Friday, September 25, 2009

Just a short note..I'm at the library because my laptop has a virus..I took it in yesterday and hope to have it back within a few days..Although with the weekend here, who knows..

I hope all is well with everyone. Lucy, keeping you and your family in my prayers.
See ya all when I get back...Until then, behave...lol....

Sunday, September 20, 2009

It's only 8:45pm and I feel like it's midnight...lol

I probably did more this week-end than I had intended..but I certainly didn't do enough to make me feel this tired..lol. And I still have a mess of papers sitting here on my bed that I still need to put away.
I had papers stuck in various places and decided that I needed to finally get them put where they belong. Of course, you have to sort thru them first..Oh how I do not like this job.lol..

I trimmed the bushes yesterday. They had all of these small shoots sprouting out all over that made them look messy..They look pretty good now.

I got another set of blinds up. I hung a different shower curtain up. I went to Target and bought my son the desk that he had picked out. And put it together with the help of my oldest grandson.
Then later in the day my other grandson and I went to Menards and I bought a portable firepit.
I didn't put it together..lol. Maybe I'll have it together and get some wood from my friend Randy by next week-end.

I have a pretty good start on my office. Oh gosh, it will be so nice to have everything in it's own place. It's looking nice.

When my daughter came to get the boys, I thought I would have them help me put my mirror on the dresser..
Well, that did not work out at all..When the guys from the store put it together, they used a screw gun..and they stripped it. We could not get the screws to go in..So now I get to call the store and let them know that they will have to send someone here to fix the problem..I'm not looking forward to that. I hope they handle it properly.
It's really disappointing to have my mirror sitting on the floor..

Well, I guess I should get off this darn laptop and get the paperwork off my bed so I can go to sleep.....

Hope everyones week starts well

Friday, September 18, 2009


Another Friday night and I am in my PJs before eight oclock...lol..

Humm,, Friday night, in jammies before 8 and I'm happy..I must be getting old.


I had to cover for one of my workers last night. I was there for about 2 1/2 hours. Not too bad. But I'll tell you, my body certainly knows when I have done some extra manual labor..lol

I covered another cleaner yesterday morning. Everyone is getting hit with bronchitis.

I am working extra hard at making sure I stay germ free. I can not afford to get sick.

It really sucks not having insurance. One of my cleaners asked me if I thought my boss might try to get some low cost health insurance...No,, this is a small company. I told him that most part time jobs don't offer insurance anyway..I work full time and I don't get insurance. I certainly don't know why he thinks anyone else will get it.



I have been able to get some more things done around the house this week.. I have gotten three sets of blinds up, curtains on the back door, a couple of closets straightened out and some picture hung..

I haven't made ANY plans for this week-end..I decided that I have spent way too much time trying to do too much on the week-ends. I'm going to just putz around. If I get things done, fine. If I don't, that's fine also..

At some point, I do have to organize the kitchen cabinets. When I moved in, I just put things in the cabinets without any thought to convenience. Now I will put things where they should be.


I've talked to my friend Randy about getting some firewood..I can't wait to use the fireplace. The ONE nice thing about cooler weather..lol..


So with the thoughts of a fire with blue and green flames, I'll close.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and restful week-end

Tuesday, September 8, 2009



The new house...

My friend Larry and his girlfriend Melissa..They came over for Labor day...

Monique and Jeremiah Jr. They spent the night and we played a game of Monopoly...JJ won..lol

I haven't gotten any more pictures of the house yet. But will post more when I take them..

I am fairly settled in. believe it or not..I do have 3 or 4 more boxes to empty. I have to arrange the kitchen and bathroom cabinets. But other than that, everything is put away...

I did buy cheap mini blinds to put up. The shades that are already up are pretty old..I got one set of blinds up and decided that I couldn't do anymore until I get my daughters drill..The window casing is so hard, I could hardly get the screws in..One down, five more to do..lol..

I also have to decide on the window treatments for the living room. There are two large picture windows..NO privacy what so ever there...l0l

I love doing laundry..ha-ha...I can actually sort clothes. I can do just a small load if I need to and I can do it when it suits me..Oh the joy of having my own washer and dryer....

