Saturday, June 26, 2010

Time flies when you have important things to do. Then, if you're as lucky as I am, you just might get called in to work amidst all the things you must get done today!! I had Thursday off of work, but that was because I was in a manager's meeting all day. It was a very informative meeting, but it sure felt like it took forever!! I was exhausted when I left there, and I still had to stop by the store to put in a truck order for Monday! I am not complaining, though. I do love my job and the people I work for, well, I am blessed to have them in my life! They amaze me. I have had many bosses, but none compare to these two wonderful ladies. They go above and beyond to make sure that I am able to fully do my job without any complications, and they are always thinking of me. They call me just to see if I am doing okay. The District Manager, over me, she is a blessing, too! She has not left me hanging one time wondering how to do something right. She comes by to make sure I am okay and she calls to make sure I don't need anything. If it weren't for these three ladies, I would not be so happy to come in to work everyday! And, I cannot forget my Assistant Manager! She sure helps me keep my ducks in a row. I don't know where I'd be without her! She is amazing, too!! I know you're wondering why I am telling you this? Well, so often, we over look the people in our lives who do little things, but make us feel so cared about, loved, and wanted. When we overlook them, we overlook a big part of ourselves. The ones who make you are the ones who really care about you as an individual.

Talk to ya later~

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Life can be such a hassle!! I am trying to get my work done and the girls are trying to take away my bearings!! I feel blessed to have them, but getting them to eighteen is going to be a different story! They may get me certified for that pretty white jacket with no sleeves and the pretty white room where there's a whole lot of padding....oh, the comfort of that thought...oops, better wake up now. Some dreams will never come true. Do y'all remember the show Rosanne?? Well, I feel like her..."Jail? Take me. You mean someone will wash my clothes and bring me my food?" I miss Rosanne! I think if I compared myself to someone, I'm much like her in the show. Not as heavy, but I'm very ironic about life in general. Some folks think I'm funny, but I don't mean to be. For instance, the girls think the smallest scratch or drop of blood means death. I just look at it and say, "I'm so sorry, but it looks like you will live for one more day". But, my kids grew up with me like this and they know how to take me. My girls are so funny. One is a blond, and let me tell you, she is true to the bone blond! She is also a clown. She can just say something stupid and the whole room will break out laughing. She likes to be the entertainment. At the same time, let me remind you that she is ten years old, she is so smart when it comes to everyday life. She loves fishing, deer hunting, water tubing, mudding, four-wheeling, horseback riding, hiking, and just anything that uses energy. My oldest, on the other hand, is twelve, and brunette, with the personality of not caring what others think of her. She will speak her mind in a heartbeat. When she was around four and five, I know of many times I just wanted the ground to swallow me for something she blurted out. I remember one day, she was four, and we were at Wal-Mart and walked passed a really large lady. She goes to yelling, "Mommy, you're not fat!! Look at her!" The whole time, she's pointing right at the lady and I'm telling her, "That is not nice and I do not want to hear such things coming out of your mouth!" How embarrassing. She was very good with words, still is. She is an honor roll English/Writing student. When she was two, she wouldn't say "that's ucky" like most kids do. She said, "That's disgusting." It was so funny because when she started pre-K, they would ask her what these words meant(thinking she had only heard them being used) and she was able to tell them. Another thing that is ironic about her is that simple math is very hard for her. But, when they grilled her on algebra without giving her a pencil and paper, she was able to answer the problem, without help, in under thirty seconds, the school administrator told me. But, with her having bipolar disorder, her social skills aren't up to par, therefore, holding her back from the many things she could accomplish! I feel so helpless that she has to deal with this. I try to make it easier for her to cope with, but nothing I can do will matter, until she reaches that stage in maturity where she sees for herself that she is bonding herself and keeping herself from the spectacular things she is capable of. I hate to see her grow up fast, but I do long for the day that she sees that she can control some of her issues, without medicines, and then she will acquire all that life has to offer her! Patience is truly a virtue. If you had ever experienced raising a child with all these mental disabilities, you know exactly what I am talking about.
Okay, I am out for now. See y'all tomorrow in class,
Hello everyone!! I have had the longest week ever...ooops, it's only Tuesday!! Got my first store county inspection on Monday...passed. Today, Subway Corporation was in there grading me. Passed...(sigh)! Yesterday, my husband hurt his back at work and couldn't walk. Though the steroid is kicking in and helping out, he still can't hardly walk or get up without help. Today, after being "graded" , I had to do some major catch up on the things I normally have to get faxed to home office every morning. They were lenient with me after I told them "Headquarters" was in most of the day. Then, I left work late because another disaster that I just long to forget. I took my daughter to her psychiatrist and he put her on Lithium for her bipolar and AD/HD. He said Concerta's really good when they are young, but when they start through puberty, they need something a little different to line their hormones out. So, maybe we will get rid of the manic episodes. At last, I came home and changed, ate dinner, and took my Anatomy & Physiology test...passed. Now, I am playing catch up on everything else that I found to be (not unimportant) less important than the two outlines due this week, and the weekly test. I am so tired I could pass out right now, but guess what?? I have to go right back to work around nine P.M. tonight because I have to do my weekly inventory and fax payroll over to the home office. Yeah, I'm so!!

