Dec 26, 2007

Happy Birthday MOMMY!!

HAPPY BIRHTDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR MOMMY!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! Happy birthday mommy. I hope that your day goes as smooth as ever!!

Merry Christmas To You!!

Okay so all the kids are getting to that age where they start to question Santa...well I wouldn't have it this year. Let the children go as long as they can believing. So on Christmas Eve Emma was the only one in the house. I was tring all night to get her to go to sleep. It was after midnight and I decided to go and lay down with her. All of a sudden we heard something like hooves on our tin roof. Then we heard a bell, then a HO HO HO!! Emma Jane looked at me and said "He really does exist! I am so going to tell Sherley Santa came to my house!!" I kissed her on her forehead, then tucked her in nice and tight. With tears in my eyes I walked out into the living room as Chris was walking into the house. Chris looked at Emma and told her that he was told by Santa to go to sleep so she could get her gifts. Emma passed out within 5 minutes. On Christmas morning she awoke to all the presents under the tree...Santa came, Santa came!! Knowing that she had to wait till her brother and sisters got there she got to open one present and her stocking. She was in heaven!! When Alex, Lacey and Katey got there the fun really began. I watched them tear into their presents and my eyes filled with tears. It was the most wonderful thing to watch. I got to see my 4 children go ballistic over the littlest things and it made me smile. I think this was the most wonderful Christmas I could have ever had. We didn't have a lot of money to get a lot of stuff, but they were all very happy about what they did get. I am very blessed to have such a wonderful family!! PS Pictures will be posted real soon...promise!

Dec 21, 2007

Happy Birthday Al!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRHTDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRHTDAY DEAR ALEX! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! I love you with all my heart and soul. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and get everything that your heart desires.

Merry Christmas

I don't know when I'm going to be able to write a blog before Christmas, so here I go. I just wanted all my loved ones to know how special everyone is to me. I love you all and hope that you have a wonderful holiday and new year.

Dec 18, 2007

Happy Happy Vacation

Okay so Fort Rapids Indoor water park ROCKS!! The slides are amazing and the hotel is beautiful. Lacey hung out with her siblings the whole time. She concerned her fears and went down slides. Alex was my little trooper, he was the most extreme out of us all. He went down every slide including the Black Hole (I couldn't even scream on this slide). Katey had fun with Alex going down the slides and playing wating for the bucket of water to fall on her. Emma learned a few moves in the water. Have you ever seen Ice age the Meltdown....if you have you'll understand what I'm about to say. I told Emma to attack the water. The water is her pray. And she did it. She was swimming. She went under water for about 3 seconds and was so proud of herself. As were all of us. We all had a blast. We went to the restaurant and had dinner. Went to the arcade and spent most of the money. We also let each child have about 25 dollars to spend at the gift shop. When we got to the room on Saturday night we got to watch Shreck the Third, ordered pizza and jumped from one bed to the other. I wish I got a picture of the kids faces when I walked in and saw them jumping...I just looking at them and showed them how to do it right. Mom's need some fun too! LOL Thier faces were priceless. Even Chris was amazed that I let everyone go crazy. It's a vactions people, have some fun!! And everyone did. Every one had a wonderful time and would love to go again. I will soon put up pictures (I hope) to show off our fun. I loved this little vacation and very grateful that we could go on our very first FAMILY vacation!!

Dec 12, 2007


I just wanted to say hello. So HELLO!!

Dec 11, 2007

Long Overdue Vaction

Yesterday we did it. We went to Fort Rapids indoor water park and made our reservations. We are a go for Saturday!! Emma and I spent a few minutes looking around the lodge and fell in love. Everything is so warm and cozy. They even had a fireplace in the lobby. I really felt like a Queen when I walked in there. Emma didn't want to leave of course. She wanted to stay there till Saturday, but alas we had to go. When we got home Emma grabbed the phone and made her calls to her brother and sisters. She is so exited. As are we. We have never had a family vacations before and this is long overdue. I'll keep you updated!!

Dec 5, 2007

Let It Snow!!

Okay so I woke up this morning and found that Columbus was covered in snow. I made it to work without being late or getting into an accident. I sit here at 6 am and think of my children going to school. We're supposed to get 3 more inches by noon today as well. LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!!

Dec 3, 2007

Let It Snow

Happy Holidays!! Tis the season to be happy and kind. Have you ever noticed that when it comes close to Christmas everyone is a little sweeter, kinder and just more human?! I love this time of year. I'm surrounded by friends, family and all the people I love. What could be better than that?

Nov 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!

So another holiday season is among us. I have so much to be grateful for. I have a wonderful family. Excellent children. Loving husband. Great friends. Kick ass job. House over my head. Food in my belly. What more can a girl ask for. I'm so grateful for everything that I have. Even if it's not that much. I may not have a lot of money, big house or fancy cars but I have my loved one's and that's all that matters. I have the one's who mean the most to me - my children. I'm so very thankful for the blessings that they have brought to me. I sit back and watch them laugh and play, fight and cry, scream and yell, love and admire each other. I don't know where I would be without my children. They are the reason I get up in the morning and sleep at night. They are my life, my heart and my soul. I am most grateful for them. I love you all and hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Nov 11, 2007

Layton Carter Bailey

I wanted to add some pictures of my little nephew Layton Carter Bailey. We aren't realted by blood, but he is mine in all other ways. Layton was 9lbs 9oz and 22 inches long. ONE BIG BOY!! Born on November 3, 2007. He's such a sweet little boy. Seeing him makes me miss my other nieces and nephews even more. Hope you enjoy them. Love!!!

