Saturday, April 28, 2012

I do not like the new blog look..I don't do well with change..lol..but honestly, I just don't like it..at least not until I get used to it and then I'll forget that it changed..lol..Hopefully:)

It's been a chilly rainy day..I helped my daughter move some stuff into her new place..Oh, she is not a happy camper..She has lived in a house for so long that making the change to an apartment is not going over well..
Luckily she is on an end unit..so she only has people on three sides.
She has her own entry door which is nice..but the people in one of the other units is LOUD..yelling at he kids at 7:00am..Shannon is already counting down the days until she moves again.
The main reason she moved is because the house she was renting is going into foreclosure. She had lived in the house for almost three years..paying $1,100.00 plus water and utilities..That's a lot for a single mom to put out each month..
Then she finds out that they haven't paid the rent for almost 11 months...Thank goodness the owners live in Vegas or I'm sure she would be paying them a visit that wouldn't go well..

I told her to just put as much money away as she can and keep then start looking for something better..
It's a shame because the rent at this place isn't bad and it's a very cute three bedroom..

Last Wednesday, I got to see my newest granddaughter..along with Destiny and Cameron too..Cameron had a musical at school. His mom and other grandma were there also..It was the Willy Wonka Kids play..Very cute:) After it was over Cameron asked me if I was coming back to his house. I told him that I couldn't because I had some work to do..He was REALLY disappointed..So the took him for ice cream:) He told his mom that he had wanted both of his grandma's to spend the night at his house...I thought that was so cute..I could just picture it..lol..
Baby Laylana didn't cry at all during the play..at the end when there was a lot of clapping she went to sleep...too cute..

I had all of my pictures developed today..235 pictures..lol..I bought a couple of photo albums and I'm going to start one for each of the younger kids..I think it's important for the kids to have them to look back at and remember the time we have spent together..

I called a couple of employment agency's on friday..either no one answered or I was told that someone would call me back..I didn't get any calls..it was really disappointing..I was so looking forward to getting things rolling..I'll try again on Monday and see what happens..

Well, I guess that's it for tonight. I have Mason over and need to give him some more attention before it's time to get some sleep..

Have a wonderful Sunday:)

Sunday, April 22, 2012




My new granddaughter Laylana...She came into the world at 6:50am Friday morning..She weighed 6lbs 15 oz...and 19 inches....

She is a little peanut..and just adorable as you can see...I already love her to pieces and can't wait to spend more time with her..I haven't seen Cameron and Destiny with her yet, but I hear she was welcomed into the family with tons of love from them:)

My ex Carlos was the one that called me Friday to let me know she had been born and was doing fine..During our talk, he mentioned that he wouldn't be able to stay for the week-end because he didn't have anywhere to stay..."Really"...did he think I would offer him a place to stay...omg...Oh well...he is NOT my problem anymore and to be honest with you, I'm still not at a place in my healing where I can be overly comfortable with him yet...That seems so strange to me..My divorce was 4 years ago this month..I truly thought I would be WAY over it by now.. lol...I think I'm mostly healed, just not completely...

Anyway, there is a new little one to help us all enjoy our lives just a little bit more and that's what is important now...
I saw her for a bit on Friday and then I went again today..and being a little worried that I might run into the ex, I forgot my camera...bad grammie...lol...Oh well, no one else was there at the time so I got to visit with Monica and the baby alone:)
Monica is doing well..although she had a c-section and at 28 is finding that she isn't bouncing back as fast as she did with the other two..
The pediatrician came in while I was there and they are watching the baby for jaundice..she is a touch yellow, but not too bad..If it doesn't get any worse, they will be able to go home tomorrow...

I've actually gotten a lot accomplished this week-end..a few loads of laundry, prepared some extra meals for the week ahead and even went to 4 of my buildings to resupply...Just want to get a jump on the week...It seems to go faster when I do this..lol....

Well, that's it for news..I'll post more pictures of my beautiful Laylana when I get some:)

Hope you all have a wonderful week....

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tomorrow is the BIG day...My granddaughter will be born by 7:15am if all goes according to plan..
I hope that I'll be able to get as close to her as I am with the older kids..It's so different now that I'm not married to Monica's dad anymore..

I'm going to go to see Monica and the baby at 1:00pm..My ex is supposed to be there at 4:00..so hopefully he will stick to that schedule and I won't have to worry about running into him..

I have to head out to the store in the morning to get a cute outfit for the baby and probably a little something for mommy...I was going to go this evening but I'm running out of steam..I've been up since 4:30am helping out at one of our restaurants..then my daughter wanted to go look at a van..and since she was so nice to go with me when I bought mine, I didn't want to let her down..
She has one more to look at tomorrow and then she should be able to make her decision..she is so sick of looking at cars online that she said if the one tomorrow doesn't work out, she is done for a couple of months..lol..It is nerve wracking doing all of that research online...and she has done plenty..

