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Friday, January 23, 2009

Hello everyone in Blog-Land! :o) I hope you all are having a fantastic day. Mine is going pretty good so far. I woke up early enough to get a few things around the house done so that is good especially since Scott will be here in a few hours and he would be bummed if he came home to the house being a mess after he took the time to clean it up so nice for me before he left 2 weeks ago. Besides, it was all stuff that needed to be done anyway. I have laundry going and some dishes air drying in the dish drainer. I have a few more to wash but mostly done. I straightened up my craft room a little bit. I wish I could get it together in there because I am so lucky to have a room just for crafting and I have a few ideas in my head how I would like it to be, but I have to get things organized before I am able to get there! Mom and I got some small white Christmas lights the other day really cheap and they have white strands--(which are usually found in bridal sections of craft stores and expensive) but I am excited to put them up in my craft room wrapped in some pink tulle that I have. I have seen this in magazines and it looks so feminine and neat. I was wishing I would have bought a couple more boxes of them but I will make do. I love some of the things in Sally Jean's craft room--She has little icicle lights hanging and she calls them fairy lights. teehee. so cute.
So, the dryer buzzer just went off reminding me to get off my duff and finish up the laundry and dishes and then work some on my craft room! Have a wonderful day and God Bless!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Boy, do I love the sunshine! It is gorgeous any time of the year and especially welcome this time of the year. Scott said he is in South Carolina or something and it is about 60 degrees right now. Lucky bum. lol. I am so sore from shoveling. I had to the night before last and then at 6:30 yesterday morning because I had to be in early for work. Then I got home and almost couldn't find the driveway again but I left it for today. So my arms and shoulders are tired.
Work has been a little less stressful but I am still the Supervisor until they decide what to do with me.
Tonight I am going to my parents and bringing Lasagna fixins so that should be yummy. And tomorrow my Mumma and I are going to Rochester to meet with the ladies for lunch and do some shopping! I am also going to be stopping by Home Depot and see all my past co-workers so I am excited about all that. It should be a fun day.
Well, I have some stuff to get done before I head to my parents so TTFN...ta-ta for now!

Friday, January 16, 2009

I know this is going to post as being Jan. 16th because it is now just after midnight, but for me it is still Thursday the 15th. I just got home from work a little bit ago. What a day...
Stayed the night at my parents and so mom and I got about a box and a half packed. Should have forced myself to do more. But anyway, I went home a little after that and still had some time to myself before I had to get ready for work so.... I decided to put in my Ab Sculpting Pilate's DVD----Yay me! well.....just hold that thought---after about 15 minutes of messing with the remote that wouldn't work (and there are hardly any buttons on the actual player so you HAVE to use the remote to make it work), and changing the batteries, and then it still didn't work, I was pretty discouraged, but... not enough! I decided to put in a VCR tape I had from years ago that I recorded that was Denise Austin. I just love working out to her-- she is so encouraging. Not just while you are working out but also telling you to be proud of yourself and you are going to have a great day because you took time for yourself and such. It is cool. but anyway..... So, I get that going, and the tape is kinda fuzzy but going along ok and then... Two of my cats (the 2 boys) are wrestling around and stuff, well, they decided that when I started exercising, they were going to really go full force and just let loose and go bananas! They started running around so crazy and knocking stuff over. I was scolding them to knock it off! and all the while thinking, "Really???? NOW you guys are going to go nuts, just when I am trying to do something good for myself!" Anyhoooo... I did get through the entire half hour after that. I think they must have not known what to think about me jumping around and kicking in the air and such because they decided to settle down and watch me. SO... I did get it done after all... YAY me!
So then I went to work and about half way through, I got called in for my weekly One on One with my manager to go over how I am "running" my business and what I need to improve on. So she started off by asking me what was going on. Well, she is probably sorry she asked. I told her I want to step down and not be a supervisor anymore. She was so blown away she wasn't sure what to say. So anyway, she said OK and she didn't know what was going to happen next and wasn't sure where they were going to put me but she would talk to the Store Manager. She asked if everything was ok and I just said that at this time in my life that I really wasn't able to give it my all and I didn't want my work to suffer over it because that wouldn't be good for me or the business. She said she totally didn't see this coming. I told her that I went home crying almost every night of last week. She said she would have never guessed and said I didn't show it one ounce and that was good. She also said she understood, and she did that once a few years ago and she wasn't sure if it was a good idea or not because if she ever wanted to get into management again they might not let her but she said it was the best thing she ever did and she learned a lot and sometimes it is good to do things from a different perspective. She said she was not sure if she was going to fill my spot or not and that she wasn't going to until she interviewed me and because of my interview she decided to keep it open and put me in it. So, that was nice to hear and she also let me know that this would not hinder in any way if later I decide to be a manager again.
Then a few hours later, one of the other managers was talking to me and told me not to give up and he understands that I am probably frustrated because I haven't had the training and time and stuff to do the job I am supposed to be doing, but that [my boss] sees a lot of potential in me and so does he. He said he seen it way back when I worked for him before and still sees it now. But, he says he understands if this is what I need to do, but he told me to give it some thought and to use him as a sounding board if I need to. He told me that he was very easy to talk to (which he is) and just pull him aside if I need help or to get something off my chest.
So, strange and long day and I am very tired but so much in my head I don't know if I can fall asleep. I am going to go try. Tomorrow is another big day. I have to get the money out of the bank and go pay mortgage and then I have to go to work early cuz I have to pick up my check and go to the bank and cash it and I have to get up in enough time to work out! :o) lol. so.... sweet dreams all...........

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Well, it has been quite a week. I had a very rough one due to work. I am starting to feel a little better now. Scott was home this weekend and he cleaned the house up real nice and took down the Christmas tree for me (Mom and I had already stripped it bare) and he re-arranged the furniture so it looks nice in here. It is much nicer to come home to now. That helped. I just couldn't get myself to get it together enough.
More snow yesterday and today again. I got home from my parents and had to shovel the drive again. There was about 6 more inches again. My shoulder is sore. I don't know how my dad does it so much all the time at the church and stuff.
I know today's post isn't much but not much to talk about other than stress from work and no one cares to read that! :o)
I am trying to make it a habit to be in bed by 10:30 every night and my eyes are starting to burn so I suppose I better head that way. I don't have to be there until 3 tomorrow and I want to get up early to enjoy my day before I have to go in so nighty-night all.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Well, sitting here on this last day of the year and we are playing games over at Don & LeeAnn's house for their annual New Year's Eve get-together. There are around 17 of us and it's pretty fun. I worked today until 5. We were still pretty busy. I was kinda surprised that it was still that busy. We had people waiting outside the door again--which was really strange due to the fact that we had a good amount of snow again. I woke up to around 8 inches again and come home from work and had to shovel the drive again. Luckily it was pretty light stuff cuz that driveway is a long one! :o)
Today on the way in I was listening to Focus on the Family and they had a couple on that was talking about instead of making New Year's Resolutions, they write a letter to God and then they take them out every New Year's Eve and read it to see how the year went and the prayers that were answered and such. I thought that was pretty neat. They have been doing it since 1976 and now they are going to gather them all up and give them to their kids. How cool.
I am continually blessed by that program. I am so grateful the days I get to hear it on the way to work. It makes my day.
Well, I wrote this on New Year's Eve but didn't have Internet access so I had to copy and paste it.

Not much worth posting has been happening. I have been so stressed out at work that I don't feel much like doing anything when I get home. I need to get out of this funk, but I don't have the strength to right now.