Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Putting things in perspective

Just a few days ago I sat here and bitched about how we had to boil our water before we used it. I've also been complaining about the increase in our rent.

I have absolutely nothing to complain about.

My thoughts and prayers are with every person who's been affected by Hurricane Katrina. I watch the news and see the devestation, hear the stories from the survivors and can't believe that I thought my situation was terrible.

God bless you all down there!

Friday, August 19, 2005

Time flies....

Well, my oldest child turns 15 today. I never thought I'd have a teenager, well, way back when I never figured it. Of course not many teenagers think about what life will be like when they're near 40 years old. But she's excited. Got her a soccer ball, the one thing she's wanted for ages. She's such a jock!

After a nice semi relaxing day off its back to work for 2 days. Have to earn money to make up for all this school shopping I've done (another 100.00 spent yesterday). Thank goodness for layaway! I wish I could spend as much money on myself. Shopping for Paige isn't the easiest thing. First of all, the clothes that they have in the juniors dept is, in my opinion, not that suitable for a 15 year old. I managed to find a few t shirts that didn't have captions that mentioned boyfriends or other things. Second of all there were very few fall clothes. 75% of the tops were t shirts. Now, about pants. Paige, while not being chubby by any stretch of the imagination, has a broad waist and she's short. So finding pants, not to mention trendy pants, is next to impossible. Generally if I buy her crop pants they work as long pants and capris to her are crop. Can't find bellbottoms for her to save my life. But she's never cared too much about clothes (though I'm seeing the beginnings of her being clothes concious.. she actually picked out a really cute outfit that matched yesterday).

Now Meg is the opposite. She's very concerned with her clothes (I shudder to think of the mornings we've spent going through every garment in her closet looking for the perfect outfit-for some reason she has an aversion to shirts with buttons). But she's a piece of cake to shop for. She's tall, slim and long legged. I like shopping for her.

Well, its that time again. I wish I could just go back to bed. Stayed up way too late and got up way too early.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Our boil order has been lifted. The water has once again been deemed safe to consume. Heck, I don't care about consuming, all I care about is DOING DISHES!! I tell ya, having to boil water to wash dishes is a drag.

At least it didn't take 3 weeks like they were first thinking.

So, I don't have to go to work tomorrow. I was going to take the kidlets school shopping, but I did that on Sunday instead. I do have to get Paige her bday present though. She wants a soccer ball. Easy enough.... except to wrap. I'm the worlds worst wrapper.

Anyhue, I can actually sleep late! I actually was dozing off at my desk at work while I was trying to get my data entry done. Yeah, thats the ultimate in boredom!!

Okay. I have 2 prompts to work on. Just don't know which one to do.... hmmm...... the sofa looks awfully comfy... hehehehe

Monday, August 15, 2005

Monday Monday

Well, my extremely short weekend is over. It wasn't much fun. Friday afternoon, about an hour or so after Jim left for work he called to tell me he was going into the ER. Couldn't breath, and what little he could hurt him. Soooo, seeing how I didn't have a second vehicle, had to call my mother to come out and get the kids and I. She ended up taking them home (after bringing me over to get the car) and Jim and I spent 5 hours in the ER. He had 2 sets of xrays done, blood work, got hooked up to an iv. Apparently he had the beginnings of pneumonia. We got home just around 9pm. 9:30 or so I had to go out to get us dinner.

Yesterday was run run run. Had to do laundry out of town because of the water situation. Then took 2 kids school shopping. OUCH AND OWIE!!!! I spent so much money, and I still have one more kid to buy for!!! It hurts! She may have to wait til September before I can get her taken care of. Luckily clothes aren't that important to her. If she could, she'd wear her favorite sweatshirt 5 days a week.

I think I was finally able to sit down at about 5pm (after driving all over the place for a leg o' lamb).

Maybe things will get back to normal today. Get back to writing and getting some things listed on ebay for my friend. Oy. Makes me just want to go back to bed!!

Friday, August 12, 2005

Don't drink the water.....

We just were notified yesterday that our town's drinking water supply is tainted with e coli. We have a water cooler here at home so we haven't been drinking straight tap water, but we use tap water for coffee, cooking, ice cubes and a myriad of other things. Not anymore for the next 2-3 weeks. This is really a pain. I won't be able to use the laundramat in town either.

After just one day I've realized just how much I take the ability to turn the tap on for granted! Had to boil water to do dishes etc. Its paper plates for quite a while.

Jim has been sick for the past few days too. Don't know if its related. Justin was sick yesterday but seemed better by bedtime.

Well, time to get ready for work. Its a short day (even for me) because they're having their company pickynick and closing the office at 1pm. I won't be going, have to drop off paperwork for Justin's kindergarden records before the school closes for the day. I'm only 2 months behind on that!


Thursday, August 11, 2005

Best laid plans....

Didn't I say, just a few posts back, that I wasn't going to get into a new writing project??? Didn't I? I think I did. Then why am I starting a new project??

Looks like my writing time at work is dwindling. I guess I shouldn't complain, I mean it is work after all and I should be working instead of writing. But it was so nice to be able to do what I was doing. Oh well. Guess I should earn my money. More overtime today after an hour and a half of overtime yesterday. Didn't think my hands and wrists would survive the day!

Okay, speaking of work I spose I should get ready for it.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Behind the pile of clothes.... a writed wanting to write. But a friend asked if I'd sell some of her clothes on ebay and split the profit. *stompin my foot* I don't wanna!! I wanna write!

Okay, so I got through The Storm Within, the first of my trilogy. Needs a bit of polish, but for the most part its done. Then... TTTTHHHEEEENNNNNNNNN I opened the second book of the trilogy. Ugh..... ughughughugh! I think a little rewriting is in order. No wonder it was brutalized when it was put in front of a crit group. Its kitty poopie right now. Well, the first part of the first chapter. It isn't all doom and gloom.

Well, I requested new hours at work, but after a week the bosslady hasn't said anything about it. They're doing some hiring so maybe she's just looking for someone who can take over my saturday spot. I'm soooo tired of working on Saturdays. Tired of not being able to spend time with my family. One day isn't enough. I also emailed HR lady about the companies theft of 31.5 hours of my vacation time (nearly half of my alloted yearly vaca time) because of their decisions to close the office on Saturdays for various things and not giving the 2 friggin fulltime Saturday employees it as a holiday. I got an email back saying that she'll bring it up with 'senior management'. I'm not holding my breath.

Writing is so much more rewarding. If only my husband made enough for me to stay home. Oh damn... then I'd have to do things like house clean. LOL. But if I sell something then he can see how serious I am and that maybe I could do this for a living.

The dream lives on.....
but so does this pile of clothes... :(