Saturday, November 26, 2011

I still haven't put the ornaments on my tree...although I do have to say that at night it is not noticeable at all..lol...

Early this morning, I did do three loads of laundry...other than that, I have done NOTHING...lol..feeling a little guilty about that but it was just one of those days..

I guess I'm feeling down because my daughter and I had a disagreement yesterday.
We had done some Black Friday shopping with my granddaughter. At one point, I went a separate way from them.. (at the mall)..fully expecting that I would get back by them before they were done...
Well, somehow we didn't find each other in the mall, and my fault, I didn't have my phone with me..so they couldn't contact me that way.
Long story short. it was about 45 minutes before I found them in the car..and my daughter was angry...She starts yelling at me...Yes, yelling at me...I certainly didn't raise her to think that was appropriate behavior, but for some reason, she thinks she has the right to speak her mind as loudly as she wants too...Well, we got back to her house and I had my granddaughter run in and get my phone and keys..
We have exchanged a couple of e-mails but neither one of us is willing to back down completely...I apologized for putting them through the worry of not knowing where I was...but because I also told her that she still had no right to talk to me that way, she didn't really accept my apology...OH well...

I feel terrible that we aren't talking, but on the other hand, I am not going to be talked to in that way by her or anybody else..
I would NEVER have talked (yelled) to my Mom that way...and I expect the same..
So, it could be a very different type of Holiday this year...

Tomorrow I'm going to go to a couple of my buildings..just to get a jump on next week..
My girlfriends daughter is her from Texas with her new baby..She was supposed to go home today and then come back at Christmas, but that all changed and she decided to stay and do Christmas early..
We're going to have a girls get together to exchange presents while she is here so everyone can meet the baby...

Well, I guess that's it for now..I picked up Masons presents this week, so I'm going to get them wrapped...My living room is getting a bit crowded..lol..

Until later.....

Sorry I copied your blog Lucy,,,I just couldn't help myself...lol....
It took me forever to figure out how to get the header picture on here..Lucy, you are far more advanced with changing your blog than I am...

Friday, November 18, 2011

I love having the extra room that the tree stand provides...


The tree stand for my friend Chris..
My Christmas village..a little dark, but you get the idea..

Yay,,it's Friday...

I have gotten so much done this week..Last night, I even delivered my gift to my friend Chris..I knew she was going to put her tree up next week and wanted her to have it in time...
She seemed very pleased with it:)

I have the lights on the tree. I don't know how much further I'll get with it this week-end though..
The documentary that my nephew is in is actually showing at my granddaughters college on Saturday..so of course, we're going to see it again..
My sister-in-law is coming down from Eagle River with her husband to see it also..It is her son that is in it..
We're getting together for dinner tonight..lol..and her daughter in law happened to pick one of my restaurants for the location...too funny...

Yesterday I noticed that water was leaking from the apartment upstairs...ugh..and the hole in the ceiling STILL had not been covered since the last water incident..although I guess it's a good thing..
The plumber is here now fixing it and my landlord assures me that the hole will be covered asap...(we'll see)..

My daughter and I decided that we would have a baby shower for my step-daughter..
I found a location here in Germantown that has a VERY reasonable rate..So, last night I sent her a message stating where we wanted to have it and an approximate date...and that it would be girls only...lol..
Well, today I get a text from her stating that no one in her family would drive ALL the way out to Germantown...and that she really wanted to involve the guys also...
Needless to say, I am upset..First of all, if her family can't drive 15-20 minutes to get here then I don't think we should worry about them...and then she says that she wants the guys involved...
My first thought to all of this is...Who is throwing the shower?? and since when is it okay for the recipient to start making demands?? I know I'm older and I know that most of the showers today are co-ed...but that is not the way I was going with this..
I haven't sent a reply yet...I've decided that when I do reply I'm going to say that since this isn't going to work out, I'll just use the money that I would have spent on the shower on the baby instead.
I just feel bad because this is something that I really wanted to do...oh well!!

I wish this plumber would hurry up..I REALLY want to take a shower...lol...

Enjoy your week-end!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I've trained the new girl on the late shift..for the most part, she is on her own.
I'm not sure how she will do..she's not as good as the woman she is replacing, but I'm trying not to make that my problem:)

My step-daughter finally told her Mom about the baby..and it went well..In a week or so, we should find out if it's a boy or girl..That's when it will get REALLY exciting.

