Friday, November 7, 2008

Some days you're the bug, some days you're the wind shield...

Some people have all the luck, hey?

Things that make you go WOW...

Today was insane, well, not really, just ONE person,
with ALOT of ANGER issues and a probable
blood pressure ready to burst.

This got me thinking.

How many times have people come into places, not just ours,
and been completely furious and gotten their undies into
an insanely painful bundle over something very small
in the grand plan of the universe, I mean REALLY!

Simple fact, we serve breakfast in the morning (7:30am...)
This put this lady into nothing short of a terroristic fury.
The wrath rained down on anyone who was in close proximity to her.
The world was going to end and she was going
down and taking us with her over - get this...
(as she snarled at me, I can get a salad in the field...)
Couldn't she have found a chicken there too??

Yes, the egg came before the chicken, proof positive -
We serve EGGS for breakfast and CHICKEN for lunch.
GEEZ, if she was on her way to a DR apt, they probably
admitted her to the hospital with tripled blood pressure numbers.

We don't get paid enough to take such abuse!
Man, I feel very under appreciated!!!

OK, I'm putting my soap box away and going to curl up
in a ball and hide!!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

If my kids ever drag something like this home...

If EVER my kids come home with anything like this,
then we've clearly done something wrong!
Can you imagine what their mothers must feel when they see
their once cute child do this to themselves, ewwww!

Rob WOULD get himself a real gun if it came to this!
Metal bars would probably be installed on their windows,
and deprogramming would have to take place, or
something, yikes!!!!!!!

Possible caption -
Picture top left - "Kiss me baby!!"
Picture top right - "Dude, look what my buddies did to me after I passed out last night!"
Picture bottom right - "Man, NEVER go to a tattoo guy when he's ticked at somebody!"

Monday, November 3, 2008

Good idea or a bust??

OK, here is my plan.

This will be one of hopefully many cleaning accountability blogs.
My plan is this.
I put a list up of tings I need to get done.

The up side to this is that I will feel the need to actually GET it done.
The down side is that I don't know if anybody will even see it for me to
report back to, thus taking the pressure off that I need on!
Is anybody out there that will help keep the pressure on?
Well, I'm going to give it a go regardless.

Here is my list...

Clean out Rob's closet
Clean out MY closet - the worst with TOO much to do in it!
Clean the windows inside and out - may or may not happen
Thoroughly clean out both boys enclosures
And last but not least, and actually tomorrows target -
Cleaning all the ceiling fans (6) , blades and all light shades.

OK, now the pressure is on, we'll see if it works!!

Is it Monday already???

Wow, this past weekend went WAY too fast, I even had a 3 day weekend that I really enjoyed,
Rob was gone for the weekend, the kids were barely home, and it all came to an end way too fast!

Granted, I did get alot done this weekend, I could still use another couple days of sleeping in, lounging around, then getting that burst of energy and getting stuff done. Why does Monday have to come so fast and ruin everything?

So what is on the list of things to do this week? Cleaning out both boys' enclosures, cleaning out both bedroom closets in our room, if the weather holds out - cleaning the windows, taking all the light shades off all the ceiling fans (6) and cleaning them, as well as all the furry fan blades...
I'd rather crawl back into bed than get ready and get to work :(

Thursday, October 16, 2008

For theraputic reasons only! I just need to RANT!!

disclaimer - today was very trying, very frustrating, not a great day. I am better now but think a good rant will rid me of any residual effects from today, so this is only to get this out of my system, don't freak out thinking I'm going off the deep end

Today was not a stellar day at all at work. I felt like I was under serious assault. We were very busy, somewhat short handed, things were not very organized, leading to more problems than were really needed, not that problems are ever really needed.

From 6:30-10am we rifled thru over 400 cars, which isn't always that bad but today , it was BAD.
Contributing factors to my level of bad...

1. full moon = a bunch of stupid, rude, and insane people, alot more than the norm. Basically chaos of the uncontrollable kind.

2. I'm PMS-ing to beat the band. Just look at me crooked and I may come flying out this window and choke you!

3. I'm pre-menopausal and my hormones are way out of whack and the very little pill that keeps them in line ran out last week - luckily for me, my refill arrived in the mail today - whoo hoo!! Pretty funny, I'm listening to a doctor show and they're talking about what I'm going thru and how hormones right now make me insane!! Honest, that's what they said!

4. CELL PHONES - they should be BANNED in drive thru!! Look at it this way, when you pull up to my speaker, you are basically calling me and when I answer, you should be expecting to talk to me, that's what you pulled up for, right?? NO, These self absorbed sorts tell ME to hold on while they continue their phone conversation, thus making the people in line behind them mad, and understandably so, but then the people that get angered with the phone people, then come to ME and they're very unhappy. I can relate!

5. Public school late start days. For some odd reason, these days are the absolute worst days of the year. It feels like all of Case High School converged upon us today all at once. The 'little darlings' storm drive thru and act like a bunch of ADHD kindergartners on speed, or they come in like unruly lions in desperate need of a tamer, or tazer, hmmm, I think I prefer the tazer idea!! ANIMALS!!

