Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Reward Day

So we won a contest at work. Usually not a big deal. But they had managed to hype it up so much that we were really excited about it. They said they were going to take us someplace fun and pay for everything. To give them credit, they did.

We all gathered at work and the boss man bought us all a drink. Naturally we ordered the more expensive ones. Then our manager starts to get power crazy and grouchy, since he has permanent PMS. He should have a period, since he is always on one anyways.

Now I arrived about a half an hour after our meet time. People were still not there and everyone was getting antsy. The last thing we want to do on our day off is sit at work. Finally everyone arrives and we think we can finally leave. Yeah, not happening. The manager just HAS something to do to drag down the leave time even further.

Finally on our way, we discover we are going to The Incredible Pizza Company. The games were fun. The buffet was nice. The go carts SUCKED. The bumper cars looked even more pathetic. So if you plan on going there for go carts. I recommend Great Times instead. BUT if you want arcade games and tokens. The Incredible Pizza Company was not half bad. The TV station was there and filmed some of my fellow employees in a pizza eating contest. Using no hands. That alone was worth the drive.

Had more fun at the bar we went to afterwards though. To be perfectly honest. But then I was able to drink there. ;o)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Oh What A Day And Night

There was a team contest at my work. I came in first and the whole team was able to go out, on the company for fun, games and drinking. Was fun. Even though we had a rocky start.

Per usual, drama had to ensue before I could even arrive. I managed not to be the last to arrive, but I was second to last. I had to run some errands. I found a pregnant kitty on the side of the road in bad condition, so I had to find a Humane Society. Which per normal took me forever. Then the cat kept coming over to my floorboard and getting underneath my pedals. Dangerous and aggravating. I finally get her to the shelter and hit the road again. Second stop Walmart. Normal. Or should be. But we are talking about the Drama Queen. Fifteen lines open, I get into the one that only had one person in it. Now, I know what you are thinking. How lucky is that? One person ahead of you at Wally World. Wow! Yeah, well that one person too FOREVER! I swear she didn't have that many items left on the conveyor belt when I got into line behind her. The next thing I know people were bringing her stuff from everywhere.

I so wanted to scream. She then pays with everything with food stamps. Now I understand if they need them. That is fine. But my two item purchase was short and simple, so I manage to do my transaction really quickly. I such a short time in fact, that I had the joy of watching said previous mentioned woman get into a BRAND NEW Blazer. Yep. Now here I am driving an 88 Thunderbird and barely making ends meet and she has a new truck. I just shook my head and walked on to my car.

Third stop. The band, ick. Wouldn't be a big deal but I rent from a friend, so I just deposit the money into his account. Now you would think that wouldn't be a problem, but leave it up to me to forget to bring the account number. There I am in the drive thru line trying to reach him to get his account number. He is not answering the phone. I finally get aggravated holding up the line and drive off to wait for him to return my call. Next thing I know, I am being chased down by a teller. I drove off with the cylinder thing you put your stuff in to send to the teller. OOPS! She manages to reach me as my phone rings with the person I had be trying to reach on the other end.

I accomplish my transaction. Apologize much to my embarrassment and finally am on my way to work.

I will write about that tomorrow. Since I yammered on for so long today,

Saturday, August 1, 2009

And The Verdict Is...

My car is officially hating on me. So I thought I had managed to have my flat tired fixed. Nope. I go out to the car on Thursday afternoon and try to leave for work and the same tire is flat. So I find a ride to work and call the mechanic who swore to me he double checked for more then one leak and bitch. My roommate says the mechanic found a leak in the sidewall of the tire, which means, he really shouldn't repair it. Because driving on a repaired side leak is like asking for a car accident. It should come as no surprise that I had to dip into the rent money and buy tires.

One good thing about him coming to my house and fixing the tire is that he found out I have a bad tire rod. Oh wait. Did I say that was a good thing? It isn't. More money to be used to fix something else. It is good to find that out though, in the long run. An accident from a bad tire rod would rip up my front end of my car. Not to mention who knows what would happen if the car crashed.

Though normally rent would come first, this time the car does. Because I have to have it to go back and forth to work and my children ride in that car and I WILL NOT compromise their safety.

On the bonus side, I get to go to a baby shower today. Tiny clothes for tiny tots that I don't have to feed are always fun.

Until next time....

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Been Super Busy

As you can probably tell, by the big gap in posts, I have been super busy. So busy in fact, that I hadn't realized how long it had been since I posted. Now you might ask yourself, "What exactly has kept her so busy?" I will tell you.

I am super excited to announce that I have been working on launching a woman's online magazine. OMG! Not another one?? Some might say. But truthfully it is my pride and joy. It launches on September 1st. It is one hundred percent different. I can't tell you much more about it at this time. For I do not want my ideas to be stolen. BUT..... please keep checking here. Thanks to a friendly message from a former reader of mine, I was inspired to take the time to post today. I was also inspired to keep up this blog.

On that note, I shall tell you that the Drama Demons struck me again. That is my name for the undeniable Karma I seem to have in life.

