Just Another Day in Paradise

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Just Another Day in Paradise

well I am gonna try this one again, it seems my first journal was being pigheaded Lol

Its Monday and the freaking lawyer still hasn't sent the paperwork in. He needs all the paperwork :roll: he gave some of it back to dh on Friday and has a secretary call this afternoon at 3pm to tell him. So for the third time in a week he is going back for the paperwork. At the rate this is going 2 weeks and a 10 waiting period are taking forever, it should have started last week, but nooooooooo the paralegal screwed up again.

We all have colds. I got it first, kind of funny I only go to dr's appts and the store maybe once a week. It has been kicking my butt for a week now, and it finally hit dh and Alex. Hopefully it doesn't drag out to like it did with me. I hope I get my 401K this week too, that is also taking forever to get here, should have been here last month about a month ago. I try to call and all I get is a computer, grrrrrrrrr. Hopefully the end of the week is better then the beginning. I am sure by the weekend we will have a different window in our bedroom. Fil is replacing the siding and the windows. But it may be a week or two.

I just want my house and my car, is that too much to ask for. If this lawyer screws up our getting this house I am gonna HURT him. Don't mess with the pregnant woman.

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Starting from now till the next four pages, will be my old journal.
I have been thinking about writing this for awhile so now is a good time. A little about me, my name is Shiona and I married Steve on December 14, 2000. We have a son, Alex who was born on July 17, 2001.

My life hasn't been the easiest of lifes, not like life is supposed to be easy, somtimes I just wonder why I was dealt the hand I got. My family growing up appeared to be stable, but it wouldnt' be till I grew up that I realized what a mess it really was. Dad was never home, mom was a sahm because dad was in the military, it was kind of hard for military wives to carry jobs. We moved a lot due to the military. We have lived in South Carolina, where my sister and I where both born, Maine and Rhode Island. We always ended up in New York because that is where my parents where from. I have been living in New York for the past 14 years now. I finally got a somewhat stable life in 5th grade, I didnt' have to change schools anymore and worry about making friends again. I was always horrible at making friends, I was very shy. I got to go to middle school the following year and start 6th grade, it was still hard to make friends because by than a lot of the kids had already been around each other for most of their schooling so they where not looking for new friends. I did make a couple of good friends and I finally got a best friend in 7th grade, we where in the same science class together. We where friends for a couple of year before a job transfer moved them out of state. I had two more really good friends in high school and thankfully for the most part we still stay in touch.

I graduated high school in 1995. I went on to college although at the time I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue my education. I was always a good student, was even on the National Honor Society. I just was sick of school and didn't know if I really wanted more. I did end up going to college in the fall and started the Accounting program, it was boring and I hated it, after a lot of conferences with my counslers I switched to the RN Nursing program. I loved the program but it was intense and there was trouble brewing in my family life at home and I wasn't sure if I could handle the added pressure so I dropped out. I was also taking a EMT-D class for my fire department that I was apart of and was apart of for four years. I made it through the summer and that fall my father annoucned that he was being transferred 3 hours away. My mom was all set to go and all of the sudden decided to stay. She and I stayed in the house that we rented for seven more months even though I had already rented an apartment, she didn't want to be alone so I stayed. I bought my first new/used car in March. One week later my dad came home, he was released from his job, I thought for sure my mom would freak, she didnt say a word. One week after that, my mother left my father. My life started to crumble quickly during that time. I had no place to live and my family was shattered. My mom moved in with friends till she could find a place of her own, my sister was living with her boyfriend and my father moved in with a fried of his. I ended up staying with members of the fire department, a decision I would later regret. I lived with them for the summer and moved out abruptly one day when things suddenly didn't feel right. I moved in with the people my mom had stayed with for a month before I got an apartment. I had little to no money, got behind in my bills and I wasn't eating. I was poor and I was angry. I wished my parents had let on that they were splitting up I wouldn'lt have gotten the car. It took months for my parents to come clean about their situation. My mother and found someone new as did my father. My mother met someone over the internet, which I totally blamed myself on, I was the one that showed her how to chat in the first place. My father met someone too, a man. As hard as it may be to believe it wasn't earth shattering news. I accepted it easier than my mother did and that upset her. The whole time my life was in turmoil I was not in a relationship, not that I didn't try, I just couldn't get too close to someone because I was afraid that I would get hurt. I had a couple of unmentionable relationships,lol. I did go on to marry my husband and get pregnant with my son, so it wasn't too bad

Four weeks after we got married somethings started to happen, dh got hurt at work, and he was unable to work and I was out of work for an infection so I wasn't going to be working at all either. We moved in with my inlaws and we have been here since. I had my child in a strange place and moved in with complete strangers. I had only seen my inlaws twice before we moved in. In the past 17 months I have really gotten to know them well, they are wonderful pepple and I am happy to have them in my life

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I figured I should break this up a bit before my first post became a novella. Writing is really beneficial to me, it usually helps me destress and I don't have so much on my mind.

My latest has been the ever present saga of my husbands family, his extended family that is. I really don't know what the deal is with them and dh really doesn't like to talk about them too much. I have met the whole family once and his gramma and aunt an additional time after I had the baby.

Dh's cousin got married yesterday, and we where not able to attend for a few reasons. The first is very obvious, we have a 1 year old who isn't a social butterfly. The second, we didn't have the extra money to make an out of town trip, it is four hours away and because of the feelings about his family dh wanted to stay in a motel. The third reason being that dh had back surgery back in April and has not taken a car trip yet,prior to surgery he needed at least a day to recover before returning home and it wasn't an option. My inlaws did attend the wedding and came home and told us that everyone was asking why we wheren't there. My dh was very upset by this. His gramma wants him to send his cousin a card, which I planned on doing anyways, she said that we didn't need to send any money just a card, that was nice of her eh? His cousin was upset that we weren't there. Yet as I think back to last year at the babyshower that we did attend his cousin wasn't very chatty at all. He hasn't called to talk to dh since than nor has dh called him. Dh doesn't like the woman he married, that is a story in itself. So now because we didn't attend his wedding his feelings are hurt. I don't understand his family, probably never will. I would have thought that they would have understood that dh would have a hard time traveling because of his back. Dh was more upset because his gramma wants us to send a card and yet when dh had major surgery no one called but his gramma. She said she would send him a card, it has been a few months now, the card really is a moot thing by now. His family really hasn't treated me very warmly in the two times that I met them, I think they saw me as the incubator for the first Butler heir. The whole family is odd and I don't understand them, guess I never will, I just had to get a few things off my chest.

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What a fun filled day for me, I spent five hours at the drs' office and I had intended on going just so I could get some bloodwork ordered for my thyroid. I ended up at the hospital getting a sonogram for the mysterious pains that I have been having for months. The doctor was palpating my abdomen and I just about left the table it hurt so bad. He asked if it hurt and how long it has been like that, I told him it had been a few weeks, he looked concerned and wanted a sonogram and for me to see a specialsit. I had my sonogram and they found a bunch of tiny gall stones, nothing huge. I go to the specialist on Friday to see what kind of treatment I will get, I am hoping for medicine and not surgery. I had my blood tests and a few other tests and hopefully they come out okay. I hate going to the drs and they always find something, ugh. I did get to use my new insurance, it was nice not having a huge copay, and boy did I get my monies worth this time. I didn't get to eat till almost 7pm tonight because of all the dumb tests so my stomach was growling the whole time I was having the sono, which lastes almost an hour. I had a student doing the sono and she was having a hard time so she had to have someone come in and help her. I don't really mind the students, I was one myself, and everyone has to learn sometime.

