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I'm soooo tired..

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I have already put in my 40 hours..wohoo!!! wish i could call it a week and be done with it...lol...but no no...i still have at least an 11 hour day tomorrow... the new girl starts, which means, more like a 12 hour day... uhg.... i had worked through my lunch break once again... told the boss i needed it approved...he asked me what i was doing???? i asked him if he wanted a list...he said yea...so...i gave it to him...he said he was coming in early to help me with the other job...first of all...he showed up at his usual time..second of all..he went out to entertain some customers... soooo... that left me to do the job...and since mr go to lunch and don't come back didn't keep up with his job...i had some major catching up to do... plus my own work...so i started laying it all out for him... the brat had the nerve to laugh... so i asked him...did he really want me to take a lunch right then.... he got the hint....tehe... i had made a joke earlier about taking a lunch, the day supervisor thought he would be funny and tell me to go ahead, i would miss my job more than they would miss me...i thought the manager (the brat) was going to faint dead away...lol... he assured me that my funny guy was wrong...and that i just could not "go to lunch" what's sad though...is today was the lightest day we have had in months... a good day to catch up... and still get out early...had i not been doing the work of 3 people that is... uhg... luckily one of our drivers stopped and got me a super charged coffee... bless his heart... tomorrow i still have a lot to do plus start training the new girl...but the plan is to train her on the basics...just enough to be a help to me.... i talked to the boss and he agreed...no use doing any real training with the 3 day weekend coming up...

i also did have a little talk to him about next week...told him, hey, i believe in team work and all...but there is more to this team than him and i... and as much as i would just love to put in 16 hour days...3 days in a row....(ok, so that may of come out a tad sarcastic...lol) there was just noooo way... and i was needed more on the morning shift...and though i would be glad to help out the night crew...i needed help also...he said he would start calling around to our other terminals and see if we could bring someone in for the nights....wohoo!!! this kitty just may make it for the next couple weeks...

  
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EMMASMART 7/5/2008 12:39PM

    Seriously what an idjut... You are ever so patient I hope the new girl is a blessing to you.

Emma

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WILDCARD1 7/3/2008 4:42PM

    You are so amazing! You have a sunny disposition after all of that! I would be getting a little cranky, LOL! Still, it sounds like it would be a great place to work, if they could keep the help! Hope you relax and enjoy yourself this weekend!

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KYLIEMC8 7/3/2008 4:04PM

    You amaze me!

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ZZYYGGY 7/3/2008 9:53AM

    We may love our jobs, but there comes a time when you need another life as well or you do get burned out. Good job though and hope you have a good vacation.

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MARTINIGAL413 7/3/2008 8:12AM

    Lord have mercy, Kitty - You need a break, girl! I hope you're getting one soon...

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LINDA! 7/3/2008 12:24AM

    You definitely do deserve a raise....not many employees are as dedicated as you are...KUDOS.

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VELRENO 7/3/2008 12:06AM

    WTG girl!! I am so proud of you. I know it is a tough time, but it is time to make them see how much you are putting into keeping this place going.

WOOHOO!! They should give you a raise and hire help too. Is temp agencies a possibility? Could be a good way to find someone to become permanent too.

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Yes..i am complaining & whining!!!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

why?? cause i can...lol... ok...so i have been, i feel, living like superwoman (uh..kitty i mean) on human strengths...this can't go on...and told my boss so...right after the new person walked out...that's right...just walked out...went to lunch and never came back...please tell me this is a joke...the job he had, hadn't even begun to get stressful yet... i'm still doing it all!!!! so then...on my 13th hour of working straight...no lunch break... a couple 5 minute breaks...but pretty much straight through... and the night girl looks at me and says...get this... sit down for this one my friends...i know i wish i would of...she tells me..."oh, you know i won't be here next week...right???" ok..we got our chuckle about the guy not returning from lunch... and how we are going to start taking people's id's and keys so they have to come back...and we joked about me not needing a raise cause i will just get more hours...MORE HOURS!!!! i thought that was part of the joking going on...i didn't realize they really meant i had to do the job of 3 people...literally...uh...hello...sleep...
life... food?? when do those come in??? i told them to keep it up...or i was going to go to lunch!!!! i was told i would be hunted down and dragged back...lol... i have to laugh...either that...or i'm throwing a real big hissy fit..well...bigger than the one i did... hello!!! when do i get a day off??? am i really that indespensible??? luckily, we do have a new girl starting tomorrow... she was suppose to work the middle shift so i could only work 8 hr days...well...once she was trained...now she gets bumped up to mornings...the other guys job...you know...the one that is at lunch...after 9 hrs...lol... so...i still have my job...train her..and the middle shift...and then next week...all that plus working the night shift too!!!! money is nice...but now i want time...AWAY from work... lol...

