Friday, August 26, 2011

Patrick and Monica..We were at our State Fair...she did not want to have her picture taken..I told her that in this family, this is what we do...lol...


Monique is now a Marquette College Student!!

We moved her in on Wednesday..She was so excited..and her Mom was soooo sad..lol..
Sad to see her first born baby leave the nest..sad to know she will not see her on a daily basis..But very excited to see her daughter turn into a mature young woman..She knows that Monique will do what is right for her life and future and she is so very proud of her.

Paris stayed home from school to help with the move..When we were leaving the dorms, we were waiting for the elevator and talking trying to lighten the mood by joking about leaving Monique behind..He started to cry and then got embarrassed for crying.
We hugged him and told him it would be okay..It was sweet to see that even at 14 he could have such emotion his sister leaving home..(and being only 6 miles away) lol..

He did say that he can't wait until he goes to college..lol...because he can move the dorm furniture around and there's free coffee..lol..If he only realized how much that coffee really costs...
My daughter is going to start checking into what help Paris can get if he pursues college..Having Autism/Aspergers Syndrome may make going to college somewhat hard. He is a 4.0 student but will he get the extra help he needs?? Hopefully she will be able to get a handle on that..

My grandson Patrick (aka- JJ)..has a girlfriend..the first one that he has brought home..lol..I think she's special..Her name is Monica..she's fairly quiet but she sure likes my grandson..lol..
Because his legal name is Jeremiah and we usually call him JJ..I asked her what she calls him...with a cute little smile she said..Paddy..oh, young love.

On the work front things have greatly improved..it has been absolute heaven to be able to sleep all night:)
It has allowed me to spend time making sure that all of my buildings are in tip-top shape (well, I'm working on that)..
This week has been bad for people taking off or just not showing up..my boss and I have both had to cover quite a few buildings..The good news is that even with doing that, I am still usually home by 10pm or so and then I get to sleep ALL night:)

Speaking of sleep, I should get off the computer and get some...
Wishing all of you a wonderful week-end:)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wisconsin Dells Trip!!

Cameron and Destiny in the pool...
Playing on the porch of our cabin...
Me and Destiny...

We had a nice time on the trip to the Dells...It rained on and off on Saturday..happens every time I go away for a week-end..lol...

We did get some swimming in..it was a bit cooler and once in a while we had a mild rain..but as I told the kids, there wasn't any thunder or lightening so we were good to go..
We spent some time in town looking for souvenirs for the kids..Cameron picked a rubber ball that had his name on it and lights in it..Destiny picked a pretty necklace with her name on it..

We spent some time in the arcade located on the campgrounds..We ALL had a blast...We ended up with 569 tickets..so we were able to gets lots of with them when we were done..

I do have to say that I would think twice about taking both of the kids anywhere at the same time...they just bicker and fight and tattle on each other WAY too much...I don't want to spend all of my time correcting them or handing out punishments..
It was far easier when I just had Destiny with me on the last trip...Not one issue with her..
I have a picture of both of the kids on this trip when they had gotten out of hand with the attitudes and then they couldn't golf with the rest of us...

We did get to ride the go-carts..that was fun..and cheap..3 dollars for each of the adults and the kids were free...they loved that..although Cameron got a little scared when our car hit the wall a bit..lol....

Saturday night we went out to dinner at one of the nicer restaurants..the food was great and the prices weren't too bad..The kids certainly need the experience of going somewhere other than McDonalds...lol...

We also went out for breakfast Sunday morning..both times out, I had the little ones order their own food..they did a good job..

It was a nice trip..but even Paris was done with listening to them bicker..lol...
I needed a vacation from my three day vacation....

On the job front...things are much better..The new girl came back on a limited basis..she is on light duty..probably three weeks left to go on that..
She can do every thing except cover a job if someone doesn't show up..and that hasn't happened so I have been able to sleep the night through since Tuesday night..I am loving it...I feel so much better:)
I'm getting so much more done..at home and on the job..

Today will be a busy one...Monique moves her stuff into her dorm...she doesn't officially move in until Wednesday...but has early move in for her belongings...
Her roommate will be coming from Chicago with her stuff...hopefully they will get along well..so far they have spent time getting to know each other via facebook...

My daughter is have a REALLY hard time having her firstborn leave her..lol...she will on be 6 or 9 miles away...Ha-ha...but they did so much together..shopping, going out to eat...etc...stuff that the boys don't want to do..I told her she will save a ton of money...

Watch out Marquette University, here comes Monique..

