Showing posts from June, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Got up and went to work - kind of nice in one way knowing I won't be doing this commute much longer but seriously not liking the thought of missing all of my friends.

Got to work - another meeting at noon - this one was definately not good - corporate doublespeak - not giving answers - now I really am worried I won't have a job soon.  Yeesh really why all at once - both me and my hubby.  Blah!

Confusing and frustrating day at work - I felt like crying some of the time.  My boss is great though and is offering to put a word in for me.  On my way out of work - I got a call from one of my old client's her foster daughter is permanently leaving due to violent behavior.  She is a great parent - the girl just needs more of a group home not a family.  We talked for a long while.

Despite my life in chaos I decided to keep moving through what needs to be done for my hubby for a surgery so I called and made the consultation appointment for September 12.  My hubby is too stressed alr…

Monday, June 27, 2011

I went to work - got great news that I should be able to keep my job - just new client.
Work is just weird.  I started cleaning some of my stuff up.  Only 3 weeks left here.  People are in funky moods - change is tough.  Very dysregulated feeling.

I got off work - went to get my fingerprints retaken.  Talked to my daughter on the phone - we see her on Saturday.  Then went to post office to mail the fingerprints to the BBS and stuff to my daughter and my daughter's therapist.

Got home and tried to do a bit of work - talked to my daughter's therapist.  Hubby came home with pizza - now his work is all messed up and dysregulated too - so it was kind of a see-saw - I had good news and he had bad news.  He goes to talk to his boss(s) tomorrow to see what options he has.

We watched hoarders which was interesting.  We ate pizza and really just tried to focus on each other and family events - neither of us wants to really talk much about the realities of our jobs or lack there of.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

I woke up not in pain which is so rare - I felt I was in a dream.  I got up and did a few things - got back in bed and when I got up again - I ran out and got breakfast for my hubby and I.  We sat and ate breakfast and then just spent quality time together.  He did run an errand and got the rest of the things he needed that he didn't get yesterday.  We had Subway for a late lunch as we both had thought that sounded good yesterday.  And just watched tv and relaxed.  We talked and joked and spent a lot of quality time together.  It was so wonderful getting away from the real world and kind of living in our dream state.

We both needed it as our lives felt so crazy lately with stresses of work and such.  It is hard starting a relationship when you already have kids - there is so much less time to really spend together.  I miss my son a lot right now but it is so nice just to have time with my hubby.  Since my soon is 16 and hangs out with us a lot and stays up later and I go to bed ea…

Saturday, June 25, 2011

So I woke up this AM - a little in pain - not a lot and got up and ate a bit.  Came back to bed after doing some emails and fell asleep in my hubby's arms.

Woke up again around 11am - I needed that much sleep.  A bit more pain but still manageable.  We decided to get some stuff - so off to Pet Smart, a beauty store and Home Depot.  We got almost everything we wanted and then ate at the Old Spaghetti Factory.  I had a drink (really about half of one - such a light weight now) which took care of my body aches but I still had a headache.  Got home and passed out after trying to read and respond to email.

I woke up a couple hours later and did some email and stuff and then talked to hubby about watching a movie called Lover Boy.  It is very 80s and cute - thought it was better than watching Pretty Woman for the millionth time.  Anyway - watched that and the meds kicked in and finally back to no pain.

Hubby went for Subway but by that time it was closed so we had Carl's Jr.
Then a …

Friday, June 24, 2011 - Time for Change

I almost called in sick because I was so tired and it was going to be a nice day.  Glad I did not though because my life got turned upside down.

First one of my bosses actually noticed I had not responded to a meeting request - and she said I really should be there.  Then as soon as I heard who was on the conference call - I knew that  was NOT good news.  HR was on the conference call - the only reason for that is that our jobs are changing or going away.