First off, I was so wrapped up in research that I lost track of time. Normal. So I hurry up and throw on my face, since I didn't have time to actually paint it. I run out the door. Jump in the car. Peel out of the drive way. Then surprise, surprise. I have a flat.

Now, here I am stuck in the middle of the road. Luckily, my ex husband skilled me in mechanics. I get out the crappy jack, which was soon replaced by my neighbors nice one. I loosen the bolts and proceed to change my tire. I pop on the donut and tighten the bolts. Drop the car and surprise!!!! That damn tire is flat and useless. So much for going to work. They told me to stay home. Naturally. See, I live out in the complete middle of NO WHERE!! It takes 20 minutes to get anywhere. So by the time I get to work, and that is after I get the tire MAGICALLY fixed, it would be later then they would need me.

Good thing I have a cool boss. My roommate took me into town to get one of the tires fixed. So now I have wheels again. There was a screw in the tire. So I was literally screwed today. Imagine that. Didn't even get a kiss. LOL

Monday, April 27, 2009

Changed My Mind

I know..How so like a woman to change her mind. But as much as I would relish the opportunity to make some money. I hated that site. So here I am back in action. New post tomorrow. Please ignore my indecisiveness.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I have moved sites

I moved because I have an opportunity to earn money with my writing. I know that sounds jaded, but I am a single mom and I need any money I can get. I hope you join me at the new place.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Yeah I know the title is cheesy, but hey, what can I say? It was what actually happened. This weekend, my oldest. The fifteen year old that will be sixteen in about a week, eek!, brought me a paper. He then said, "Mom, can I go on an Easter egg hunt?" Before looking at the paper, I looked at him like he was crazy. He laughed and said "Read the paper. There is going to be prizes. I want the Xbox."

Right then, everything made sense. The local park was having a huge Easter egg hut for kids between sixth and twelfth grade. Each child or teen had to pay five dollars. I thought, what the hell. Left the young monster with a friend and headed off to the park with the oldest. The next thing I knew, I was in the midst of about 500 teenagers. 98% of them did not have a parent with them. Yep, even in the boonies, parents drop and run. Crazy. There was a D.J. and lots of loud music. It was actually fun watching the kids dance like mad. They were all waiting for it to be dark. I forgot to mention it was a nighttime egg hunt.

500 teenagers, 500 flashlights, 7,000 Easter eggs and 700 prizes. It was chaos when they let them all take off. The biggest prize was the before mentioned Xbox that my son wanted. He ended up with a bag of candy and grape flavor chap stick, which I teased him and said was meant for a girl.

I ended up being recruited to help supervise, surprise, surprise. Have you ever been at the bottom of a hill full of prize filled eggs and watched hundreds of teenagers charge down that same hill towards you? Rather intimidating. Just glad I wasn't an egg.

How was your weekend?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Time Flies

Why is it.. when you are bored..everything seems to take forever, yet when you are busy time flies? It seems to move at such a rate of speed that you feel like you are getting behind instead of ahead or running on schedule. Maybe time is truly a perception and not an actuality. Been super busy this week. So busy that I honestly can't believe it is Thursday and wonder what has happened to my week.

Thanks to Dixie, I am officially hooked on Dancing with the Stars. That is one of the luxuries I allow myself. So I watch it online on Tuesdays. That takes care of one relaxing time this week. But everything else. Pretty much a blur.

I sell on eBay, so many trips to the post office. Trips to the bank. I even held my first flea market show this week. Except to the setting it up and the hauling of all the stuff there, I had a total blast and the day just flew. The flea market actually proved to me that there are still genuine nice people out there. Since I didn't think it through, such as bathroom breaks, socks, food and coffee. So there I was freezing and one lady brings me socks. She said I was making her colder. Cracked me up. Another lady brought me coffee. One man was nice enough to watch my booth so I could run to the ladies. THANK GOD! and yet another man like our conversation so much he brought me breakfast.

Well, off I run again. Another trip to the Post Office and bank. Then I think I will treat myself with some shopping. Hey, what can I say. Down deep I am such a girl.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Raining and Pouring

Well folks, when it rains it pours. Been absent again. This time both of the kids were and are still sick. The youngest managed to acquire tonsillitis and the oldest caught my strep. So tons of fun here in the Queen's household. You would think being a Queen there would be some help, but then I remember, mine is a tiny kingdom. All the people in it are sick. The only person not physically ill is me and I am sick in the head.

Had to take the little one to the emergency room. Pretty sure going to have to go again this afternoon to take the oldest. Too bad they don't give you frequent flyer miles for going to the hospital.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Back In The Saddle Again

I must say in complete honesty, it is much better not being sick. So I am back up and running.

I know that a lot of us run through our days and they end up in such a blur. Can you even remember the little things that made you smile that day? Were there any little things? Could something as tedious as going to Wal-Mart be fun? Just some simple ordinary questions.

To answer at least one: YES! Sometimes I am so busy that I think life is passing me by at such a rate of speed that I sometimes have to actually figure out my age. Not a joke. But today. No matter how dramatic the post office was, the only one in there and still had to wait an hour, not joking. And no matter how time consuming grocery shopping can be, not to mention annoying. I was still able to enjoy my day. Now you might be asking yourself this, "How could she have a good day after being stuck in the post office for an hour and then have to go grocery shopping?"

