Tuesday, January 29, 2013

It's been raining here on and off since last night..Right now it is 52 degrees..lol..Can't believe it's January.  Tomorrow it is supposed to keep raining, the temps will drop and it will turn to snow..Oh my gosh..such changes in a very short period.
 Last night, actually early morning, it started to thunder...which of course woke me up..Then I had a hard time falling back to sleep..ugh..
Needless to say, when I got home from work at 3:30, I REALLY could have taken a nap..ha-ha..I didn't..

I got the job..yay..I went for orientation last night for an hour..I will start the job on Thursday night..
The good thing about it is I only have an hour in between jobs..and it only ties up two nights a week..
I know I'm going to be really TIRED at the end of the night. but the positive is that I won't be hit so hard when my day job takes out for health insurance:) THAT is my silver lining...God has been my guide to doing what I need to do and I am so grateful!!

Sunday I made a few dinners to have during the week..Saves me from having to worry about it every day and I must say, I am loving it..
I think I'm going to try to do it every week:)

I've been dubbing my VHS tapes to DVD and it is amazing to see my older grandkids when they were so darned little
I have Patrick at 15 months old eating shrimp..tail on...lol..
He still loves shrimp to this day..
I tried putting it on my computer so I could post it to face book..I can't figure out how to do it..I AM NOT computer savy..lol..   
Maybe I'll have Jeremy look at it..he can probably do it with out any problem..

Ugh...it's only 6:45pm and I wish I could go to sleep..Ha-Ha..I would be up at 4:00am again..
Maybe I'll go take a shower and that will wake me up a bit..

That's it for news..Nothing too exciting happens in my neck of the woods...lol..God, I need a life..
Enjoy your week:)           

Saturday, January 26, 2013

We've made it thru the cold snap...lol...
Today we were up in the 20's..it's sad when "that" is exciting..
 Tomorrow it is supposed to start snowing in the morning and by afternoon it is turning to freezing rain..ugh..I am not looking forward to that..
I don't think it's supposed to last into Monday morning. I sure hope not. 

Last night I picked up Cameron and Destiny..They are spending tonight with me also..they love getting to stay for two nights..lol..

We haven't done too much..but they don't care, they just like being here. 
I did give Destiny a jewelry box that I had with a few pieces of jewelry..she has proven that she does take care of her things so I don't mind giving her things that are a little nicer than kids jewelry...

I dropped my laptop last night..oh my gosh, I almost had a heart attack..I broke the prong off of the battery charger..and my computer won't work without it..
I had to go to Best Buy today and buy a new one..$50.00..I sure didn't need that expense while trying to adjust to this new pay schedule..but I sure don't have much else that I do so I got it..
It comes with 7 different plug ends..you find the one with the letter that corresponds with the one that goes with your computer..OK..
I was looking for one that had a P on it..Nope, not there..BUT there were two that had A's on them..So, back to the store we go.
They were wonderful. I went and got a different package and opened it there in case the one I needed was missing..It wasn't..
So, I'm back in business..lol..

We went to the dollar store so the kids could get a couple of things..Then came home and they made Valentines for their parents...They used the rubber stamp set that my grandmother had at the farm and I used when I was their age..It was nice to see them use it too:)

 Cameron using Jeremy's guitar..
      Destiny making a necklace..Yes, that container is ALL beads...

We had a nice dinner of pork chops, mashed potatoes and green beans and watermellon jello for dessert..it was all yummy...

The have only had about 3 minutes of slight arguing..(about tv)..I told them to figure it out because I didn't want to hear it..and if it continued, I would think twice about having them over at the same time and then it would take longer for them to come and visit if they came over one at a time..No kidding, they stopped arguing and haven't done it since..

Well, I guess that's it for today..Hope your week-end is going as well as mine...
For all of my struggles, I am Blessed!!             

Saturday, January 19, 2013

It is 11:00am Saturday morning...I got up at 8:15 and I have done NOTHING....lol..Oh, I've been on the computer, but that is all...

I do have to say, I had a long day yesterday..I worked until 3 and then headed to the house cleaning job that I still have..It wasn't too bad..I was done before 5:30 and heading home for the night.

I got my paycheck..hum..it's apparent that I will have to find a part time job:(  I wish I didn't but facts are facts..lol...and the fact is, especially once they start taking out for insurance, I am not going to survive on one paycheck along..