I have gotten soooo much done since I am able to sleep thru the whole night..lol..I made a stand for my tree to sit on..Because I'm in an apartment I have a smaller tree..I really wanted it to be taller..
The stand is really just a three legged stool..I didn't even paint it since it will be covered.

My grandsons other grandma recently mentioned that she liked the way my tree had so much room under it..because it didn't stand directly on the floor..Soooo, I thought I would make her one for her tree as a Christmas gift. They cost about $40.00 to make. She happened to call me the other day and I asked her if she would really like one..she said yes. I put the legs on it today and because it's a gift, I have painted it...
One more present taken care of..lol..sometimes it's so hard to figure out what someone may like..

I put up a small Christmas village..I don't think I've done that since I got divorced. I either haven't had the time or the room...
It set up on the desk in my living room..It looks really cute..I'm glad I took the time to do it..
I also put up my Moms small Christmas tree..In my bedroom..

Well, it's time for me to get some sleep..
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday:)




Friday, November 4, 2011

I am so thankful that Friday is here...Even with having to work, I don't feel the need to do as much as I do during the week..
I have to go out early in the morning (4:30am)...I'm taking the new night supervisor out to meet a couple of the workers..and make sure that the young man at one of the restaurants gets everything done..He is doing a TERRIBLE job..I have tried to get him to correct things..and all I got out of that is that he called my boss to complain about me...HA!!
I always say, the only ones that seem to complain about me are the ones that are not doing THEIR jobs...
Oh well, I'm only a day or two away from that not being my problem anymore....


On a MUCH lighter note...I found out today that I am going to be a grandma again....It's one of those cases of, do they REALLY need another baby when they already struggle to survive?? Probably not..But they are happy about it, and therefore I will be happy for them..
It's my stepdaughter..Mom to Cameron and Destiny...I am like the 3rd person to find out. She hasn't even told her dad yet..she doesn't want people to chastise her for having another one.
She knows that no matter what, I will be part of her support system..and will welcome this newest little one with all the love that my other grandkids receive...

I already have some ideas for clothes...lol..My daughter and I were Walmart today buying baby clothes for another shower..and my daughter says,,"we need another baby in the family" and then after looking at some clothes she says, "we need another boy"..we'll Monica thinks it's a boy:) We should find out in a week or so...

Walmart had a ton of summer clothes on sale for infants for $1.oo...I am going to go back there today or tomorrow and pick some up...

The hard part is that I can't say anything on facebook until she tells everybody...And darn it, it's hard holding this kind of news to myself..lol...

The other day, I was friended on facebook by my ex-husbands niece...I was really surprised..
Then she invited me to her sons girlfriends baby shower tomorrow...it is also her moms (my ex-sister-in-lay) birthday...so, it should be interesting..lol..my daughter is going to go with me..

I have always been open to staying friends with my ex's family..I have been divorced from Jeremys dad for 15 years and I am still friends with his sister and refer to her as my sister-in-law.....that's just how I roll...lol.

Monica just sent me a text..she is afraid to tell her dad..I told her to just call him and tell him..if he starts any bs..she can tell him that she is happy and doesn't want to hear any negativity..

In the long run..we all love the babies that come into our lives..

On that note, I'm going to end this post and figure out what I need to get done before I have to leave for training tonight...

Have a wonderful week-end:)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Good morning!!

The weather is cold and rainy here..yuck..not looking forward to the snow..
This morning my daughter and I were talking about warmer climates to move to..We had always thought Arizona..I'm not sure where I would like to end up in my old age...lol..that's getting closer by the day..
As much as my daughter wants to get to a warmer climate, she is worried about the time that her grandkids start coming...Hopefully that will be after college..
I told her that I am going to start a special savings account for when the time comes that we do leave the snow behind..

My grandson is doing well in his pre-marines group..(don't know the exact name for it)..
He is getting into better shape than he has been..They are telling him that once he enlists, he will most likely go to San Diego for basic training..We also have to save for that because of course, we will want to be there for his graduation...
Right now, his hair is a bit long..they have been talking to him about getting it cut..lol...technically he wouldn't have to cut it until he goes for basic training, but they like to get them into the whole experience and that's part of it..

