Saturday, September 28, 2013

Just a short entry.....

My (ex) Father - in - law is coming to the end of his life..
I'm not sure how long it will be, but from what my sister-in-law (ex), has said, he is not doing good at all...

When you get divorced, there are no rules..you make them up as you go..or you adjust to what the other people want...

My ex-husband Mike is not a person that thinks families should stay friends...lol...He doesn't want anyone to figure out that he is always telling someone bs.....He isn't aware that his sister and I have a friendship..Which is a whole story in itself..lol..( I get upset sometimes that she doesn't stand up to him and that it's none of his business if we are friends...
Anyway..........

I had recently told my son Jeremy that he needed to stop at the shop to say hi to his grandpa...now that won't happen..He did see him last month..he had stopped at the shop to see him..He did that on his own..and that makes me proud that he would think of that..
With aspergers syndrome, they don't always think outside of their own circle of time....
He also called him last month on his birthday. His grandpa wasn't home but he left a message..which is another huge step for him....

Last summer I ran into my father in law at walmart...he was warm and friendly and it felt good to talk to him for a bit:)

Growing up without a dad around, I never had that father figure..I always felt I had that with Harold..In the 17 years that his son and I were married, there was never a time that I was angry at him...(different story with my mother in law...lol..)
When my husband and I got divorced, I still worked a few hours a day down at the shop with his dad...until my ex made that impossible...when that happened I cried so hard..I called my ex and screamed at him...I had lost my marriage and then had to deal with the loss of this man also...so unfair...
The last 5 years or so, I have been making cookies for Harold at Christmas...This is something I always did when Mike and I were married...I really just wanted him to know that I was thinking of him...we always had a joke that I took the calories out...lol...

Today when I went to the store to get goodies for the kids, I picked up a card for Harold...The outside of the card says "Remember, whether it's a good day or a bad day....it's always a LOVE you day!!
Perfect....Jeremy comes home tomorrow and then I'm going to have him sign it also and drop it off in Harolds mailbox so Kelly can get it to him...

I was doing okay with everything until I told my daughter about it..then it became real...
Now I've had a good cry and I need to get it together before all of the kids show up...lol...It will be a good day:)
Good morning!!

I hope everyone had a great week:) Mine was okay..a bit busy as usual....lol...
Thursday I started my new part time job..I think it will work out well...It's a good sized clinic..but it's been kept up well..the worst part is all of the mopping..we are supposed to share that duty.. The other girl will do the nurses stations, trash and dusting..The problem is, the girls that were doing the training didn't do any vacuuming in the offices or wipe finger prints off the desk or do any dusting in there..I know what gets done, the other girl doesn't..
The manager asked if I would be in charge of making sure everything is done correctly...Well, I'm not sure I want that responsibility...that's why I got out of management..lol....Plus, he didn't mention a wage increase...Humm, I don't think so...
I'll have to talk to him again and let him know that the new girl was not trained right...
I am going to be in charge of bathrooms and exam rooms..
It was really nice to get in the car and drive the block and a half to get home..loving that part...lol...
Yesterday I started an hour early at my day job..I wanted to leave at 2 so I could get to the house that I clean every other Friday. My boss signed me out on my time card for 2 but told me that I could leave at 1:30...so nice....It shows that she appreciates me:)
I got the house done about 3:45..came home and showered and then headed to the clinic at 5:20..lol...so it was a very hectic day but not as bad as I had thought it would be...

I have my baby sitting job today...They are going to bring the kids to my house..Yay....I told them they could leave the kids over night and just pay me for the time they are actually gone..I'm sure they will be honest about it:)
I'm also going to have Cameron and Destiny over for the night. I thought it would be nice for the kids to have someone to play with..We're going to have a pop corn and movie night..it should be fun..
I went to Walmart at 7 this morning to get some goodies...Now I just want to get my laundry done and the house cleaned...

It's a beautiful day out...I'm hoping that the rain holds off so the kids can play outside for a bit...

Hope you all have a wonderful week-end:)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

This is a picture of me and my brother...take a look at that tv..
Wow, they've come a long way...lol..
I think I was about 6 there and my brother was 8..

We don't have many pictures of when we were kids..this is one of the very few...My mom didn't have much and with four kids there really wasn't anything left over for a camera and film..plus getting it developed..lol..

My orientation was cancelled on Friday..I will go on Tuesday after work..On Monday I go to the clinic for my pre-employment testing..I'm ready to get things started..(We'll see how I feel after I do get started)...

I went shopping with my daughter today..I put a few things on lay-away for the little kids..I figure if I at least get everything picked out, I won't have too many lines to stand in...

I bought a few smaller things and brought them home...SOOOOO, My Christmas shopping has begun..YAY....

We went to Chili's for lunch..soup and salad..yummy...

When I came home, I decided to clean out my garage..It looks so nice now..I don't know why I love a clean garage as much as I do...

Now I am doing my laundry..One load I hang the stuff (work shirts)..one load in the dryer and one in the washer..I can't wait until it's all done..I'm ready to jump into bed..lol...

Tomorrow I will go with my daughter to watch the Packers play the Bengals...and then it's time to get ready for a very busy week...

I hope everyone is enjoying their week-end!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

It's "Hooky" Monday....Lol...yes, I am playing hooky today...
Just didn't feel like going to work..It was a long week-end with having company..Even though we didn't do much on Saturday, it still seems to take it's toll...

