Monday, January 24, 2011

WE ARE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL!!!!

The Packers did us proud...they made it through the play offs and into the Super Bowl...
There was so much excitement I thought a few people were going to burst..lol...dancing, singing, chanting and all around good feelings....

Thank you Green Bay Packers!!!

I have to say, it can be VERY nerve racking to watch such an important game..I had such tension in my neck and shoulders..lol...
I thought I would lose my voice from all of the yelling and cheering...

Now back to work today..
I have to train a young girl at one of the banks..she's 17 and wants to save money for college..
Hopefully she is responsible..and will stay with the job..It's not a very hard bank to keep in good condition..
It's only 2 hours a night, three days a week..It should only take me this week to train her and then hopefully I won't have to train anyone for a while...

Still waiting to hear about getting the 13 banks that we are hoping to get..I sure hope we hear something soon..originally we were supposed to hear something in January...so time is getting short on that.. I swear I am keeping my fingers crossed...lol...I truly want to be done with dealing with the bars and restaurants...

It's still cold out..although not as bad as it was last week..I'm just so done with getting bundled up to go do something..

Hopefully we won't get snow for a while now..I think we're behind in the amount we have gotten so far..that's fine with me..lol...

Hope everyone has a great week....

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I picked my sweet Cameron up yesterday after work...We went for a few groceries and then came home..(after picking up JJ..I needed him here in case I had to work..
Good thing I did, because I did have to go to work at 3:00am...not fun..anyway..

We went by my girlfriends house for pizza and a movie..along with another friend and her two granddaughters..it was nice..cute movie..good pizza..

I think Cameron was sleeping by 9:30..I wasn't up much longer than that..lol..knowing that I had to be up at three..

I got home about 5:45 and he was already up. I had him come back to bed and watch a movie while I got a little sleep..
Then it was time for breakfast and ten games of Connect four..lol..Believe me, he would have played longer.

I've washed one load of laundry..put that in the dryer and started another load..it's very frustrating when you live in an apartment..most of the people here do not care if they inconvenience everyone else by leaving their clothes sitting in the washer or dryer for hours...
I've taken things out and set them on the counter top..but I don't like doing that..I shouldn't have to do that...
They also don't take their nasty lint out of the filter...I don't get it..Oh well...life in an apartment..

I'm going to watch the Packer game tomorrow..We play against the Chicago Bears...it won't be pretty...they are our biggest rival and this game will determine which team goes to the super bowl...Sure hope it's us..

I'm going to check on Cameron now and see how he is enjoying his movie..
This boy was soooo excited about being able to spend TWO nights with me..such a simple thing. Just goes to show that it really is about the Time we give them....

Thursday, January 20, 2011

For my Moms birthday, my daughter and grandkids had one of my Moms favorites...Strawberry shortcake.....yum, yum..I wish I had another piece right now...lol

Thank goodness this week is going fairly fast...It has been a rough one..I'm hopelessly optimistic that things are going to calm down..lol...I try not to put a curse on things by saying that too often. I also need to know that there is an end in sight to the madness of this thing I call a job..lol..

I spent 1 week training a man for a job that I knew wasn't right for him or the client...I'm not in charge of interviewing and hiring...Then I had to spend another two nights training the replacement person...I think she is the perfect fit..I sure hope so.

Now I have 1 building (a bank) that I need to train the new girl at next week..then all of my buildings will be full and hopefully will stay that way for a while.

Hopefully tomorrow will go smoothly. I am getting my wonderful grandson Cameron for the week-end.. For the longest time he has been asking to spend more than one night with me..I explained that with my job it is hard to do that.. but I promised him that I would work on having him for more than one night as soon as I could..So, that is what I am doing. lol...he actually asked if he could stay for 14 days...I told him something like that would have to wait until I could take some vacation...lol.. I told him he would probably miss his Mom if he was gone that long..he said that he wouldn't ..lol..

My cable is acting up..the picture gets all distorted and pauses..I called the company and they can't get anyone out here until Monday...Ugh...
The woman from the cable company was very nice though..she's going to give me a credit..Yay..
That has never happened before..

My team the Green Bay Packers are playing the Bears on Sunday..I am NOT missing that. It's the game that will determine which of these teams will go to the super bowl...Oh please let it be the Packers!!!!

I'll probably go to the bar to watch it...a place where everybody knows your name..lol...and they put out a really nice spread for half time..Yay,, no cooking for me.

