Friday, May 28, 2010

I've been up since 5:30 and started working on going through my bins..I've gone through a good share of them.
So far, I now have 4 empty I have gone through the things on my shelf in the basement.
I have things down there that I have not used in a long time..ya know,, keeping it just in case I might need

I packed up my china and crystal..I want to be as far ahead of the game as I can be..
I figured that as long as this was going to be a long week-end, I might as well take advantage of it.
I have a ton of stuff for the dreaded rummage sale..And I'm selling everything CHEAP..I just want the stuff gone.
If I get this all done today, then I can take it easy the rest of the week-end..

Jeremy was at his friends house last night..he has to work 6 to closing, I'm not sure what I'm doing for dinner..I sure don't feel like I should skip dinner..ugh,, I need to lose a few pounds..well, not just a few...At least 10...15 would be even better.
I eat so often out of boredom..
I do have all intentions of getting out and about this summer..walking, tennis and hopefully doing some swimming..That should help.
Most of the time, I try to buy healthy foods..we like our veggies
Doing so much driving for my job doesn't help..I like to munch on something while I'm driving..I should be taking the time to make up little bags with carrots, celery and other things...

It's just a never ending that I sometimes decide to ignore..and other times I outright make excuses for..I will say things like,,"well, what else is there"? I deserve to have something..
I have been drinking water again. I have laid off the soda..That should help too..

Oh well, it is what it is....

I brought my flags up from the basement today. I will put them out a little later today..

I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing Memorial Day!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's supposed to be a little cooler today...only in the mid to high 70s..
I don't know about's only 7:10am and as I sit here, I had to turn the fan on..

I need to cut my grass..omg, I can' believe how fast it is growing. I swear I could cut it 2 times a week..and we haven't even had any rain..

I'm so happy to have air in the car again. It is going to make my day very pleasant.
I'm going to get most of my accounts done today. I have to go out this evening for a bit to check on a couple of jobs after they have been cleaned. I had checked on one Monday night and I was not happy..There were quite a few things that were not done.
So, I'll recheck to see how she does tonight.

I need a good nights sleep..This waking up in the middle of the night to make sure my cleaner has checked in is catching up with me..
I had told him that I wanted him to check in by 3:00am...I set my alarm for 3:30..No, he's not checked in..He hasn't been checking in until 4:00..That means that I am almost fully awake by that time. Long run, it takes it's toll...
I'm going to try to explain to him one more time that he needs to be checked in by 3:00..3:30 at the latest.

Technically he has time to get his job done even if he is there at 4:00..the problem is, if he doesn't show up for some reason, I need to be able to get there and get it done.
The job is 25 miles from me..
I just need a full nights sleep!!

Maybe in a week or so, I will take a couple of days vacation so that I can sleep thru the night...and have my rummage sale...

My youngest grandchild turns 6 on Tuesday...So, like I did for her brother and cousin, I sent her picture in to TV6 and she will be on the look who's 6 segment...
She has decided that she wants us to go birthday shopping together like we did last year...
Maybe I can work that in this weekend also...not sure about that because they are going to be in the middle of moving..
We'll see what happens...

I'm going to see if I can have a balloon bouquet sent to Miranda..If not I'll send her a couple of dollars in a card..Then she can go out for ice cream with her boyfriend after she is feeling better.
I heard from her grandma last night. She said the Miranda was doing good, just Very tired...

Well, I better hit the road and get some jobs
Hope everyone has a great day...Hug someone you love......

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Prayers have been answered today...

Thank you Sugar!!

Miranda came through surgery fine. The doctors feel good about how it went.
The area that they were dealing with is where photographic memory is located.
I'm sure that it will take time to know if that will be affected.
The main thing is that she came through the surgery without any problems.

She is such a sweet kid..

Oh, my, gosh, has it been hot....and I don't have air at home..and the car air (was) out.
Yesterday I decided to work at night so it would be cooler..
Today I got ready and went to the the time I got there my hair had gone limp, my clothes were sticking to me and my makeup had melted
I decided to let my boss know about the car..He had me take it to the shop down the street..they told me that they could get me in tonight at 6...
I left there at 7:20....and it was heaven...
I plan on getting out on the road early tomorrow to make up for the loss today..
I wont even mind it now that I have air in the car...

I've been cleaning out closets and drawers...getting ready for my rummage sale..the one thing I said I would never do say never...
I have a good reason to do it though.. I'm going to move come Sept....
I know, I know, I was soooo happy to get into this house. I spent a lot of money to get things that I need to live in this house...BUT...on Sunday I was sitting outside and wondered WHY???

Why am I trying so hard to stay somewhere when I am by myself so much?
Yes, I love being in a house versus an apartment. It just doesn't make sense to be here when I spend so much time alone..Jeremy is home for a few days and then he is by his friends house for a few days...

I go to work and come home to clean and take care of things..

I wish that I had money for a few different things...Health insurance, traveling, a car so that Jeremy can learn how to drive..
I'm not going to get those things if we stay here...

