Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mason on my new lawn tractor!! It was delivered this morning..I am so excited about it..I cut the front and side lawns this morning before I went to get Mason.
I know it is extravagant to have buy a lawn tractor when you are only renting, but I decided that there was no way I was going to be pushing a lawn mower. I did it once last year and that was enough. Also, I don't have the option of using my daughters push mower this year. So, either way, I would have had to buy something. I plan on being here this summer and next year also. Reason enough for me to have a rider.
I actually enjoy cutting the grass when I get to sit while I am doing

Mason and I had a Very full day...Oh my gosh..we went to McDonalds for lunch. Then we went to the park, then back to my house for board games. For dinner we went to Pizza Hut..We colored pictures while we waited. We stopped at the dollar store where he got a bat and ball.. Then when we got home we spent some time outside playing baseball, kickball and volley ball... We finally came in when our fingers got cold..(and grandma got too tired from running around)

We watched a little tv together and now I am taking a little break..He is sitting here in the living room with's almost time to snuggle and off to sleep:)

Work has been very trying for me. I'm lucky that I still get rejuvenated over the
I'm also lucky that my boss agrees with me that there is at least one more person that has to go.
He refuses to take any direction from me. He spends his life saying that he is being picked on by everyone. Even though it is clear that he is not doing his job correctly. It's too bad, because he does his job fairly well. He never calls in saying that he can't make it to work. He just will not be as detailed as he needs to be. Since I have been after him to be more detailed in his work, he has been very rude and nasty to me. I am not going to deal with that type of behavior anymore..

I'm hoping to take a weeks vacation in the next month or so..Even if I can't actually go anywhere, it will be nice to be rid of my work phone for a while..

Jeremy just got home from his friends house..where he has been for the last 3 or 4 days..I showed him the lawn tractor..and explained that he is going to help me pay for said that was fine. He is not into doing yard work and would rather pay to have a lawn tractor than deal with pushing a mower...Hey,,,works for

Mason is now in bed watching Thomas the Train...I don't think it will take him long to fall asleep after all of that running around outside..
I won't be too far behind him..running around after him today has tuckered me out

I guess on that note, I guess I'll close for now and wind down for a good nights sleep.
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!!

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful day.

I worked for a few hours today..Jeremy is working today..It seems strange not to celebrate this day in the usual way.
I wasn't even going to make dinner, but then decided to stop at the store on my way home and pick up a ham. That is now in the oven.

Work has been just crazy. The three new banks that we just got were in dire shape.
One of the girls that already cleans for us is taking one of them. So, another worker and I met her there Thursday night to help get it in shape. Oh my gosh, it was bad. I've never seen a building so dirty. Little did I know that the third bank we would be at was by far the worst..JUST NASTY..
We started at the first bank at 7:15pm and Dawn and I left the last bank at 4:45am..
Friday night we once again helped my worker with her bank and then headed to the other two..We got done about the 5..
All three of the banks are now off to a good start. There are still a few detailed things that will need to be done, and the floors need to be scrubbed but for the most part, they look pretty darned good. I think my boss will be impressed when he sees them.

Now on Monday I have to work on getting two new people trained. Hopefully Dawn will be able to help me..

Other than work, I haven't been doing too much. As usual. lol..I did get my bike back from my daughter, so I do have the best intentions of getting out there and getting some much needed

Well, that's it for now.
Enjoy this blessed day!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I have to apologize for not being around more..But things have been very hectic once again..Just when you think it's safe to make some

I'll start off with the news about my first love.. His name is Kenny and I found him on facebook..
Kenny was two years ahead of me in high school...He was the guy that all of the girls wanted to date....
We spent time together on and off for about a year when I was 16 to 17..It never went anywhere because he was still a wild, carefree young man that was in no was interested in settling down..
From there we went on our separate paths.
A few years later, I ran into him again...My daughter was about 4 and I was in an unhappy marriage..I had a choice to make and I did. I stayed with Dave and prayed for the best..

The next time I saw Kenny was about ten years ago..My sister-in-law and I had traveled up north to visit my step-son..On the way, we stopped in the small town that Kenny was living in. We spent a few hours hanging around. Went on his friends fishing boat and had a blast..
Finally it was time to head out..We stayed in touch for a bit after that. Eventually just lost touch again.

