Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Tough Day and Tired

Ugh. Tough day at work. Long day at work. Then off to go trick or treat with the best kid in the world. I am going to bed early. One more day of working my ass off, then one day of walking store managers around the store for this stupid dog and pony show. I really shouldn' t talk like that. If someone from my company read that, they would probably be pissed. I am considered "one of them". But I didn't forget where I came from, nor have I forgotten what it is like to work in the stores. Our employees work their tail ends off for hardly nothing. I try my best to acknowledge all of the employees I see who work hard. It's tough, this business.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Goddess Rambling

WWE - What a waste of television time. I can't even stand to watch it. And to think that people still believe that it is real. That none of it is staged. It's drama people.

Television is getting ridiculous. I love some of those ridiculous shows. Flavor Flav' was freakin' hilarious to watch. Talk about staged for t.v.

The shows I do enjoy watching are Grey's Anatomy, The Office (Jim is a hottie), Boston Legal, Gilmore Girls, and Road Rules vs. The Real World. Yes, a wide range of television viewing. That is what makes me CRAAAAZEY!

Hehe. The weather is getting cooler. I love that. The wind was whipping into my patio doors this evening. It was kind of eerie. With Halloween tomorrow, I guess the tiniest things could be a little eerie. I don't think my kid will be trick or treating tomorrow. Oh well. I can buy all of the candy that would be missed out on. We can all rot our teeth together. My favorite candy bar is Butterfinger and my favorite hard candy are those lemon sours. Yum.

-Josh keeps asking me questions as I am typing this to all of you. He thinks that my blog is, well, let me ask him. He says that everyone is nuts. Himself included.

Cool! Flipping through the channels and we found the sport of Curling. Did you know that it has been an official sport of the Winter Olympics since 1998?

-Josh keeps asking me what I am typing about. Sign on and read like the rest of us dude!

For those of you who don't know, Josh is the guy I am dating. We both work for the same company, but have totally different jobs. He works in the stores, and I am one of those who walks the stores, looking for "opportunities". It makes for some interesting conversations sometimes.

My goodness, I have said a lot this evening. And I didn't make much sense. Oh well, I don't really care about making sense all of the time. Because every day I get to start over.

Work Sucks

Today is going to suck at work. I have to spend my whole time at one store to make sure they are doing everything they are suppose to for this big walk-thru we are having. I hate those dog and pony shows. It sucks working for a major grocery chain and having walks like this because all of the customers look at ya all crazy. I wish I could join Andrew and go for a hike today. Oh well. The walk is Thursday. Guess what happens after that? I am off for a 3-day weekend. WOOHOO!! I can't wait!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Home Cookin vs. Overrated Restaurant Food

As many of you who know me, you know that I love to cook on my days off. Well, let me tell you what's for dinner this evening. Oven fried center cut pork chops, my famous garlic mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, fried zucchini and peas. Who says you can't cook a good meal at home? It's better than going out to eat. We recently got some new restaurants on the West Side. Olive Garden, TGI Fridays, and Granite City are just a few. Too crowded, too noisy, too annoying. I would rather cook dinner at home and eat around the table with family and friends. Come on over, my online blogging friends. We can make room...

Advance To Go and Collect Your Day Off

I am off today!! WooHoo! It is gorgeous outside! I am suppose to go to a wedding tonight, but don't know if I am going to make it. Work keeps calling me. All of these stores and fellow co-workers keep calling.


Anyway, I am playing board games with my family all day and watching football. It is going to be a great day!!

My brother may be getting a job in Dallas. This would be awesome. I have never been to Texas before. I really haven't been to Oklahoma either and it is only two hours away. I'm probably not missing much there. Anyway, I hear Texas is wonderful. Hope he gets it.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Way OFF!!

Okay, the idea of getting together sounds awesome. But realistically, not probable. How would everyone be able to get the same days off from work to be able to go? It was a fun idea though.

Well, it's off to work I go tomorrow. BUT, I will be off again on Saturday. I never get to take a weekend day off unless it is for a football game in KC. Woohoo! Can't wait!

