Tuesday, May 29, 2007
I guess that's ok. I never let my kids play in the street, as a matter of fact, I taught them that it wasn't a place to play. These parents never seem to be watching what their kids are doing, and they certainly never hear the cars going through here speeding. Its dangerous enough for them when I drive the speed limit of 10 mph, especially when they dart out in front of the car, but some people race through here at 30 mph, gabbing on their cell phones or arguing with the passengers in the car. They aren't looking for little kids. They aren't really looking for anything.
But anyway, it gets really loud back here from about 2pm to 10pm or later, then the parents realize that their small children are still outside, wandering around the trailer park somewhere & start to call them all in for the night. Again, that's their business and all, I just wish they'd play outside their own homes and not mine, you know?
Monday, May 28, 2007
I'm not sure if he left or if she ran out of steam, but she did eventually shut up and I saw him out at another neighbor's house a little while ago. Who really knows, but she was really upset and I really felt bad for her, having been in her shoes before, and I'm sure she was really embarrassed when it was all said and done, too. I hope things work out to where she's happy and her kids are taken care of, too, because she works and he stays home.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Then there's Kris' situation at home right now. His mom & stepdad adopted her nephew a few months ago, because he was getting ready to be placed in foster care. He's 5. They now expect (and demand) that Kris will take care of him. There are days wen he makes the kid's breakfast, lunch and dinner, watches him all day and puts him to bed at night. His mother is at home during all of this. She claims to have "no energy" to deal with him and that he "grates at her nerves." She 38 years old, in good shape and has no energy? I'm sorry that she has IBS, but this child isn't Kris' responsibility. He didn't adopt him, after all. Its ridiculous.
Oh. They caught/found the guy that tried to run Rhi & Kris over. All they cited him with was reckless driving.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
I got my shower taken care of, and it actually warmed up enough in the house that I wasn't freezing afterwards, so yay!! The dishes are soaking for a little while, just to make them easier to wash and to let the water cool down enough for me to put my hands into.
Its clouding up again, of course, but it was nice to see the blue for a little while.
Tonight we get to go and see Rhi get her award for being the outstanding IT student of the year, she's really nervous and excited all at the same time. I'm just excited for her, and so very proud of her.
In other news, the people in that trailer are still nowhere to be seen. I'm wondering if they were illegals and got scared when the police went over there the other day, because they left a little while after the officer left their house & haven't been back since. It really doesn't matter to me, as long as that idiot leaves my family alone.
Well, I guess I'll go take that shower & then clean a bit, have a great day!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I seriously doubt they'll ever find the guy, because he knew when he left that he had messed with the wrong people, he saw Rhi pull her phone out & call the police. The really weird thing was that I didn't even hear his car until Rhi crossed in front of him & started laughing at Kris. It was like he was sitting in front of the house, idling, and getting ready to do this really obnoxious thing he does every time he passes my neighbor's house - he gets to the corner, throw his car in neutral & revs his engine up for about 45 seconds & then he throws it in gear & spins out & speeds out of here - he does it just to piss the neighbor off. As soon as Rhi crossed and she was laughing he started revving it up like crazy, which was part of why I looked out. Why do people get so angry about such small things? It was obvious to me that she wasn't even looking at the driver when she was laughing, but I guess he must have thought otherwise.. and gotten really, really angry - not that it excuses his behavior.
Monday, May 21, 2007
At that point I was already headed out the door with my phone, the neighbor was headed out his & Rhi was calling the police. I could not believe this guy did that and I'm also very nervous at the same time, because the people he comes to visit are tweakers and we're here alone at night.
But we got some good news, too. Rhi won an award at the tech center where she has some classes. She was named the Outstanding IT Student of the Year. There's a ceremony Wednesday night that we need to go to. She's super excited about it. Troy's friend's wife called him at work tonight to tell him. Anyway, I need sleep.
They used to have a great incentive program for people so they wouldn't miss work, called the President's Club. If you made it a year without missing work, you got dinner at one of our expensive restaurants (it was a company party) with a date, a gift from the company and a personal day, with 2 years you got all of that plus a night in Las Vegas with dinner and a show, complete with a room in one of the casinos. That stopped when they bought several other companies & couldn't afford to do it for everyone.
We get really nice engraved pens and datebooks every year, too, plus a lot of other things like personal first aid kits, toothbrushes, cups, mugs.. a bunch of stuff. It really beats struggling on $6 an hour with the cable company. Congratulations on 12 years honey!
I've never bought any online, but this place has an awesome selection of fragrances and really great prices, too (I think its $1 for 20 sticks). They also offer incense burners and holder, awesome perfume oils (again at a super price - 1/2 dram for $2!) and Dead Sea salt aromatherapy bath salts.
