Archive for June 2017

The End~   1 comment

Well here it is.

The end of my cleaning career at the Iowa City Community School District.

In a small way I am sad, but in the bigger way I am thrilled to be done.

No more driving into work every day.

For a while I won’t have to set my alarm.

No more shoveling snow.

No more dealing with brats

The days of hurting my back to get a job done are over.

My boss just came and shook my hand and thanked me for all I have done.

That was nice of him.


In a small way I wish they would ask me to stay…..

But that isn’t going to happen so…… I go.


It was a good 15 and a half years for the most part.

On to something new…..







Posted June 30, 2017 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

Sharks!   Leave a comment

So while watching the news last night they said there are at least 150 great white sharks off of Cape Cod Massachusetts.

It has the community very worried

And I just read a article that in Okaloosa Island in Florida they had sharks swimming in the shallow part of the beach.

Almost as if they wanted people to pet them like they do dolphins.

I would say YIKES!~
And probably never get into the water again if I saw a shark.


I kid you not, I would probably lose my mind if I saw something like that in the water.


It reminds me of that movie “The Shallows”  No way in hell would I survive that.

If a shark was stalking me like that, I would lose all rationality.

I would probably kill myself before the shark could.

I just couldn’t handle that stress or pressure.


Guess it is a good thing I live in Iowa.

No sharks here.



Posted June 29, 2017 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

Work, Weather and Wishful Thinking~   Leave a comment

I am at work, working on a new classroom.

I will finish this one up, taking my time the next two days to get it done and then I am done with this job.

It feels great knowing I will be done.

Honestly though if they asked me to stay I would.

I hate giving up such great pay and benefits and they do need custodians.

However I made the decision to retire from here and so I need to just look at it as a new chapter in my life.


Supposed to get serious thunderstorms again tonight.

They said that last night too but it went around us.

It did rain a bit but nothing like what they predicted.

Although I know some parts of Iowa had tornados.



The closer it gets to ending this job and the closer it gets to working at Casey’s again I wish I had just taken the entire month of July off.

I know why I didn’t because I need the money but it sure would have been nice.


Hindsight is such a wonderful thing……






Posted June 29, 2017 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

Hump day once again~   Leave a comment

Here it is Wednesday, the last Wednesday of June.

The year is almost half over.

How crazy is that?
Where does the time go?

A week from now I will be starting my new job at Casey’s.

I really wish I had taken the entire month of July off.
I know why I didn’t because I will need money for bills, but four days off in between quitting this job and starting that one just doesn’t seem long enough.

I know,  I just need to be thankful that I have the four days off.


It is storming here and I had quite a lightshow on the way into work.

Lightening all around me.

I hope it stays cool out and therefore the school will stay cooler.

Sigh, three to go……..

I hope they go fast…..



Posted June 28, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

Pretty pictures~   Leave a comment

old orchard beach maine

The above picture is  in Maine


Washington ^


Bora Bora ^


Hawaii  ^


Alaska  ^



Posted June 27, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

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I love the picture but the saying doesn’t mean anything.

I tried to erase it but it isn’t possible.

Still the picture is beautiful


Posted June 27, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

A Reminder~   Leave a comment


I read an  saying today on the internet that went something like this…..

If they love you, they will find a way to be with you

And while I should already know that, once in a while I get a glimpse of the past and feel blue.
Seeing something like this just reminds me that “yeah right……there wasn’t enough love”

Like I should have to be reminded.

What can I say…..


Posted June 27, 2017 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

Believe it!   Leave a comment

I had a co worker come and say goodbye to me today at work.

Wishing me well.

He said “are you sure you won’t be back in January”
I said “Nope I am done”
He said “Really?  Are you sure”

And like I told my husband “IF we need the money then yes I would consider going back” but I don’t see us needing the money.

Of course I could be wrong and something might happen that we do.

But I really have no intention in going back in January.


Posted June 27, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

Oh Yes~   Leave a comment

Dry Tortugas Florida

There was a list on the internet of the 12 national parks that were the least visited last year.

The Dry Tortugas Florida was number 6.

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go here and have even tried to get my husband to go but he doesn’t show any interest in it.

I think once he was there he would find it very interesting but getting him to go is a whole other story.



Posted June 27, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

“The Shack” revisted   Leave a comment

So I finished the above titled book over my lunch break.

It was a good read.

I wasn’t too crazy about God being a woman but for the book it made sense.

Now I will watch the movie in the next day or two and see how it compares.

Hopefully  it will be as good or better.



Posted June 27, 2017 by Marge in God, ramblings