I sent out my new address to a few people..One being my ex..He needs it to send my monthly check. I didn't mention to him that it is the same place that we lived in together. He wrote back something about me moving up in the world, with his money..Oh yeah, the $125.oo a month I get from him has made all of the difference in how I can live...lol..then he made a reference to there being another man..as if I have to live in an apartment if I don't have a man to live with..

Things are calming down with work..at least for the time being. We found someone to do the new restaurant account that we got. I hope he works out..I certainly don't want to go back to going to work in the middle of the night..Gosh that took it's toll on my body. lol

My daughter brought our rummage sale stuff out to my garage. We were planning on have our sale this coming week-end..but now they are talking about rain...ugh..not too many days left for things like rummage sales. We'll have to wait till the end of the week to see how that is going to go..

Last Friday, we had to go to my ex mother in laws funeral. She was 96..She looked darned good too. I have not seen my ex for 25 years or so..He is my daughters birth father. Although he only raised her until she was 6..Then he made the decision that she would be better off without him coming in and out of her life...In other words, HE couldn't deal with it so he took the easy way out. Anyway.....I didn't even know him when I saw him. My sister in law had to tell me who he was..Dave is 11 years older than me..so he is 65. Now I knew that he wouldn't look the same. But I never expected him to look OLD...NO, I am not saying 65 is old..Hell, I'm not that far from it myself..lol..but he looked terrible. Far older than his 65 years.. My sister in law had to introduce him to me, my daughter and my granddaughter Monique. He has never seen her. Technically, she is his first grandchild..That's what drugs and alchohol will do to you..He has lost more of life than he will ever know. I'm sorry to say that aside from the abuse he put himself thru it also runs in his family not to stay connected. His mother had over 100 grand and great grandchildren. Of that many, there were maybe 15 at the service. She didn't get to know many of them. Such a waste..

I am by no means a beauty queen. But I don't look too bad for almost 54...lol...so, on a more selfish note, I do have to say. It felt kind of nice to be OKAY... I was 17 when Dave and I started dating..He was not a nice man. I endured phyical and verbal abuse until my daughter was six. That is when I knew I had to get out. I didn't want her to be a witness to that sort of thing. Dave used to say things like..."You stick like glue, you'll never leave".."Who would want you..all you do is sit on your fat ass and let it get fatter"..and many more demoralizing things..No wonder I had weight gain and no self esteem..lol...I didn't go to the funeral to "show" him..I went more for my daughter than anything. But I did have a thought or two about "what comes around, goes around". And although I endured many things, I have a good life. I have children and grandchildren that love me dearly. That is something he will never have because he didn't take the time to invest himself in them when they needed him....

On that note, I think I will close for now..I thought about getting a few things done. but I'll put them off until tomorrow...lol..

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Taking a few minutes for myself here...lol

Oh my gosh, I do not like moving...but I'm doing a pretty darn good job of getting things prepared.
I have everything off of the shelves. Cabinets cleaned out and bathroom scrubbed.
I have also taken my bed apart. I have to take the kitchen table apart also. I am going to let the movers take the table top for me. It's really heavy.

Yesterday I went out and purchased a new washer, dryer, stove and refrigerator..I feel so Blessed to be able to have done that.

I do have to go back to the store today or tomorrow to purchase the cords for the dryer and stove..It is the dumbest thing I have ever heard of...Having to buy these items seperately..Why doesn't the cord come with the stove and dryer? Oh,Oh,,I just figured it out.....lol...The plugs come in a couple of different types..3 or 4 prong..So, I'm sure that is why they have to be purchased seperately...Hey wait a minute here.. Even though they come in different kinds, they should still be included in the price of the item..
I also had to purchase the hoses for the washer..why is that a seperate cost? Doesn't everyone have to have them? Don't we expect to be able to get water to our washer without having to pay more money to do it???
Not fair!


It has been extremely busy at work...Still....Last week I was training two people, at the same location.
Plus I had trained another person for the restaurant account we just took over. On Friday he gave his notice that due to his wife's schedule, he won't be able to work after Mon...You got it,,I will be doing that job again until we find someone new..My boss will be helping me because there are three floors to clean..
At least until the end of Sept..Then we will no longer have to clean the kitchen floor. That is the worst part of that job. I will be glad when we don't have to do that anymore.
We have a couple of woman that are interested in this account because the hours would work for them..3:00am to 5:30am...But they have full time jobs and I don't think they realize how hard this type of cleaning can be..
I did e-mail my boss to say that maybe we need to consider one of them or both for this position..At least it would make it easier on me (and him). He plans on coming into town to help me with it..He's a good boss that way. He doesn't mind getting his hands dirty.


