Saturday, September 29, 2007

Dave and ME..

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Yes this is Dave from my work...achemmm. In the background. He is the sweetest person you will ever, ever meet. And knows a thing or two about plants too. I will so miss him while I am off of work.

Ok here we go.

Callie's birth process started officially at 12:31pm today. She pushed out a beautiful pure white kitten, then 15 minutes later a black and white tuxedo kitty. Then an hour and 15 minutes later, a dirty white colored kitty came out. I have to look at the times but the last one was born about 45 minutes ago and it was a dirty white one. Total in all 1 black, 1 white and 3 dirty what I am calling them for the time being. 3 boys and 2 girls. GEZZZZ...Thanks Robby. He's the Pimp Daddy cat in which we no longer have. Phew!!!!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Going to be a Pro at it soon.

We are still in the pre-birthing stage. Here is a little information on that and exactly what we are going thru at this very moment:

Labor and delivery have three stages. In the first stage, the cervix is being dilated and softened. She may moan, meow, or pant during labor. She may make frequent trips to the litter box which should be moved close, and she may show nesting behavior such as rearranging the towels in the nesting box. She may lick her mammary and perineal area more vigorously. Abdominal contractions are not evident in this stage. She may be restless, secretive, and try to hide. This is why the box is in a quiet area in the house. The lights can be dimmed if she is more comfortable. Stage 1 may take 12-24 hours and ends when the first kitten passes into the pelvic canal.

She just recently went into the bathroom to hide behind he door. So we moved her into our bedroom which is the "safe" room for her. We have an extra kitty box and food/water in there for her away from the other three cats. Where she will not be disurbed. She is the type that will stop pushing if she hears a cry or scratching at the door. Mike is sitting with her now because she now has a bloody show....I've been waiting for this. This is how I know its getting close. Its about time because all of last night she kept climbing under the covers of our bed to hide. That was bugging me because I can't sleep with a cat by my feet. Nope sorry...can't do it. And its looking like supper is going to be NULL and VOID tonight. My baby girl comes first ya know?

Still no progress.

I have a feeling she is waiting for her Human Daddy to get home. She seems to do that. Its amazing the total change from 24 hours ago. She hates one of our other cats which so happens to be her Sister. Well, she is trying to make up to her and lil' miss Sassy Girl just hisses and swats at her. And here I am sitting here with her and watching Emergency Vets....what's wrong with me?

Gotta put the scrubs and rubber gloves on again.

It seems our little Princess Callie is about to deliver her last litter of kittens. It will be sometime today. I have been pretty good about watching her signs and knowing when its time for her. She actually paws at one of us and meows more than usual. This all started last night actually. She was doing abnormal things, like right now she is laying a in laundry basket that is laying on its side and she was laying on her back with her big old pregnant belly and udders hanging out. Ok she is meowing alot more this morning. I sure hope this one goes alot faster than the last one. Five hours for 5 kittens was a bit long. lol. Well, I will update if anything happens. I will not post any pictures until they are at least a day old.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Me not happy.

See tomorrow is suppose to be my last day, and my boss proceeds to tell me that my last day is the 5th. Well, I cannot work until the 5th because it will totally mess up my housing and rent amount. So I told her I would work this weekend to the end of the month in order to not mess my rent up. See, living on my housing whatever the month I end my work in. I have to report it. So if it ends in Sept. She will change it but won't go in effect until November. And if I only work a few days in Oct. I can't change it til' the end of the month and leaves me totally screwed for the month of November and NO MONEY. See what I am saying. I am not getting Child Support just yet. I turned in his new job two days ago and that usually takes a week or two to get mailed. So it will take awhile before I see any of that money. Total PITA. But anyway, my hand is hurting like a mofo. I mean hurting, that I am calling the doctor tomorrow. Because I should not have pain a week later. Maybe I will go do some research on when I am suppose to start using my hand again.

Almost there...

