Sunday, June 13, 2010

Meet my friend Shiloh......

Shiloh will be my house guest until the 25th...
Her mommy and daddy are on a train trip to see some of our great country..
Her daddy is legally blind. He can see some, but not a whole lot. His vision is getting worse and he wants to make this trip before his eyesight is completely gone.
Ken is usually very outgoing, quick witted and humorous..Yesterday when they were here to drop Shiloh off, he was so quiet..
I'm glad they are taking this trip. I think it will be good for both of them.

Shiloh's mommy is actually my ex-sister-in-law...She is the lady that took care of my daughters dad during his last days last year..
It took such a toll on her. I think this trip will be good for her also.

I haven't done much this week-end..lol...
I'm back to doing my ancestry research..And that is so time consuming..
Friday night as I was working on it, my brother from Arizona had e-mailed me about some of the stuff...As I was writing down some information, I realized that it was my grandpa's birthday...He was born on the 11th,,one hundred and nineteen years ago..
It really just made me think of how important this search is for me..

I found out something very interesting....
When my great-grandfather was 19 years old, he lived with a family as a farm hand.
The family had a 21 year old daughter. Her name was Idalette Cecelia......
Twenty years later when my grandmother was born, she was named Idalette Cecelia..
Of course, you can't help but think of what the circumstances were for my grandfather.
Was it a case of unrequited love or did he just hold her is high esteem?
Either way, I was really excited to find something like this..

That's it for now..have to go spend some time with my sweetie Shiloh...

P.S..
Lori, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers..

Friday, June 11, 2010

I am so happy to see the week-end arrive..Actually, I started my week-end early.
I went to lunch with my girlfriend...and then she came over to my place to see some of the things that I am putting in my rummage sale..She bought my fire pit..Never used..I told her $30.00...and she can come and get the firewood that I still have behind the garage..lol..good deal.
My boss is buying my gas grill..nothing special to look at..but it works well..I told him $30.00...So,, I'm on my way here..lol..with a long way to go...lol..

Today I posted my couch and two recliners on craigs list..along with my jewelry chest and a microwave cart..
Towards the start of July I will post the other large items that I have..

Of course, I'm a little apprehensive about having people come to my house, but I don't have much choice. I will just have to be careful and make sure someone is here when I am showing the items...

My little buddy Shilo is coming to stay with me for about 13 days..I am so looking forward to having her here with me...I can't remember what breed she is...just one of those little things..lol...she does not spend all of her time barking..she is very mellow..
I can't wait to spend some time with her.

I don't have any other plans for the week-end.. There are a few festivals going on, but I'm not sure the weather is going to be on it's best behavior...lol...

Work is going fairly well...lol..We are in the process of changing from reusable rags to disposable...Which means less carting around for me..True, I still have to have a case of disposables in the van, but I don't have to pick up bags and bags of used rags to deliver back to the office for cleaning..
Of course, not everyone is happy about the new rags. But that is to be expected. I have some cleaners that are thrilled with the new ones..

Well, I guess that's it for news for now..
I'll keep you posted on how my items sell on Craigs list.

Enjoy your week-end!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

We're having a break in our rain...at least for the moment. Supposed to have showers on and off for the next few days..At least the temps have fallen..It's actually pleasant right now.

I'm doing really good at getting things cleaned out and organized for my move...
My rummage sale is going to be huge..Hope everything goes..I hate dealing with the aftermath of a rummage sale..
I'll probably just take everything that is left over to Goodwill..

The other day I went to the apartment complex that I lived in before I married Carlos.
The apartments are REALLY small...but the price is right...Right now they are going for 690.00 a month with heat included and a garage..That would work out best for me.
The manager said that they are thinking of doing away with the move in special of one month free rent and just lower the rent..That is almost unheard of..the bad times must be hitting them too..

The funniest part of the whole thing is that he said there is a chance that I can actually get my old apartment...That would be really great because it was one of the nicer locations there...

