Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rainy days and Tuesdays...

Wow - what a day. It has not been a good one! Found out that my FIL, who has had ongoing heart problems, was told today that a procedure they were hoping would help him could not be done - the Dr. won't touch it - said it's too risky due to his medical history and current condition. So...he has a leaking valve, and nothing can be done. Not good! :( So that has put a bit of a damper on an already bad day.

My daughter is home sick today. She has had a sore throat and a nasty cough since the weekend, so I thought it would best to keep her home. My hubby is home with her, but now he's feeling bad. Did I mention it's rainy and cold here today too?

My work - wow...that's all I'm going to say! My boss is going out on medical leave starting Thurs. for about 6-8 weeks. I will be the only person in HR for that time, and boy do we have some ongoing issues! So...I'm a bit nervous to be here by myself for that long. I do have some support, but for the most part it will be me. Ugh! I don't see any vacation days in my near future! LOL! Today just wore me out - and it's not even 4:00 p.m. I was on the phone for 45 minutes with a worried employee, I received information on some leave information I'm still trying to figure out how to handle, and I still have SOOO much to do before 5:00. I'm sooooo ready to go! And did I also mention, we are not allowed to listen to radios at work - makes for a VERY long day! Ack!

I feel like all I do is complain the few times I get on here...I guess that's why I invented this little blog...to vent my frustrations. So...I'm going to continue! We are broke - so broke it's not even funny. My hubby can't find anythign since the real estate market crashed, so we pulled the kids out of the after school program so he could keep them to save some money. It's just not working! Soooooo tired of working and having NOTHING to show for it. Seriously, it's horrible! I grew up a little spoiled, so I have to admit, this is hard! I'm learning to appreciate how to save more, but the thing is there is nothing there to save! A happy meal is a treat for the kids now - that's pretty sad. :(

Anyway - enough whining! Things really are good in my life - I just vent the bad stuff. I am blessed to have my wonderful family, my sweet kitties, wonderful friends, a job I actually do like (even though it doesn't always sound like it) and I'm not really lacking for anything in my life. I WANT things, but don't really NEED anything I don't already have. So...thanks for letting me complain about my petty problems. :) Hope everyone else is having a wonderful Sunny Tuesday! Go away rain!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Is it time to go yet?

I have been soooooooooooo sleepy all day long. Don't know why. Got lots of sleep - even slept in today, due to the fact that the kids had a 3 hour delayed start for school for weather conditions. The funny thing is we never even got a drop of rain this morning - ugh! So, I was late to work, and have been fairly busy - but it's been extra super quiet in here. Makes it very boring, even with a busy workload. And the sky is gray...I didn't eat lunch because I got in late...we aren't allowed to listen to music (this one KILLS me). So...it's 4:38 and I am, literally, counting down the minutes until 5:00 p.m. I will run out the door the second the hour turns!

The weekend was rather quiet, but good. I took the kids to see the Yogi Bear movie in 3D. They enjoyed it - I can only say I was entertained watching their enjoyment! I've seen better movies - but I've also seen worse, so can't complain. We had a fun outing anyway. :) That was the kiddos first 3D movie - I think they were a bit overwhelmed. They definitely enjoyed the popcorn - in 37 years I have never finished a bucket of popcorn, regardless of the size...until this weekend. My kids wolfed down the bag! I'm beginning to wonder if they aren't part squirrel - they have to be hiding that food in there somewhere and storing it for another rainy day!

Anyway -just babbling - I now have 7 minutes to go and I seriously want to scream! How can a day (not even a full one at that) go by so slowly? I think the company is manipulating the clocks. Ugh, boredom sucks!

Yes - technically I could start on something else, but when you have 7 minutes, why bother? My mind is on home, working out, dinner, hubby and chaotic kids at the moment - not conducive for starting work projects. Seriously - it took me 4 minutes to write that line...my brain is frozen - a by product of the unusually freezing cold weather we have been having! Anyway - I'm down to 3 minutes now. I can officially begin locking up and starting the shutdown process...yay, yay, yay! For the 2 of you who may stumble upon my blog accidentally, I hope you have a wonderful evening! I plan to! :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I don't even remember the last time I posted on my blog...I check other blogs, I hang out on FB, I text...but my poor blog is so neglected. Life just won't slow down. My old cell phone died a few weeks before Christmas, so my hubby and I decided it was time to update. I used to get on my laptop, but I now have a Blackberry and internet, so my laptop doesn't get any use at all. I love my phone!!! Not that I had much time before - my kids seem to sense when I have any free time and they very quickly snuff it out. They can be in their rooms playing quietly, and the second I go to do something for myself, there they are! Haha! How do they know??? I'm sure you other moms out there know exactly what I'm talking about! :) Kids - gotta love em!

I hope everyone is having a good 2011! Mine has been okay, so far. The end of the year was bad for my poor hubby and son - they both had some stomach bug that kept them in the house for days. My daughter and I had a fun New Years hanging out with neighbors, though, so I can't complain. It's been hard to get back in to the swing of work...especially when I'm the up front and center person for HR complaints and payroll issues...what a week! Crazy, crazy, crazy - and it's only Wednesday! I'm already looking forward to the next holiday - it can't get here soon enough! Lets see...we get MLK Day, so that's 12 days away...I'm sad!

Anyway - nothing to chat about really - not that anyone stops by to read. I just have this on here to ramble. I'm good at that! Anyway - again, happy new year to all. I am making a vow to myself to come on here and ramble more often. Hopefully it will be a little more exciting than this entry. I'm just very out of practice. :)