Last Saturday when the Packers played against the Falcons, (and we beat the feathers off of them) I went to the bar with my girlfriend, her husband and another couple that they know. I spent some time talking to a guy that had never been to that bar before...Because the other girls were telling me that he was cute...I decided to go up to him and introduce myself...lol...I put my hand out to shake his as I was introducing myself..and then we both just held on to each others hands for more than the normal time...
Then we spent some time getting to know each other..as it turns out, he grew up in the general area that I grew up in.
We also know some of the same people from back in the day..
My Mom had a best friend..Her name was betty...(boop)..lol...They had known each other from the time I was two years old..Betty was my second Mom..Betty had 5 kids..Dennis, David, Randy,Renae and Charlie...well, as it turns out, this guy (Dave) knows all of them...
Any way, we seemed to have a nice connection..he did give me his business card. He sells cars and motorcycles..I had told him that I might be looking for a bike in the spring..
He told me to call him so he would have my number and then he could call me if something came in...
Due to some unforeseen circumstances I had to leave the bar without being able to say goodbye to him..I really hope that he didn't think that it was because I didn't have an interest in him..
I did leave him a message on his business phone..so, we'll see what happens..
I'm not thinking about the distant future. I just think he might be someone that I wouldn't mind spending some time with:)
It was also like a door opening..it's been almost 3 years since my divorce..and he is the first guy that I have thought I might like to know better.
I had started to think that there wasn't anyone out there that I would even begin to feel some interest in...or that someone would have an interest in me...now at least I know that there might be...and that's a nice thought...

I really would like to have something more to talk about other than my job...lol...

I'm very glad that tomorrow is Friday..I am sooo looking forward to the week-end..hoping to get the down time that I need after this week:)

It is sub-zero out...and won't warm up for at least a few days..
The bright side is that it is staying light out longer and that always gives me hope that spring is Really on it's way..
People think I'm crazy..they only see that we are still in for a lot of cold and snow. I prefer to dream about spring and summer being on it's way...

Stay warm and have a nice week-end....

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Today marks the 4th anniversary of my Moms passing..
For some reason, I have been more emotional this year than in the past..I had always thought in terms of time easing the hurt..guess it doesn't always work that way..
I was so very blessed to have the Mom that I did..it didn't matter that we were poor and she could never do all for us that she would have liked too..she was my Best friend!
I knew what was in her heart..her children..I knew the hurt she felt because she thought she hadn't done enough, couldn't give us enough....
I always told her and showed her that she had given far more than material things..she gave of herself..her door and her heart was always open to her kids..
I couldn't have had a better Mom..and I miss her....
I just tried scanning one of her pictures to my computer, but it didn't work.
I will have to get some pictures transferred somehow...
I've had a good cry and feel somewhat better...maybe that's what I needed all along. A few moments of mourning...I do try to honor my Moms memory by talking about the good times. The times we spent laughing or being silly...
January 16th is her birthday...one more anniversary to make it through...lol..I know I'll be okay. I have my Mom as my guardian angel:)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

It's been a very busy week...
My van broke down...it needs a new engine...ugh..I was really afraid of how my boss would handle it..but that went well..thank goodness..lol..
He called me and said, "the bad news, your van needs a new engine, the good news is, you don't have to pay for it"...I told him I would make him muffins. He told me I should make LOTS of them...lol...

Then we talked about the expansion of the business..things are looking very good..It is looking like we will have to hire another account manager...YAY....
He said that the new person would be in charge of all bars and restaurants...AMEN..that is the answer to my prayers...
I don't mind most of what I have to do for my job...I do mind having to be on call 24 hours a day.. Getting up every morning at 3:30am to make sure everyone is checked in...having to do this even on the week-ends..

I will have my week-ends back...I will have mostly banks...It will be a Monday thru Friday position...
2 years of getting up at 3:3oam seven days a week has really taken it's toll on me..
I JUST WANT A FULL NIGHTS SLEEP.....lol...

We are going out for our Christmas dinner on Saturday...We're actually going to one of the restaurants that we clean..He believes in giving back..
It's an expensive seafood restaurant..He says they have the best crab cakes...and I can't wait to try one..
It will be fun having a reason to get dressed up...
I'll let you know how it turns out....and if I get a Christmas bonus....


Friday, December 31, 2010

It's the Eve of the New Year!!
I wish peace, health and happiness to all!!