6. Grown ups that are into origami or just crumpling for fun. I'm talking about their money.These are adults I'm talking about here. They hand me money, all individually either wadded up, or creatively folded and tangled, or somehow mutilated so I can't even tell what they've handed me. COMMON SENSE PEOPLE - do you think I have a barrel under my cash drawer in which I just drop in handfuls of wadded money, that in turn we take to the bank in garbage bags where the ever patient bank people use their magic steam roller and POOF - out comes nice, neat, flattened and presentable money to go back into the hands of these disorganized people hands again. I mean really, what do you honestly think I'm going to do with a wad of money?? Should I just drop it in my drawer and pawn it off on somebody who may enjoy it down the line?? I thought I was on some good drugs, not sure what some of these people are smoking!!

7. The simple 'pleasures' - It took 2 HOURS to get to the bathroom, nobody could cover me, we were getting hit everywhere and nobody could come up for air, and when they did, they were gasping for air!

8. MY FOOT. Yikes, I can't wait until I can stop wearing this boot. It's heavy, and clunky and as of yesterday, is causing my calf muscle to be VERY ticked off. I have been in a constant state of 'killer cramp coming on', but it hasn't yet, but it's ready at any given and inopportune time.

9. I was due to take another pain pill at 8am. I was not planning on it but needed it. I couldn't get away to get a drink to even down the pill til 10........ I opened today and was on my foot fairly non-stop for
3 1/2 hours, I thought I was up to it but my foot and calf sure didn't agree. Then to wait 2 extra hours for relief, NOT a good thing.

Numbers 1 thru 9 = NO PATIENCE, and the frustration meter shooting thru the roof and into outer space. And I open again tomorrow. Tomorrow tho, I have alot better staffing barring any more call in's. We had one call in before 5am... then another got a call while there only a little bit and had to leave. So my equation for the day is this -
Adequate staffing minus 2 crew plus early release day minus the pain meds I needed equal one miserable, horrible, awful, rotten bad day!!

Whew! I do feel better now!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

1st day back to work, yuck!

OK, so I went back to work today. I don't know if it sucked because
I went back to WORK, or because it's a full moon and the world is full of nut cases.
I'll go with a combination of both.

The day started OK, then all of Wisconsin seemed to come out and stormed
drive thru and none of them were very bright.

My foot held up pretty well but I can't wait until I am no longer gimpy.
I am taking Vicodin, which has been quite a disappointment.
Sure, it helps the pain, but for hearing how addictive it is, what a let down,
I expected it to wow me, either knock me out cold or make me wired, anything.
What can possibly be addictive about something that seems to do little more than advil?

CALGON take me away!!!
I go for my re-check Thursday at 11:30, hopefully it will be good news.

I'm making fudge, I deserve it after today! Then my foot will rest for the rest of the night.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

I'm BACK!! and laid up temporarily...

Our trip to Florida went well,

Poor Ruth's beach-front wedding ended up in the reception area of the church :(
It rained all the day before and very early that morning.
She handled it well and had a great time, and is insanely happily married!!
I'm so happy for her!

We got home from our trip Thursday afternoon,
tried catching up on emails, blogs, which I'm very behind on STILL,
unpacked what I could, still have things to put away
and my desk top to clear, again,......dishes to do........
and I had heel spur surgery today. I was told it went well.
I can only move my middle 3 toes on that foot, so I know slowly
the feeling is coming back. I can take another good drug at 4am...
I'll be on the couch with my foot propped up thru Monday noon,
then I have to start seeing if I can walk on it. This weekend I rest.
I can prop my foot up while at the computer tho, so I will pop on and off :)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'm outta here!!!!!!

I am leaving soon - yeah!!
Tomorrow is my last day working before we leave.
My friend Ruth is getting married Oct. 4th, and Rob and I will be there!!!
HA HA HA, kids are staying home - LOL!!!!!
Ah yes, the feel of freedom!!!!!
I can only imagine how many emails I will be coming home to, yikes!

This was a picture taken in Fort Lauderdale from our last trip to Florida.
Our hotel is actually in Fort Lauderdale, while Ruth is in Hollywood, just south of there.
The reception sounds like it will be close to our hotel,
but I believe the wedding will be at the beach -
Actually, will probably be rather warm :)

See you all when we get back, IF we come back :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What a way to start a day...

What a morning....

Before my eyes were even fully open, Rob tells me...

"You have 30 days from when we get back from Florida
to get rid of Max"

I know Max has been on Rob's nerves for a while
but I didn't think he was such a baby about it.

Max is a pig, he poops everywhere in his enclosure.
Max is psycho,
during mating season he rams
into his glass windows and is bound to break out someday.
Max is dumber than a box of rocks.

These are the things that make Max easy to pick on.
These are the things that make Max so unique.
These are the things that have driven Rob to his breaking point.

What a great way to start the day.....
and I'm supposed to have a nice vacation knowing
that I have to really start looking for alternative homes for Max??

I have worked with iguana rescues and they are
VERY HARD to find homes for.

I think he's watched a few too many Bewitched shows
and thinks I can magically twitch my nose and POOF,
there goes Max to a better place....

Rob would be easier to find a new home for! :)~
Don't worry, I'll keep him, but I don't have to like it right now...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

If you make it, will they come?

Ok, I have taken the plunge.

I have started my own blog.

Hmmm, what are my intentions?
Not a clue.

Will anybody see this or even notice I exist??
Again, no clue.

So why bother??
Curiosity, intrigue, a challenge...

And if nobody shows up, then it will be my little
place to come and vent or whatever I feel like doing.

So, is anybody out there or do I have the place to myself??
Hello?? Hello?? Anybody out there??