Oct 20, 2007

One Week Down

I survived the first week without my son. I don't know how I got through it, but I did. And what a week it was. It all started last Friday. I just got off work and couldn't get my car started. I fiddled with it for about 20 minutes or so, then had to step back. Getting to frustrated. I called Chris to let him know what was going on, just so he wouldn't worry. I then went back outside and fiddled some more. I went straight home without stopping at my usual spots. I just wanted to get home. As soon I walked into the house I thou off my sweater and slammed my purse, cursing and rambling about the car. Chris went out to see if he could do something about it. When he looked under the car he saw a corroded battery cable. He tried to clean it off and it broke. Yeti man strikes again. I was and am carless. This was all on Friday night. Right before Alex left for his fathers. What a day, huh?! On Saturday I went to my friend Beth's baby shower. Byran had to pick Emma and I up then swing by Debbie's and pick up Lacey and Katey. We went to Bryan's mothers house in Little Turtle. (Mommy and Nym, do you remember long summer days at the Little Turtle pool? Those are some of my fondest memories.) Well after the baby shower we went to Bryan's house for an after party. We met up with old friends from high school, played cards and had a blast on the Wii. Saturday night was fun and exiting. Sunday Alex called me from Poppy's house and I got to talk to him about his weekend and upcoming week. We cried and laughed. One of the best phone conversations I ever had. Then the fun really started. I had to find a ride to work. Don (Chris' dad) came to get me in the mornings and I had to find a ride home. This pretty much happened all week. On Tuesday my boss came to get me. I was about 3 hours late. Do you know how embarrassing it is to walk in with your boss? I felt every eye on me. Totally weird. Anyway, it was a ruff week. One good thing did happen. I made an enemy smile and laugh. I couldn't believe it myself. Maybe we can work together without all the animosity. That would be great!! I have looked for another car and have a little money saved up. Hopefully this next week goes by a little more smoothly.

Oct 13, 2007

A Few Jokes From Emma

There are 3 kids. Their names are Manors, Poop and Shut-up. One day all 3 went down to the lake. Poop feel into the water. Manors went in after him. Shut-up went to get help. When Shut-up found a cop he told him that his friends fell down into the lake. The cop asked him what his name was, he replied "Shut-up". The cop asked him again...Son what is your name? Shut-up said the boy. The cop asked him a third time....Son what is your name? Shut-up said the boy. The cop then asked him where his Manors were. The boy responded, "Down at the Lake picking up Poop." What do a dog and a tree have in common?--They both have barks How do you keep a skunk from smelling?---You hold it's nose These are just a few jokes Emma wanted to tell us. Hope you enjoyed them.

Oct 12, 2007

Telling Myself That It's For The Best

Today my son went to go live with my father for awhile. Rick and I both agreed, it would only benefit Alex to live with Poppy. We will see him just as much as we want to. It's really for the best. Anyway, I'm very saddened by all of this. This has been happening for about a month now and today was the day. I was packing up his backpack with some of his favorite things. Put in his favorite bear and a frog from me (with a little note). It hit me all at once. I finally let it out and cried about the whole thing. I think it actually helped Emma though. As we watched Al get in the car I looked at Emma and gave her a big hug and it all came out. She saw me crying and said that she didn't think I would cry about Al leaving (like I said it just hit me today). I told her that I love Alex and didn't want him to leave. But we're doing the right thing, it's only temporary and he'll be home real soon. I explained how much I was going to miss him. We cried for a little then went inside and starting to eat....everything. Sound familiar? lol Emma and I are handling things pretty well. Chris is being strong. He's holding it all in. You know how men are, especially husbands. They never want to discuss their feelings. I know that he's sad too. We all are. I know that Al will be looked after like the Prince that he is and will be spoiled rotten. I know that the school is better and he will make lots of friends. I know that he will be happy and that is the most important thing in the world. I love you Alex. I miss you already!!

Oct 6, 2007

Friends Having Some Fun

Star in Your Own JibJab! It's Free!
I had to do this with me and some of my friends. To much fun!!

Sep 30, 2007

Atheltic Magnate's Villa w/ a Doverman Pincher Named "Warren"

Your home is a

Athletic Magnate's Villa

Your kitchen is someplace you never go, because you "have people for that." There's a Chocolatessen, which is rapidly becoming your favorite room of the house. Having one is also becoming a trend among your wealthy neighbors. Your master bedroom is the size of a small barn, with carpet thick enough to reach your ankles. Your study has hardback editions of every classic ever written, plus a special edition of Rich Dad, Poor Dad with the parts you ghost-authored highlighted. One of your garages holds your collection of ferraris, and is measured in acreage.

Your home also includes a guest wing and private quarters for your servants. Your guests enjoy your home theater with 37 different sports channels. Outside is your hedge maze and gardens, meticulously tended by a team of world-class botanists.

And, you have a pet -- a doberman pincer named "Warren".

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:

Build YOUR Dream House!

