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And The Boss Says....

Monday, January 05, 2009

Why are you soooo behind?? we send you to Pittsburg to train and get that office in charge and your losing control of wait a minute....the Pitt trip was 3 weeks i was only in "my office" 2 days that week...the next week was Christmas...again...only 2 days in "my office" and then New Years...AGAIN....2 days in "my office" yet...the work was still there...and more so because everyone in "my office" was on vacation while the work piled up.... oh gee boss...why am i soooo behind??? maybe because i'm shoving 5 days worth of work into 2 days... a 40 hour week into 16 hours...not for 1 week...but 3 weeks.... and not only that...but i have files and papers everywhere because it couldn't be done then but HAS to be done now...and we know JoDee can do it... she'll get it done... and i did...and i didn't take the bait...see...the boss...being his ornery self...was trying to see me blow my top... he loves it when i lose it... so...i didn't.... at least...where he could see...instead...i smiled sweetly and told him to go to Pittsburg...then turned around and did my work...cleared my desk... and cranked out email after email of what i need others to do so i can complete my tasks.... and walked out of there only a minute later than i should of...with a smile knowing i kicked butt and not even mr get under my skin boss can get to me if i don't let him....wohoo!!!!

and now...i'll check into my SP stuff and go take a bubble bath...just for me :)

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WILDCARD1 1/6/2009 9:13AM

    WTG Kitty!!! Isn't delegation great?

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    You are so worth it!

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MARTINIGAL413 1/5/2009 8:52PM

    You go, girl!

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In Kitty's World

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Here is the story of Kitty's world up to the minute report :) you know i was it seems i always am... Had dd2's birthday party and then that night the christmas banquet for work that i had been working so hard was a success...and we all had a wonderful time...and though i will say i did good on the eating aspect of it...oiy did those free drinks add it was a cash bar with the company providing 2 free drinks...and that is what i intended on sticking with...i brought no cash to make sure of that... well...because i was the banquet planner...i got a 2 extra free drinks from the banquet hall, even that would of been fine...had i stuck with only those 4...but thing led to another...and i had waaaaay more than that...the boss that i was going to pittsburg with bought me one for the upcoming job i was doing...the other boss bought me one for being so helpful all year...a friend bought me one just so i would sit long enough to actually talk to him and his g/ then i taught the bartender how to make my famous jolly ranchers which not only earned me another free drink, but yet another one from a co-worker for introducing it to them....had this been spread out over a whole day, would of been too much for me...and this was all within a couple hours...uhg...i some how did live through it...and chalked it up to lesson learned...AGAIN!!!! lol.... that sunday, i nursed myself back to health...though i was lucky...i didn't get a hang over...wohoo!!!! and on that monday, i was off to pittsburg to train a new girl and whip that office into shape...i worked long hours, and though that was way out of my comfort zone....learned i could do what i set my mind to doing....i walked away with a sense of accomplishment and being proud of the time i got home wednesday though, i was one tired puppy... or...uh...kitty... lol.... the rest of that week was trying to get my own desk whipped into shape and back to normal.... and then the holidays was great.... we didn't have much money this year...but the kids didn't seem to notice....they in fact are the ones to remind me that the presents are not what christmas is about.... and then the new year...along with the party that went with had my kids, their dates, their friends and some family to talk and watch the new year come in.... it was great, though exhausting...i just today finally got the house clean from and just in time for the internet to come back up...wohoo!!!! oh yea...left that part of the story out...the reason i have not been around has not been because of how busy i've been...though that is part of the reason...the main reason being is that i had no internet...uhg....but i am back...and things have calmed down....and now it's time to get back to me....

my new year's resolution is to do just that...get back to me... to get back to eating right, exercising...and making time for me... i started tuesday when i got my hair cut and my eye brows waxed...wednesday some quiet time by candle light...thursday was tv time for me... last night with renting a movie i had wanted to was a hot bath and prettying myself up...just for me... emoticon

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EMMASMART 1/5/2009 2:22AM

    Maybe you'd better stick to None next time. I'm glad there was no permanent damage done. Playful kitty don't need no stinkin' alcohol to have fun right. Next time they offer you a free drink think san pellegrino. Tasty low cal and properly garnished really looks like something.

(I don't drink alcohol myself - so ignore me if you want)


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WILDCARD1 1/4/2009 11:26PM

    Glad you had a great time over the holidays! I am so glad that you are back! I missed you! Here's to a great 2009!