I found out I will not be staying at the facility I am working at and supposedly (but it is hard to believe) we will all get jobs at other locations.  It would be helpful if I do get a job at the one location that is really close to home as right now I commute 45 min to work and this other place would be a 15 min commute.  I will find out more next week but already know my last day will be July 15th.

I also have my masters so it may be time for me to start my new career - so much change - I will have to wait it out next week to see h…

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I got up - groggy as usual and went to work.
I wasn't very busy but I had lots of little things to do and some frustrating things to track down.
It was hot and I didn't feel like shopping so I came home.
When I got home in the mail was a form for my hubby and the best part was the dvds of my son's performance.  I worked on printing up the form so hubby could fill it out.  It will take about 5-6 months to get his birth certificate.
We decided to do family movie pizza night since my son will be going down to my mom's on Friday AM and we will not be able to do that on Friday night.
Because both my son and I were getting up early - my hubby decided on Papa Murphy's pizza.
We watched the Meaning of Life which was fun.  And went to bed. 
My hubby mailed his form off that night.  It was a simple day really.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I got up and was really groggy because of lack of sleep and headed to work.
It was slower so I got a lot of catching up done and helped close some calls for my co-worker who worked alone the day before. 

I had a frustrating day trying to troubleshoot a laptop that keeps getting stuck and it is not being very logical.  Luckily I got to spend quite a bit of time without constantly being interrupted on it.
I got off work and just was so exhausted that I got gas and went home.  I had thought about Speghetti for dinner so I called my son and verified he could pick it up on his way home from his friend's house.  I talked to his dad about keeping on the lookout for a good buy to replace his computer.  Then I kicked back.

Hubby got home soon after my son followed and my hubby made the dinner.  We all enjoyed it - he really makes the best sauce - I get to take some for work tomorrow!

We watched a few silly videos and played on our computers.  My hubby cut my son's hair.  It looks good …

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I forgot to take my benedryl last night and at 6:30am when my alarm went off I had a horrible migrain - I took my migrain meds and slept for another 30 minutes.  I got up and reminded my son again he needed to get up.  Finally he was up and we were out of the house by about 7:30am for his 8:00am appointment.

We got there and it was really just filling out forms and about 8:45am we got called in to talk to a social worker.  She found a time with a therapist at 1:30pm so I had time to get my nails done since it was only a little after 9am.

My son went to a friend's house - I called his cell and said I would pick him up - I was shocked when I got there to find he had taken his bike - luckily my PT Cruiser was able to easily get the bike in and we got there just after 1:30pm.  The therapist came out and saw us - we were done a little after 2pm.  Both my son and I were extremely hot as it was well into the 100s and I stopped to get us food and large sodas.  I dropped him back off at hi…

Monday, June 20, 2011

Another day at work.  My co-worker and I were pretty busy but it wasn't as bad as it was the previous week.  I was desperately trying to get things done since I would not be coming to work on Tuesday as I was taking the day off to take my son to a therapist.

I got done and got home.  My son had gone to a friend's house.  I intended to go get my nails done but I left work so late it just wasn't going to work out.

I did go to the one store that has buns with no milk and got them so we could have hotdogs in buns for dinner tonight.

I came home and vegged out - took a short nap and tried to recoop.
It was hot and miserable - I really dislike hot weather.
My son came home and then shortly after my hubby.
My hubby grilled hot dogs and we all enjoyed dinner.
We planned to watch History of the World Part 1 - so I quickly checked my email
and found an email from my daughter's therapist saying my daughter was doing well and asking
whether after our visit on July 2nd if I would …

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I got up first - my son didn't sleep in too late.
I ate some pizza and read my awesome book for about an hour.
We watched tv with grandpa.  Finally my hubby got up and his grandpa said he was hungry.  Hubby and my son went out and got us lunch.
Grandpa and I hung out together again chatting - he is very conservative so it is weird sometimes to try to not argue with him.

We talked about other things and he told me about some people in the area he had known nearly forever.  I wish I had friends I had known so long - it was really kind of neat hearing some of the stories.

