Thursday, January 25, 2007

6th day of the rest of this blog

Well, still no Aunt Flo, but boy am I cranky! And eating like a starved person! Personally I can't hardly stand myself. But good news is that I worked an hour late yesterday, so I'm taking that hour at the end of the day tomorrow!! So, hmph! Oh, something good did happen today. I had to get gas and pulled into a station that's weirdly set in the parking lot of one of our local grocery chains. First thing the pump asked was if I had a Kroger card. I actually did, so I swiped it. That got me gas for $1.89 a gallon! That's 10 cents a gallon lower than the gas station near my house that I usually use! How awesome is that?! Now, the car will probably be knocking so loudly that the neighbors will be able to hear me coming home when I reach that other gas station...but there you go!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

5th day of the rest of this blog

Well, I'm getting gripier (which is a word whether it's in the dictionary or not!) as the day goes on which only means one thing...Aunt Flo's a-comin'! Nothing seems to be going right; I don't seem to be able to come up with the correct reaction to anything and my mouth keeps getting me in trouble. Plus, all the idiots seem to have come out to play which drives me bananas! I can't stand stupid people (not low IQ people, but ones who insist on doing things their way no matter what) and today I was surrounded by them! I also find myself, as usual, broaching this time of the month with deadlines surrounding me and no patience to deal with things the way I should! Ah, hormones...geez, I'm too off to come up with a cute, pithy remark! That totally bites the big one!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

4th day of the rest of this blog

So the whole icy road thing turned out to be a bunch of hooey. Four people did actually call asking if schools were open. I was a bit snotty and said that the TV and radio stations had not announced that schools were closed, so we were open for business. My co-worker just told them that schools were open. It just irritates me that in the time it took them to call the school and sit through the opening schpiel, they could have turned on the tube and found out for themselves without bothering me!

My co-worker had to take off halfway through the day and it was like all heck broke loose. It wasn't obnoxious people, but just one after another with questions and weird stuff. I was glad to turn my computer off and go. Course, there was no "home" to add to the "go" because Meg got her braces off and then had clogging. I did luck out because the way time fell I swung by the older kids music lesson place so Meg could show off for Big Kenny and Johanna opted to stay with him. That meant that instead of running errands with Jo (whining) in tow while Meg had her 1.5 hr.lesson, I got to do it all by myself. Nothing like trying on pants with a 7 year old providing commentary! It was nice to have time to myself.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

3rd day of the rest of this blog

Okay, so the title's not as smart as I thought it was, but I can't come up with anything better. So...

Tonight the freezing rain has started up. I had a call at the school around 1 asking if we were having school tomorrow. I gotta tell you, I need to be earning brownie points for NOT saying some of the smarmy things I want to say when people ask doofus questions like that. Our bad weather policy is very clear. Plus, at the time of the call it was sunny and 46 degrees outside. Why would anyone call off school on a 30 % chance of icy roads. People are stupid.

I've quite decided that the honeymoon is over with my job. The every day tasks are starting to irritate me and the meaningless things people ask me to do to save them a couple steps are just grating. One of my bosses walks out of her office all the way to my desk to ask me to pull a file. She could have saved a bunch of walking and a lot of time by just going one door down from her office and pulling it herself. But, that's why she gets paid the big bucks and I...don't.

Wow, Gripe-city in this post. I need to go and get a better attitude. And on that, this post ends.

Friday, January 12, 2007

2nd day of the rest of this blog...

Hee...I keep typing "blag" instead of "blog." I don't know why that makes me giggle, but it does, so there you go. Today was amazingly rough...I wish I knew why. No one fussed at me, no parents pulled any stunts, no teachers got was just a lot of questions and a lot of stuff to do. I am the school secretary at an elementary school and take care of attendance, enrolling/withdrawals, scheduling, students files. And the visitors. Joy. Anyhow, I ended the day laughing with the bookkeeper and principal, so I guess that was good. Plus, it's a 3-day weekend, nothing to sneeze at with that! I'm going to go in tomorrow for a couple hours just to finish up some loose ends that will only take me a couple hours with no one bothering me vs. all day long with teachers and students mucking up the process!

And joy of joys, American Idol starts tonight! All is right with the world.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

The first day of the rest of this blog...

I've been inspired by my little sister (not the first time, sure not to be the last) and so begins my foray into the Blog-o-sphere.

Thursdays are our "ouch" day, meaning it's busy from sun-up to sun-down and if someone doesn't pull their weight..."ouch." My day starts at 5:15 since I have to be at my desk by 7 and have 3 little girls (okay, one ain't so little and pulls her own weight) to help get ready. Meagan has 1.5 hrs of clogging classes, Lorie has guitar lessons and Kenny has drums in the afternoon. Daddy takes Lorie and Kenny from school to lessons to home and they deal with dinner. I take Meg to clogging and spend the time she has in class tootling around town with Jo in tow and we do dinner. All that just means I'm too pooped to party when I get home. Best thing about Thursdays is that it's Becca-day! Daddy pays one of the teenagers to come and mop the kitchen, vacuum the house, scrub the kitchen and dust. It's wonderful to come home after a l-o-o-ong day and the house is clean!!