Just one more day...yep ONE MORE DAY. And I am off for the winter. Whoot! So excited. I can finally be a SAHM for a few months and I can focus on our move, and unpacking without any stress of having to get to work. I have to look into getting internet cause that will make me nuts not having internet. I refuse dial-up because moving at a snail's pace....isn't going to happen on this computer anytime soon. I am gonna have to buy a router as well. Cause having two computers, I don't want to have to unhook and hook one back up. Well, I am off to work now. I really don't want to be there. Seriously. I overworked my hand as it was and my wrist itself was sore. Nothing a little advil couldn't help. But for some reason, I slept so soundly and hard, I woke up to my boyfriend saying he didn't hear the alarm and it was almost 7am. I was like...WHAT???? A tornado could of went thru the place and I would not of heard anything.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

You can say I am spoiled.

Because I do have someone in my life who I appreciate and have learned to love, while we were split up for a very short time. I missed so much of what he has done for me. And I feel god awful what I have done. But he knows, and knows who. I feel so much better, and one thing. I can never, ever do that again. Its not me. Its not who I am.

Well I made the first step today.

I went into my housing today to see about getting a transfer to another city, it was a hard step but I know in the long run things will be better and different. SO much has happened around here, and with us NOT having a furnace. Its not a safe house for us to live in. And the landlord is trying to sell the place without it. duh HELLO lady, you can't do that...on her flyer she says its a new furnace and central air. And a two car garage??? That's so funny. Its a single car garage and the furnace is flood damaged. FROM JULY 4TH!!!!! But anyways, now next week I am taking a trip to the city we are moving too, to fill out paperwork and get a listing of houses. So I can do my homework. I have to give my 30 day notice here on the first. But I want to be safe and find a place first.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Good Morning Icky Day!

I am staying home today, to rest and relax. I've been up most of the night. I am the type of person that has to have a fan on for the noise and comfort. Well my noise and comfort burned up or something. Woke me right up and I've been up since 3am. Totally sucks. So I will either crash and sleep, or I will clean, clean, clean for a few hours. I might go into work for a couple of hours later. I haven't decided yet.

Monday, September 24, 2007

What most "New" Websites dont know is..

Is that using a Flash html can attract more customers than just plain html. I have come to notice that some people use it more but not too much as you don't want to bog someone's computer down alot either. So with that in mind can help you design a website of your choice, help you in keeping up with it and basically anything that you need in order to have a successful website. They can give you a website analysis to see what your website is in need of, at no cost. How sweet is that? I have actually want to start up my own website business but didn't have the first clue on how to go about doing it and I think getting help would be the best possible thing. And of course I would want the Best to help me with my business. See like my Mom, she has her own Candle business...don't get me wrong but I think it would spruce up her site by adding some really cool graphics/flash. Especially having a candle site, maybe some type of a flickering candle would look really cool on there. Or maybe having a little movie of how she makes her own candles and all the love and devotion she puts into each and everyone of them.

At first when I went to the site I thought it was some kind of operation game at first or at least reminded me of. When you put that in perspective, its like digging around your own site to see what you can find and change or just plain add. So head on over to Boston Web Design check out what they have available for you and maybe they can help you succeed in your business and be your own boss. That is my dream anyways.

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I haven't been too comfortable talking about this.

But during my Surgery last Thursday, I remember alot of things that one should never remember. I remember the cutting of my hand, the pressure, the coldness, and most of all the IV popping out and the feeling of wetness on my hand. I asked them, why is my hand wet, and them responding. You feel that? Then I felt them cutting my hand, and I started yelling at them, um hey...THAT'S SHARP!!!! And the terrible feeling I had in my tummy and feeling out of control. Then I remember saying to myself. I want this to stop. And asking them to stop because it was hurting. My first surgery did not go this way. The only thing I remember is, them numbing my hand and my hand feeling like it was on fire and thats it. I remember laying there feeling relaxed and not having a weird feeling in my tummy. Something happened in that room, and I feel as if I was taken advantage of. Not in a sexual way but the way of feeling all the pain and them not doing anything about it. I kept hearing my Blood Pressure too. I could hear my heart rate going really fast. The last time, I had a nurse talking to me and keeping me awake. I so tried to fall asleep to not feel anything, I couldn't sleep with the pain. OMG. And my wrist itself hurt for 2 days not the incision site but my wrist. And you should see the bruising on my wrist and my thumb. So, I can't wait til my doc appt. because I want answers. The first surgery, I wasn't afraid of any surgery after that. It was easy. Now, I am so afraid of surgery. The thought makes me cry.

