Sunday, May 31, 2015

Longest Week Ever

I am so glad my store manager comes back to work today.  It was the longest week ever without her.  I worked every single day this week and working late tonight and tomorrow night before I finally get a day off on Tuesday.  Whew!

We have a sales event going on in all of the stores across our division.  It's to promote the BBQ season.  I am not a fan of BBQ, but I do love to grill.  I think there is a huge difference.  Have you ever been to a BBQ grilling contest?  I can't stand the smell of all that cooked meat.  Yuck.

Anyway, we are going to be sampling some great recipes this week.  One thing I would love to try is grilled pineapple topped with blue cheese.  Now most cheese lovers know that fruits high in acidity do not pair well with cheese, but since the pineapple will be grilled and has more of a smoky sweet flavor, the blue cheese should do well.  I am excited to try it in the near future.  Of course, I will post some pics so you can see.

I did buy some Brussels sprouts yesterday.  I am going to roast them in the oven tomorrow.  I also love roasted broccoli.  Have you ever tried either?

Well, I better get ready for work.  I want to stop by Starbucks and get a green tea.  Hope you all had a lovely weekend!


Thursday, May 28, 2015


Today was crazy.  We had 5 people call in sick or didn't show up.  Another person quit because of "personal reasons" and a few showed up late or had to leave early.

It was also a bittersweet day.  We had to say goodbye to one of our co-workers as he has been accepted into the management development program for our company (learning to do what I currently do).  He will do a wonderful job.

He gave me a card today with a very nice letter.  I will share the letter with all of you tomorrow.  I forgot it in my desk drawer at work.  It made me cry!

Anyway, I am glad to be home.  Today was tiring and tomorrow will be a long day.  I am working a split shift so I can watch my niece run in the prelims for her 4x100.  They should do very well.

Have a great evening!


Ken - thank you so much for stopping by.  Please feel free to stop by and comment whenever you like.

Karen - I think I will probably go with a black or white flat.  I hate open toe shoes.  Lol....

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Presents and A Wedding Dress

Today was more of a day off.  I only went in for about 3 hours.  I had to go over schedules with the dept managers, walk the back room with my grocery team, and help the front end while the leads were in a short meeting.  After all of that, I met a friend and grabbed some lunch at Red Lobster.  I had the coconut shrimp.  Yumm!

After lunch, we hit the mall to do some shopping. I had to stop by Dillards to get a nice leather rolling tote for our customer service manager, who also is a good friend of mine.  He was accepted into a management training program, so I know he will need one.  I love buying presents for people!  Probably why Christmas is my favorite time of year.

Next up was the hair salon so I could pick up my Biolage shampoo and conditioner.  They were having a sale... (2) one liter bottles for $35.  I also stopped by Lane Bryant and found a dress to wear at my brother's wedding.  It's a summer dress, but I got a cute cropped black short sleeve open sweater to go over it.  It's perfect for women with big boobs.  Lol....

*Photo is courtesy of Lane Bryant

I don't know what kind of shoes I will be wearing yet, but I thought the dress was cute and it looks good on.  Not sure what Stephen will be wearing, but black and white goes with anything.

Now I am home and will probably do a bit of laundry.  I don't want to take a nap but I might if it feels right.

Hope you are all having a fabulous Hump Day!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Wash My Hands

I have washed my hands of that other drama blog.  I have left a last comment and have unfollowed.  I already feel better!

I like my honest boring life!


Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

I was scheduled off today but decided to go in and work.  My store manager is off on vacation this week and she has put me in charge.  We have some "company" coming in tomorrow and I wanted  to make sure all of the departments were ready.  They have been so busy with filling all of their displays and shelves for the customers so I knew they would need some help.  I worked 8:30 to 4 pm...  not too bad for a day off!  Lol...  At least now I will be able to take some time off on Saturday to watch all of my niece's races at the State track meet.

