enjoy it....
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Tomorrow is the closing on the house. On the one hand it is a good thing..You know, closure and all of that good stuff..But it's still hard. I remember when we first went to look at the house. I liked it right away. I could see all of the possibilities. I envisioned how I would fix it up..I put in alot of sweat equity in painting...lol.
Oh yeah, that is also the house where he threw me on the dining room floor and pulled out a handful of my hair, cut my mouth and gave me a few other bruises...But don't fret ladies,,,,,I broke his frigging nose...lol..If I didn't learn much, I did learn to defend myself...lol
Isn't is amazing that we always lean towards the happy memories? Then we feel sad. At least until we let a few of the not so good memories come into the picture.
I guess the selling of the house is just one more thing to move me towards my new life...
I can only hope that as of tomorrow, I don't have to worry about running into him at the gas station or store anymore. I really don't think he will stay in this suburb.
Oh well, what will be will be.
God won't put more on my heart than I can handle...
My son made dinner tonight...And he had done the shopping for the food too.
He wanted to make a version of the chicken wrap that he makes at work. It was darn good too. To top it all off, he brought my plate to me as I sat on the couch..How nice was that?
His friend was over, so he was able to have a taste of Jeremys cooking skills.
The kitchen isn't even in too bad of shape. lol. I had told him that I would do the clean up..
He's a good kid and I'm glad that he is my son.
Tomorrow is supposed to be fairly nice. By Friday we are supposed to hit the 70s..
Oh, I can't wait for that. Maybe I'll have a little more energy to get back in the swing of things.
I need to get back to going to the YMCA...My daughter and I have really slacked off on that one.
She is now spending so much time running the kids around for their various sports and softball for herself that it is hard for the two of us to hook up to go work out together..
Guess I'll just have to go it alone...lol
I'm going to bed early tonight. It's only 8:20 and I could go to sleep right now.
But then I would be up at 3:00am...lol
This coming week-end I want to have Cameron over. It's been a while since any of the little ones have spent the night. So it's time. There is no love like the love a child gives their Abuelita....
Have a restful evening..
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Today has gone fairly well. Although it's not over yet. lol.
I left the house at 5:00am to restock a couple of buildings..I think I got home about 6:45am..Did some putzing around here. Spent a couple of hours restocking some more buildings..I think I got home again at 2:00..I will leave again at 4:40pm. Tonight I have to cover the two jobs that were left vacant by the guy that I got rid of. We have all three covered. I am training at one of them tonight. Because Gary has worked for us for a while, he gets the general idea of how I want things done. I will probably turn the keys over to him tomorrow.
I have to cover one other bank tonight. I don't know yet if Gary is going to be able to help me or not. It doesn't really matter. I am so glad to have the other guy gone that I don't even mind doing them..lol
My boss did hire a guy to cover the last two banks. Starting tomorrow, I will be training him. I might be able to get that accomplished by the end of the week.
Yesterday my daughter and grandkids came over for a bit. They didn't have dinner here, but I sent ham home with them.
She is always grateful for that. lol. I didn't dye eggs, but I did use magic markers on them.
For my daughter, because she wants to move to Arizona, I put her name on it and then drew a cactus and wrote, Arizona or bust,,,lol
For my older grandson, I drew a tennis racket and wrote, tennis anyone?
For my granddaughter I drew some pretty flowers.
I couldn't think of anything I could draw for Paris so I just put his name on it with Happy Easter..
I have spent yesterday and part of today rearranging some things. My daughter is going to have a rummage sale soon. So, I decided to go thru things again and get rid of what I don't use or need..
I can not believe how much I have that I don't really need or want.
I really do like the less cluttered look and feel of things.
I spent so darn many years needing to have something on all walls or on all flat surfaces...lol..
Now I want just a few of my nice things sitting out. Some of the things that I don't want to get rid of, but don't need out all the time, I will pack away and bring them out at a different time. Rotate...That is my new motto..lol
The rain is starting. It hasn't gotten too bad yet. But it is kind of dreary out. I think we are supposed to have rain for the next few days..That's ok..it will bring the flowers...Right?
How is that for trying to look on the bright side? lol
Have a nice relaxing evening!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Now why would I be up at 4:43 am..? Because one of my workers is a complainer....
He is a 50 year old man. You would think that he could handle a cleaning job without having to call me at 2:30 in the morning to tell me that the place is a mess and it will take him longer to clean it..IT IS A BAR! What part of that does he not get? People drink, they have fun, they do not care what kind of mess they leave the place in..Besides,,the MESS that he is talking about is the floor..Yes, the floor. He will have to sweep it before he can vacuum and wash it. They get napkins, bottle tops, cigarette butts and swizzle sticks on the floor.
