Sunday, June 30, 2013

                                Wicked!!!








Oh, my gosh...This was fun...

I am so glad I was able to go see this with Monique...
Through the years if the conversation of a play came up, I really didn't have any interest....I have certainly changed my position on this..lol...

It was awesome...we had great seats..
The costumes..the singing..the back drops...all were fantastic...

It's hard to believe that they can tell a complete story on that stage..
But they did and Monique and I now like the wicked witch...lol..
The way the story was told she was born green and treated badly by her father...and she and the good witch Glenda were friends...
Such a cute story....

I took a couple of pictures..before they started so there wasn't a problem..you couldn't take pictured during the play..I did take one when they came out at the end..

Now time to get things ready for the week ahead..hope you all have a wonderful week:)



Saturday, June 29, 2013






This is a picture of my Aunt Margaret....my moms sister...
 I think she looks so beautiful in this picture:)

I was always close to her..She had lived in the Dells but after my grandma passed away she moved to Missourii to be close to her son..

She was one of my favorite people:)





This is my sister Donna Lee....She was my moms first born child..My mom was only 18..Donna lee developed spinal menningitis when she was just shy of 2 years old..
She would have been 18 years older than me..I would have loved to have grown up with a big sister...
My mom had 4 boys after Donna Lee..and then me..
My mom never got over the loss of her first born to the point of really being able to talk about it..

Last night my daughter and I went to Summerfest..it's one of the largest music festivals..We went to see a rapper...lol..not my kind of music but she wanted to go and didn't have anyone to go with..so being the great mom that I am, I said I would go with her...lol...

It was a free concert..we went to the venue  2 1/2 hours early to get good seats..
We settled down for the wait..we had a seat on the bench that provided a great unobstructed view...Until it got closer to the time that the show was going to start..then people kept trying to stand in front of where we were sitting..Finally security came and told them that they couldn't stand there..(it's a code thing)...

Then a couple of drunk woman came and stood there..my daughter was trying to video tape and told them they were going to have to move.."they" did not like that and started getting in her face so I stood up and then we were all in each others faces..I went to get security and they finally made them leave..but only after another person sitting by us said something also...I was Pissed...

Then 2 drunk woman and a man came and did the same thing..security comes and tells them that they can't stand there..These idiots try to weasle their way in by the bench seats..We started yelling that those weren't their seats...ugh..They finally made them leave....Unreal..
I've had my share of being at concerts drinking too much..but I sure didn't do what they were trying to do..
It just put such a damper on the whole evening..and I sure will be writing a letter to the people in charge of this venue..I could have done a better job of security then they did...

Tomorrow I'm going to a play with my granddaughter Monique..My daughter had gotten her tickets for the play Wicked for her birthday..her boyfriend doesn't want to go...Yay...It looks like a really good play and I've never been to one so it's very exciting:)

That's about it for news in my world..
Hope everyone is enjoying their week-end:)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Today is a great day for many reasons....

 My beautiful first born grandchild turns 20 today:)  Monique is the kind of kid that you want to have..she is smart (and puts it to work), she has ambition and she doesn't get into any trouble:)
So proud of her.....

I have off from my regular job...WITH pay...that is the best part...

I am packed and loaded to go to the Dells....

I do have a house cleaning job to do this morning before I leave..I now wish I had done it yesterday afternoon or rescheduled it..but oh, well...it's 70.00 and I can use that for the trip..

Last night, I made a cake for Monique..using my G. Aunt Gustys recipe...it took longer than a box cake for sure...lol...but the taste is well worth it:)

I have to make a quick stop at Walmart before my job..I need a new bulb for my camping lantern...

On that note, I better get moving...

Hope you all have a great week-end:)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Woohoo....one more day of work and then a mini vacation..lol..We are heading to the Dells...We're leaving on Friday morning and staying until Sunday.
My daughter and her boyfriend will go up before us. I have my house cleaning job to do..Paris will ride up with me after:) I took off the day from my regular job..
My grandson Patrick is home on leave..He and his "new" girlfriend will be going also..should be interesting..lol...
He will be home until the 28th (I think), then he heads back to North Carolina..and then on July 8th he leaves for his first deployment..Afghanistan..NOT looking forward to that..He on the other hand is happy to be going...Of course...lol...