I had a talk with Jeremy and together we decided that we would rather spend a few years in a small apartment and be able to put money away in savings..

I figured it out. If we get a place with heat, we will each be able to put $500.00 away in a savings account PER MONTH...

Now, as much as I hate apartment life, I can deal with it for the final goal.
The apartment I had before was a three bedroom and did not have heat included..Plus it was upstairs.
This time around, we will get a two bedroom and it will not be an I hope to get one with heat included...

When we moved into this house, I bought a twin mattress set so I would have a bed for the little ones...well, that bed still has not been used...the kids still sleep with me.
So, I often wonder why I need so much STUFF..

I am slowly working my way through the rest of the closets, drawers, cabinets and eventually I will work my way to the basement..

It feels darned good

I'm on a mission and I feels good...

I'll let you know when I have my rummage sale and how it goes.....

Thanks again Sugar! I hope your situation is going better..You are always in my thoughts and prayers.....
Prayers Please!!!

My niece is in surgery at this moment..Brain surgery...
Her grandma, my (technically ex) sil.. just sent me a text that Miranda is now in surgery and it could take as long as five hours...
They are hoping to reduce or eliminate her siezures..
Miranda is 16 years old and just a wonderful girl...and might I say Brave to go forth with this type of surgery..

Please send good thoughts and prayers!!

Thank You!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The yellow flowers are for my cousin Gilda. She lived for 6 days only
From the left..My uncle, my aunt, my grandma and my grandpa...
Paris- dipping into the very cold Parker Lake water...

We had a wonderful day together..He is probably the only one that has much interest in listening to me go on and on about family
Our time at the cemetery went very nicely. We put the flowers on the graves and then spent some time walking the cemetery to find other family members..

We found my great-grandfather...and great-grandmother..
He was born in New York in 1864..His parents had come over from Wales...
I had found this information on had no idea that I would find some of these family members right in the very cemetery that I had played in as a child...(yes, we used to play in the cemetery..Mostly riding our bikes because there were great roads with hills.)

After the cemetery we made our yearly trip to the school yard..I have so many memories of summers spent playing there..and one semester of actually going to this very school..When I was about 6 or 7. My Mom had cancer. She went thru surgery. We went up north to stay with family.

I certainly remember this time with fond memories..I just wish I had asked more about it as I got older..Anyway......

After that we went to Parker Lake...Took our shoes off and walked in the water a bit..We picked up a couple small oddly shaped rocks to bring home for our *Parker Lake*

Then it was off to The Dells...We had Chinese for lunch..not the best food for sure..Although Paris liked his meal..

I had given Paris 40.00 in a card for his birthday that morning...
He was deciding on the trip up what he would
We walked the strip. Went to Wizard World (not the actual name) bought a mood ring..I had to laugh at that one...(not so he could see of course)..

Then we stopped at the fudge store..oh what a mistake that was..because it was way to good and even though I bought a very small piece, it was still expensive and way to much fat...
Oh well, it's a done

We went to the store that my grandmother worked at for years..It allowed her to install modern conveniences to her farmhouse..

Then we tried to find the campgrounds that Carlos and I had stayed at three years ago...I don't know why I felt the need to find it..
I tried to tell myself that even though he and I had stayed there, it was a nice place and I might want to camp there again....

We finally found it..I'm glad that we did..I think it let me release some of the memories..(I hope)
It wasn't as nice as I had remembered. It isn't a place that I would pick to camp at...
I wonder if I thought it was nicer because I had memories of having such a nice time there.
It was one of the trips we had done that went so well..

I've been feeling some anger and sadness recently...trying to deal with it..working on letting it go.
I think it's being alone...I know that I'm okay being alone. I do it..I make ends meet..But I would like to have someone in my life to spend time with...
I know it will come when it is supposed to.. I know that I have to be completely over my life with Carlos before I can be okay with someone else..
I'm just tired of being by myself....

Oh well,,,enough with that pity party..I will let God lead me down the path He wants me to go down....:)

Paris and I were then going to play miniature golf...Until we saw how long the line was...We both opted to just head home..
On the way we stopped at a Walmart and he bought a nerf sword..He walked out of the store with 20.00 left...

He told me that he had a really nice time and was glad that he had come with me...Just what I needed to hear..

Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

I went to Costco for the first time today...My friend Andrea just got a membership there.
I had been thinking of getting a membership at Sam's club again. Then she mentioned that I should try Costco...
There really isn't much difference between the two stores..Other than the Costco is newer and therefore it's cleaner and brighter.
I'll have to think a bit before I decide to join or not..

I made a batch of cupcakes for Paris..thought he could take a few of them on our trip tomorrow.
I got a really nice card for him at the dollar store..You can't beat paying 50 cents for a card..I have paid as much as 3.50 at other stores..And I must say, this one is just as nice as any I have found anywhere else...