I hope everyone has a great weekend. It should be a good one.

Cooking Up A Big Idea

These outages by blogger are really starting to piss me off. Several of the blogs I read are not on beta and the outages affect them.

I was off today. I made chili rellenos for lunch and a roast for dinner. The roast, potatoes, carrots, and onions have been slow roasting in the oven since 9:30 this morning. We won't eat until around 6. It should be so tender, it will melt in our mouths. The weather is currently very cool with light sprinkling of mist. It's absolutely wonderful.

I tried calling Jonathon from 4th Avenue Blues today. No answer. It's not the first time. One day I will catch him at home. Busy guy. He is planning on taking a 2000-mile trek across the Appalachians. What I would give to go with him. I do plan on helping him with whatever he needs to do this. I would love to set up a sort of charity in his name for mental illness. His expenses will not be any problem at all. He lives quite simply and he doesn't eat like a pig. I do wonder about toilet paper. How does that work? Anyway, I am sure that he would let me help him with the financial part of it. He better, cuz' I wouldn't have it any other way.

Wow, I just had the best idea. We could all get together when he was finished and really have a blogging reunion. We could tie in a celebration of his return and how much money he raised. We could have someone from the charity of choice to be there to accept a BIG check. Am I dreaming too large here? What do you think?
Well, I finally switched to Beta. Don't really know how that is really going to help me. I don't know how to do all of the "extra stuff". I need a teacher. Any takers?

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Times Five

Okay, I stole a tag (if you can do such a thing). I found it interesting. I had to think about some of these and I am sure on any given day some of the answers would be different.

I am glad to be back home. I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Five Things I Would Do If I Were A Millionaire:
1. Put a million dollars on the bed and roll around in it naked.
2. Invest, invest, invest.
3. Quit my job.
4. Make one person in need happy each day.
5. Visit Sweden.

Five Bad Habits:
1. Bite my nails.
2. Jump to conclusions.
3. Messy at times.
4. Interrupt others.
5. Selective hearing.

Five Things I Hate Doing:
1. Dusting
2. Washing my car
3. Doing my hair (wash and go girl)
4. Inventory at work
5. Talking to people before my morning coffee

Five Things I Would Never Do:
1. Turn my back on family
2. Compromise my kid's safety
3. Become a Michigan fan
4. Go into outer space
5. Intentionally hurt someone

Five Things I Regret Doing:
1. Not finishing college
2. Letting my parents down when I was younger
3. Not being a better big sister to my brother
4. Not listening to my parents more when I was younger
5. Telling certain people in my life how I really felt about them

Five Favorite Things:
1. Favorite color - yellow
2. Favorite team - Ohio State University (GO BUCKS!!!)
3. Favorite food - My mom's Korean food
4. Favorite season - autumn
5. Favorite song - Take A Chance On Me by ABBA

Five People I Choose To Do This:
Everyone who reads regularly - Go For It.
Hello! I am back. I had to go to the state capital to do some training for some of our stores that are in that area. I just got back and let's just say it is good to be home. I need to read up on everyone before I post again. It's just something I do. Back at ya later...

Sunday, October 22, 2006

I have been extremely busy lately and I haven't had time to post. I am also having trouble typing today. I keep hitting the wrong keys. I don't have time to say mcuh now, but I will catch all of you up later today. Stay warm! It's 40 degrees here. Brrrr!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I Feel Purple Today

I am so glad I am off today. It seems as though I am doing all of my housework and laundry on my day off because that is the only free time I get to do it. Oh well.

The first game of the year for local hockey starts tomorrow. We have a CHL minor league team. I guess they are okay. The only reason why I go is because the guy that I am dating likes them a lot. I have to be supportive, right?

Which brings me to my next subject- love. I have always heard that love is hard work. I have to disagree with that statement. LIFE is hard work, but love shouldn't have to be. If you have to work hard to love someone, then you are working too hard. Love just shouldn't be hard to do. I love many people, obviously in different ways. Granted, it is hard to agree with some of their choices in LIFE, but I still love them. Enough said about this touchy subject.

