Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I'm finally finding the time and energy to do an entry..Some days, I have all intentions of blogging and then all I do is read others...lol...

I'm back on the dreaded night shift again...yes, you heard me right..The new girl didn't even last a full month..Not that I'm surprised..lol..She lied about numerous things..didn't get to jobs when she knew that they needed supplies..and didn't go to clean a building one night when she knew the guy wasn't going to be there...

So, now I'm back in the saddle..and NOT liking it.. I fired one young man last night..it's a shame..he was always on time, showed up every night but for some reason, would not follow direction and left numerous things undone...
It was to the point that I had to go there each morning to check the building and pick up the slack. I don't have time for that..
Tonight I will be training the new guy..He already works at one of the bars on the week-end, so at least he knows how we do it..it's just a different layout..Hopefully this will solve the problem..

On Saturday night I had the little ones over to celebrate Christmas, along with my friends Joe and Lisa..we had a very nice time..The kids were very well behaved and enjoyed their gifts..
We ordered pizza for dinner..lol..I'm all about making things as easy as I can..

Christmas Eve, I will go to my daughters house..We are making things as easy and stress free as possible..ham and rolls, boiled shrimp (my moms favorite Christmas Eve treat) and munchies..
I have made a few batches of cookies..I need to make one more batch of peanut butter cookies for my (ex) father in law..they are his favorite:)

I was up at 4:00am and now when I look at the clock, I can't believe it's only 5:30pm..lol..I thought it was at least 7...
I'll go to bed early tonight so I can get up at 1:45am...
to be honest, I could go to sleep right now..but then I wouldn't be able to sleep when I need to..lol..

I gave my boss and his wife and little boy their presents already..It is HARD buying for them..but I did find a few things and a couple of treats along with a plate of homemade cookies..

They gave me a $1,500.00 bonus..I was totally shocked...I will have to have taxes taken out, but even at that, it was FAR more than I had anticipated for sure...
It was nice to see that he really has appreciated all of my extra work:)

On that note, it's time for me to get a few things done before I go to sleep..

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Thank you ladies for your kind comments on my last post...It is ALWAYS appreciated:)

We both apologized and let it go....AMEN!!

Yesterday I found out that my new grandchild is a ......."GIRL"....
My step-daughter send me a text as soon as she left the doctors office...I was so glad that she took the time to do that and I didn't have to find out about it on facebook..I like facebook, but I don't want to find out ALL information there..lol..
Then I went to Walmart where they have all of their summer stuff on sale..little one piece outfits and such...for $2.00 each..some I got for $1.00...I think I spent $30.00 and got two bags full...

I picked Cameron up last night and when I got there his mommy showed me the ultra sound picture of the baby...My gosh, she's Big..I didn't expect that I guess..lol..She weighs one pound now...

Today Cameron and I went to the Harley store to buy presents and we wanted to pick a name off the giving tree so he could buy a present for someone in need..They were all gone already...
So, I took him to the dollar store instead and he bought gifts and gift boxes for his mom and dad and grandparents..
Then we went to Walmart and then to Menards where I got myself a Dutch oven..I have never owned one..This one was $69.00 and I got it for $35.00...Now I have to look for those recipes that always call for a dutch oven..lol..

We finally made it home and I was tuckered out..now it's 8:30pm..I swear I could go to sleep right now...but..."It's a wonderful life" is on and I'm watching that..Cameron isn't interested..

He did get all of his presents wrapped and placed under the tree..so for all the work today was, it was a good day:)

Time to relax now and finish watching my favorite movie...


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:)