The weather has been very strange..today it is in the 40s, most of the snow has melted..which is fine with me:)
This week-end is supposed to send us into a deep freeze..I am not looking forward to that..

My grandson JJ aka..Patrick is now an employee of mine..He filled out all of his paperwork at the office yesterday. He won't have his own building at this time. He will be helping me when I have to cover a job.
He has 3 hours in already and will get a couple more tomorrow..
It will give him a few bucks and good training..

Last night I went to my friends house for a Holiday get together..I'm always the odd man out with the other being couples...but it really didn't matter last night..Just a good group of people having great conversation and LOTS of great food..They definitely know how to keep people from being hungry..lol...
I had a really busy day yesterday so I wasn't really even in the mood to go..I ended up being the first one there..lol...and although I thought I would only stay an hour or so,,I stayed until 11:30..Which is really late for me...lol..

Tonight I'm going by my girlfriends house for some cards and eats and then maybe hit the corner bar for one...
I don't think I will even stay out until Midnight...I have to be at one of my accounts at 4:00AM..
The bar is only closing down for 1Hour...It's a two hour job on a good day..there is no way my cleaner will be able to get it done in an hour...so, I will be there to help him..

It's been a good year for me...I'm going into the New Year with high hopes that things will continue to go in a positive directions.
I wish the same for you!!

Friday, December 24, 2010


Mason, Cameron and Destiny...Eating their dinner while watching a movie in my bedroom.
Mason and Cameron with their new nerf guns..
Me with the kids..
Merry Christmas from my house to yours!!!!
I feel bad that I haven't had the time to blog..Although I have taken the time to read others...

I had the three little ones over last Saturday to celebrate Christmas...
We had a great time..Although I think the picture show that I am a little worn out..lol..

Tonight I will go by Masons other grandmas house. We split the cost of Masons gift as it was a bit pricey..We got him the DS and of course it had to be the latest version. Almost $200.00 for a hand held game system..His parents are going to get him some extra games for it..

After that, I will go to my daughters house to celebrate with her and the kids..Can't wait for that...She has been teasing me with whatever my present is...lol...She sent me a picture of my wrapped gifted via the web..I think it's a set of storage containers..lol..
She knows how I feel about those..
She wasn't supposed to get me anything after paying for the trip to Vegas...but she did anyway...shame on her:)

My granddaughter has been accepted at all of the university's that she has applied too.
She has decided on University Nevada Las Vegas...and because my daughter had planned on moving to a warmer climate anyway, they will ALL be moving to Vegas in June or July...
That is going to be hard...not having them nearby...but I understand and I have told her many times that if she is going to make the move, do it while I am still healthy..lol
I don't want her to feel like she can't make the move she wants to because of me..
I'll be fine until I make the decision to move also..which is the plan. I won't do it for another couple of years..but I will be making that move also...
I still need time with the little ones..I have memories to make with them...it won't be as hard to leave them when they are a little older:)

My step-daughters surprised me with some very nice gifts for Christmas..totally unexpected...
The best gift of all is the card that one of them wrote to me...
Sheri,
Happy Holidays and we all wish you a Happy New Year:) We are very thankful God has blessed us with you in our lives! You're truly an amazing person to know. We love you.....

How nice was that?? I was trying to read it to my girlfriend and had to let her read the card herself because I started to cry...I told Cameron that it was the best gift I received..

THAT is what the season is all about...

My daughter just stopped by to pick up all of the things that need to be at her house tonight...
presents, deviled eggs, cookies, and shrimp...

It's going to be a blast..
I am already tired...I thought I would have enough time to get a quick nap in, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen..lol..

We have been soooo busy at work...getting new buildings, training new people...
New buildings are a good thing..It's just such a chore getting everything and everyone into place...

I just received a text from one of my workers asking if she has to do both of her buildings today...That would be a yes...I don't know why she would think otherwise..
and why would you wait until now to ask? She could have been almost done by now..she made the comment that she is sick of having to scramble around on Christmas Eve...
There are LOTS of people that have to work today...and she has been out of work three days this week...that has put us out...but I guess she doesn't care about that..Guess it might be time to cut her down to one building if doing two is a problem..

Other than that, everything is going well..my other workers are all checking in as scheduled..Because the banks closed at noon, they are able to start early...

Well, that's all for now.

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!!
Sheri