It snowed a little more last night. Just a dusting but enough to make things a little slippery. That normally would not be a problem but Jo had make-up dance class this morning at 9:30. I tried really hard to get there on time, but somehow we ended up being about 10 minutes late. I gues thats better than the 30 minutes she is late when I have to come from work.
Valentines Day. I am not a fan of this so called holiday. It reminds me of the one good Valentines I ever had. It was 3 years ago with Tony. I remember he sent me a dozen red roses to work ( my first and only roses I have ever recieved) and then he and his son came up for the week-end. He gave me a beautiful necklace and I gave him a wine decanter that removed oxygen, or something like that. It was also the first and last necklace that I ever recieved. I made dinner that night and the 4 of us had a really good time. The next day he took us for lunch at Mellow Mushroom and then we took a tour of the Biltmore House. It was so much fun. Unfortuantely, I wasnt feeling well and I wasnt able to make the cake I had planned for us to eat the next day. While I was napping on the couch, he baked the cake, decorated it and cleaned up the kitchen. I felt so lucky and that I had the best guy in the world. They went home the next afternoon. Little did I know that 6 months later it would all be over and that I would cause him to hate me so much that he would never talk to me again. I guess I should be happy that I at least had one good Valentines Day with someone in my life. I would have savored it even more if I had known it was my first and last. Fast forward to this year and the day was me going to work (late because of snow), then picking up Jo. I asked her where she wanted to eat Valentines dinner and she chose Taco Bell of all places. So first we went to the grocery store and bought Valentine cupcakes and a bottle of wine (for me) before we headed to Taco Bell. We brought the food back to the house and ate together and then put on our heart rings that were on top of the cupcakes. Then she gave me a Valentine card that she made at snow care today. It was very sweet. We watched Happy Valentine Charlie Brown, and she was asleep not much longer after that. I didnt drink my wine because I already had a pretty bad headache. I sent Ben a text wishing him a Happy Valentines and awhile later he sent one back. That was pretty much it. It was good, and I had fun with Jo, but it still wasnt the same as 3 years ago. Im glad its over for another year and I dont have to remember that wknd with Tony for 365 more days.
SNOW DAY!! Everything was pretty much closed today. Work, school, stores, the mail didnt come, the garbage didnt come, nothing. Pretty much as soon as we got up, Jo wanted to go outside, so we la
Woke up today to no snow but since everything was already cancelled and work was closing at 12, I went back to sleep. It finally started snoing around 10;30 for about an hour, but then it stopped and I figured they metereologist had got it wrong again. Around 6, the sky fell out and the sno started pouring. I havent seen snow like that in years. But 10, we had at least 7 inches. I took Roscoe out and he had to hop through the snow to get through it. It was soo funny, he loved it. I have a feeling that nothing will be open tomorrow, but we have food and kerosene, so everything is good. Movies and snacking tonight.
My plan today was to take Jo to school and then go to work, but that didnt happen. I felt absoultley horrible, headache, coughing, congestion and cramps. I pretty much stayed in the bed all day until it was time to pick Jo up and take her to dance class. Today was also the day to meet with my director, which probably made me feel even worse. I was so nervous that I sat in my car for like 30 minutes after letting Jo out. It took me that long to get up the nerve to go in. It turned out to be not bad at all. Basically, she just wanted me to learn the first section of the dance and teach it to everybody else on Sunday, we also talked about casting ideas and she asked me if I wanted to dance the role of the mother. It was such a relief to get that meeting over with and I immediately felt like 50% better. My head did still hurt though, so I only took part of my class. Im sure I will regret not going in and getting those extra hours, but I really needed a day off. The next big round of snow is supposed to start tomorrow and they have already cancelled school and snow care, so I wont be getting any hours tomorrow either. I hope they are at least right with the forecast and I wont be wasting a whole day for nothing. At least I will have time to prepare for rehearsal Sunday!
According to the weather, there is a significant snow event on the way this week. The first wave was supposed to come today and it did. It started snowing around 10 this morning. It was coming down in fat, wet flakes and acuumulated really quickly on the grass, cars and trees. It seemed like it was going to get bad so schools let out at 12:30 and afterschool closed at 4. That meant I had to leave work early at 3:30, which was bad because it cut into my hours. I got to afterschool with no problems, the roads were fine. The good thing was that Jo could get to dance class on time. Unfortuantely when we got to the studio, class was cancelled, so went to the gas station to get some kerosene in case the power goes out. I was pumping my kerosene, when some guy came up to the other pump and asked me if he could pump mine for me. I thought that was strange because I had already pumped half of it and was obviously capable of doing it. I told him no thanks and I was good. I finished and put my can back in the car and then we went home. School has already been delayed two hours for tomorrow, but its my day off so that makes it OK and we get to sleep in a little!