I decided to see if he was on facebook..Yep, there he was..I sent him a message. He replied. He no longer lives in Wis. He now lives in Texas. He usually comes back to this area during the summer but has decided to stick a summer out there..
He gave me his e-mail address. I sent him a short note and haven't heard anything back..

Now believe me, I'm not looking for a love connection. lol...Just wondering what a long lost first love was up to...

This week-end I have my grandson Paris over..He is going to be 13 in May...He stands at least a head taller than's a good boy and likes to spend time with me..Gotta get it while you

I did end up going to work for a while last night. One of my workers rides to work with his dad..His dad clocked in but he didn't.. So, I started calling him..No answer..
This is the very guy that got his check the day before and had been overpaid by about 4oo.oo...He had called his dad about it and his dad told him to call us right away..NO..
he didn't do that. In fact, I had called him earlier in the day Friday and he wouldn't answer my calls..
Then when I called him about not showing up for work, he wouldn't answer those calls either. He finally sent me a text stating that his cell phone wasn't working properly..AGAIN..Both times now that he hasn't made it to work, he can't call because his phone isn't working...

He has sent me 5 or 6 text messages now stating that he spent the money on bills and will work for the next month without pay..He doesn't want to lose his job and he is sooooo sorry...
Well, I haven't talked to my boss yet today, but my idea is that we let him come back to work and the week before the money is paid back in full, we find a replacement for him. As far as I'm concerned, he has showed that his job is not important to him and he is a thief.

The hard part is that right now is such a bad time to have to deal with this.
I have to train at one job next week. I have one lady out as of Friday because she has to have surgery and will be off for 6 to 8 weeks. And then on the first of April we have 3 new accounts..with training for 3 new people...
I'm glad we are getting more accounts...but not too happy that it all has to come at once. lol

Well, time to get moving here and see if there is anything Paris would like to do..We have been very lazy this morning...Well, not really for me. I was up at 5am heading out to one of the jobs because the guy keeps putting the garbage from the bathrooms in the cardboard recycling is garbage..we do not recycle it..

Hope everyone has a nice week-end.....

Friday, March 12, 2010

I'm finally feeling better...I do still have some congestion but not too bad.
I am so happy that it is Friday!!
It's been a long week of dealing with a few workers that don't know the meaning of
I'm so happy that it is Friday that I am not going to even get into the problems they have given me..

Tomorrow I am going to get up early, get some cleaning done around the house (it doesn't need much) and then later in the afternoon, I am going to pick up my sweet Cameron..
We are going to go birthday shopping and then I'm going to take him out to dinner. Not'm going to set it up to have them bring him a cupcake or hot fudge sundae with a candle in it..I think he'll really like that..I will be taking pictures and will share them with you asap.

My van needs a serious cleaning..Maybe I'll even get around to cleaning it this week-end..It usually doesn't take me too long to get it organized. The weather has improved so it's not too bad to be out in the feel like I'm trying to convince myself that it should be

Jeremy brought me a cup of chicken dumpling soup when he came home from work tonight..that was very thoughtful and it was delicious..
I have never made dumplings. I don't know why. I love them. Maybe because I have always heard that they are hard to make.. Hopefully next time I make chicken noodle soup, I will not be sick and will have the ambition to make them..

Not much else new..Gosh I lead such a boring life..drama free (well, except for a few, but boring.
I'm looking forward to the nice weather and getting outside. Being more active.
Lucy, I've even been looking at one of the topsy turvy bags for tomatoes..
Not sure if I want to do that or use a large bucket..
I bought a hose at Menards the other really needed one and decided that I will get a jump on the warm weather...

Well, I guess that's all the excitement that my week has held..Wish I had

Have a great week-end!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It's 5:20 in the morning and I have been awake since 2:00 am..Ugh..
I have a head and chest cold that is kicking my butt.. I even made a big pot of chicken noodle soup yesterday as I felt this coming on..
My poor nose is so a little like Rudolf the Red nose
I have gone to work, although I have tried to keep it short. When I woke at two this morning, I decided that as long as I was up anyway, it would be a good time to go and restock one of my restaurants..Got that done. Now waiting until about 5:45 and then I will head to the other one. I think that is all I'm going to do today..I am going to come home, take a nice warm bubble bath and get in my jammies..
I have the majority of my buildings done for this week and I still have Thurs. and Friday, so I am going to take it easy.

