Monday, December 21, 2009
My wonderful Mother in Law showed up at my Mom's house about 8:30 p.m. Saturday evening. She and her best friend Janet made a road trip from Marshall all the way to Waco. It's about a 3 1/2 trip one way so she went way above and beyond being the most wonderful Mother in Law in the world. If you follow my blog you know my Dad is in the VA because of Dementia and not being able to walk. My Mom lives with 2 of my siblings and my sister Cheryl is mostly responsible for all the financial stuff. My Mom's and Dad's social security barely covers their mortgage, bills and medications and sometimes like now my Mom's meds fall into the gap range and she/Cheryl has to pay full amount for them. She's gone a few days here and there without insulin because of it. Anyway, my most wonderful Mother in Law brought down a Christmas basket that her church gave out to the needy. It was supposed to be a Christmas basket but Mother in Law added to it. Family takes care of family is her motto and in my family the words married into/step/half or whatever the relationship is doesn't exist. Family is family. (Father in Law and his current wife do not believe in this motto. Their motto is money is better than blood...again a blog entry for another time. Maybe a scary story for Halloween next year) Anyway, she and her friend Janet brought down a carload of a Christmas basket. 12 rolls of paper towels (I thought of you Lori), multi packs of kleenex, 36 rolls of toilet paper, the big bottle of Tide detergent and Gain too, multiple can goods, 10 pounds of beans, a huge box of rice, bunches of hamburger meat, a Ham and a ton of other stuff too. I can't even list it all. This lady is definitely on Santa's nice list. I can't wait to see her on Friday and give her the biggest hug. Her explanation of why they brought it down early? It just didn't make any sense to unload it from my Brother in Law's truck, put it in her house and freezer and then load it all up again on Thursday back into his truck so he could bring it down on Christmas eve and she felt up to a road trip anyway. What did it matter that she didn't get home until after 1 a.m. that night and had Christmas services at church the next morning? To her it didn't matter and that brings to mind the old saying from Dr. Seuss.........Those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. (paraphrased) I'm glad my Mother in Law is a person that MATTERS.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
No library book. She *forgot it. Yeah, I doubt it. All she could say to me is I'm at work you shouldn't be talking to me here. Yeah, she's blowing me off. We helped her for over two months and she just up and decides we're not good enough anymore. Oh well, neither is she. Hopefully I'll have the library book by Monday. If not I don't know what I'll do. :( I never thought that she'd treat me so badly. I'm done and hurt to my core over her. She's my only blood niece. Turns out she's more like her brothers than I thought she was.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Then yesterday I decided that since I had to drive my kids to the bus stop because of it raining I would just drive over to my niece Amanda's apartment and go ahead and pick her up and save her boyfriend a trip to my house since it was raining so hard. I get to her place and knock on the door and two strangers answer. I say where's Amanda? They have no idea who I'm talking about. They say they moved into the apartment on Saturday. Yesterday was Thursday. Manda was off on Monday but had been at my house on Tuesday and Wednesday and never said a word about moving. I head back home but decide to make a stop at Starbucks for a latte but their electricity was knocked out from the storm. I get home finally and Amanda gets here finally about 8:30. I ask her straight off when did they move and she lies to me and says they moved on Tuesday. Yeah right. Tuesday she worked until 12:30 a.m. and was at my house all day from 8:15. I told her the people said they moved in on Saturday and she said they didn't. Those people don't know me and have no reason to lie to me but Manda does. Come to find out they couldn't pay the rent there because boyfriend needed her paycheck to pay on the car he just got from his cousin. She has nothing to show from working 2 jobs but says that car is half hers. Why in the hell would she want half of a junk car? They're living with his Aunt. Manda is ashamed of it and didn't want to tell me. Why not tell me? Because I told her exactly what kind of guy her boyfriend is. If he wants a car so bad why not work 2 jobs. She's working 2 jobs but yet he can't? Doesn't make sense does it?
