Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Milestone Day

My goodness! Another milestone passes today. The kid got his braces off. Wow! He looks great. I am so happy that he will be able to start high school with beautiful teeth!

Of course, the whole time I was at the ortho, I was on a conference call. It lasted almost 4 hours. It was our period review. Those are 4 hours I won't be able to get back. Good thing they took breaks. I must have looked weird with the phone to my ear the whole time and not talking. I did take some pictures.... yes! I am one of those moms! But for personal reasons, I don't post any pictures of my kid on this blog. I have a couple of pictures on my Facebook for those of you who know where to go.

After the conference call, I headed back to the stores and did some work. I got around 6. I totally did not feel like cooking and practically had to beg Josh to make dinner. I know he works hard too, but can't he make dinner every once in awhile? Unfortunately, this boyfriend does not come equipped with household duties. I do all of the cooking and cleaning.... usually. Unless I gripe about it long enough, like tonight. I just don't want to have to gripe to have him do these things once in awhile. Can't a guy surprise his girl every once in awhile? Geez!

Okay, enough ranting and raving. I am pretty tired tonight. It's spaghetti and garlic bread and then a quick walk on the treadmill before I head to shower and bed. Did I mention I am suppose to have tomorrow off? Yep. Quick visit back to the ortho to pick up the kid's retainer and then we are free!

The kid and I are on our way to get the braces off!


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Shopping and Dinner

Dinner was over here tonight. It turned out great. I love to cook.

I went grocery shopping today and bought about $250 worth of food or two whole shopping carts full. Lots of stuff for the kid and his lunches. He can really put away the food. And he stays soooo skinny! It's depressing!

I am throwing some clothes in the dryer now and then heading off to bed. Hope you all had a great weekend.


Ibuprofen Anyone?

I am home and off today. My body is hurting! I worked 14 hours on Friday, starting at 4:30 a.m. and worked another 10 hours yesterday, starting again at 4:00 a.m. I am wore out. I was in so much pain last night, I actually had to take some ibuprofen. For those that know me well, I never take any pain relievers, but I just had to last night. The things I do for this company!

I woke up around 8 this morning, with every intention of sleeping until 10. But with all of the early mornings this past week, I was pushing it with 8 a.m. Grabbed some breakfast and started watching some of my recorded shows. I watered my veggie plants. I have one tiny little pepper growing on my pepper plant. I will take a picture of it tomorrow and post it. That's exciting! I have yet to see a single tomato though. I am getting worried. The plants are about chest high and all I have are a few buds. Any clues out there for me?

This afternoon I plan on doing some much needed grocery shopping. I also want to tackle our spare bedroom. Right now it is a catch all for extra storage and it could use some organizing. I am just so tired!

Hope you all had a restful weekend. I'll try and post some more later.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Heading in early today. Have to go to Pratt and help out. woo.hoo.

Hope your day is going to be better than mine.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Vacation's All I Ever Wanted

A day off. It started off with a phone call from my best co-worker friend at 7:15 a.m. I was a little irked at him, but forgave him once I fell back asleep. I had a conference call at 9 a.m. I had another phone review at 10:15 which lasted until 11:00. After lunch, I took the kid to his dentist appointment. Then came home, took a short nap, cooked dinner, watched my shows, talked to my two best friends on the phone about our next vacation and now I am here.

My friends and I are thinking of taking a 4 day trip to Colorado. Our plans are to visit Canon City area, the Royal Gorge, take a dinner train, and visit the winery. I think 4 days is plenty of time. It will be about a nine hour drive from Wichita, considering I have a lot of 2-lane traffic on the way there. I love interstate highways. You can pass with ease. Anyway, we are looking at going the first full week in October, perhaps a Monday thru Friday trip. I am pretty excited about it. We love experiencing new foodie things, so the winery and the local restaurants are the biggest must haves on our list. I can't wait.

Speaking of vacations, my brother and I are planning the trip to Ohio in August with the whole family. My job is to find all of the accommodations, set reservations, find any good deals and well... I guess I am pretty much doing all of the leg work. That's okay. I like planning those types of things. Little brother is worried about the money situation and having enough to bring. He is also looking at taking another vacation later in the year. I told him not to worry. That is what big sisters are for. I know what it used to be like when I was young and single with no kid. You didn't have any worries. He doesn't either, but he is frugal with his money. I guess all of us kids are. I don't mind spending my money on things I know I deserve, like vacations.

