Thursday, August 31, 2006

How I spent my "vacation"

The first 3 days I had without working were just as busy as the last 6 have been really. I spent those 3 days cleaning the old apartment and finallizing my packing getting ready for my big move. I spent some time with my Mom and my Sister (who flew in since we all thought Dad was dying....and he's still hanging in there). My really busy time came on Last Thursday when I picked up the rental car for my trip to Florida. $250 deposit and they gave me a 2007 Chevy Malibu (with only 406 miles on it).....very nice ride too. I drove through Ohio, W. virginia, Virginia, N. Carolina and into S. Carolina all on Thursday the 24th. I stayed in a nice little hotel room (Days Inn) with the dog. He was a nervous wreck the poor puppy. I was glad he handled the car ride with no problems. I made that first trip in about 6 or 6 and 1/2 hours. With a dog in the car I didn't think that was too bad. Friday morning I headed back out and finished my journey through S. Carolina and into Georgia then Florida. I arrived in good time in Jacksonville and found my son's new house without any troubles. I was pretty tired though. That's alot of driving. Cerebus was happy to see David and David was happy to have the dog back. Saturday David and I took Cerebus to Jacksonville Beach. It was the funniest thing seeing Cerebus react to the ocean waves. He was scared of them at first. David ended up carrying the dog into the ocean so he could see that the water was fine. After that, the dog walked in by himself but didn't stay in long. Like any other dog might do, Cerebus decided he wanted to dry off. Since there wasn't any grass to roll in, he just rolled on the beach. How was he to know that he would get covered with beach sand. We only stayed for 2 hours since we had the dog. It was just too hot to have him there. I left again on Sunday morning and drove up highway 95 all the way into Maryland. I truely hate driving on DC highways. They aren't marked good enough for people that don't travel them everyday. (something I have to learn) The 11 hour drive ended up taking nearly 13. I was exhausted and drained from the hour and a 1/2 I spent driving through DC trying to figure out how I got lost and how to get to my new apartment. It all worked out and I finally made it to my destination. Bob & I left again Monday by 5am to drive back to Ohio. I had to have the car rental back by noon or pay extra. It was so cool that the total rental was only $98 and some change. I put over 2,000 miles on the car. It was sweet to get that $151 refund. We went straight to Budget rental and picked up the truck to load up my belongings. We started loading later in the afternoon and then we went out to dinner with my Mom and my Daughter and her kids. I said my goodbyes and then Bob and I stayed overnight in a hotel. We started the last leg of driving on Tuesday morning and arrived back in Maryland by 2:20pm tuesday afternoon and immediatley started unloading the truck. We didn't know until later that night watching the news that it was 95 degrees out that day. All along we figured we were near heat exhaustion from being old and out of shape....LOL. It's now Thursday afternoon and I'm still unpacking boxes and trying to get stuff organized.

It's so nice to not have to worry about doing this stuff then stopping to get ready for work. I took a drive today and found a few places I'll need soon. I'm having a good feeling that I'll know my way around soon without panic if I make a wrong turn. I might not venture out onto the highways too soon though.

Now that I'm here and getting settled in, I'll get back to posting more. I have to get used to Bob's computer and keyboard. I really do miss mine.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

No more vacation for me

Just a short note to let all my readers know that I'm here in Maryland with all my junk in the rental trunk waiting to be unloaded. It's sooooo hot here right now that we are taking a muched and well deserved break before unloading. Plus there are no parking spaces infront of the house to park the rental here so we get to it in a little bit.

I'll post tomorrow and try to recap my last weeks events...Oh the sights I saw.....

To Be Continued...........

Monday, August 21, 2006

Taking a Vacation.......

I'm officially unemployed for a little while and loving the thought of it. Now I can really focus on the things I need to get accomplished the rest of the this month. It's all moving quickly. My DSL is being shut off tomorrow and I'm taking my computer over to my Daughter's and hooking it up for her. I have no idea yet when she'll be online, but hopefully it will be soon so I can talk with Deydra by webcam every other day and keep tabs on how she's doing in school this year. It's great to have messenger sometimes.

There hasn't been a change in my Dad's condition. He seems to be about the same. I'm hoping nothing happens while I'm away in Florida. I just don't want Mom being here alone thinking she has to handle things.

