Sunday, January 30, 2022
This time help with a blog post comes from my daughter Amanda. She sent me a text saying I could blog about Presley's birthday party. It was last Sunday. I work on Sunday till 3:00 and they had the party at 2:00. Yeah I could have gone after work but I had been gone since 4:30am, I would have had to go home and let Gibbs out, change my clothes and by then it's probably close to 4:00. That day I was dead tired to and I was just not about to do it. It was mostly Presley's moms family anyway. Any way, Amanda says "noone needs to know they aren't you're pictures and that you didn't go because of work."
I said I could use the pictures but I wasn't going to pretend I was actually there.
So without further ado, here's Ms. 4 year old Presley
I'm sure some of you will wonder if I made the cake. No, I didn't. Amanda said that Presley's other grandmother made it. For her first and second birthday I was asked to make a cake but this time I wasn't. I suppose it was even a miracle that I got the Facebook invitation to the party. (Oh my, did that sound a bit snarky?) Well it is what it is and I won't pretend that it's something else.
And a final one that I stole off of Amanda's Facebook page of her and Presley
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Friday, January 28, 2022
Thursday, January 27, 2022
I went inside and sent a text to the guy who plows asking if he could hit my driveway. I waited two hours and didn't hear anything. It was now 5:00 and for me that's getting late. I didn't want to leave my car in the street all night. I put on my big girl panties and went out and shoveled the driveway. It wasn't too bad until I got to the end where it was REALLY heavy. I put the car back in the driveway, went in the house and sent a text to the plow guy to never mind and then sat down and had a good cry. Then I went and got a shower and when I came back down there was a response from the plow guy saying "Thanks for messaging us. We try to be as responsive as possible. We'll get back to you soon." Really? @#$%&.
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
I had no intentions of doing a disappearing act like that. Life is what it is sometimes and I guess I just needed a break. I've been feeling very uninspired and very tired, both physically and mentally. I can blame three things for my present condition.
One is the weather. The cold and snow make me sluggish.
Two is work. I'm getting old and I forget that I'm not wonder woman.
Three is Gibbs. Because of his extreme bad habits, I'm forced to spend the majority of my time in the basement with him. He tends to lift his leg wherever and whenever he feels like. When we are in the basement he's done quite well and I'm able to keep a close eye on him. If I go upstairs and try to do something I'm distracted and he does bad things. I could confine him to the basement where he stays while I'm at work but I feel guilty doing that. I was using the belly bands but discovered that I'm a bad dog mom. When I took him for grooming they discovered a sore on his male dog parts which were caused by the belly bands. He would pee in them and they would stay on him too long and he developed a sore. We've adapted our routine to avoid having to wear the belly band.
So there you have it. My excuse. Here's a little video to show what we did while we weren't blogging. You might want to turn the sound down since the tv is probably really loud. I didn't have my hearing aids in while I was watching.
Friday, January 21, 2022
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
I've been meaning to post about a blog friend I never knew I had. I got a Christmas card and didn't recognize the name or return address. Inside was a letter from Bobi who's been reading my blog for a few years but can't comment because she doesn't have a google account. She was kind enough to include a disposable bag for cake decorating after reading one of my posts complaining about the customer who orders cakes with multiple colors. She wondered why my boss didn't spring for disposable bags. Truth is I can order things like that and we do have a box of the disposable bags. I don't often use them because they are extra large and not my favorite bag to use.
Any way, I got to wondering if there are other blog friends out there that I don't know about. Just a reminder to anyone who reads my blog and can't comment, Under the about tab you'll find my email address and can contact me any time.
So a great big hi to Bobi and thank you for the Christmas card.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Monday, January 17, 2022
Yesterday morning as I was heading to work the temperature was 10 degrees. I wished that I could stay home and curl up under a blanket. Today could be just as cold if not colder and I am so happy to be able to do exactly what I wished for yesterday. We are under a winter storm warning until Tuesday morning and could end up with over a foot of snow again.
Lately my email is loaded with spam. I used to go in and unsubscribe to try and get rid of them. Then I read somewhere that you should just ignore them because by unsubscribing you are verifying that it is an active email. So I stopped that but it doesn't get rid of the boat load I get in my inbox every day. I'm really finding them annoying.
Speaking of things I find annoying. I really hate it when I'm on the wrong side of the tracks.
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Friday, January 14, 2022
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
So a lot of you knew the song I posted about the other day by Maureen McGovern. Well back in high school I had a a 45 with that song on it. I know, I'm showing my age by saying I had a 45. Any way, I wonder how many of you know the song that was on the B side of that record. It was called Midnight Storm.
Monday, January 10, 2022
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Friday, January 7, 2022
Thursday, January 6, 2022
So I'm much better today than I was yesterday. When I got to work I handed my letter to the boss. We had a nice long talk and I spelled it all out for him and told him how I felt. He told me I could fire her and he would back me.
I've calmed down considerably and my original thoughts of handing in my resignation have passed. I honestly do like my job and I don't want to start over somewhere else.
As for the other employee, she wasn't scheduled yesterday and I highly doubt that she will show up today. Will I fire her? I'm thinking that instead perhaps keeping her there and letting her know in no uncertain terms that if she ever talks to me the way she did again that it will be the end of her employment and that I do have the authority to do it.
We'll see how things go.
Now hopefully I can move on to a better subject for tomorrow.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
There will be no happy post today. I just got done writing up the events that took place between myself and another employee when I was leaving work yesterday. To say I'm fuming is putting it mildly. I considered calling off for tomorrow. Instead I wrote my side of the story. I will hand it to the boss first thing in the morning and I'll tell him that if that is the kind of employee he wants then maybe I don't belong there.
I would go into detail about what happened but it's very long winded and not a nice story.