Saturday, February 10

What's New In My World?


That's pretty true. At this stage of Life things are so mundane and routine that nothing much happens. Work, sleep, eat (in some order) and repeat. Rarely does much happen to change any of it.

This past week almost had a huge hiccup in it. I think it was Wednesday, the Driver at work gave his two-week notice. This was the position I previously held, and was doing the extra work for not too long ago (the work that was wearing me down to nothing). In a matter of moments I started to stress...feelings of anxiety, thoughts of actually leaving my job. There was no way I would willingly go back to having to do 3/4 of that job, plus my own regular duties, like they had me do before. I would quit before that happened again.

About an hour later all that anxiety and stress was relieved as the Driver had actually recommended someone to the Boss to replace him. Boss had interviewed and hired the guy in that time frame. So now the Driver is training his replacement and I won't have to do anything that I was worried about doing. Though, I am still debating a bit on the new job issue. Would love to work closer to home,as the gas and maintenance on my car has increased with the driving I do. I know Reverend Mother understands that! She drives nearly as far as I do for work.

Going to be a slow weekend. I have nothing planned. Probably end up playing Warcraft and watching Netflix most of the time. But I did take the time to try to get back at writing here.... just need to find topics or something.


Sunday, February 4

Another Big Bowl

Today is another of those big bowl bowls... the SuperBowl. Not that I particularly care, as my team is not there to play in it. I have been invited to two "parties" and had to make a decision on which to attend.. .turns out I am going to Stuman's. It will be interesting as I guess some of his wife's family will be there, and they seem as kooky to me as she (his wife) is. I'm glad I am bringing one of my friends along to give me a reason to ditch if I need to, do to antics or situations.

What else has been going on in Life? Seems like not much. Work is work, and am still enjoying my job. A few short months ago they replaced the Driver (position I had a year ago) with a newer guy that is capable of doing the whole, so since then I have been able to get back to my regular duties, instead of trying to do a person and a half job.

With the time in the evenings, I joined into a couple of pool leagues. One finished up a couple weeks ago, the other is done as of this coming Thursday. Then I am going to start in a new on in a couple weeks. Only one. Doing two in a week just wore me out.

Still reading quite a bit. I exceeded my goal of 125 books last year, by hitting over 145. This year I decided to shoot for 150, though I think for right now I am a bit behind the estimated limit to reach that goal.

Kids are doing fine. The Oldest (the Daughter) has moved to Tucson in the last few months, which makes things easier for them to get into town to visit on a more regular basis. My Doodad is getting so big! The Daughter tries to send me a picture each day or so so I can see her. Yes, Papaw likes that! The oldest Son has decided to not attend the community college this spring semester. Instead he will be attending one of the medical colleges near home to learn Sonography. Now we just need to figure out how to pay for it. In the meantime he has been seeking work as the classes don't start until later this summer. He has an interview this week with one place. Middle and Youngest boys are in school and are doing well with grades.

I have been sort of re-evaluating my life the past couple months, and have come to the decision to try to go back to school. After a few days of research into what I would really like to do, it doesn't look possible. In my thought, some sort of online classes would be best for me with my schedule, but the courses I need don't seem to be available in that format, and not locally. Maybe I just need to find some online school and see what courses they offer, then make a decision on which one sounds best to me. I don't know. Right now I am setting it on a back-burner (again).


Tuesday, January 16

Doing It (Just for Mom)

If I shared, I'm sure the Wife would love that title. Truth be told, I'm eating left-over pizza and getting ready to head to bed. without sexual favors/innuendos/ or jokes.

I dropped my ".com" and I need to get that back, even though I don't post often. Who knows, it may encourage me to do more. That, and Mom's griping. She just wants more entertainment to read, I am sure.

Love ya Mom!


Tuesday, September 5

Playing Catch-Up, and maybe using some Ketchup

I'm a bit tired. Don't get me wrong, because the job is still there, both mine, and the Wife's. The Wife's job is never in the dire straits mine could be though.... unless she just went hat-flip crazy. For lack of understanding mental illnesses and how they appear, I hope she never does..... in the meantime.....

No. I was referring to the possible volatile situation of my job.. Maybe volatile is not the right word. Transitional? Lucky if you found someone to do it as well? Fucking pay me what I am worth?


My goal (again) is to corner down my boss and talk about pay/wage, etc. One of these weeks he won't be able to avoid me, and I hope (based on past history) he is a good boss and won't screw me over. Because if he did, well, man, I don't wanna think about that.