I am still in the process of trying to find a place for us to live when we move, if not now I will have to look when we go upstate. I need to go through our stuff again before Thursday to see what else we can throw away. Dh's uncle is gonna see if he can get us a deal on a ryder truck when we move, that truck is gonna cost us a pretty penny. I also have to replace the rotors on my car, city driving is really rough on brakes I found out. I will make sure that this time they are quality and not the cheap ones that the dealership put on.

Not much else going on today, seeing as the dr's office visit was my day today.

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Well I am still feeling like crud, I had a headache all day. I went to walmart and walked around for two hours just looking at things that I want to buy when we move, like dishes and new bedding and fabric. I had to get a few things for Alex he needed some wipes and milk. I can't believe that there are fall/winter clothes out already, if I knew that we would be here I would put some clothes on layaway. I also need to figure out what I am doing with Christmas this year, I really need to start on that. Dh and I also need some new clothing and I will need some if I get to go back to work. I really want to work, but I am torn too, I don't want to leave Alex with a stranger, I have a few possiblities, I have been looking into at home work that I could possibly do. We should be getting a new computer for dh's schooling so that would be a major help. I keep looking for stuff so hopefully something will come up. I would love to find some typing work, I have gotten pretty good with it and I did take some classes and I could put them to use. I just feel like I am rambling a lot so I will stop now, I have something on my mind right now and I dont know what to think about that right now

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Well I don't have that stuff on my mind anymore Wink I got Af this afternoon finally I was only a day late but I am usually on time. She hasn't been as painful lately, wonder whats going on with that? I have noticed some other things so I will have to keep an eye on that. I need to go and schedule a follow up pap smear from the one that I had back in November. I also need to have prescriptions refilled and such, I am just waiting for results from my blood testing on Monday. I have to go and see the gastroentorologist on Friday, woohoo!

Dh had his evaluation today and they want at least 12 more sessions with us, so I am not sure if he is gonna be able to go to school or what. He has been going three times a week right now and he isn't where they need him to be. He won't be six months post op till September 15. He also had to see his neurosurgeon today too. The dr told him that he will need to see drs' for awhile to come, his final visit with the neursurgeon will be on August 6. His dr wants him to see a Pain Management Specialist, dh has little pain tolerance and he is gonna need some extra help, right now he is taking stuff that would knock a normal person out, trust me on this one Wink He has one more stop to go but Oxycontin is a serious drug and it is very addictive and it wouldn't take much for him to be addicted to it. He also needs to get an approval from compensation so he can see a psychairtrist for his emotional state since the injury and his surgery, that should be like pulling teeth, he has already seen the IE so the IE's report was favorable towards dh. He really needs the help so I hope he can get some.

Alex is a stinker like always Wink He is perfecting his climbing skills and has a preferred place to sit...on the back of the couch. He goes from the couch to the cable box and flicks that on and off, he could do it all day if you let him, once he gets tired of that he goes onto the fireplace and tries to get into that. He is doing great as far as his walking is going. He is getting braver and braver and is walking more and more. He also seems to be slowing down on his naps but taking one longer nap, so now instead of two hour and a half naps he takes one three hour nap in the middle of the day. Its different I was used to getting dressed and cleaning up in the first nap time and relaxing in the second nap, oh well. I still have no real appetite but it is good, my willpower isn't fading and I really don't have to worry about going off the deep end I just am not hungary. I am for the most part feeling pretty good, I wonder if I can get a skin transplant, there isn't much of my torso that isn't stretch marked, thanks to my rapid weight gain with my pregnancy. I now know that I will be watching myself a heck of a lot more during the next pregnancy. I wonder when that one will be?

Today was beautiful, it was perfect weather, nice and breezy. I made Alex's cake today just in case it gets hot again so I won't have to heat up the house. I just have to remember to put it in the freezer till Tuesday. I put together his birthday present tonight, I couldn't help myself. Alex loved "helping" me put it together, he was more interested in the handle bars than anything else.

We went to the furniture store today to look at couches, I don't know what we are gonna do there. Dh doesn't want anything too expensive, but he is looking at cheap and nasty furniture. I want something that is gonna last a while and gonna go through a few possible decorating changes. I found a few that I like, one is a floral couch with plaid pillows and the other was a hunter green chenille with some funky pillows, I am leaning towards the hunter green that way I can just change out the pillows to change the look of the couch. We also looked at some furniture for Alex's room, when the time comes I would like to get bunkbeds for him. If we only have one boy thats fine, at least when he has sleep over, his friends will have a place to sleep. The bed could also be removed too. It has a built in desk on one side and shelves on the other. I would have loved a bed like that when I was little.

I have my appointment with the gastro specialist tomorrow, I wonder what is gonna happen with that, I have never been to one before. I also made Alex's one year appointment with the pediatrician. It's a good thing that we are still living with the inlaws, mil is gonna have to watch Alex tomorrow, dh and I have appts at the same time across town from each other. On Monday, mil will be coming with me to Alex's appointment. I can't believe it, My baby is almost one!

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went to the drs today, and I get to have an endoscopy, yippee, nothing like having a tube down my throat. I even get to have it on my hubbys birthday, what a nice surprise! The thing that sucks is that I have to have a follow up two weeks later, and hopefully by than we will have moved, but it will be four hours away! He gave me some pills for my stomach acid, and that is supposed to help with my nausea.

Good news on the house looking front! We called about a trailer and it is right near my grammas. We will be looking at it next weekend when we go up. Not much else going on here. I am trying to figure out what to do about working, do I want to go back to work or stay at home and babysit?

I guess it all depends on if we get the trailer, it will be out in the country and private, but dh isn't too thrilled with the fact that we won't have cable, I will just have to see what a dish will cost us.

I don't want to get my hopes up, but I so do, this is what we are looking for, but I have probably jinxed myself now. Oh well there are more places out there

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I am starting to think that I should have never gone to the drs on Monday. I got my test results from my cholesterol test, and now I have to go to a dietician. I had a slightly elevated level back in November when I had my physical. I am thinking that maybe my levels are elevated again because of my thyroid levels being off. I am thinking about holding off on the endoscopy and wait till we move upstate and have a dr up there do it that way we don't have to keep taking four hour trips to get checkups. I avoided it for a year and a half and now that we are almost out of her I am stuck with a whole bunch of drs. I hope that I still get my thyroid results that was the main reason for my visit and I didn't get those results yet. Talk about a pain in the hiney. Dh has to wait for more p/t sessions, comp has to approve more of them, and hopefully we can't get a p/t upstate.

I have such a headache, have no idea why, I have eaten, I am not looking forward to the weather this week, it is supposed to be hot again. I am glad that I made Alex's cake earlier so I don't have to heat up the house, I just have to remember to take it out on Wednesday morning. The weekend has been quiet and and I don't have an idea what we will be doing this week, I know that we will be going upstate Saturday afternoon or so to visit and find a place to live. That should be fun.

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Ever have one of those days where you shouldn't have gotten out of bed? I have had one like that today. The mail sucked today, although I did get my cup from the Pg.org luau, its really cool, too bad I dropped it on the floor two minutes after I had it, I broke the bottom off, but its still okay. Dh got a letter in the mail that they adjusted his TAP from 1200 to 250 because they used his parents income to determine his income. He called and they told him because we got married late in 2000(December) it didn't count. HUH? I don't understand I thought it was taken from the previous years taxes, not two years ago, so once again, because a parent makes more, we get screwed. Hopefully it still shouldn't cost us anything...for now, but now we have to take the additional loan, so he can go. What a pain in the butt.