on the good side...i have turned into one very cranky kitty... and besides for me not getting my way about less hours... they are trying to give me everything else i want... and my kids... yea... my kids are scared enough now that they have actually completed their chores before i got home...tehe... and hey... at least i have a good excuse to be cranky emoticon

  
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BIGPRINCESS22 7/2/2008 6:28PM

    Hey, it's okay to be cranky sometimes- sounds like this is definitely one of those times!!

You're in my prayers- hope it gets better! emoticon

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KARLYNCANDOIT 7/2/2008 4:36PM

    dang. you need a raise. Have a great day and when you do get time off relax all ready!

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PAULINEAPPERLY 7/2/2008 8:47AM

    Hang in there Kitty. You have every right to be Crany. Tryto look on the bright side(if there is one) --they are paying you for the extra hours maybe you won't be in the position you were in last Christmas-- and your children are rising to the occasion and helping.



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KATBOX86 7/2/2008 7:43AM

    Damn, you have every right to be cranky! I would be talking about comp time about now lol. Hang in there. Hugs!

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WILDCARD1 7/1/2008 10:43PM

    How rude!!! I don't understand how people can do that. Sorry to hear that things are still going to be really busy for you! Hopefully you will get a long weekend this weekend away from work for some Kitty time!



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KYLIEMC8 7/1/2008 10:27PM

    OMG!! You go right ahead and be how ever you want! Hugs!! Kylie emoticon

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VELRENO 7/1/2008 10:23PM

    Oh my goodness!! It just don't end, does it?

But seriously, if you died tomorrow, they would handle it. Regardless, what anybody thinks and no one could predict how, but they would handle it. The company would go on and the work would get done. It wouldn't get done the way you would do it, and it wouldn't get done right maybe, but they would get by.

If it gets too bad, tell them, well, guess what? I ain't coming in!!!

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154BYAUG 7/1/2008 9:43PM

  Can't believe someone left for lunch & never returned!
Crazy! Hang in there...
DO you get the 4th off??

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Peanut Butter Vs Soy Butter

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Peanut Butter Vs Soy Butter

Peanut butter break down

190 calories for 2 tablespoons of smooth
145 calories from fat
16.1g total fat
3.3g saturated fat
4.4g polyunsaturated fat
7.6 monounsaturated fat
0mg cholesterol

Soy butter break down
190 calories for 2 tablespoons of smooth
130 calories from fat
15g total fat
2g saturated fat
0g monounsaturated fat
0g polyunsaturated fat
0mg cholesterol

I personally love peanut butter..but due to allergies to it that would literally kill me... i can't even touch it...much less eat it... for several years, i have lived without... it's amazing...i have craved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for years now...lol...never thought that would be something i missed..but i did... then there came soy butter...thanks to my wonderful friends here on SP who led me to it. i bought my first jar...the price was comparable.... so no objections to price... i got it home and studied the label... though both are considered high calorie foods, the soy butter is actually lower in fat. so now the taste test. i opened it..it looks like peanut butter...i smelled it..it smells like peanut butter...now the taste test... wow...i was impressed... if there is a taste difference, it is very slight. you can use soy butter the same as you do peanut butter in recipes... you measure the same amount as you would peanut butter...

A final note on soy and peanut allergies.

Peanuts and Soy are both legumes. So, if you have an allergy to legumes, you will most likely be allergic to both peanuts and soy. Though, if you are allergic to peanuts, it does not mean you will automatically be allergic to soy, or visa versa. So it truly is where to allergy lies, if it's the legume itself, or broke down to a specific legumes like peanuts or soy.