The guys got back.  We had lunch and gave my hubby is Fathers' Day handmade card and his DVD.  He was amused - especially since my son used a phrase that my hubby had been using from French Kiss.  Hubby gave his grandpa a fathers' day card which got him laughing real good.

We watched a bit more TV and then around 3pm we headed home.

We got home around 6pm.  We watched French Kiss as a family so my son could u…

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I got up and moved around a bit and ate.  But I was really tired and hurting so I got back in bed for awhile and fell asleep which I hadn't intended to do.  I woke about 10:00am and got going again and started to wake up my hubby.  He did a couple of things and then we worked on getting my son up - he was tired from the party the night before and we finally got him up around noon.  He took his shower first and then me and then my hubby.

We finally managed to get out of the house around 1pm.  We stopped somewhere to eat and then did our 3 hour drive.  One amusing thing happened - so I have a gas discount card based on how much I spend at the grocery store - it goes up to 20 gallons so driving the minivan is the best to use to fill up using the discount (ie .$.30 off EACH gallon up to 20 gallons.)  But it only works on shell stations.  We were running really low on gas - finally my hubby just said he would have to pull off and get whatever at the next stop.  As we were filling up wi…

Friday, June 17, 2011

It was a crazy, busy day at work but all went well.
I got home from work and checked on my son's grades - He did well:

HS Sem. 2   Period   Course   Teacher   Acad   Cit   Comments  Notes   01   SJS101-41 WORLD HIST 2P 
   B       S   

 02   MAS251-8 2ND YR ALG 2P 
   C       S   

 03   EZS302-72 ENG 10 2P 
   A       S   
 04   QCS232-11 IAC CHEM 2P 
   B       S   
   B       S   
 06   GSS002-4 1 LV SPAN 2P     C       S   
Which is better than I had hoped because of his suspension towards the end of the year.
I then went to the garage and started sanding the dining room table down.  …

Thursday, June 16, 2011

What started out at a quiet morning at work - turned into a crazy day.  It was so busy and there were issues with our ticketing system and our search on our knowledgebase which of course was problematic since a lot of the problems were not ones that I know the answers right away so I had to manually look through things to find what I wanted.

No breaks or anything - finally off just after 2pm.  I went to Home Depot and bought a sander, sandpaper, stain, tarp, paintbrush and laquer.  I got home and realized there was no way I could physically put the table together in order to start sanding it.

So I did what I had been putting off - I cleaned up my daughter's room.  When she left she left in a tantrum - things are broken and strewn all around.  I found lots of hateful writing and pictures about me and that was tough but now her room looks nice.  I ordered a few things to decorate as she will come for a visit on July 2nd if all goes well.  She will be supervised by her therapist and …

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Got up and went to work.  It was much quieter than it had been the past few days.  Frustration though since our ticketing was acting weird - at least on mine and my co-worker's computers.

Nothing major happened - except I did get a few minutes for lunch and reading my book.

Got home - asked my son to help me find the key to storage - he knew where it was so we went to storage and got my old dining room table.  Brought it home and since it was really hot - just decided that was enough.  Checked some emails and blogs - a couple of my friends were getting handfasted today so wrote some comments - I hope this helps put a positive spin on their lives - they need it.

Then I read and finally finished my book before dinner.  Though at about 5pm I suddenly realized I did not take the chicken out of the freezer or start cooking it!  So we ended up with making burritos.  Anyway when hubby got home I asked if we could delay dinner just a bit so I could finish the book and we did and I did!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - My Son's 16th Birthday - WOW!!!

So I got up - kissed hubby and son goodbye as usual and went to work.  It was busy but less busy than Monday.  Just before 6am, I called my son and wished him a Happy Birthday (he was born at 6am) - he said he got a lot of facebook wall posts that said happy birthday before he even went to school.

