Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hoover Dam..
Hoover Dam..
Grand Canyon
My Granddaughter Monique and her boyfriend Brian..
Grand Canyon...
Grand Canyon...Monique, Me, the Chief, my daughter Shannon and my grandson Paris..

The pictures don't do these places justice. There is just no way to capture the beauty that surrounds you..

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!
I have so many things to be thankful for...First and foremost would be my kids and my grandkids. I can't think of anything that would come before them..
Next, I am thankful for my health..
I'm thankful that I have a job that allows me to pay my bills and leaves a little left over for fun stuff....lol...

Okay...now I'll tell you about my trip to VEGAS...well, they don't call it lost wages for nothing.lol.
No, I was not a winner in the end..Oh, but I had soooo much fun trying..lol..
The hotel that we stayed at was also kid friendly..They have a bowling alley, a movie theater and an arcade..Mostly the kids were with us out and about but they did find some time to go to the arcade for a while..
We went to see the Hoover Dam...Oh my gosh, I was amazed at how beautiful it was..
We took a ton of pictures. After spending time there we went to the Grand Canyon..Fantastic..
It was just awesome..we took a ton of pictures there also...We did a lot of walking and even a little climbing..Talked to one of the security guards for a bit..It's one of those things that you just can't do justice with words or pictures..You really do have to see it for yourself...
My granddaughter got her first tattoo....All three of us girls did..matching tattoos...three small stars in a triangle pattern..One star for each of us:) It actually didn't hurt too bad this time..lol...
It was an awesome trip..not nearly long enough...lol...Can't wait to go somewhere again..

So, last night I was on the computer messing around on face book...looking up names of people that I grew up with....I found someone that grew up on the same block as me. I was always hanging out at his parents house with his sister...
I also always had a crush on him:)...I think he's probably about 4 years older than me..
Well, I decided that I would send him a note..and to my surprise he answered today..giving me his e-mail address and saying he would love to catch up....lol...
I had told him that when I saw his picture, the first thing that came to mind was that he looked just the same..Okay, maybe a few years older, but I could still see that handsome young man in those pretty blue eyes....
If nothing else, it could be an interesting journey....

Tomorrow I will go to my daughters house for some games with the kids and dinner.
She is making a turkey and all the trimmings.
I'm making a ham and I "bought" pumpkin pies..I couldn't help myself..I just don't have the energy to make my own..
I'm going to sleep until I wake up on my own in the morning...I don't have any late night workers checking in...AMEN.....

Guess that's it for right now...
Happy Thanksgiving!!! Have fun, drive safe if you're traveling....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I don't seem to have much motivation this morning..
My birthday was on Tuesday...55...it just doesn't seem possible...lol..how did that happen and where did the time go??

How is it that when I look in the mirror, I don't think I look bad for my "age"..but when I see a picture, I cringe..
I have found some people on facebook that I haven't seen for years...and a few of them look OLD....So, of course, I know that they must be thinking the same thing about me..SHE GOT OLD....lol....

I try not to worry about it too much..it is what it is..
All in all, it was a nice birthday..My bosses wife got me a small cake, a plant and a nice card. My daughter took me out to breakfast..My girlfriend took me out for lunch the day after and my grandson made me a beautiful card...That was the best.. And then of course, there is the trip to Vegas in three days...Can't wait for that...

My brothers birthday is the day before mine. I called him and he actually answered..I haven't talked to him in a year or so..He has some psychological problems..It's sad. He is a good person. When he's not doing drugs or drinking. I won't deal with him when he has been doing either. He doesn't have anyone other than me. Due to his issues..so, I feel bad, but I can't help him.
He is two years older than me. He told me that he has had three small heart attacks.
And a blocked artery..So, who knows what his future will be.
I noticed this morning that he called me at 2 am this morning...That is what I mean about his issues..why would he think that it's ok to call at 2 in the morning?

My granddaughter was accepted into another college.. One of the local ones UWM..
Although it is not one of her top picks, she was excited to be accepted..She probably won't hear from Loyola until the end of the month....

People are laughing at me because I put my tree up already...tradition for me is to put it up on Thanksgiving day...Well, that was when I was married and my husband did the cooking and I did the tree...lol...So, now I must improvise...and with my schedule, I need to get things done when I can..
When I get back from my trip, I will start going thru the bins in the basement and making decisions on which decorations I will be using. Then on Thanksgiving I will be prepared for getting the tree done without all of the work that goes with the job..

My suitcase is packed....On takeoff day, Monday, all I will have to do is drop my van off at the shop and nothing more..I will be able to relax until it's time to go to the airport..

My daughter is trying to map out our day trip to the Grand Canyon. It is looking like it will take closer to three hours to get there rather than the two she thought. That's ok.
It will be a nice road trip for us. With a stop on the way to see the Hoover Damn...

Work has been extra busy..training new people..I train two people tonight..Not looking forward to that...lol...

It is a beautiful sunny day out though and that is a good thing..Always makes a person feel a little better..
On that note, I better get moving here...