Archive for June, 2010


off to bed

it is nine thirty here and I am tired so it is off to bed for me.
Tomorrow is Thursday, the first of July.
that means half the year is over with.
scary to think of it like that.
But….it is what it is.

Went swimming with my son and his daughter this afternoon.
Wouldn’t you know it, I dove into the nine foot to swim across the pool and got a Charlie Horse in my leg.
I managed to make it across the pool but man was that painful.

Still it felt good to swim and get exercise.
Yes the different kind than what I am getting at work.
🙂

So goodnight world.
🙂

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I’m beat, literally bushed…completely tired…..

but I keep telling myself to look to the future…..concentrate on that light at the end of the tunnel.
It is one long damn tunnel.
At least ten miles long……but I know the end is there…..

I can barely see the light at the end of it………..

what am I talking about you may wonder?
This summer job.
I have 7 weeks from tomorrow until school starts….

and while it seems like a while yet,….it also seems like it is coming quite quickly.
I have no doubt I will be done with everything, even if I have to work a weekend or two to get it done………

still I wish it was all done.

But like I told my sister earlier….cleaning the school and sweating like crazy is so much better than shoveling snow in arctic weather.

So I should quit complaining huh?
🙂

well today my daughter is going back to work after being off six weeks due to having her son.
the time went quickly and while I think she probably got a bit bored during the day in and day out routine of being home with an infant, I know she will miss him a lot now that she has to be away from him for nine hours of her day.

he still is up every two to three hours so I know that too will cause her to be tired because she never gets a good night sleep
However her boyfriend is good about taking his turn with my little peanut during the night.

I know they will be fine and survive this but I do wish my daughter could just stay home and just be mom.

however I have been making her car payment for her for over six months now, and I will be happy when she takes that three hundred-dollar payment back……

🙂

well this summer seems to be going quicker than I had hoped it would.
It is the end of June already!
a four-day weekend is coming up to celebrate Independence Day in the United States!
I can’t say I am sorry to see June end in many ways though.
it was a very rainy June.
It rained more than it was sunny.
But thankfully this week it has been wonderfully cool and sunshine nearly all the time.
Hasn’t hit 80 degrees yet this week and anyone who knows me, knows I think when the temp is between 75-80 degrees with a lot of sunshine and a slight breeze, to me that is perfect weather.
And this week sure has been perfect.

July is just around the corner, and with it 4 birthday’s, a wedding and probably more heat and humidity, which I could do without.

But one must go on.
One must look to the future and smile.
how else can we make it through these days?

Happy Wednesday!
🙂

Lack of ambition

well I’m here at work again.
It is Tuesday now though and not that dreaded Monday (Except next week it will be a dreaded Tuesday since I get Monday off for the holiday- The 4th of July)

Driving in I felt good and thinking of all I have to do today.
Now that I’m here I have lost all ambition and would prefer to snuggle up in a corner and take a nap.
🙂

Unfortunately they don’t pay me to nap and I have so much to do I couldn’t even if I wanted to

So I best get off my butt and get moving huh?

Top 5

I haven’t done a top five lately so here goes….

Number 5- work day Monday is almost over with

Number 4- I have gotten three small rooms cleaned today

Number 3- the sun is shining

Number 2- all my loved ones are doing well

and the Number 1 highlight of my day!……..I got to spend precious time with my grandchildren yesterday!
That was all I did.
Just me and my grand babies.
🙂

this was sent to me via an email, last week and because I have said a few choice words in the heat of the moment today while moving a classroom, I feel the need to express this message to myself as well as others.
I hope you enjoy it….(Keep in mind I didn’t write it and I don’t know who did)

Dear Lord, I thank You for this day, I thank You for my being able to see and hear this morning.  I’m blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me.  Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to You.  I ask for Your forgiveness.

Please keep me safe from all danger and harm.  Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude.  Let me make the best of each day to clear my head so that I can hear from You.

Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over.  Let me continue to see sin through God’s eyes and acknowledge it as evil.  And when I sin, let me repent and confess with my mouth my wrongdoing and receive the forgiveness of God.

And when this world closes in on me, let me remember Jesus’ example to slip away and find a quiet place to pray.  It’s the best response when I’m pushed beyond my limits.  I know that when I can’t pray, You listen to my heart.  Continue to use me to do Your will.

Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others.  Keep me strong that I may help the weak.    Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others.  I pray for those who are lost and can’t find their way.  I pray for those  who are misjudged and misunderstood.  I pray for those who don’t know You intimately.  I pray for those who will not read this and won’t share it with others.  I pray for those who don’t believe.  But I thank You that I believe.

I belive that God changes people and God changes things.  I pray for all my sisters and brothers.  For every family member in their households.  I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes that they are out of dept and all of their needs are met.

I pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem, circumstance or situation greater than God.  Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight.  I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth that confesses them willingly…

this is my prayer,

in Jesus’ Name
Amen.

 

I read this to myself at least once a day and I believe the good Lord hears me.
I hope you enjoy it.

here it is Monday morning again (How I hate Monday’s, except next week because it will be a day off due to the 4th of July being on a Sunday)

I don’t know where the weekend went to.
Well I do.
I spent seventy-five percent of it watching grandchildren so my children could go out and enjoy their weekends.
Seems that is all I am good for these days.
Just to watch the grandchildren.

not that I mind all that much, because I do love having them.
🙂

I’m tired and cranky today and have no ambition to be here.
Unfortunately for me, there is no choice in the matter, I am here and I have to be here and work on this huge amount of cleaning I have to do.
😦

I hope every one else had a decent weekend and did something fun

here’s the story

due to a concerned reader (Mr. Maine) I want to explain something about my feeling tired all of the time.

First off, I was off work for three weeks, a total of 21 days due to a slipped disk in my back.
With orders to do nothing but rest and lift nothing over five pounds

And then my job is always horrific in the summer months.
I am required to clean 18 classrooms from ceiling lights to walls, to floor boards, carpet and all the furniture in the room AND the tiles on the floor, plus four offices, a gym, five hallways, seven rooms outside in temp buildings and all the windows in the school.

four student bathrooms and two staff bathrooms too.

This year I have had ten teachers move.
Five in the school alone, with me required to move them.

AND my night custodian retired this year and they haven’t sent anyone to replace him or help me.

Added to that, my being off three weeks doing nothing and then going full throttle into cleaning a school with no help, THAT is the reason I am exhausted every day after I get home.

Plus the school isn’t air-conditioned, so therefore add sweating on top of all of that.

now don’t think I am feeling sorry for myself, I’m not.
I just wanted to explain why I am so completely tired after a day of work.

I’m healthy and yes overweight, but I am healthy and there is no reason to worry about me.

Just spoiled during the school year and then working like crazy in the summer months.

Just joys of my job.
But thanks for caring.
🙂

This day is flying by and getting away from me.
It is almost one thirty!
how did that happen?

I hate when the weekends just fly by and my work week days take forever to get over with.
Dang it.

I have to go and make myself something for lunch, probably toast, and then I need to clean the house.

I will have Keira and Kayla tonight so…that will be a treat.
🙂
Happy Saturday !