Not too much is new otherwise..I'm still plugging along with my job..I had all intentions of getting to a couple of employment agency's this week, but that didn't happen..so I'll have that on the top of my list for next week...Keep your fingers crossed for me that they can line me up with something..

I had to put up new curtain rod brackets yesterday..Because we have vertical blinds on the windows, I needed brackets that extended further out...and believe me, it isn't easy to find extendable brackets..I finally found them at bed, bath and beyond..thank goodness..

Now I want to find new curtains for my room and Jeremys too..He only has one window so it shouldn't be too expensive...I'm not sure what I want for mine yet..I am one of those people that will know it when I see it..lol...

Well, time to get some dishes done..and maybe a load of laundry...Naw, I think I'll just do the dishes....lol...

Yay for Fridays.....It can't come soon enough for me:)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

I feel bad that I am ALWAYS blogging about the same things...Especially my job..But that's my life..and not much else happens..lol..

My boss acquired yet another restaurant..UGH..and the night supervisor can't take care of it until a cleaner is hired because he is covering one of the other restaurants until at least Monday..

I am so tired today..I even went to bed this afternoon for a nap..which was escaping me..I think I'm overtired..FINALLY fell asleep only to be woken up 20 minutes later by the boy across the street bouncing his basketball in the street..And then 10 minutes after I was awake, he stopped...TOO LATE..

Enough complaining for now..lol...

I wasn't going to do Easter baskets this year..Trying to keep the candy out of the house..but it didn't seem like Easter without doing something, so I'm making an Easter platter for my daughter and kids and one for my house..I didn't buy too much candy though..
I did color eggs last night..it was strange to do that by myself..I usually have one of the little ones here to help me..But of course I can't do that because of cleaning the restaurant..

Next week after I am done doing the night thing, I'm going to get one night of good sleep and then I'm going to hit all of the temp agency's in my area..
At this point, I would take anything that is long term..As long as I can make enough to make my bills I will be happy..
I only know I can't do this anymore..

For Easter dinner, my daughter, kids and I were going to go out for brunch..but when I talked to my friend Lisa today, she again invited us over to her house..I said yes..She wouldn't accept my offer to help pay for the dinner. So, I thought I would take her a nice floral centerpiece..It's always nice to get flowers:)

Well, it's 2:30 and I think I'll try to sleep...AGAIN..lol...

Happy Easter!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

One of the Vegas hotels..
This is where we had the awesome breakfast...
My daughter on Freemont Street...

Lol...I'm all decked out for St. Paddy's Day...


My daughter and I had a blast in Vegas..the funny thing is, we were looking forward to sunny warm weather...HA...we had rain one day, terrible wind the next and cool weather the rest of the time..It was actually warmer here at home than there..lol..although, with all of the walking that we did, it was probably better to have the cooler weather..

We got all dressed up in green for St. Patricks Day..lol..and we were back at the hotel and in bed by ten...lol..guess we aren't the party people that we once were..

We went to see the Titanic Exhibit...totally awesome..So interesting..so touching..they even had an ice berg..I did buy one of the replica plates that were used on the ship. I haven't taken a picture of it yet. but I will..

We also went to see the Bodies Exhibit..REAL bodies in all stages of life..This was not my favorite thing..We did rush through this one..Some of it was interesting, but most of it just kind of grossed us out..

We had the best breakfast at one of the bars on the strip..Breakfast potato skins...Yummy...

We went down to Freemont Street..Had a lot of fun down there...Years ago when I was down in that area, I was not impressed and actually found it a bit scary....Now,,it is just a fun place to be...lots of free entertainment..
We zip lined..my daughter screamed the whole way...lol..don't know why, it wasn't the least bit scary...

We had a lay over in Missouri..It was very windy and we had a very rough landing..I do okay with that sort of thing..My daughter? not so much..lol..she gets really nervous...
Take off from there wasn't too bad..

When we got back to the airport, we realized that we weren't sure where our car was..LOL...that has never happened to me before..
I went round and round looking for it on the different levels..Finally my daughter went to security and they can do a search from their office..she found it right away..(after I walked around for 45 minutes)..lol...

My bosses wife did tell me this morning that they really missed me and what I handle...that was nice to hear..but I'm still going to get my resume together to look for something else...I think it's just time to move on..
I don't want to manage a bunch of people that don't really care for their jobs..I want to go to work, do my job and go home....with NO phone calls from people..lol...

Well, that's it for now..I'm going to try to get some pictures uploaded here and then think about getting ready for work:)



Friday, March 9, 2012



I Bought a new car!!!!!