Well I am going to answer that for you.

Along for this painful outing with me was my undaunted 6 year old. Oh, I heard mom's cringe when they read that. Yep, I had my little man with me. All in all, he was great. Had one small moment, but the rest of the time, he is the only reason I am positive tonight. While waiting on the silly machine to be fixed at the post office, we went for a walk. Nothing major. Since I live in the country and the nearest town is super tiny, wasn't far to walk. We walked to the corner store (literally a corner store), got something to drink then heading back to see if the machine was working. It wasn't. So we packed up our packages, all twenty of them, back into the trunk of the car (did I mention, little man helped carry the boxes?). And off to yet another tiny town in the boonies to see if their post office would work. Thankfully it did. We then left that town for a country drive to the closest town with a Wal-Mart.

This is the fun part. All my little guy wanted was one of those bouncy balls. I would say about the size of a soccer ball maybe. So I gave in and said yes. I couldn't be more thankful. The rest of my shopping, which by the way could have be horrible with a 6 year old running wild with a ball, but it wasn't. Instead, the ball was put under his shirt and I was treated to him walking around saying "Get in my belly!" I tell you, I tried not to laugh to hard. Some employee stocking the freezer about dropped his box of food cracking up at him. An older woman dropped her bread and a young couple asked if he was for sale. Jokingly of course. That was my highlight.

It made a painful trip to the post office totally worth it.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Stalled Engine

It never fails. Just when I am getting back into the swing of things. Drama, crap. Whatever you wish to call it happens. Guess that would explain the title of my blog. Duh? I disappeared again. But this time in my defense I was in the hospital for two days and in bed sick the other two. Denying the fact that I needed to go to the hospital or trying to not go. I caught strep throat. A normal sickness. Usually.

And since I have had it before I usually know how to handle it. But this time it nearly killed me. No joke. I finally went to the hospital when I was finally able to see my throat and see what I had going on. I went to the ER and they treated me. Shot me in the bum with the world's worst shot. Even the nurse said it was the worse shot she had to give. It is apparently a time released medicine, so no more taking ten days of penicillin. For all the pain it caused my butt, you would think it would work. Nope. No such luck. At least for this drama queen. Nothing is ever normal for me.

I end up even sicker. Can't even hold down water. Finally officially dehydrated. I get someone to take me to the ER yet again. Have you ever went to see a doctor for strep and he looks at your throat and literally jumps back and says "Holy Shit!"? Well I have. My throat scared the doc. He fixed me up though. I am still sick. But now I am able to stay awake for about an hour at a time. Feeling better, but not feeling well. So, I will be back. Just need a wee bit more rest.

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Ladies Man In the Making

So, here is the real deal. I went on a parent/student educational retreat with my youngest, who is now 6. I was educated alright. I didn't know I was going to have to run interference. My little guy has four little girls with crushes on him. I almost had to stop a fight. They all wanted to sit next to him. Absolutely adorable. Until....

He is 6 and has girls chasing him already??? OMG! Okay, shook that off.

The retreat was quite interesting, besides the tiny tot antics. There was lectures and seminars that help with at home education, which in turn will help them out in school. There was one lecture that the children were included in on. For the love of Pete, I have no idea why they would expect little ones to sit through an hour lecture. But during this lovely time. One little girl got in trouble by her mama. Yep, my son was involved. He was sitting and reading and the next thing you know, he was being kissed. I thought the girls mother was going to pass out.

I was personally too busy laughing to be of any assistance. The rest of the day, they walked around holding hands and hugging. Thankfully, no more kisses.

My little man said, "Mom, I didn't kiss her. She kissed me."

I responded with, "Did you like it?"

He looked up at me, giggled and said, "No."

A "Yeah, right." went flying through my head. I know better. But, that is something I can wait a long time for him to admit.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Back In The Saddle Again!

I know what you are thinking. She disappears for a year and comes back and we are supposed to read her blog? Nope. You don't have to. And I totally understand. Life was just so crazy. Unbelievably insane. Not sure some of it happened myself. I was living in Florida. But I am back in Indiana. Hint Hint Dixie. Still up for that meet if you are up for it. Maybe I can make this a productive blog. Not one just about my crazy insane life, which by the way should be a movie. At least then I could get some money. LOL.

I am not doing the Adventures In Waitressing. I am no longer a waitress. I just couldn't work for the same restaurant here. The managers we horribly useless. Rude and multi-dysfunctional. Terrible combination. Truly. I am now working from my home. Selling and buying on ebay. For myself and others. It is so nice to be with my children. I used to work nights and being a single mom, I hardly ever got to see them. They were having trouble in school and with each other. Since I have been home, my youngest has soared to the top of his class and my oldest (help keep me from strangling teenagers with ADHD) has actually shown some behavioral changes for the better. So now I am not trying to repeatedly pull my hair out. I am down to wanting to pull it out every other day. Looking forward to not going bald now.

I will be back with more. I have several ideas for this blog. HONEST. First I have to learn how to do a few things.

OH SOCCER MOM!!!! I might just have some questions for you (wink wink).