Monday, September 8, 2008

Peeking in to say "HI!!"

I'm amazed at how fast time has flown!!!

Life is so busy right now that I barely have time to catch my breath. A lot has been going on - mostly good stuff!

Buddy started his new school last month. He loves it (thank you for all that shared your stories with public vs. private schools). According to him it's "three times better" than his old school. I'm sure after the novelty of the tether ball courts, cafeteria and grass wear off it will be just another school but for now, he's having a blast!!! I'm so thankful I made the move. We are so blessed to have him start a new school with 4 of his best buddies. This made the transition smooth and so easy.

Daughter started her senior year. Yikes!!! She's doing awesome. My girl has definitely grown up. She still has her "teenager" moments but those are few and far between. She took her senior pictures a couple weeks ago. A slap of reality! I really need to accept that she WILL be going away to school next year and she WILL be gone from home. I could cry every time I think of it.

Buddy's soccer season has started up and it looks like it will be one of the best seasons ever! He's got three of his good friends on the team and we are really good. Buddy has scored 2 out of his 3 games. He's really doing well. It's a great team and great parents.

J had his ACL surgery last month and is doing much much better. He's going to physical therapy and is almost to full range of motion - but not quite. He's happy now that it's football season. His fantasy football team is in full force and we've both joined a football pool for the season. That should make things every interesting!

I'm still walking every morning. Still have the goal of 10,000 steps every day. We average 4 -5 times a week and I'm so happy I am still doing it. I think my walking partner and I both need our "walks". This is the time we share, vent, talk about everything to each other. I'm blessed to have my friend and my walking partner. Other wise there is no way I'd roll my behind out of bed at 4:30am every day.

My little blog is now a year old! I can't believe it. I first started on September 4th last year. This was the anniversary of when I was proposed to. Yikes! Can it really be 2 years since?

Sister had taken the Summer off to clear her head and really decide what she wanted to do with her life. She has worked in the entertainment industry for so many years, the hours and drive (she commutes from Ventura County) was really getting to her - mentally and physically. Today she starts a new show for the Disney Channel. She's excited to get back into the swing of things.

Work is so busy but good. We are hiring so it is very very time consuming. Interviewing, hiring, training leaves no time for anything. It will be great when everyone is up and running, until then, I'm doing all the running.

I've missed my little on-line diary. I really miss reading and commenting on my favorite blogs.

Have a wonderful week!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

How NOT to Write a Cover Letter....

This is what I have been doing for the past 2 weeks. Reading dumb people's lame attempts to get a job.... hmmmm wonder why they are unemployed...

"To Whom It May Concern:

I would like to submit my résumé for consideration for the Lead Customer Service position that you have available. As you will see, I have an extensive background in customer service. Realistically no mater what job a person holds weather dealing with other employees or clients, the service aspect always plays a part. I am not just randomly sending out résumés, looking at XXXX and there products. This seams to be a place that I would really enjoy working. I am moving to Oxnard August 3rd from the Woodland hills area. I would love to set up an interview to see if this would be a good fit for me as well as for National Coatings. I am available to meet at your convince.Thank you for your time and consideration."

Please people, have someone read and re-read anything that is sent out to prospective employers. Be sure to capitalize when appropriate and for goodness sake - don't misspell the person who is doing the hiring's name!!!! I'm Missy - not Missey.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dear Co-worker....

Dear Co-worker,

It annoys me to no end when I send an e-mail to you and you immediately come into my office and ask "So, what do you want?" I can almost guarantee that as soon as I hit "send" I will hear you coming down the hall in 3.5 seconds only to ask "What are you saying?". I carefully draft my e-mails to you, writing things in the simplest terms possible. Yet, you don't take the time to read through them and try to understand what I am saying or asking.

If I wanted to chit chat, I would have come to your office or picked up the phone and called you. I don't have that time nor do I want to chat with you. I'm sorry if I'm harsh, I'm just tired of this... 9 flipping years....


Your irritated co-worker


Leaving this afternoon for Orange County for Uncle John's memorial and funeral tomorrow. Funerals are bittersweet - it's very sad to say goodbye to your loved one but usually you see relatives that you have not seen in a long time. I can't wait to see my Uncle Sonny (my mom's brother) who is traveling out from Montana. I love this man. Can't wait to see my mom's cousin Janice from Arizona. Adore this lady.

I'm so happy we are all going to be there for my aunt and cousin who have undoubtedly been through the worst week of their life.

Sad that Uncle couldn't win his fight but happy he doesn't have to fight any longer.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


What the heck AARP?? Why did I get this today??? I'm only 40.

What kind of sick joke is this??? : )

Monday, July 14, 2008

Uncle John

This weekend my Uncle John lost his battle to alcoholism. Such an awful disease. He's been fighting this fight for as long as I can remember. We so badly wanted him to beat this disease but in the end beat him - it took hold of his life, became his life and eventually ended his life.
Uncle John - my aunt's husband
Uncle John - my cousin's dad
My cousin that got married two weeks to the day her dad passed away.

Uncle John was a powerful, very smart man. He loved the sun and loved to fish at their home in Mexico. He swam everyday and did the LA Times crossword puzzle sitting out by their pool. He always smelled of Coppertone and loved to BBQ. This was the Uncle John I knew. Not the Uncle John that spent his last days/months/years suffering from the final stages of alcoholism.

We will bury him this Friday. His years of suffering, fighting, hurting, and battling are over.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Currently I'm....

  • Hopping on the Flckr bandwagon and uploading all my pictures to Flickr. I have everything on Shutterfly right now so it will be a time consuming project but I'll be so happy once I get it all done.

  • Making an appointment for J to see an orthopedic surgeon on Tuesday.... when will men realize they aren't young anymore and their poor bodies aren't the same as they once were. He messed up his knee BIG time last night playing basketball. Poor guy is hobbling around on crutches with a big A knee brace on....

  • Drooling over this recipe. I just bought a box of Nilla Wafers on a whim. Now I know what I'll be using them for!
  • Signing Daughter up for her the ACT test in September and her next round of SAT testing in October... So hard for me to grasp that she is a Senior and that she's going to be graduating this year!!!
  • Making appointments for manicure and pedicure for tomorrow. I received so many gift certificates for my birthday - time to put them to use!

  • Staring at my Google Reader with more than 1,000+ posts that need to be read...
  • Unsubscribing to a lot of blogs I thought I would read, but have not. I need to get them off the reader so the bolded blogs stop driving me crazy....
  • Debating whether or not I want to walk in the morning....