I have been sort of bummed all day, it was a year ago tonight that my labor started with Alex,and now I have a one year old. I can remember it like it was yesterday, I remember the three days before he was born like they just happened. I thought I would be happy that he was growing up and now here I am feeling sad. We will be ttc as soon as my pills are gone, only two more packs to go, well more like one and half, and we will be ttc another addition to the family. I am getting excited and nervous, I really want to move, but I hate just hanging waiting for a decision. Hopefully I will know more tomorrow, we need the money to go upstate with to be able to get a place to live and secure it. It would also be nice to be able to get our stuff out of storage so that we dont' have to pay that anymore. Well here's hoping!

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Today is my babys first birthday, I couldn't write last night because the computer wouldn't let me I talked with my mom for a few minutes last night and she had enough information to blow me over. The first thing is that one of her coworkers found out on Monday that she has stage 3 breast cancer. She will be having a mastectomy and a lumpectomy, the cancer has spread to her lymph nodes already. She had a biopsy done last Thursday and the drs' told her husband that it looked like cancer, but not to tell her, like that isn't a lot of pressure. My mom tells me that she found it months ago and put it off, and now her lump is the size of a pinkie finger. If anything it has made me realize that I should be more regular with my breast exams, and if I do find something to not wait about it.

Moms next news was to tell me that a local business man hung himself last night. I don't think it would have bothered me as much but I knew the man, he used to be a customer in a store that I had worked at for 6 years. He left a wife and three kids behind. Mom said that there was an MVA 15 minutes before that call and I wonder if maybe he had a scanner in his house and heard it and knew that no one would be able to get there soon enough so he did it than. It makes me wonder what in life can be so bad that you chose to remove yourself from it?

The next news was a little lightening. In the same store that I worked was a woman that wasn't very popular with the customers, she has a heart of stone. I felt bad for the customers that bounced checks or had to use public assistance, she always talked bab about them. Anyways a customer came in an was using WIC and I guess she finally said something to the wrong person and they started fighting in the store and I guess the even knocked over the ATM machine, and those babies are heavy. I told my mom that I am sure that no one pulled the customer off her either. The store owner felt bad about it and went and apologized to the customer.

We only have a few days left before we go upstate to look for a place to live, dh thinks that the trailer is gone already ,because the ad is gone, but I am trying to be optimistic about it, the guy did say he would call if anything came up with it, so maybe he only ran the ad for one week?????

Well things are slowly falling into place for our move and hopefully they all run smoothly.

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Its been 11 days since my last entry, our monitor bit the dust last friday and it has taken us a week to replace it, so I have been going through mega withdrawls, this journal has really helped me out and I missed writing in it.

Okay on to better things. We are moving!! We got the trailer and will be moving in two weeks. It is a nice two bedroom out in the country and not too far from my grandparents. We will have a huge lawn and some storage, and the best part is that there are laundry hookups, so that means, no laundramat!!! We have to find a used washer and dryer and a refrigerator, there is one in in the trailer but its small, and I want a bigger one. I am excited about moving and scared all at the same time, I am gonna miss mil and fil, but I think that they will be moving up that way soon anyways.

I am also going back to work, not thrilled about it, but it is what we have to do. I am going to be getting my old job back I believe, and now I just have to worry about a sitter and such for Alex.

Steve is going to college, and I am really happy for him, he has wanted this for so long and I don't have a problem with him going. It is for our future. Alex shouldn't have to be at a sitter very much, which is good, the way our schedules will be so that will be a big help.

I have so much racing through my mind, but I get to have my own place at last, and this will be our first official place together as a family too. So much to do, I report back to work on August 12.

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Here it is the first of August and we will be moving in 8 days!!!! Dh has is last appointment with the neurosurgeon on the 8th and we leave that day after his appointment to move into our own place. I am supposed to start work onthe 12th, but I don't think its gonna give me enough time to get everything together that we still have to do, so I think that I may change it to the 19th, it really shouldn't be too much of a big deal, they need me badly so one more week won't make a difference.

Alex is developing quite the temper. He has started banging his head on anything and everything that he can touch with his head. He is going to go through quite a shock when his Nanny isn't around everyday like she is now. Alex is going to be spending the first few weeks with his daddy all day, until he goes back to college. We will than have to find a sitter, it may be my sis, but we will see.

Steve is getting ansy now that the move is so close and so am I, I am excited that we will finally be in our own home. I look forward to sitting in my living room at night and watching tv on my furniture. We have been hanging out in Steve's old bedroom since we moved here and its kind of getting cramped and cluttered. I go to bed every night thinking of what its gonna be like to be in our own home. I get to cook meals in our kitchen, although I don't know how many meals that will be, I have no idea what kind of schedule I am gonna have. I am sort of looking forward to going back to work, it will mean some sort of a schedule for me now, and maybe it will help me with my weight loss. I have decided that I don't want to be skinny minnie, I want to be me and I was never skinny except for a few short years. I know that I need to lose some weight, but its not gonna be as much as I orginally planned on. I need to be happy and I know what its gonna take now, I have half of it and will have the other half soon.

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Gosh so many things and not enough time. Steve called about having the power turned on next week and now the trailer has to go through an inspection because the landlord hasn't had it rented out in a year. I am NOT gonna pay for that, as it is we have to go and get a propane tank and a mail box before we can move and change our address. We have to get a credit check before they will deliver the tank so we will know if we qualify for auto delivery or not. What a pain, from the looks of things its gonna put me off going to work another week, no biggie, I don't care, lol.

We went looking for some things that we need to pick up for our move. I also get to do some clothes shopping for going back to work, yippee!!! I also have to stop by the craft store too, we won't have one close by when we move so I need to stock up on a few things.

Kind of a quiet day today, not much going on, just looking forward to moving and unpacking all my stuff that has been in storage for almost 2 years!

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Well I called work on Friday and told them that it would be at least another week till I could get in there for some retraining. Of course, I get asked the same old question, any hours, well no, acutally I can't work Mondays at all dh is in college all day and I prefer to work nights(sick ain't I?), to my surprise she says even better, they have a hard time with the night shifts and I prefer them myself, so if it all works out than we won't have to have a sitter except for the occasional time. YIPPPPEEEE!!!! We got a bit of shopping done, I got some new clothes and sneakers, I feel like I am starting school again. We have picked up a few more things for the house and trying to round up a used washer and dryer and a fridge. My ggil has a couple of bags of curtains and some rods for us so I shouldn't need any of those. Dh has to reservet the moving truck on Monday, Tuesday we start packing and Wednesday we pick up the truck and start to load it up, Thursday, we move! We will probably be up there two days and come back on Saturday to pick up Alex. We may have to stay with my dad for a couple of days because of the electric issue, but at least we will be

As I was sitting here writing this, I finally heard from the girl that I babysat for. She misscarried her baby, she said she did it on purpose because her boyfriend was put in jail. He was put in jail for child molestation, part of it was for her and the other was for someone else. I have such a lump in my stomach, I knew that this 25 yo man was up to no good with a 15 year old. I just don't know what to think right now.