I am really upset that I missed my question to the Meloncutter this week. I shall give him my question next week, I suppose.

People at work are really starting to piss me off. Life is too short to be worried about what is up their asses. I do care most of the time, but there are some people who just constantly have something wrong in their personal life and it just consumes them to where it affects their work. That gets on my nerves.

Well, it's off to scrub the tub and to reorganize my bathroom. Good day to all of you...

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Unusual Amount To Say Today

What a gorgeous day out! I am jealous of people who get to work outdoors on days like this.

I have come to the conclusion that my neighbors are loud. They are a family of four (two young boys) living in a two-bedroom apartment. It has got to be crowded. Our apartments are spacious, but I could not live like that. My apartment is the perfect size for me and my kid. Anyone else and I would be looking for a four-bedroom house. Which I plan on doing someday when I grow up. :)

Okay, so I have totally gotten off subject. They are noisy!! I am used to peace and quiet. Then, out of nowhere, these little kids are like screaming bloody murder off the balcony. They are constantly yelling when riding their bikes up and down the sidewalks, sidewalks meant for "walking". I hear them all of the time, these two boys at all hours and it is driving me absolutely bonkers! I am so glad my kid isn't like that. Anyway, the complex was relatively quiet until they moved in. Even the dad's diesel truck is louder than shit. Ugh. Yes, they are getting on my nerves. The bad part about it is that other than the noisiness, they are really nice people.

Movin' on to a different subject. The "diva" from yesterday's episode was in better form today. She didn't bring up the fact that she totally pissed me off yesterday. Probably a good thing that she didn't. My direct boss did have words with her about what went down yesterday and told her that she needed to put her attitude in check. Well, at least someone is looking out for me.

Wow, I've said a lot. More than usual, I guess. I, uh, will quit boring all of you now with the mundane things in my life. Have a great afternoon.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Divas, Bedtime, and Jonathon

One of my bosses, whom I call the "Diva", really pissed me off today. She reminds me of the female version of my kid's dad. You know, the Diva always has to be right. And God forbid if someone has done their homework and proven a point to the b-utch. I thought I was getting away from a man who was constantly like that. It looks like a will need to leave my boss like I left him if it continues. And in no way would I quit my job, I would just go under a different department.

Had to set up for the division sales meeting today and then turn around and talk about everything that I did. woo hoo.

I've been extremely tired lately. Probably the weather change, and the fact that I have been working my ass off. I have been going to bed before 10. I took a tiny nap when I got home this afternoon, so I should be able to stay up a little longer.

Well, it seems like my dear friend Jonathon from 4th Avenue Blues is going through a tough time right now. My thoughts are always with you everyday. I wish so much that I could take the pain and uncertainty away for you. I tried to call, but you didn't answer. Please get a hold of me.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Ahh. There is a light rain outside. It's gentle pitter-patter against the sidewalks and houses make me feel like a kid again. You know, when we were younger and couldn't play outside because of it. We would lean our elbows against the wooden window sill and wish it would go away. I love that nostalgic feeling.
Good morning. I am just going to leave something quick as I try to eat a hot, steamy bowl of grits. Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend. I am going to be quite busy today. I gotta go to "The Office" and set up a display for the Division Sales Meeting tomorrow. Why do I always get stuck doing those? Anyway, I won't be back until this afternoon. Have a great day!!!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Hey McDreamy! - Are YOU Predictable?

It's Friday night. Guess where I am at? Home with absolutely nothing to do. I am too tired to go anywhere. It has been crazy busy at work. Today, I had a visitor from one of our Omaha stores. It was fun taking her around and showing her what our stores look like. They have huge box stores up there. All the room you could want to merchandise to your hearts content. Lucky dogs. I love merchandising displays. It's one of the things I like best about my job.