This is the first step in my being able to go out and look for a job that won't suck the life out of me...lol..

It has been nothing but one problem after another with work..I have one lady out sick..and I think she's REALLY sick..some extra prayers for her would be more than welcome..She is only in her mid fifties and they think she has been having small strokes..I haven't heard from her or her daughter since last Saturday so I haven't had an update.
She cleans one of our fancier restaurants 7 days a week and is the MOST dependable person we have working for us..

One of the other cleaners quit without notice..He was doing one of my banks three days a week and one restaurant seven days a week..So, needless to say, it has been hectic once again..

I am in the process of training a new guy to manage all of the restaurants. We do have another guy giving us a hand helping cover all of the jobs..but I'm still up at night clocking people in..and helping get these jobs done..

I did give the new guy the phone and keys this morning..So at least he is on his way to relieving me of being up all night:) I CAN'T WAIT...lol...

In the meantime, I am trying to set things in motion to get a new job..I know that they're scarce right now..but a few of my workers have recently found decent employment..without having to give up week-ends..
That's what I want...some down time from all of the craziness...


Camerons birthday was on Tuesday..He turned 9...can't believe he is 9 already..They grow up so darned fast..
I called him to wish him happy birthday...he sounded a little distant, confused..something just didn't seem right..
Well, after we talked, his mom sent me a text saying that he thought he was talking to Abuelita, but the phone had said Sheri...lol...guess the little ones don't always realize that grandma's actually have names..lol..

One week from tomorrow, my daughter and I leave for VEGAS...I am so looking forward to it..I love spending time with my grandkids...but I'll tell you, I'm Really looking forward to having some adult time:)

Because we are getting the on St. Paddy's day, we have lots of green to take along..I have a green hat, beads, a green t-shirt that says "Gold Digger" and a sash that says " Irish whiskey makes me frisky"...
Looking to have a great time:)

Now it's time for me to get ready and go to work..I have to train at one of my banks...

I hope everyone has a great week-end:)


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Good Morning!!

Once again, it's been a while since I have made an entry...lol..I do spend time reading blogs, just not updating my own..

We have been so blessed with a mild winter..We did have a wet, heavy snow last night..I was lucky enough to be able to stay home and enjoy the beauty of it. Thank goodness. I Really don't like to drive during the actual storm..

My daughter (Shannon) and I have made our arrangements to go to VEGAS...We leave on Saturday March 17th..lol..when she made the arrangements she didn't realize it was St. Patrick's Day...SO, it should be interesting to say the least..lol
I bought a green t-shirt that says, "Gold Digger" on it..lol..Shannon still has to find a shirt..We are going to get the green beads but I'm going to the dollar store for those..
This will be our first trip by ourselves..and I know we will have a ton of fun..
My dear daughter is planning on going on the rides again at the Stratosphere...Have you seen those rides? lol..we did them last time we were out there..and they are SCARY...lol...I'm not sure I'll tempt fate again...

We are renting a car. So we will be able to get around better and won't be confined to just doing the typical casino thing..She's young, she doesn't mind doing the driving..lol..

Work has been crazy...but then that's not new..As far as the restaurants go, all but one are in pretty good shape..I've been working with our cleaner at the one to try to get her to keep things looking good. I have started using documented verbal warnings and written warnings..she has received one of each for different things..We'll see if that prompts her to do a better job..
Until recently, we were WAY to laid back..we didn't document things and therefore when people were let go, they would win their unemployment hearings..I have been telling my boss for months that we need to "document" everything...finally that is happening.

I am shooting for training the new night supervisor next week:) I so need to be done with these hours..and hopefully he will do a good job and stick with it..

I need to start looking for a car. My daughter is going to go with me next week to see what's out there..The weather is supposed to warm up and that should make the search much easier..

Please say a prayer for Benita..She cleans one of the restaurants..She is the best worker. So dependable and trustworthy..She also works a full time job..She is in the hospital. At first, they thought she had a stroke.
Now, they aren't so sure. Her daughter called me and she does have a blockage in one of her arteries, but they don't think this is what is causing the stroke like symptoms..
Benita is only 54 years old..and it's scary to think someone so young can be having such major issues..
All prayers are appreciated..

Today I get to pick up Mason...I haven't seen him since Christmas..I have tried a few times to get him but for one reason or another it hasn't worked out..So, I'm certainly looking forward to spending the time with him..I don't know if he'll be interested, but I thought it would be nice to spend some time out in the snow..maybe we'll make a snowman:)

That's about it for me..It's time to get my coffee made..lol..should have done that before I got on the computer..

Sending out prayers and well wishes to all of the people affected by the horrible tornado's in the south..