Friday, November 6, 2009

When I'm super woman...

wow, what a couple weeks it's been!
I was sick for 2 weeks, then went to prompt care
and got NO care...
had to call the dr the next morning after deciding against
the ER, was fixed over the phone, put on
antibiotics and super steroids.
3 days later I felt human again.
Over a week later I finish the wicked coughing
the crud out of my lungs.
This week the steroids in the system hit their peak,
and WOW, I've been super woman!
The energy, the amount of stuff I have gotten done,
the people I have shocked and made laugh at work
when I couldn't stand still and was
running around like a total nut,
this will continue at least another week!
Next week is the last week on the stuff,
then I will be coming down from this 'high'
I hope I stay healthy and still motivated.

Time will tell!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dear Diary, it's me, remember me?? It's been a long time...

Dear Diary,
do you even remember me?
I'm so terrible at keeping you in the loop :(

Wow, the last time I came to you was back in May.
Since then, Anna graduated, and now I have
2, yes

2 kids in college!
The year is just whizzing by.
Rob has only worked about 1/3 of this year.
My house, oh my poor house...
he gutted the bathroom and decided that
trying to 'clean' his office would be a
great project to start too..
my living room has been totally invaded...
my bathroom is a huge mess,
his office is still a disaster and
daily I fight for keeping the out of control
mess monster at bay, and I'm getting
very territorial.

I just finished 3 days of schooling for work.
Basic Shift Management, or BSM for short.
The class was pretty good but one of the 3 other girls at
my table was IMPOSSIBLE!
Miss Millie Mouth, yikes!!
I will be hearing "I have a question"

in rapid succession for years to come!
She's probably a really nice person but
I wanted to tape her compulsive
hand-raising arm to her side!

ah yes, life goes on. Christmas is coming fast!
In theory, I will be working Thanksgiving,
as I did not last year and did tell Mel I would
this year if we're open. We'll see!

This weekend I am going to catch up on much needed sleep
before resuming my normal life and work
schedules Monday.
I have a 4 day work week and couldn't be happier!!

Til next time dear diary,
I'll try not to let the dust build up on you again!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

"Dear Diary"...

In this installment of this blog
(that I don't' know if anybody even reads or cares)
I will catch you up on the latest stuff that I have
so been neglecting you for.

At the end of April, I fell in the basement at work.
(the floor was very wet and the lights were off)
OK, I'm proof that work is VERY BAD FOR YOU!!

I fell very hard on my left knee. It swelled up instantly, and
was HUGE, with a giant water blob on my kneecap.
I couldn't bend my knee by the time I got home, and went to
the DR that afternoon.
Nothing broken or dislocated - yeah!
I bruised the kneecap pretty bad, and was told
it would be about 2 months to heal... yeah me....

The following day I had the most incredible bruising EVERYWHERE,
my knee and a good part of my leg too.
I am pretty well healed from that incident tho I
can't kneel down on it yet even on super cushy stuff.

Shanna is on her way home from Florida with Jenny and
her family, they tried to have a good time,
but it rained on them pretty much non-stop.
They're pretty water-logged.

Anna is at my moms until tomorrow night after the cookout.
She went to a murder mystery dinner last night,
all dressed up nice, she cleans up just AWESOME!
My baby girl is graduating this coming Friday,
can that be possible???

Rob will be heading home from Doug's place up north,
sometime tomorrow, it's been so quiet here!
I love it, wish it would happen more often :)

I just got a call from my neighbor. His granddaughter
just had a heart attack at the age of 26.
She is doing ok but is still in intensive care til tomorrow
for sure. Pretty scary stuff!!!
Hard to believe that it's possible at that age.
I hope she is doing much better tomorrow and
that her long term prognosis is a good one.

I work tomorrow then head to my moms
if I'm feeling up to it.
I'm fighting a cold, and had a terrible
night last night, was up ALOT :(

Here's to a good week ahead!! (I can hope!)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Rainy days and Monday's always get my down...

Oh happy Monday.....

This is a day that being cheery will take LOTS of caffeine,
and alot of effort.

Monday's are rough enough.
Today I start with lack of sleep,
my leg in pain and still not near 100%,
and rain/snow/whatever to come...
I need the sun to come out on Mondays,
just like everybody else!!
I hope the day goes quick and that the sun makes a surprise appearance!

I have much to do, as I've gotten way behind
due to my leg and my limitations :(
Gloomy days are not great inspiration!

I think I'm done whining, now time to get ready for work...

Monday, March 2, 2009

Update on my leg :(

Getting old sucks.
Getting old and a little off balance sucks.
Getting old, being a little off balance and falling down REALLY sucks.

Last Thursday, I fell getting out of the car at work.
It was black ice.
It had rained and froze over night.
When I got out of the car, my right leg shot out from under
me and I proceeded down very fast into a horrible rendition of the splits.
I just stayed on the ground, unable to see straight from the pain.
This was 3:30am....
nobody in sight,
just me, on the cold, hard, unkind ground.
After a few minutes I managed to somehow get up but it wasn't easy.
I was in such pain I didn't know if I would be able to make it all the way to the building or not, but had to try.
That was a very bad day.
The next day was a little better.
I figured it was just a pulled muscle and it would get a little better every day.
Friday (the following day) , my foot slipped on a stupid ice cube.
I didn't' fall but my foot swung out in front of me by about a foot,
straining the already painful muscle.
I made a horrible sound and my grill lady, Bertha
came running to see what happened and to help.
There was nothing she could do and I felt horrible for scaring her so.