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Well the packing has started and is almost done. We pick up the truck and pack it tomorrow. It is also dh's 21st birthday tomorrow, Happy Birthday sweetie! Today was a fun day of running mil back an fourth to the drs' Alex scratched her eye the night before and it was really hurting her badly. I took her this morning and her dr coudln't do anything for her,so it was late afternoon before anything could be done. I stayed home and dh took her to the drs. I got a lot of pakcing done, and had most of it done a long time ago. I have to finish packing up the bedroom and we have to pick up our washer and dryer tomorrow with the truck. I am getting excited and nervous, we are taking a huge step and I look forward to our new beginning.

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Well the packing has started and is almost done. We pick up the truck and pack it tomorrow. It is also dh's 21st birthday tomorrow, Happy Birthday sweetie! Today was a fun day of running mil back an fourth to the drs' Alex scratched her eye the night before and it was really hurting her badly. I took her this morning and her dr coudln't do anything for her,so it was late afternoon before anything could be done. I stayed home and dh took her to the drs. I got a lot of pakcing done, and had most of it done a long time ago. I have to finish packing up the bedroom and we have to pick up our washer and dryer tomorrow with the truck. I am getting excited and nervous, we are taking a huge step and I look forward to our new beginning.

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Well our furniture is home, too bad we aren't. The electric was the least of our worries. The power was turned on along with the propane delivery on Monday. This is where it gets fun, we stayed Monday night at dads and we where gonna finall move in Tuesday, well that didn't work out. Tuesday morning we go over and find out that the toilet is broken, the water leaked all over the floor the night before and ruined the new carpet in the bathroom, the kitchen sink wouldn't drain at all and the washer and dryer where not working either. The landlord had to find a plumber which was easier said than done, he found one that would come out that night, but than the plumber changed his mind when he found out it was trailer. This was all after my 3 year old AWIA stereo melted, a crate broke and my tubby pic fell into the potty. We found a plumber to come out today to install the new toilet, fix the dryer problem and the sink. The sink had four clogs that where in the middle of the trailer and in the process of plunging out the sink the wetted down my whole kitchen with sewage,ewwwwwwwwwwwwww. So the sink is fixed, I just have to clean up my kitchen all over again. Onto the dryer, the cord was unhooked in the wall, all fixed. The toilet is installed but no water, why? The new hotwater heater that was installed last year is no good and the LL doesn't have the warranty papers from it because the tenant didnt give them to him after he installed it. Okay so the LL goes and gets a new HWH, it gets installed and guess what? The water pump is burnt out now! So now we have to wait another day to have a different plumber come out to fix it and hopefull tomorrow my house will be complete, the phone is being turned on...maybe, the LL cut all the phone lines and I didn't know it when I made the phone call to set up service. My Direct TV is also supposed to be setup and than I can h ave my internet access turned back on. Mil called tonight, they have taken our moving out really hard. They have decided to move up here to be closer to us. Mil isn't cleaning, which is odd for her and fil isn't feeding the fish anymore, and these where things that they did all the time with Alex. Steve told them tonight we where gonna move back in and she said fine. Took steve to college, that was a waste of time, they basically told him that they won't be offering his choice of study anymore and the conselor just yanked him around. I have had such a tiring day and work starts in just a few more days, ugh.

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We are finally in our house. The LL is great, after all our troubles for the past week he told STeve that we wouldn't have to pay rent this month, just start on the first of September, so we won't have to pay rent till the 1st of March. In other news, I am gonna be an aunt again, my little sis is gonna have another one on the way, she is due in April sometime. She will be going to the dr's next week sometime. I am so excited for her.

We also have a new addition to our family. Salem, the cat. We adopted him from the Humane Society and he is a pure black domestic short hair with gorgeous green eyes. He and Alex are getting along great, and since there have been some major thunderstorms lately I think the cat has been handeling them quite well too. I have one more free day before work starts up for me, I am so not looking forward to this and I will be looking into other options. I don't want to work, but maybe I will change my mind by the time I have to go back and when I finally get there, maybe it will be better. I think it may be good for me and I need some "me" time even if it is only at work with a million other people,lol. Not much else going on, we are all moved in and I am trying to decide if I really like my living room or if I want to rearrange it again. I have some paintint to do, have no idea when that will happen, but I know that I want to do it. Not much more to report, have to get a veggie platter ready for the birthday party tomorrow.

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Here I sit all bruised and sore, I started work on Monday and boy not working for almost two years really puts a hurtin on your body. It seems so weird right now, I am a cashier again, not a customer service manager, and all the cashiers and new CSM's think its funny and weird that they are coming to me know instead of the other way around, in a way its nice,less stress and I am only out about 13 cents of my old pay, not too bad I think.

We are getting our brand new stove delivered on Saturday, this LL is a great LL he has done nothing but good for us. The driveway was leveled out Sunday morning so that we can use it as circular driveway, didn't think it would happen, because Steve asked about it but than he went and did it!

Steve hates being home alone with Alex. They are getting some much needed time together which is great! Mil and fil are coming for a visit next weekend, I can't wait to seem them I know mil misses Alex like crazy and she has been calling us almost everyday.

I think I have adjusted to going back to work better than I thought I would, I am getting some sort of schedule to my days now even though they are wacky. Only five more days till I have a day off!!

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Here I sit all bruised and sore, I started work on Monday and boy not working for almost two years really puts a hurtin on your body. It seems so weird right now, I am a cashier again, not a customer service manager, and all the cashiers and new CSM's think its funny and weird that they are coming to me know instead of the other way around, in a way its nice,less stress and I am only out about 13 cents of my old pay, not too bad I think.

We are getting our brand new stove delivered on Saturday, this LL is a great LL he has done nothing but good for us. The driveway was leveled out Sunday morning so that we can use it as circular driveway, didn't think it would happen, because Steve asked about it but than he went and did it!

Steve hates being home alone with Alex. They are getting some much needed time together which is great! Mil and fil are coming for a visit next weekend, I can't wait to seem them I know mil misses Alex like crazy and she has been calling us almost everyday.

I think I have adjusted to going back to work better than I thought I would, I am getting some sort of schedule to my days now even though they are wacky. Only five more days till I have a day off!!

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Only three days left till I have a day off! We get to go to the DMV to change my licsence and we are gonna start a layaway for Christmas, before all the good stuff is gone. Work is okay, long and making me sore, but it is going quickly. I have been doing some of the older things that I did before I left, its a good thing that I know it, it makes the day go by a lot faster. Steve and Alex came to visit me for lunch today. I got to show off Alex a bit and than he was starting to get wild. In other news, I stopped taking my pill today, dh didn't know it but I came home from work tonight and there was a pink baby bib on the bed that said "I love my mommy" it is just like the one that he bought for me before I had Alex. I guess we are now officially TTC #2, Steve wants a girl so badly, right now I am not sure I prefer one or the other, I am just gonna wait and see what happens. I don't want to find out what this one is, it may or may not be our last but I dont' want to spoil the surprise this time. I am mainly concerned with making sure my sis gets a boy,lol she needs to know what I am going through, she has a tame little girl and I think a rambunctous little boy is exactly what she needs. I will get to see her a little be tomorrow at work. I accidentally let it slip today, but hopefully they don't let it slip. I bought some more Christmas crafts to work on, now I just need my table which should be coming next weekend, than I can work on my crafts without the baby and the cat walking through them. Life is busy, but quiet these days not much else to say.