With having a Online business, you need a ....

Some of the important items that one might not think is important, is having ecommerce software which includes having a shopping cart for their business. I remember going to a business website and coming across one without a shopping cart. I emailed the seller and asked if they had a checkout system and if I was just missing it by chance but no they didn't have one. I felt really insecure about the whole thing, not knowing if my stuff was safe in an email. So I kindly sent back a response saying I was sorry but unless they had a safe and secure way to pay, that I will wait for them to do so. Its so easy to add to your business and affordable on top of it. Wouldn't you want your customers to feel safe and secure knowing that their personal information is protected and going off in some email. With todays Fraud and how people are stealing identities, its never too late to try and help your customers. I mean after all they are the ones that will want to keep coming back if you have good quality service.

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First Day back to work...

And I should be good....Tired but good. Right now I have to run and wake up little man and get him ready. I am helping my neighbor with taking her boy to school on Monday and Tuesday. He's such a ham.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

I feel lil' bit better.

I just took a hot bath, shaved the old legs, and soaked in the bubble bath of a lifetime, dreamt about winning the lottery and going on vacations. Buying houses then all of a sudden I hear. "Mom...I'm thirsty.!" Man oh was a nice relaxing feeling when reality calls out to you. I didn't get my hand wet, thank goodness. But I got a early morning so I am going to bed early tonight.

I'm waiting....

For my Son to get home from his Father's house. He has homework, and Aunt Flo is visiting me and I just wanna lay down. It seems my surgery this last Thursday has turned out to be more a mistake than anything. I can't wait to talk to the doctor again because I am remembering way too much stuff that happened in the room. I am talking about being able to feel the cutting of my hand, the pressure and everything. And now I have bruising going down my arm and up my thumb. Something isn't right, I feel it.

I might surprise my Son for his room.

On getting him something like personalized gifts for his bed, they have some really cool bedding items and see since he's getting to that age of being picky. He's totally into the military and camouflauged stuff. But I having to search and search for certain items. It took me forever to find stuff to just match what I already had. And with me not being able to find a Military Twin Size Comforter, I was really upset that I had to spend the extra money on a different size. But now thinking what I bought was ok, in case he got a bigger bed this one will fit perfectly.

What I really would like to do is, have a pillow made for my Grandma with a picture of her precious dog Gidget. She is so full of spunk and would look great with the other pillows she has with the other doggies she has had. My Grandma has such a good heart towards animals, she just loves them so much. I wish I could have one with all my kitties on one, that would be awesome.

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

What time is it?

Oh its only 11:51pm...and I can't sleep because I know Mike has to get up here soon to go pick his Son up from his Competition in Wheatland,IL. I am wondering how it went and where he placed.

Early this morning was my Son's Hooked On Scouting for his Cub Scouts, they had a Fishing derby. It was a good time, alot of Scouts were there. I love this time of year, when the seasons change, weather changes, and the all around leaves changing. Oh its my favorite time of year. Pretty Soon we will be heading out to the apple orchard and then to the pumpkin patch. It will probably be the last time for the pumpkin patch. As my Son is getting "too old" for that stuff.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Ok got some stuff done.

Stuff that should only take about 10 minutes has taken me over an hour to do. I just now took a pain pill...oops. I wanted to get the packages packed up and ready to go. I don't want to have to worry about them. I want the winners to get their stuff. I am only waiting on payment for two out of eight. Not bad. I am so glad to get rid of this stuff.

I actually made a pot of coffee this morning. I know its been awhile due to alot of things going on in the morning but very a week from today will be my last day of work til' next year. I am so excited.

I am up and in pain.

My entire right wrist is hurting so bad. I can't take anything right now either. My Son has to get up here soon for school. I will wait til' he's at school. I didn't sleep to well either. I sure don't remember this with the other one done in June.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I so cannot wait.

I have been seriously thinking about this for about 2 years, on wanting a more professional camera begin my dream job of taking pictures, and taking pictures of the true beauty of a person. Every picture I have come across, I can see the true inner beauty of what the person may have been seeing themselves. I love taking pictures of Eyes and Smiles. And seeing Kat's site earlier, seeing her Son's smile sure made my day. I know it sounds crazy, I don't know her or her Son but just seeing that brings that itch out to become a photographer. I am hoping with my income tax next year, I can maybe start.