Okay, enough talk about traveling. It's making me antsy. I can't wait to go now. I am off to visit your blogs.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I had a headache today. It finally went away this evening. I have had it since yesterday. Must be a stress headache.

Today was a day from hell. Headache for most of the day caused me to not work up to my potential. I gave about 60% today. Oh well. I had a conference call this morning, a meeting at mid-morning, a work luncheon at lunch and store visits in the afternoon. I still have a lot to do. I will have to work a little bit tomorrow on my day off. That bites. Oh well.

Not much to say tonight. I will probably get to bed early. I plan on checking in with all of you tomorrow.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wild Woman Needs To Get Away!

I have decided tonight that I need to go on a mini vacation, a weekend road trip perhaps. I just need to get away and enjoy myself. Run amuck with other summer travelers, even if it is just for two-three days. As long as I get somewhere rather than stay here, I won't go crazy.

I am thinking about the weekend after the 4th of July, maybe July 10, 11 and 12. I mean, why not? I live in Wichita, KS. Where could I go to get away for awhile? It needs to be somewhat close with activities to do. Any suggestions out there? I am all ears?

I just need some me time. We all want and desire it from time to time, but actually having it is something we only aspire to do. I've got to make it a reality. Or I will go crazy. Work is driving me crazy. This house is driving me crazy. I just want to be free sometimes. Don't you?

Okay, I guess the crazy woman in me is done with the rambling..... but I really can't wait to get away!!!

Let's change the subject. I got my hair done today. It looks great. I scheduled my next appointment right before we leave for Ohio in August. That way I won't be completely hideous to the relatives I haven't seen in over 5 years.

I also took another nap today. I am contemplating on going in to work extra early tomorrow to get some things done. Such an overachiever, right? Nope. I just want to get the work done and over with. The bad thing with my job is that there is never a finish line, never and end result. I basically put out fires and prevent new ones from happening. It's stressful sometimes, especially now with the economy the way it is and all of the lay offs our city has faced in the aircraft industry. It's never good for business. People are definitely counting their pennies when last year they were throwing them away. Losing your job changes your entire life. I am thankful I have mine even though certain days drive me absolutely crazy.

Well, I am off to read about your weekend. Hope it was good!


Happy Father's Day!

To all of the dads and the future fathers to be -

Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Finally, A Day Off!

It's good to be home. I pretty much slept all day. Two and a half days on the road can be pretty tiring. Yesterday I went in to the store around 3 a.m. I started my drive home around 1 p.m. It was a long day. I am just glad to be home. I was able to see my brother Wednesday night. We had dinner here.

It was good to see him. It's always a treat. Between he and my sister, we get along better. Neither of them read this blog, so it's safe to say. Anyway, today was totally uneventful and it's almost a shame. It was a day wasted on sleep. Oh well, I guess you have to have them from time to time. I didn't wake up until nine, went out for breakfast, came home and watched my shows on DVR, took a nap around 2, got up around 5 and started dinner. We had turkey burgers with chipotle chili mayo and cream cheese corn. Not exactly a meal with working parts, but hey, it worked tonight.

Tomorrow I am working for a couple of hours, getting my work mail caught up and visiting two stores. I have a hair appointment to touch up the gray areas around 11 a.m. I think the girl that does my hair is afraid to cut it. Every time I mention a trim or a hair cut, she seems a little leery to do so. My hair is past my bra strap, so it's getting pretty long. It was down to my waist earlier this year and I had her cut about 8 inches, and then three months later I had her cut another 6 inches. My hair grows super fast. I need a touch up on color every 4 weeks. Sometimes I can stretch it to 5. This time I went almost 6 and my eyes are begging me for a trip in. It looks ghastly. I wish I lived close to Cheryl. I know she does great hair. She wouldn't be afraid to cut my hair.

I also need to do some grocery shopping. I have to pick up a few cleaning supplies and a week's worth of sack lunches for the kid. He is enjoying the teen day camp very much. Every day I pick him up he has an entourage of tween girls surrounding him. Here we go..... It turns out they like him because he is nice to them. Most teenage boys won't give them the time of day, but it turns out my kid is actually nice. He gives them a hard time here and there, but for the most part, he treats them like little sisters. They practically cling to him. I have a feeling this won't stop until he's older.

Well, enough rambling. I believe it is still raining out. We have had storms off and on all week. It is helping my vegetable garden. Good thing I have not had to water the plants for almost a week now. They are getting to be huge. I wonder when they will start producing. Hopefully soon. Have a great night.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Jayhawk Country - Here I Come!