The store also offers a free sample if you send them some stamps and your address, which is almost unheard of anymore. Check them out, I did and I was very impressed. I hope you will be too!!
The ex boyfriend that hurt her so badly last fall, posted a big, whiny blog on his MySpace about how miserable he is over a girl that he lost due to his own behavior and still has feelings for, but at the same time, he's talking about another girl that he thinks is amazing and wants to take the relationship where ever it goes - sounds like him, never satisfied with anything. Apparently, he joined the Marines (I guess he didn't get all of those scholarships he thought he would) and leaves for boot camp on July 30, but he's starting a job at Walmart this week, too, so way to be reliable. He also thinks he graduates on Friday, when its really Thursday.
Anyway, I need to eat breakfast & get started on my day.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Then today, the two bridesmaids who cared enough to get money to the bride for their dresses looked beautiful and did what they were supposed to. The other two? One of them bossed everyone around and started rumors about the bride, Troy and anyone else she could and the other looked like a brunette Pippi Longstocking, but a lot more bored & disinterested. I don't know, the other wedding was about 4 times bigger and had way less drama and stress I guess is what I'm trying to say.
Apparently I made it to the finals to win a camera at WhoGets. I'm gonna need a lot of votes to win it, so, if you like my reasons please vote for me (dyanemcs) to win at http://whogets.com/contest.php?id=46:
I really need a new camera & I never seem to have the money to get anything nice for me. My daughter will be graduating high school next year and I'd love to be able to take some great pictures of it.
You do have to register to vote, but its free. Once you get registered, you can enter contests to win great prizes, too. If you make it to the finals, make sure you let me know so I can vote for you, too.
Friday, May 18, 2007
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Thursday, May 17, 2007
Have you ever thought about going back to college? Did you miss out on it entirely when you were younger, like I did? If so, have you stressed out about where and how you'll ever find the time for it and then decided not to? What about online courses? Capella University is an accredited university with over 19,000 adult learners. They even offer a course to help you learn how to use their online courses, just to ease your mind about it if you've never done anything like it before. They make it super easy to communicate with your instructors, too, by using email, the telephone, online discussion threads and more.
To me, this seems like the perfect option for someone who's too busy for the traditional approach to higher education.
Other than that, its been a calm day again. I went over & trimmed Morgan's hair earlier & visited with Dawn for awhile. Morgan is so ready to have the baby, she's tired and its hard for her to sleep now. She's due in 21 days, and I'm sure she's hoping she'll go a lot sooner than that.
Rhi has already told me what she wants for Christmas, she wants a PSP. Since she's given us so much notice about it, I don't see a problem with getting it for her, especially since she isn't asking for anything else. I'm thinking I'll get her one of the bundles they have with an accessory and a couple of games.
Anyhow, I have stuff I need to get done.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
I guess he & Alisha plan to convert it into an RV eventually and have already started buying things to do that. (I'd think it'd be smarter to get it registered and legal, first, but hey, what do I know? All I care about is getting it out of here before my landlord starts to complain.
I haven't been sleeping much over the past two nights, I'm tired when I go to bed, I fall asleep, but I'm awake 2 or so hours later, tossing and turning. For hours. I fell back to sleep sometime after 5 this morning. It made the alarm feel like hell at 6:20. Now, I'm afraid to take a nap, because I may not be able to sleep tonight again.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
I just can't take it anymore, I feel like I'm losing my mind most days. I just don't know how to change anything, or protect my own sanity anymore, I just feel like giving up.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Anyway, I'm going over early tomorrow to help Dawn finish with the house & get food started and ready to go. Another busy weekend, maybe things will mellow out someday!!
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
I can't believe that school is out in 2 weeks. Even more unbelievable is that Rhi is a Senior next year.
Monday, May 07, 2007
Apparently, he's living in a tent somewhere and working at KFC. He says he's happy, eating and staying as warm as he can. And that he isn't angry with us anymore. I guess they plan to spend the summer here & then move to Portland in the fall. I guess the SLC trip fell through when Erin's friend broke up with his girlfriend the other day, but I guess he plans to move to Oregon with them.
There are other things going on, with Rhi, but I'm just too emotionally wrung out to really go into it right now.
Friday, May 04, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
My friend Vicki is a mom of two & a college student. Today, she found out that our University is closing their daycare center forever. Now she has no idea how she'll even be able to finish school with no daycare. She can't afford to take them anywhere else, she has cut her work hours so she can go to school. Her husband works full-time and can't take care of them during school hours either. I feel so bad for her and really don't understand what the University President is thinking by doing this.