Can some explaine to me?

Why this surgery hurts so much more than my last one. I know its my dominant hand byt gezzzzz. I broke down right before my surgery thinkning about my kitties. I know sounds stupid. I really don't care. Just the thought alone of them being alone made my sick to my stomach. But anyway, I am not online much. My Auctions ended and will be getting the ones that paid already, to be shipped tomorrow. Or picked up on Saturday. I still can't drive for 24 hours. Blah. So now I am going back to laying down. I have pain in the wrist area. I felt them cutting my skin and it made me sick, sick, sick.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I will say..

That was the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my entire life. I would get divorced again, I would do anything, I mean anything other than having to give up something I so dearly love. Anyone who doesn't have a love for cats will never understand the feelings, emotions and the bond between the cat and owner. Will never say to just get over it, its for someone's health and this and that. Its a crock of shit. I know we had too many cats, it was bound to happen to have to get rid of some. But to hear them words come out of their mouthes, "We can't guarantee they will be adopted out!" And that 99% probably won't survive the day. I, right now hate not only myself but every stupid choice I have made. I having one of the worst days possible.

A Note to my babies....

"I am so, so sorry. I wish I could of kept you God only knows how much I loved you all. Peanut, you were my sweetheart. Sinatra...your eyes were the most beautiful and Robby...buddy. I miss your warm body already. But why oh why did you have to be such a Pimp. All the kittens, I sure hope you get adopted out because who knows. Your so full of spunk...someone will fall in love with you guys! I miss you guys...its so quiet here. Please don't be mad at me...I am so sorry!!!"

Not having a good day.

I know for the most part, most families usually have 1-2 cats in their homes when they are cat lovers. But what MOST people who hate cats don't understand is the loyalty and devotion that the cat gives to their owners UNCONDITIONALLY. We started out with two kitties back in 2005. We got our male fixed but it was too late, and she ended up with 4 babies. Now, we thought ok we will get rid of these 4 kittens and it will be alright. Well each one of them had a personality that we got attached too. So we got the only male fixed so we wouldn't have anymore babies. THEN last year my Brother finds a male kitten in a engine of a truck, some things happened at his home so he brought me the kitten to take care of. Well, low and behold little pimp himself decides to bang all the females in the house and got em' knocked up. So we ended up with all these little kittens running around. We have gotten rid of two to very good homes but are left with 3 that are 2 months old and 3 that are almost 4 months old. Well today, I went out to the animal shelter to see about releasing them to find some good homes. In which they would recieve more devoted attention too. They are leaving my home in 50 minutes to on there way to find new homes. I in return am going to volunteer my time at the shelter, so I can still visit them til' they have homes. I am also taking 3 of the adult cats, one is Peanut...she has to be put down as she is deaf and does not get along with other cats. She has tried to strike out at a child I had here at my home. The other two is Sinatra, he is a BIG white kitty with the most beautiful blue eyes ever. And Robby, the infamous PIMP father to all of them. I know for a fact, they will either spay or neuter these cats. Which is something I do support. Trust me...its a zoo here. I do not know how I am going to react tonight when I go to sleep when its really quiet. With everything happening this week, right now I am really torn up over all of this. My heart is breaking big time. I keep asking for forgiveness but I don't think I will get heart hurts. And just don't understand any of this. You taught me to love and nourish, and I do have a very big heart when it comes to cats. I wish I could have a HUGE barn where I could keep them all. But we all know that is only a dream. Will never, ever happen.

I've been busy cleaning...

But not all night...almost though. Not able to sleep, been tossing and turning most of the night. I can't stop thinking about finding a place to live, paying my bills and getting my laundry done. For the laundry situation is I have the back end of my van full of stuff, for instance two baskets of clothes, a body pillow, my comforter, the sheets and pillow cases. Stuff that hasn't been washed either since I bought it or July 4th. The clothes and stuff was all last Weds. but the other stuff HAS to be washed. I don't even know if I will make it to work today with all the crap that needs to be done. There is just not enough time in this short day for me. Laundry is going to cost me that shiny penny. I usually spend about $8.00 at the laundromat. Today, I will guess it will cost me. um. $15.00 and that sucks. I sure wish I would of paid on my credit card last month. But I didn't and now I am paying for it...out my butt. Like $262 worth. And there is nothing I can do about it. Because its taken directly out of my bank account. So now once that is paid, it will be the monthly payment of $30. (SLAPS self in the head) Well, off to get the monster dressed and ready for school.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

In an email rec'd just a few minutes ago....