Question out there for the guys and girls. Why are guys so predictable? Whether it comes to sex, mannerisms, presents, you name it. After awhile, you become so predictable. What's up with changing it up a bit? Especially on the sex part. When I was with my kid's dad, I could pretty much nail it down to the second on what he was going to do. It was pretty pathetic. I would suggest changing it up a bit or even try to, but it always resorted back to the same routine. I guess we weren't really sexually compatible. But I was talking to one of my friends and she was saying how her boyfriend goes through the same routine in bed each time they "make love". It sounded so boring and methodical. Also, you always know when a guy is going to get pissed, especially if you see something that gets on his nerves. And the gifts. I would rather not get any. It is so painful to see guys get all uptight about what to get a girl. Actually, it's painfully comical. They just kind of shrug their shoulders, not quite knowing what to do. You know what I am talking about boys. You've done it many times before. You are lost because the female you are buying for has particular tastes, and this makes it difficult. This is why she chose you. All of this reminds me of some of my past relationships. So, all of you blogging people out there, do you have any answers to my question? I would really like to hear both sides if possible.
Five more weeks until Thanksgiving. It is definitely getting close and you can tell. Customers are shopping earlier because it is getting dark earlier. Anyway, it's been a great day. I will be back after dinner. I am baking fish and making jasmine rice. Till later...

Thursday, October 12, 2006


I had the longest day today. We took all of our directors out for the day. It was okay fun. We went bowling, or should I say, they went bowling. I was the one getting all of the pictures. I hate bowling. It's one of the worst ways to spend your time. Any guy who took me bowling on a date would not get anywhere.

I am really tired tonight. It's just going to be balls to the walls from here until Christmas. My calendar is filling up quickly.

Well, good night sweet blogging world. Till tomorrow...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Oh! I am so tired. I was going to do another post, but this will have to suffice until tomorrow. I have a big day tomorrow with all of our store directors. Should prove to be interesting. Good night everyone. Till tomorrow.

Dinner Plans

Tonight's dinner will consist of oven fried chicken breast tenderloins, garlic mashed potatoes, and french-style green beans. I am also going to make a cake. I was thinking about doing one from scratch, but I have some cake mixes I need to use up. I think I will go chocolate. Yum!

In Celebration of MelonCutter's Birthday

I am taking a day off today. You see, it is the meloncutter's birthday, and I only think that it would be fitting to take the day off. What shall I do to help him celebrate? I plan on getting some major housework done. I have toilets to scrub, carpets to vacuum, windows to wash, dishes to put away, clutter to organize, bedding to change and a million other little things. I am also going to cook dinner again tonight. I absolutely love autumn. I feel like I have to bake things of cook up a bunch or comfort food. Would you like to come over for dinner?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Warm Food and Work

Well, dinner was a huge success once again. My kid ate and was completely content. My job is totally in the wrong field. I should have become a chef. A home-mom type of chef. Anyway,

I have been tagged by Jade on the Work Meme. Here are the answers to the questions:

1. What is the best thing about your workplace?
I don't particular have one place that I work at. I have many places. I oversee several departments for a major grocery chain. I have 22 stores. I guess the best thing about all of those stores is that they are all unique. No store is the same as far as employees, clientele, and money.

2. What do you hate about your workplace?
I really hate the fact that the stores are not consistent on company programs and policies.

3. What small irritance at your workplace really annoys you?
The small irritance that annoys me is when I ask why and I receive a million excuses and nothing on how the issue is going to get fixed.

4. Describe the actions/quirks of the weirdest person you work with (can be a co-worker, employer, or a vendor if you are self-employed).
I don't really work with anyone weird, but I do have a boss that gets on my nerves sometimes. She tends to say one thing and do another. She doesn't deliver when she says she will. She is not a very good communicator.

5. What is one thing that you would change at your workplace to make life a helluva lot better?
I would give everyone who works closest to our customers a major raise. They work so hard and don't get paid enough for it. Of course, I would be included in that pay raise. Of course.

