Friday, September 16, 2005

A week from HELL

So this has honestly been a week from hell. Any and every child who could have a crisis did and any one who could have complained did. The only good news out of this week is that Kenny and Renee are getting their marriage annulled! Now normally this wouldn't be a good thing, but comon, who thought that one would last??? It said in a report that Renee is siting "fraud". Can you imagine?

So anyway, people are getting shuffled around at work again and I'm gaining two new families and losing one that I have now. I'm also losing my supervisor and getting a new one who by the three people who have met her have described her as a "bitch." I don't think that's a good start!

So the picture that should have worked to go along with this blog is a picture I took on my balcony of flowers I had growing. Just a reminder of the summer! I hope everyone else is having a better week than I am! Leave me messages!

Friday, September 09, 2005

I know it's only Rock and Roll....but I like it!!!!

Last night has got to rank in the top 10 nights ever! I got to see the Rolling Stones LIVE! I was about 25 feet away from them too. Now that is not how the night started. You see, Matt and I met his friend and his friend's gf at Major Goolsbys (for those of you who don't know what that is, they have really good food) and then walked over to the Bradley Center. Matt and I both got a t-shirt (I mean, how often do you see the STONES????) and then found our seats. Well, we were in section 411--that pretty much means you go as high as you possibly can and then it was dead straight on to the stage. So we were the farthest away from the stage that you could possibly get. I couldn't even see what color clothes the people on stage had on. I was a little upset that our seats were so shitty and we paid so much money for them.

So we got through the opening act of Buddy Guy (he was actually pretty good!) and then were sitting waiting for the Stones to come on. Matt's friend went to have a cigarrette and I saw this lady walking around talking to people. So I say to Matt, ask her what she's doing. He goes No, no, I don't want to know what she's doing. Well, then I see her with tickets and people are getting up and walking away. So I told Matt to grab her. She comes by us and says "do you guys want to move seats?" Of course, I say, "YES, where?" and she says down in section 218. She said they need faces right by the stage. So I asked if we would be able to see well and she says "you'll be able to feel their spit!"

So we go down to section 218 and sure shit we are right next to the stage!!!!! We were 7 rows up on the bottom section. Tickets for these seats were around $300!!!!!! We saw their backs a lot during the concert, but Mick Jagger doesn't stand still for more than 3 seconds so we could constantly see him and Keith Richards was all over the stage! It was a dream come true for Matt who has always loved the Stones. I have a new found respect for them and their music. It was absolutely wild! We had a great time and they played from 9-11:20 with no breaks. It was a night filled with their hits and only 3-4 of their new songs which was perfect. Keith Richards even sang two songs which was amazing!!! They are coming to Chicago next year and Matt and I already decided we were going!!!!

Oh yes and their oncore song was "I can't get no....Satisfaction!" For being in their 60s they still know how to Rock and Roll!!!!


Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Non-stop action!

Well last night was quite the adventure. I went Christmas shopping (YES, I know it is September) and had to get home before Matt so I could hide the presents. Well, now there is not a lot of places to hide xmas presents when you live in a two bedroom apartment! Then Joce called so I was talking to her for quite a while when Matt called to say that his car didn't start! So while talking to Joce, I went to get Matt and came home. Well today Matt's car didn't start either so I had to go get him from work and then he rode his bike back (it's not that far!) So I am hoping he gets it to start tonight because it's raining and otherwise I'll be going to get him again. I don't mind going to get him, I just don't like the thought of only have one vehicle for us.

Today was just non-stop with work. My phone has never rang so many times in one day. I swear there was a crisis with every kid! It was unbelieveable! So now, I'm just relaxing before starting dinner!

I thought I would post quick to say hello! If anyone wants a funny story from Matt, look at her profile. That'll tell you what kind of night we had last night :-) Have a super night everyone!

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

and it's back to work....

What a wonderfully long (but seemed short) weekend! Matt and I ended up surprising my mom in Appleton on Sunday night and then stayed there through dinner time on Monday. It was nice to just relax. Matt took advantage of the pool still being up and was in there most of the day. It honestly was just nice to get away for a while. Even though gas is expensive, it was worth it.

Well, today I had to go to Madison for meetings and then I had about 50 emails and about 12 phone messages to return from being on vacation. I tell ya, I think it's more stressful to come back from vacation then having just worked through! It's tough because everyone wants everything fixed yesterday and are very impatient when their phone call is not returned now! Needless to say, I got through the phone calls and have about a dozen emails to go through yet. Who said graduating and getting a "real" job was fun and exciting? That person needs to get out more to find out what fun and exciting really is. Don't get me wrong, the paychecks can be fun and exciting (except when you see why your parents always have hated that infamous "uncle sam"--I hate him now too!!!!).

This week is a short week--thank goodness! Thursday night is the Rolling Stones concert. Matt is honestly in heaven just thinking about going, so I am excited to go with him to see him so excited! I see the Rascal Flatts are coming to Milwaukee and tickets are only $39 which isn't bad at all, so I'm hoping we can go to that as well!