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LINDA! 1/4/2009 8:59PM

    Sounded like a hectic time but fun too.....I am glad you are taking time for yourself. You are so worth it!! Take care. emoticon

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MARTINIGAL413 1/4/2009 8:47PM

    Oh - you kill me. So glad you're back, in one piece, and ready to get back to your goals. I was all excited for the new year and now it's here and whoa! I'm not ready!!! Crazy. Anyway - sounds like you've got focus, and I wish you much success.

Happy 2009!!

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    OHH! I can so relate! Just jump right back in and know we are here for ya! emoticon It is great you are taking the time to put yourself first, that is the only way you can keep giving to your family, us and others!

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SSUESM 1/3/2009 8:49PM

    Whoa, Kitty! "Ditto" everything that 100LBlighter wrote!!! What a night you had! Or should I say, what a couple of hours you had!!! emoticon
Very glad you survived to tell the tale and are getting back to your normal Kitty life! Looking forward to seeing you back on OPOD!

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100LBLIGHTER 1/3/2009 7:39PM

    9 drinks in a couple could have killed yourself. That is more than a grown man should drink. Hope you don't do that again. emoticon

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About DD2

Sunday, December 14, 2008

As promised, the third installment of my introducing my children to all of you. Today is dd2's birthday....17... this year, like every year...every moment is thought about how that day went the day of her birth... see...i was already in the hospital because my water had broken 11 weeks too early... on December 14th of 1991, they had woke me for routine check of blood pressure and temperature... this was at 3:30am... what we all found was a bed full of blood... no pain that i can remember...but i do remember that husband was called to let him know they were taking me to the delivery side for observation only.... but he should get down there asap... sometime between then and 4:11am, they gave me the news that they could not find the baby's heartbeat...i told them get her out and do whatever they had to do to save her... and that is just what they did...i was prepped, put to sleep and at 4:11am a 3 lb 3 oz baby girl came into this world.....quietly.... between the blood i had lost and my asthma, mother and child were not doing good... but we both pulled through... by the time my husband got there, they could announce that he had a baby girl... which he told them he knew, he just dropped her off at grandma' no they assured him...he had another baby girl.... before i awoke, they had told him of all that went on... and he knew that either of us could still die... but they gave baby girl less chance of living than mother..... i couldn't see her that first day... though they did take pictures for me... and when i did get to see her... that precious little tiny... couldn't even be held...and though i could touch her, i could not rub her even... for those of you that like country music and have heard the song by Reba MacEntire, I'm a survivor...the part that says born 3 months too early, the baby girl without a chance... well... that was her...though not 3 months but 10 weeks too early... during the next couple of weeks, there were more downs than ups...and for every step forward, it seemed she took 10 back.... at one point dropping in weight to right under 3 lbs... her little heart not being able to keep up... her lungs fighting every step of the way... they finally said she was going to make it... but there would be severe damage and she would most likely be a vegetable.... i remember christmas day...bringing a stuffed animal that was bought at the last minute... she wasn't even suppose to be here...and here she was...and us not knowing from one day to the next if she still would be...i remember those words she is going to be a vegetable... i prepared myself to take care of a 13 month old and a very small newborn who would never get out of that stage... but she was alive... another week passed... and after lifting her head to look around...the doctors said, ok, not a vegetable...but don't get your hopes up too high.... she has been though way too much to not have some brain the time she came home in february...not too much earlier than her due date was suppose to be.... the doctors declared i had and will have my hands full for the next 18 years...i laugh...cause on this one...they were so very right... premature babies are suppose to be a little behind on their rolling over, sitting up, crawling, walking, etc.... you did notice i said suppose to be... she wasn't... she learned to sit up at 6 months...the next week she crawled...the next DAY..she was pulling herself up on a wall...and the look she gave us was watch out world...i have arrived...i'm not lying about this... i have it in the baby book cause i couldn't believe she even turned 1...she was walking around and strutting her stuff... out of all the children...she was the ornariest.... always into trouble... or teaching her other siblings to get into trouble... a handful...oh yea... i can honestly say...with some of the stunts she pulled...the only reason i didn't choke her at times was because of the miracle she was... there were times i had to pull out the baby pictures from those first few days of life...see the little head that had been shavin to put tubes in her head to nourish see all the wires she was hooked up to.... and then... i could say a thank you to God for giving me such a precious daughter... even as she still sat in her room for the trouble she had just gotten into.... health problems...nope...she is healthier than the other 2....behind...never.... she was always a step ahead...and now...2 steps ahead of everyone... a handful...yea...but i wouldn't have her any other way.... that orneriness and strong will of hers is what saved her....she still likes to prove everyone wrong...and when all the cards are against her...yea...she is the one that can turn it all around.... even if she has to bluff her way

now that baby is 17...engaged to a wonderful man...who...luckily...can put up with i truly believe he is the only one and God led him to her... they are planning their wedding along with 7 children...7...well..if anyone can...she but no matter how old she is... or how old she gets...i will always remember that little fighter that came out so little and with less chance of that of living... and each day...i do see the miracle....

