Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Roses from Monique...

Jeremy in something other than black jeans and black t-shirt...
Cameron's loose tooth..
Tooth is out- he's happy...No bleeding- I'm happy...


It's been raining here since late Monday....very dreary...It's the kind of day that makes you want to stay toasty warm in your jammies...lol...
It's supposed to warm up and stop raining Friday..


On Saturday, Paris and I are going to head to the Dells area...Wisconsin Dells....
My family is from that area. I make sure that there are new floral wreaths on the graves...
I've already gotten all of them. 6 in all..
We will head up to the cemetery early, take care of things there and then head to the Dells for the day.
Memorial week-end is really their opening day for the season..So, I don't think it will be too busy.
We'll just bum around, get some lunch, see some of the sites and then head home.
Paris turns 13 on the 29th of May. Maybe he'll find something he wants for his birthday..
I'm looking forward to our little day trip..it should be fun..

I had training last night...We have hired someone to be the fill-in for Tuesdays and Thursdays..
That will take a lot off of my shoulders..Now we are covered for the week-days..The only time I should have to cover someone is if we have more than two people off..

My van is making a weird noise...ugh...when I brake, it makes this clunking noise in the rear.
I'm going to see how it is today. If it is still doing it, I'm gonna have to have it looked at..Which I hope can happen before Saturday.
I always feel bad when I have to tell my boss that there is a problem..lol...because it usually means money...
Oh well, not too much I can do if there is a problem...


I did get my grass cut before the rain started..One of the perks of having this type of job.. It looks so nice...and green....
I wanted to plant some flowers but I don't think that is going to happen..there are some bushes around the house now. I thought I would plant flowers in between them for color...
Well, the weeds are so bad that I would spend all of my time dealing with them..I don't have the time for that.
They have mulch laid down. I don't think they laid down the black plastic first to keep the weeds down..plus it probably needs more mulch..
I'm not getting into taking care of all of that..So I guess, no flowers for me...Unless I just get some cheap plastic pots, put flowers in them and set them out there.....


That's it for now..Hope everyone has a great day...

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!!!



I hope everyone has had an enjoyable day...
My day started out with work..One of my workers had asked for the day off. Because she is soooo dependable I like to be able to let her have off when she asks..
I talked to one of my other workers and she said that she would be able to cover. She is going to be on vacation all next week, so the money would help make up for that loss.
On Friday I reminded her about it..Long story short, she forgot and they were leaving Saturday morning. My granddaughter agreed to help me. Thank goodness. One of the problems I ran in to was that we can't get into the restaurant until almost 6:00am.
They usually open at 10:00, but because of the Mothers Day Brunch, they were going to be opening at 9:00..
So, I was up at 4:45 this morning. Picked up Monique and got to the restaurant at 5:50..
When we left there, we did a couple of errands. I think I got home about 9:00..

I haven't done much since...lol...
Jeremy said he would take me out for dinner..To be honest, I really don't feel like going...never thought I would say that..lol...I just don't feel like going thru the hassle of getting ready.
We just talked and decided that we will go out for lunch one day this week...Works for me...

My granddaughter gave me 6 miniature red roses and a lovely card when I picked her up this morning..
My daughter gave me a gift card for Red Lobster..Can't wait to use that...

Other than that, it has been a very quiet day..

Work has been hectic as usual. I was able to replace one of my problem workers. That took a lot off of my mind. Not having to deal with him has been great.
We have been lucky as far as getting new accounts. My boss just told me that we might get 13 banks at the end of the year. If that happens, he will hire another account manager. I told him that the new manager could have my two restaurants..lol
They are the worst because they are 7 days a week..So, even on the week-ends, I am on call and that takes its toll for sure.
I am so ready to take at least a week of my vacation time. It just never seems to be the right time. We are either having a problem with a worker or getting new accounts that need to be watched over more closely.
I have to ask my boss if he is going to let me carry over to next year any time I don't use this year.

My son had his first invitation to a wedding. One of his co-workers. He even went out and bought a new outfit..That is a major thing for someone like Jeremy. He always wears jeans and a tshirt..lol...
I had to give him a ride of course. It was held at the Hilton downtown..About 26 miles from home..
He was able to get a ride home..Amen..
He looked kind of dumbfounded when I told him he had to buy a card and put a few dollars in it...He did a good job on the card. He even wrote something nice in it.


Well, I guess that's about it for news... Believe me, not much new goes on around here..lol..

Once again, I hope all of you Ladies have had a wonderful day!!!

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 it...lol...

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)..lol..

We watched a little tv together and now I am taking a little break..He is sitting here in the living room with me..it'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 week-end..lol
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 it...lol...He 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 me...lol..

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 too...lol..

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 1:30am..lol...better 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 exercise...lol..

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 plans..lol..

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 me..lol...He's a good boy and likes to spend time with me..Gotta get it while you can..lol..

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 container..duh...it 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 working..lol..
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 Mickey-Ds...lol..I'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 garage..lol..I feel like I'm trying to convince myself that it should be done...lol..


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 workers..lol), 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 day..lol...I 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 more...lol..

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 sore..lol..looking a little like Rudolf the Red nose reindeer..lol..
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...