I had been looking forward to rehearsal today all week. I was so excited to start working on our spring show. Rehearsal started off well, but then I was asked to teach a section to everybody else. Unfortuatnely its been years and years since I have done this piece and could only remember bits and pieces of it. I felt so stupid, I just couldnt remember. I tried so hard, but as usual it was a giant fail. After rehearsal, my director said she wanted to meet with me on Tuesday to go over some things. Im sure that means Im in trouble or am not going to be in the piece or something bad. I am now dreading Tuesday and this is why it never pays for me to look forward to anything. It always turns out bad.
Im getting so behind again, but I am determined not to give up on this this year. Today was full of basketball! First Jo and I watched the UNC, Notre Dame game on tv, then as soon as that was done (Carolina won!) we drove to UNCA and watched the Bull Dogs play Liberty. I wasnt expecting it to be a very exciting game, but it was awesome! The game came down to the final 0.9 seconds and Libertys coach had to be escorted out for yelling at fans. During halftime Jo and I watched the dance team perform and she said "That choreography is missing oomph! It would be better to do part of Calle 58 or a combination from Jennis class." It was so funny and so true. She really pays attention to the work we do at the studio. Due to it being YMCA day at the game, I only had to pay 5 bucks to get in, so that left me with some extra cash to spend on 2 popcorns and 1 bottle of soda, which came to 8 bucks. What a rip-off! But it was a fun afternoon, we cheered and clapped and jumped up and down. I hope that is a memory Jo will have for a long time. After the game we went to the grocery store and the drug store. We got home when the news was on and during the sports segment we saw ourselves when they were talking about the UNCA game! We were very small and it was hard to make out our faces, but I definitely spotted Jos bright pink jacket. We are definitely going back to see another game. Now if I could only find away to see my Tarheels play. Cant wait for March madness!!!
I checked my bank account this morning hoping that I at least had 700 bucks in there and I found that I had got my federeal tax return already! I am so excited to not have to worry about being broke all the time anymore! I can finally get caught up on things, start saving for a car and get a new mattress and tires. Things are going to be OK. I got a tank of gas this morning and just let it go until it cut itself off, I didnt have to budget how much I got. I went to work, had a nice lunch without worrying. After I picked up Jo I had to go to the ATM and get 100 bucks so that I could pay 40 for POA and then have some spending money for the week. We went to Bojangles for dinner and then came home, watched TV and played with the dog, who is now staying for another week. Its a releif to not have to worry about money for awhile, but Im still not very happy. If Tony Brown called me tonight, that would make me happy, but that's not going to happen.
Today was going to be my sleep and be lazy day, but when I was outside around 7:30 this morning I got a text from a co-worker saying she was sick and asking if I wanted to work for her. Although I still feel like crap I couldnt turn down the opprotunity to get a little overtime. So I rushed Roscoe with his walk, then I let him ride in the car when I took Jo to school. I got ready for work in about an hour and made it to work around 9:30. I left around 3:30 because I promised Jo that I would take her to a dance class at 5. We had just enough time to come home, make some quick burritos and change clothes and walk the dog (Jo even volunteered to walk Roscoe). She got to take a modern class and then I took my usual Thursday night modern class. I was feeling much better and it was an awesome class and we worked some more on the phrase from last week that I really loved. Even though I didnt get any sleep, it turned out to be a really good day! Tomorrow is pay day!
Ugh! Im getting sick! My throat is sore, my head hurts, I have been coughing, my skin hurts, low grade fever, my head is full of snot . I feel awful, but I made it through the work day. By the time I left my voice was almost completly gone. I had planned on going to the grocery store after work, but I didnt feel like it at all. We just came home and I made some turkey burgers and fresh corn on the cob for dinner. I talked to my mom for a little bit, helped Jo with her homework, we watched a little TV and then went to bed. I hate not making any money tomorrow, but I am really glad to have a day to sleep and rest and feel better (hopefully).
Not much happened today. Work was fine, I was able to get Jo to her ariel class by 6. I didnt have any leftovers or time to cook between her class and mine so I picked her up some Subway. I got to my class about 10 minutes late. It was a really good class and I feel like I danced well tonight. Then we came home, walked the dog, watched some TV and finished homework. Im so tired, glad I only have one more work day before I get a day off. I will be sleeping!
