A whole lot about nothing really. You'll get bored I'm sure.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

It was good, but it's over

My taco feast was great! Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend. It means a lot that people take time out of their lives to celebrate me.

Thanks Mom. You outdid yourself. Everything was fantastic, and very enjoyable.

Can't wait to start this year. I really do hope that things get better.

I'm tired, so that's all you're getting today.

Friday, May 26, 2006

My Birthday

I had a nice birthday. THANK YOU to everyone who made time for me yesterday. The BIG celebration is tomorrow night and I'm very excited.

The the last night in my 20's my car broke down, so I had to have Fritz give me a ride to work. I wasn't in the best of moods when I went in. Then the district manager came in to do some training with me to teach me some of the things I'll need to know. My manager went into labor which meant I had to work early the next morning.

Then a little ray of sunshine entered the store, looking just like my Dad. He was carrying a pretty little arrangement of a rose and some flowers. I felt so bad because we were so busy I couldn't properly show my gradtitude. It was very touching, and very sweet. It was one of the high points of my day. Thanks Dad, you made me feel very special.

After many phone calls of birthday wishes, off to dinner I go. I ordered a grande peach something that tasted like dirt, so I switched to a very berry or something that was berry good. Then we dashed to the bar for lots of drinks and even more laughs. For my birthday song request, I had them sing Aime, but they slipped sometimes and sang Jamie :)

Other than having to get up this morning, it was a great night :)

Thanks for driving, and dancing, and for being there Mom. It meant a lot. Also, thanks in advance for the big taco dinnner. I'll make sure to wear my big pants.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

The big day...

has arrived, and that's all your getting about that.

My Dad is home from the hospital. I talked to him yesterday, he sounds good, and as you can tell from the comment he left on the last post, he's his same old self. I'm soooo happy about that.

My car broke down last night. I think I need a new alternator. I'm totally ticked. So now I need rides until I can get it fixed.

Off to work, hope I get lots of sales today.

Oh, did I tell you, I'm the 'team leader' there. Which basically means I cover for the manager when she's not there, and get paid the same.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Happy Birthday Chris

Today it was a new birthday for our family. Today we got to celebrate Chris. There are no words to thank him or any actions to show him the gratitude I feel for him for making my sister the happiest I've ever seen her, and my nieces feel safe, and secure and like they finally have a home.
I know he doesn't read the blogs, but Laura, tell him thank you for being just him. For loving you, and for loving the girls. When you walk into your house, you feel warm and you feel like it's a place you want to stay and visit. I love the change in you, and it touches me very much to see the love that you and Chris have for each other. Happy Birthday Chris, you gave us all a gift this year. Posted by Picasa

The Update

Just getting back from the hospital. Dad had 2 blockages. One was in an area they already bypassed so not much could be done about it, however it doesn't appear to be a big blockage or something to really worry about. The other blockage they were able to clear out and put in a stent to hopefully prevent it from closing again.

He will have to stay the night but should be able to go home tomorrow. He looked pretty good. Let's just pray that he'll be able to quit smoking now.

Monday, May 22, 2006

More Air Pics

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Leaving Milwaukee - air shots -

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

No news update

Don't really know much about my Dad. I went and saw him after work. The only thing I know is that he will be having a heart cath tomorrow at some point His blood enzymes are up which is normally a sign of heart attack. So, at this point they figure that is what is causing the chest pain.

He seems to be in good spirts. He is sleeping alot, which is good for him. He wanted a sub from Subway so I went and got him one, and he ate that and went back to sleep. He looks pretty good. His color is good, and other than the 3 bags of IV's he's on, you couldn't tell he's sick.

My boss is pretty understanding, so I'm sure I'll be able to take time off as needed.

As soon as I get some info tomorrow, I'll blog. Grandma, you can always call if you need to :)

Oh what a day

What a day today was. Had a long day at work, then had an adult party that was lots of fun. During the party though, I got a call from my Aunt. My Dad is in the hospital. All I know at this point is that he had a heart attack. I don't know how severe or what, if anything they are going to do about it.

The last time he had a bypass, they told him they probably wouldn't be able to do it again, so I worry that if this is a major problem, they are going to be unable to correct it. I hate seeing him hooked up to IV's and to oxygen, or when he's in pain. It breaks my heart.

I'll keep you as posted as I can.

Friday, May 19, 2006

There's no place like home..

I made it home safe and sound. I actually got to see Lake Michigan on the flight home. It was really cool. I took some pics that I'll have to post when I get more time and energy.

Mom went out tonight, so I have the house to myself. For which I'm glad. I'm tired and just want to unwind. It was a long day today.

