Monday, June 29, 2009
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Monday, June 22, 2009
When we left all the farms we headed back to Jacobson Park in Lexington for Pig Day. They had all kinds of the inflatable things for the kids to play on. Daniel proceeded to run from the one on this side to the one the furthest away and then back to the other side and then back to the furthest away. Jeff and I drug ourselves around behind him. After about an hour of that we could not take any more and told him we needed to go but when we got home we would get in the pool and cool off. (Bright person I am I forgot the sunscreen so my face was burnt and Daniel now has a redneck tan on his neck.)
We played in the pool for a while and then headed inside for baths and relaxation. After he had a snack of a piece of pizza he wanted to watch HAppy Feet in his room. He made it maybe 30 minutes into the movie and was passed out asleep.
I guess all the exercise and the heat wore him out but I never thought I would see the day that my child was actually wore out. Sad thing was so were his parents. Even more so than him!
Feeding the horse at Abigail's.
Picking raspberries at Reed Valley Orchard. Of course he had to try some even though they weren't washed yet!
He climbed up this like it was a breeze. My little monkey boy!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
J: "Daniel! Don't say that! That is NOT nice."
The clean part of the creek.
Coming out of the garage area before the race
Waiting for the race to start
Boogity boogity boogity let's go racing boys!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Daniel is obsessed by "sting bees" and worms, spiders and ants. But mostly sting bees. He has been telling huge stories about how he has gotten stung by sting bees every day at daycare. In one story he was telling my mom he even went on to become friends with a sting bee who was nice and they played together but then the sting bee got sick and went to the hospital.
One of the other kids at day care did get stung by a bee when they were outside about a week or so ago. We have been telling Daniel to leave the bees alone when we are outside together. He chases them, hits at them, just generally annoys them. We kept tellinghim he was going to get stung if he did not leave them alone to which he would reply, "But I HAVE been stung by a sting bee at daycare." (He has trouble keeping his stories and reality separate lol)
He finally got his wish. He was stung by a bee at daycare yesterday morning. Evidently he has a mild allergy to them. His teacher called me because the place swelled up to the size of a dollar bill and he had hives on his back. By the time I got to his daycare the hives were gone and the swelling had went down quite a bit. So thankfully no trip to the ER.
He swears up and down that he was not messing with the bees, that he just turned around and "there the bee was and it jumpd on my shirt and stung me." Somehow I just don't believe that.
So he came to work with me and played games on the computer until we could go home. I dosed him up with some Benadryl and some Tylenol and he fell asleep watching cartoons on the couch. For about 10 minutes until Daddy got home.
Oh well, we knew it was coming eventually.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Mrs B from Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom tagged me for this meme.
THE RULES: Mention who tagged you. Complete the list of 8’s. Tag 8 other people.
8 THINGS I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO:
1 Camping this weekend in Sparta for the NASCAR race
3 Tomatoes to grow on my plants
4 Being off work on Friday
5 My husbands 28th birthday so i can rub in how he is ALWAYS going to be older than me
6 Watching Daniels face while at the race this weekend. He is SOOOOO excited
7 Did I mention being off work on Friday?
8 Daniel starts school in one more year
8 THINGS I DID YESTERDAY:
1 Had leftovers for supper
2 Conference call about new insurance through work
3 Took a walk with the family
4 Rode around in the repo truck looking for cars.
5 Thought once more how I needed to order more tow lights for the trucks...and promptly forgot to do it
6 Drank lots of water
7 Took walk around the block at work
8 Thought about what needed to be done for camping/race this weekend
8 THINGS I WISH I COULD DO:
1 Sleep for 12-16 hours straight with not a single person waking me up
2 Be closer to my family
3 Be closer to the beach so we could take Daniel there on vacation
5 Make sure that nothing bad would ever happen to my child
6 Lose some weight
7 Eat whatever I wanted too and still lose weight
8 Sing better
8 SHOWS I WATCH:
3 Ugly Betty
5 I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (lame I know but there is nothing else on)
6 Hell's Kitchen
7 American Idol
8 Lie to Me
8 FAVORITE FOODS:
1 Pasta in any shape form or concoction you can think of
2 Mac and Cheese
8 Smoked pork tenderloin
8 PLACES I’D LIKE TO TRAVEL:
8 PEOPLE I’VE TAGGED:
Please feel free to do or not do this as you wish. I know not everyone likes to do memes. I choose you:
Jessica at Don't Give Him Crackers
Liz at Narcississims
Janelle at Everyday Stories
MJ at I'm Just a Girl
Aaenson at Life with a Toddler
Stacy at I Eat Snowman Poop
Bobbi at Rightmyer Rants
Anyone who thinks this looks like fun!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
One of the things about my job tat I have always liked is that it is never boring. I have been called every name under the sun and then some and there is usually something interesting going on, if not here at my office, then one of the other branches.
One of my employees called me Sunday afternoon to tell me that he had a debtor that was calling him about her personal property that was in her car. He gave her the office number and told her she needed to call Monday morning and MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
On my way to work yesterday morning he calls me again. To tell me that they have been sitting at our lot since 6am! WHY would anyone do that? What freaking business opens that early?
So they came in the office and I told them sorry you have to make an appointment and I have to have time to clean out the car. You can make an appointment for tomorrow morning. Yeah she (whose name is actually not on the account it is her husbands account) did NOT like that. Started telling me how I can't keep her stuff yada yada yada. They finally make an appt for in the morning and leave.
45 minutes later she calls me back and tells me that Lexington PD said I can't keep her stuff that she is coming back to get it. I tlak to my boss and he says no without an appt she can't get it. So she calls the PD to come out here.
The 2 cops who came out here yesterday must not like repo companies because they told her she could swear out a warrant for ME if anything was missing when she picked up her stuff today. She was already claiming that there was money in her car so I knew I was going to have more problems today. When the guys repo a car that has personal items in there they do a quick check for drugs, guns and large amounts of money. I already knew there was not any money in the car.
Since I work by myself I had one of the guys come in this morning so I was not here by myself with them. People can get crazy I do not want to bleed to death by myself lol.
So this morning she blows up because her money is not in there, then accuses me of taking her food stamp card and debot card too. WHY would I want those? It is not like I have your pin and can use them! Needless to say the husband threw the clipboard with his paper work on it across the office and they called me a few choice names and called the cops again.
That paperwork he signed and threw across the office though is a personal property release: it says you do not hold us responsible for your personal items and anything that may be missing. Guess you should read before you sign? I also made sure that I had 2 witnesses when I cleaned out the car that can attest to the fact that there was NO MONEY in the car. Add to that the fact that the car was UNLOCKED when my employee picked it up and that is documented on the report he does.
Guess that warrant with my name on it just isn't happening today!
Maybe if your husband who appears like nothing is wrong other than being overweight got a job instead of disability checks and you quit spitting out kids like they were going out of style you would not be in this position.
I understand that there are hardworking people that for whatever reason lose their car. Shit happens. People like I have dealt with the past 2 days however just really get under my skin. Thankfully here I do not have to deal with them very often. Birmingham I dealt with them on a daily basis.
I am not a liar OR a thief. I wouldn't hold the title manager if I was.
Posted by Natalie at 3:48 PM