Monday, June 6, 2011

This is the ride that Cameron and I went on...I told him it would be the last time for me..lol...
This is our campsite...

We went camping the week-end before last..I took two days of vacation. It was wonderful to have a few days of not having to answer my darned work phone..Although I do have to say, I did check my phone a few times to make sure everyone had checked in...lol..I'm going to break myself from that habit..lol...

We had to put our tent up in the rain..NOT fun...it was also very windy out..so that didn't make things any easier..
We were happy to finally get it done..we didn't put our stuff in there until it dried out..
The next day we did some things away from camp...when we returned, the tent was almost completely collapsed..lol...we hadn't put the connectors on right..but we got it figured out and fixed..

We were in the Dells and received free tickets to one of the water parks...so we spent some time there..that was a lot of fun...

We never did make our dinner on the campfire..we decided to go the more relaxing route and eat out...lol...

It was a good time and certainly didn't last long enough..

This last week-end, I finally was able to have Cameron over..I had Paris here too because I had to go to work..When I got home at 6:00am, Cameron was already up. He was very understanding about my needing to get a little sleep before we started our day..

I had taken the boys with me the night before to meet my friends at a small church festival..
Paris isn't into the rides..but Cameron loves them..So, we went on a few..he played one of the games..We had something to eat..
After leaving there, we went to Joe and Lisa's house, minus Paris..he just wanted to come back to my house so he could play his game..lol..
Joe and Lisa have a great pond in their backyard..It's still kind of cold though, so Cameron just played in the sand on the beach..he had a great time...

Destiny was sure it was HER turn to come over..so I told her that I would write it on my calendar that she was next...lol..when they came to get Cameron, I'll be darned if she didn't look at my calendar and let me know that I hadn't written it down...lol..I did it while she watched...

Her birthday was June 1st..I didn't get a chance to see her..They are having a surprise birthday party for her next Saturday..so of course I want to take her presents to that..but I felt bad that she had to wait..I didn't want her to think I had forgotten her...I told her that I had to wait for her present to get here...she didn't seem concerned about her present..she only seemed concerned about her turn for coming over...it makes me happy to know that spending time with me is more important than getting a present...pretty nice..

Work has still been hectic..training people..people not even showing up for training and giving the newly acquired restaurant a final clean..We start regular cleaning there tomorrow night..ugh..not looking forward to it..but that's life in the big city..lol...

I did have some great news...I got a $3000.00 a year raise...AND they are going to get a part time manager to handle the restaurants...that is the BEST news yet...
It might take a couple of months, but they are doing it...I had hoped it would happen before summer is over so I could enjoy it, but not sure that will happen. Keeping fingers crossed..lol...

I guess that's it for news..time to get some stuff done...
Hope everyone has a great week!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cap and gown time...
I'm glad that every thing is over...lol..It can be exhausting to get every thing done...
I spent some time at work yesterday, then went to K-mart with my daughter..

I came home for a bit...got her presents ready,picked up a cake, loaded up the car and then went back to my daughters...ALL in the darned rain...
The ceremony lasted about 2 hours...(not too bad)..after that, we went to Chili's for dinner...It was pretty darned good:)
I took the cake into the restaurant and after dinner we quickly cut the cake and ate it..lol..
I'm sure the server was surprised when she cleared that table and saw Graduation paper plates with cake crumbs...lol...

I tried to get most of my accounts taken care of today so that I can have a less stressful day tomorrow...I need to do laundry and get the house cleaned...
Then on Saturday I will clean out the van and get it ready to load up with our camping stuff on Sunday morning...

My office manager has figured out how to forward not only my calls but the chronotek messages that let us know when an employee has checked in...That will save me from having to take my phone out to the office before I leave and picking it up when I return...Any time saved is always a blessing....

I'm going to send in my work orders tomorrow as they will need to do orders on Tuesday..

I think I'm going to get my bag packed tomorrow after laundry is done..one less thing to worry about..

My daughter and I are going to try to get to the store tomorrow to get any last minute things we will need..That's going to be more than I want to do..but I don't want all of it to fall on her either.. she will be doing a double shift tomorrow night into Saturday..That's not fun...lol..good thing she's young enough for that...lol...

On that note, I'm going to close this and head out to two more jobs..then off to bed for me...

Have a safe and happy Memorial Week-end..

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My beautiful granddaughter......Monique!

My daughter is spending some time crying these last few days...She is going to miss the day to day contact with her daughter...
A true case of separation anxiety...lol....

We are going to go shopping Thursday for any last minute items we need for camping and gifts for Paris...His birthday is Sunday and we will celebrate at the campsite...
I'm still debating buying cupcakes after we get to the Dells or make him a cake..I guess I'll have to see if I even have time to bake..lol..

I'm going to spend some time now getting Moniques gifts ready..I'm going to put her card inside her safe...make her work at getting it..lol....

Happy Tuesday to all...I'll try to post graduation pictures soon:)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Monday Morning!!!