So, I don't think that really told anyone what I really do, but I guess if they really want to know, they can ask. I do love my job, mostly because I affect people's growth in their jobs. I love nothing more than seeing an associate who works beyond their potential and gets promoted.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am enjoying a cool 53 degree afternoon. It is suppose to be down to 43 degrees tonight. Of course, I am in a cooking mood again. Tonight's dinner will consist of my homemade meat loaf, fried potatoes, and steamed cauliflower with cheese. I bought some honey wheat bread from Panera and we will have some warm slices of that with butter to accompany the dinner. I should get started. The meat loaf and potatoes won't take long to cook. We usually eat around 7 pm anyway. I know that is late for some of you, but when you are a full-time single mom with a career, you do what ya gotta do. Till later...

Monday, October 09, 2006

Not Much Tonight

I am not going to be able to say much tonight. I have some paperwork to catch up on. I will fill everyone in tomorrow on what is going on. Have a good night.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Yummy - Me And My Big Mouth

My latest foodie addiction consists of Welch's Red Grape Juice and White Grape juice. I love mixing it with chocolate chip ice cream. Sounds gross, right? Try it, I know you will like it.

This weekend was busy and I won't bore all of you with the details. I did, however, made a point to tell one of my bosses that one of her underlings is a total bitch. I think I made my point.

I need to be careful though. I am one of those people who will tell you exactly what I think. If you have seen my comments on The Frumpy Professor or The 4th Avenue Blues, then you know I don't hold back. Can't. It's not in me. And is that a bad thing? I suppose sometimes, but oh well.

Well, it is going to be a busy week. Hope everyone has a good one.

4th Avenue Blues Has Gone Invite Only

I have noticed that several readers do not have access to Andrew's blog anymore. If you are one of them, please leave a comment below. Andrew will probably send you an invite. I know that someone mentioned this earlier. It's sort of an addiction, his blog, I mean. Leave your comments if you want to be added and he will get the list.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Well, it was a beautiful day today. I wish I could have spent it outside or doing something with my family. I am happy though because Ohio State University won their game against Bowling Green, Ohio (35-7). Auburn lost 27-10 against Arkansas. Sorry, Andrew.

I will be back later, party people.
Unfortunately, the trip to KC seemed like a waste of my time. We really didn't get anything accomplished, and I could have been at home with my kid. We did, however, go to Dave and Busters. I am going to take DB there the first weekend of November. He will have a lot of fun.

Well, I will say it is good to be back home. I am suppose to work today, and I will. But I plan on taking it easy. Well, that is all for now. Have a good weekend.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Till Friday

Well, this post will have to last you all until I return Friday evening. I hope that everyone has a great weekend. For all of you who decided to tag me, I will return those when I come back home.

Annabel- don't work too hard girl

Austere- keep writing those beautiful words

Pipe- wow, have a great weekend with your wife and family, loverboy

Karin- I'll get the tag back to you when I return, until then, lay off the ganga :)

Meloncutter- keep those pretty fingers washed, sanitized, and moisturized

Parlancheq- keep everyone a laughin'

Leann- don't give up on what you want to do

Beck- have fun on your date, lucky girl, oh- and Rm better respond if he knows what is good for him

Andrew- have a wonderful time in Florida and drive safely

Okay party people, I am out of here. Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

KC - woo hoo

Today was not as long as I had anticipated. I was told not to work too late because I would be "working" later tomorrow. I have to go to Kansas City for business and I am not looking forward to bonding with those I can barely stand to work with. Anyway, we were told that teams would be announced and that we would be taking part in some sort of competition. woo hoo.

I am getting to bed earlier tonight, so I won't be posting much. I will catch up with everyone tomorrow before I leave. Good night and pleasant dreams.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Good Night!

Okay, here I am again, adding on to the previous post. Dinner was a wonderful success and we also made brownies that were "Oh so Yummy!". Now for everyone who commented, THANK YOU!!! However, I do not get to do this all of the time. It is somewhat a rare occasion for us. But it was wonderful to be able to do this for me and my kid. JD came home from work early and he joined us for dinner. It truly was a special night. I am sitting here at the computer with the love handles hangin' out with the droopy eyelids, typing away at this post. hehe. I do need to lose some weight though. Really, I just need to get more exercise.