Subject: True Love

It was a busy morning, about 8:30 , when an elderly gentleman in his 70's, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound.

On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.

I inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.
As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.

I was surprised, and asked him, "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?"

He smiled as he patted my hand and said, "She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is."

I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought, "That is the kind of love I want in my life."

True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an
acceptance of all that is , has been, will be, and will not be.

Oh, by the way, peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank.

The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.

I hope you share this with someone you care about. I just did.
Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.

What a day...What a day!!!

I get home to find this HUGE sign in my front yard...House For Sale. Wow. The landlord never said a word. So now here I am in a predicament on having to move. Most people will say that oh maybe the new landlord will allow us to stay. Well, I know for a fact they won't. As there is no furnace. The Ad is wrong online, yes NO Furnace. It was damaged in the flood on July 4th. Wonder if she plans on replacing it soon and letting us know. The weather already dipped into the 30's here and it got awfully cold in here with no heat. Well, with my housing it will not pass. So now, here comes the good news. I called the housing authority in another state and found out I can transfer. YES!!!!! So now, I just have to wait and here from my housing here. I honestly don't live in the best house but here is the listing to my house and what it looks like. Let me remind you, it used to be a Store. And yes that is my back yard, that I have maintained and cared for with my heart and soul. Wish me luck on having to move into a much better looking house with lots of

Monday, September 17, 2007

I have a busy week.

For one, I didn't think about was I put a bunch of things on eBay....yes. I know the dreaded E word. But its all or most of my Sizzix Dies collection that I've been collecting for a couple of years. Not many as I put them together in lots. I am trying to reduce my obsessive need for things I don't need. Its hard but I am doing it. I am hoping that someone else can get the use out of these things as they have been sitting on my shelf collecting dust. Then on top of that, I sure hope the auctions end before Thursday so I can get them babies shipped out before my Carpal Tunnel Surgery. I am having my right hand done, and yes its my dominant hand. I've been training my left hand to do certain things, (keep your mind out of the gutter there buster). Its especially hard to train your undominant hand to do things, it normally doesn't do.

So NOW, I am trying to get this house back in shape cause it seems to always undo it itself while I am at work. Stupid Cats.

Why does 5th Grade homework so hard?

I am sitting here with my 10 year old working on homework, and why is it I don't understand the half of it? I so wouldn't survive on that show, Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?....I would fail, fail, fail. The stuff they are teaching the kids nowadays is what I don't remember. I remember having to write book reports, long spelling lists and gym class being really long. Yes, I hated gym. I hated to run. And dodgeball always got me the first time. I was like this runt of the class, and everyone always picked on me. Well, nowadays....they better not mess with me..I will sit on them. LOL.

I have to say...

That we have been looking for a new place to live, it doesn't matter if there is Home Improvements that need to be made and I love to do stuff like that. But will have to look into having some windows replaced that scares me. We are hoping to find a place that is something we can fix up and hopefully I can have a room a for just me and maybe an area where we can build a Conservatory because...I love having a room with lots of windows and where I can enjoy winter without the coldness. Like sitting down, reading a book all the while snow is falling in such peaceful bliss. I would also be able to have my house plants in a room where they won't die due to either not enough sun or the cats. Every now and then I see houses with conservatories on the side or towards the back of the houses and totally dream about how that could be mine someday. One could always dream and who knows...maybe someday. I will have that.


Thank you to all who responded.

For my post down a little ways on what chores would be appropriate for a 10 year old. So now comes the fun part of actually figuring out what to have him do every day. As I want him in a routine now.

Well, today was a long day at work and wet too. I worked on getting the floors clean, trays picked up and got it looking really nice. I am so proud of myself...Whoot!!! I still have to go back and make sure I got everything picked up. I feel like I left something amiss. I even picked up all the broken concrete blocks that they just leave under the tables making it look all crappy.

