Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dimlight-funny spoof off Twilight

I'm Back! Did ya miss me??
The past few weeks I've been obsessed with Twilight. lol My 16yo dd got me hooked! In about a 3 week period i read all four books. The last one being over 700 pages. It is so addicting and i didn't have any self control (as dh put it) and every possible minute i had to read. (or be with Edward, dh again) I didn't take it to church...didn't think that was a good idea. lol But i took it everywhere else that i may have a few minutes to read.
It all started when a fellow home school mom sent out a warnning about the Twilight books! I knew Emily had been reading them, so I asked her what they were about. She tried to explain but it really didn't make any sense. I stopped her and told her that was good enough, no harm.
During Sarah's ballet class i would normally go out walking. Sometimes i would walk around the square 5 times, and still be back to the studio before she was finished with class. Sometimes I would wander out into the neighborhood and still be back in time.
The weather started to get cold and rainy so on the way out the door one day I asked Emily for a good book to read during class. She giggled and handed me Twilight. Sarah was off to class and I started to read. The next thing i knew Sarah was back. I thought perhaps she needed to use the restroom, but she said "no". I asked her if she got in trouble and was sent out of class....but she said "No!" :o/ She was finished with class! The time went by so quickly I was totally amazed! lol From there it was all down hill. I just couldn't put the book down, so I figured as soon as I finish them the sooner i can get back to my life. lol So now I am finished. :o)
Yesterday dd and i went to see the movie. It was really good but like any other book turned movie they had to leave stuff out.
Emily found this spoof off Twilight and we thought it was SO funny! I hope you think this is as funny as we did! :o)
Now that I am finished with all the books and have seen the movie, I should be back to blogging and reading blogs soon! :o)



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Friday, November 14, 2008

My job again

I discovered two things that i don't like about my job....

1) Once the schedule is posted, they can go back and change it. They don't take days away...but they can add days to your schedule without even telling you!

2)Working in soft lines! It never fails, i go through the dept trying to make it look perfect and a customer comes over and messes up everything up!

Ahh the joys of working retail! :o)
deb

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A thing of beauty....

Thanks to the guys at

Broadview Heating

for a job well done!




We got our new furnace/heat pump installed yesterday! Our old furnace was 50 some years old! With the temps dropping we were glad to hear they were coming early. It has been pretty cold in the house. We didn't want to turn on the old furnace this year so we bundled up.
This heat pump stuff is new to me, I only know that in the winter it will keep us warm and in the summer it will keep us cool! :o) Plus it will save us tons of money. lol Up until now we have only had window AC and an old, noisy tired furnace....
The guys arrived close to the time they said they would be here and quickly got to work. We were very please with the customer service that we received. I was surprised when i heard them sweeping up their mess in the basement. lol They left our house in the same condition that they found it. The one guy even offered to wash and paint our wall for us! lol Not really, but we tried! But if anyone really does want to come wash walls and paint common over!!! :o)
I think in the spring we are going to put a little fence around it. The guy warned us to not let the dog lift his leg on it. The dog is pretty good at not doing that, but you never know....but a cute fence with some flowers would be nice. :o) lol too bad i come up with all this stuff in my head, but cant seem to get it out. lol
Enjoying being warm today.....

Thursday, November 06, 2008

My new job

I started my new job this week at Target. Monday i trained on the registers. It was scary at first, but i quickly got the hang of it. Did you know that lip balm is a chemical and should NOT be placed in a bag with food! It should go with non food items instead......

Tuesday i trained on the sales floor in electronics/toys/housewares/sporting goods. (BIG dept) I arrived at 5 and was taken to meet my trainer. He just happened to be going to lunch at 5, so another guy gave me a scanner and gave me a quick rundown of how to use it. Then he gave me a shopping cart full of stuff to re-shop. Then he disappeared and i never saw him again until much later. When my trainer got back from lunch i showed him the things i couldn't find. We just kept working on carts until everything was put away. Then we had to zone (clean) our dept. Not too bad but it will be crazy at Christmas time!
One really freaky thing i learned in the toy dept is about these cute little baby dolls...
The shelves are full of these cute baby dolls. When you walk buy them they all start wiggling and cooing at you. Every little girl would want to have one of these dolls they are so adorable! But eventually a phrase comes out that totally blows you away!! One of the phrases they are programed to say is "Islam is the light" I am not kidding!!! It is really freaky! FP denies the fact that the dolls say anything like that! They insist it is baby gurgle. You can watch this youtube clip if you wanna....the dolls voice has not been enhanced. It really says it clear as day! Next time you are in the toy dept you should check it out for yourself. You WILL be freaked out! lol