I hope my cable company has me on their list for the new house. I took care of making the change over the internet..Don't want to be without the internet or tv..lol



I don't know if I mentioned it, but they have rented out my apartment for the 15th.
If I get out sooner, and get things cleaned up..they will let the other people move in sooner than the 15th..and that will be more money back to me....Yea...plus I'll get my deposit back..That will all help with the new appliances..

Well, I better get back to work..I'm almost done. It's early yet..so, I'm going to take the rest of the evening easy.....


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Just making a quick entry...I'm watching Big Brother. Love this show. I'm always sorry to see it end..

I took a nap when I got home today...Oh that felt so good..I really did need it. LOL...
Starting Sunday night, I will be training a guy on the late night job..Keeping fingers crossed that nothing changes. I soooo need to get back to my own schedule.


Update on selling my rings. I got $86.00 for them..Not bad hey..I ended up taking in some more jewelry..Got another 89.00...
I also took in my Moms rings. They are taking the center stones out of both of them and putting them in a setting that I can wear on a necklace. One will be in gold and the other in white-gold.
I will get them back next week. I think this is a good choice that will work well for me..I can't wait to see them...


Haven't heard anything on Jeremys account. I'm going to contact the bank tomorrow. I'm also going to write a letter of complaint on the woman that took care of us.
I have my money out of there now..Now I have to find a new bank. There are three or four right here in town. I'm just not sure which one I want to go with...


It's 8:00pm..I think I will make myself a nice warm cup of Mexican chocolate and watch tv in bed for a bit..I'm going to get some extra sleep tonight...I hope..lol....


Have a great week-end. Hope everyone has beautiful weather...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009



Well, I did it..I had my hair cut...SHORT..LOL...I have been trying to get the nerve up to get my hair cut short. And I finally did it. We women seem to hold our hair in high regard..lol..I keep making the statement, I am not my hair..lol..

I do like the cut. Think Pixie..at least very close to it. and I love it. Once in a while I have a pang of regret. But for the most part, this is working for me. Can you say Easy? Five minutes out of the shower and it's ready to go.

As usual, things have been busy. We are getting more accounts (good thing, job security). But it takes some time to get the right people to clean them. That's where the hard part comes in. The restaurant we recently acquired is wearing me down some. I go in at 2:30 to clean it. Then I get 2 or 3 hours of sleep and then hit the road to cover my accounts. There is an end in sight. My boss just hired someone to do this job. He isn't able to start until Sunday night..So I will train him for two or three nights after that and then he will be on his own..

On Monday we have a hugh building that will require 2 or 3 people. I don't know yet if he has the people hired to start that..I think he does. It will take me a few nights to train there. And THEN I should be able to relax some..lol..I hope..

I have most of my packing done. Now I have to go to the appliance dent and scratch department and try to find a good deal on a washer, dryer, stove and fridge.. Then I should be pretty well set.

Jeremy had a problem with his bank account. It appears that his debit card has been compromised. There are withdrawls from the banks tyme machine that he did not make. To the tune of 280.00..They told us to first go to the police department and file a complaint, which we did. The officer said that this was the second complaint for that bank this week..Went back to the bank. The woman that took care of us kept telling us that Jeremy must have allowed someone to use his card and pin number. At one point she basically said that I didn't have anything to do with this since I was not on the account....OKAY, now I am mad. I told her that he has aspergers syndrome and that I help him with everything..As we are talking I can hear a phone conversation with another teller. She is telling the person on the phone that someone else must have their pin number and card...So I say,,well there's number three..the woman is trying to tell me that it isn't the same problem...Oh yes it is the same frigging problem, I heard the conversation. I was soooo pissed. I told her that I would be back the next day to take my money out of the bank...I have been with them since 1996 and I did not like the treatment we were recieving..Bitch...Last year they sent Jeremy a new debit card along with a letter stating that his account Could have been compromised.

So, I am going to head over there as soon as I get off of the computer to take my money out..

Enjoy your day!