I also found out that I would be able to paint..I would love that..I do not like all white walls..

I'm going to take my application over there today..I think I'm going to take the place for August 15th..I would have this place until Sept.1st..That would give me some time to get things moved without trying to do it all in one day..No way can I do that..Just don't have the man power for it..

One of my newer workers is doing a terrible job..She's 21..Last week, I was going from building to building and had timed it that I would be at her building about a half hour before she would be done..It's a two hour job and believe me, it takes the full two hours..Well, I got there and she was already gone..So, I went in to check things out..
She hadn't wiped up the floors or dusted. There were fingerprints on the desks.(I'm a very picky person when it comes to fingerprints. I think the bank workers should have clean and tidy desks when they come in..
Last night wasn't any better. I spent an hour there cleaning...ugh..I was not a happy camper.
Now I have to go there Friday night while she is there and show her AGAIN how I want things done..

Just no excuse for not doing a proper job..This is the girl that took over the job from her mom..(Her mom had surgery). I would give anything for her mom to come back.
Because this one is not going to be with us long is she doesn't start doing a better job.

Plus it's a twenty some mile ride for me to go down there...just to check her work.

Anyway....I don't let things like that get to me anymore..I just start making plans to get someone new to do the job...lol...

I hope everyone has a great day!

Friday, May 28, 2010

I've been up since 5:30 and started working on going through my bins..I've gone through a good share of them.
So far, I now have 4 empty bins...plus I have gone through the things on my shelf in the basement.
I have things down there that I have not used in a long time..ya know,, keeping it just in case I might need it..lol..

I packed up my china and crystal..I want to be as far ahead of the game as I can be..
I figured that as long as this was going to be a long week-end, I might as well take advantage of it.
I have a ton of stuff for the dreaded rummage sale..And I'm selling everything CHEAP..I just want the stuff gone.
If I get this all done today, then I can take it easy the rest of the week-end..

Jeremy was at his friends house last night..he has to work 6 to closing tonight..so, I'm not sure what I'm doing for dinner..I sure don't feel like cooking..lol.. I should skip dinner..ugh,, I need to lose a few pounds..well, not just a few...At least 10...15 would be even better.
I eat so often out of boredom..
I do have all intentions of getting out and about this summer..walking, tennis and hopefully doing some swimming..That should help.
Most of the time, I try to buy healthy foods..we like our veggies here..lol..
Doing so much driving for my job doesn't help..I like to munch on something while I'm driving..I should be taking the time to make up little bags with carrots, celery and other things...

It's just a never ending battle..one that I sometimes decide to ignore..and other times I outright make excuses for..I will say things like,,"well, what else is there"? I deserve to have something..
I have been drinking water again. I have laid off the soda..That should help too..

Oh well, it is what it is....


I brought my flags up from the basement today. I will put them out a little later today..

I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing Memorial Day!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's supposed to be a little cooler today...only in the mid to high 70s..
I don't know about that..it's only 7:10am and as I sit here, I had to turn the fan on..

I need to cut my grass..omg, I can' believe how fast it is growing. I swear I could cut it 2 times a week..and we haven't even had any rain..

I'm so happy to have air in the car again. It is going to make my day very pleasant.
I'm going to get most of my accounts done today. I have to go out this evening for a bit to check on a couple of jobs after they have been cleaned. I had checked on one Monday night and I was not happy..There were quite a few things that were not done.
So, I'll recheck to see how she does tonight.

I need a good nights sleep..This waking up in the middle of the night to make sure my cleaner has checked in is catching up with me..
I had told him that I wanted him to check in by 3:00am...I set my alarm for 3:30..No, he's not checked in..He hasn't been checking in until 4:00..That means that I am almost fully awake by that time. Long run, it takes it's toll...
I'm going to try to explain to him one more time that he needs to be checked in by 3:00..3:30 at the latest.