Last night i trained in soft lines. Another big dept! Woman's, men's, infants, boys, girls, shoes, bras, handbags and jewelry.....whew! Mostly i stayed in infants and women's. All night we just kept refolding, rehanging and putting stuff away. It was harder since in the toys the scanner would tell me the exact location of the item. In clothing, as far as i know, the scanner does not. It was frustrating trying to find where some of the stuff went. When actually it really didn't have a place so....I didn't mind working in infants, but woman's wasn't as much fun....I suppose once i learn the dept i would like it better...The ladies in soft lines really liked me and requested that they keep me! lol They said that i am really productive! :o) The store mgr said i did a very good job in infants!

Over all it is not too bad. Working here is so much nicer than at Joanns. Target is so laid back and nice about everything. (unlike Joanns) For instance, there was a problem with my schedule. I was scheduled on a day that i requested off. I talked to the scheduling lady and showed her where it said in my file that i needed the day off for my stamp class. I told her i could change my class to the next week if she could give me that day off instead. She was very nice about it and even apologized. Then she suggested that i turn in a request off slip instead, that way it is in the computer and she will see it each month. At Joanns requesting off was worse than getting a tooth pulled! lol And breaks! They allow you take your breaks! At joanns breaks were considered a privilege! (law or no law)
Also during your break you are allowed to shop if you want. (sounds dangerous!) lol I asked about that because at Joanns, only the mgr could ring you out and you had to have your bag stapled and kept at customer service. When your shift was over your bags and purse had to be inspected.
At target, anyone can ring you out and you can keep your packages to your locker. When you leave for the evening they smile and say "Thank you!" with a smile. Funny how being nice to your employees makes friendly employees.....
I am just hoping my back holds up! I have noticed after about 4.5-5 hours my back really starts to hurt! (last spring i had sciatica and found out i also have arthritis in my back) I hope it I can last through the season. I may have to request shorter shifts if it gets too bad.

With my training this week and being tired during the day for school, I have been very crabby! lol I haven't had much time to read blogs lately. I have the next two days off so i hope to catch up then. :o)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Ohhh...my apples were tasty! My six apples sure went along way! I ended up not only making a pie....



I made a pie like thing in a 9 X13 pan. It has a pie crust on bottom, crumb topping with caramel. This one seems to be the favorite.
But i still had left over apples....so i was going to make apple crisp, but found out too late that i didn't have any oats. I was going to use instant oatmeal, but we didn't have any of that either. So it's basically apple with crumb topping.
And to let you in on a little secret.....I don't like pie! I like to make it for my family, but i never eat it! In fact i wont eat any of these.

We also got fresh potatoes at the pumpkin farm. Fresh from the ground! :o) They made delicious mashed potatoes! :o) But i had to run off to work so i didn't get a pic or to enjoy them. :o(Sunday while they guys were watching football, i took the girls to the mall! It was a special treat because we NEVER go to the mall. We just cant afford it. We had 1 rule and that was No rushing! lol I had to remind Sarah a few times of that rule when Emily was looking at stuff.
And this is what happens (again) when CP gets ahold of my camera. At least they weren't rushing me! They each got headbands at hot topic. (lol) $3 on the clearance rack. While i was trying on coats they took pixs of themselves with their new headbands.
It was heart warming to see them getting along so well and having fun together. There is 10 years between them.
Well someplace i have a picture of fabric spread out all over the floor. A woman at my church asked me about making some baby quilts for charity. A ladies group she is in is collecting them. It felt it was something i could do and i knew i had tons of fabric to do it with. So I got out what i call **"my ugly" fabric and started matching it up. We separated it in groups of 3 fabrics that matched. I originally was going to do a super nine patch, but my ugly fabric is in various sizes and with the nine patch it asks for 1 yard pieces. I tried to adjust the pattern but it got too confusing working with 38 sets. I knew i would never remember what was missing or what was a different size. So i changed to cutting it all into 5 " squares. I really like how that looks! It looks so much nicer than the nine patch. The nine patch is great with pretty fabric, but not with ugly fabric. lol
So i have been spending some time cutting 5 " squares. So far i estimate i have 1, 000 squares cut. And I am only half way through my box! It doesn't look like that many, but it is.