A Week of Fun and Enjoyment

I had so much fun this week. My mother, sister and her kids came in from California. We got to hang out and chat like old times. It was so fun to have the "original 6" back together again. The whole family was here. Granted I was sick most of the week, but I still had fun. We went to the Cheesecake Factory and my sister and sister-in-law were brave enough to take ALL the children to Grater's for ice-cream. They had a blast!! Mae was beautiful as expected and Clark is a doll baby. I had so much fun hanging out and chilling with my sister. My mother of course was gorgeous with her flowing skirts and cute tops. Her hippy ways coming through with brilliance. Alex, Emma, Mae and Clark all got treasure chests from the Worthington Fairies. They had a blast finding them. It was sad to see them leave, but having the memory of all of us back together is wonderful.

Sep 19, 2007

A Wonderful Life

Okay sorry it's been awhile. I have had a lot of drama that I didn't want to take out on the "blog" so I had to wait till I was centered (at least a little LOL). So Emma turned 9 yesterday. She was so cute. I took her to Target to go shopping and she had a blast. I told her she had X amount of money and she could get anything that she wanted. This was the first time I handed her my credit card. Note to self....NO MORE!! hahaha She went directly for the clothes (she gets that from Emily) and found some of the cutest stuff. And surprisingly she went for the clearance isle (that she gets from Poppy). Then she went to the "stuffy" section. She was surrounded by all the tigers, dogs, lions, and bears (oh my). She didn't know what to do. She grabbed about 100 (okay maybe over estimating) stuffies and trough them in the cart. She then realized that she couldn't get all of them so she put back the clothes. Sorry sis. She got a cute purse with a guitar and skull/crossbones on it, LARGE white tiger, horse, lion and rhino. She fell in love with that tiger. She has been buggin' me for a large white tiger for years, now that she has one she is very happy. When we went to the register she gave the cashier my card and will pride she said "Charge it!" How cute is that!!! She had a wonderful birthday. Now if only I can keep her at this age I'll be happy. Now on with the other children. Lacey is doing very well in school. She is working at the school and earning her own money. She is loving it. She loves her classes and for the first time in a long time she wants to go to school. Katey is getting straight A's and loving life. Her behavior has improved 100% since this time last year. Alex is well, Al. He's bubbly and loving his games. He has become a master and the Game-Cube and all the computer games. School is going great and he's even considering playing a string instrument!! Wow I wonder where he could possibly get that from. (Eric, Eli, Emily???!!! Any ideas....hummmm) Well that is that for now. Hope ya'll like it. Nothing but love in my heart goes out to everyone!!

Sep 1, 2007

Aug 31, 2007

Al Turn

Here's Another One

So close..darn!
I'm having way to much fun with these!!! LOL

Aug 29, 2007

Here's a better see Drew Barrymore!! (my favorite)

Dare You Not To Cry

Alex came running into the house last night asking if he could play with his friend. I ask him who he was? He has never asked to go anywhere or play with anyone without Emma with him. He pointed across the street and I saw one of the cutest kids ever. He was this husky type of kid with over sized clothes. I asked Al was his name was and he told me Alex. Al and Alex.....way to cute! Alex is in 4th grade and goes to the same elementary school as Al. I was watching out the door and saw my only son making friends. What a site to see. Here was this little boy, who is always afraid of people making fun of him, making friends by himself. I am so proud of my son. He has come so far. I think back and remember all the horrible things the doctors said. "He will never be potty trained" (age 4) "He will never talk" (first words 'I love you') "He will never be in a "typical" class" (Al's in main stream and is a straight A student). All these things that they told me he would never do, he has done with gusto. Alexander is a true inspiration to me. If it weren't for him I have on idea where I would be. Just read the song and you'll understand everything. I dare you not to cry. I always do. Because you loved me. Celine Dion (Diane Warren) For all those times you stood by me For all the truth that you made me see For all the joy you brought to my life For all the wrong that you made right For every dream you made come true For all the love I found in you I'll be forever thankful baby You're the one who held me up Never let me fall You're the one who saw me through through it all You were my strength when I was weak You were my voice when I couldn't speak You were my eyes when I couldn't see You saw the best there was in me Lifted me up when I couldn't reach You gave me faith 'coz you believed I'm everything I am Because you loved me You gave me wings and made me fly You touched my hand I could touch the sky I lost my faith, you gave it back to me You said no star was out of reach You stood by me and I stood tall I had your love I had it all I'm grateful for each day you gave me Maybe I don't know that much But I know this much is true I was blessed because I was loved by you You were my strength when I was weak You were my voice when I couldn't speak You were my eyes when I couldn't see You saw the best there was in me Lifted me up when I couldn't reach You gave me faith 'coz you believed I'm everything I am Because you loved me You were always there for me The tender wind that carried me A light in the dark shining your love into my life You've been my inspiration Through the lies you were the truth My world is a better place because of you You were my strength when I was weak You were my voice when I couldn't speak You were my eyes when I couldn't see You saw the best there was in me Lifted me up when I couldn't reach You gave me faith 'coz you believed I'm everything I am Because you loved me (bis) I'm everything I am Because you loved me

Aug 27, 2007

Chris' Old Fashioned Name

Your Old Fashioned Name Is...
Edmund Yaxley

My Old Fashioned Name

Your Old Fashioned Name Is...
Judith Dagworth

Aug 25, 2007

Are you Right or Left Sided???