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What do you do when you are working and you are tempted to just walk out the door? IT was so bad today, we where short cashiers and I was stuck on a big register all by myself. I was an hour late to lunch but at least I didn't have to run register anymore, I went back to layaway till I left work tonight. I get to go in and pick up my check tomorrow and hopefully we will go to the DMV and do the layaway tomorrow, who knows? Alex has a funny rash on his chest, hopefully its just from the mulch he was rolling around in yesterday. We need to take him to the peds so that he can get that checked out too. I have decided that I really hate working there at Walmart, it sucks and the people are just plain old mean and miserable, thats what happens when your manager is an ass and fires too many people and they can't get enough replacements.I have a feeling he won't be there much longer if he keeps that stuff up. I am hoping that this ttc thing isn't too hard, I don't have a preference or anything, just want a baby, but do I want it now?

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Gotta love technology, it has been weeks since I have been able to write, our modem died and we decided that we may as well purchase a new computer, so we have a Dell now, its much nicer and quicker than my old crank model.

Work is going okay, they have asked me to be a back up manager and I guess I am gonna do it,it means less time on the registers, but is it really a good idea right now with the management team right now?

On the ttc front, we have decided that if I am not pregnant, than we aren't gonna try anymore and just wait till Alex is a lot older or he may possibly be an only child, only time will tell and right now I am not sure what I want

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Awwww Christmas shopping started today, we have Alex and my niece done, not too shabby, now I just have to get her a birthday present so it will probably be clothes for her. We where trying to decided what to get ourselves for the holidays, maybe a new tv or a new desk? I start my wacky schedule tomorrow, working till 1am should be interesting. I have a hard enough time now staying up past midnight let alone working and having to drive home, so now I have to try and stay up later tonight to prepare myself.

Alexander had his pics done today, he is getting into his shy stage, he hated getting his pics done today, who knows, maybe he just didn't like the photographer? He also has a lovely bump on his head from the dive he took from out bed this morning. It looks really nice in the pics, lol. I have some serious cleaning to do tomorrow, the floors need to be mopped after the chocolate chip muffin incidnent this morning, if dh gives Alex his breakfast he doesn't clean it up and while I was in the shower he got his tray which dh left on the table and I came out to a very messy baby chugging a cherry coke! I did have him all dressed to go and than I had to change him again, the poor kid doesn't have any cool weather clothes, which is part of the reason he got so many today, he is gonna be warm now. I just have to buy him a hat and mittens and hopefully keep them on his head.

Wonder what tomorrow will hold?

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I am gonna go insane, I am having bloody noses again, its getting really annoying, I have had 3 of them today. I am offically a backup manager now, I really don't want to be a permanent manager, so this is fine with me. My 25th birthday is coming in just a few days and if I haven't gotten AF yet than I will be testing on my birthday if I can hold out that long...My head is killing me and I wonder what in the hell is going on with me? I get to have a vacation soon, only three days but at least I have one right? One more day of work and than I can rest for one whole day, yippee friggin skippy

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Well more nosebleeds tonight at work and this time they sent me home, tomorrow I try to see if I can get into the dr's about it, it seems like everytime I get them I have an horrendous headache afterwards. I am glad I rechecked my schedule, I was supposed to work tomorrow/today, but I don't have to know, I have to work Tuesday instead, which isn't a big deal, I thought I was anyways. Nothing else exciting here, I have to do the grocery shopping tomorrow, and it is raining like cats and dogs right now. gotta go

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Its two days past my 25th birthday, what a day that was, my sister was in a automobile accident, but she was okay, I was worried for her, she is two months pregnant and she had her daughter with her. THey where only a few car lengths from us but we where stuck behind a mini van that was going really slow, good thing now I guess, but we came upon the accident and from what a witness said the man pulled into my sisters path and that is how she hit him. I feel so bad for her, she has had her fair share of accidents, she really didn't need this one.

She called me that morning to ask me what we where doing that day , she invited us over for cake and ice cream for my birthday. We still went, she was insistent upon it, but I made sure that I checked up on her today, she said she is a little stiff, but okay non the less.

I have a new toy, I got my printer, scanner, copier the other day, what fun, now that I actually have something I can print out, now I just have to control myself and not use up a whole thing of ink in a weekend,lol. There are so many more things that I can do know that I have it. Other than that besides the rain,I am afraid we will float away, it has been pouring all day, not that we didn't need it,but man is my driveway a mess now.

Alex is getting more teeth and was miserable today and that caused me to call in because he would have driven dh crazy.AHh back to work tomorrow and three more days before I have a day off, YUCK!!!!

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Its been a fun few weeks, first of all, I am not pregnant We just came back from a four day visit with mil and fil and it feels like we never even left. We are gonna be moving back down there after Steves' first semester is over, he got a letter today, that isn't good news for us, he needs to go back to the comp dr for an eval. This means that his comp will be cut and he will have to go back to work, right now it was okay, Steve was at home with Alex during the day, and I was home at night, so who knows whats gonna happen? We may end up moving back in with mil and fil till we find a house together, we think we have found one, but have to look at it first. The good thing is that rent is paid up till March and we just have to pay the regular bills but, now we have to tighten the belts more, and this comes right before Christmas, how sucky is that? I hope all goes well with the IME and that maybe it will be decreased just a little because Dh is still doing PT from the surgery, and I think he has a few more months left, he is still having a lot of pain too. I just rememembered that he will probably go back to what it was before the surgery, which wouldn't be too bad, we are expecting a settlement in January, so maybe it will be sooner. I hope so!

Alex is getting two more teeth and was happy as a clam this weekend to be with his Nana and Poppy. The did lots of things and spent a lot of time together. I do hope we can go back down in Novemeber, if not maybe they can come here? This is really upsetting me and I know that dh was gonna go back to work eventually, but...........this just really sucks we have only been out on our own for two months and I regret ever leaving, will I ever know what I want????

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Well I decided to change the title of my journal, this seems to fit me today. The whole song is my life. Our furnace is fixed at least that is a good thing, they came this morning and let me tell ya it was cold in here, they fixed it and the door has to be shut for it to work and it kept popping open. I had to fight with it for almost an hour after they left, I didn't want to have to call them back so soon. Steve called the garbage company this morning, it seems that they decided not to pick up our garbage this morning, wth?? We have a small motor from the furnace, but its just the guts and it only weighs a 2 lbs, Steve told the woman and she said she doesn't know why they didn't pick it up, they should have and someone will be out today to pick it up no matter what. To think its not even noon yet and we are having fun today, at least I got my housework done last night, can't wait for the mail today, ugh NOT. I need to pick up the babys pics today too. I have to work at 5 and I know that there is something else that I need to do, just wonder what it is???

What another day in paradise. I went grocery shopping in record time, Yaaaaaaaa Me. I guess a shopping list really works. We went and visited my sister for awhile and than I came home and made dinner. I was getting ready to go to work when I couldn't locate my purse. I looked all over my car and in the house, no go, than it hit me, I left it in the cart at the grocery store, STUPID STIKES AGAIN, news at 11. This is the second time that I have done this at the same store, Its a good thing that I live in a small town or I may not of gotten it back. I can't believe I left it there, I never did that when I lived in the city, it must be because I have let my guard down living here. I called the store and sure enough, they had it, too bad me and my oatmeal brain didn't miss if for four hours! I ran into the store on the way to work and the girl knew that I was there for my purse, she said that she tried to call but the phone was busy, but I knew her from high school so that was a bonus. I made it to work two minutes late. I had my evaluation tonight, not too bad, still working my exceeds expectations, but I thought it was a good review nontheless. I have some manager shifts coming up and it looks like there will be a bunch more. I am also looking forward to our move.....yes again, but this time it will be a house, YAA, what a busy day for a Monday, tomorrow I have off and I have this intense urge to wash the wall, hope it passes.

