Sunday, July 4, 2010

At the parade..my two stepdaughters, their mom, the boyfriend and my 3 grandkids.




We had a beautiful day today...
We had great food from the grill...Then off to the parade..No ski show..The beach was closed due to high counts of Ecoli..
Then Cameron came home with me. We were pretty tired from all of the heat and sun today..So, we just kind of hung out and watched a movie..Freaky Friday..
About 9:3o, the fireworks started. I noticed that there were some people at the end of my lot..2 adults and 2 kids..Okay, not a huge deal, but don't you think that someone should come to your door and ASK if you mind if they watch the fireworks from your yard??

Well, Cameron and I sat out there on a chair and enjoyed the fireworks..After they were done, the people started to walk right past us as they walked down my driveway.
I decided to say to them that I thought it would have been nice if they had asked me before they came in my yard..
The woman very nastily says, "we know the Neus". ( my landlords)..So I say, I don't care who you know, I pay the rent here. Then her and her husband started saying crap. So I told them that when THEY are the ones paying a thousand dollars a month here, then they can come in the yard..I also told them how rude they are...UGH>>>

My stepdaughters mom was at the festivities today and while we were outside by ourselves she starts telling me that when my ex and I broke up, he started talking to her about dating again...they went out for a fish fry together...but that she wasn't interested in getting back together with him..Hell, they have been divorced since 1995..Then she was telling me that he had cheated on her...and some of her other horror stories..
Lastly she told me that he now has a girlfriend...
I knew the day would come..I'm not jealous. I don't even really know what I'm feeling right now.
I do know that I could never be with someone that mean again.
I'm happy with where I am in my life. I'm happy with how well I am doing financially.
I'm happy with how well my job is going.
But even with all of that. It kind of put a damper on my day hearing that he has a girlfriend..
I certainly don't feel envious..I saw some pictures on my stepdaughters facebook that were taken Memorial Day..One of them had a woman that I did not recognize. At the time, I figured that she might be someone he was dating..mostly due to the fact that she was in Harley clothes..
One thing I did notice was that she didn't look happy. So, I guess some things don't change..

Oh well, all I need is a couple of days and I'll be fine..:)

Hope a Happy Fourth was had by all!
Wishing everyone a very Happy & Safe 4th of July!!!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

I've been feeling a little sad these past few days...But today I received an invitation that made me very happy..
My step-daughter invited me out to her house tomorrow for a cook out, a parade and a ski show..
Of course I'm going to go:) I love to spend time with all of the kids. My other step-daughter will be there also with my grandson Mason..
I know it's easier for them to invite me now that their dad doesn't live in this area..Works for me. Any time I can spend with my grandkids is always a great time.

Work has been a little trying these past few days..Of course, as soon as my boss goes out of town for a much deserved rest from the day to day running of his company...
I had three people out sick last night. The night before, I had to fire one of my cleaners on the spot.
He was on the job high on non-prescribed muscle relaxants..This is something that he had been warned about..so, I had to let him go. In turn, I had to finish his job on Thursday and then do the job myself on Friday.
Next week, we have at least two people on vacation, so it's going to be fairly hectic.
I'm going to take advantage of the next couple of days to relax...lol...

Today I'm going over to my girlfriends house to lounge around in her pool...I'm so looking forward to that..
We haven't seen each other in some time. It will be nice to catch up with her and see what she's been up to..

At some point, I'm going to finish getting my garage sale stuff out of the basement. Then sweep it up and I'll be done with that job..and ready for when I move.

Tomorrow I might get a few more things packed and see if there is anything else I need to post on Craigslist..That is working out so well for me..
I sold my end tables the other night. So my nest egg for moving is really starting to grow. I'm feeling a bit better about being financially ready for this move.

Well, I guess that's it for news...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Shiloh has gone home..She was a pleasure to have, but I'll tell you, she was a lot of work..I'm not used to having to worry about anyone else..lol...She would look so sad when I left the house, that I always felt guilty..lol..

I have been putting a lot of different items on graigs list..I've sold a jewelry armoire, a twin bed, a small flat screen tv. my kitchen table set and my microwave cart...Yeehaa..
I have more stuff listed..a woman is coming over tonight to look at my end tables...

The apartment manager where I used to live told me that I can have my old apartment back. They are no longer giving the first month of rent free, but they are lowering the rent for at least 6 months. So now the rent will only be 595.00, with heat included..that is a steal...granted, it is a really little apartment, but at that price, who cares??
I look forward to being more financially free...

I have a good share of things packed already. I'm stacking everything in the spare room.
I've gotten the basement fairly clean. Just a few more things to take out of there and then that will be done.

I'm feeling a bit low today. My ex retired and moved up north...
On the one hand, I'm glad he isn't around this area anymore. I don't have to worry about running into him..
On the other, it makes me sad to know that I'm not enjoying the relaxing part of living up north..(in my new home)...
Believe me, I know living with him was not going to work...but there are aspects that I miss...

Ha-ha,,I had to repress the urge to hope that he is REALLY lonely up there...lol...
I got past that..

Well, I guess that's it for news right now..

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!