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Blessed To Be Alive

Okay, so I was going to tell ya'll about my week when things sorta changed. In the middle of me writing I heard something like a siren. I open the door to a sun filled sky and heard the tornado sirens going off. Chris immediately turned on the weather station, "tornado watch in effect for Franklin County.....take shelter now......if you live in a trailer get out and find approprieate shelter now..." All I could do was scoop up the kids and the dogs and go to my father-in-law's house (he has a basement). As soon as we left the storm hit. The sky went dark and rain started to fall. Wind was going so fast we ran downstairs and listened to the radio. Unconfirmed tornado touched down on Lane Ave. (Ohio State University area) Winds gusting up to 60 mph. Hail in several county's. Here's something that is going to make you laugh though. Chris and I weren't expecting to go anywhere today so there was no gas in the car. We had to stop for gas. In the middle of all the wind and kids starting to freak out, we had to stop for gas. I wander what the cashier was thinking..... "man, these people are crazy to be out in all of this!" lol Thinking about it now it is kind of funny. When everything settled down we started to make our phone's, dad's, brother's and friends. Everyone was fine. When we got home we saw the destruction. Tree's were down everywhere. We saw limbs on houses and in the road. We drove past our friends house and saw they were all fine. When we pulled up into our own house, we saw limbs all over the yard. We started the clean up. There was a pile of tree limbs and branches taller than Chris. We are truly blessed to have nothing happen to us, our family or our friends. Everything is great. Blessed to be alive.

Aug 21, 2007

A Little More Like Me.

I'm a Firebellied Toad! These colorful toads are very active and fun for beginner pet owners. They enjoy spending their day swimming and singing with other frogs of their species and become more active when not alone. Weird fact: Firebellied toads cannot extend their tongues like other toads or frogs. To feed, they must leap forward and catch their prey with their mouths. After they have grabbed a cricket or worm with their mouth, they usually use their fore-arms to help stuff food the rest of the way in. Then they squish their eyeballs down in their heads to push the food into their throat.

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I saw this and fell in love. I wanted to put something on my blog that was a little more me. Not an outburst or exposition. I want to be light hearted and sweet. Anyway thanks for not judging me......I feel much much much better!!

Aug 14, 2007

My Rant (foul language used)

I should warn you now there is VERY STRONG language used in this blog. I'm venting here and need to get a lot off my chest. I rather let out frustration with words than actions in this case. I will not take offence if you choose not to read or comment. This is my release. So my poor husband won't go deaf. You are for warned. Thank you.
I am so pissed off at the assholes at work. Why do people come to work to bitch about it? If you don't like the damn job QUIT!!! Why would you want to be somewhere that you dread? I don't get it? Why do young stupid little 19 year old bitches think they know everything? Or an old lady who thrives on drama and tries to start shit with everyone? I don't understand? Why is it that the one who works the hardest and busts their ass gets shit on at every corner? I'm getting fed up with it. First I have to deal with little boys who thinks that he's hot shit because his girlfriend is older than his mother and think they know everything. Then you have the bitches who one up everything you say. No matter what the subject they have a better story. WHY!!! I know that there are all types of people in a warehouse, but most of them have class and tack. At least the one's I work with. At work, you have to get through certain people to get in good with the rest of the co-workers. Johnny, Melinda, Randy, Phil, Kyle, and me. What do I bring to the table you ask? I look out for the little guy, the temps. I make them feel welcomed and appreciated. I don't let them get the shit teased out of them when they are just learning or because they are easy targets. I don't let anyone make fun of them. I won't stand for that at all. I get very upset and everyone knows it. I've even gone off on fellow full-timers for their behavior toward temps and fellow co-workers. Everyone who works with me knows that if you have a problem or need anything I'm right there. I'm one of the first to respond. I treat everyone the same, until you piss me off. I will give you many chances to redeem yourself, but one day when you fuck up it will all go away. I will not speak to or acknowledge you...however I will still stop people from saying something bad about your stinky ass. I believe in karma and truly believe that you get whats coming to you. If you speak bullshit and do bullshit then bullshit is what you're going to get in return. I'm so sick of the drama! I would love to have a drama free day at work. Just work and get my shit done so I can home to my kids. I want to get a high unit count without some little girl bitching because I beat her count. I want a good day with no bitching. Without one upping each other. Without showing off. With everyone getting along. With all employees, temps and full-timers alike getting along. Everyone one working in harmony.
Peace and serenity.
This is my rant, thank you f0r not judging me. I feel much better.

Aug 3, 2007

I Have a Wonderful Husband!!!

I was totally bummed that I wasn't able to get anything with my quarterly bonus check. We had to paid bills and get food. You kinda need to do that stuff. Anyway, out of an almost $400 check I only got $50 for myself. Which I haven't even touched. I've been really sad about the whole thing. I worked my butt off in the last 3 months and only got $50!! Everyone could see it on my face. Chris especially took it harder then I did. He knows how hard I work. He's so sweet that way. Well, when Chris went to pay the last of the bills (all at $0 amount owed YEAH!!) and took Lacey and Emma Jane with him. While they were out I chilled at home and sulked. Boo-Hoo. When he got home they brought in some bags and Chris said he left one bag in the car. Next thing I know there is a knock on the door. Are his arms that full he can't open the door? I thought it was only one bag? Huffing and puffing I opened the door and standing in front of me was my loving and caring husband with a dozen roses and a box of chocolate covered cherries. (the real kind, not a knock off. YUMMY!) I had tears of joy when I saw them. When I asked him what the occasion was he told me that since I really didn't get anything with the check, he wanted to treat me to something special. I love him so much. He always makes me feel better. Lacey and Emma Jane wanted to get the big box of chocolate, but I think I would hurt anyone if they spent more that $10 on chocolates for me. The girls told me that they bugged and bugged Chris to get me the flowers. Chris tells me differently....he says he was going to do it anyway. I personally think the girls planted the seed. The end result was my sweet Yeti Man got me flowers to help me feel better. Man, I love my man!!