Yesterday I posted about all of the blog drama that's been going on with a blog I used to follow.  That guy has really got some nerve.  I can't believe all of the lies he has told over the years and someone has finally caught him and put him on blast.  I knew it was bound to happen sooner or later because once you read someone's blog for so many years, you see patterns and see the lies happen.  I never really minded, except this time it went too far.  He chose to use someone's pictures, said he was in a romantic relationship with her and also stated she had a mental illness, all of which were false.  I think he's gross and disgusting.  If I were this woman, I would press charges to the fullest extent.

His blog is all lies.  Why post pictures that are not yours?  He can't even post pictures of his own food, when he clearly has the capabilities to do so.

I love the blogs I follow.  These are real people who post real pictures of what is going on in their lives.  I appreciate that.  I love to read how others are doing across this big world of ours.  I guess if I wanted fiction, I would just read a book.

Anyway, enough about that.  I am getting nervous for tomorrow, but it should go pretty well.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and was able to share it with those you love.

P.S. I changed my profile pic to a more recent one.  I am such a sucker for car selfies!


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Blog Drama

Goodness.... I can't believe how much drama a blog can bring!  Lol... I am glad it's not me who started the bull crap.  I would like to say that everything you read on my blog is true.  I use real names and pictures.  Everything is mine.  I don't have to beg, borrow or steal from anyone else to get people to follow or "like" me.  I could give a rat's ass how many followers I have.

Yes... I have a foul mouth at times.  Usually when I get heated up.  Hehehehe.

Today was a crazy day at work.  The weather was okay, not like the ten straight hours of rain we got yesterday.  We should actually see some sunlight tomorrow.  I am scheduled off, but plan on going in for a couple of hours to get some work done.  Our district manager is visiting the store on Tuesday and I want to make sure everything is top-notch for that visit since my store manager is on vacation.

I was going to head to Oklahoma for the night and day off tomorrow, but decided to stay home.  I need to get some work done around the house, do a mountain of laundry (I kid not... there is a mountain in the basement) and see my niece tomorrow.  She is preparing to take the ACT again and wanted to use a practice prep test.

I hope you all had a restful Memorial weekend.


Saturday, May 23, 2015


My niece did an amazing job at Regionals yesterday. She is ranked 2nd in the 100m going into State and her 4x100 team is ranked #1. They also broke the school record!

I am super proud of her!

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Rock n Roll

I went to a concert tonight. We saw The Used and Chevelle perform at the Diamond Ballroom. It was my first time at that venue, and it will probably be my last unless they can do something about the heat. It was very brisk out, but a sauna inside. Even the bands were complaining on stage.

Anyway, I preferred The Used over Chevelle. I have never heard either band or their music, so this was quite an experience. I'm glad I wasn't the oldest person there! Ha!

It's back to the grind tomorrow and then I am off Friday. I have a lunch date with my former boss and then it's Kansas Regionals for track and field. My niece is currently ranked #5 in 6A division and #15 overall in the state in the 100m. I can't wait!

Hope you all had a good hump day!


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Quick Lunch

I'm grabbing a quick lunch at the Village Inn. I've been super good since starting my healthy eating. I am having a "cheat" meal today because I deserve it! Lol...

Anyway, I got an email from a man trying to call out a blogger I follow. I can see his point of view, but in all honesty, I just don't care. I'm not going to waste a bunch of energy bringing someone else down when I only blog and read blogs as a form of entertainment. I mean, how do we really know who is telling the truth? Everyone can embellish as much as they want and we wouldn't even know it.

Anyway, I'm done with the subject. For now... I have asked some follow-up questions for this inquiring blogger, so we shall see what comes from it.

Enjoy your day! I'm off tomorrow! Yay!


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Off To A Good Start

I'm off to a good start this morning. Here's my banana and water! So far, no headaches!

Business has picked up after the rain showers this morning. I'm taking a little break from trimming corn in produce and bagging groceries! Woohoo!

Oh my... I never should have found this mobile app. I'll be updating all the time!


Hello From the Parking Lot

I'm working 8-7 today and I'm sitting in the parking lot with a few minutes to spare. I always forget about my mobile blogging app! I could be posting every day with this sucker!