Now I don't know about you, but that would probably take me an extra ten minutes tops....
He calls all upset like chicken little ran thru the place and the sky fell...
He does a good job, he always shows up, but I am having a problem with him calling to complain..I am going to have a talk with him once again about this. If he wants to complain, I'm going to tell him to call his wife.l0l
I told him tonight, that if it is that bad, I will take a run down there and check it out....20 miles one way for me..Oh no he says, you don't have to do that...
I don't mind taking a run to one of the jobs. Even at an odd hour. But I do mind having the phone ring for such minor crap.
Just sweep the floor and shut up.
I went to bed tonight with my time for tomorrow all planned.
I have to work my day around cleaning one of the banks. I had planned on getting that done early so that it wouldn't interfer with the rest of the day..
Now it will be all screwed up. I've been awake since 2:30. If I go to sleep now, I don't know when I will wake up.
Now I will go into my positive mode..Things will work out just fine. Everything that needs to be done will get done..lol...Now, wasn't that easy? lol
I wish everyone a very Happy Easter!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I am keeping all in my prayers. The people in Tennessee that have had so much destruction with the tornado's, Captain Philips who is being held hostage by pirates..The little 8 year old girl that has been killed and placed in a black suitcase..(maybe by a neighbor and Sunday school teacher).
These are just a few of the headlines..
Listening to some of the things that are going on make what is happening in my life seem small in comparison. Please know that as I am writing my rants, I am aware that there are more important things going on....
It has been a long week.
I no longer have to worry about the worker that won't clean as he should. He is no longer with the company....As happy as I am about that fact, the actual cleaning now falls on me until he is replaced..That should happen this coming week...
I can say that having to cover three buildings is a ton of work. lol...I have been spoiled since taking over the position of account manager..lol
One of my other workers has stepped up to the plate to give me a hand..I am thankful for that.
The banks are taking longer because they were not being cleaned properly. I am working on getting them as clean as they should be. Then when the new cleaners take over, they are starting with a clean building and will be told that they will be expected to keep them in the best of shape...So Easy, just do what you were hired to do....lol
My ex is driving me crazy..as usual...
He has finally sold the house...The downside? with the economy the way it is, it sold for far less than what it is worth..
Because we have a marital settlement agreement, I will be the one to get the proceeds..and because there isn't enough of a profit, a new settlement agreement had to be written up.
Last year when I moved out of the house, I didn't take the couch and chair right away..(I should have known better,,,so my mistake). At the moment when I was going to take it, he decided that he wasn't going to give it to me..Because it wasn't actually in the divorce papers, I was screwed.
I had sold the couch to my daughter..She had already given me the money. So, then I had to pay her back...
According to the divorce papers, I was to pay the Kohls bill..I didn't have a problem doing this until he didn't give me the couch. I told him that I couldn't pay the Kohls bill AND pay the money back for the couch that he didn't give me...So I refused to make the kohls payment.
Now that it is down to the wire. I have to sign a paper that gives the proceeds of the house to me. It also ensures that the Kohls bill gets paid. Not a problem..It also gives my ex $350.00 for the time that he made the payments on the kohls bill..that is the part that I have a problem with...Now mind you, my attorney was the one that made out the paper work. But Carlos had gone to him to show him the paperwork on the bill...My attorney says that it is in the divorce papers and so it has to be paid.
I asked him why it is okay that Carlos didn't give me the couch when I was to get it.....Because it was not specified in the papers....So I told him Fine, I get screwed once again..I tell you, it does not pay to be the nice guy sometimes...
There were also some very nice wall hangings that Carlos asked if I would leave at the house until it was sold. Because of the holes in the walls...I agreed...Now I probably won't get those either....
During all of this, he is professing his love for me. Telling me that he would like to see us get back together so that we can retire upnorth as had been our original intentions...
Can I be honest here and say that I have a part of me that would love to be able to do that..
But once again, as nice as he can be, he can be just as nasty....He told me the other day that I shouldn't be so materialistic....Why is it being materialistic to want the things that you were supposed to get????
Okay, I have that out of my system...lol..I will move on by myself and have the peace that I asked God for...I will be happy to walk in Gods path and let Him lead me to where I am supposed to be...Amen.
For all of the hassles that I seem to be going thru, I am blessed to have what I do have.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful and blessed Easter! You are all in my thoughts...
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I left the house at 6:30 this morning to go and clean the bank. Then I decided that as long as I was out, I would check on a couple of other buildings to make sure that they are up to par.
