Friday, March 16, 2001

a little early for St Patty's Day but close enough!

An Irish blessing....

May there always be work for your hands to do;

may your purse always hold a coin or two;

may the sun always shine on your windowpane;

may a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;

may the hand of a friend always be near you;

may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
I just got this link in email! I could have gone all spring without this! UGGGH

I don't know why I don't get real excited about Fridays. I love spending the weekends with my kids, but that doesn't really seem to start til Saturday. I just can't seem to get excited about Fridays. For one thing Fridays at work are wild, we have casemangers, families and lots of new people visiting on Fridays and as our Psychatrist so aptly put it" Fridays are such clusterfucks!" I sat through 11 client case reviews, so basically I spent from 9am-3pm not getting accomplished any of the things on my "To do today" list. Plus I have to work tomorrow so that doesn't help much either!

Next week is spring break for the kids, so no school until the 26th which is also picture day at school someone PLEASE remind me! WTH ever heard of picture day being the first day back from Spring break.

I bought some craft stuff to do with the kids next week, plus we are going to Tucson shoppinng with my mom.If todays' weather is any indication of next week it'll be PERFECT! It was in the 70's today, for our forcast, check this out! THIS is the kind of weather we moved to Arizona for! WOO HOO

I definately see some planting in our new future too! = )

Thursday, March 15, 2001

By request!

Donna, this song is just for you, to fill that void in your head!

Oh Mickey you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind, HEY MICKEY!!!! HEY MICKEY!!!!!

Thanks Julie = )
For as much pouting and venting as I did earlier, I kinda feel guilty. Kinda self-absorbed and petty! While things in my life are not perfect, I am so lucky in so many ways!

One of my online friends ( and I do mean true friends), is going thhrough some very real, very scary times. {{{HUGS}}} , they don't seem to be enough though! You are in my heart, prayers and good thoughts for your family! For all you've done for others, let us do for you!
First off I need to apologize to Donna, I just realized I don't have her linked on my sidebar YET!

I just cannot pass up on the need to comment about her blog, Mine Blogger, tonight!

Now we have a confession about what she has in her head! Since she claims it's NOTHING, now would be the time to fill it with some obnoxious song that she won't be able to get away from, Help me out here people!

The first thing that comes to mind is
"This is the song that never ends, it goes on and on my friends, some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because, it's the song that never ends, it goes on and on my friends, some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because............."

Any other ideas? Maybe some great 80's punk/alternative songs that we would just as soon forget????? Some DEVO perhaps?

Email me any evil ideas you have!

I also need to say thanks to Donna, she really pulled me outta the funk I've been in most of the day! = ) THANKS SWEETIE = )

First off I wanted to respond to some of my friend's blogs of the past few days ~

{{{Chris}}} , hope you had some quality alone time today!

WTG Y, on getting them to refund you the difference, and while I should refrain from making "sticks" comments, you know I can't help myself! Paybacks ya know! ROFL
I was also cracking up laughing on how you can lead straight from kid's clothes into mucous plugs, and even funnier that most of us mom's don't even bat an eye when you do!

I caught myself nodding along in agreed with her at Liz_A's blog! LOL

DD, glad your intiation into middle age went smoothly, also thanks for the reminder to others who need to do the same!

* * * * * * * DISCLAIMER * * * * * * *

Male bashing ahead, and while this does not describe ALL men, at this point it describes the MAJORITY that I currently have contact with. If you have a problem with my male species bashing, TOO BAD!


Why is it that when men are the least little bit sick they can basically no longer function as an adult, but when women are sick, "suck it up, stop whining, and get on with it"????( YES, this was a quote from someone of the afore mentioned species!)

I have been sick since Friday of last week, finally broke down and took a sick day today. OK so I'm home from work sick, am I napping, curled up under a blankie with a good book, generally taking it easy? No of course not, I don't have that luxury! I'm taking care of kids, making sure we have clothes to wear, and dishes to eat from. ( Although I have spent more time online than usual) I even attempted to make a dent in the LOST WORLD( Trust me if it was ever lost, it's in there! LOL). Since I had the nerve to sit down in the living room to eat dinner ( which of course I had to fix) the man of the house ( not so affectionately known as "Idiot boy") came through to bitch about the fact that there were clean clothes that had not been put away yet in the living room. In addition I needed to fold and put away the pillow and blankets he had been using while lounging on the couch today! This was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back, lucky for him his BIL showed up to rescue him and drag him out of the house just in the nick of time!

His bil is an exception to the general statement about the male speices I made above, and usually does save him from my ranting but is sure to let him know when he thinks I have a point. Unlike me he can do it calmly and rationally.

I'm hoping that he either returns home after I'm asleep, or BIL has gotten the point across, otherwise you may not need me to blog about it, you may hear it wherever it is that you live!

Meagan is sick again today = ( She missed school on Monday and Tuesday, went yesterday and was out again today. I was planning on sending her this morning, but she just couldn't get moving at all . All those lovely aches and pains that come with being sick. So I let her stay home, she ended up sleeping for 3 hours! This afternoon she seemed to feel a little better, still just mostly laying around though. In the past hour she has started coughing A LOT! The doctor gave us some cough medicine and it's not seeming to touch it. I just hate feeling helpless, mommy's are suppose to kiss it and make it feel better, but some things even mommy hugs and kisses can't fix! = (

If you know of any home remedies please email me.

Wednesday, March 14, 2001

Well I did it, I called in sick for tomorrow!

I HATE calling in sick, even when I really am sick!

Not sure if tomorrow will be a restful day, or a catch up on everything that I am behind day, either way it's probably a much needed break! If I feel better I may even paint Meagan's new bed that her Uncle Don built for her. Here is theoriginal design that she picked and then we redesigned it for her a little and built it.

