Friday, June 20, 2014

This pretty girl turns 21 tomorrow..Her Golden birthday!!
lol...Until a few years ago, I had never heard of golden birthdays..

She returned from Colorado yesterday..I will be going out to lunch with her and her boyfriend Jeff tomorrow..Can't wait.

Haven't seen her since we took her to Colorado for her 10 week internship...She is working for Chalkbeat, and online magazine.

She has done an awesome job for such a young girl..I am so very proud of her...
She will return from Colorado and finish her last few months of college..(although she has already walked for graduation) she does have to finish a few months of time yet...

Then who knows where she will end up..lol..she has recently mentioned on twitter something about Chicago....so we shall see what the future holds for her....

I think I'm dealing with a bit of depression..I'm going to look into going to a group for grieving grandparents...don't know if it will help, but it can't hurt.....

I'm forcing myself to go out of town this week-end..lol...My nephew is holding a benefit for a friend of his that was in a terrible crash..he is recovering but it is taking a long time and we hope to be able to help with his expenses..My nephew has a band and has enlisted the help of other area bands..the cover is only 5.00..but because it's an hour and a half away from my house I decided to get a hotel room..my sister-in-law (his mom) will come down from Eagle River and spend the night too..so we can have some girl time and catch up....

I wasn't sure if I was going to go or not..I tend to by pass things because it seems to take too much energy..but I know that if I go, I will have a nice time and it will be much better for me than sitting at home...

I'll post pictures when I get back:)
Have a great week-end!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


JJ....Today marks 8 months since you've been gone..
I still can't believe it's true..I can't believe that I will never see you and hold you again...
I miss your voice, I miss trying to touch your hair and you saying "grandma, stop"
I loved you yesterday, I love you today and I will love you for ever....
Miss you sweet boy!!
Well, we did it...Left this beautiful girl in Colorado......

Monique graduated college...(she walked in the ceremony in May, but has a semester to do yet..she will be officially done in Dec.)
She received an internship at Chalkbeat in Co.( It is an online magazine) for 10 weeks..Yikes..Can't believe she will be 1040 miles from home for that long..
My daughter, Moniques boyfriend Jeff, Paris and I did a caravan trip to get her there..she has her car so she can get around.

We went to check out where she will work..it's in Denvers downtown..I know she can handle it. She worked in our downtown area for some time and she is a city girl..lol

She is staying with one of the Marine Moms my daughter met in one of our Marine groups..That has helped ease some of the fear of her being so far away...

While we were there, we went sight seeing up in the mountains..so darned exciting..
 So beautiful...
 Monique, Shannon and Paris..
 Red Rock Park and Amphitheater..

We had a lovely time..could do without the long drive though...lol

Monique started work on Monday and was sent to a school meeting to live tweet the event..
On Tuesday, she had her first article published...Not bad for a 20 year old..(she will be 21 on the 21st of June)

We had a nice time..
The day we were coming home, my daughter and I had some issues...not exactly sure where they came from but it made the 16 hour drive home a bit awkward...ugh..I just don't need this again..
Not sure how we will resolve it but it is what it is..

I have been taking it a bit easy since getting home..I know I have to start working on getting my cleaning business going..lol...
I am doing some specialty work for my boss this coming week-end..I will be doing pressure washing of the drive thru lanes at some of the banks...Haven't done that before but I'll be working with someone and at least I'll be outside..so it shouldn't be too bad...I should get about 16 hours for the week-end...

On Monday, I'll be working at the Harley plant with my friend Julie..re-working parts..that will give me extra money too..so things aren't dire..lol...

Well, I guess I'm out of news for now......Have a good one:) 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

When I was younger, I was going to go out for St. Patty's Day..
My mom said that we were not Irish..hum...okay..I'll still celebrate...lol...
I had asked what we were..She stated, German, I think English and a little Indian ( thought she was making a joke with this one)..
Well, After I got into ancestry.com, I found that I really did have some Indian...On my fathers side.
My daughter didn't put too much stock into all I had to say on this subject..Soooo, she did the ancestry.com DNA...and guess what?? She is 17% IRISH...lol...Now, that could be on her dads side..I had not heard that one..I knew English and Dutch...
She is also 4% Native American....Yeah..at least I was right on that one..
I decided that I would like to know more about my own DNA..People think that EVERYONE has some Indian heritage..and that's simple not true..It will be interesting to see what my percentage is..
I should hear something with a week or two...