This week-end is my grandson Masons birthday party..it's his mom that never even replied to my request of having him over the last two times...His other grandma was the one to let me know about the party...
In all honesty, I am not looking forward to seeing her(my stepdaughter)..I have tried for so many years to get closer to her and I am done..
Sometimes I feel like I'm only good to have around for what I give...and that's a crappy feeling..
I don't want to lose my relationship with Mason, but I am not going to continually fight his mom to see him..

I am on good terms with my other stepdaughter, so I guess I'll just spend my time talking to her I guess...

I went to the office yesterday to get more supplies...Nothing was said by my boss or his wife about getting someone for the late shift..So, I guess that means that I get to keep doing it..
I didn't spend much time there..I really don't have much to say to them...well, I have a lot to say, but don't feel like I can..at this point, I'm not in a position to take a chance on getting into a major conflict with them..Because I am the kind that will tell him what he can do with his job...lol..without giving any thought to the fact that I don't have a car..lol..
I need to just keep my mouth shut until I'm in a better position to walk out if I need to...

I have to train tonight..and he can't start until 9:30pm...I'm going to get there early and get most of it done..then have him follow me on what's left...it's a three hour job..I'm not starting it at 9:30 and then have to make sure all of my late night workers are in..I'm still not sure when my boss thinks I'm supposed to sleep..

well, enough complaining...lol...
I am trying to keep calm about this situation...it is what it is..and God will lead me through this!!

Have a great hump day!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Another week-end gone...lol..I have to say that I was able to have a Very nice week-end..
I decided that even though I would be taking a chance that I would have to go out and work, I would have Destiny over Saturday night..

Luck was with me..everyone showed up..lol..although I did have to call three of them to make sure they didn't oversleep...

Destiny and I had a really nice time..When we were in Eagle River a few months ago, she had spent some time making pot holders..to be given for Christmas presents.. I thought this would be a good time to finish that project.
We made a stop at the dollar store for gift boxes, tissue and name tags. I let her pick them out.
I asked her who she wanted to give them to..of course, she said her mom and dad and her other grandma..I asked her if she wanted to give one to her grandpa too..she said yes.. he may be my ex, but he is her grandpa..

I put the tissue in the boxes and she did the rest...for her other grandma she also picked out an ornament that you place a picture in...It's pretty cute..and I think they will all be very surprised...
I also think Destiny will have a wonderful feeling of giving..I want them to understand that it is much nicer to give than to receive...

I did have a good laugh while doing the name tags..Destiny can write very well, so she made them out herself..and me being the nice grandma that I am asked if she wanted to add Carols name to her grandpa's gift tag..she did and she spelled it coral...lol...I decided to let it stay that way...Ha-Ha....

As it turns out, the woman that was taking care of the restaurants wasn't in a car accident..My boss assumed that from her message..she called me on Friday and told me that the accident actually happened at Walmart..She was with her two kids..(they're 16 and 17).
They were standing in the checkout line and all of a sudden, her legs started to shake and she got really hot. she thought it was because she hadn't eaten..she told her kids that they needed to hurry up and get out of there..and the next thing she knew, she woke up in the hospital..
She had passed out and when she feel, her neck landed right on the handle of the cart...
I cringe when I think of that...talk about a freak accident..
It pushed a few of her disc's out of place..

I don't know what's going to happen at this point. My boss said last week that they were going to look for a replacement for her..as terrible as it is and as guilty as it makes me feel, I can't do this for the length of time she will be gone..
I do have a feeling that my boss is going to tell me on Tuesday that I am stuck with this until she returns. I just have that bad feeling..
My daughter says that if he wants me to do two jobs, he needs to give me the extra money..he was paying it out to her..and I agree..I just don't think it will be enough..(and honestly, I can't see him doing that)..

I'm going to TRY to hang in there until the first of the year and then I'm going to start looking for something else...I need to find a job that offers insurance. I also need a job that I can leave behind at the end of the day...Management has taken it's toll on me and I'm done..

I have to get a car...l0l...that's another reason I'm waiting..Tax Returns..lol..
Also, I want my Christmas Bonus...I deserve it...

Well, that's it for me tonight..it's already 10:45 pm and I'm tired...

I hope your week-end was as nice as mine..