Guess how well the baby sitting job went???? Fantastic...
On Friday night I made 56.00 and on Saturday I made $91.00...Yes, you read that correctly...91.00...I got there at 2:00pm and they got home at almost 3:00am...
I am still in shock...I can't imagine going out for an afternoon and evening and then shelling out that kind of money...They didn't seem to have any problems with it..and I would bet that if I wasn't going to the Dells this week-end, they would have me over again..

I'm sure they will want me the following week-end...works for me..
I am loving the money for sure..
The kids are really good...go to bed with out any problems and are as sweet as can be:)

I better get off of here and make something for dinner..I've been trying very hard to eat healthier the last three days...I have been taking salads to work..and not buying any candy from the machine while I'm there..lol...

Hope your week is going well...

P.S. Lucy, Mason is not the one with autism..Paris was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3..Now you would never know it..He has a few quirks but nothing too noticeable:) 
 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mason was over last week-end and as you can see, we played Monopoly...

He's pretty darned good too:) I am always amazed at what they are capable of doing..I don't know why..lol...I guess I keep thinking that they are younger than they are..

It's Thursday and I am tired..I'm always surprised how tired I am by this time of the week..lol...
The good thing is my health insurance..I found a doctor..Not too sure how I'm going to like having a guy again.. I'm pretty used to having a woman..

I went today before work to have blood drawn..The nurse called this afternoon to let me know the results..My cholesterol isn't too bad..
I go back in for my actual physical soon..I have made an appointment for my mammogram..so, I should be set..

I found a part time job..MUCH different than my normal jobs..
I'm going to be a baby sitter..lol..The family lives about 9 miles from me..there is a 1yr old girl and an almost 8 yr old boy..
They seem like great kids..the parents seem really nice..
I start tomorrow night..I'll get there at 6:30 pm so she can give me the info on bottles etc..They don't plan on being home until 2:30 to 3:00am...I'll make 7 dollars an hour..So, I'll do pretty good..the kids go to bed at 9:00pm..(although I think the baby might have a hard time the first few times I'm there)...

Saturday I will go there at 2:00pm..they are going to the spa..then they're going to come home and get changed and ready to go out..
Again they plan on getting home around 2:30 - 3:00am..if they are actually gone that long, that will be a good chunk of change..and much easier than doing more cleaning..lol..although I know taking care of kids is not easy, it isn't as physically hard as the cleaning;o

On that note, I'm going to close because I am too tired to keep writing...lol..I need to get up and do something before I fall asleep..

Have a great week-end;)
 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Just wanted to post the pictures that I talked about in the last post:)


Across the street from Lake Michigan it is hilly..There are different kinds of trails..You walk which ever way you want to and can come out in many different areas..
It was really a great experience...
These pictures were all taken with my cell phone and I am amazed at how well they turned out:)








 There are steps all the way up to the building...we ran down them and then back up:)
 Looking out at Lake Michigan...

 Awesome picture if you like to look at my finger..lol..








Well, I did it...I told my boss and the maintenance guy (Larry) that I am not going to be on call every other week-end...
Trying to help out last week while Larry was gone and then being restricted on what I could do this week-end really sealed the deal..

The more I thought about it, I realized that I was doing the same thing that I did with my last employer...TOO much...lol..
I don't get paid enough to put so much of myself into helping them.

I'm going to concentrate on keeping my area's in prime shape...
Without trying to rush around so I can give Larry a hand with things..I'm sure he gets paid a whole lot more than I do..
I'll be able to work at a slower pace and I think that's what I need..

I will have to look for some part time work..Maybe two nights a week..It would be great if I could find another house cleaning job..I make more doing that in two hours than I was getting for being on call all week-end and being restricted on what I could do..

I think I'll put an ad on Craigs list and see if I can find someone that doesn't mind the cleaner coming on Saturdays..That way, I would still be able to get one of the little grandkids..

Lol..I can't remember if I posted pictures that I took when my daughter and I took a hike Saturday..I don't think I did..I think they're only on face book..I'll have to download them so I can post them here..some of them are sooooo nice..I can't believe that we have such a great area here in my area that I didn't even know about...I'll post them tomorrow:)

Hope you all have a great week..Yay, it's a short one:)