Saturday, May 30, 2009











The birthday girl did not give out many smiles today...I don't know if she was just tired. She actually smiled more for the camera before anyone showed up...lol...oh well, you never know what the mood will be for these little ones..
It was a nice time.
I got to my stepdaughters house about an hour and a half before the start of the party. My stepdaughter is not the most organized..lol..So, she had to make another run to the store..I stayed with the kids..
My ex showed up when she was gone. I stayed my distance. He had to tell me that he hasn't gotten over me and doesn't think that he will..I told him these things take time.
He said that he is not going to get over it.....I told him that he should have thought about that before he filed for divorce....Duh...
He even asked if we could have dinner next week....NO..
Anyway....
Destiny got lots of goodies...Lots of clothes and little girly things...and then the bike at the end..
And do you want to know what she played with??? The $4.00 little compact of makeup that I had gotten her...lol...I could have saved a lot of money...lol...
I know she will appreciate all of the clothes. She really does love clothes. She will change outfits 10 times a day if you let her. lol..
It was a good day. We are all blessed to be able to spend this time together.

Today is Destinys Birthday party.....It should be fun.. My stepdaughter asked if I would come a little early to help get things prepared..Of course I said yes. I'm always more than happy to be included in anything concerning the kids.
I picked up some stuff for the party. A cooler, a folding chair, some Hannah Montana paper plates, along with matching cups and table cover.
I got Destiny a really cute bike, a hugh ball, a princess frissbee, and 9 summer tops that I had picked up on sale at the end of last summer.
We are going have a cook out. It should be fun. Well, other than the fact that my ex will be there.
NOT looking forward to that part. Mainly because he is unpredictable. Nice? Mean? who knows..lol...
He sent me my first payment the other day...On the inside of the envelope he wrote, I still love you...Guess he should have thought about that when he was treating me like crap..
It's not looking very nice outside. Sure hope it clears up for the party. Originally it was supposed to be 72 today. Now they are saying, 68 and possible rain in the morning..Which of course makes it hard to set up the party. Keeping fingers crossed here....lol..
I cleaned my apartment last night, made potato salad for the party and ironed my work clothes.
So, I am clear for the week-end..And very happy about that.
Maybe I'll be able to post some photos of the party later..My camera has been acting up. I put it on the charging dock and the green light did not go on. I hope it is charging. Time for a new camera..
A few weeks ago, I had ordered one thru HSN..I should know better than to order something like that thru the mail...I didn't like it. It cost me 13.oo to return it..UGH..
Well, I guess that's it for now. I will post pictures later...
Enjoy your week-end!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lake Delton
The torture ride


Me with the grandkids

The old farmstead



We had a great time in Wisconsin Dells!







I made the trip to the Dells early Monday morning. Shannon and the kids were already there.




I think I got there about 7:00am..We then went to the town where my mom grew up and spent a little time at the cemetery. We placed all of the flowers..




Then we headed over to the playground where I had spent many hours playing as a kid..




Next we went a little way out of town to the house that had belonged to my grandma....




I'm going to post a picture of it...You will be surprised to know that people still live there..In fact, when I got out of the car to take a picture, I could see the guy peaking around the back of the house at us..A little scary...lol...




He must think I'm the scary one..Because I go there once a year to take a picture of the house..and usually they see me..lol...




One time when he came to the front door, I yelled to him that my grandma used to own the house..




It's bitter sweet to go back. I have so many wonderful memories of my childhood on that farm. To see it get more run down each year is a little hard. I'm sure one time I go back, the house will be gone..




But until then, the Grizzly Adams family is still there...lol.




We got back to the Dells about 9:30...Parked on the main drag and then did the tourist thing...We were the first ones into the Old Time photo store. Our photos turned out nice.. Although, I was really surprised at how old I look..UGH...Plus I looked very washed out..Making me rethink this blond hair..lol..




It was still fun and will be a great memory for the kids.





We went to Lake Delton...I had taken the kids to a restaurant on the lake last year..the lake had drained..taking with it thousands of dollars worth of tourist money.




I'm glad to say that they refilled the lake this year and are now up and running for a great come back summer.






Now off to the Theme Park...Mt. Olympus!




What was I thinking getting on not one, but two VERY large rollercoasters...lol...I did better than I thought I would..I thought I might feel sick with the height. Nope. It was the tossing around that did me in.




Oh my gosh, I felt like I had been tossed into a dryer and tumbled..lol.




But I did it. And that is the last memory of grandma on the rollercoaster that they are going to have.







Next we did the swimming area. They have what is called the lazy river. You can use a swimming tube and just float around. Not too bad, but it was COLD...Not liking that at all...lol




We went outside to the wave pool..and I do mean wave. When it comes at you, you better be prepared.. I wasn't the first time and of course it knocked me over..lol




That water was freezing cold too...




