Thursday, August 30, 2012
Sometimes life kicks us around, sending us into a sad time or leaves us with little or no motivation. today was very long day at work because I knew I had three thousand and one things to do after work.
I was very absorbed in my checklist of important errandes until on person came in to work and ten mintues later, her daughter called to tell her that co-workers grandpa died.. very expecte,, tehyjus tmoved him to Hospice tow days ago,, hew was 98 years old,, BUT this person stayed at aork saying that all larrangements had been made already, she could not afford to take time off unpaid, so she fought tears all day, as busy as it was being Labor Day weekend, she did her job, manned-up and got through it. I am proud of her for making this practical decision and still managing to manage the business for eight hours flawlessly. It is highly stressful, but she sailed through.
By the time I got home, exhausted, I just shoered, dressed, and DD and i ran our errands to post office, bank, parental home, gas station,,
NOw, Dd has slipped on the garage step and injured her back,, is in bed, she slippe don step, tried to break her fall against my car, and ended up body-slamming against teh storm door! I was terrified that she broke the glass and it would go through her body!! God held her and she did severely sparin her back, but was not impaled by a glass door section. I applied Biofreeze to her back,, now she is sitting up with warm, moist pack to her back,, scary time..
I hope all who read this have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend, remembering the life sacrifices those men made for us here in Michigan, so we could have safe workplaces, fair wages and hopefully a healthier life for all of these following generations.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The title to this blog is for Sharon,, as of yesterday,,
Today is just busy stuff, bill paying, calls to credit union, calculating deposits and withdrawals..
Ex hub informed me yesterday that there is an unusual swarm of aggressive mosquitoes in parents garage that attacked him yesterday while he was looking for toilet thingies.. I need to get over there and bomb the garage now,, as if it was not enough two years ago when those red and black beetle things swarmed parents house when the tree fell on it.. it took us four months to kill them all and guard from them infesting the interior of the house..
I just read the WN virus article, so I will go there tomorrow and do that,, got some major banking to do , will be busy doing mom things again after work,,
Things like this are a daily event,, five or six dumb things that I never had to deal with before,, this is why my vacation is essential to my health.. way too short, way too far apart, but every second away from here is Nirvana to me, no matter how simple..
One positive thing that did happen before I left for vacation: I entered this sort of contest at my credit union.. it is called save to win,, you make a minimum $25 deposit every week for a year,, each deposit gets you an entry to win a possible $50 monthly, $1,000 every six months, and at the end, the Grand prize is $5,000. All the CU around here are participating so there are thousands and thousands of members that are doing it.. at the end of a year, you can cash the CD in, so no big deal, BUT I actually WON $50 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I called today to see if they deposited it in my savings account,, they did last week!! Guess where that $$ is going?? vacation fund,, every penny I find, all the change I get from anything, I put in the fund,, I also won a $5 gift card adn some free meals form work the day before I left..
I pray we stay healthy enough to go next year,, oh, another thing that happened,,,
DD and I have been using Minagin and Nojmuk, a Native American salve I started buying at the Blueberry festival last year,, Mine is for my fibro, arthritis, diabetic neuropathy,, DD uses Nojmuk for her severe contact dermatitis and eczema.. They work miraculously!! All hand picked herbs,, made right in MIchigan.. anyway, I had been emailing Nathan, the owner, about DD severe skin probs, asking him if he could make much larger containers to sell to us,(he told me I am his best customer) because she uses it all over her body..
He finally got to meet DD last week, he talked to DD and after a few minutes of her showing him how her body had healed, he asked her if she would make a testimonial online.. he had her hold his notebook facing her, he stood behind it , asking her questions,, and that was that,, I then told him how it helped me,, he asked me to do one too.. I did..
All this time, people are walking up, checking out his products, we are telling them how it worked for us,, I think we sold at least five or six hundred dollars of it for him in about an hour.. I am proud to promote this, it is wonderful.. anyway, he gave us free product.. he is our new best friend..
I also left work on the day before we left and somebody had dropped a handful of quarters all over the parking lot.. I looked around, stood there, but nobody around,, I got a windfall of a few bucks for just bending over!!!!!! Mackinac Bridge fare!!! (it is $4 this year)..
So, DD and I should be featured on Nathan's Herbal Lodge website soon,, he has to send us releases to sign, then he can post it..
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Glad ex came over yesterday,, today he repaired parental unit upstairs toilet,, I had tried a long time ago, but could not get the fixtures to cooperate with me.. he informed me that parents mower deck will be ready by next Monday at the latest,, he also brought his mower to mow their lawn..
Life is getting back in the old patterns of work, work, work,,
352 days until vacation in 2013..
Monday, August 27, 2012
Debbieanne, I do not get a paid vacation,, any time I have a day off, I do not get paid,ever..
that is why I only take one week per year..
IF we did not cook our own meals and take our own food, get free gas cards online, find free things to do,, I would not be able to afford any time away.. I just figured out that I drove exactly 967 miles between Aug 17 and Aug 23. the gas cost me $23. that was only because I decided to fill up at a Holiday station in Munising,MI halfway through our trek across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in one day. The cheapest we saw gas was there at $3.99/gal..In Ishpeming, MI, it was $4.19/gal.
I Do love taking a cruise(previous life) and high end hotels, BUT now that is not possible, so I love teh outdoors, nature, cabins, fishing,etc,, so my main $$ spent is the lodging..
The practical part of me tells me to save every penny that crosses my palm, but the naughty part says, Eh, when you are too feeble and decrepit to move, you can save $$, when you are still mobile, hit the road, but if there is a way to cut a corner to make it happen, do it..
I will pos t some more pics,, this is a little side part of Tahquamenon Falls
Leaves changing color already on Aug17th!!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Today marks the last day of my vacation.. Still unpacking tubs of supplies and finishing laundry,, DD mowed the lawn, I shopped for essentials..
Back to the grind for another year..
I am relived that our cabin is reserved for next year already, all I have to do is call them and confirm my credit card #'s next spring.. ditto for the new cabin I found in Indian River. I am still debating on staying at the new place THREE nights instead of two.. we really did not get much beach time this year by the time we drove from Paradise, crossed the bridge, unpacked in next cabin, had lunch and took some more pictures.
I did tell DD that next year I want a day trip from Paradise to Sault Ste. Marie, MI.. it is much shorter drive(an hour or so) than Ishpeming, we can still do the beach, take pics, search for old friend that lives there.. be fudgies (tourists) and relax...
time to tweak the packing list for next year.. not that we are anxious to return or anything..
Apparently a freighter near the Soo Locks tipped over with a load of coal the day before we arrived last week,, these twin freighters were among 9 waiting for the St. Lawrence Seaway to be cleared.. this seaway runs all the way around to the Panama Canal.. without this set of locks, ships would have to go all the way around the Bering Straits or back around the Pacific Ocean to South America.. we got pics of each ship,,
This was me with glasses. Dd is below,, at the Blueberry Festival in Paradise,MI
this is Lily, my friend Connie's Westie,, 12 years old,, in Munising,Mi last Monday.
OOps.. DD is posing at the festival too,,
The cabin is #8, our home away from home for 5 days.. next year too.. wish it was really mine!!
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