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Monday, January 28th, 2008

If you could tell your boss one thing without any consequences, and without profanity, what would it be?

I would tell her that it was mandatory that we have a layaway meeting tomorrow, and anyone who worked in that department must attend, even the managers. If one does not attend, then no longer can they work in layaway, not even as a relief for breaks or lunches.

Also, after the said meeting, if those working that department cannot do the job as stated in the meeting, then they have to go—either to another department or out the door.

I need at least a dollar raise, Feb 20, I will be with the company 11 years, but my salary does not reflect that. I also need to be in charge of the layaway department.


Monday, November 19th, 2007

Pay up or else …

If a parent who is responsible for paying court-ordered child support fails to pay his or her due, do you think that the parent in question should be prohibited from seeing their child? Why or why not?

Having been the guardian parent in this scenario, I think that if a parent is unwilling to pay–he/she should not play.  I know this is hard on the child and may seem unfair.  It is also unfair to the child to need clothing, shoes, school supplies or whatever and not be able to have them or have to wait until guardian parent can re-arrange the budget, or ask some one else to pitch in and pick up the responsibility of the nonsupporting parent.

Separation of parents is always harder on the child or children involved than the adults, but living together because of the children is not good either.  I heard a son, about 16 years old, know what he was saying and speak his own mind say the only problem he had with his dad leaving his mom was he was not given a chance to go with his dad.  So children do know when life is full of strife and the family is not happy.  They also know if said parent would pay child support, each dollar would not be pulled until it tore.


Monday, October 22nd, 2007

What was the last thing you cried about? Laughed about? Got angry about?

The last thing I cried about was my cousin.  As I was writing the post about her last night and remembering her, I shed my tears for her.  More of the memories I did not put in the post than what I did.  The post only barely touches the surface.

I last laughed about my 3 1/2 year old granddaughter.  Nothing in particular.  If you have ever been around a child this age for long, you know they can be very funny at times.

The last time I was angry, it was a family matter and that doesn’t need to be on the WWW, so the next to last time that I got angry was at work.  It is sad that grow-ups, I mean people that are parents of teen-agers, are too lazy to do a job like it should be done.  The lay-a-way storage area at work is a disaster and will only get worse because some of the people do not put packages in the correct place or else have them stacked so close together that one item is hiding the number on another item.  EX:  we have a specific place upstairs for comforters to be stored, where have some of the workers put them?  In the bulk areas downstairs!!  Doesn’t bulk mean large or boxed items.  Another thing boxes are packed so full that they cannot completely close, so how does one stack another box on top of it.  Oh, I could go on and on about this because I know I will probably be the one working in law-a-way when the rush for package pick-up is done.


Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

List three things you did this past week. Out of those three: what was the most fun? What made it fun?

1) worked 2) took Diva to ER 3) attended family reunion

The children of one of my mom’s sisters have been having family reunions for 10 years. The past 4, I have been invited to attend. Every year it is great to see those that I have not seen or heard from since the last reunion. This family now consist of 4 sisters and 1 brother. The best part and that which I enjoy the most and think is the most fun is when all leave but 3 or 4 of the sisters. We just sit around talk , laugh, and remember old times. People might think we were just silly teen-agers if they only heard the laughter.

I look forward to this reunion all year. From the time the good-byes are said, I start thinking about the fun I hope to have at the next reunion.


Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Has anything bad ever happened to you that turned out to be for the best?

Two things readily come to mind.

1) When my mom was put in the nursing home by her doctor, I felt in my heart that I had failed her, I should be able to do more for her. She should not have to be in a place where she may or mostly likely may not have her needs met. My mind knew that in her condition I could no longer give her the care she needed. Less than 4 months after Mother goes to the nursing home, I have thyroid surgery. God knew what I was going to face, so he arranged for Mother to be taken care of.

2) I thought that I was going to marry a guy I had dated well over 2 years. In fact, we had named our first son and daughter. I was definitely Young and Foolish. We date on a Friday night and he marries someone else on Saturday night. He was not a good husband to the person he married and they eventually divorced. He called me after he was married wanting to see me. I told him “you made your choice, do not call me again”. Even tho I was devastated at the time, I am sure I was saved a lot of heartache. Again God intervened.


Sunday, September 9th, 2007

What historical time period would you most like to visit? Why?

None, I care not to live in a historical time period. I just wish we could relax and enjoy today and not be afraid someone was going to snatch our children while they played outside or that our teenagers could just be themselves and not have to be someone they really are not to be part of the ‘in crowd’. Maybe I do want to go back in histroy and do not even realize the time frame I would like to visit.


Monday, August 13th, 2007

How important are the issues of race/ethnicity towards building a stable country/government? And what are your views on immigrants & immigration laws?

I hardly know where to begin with this one. With this in mind “One nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all” there should be no issues.

I have no problem with those that enter our country legally to better themselves and their families. What I do have is a problem with those that are here illegally, protesting the way our government is handling the situation. True, they have a hard time, but are they worrying over 30 some thousand dollars in medical bills? No, because no insurance apply for assistance. I asked for a discount on my medical charges at the local hospital and was told with laughter in the voice “you do not get a discount, you have insurance. Yes, I am bothered by the fact some of the immigrants are here expecting hand-outs from our government, not bothering to learn our language and then get attitudes because I can’t speak theirs. Personally, I think the laws we have in place should be followed.

I know, my two paragraphs contradict each other.


Sunday, August 5th, 2007

What do you most enjoy, or miss, about being single?  WOW!  I have been married almost 31 years, so it is hard to even remember single life.  I now only usually cook 4 of 7 meals per week, so I guess the thing that I miss the most is not cooking unless I just wanted to prepare something special.


Sunday, August 5th, 2007

Do you buy brand name or generic name items when you grocery shop? Are there any brands that you are completely loyal to, no ifs and/or buts?

I buy both. It really depends on the item. I will buy nothing but Kraft Mac and Cheese. I only use Bounty paper towels and stock up when they are on sale. Will use some store brand tomatoes. I do like a bargain, so will use ‘off’ brands if they are comparable. If it does not meet my expectation then I go back to the name brand. I especially like it when I can find out the maker of generic or store brand products. I have found out that one store brand of disposable diapers is made by Pampers. That really pleased me.


Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

What do you think your recurring dreams mean? I have not had recurring dreams since before my dad died over 19 years ago. Before he died, I dreamed of snakes almost every night, since his death, I may have dreamed of them no more than a half dozen times.

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