Then today, Friday, I put off picking up Chris when he first comes in because I'm waiting for Manda to get here so she won't have to sit out in the cold waiting on me to get back. 8:30 comes and no Manda. I go and get Chris and we get back and there's no Manda waiting on the front steps for us. I have no way to reach her even though I bought a prepaid phone so I could reach her but she won't keep minutes on it so I call her boyfriend at work. I say where's Manda? He says she's at home. I tell him a phone call would have been nice. He says she's got a ride. I say still a phone call would have been nice and hang up on him. She's supposed to go to work today at 5 so I'm going to call her at work which I don't like to do and never would do but I have to tell her since she had a ride today she can use the same person from now on. I'm done giving her a ride to work. She's not a baby. She's 24 years old and if she can't and her boyfriend won't at least have the decency to call me and let me know she's okay (I didn't care about the ride) she can just use the same person to get a ride from now on to work. As long as this boy is in the picture (boy because a man doesn't use people like he does) I can't help her out any more. Until she decides she's worth more to herself than just having a man in her life I just can't do it any more. I don't like the mentality she has about if she doesn't have a man its not a good life. @@ Doesn't make sense does it?
Then for lunch today (still Friday), we ordered take out from a mexican restaurant. I ordered the sour cream chicken stacked enchiladas with rice and refried beans. Caught that the beans were charro beans at the restaurant but got all the way home and found that they didn't give either of us rice. Doesn't make sense does it? Rice is the side dish for nearly every entree on the menu. @@ On a good note I called and the manager apologized and is going to send us a couple of coupons for a free dinner. Now hopefully we'll actually get the coupons. That's the last few days in my week. Hope this all made sense.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Everything's going pretty good. Nothing to really write about. We're all healthy and happy. My niece Amanda is doing well in her job. My Uncle was diagnosed with dementia. I need to plan a weekend to take my Mom to see him. This weekend would be perfect if we had gas money but it was a payday of too many bills and not enough paycheck so hopefully we can go maybe the next payday. We'll see.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
sense does it? Plus, why did they take her application on Friday if they were already filled? Nope not a lot of sense there either. Oh well, something better will come along and if not there's something else out there until it does. She's just going to help me some more this week and go after labor day and start applying. It'd be her luck to get a job that'd want her to work on Sunday and we don't want that since we're planning a birthday party for her. Oh, I almost forgot to say I got a new desktop computer. It's not much different than my other one but I decided to get a new one so that the kids would have a separate one to use for school and to play
games on. Theirs won't be online unless its to do school work or Amanda wants to check her email and stuff. That's about all the exciting news going on here.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
a food service handler which is the tecnical words for lunch lady. LOL. It'll be a perfect opportunity for her right now with her not having a car. She's got to have something close
to me since she's living here and I have to take her back and forth. Plus, she needs the hours
that work with the kids school hours too. She really likes the idea of getting off of work in the
early afternoon, being off on weekends, school holidays and then 3 months of summer too. She'd be able to go to school full time in the summer so I'm really hoping she'll get this job. She needs
to call the lady in charge on Monday morning to find out about being interviewed for it. They've
been advertising for someone for this job for about 6 months now so hopefully.........Anyway, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for her.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
There's nothing posted there yet but it should have something new this week. I did this so that my regular blog wouldn't be so loaded down and take forever to load. Oh the joys of dial up. LOL.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
FIRST LINE FRIDAY...First lines have always intrigued me since I heard an author say that writing the first sentence is, by far, the most difficult part of writing a novel. The reasoning was that a first sentence can make the reader continue reading or cause the book to be tossed aside.So, go to your To Be Read Pile, choose as many books as you want and share the first line. Be sure to include the title and author so that if your reader also finds it intriguing, they can find the book.Also, share your thoughts about the first line. Does it draw you in? Is it...exciting...thought provoking...scary...funny?
Thursday, July 9, 2009
This is my all time favorite picture of my kids.
It was taken at the cemetery where my paternal
grandparents are buried in Dallas, TX.
This is a pic of the kids on Halloween 2001. They were
almost 3 and 5. They're dressed as Mimi and Drew Carey
and they won 2nd place at the local mall for the costume
This was taken after my maternal
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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