Hope everyone has a great day...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Well, I'm feeling a little more up beat today..lol...it took long enough to get here..

I suppose it helps that I'll be on vacation in two days helps..I'm so looking forward to that..
I still haven't heard from my one step-daughter..so I guess Mason really isn't going to be able to go with us..that makes me feel bad for him..but it's not something I can change..

On a bright note, Cameron is going to be able to come with us..Yaahoo...He will be so excited..I am too...lol..

The weather has cooled down..thank goodness..but now they are talking rain..scattered..but rain..
keeping fingers crossed that it doesn't hamper any of our plans..

The new girl goes to the doctor tomorrow...yippy... hopefully she will be able to come back to work..even on a limited basis...that in itself will be a blessing for sure...

I love my coffee from Speedway...the best around...I usually don't have to pay for it..They have a rewards program..if you use your card when you buy something in the store or get gas, you get points...I have so many points that I probably won't ever have to pay for my coffee...I don't usually get coffee in the evening, but for some reason, on my way home, I just felt like it would be relaxing to have a cup...

Guess that's it for news...I'll keep you posted on the work situation:)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I've started an entry a few times only to lack the motivation and energy to finish it..

I'm at such a low place where work is concerned...I hate that it consumes so much of my time..even
when I'm not working, it is at the for front of my thoughts..I'm constantly trying to figure out what I should do next..
I'm scared to stay and scared to move on to something else..would I even be able to find something else??

In order to move on to another job, I first have to get a car...On the bright side, I did go to a dealership and was approved for a brand new car..the monthly payments would be higher than I can afford..
I would however at least be able to purchase a good used vehicle..that has taken some of the stress off of my shoulders..

The new supervisor that we hired to handle the seven late night buildings that we have has been out of work for over a week..She ended up in the hospital where they did tests for a week..then she had her gall bladder and appendix removed last Friday..I talked to her on Monday..she was home and feeling very sore...
I didn't have the heart to ask when she thought she might be able to return..I didn't want it to appear like I only cared about that..although it is a great concern to me..

In the meantime I have been handling all of my accounts and the restaurants too..and it is way too much for me..I have been working part time...lol...part time days..part time evenings and part time late night...
I'm still training at the restaurant, and then night before last, my most reliable employee didn't make it to work..he said he had fainted and woke up on his floor..It was 3:30 in the morning and I wasn't going to make him come in..then last night he decided that he needed one more night off..
So between 1:00am and 6:15am I was at 2 buildings supervising the work, (and helping at one), cleaning one restaurant by myself, dropping off keys at another...
No wonder I was crying yesterday when I left the office..my boss asked if I was feeling overwhelmed?? WHAT does he think??

I have given up this whole summer of spending time with my little grandkids and I'm not doing it anymore..I don't want to be working all hours of the day and night..I want to put my hours in and come home and have time to do what I want to do....

So, the search begins...I'm doing it via the web of course..I put an application in at one of the areas larger hospitals for housekeeping..and I'll continue to search until the right one comes along..

On a bright note..I did take three vacation days for the week-end of the 12th..I shouldn't have to use my vacation days for week-ends, but I don't want to take the chance that something will come up with the restaurants and then it will be my responsibility to fix it..
My daughter and I rented a camp site in the Dells...Originally we were going to take Paris, and the three little ones...I got the okay from both of my step-daughters...now one of them has not answered either my text or facebook message...I heard from her MIL that her son doesn't really feel comfortable with Mason being so far away from them...ARE you KIDDING me..he has spent almost the entire summer at his other grandmas house..and the three of them decided that Mason could play outside while his grandma works inside...and she checks on him every 15 min..
He is only 7..Certainly not old enough to play outside without supervision...
Oh damn..I got off track..lol...sorry..

Then we thought at least Destiny and Cameron would be able to come..as it turns out, Cameron was supposed to go up north and stay with my ex..Okay fine...I guess Destiny will be the one to go with us...
Now I see on facebook that both Destiny and Cameron are up north..so, I guess they plan on having them back before next Friday..which means both of them will be able to go with me to the Dells...I'm really happy about that:)
The sad thing is that Mason will not be there...I don't ever want him to wonder why he didn't get to go with us..Because let me tell you...the other kids will be sure to tell him about their trip...it's too bad..he's going to miss out on a great time..

So, that's my life in a nutshell.....same old, same old.....I'm going to work on changing that...

Keep your fingers crossed that I find the right job and that everything falls into place:)

Sorry for turning this into a book...