Today and tomorrow I have some detailed things I want to get done with this apartment so that when I return next Monday with Bob, all we'll have to do is load the rental truck. All our planning is now here and it's happening fast. I'm so excited.

My next post will be from Maryland in my new home! I'll stop by and make my visits when I'm back online. Try not to have too much fun this week while I'm gone.

I'll leave you with this little bit of humor ~~~~


>A farmer got pulled over by a Texas state trooper for speeding, and
>the trooper started to lecture the
>farmer about his speed, and in general began to throw his weight
>around to try to make the farmer
>Finally, the trooper got around to writing out the ticket, and as he
>was doing that he
>kept swatting at some flies that were buzzing around his head.
>The farmer said, "Having some problems with circleflies there, are
>The trooper stopped writing the ticket and said "Well, yeah, if
>that's what they are, I never heard of circle flies".
>So the farmer says- "Well, circle flies are common on farms.See,
>they're called circle flies because they're
>almost always found circling around the back end of a horse."
>The trooper says, "Oh," and goes back to writing the ticket. Then
>after a minute he stops and
>says, " Hey---wait a minute, are you trying to call me a horse's
>The farmer says, "Oh no, officer. I have too much respect for law
>enforcement and police
>officers to even think about calling you a horse's ass."
>The Trooper says, "Well, that's a good thing," and goes back to
>writing the ticket.
>After a long pause, the farmer says, Hard to fool them flies

Sunday, August 20, 2006

I don't have time for this!!!

I woke up this morning with a horrible sore throat! I'm not even going to try to figure out how I got it, I just have to deal with it.

Tonight is my last night at work! It was hard to go in lastnight and it's going to be even harder to go in tonight, but it's almost over. I'm going to miss working with quite a few people and thank GOD one imparticular "none stop talking bullshitter" won't be there tonight!! Where do people like him come from anyway???

I made a quick run over to Walmart to get something for this throat. I just plain feel like shit. I have a headache to match my throat....(I'm a whinner I know, but I'll get over it).

I tried calling Mom to see how she is this morning and there is no answer so I left a message. Now I'm wondering if Gloria took her to Columbus with her after all to see my Niece....Hmmm. Guess if Mom doesn't call me back I can always call Gloria to see if that's where Mom is.

Time to go get some extra cleaning done in this apartment. I can't believe I'm almost all done with everything. Yesterday the walls seemed to be closing in on me. Lots of stuff going on and I certainly need a break. I'm actually looking forward to my drive south this week.

I logged on here lastnight in search for "pet friendly" hotels and found a Days Inn in Rock Hill, SC. That is the 1/2 way point from here to Jacksonville, Fl. so I booked it.

I get to see Bob in one week from today!!! I need his arms around me now that's for sure....I miss him so much. Okay...time to get away from the computer and get something done!!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Photo Scavenger Hunt


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~~~~ EDIT ~~~~
Yes this is my sister beside me.....I did not purposely find one where she was just happened this way!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Who says there isn't anything to do in Canton, Ohio??

Just become related to us and there is plenty to do at any given moment!! (This month anyway). Here's what's going on as of just today :