Busy day at work. I didnt get to leave as early as usual and on top of that there was a wreck on the interstate and traffic was so backed up that it took me 45 minutes to get to afterschool which made Jo miss her modern dance class. It would have been 6:15 before she got there and class ends at 6:30, so we just came home instead. But not for very long because tonight was a clothing swap at my freinds house. I thought everyone was supposed to bring food so we stopped and picked up a rotisserie chicken. That has become my go to for potlucks. Its quick and not very expensive and most people like chicken. I had a shopping bag of clothes to get rid of, but I kind of doubted if anyone would like any of them. We got there around 7:30 and they had just started swapping clothes. There was soooo much stuff there. I found an awesome jean jacket 3 or 4 skirts and a couple of tops. Jo found some things to including a hat and pair of shoes that are too big now but will probably fit by the time its warm enough to wear them. It was fun, there wasnt as much to eat as I thought. I didnt eat anything much, Jo helped herself to two plates. We went home around 9. I liked getting new (to me) clothes without having to spend money. Tony used to say that he nor his kids would ever wear clothes that somebody else has worn, so I know he would have not liked this and would have probably made fun of me for going and made fun of the clothes when we wore them. Thats what he did about my Goodwill shopping and then he told me that Goodwill is for poor people. I dont agree with that at all. Anyway, Im glad I went even though its always so hard for me to be around people, especially when I dont know them.
Groundhog Day! To celebrate Jo and I went to the nature center to see all the exhibits and to go to the special groundhog day presentation. It was early afternoon when we got there so a lot of the animals were sleeping, but at least most of them were asleep out in the open so we could look at them. The groundhod presentation was in the barn and it was so crowded. This one lady bothered me because we had just found a spot to stand and I was asking Jo if she wanted to sit or stand and the lady says to me "Why dont you stand back here so we can see? That would be good." I didnt appreciate that because it had not even started and I had already planned on sitting down when it did. So I didnt say anything back to her. The program was interesting, I learned some things about groundhogs I did not know. When Nibbles came out, she predicted 6 more weeks of winter. Boo! Im sick of winter. When Nibbles was done, we looked at some more things. This one lady was trying to be nice I guess and offered to take a picture of me and Jo together, but I swear it was the ugliest picture in the world. I looked horrific. I know Im ugly but I had no idea it had gotten that bad. I will never ever take another picture again for the rest of my life. Nor will I look at people and do my best to make sure they dont look at me. After we were done there, we went to eat lunch at cicis pizza. It was soo good, we totally stuffed ourselves. Then it was time for rehearsal. I didnt do much today at rehearsal, the cast of people performing in SC next week ran through the show with costumes for the first time. It was really funny, but a little rough. We finished about 30 minutes early so we came home and I did some more cleaning until it was time to go to bed. Its not fair that I clean all the time and my house always looks like crap, no matter what I do.
Today was so warm, so we spent a lot of it outside. First I washed the car, then cleaned out the inside. Jo was playing with the neighor and Roscoe was outside with us. When i was done with the car, it took me, Jo and the neighbor to wash Roscoe. The rest of the day was spent outside until it got chilly and then food and a nice long nap and some laundry, cleaning and then Netflix. Not very exciting but an OK day.
3 hr delay today. I got in 6 hours but was really hoping to have one full day this week. My next paycheck is going to suck and since its the beginning of the year, I dont have much PTO accrued. It was really nice not being broke for a week and I was able to get caught up on bills and groceries and I was able to get my car fixed and inspected so that was good. Jo got her report card today, 3A's and 1 B! And she she got her book report back and got an A on that! I guess all my yelling and punishing and forcing her to do good work paid off. The next one is due March 24, I really hope we dont have to go through the same thing again. I made grilled chicken breast sandwiches and french fries for dinner. It was soooooo good! Still not talking to R and hes not talking to me. Im not going to be the first one to give in because me giving my opinion and saying how I feel about things should not be a reason to get all mad. In my opinion thats called having a discussion and exchanging ideas, but he just sees it as a personal attack. I said before that I was just going to stop talking to all guys, but I have never stuck to it. I think Im really going to do it this time, they are just not worth it.
