Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Just another day

Yup, it's just another day here. Luckily though no work until Monday Yea! Tomorrow, Jake will be sleeping all day so he can go to work, nothing new as he works most turkey days. Instead of going to the mother in laws I am heading over to a friend's dinner. She was kind enough to invite me over. I have 2 pies in the oven as we speak. I am not talented enough to make my own pie crust and the ones I bought were too shallow for one pie like the recipe calls for so I'm taking two.

The cheese cake for Jake to take to work is in the fridge and all that's left is for me to hit the sack.

Have a great day everyone. May your turkeys be juicy and your stuffing moist. May your day be bright and full of joy.

Monday, November 24, 2008

It's been how long?

It's hard to believe it has been a year already since I have really talked to my best friend.
I met Tara in one of my online roll playing/writing groups when I first got the internet. Well about 2 years ago due to her work and life she had to fall out of the groups we were in, but we kept in touch and I even went to Florida to visit her for Halloween last year.

Well this past year has been a very exciting year for her. She ended up following the love of her life to North Carolina, giving up the Wonderful World of Disney to follow a different dream. The dream of a husband.

We kinda lost touch over the ensuing months, we kept in contact via email and the occasional text message, but not like we used to. Then last week I got a message. It seems she just couldn't stay away and She is returning to our little writing group! Welcome back Tara. You have been missed. Surprisingly hardly anything has changed since you left.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Smarter than we think.

Well, the first weekend of shotgun season has come and gone. My freezer is still empty. All during archery season we would see plenty of deer making their way across our paths, unfortunately they would not stop in a position that gave us a clear shot for a bow. Now if it had been shotgun season we would have been able to fill our freezer at least 3 times. But of course that didn't happen. This weekend Jake took his shotgun out and sat in the tree stand all weekend. He saw a few and had a shot at them, but alas they were not on the correct side of the property line. We have had a problem in the past with the neighbor and wondering if the animals he shot and tracked were on his property when he shot them (his tree stands all sit either on the property line or are within feet of it). We have never been able to prove anything, but we also do not want to be accused of shooting off property. We have 2 weeks of archery season again before 2nd shotgun season opens. Then we have about a month or month and a half before CWD (Chronic Wasting Diesase) season, where anyone with a license can purchase a tag with out going into the lottery. I did not put in this year for shotgun season, but will probably buy a CWD tag in January. Wish us luck!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hope don't float

Well, to say today's interview was a disappointment would be an understatement. When will I learn not to go into these things with my hopes or expectations too high. I went in thinking we were going to talk about multiple openings in the many companies under one name. What we ended up discussing is how many people work at my current job, how long until the company moves, what was my usual call volume. It felt like I was being interrogated so that when my current company does leave the one I was interviewing for will know how many people they can hire off the street. The position I was really looking forward to hearing about had already been filled and the only openings currently available were in another call center. I would be doing pretty much the same thing I do now, underground, in a basement, no windows. The hours would be 24/7 as they are an answering service, so there would be no set schedule. Also, during the dead times between calls I would not be allowed to read anything that wasn't work related. On top of all that I would have to take a pay cut to work there. So yeah, I have come to the conclusion, believing in faith, and working hard to get what you want doesn't work. No matter how hard I have tried no matter how hard I have asked, it seems as if nothing will work out right.

On a brighter note I guess I do have a few things to be thankful for this holiday season. In just a few short days, my brother and his lovely wife will be proud parents. I have the love and support of a good husband, who holds my hand and tries to comfort me when I feel like the world is crashing down around us. I have wonderful parents who I know are always thinking of me, and I have such a strong group of women skating along beside me willing to give and take a hit for and from me.

Thank you all for being there.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Hope springs once more

I have been very depressed lately at the current job market. dreading the fact that I may be forced to take a job I do not want to take, just so I have one. If all goes well this week I won't have to worry about that any longer. I got a call from one of my former employers last week. The company I had worked for before going to Kable has many different areas of business. I used to be a security officer for them. I put in an application to work in their call center, even though the last thing I want to do is answer more phones. I was contacted about several positions in the companies and I am interviewing on Wed. Wish me good luck that the one position I am most interested in is still available.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

DD Mechanic?

Well, unfortunately another weekend has come and gone. Why do they always go by so fast? I feel as if I have gotten nothing accomplished. Friday night was very pleasant... wait a minute, lets back this up one day. Thursday was a crappy day at work, as most days are lately. But I was happy when 5:00 rolled around and I was headed to Derby practice. Because this was the first Thursday of the month we had our monthly league meeting after an hour of practice, which we spent checking the skaters present for our minimum skills tests. Just as the meeting was ending my phone started vibrating, because we were in the meeting I ignored it. After words I listened to my voice mail and found out Jake was heading to the emergency room from training. Thanks Racy Tracy for driving Bombadee home for me!

Redneck and I headed off to the emergency room to keep Jake company while he waited to have his little finger put back in the right place. About a year ago he dislocated the first bone of his little finger, it was basically sitting on top of the second bone. Well it happened again, and of course even though everyone tried no one at work could get it to pop back into place.

so Jake has been home all weekend instead of working due to the pain meds the doctor put him on.

Friday was nice after work, went to a friends house to play games, Redneck Life, which I lost miserably, and a card game called Flux. That was interesting and very fast paced.

Saturday I did a few loads of laundry before heading to Milwaukee for a double header roller derby bout hosted by the BrewCity Bruisers. It was great, I met up with Bombadee and Powerhouse and drove up. The games were close in the first halves but during the second halves the point spreads grew. So the Shevil Kanevils lost to the Crazy Eights and the Maiden Milwaukees lost to the Russian Rollettes. No matter what the score board said, fun was had by all.

When we got back to the stateline and I dropped Powerhouse off at her car my brakes started grinding, wonderful, I thought the rest of the way home. Now I need to fix my breaks, and Jacob has a finger in a splint, which means I'm going to have to do it.

Changing out my break pads turned out to be easier than I thought. Jake did the first one while I watched. Cursing every time his splint bumped into something luckily it was his left hand not his right. Then I did the second one. I can honestly say that I didn't have to use as much muscle as I thought I would and now my car stops without grinding.

Oh, and it won't be much longer until I'm an aunt. My little brother and his wife are expecting a little bundle of joy by the end of the month. They posted a few 3-d ultra sounds of the little "Peanut" as they are calling the child, they chose not to know if it will be a boy or girl until delivery. Check out my Denise or Denephew (lol, little redneck joke, I have no clue what the real name will be.)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

I will be the first to admit I do not follow politics. Even in this very heated election, I know each candidate has good points and each candidate has bad points. I honestly don't know who I should believe. I am not going to say who I voted for because I have close friends and family on both sides of the line. I don't want to have to explain my choice or defend my decision. All I can say whom ever wins tonight, I hope we as a country have made the right decision based on what we need to rise out of the economic pit we have slid into.

I hope we have not made our decisions based on stage appeal, or pretty words. I just hope we all remember that both men who are running are politicians, and I have met a few politicians and can honestly say there is only one of them I would trust to do what he has promised (and he isn't on the presidential ballot).