I have three days before my second surgery on my hand, and THREE days to get this house in order again. Meaning tonight after I get back from work, I will be putting stuff away and getting myself organized. As I want to rest when I come home and not worry about things. Except the usual. Well, off to take my wet socks off..I hate wet socks.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Still searching for Insurance rates.

Ever since my Flood, I've been searching for the best Insurance qoutes possible. The most important part of having insurance is making sure you thoroughly read your policy and if you don't have something called Water Backup Plan, that is something you might want to look into. With saying that, earlier this year that just so happen to be the case with my house. There was construction on my street, and some debri actually went into the line and caused major backup into a lot of peoples homes. My landlord has insurance but unfortunately what had happened did not cover the damage. Its a seperate policy/add on. So now, I am searching the best insurance company to do that for me. I've been searching thru Insurance Brokers to find one in my area and so far, I am waiting on some qoutes. I want to make sure I am protected in my time of need. When I find the proper Insurance Company, I will definitely post about it. I tell everyone I know about that policy, because I do not with this on my worst enemy.

Reviewed Post.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Not sure about this.

If anyone would like to be added to my Blog Listings, please feel free and leave a comment. I visit everyone who visits me, and I will leave you a comment to let you know!!! I've beel going to alot of blogs lately, just surfing and finding some incredible people. I've always been nervous about leaving comments on strangers blogs and stuff but I just wanted to say that I am not a stalker of any sort. I just love to surf blogs, blog myself and eBay in my free time.


I've been sitting here thinking, last night I rec'd an email from my Son's "Father". He is on his "HoneyMoon" the one that he paid for with my Child Support Money. In which, I know this happens to alot of Single Parents Female/Male. And the reason why I said its MY Child Support money is, he gets laid off and gets seriously behind, talking thousands behind. Well, the State takes his Income Tax every year. Five years in a row now. Well, they only took a small portion. At the time he owed me $1700, I know not much. Well they only took $600. He goes, cool...I got that extra money back...I am going to use it on my Honeymoon Cruise. WTF? Hello? What the man doesn't realize is, I depend on that money for my housing. Its based off my income, and when I don't get that income. I can't change my rent for 6 weeks. But that leaves me trying to find money to pay my rent. Let alone, laundry costs, gas money, food and other etc. But anyway here is a copy of the email he sent to MY email you know I would read it because not knowing what it was....yah hmmm.

"just wanted to say hi and i miss you, were in the carribean on our honeymoon having a great time. bought a couple of things for you. just wanted to say i love and see you soon

It would of been fine if he would not of stated where he was at and what he was doing. It was like rubbing it in my face. The entire time we were married...oh ummm 8 years...never went on a vacation. Our HoneyMoon was at the Comfort Inn. But yet, I was a gold digger and this and that. The idiot didn't realize what he had til' I left and I got the best thing from him. I am half tempted to have him just sign his rights away so I don't have to deal with him. But I can't do that to my Son. It would kill him. I know this post sounds like I am a jealous ex-Wife. I really don't care, I just know it was uncalled for.

Questions for Other Parents and Chores.

Jonathan will be home here in about 25 minutes, I decided that its OUR time today. I know we get alot of our time. Its just that we deserve this time today. If he has any homework, it will get done first and foremost. That way he has the entire weekend to play or whatever he wants to do outside of chores. I am seeking a little feedback on the chore issue. I would like to get some input on what you do with your kids/teens on what chores you assign them too. Like do you let them choose or do you tell them ok this is what you do this week and next week you trade, stuff like that. I would like to know what chores are appropriate for a 10 year old who has ADHD and has the selective hearing thing like his Father. I really would love to hear some feedback as it means so much to me to hear other peoples perspectives and how they handle it. I for one, want him to have some more structure and I know too from reading up on ADHD, that kids who have a structured home life tend to do better in school. So if you can either shoot me an email or leave a comment that would be wonderful.

An important lesson to learn here.

Do you all remember when that Man walked into the Amish school and shot them girls? Well, from that day I had a new found respect for the Amish. For one they are not far from where I live, not the same state though that it happened too. But Amish forgive situations and do things that are so simple and that we should do. Here is the story I am talk about click here and read the story.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Today is going to be fast.