I'm back to work tomorrow, but I'm happy because my uniforms and my business cards came in while I was gone. So it will be like getting presents when I get back to work.

6 more days before the big day, that's all I have to say about that. :)

I promise a better update soon.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Old Friend Ben

Today is a sad day. A few years ago we lost our good friend Ben.

There is so much I could say about Ben, but I want everyone to remember him today, just the way you do.

I miss my friend.

Share your memories of him today, and remember his laughter and his way of wanting to please us all.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Almost done

Wrapped up day 3. One more day to go before the training is done. I have to say this has been one of the most informative training sessions I've had.

I'm trying to decide if I should go out or not tonight. Just went and had a great dinner and some bar grille place. It was cheap and pretty tasty. Not sure though I want to go out, and get wasted and be tired for the last day. I'm thinking I'll stay in and hit the hot tub.

I've met a lot of nice people, but unlike other trainings, I haven't tried to make 'friends' with everyone. I really have enjoyed spending time alone. It's given me a lot of time to think about things, and life and all of those wonderful things.

Life is a funny, wonderful, sad, odd, unperdictable thing.

Monday, May 15, 2006


I'm tired again. The beds look soooo comfy, but they're not really. The training wasn't so bad today. Informative and interactive. Makes me want to be a trainer again. It's something to strive for.

The rest of the trainees are down a few doors getting drunk. I decided not to participate. Instead I took a bath and am relaxing. It's really starting to hit me that I'm going to be 30 in 1o days. I'm really bummed about it. I know people don't think it's a big deal, but to someone who hasn't turned 30 or done anything they wanted to do, it's hard.

Off to bed soon, a nice early night. I want to sleep, sleep, sleep. Ahhhhhhh

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Mothers Day, the trip and other news

Happy Mothers Day to all. Thanks Mom for everything you've done for me. It doesn't go unnoticed, or unapprciated, but sometimes showing it in the right ways is hard. We had a nice little Mothers Day celebration at chilldaddy's house on Saturday. We got to spend some time with Chris and see the wonderful changes in Ms. Laura's life. I am very happy for you. The two of them seem like they've been together for ever, and I've never seen Laura happier. God is good.

The trip. I've arrived in Youngstown OH. It seems like a nice place. I'm staying in a nice (so far) hotel. I was on 2 little planes for the trip here. I was a little disappointed that it was so cloudy that I was unable to see Lake MI when we flew over it (both times) however, I got to see lots of white fluffy clouds. I really wanted to jump out the window and bounce off them. Now I know that that really wouldn't work, but those were the kinda clouds they were.

I'm tired and I'm waiting for a pizza, so much for the diet, but I'm too tired to try to find a way to go get something decent to eat. There is always tomorrow...until then.............

Friday, May 12, 2006


So remember I told you the temp got fired? This morning we get a call that the bank deposit was short, and it was from her deposit. Nice huh? The funds never got accounted for.

Went to my Dad's today and he cooked me a late breakfast after work. That was nice, I even think I heard the ghost a few times. SCARY!! My (our) cousin Mark is living there now, but he wasn't up when I was there so I can't give you any kind of update. Maybe tomorrow.

I went and got my hair and nails done today. I've been feeling like a big peice of crap and doing something for myself made me feel alot better. I feel like I can start to be sucessful again. I feel more professional and look cuter, if you can imagine that.

Most nail places are run by people of the Asian decent. The speak english to you, but their language to the other employees. I thought today, it sounds like they are speaking in tongues. I always wonder what they are saying to each other. You can't tell by the tone, except when they laugh. I KNOW it's about me..hmm..what could it be???

Going to have a busy day packing for my trip. Joy joy. Say a little prayer for friendly skies and clear weather since I'll be flying around in something a little bigger than a crop duster.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Hump Day (not that kinda day you pervs.)

Today was a LONNNG day. Worked about 11 hours today, then had to do inventory. They fired the temp today. She popped pain pills all day long plus had charges pending against her for having stolen property. Not someone you'd want to represent the company or handling cash and product. Not only that, she was really annoying. So that means, more long days ahead.

Got my plane confirmation. They are really crazy. I'll be flying from Muskegon to Milwaukee to Cleveland, then on the way back, I'll be doing the same trip with a stop in Mainistee before I get back to Muskegon. Sigh. Nothing is easy.

Also, I wanted to give some props to my Momma. I've been so tired and just wanting to relax in the tub. I've been to tired to clean it out. Tonight I came home to a YUMMY dinner and a clean bathtub. Thanks Mom, even though I'm an adult it still feels good to be taken care of.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

It smells...