We did the go carts. After that we were all pretty tuckered out. So, we packed up and headed home. It was crazy with traffic..Of course, everyone heading home after the holiday week-end...




But it was all worth it. We all had a wonderful time together. And are already making plans for the next trip.




We may try our hand at camping....yeah...


Well, better get ready for work. It's been hectic..












Sunday, May 24, 2009


To all that have served our Country. Past, Present and Future! THANK YOU!

My Sweet Destiny!
It was her turn to spend the night with Abuelita. I picked her up yesterday and took her home about 2:00 today..We (as always) had a nice time.
She is really such a girly girl..LOVES dresses..A few days ago I had picked up the outdoor game- Jarts..So, we took them outside and played while I grilled out brats and chicken..As we were sitting there she says..."Do you like grandpa?"....Hummm..I said yes, I still like grandpa..She then says..Grandpa says that you don't like him anymore....OMG..I was pissed. But I smile and say..I still like grandpa. when you love someone you don't just stop loving them because you don't live together anymore. You can still care for someone...
I don't want her to think that you can loving someone just stops...You know kids. She might end up being afraid that someone will just stop loving her....Ugh Men.
Anyway...I did mention it to my step-daughter..Not to start problems. But so that she has a heads up in case Destiny mentions something to her. I wanted her to know how I handled it..
We finished grilling our food and playing games..Then she decided that she wanted to put lotion on my legs..lol..She told me that I could just sit there and read my book..Which I did...lol
Once the food was done, we brought everything inside and had dinner.
We had stopped at Walmart on the way home to get a few things...Added to the list was school supplies..It's funny because she said the same thing that both of the boys had said..What are school supplies? We got all of the usual things. Pencils, glue sticks, paints, crayons, magic markers and last but not least,,,a Hannah Montana back pack..She is one happy little girl.
At least she has a start on her supplies and that will help her mom not have to worry so much.
In August, all of my grandkids will be in school..I didn't think this day would come so soon.
Mason will start also..I still have to take him school supply shopping. We will probably do that on his next visit here....
Tomorrow I will head to Wisconsin Dells. My daughter and grankids went up today. I have two employees that have to work tomorrow, so I really can't head out of town until I know that they have checked in..They are great employees and would never just not show up..But you never know what is going to happen..
I will head out of town around five am....It will take me about an hour and a half to get there.
We will head over to the town where my mom grew up and go to the cemetery to place flowers.
This is when it gets a little hard for me..Not having a PLACE to go to for my mom..She and my brother had purchased 5 plots at this cemetery..I don't know if he will ever place a headstone there for my mom..He was not the best son. And certainly not the best brother. I have not talked to him since my mom passed away.
After the placing the flowers, we will head back to the Dells and do a few things. It should be a lot of fun hanging out with my daughter and the kids.
Because I am account manager of a couple of buildings that are open seven days a week, it limits what I do on the week-ends. On Friday, I asked my boss if it would be ok if I trained one of my other cleaners for these two jobs. That way, if I want to get away I can. He said that would not be a problem..Yeah.....I have to make a decision on who I would like to train..Then put it into action.
Well, I guess that's about it for now. it is almost 7:00pm....I want to get some stuff ready for my road trip in the morning...
I hope everyone has a chance to just hang out tomorrow and relax.....

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Thank you Sugar!








Thank you to all of our Armed Forces and their Families!

Last night I had to work. I had wanted to watch the Farrah Fawcett documentary. So, I DVR'd it. I watched it today when I got home from work...It was heart wrenching to say the least. I give her so much credit for putting her physical and emotional pain out there for all to see...We don't hear alot about anal cancer. She should be proud that she is bringing this form of cancer out in to the open.

Her son Redmond is in jail at this time. He was given a special three hour pass to go home and see his Mom....Although he is in jail of his own doing, it is still heartbreaking to know that he can not be with his mom at a time like this. They took his handcuffs off of him while he was with his mom, but left his shackles on. From what they showed, Farrah wasn't aware of much.

All I can say is that it was heartbreaking.

I stopped at Walmart on my way home this morning. Got another 4 shelf stand to put in the closet. Hopefully it will help me get that closet a little more organized.

I did a load of wash today. So, now I have a ton of things that I have to iron. I'll get that done this afternoon. Then I will be set for work for the entire week....

Not much else going on. I'm thinking that I might go out for a while tonight...lol..if I have the energy...It was a long workweek and I still have to finish up one building tomorrow...

Have a good week-end!

Friday, May 15, 2009


































Wow, I have discovered that I can put my camera memory card right into my laptop...lol.
I know, I'm a little slow when it comes to this stuff....lol
First is Cameron.
Paris
Abuelita (me) and Mason
JJ (on the peddle cart on Mothers Day
Monique- Mothers Day
Mason
Destiny
My daughter Shannon
I hope these all post okay.
Gotta get ready for work. Hope everyone has a great Friday!