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I swear there is a magic button on my keyboard that sends me into outter internet space! Anywho, the urge to clean walls disappeared, but I did mop and clean all my floors today. I did some of my painting that I finally had energy to do today and looked for a few houses too. I think I found the perfect one and now I just have to mail them out to mil. It has been pretty cold here nights and we may buy some new flannel sheets, these ones that we have are terrible, I think I know what ones we will buy, they are red with penguins, very cute. It was pretty much an uneventful day. I made a pumpkin pie and homemade mac and cheese for dinner, that came out good, too bad the pie didn't, wonder what I did wrong? Not much else going on, work tomorrow and for the next five days, oh what fun.

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Just a quick post before I go to work today, what a freaking day! Alex has been on overdrive today and I am actually looking forward to going to work, he threw my glasses in the shower while I was in it, I almost stepped on them because I had soap in my eyes, I need to hang on to those glasses for a few more weeks till I can get new ones. I also remembered that I have to do my health insurance before the 18th too! Dinner is almost ready and I have to finish my hair and makeup before I go to work, at least its a short night tonight.

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Hmm, I thought my posts where supposed to go up when I posted not down? LOL, anyways, work was good, little on the busy side, but it makes the night go quicker. I showed off my new pics of Alex, of course everyone thought he was adorable. He surprised me tonight big time. I got him up for a little while, (he went to bed real early) he wanted a sip of my soda and I got a brilliant idea, I have been working on the body parts with him and asking him where is my nose? So before I would let him have a sip, I asked him, "Where is mommy's nose"? and he pointed right to it! I was so excited,so I asked him again and he did it again. He is 16 months today, talk about a thrill. I was so excited I was gonna call mil, too bad it was 11:30 when he did it.

I paid on the Christmas layaway and put a comforter set and pillow cases on layaway, we need new ones. I would like a matching set for once, I have to pick out curtains still,but its gettnig there. I also need to remember stamps too. I go in later tomorrow, so looking forward to cleaing tomorrow.

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Okay, so I am a moron, my baby is 15 months not 16! I have two days off in a row, how exciting is that? I hope it heals the blisters on the bottom of my feet, I did so much walking Saturday that my feet are protesting. I have taken back my old job and its a billion times more walking than cashier, I also was in layaway, service desk and pused a few carts too. My goodness, I was supposed to be in layaway for the rest of the year, but now that I am replacing someone else it doesn't look good, and I was so looking forward to it too, not on the floor and I was beginning to enjoy it, we will see what happens, maybe if I have half CSM shifts and half cashier shifts I can go to layaway?

I spent my day rearranging my living room, and getting out some of Alex's old baby clothes to give to a friend at work, she gave all her clothes away after she had her third baby, and this one was a surprise, thanks to antibiotics. I did some painting and talked to mil about a few craft projects. Steve brought home an exercise ball and that thing is awesome, I even sat on it for awhile doing my work on the computer. A friend and I are going to be starting Weight Watchers together as sort of a support thing, for each other, right now I think her motiviation is higher than mine after recent events, but I know that I do have the motivation to do it

Alex did the cutest thing today, he came out into the living room and we where playing and he climbed on the couch and I asked him if he was my angel, and he said"yes" and he grinned and hopped of the couch, what a cutie. He was having blast while I rearranged the furniture. Ducking and diving around the furniture, we had Cheerios and oranges for lunch today, not a big hit, but I think it will grow on him. I also gave him a whole sippy of water that took him all day to finish, but he finally finished it, Steve gives him milk all day, and no water, and he needs his water too. He plays hard all day long and he needs the fluids. I have no idea what I am doing tomorrow, I should really make some sort of plans with dad, so we will see

Well I got ahold of dad, and he came over for dinner tonight. We sort of made plans for the holidays, it is such a PITA now because instead of one family, I have three! Dad said that mom will be served with her divorce papers within the next two weeks, which is a relief to hear, they have been seperated since March of 1999. Mom called tonight, she wanted to have Thanksgiving at my grammas house, but my inlaws are coming from out of townt that week and I won't be able to do it. I invited them over for Chirstmas, but she got all huffy when I told her that my inlaws where gonna be there too, shoot Ma, I wish she would understand that they are a part of my life now and they we are their only family and our son is their only grandchild. It makes me sad that the only thing she can think of is to say" They had you for both Christmas and Thanksgiving last year", well ya, Steve was working and couldn't get out of work for a four hour drive to their house. Besides, its not fair to my dad either, he shouldn't have to be alone either, I have made it perfectly clear that they are ALL WELCOME at my home. We will be moving in January again, we have decided along wiht the inlaws approval that we will be moving back in and I will be returning to college to finish my degree, and we are gonna buckle down and pay off our bills so that we will be able to purchase a home of our own in the future. We are sort of trying to have a baby, but not, we are not sure what is gonna happen, but we are not preventing it from happening either ;). It has been a rainy miserable day today and my hair has taken to being straight, whats up with that? I hate straight hair, it makes my face look fat, hopefully my curls will return soon, but I just remembered, I overconditioned my hair this morning, hence the flat look. Work at 5pm tomorrow for five more days until next Monday, than I have Friday off and Sunday, whoohoooooooo.

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Well I got ahold of dad, and he came over for dinner tonight. We sort of made plans for the holidays, it is such a PITA now because instead of one family, I have three! Dad said that mom will be served with her divorce papers within the next two weeks, which is a relief to hear, they have been seperated since March of 1999. Mom called tonight, she wanted to have Thanksgiving at my grammas house, but my inlaws are coming from out of townt that week and I won't be able to do it. I invited them over for Chirstmas, but she got all huffy when I told her that my inlaws where gonna be there too, shoot Ma, I wish she would understand that they are a part of my life now and they we are their only family and our son is their only grandchild. It makes me sad that the only thing she can think of is to say" They had you for both Christmas and Thanksgiving last year", well ya, Steve was working and couldn't get out of work for a four hour drive to their house. Besides, its not fair to my dad either, he shouldn't have to be alone either, I have made it perfectly clear that they are ALL WELCOME at my home. We will be moving in January again, we have decided along wiht the inlaws approval that we will be moving back in and I will be returning to college to finish my degree, and we are gonna buckle down and pay off our bills so that we will be able to purchase a home of our own in the future. We are sort of trying to have a baby, but not, we are not sure what is gonna happen, but we are not preventing it from happening either ;). It has been a rainy miserable day today and my hair has taken to being straight, whats up with that? I hate straight hair, it makes my face look fat, hopefully my curls will return soon, but I just remembered, I overconditioned my hair this morning, hence the flat look. Work at 5pm tomorrow for five more days until next Monday, than I have Friday off and Sunday, whoohoooooooo.

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I have this weekend off!!! That was a pleasant surprise, when I came into work tonight, I have to work Monday thru Friday but I have the weekend off, not a bad trade off, I say. Work wasn't bad tonight, sort of busy for a little but, not too crazy, that will be next week. This week, its gonna be the Halloween costumes. Everyone will be going nutso over buying them for the families. But I have the weekend off. Today is payday so I have to go in and get my check, I want to put some things on layaway for Steve and maybe pick up my comforter. I think I will look into some fabric too, and maybe borrow Moms sewing machine, to make some curtains. Unless Steve had some other plans, now that I have Saturday and Sunday off. I am just so excited about it. I know that I have some other things to do tomorrow, like clean the bathroom, but I need more sponges, so I guess that will be the plan.