Busy busy morning. It started with Jos dentist appointment. I tried so hard to be on time, but we got there about 8 minutes late. Ugh, I am so bad about being on time, its like something happens no matter how early I start getting ready. I was also nervous because I could never find her new insurance card, but it was Ok, they just told me to bring a new on next time. After about a 20 minute wait, she got called back. She got a good report today, no cavities or dental problems except she needs to floss more. They did put on 2 sealants and some flouride. I set her next appointment for July and then we had to speed to the school so she could get to snowcare and I could get to my next meeting with the AIG specialist. I made it to that meeting about 15 minutes late. It was good, she told me about the testing and scores Jo had to do to get into the program. And explained what she would be doing and how happy she was that Jo made it. I also have to buy a new binder and more notebook paper for her to use just for AIG work. Im excited for Jo and really proud of her. I have a feeling that her life is going to turn out 100 million times better than mine. I hope she never knows what it feels like to wish to be dead. After that, I went back to the shop where I got my car fixed last week, so he could check the sensors. Everything was fine so I went and got it reinspected and it passed. Thank goodness. By then it was 12 and I was starving, so I went back home ate a quick lunch and took the dog out. I finally got to work around 1:00. It was a good afternoon at work and went by pretty fast. After picking up Jo we stopped by McDonalds before going to the studio. They didnt put her parfait in the bag, but I didnt have time to go back and get it so I just gave her my fries. Lindsey's class was great tonight, it felt so good to move and we did this really fun phrase at the end. I hope we work on it more next week. After class we had Fables rehearsal, which was also really fun. I got a DVD to take home and learn the parts I dont know yet. We got home around 9:30, too late to really cook anything, so I made a big bowl of guacomole and we had that and chips. It was so good. I am so tired and cant wait to go to bed. There is a 3 hour delay tomorrow, we get to sleep late!
Another snow day. Luckily today was my day off, so I didnt have to worry about missing or being late for work. Snow care was open, but it was too bad out for me to try and get there unless I absolutley had to. So Jo and I actually had to time to sit down and eat breakfast together for a change. After we ate I cleaned up the kitchen and started the dishwasher. Then while Jo and Roscoe played I took a nap. When I woke up Roscoe was sleeping on the bed next to me and Jo was watching a movie. Dance classes were open today so we got ready to go and went to grab a quick pizza. It took so long for Jo to get ready that after going to Little Ceasars, we only had time to eat the pizza in the car. I got her to class right at 4 and then came back home. I didnt do much of anything but watch Teen Mom online and mess around on the computer until it was 6:30 and time to go pick up Jo. I took the dog with me since he enjoys riding in the car. While I was waiting for her to get done with class I got a text that school is closed tomorrow as well. That is kind of good because Jo has a dentist appointment in the morning and now I dont have to worry about her misssing any class. It was too cold tonight to do much of anything but clean up and watch a little TV. R and I texted tonight, but it pretty much ended in a big argument because he told me all this stuff he was getting his gf for Valentines and I told him it was way too much and asked why he felt the need to buy her everything she wants, pay for all thier dates, pay her bills and hes even wanting to buy a new car and let her drive it and hes going to take her old busted car. I told him that was crazy and hinted that he may want to just keep his eyes and ears open in case she was using him for money. Especially since she is unemployed right now. He got mad and got all defensive and caught an attitude with me and started making things up that did not come out of my mouth. I told him I was done and that it was no fun talking to someone who takes everything I say or opinions I have that are different than his as a personal attack or insult. So I guess that is then end of us talking for awhile. At least I still have B!
Woke up this morning to see that schools were closed today. I had no idea why because there was nothing outside when I went to bed last night. I looked out the window to see snow covering everything. Unfortuantely I did not park at the top of the hill because we were not supposed to get anything. Snow care opened at 9 but it was almost 10:30 before I felt brave enough to try getting up the hill. I scraped out some tracks and crossed my fingers. It took a lot of backing up and creeping forward and spinning tires before we got up the hill, but we made it. Work was pretty dead, we only had 4 patients this afternoon and thankfully I got to leave at 4:30. It took me an hour to get home and it is usually a 30 min trip. I slid a few times on the way home, but the worst part was trying to get up the hill into my neighborhood. I got about halfway up before getting stuck. I put the car in D2 and hit the gas, spun my tires again for a little bit but luckily we made it. I left my car up there and we walked down to the house (without slipping this time). It was so cold, but I had to walk the dog. Im kind of ready for him to go home now, we have had him since after Christmas. The night was pretty quiet. I scheduled payments for 2 more credit card bills. All I have left to catch up on is Target, that will have to wait until next payday. All that money is almost gone but I have enough to get more gas, pay my POA and give Jo lunch money with enough left to stay out of the negative (I hope). I should get my tax refund Feb 20, I cant wait!
I took my car to the shop this morning dreading it and just knowing that I was going to have to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars. I was wrong. Turns out that I only had a stuck cylinder that he was able to unstick and then he cleaned the entire emissions system. The total for this was only 87 bucks. I was so relieved! I cant get the car reinspected yet because I have to drive it for 70 miles so the sensors will reset. So on Wednesday I have to take it back to the shop so he can check it and then I will be able to finish the inspection. Yay! That took about 3 hours and then I went to work. Nothing very exciting happened there but it was a good day. Tonight I found out that our lab person is retiring in 4 weeks. I hope we can find someone who actually wants to work and will work all her shifts and stay there the entire time.
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