Sunday, October 30, 2011

Grumpy, tired, exhausted...

I'm exhausted. I'm weepy. I think that might be because of the first thing. My father-in-law arrived this Friday and flew out today. A 48 hour visit. It went really well and he seems to be doing OK. This was his first trip out here since my mother-in-law's death in March. He had been out to visit after she went into the home, maybe once. But toward the end of her life, while her Alzheimer's Disease was severe, he didn't come out here. The kids really enjoyed seeing their Poppy.

I ended up working on Saturday for someone and it turned out to be a 12+ hour day. We had a bad snow storm and flights were cancelled. The last Delta flight of the day (there are only two on Sat) was delayed about 4 hrs. The frustrating thing is that relief came in at 3 pm, but I wasn't allowed to leave. Yeah, I had been there since 4:30 am. Needless to say, I was very tired by this point in the day only to find out that one of the guys coming in at 3 pm was told we didn't need help out on the ramp. I'm still boiling over that. Yeah, I like working 12 hours a day when I had to wake up at 3 f-in 30-asshole.

OK, I must quit letting this consume me. I have a feeling the only way I'll feel better is if I tell (bitch, complain to ) the boss and get it off my chest. I'm sure nothing will be done about it, though.

OK--really--I must move on. Tomorrow is Halloween in the States. Not my favorite holiday. Seriously, like kids don't get enough candy nowadays on a regular basis? Man, I'm grumpy. Clayton will be a Ninja and Kendall is going to be a cat (again). Every year, I buy her a costume only for her the change her mind at the last minute to her default. It could be worse. I could be a full time employee at the airport....

Friday, October 28, 2011


I've got a new kitty. Her name is Midnight and she is 13 weeks old. She's all black. Since it's almost Halloween, I thought of calling her Boo, but Kendall came up with her name, and it seemed to fit. She's still figuring this house out. So far, the dog has been great with her. I'm sure the dog's thinking "if she gets mad at me for eating the bread, then I KNOW she will be angry if I eat that cat." We'll see how it goes.

My father-in-law is coming for a short visit today. It is his first time here since my mother-in-law passed away. He did visit last Thanksgiving and Joan was in the nursing home at that point, but I'm sure it's a different feel for him now. We are very busy this weekend, but I guess the timing worked best for him. I'll have to pick him up at the airport. Which means, I'll have to clean out my car. It doesn't help that it's freezing cold outside now.

I better get going and get busy. Tonight, we are going out to eat--my father-in-law's treat! Tomorrow, we'll have ribs and roasted cauliflower. I've got to work in the am for someone, but it will be fun to cook up some good grub tomorrow night. Next stop-pecan pie.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What a week. My mom flew up last weekend to help me out while my husband was away on his hunting trip. I had such a great time hanging out with my mom! The kids didn't have school Monday or Tuesday and I had to work. My mom watched the kids for me. Thank Goodness for her. I am so blessed!

Right now I am watching "The X Factor." I just can't get into this show. However, I've only watched it a couple of times for just a few minutes. What I really want to see is "The Office." I'm DVRing it now. Once it's done, I'm going to switch over and watch it. I could use some Office humor.

The reason I need some levity is because I had to go to work for some de-ice training. I was there from 1 pm to 4:15 pm. Seriously. I had to leave early to go get the kids. I'm not looking forward to getting in the bucket and spraying propylene glycol on an airplane. Oh well. I guess that's part of the job. I certainly like flying for free so I guess I'll do what I have to do.