...like my birthday. One of the many things I've always loved about my birthday is that everything is in bloom. When I pulled into the driveway today, I could smell the lilacs. They aren't in full bloom, but they smell very sweet.

Work is ok. Still working a lot of hours. Had a few good sales today. YAY. That made me happy. I'll be leaving on Sunday to go to Ohio for traning. Hopefully, they will have wireless internet, so I can keep you updated.

I'm tired. I wish that I had someone to come home to that was going to spoil me a little bit. Like a glass of wine and a ready bubble bath.

Guess I better start thinking about kissing some frogs again.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Jamie's Birthday Wish List

This is the list I know you've been waiting for. :)
There are two reasons I'm doing this. One to remind you that my birhday is coming and secondly, people ask what I want, so this will help.

1. A sprial curling iron
2. Silver hoop earings, something professional looking that I can wear to work.
3. Red Door Perfume
4. Gift Cert to Fashion Bug, Barnes and Noble, or to get a pedicure
5. Green Mile DVD
6. Forrest Gump DVD
7. AA Batteries reg and the ones for digital camaras
8. blank CDR's
9. This comic I know and really like
10. Hair spray, good anti frizz conditioner, or mouse
11. a really good chopping knife.

18 days and counting before I turn the big 3 0.
Hopefully, we'll get to have some sort of party.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Second Day

Day 2. A temp started today. In a few ways, this is a good thing. 1, it means it's less hours, and 2, it means it's less hours, and less sales. She's kinda....um..well, let's put it this way, she bailed her ex out of jail today, and said she did some time in the pooky last month.

I did get rather frusterated today. The manager leaves 2 new people with a girl who has been there about 4 weeks. Things constantly pop up that we don't know how to do or problems we are unsure of the steps on how to solve them. Trying to fix them over the phone is frusterating for both the customers and myself. It also makes us look really stupid and unprofessional.

I'll be going to Ohio May 14th thru thru the 19th, I think for some training. They normally send you off during your second month, but I guess I'm a fast learner so I get to go early. A nice little vacation before I turn into an old maid.

COMING SOON: Jamie's birthday wish list...I know you've been dying for it.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

My First Day

I had a very interesting first day. I'll try to keep it short. The first thing, I didn't sleep much last night, so I was seriously dragging this morning. I get to the 'store' promptly at my start time. No one is there, about 10 minutes later the manager finally showed up. Apparently, she is never on time.
I expected my 12 hour day would consist of me sitting on my butt looking at a computer screen 'learning' Oh no, I waited on customers, made a few sales, solved a few problems and caused a few problems. Welcome to day one.
I did get my new camara phone, if you'd like the number, just let me know. It's a great plan and I've got lots of time available. My business cards got ordered and my free clothes got ordered too.
After the 'boss' left. The only other employee talked a lot of shit about her. Either the manager is really crappy or the other employee is a total bitch. I guess only time will tell. My plan is to do my time here and try to get a trainer position. This will fulfill my life long dream of teaching, and getting to travel and I'd still get a free phone :)

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Last Day of Freedom

Today was the perfect day for my last day of freedom. We haven't had a spring in a few years, it's very nice to have one this year. I didn't get out and enjoy it as much as I wanted to. I made up for it though by having a lot of fresh veggies for dinner. I know, it's not the same.

I spent some time today with my rotten Dad. I forget how much I like spending time with him. I need to make more of an effort to get my ass across town to see him and my Aunt Mom. He made some goooooood cabbage soup. It had everything in it but the kitchen sink. I don't think I've had a soup made by him that tasted the same.

In other news. I found out today I'm going to have an out of town guest in June. The sad thing is, as soon as I think, ok, this time is it, I'm going to move on and get over him, he books something in the area. That totally sucks. I'll be happy to see him though, he always makes me smile.

I'll update and let you know how I like the new job. Tomorrow if you're lucky.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Uh..the New job

I went in today and got my hours for the rest of the week. I'll be working 49 hours from Thursday at 8:30 AM until Sunday at 4:30 pm. My first 2 days are 12 hour days. It's going to hard. Hopefully, they will give me Monday off to rest my weary bones.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Who said Mondays were bad?

Today was a good day. I'll give you the run down.

1. Asparagas is on sale. -hip

2. I found out I start the cell phone job on Thursday. I'm anxious. Good pay, and a few weeks ago I dropped my cell phone and it hasn't worked right since. I need a new one, and I can't complain about a FREE new one. -hip

3. My doctor finally agreed to refill my script for my thyriod meds without a blood test or a doctors visit. - hooray!

I also can't forget my anniversary for quitting smoking. I love being blessed.