I worked - lots of little things - nothing too bad - but it was tiring.  On the down moments I was checking with guitar stores to see if I could find a guitar case for my son - between phone calls to places and emails to my hubby - we determined there was a place that had one.

I went down there after work - the guy looked high and low and finally found one of the two that were supposedly in stock.  The one had a little nick on it - they gave me $10 off on it for that - you can hardly see it.  Then I headed home.

Chatted with my son a bit and his dad and read a bit more of my book.  My hubby came home and he had an awesome card for us to give our son.  Sent him out to the car to "get sod…

Monday, June 13, 2011

Well I still don't get knots in my stomach about going to work so I guess I should be happy that I still don't hate my job that much.  I wish I could call in sick today but I am working alone in the mornings and my co-worker is working alone in the evenings - at least if he and I do this neither one of us has to work a 12 hour day (except him covering for Saturday 12 hours).  It was chaotic at first and there was a rash of hardware failures.  The good news is the A shift was the last shift to have to learn about the email issues so once I get them done it should quiet down.

It stayed pretty busy - not so overwhelming I couldn't stand it but pretty busy.  I got off just a little late and headed home.  I called my son to verify he was home and that everything went ok and drove home.  When I got home I stripped the bed and started that laundry and wrote the list while looking at coupons.  My son and I went shopping and even picked up a treat - stuff to make s'mores.  We g…

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I got up - the pain was there but I decided to just go forward - this is a new day - a new week and the first day of the rest of my life (yada, yada, yada) So I decided to clean house.  I cleaned up the living room, started my laundry, cleaned the kitchen and the dining room and did a load of dishes!  Yea and nobody was even up then.

My son got up and took a shower.  Then I started him on sweeping and mopping the floor.  He reminds me so much of my brother - he must of asked 1000 questions on how to sweep the floor and mop it.  Our little floor took 1.5 hours for him to sweep and mop - we are talking about approximately 200 square feet - even me being slow and in pain - I am able to do that in about 30 minutes.  It did get me in hysterics though - I just kept laughing.  I then took a nap and then got up and did more reading.  Now that I actually am getting to settle down and read a bit - I don't want to stop.

After dinner - I read for a bit more then talked to everyone about dinne…

Saturday, June 11, 2011

So I woke up - stretched out - did a little yoga - and then woke my son up.  I ate - and woke my son up again - I took a shower - and woke my son up again - LOL - he was so sleepy.  Finally I told him if he wants new jeans we need to leave in a few minutes - he got up and got dressed.  We gathered gift cards and headed to Target.  We found him 2 pairs of pants.  Then we headed to Barnes and Nobel where we had gift cards - no luck on what we wanted but he decided he would order from online.  Then Bed, Bath and Beyond - no comfortors or bed stuff that he wanted.

We got home - I got in bed and cuddled with hubby - when I mentioned the bed stuff he reminded me he had a great comforter for my son that is black (which is the color my son wanted).  So we will do that - no money spent!!! 

Finally hubby got up and we ate and watched Singing in the Rain which was my son's favorite movie growing up.  We all laughed and enjoyed it very much and then it was time for my son to start studying fo…

Friday, June 10, 2011

Blah.. the stress of yesterday seriously has turned into pain today.  I am thinking that maybe yoga or some kind of meditation might help since the pain is caused by my muscles contracting and they contract even more when I am stressed.  Maybe over the weekend I will be able to destress a bit since other than taking my son jeans shopping on Saturday, I really do not have anything major to do.  Also I think the weather is stablizing so hopefully that will help a bit.