Jul 31, 2007

Brings Tears To My Eyes.

I work with all different types of people. Some are older and some are younger. People get switched around almost every day. I work with 2 guys in particular, all the time. Bob is about 60 years old and loves to work. He lives in Newark, Ohio and looks just like my father--it's scary. Same laugh, same smile, same everything. I even asked him if his family was from Southern Ohio. He just laughs and shakes his head. But I can't help but wander if he thinks the same thing. The other guy is Derick. He is about 23 and is a senior at The Ohio State University. He is the kind of boy you see fling model planes in the park and loves science and chemistry. He wears glasses, is very bashful and is tall and wirery. I watch him walk and move. Hear him speak and laugh. I even heard him get angry once. The way he behaves is very similar to my son Alex. I want to ask him if he has autism, but don't want to insult him. I keep the thoughts in the back of my mind. I have been nice and kind to Derick and keep special eye on him. Everyday I watch as these two guys talk and mingle. They share stories and let each other know if there's a cool book the other would like. It's really fascinating to watch. Then it dawned on me. I watch Bob and Derick and it's like watching Poppy and Alex. I see the smiles on their faces and hear the laughter that comes out of their mouths, and I jump ahead in time and watch my son listen intently as his Grandfather is teaching him some new trick or telling him a neat joke. Later in the day I went to Darlene to talk about the day and she asked me about Derick and how is was doing. I told her that he reminded me of my son (she knows all about my family). She gave me a look and a light bulb went off in her head. She said it would explain a lot. Then she asked me if I could work with him everyday? I said it would be my pleasure. In my head I was jumping up and down with joy. You mean I get to watch my son everyday. I get to talk to him about hopes and dreams. HELL YEAH! I'm really hoping that when busy season creeps up that whoever is next to me has Bob so I can watch them all day long. It would be the best busy season ever.

Jul 27, 2007

It Gets Better and Better Everyday

Today started rough and bumpy, but ended great. I ran on fumes to the gas station to put in my last 5 dollars in the tank (got a good buy for only 2.56/gal. Enough till the morning). My friend started in on her roommate yada yada and all that. Roommate/ex-boyfriends are not a good combination. I just grunted and gave her my "It's 5:45 in the morning and I haven't even taken a drink of coffee, so why oh why are you talking to me?" look. Then the words came out of Sarah's mouth...."STACKS". This is solitude. You are by yourself, alone, with no one. It can be really hard sometimes. The first time I was in the stacks it was horrible. 2 people had to help me, I had a panic attack and crushed my index finger. Not at all a good memory, but none the less, put it in memory log. When Sarah said that word I looked at her, held my head up, grabbed the morning duties (which are the worst) and walked into the sea of green and silver that were the "STACKS". I did everything up to the part where I had to get onto the FORK LIFT. Melinda brought the big, scary , yellow machine down and said plain as day "Get on". I immediately got on and she looked at me and ran down the instructions on how to drive it. I have a key, but never in a million years did I believe they would put me on one. Of course I never thought they would really put me on an OP either. Last time I tried to get on a fork lift I had a panic attack and Sarah had to do it. Sarah told me that she would do it for me only one time, then I was on my own. I couldn't let her down. My mother once told me to find someone at work to look up to and mimic. You know, be like, Sarah is my mentor if you will. Well, I got on the machine and took 4 pallets up to loose pick. Without any problems. When I was done, I was so proud of myself I was literally on cloud nine. I ran and told Phil as soon as I could. He was so proud as well. I had friends and co-workers come up to me to congratulate me. It felt so great, nothing could get me down. And the most important thing is that I didn't let Sarah down. I went on with the rest of the day and nothing could go wrong. I didn't need help. I did all the work on my own and was done a whole half hour before quitting time. Darlene, my Supervisor, looked up from separating the daily incoming orders and had to do a double take. Everything was clean and put in order. She even said she was impressed. Everyone was right on track to leave with only one hour overtime. Tomorrow we only have to work for 8 hours. I went home after a wonderful day. I looked at Chris, Alex and Emma (Lacey and Katey are at their Grandmother Sue's) and told them to get ready were going out to dinner. Everyone got dolled up and we headed for Max and Erma's at Easton Mall. When the food arrived we were ready to dig in and Alex asked about the prayer. All 4 of us bowed our heads and I said a blessing on the food. It's amazing how one child's voice can bring you to do something so profound. No one had a second thought. Everyone folded their arm and with reverence, in the middle of dinner rush at the mall, said our prayer. I was so proud of my son. He opened up and didn't care if we were out or in, when we eat as a family we say a prayer. That's my boy!! Our food was great and then we went grocery shopping and paid bills. As I walked into our house, I was full of happiness and love. Everyone had a good time and got along. The children were angels, well for the most part. This was also the first time in almost a year we could afford it. We were celebrating a great day. Nothing is going to get me down. NOTHING!!

