Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Good morning. Sorry I have not posted. The whole custody thing is not over yet. They decided not to do the hearing. We are now going through a case worker which is really good for me. I have not met this case worker yet, but we should find out more this week.

Thank you so much for your prayers, positive thoughts and well wishes. I could not have made it through without all of the support. I am truly blessed to have such great friends. Thank you.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wow! You have all been so great! Thanks for the support. I will check in tomorrow to let you know how it goes. Thanks for your continued thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I have a major stress headache. It's all because of this custody hearing. Why does it have to be so difficult. My poor kid. I feel so bad for him! I am off until Friday. Got to get my head together. Thursday can't come fast enough.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Big Week Ahead!

Good morning! It's a big week for all of us here. The hearing for our custody case is this Thursday. I am so very scared. I hope it all turns out okay. Did I mention I am very scared?

This weekend went by fast. Yesterday was pretty uneventful. I went to work, got my hair done, went shopping for cleaning supplies, went to the Asian food store, cleaned the bathroom, cooked dinner, and pretty much just chilled out. Oh, I did do two loads of laundry. Yeah, pretty uneventful.

Well, I am off to work. I have two conference calls today. Joy.

Talk to you all later...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Lots To Do Today!

Good morning! It's a great day off.... sort of. I did go in and help a store earlier this morning. Now I am at home, but it's going to be a full day. We need to get the kid's hair cut, go to All Star Adventures so I can beat him at a game of mini golf. Then we have to go shopping for our tailgating event at the opening night of Thunder hockey. The hockey game should be a good one tonight. It may be the only one I go to this year.

Well, I better get going. Lots to do today!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Good morning. Yay! It's Friday. That means I am off tomorrow! Can't wait! I have the kid, so we are planning to spend lots of time together! I can't wait!

Well, gotta get going to work. Have an awesome day!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I've been working lots, so I am really tired. This is going to be a very quick post. Work is going well. I am forever kept busy. Holidays are coming and this will be the busiest time of year for us. Lots to do, that's for sure.

Hope you are all doing well. Have an awesome weekend if I don't get back right away!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Good morning. It is a chilly 47 degrees as I sit here and eat my hot bowl of cream of wheat. It has been raining for two days straight. I love this weather. Call me crazy, but I love it.

Work is going well. Yesterday was our weekly Monday conference call, which took us almost two hours. Then, I had lunch with Josh. We went to Cinnamon's Deli. They have the best soup bowls there. I always get a half sandwich with a cup of soup. Yumm-O!

After lunch I headed over to one of my smaller stores. This store has shown great sales increases and is doing a fantastic job in my departments! Business is good for them. After that store visit I had to head over to the west side for a zone meeting with my boss. There is usually five of us, but only two of us were able to attend. It lasted almost three hours! I headed home after that.

The weather was very cool yesterday, so I decided to make some comfort food for dinner. I made homemade mac and beef with shredded mozzarella cheese baked on top. We also had yummy pieces of garlic bread to dip it up with. Very good comfort food.

I watched Heroes and Chuck last night. Both shows are awesome.

Well, gotta get to work. Have a great day!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Here's To Monday!

Good morning! Well, it's back to the swing of things for me. I am pretty much back 100%. Lots to get done this week, as usual.

Yesterday was great. I got to spend some quality time with my mom. I was also able to see my nephew. He's two. I am sure I have mentioned him. Anyway, I bought him four new Halloween books. The kid loves it when you read to him. I also got him a 600 sticker activity book. Boy, did he really like that one. He's such a little cutie!

Anyway, I just thought I would do a quick recap. The week is going to be extremely busy, so I may not post every day. No loss, I am sure.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Here's to Monday!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Running Late

I am eating a quick bowl of cream of wheat with butter and brown sugar before I head to work. I am running really late this morning. We have a refrigeration problem at one of the stores, so they need extra help.

Sorry for the lack of posts. I am heading to my parents' house this evening and will return tomorrow evening. Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Happy Hump Day!

Hi there! I am home from work already. I am definitely taking it easy this week. I can't believe how tired I get so soon. It's to be expected though from being off for almost a month.

Yesterday was a pretty good day. After I picked the kid up from school, we headed down to pick up his tux shirt. Then we headed over and picked up his black pants from home. After munching down on a quick dinner at our favorite Chinese place, we went to the school for the kid's fall vocal concert. They were really good. I am so proud of him. I am taking a cake up to his school tomorrow to congratulate him and his class for a job well done. 55 students in one class. Wow!

After the concert last night, we headed to Cold Stone Creamery and indulged in sweet goodness. Once I got home, I was pooped! I stayed up to watch my shows and then headed to bed around midnight.

Today, I dropped the kid at school, did two store visits, went to our district office and turned in some paperwork, and picked the kid up from school. Now I am here.

I am waiting for Josh to get home so I can start dinner. We are having fajitas tonight. Yumm-O!

Hope you had a great Hump Day!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Welcome Back To Work

Dinner is almost ready. We are eating a little later than usual. What's for dinner? Well, we are having rosemary baked chicken thighs, garlic mashed red potatoes, and steamed broccoli with a touch of butter sauce. Definitely a comfort meal. It's been raining all day, so it just seemed right to cook a meal like this. We are just waiting for the chicken to brown in the oven.