I am already telling myself this...why? Cause when I get arrive later I am going to take a BUNCH of pictures of my Sizzix dies and list them on eBay. Because, I am leaning towards the smaller dies that don't take up as much room. I have SOOOOOO many that maybe, just maybe I can make a buck or two. I think I will put maybe 6-7 dies to a lot. I don't know yet but will figure it out later.

Ya know how I cleaned last night and got it all nice an purty? Yeah well, these ferocious animals decided to to play and play all night long. And you know, I swear these cats hate it when I vacuum. The floor will look all nice and neat, and they will purposely fight and have little white hairballs or chunks of white hair. ITS so irritating or they will knock down the toilet paper roll and chew the crap out of it. I can't put it on the roll cause one of the kittens thinks its a toy. Its a never ending thing here. At least we got rid of one kitten last night...a million more to go. Well, I sure hope everyone has a good day today. I am doing my best to make sure my day is good.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Hiya, how are you? I'm good. Just sitting here thinking about what to do next. I came home from work about 2:49pm....yeah...just in time cause the Boy gets out at 2:50pm. oops, I lost track of time. Well, I started cleaning the living room, kitchen, bathroom, and vacuumed!!!!!!! Yes, even did ALL the dishes. I am stoked people...STOKED I TELL YA. It feels so good to finally have some headway here. Now just waiting for the Boyfriend to get home. His Son has Marching Band practice tonight...I think. Um...nope its next week. Cool, not rushing then. I don't feel so bad now. I still have a few things left to do. Like move the chair back to its original place. Well, where the indentations are on the carpet...anyways. Well, gotta run to get it done..

I also sent in another sign up at PayU2Blog, I signed up awhile back and could not find the tax form to send in. So with working, I forgot. Well now that I will have more time at home here in a couple of weeks. I want to keep myself busy, earning money for Christmas. Actually, I need to buy Christmas stuff since it was all ruined in my Flood back in July. I have to start all over again. I lost it all. Its so hard to even look at Christmas stuff right now, to think of all the ornaments I lost. Well, wish me luck, I sure hope they respond back to me....please!!!!

I am so tired.

I've been on the go since about 8:30 this morning. I went to work, started rearranging the Pansies because certain employees of the store cannot for some reason read a planogram. Ok...its really not that hard. Then I had to do my laundry. I had absolutely nothing to wear the rest of the week. Sorry Mom. THEN, I ran down to the other store and low and behold. They can't read the planograms there either. OMG PEOPLE. I was told yesterday that I could not put any plants out til' the afternoon. Ok no problem. I get there and they are all out. BUT in the wrong places. I really, really hate that. Its my pet peeve and I just love my new region Field Coordinator. She said she isn't going to put up with that, that we are there to do our job and too bad if they don't like it. I sooo love her.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Before Picture of Jonathan's MESSY ROOM!!!!

After Picture of Jonathan's CLEAN ROOM!!!

Yes it took an amazing 4 hours of deep cleaning. My Son, is the worst pack rat well almost as bad as my So much garbage. And we usually clean about once a month too. But this was the worst I have ever seen it. I removed all of the plastic bins, drawers and other what nots. I am so over it being so cluttered all the time. Actually I've been watching TLC and A&E where they flip houses and sell houses. And with me thinking about getting a bigger place to accomodate all the kids, its time to downsize some more. I know I already lost all my stuff from the basement (more space in a moving truck). It just means now, less stuff to move. No going up and downs the steps to the basement for boxes. Well, I gotta run. I have an errand to run real quick.

Happy Monday!!

For the sake of me being sane today. I am staying home. I cannot focus at the moment. I started cleaning house yesterday. It took me over 5 hours to clean my Son's ROOM. From end to end. I have before and after pictures because it was really that bad. I will post them sometime later today. I am destined to get the rest of the house up to par.