Jul 23, 2007


I have about 4 or 5 places where I can write, chat, play and just plain have fun on the net. I love to meet new people and have interesting conversations. I have met some very interesting people in my endeavors. Some crazy whom I'd just like to forget and some who I've know since I was very little. In fact on one of my pages I met up with my cousin's mom, Angie. I haven't spoken or seen her in years. It's amazing. Sometimes you get a hunch that a person is good or bad. I didn't recognize Angie from her picture and wondered why a 44 yr old woman from Columbus wanted to be my friend? I accepted her as my friend because we have things in common and she looked cool. I later got a message from my cousin Sadie telling me that her mother was on the same site and to check her out. I couldn't believe it. I don't just let anyone be my friend. I'm very picky--go figure, me picky?! Anyway, I'm glad I did. When I took a closer look I recognized her and all the memories of her, Sadie and my uncle living in our basement on Sunnyside started to come back to me. Wow!! That was a long time ago. I love my memories!! Good or bad, they are worth remembering.
I was actually talking to Chris and Bobby about our first memories and how old we were. I started to think about it and my very first memory was when my little brother Eliot came home. I remember the smell of his head. I remember I look of pure happiness on my mothers face and the pride in my father. I believe that I have this as my first because this is when our family became a family. Maybe somewhere in my mind I just knew that he was going to be our little brother forever. I have little snippets here and there of other things. Like, I can remember every piece of furniture we have had since I was about 5 years old. I can remember every house, room or area I have been in. I think this is one thing that makes me.....well, me.

Jul 20, 2007


Okay, so Bob has a childhood friend in Paintsville, Ky who owns her own recording studio and she wants me to come and sing for her. Apparently Bobby told her that I could sing and now she wants to hear me. I think it is absolutely fabulous. I have always wanted to sing. I remember singing into the vacuum handle when I was younger. I could sing every song on the radio by the time I was 12 years old. I love to sing. I can so see myself on stage in front of thousands of people and singing something from the heart. I really love music like Norah Jones or KT Tunstall. Maybe a little Joss Stone or of course Stevie Nicks. I can see it in my head, like it's supposed to happen. Maybe it is?
When I told Emma about all of this she freaked out. You see Emma sings all the time. I listen to her sing "Jesus Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood and it brings tears to my eyes. Emma had told us that when she grows up she wants to be a country singer. Also a vet and monster truck driver. She's very ambitious! I can't wait till achieves all her goals. I pray for her everyday!

12 Hour Day

Today was a long day. On Monday I worked 10 hours, Tuesday 9 hours, Wednesday 10, today I worked 12. Tomorrow I will most likely work 9 or 10 hours. Overtimes is back with a vengeance and I love it. The money always comes in very handy. On top of that, right now the overtime I do we can go to Fort Rapids Indoor water-park in August or September. Also I will mean going to California for awhile. YEAH!! I think I love overtime. Oh my goodness I'm an overtime junkie. LOL

Jul 18, 2007

Not So Bad of a Day

Today was a better day. People were acting rude and such but that happens everyday. Not much else is going on. I had a lazy day at work. Don't get me wrong, I work hard, but today was a light load (for me). Alex, Katey and Emma are playing at a friends house. Which is nice that they have a friend to hang out with. Chris and Bobby went to get soda. I'm alone in the house. Listening to music and relaxing my butt off. Today is a not so bad day. I just may take a bubble bath later.

Jul 17, 2007

bowman-clarkson connection


Okay so I have mentioned before that I really do not like Tuesdays. I don't know why, it always seems like no one wants to work on Tuesdays expect me and a hand full of people. It really burns me up to see people walking around doing nothing and you yourself are busting you butt. IT REALLY MAKES ME MAD!!! I saw people talking when the lines were clear, I saw people just walk away when they should have been working, I even saw people leave for the day when there was still work to be done. We had a 9 hour day and at exactly 3:30 pm everyone but me, Sarah, Melinda and a few temps were left. I mean, come on!! I understand if you got to work at 5:00 am, yes feel free to leave after 10 hours. But everyone else should have at least offered to stay and help. That's what a good employee would have done.
I had to deal with stupid people all day as well. I was joking around with a guy, who on any other day would have come up with a smart mouth remark and laughed, but he didn't. He just rolled his eyes at me and turned his back. I don't care who you are, you DO NOT roll your eyes at me for any reason what so ever. I don't even let my husband or children roll their eyes at me. I'm tellin' ya, Tuesday's suck.
But you see I believe in Karma. What you put forth will come back 10 fold (or something similar to that). Everyone in the company got screwed this week on their paychecks. Some not so much as others. Ironically the ones who got hosed are the ones who were screwing around. Anyway, someone in the company (at headquarters) messed up and when they sent in the time cards, or whatever they send, it was for the week of major overtime (last week of the quarter). Mandatory overtime. Everyone works, no exceptions!! So the company told us last week that they would be taking out any overage of pay this week...follow? Well, the week of all this overtime I was out for 2 days with a bad kidney infection. So I only worked about a hour of said overtime. Everyone in the warehouse got a letter today of the amount they would be taking out and the amount they would be taking home. Some of my fellow employees only get to take home about $50. I myself did not receive such a letter and nothing will be taken from my check. Truth of the matter is I worked more overtime last week then the week of major overtime. Karma is a ^#%*! and I love her!!!

