Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tomorrow is the BIG DAY...SUPER BOWL.....

I sure hope that we walk away with the title....

GO PACK GO!!!

My granddaughter just got another acceptance offer from a college here in town..Marquette..
They also offered her a scholarship for $11,200.00 a year for four years...
Now that all of the acceptance letters are in, she will FINALLY have to make a decision..I know it's been hard on her but she has to do it at some point.

My daughter isn't overly happy..she so wanted to move to a warmer state. Whether it be Arizona or Las Vegas didn't matter..
Now she will stay here in Wisconsin for at least another year so that my grandson can graduate next year..

He plans on joining the army..he wants to be a combat engineer..Although I'm proud of him, I almost wish he would choose something else..He's already taking classes in school that will count as college credits...both of the kids have taken advanced classes for some time now...

We got socked with a blizzard on the 2nd..it was VERY nasty..to the point that my boss called most of our clients to tell them that we most likely would not make it in...
I waited until 10 that night to call the restaurants..can you believe that one of the managers had the nerve to say"what are WE supposed to do"? She's lucky that I am not the boss of this company because I would have told her that SHE could put herself in danger and clean the place herself...Rude Bitch...
The next day almost everything was closed...I got a snow day...lol...it was great, I got to work on my pile of papers that was waiting for me..

My step-daughter sent me one of Camerons school projects.
It started out,,My favorite Christmas memory is--going outside. I go outside with my Abolita. Most people think she's grandma in espanyol. She lets me choose a present on Christmas. I picked out a star wars the clone wars gun. I say a electronic motorcycle. She bought me a shirt too!! I had a lot of fun...

Now let me say that my first reaction was to cry...lol...
Then I was just proud...of Cameron and myself..(don't want to sound conceited here)..I have always said that I want the kids to have special memories..and that is exactly what is happening..
The one time I took him out sledding was Last winter..I had gone to their house and it was freezing out..I took hot chocolate in a thermos..the snow was frozen and to hard to enjoy..but it turns out that this was one of his favorite memories...And it didn't cost me a darned thing except gas to get there....Time is what these kids really want from us...and that is one thing I can always give them...
I make the time..
Like tonight. Destiny is going to spend the night..We will do girly things and snuggle at bedtime.
And again, it won't cost me a thing...
That is one of the sad things about my divorce from their grandpa, I have to really work the time in because I work more than I did when we were together...But that letter of Camerons lets me know that it's well worth it:)

My daughter and I went to the Y today..We only walked on the treadmills for about 25 minutes. But that is more exercise than I have had in a long time..We want to start taking Zumba classes.
That's really a workout..but it must be done..because believe it or not, summer is on it's way...

Gotta run..couple of things to do before my little beauty queen gets here:)

GO PACK GO!!!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Let it snow, let it snow and LET IT SNOW....lol...
Over the next two days, we are expecting anywhere from 8 to 15 inches of snow...
I made it out of the house early today to restock as many buildings as I could...
I did pretty darned good..I think I made it to 8 buildings.

Some areas were a challenge to drive through and others, you could hardly tell that it was snowing..
I am supposed to go back out at ten tonight to recheck how one of my cleaners is doing..
I shouldn't have to do that, and I wouldn't have to if they would make sure and do all of the things on their task sheet...but that's the nature of the job.

My boss is having a difficult time with our two specialty cleaners..they do a lot of final cleans on office and warehouse space.. They are not doing the job up to our standards.
My boss is going to be replacing them soon..which is a chore in itself..but he can't keep taking his time to go back and finish what these guys didn't do...

LOL..I sure wish I had more to talk about than my job...
I went back on one of the dating sites..and again, I don't think that it's the way for me to go..I swear the same men are on it that were on the last time that I checked it out. lol....

Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday...can't wait for that..although I have to admit, it does cause a great deal of tension when the score is close..lol...hope we can start out ahead and stay that way..at least I'll be able to relax a little..

My granddaughter has changed her mind again about where she wants to go to college..I understand that it is one of the hardest decisions that she will ever make..I just hate to see her make that kind of decision based on her feelings for her boyfriend.
He isn't (at least at this point) making any plans for college..He does work but only part time.
She needs to do what is right for her..I am almost at the point where I hope she does go to Loyola..at least that would put some distance between them and she would have more of the college experience...

I should be doing my paper work for my rent certificates so that I can get my taxes done...yep, that's what I'm going to do...get off the computer and finally do what needs to be done..I'm lucky enough to get a few dollars back..so I need to get this done...



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....