We have been blessed the last few days with beautiful weather...yesterday was a bit warm..a sample of what is to come...lol...
The days have been sunny.. and that is a good thing...We did have thunder storms last night..but at least it waited until evening..
Today is starting out with sunshine and warm weather..how can you not love a day like that??

I did make the time this week-end to get into my storage locker downstairs and find my few missing camping items..
We have just about everything that we want. We will buy our food when we get to the Dells..and we don't plan on over doing it this time..simple meals..lol.. This camping trip is all about RELAXING..

I have to get a few things for Moniques graduation...WEDNESDAY...I'm so proud of her...I still can't believe that my first grandchild is going to be off to college in the fall...She has definitely made all of us sooo proud of her..
I'm going to get her some towels and wash cloths, a small safe for personal papers and money...
I'm also going to give her a silver ring I had purchased a few months ago..when she saw it, she really liked it..as it turns out, I don't wear it as often as I thought I would..

I am trying to lose the 10-15 pounds that I have put on since having a job that requires so much time sitting in the car...
I haven't been too successful..lol..I like to eat..I like my sweets and I use the fact that I need to treat myself because of the crappy hours I sometimes have...lol..let's face it, when a person really wants to get at those sweets, they will come up with any excuse to have them..lol..(and I do)..

My clothes do not feel good..and that is not a good thing..I am NOT going to buy new clothes..so the only answer is to watch what I eat..(so much easier said than done..lol)

On that note, it's time for me to get moving here and get some work done..(along with my shopping..lol...it's so much easier to shop during the week when most people are working)...

Hope you all have a wonderful week:)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Where does the time go?? I haven't have much time for anything other than work lately..and it doesn't seem like it's going to change any time soon...

We recently added another building to our list of many..lol..I know it's a good thing, but the hours to clean it are 2:00am to 5:30am...So, now I manage 6 buildings that are done in the middle of the night..ugh...

I have been cleaning this new building for a few days..The night before last, I was there training the new lady..After that, I had to go clean one of the bars..I think I got home at 6:30-7:00am...I was still sleeping at 9:00am when my boss called..This is how I normally answer my work phone..

Name of company, Sheri speaking...

This is how I answered that morning...

Name of company, Sheri sleeping.....Yep, I sure did...lol...He did laugh...But I think I would have liked it more if he would have said, I will get you some extra help...you need it...

This has been going on for almost three months now and I am tired.....so tired in fact that I have actually looked at the newspaper to see what was out there for jobs...
Not that I want to leave this one..and I won't until and unless I know I have something decent to replace it...but I am tired...

I not only have been out taking care of the night jobs, I am out during the day taking care of my buildings..

It certainly doesn't leave much time to have a life...it doesn't allow me to have the little ones over as much as I want to...and again, I am tired....lol...

I am trying VERY hard to hang in there until June or July and then I will see if we get the extra banks to do...if that happens I will get out of taking care of the bars and restaurants....
Well, enough of all that...

My granddaughter graduates high school next Wednesday..I can't believe that this time is here already...

Paris turns 14 this month...

We are going camping Memorial Day week-end....And I can't wait...I took two days of my vacation...I want to be able to relax and not worry about my job...
It will be a celebration of Monique's graduation and Paris's birthday...
Good times will be had by all and I can't wait...

Time for me to get moving here...I have to go and see how the new guy is doing on his job....

Hope you're enjoying your week!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day!!!!

My daughter is taking me out for an early dinner.....
I think she really wanted to go now, but I have been munching on Cheetos....lol..so we're going to go around 4:00...I don't think they'll be too busy...

Enjoy YOUR day......

Saturday, May 7, 2011

This will be my 4th Mothers Day without my Mom...I do the one thing that would mean the most to her..
I make the 130 mile trip to her hometown and put new flower arrangements on the graves.
She always wanted to have this done by Memorial Day...

My daughter and grandson Paris went with me..we walked the cemetery and looked for names of family that I have discovered doing my ancestry research..

We went past my grandma's farm and I didn't even have the heart to take a picture of it..The house I'm sure will not make it for many more years..it looks like it will crumble down at any minute..And there are still people living there...

I'm glad that my Mom never saw the house in such disrepair...

Every year we also stop by the school yard and spend a few minutes on the swings...lol...I went to that school for a few months when I was in 2nd grade..I didn't realize it at the time, but my Mom was dealing with cervical cancer..which, thanks to God, she over came.

We then went to Wisconsin Dells...tourist capital of Wisconsin..lol...My grandma worked in the Dells for years..it is such a part of my childhood...we checked out a few camp sites and then went to get some fudge..(a very small slice)...and then a late lunch...

We laughed so much and so hard today....I know this day was the best way I could EVER have celebrated my Mom....

I miss her so much..but I'm also at peace with where she is:) Loving God and being with the children she lost and missed so very much...

Happy Mothers Day to all of you wonderful Moms...

I love you Mom...