I meant to unpack last night, I really did, but somehow my bed looked so much nicer and I fell asleep really early! I almost slept through my alarm too, but Matt's was going off as well so I woke up to both of them going off! Then on the way to Madison, traffic was backed up about 10 miles because a large semi had tipped over into the ditch and traffic was down to 1 lane. That's always fun!

That's about it from here. I hope everyone had great weekends. What did you guys all do? Alright, well I think I'm off for a little shopping (or at least window shopping) and then home to clean and cook dinner (or reheat leftovers ;-) ) Have a great night!

Sunday, September 04, 2005

What to do...what to do!!!!

So today is Sunday already and we only have off tomorrow yet. It has been so nice being off though! Today we need to clean this apt. though because I swear a tornado went through! Where are the Merry Maids when you need them? Anyway, so we're decided whether to go up to Merrill or to go to Appleton tonight and spend the day tomorrow or what. We're not sure!

I finally watched Dazed and Confused. Such a strange, but wonderful movie. It really has no plot and no point, yet there isn't really a "bad" person in it and it's just a feel good movie! It's probably not something I would make a point to sit down and watch again, but it was good while watching.

So last night Matt and I took a walk around the Riverwalk. Well, I have a blister on the back of my foot from wearing tennis shoes that should have been thrown out 2 years ago the last time. So since I couldn't wear tennis shoes again, I wore flip flops....BAD MISTAKE. I then got bigger blisters on the heels of my foot and they are SO SORE today! I don't know why I do it. Along the Riverwalk is a Quiznos and I was REALLY hungry for Quiznos last night. Well we walk there around 7:45pm and it's closed!!!! I was so upset because when you get a craving, you have to have it! So we proceeded to walk back home and get in the car and drive to the other Quiznos! They were still open and the craving was solved! That was pretty much my night.

Nobody has returned my bike seat post and seat yet. I'm still hanging onto a little hope. Aimee said she's beat the person who stole it up. Thanks, Aimee :-) I'll keep that in mind if I ever find them! Happy Sunday everyone!

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Evil people!

So Matt went into the parking garage today to pump up the tires on the bikes and get his ready to ride to the gym. He came back up a few minutes later and informed me that someone had stole the seat post, seat and gel seat cover off my bike! How rude!!! We went down there to check out if it was laying around somewhere, but nope, someone had taken it! Needless to say, we won't be leaving our bikes down in the parking garage anymore! It's a good thing we never put Matt's rode bike down there before. So I wrote a note and put it by the mailboxes stating to please return it and to warn others that someone took it. Someone must have really wanted that bike seat. It just makes me sad that someone would do that. I mean that seat and seat cover are over $30 and although that's not a ton of money, it's still extra money I shouldn't have to spend. It's just the principle. Anyway, so that's pretty much how my day is going.

Matt and I might go up to Appleton and possibly Merrill to visit our families over the long weekend. My parents still have the pool open and are going to grill out. Matt's grandma just got a new car so it would be nice to see her and the new car. We don't know yet!

Hope everyone has a SAFE and wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Friday, September 02, 2005

A day off!

Well, as much as I enjoy working...(sense the sarcasm!), I took a day off today and Monday is a paid holiday so I have a four day weekend. The thing that stinks is that Matt is working today and Monday. So I don't know what I'll do and with gas prices so high, I probably won't be going anywhere. I think I might start working on the blanket for my parents. I only have until December and as nice Jackie and Joce will remember it took me FOREVER to make the baby blanket for Felicity! Hopefully I will be practiced and go faster this time! I hope it turns out well!

On to other news...I was talking to my dad yesterday and of course the topic of gas prices came up. Seeing as my job requires the use of my car, it's a little frustrating when going to the pump and seeing how high the prices goes. I can't really complain though. I look at the pictures and reports from the Gulf and realize that these people lost EVERYTHING. It wasn't just that the city flooded or it's a horrible natural disaster, probably 1000s of people died and even more are left with nothing! I look around my apartment and see how lucky I am and what I have and I can't help but feel selfish for complaining about paying 3.29 a gallon. I'm just thankful for what I have. I think sometimes it's automatic to complain and not realize that things could always be worse! Well, that's my two cents for today. I think I will go take a nap now :-)

Have a great weekend everyone and enjoy the Labor Day! I am hoping that Matt and I at least do something over this weekend!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

It's already September!

I can't believe it's already September. I remember when I couldn't wait for it to be May so I could graduate and now school is starting again and....I'm still working! I have really started to miss school and the things that go along with it. I feel like I'm so far away and that I have no contact. But one of the coolest things happened last night...Matt and I had just picked up pizza and my phone rang. It was my friend and roommate from college, nice Jackie! Well, when I was talking to her, she asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding next year!!!!! I have never been in a wedding so of course I said YES and was so excited! I'm also super pumped because Joce is her maid-of-honor! Needless to say, that made my entire week!!!!

Well, I should get back to work. I had to go to court for one of my foster kids yesterday only to find out there is going to be a disposition contest (no clue what that is) and I am being subpoenaed! (I have no idea how to spell that word). I feel like only bad people are subpoenaed and I don't know how I like this. It will be weird to get it in the mail. I'll keep you posted on that...I know you are all on the edge of your seats!

That's it for me...leave me messages if you want! Adios :-)