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We went to a hockey game last night, my first but probably Steve's 1000th or something like that. It wasnt that bad, kind of cramped in the seats, but it was only an AHL game, The Syracuse Crunch to be exact. Steve wanted to go to another game, maybe a Jersey Devils game. I bought some fabric today and I am making some pillows for the couch, right now I have to quilt them, than I can put them together. Work aught to be a blast this week, six days straight!! Its okay, I will survive, I have another four day stretch coming up in a few weeks, so it will be a relaxer. It rained all weekend, and was kind of boring, I got flowers from Steve tonight, they are really pretty. This silly time change has us all thrown off, Alex wanted to go to bed at 6pm tonight, because of it. I gave in at 7, lol. I hate working till 1am, but I guess it will have to be that way, at least my hours are more, oh well.

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This is probably gonna be my vent and moan post. Work was absoulutely terrible tonight. I had a customer complain about something that I had no control over, a customer knocked over a container of cocktail sauce, a small 2oz container at that. Well someone stepped on it and it splattered the family of three. I had a manager come to the front end of the store and they where new and in training(they came from K-Mart)so they were not too sure on our policies for things like that, actually I don't believe that there is a policy for that. Well anyways, she calls another manager and he tells her to offer to pick up the cleaning bill tab, what else can we really do? It wasn't like it was one of our employees that did it. So she has him write down his info and tells him to have the clothes professionally cleaned and we will pick up the tab for it. He wasn't happy with this and demanded to see the other manager. The other manager offered him a $10 gift card, there wasn't really much else that we could do. In the meantime they asked me where the sauce was, and I went to get it. It was in a little cup, I was looking for a big mess on the floor and it wasn't there. I understand that the company that I work for has to make the customer happy, that is our #1 priority, but this situation had me a little baffled. I just hope that the customer was happy with the resolution, we do the best that we can. The other situation that came about was a nerve wracking one. I had a customer come through a line with a new checking account and the check was declined. A slip of paper comes out with a number for the customer to call. Our checks go through a clearinghouse and the liscense number is tagged along with it, so just because it didn't happen in our store doesn't mean that it didn't happen at another business that uses the same clearinghouse. I explain this to him and he wasn't happy with the suggestion. He asked for the store mangaer which I gladly got for him, he was beginning to get upset and starting to swear at me. The store manager came up and talked with the man and told him the same reason that I had just told him, that was no big deal, sometimes people feel better hearing it from a "higher up" The customer left the store and came back into our service desk, he had lost his car keys and asked if they had been turned in. The cashier at the service desk said "No". I looked for them in the cart that he had and couldn't find them, I attempted to help him locate his keys and he was getting very rude with me, at this point I needed to call back management because he was becoming increasingly upset. The managers went to talk with him and tried to help him locate his keys. He had no idea where he had them last and we did our best to find them. We kept asking employees and customers what time it was and finally went over to the pay phone to either call our corporate number or the check people, he was unhappy with the fact that I wouldn't let him have the reciept, we can't give a receipt if he didn't purchase any merchandise. He went around and around the store, just asking the managers if they found his keys yet, he came to the service desk again and asked and we told him no, and he swore at us yet AGAIN!!! I understand that he was upset with the first thing, that is out of our control and the second problem was completely out of our hands, we dont' have to keep an eye on his keys, but we tried to help as much as we can on a bare staff,I cannot take cashiers off register to look for keys. I was so upset with this man, as was the cashier, I kept my cool the hole time and kept in contact with the managers just in case something came up. I hate the fact that sometimes things just can't be done, I understand that our store puts out high expectations, but hardly meets them. I just wish that there is some way to make the general public understand that we don't hate them, we are just at a loss for what to do sometimes and we don't always have the answers. I try my best and know that at the end of the day that everyone may not leave the store happy, but I will do what I can to make sure that they are, but I guess you can't please some of the people all of the time.

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Well here we are at the start of another week. I feel like something is missing again... I just wish I could figure out what it is. We are still "trying" for the baby, so I am not sure if thats what it is. Steve wants me to go back to school, and so do I. I don't know if I could do it with two kids though? My hair has had a sudden growth spurt and I have no idea what to do with it, it looks like french braids that I couldn't wear for years will be my hair style du jour.

Our furnace crapped out AGAIN! We called the repairman after we tried to figure it out and it was 50 dollar service call just to find out that a wire was loose, well he was the goofus that put it in. Oh well what are you gonna do?

At least this week isn't a 6 day stretch, I don't think my week could have been any more hectic. Payday is this week and I have to get only the basics, like milk and bread, no hard stuff there.

We have to get the layaways off next week, I really don't want to hang on to wait till December to pick them up,. so we will have to do that soon. In just two weeks we have another trip and do our Thanksgiving with dad. I really can't think of much else so thats it.

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Okay, first three words I need to get off my chest....I HATE SNOW!!!!!!!! okay thats better, I have no idea where it all came from or where the plow trucks are hanging out but I was all over the darn road tonight and almost lost it a few times, I get almost home and there wasn't as much snow, so that was a good thing. I don't have a six day stretch this week, its a 7! I am telling ya, I think I have figured out my final day for work, it will probably be December 23, we will be moving within the week after Christmas, so hopefully there won't be any freak snowstorms. I hope my day off gives my poor feet a rest from these stupid blisters. This wet snow has also knocked out my direct tv, it better be working in the morning! Alex is under the weather, I hope he is feeling better tomorrow. He has had a fever on and off for two days, I know something is going around, so hopefully its gone soon. TTFN

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Okay, first three words I need to get off my chest....I HATE SNOW!!!!!!!! okay thats better, I have no idea where it all came from or where the plow trucks are hanging out but I was all over the darn road tonight and almost lost it a few times, I get almost home and there wasn't as much snow, so that was a good thing. I don't have a six day stretch this week, its a 7! I am telling ya, I think I have figured out my final day for work, it will probably be December 23, we will be moving within the week after Christmas, so hopefully there won't be any freak snowstorms. I hope my day off gives my poor feet a rest from these stupid blisters. This wet snow has also knocked out my direct tv, it better be working in the morning! Alex is under the weather, I hope he is feeling better tomorrow. He has had a fever on and off for two days, I know something is going around, so hopefully its gone soon. TTFN

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Okay, why is it I spend my days off in a friggin house with no heat! Once again that friggin furnance is out, that damn thing is supposed to be brand freaking new and it can't stay running, the jackass that came and fixed it Sunday night said it was just a loose wire, well the damn thing isn't working AGAIN!!! It snowed like crazy last night and I have to get the friggin snow off the roof, why oh why. Steve won't be home till 3 or so, I better figure out what I am gonna do, GRRRRRRRRRRRR

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Posted: 2002-11-07 00:55

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WEll,. the furnace guy didn't come till 5pm, talk about a chilly day. My brand new furnace has a short in the wire, pretty safe eh? I am so glad we are moving, I keep looking at some bigger houses, as it is possible that we will be moving into a bigger one. Mil will be looking at one this Friday, it looks like it will be the perfect one for us, as long as there is the parking for it. The yard is a good size for Alex, and there are two sort of living spaces, there are two kitchens and two full baths and two master bedrooms, there is also four other bedrooms and a finished basement and attic, it would be perfect and the price is right, so we will know sooner or later

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Only four more nights to go, ugh. The Thanksgiving schedule is now up, and I have to work 6 days that week! I am so glad that I won't be there much longer. I have decided that my last day will be the 13th of December, so ate least I won't have to work on our anniversary. The source of Alex's problem is four teeth coming in simutaneously. He has been a shreiking fool all week, now at least I know why, I hope they come through soon, the poor little man doesn't want to eat anything. Now onto other things Wink

I like everyone else has probably read JD and Maries' Journals, so if you guys read this its for you

JD and Marie, though I hardly talk to you, you guys are such an inspiration to me. I can't imagine things not being wrong with the way that they have to be. Once in a lifetime, maybe twice, you find someone who can take your breath away. You guys are lucky, you found it. I can sense the enthusiasm in your words as you type them. As they say a picture says a thousand words and the pic of you guys under the willow tree symbolic in many ways.