Jul 16, 2007

Tired Beyond Belief

I am so tired. I only got 45 minutes, yes you read right, of sleep. And worked 10 hours today. In the hottest place in the warehouse. The people in Loose Pick needed more people than expected. So I said I would go if they needed me. I always offer, but they never take me up on it. Well, today they did. I get the call just after first break.
So I walked the 5 minute trek to loose pick. I was put on a line that is notorious for being busy and stayed there all day. I bumped into my supervisor Darlene at 2:30 (when I was supposed to leave) and talked about me volunteering for the 10 hour day. Apparently, no one likes over time money?! Who knew?! Darlene laughed at my joke, and told me to get used to it, we are going to 10 hour days tomorrow. I laughed and went to break.
!0 hours goes pretty fast when you are constantly moving. Not to mention I didn't have to get on an OP!!! YEAH!! Since they couldn't use me in receiving I told Phil that I would buy him a coffee in the morning. I figured if I get him a caffeinated up he'll get on the OP- not me. Hehehe, I'm evil (and I love it).

Jul 15, 2007

Woke Up in a Foul Mood

Okay, so I normally get up at 4:30am in the morning to go to work and today I wanted to sleep in. I didn't realize that it was almost 3:30pm when I got up out of bed. But this is how I got woken up.
"Jette get up." At the door which I really dislike.
"Jette get up NOW!" 2nd time
"Jette it's almost 3:30 and I'm leaving and it's time for you to get up NOW!!" Shouting at the door.
I finally got up, but very angry. Would it hurt Chris to come in rub my back and say something like "Honey, it's getting late and I know you didn't want to sleep this long. But you looked so sweet and peaceful, that I just let you sleep. But it's time to get up. I love you." Is that so hard.
I know that you can't always do that, but come on do you really need to shout at me when I'm sleeping. Of course, Chris knew that it wasn't the best way to wake me up and came to say he was sorry. I did so as well, I didn't want to start the day angry. We kissed and made up. Sometimes you fight and make up within a few minutes sometimes longer, but either way it's nice when he admits when he is wrong. LOL

Just a Little Sample of My Family

Jul 14, 2007

Dinner With Old and New Friends

I was on My Space last night just tooling around and left a message for my oldest friend Bryan. I wanted him to come over and hang out. Well I didn't get a reply so I decided to drop a line to his girlfriend Beth. I told her that I was going to make my famous Chicken, gravy, corn and homemade mash potatoes and wanted her and Bryan to come over for dinner. I got a reply within a few hours. She said they would be coming over tonight. YEAH!!! I got to make a big homemade meal and everyone had fun. We sat a talked about the upcoming baby (Layton Carter) and what they were going to do with their new house and nursery. We all had a blast. I don't make friends that easily and to have someone in your life since you were 10 is something special. Even better when you get along with thier significant others. I am truly blessed to have such good friends.

Jul 13, 2007

Bumps and Bruises Along the Way

I went to work today very tired and sore from yesterday's lovely events. I sat down waiting for morning meeting and stretches when a Zada, a friend of mine, asked me if I was going on the OP (order picker) today. I chucked at the thought of me on an OP again, and said "I hope not. I still haven't recovered from yesterday!" She chucked back and Sarah, my team lead, started the morning meeting. She went through the normal routines and as she was placing people in there respected areas for the day, she looked at me with that "Your going to the dock" look, and I just shook my head. You see, I can't say no to her but I sure as heck can shake my head and then do what she asked me to do. She pointed to me and said "Dock." I looked at her with sad eyes and she said sorry and I was off to the dock. I ran into trouble within the first 30 minutes. I couldn't find an OP, couldn't sign in, had to reboot the whole system and couldn't get the stack of skids off the forks. To make things harder, I couldn't drink my coffee. So I had to do this caffeine free. Which SUCKED! When I finally got started I picked about 20 boxes in 30 minutes, yesterday had maybe 10 boxes in about 1 hour. I went back to the dock and jokingly asked if I was done. Phil my Receiving Supervisor, just laughed and handed me another clipboard. This time I pulled about 25 boxes in 30 minutes. I went back and got my third clipboard, this time a little thicker. I only had maybe 6 boxes to pull and ran into a skid of books. Boxes went everywhere. Craig helped me pick up the boxes, Joe took the last of my labels, I dropped off the skid I had completed in shipping and went back to the dock. I looked at Phil at told him that I wanted next week off. He snickered, smiled and proceed to tell me that he was going to ask for me personally everyday. I asked if he was serious, and he just nodded his head with confidence. I laughed sarcastically and all I could say was "Thanks!". The rest of the day went smooth and relaxing. I actually got to tell the temps what to do. For the first time I was in charge of an area. I held conversations one minute then asked them to do something the next. Oh, the power! HAHAHA!!! Any-who, I had a great day. I started the day feeling rocky and uncertain, but finished feeling accomplished and fulfilled.

Jul 12, 2007

Taking Pride in Myself

Today I got on an Order Picker. It's this big machine that goes up high and very unsteady, also known as a Cherry Picker. Well, I didn't know until this morning at 6am that I was going to be on one. I'm very afraid of heights and not that comfortable with big machine's that can hurt me. I have had very little training on one and everyone knew it, but they needed my assistance in another department, so I got on one by myself. I had very little idea what to do, but with help from my team leader and a friend, they helped me through it. I did it! It took me longer to get what I needed done, but I did it.
I was terrified to get on one of those things. I was literally in tears because I didn't know what I was doing. I just prayed to my Heavenly Father to help me through this rough patch and I was instantly calmed. It was amazing. I was a blubbering idiot on second and calm and collected the next. True testimony of prayer.
I spent the rest of the day training in a completely different area, again not knowing what I'm doing. I got trained for about 2 hours then I was on my own. Again I was nervous and scared that I was going to make a mistake but I got through it.
I'm very sore and weak from all the heavy lifting I was doing today, but other than that I am feeling very good about myself. And that doesn't happen very often.