I'm not overly upset..I should be fine if I can find something that is 2 - 3 hours a night.. 3 days a week..
I did send an e-mail to my ex boss to see if he had anything available..Haven't heard back from him yet...
I did go on Craigs list to look for something..there are a couple of options there..So, I am hopeful that I will find something:)

Let's face it..in todays world, it is hard to make it on one paycheck..especially if you are in a low paying job..
The good part of it is, I am happy that I am working days, and that I will have health, dental and vision insurance starting March 1st.
That is the true blessing and I am thankful..

My girlfriend and I are going to go out for a drink later this afternoon...(and maybe an appetizer)..She tends to want to go to the same place here in Germantown..I am so over it..I asked if she would be willing to try a new place:) She agreed that that would be fine...I just want to get out of the house and actually DO something and be among people..lol..I have spent the week-ends since Christmas sitting at home..getting stuff done and transfering tapes..
I NEED to be out of this house once in a while..

Last night Lisa and her husband Joe came over..(she's the one I'm going out with)..She had found a photo scanner at Good Will for 10.00 for me...At first Joe didn't think it was compatible with my lap top..but it turned out to work just fine..we scanned a couple of photos and it works great...
Now I have another project..lol....

Work is going well...I'm fitting in well and my supervisor is so happy with the job I'm doing..She is thrilled that the administrator made mention that he has never seen the entrance  and lobby look so good:) 
I will have to buy some decent shoes soon...I really need the support with being on my feet all day:) Maybe when I get my taxes back...

Guess that's all the news on my home front..now I'm going to get my butt in gear and get a few things done around here...

Enjoy your week-end!!               

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Just a quick post....

Today is my Moms birthday...She would have been 94...

Early this morning, I sent a balloon up to her:) I was afraid that the cold would stop it from going too high.. to be honest, I was afraid that it would get stuck in a tree or deflate and  sink to the ground..I stood on the front steps and watched it go higher into the sky until it disappeared:) 
 The first couple of weeks in January are always a little hard for me because she passed away on the 9th and then her birthday is a week later..
When I came home from work today, Jeremy and I had strawberry shortcake..one of my moms favorite desserts...yummy...

So, we celebrate her special day for her with love and appreciation for the Mom and Grandma that she was and will always be:)

Miss you Mom..Love you always!!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

It's cold out!!! Right now it's 14 degrees.....lol..I know it could be worse and will be before winter is over..but I'm sure not liking this very much..The good thing is that we have (knock on wood) not had a lot of snow...

I woke up at 5:30 this morning..decided to head to Walmart to see what they had left in the Christmas department..I was really thinking about getting a small tree..Maybe even a table top style.
It's just getting to be such a chore to put up a large tree..I'm going to go through all of my decorations and only keep the things that I REALLY want..lol...that's always a hard one because it seems like everything has such meaning to me:) 
I don't put out all of the stuff anymore so I need to let it go. I'm going to give it to my daughter and then as the kids get there own places, they will have something to start out with..

Work went well this week..After work yesterday I then went to do the house that I clean..I was tuckered out after that..lol..But I'm still grateful that she kept me on..

Today I'm going to try "again" to transfer the VHS tapes to DVD..The instructions are horrible. I thought it would give step by step instructions..NO..figure it out as you go...lol..
I spent an hour last time with no results, but I think I figured out that I pushed the wrong button...

Spell check on here is driving me crazy..The word is spelled correctly, but the it will underline HALF of the line..Makes no sense..

I bought chicken and hamburger this morning..I'm going to make a pot of chili and  chicken stir fry...that will keep us going for a few days..

Well, guess I better get moving here before I decide that I need a nap...lol..

Have a great week-end!!         

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!!!!
May it bring you all that you hope for!!

I have the day off...Yay..I don't get paid for today because I'm still in my probation period, but it's a nice break..I'm fighting a slight cold so I'm hoping that resting up today will help get over it before returning to work tomorrow:)

I received my paper work on the health insurance..The good news is that it is going to be affordable:) $105.00 for health..$35.00 for dental and 5.00 for vision..
 I may have to work a part time job, but it's still WELL worth it.
I will get 1 annual physical a year..no co-pay..
I get 1 eye exam a year..no co-pay..
1 dental exam and cleaning a year..no co-pay..
Those things alone are worth it..
Just having insurance means I can go to the doctor without having to pay up front. 
It's a blessing for  sure..and a wonderful way to start out the New Year!!

Enjoy the first day of 2013!!!