My night time job (and only job at the moment) will be coming to an end...My boss is once again showing that he really doesn't have any empathy for anyone..and that is upsetting..
I clean two different banks for him..They are not in the best areas. But I just keep a look out for anything suspicious..I have never had any problems..
The one bank had a break in not too long ago..I think the night before I started..they break in for the change machines..I think that time they took the whole machine..as it turned out, they thought it was an inside job because the alarms had not been working for a day or two because of work being done in the bank..This particular bank has had this happen a few times..

Yesterday afternoon, my account manager called to say that they had gotten a call from the bank and they requested that we leave the lobby lights on at all TCF banks...Okay....
I didn't really think much about it...just thought they were trying to be proactive....
NOT SO MUCH...
I got to the 2nd bank last night and noticed there was a machine broken sign on it...honestly didn't think anything of it..
Later I walked into the one small office and finally noticed that the window had been broken out and then boarded up with ply wood...
I was not a happy camper because I realized that my boss probably knew about the actual break in and didn't let me know..
His thinking is that they aren't going to break in while you're there...
I called my account manager and let her know...I also told her that I did not want to continue working at either of these banks..
She said she under stood and did not blame me one bit for not wanting to be there..I told her I would stay until they find someone but would prefer  that they do it ASAP..
I also let her know that I would send Dave (our boss) an e-mail..
I did let him know that I would like to take a building at a different location if he had something available..(which he always does).
This is the reply I got from him " We will look for replacements for all TCF locations immediately..Thank you for the heads up."
There was no mention of me working at a different location..hum..
I've worked for Dave for a long time...He didn't care when I was the account manager, I don't know why I thought he would worry about my safety at these banks...
I also know from the tone of his email that he is pissed...Can you imagine someone being pissed because you don't feel safe?
Here's my thinking..These guys that break into banks don't care about anything...With all of the lights being left on now, the next step might be, Let's get the cleaner when she is taking out the garbage or leaving the bank...Hell, they wouldn't have to worry about breaking glass or an alarm...to be honest, I'm surprised that it hasn't escalated to that already...and I'm not taking a chance that they won't think of that next..
Shame on my boss for not caring........

Wow, I've turned this into a book......Just venting...lol...

Have a good one..the week-end is almost here:) 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It's been a busy day...
I've been transferring vhs tapes (yes,vhs) to Dvd...
The tapes I am doing now are Monique, JJ and Paris's birth tapes..With a little misc. thrown in..

It was hard watching JJ's of course..But actually it was harder watching the tapes where he is 3 years old..those tore my heart in two...but they also brought a smile to my face watching him run and play...

There will always be hard times like these..that I know for sure...

I've also answered a few ads on Care.com for housekeeping..
I hope I get some replies...Next I need to put an ad in the small community news papers...

Just got a call from my account manager for my night time job..
She said that when I leave the banks, they want me to leave the lobby lights on...Mainly because the one bank keeps getting broke into so they can steal the change machine...YES, the whole machine...lol...It happened recently..but they think it's an inside job because it happened when the alarm system wasn't working..

It makes me a little leary of working in these particular buildings for sure..I will probably let my boss know that as other buildings open up I would like to know what and where they are...Until then, at least I'm making some extra money until my business takes off..

Other than that, not much is new..I really do lead a very boring life...lol...

Have a good one!!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I find it hard to watch the local news..Violence abounds...
No wonder I don't watch it often....

I didn't accomplish much today...lol..One thing at a time..I guess the rest will wait for me, as my Mom used to say..

I put a new rug in Jeremy's room..I think it's a 5x7..We have carpeting but with this, I don't have to worry so much about spills..
Yesterday at work, his phone got wet..He lays it down somewhere close to him so he can listen to music as he works..well, he works in a kitchen...lol..Of course, he had it in a place that he thought it would  be safe..
When he got home, I had him take the battery off and we put both parts in a bag of rice...
TaDa,,,,this morning he put it all back together and so far so good..
I took him to work and so I'll find out later if it is still working..the good news is that if he needs a new one, he can afford to pay for it:)
I can't remember if he has insurance on it or not...

We are finally getting into the 50s..it is so nice to have the windows open again....I love it..I'm trying to get myself in the frame of mind to start walking again...I really need to loss 20 lbs.
and that would certainly help with that..
I also need to stop eating junk food....ugh.....

Well, that's it for now:)Time to get moving doing SOMETHING..lol...