1.) I took Mom to her doctor's appointment ~~~~ ( She thought she was getting a bad chest cold)
~~~~ Get a prescription for a Walker and a shower chair.

2.) Gloria made (what seemed like 1,000 phone calls) and set mom up for a new furnance with central air.

3.) Sold Mom's car.

4.) I babysat Deydra all day ~~~~ (she accompanied me to the Doctor's with my Mom).

5.) Gloria took Mom to lunch and to pick up her walker and meds for her bad cough.

6.) I took about 6 boxes of items out of my house over to Heather's apartment that either was theirs to begin with or that I gave them since I'm moving.

7.) I disassembled a crib someone gave her that had missing pieces and stunk from being in a basement forever and took it to the dumpster.

8.) Just arrived back home at 8:30pm after a day that started at 9am this morning.

I know it doesn't really seem like much when I don't go into details of how the day REALLY went, but I'm sure anyone reading this has a great idea of what kind of hectic day we all have had. There is no time for me to rest. Tomorrow in the morning I want to go see my Dad ~~~~ (I never made it over there today) ~~~~ then I have some detailed cleaning to get started on for this apartment. I am 95% all done packing. I only have 2 shifts left of work then I'm all done. I work Saturday (tomorrow) from 2 to midnight then Sunday night 2 to 11:30pm. On Monday I'll need to turn in my keys and uniforms then get the rest of the 5% of things accomplished that I haven't finished already. Mom is getting her brand new furnace installed on Monday ~~~ Gloria will be there for that ~~~. Monday will be my last day online. My DSL is being shut off on Tuesday the 22nd. I'll be taking my computer over to Heather's then and setting it up for her. She won't have it online for another week though.

This is all overwhelming to small degree. I'm happy and thrilled that it's all coming together for everyone. We really have to go with Dad, one day at a time. We just don't know when, so we are all moving on with things in our lives and will do what needs done when the time comes. At least the prearrangements are made. At this posting, I only have 6 days left till I drive to Florida to see my son and drop off Cerebus to him. I get to see Bob in just 9 short days!!!! Then we never have to be apart again!! I have just 11 more days till my big move. Less than 2 weeks. I never thought it would get here with all that we've had going on. My Sister leaves in one week to go back to California. She has done alot since she's been here and I'm glad she got some things done with Mom that I haven't been able to do.

Now I think it's time to go lay down and get some much needed rest.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Today was a long day.

It's been awhile since my alarm woke me up at 5am for work. Going back today was interesting to say the least. My open grill cook was 1/2 an hour late so that meant that I had to start filtering atleast one of the fryers until he got there. To make a long story short, I ended up wearing fryer oil (not hot, it wasn't on) all over the front of my good work shirt when the heating elements dropped back in while I was standing there. Not a good way to start your day at 6:30 in the morning!! I'm sure part of it was because I didn't really have my mind on what I was doing.

I was scheduled till 4pm, but had to leave a little early. My Sister called me today to let me know we had a meeting with an LPN from Harbor Light Hospice Care in my Dad's room at the Nursing Home at 4:15pm. We now have him all signed up for Hospice and he'll be getting a little more attention and this will ease the pressure off the staff of the Nursing Home somewhat. He looked worse again today than he did on Tuesday and Wednesday. I suppose he'll have these up and down days from now on.

When I arrived back home after the meeting, my Daughter and her kids were at my house. A quick call to my Sister and we all agreed to meet for dinner with Mom at the Golden Corral Restaurant. Dinner was very good as always.

When we arrived back at my house after dinner, there was some sort of "bust" going down right at the intersection by my house. We had to drive around the block just to get to my house. Undercover police vehicles surrounded this car and they had a man handcuffed beside one of the vehicles. We obviously missed the search of this man's vehicle, but they had all 4 doors and his trunk open. They hauled him away in a cruiser and then had a tow truck come take his car. Bad day for him!! In the 2 and 1/2 years that I have lived in this apartment, that is the first (that I know of) bust of any kind in this area. Anyway.........

Bob and his Brother started the big move for their Mother today. They loaded her stuff in a u-haul and moved her up to Youngsville, PA. She was accepted into an apartment complex for Seniors through HUD housing. She's excited to be back in PA. Her birthday is next week and I believe she'll be 78 years old. She was pretty ill a couple of years ago and Bob and hi Brother moved her down to Maryland so they could take care of her. She's doing better now and is really happy to be back on her own. Bob will miss her alot and we all know she'll miss Bob. We will defenately be making round trips to PA and Ohio often to go visiting the Mother's. Hopefully atleast every 3 months. (I wouldn't mind 2 months, but we'll see how it fits in with the job scene for us.)