School is in session. My HS'er is in marching band and working on the show. Youngest is now 6th grade... learning to be a percussionist. I was thinking of buying a trap set for him this Christmas, to start letting him learn his way around one, so when he gets to HS, he could jump right into Jazz.... but who knows.

My birthday is this week. More than ever, I don't care.

I know Reverend Mother and Preacher Tom will text me, early in the day, a "Happy Birthday". It is what they do. I'm sure my brother, Stuman, and sister, Sis, will do the same, though, for the past couple months, we have not been in contact. I deleted them from my facebook contacts. Let's just say, I decided all that, and the why don't matter to the general reader of this here post.

Shit happened.

Yeah, I'm dealing with the repercussions of that shit,  but it's all good! The best part, is not having to them whine about shit all the time.... though I am sure RM still has to hear it, as well about why I'm not talking to them.... blah blah blah. I don't know... just guessing. But you know oms and daughters... and moms and the baby sons..... Thank goodness I ain't one!

Tune in next time.... once I get replies from family about how " it really is " and I'll let you know!


Saturday, August 12

The Monthly Post

Geez.... seems I only am able to get one post each of the last three months. I actually cannot lie and say I have been too busy, as not much of life is going on presently. The two younger boys started back to school this last week. The oldest Son is supposedly to be getting his registration in for his second year at the local community college.... but I don't know if he has. He and his girlfriend spent last week down with the Daughter and my lil Doodad, oh, and the SIL.

Work is work. Still doing half of another person's job, and it really is starting to wear on me. My boss says if I need help to ask the other two people in my department to assist, but it is just easier for me to do it all. I have been doing it for over three years, and my system, the paperwork, etc, is just so natural to me, I am fast at it. I just feel so tired at the end of the day, and by Friday, am just beat. On the plus side, I have lost like 5 pounds or so judging by how loose my pants are getting.

I really need to try to get on here more often.... so I can ramble on about the nothing going on in my life....


Sunday, July 9

Playing Catch-Up

My buddy, THE Scotty B, is in town this weekend. Traveling in from the harsh wastelands known as Albuquerque to the heated desert called Arizona. It's been a fine two days of having some time to hang out and catch up on our lives. Needless to say, with today being Sunday, that time is drawing to a close. After an evening repast, it'll be so long until next time.

Less than a week ago we were celebrating the 4th of July .... well, some people were. Though I am appreciative of my country and its "birthday", I guess I don't really celebrate it. With all the legalities over fireworks in our desert state, it safer to just not buy any. And getting together with family for bbq or whatever, sometimes that just doesn't work out.

Work has just doubled... meaning I am doing the jobs of two people now for the unknown amount of time. After just three days of it, I'm worn out. I was going to try to get to RM's this weekend to try out a new idea about getting her pics from her iphone to her windows 10 laptop, but with friends in town, just haven't had the time. Maybe Monday after work or something.....

That's all I got today. Resting in the AC ....


Saturday, June 24

Guilt Trips

I have always stated to the Reverend Mother that guilt trips don't work om me. Shaming me doesn't work either. But after having some time to catch up on things at home, I jumped over to her blog, and now here I am writing on mine, because she pointed out it had been awhile since I last wrote here. So let's play some catch-up....

My granddaughter arrived just over two months ago. I instantly named her Doodad (my special name for her), and though The Daughter and SIL live 4 hours away, we have been able to see Doodad a few times.They happen to be here this weekend, and The Wife, The Daughter, Doodad, and myself all had a lunch together. Papaw got him some special time. I'll share pics later as I have not downloaded them from my phone yet.

Work is work. Due to some down-staffing (not by choice) some responsibilities are changing. The guy who took my old position is now dropping to a  half-time job, and will only deliver parts to the techs on the west side of town. The duties of preparing the work orders, and gathering of parts for ALL techs (his job portion) are now added back onto me, as well as having to maintain what I do now. I am hoping this will only be temporary until we fill the tech positions that were emptied, and be able to again substantiate the cost of the driver doing the full time job, and take that extra work load from me. So, this goes into effect July 10th.

The Oldest Son is looking for work. Online. Which means shit to me. I told him to get out and go to to managers, follow up with a call in a few days to see if they are still considering the position. Don't know if he will. The other two boys are just enjoying the time off from school.

So that is how life s going for me now. Rev Mom will be happy I!