JD, it took a lot for you to become nakey in your journal, it took guts. I don't have the words to say what I felt when I read them, but let me tell ya, I admire you for it and think no less of you. YOU have to live for YOU!

I am here on this planet today because two people loved each other. Four years ago my father decided to love another man. I cannot explain why, but I have no upsetting feelings with this, never had. I am proud for who he is. I am proud for who you are. As much as you say people shouldn't think much of you, I do. I think you are wonderful.

Marie, you are an amazing mommy! Five children at home, and two that come on the weekends. You have accomplished a lot, I am happy to have known you. I was thrilled the day you found out that you where pregnant, estactic when it was twins and words can't describe the feelings when you heard it was girls. Your prescence is so strong here are preg.org. that you made me dream about your babies. This was all before you knew that Hannah and Heather, where infact Hannah and Heather. I wish you both the best in a once in a lifetime relationship that you have both found. Hugs

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Posted: 2002-11-12 01:47

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What a crazy day. I put in my notice today and everyone keeps asking me to stay, but why? I am gonna go back to college and make something of myself. I don't want to work in retail forever. I want to buy a house, I want more for my life. I want a life. I have done some soul searching, I think what was missing is this. I know that a baby is part of it, but so is an education. I think that now that I am older and wiser, I will take it more seriously. Steve is doing great in college and I am so proud of him, he is really doing it and I want him to be proud of me too.

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Posted: 2002-11-17 23:43

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Well, lets see we are moving before Christmas, back into mil and fils house. I had mixed emotions about this, but I guess this sounds funny, I feel at "home" there. I have a lot of different oppurtunties there. I think I could find a job I actually like. This trailer is falling apart before our very eyes. I have had a major case of deja vu` today. The whole day has been like that weird huh? My dh thinks that I am pregnant, but I don't. I have cramps, I am supposed to start tomorrow. I really don't think I am though. He has his reasons and I have mine,lol. We just came back from a three day weekend with mil and fil, I have tomorrow off and I need to do somethings at the store too.

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well, here it goes, I am pregnant. I found out this afternoon, although I didn't feel very pregnant, I was surprised to see that AF was due today. I took the test and sure enough, there it was. SO I am due again,sometime in July,lol. Another July baby, after I was crazy about making sure that I didn't have another summer baby, oh well, at least they will both have summer birthdays. Possibly July too,

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Posted: 2002-11-30 22:47

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Can I possibly feel anymore like crap? I have had a sore throat since Thanksgiving, and just generally feeling like crap. I know that some of this is pregnancy related, and some of it is just a plain old cold. It has been snowing like crazy all week. I hate snow! I figured out my insurance, we are moving in two weeks, and I am not even sure I could get a first prenatal before we move, so I think I will just wait a little longer. I feel the same as last time, so I am not freaking yet...

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Well, it will only be a few more days and than we are out of here! The roof is leaking, all of my light fixtures are filling with water. The LL says its condensation, but I doubt condensation would do that. I have mold growing on my walls. YUCK. We had to give the cat away. Mil is allergic to Salem, but I am certain that he is happy where he his now. I have done some packing, have to finish Alex's room and the kitchen. I have just a bit more to do and we should be on our way, I am happy to be moving back there, I never thought I would say that, but I am.

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Posted: 2002-12-15 23:07

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I just reread a few of my entries, I saw that I thought I was pregnant and found out a day later I was, how funny. I have had the most amazing weekend, I got an email from my middle school best friend. I emailed her back and we have talked for over two hours tonight. We are going to try and see each other this spring. We had Christmas at my dads house tonight before we move on Wednesday. Alex got more trucks, of course his favorite was the Dump truck. He was kind of peeved that he couldn't open his Hess truck, but that is just to look at, he kept looking at the airplane going zooom, zooom. I have to pack up the kitchen tomorrow. We are getting the truck on Tuesday, packing everything but the washer and dryer, have to wait on my dad for that one and Wednesday we are off. Life is quiet for the most part. My morning sickness isn't as bad as it was with Alex. I wonder what that means? I just want a lot of spicy foods, I must be crazy, I am gonna get heartburn for sure!

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Here it is Chirstmas eve, and we all have sore throats. I think it may have something to do with the fireplace. Dad burnt a real funky piece of wood and it stunk up the whole house, hence the sore throats I think? I have no idea how dinner will be tomorrow. I need to make a chocolate pie in the morning. I want to make a nice breakfast, so we will see how that goes. I forgot to mention that we are all moved in now. Alex has been sick all week and very clingy to mom. Poor little man, I am sure that this move has him all jumbled up. I am kind of excited for tomorrow, Alex is getting the hang of opening gifts so tomorrow should be fun, in any case, I am sure that Steve will help him open what he cannot.

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Here it is Chirstmas eve, and we all have sore throats. I think it may have something to do with the fireplace. Dad burnt a real funky piece of wood and it stunk up the whole house, hence the sore throats I think? I have no idea how dinner will be tomorrow. I need to make a chocolate pie in the morning. I want to make a nice breakfast, so we will see how that goes. I forgot to mention that we are all moved in now. Alex has been sick all week and very clingy to mom. Poor little man, I am sure that this move has him all jumbled up. I am kind of excited for tomorrow, Alex is getting the hang of opening gifts so tomorrow should be fun, in any case, I am sure that Steve will help him open what he cannot.

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This morning was a funny one. Alex is in a toddler bed now and that makes for very interesting mornings. We leave open his door because dh doesn't want him getting the wrong idea about the 50 gallon fish tank and tip it. He has also figured out how to open doors anyways so what the use? He opens the doors in the morning and yells into the rooms. Okay I can handle that, at least he is letting us know that he is up. He also got a fire truck for Christmas, I hear it banging down the hallway and the door to mil's room open. I then hear the famliar screech of the fire trucks sirens. I almost lost it laughing and Steve started laughing too. It was funny because it was mil and fil who bought it for him and here he was giving them a blasting. Fil was up, but mil was in bed, but not for long. Alex and mil have a good relationship, I told mil if she stopped too soon one night he was gonna go right up her butt. He is her shadow now. I was kind of upset about it at first, but I am still Mommy and he knows it. So I don't mind as much, besides everyone is attached to their grammas. They are better at spoiling. I got my first prenatal appointment for this pregnancy. January 8th. We opened a new bank account and hopefully got my Drivers liscence straightened out. The last time they had goofed my pictures up and its been almost a year and a half before I went back. Of course I am pregnant again. I look like crap in my picture, oh well what are you gonna do?

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