I probably got home about 10:00am..I sorted laundry and headed downstairs to get it started..Not happening today. There is a note on the washer stating that it is out of order...Great. I guess that means that I am suppposed to have an easy day. lol
I am now in my bed with my jammies on..reading blogs and watching the food channel..Oh my gosh, some of that stuff looks good..lol
After I am done with this post, I am going to read my Sunday paper that is sitting next to me..
If the bad weather is going to affect you, and you have to go out into it, please be safe...
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I would like to thank everyone for their encouraging words. It really does help to know that you care. It helps make my day brighter:)
My week-end away was interupted by a very inconsiderate employee. This is the same guy that has been giving me problems for some time. He doesn't want to follow proper cleaning instructions. He argues the point on everything. And now to top it off, he was a no show, no call for work last night.
On Fridays, he has two banks to clean. He usually starts work at 5:30-6:00pm..the last 4 weeks or so, he has been getting to the first bank between 7:00pm and midnight. I can't wait until that time to find out if he is going to do his job. So, last Monday, I left him a message telling him that if he was going to start later than seven, he would have to call and tell me...And then Friday he does this..SOB
Late yesterday afternoon I headed to my sister in laws house. Got there about 4:15. Sat around and talked ate supper at 6:00 and then went out for a while..All this time, I'm checking my phone to make sure that everyone had checked in...By 9:00pm, this guy had checked in so I started calling his house..I called every 30 minutes until 1:30am..I finally went to sleep and set my alarm for 4:30 am...Got up and hit the road. I called one of my other workers because he was on his job. I asked him if he would be able to meet me and give me a hand getting the banks done before opening time..He agreed.
I think I got to the first bank at 6:45. We got out of that one at 7:30, drove a couple of miles to the other one and got that done at 8:30..Just as we were getting done, the tellers were coming in the door..I got home at 9:00am. Called my boss and explained everything. He said that this guy had done this to him a few times and would be written up this time..He also told me that I shouldn't have cut my week-end short..If I ever run into this problem again, I should just call the bank in the morning and explain that there was a problem with the cleaner and that we would have the bank done by Monday morning...Oh now you tell me this...lol
Oh well, now I know.
If this worker doesn't start working with me on things he is going to be looking for a new job..and believe me,,I will not miss him...
Other than that, we had a really great time last night. I have not laughed that much in months..oh my gosh, it was fun. It would have been nice to spend one more night..but whatcha gonna do? lol
I cleaned my living room today...that was about it..I was going to do some laundry but decided that I wasn't in the mood to go up and down the stairs...l0l..It will all wait for me. Maybe tomorrow.
I'm going to do a little of my paper work now. I hope you all have a nice day tomorrow.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I was looking on the wrong blog...lol...
I'm not sure how to list the links, but I will work on it. In the mean time I will let people know that I am awarding them..
Once again, Thank you Lynne for thinking of me:)
My daughter called tonight from Vegas..They are not winning..lol. But they have done a few of the rooftop rides..Ugh..not for me..lol
They come home tomorrow night..I think they get in at 11:00pm. She has to go right to work. She will be late. And then she will have to work until 7:00am..No way could I do that anymore..lol
It's been windy here. I would just love to have another nice sunny day.
Tomorrow is supposed to be cloudy, scattered showers and 44..Oh yippy.
Saturday should be sunny and 50..At least we have that to look forward to..lol.
My boss is going to cover for me this week-end, so I will be able to make it to my sil's house for the week-end..I hope to be able to head out of town before the rush hour traffic starts. It should only take me two hours to get there. She actually lives a ways out of town, so she will meet me and lead me back into the booneys where she lives.
The ex called today, we had a few words back and forth. I finally just hung up. He called tonight while I was gone. Said that I could pick the couch up a week from this Friday..
I just want it to all be done with. I need to start moving on. I can not believe that it is almost one year since the divorce.
I have let my heart keep me in a state of hope. There is no hope. He doesn't think he needs to change anything about himself. So, why has it been so hard for me to give up? In my head I know nothing would be different. The good times only last so long. Oh, enough about this.
My grandaughter was supposed to get her temps for driving tonight. Well, she forgot her social security card. So now she has to go back..
I still can't believe that she is going to be driving..lol. They grow up way too fast..
I guess I better get some sleep. I'm going to have an early day tomorrow.
I have to go and check a couple of buildings to make sure that when they got cleaned tonight it was done thoroughly. I still think that it's a shame that some of these workers done have any pride in what they are doing.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day tomorrow.