I will catch y'all tomorrow night!


P.S. Stress is the handcuffs that bind the future of an intelligent soul!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

This was a fun weekend!! For our anniversary, my husband and I stayed at the hotel of Boomtown Casino in Shreveport, La. We had a blast!! And we played some dough and lost some and then, well, we ended up breaking even somehow. But, we just relaxed and had fun! Anyone looking for something less expensive than Las Vegas, needs to try one of the casinos down here. They are really nice. And, it's free drinks all night, and no, it does not have to be liquor. I don't drink booze. I drink cokes, coffee, and water. Anyway, the jacuzzi was really nice, too. Along with the wet bar, room service, restaurants inside the casino, and the comfort and feel of the room. I think I need to get paid for this wonderful! We really enjoyed our little weekend out!

I got several calls from the store while on my way to Shreveport. And, several calls while I was there. They almost drove me nuts! I feel like I should not ever leave that store because I'm afraid that it might all fall apart if/when I'm gone. I should not have to feel this way! Seriously, shouldn't you know what to do if you run out of change??

Well, anyway, the girls really loved their weekend at Grandma's. She spoils them rotten every time they are over there and then, of course, they must come back home! I will talk to you all later! I need some rest for work!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hello, everyone!! It has really been a crazy week! One employee quit, but I shed no tears. I hired two new employees. My kids called me a million times at lunch while my District Manager (D.M.) and the two owners were there! I was ready to throw my cell phone in the trash! We are still trying to catch a thief in our store. It won't be pretty when we do catch him/her!! Example, that's all I'm going to say!!

My husband, Charles, and I are looking forward to this coming weekend. It's our fourteenth anniversary, and his mom's keeping the girls and we're getting out of Dodge for a couple nights!! I am so looking forward to some desperately needed R & R!! His mom is my angel!! Charles and I would not be together today if it weren't for her! She is amazing and has never been negative towards me. She has always listened and stood behind us, no matter what we chose to do. It is very seldom to have an in-law that treats you like one of her own kids. This is one thing I'd never expected from a mother-in-law! Especially when you hear all the horrible stories about them when you're growing up. My mom complained about her in-law but, I know her and I understand why. If she were my mother-in-law, I would complain, too!!

Just a thought....It's funny how quickly life passes you by when you're just busy living!!

'Til next time,

Friday, June 4, 2010

Hello, everyone! It sure has been a day! And, it's not over yet! I got up at seven this morning and had pain in my back and a serious, I don't drink, so that wasn't the problem. I have had nerve damage to my back and it can't be fixed/repaired. So, anyway, I get a cup of coffee, sit down in front of my laptop and start to log in to class and get some of this work done. Well, another thought hit me, I don't get to have much fun, so why not go to facebook for a while and then do some class work? While on facebook, I got extremely tired, so I laid back down and the kids kept waking me up. Go figure. So, in my daze of sleepiness, I get out of bed again and take a shower. I went to the post office and mailed out some stuff my husband sells on ebay. Then, I go to pick up my youngest daughter's friend, who I-in my sleep-agreed to allow over for the day and night. But, that's okay, she's a really good kid. The problem is the fact that my girls won't clean their room. I have done everything to get them to clean their room. I even took their satellite box, cell phones, Wii, and anything else they enjoy. Then, I proceeded to spankings and time out. This has not worked. Now, they have to wash dishes and laundry. This hasn't helped. My back is against the wall on this. Any suggestions are really needed and appreciated here! I also threatened to take everything that's laying on their floor and throw it all away! I am going crazy with these kids!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Hey, class, don't know what happened, but it won't let me do anything on my other blog, so I just created a new one..hope this don't throw anyone off!

This week has been quiet a challenge for me. I had to do my employee scheduling for the week and ended up doing it three times. We have so many people who can only work certain hours, and, for the most part, they limit it to three to five hours. Not much for me to schedule them. One of the owners had to help me out by doing a little revising, but we now have a schedule set in motion for the week. I just hope we don't blow payroll. I am excited about school being out! My girls are so tired of the school scene and want the summer to begin!

We had planned to vacation in Colorado this year, but since I started the new job, I am just looking forward to a couple days on the lake swimming and fishing! That's so much fun, except my oldest one hates fishing. She is a girly-girl and even breaking a sweat kills her!! When we went to Hot Springs, Arkansas, we decided to go hiking--up the largest mountain in the town. Two feet up that mountain and I thought I was going to have to carry that child!! She's funny!!

Well, I will holler back some time this week!