Friday, February 27, 2009

frankly, it's just friday

i wonder why i haven't posted, it must be because i'm home.......YES I AM FINALLY HOME!!! it's been a long 4 months. i've been packing up the house.. seems so strange to not know when i will ever see my stuff again. the house is looking naked. believe me i have a ton of stuff to pack, seeing i am kind of a pack rat. just ask my kids.... (right guys?) so i will be packing for quite awhile.
i went up to watch the littlest grandson yesterday. we had seen him last saturday also. he gave me the biggest hug when i seen him. i soo missed the little guy. we had a real nice day yesterday. we went and spent the afternoon with great gramma who he adores. he's getting potty trained. well he did the potty dance at home and would not go potty, then his mom came home at lunch to give us a ride down to great grams. she tried to get him to go on the potty, he did not go. we went down to great grams, i tried there to have him potty, no luck, i even gave him a bath, thinking the warm water would make him potty in the water, just so the poor little guy would potty. he did the potty jiggle in the tub the whole time. i dressed him, he still did not go. put him in his pull up and out in the kitchen he was STILL doing the potty dance. great gram and myself finally decided to tell him it was ok for him to go in his pull up and we would put a new one on, he gave my mom a look and let loose, poor kid peeed a gallon i swear in his pull up. don't know what the deal was, but he had held it for over 5 hours. WOW. he was so relieved tho to go in his pants. then he took a nice little 2 hour nap. holding his pee must have tuckered him right out. anyway, then mom came and picked him up after work and i managed to drive home in our little snow storm we had yesterday. it was wicked on the roads. i managed to make it home.
then last night i heard husband say (after we had went to sleep) "well it's been an hour" and i said " an hour for what" he said "listening to you" (snoring i guess) so for the first time ever i got up and went to sleep on the couch, which i slept horrible, but felt sorry for him that he had to listen to me snore, once again. i guess i do it alot. i tell him it isn't something i do on purpose so being he had to work today i thought his sleep was more important than mine. do any of you people snore???? what do you do about it???
well guess i'll sign off for now. hope all is well with all of my blogger buddies (i have sooo many) so for the few that i do have, have a great friday and a great weekend.
Also i want to wish my son a very "Happy 26th Birthday" on Sunday. I love you so much honey and am so proud to have you as my son. You bring much happiness to my life!!! Have a great day honey!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

what a monday

first of all it was a mad, sad, monday. for several reasons.

first of all my boss's mom is dying. he left work yesterday morning to go see her in the hospital. it's 8:38 tuesday, he's not back yet but word has it he's on his way here. I don't know if she passed away last night or not. she was told about 15 or so years ago she had less than 2 years to live, so she's been hanging in there for quite some time. the last few months she has been in the hospital more than out. i hope he(my boss) is okay, he is a real tough guy, an in control type of person. he's the boss and you listen to him and he is always right. that's the type of guy he is. i know there is a soft side of him in there somewhere, i hope he is alright.

another guy that is a sub contractor for us came in yesterday, his mom went from her home in arizona to california to visit her sister, they went horse back riding and the horse got spooked and threw her and she broke her hip! she is over 70 years old for crying out loud! The dad never called to let him know, he found out from a cousin. go figure. he said his dad is an alcoholic, and the kids wanted their mom to divorce him, they tried to talk her into it last year but she didn't leave him. guess he's a real jerk. i hope she will be okay. wow!!

then i go home (to the motel) and i meet on the street (the hallway) a neighbor of mine (co-worker who (lives) bunks across the (street) hall from me. he's having problems at home. he has an ex wife who's a drunk, a 13 year old daughter that lives with the ex wife, a current wife and a son and 2 daughters with her. things are not going well for them at all. the guy travels for work and is never home. (gee i wonder what that feels like) anyway he added up all the child support he would have to pay and it was horrendous (if he were to get a divorce). i guess the wife is kinda unstable, he just doesn't know what to do. will be interesting what happens there. i hope things will get better for them.....................

