Friday, December 28, 2007

Feeling Thankful

There have been many things happening lately to make me feel thankful for myself and my family. Last Friday a neighbor's house caught on fire. They were just sitting around eating dinner when they noticed smoke and woosh, no more house and 3 of their dogs died. Very scary! I could see the flames from my kitchen window. Luckily they had insurance so eventually they will probably tear down what's left and start over. Here's a link to the article in the local paper. That's my daughter's friend in the picture with her Grandma.

Sunday, an online friend's husband took his own life. They always seemed to be such the happy family, doing tons of stuff together. I am still in such shock over it! He must have had some really big demons he was fighting. The online community has been AWESOME. Everyone started by making donations to give to Francie. They have raised over $1000.00 and now they are doing a raffle. Here's a link to the raffle. So far it's over $400 raised through the raffle with over a week to go. AWESOME, just AWESOME!! Francie has said she is going to use the money to get new carpet and paint her house so she will be able to sell it faster. She does not want to live at the house anymore, apparently he killed himself in the house.

So oddly enough today I watched The Oprah Show, (haven't watched that in AGES) and the topic of today is SUICIDE. Isn't that a weird coincidence? There was a woman on there who had jumped off a bridge, an officer had caught her as she went over and held onto her. She was explaining how she just kept telling herself she needed to get to the bridge over and over. There was a few other people and it really seems that when you are in that deep depression like that something just takes over and you have no control over your own actions. Very sad.

Today I was reading the paper at work and there was a horrible accident yesterday evening. This is the road I drive every day to and from work. A couple hours earlier and this could have easily been Trevor and I getting hit.

All these things are making me feel a little sad but also making make sure I treasure the time I have with my family. Although when your kid is going psycho in the middle of Target it's kind of hard to cherish the moment but really I guess we should cherish even those moments because a blink of an eye and they could all be gone.Pin It

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Hump Day

So I'm so glad it's time for bed! Today has been blah blah blah.

Started off with having to pull Trevor out of the car to go to preschool. I drove away with him bawling in the window. So sad!!

We had a staff meeting at work today. I think they should rename them JOE MEETINGS. I swear that guy is so freaking annoying. He just loves to hear himself talk talk talk. Nevermind everyone else is stabbing themselves in the eyes while he drones on and on.

Went to lunch afterwards. Ate way too much crap and it made me sick afterwards. Nothing like spending the last 2 hours of work in the bathroom!!

Picked up Trevor after work and went to run some errands. Tried to mail my coupon trains at the UPS store but the leeches were going to charge an extra THREE dollars to mail a flat rate envelope. Yeah kiss my ass, I don't think so!!

Continued on to the grocery store and then dropped off my last check for the Bodega Bay retreat at Brenda's house. Hard to believe that's in less than a month now!!

Came home and layed on the couch to watch some tv. Woke up an hour or so later lol. Guess I was tired!! Jessica made frozen pizza's for dinner.

Trevor is on his THIRD viewing of Charlotte's Web. Kind of funny since he didn't even really want to watch it when he first put it in.

Scott's snoring away in the recliner. I'm off to bed!!Pin It

Sunday, December 2, 2007

What a weekend!

So it's Sunday night. What did I do this weekend???

Hmmm Friday:

Started the day out by taking Mr. Trevor to the Dr. He has bronchitis, I think she said an ear infection and ringworm. WHEEEE $35 to the Dr, $70 something to the pharmacy. Crazy! And that's with my crappy insurance. Glad I got my money's worth for November!! Mom met me at Walmart so I could go to work. I left her looking a bit frazzled with a boy on each side of her shopping cart. I said HAVE FUN! Proceeded to the nearest Starbucks drive thru and went on to work.

Work. Work. Yeah Lisa was sitting in my desk when I got to work. Her computer still isn't working right so since I wasn't there she took over mine. Fine. So had to go find somewhere else to sit. Sarah wasn't there yet so I started with her space (Lisa's looked like a bomb went off so I skipped hers). Of course Sarah showed up right after I got my email working on her system. Ok fine, moved to Jane's desk. EWWWWWWWWWWWW Can we say DON'T TOUCH THE SCREEN when you have dirty hands. Blech. So I started with Clorox wipes which left a nice greasy residue on her screen. Went and found some Windex and after about 500 wipes I could finally see through the grime on her monitor. So of course that meant that her CST wasn't working. Hmmm now where to go... Diana's desk. So stayed there for my remaining time. Actually got in 5 hours and had some extra time from working over on Monday.

Came home and got the kids from my mom's. Tony came with us. Took Jessica to Girl Scouts and then met Carolyn at the mall so the kids could play. The original plan was to shop but of course I couldn't do that with all the kids. I have to say I was so glad to go home and crash!

Saturday I was going to clean but just sat around playing literati all day. Woops!! Scott took Miranda and Jessica to Miranda's house and then we decided to go on a date night. We went and saw Dan in Real Life. It had a slow start but it was a really good movie!

Sunday, cleaning cleaning and then to Claire's bday party at Party Hearty! at the mall. The kids had fun, although Jessica was a bundle of complaints. Hello, you are 13 you aren't supposed to be into a jumpy house party for an 8 year old!

I'm glad I'm not going to work tomorrow. I'm going shopping with Sarah and her church group in San Francisco. FUN!Pin It
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