Anyway, it's raining this morning. I love a nice steady rain shower. We need it pretty bad. Kansas and Oklahoma have been in a big drought for some time now.

I've decided to ween myself back off of Starbuck's every morning. Lol... We will see how long that lasts. I know I can expect a headache the first two days. I've done this before.

Another thing... I've gained 20 pounds since meeting Stephen two years ago. Hold the bus!!! That's crazy. I guess it happens when you get comfortable with someone, but now I am uncomfortable with myself.

Wow, I am loving this app! Well, I better head inside. I'm sure we will get super busy when the rain stops.

Hope you all have a great Saturday!


Friday, May 15, 2015

All City

My niece ran her races in the All City track meet today. Happy to report she had a personal best in the 100 and her team had a personal best in the 4x100.

I am so proud of her! We went to Red Rock Canyon for supper to celebrate.

I also will not have any voice this weekend as I left it on the track from screaming. Haha.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Happy Hump Day

I can't believe I have been away for so long.  It seems as though I don't ever blog unless I am in OKC.  I rarely have time to do much when I am back home because my job is so demanding.

It's overcast here and it looks like we got some rain last night, early morning.  I have plans with Stephen's mom later.

I am going to try and catch up on about 12 days worth of blog reading.  Lol.... this will take me all day.

Have a great day everyone!


Sunday, May 03, 2015

There'd An App For That?

I finally downloaded the Blogger app on my phone. Now I can post from anywhere. No worries, you won't get any crazy posts from me at work, although I could tell you some stories that would blow your hair back. 

They should come up with a grocery store sitcom. It would be great! Just come to my store for a day and see all the drama that unfolds. Lol...

Hope you all had a great weekend! Signing off from my iPhone...


Queen of Hearts

It was a beautiful day here in Oklahoma.  We ended up going to the Edmond Arts Festival.  I really liked it!  The festival had more of a home town feel than the OKC festival.  The third booth I went to was amazing.  The artist, Vladimir Ovtcharov, is originally from Bulgaria, but now resides in New Mexico.  I was drawn to the Alice in Wonderland theme of his booth, pieces he and his wife have done.  He also had several twisted whimsical pieces that I loved.  I saw a particular piece called the Queen of Hearts.  The eyes of this original piece were amazing.  After stopping and looking around, we continued on our way.

The festival had a lot of jewelry, which I am not a fan of.  I think of art a different way and don't consider jewelry as art.  I know, it's wrong of me.  But it's my opinion.  I like to look at obscure sculptures and paintings.

After going thru the festival, it was apparent I couldn't stop thinking about the first booth I loved.  So... we went back.  I looked closely at every painting, skimmed thru the prints.  As I stood there looking, the artist came over and asked if I was having trouble making a decision.  I told him I had never purchased a high dollar piece before.  I kept looking at the Queen of Hearts piece and he could tell I really liked it.  He said if I wanted it, he would also give me his book and would sign the book.  After much debating inside my head, I finally decided to purchase it.  The artist could probably tell my excitement because he asked if this was my first purchase of an "original" painting.  I said it was.  I told him I couldn't stop thinking about the painting throughout my entire walk thru the festival.

He grabbed his book and signed the inside page.  I also purchased a print of another painting I really liked.  The book is called On The Way To Imaginarium.

Here is the painting...

Crazy, isn't it?  The eyes have it.

Today is going to be a day of relaxation.  We may do some yard work, but I don't plan on getting out of the house except to do some grocery shopping.  We grilled salmon last night with a bunch of organic veggies, with plenty of salmon for leftovers.  All that is needed are veggies for tonight's meal.

Hope you are all enjoying your Sunday!


Saturday, May 02, 2015

Good Morning

Good morning!  I know I haven't been here in a bit.  I trust you are all doing well.  I have been so busy with work.  I got the weekend off and I am in Oklahoma.  Stephen is still snoozing away, but once 8 am hit, I couldn't sleep anymore.

Not sure what is on the agenda today.  I do know I plan to relax for a lot of it and enjoy the time off.  I also need to catch up on blog reading.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!