The weather was fairly nice today..although it was a bit colder than I would prefer.
I hope it isn't too breezy tomorrow..

I still have to clear some of my work supplies out of the van. Put the floral arrangements back in and whatever munchies I'm taking along..
It's almost midnight. I should be in bed never goes how you want it to.

I had to deal with one of my workers tonight. To the point of getting in the van at 9:15 to go to one of the jobs..Getting a call 10 minutes into my ride to the job, saying that she can make it after all..ugh...that is one of the downfalls of hiring someone young. They tend to flake out on you on Friday

Well, I'm off to get some sleep for my big day with my sweetie Paris..
Enjoy your Saturday!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Roses from Monique...

Jeremy in something other than black jeans and black t-shirt...
Cameron's loose tooth..
Tooth is out- he's happy...No bleeding- I'm happy...

It's been raining here since late Monday....very dreary...It's the kind of day that makes you want to stay toasty warm in your
It's supposed to warm up and stop raining Friday..

On Saturday, Paris and I are going to head to the Dells area...Wisconsin Dells....
My family is from that area. I make sure that there are new floral wreaths on the graves...
I've already gotten all of them. 6 in all..
We will head up to the cemetery early, take care of things there and then head to the Dells for the day.
Memorial week-end is really their opening day for the season..So, I don't think it will be too busy.
We'll just bum around, get some lunch, see some of the sites and then head home.
Paris turns 13 on the 29th of May. Maybe he'll find something he wants for his birthday..
I'm looking forward to our little day should be fun..

I had training last night...We have hired someone to be the fill-in for Tuesdays and Thursdays..
That will take a lot off of my shoulders..Now we are covered for the week-days..The only time I should have to cover someone is if we have more than two people off..

My van is making a weird noise...ugh...when I brake, it makes this clunking noise in the rear.
I'm going to see how it is today. If it is still doing it, I'm gonna have to have it looked at..Which I hope can happen before Saturday.
I always feel bad when I have to tell my boss that there is a it usually means money...
Oh well, not too much I can do if there is a problem...

I did get my grass cut before the rain started..One of the perks of having this type of job.. It looks so nice...and green....
I wanted to plant some flowers but I don't think that is going to happen..there are some bushes around the house now. I thought I would plant flowers in between them for color...
Well, the weeds are so bad that I would spend all of my time dealing with them..I don't have the time for that.
They have mulch laid down. I don't think they laid down the black plastic first to keep the weeds it probably needs more mulch..
I'm not getting into taking care of all of that..So I guess, no flowers for me...Unless I just get some cheap plastic pots, put flowers in them and set them out there.....

That's it for now..Hope everyone has a great day...

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!!!

I hope everyone has had an enjoyable day...
My day started out with work..One of my workers had asked for the day off. Because she is soooo dependable I like to be able to let her have off when she asks..
I talked to one of my other workers and she said that she would be able to cover. She is going to be on vacation all next week, so the money would help make up for that loss.
On Friday I reminded her about it..Long story short, she forgot and they were leaving Saturday morning. My granddaughter agreed to help me. Thank goodness. One of the problems I ran in to was that we can't get into the restaurant until almost 6:00am.
They usually open at 10:00, but because of the Mothers Day Brunch, they were going to be opening at 9:00..
So, I was up at 4:45 this morning. Picked up Monique and got to the restaurant at 5:50..
When we left there, we did a couple of errands. I think I got home about 9:00..

I haven't done much
Jeremy said he would take me out for dinner..To be honest, I really don't feel like going...never thought I would say just don't feel like going thru the hassle of getting ready.
We just talked and decided that we will go out for lunch one day this week...Works for me...

My granddaughter gave me 6 miniature red roses and a lovely card when I picked her up this morning..
My daughter gave me a gift card for Red Lobster..Can't wait to use that...

Other than that, it has been a very quiet day..

Work has been hectic as usual. I was able to replace one of my problem workers. That took a lot off of my mind. Not having to deal with him has been great.
We have been lucky as far as getting new accounts. My boss just told me that we might get 13 banks at the end of the year. If that happens, he will hire another account manager. I told him that the new manager could have my two
They are the worst because they are 7 days a week..So, even on the week-ends, I am on call and that takes its toll for sure.
I am so ready to take at least a week of my vacation time. It just never seems to be the right time. We are either having a problem with a worker or getting new accounts that need to be watched over more closely.
I have to ask my boss if he is going to let me carry over to next year any time I don't use this year.

My son had his first invitation to a wedding. One of his co-workers. He even went out and bought a new outfit..That is a major thing for someone like Jeremy. He always wears jeans and a
I had to give him a ride of course. It was held at the Hilton downtown..About 26 miles from home..
He was able to get a ride home..Amen..
He looked kind of dumbfounded when I told him he had to buy a card and put a few dollars in it...He did a good job on the card. He even wrote something nice in it.

Well, I guess that's about it for news... Believe me, not much new goes on around

Once again, I hope all of you Ladies have had a wonderful day!!!