  
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VELRENO 6/29/2008 6:19PM

    I have never heard of soy butter. I will have to try this out. My dispatcher is allergic to peanuts to. His whole face and tongue swells and he has to rush to the ER.

I will try this out and share it with him.

Thanks.

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KALISWALKER 6/28/2008 4:12PM

    I became allergic to peanuts a couple of months ago. No more spoonfuls of peanut butter from the jar, no more of my favorite chocolate bars, well maybe it's not so bad. I am glad you found something you enjoy.

Lynn

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KYLIEMC8 6/28/2008 11:26AM

    Well, thats good news ..thanks for sharing Kitty! emoticon

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MARTINIGAL413 6/28/2008 10:23AM

    Thanks for the info, Kitty! I really had no idea what soy butter was until you told me. I might have to look into that! No allergies here - just love the idea that it's lower in fats. =]

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Crazy Week Past & Future

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ok..so this week has been pretty crazy... though i was lucky...the boss let me leave early, or earlier i should say...lol....from work on thursday... i only had a 8 1/2 hour day that day... of course i had alot to do anyways... took DD1 to work, and while there (she works in a grocery store) DD2 and i went grocery shopping... all was going good...staying pretty much on the outside aisles, where all the healthy and fresh foods are... except, the kids wanted peanut butter, and i wanted more soy butter (i will be making a seperate blog about this in a couple minutes) so anyways, we go to the middle of the store to look for this..right then is when all the electric went out...uh... they have back up generators for the registars..but not the rest of the store... and it was pitch black... DD2 screams and attaches herself to me... told her to get her cell phone out and i got mine out..and we continued to look for the peanut butter and soy butter...lol..she thought i was nuts..but really... why just stand there and do nothing??? may as well take advantage of everyone going to the front of the store towards the only light available and out of my way..tehe... it did come back on, and i was able to eventually find my stuff...on friday...a guy i have been panting over..ok...lusting after...lol... came in..we did our normal flirting... oh baby that man sends my blood a boiling..in a very good way..tehe.. i mean...i have not even wanted to date for 3 years now... not even near tempted... but this guy has me rethinking this single thing... so i was getting ready to leave work after my 11 hour day... i know how bad i look...really...these dark circles and bags under my eyes are now a permenant fixture for sure... no amount of make up can cover it...and the hair...didn't even attempt doing... up in a ponytail and not all that perfect of one at that... so i'm letting the other girl know what the problems were from the night before and what i had done and what she needed to do... hot guy reaches to get something behind me... he is close...oh oh my... so half way intellegintly i ask if i was in his way and that i was sorry... of course, i made no effort to move..tehe... he looks at me with those gorgeous eyes and with that deep voice (always a turn on for me) he says i could never be in his way....and winks...let me tell ya...it sure made me want to try...lol... *fanning self*...see...for those that worry about my crazy hours and my sanity...i may be tired...but not totally out of it yet...lol...

as for next week... that may be a different story... end of the month is always the worse at work...and the beginning is almost as crazy... and a holiday...ranks right up there with the end of the month... and this next week...oh joy...all 3 happen in the same week.... i am already commited to monday & tuesday working at least 14 hour days... and thursday... probably the same... though i nor the bosses have commited me yet... i am also prepared for it... either way... in 3 days i will have my full 40 hours... on thursday, it will be pure over time...and friday a holiday... which needless to say...will find me in bed doing a major unwind...lol... signs will be posted not to wake the bear.... no emergencies will be allowed... the phone will be off... so not even work will be able to get a hold of me... i am putting ear plugs in my ears so can't even hear the kids writing me a note....who knows... i run away to a far away land...tehe... either way... i will be out of it come July 4th... but the good news is...we are just waiting for the paperwork from the new hire and the end to my crazy hours is in sight...yes friends... there is a light at the end of the tunnel...and i havn't heard the train whistle yet...so really don't think it's a train light :)

  
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VELRENO 6/29/2008 6:22PM

    Ok you got me. When are you going to start writing romance novels? Oh my!!!!

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SHERRY_38 6/28/2008 1:41PM

    Your guy crush sounds very sexy! LOL I bet he makes working the long hours a lot easier on you!