I just had to stay still and wait for the incredibly overpowering pain to
let up enough for me to try standing without the aid of the
ice machine I was holding on to for dear life.

Saturday wasn't too bad but then yesterday, Sunday was really bad.
I called and was able to get into my DR this morning at 11:15,
with the aid of a dear and wonderful friend and fellow blogger, Donna.

It hurts to sit, really really bad.
It hurts to do just about anything but stand.
I found out I tore the muscle, not completely, just enough to be
in a lot of pain for 4-6 more weeks...

I have good drugs on the way, and I am to take it as easy as I can.
Ya, right... that's way easier said than done.
I will try to be good, but I can't promise, but I do want it to heal quickly.
I am not a fun person when I'm in pain!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

OK, let's see if this helps get me going...

Ok, I'll try anything to keep on task.
I have an ambitious to-do list.
If I put this out there and know somebody, anybody
will see it, then I feel more pressure to actually stick to it.
Today, I work til 11.
My tasks planned are -
make American Potatoes
(baked potatoes topped with chicken and cheese)
This one is easy and yummy, not a problem.
I am to deliver them for lunch tomorrow to Rob's mom,
lunch at the nursing home is not pretty tomorrow....

Now the daunting task of the day -
going thru the girls' pictures and getting them figured out
as to who I need to send what to, starting letters, notes, etc.
I hope it won't be as bad as it feels it will be.
One thing about procrastination is that there is dread in starting
something you've put off so long. It will feel good to knock this
one off the list. Wish me luck!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ah, the fun of being at work...

This is SO true!!
The very people that make you crazy are the same ones that
tell you to calm down and relax.
Well, if it weren't for THEM, I would be!!

This past week, and today especially I was reminded of a girl
that used to work with us.
She had the midas touch with the personality of an angry dragon.
She was good at anything she did.
(Latrice, Latrice, Latrice, I just don' t miss you :( )
She had so much potential but only on 'her' terms.
She only wanted to do what she wanted to do, when she wanted to do it.
I'm so glad she isn't with us anymore.

We have another one similar to her.
This is a guy. He has insane potential.
He's great at anything he does.
He now has the same attitude of only wanting to do what he wants,
when he wants to do it, where he wants to do it.

Some days he's awesome, and it's so great to have him working
with us. Then there are days like today when it could have been
a mob setting. He made the comment to a regular drive thru gal
that he's not going 'in there, it's cold out'.
OK, girls are the weaker sex? Chivalry is dying a painful death.
This guy acts like he's there to save the day, as long as it's not 'there'.

His day will come.
Christy is going to be talking to him today, she told me.
I will be talking to him.
I will have a hand in breaking his attitude.
I will not be his favorite person until he corrects this insanity.

He will either sink or swim.
He's welcome to swim to his hearts delight, but
if he keeps this up, I will have a hand in helping him SINK.

ah yes, the fun of work...

Facebook - not just for kids anymore!

Hmm. This Facebook thing is interesting.
I didn't know what to think of it, or what to expect of it.

I have been very surprised that it's not just a teen thing.
I have found friends from school, relatives, many people I know on there.

It is kinda fun to keep in touch better. I was very skeptical but
think I have figured out the draw to it.
I am not addicted the way many of the teens are.
When it comes to chatting,
I still prefer yahoo messenger.

It is a good way to keep up on what is going on in the lives of people you know.
It's nice to stay in touch better especially if it's long distance.

How did we ever live without the internet???

Oh to just have ambition!

I have been trying to get a list for myself of things to go every day.
This hasn't been going too bad, but there are a couple things...

Short term things that were on the list -
scrub tub and tile
(most dreaded job on earth)
(finished before 8am Sunday morning)

clean out the vaporizer from when I was sick
(fairly easy)
(also finished before 8am Sunday morning)

Make eclairs
(easy, yummy and done)
(finished this afternoon)

OK, those were easy.
Here are the long, tedious, dreaded ones...

Pull out all photo albums.
Reorganize, downsize, and completely take on and FINISH
putting away all pictures that are piled up or tucked in MANY boxes.

I have my basement counter top clear and a banquet table ready to go,
but the task is still looming and seems too daunting to begin.
Maybe I'll attempt that one later in the week. I have to start it sometime!

Another big, dreaded project - cleaning out the far back frightening
area of the basement. It's cluttered. It's dirty. It's claustrophobic.
It's a disaster.
It's scary.

Another one to be done, related to the photo project -
going thru the girls' senior pictures and figuring out who
got them, who needs them and how many letters or notes need to
be written and sent with the pictures.
The task itself isn't so bad but it's time consuming and mind numbing.
This is actually the 1st task I will attempt, possibly as early as tomorrow!

I do not have any other tasks after that.
Those alone will take me a LONG time.

I think I need a nap...

Oh that hormone crazed loverboy...

This is Max.
Max goes thru mating season every fall.
This is NOT fall.
Max thinks it is mating season and is glowing orange again.
Who is the lucky girl that Max is desperately seeking the affection of??
Oh yes, you guessed it, that would be lucky me...

Oh my stud-muffin.
All he does, every waking minute, is scratch on the glass,
trying to get to his mommy.
I hope this ends soon, the boy is going to lose his mind!

One good thing to come out of it is a new home remedy to stop
a bleed - pepper!
Max shows his undying affection by trying to bite.
He nipped my finger Friday morning, and it would not stop
bleeding! I was online with a friend from England, who
told me to sprinkle pepper on it.
Of course, I thought he was strange but did try it,
and by jove, it worked!
Who woulda thunk it...

I know I should be flattered but I'm more concerned about
his fragile ego and his impending insanity, poor boy!