So off to work i went - calmer although so frustrating with that stupid laptop  After hacking at the registry and trying everything I could think of - I continued to google possible solutions and finally after trying 20+ different idea found the one that worked - nothing at all in the registry but files in the all users folder.  I just hate this kind of thing but love it when I find the resolution.  So I tested it multiple times - it seems that the problem is resolved.  I try desperately to finish a few things up and had t…

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Today was a crazy and frustrating day at work.  I walked in and the phones were going crazy - seems there was announcement put out and a link to our email system that was changed - a lot of people in the cleanrooms could not get to the new link, a few people did not have their email databases properly setup for that kind of email.  It quieted down just after 6am and then around 8am it went crazy again.  I had to remote into a ton of computers to get them to work and the phone calls kept coming.  On top of that there was this laptop with a weird problem that no one at the helpdesk - me included could figure out - yet the user had complained to our upper management which made it a priority.

I tried all kinds of things while fielding crazy email calls.  I ended up having to call the user back and say come and get it and bring it back the next morning for me to work on the laptop again.  I had some ideas of how to figure out the problem which by then I had determined was a registry proble…

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

So I got up, arggh, if there was coverage at work - I would have called in sick.  The pain is always worse in the AM and then again in the PM.  I got myself together and stopped at McDonalds to pick up breakfast as I would be by myself a majority of the day.

I got to work and it was pretty dead.  3 phone calls before 9am and each one lasted only a couple of minutes.  Then things picked up and in the end, I worked on an "urgent project" on software that hadn't been used in several years but suddenly needed to be up and running with permissions right away.  So much so that one of the management people came down to ask how I could speed it up.

Anyway - out around 2:30pm or so - back home.  My son called and asked if he could go to a send off party for a senior friend of his (who was at the paintball party) and since he finished his homework - I said yes but be back by 5:00pm.

I turned on my replay to verify that is was not having internet problems (I had some with my laptop…

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Last night my hubby made a comment and I remembered that I had not made my son a doctor appointment to renew his meds and get a physical.  So this morning as it was quiet at work, I tried going online to make an appointment, but I did not have my son's medical record number so I ended up calling them.  I made an appointment for 3:45pm today.  I called my son to let him know that I made an appointment for him and to be home right after school.  I also renewed my meds and should get them in the mail within a week and also tried again to request access to my daughter's records.  They are supposed to send something to the group home she is living at so she can sign a form to allow me access back to her records since she denied me access.

It was a slow day in the morning at work, but it picked up in the afternoon.  I was glad though that I was able to get out on time just after 2pm and headed home. When I got home, I tried calling my son, but he did not answer.  Finally at 3:20pm, …

Monday, June 6, 2011

Blah - had to get up even though the pain was pretty severe.  Got into work and managed to keep myself busy but I am so physically drained and the intense pain is just wearing on me.  Work was ok - I felt like I got a few things done - luckily it was pretty slow.  After work, I took the cable box to the cable company and got it replaced and then headed home. 

When I got home, I walked through my son's day and school work and helped him organize himself and get started.  He had to admit that his Uncle won - several girls that he did not really know rubbed his head and liked his new hair cut.  So my son finished his big Spanish project and then my hubby was home to grill up hamburgers.  We ate and laughed and talked about my son's day and then it was time for him to study.

I went into our bedroom - answered some emails - played a few computer games and talked with hubby until I was tired.  He came to bed and rocked me to sleep.  Despite a physically painful day it still ends so …

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hard to get up after the side effects of the pain meds, but I forced myself to get up and keep trying to wake up my son.  He just wouldn't get up - kept falling back to sleep.  So I got up and ate, got a few things done on my computer and took some less strong pain meds.  The problem with the really strong pain meds is they give me an after affect of a nasty migrain.  I finally got my son up and i left to go get my nails done (normally I can go 2+ weeks but this one lady did not do them well) - I went in and they were so nice as to redo my nails for free - but I did give them a tip.

I came home and my son was just finishing breakfast.  I told him he needed to get going on his homework since we have a concert we are going to this evening.  I did some work on the computer, a little bit of housework but my body hurt too much for much and talked with my hubby.  He talked with his friend again - her shop is now partially dismantled and after several days of her working around the clock…

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Early this AM my hubby came back to bed after talking with his best friend.  We chatted because I was hoping she is ok - she is but struggling with the death of her fiance.  It was past 4am when he came to bed but he did clean the windows of the minivan that some idiot had poured oil over so I could use the minivan for today's trip.