**My ugly fabric isn't really ugly...Well some if it is, but that is another story. I call it ugly because it is not the bright pretty new stuff that they sell now. All together in a box i think it looks ugly. when we separated it and matched it up it is not so ugly.




Here is Sarah getting her award for Cheer leading. She decided on the last day to open up and be talkative. lol
It is not a real good picture... this is the card I made for Coach Dean to thank him for a terrific season. I just love this stamp set. :o)
And one last picture....Here are some of the kids on Halloween. Timothy went as a flag football player. Joshua wore a handmedown dragon costume and Sarah went as "queen devil" lol She changed her mind so many times....Emily didn't dress up this year, but she walked with us for a while until Rascal got too freaked out. Jacob didn't dress up at all, he's 13 ya know! lol

Monday, November 03, 2008

Champions Crowned!

The World Champions of the Viking Division, i9 of Summit County Football league were crowned on Saturday. Not surprisingly, the All Star Assassins continued their dominating ways and took the trophy in a 28-13 route of the Buckeyes. After last week's 7-6 near-loss to the Buckeyes, the All Star Assassins had a tough week of practices and workouts to prepare for the championship game. None of the players were seen together during the week, so the rigorous regimen must have been a closely guarded secret at a secret training facility.

The hard work paid off though, as the Assassins came ready to play, and to win. Coach Dean put the boys through their paces in a pre-game workout stressing a new multi-purpose offensive formation which he called extensively during the game.



All the weapons of the Assassins were used in a Buckeye-cracking display of shock and awe. Wide receivers Dale and Billy made several catch-and-runs for big yardage. Tight end Timmy made a crucial third down catch across the middle of the field. Running back Zac "The Truck" pounded the Buckeyes line into meal with some good old fashioned smashmouth football. Deano and Justin alternated quarterback duties, with Deano being the more mobile and Justin in for the long-bomb plays, and Dashawn was the Assassins' center, ready for the quick outlet in case of blitz.

Zac, "The Truck" makes tacklers miss on his way to the end-zone.



Timmy, Cornerback for the Assassins, instructs a Buckeye receiver about respect at the end of a screen pass.



After their victory, the Assassins were rewarded with pizza and each boy received a trophy. While every team got pizzas, only the champs got trophies.



The Assassins are looking at a long off-season of weight rooms and wind sprints. Spring season starts in April.

And once again swipped from dh's blog..... :o)

Blog Giveaway andRamdom silliness....Part 2

Mary Anne over at Moonbeams had a Halloween giveaway and i won! :o) The package arrived in time for Halloween but i have been so busy i haven't had a chance to thank her!!!
There were so many fun things in the package. THANK YOU Mary Anne!


Sarah decided her favorite thing was the witch head on a stick.
Joshua decided his favorite thing was the Pez dispenser...... I haven't seen it since! lol

While at the pumpkin farm i spotted this pumpkin. (or it could be a gourd, not sure) but i knew i just had to have it! Since it was so late in the season i got a good deal on it! $1! Dh said it was ugly, but i think it is cool! Of course the I choose the half green pumpkin too. lol
This is what happens when the cursed photographer gets a hold of my camera...





On the way home from the Pumpkin farm, i saw a sign for an apple orchard/market. Luckily there was no one behind me and i slammed on the breaks and headed off to the apple orchard. Since everyone was cold and exhausted, Timothy and i went into the market to buy some apples. I cant for the life of me remember the kind of apples we got...but they are huge! This was the superstar apple of the bunch!









I really wish i had a scale to weigh this bad boy! It stands 4 1/4" and the circumference is 15"
Here he is with my pumpkins....and keeping warm....
The yellow apple is a golden delicious apple purchased at the grocery store and was one of the biggest in the bin. My orchard apples are about twice the size

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OK...i wont bore you any longer with my apple pictures....at least not until i turn those bad boys into a pie! :o)

While at the apple place, i found this Christmas recipe book. It had some yummy recipes so I had to get it. There were several others, but i had to use self discipline and only choose one. lol

My favorite ice cream....Yum!
and my favorite PBS show....