I am heading for KU country today. I am needed to help out one of the stores up there for a grand opening. Woohoo.

I've been rather busy these past several days. Lots going on at work. I have not had a day off since last Sunday when I came back from vacation. Let's see, I am going on a ten day stretch with no day off until Saturday. Ugh. That's almost two weeks in a row. Lovely. What I do for this company!

Good thing I will have Saturday off and I only have to work four hours on Sunday. It will be a great weekend!

Well, I better get on the road. It's a two and a half hour drive to Lawrence, so I better get on my way. Have a great week and I will be back on Saturday.


Sunday, June 14, 2009

I am getting ready to head out the door. Not working all day, so that should be a plus. We had storms last night so my vegetable plants should have received plenty of water. I already have blooms on my zucchini and tomato plants. I haven't seen much from my pepper plants or baby eggplant yet, but hopefully I will soon.

Have a Super Sunday!


Friday, June 12, 2009

Most of you may be thinking TGIF, but not I. I have to work all weekend! Not looking forward to it.

Keeping it short and sweet tonight. Will post more tomorrow.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Long Day

I am so tired this evening. Sometimes when returning home my body just wants to sleep and I end up taking a nap. That's what happened tonight. Now I will be up until late.

I have to work in Hutch tomorrow. I tried getting a hotel room, but the whole city is booked. Can you believe that? Oh well, good thing it's only a 40 minute drive.

Today was pretty uneventful. I went to the store this morning to grab lunch for the kid, dropped the kid off at camp, drove to Hutchinson, spent most of the day in two different stores, drove back to Wichita, picked up the kid, headed home and made dinner (pulled pork) and fell asleep watching House Hunters. It's such a dramatic life I have..... sigh. Now I am having the kid kill a spider. Yucky!!!!

Hopefully you have had a better day than I have. I am off to read your blogs now.


Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Whew! So Tired!

I got back Sunday late afternoon and headed straight to bed. I slept from 6 to 6:30 the next morning. I was so exhausted! Omaha was a ton of fun! I got to spend lots of time with my friends and we had a relaxing blast!

It was hard to get back into the swing of things. Yesterday I had a doctor's appointment and had to get a fasting lab. Everything is a-okay. I go back in 6 weeks. I have asked the doc to monitor my weight loss... need some help with that.

I am pooped out tonight, so I am not saying much. Will post more tomorrow.


Thursday, June 04, 2009

I am here in Omaha on my friend's laptop. It's gorgeous outside. Just wanted to check in and let you all know I am having the best time!


Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Until Sunday!

I am leaving in a half hour. I don't think I will be updating while I am gone. So, until Sunday...

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Things To Do Today

I have a list of things to do today. I still need to get the car washed, although it looks like rain. At least the inside of the car will look nice. I have to go by the Korean food store to pick up some Korean BBQ sauce, Party City for the lollipop sticks, and the grocery store to develop some pictures. It all has to be done today.

I still need to start packing. I have about three more loads of laundry to do. I need to load my car up tonight with all the cookware and get the kid's stuff lined out since he will be staying with his dad this weekend while I am gone.

I went over to my friend's house last night. Matt has been around for almost 10 years now. He's awesome. Anyway, I went over there to look at some photos he took with his nephews. I got to keep a few of them. On the way home, the kid called and asked me to make a pit stop to Dairy Queen. He wanted to try the new Brownie Batter blizzard. My kid loves Dairy Queen.

Well, I better get to it. Hope you all have a great day!


Monday, June 01, 2009

More Errands and Chores

Well, I was able to get three loads of laundry done last night, plus a load in the dishwasher. I still have lots of laundry to do, mostly the for the kid. It's amazing how he goes through the clothes. He keeps them all in his room until he is almost out, then he brings them downstairs. Might have to change that routine!

I didn't go to bed until 2:30 last night. I was up by 7:30 this morning. There's more to do. Right now I am listening in on a work conference call. I know, I know. I am suppose to be on vacation. I am listening in so I am not behind when I do return to work. Does that make me an overachiever? hmmmm....

Today I am going to empty out my car trunk which is filled up with work stuff. It's time to go get it washed and detailed. Then, I need to fill it back up with all of my cooking items to take to Omaha with me - roaster machine, crock pots, hot holding pans, etc. All the things I need to cook for 100 people. The graduation party should be a lot of fun.

I am leaving Wednesday morning for Omaha. I can't wait! I will be up there until Sunday. It will be a great week and I am looking forward to it.

Well, I will be back.