Work was decent today. In no way did I outdo myself. I totally took it easy and only worked until about 2 pm. I still need to read about 50 emails or so and go over some more paperwork. I don't plan on going all out until after the first week. Baby steps.

I did two store visits today, listened to a conference call for an hour and a half, talked to HR about a personnel issue, took notes on some holiday merchandising I want to do for a store next week, and pretty much got back in touch with a couple of management people I haven't seen in a month.

I then came home, watched the shows I Dvr'd last night, prepped dinner, started cooking dinner, and now I am here waiting for dinner to get done. The kid should be home soon from visiting his dad. I can't wait. I made him some roasted almond caramel bars yesterday. Ooh, they are so good.

Well, I better get dinner served up for the family. Hope you all survived Monday.

First Day Back

I'm getting ready to head out the door. First day back at work. Wish me luck!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

People Can Be SO Irritating!

Blah, blah, blah... that is what I hear coming out of some people's mouths. I hate it when people act so self righteous. Whatever...

Anyway, just wanted to update you on my insomnia situation. It got worse last night thanks to the neighbors across the street. They were playing loud music outside from 1:20 am to 5:30 this morning. I called the police FOUR times and no one ever came out. When I finally got a hold of someone at one of the substations, I asked why no one responded to our call. The answer? Because I did not wish to be called back. Yeah, can you believe that?

I finally got a call from a 911 person this morning at 6:30 saying that if there was still a disturbance, to let them know. I laughed and told them the damage had been done. None of the people on my block got any sleep and 4 potential drunk drivers made their way home early this morning on the busy Wichita streets. So much for our wonderful Wichita Police Department. Hope no one was seriously injured by one of these drunk drivers. We have enough sadness in the city right now with the drunk driver who killed that mother and her daughter.

Josh is watching the Chiefs game and I am just wasting time until we go to visit his mom. The roast and fixings are in the crock pot, smelling absolutely wonderful.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

The Everyday Mumbo Jumbo

Well, I got the same kind of sleep as I did the night before. 2 to 10. I think once I get back to work, it will get better. I have decided to go back on Monday instead of Tuesday. I have so much to catch up on.

Last night was good. We had dinner at Johnny Carino's. I always get the same thing - tilapia with angel hair pasta and their delicious potato soup. They have the best potato soup I have ever tasted. After leaving the restaurant with our to-go leftovers and dessert, we headed over to visit Josh's mom. She is in a rehabilitation hospital for her leg. She broke her knee a couple of months ago and just recently had surgery. It was great to see her. We are going back tomorrow and bringing a dinner plate for her. I am making one of her favorites tomorrow which is a roast with potatoes, carrots and onions. It will slow cook for most of the day and should be just delicious by the time we get ready to take it to her.

The weather is finally starting to become more predictable. The hot edge in the temperature is gone. The wind is breezier and the smells of fall are around the corner. We are anticipating a lot of raking again this year with the big maple tree we have in our front yard. As the tree starts to change color, I will post pictures for all of you to see.

Well, enough rambling. I have enough laundry to keep me busy until dinner time. Hope you are all having a great weekend.

Friday, October 03, 2008

What To Do Today

Well, I got about 8 hours of sleep, but it was from 2 to 10 am. Not what I am wanting to achieve. I am sure when I go back to work on Tuesday, everything will fall back into line.

I am waiting for my coffee to brew. I haven't had any coffee in weeks! My body went through a great cleansing period. I just wish I could sleep better.

I am not sure what I want to get done today. I think Josh and I are going out for dinner this evening. We have not gone out to dinner for almost a month. It will be nice. Not sure where we will go, maybe Johnny Carinos or some other Italian place.

Well, hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 02, 2008


Hey everyone. I can't believe we are almost done with another week. I can't seem to sleep at night for some reason. I just toss and turn. I am hoping since I only got 5 hours of sleep last night, I will be able to get a couple more hours tonight. My mind is just racing when I go to bed. I have been off of my pain meds for almost a week and I am not on any other medicine. Not sure what is going on there.

Anyway, the day started out good. Took the kid to school this morning, came home and ate some toast, watched a little t.v. and worked on some things. Right now I am waiting for Josh to get home from work. I think we are going to make homemade pizzas tonight. I got the inspiration from Cheryl.

The kid is in his room doing homework. He goes to his dad's this evening for the weekend. I can't wait for this court date to come and go. I am getting very anxious about it. It may be the reason for the lack of sleep. Not sure.

Well, I better get to it. Have a great evening!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Another Day

Today was pretty uneventful. Let's see. I woke up around 9 am, which is normally very late for me, but since my surgery, I can't sleep at night and wake up later in the morning. I had breakfast, watched my television shows that I dvr'd the night before, and browsed through my recipes to see what I would cook for dinner.

The kid had an orthodontist appointment at 3 pm, which only took about 20 minutes. After the ortho appointment, we headed to the store for some olives, Parmesan Reggiano cheese and some garlic cloves. Then we headed home. I made oven fried chicken breasts coated with Italian breadcrumbs and served it with a pasta made of olive oil, toasted bread crumbs, kalamata and green sicilian olives, freshly grated Parmesan Reggiano and chopped flat leaf parsley. Yeah, I kicked ass on dinner this evening. It only took an hour to make. Not bad.

So, now I am trying to catch up on all of my favorite blogs. I have not been by to see many of you, but plan to catch up soon. Hope you all had a great hump day.