Sherry

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A Good Deed

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Ok..so try to do a good deed every day...most of the time, it's letting someone go ahead of me at the store, or letting someone out in traffic... or at the very least, a smile and a sincere hello how are you to someone who looks frazzled... these are easy, takes little time and is free to me... but for yesterdays good deed, i wanted to step it up a little... and not for the strangers i encounter, but to those i have been spending most of my waking hours with lately...my co-workers... so the idea was...buying pizza for the office... this encountered 3 arguements..one from the guy that came from another terminal to help me out... he said he would buy..no...he was helping me, so i was buying...then the manager...he said he was buying..i said noooo.... he has gone over and above what any of my past managers have ever done..i'm buying... and then Mr Temper... it started out the same...he was buying and i said no i was buying... he won... gggggrrrrr... how is one suppose to do a good deed when he won't let me? lol... so after work, and DD2 and i was shopping..i get the idea to buy popcicles for the guys at work.. it was hot and i knew they would be all icky...so we grab the popcicles and DD2 and i go to pass them out at my work... they were all like little kids...lol... even the ones that didn't accept one still had a great big smile on their faces.... just cuzz someone thought of them...now that is what a good deed is about...

i sat down with my manager yesterday...and we had a good talk...the business i work in, was built upon team work... helping each other to help others...for the last couple years, our terminal in particular, wasn't doing that... we totally lost touch with the main goal..helping each other... we learned to just do our job and to cover our butts.... within the last couple months, we have been getting back to what the company was founded on... it's been a long haul, to say the least...and we still have a ways to go... BUT we are getting there... and there is a light at the end of the tunnel... i told the boss that i was glad to see that light, and it just better not be a train light i saw...he laughed...and said that there might still be some bumps in the road, but we were getting there. so yea...these long hours are frying my brain... and yea...i wonder if i'll ever get back to normal...but....i'm also learning to let go of some things...see... until recently, i was given a job and was expected to do it no matter what...there were deadlines after all... and yea, those deadlines are still there...but now, i can say hey, i've got this this and this on my plate, can someone help...and instead of griping and complaining or just darn right refusing...they smile and come over and ask, what do i feel needs attended to the most... and then we work out a plan of attack... helping each other help others... the long hours are still going to be there for at least another week...maybe 2...but... it's not as stressful as it had been just weeks before... we are laughing again...and yes...even having fun... i can say once again, i love my job..i enjoy my job... yep...it's still stressful at times...but we get through it...not just me any more either... it's a "we" situation...even Mr Temper hasn't been losing it the last couple weeks...wow!!!! now that in itself says volumes...

So SP...yea, it will be a couple weeks before i can back to where i need to be with my excercising and being on SP...but the light is in sight... wohoo!!!! then i'll be back to driving you all crazy with all my questions....tehe...

  
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VELRENO 6/23/2008 1:57AM

    I love that you took popsicles to everyone. So cool. We were picking up a load out in City of Industry, CA a couple of days ago and the warehouse had a freezer full of popsicles and ice creams. We were teasing them about why they had so many and the lady said it was to give away. She gave us each one. The cool part was that it was a watermelon popsicle and it still had the seeds. Ever try to spit watermelon seeds from a frozen piece of watermelon. Not too easy. But they were delicious.

Wow. Just a couple of more weeks and then NORMAL? Will you know it when you see it?

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BGGARDEN 6/21/2008 10:45PM

    I love your Blog.... you always hold my attention with your wonderful stories about life. I LOVE IT!
THANK YOU for visiting my blog. Nice to hear from someone that is a part of my life every morning during coffee with her creative chats! I appreciate all that you give to this site. It really makes a difference in my life.

Happy Weekend... ENjoy it!


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KALISWALKER 6/21/2008 6:56PM

    YAY!!! I am so happy for you.

Lynn emoticon

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MUDDER91 6/21/2008 3:34PM

    Yeah, I was already alternating the butt clenches when I read Kylie's comments!!! You'll get there. I am glad the environment is improving, if not the hours...

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KYLIEMC8 6/21/2008 11:47AM

    OK..but remember all the exercises you can do while sitting at your desk..and lets not forget the bathroom wall pushups and the sink calf raises..lots and lots you can do while sitting upon your tushie! emoticon

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