We are planning on doing it with a blue and white Tweety bird theme, along with some additional flowers just to liven it up. I'll take more pics when it's finished.

I feel better already, I think I was just dreading calling in!
I'm not really in a blogging mood right now. Kinda had the blah's all day! I'm thinking I may try and take a sick day tomorrow. Basically I'm sick and tired of feeling so sick and tired!

Tuesday, March 13, 2001

One last blog for today... I PROMISE! LOL

Just HAD to share this pic of

"COOL DUDE"! = )
Exactly who is "THEY" I've wondered that before but after reading Donna's blog, I really want to know. "They" say what is right and wrong for MY children, "They" say what is healthy, what fashions are in, somehow "they" control just about everything. Who the hell is "They"?????? Does anyone know?

Kinda like the Nielsen ratings, anyone you know ever been a Nielsen family?

Surveys, I never get called and surveyed for important stuff ( well except NASCAR LOL) how come I can't make my opnions count on the 10 o'clock news?

Ok I have no idea why I went off on that tangent but I've really wondered just WTH "They" is!
I had to go to traffic court this morning = (

I got pulled over in my husbands truck a few weeks ago. I wasn't even speeding! He pulled me over b/c of the cracked windshield. While he gave me a warning on the cracked windshield I didn't have my insurance card with me so he cited me for that. He also cited me for not having a seatbelt on. Well today I showed my insurance card, that was dismissed, then I informed the judge ( as I did the officer) that the truck was a 1969 model and was not factory issued with seatbelts. The judge looked it up and sure enough "vehicles manufactured AFTER 1972 must have seat belts" So ALL the citations were dismissed. So to the Highway patrol officer who had nothing better to do on a Sunday morning I say
KISS MY ( | ) ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok I feel much better now! LOL

Strange day at work today, nothing exciting, except that I get to fire someone tomorrow! ROFL That and the fact that I got to pair up 2 of the most annoying people today, so they could annoy each other instead of me ( SWEET revenge!)

I'm not much of a morning blogger but had to comment about our beautiful sunrise this morning. We have 4 sets of mountains around us so we have both sunrises and sunsets over the mountains! I love spring mornings, I am so ready for some nice warm days, playing outside, planting I can't wait!

Monday, March 12, 2001

For those that don't know I work in an adolescent treatment center. A little more descriptive would be a Level 1 lockdown residential center for juveniles. Basically an alternative to jail for troubled kids. Basically we take those that have depression, abuse or neglect issues whom we think we can help.

Some have heard stories of work, stories of fights, of my injury last Sept ( thus why I am having knee surgery etc). Well I'm pretty sure people on the message boards are pretty tired of listening to me complain, but this is MY blog so I can complain all I want! LOL

Tonight we had a staff ( my couterpart the other Unit Leader) that could have been seriously hurt b/c another staff didn't jump in and help out when needed. This is kind of our scared code, watch my back and I'll watch yours. It's a survival instinct! Tonight he was stopping 2 kids that were fighting, and despite our best efforts to verbally talk them out of it, wished to continue! Anyway, he was asking for help from another staff member, that staff member did nothing, except state that he was tired and needed to catch his breath! ( It had only been like 1 minute!) He had to ask 3 times before another staff came to the area to assist!

Despite gut reactions ( his was to punch the guy, mine was to fire him) we simply moved him to another unit, and deal with him at a later date (VERY SOON I'm sure!). Work CAN be fun, it can be frustrating, but never boring. As staff we are a team, a family of sorts, with some similar goals in mind, to help the kids, but also to help each other. Even though not particularly fond of this staff I'm still very frustrated and disappointed that he would put someone else in this position, we have been there to cover his back, but he wasn't there to cover someone else's.

We'll see what happens tomorrow....

WHY do I plan anything at all? I should know by now that if I spend any amount of time planning something will go wrong, and sure enough it did!

After spending the past few weeks planning for babysitters, schedules etc at work, so I could have my knee surgery tomorrow, the doctor's office called this morning and rescheduled! The doctor had a family emergency and cancelled all his surgeries for tomorrow. They are just trying to squeeze all his patients in over the next few weeks, for now anyway I'm scheduled for April 3.

Other than the fact that this is right before Sarah's B-day and Easter, it messes stuff up for next week too. Since I was going to be home re-cooping I didn't schedule a babysitter for Spring Break week, now I have to have one! One lady that has done some childcare for me before said she would cut me a deal and it would only be $400 for the week! EEEEEKKKKKKK

So right now I don't have a clue what I'm going to do with my kid's next week! I'm sure my mom will take them somewhere fun at least one day, but I don't want her to have to take them all week!
Never too soon to start blogging I guess!

My mom wanted me to go with her to JC Penney last night and of course I said yes ( shopping is shopping after all). I hadn't intended on getting anything, but I found some GREAT deals like this dress for $15, and these slacksfor $5. I also got some other things, all in all a good night's shopping! I even won a prize in a drawing, a 100 piece tool set, so I didn't have to feel guilty about not buying anything for Jerry ( not that it has ever stopped me in the past).

Today is my last day of work before my knee surgery, I have a feeling it's gonna be a LONG day. I hate leaving things undone, and no amount of work I get done today will have things done. I don't know why this is bugging me so much but it really is. My boss isn't worried about it, my counterpart isn't worried about it, but I sure am.

Sunday, March 11, 2001

Much Ado About Nothing

This title seemed to sum up most of my posting!

Welcome to my blog, my place to vent, rationalize, whine, and in general spill things out that are of no great importantance to anyone but me!