it's so sad to listen to all these heartaches, it seems that everyone around me has something going on.

wish i could be of more help for all of them, but glad they confide in me and get a somewhat of a release of some of their problems.

as for my problems, i just have one current issue. i want this job to be done. i did get to go home over the weekend and went to see the progress on the house. it's looking mighty fine!! even packed up a few boxes in my kitchen. at least it is a start!

husband is still hurting, he goes in the first week in march. he has the lymes disease but he also has what they think is psoriatic arthritis. by reading about it, it isn't something i would want. i just hope they will be able to do something about it with medication or that it goes into a remission of some kind. he is in alot of pain. mostly his hands and feet but other joints are affected as well. poor guy. i feel so bad for him.

well have a terrific tuesday everyone, enjoy your day. enjoy your life and i hope that it is a happy life!!!

i might change the name of my blog.............................thinking about it anyway

Friday, February 13, 2009

It's Friday.............the 13th!!

Friday the 13th to be job here is finally winding down, i went from 140 men down to 65 today, with another big lay off today. looks like i will be home by the middle of next week if all goes well. I've felt kinda homeless since the beginning of November. A feeling that I feel quite often to tell you the truth, with this kind of lifestyle............

My littlest grandson is talking up a storm now and I think there isn't a word he won't say now. It's total conversation now with him. I asked him the other day if he wanted to come down to grams house and stay with me overnight, he responded "Is it built yet?" He is referring to our new home. How did he remember that, he's only been up there a couple times. He's a smart little cookie!!

Him and his mom had a day together yesterday and got their hair cut!! He was a pretty shaggy little fella, of course his Uncle D.didn't think so, isn't that right Uncle??????????? he, he, he
I swear to God when Uncle D. has a son, he will have hair down to his butt, or not to forget maybe a mullett :) God forbid!!! I think Auntie will have the upper hand on that matter :)

I'm looking forward to my visit with the little guy. He has never stayed overnight at our house. I've stayed at his house once since he was born and slept with him in a twin bed, what a little wiggle worm he was...

Husband is now on pretizone for 2 weeks plus a double dose of what ever they gave him the first time he went in, when they diagnosed the lymes disease. He also has a form of inflammatory arthritis, not diagnosed yet. He goes in on the 5th of March to see what the next step is. He is frustrated.

Glad y'all liked the house!!! I'll post some more pictures as it changes :)

Have a Happy Valentines Day everybody, one of the guys at work even brought me in pink heart cookies and some strawberry bread to boot. I'm sharring with the guys at coffee time.

Love and Kisses to all of my family (and my grandchildren and not to forget my grand-dogs) and never forget how special you all are to me and how much I miss you when I'm away. You're all in my thoughts everyday and in my heart always.
love, ~mom aka "gram"

have a great weekend everyone........

Saturday, February 7, 2009

our new home sweet home.....

today isn't a day off, it's just like every day i've had for weeks now. i'm still working and dying to have some time off...
our new house is coming along nicely, the contractors are putting the siding on it now and then they will be pretty much done for awhile. husband and i will be doing the electrical, plumbing, tiling, wood floors, wood ceilings, etc, etc. so we have lots ahead of us.

husband is still being treated for lymes disease and has some other type of inflammation arthritis. we're waiting on some test results. then they can put him on another medication to hopeuflly make him feel better. he still feels horible. so that's the latest report on that.

well i'm going to post a picture of the house as it is now. i was going to post pictures like from the starting point till now, but that might have taken me forever. so here it is everyone. i'm absoulutly going to be living in a dream home. we designed every inch of the place ourselves and are very proud of what it has become so far. i hope to make alot of sweet memories with my family there and hopefully soon.

so i'll leave you today with a look at something we've been working for, for a very long time.

our dream is coming true...........
have a great weekend everybody and enjoy the ones you love!!!