Deydra is spending the night with me tonight and helping me get some last minute stuff accomplished. I leave for Florida in just 7 days!!! The bad news about that trip, is the now Deydra doesn't get to go with me. I was wrong about the day she started school. I had it that she went back on the 30th. Turns out she goes back on the 24th. I had to sit her down and tell her she couldn't go. She took it rather well. She's such a big girl. She's really looking forward to starting school again. She's sad that she doesn't get to see my Son...her Uncle Dee-Dee, but she understands that she can't miss school. I sure hope to be able to make it up to her some day soon.

That was my long it's time for this tired gal to get to bed.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

One day at a time

Dad was diagnosed yesterday with Congestive Heart Failure.
Since he's now on "Comfort Care", he's being medicated just enough to be comfortable.
I'm sure he'll have better days than others from here on out.
Since Gloria is here now to be with Mom, I'm going back to work to finish out my notice.
I have to take this one day at a time.
If he goes and I'm working, I'll make a few phone calls and deal with it the best I can.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Not so good news..........

Well...I'm supposed to be at work right now.....called off since I had to be at the Nursing Home all day.

They called me at 11am to let me know Dad is very ill and they thought it best if we came in.

He was rough this morning...didn't think he'd make till tonight.

He's now on "comfort care" and they started his morphine.

I'm covered tomorrow at work also, but I have no clue what's going to happen with Dad....something like this, you don't know how long they can "hang on".

Last I knew his b/p was 98/50 and his blood oxygen level went from 72 to only 79 after they put him on oxygen.

Mom is staying in his room tonight...I came home about 7:45 and will call before I go to bed to see how he's doing.

Tough time right Sister is on her way here from California and will arrive in Cleveland at 4pm tomorrow and is staying for 2 weeks (atleast).

I only had 5 more shifts to fulfill my notice and now I don't know what's up with that....I just hope they realize this is something legitimate and I'm not just trying to get out of working out a notice...Family comes first....still planning on working out some kinds of notice....I just am to drained at the moment to think.

TUESDAY August 15th, 2006

Dad is doing surprisingly better today. A huge difference from yesterday. We really didn't think he'd make it through the night. He's very very pale and is still making that "gargle sound" when he breathes, but seems to be way more alert today. He even waves at me and says Hi....something he hasn't done in a very long time. We still don't know what to expect because he is failing and is still pretty sick. Atleast his breathing has slowed down. My sister will be here in a few hours and she'll be able to access him way better just from the knowledge she has. Mom spent the night in his room and I took her out for breakfast this morning. We went back and sat with him for a few hours, but I brought Mom home with me so she could lay down in my bed and get some rest. Sleeping in the reclyner in Dad's room wasn't too good for her. I'll take her back when I leave to go pick up Gloria from the airport.

I have decided that unless Dad takes a huge turn for the worse over night tonight, that I'm going back to work on Thursday to work my 6:30 to 4 shift. I called them a little bit ago to let them know. This is all so mentally draining with all that my family has been going through this month so far. Just with me alone trying help my Daughter move to her new apartment and me packing and getting ready to move and getting my Mom's trip taken care of and working all the hours I've been working at the same time, has drained me alot. Soon I'll be able to just sit down and relax. I'm a bit concerned about my Mom right now. This is so hard on her. She's way more drained than I am. She's constantly worrying about so many things. I just don't want to see her break down. I've watched her have too many close calls with nervous breakdowns over the years. Pray for her more than for me if you will. If Mom's ok, then I'll be ok.


Well here it is...Monday the 14th....the official start of my last week of working here. Just 5 more shifts then I'm all done!!! I soooooo need the break too. I'm closing tonight and tomorrow night...get a day a day shift thursday....get a day off then my last two shift (Saturday and Sunday) are closes. Just 5 more...can you believe it??!!!


I'm having my internet shut off (more than likely) on the 21st. Since I'm giving my computer to my Daughter, I need to get it taken apart and packed up to get it over to her place before I go. I'm not sure when she'll get the internet hooked up at her place so I will probably just have to be off line until I reach "my new home". I'll be sure to post to let everyone know exactly when I'll be offline.


I keep telling myself that I have so much to do and such a short time to get it all done. The reality is, that I have made a huge dent in anything left to do here. I got home from work lastnight and walked into the kitchen and it looked so bare.....that is the best sign that I'm nearly caught up with packing and cleaning. I was getting pretty overwhelmed with it all. If I just had the packing and cleaning to do I would have been done in about 3 days...not 3 weeks. Working my regular shifts and getting this stuff done in the little time I have between shifts, has been hard on me. I also have issue to deal with with my Dad and it's hard trying to get it all in. I have phone calls to make and meetings to set up and information to look up and that too can be overwhelming. Dad and I have never been close but it's still hard to have to search for information about his death and what we need to do when that happens. He isn't doing that well, but you never know just how long he might hang on. It will be good for me to have 4 days off in a row before I leave for Florida on the 25th.