Technically he has time to get his job done even if he is there at 4:00..the problem is, if he doesn't show up for some reason, I need to be able to get there and get it done.
The job is 25 miles from me..
I just need a full nights sleep!!

Maybe in a week or so, I will take a couple of days vacation so that I can sleep thru the night...and have my rummage sale...

My youngest grandchild turns 6 on Tuesday...So, like I did for her brother and cousin, I sent her picture in to TV6 and she will be on the look who's 6 segment...
She has decided that she wants us to go birthday shopping together like we did last year...
Maybe I can work that in this weekend also...not sure about that because they are going to be in the middle of moving..
We'll see what happens...

I'm going to see if I can have a balloon bouquet sent to Miranda..If not I'll send her a couple of dollars in a card..Then she can go out for ice cream with her boyfriend after she is feeling better.
I heard from her grandma last night. She said the Miranda was doing good, just Very tired...

Well, I better hit the road and get some jobs done...lol
Hope everyone has a great day...Hug someone you love......


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Prayers have been answered today...

Thank you Sugar!!

Miranda came through surgery fine. The doctors feel good about how it went.
The area that they were dealing with is where photographic memory is located.
I'm sure that it will take time to know if that will be affected.
The main thing is that she came through the surgery without any problems.

She is such a sweet kid..

Oh, my, gosh, has it been hot....and I don't have air at home..and the car air (was) out.
Yesterday I decided to work at night so it would be cooler..
Today I got ready and went to the office..by the time I got there my hair had gone limp, my clothes were sticking to me and my makeup had melted off...lol...
I decided to let my boss know about the car..He had me take it to the shop down the street..they told me that they could get me in tonight at 6...
I left there at 7:20....and it was heaven...
I plan on getting out on the road early tomorrow to make up for the loss today..
I wont even mind it now that I have air in the car...


I've been cleaning out closets and drawers...getting ready for my rummage sale..the one thing I said I would never do again...lol..Never say never...
I have a good reason to do it though.. I'm going to move come Sept....
I know, I know, I was soooo happy to get into this house. I spent a lot of money to get things that I need to live in this house...BUT...on Sunday I was sitting outside and wondered WHY???

Why am I trying so hard to stay somewhere when I am by myself so much?
Yes, I love being in a house versus an apartment. It just doesn't make sense to be here when I spend so much time alone..Jeremy is home for a few days and then he is by his friends house for a few days...

I go to work and come home to clean and take care of things..

I wish that I had money for a few different things...Health insurance, traveling, a car so that Jeremy can learn how to drive..
I'm not going to get those things if we stay here...

I had a talk with Jeremy and together we decided that we would rather spend a few years in a small apartment and be able to put money away in savings..

I figured it out. If we get a place with heat, we will each be able to put $500.00 away in a savings account PER MONTH...

Now, as much as I hate apartment life, I can deal with it for the final goal.
The apartment I had before was a three bedroom and did not have heat included..Plus it was upstairs.
This time around, we will get a two bedroom and it will not be an upper...lol.. I hope to get one with heat included...

When we moved into this house, I bought a twin mattress set so I would have a bed for the little ones...well, that bed still has not been used...the kids still sleep with me.
So, I often wonder why I need so much STUFF..

I am slowly working my way through the rest of the closets, drawers, cabinets and eventually I will work my way to the basement..

It feels darned good too...lol...

I'm on a mission and I feels good...

I'll let you know when I have my rummage sale and how it goes.....

Thanks again Sugar! I hope your situation is going better..You are always in my thoughts and prayers.....
Prayers Please!!!

My niece is in surgery at this moment..Brain surgery...
Her grandma, my (technically ex) sil.. just sent me a text that Miranda is now in surgery and it could take as long as five hours...
They are hoping to reduce or eliminate her siezures..
Miranda is 16 years old and just a wonderful girl...and might I say Brave to go forth with this type of surgery..

Please send good thoughts and prayers!!

Thank You!
Sheri