I also could see he really cleaned the stove - boy I need her to call more often - LOL.  So I got everything packed and my son loaded it in the car.  His friends were texting and making sure it was all still on because it was very cold, windy and raining pretty hard.

we got there a little before 9am and started to setup.  Luckily we had 2 of 3 dryest tables in the park as the overhead wasn't too bad - the rain would splatter the tables but definately better than if it were out in the open.  Kids started coming - my son did the big reveal of his non-hair and they started playing paint ball.  Everyone had fun - I kept buying more paint balls and kept…

Friday, June 3, 2011

Went to work and it was much calmer today.  Got a few things done and then headed out to drive to see my daughter for therapy.  Therapy went well I think and my daughter is doing well - she had a small slide down but the best part is she picked herself up and started to make better choices.  Also the surgeon told her she would not recommend surgery to fix her finger since she was non-compliant on following the last surgery's directions and that is why her finger is messed up again.  As sad as it is for her to not have a working pinky - I think this is natural consequences for refusing to follow directions. 

My son came home but forgot to call me so part of the drive home i was afraid something bad had happened when I couldn't get a hold of him.  But he was in the shower so eventually I did get a hold of him.  He did some home work and then we had Friday Family Pizza Movie Night and that was fun.  It was weird looking at his really short hair but I am getting used to it.

I had …

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Today, I was working by myself for most of the morning.  Luckily it was not too busy - I had lots of things to do that required deep and intense concentration so it was good the phone did not ring constantly.  I was impressed with the stuff I did which gave me positive motivation to try making my son's cake today. 

I drove home.  I started baking right away.  I also scanned my son's homework for him so he could continue to get his studies done.  The skull from Amazon came which I would use as my model - I am trying to make a life size skull cake.  After baking 5 layers, I went ahead and started carving.  I was really starting to get frustrated and felt like I would just have to end up with a basic cake.  Then I took out the fondant and it was rock hard.  Nothing seemed to be going right but I kept trying.  I warmed up the fondant and put it over the cake - what a difference that made - now it looked at least white with kind of the form of the skull and then when I tried to ben…

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I got to work - a very busy day.  My poor co-worker was in Fab a good portion of the day.  I handled a lot of calls and he handled a lot of bad hardware in the cleanrooms.  While tiring, it felt kind of good to accomplish so much.

I left work and went straight to the store to buy marshmallows and powerdered sugar so I could create fondant for my son's bday party cake.  I got home, it was raining and windy and very weird out.  I started the diswasher and warmed up the marshmallows to start making the fondant.  Loud sirens went off - not like emergency vehicles but air raid type sirens so I turned on the tv and they had an emergency broadcast alert for tornado warnings!  Amazing - never been in one - then the lights flickered and the power shut off (just after I had fully warmed up the marshmallows) I kept myself busy making the fondant in the dark and listening to the sirens.  The wind was picking up and there was lots of rain and hail.  Then I could see a funnel cloud - really tri…

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I got to work (kind of nice skipping a Monday) and just started working on things.  I got a lot accomplished and it wasn't too frustrating.  I made a grocery list including all of the stuff I would need to get for my son's 16th bday bash on Saturday and then went home - stripped the bed and started laundry - then ran to the store - I had hoped to take 30 minutes but it took 45 - grand total was over $275 for groceries and party supplies! 

Then I went home - started a pot of boiling water while I brought in all of the groceries.  By the time they were in the water was boiling so I started the lasagna noodles.  While those were boiling I was able to brown the hamburger and get about 1/3 of the groceries put away and found the rest of the ingredients for lasagna.  Noodles done - made the lasagna and put it in the oven - then I cleaned up the house and made the bed - and then my hubby called to say he was on his way home.  I took the lasagna out - put the bread in and as he came …