Speaking of Florida, I still have to call and reserve a rental car. I need to make sure they have on the size I want the day I leave. I don't want or need any surprises. My son tells me that his roommate just got himself a 4 month old pitbull puppy. Now Cerebus will have a little playmate when he gets there. That will be so cool. I'm glad it's them and not me with a puppy. I hated housebreaking and training puppies. I'm happy for Cerebus, knowing he'll be much happier there. No more being in the house alone for 10 to 11 hours a day with no attention or being let out to pee. I'm not thrilled about the 13 hour drive ahead of me, but its all worth it in the end. I'm going to be on busy girl from here on out for atleast the next 3 weeks. I'm looking forward to the move and getting it all behind me so I can relax and unwind.


Driving up to Maryland from Florida (11 hours) to pick up Bob on the 27th. Not sure if we are staying over and leaving the next day or him driving us back here that same day. It's going to be alot of driving and moving at the end of this month. I still haven't heard from my landlord about me moving. I know he knows because he cashed my August rent check. I put a note in there for him giving him my 30 day notice that I was moving out at the end of the month. Guess that's another phone call and meeting I have to arrange. It would be super to have my deposit back before I move rather than have him mail it to me. I can't see a reason why he wouldn't let me have it back in full. Oh well, can't worry about that right now.


I better hop off of here and get something done. Before I know it, it will be time to head off to work. Hope everyone has a great day.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Photo Scavenger Hunt


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Today's theme is "funny". I have been very busy lately and haven't been able to take any new photos. You should know though, that won't keep me from playing each week. This photo was taken when my Granddaughter ( who is now 6 yrs old) was only 18 months old. (wow, that means I was way younger were having a great time that day and she was making funny faces. This is the only one I have of her from that day online.

Happy Hunting and I'll make my rounds after work.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

What's up around here........

Lots going on around here.
Still packing and cleaning and working my regular shifts.
Took the day off from everything yesterday.
Mom left yesterday for her flight to California.
Wouldn't you know that on her first ever flight alone, there is a hightened security level in effect after she gets underway!!
She was on American Airlines and they are based in Dallas.
Just so happens that Mom's connecting flight to San Jose was in Dallas.
She was delayed for 2 hours.
I haven't heard from her yet or my Sister, but I'm assuming she's fine.
I know that she had a really long day yesterday and flying through time zones doesn't help.
She left here at 5:07pm (EST).
She was supposed to arrive at San Jose at 9:59pm(PDT) making that 1:00am here.
The last I knew when my sister called me @ 1:30am to let me know Mom's plane was late, was that she was only an hour behind schedule.
I'm just hoping she wasn't freaked out at all.
With California being 3 hours behind us here in Ohio, I won't call to find out how things are.
At the moment it's only 5:20am there. I think they'd all shoot me if I called.
I'm waiting for my Sister to send me an email letting me know how Mom is after that whole ordeal.
I have to work again tonight from 2pm to midnight.
I need to get my kitchen stuff organized and packed and tossed out then clean the kitchen.
Before I know it, time will be shortened on me and I'll have to rush to get stuff done.
It would be so much easier if I didn't have to keep working my shifts, but oh well, I wanted one more paycheck before I left.

Heather colored my hair yesterday afternoon.
No more grey!!!
It's darker than it has been in awhile, but it's more my natural color now.
Maybe later I put some highlights in it....I still haven't decided on that.


I think I'm actually out of stuff to talk about for this morning.

Mom called me from Gloria's. She doesn't even sound tired. That's so good. She says the reason her flight was delayed was because a part needed repaired in the air conditioning on the airplane. They sat there (on the plane) throughout the entire delay!! She saw on the news when they arrived back at my Sister's about the bomb threats and airport delays. She said she never saw anything weird at the Dallas airport. She said if she had, that might have made her worry. I'm just glad she made it there ok and seems to be fine and not at all worried about flying back on Saturday.

Monday, August 07, 2006


So, you think English is easy???

Can you read these correctly the first time?

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish furniture.

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to
present the present .

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not object to the object.

11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

13) They were too close to the door to close it.

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant,
nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins
weren't invented in England nor French fries in France. Sweetmeats are
candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for
granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work
slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor
is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce
and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural
of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2
indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend?
If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them,
what do you call it? If you have a pair of pants - should one leg be called
a pant?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats
vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English
speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what
language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and
send cargo by ship? Drive on a parkway and park on a driveway? Have noses
that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a
wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a
language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill
in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the
creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all That is
why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out,
they are invisible.

PS. - Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick"

You lovers of the English language might enjoy this .

There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other
two-letter word, and that is "UP."

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the
list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting,
why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP
for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?

We call UP our friends. And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the
silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the
house and some guys fix UP the old car. At other times the little word has
real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP
an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing, but to be
dressed UP is special.

And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped
UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.

We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper
uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary,
it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty
definitions. I f you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the
many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't
give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain,
we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP .

When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP.

When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.

One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP,
so........... it is time to shut UP.....!

Oh . . . one more thing:

What is normally the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you
do at night? U-P

Sunday, August 06, 2006

So much to do yet.........

I have only 19 days left before I leave to go to Florida with the dog. Since when I return I'll have Bob with me and we will start loading the u-haul, I have to be all packed and ready to go. I'm nearly all done, but yet everytime I turn around I have created a new mess that needs cleaned up and sorted out. I'm closing the next 3 nights in a row so I only have the morning hours to get anything accomplished. In reality I only have 11 more days of work left....(spread out ofcourse). I'm not counting my days off naturally. It's just overwhelming a little, but well worth getting it all done. I spoke with Deydra this morning for a few minutes and she's still asking how soon we get to leave for Florida. She's so excited about this trip.

I need to hop off here and get back to cleaning up. Somehow it doesn't get done when I'm not doing

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Photo Scavenger Hunt


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Please be sure to click on the blogroll to see all the participants and feel free to join in the fun!! This weeks theme is MONEY. This is something I carry very little of. I snapped a photo of the 3 ways I spend money when I have it...LOL. Yes that is all that was in my purse at the moment. Most times I don't even have that much. I'm such a Debit Card user....wonder if there is an AA group for plastic

Friday, August 04, 2006

Who in their right mind misses a DOOBIE BROTHER'S concert????

Well that would be me!!! This week is the Pro football Hall of Fame week here in Canton, Ohio and I tend to stay away from all activities involved. I'm not a huge crowd person as it is. BUT...had I known the Doobie Brothers would be here at the fairgrounds performing a 90 minute ass would have been there!!!!!!!!! Storm or no storm, I would have not missed that for anything!!! I just read about it in the local news paper. Sold out crowd and they played all the greatest hits....I'm sooooooo mad right now. (I'll be over it though by the time I post this) Yesterday afternoon was the first I heard they were here and naturally my boss said that was were she was going....grrrrrrr. she schedules Tab and I both to work then she that even fair??? Oh well, I hope she had a great time...(I'm more than sure she did). Dammit anyway!! If I would have only known I would have requested to work a different shift!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Countdown(s) Status

Out of the next 17 days left for me to possibly work....I only have to work 12 of them!!!!!! I'm hoping they go by really really fast!!!

Only 22 more days till Deydra and I drive Cerebus down to my Son's in Florida!!!!! (gonna spend one day at the beach).

Just 26 more days till I move to Maryland!!!!