The Blake Shelton concert was a lot of fun...Although it was really hard to get a good picture of him..We had floor seats and were not too far from the stage..I thought this would make for great pictures..not so much...lol..I think the stage lights were the problem..they kept drowning out the people..
 This is my sister in law loving every moment:)
 The great Blake Shelton.

After the show, we stopped at a bar in Germantown and had a drink..I ran into someone that I haven't seen in months..It was nice to just sit and relax..

Linda left for home about 11:00am Sunday morning and I headed over to my daughters house..We went to a bar/ restaurant to watch our beloved Packers win their game:) Lots of cheering and hooting and hollering going on...lol....

I have a job interview this afternoon...(another reason to want the day off)..I get out of work at 3, I made the appointment for 4...I figured that gave me plenty of time to get there..I have to go downtown..Lots of after work traffic..then I would have to change clothes at work..just seemed like more trouble than I wanted to deal with...lol..
I hope this works out..the job is a little more than I wanted to deal with...but I'm so sick of being broke that I'll deal with it:)
It's Monday thru Friday..3 1/2 hours a night..
AND the best part is, it is in my town...so travel time should be about 10 minutes..that will make a huge difference..most of the other part time jobs I've had are 30 minutes away..and  that is not fun when you are already tired..and there is snow coming down..lol..thinking ahead here...

Last night I wanted to print out my recommendation letter from my ex boss and of course, my printer isn't working anymore..So, today I went to the library and printed out 5 copies:)

Now I only have to worry about taking a shower and getting ready..so much nicer to do it this way..and I still had some personal days at my full time job, so I won't lose any money:)

I hope you all have a great day!! I'll let you know how it goes:) 




Saturday, September 7, 2013





I thought I would start my entry with a couple pictures of baby Laylana..She's such a sweetie..but she can be a sassy one too..lol..

It was a long week at work..We are having an open house tomorrow and everything had to be polished...lol..we have LOTS of wood work...I was so tired yesterday that I left half an hour early..Believe me, I had done all I was going to be able to do...

There is a small area in the kitchen area of the small dinning room that has vinyl flooring..it has long since lost all of  the protective covering..and looks horrible..so I suggested to my boss that she pick up a bottle of mop and glow... I can't even begin to tell you what a difference it made..I'm anxious to see it tomorrow to see how it holds up...

I'm actually going to be working the open house..I'll sit at a desk at the front door and greet people..and try to get them to sign up for a  gift certificate we are giving away..
I'll get about 4 hours..I'll be able to use them next Friday to leave early...I have the Blake Shelton concert with my sister in law...Yay....

I was so tired last night that I went to bed at 8:30...lol...I think I was sleeping by 9...I did wake up a couple of time during the night but was able to go right back to sleep...

This morning I have done a couple loads of laundry and dyed my black work pants..that was a job...I did it in my bath tub..I hope I left them in long enough...I'm going to run them thru the washer twice..

I don't have anything planned for today other than doing a little cleaning...
I should finish working on my table..hummmm, not sure about that..maybe I'll take a nap and give that some thought.....

Have a great week-end:)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Back from the Windy City.....

We had a really nice time:) For the most part, things went smoothly..
Had a few glitches with directions and changing our route plan..The weather played a few games with us..lol...but we made it thru...

We went to the hotel and checked in and pretty much had to head out right away to get to the concert...

As we were leaving the hotel we could see nasty clouds in the distance..Yep, right where we were headed..lol...


 These two pictures are of the birds that were having a problem flying due to the strong winds..We could not stop laughing..I couldn't figure out why they would just stay in one spot..The light was not on fire..

This was actually the first sign of nasty weather...

By the time we got to the venue, it had started raining and the was a ton of lightening..
They weren't letting anyone in so we sat in the car..We finally decided to go and get something to eat..
We found a Sushi place..I had cashew chicken and a California roll and an Unaki (not sure of the spelling) roll..It is eel..sounds gross but is Very good...




We made our way back to see if the concert was going to happen..
Kid Rock was already playing...
It was an awesome concert...This was his roll back concert..He was trying to show his appreciation to his fans by only charging $20.00 a ticket...
I think that says a lot about his character..



It was worth the trip for sure:)

The next morning we had to head another 150 miles south west  to pick up Lauries friend to give her a ride back to Wisconsin. It turned out she was headed to the same town that I live in..

On the ride I got a call from my grandson Mason's other grandma, Chris...Her daughter died..They had been estranged for a couple of years and had just reconnected because her  husband had left her..Chris knew that she was distraught but never thought her daughter would take her own life..and so far, that's what it is looking like..
She leaves behind a young son..so darned sad..We can't always see that someone is going into such a dark place that they don't think they can come back from it..

The funeral is going to be Tuesday..Not the circumstances in which I wanted to see Mason..but I'll certainly be there for Chris, Tim and Mason..

Today I worked on the table I am refinishing..ugh..if I ever say anything about doing another project again, PLEASE tell me not to...lol...

I have to get another can of stripper to finish it..I used gel stripper first, then decided to try the spray on..it seemed easier in some respects but I don't think it worked as well as the brush on stuff...

Well, I'm running out of steam so I'm going to go to bed:)
Have a great Labor Day!!