Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Life has been very hectic these past few days.  I've undertaken the task of cleaning out the basement from hell.  My basement is old and creepy anyway.  I run a dehumidifier year round.  I found out my super pooch has been using it as his dumping ground, literally.  Now this is not making me real happy.  He uses our old coal cellar as an emergency spot when we're not home.  I just picked up on his newest trick which is why bother howling; just go to the basement.  I fixed that boy's wagon and shut the basement door when we're here.  I swear he's getting like some crotchety old man.  So, I've been throwing things away and pine "solling" the basment.  I also figured out why he wasn't going in the coal cellar.  Get this...and I know this is one of his quirks....Grizzly will not go into the coal cellar if the light is burnt out.  Sure enough, Joey said it's been burnt out for a couple of days.  Ok...enough about my dog's business.

I put in for yet another our Voc Rehab division.  I put in my paperwork 6 weeks ago and figured I mustn't have qualified because I never heard a word.  Monday, I was still feeling ill and looked like crap.  The chief of that division came around into my cubicle and asked if I could come down for my interview in 10 minutes.  I'm sort of glad I didn't know and didn't have time to fret.  This is something I'm almost afraid I'll get.  It would mean going back to five days a week because they don't do compressed work schedules and super long work days for me because of my bus schedule.  A super big adjustment since I've had Wednesdays off for 7 years.  I have no idea who put in for it.  Word doesn't spread through that division or out of that division like the one I'm in now.  I will know by the end of the week.  It's in the Lord's hands.  Either way, this I will be able to accept it.

My BF and I went to the Day's Inn last night and really had a super good time. But I did manage to watch American Idol before I ran out the door. There was a nice crowd so we got to kick up our heels and dance.  He seems to be thoroughly enjoying the retired life but it's only been a couple of days.

So, who do you all think will be going this week?  I'm thinking Elliott or Paris.

Well, I'm off to my basement again.  I'm feeling motivated today so I'm taking advantage of the situation.  I'll be back to visit everyone later.  I really want to change my side bar but haven't had the time.  I still have an April calendar up...yikes.. Oh well, maybe tonight............

Thanks to Lisa Jo for the great graphics I used today. 




sangrialel said...

Basement cleaning............yuck!  Love that graphic on the top!  Linda

jeadie05 said...

We dont have basements but I bet Scooby would like one !!! Keep up the good work ..........Jan xx

tpiez4me said...

OH??? Days Inn???? And just what were you guys doing to have such a great time young lady!???!!  Shame shame shame!
Sharon -

pennietoonz said...

Chris, I love all the graphics in this entry and your sidebar looks great! I love the purple. That`s what color I have mine also. :)  LOL to Grizzly...busted! Yeah I figured you were busy, haven`t seen you around much lately. Good luck at work. I hope it works out, whichever way will be best for you.

jckfrstross said...

hope you get the job:)


chat2missie said...

Thank goodness I don't have a basement.  I for sure would have one more spot filled with junk if I did.  Have a good evening.

sugarsweet056 said...

Have a great one dearie! ;0)

xxroxymamaxx said...

Well, I wish you the best on the new position.  and good for you getting out last night.  As for AI, I'm thinking Paris.  Hugs, Shelly

debbiewebb4465 said...

I've always wanted a basement ~ houses over here don't have them, typical I want something that's not even in this country lol :-) Had to laugh at Grizzly's story ~ dumping ground lol. And the very best of luck with the new job ~ WOW working on hump day ~ that will be a big change, but hopefully for the better :-) Glad you had a good old knees up last night ! Hopefully Ryan Seacrest is going this week ~ he gets right on my nerves. Probably cos I'm such a Simon fan ;-)
lots of love Debbie ~xxx~

queenb8261 said...

I LOVE that graphic at the top of this entry.   Where are all you people getting the energy to clean?  I can barely summon up the strength to go to the toleit!! LOL Ok, so it's not quite THAT Bad...YET.  A night out dancing? What's that.  The last time Richard and I danced...ooh one's that old.  LOL Hope you get the job  if you really want it.  Let us know.
Have a great rest of your week.

am4039 said...

I think I'm ready to retire. I may be but can't. Happy he's enjoying retirement. Well Paris went home finally. I liked her but I knew she was going this week. I'm happy that you had a great time and danced.

queeniemart said...

good luck with the results from the new job. It WILL be a big deal if you have to work on Weds and have been off so long.
I have so many tag emails to look at and i havent looked at one in days. UGH. I cant keep up. These are cute, lol.  Wish i had that talent.
I hope that you are taking it easy and not doing too much house work. Glad you and your BF had a good time.
LOVE you,lisa jo

bmorrrick said...


I wish you the best of luck about your possible new job!!  Your cleaning chores don't sound like much fun....necessary evil, huh?  I love the graphics.....that Lisa Jo is a sweetie, isn't she?  Hope you have a great day.

Take Care,

P.S.  I love the house your daughter will be living in while going to school....I know it must make you feel better knowing what a great place she's in, huh?

chevyz71gurl74 said...

I loveeee the Have a great day graphic...
so darn cute!!!  Glad you and ur b/f went out dancing...
how fun!...Wish Jeff would do that kinda stuff with me, i
just have to go with my girlfriends...i'm glad he doesn't make a
fuss over me goin out with them, but i would LOVE to dance with
my husband sometimes...the ol' fuddy duddy!...ROFL
Have a great weekend girlie

xomywayox said...

You have a basement? Cool, I've always wanted one. I live in Florida so my idea of having one is out of the question. And good luck in fixing that pooch's lil red wagon! LoL
I hope the new postion make syou happy.

Have a Great Weekend!

sugarsweet056 said...

Just coming by to say I hope you have a great wkend! ;0)
Blessings, SUGAR

djohn52 said...

Wow did I ever hit a wrong button!! A little window popped up that said "This will delete all areas you have visited! Do you want to? Yes or No.  A great big NO! Now I forgot what I was going to say!

Oh, Good luck on the new position!  A seven year routine is hard to change, so I hope you love the job! Thanks for reminding me why I don't have a doggy anymore.  Hope you get to feeling better soon.  I used to go to Days INN in my divorced days and dance.  It was fun.  Last I heard it was a very different crowd there now....wilder!

Hig hugs!

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Praying that God will make the right choice in your life...Hope you get that basement clean....Boy you have been busy...Hugs...TerryAnn

zoepaul6968 said...

I used to hate cleaning out my basement,when I lived in london,thank goodness i dont have one now,all the best with work hun zoe xx.

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Basements are not the greatest places to have to clean ~ that's for darned sure!