~~~ Can you tell I'm just a little bit excited about all this? ~~~

Yet another decision made

After much thought on this "sleep test" and everything involved with it...I have decided NOT to have it. I more than likely do have some sleep apnea and if all the symptons I have go along with that....then I've had it for years. I don't want diagnosed with a "condition" then loose my insurance when I'm out of work on the 20th. I won't be working for quite awhile and when I do get insurance again, I don't want a "pre-existing condition" to get in the way. I'm calling today to cancell the test.

With everything that has been going on just last month alone, it wouldn't be a good test anyway. It never fails that whenever I laydown to sleep my mind races 100mph with 1,000+ things. It's no wonder 1/2 the time I don't get good rest. I know that things will ease up on my mind as soon as I'm all settled in with Bob. I'll always have things on my mind. Just my Dad and Mom's situation alone is something that keeps me thinking. Over 50 million americans have sleep I'm not worrying about it right now.

Today is going to be a long day for me. I'll be working 10 to 8 behind the grill line. I'll be praying the a/c doesn't decide to crap out today...that would so suck!!! Looking forward to having Friday off....I have a ton of stuff to get done.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Update on my life.............

Where to haven't written about so much that's been going on and now it's time to write an update.

I'll start with I turned my 3 week notice in at work yesterday to my Manager. She told me congratulations and asked me if Bob and I were getting married. Well, just because 2 people decide to live together for the rest of their lives, doesn't always mean they are getting married..... ( I'm not opposed to that idea....just something that's not happening in the near future). August 20th will be my last day of work until I get settled in at our new apartment in Maryland and look for work there.

My son and his roommates have entered into the land of "renting to own" a doublewide trailer with a fenced in yard. I'm positive they will truely enjoy this much better than the apartment complex they were in. I'll be taking Cerebus down to David the last weekend in August. My Grand daughter gets to go along since she won't be starting school until August 30th. She's so excited to see her Uncle D-Dee (something she's called him since she started talking and couldn't say David....hehehe.....he loves it too). I have plans to take her to the beach so she can see the ocean and so that she can bring herself back some beach sand for the shells he gave her for Christmas last year.

On the way back here from Florida, I'll be driving over to Maryland and picking up Bob so he can come here without his truck and help me with a U-haul. Our estimated day of departure from here is August 29th or 30th. Our Ultimate countdown has finally arrived. It's been 2 years since Bob and I have been "together" and we are finally making it happen to actually "be together" and will no longer have a distance between us. It's going to be an adjustment for us both, but I'm confident that things are going to be just fine. Everytime we are together it just feels so comfortable and right. I feel like we have always been with each other and I truely love that feeling.

Some have asked me ...."What about your Daughter and her kids?" I ask back..."What about them?" My Daughter is doing a fantastic job of raising her 2 kids. She's a very good Mother and my Grand Daughter is so smart. Heather doesn't "rely" on me for much as it is. She's a hard worker and has goals for herself and her kids. I'm not "leaving them abandoned" here and never coming back. I'm just moving farther away and will be back as often as possible. I'll even be taking a small leave of absense from work (wherever I get a job) to come back and help her when it's time for the new baby to be born. I'll be giving Heather my computer since Bob and I don't need to have 2 of them. This way my Grand daughter and I and Heather and I can talk on messenger with the webcams and Deydra won't miss me as much. It's going to be an adjustment for everyone. Even for my Mom. If anyone relies on me for things it's my Mom. I do alot for her. She's happy that I'm moving to be with Bob. She wants me to be happy. Her own parents dictated her life so much and even after she was married dictated it to such a degree that she and my Dad nearly hated the woman for it. Mom swore she'd never do that to me. I've made my life's choices and they haven't always been good ones. Mom sits back and cares but doesn't intrefere. I'm that way with my own kids. I don't always like the choices they make and have made, but how else do you grow up and mature without making some bad choices along the way. I love my Daughter and her kids and abondoning them is something I feel is unheard of thinking. I'll me back this way as often as possible. She and the kids and my Mom will defenately see me more often than any of us has seen my son since he moved away to Florida a year ago. He hasn't been back here since he left. I won't do that. We all understand he hasn't had the funds to come back for a visit. I'm also planning on having my Mom come over to Maryland for a visit. She has a cousin that lives in upper Maryland that she writes to now and then and I think it would be cool to arrange a visit possibly with them somethime. My Mom would enjoy that. I'll never mention it to her incase I can't pull it off, but I'm thinking about doing that.


That's the latest update in my life at the moment. Another thing is Mom is getting ready to go on a mini vacation for herself to go visit with my Sister. Mom's Birthday is Monday the 7th and she'll be 74yrs old. She bought herself a plane ticket to California to see my Sister. She leaves on Wednesday the 9th. That just also happens to be the day I go in for that sleep test. I discovered what the Doctor will be looking for on this test. He'll be looking to see if I have sleep apnea. I know this can be something that can be pretty serious, but I'm not going to keep doing test after test for it. I was actually thinking of cancelling the test all together, but Bob and I decided I should go ahead and have it.

I feel so much better now that I'm able to write in here about what's been going on in my life. I'm so excited and wish it was all happening this week. I have alot to do with packing and deciding what I need and want and don't want and don't need. It's fun and exhausting all at the same time. It's no wonder I haven't been sleeping good with so much on my mind. There's more to talk about but I think if I haven't bored anyone yet with this post, I would if I continued.