So, I have been reading up on everyone's blog and I have also linked up with some newbies. The meloncutter, Penelope Marzec, and skqbdoo. I can't wait to dive into their new-to-me blogs and read up on the lives of three newbies.

skqbdoo- Don't feel guilty about what you are feeding the kids. I can't begin to tell you how many nights I have done the Taco Bell (soft tacos, meat and cheese only), Burger King (double cheeseburger, meat and cheese only), or Sonic (sausage toaster sandwiches with tater tots) kind of night. That is how picky my kid is.

Becky- As always, thanks for your comments and being here to read when I need someone. It really means a lot.

Andrew- Dearest Andrew, your words mean so much to me. I would love to come to Alabama if you are serious. Wouldn't it be so cool if all of our online friends could join us for a blogging family reunion? We could cook for everyone. OMG, that would be so much fun!!! With my "foodie" experience and your homestyle cookin', we would be an unbeatable pair. Are you down? Let's get together about it in the spring.

Well, I am going to turn in. I have a big day at work tomorrow and I am sure it is going to be a late night for me. I hope you all have a fantastic day tomorrow and that all is right with you and those you love. Good night.
I actually took another day off today. I was able to get DB to the dentist, go to breakfast with JD, send an email to the "he just left" guy, and start a wonderful dinner that I am going to enjoy with my kid. We are having barbecue chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, candied carrots, and homemade sweet rolls. All made by me. Oh, how I love to cook. It brings back such good memories. I wish I could cook every day. It's fun to know that people anticipate your cooking. My kid keeps asking me, "Is it ready yet, Mom?". It makes you feel good. Well, I am between cooking and watching an episode of Rachel Ray's 30 minute meals. I will be back after dinner and evening studying. yum yum

Monday, October 02, 2006

Little Bits Here, Little Bits There

Our benefits at work are changing once again. It's quite confusing really. I wish I could just have someone take care of all that stuff for me. You know, paying the bills, putting any necessary paperwork together, the tedious bookwork side of life. I dislike it and I really don't have the time. I know, I know. If I have time to post on my blog, I have time to take care of the "paperwork". But I hate it!

I am watching the bachelor, only because I find it comical that all of those women really think that they have a chance. Even the final woman probably won't end up with this guy. He's a prince you know. A long lost prince. hehe. He is sort of cute, in that homely sort of way.

On to better looking things. I have really taken the daily renewal seriously. I start off each and every day knowing that it is a fresh start. I try to make each day a little brighter for someone else, which makes me feel so much better about myself. I have so much to be thankful for and I never want to take it for granted.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Clearly, I Was In Over My Head

He was there.
I saw him.
I know he saw me.
I waited to see if he would approach me.
He did not.
He just left.
He just left.
Now I know.
I don't have to keep convincing myself that he will change.
He won't.
He said so himself.
I just didn't listen.

I posted this the other day. It's a chapter of my life that has closed. The lyrics to the song, Over My Head (Cable Car), by The Fray, says it best.

I never knew
I never knew that everything was falling through.
That everyone I knew was waiting on a queue,
To turn and run when all I needed was the truth.
But that's how its got to be.
It's coming down to nothing more than apathy.
I'd rather run the other way than stay and see
The smoke and who's still standing when it clears.

Everyone knows I'm in
Over my head.
With eight seconds left in overtime,
He's on your mind.

Let's rearrange.
I wish you were a stranger I could disengage.
Say that we agree and then never change.

Soften a bit until we all just get along.
But that's disregard.
Find another friend and you discard
As you lose the argument in a cable car,
Hanging above us as the canyon comes between.

Everyone knows I'm in
Over my head.
With eight seconds left in overtime,
He's on your mind.

And suddenly I become a part of your past.
Im becoming the part that don't last.
I'm losing you and it's effortless.

Without a sound we lose sight of the ground.
In the throw around.
Never thought that you wanted to bring me down
I won't let it go down till we torch it outselves.

Everyone knows I'm in
Over my head.
With eight seconds left in overtime,
He's on your mind.

I'm Back

I am back from a wonderful weekend at my parents' house. Thanks to all of you who replied with your kind words. I really appreciate it. It's back to work tomorrow, but with the reminder of a fresh start.