Jul 11, 2007

Stupid Guy Movies

Today was a normal day. Nothing really big happened. Just sat around hanging with my family. I am on the computer and Chris and his cousin Bobby (which I will be bring up a lot) are watching the stupidest movie. Every time I turn around there is a guy acting stupid or someone puking because he drank to much. What is with guys and stupid movies? I can't stand it. Of course I make them sit through "chick flick's" so maybe it's payback.

Jul 10, 2007

Found Where I Fit

I have to tell you, before I found this site I was board. I was tring to find a place where I fit in. I tried MySpace, Cafemom, and IMVU (all of which are really fun and enteraining) but I felt like I didn't belong. Yes I still go to these sites and do what I like to do, but this is special. I get to reconnect with friends and family that I wouldn't otherwise see or talk to. It is really great. I get to show off my family and tell you how we are doing. Then I get to see how all the people I love are doing. I get to see how the one's I love are growing. I can keep in touch with my family from 3000 miles away. I can reconnect with old family friends. I think I'm getting the hang of this.

Aging and Wonder

Tomorrow is my fathers birthday. I sit and think about all that he has done in his 57 years on this planet. I wonder what he has seen. I wonder what he has done. It make me think about my future and where I'm going to be in twenty years. Am I going to be living in Ohio still? Am I going to move to California to retire? Are my children going to be happy? Who are they going to marry? What kind of careers are they going to have? What are my grandchildren going to look like? All these thoughts go through my head every time someone has a birthday. I always wonder......

Jul 9, 2007

A Little About Our Family

It's only fitting that I take a moment and talk about my family. My family is very special to me. I waited a long time for the family I have. I have a wonderful Husband, Chris, whom I just adore. I have one son and 3 daughters. Let me tell you a little something about us....
I met my husband when we were about 14 years old. I remember going over to my best friends house, who lived across the street from Chris, just to see him and hang out. We started dating when we were in high school, but because of reasons, had to break up. We went our separate ways and each found someone else. But, through it all we still remained close friends. My family moved and I ended up at a different school. I barley saw him. The times we did see each other it was special. I ran into his arms and just held on. Tight! After high school we lost touch for awhile. Chris had a daughter that was 2 and one one the way and I had a son when we found each other again. We have been inseparable since. Together we have a daughter. We were married in 2004 with all our family and friends around us. He is MY Chris.
Our children are all one's of a kind. Let me start with our oldest, Lacey.
Lacey is 13 years old and going to be in the 8th grade this fall. She is "Emo" whatever that is, and lets us know everyday. She has her moods just like any other 13 year old. She thinks she knows everything and everyone is out to get her. Typical teenager. Lacey and I have a special relationship. She was 9 when her father and I got married. I didn't want to be that mean "step-mother" that are in all the horrible stories and movies. So I made a promise to her. I promised her that I will treat her like my own and love her as my own. I don't think she recalls a time that I wasn't there in one way or another. Lacey is bright and very intelligent. She is sweet and responsible. She loves her parents and her brothers and sister. She always takes up for others who are getting picked on. She is MY Lacey.
Alex is my son. He is by pride and joy. Alex is 10 years old and is Autistic. (PDD-NOS) He has accomplished so much in his short life. He has inspired so many people to do better, and I don't even think he knows how much. He get picked on and teased, but he shruggs it off and and goes on with his life. He is very close with his youngest sister Emma and they together make a whole that is magical and special. Alex and I have a bond that is amazing. Alex and I have gone through so much is his short life together. He has taught me to stand up for myself and become a better mother. He is MY Alex.
Katelynn is Chris' 10 year old. Katey (as we call her) is a spunky and wide eyed little girl. I have know Katey since the day she was born. I used to help Chris when he would have her at night or on the weekends. I love this little girl. She and I have always gotten along. When we told her that her father and I were going to get married her reaction was "About time!". Katey has always been a quirky girl. She is quick with a comeback and will have your back in a second. She is a lot like her father. She is MY Katey.
Now to our youngest, Emma Jane. J (is what I call her) is my baby. She is the youngest and uses every advantage she can to use that. She will pout and bat her eyes until she gets her way. She is the our little drama queen. She gets that from me. She loves to get down and dirty with the boys. She gets that from her father. She is really and truly a perfect blend of both Chris and I. She is MY Emma.
So that is a little sample of our family. There is more family members to talk about. You will get your chance to read all about them later, I'm sure. Have a great day.

Jul 8, 2007

Back to the Grindstone

Tomorrow back to the grindstone. I go back to the warehouse. I go back to work, bummer too I had a pretty good weekend. I had a wonderful Saturday. (My 5 yr anniversary for several things--I'll more into detail later.) I was lazy on my Sunday. I played games and watch shows backed up on my DVR. So I had a pretty good weekend.
Some people don't like Mondays, but I don't really mind. Tuesday is my hardest day to get over. I don't know why either. Wednesday is the day before payday, Thursday is payday and Friday, well need I say more. I'll take 2 Monday's over any Tuesday any day of the week. Follow?
Oh yeah, I tend to ramble a lot. Apparently in Blogs as well.