Saturday is Camerons 7th birthday! Where does that time go? It seems like yesterday that he was the little baby that loved to be held and snuggled..Even as a toddler, when he got tired, he would come and sit on my lap so he could fall asleep. I so miss those days. Although I do have to say that he does still let me get my hugs and kisses.

His mom said that she was only going to have something small for his birthday. Immediate family only. I have decided that I am going to start doing my own thing with the kids. It is still very uncomfortable for me.
I had asked Cameron how he felt about my picking him up and going birthday shopping together. He thought that was a good idea. I will try to do that when he can come over for the night and I will do the birthday cake too..
I think it's nice for us to have our own special time..I'm thinking that if his mom has something for him on Saturday afternoon, maybe I could get him after that...We'll see:)

Time for me to get on the road again.
I hope everyone has a nice day...We're warming up here! Ya-Hoo!! Starting to get into the low 40's...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thank you to my dear friend Lucy for the award...As I have still not gotten the hang of putting links on my blog, I will just ask that anyone that takes the time to read my somewhat boring blog snag this....

We are still having snow. Sometimes just flurries but other times getting hit with at least 3 or 4 inches..Not too bad if it comes slow enough for the snow plows to keep up with it:)

Last week-end, I went to Appleton to visit my sister-in-law. She and her husband were puppy sitting for her daughter..
We went out for dinner Friday night..Mexican..Very good food and not priced too bad. We were even lucky enough to have Flan for dessert..
Saturday, Linda and I went shopping. We hit a couple of thrift stores. I snagged a wool coat for five dollars..It will be nice to have if I want to wear a skirt or dress in the colder months.

We were supposed to go out for a while Saturday night...but never made it..They were both tired..So, we stayed in and ordered dinner from a great Chinese restaurant that delivers..

I woke up at 6:00am Sunday. Decided to head out early because it had snowed a bit and I wanted to get on the road before too much traffic.

All in all, it was a nice week-end.

Today I'm taking it a bit easy.. I have most of my accounts supplied..I was up at 4:30 this morning. I went to two of my restaurants..Got home about 6:30 and took a nice relaxing bath and got in my
I'll make this my paperwork day..

I have to say that although this type of work can be stressful mentally, I am lucky to have the flexibility that I do..
On Monday Jeremy had a dental appointment at 9:30 and then wanted to stop at the mall to pick up a book that he had ordered..We then stopped at Kohls and he got three new pairs of pants. Plus a nice jacket that had been $130.oo marked down to $36.00...Even he was

I dropped him off at home and then hit the road. So, I try not to complain too much about my job. I'm happy to have it. (Most of the

I am so looking forward to spring and summer..planting some pretty flowers and getting some sunshine..

Other than that, not much is new...
I hope that all have a nice day and stay warm....

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentines Day..
I was going to buy myself some flowers..until I saw the price know I'm worth it, but......

On Friday I finally was able to talk to the cancer care coordinator. I feel better now. After the test, she had said that sometimes tissue overlaps. I knew what I was seeing on the screen was not tissue overlap. When I asked her exactly what they had seen, she told me that it was a cyst. Three to be exact. They determined that they were benign. They want me back in six months to see if they shrink..Not because they are afraid that they will become something more than what they are.
I think I should have been told that there were cysts. But I'm not going to dwell on that. I am just going to be grateful!

My five year old granddaughter spent the night with me. We had a nice time. We made Valentines for her mom and brother (Cameron). It was alot of fun.
Jeremy wanted to go to Barnes and Noble for a book, so we all got one..Well, I got was nice enough to buy them for me:)
He bought and made beef tenderloin for us last night..
It was very tasty...I made baked potatoes to go with it.

Although it's pretty darned cold outside, it is sunny. I always appreciate that..

Well, it's almost time to get Destiny home. Then prepare for the work week..

Have a wonderful day and great week!!