Archive for August 2017

Flipping Headache~   Leave a comment

I have a sinus headache.


Why do I always get something before I go on vacation?
It seems to happen a lot.

Not sure why but it does.

One more night of work and then we are heading out in the morning.

Actually 24 hours from now I will be in the airplane waiting to take off.





Posted August 30, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

Rose Madder~   1 comment

I am reading the above titled book by Stephen King.

All I have to say is the man can write some weird stuff

This book is about a abused woman and her sick twisted husband who abuses her.

Very strange stuff, but that is Stephen King for you.

He does have a weird mind.

It is an enjoyable read though and not boring at all.

Rose Madder

Posted August 29, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

Ick once again~   Leave a comment

Not feeling the best.

Not sure if it is a bit of the flu or what?
Just feel a bit dizzy and not altogether myself.


2 more nights of work and then I am on my five days off.

I am going to enjoy that.

My sister says she dreads the drive back from Florida to Iowa.

I personally have always enjoyed it.

I guess that is the gypsy in me.

I am my mother’s daughter after all and she loved to dream of travels.

She didn’t take a lot of vacations but she always dreamed of it.

So the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.






Posted August 29, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

Exhausted~   Leave a comment

So after working sixteen of the last twenty four hours I have to say I am quite exhausted.

I ache everywhere.

From my neck to my toes.


So glad that is over with.

I have to work eight tomorrow night and then Wednesday night too and then I am off for five to go to Florida and help my sister drive cars back to Iowa.

I am looking forward to that.





Posted August 28, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

Work~   Leave a comment

As I knew she would my boss is making me pay for taking off at the end of the week.
EVEN THOUGH she approved my time off, when it came time to do the scheduling she realized it wasn’t going to be easy.

Not my problem.

I asked her and it didn’t even take her two seconds to say “Sure”

So now that I have those five days off, three actually since the weekend is my weekend off, she is making me pay for it.

How you may be wondering?
By having me work tonight till ten pm (which is fine, it is my weekend to work) and then have me come back in tomorrow at six am.

I asked her a few times to not ever do that to me as when I get home at ten I don’t go to bed immediately.

It takes me an hour or two to wind down.

So like last night I wasn’t in bed till twelve thirty.

To come home tonight and go right to bed isn’t going to happen.

I won’t be tired.

But to get up at five, and shower and be at work at six will give me if I am lucky, four hours of sleep.

And it won’t be good sleep because I will worry that I won’t wake up with the alarm.

And then of course she knows I am getting up early on Thursday to fly to Florida so she has me working till ten Wednesday night so that will be another night of not getting much sleep.

I know she is doing this because I am off for five days this next weekend.

She is punishing me because I am actually taking the time off that she approved for me to take off.

But whatever.

I will do what I have to do.

Just not looking forward to the next three days of work after today.





Posted August 27, 2017 by Marge in ramblings

Family Reunion~   Leave a comment

My youngest sister has planned a family reunion.

It will be September 23rd.

Our brother and his wife will be coming down from Canada to join us.

It will be nice to see him as we haven’t seen him since last October when we had my sister Cyndi’s funeral.

Hard to believe it will be a year since she passed away.

A year September 30th.

Don’t know where the time has gone to.

The 23rd is my day to work so I will see if someone can trade with me.





Posted August 25, 2017 by Marge in family, ramblings, Uncategorized

Cleaning, Laundry and Beautiful Weather~   Leave a comment

I have been cleaning and rearranging my bedroom.

Doing laundry and just enjoying this fantastic day.

God sure is smiling on Iowa of late.

These mid seventies temperatures and slight breezes are just heavenly.

I so love it.

And no humidity makes it infinitely better as well.

And being off of work just makes it all ten times more enjoyable.

I have a roast on for dinner tonight…..

And a week from now I will be in Florida.


Life is good


Sunrise Beach, Koh LIpe Thailand


Posted August 24, 2017 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

My Weekend Is Here~   Leave a comment

Tomorrow and Friday are my weekend this week.

I work on Saturday and Sunday so my weekend is here.

Love knowing I have the next two days off.

Just love it.

The more I work at my job the more I like it but I still love my days off.

I do have to say though, not being at the school on the first day of school makes me miss it and the people and students I worked with.

We were a family and they are a family without me now.


But for the most part I do like my job…..

old orchard beach maine

(I just love a beautiful picture)


Posted August 23, 2017 by Marge in heartfelt, ramblings

What to say today?   Leave a comment

Life is life and I am a bit wishy washy about it all.

Life can be so ho hum.

Granted I don’t take life as a gift every day when I know I should.

I don’t reach my potential every day.

I have to say I am a bit down.

I took the microwaves to my old school yesterday, okay it is a new school because our school is being remodeled.

But I saw the principal and the secretary and it made me down.

I know why I quit the school but I will miss the staff.

We were like a family of sorts and I will miss them.

Anyway the moving to Iowa and my son and I flying down to help them move back is still up in the air.

My sister is under a lot of stress.

I try to tell her to try and stay calm but while I am not under the stress she is, because it hardly affects me, just the not knowing if we are flying down in a week is annoying and the not knowing is making me a bit nuts.

Don’t get me wrong, I am always willing to help and will help in anyway I can…..but the not knowing is a bit insane.

So I can only imagine how it all must be for her.

God willing it will happen soon.

With or without my help I want them back in Iowa.

God willing it will happen soon.

I am anxious to meet her grandson Alex.


Kathy and Alex



Posted August 22, 2017 by Marge in family, God, ramblings

Why?   Leave a comment

Sometimes I question why I do the things I do.

A girl asked me to work for her tomorrow from 2-10 and then she would work for me from 2-10 on Thursday.

I told her I couldn’t because I had to be at work at 6 am on Wednesday and I don’t get home and go to sleep right away when I get off at ten and need more then four hours of sleep

So I agreed to work 2-6 for her.

WHY did I do that?
Damn it.

To give up my day off just irks me.

Why did I do it?
Because I wasn’t thinking clearly obviously.

What a dumb shit I am.



Posted August 21, 2017 by Marge in ramblings