Friday, September 07, 2007


I can only assume, but why do some things take so long to be handled and for others its done almost immediately. I am only trying here people. But why in the long can things take so long to happen. Since July 4th, my life has been upside down and turned inside out. I can only complain so much before people starting telling to stop whining and get over it. But for me, I keep having these bills pile up and for the most part its draining me financially. Now the news of the day is, my last day of work (WHOOT REALLY HAPPY) is Sept. 28th. I will be laid off for 3-4 months. I really don't care honestly. I don't care. But what I need to happen is a miracle...I cannot handle going to the laundry mat anymore. The one place I have been going, I am sorry. I can't set foot back in that place. You see ONE roach you see a thousand right behind it. I depise them things, they creep me out. I can't handle them at all. I know that a laundry mat has a tendency to get people who live that way and carry them in their clothes, but heck no am I going to deal with that sh*t. I can't. I keep my house clean and free of them boogers. I will inform the landlord when I get my money I am getting another set of washer and dryers, and if she says NO. Then I will give my notice. Sorry, but I should not have to live without my freedom.

Dear Mr. Cold Man,

Why did you give me this awful cold this week? Was it intentional? Was it something I did? Was it something I said? Did I do something I wasn't suppose to? Well since you can't answer me truthfully I am sending you this cold back as it doesn't fit me properly and it drags on my tail shirt a bit. Its causing my Hair to stand on end and looks frizzy on the ends. So please do not send back to me as I am not interested in this anymore.

Thank you very much, and have a good weekend!!!

Sincerely yours,


Thursday, September 06, 2007

I have a feeling.

I've been pondering this awful feeling ever since I heard about his disappearance. That Steven Fossett who is a avid airman, disappeared on Monday/Tuesday and has not been heard from since. I really, really hate to say it but I have a feeling he may have passed away. Since reading up on his tracking devices and such. If he were injured he would of sent some type of signal. But my gut feeling is telling me that he may have crashed and died instantly. I had this feeling about Princess Diana, I remember calling my Mom and telling her she is dead. BEFORE they even announced it. I can only hope that they find him alive and I can get this icky feeling out of my stomach. I hate it when I get these feelings.

Is there such a thing?

As Liquid Drano for your nose? Please someone tell me there is something to clear your clogged noses and bring back the sense of smell. It totally sucks right now. I was able to smell an hour ago now...its gone. My taste buds...GONE. I wish, I wish I had some type of sense going on. Cause I am not making any sense otherwise. OMG, that was just stupid of me to say that. Maybe its the Alka Seltzer Daytime medicine I took. It says it relieves sinus pressure. I am still waiting. I started sneezing about 9am. Then the running nose now I am all stuffy. This Summer Cold Crap has got to go. Why me..WHY ME..and NOW? At least it waited til' after the Milan Summer Indian Festival. That would of been kinda crappy.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Click for Bigger pic, sorry for the blurriness.

Great Assets for your online store...a must have.

If you have an online store one of the most important tools that you need are a shopping cart in order for users to fill orders and pay for your services. I went to a site one time that didn't have that and you had to email them for the total including shipping. It took forever for them to respond and by that time I could of went to the store and bought it myself, in which I did. Some of the features that this seller did not have were the benefit of having a shopping cart. It doesn't take much to set up an account with them and get your business rolling in a positive direction. I trust using a shopping cart for when I am shopping online because I can trust them with their https formats which shows that I am safe shopping. Wouldn't you like to show your customers that you can be trusted with your website and know that their information can be trusted with you?

Sick, Sick, Sick...

No I am not talking about anyone in particular but myself. Woke up yesterday with a sore throat and spent most of the night trying to breathe. Stupid sinuses. I hate them. Then my sciatic nerve is acting up meaning I have a difficult time doing everyday things. Like WORKING and sitting at my computer. Its so hard for me to sit upright. Yesterday I came home in such pain, I put some medicine on my nerve area and took a Ibuprofen. And about an hour later it relieved some but not much. Totally sucks.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Have you Yuwied lately?

Well you probably have never heard of it but its a site that is like MySpace/Facebook/other networking sites to meet new friends while earning money by looking at other peoples profiles. I am always searching profiles of people to see if I know anyone from school and such. So click on my link here sign up if your interested and have some fun.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Its been a long, long weekend.

And I have so much to say but been way too tired to post anything about anything. I seriously have neglected everyone and everything this past weekend. With the Milan Fest, the Pageants and Parades. Whoa. I am tired. I slept today for over 4 hours and woke up with a sore throat and headache. Mike says its a summer cold. I say, I slept with my mouth