this was a longer than normal blog...but this one was a very special for me... not only of my introducing my baby girl...but the last of the 3 to introduce.... each one of them a miracle by rights... each one very special.... when motherhood first began...i never could of imagined what life would of been like when they got older...but they are... just about all grown up on me... i have been very blessed.... and continue to each one tells me everyday how much they love me... the little things they do for me... and how each one takes time to include me in their lives, no matter where their lives are heading... i'm the first they come to when they are in trouble, and the last one they come to when it's all over and they just need a hug... they don't hide things from me, and they have made sure that even though i am a parent, i am also their friend.... they could of been like most teens that go into their rebellions and leave the parents wondering... and my kids aren't saints... believe me... they had their share of troubles... but... they came to me.... talked to me about it... and though i still made them serve out any punishment or consequences that was dealt them....we always did it together.... i know that they are kids doing kids things...they know mom is and will always be there best friend.... and when the time comes when i can't physically be with them... they know that all these memories we have made...the good...the bad... and yea...sometimes the ugly....will be my way of always being with them....

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EMMASMART 12/16/2008 1:32PM

    Lucky kids have you for a Momma. It's nice they know they are lucky.

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AMGRANAT 12/16/2008 10:41AM

    What a story! I work with special needs children, and I can say that this is truly an amazing story! Determination and a supportive family is sometimes the best medicine :) Happy holidays!

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WILDCARD1 12/15/2008 7:06PM

    Thanks for sharing your children with me! I love the stories that you tell about them. (and the heads up of what I could be in for, LOL!!!)

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LINDA! 12/15/2008 12:37AM

    I enjoyed reading your blog. Always be their friend...there will always be secrets and stories they will always want to tell you. That is the special bond we have as mothers.... emoticon

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    My youngest was 4 months early, weighed 1.7 pounds, was in NICU for 5 months till he weighed 5 pounds and could breathe okay. It was a very traumatic birth, and we were worried for years but at 8 years old he is doing great, in gifted classes, plays soccer and is pretty healthy

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100LBLIGHTER 12/14/2008 2:34PM

    I was a preemie too. I weighed 3 lbs and 3 ozs...More years ago that I care to remember. When I came home from the hospital almost 2 months after I was fingers, toes and around my mouth were still blue. They told Mom I would not be able to do a lot of stuff too but I did every thing....and now I am trying to lose some of this weight. The tables have surly turned. I was Mom's little miracle. Merry Christmas, Grace.

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MARTINIGAL413 12/14/2008 12:03PM

    Thank you so much for sharing! What a wonderful family you have!!!

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About DD1

Friday, November 28, 2008

I had stated in a previous blog entry, that i would introduce each of children to you on their respective birthdays...but dd1's birthday was hectic and chaotic and i never got that chance... so now i am :) her birthday was 11/11...Veteran's day...she was due on Halloween, but decided to hang in there for a couple more was one of those babies, that once the colic stage was over...uhg...was a dream to raise....from the moment her colic was gone, she slept when she was suppose to...ate on schedule....was attentive to her mothers voice and adored her grandparents...she was, and is, always quick with a smile...she i can honestly say, is the reason i wanted more children....if only they were all that she got into her teen years, she was still perfect...well...what she showed others that is...she was one of those teens that quietly rebelled... if you ask anyone she ever came in contact with, they will tell you she was a dream student, a dream church member and just a dream to know.... but as any teen...she did the normal teen things....trying things a momma always hopes they won' things that makes a mother cringe.... she was normal after all...i was blessed though, with a very open relationship with all my kids, especially though she would be her independent self and do what teenagers do.... she also came and talked to me...and though i could not shield her from every hurt... i am also very proud of how she handled each experience and grew with every episode.... always the more mature for her age type of girl anyways...she grew up maybe too fast for me.... a legal adult....she is married.... we talked long and hard about it...but as a normal teenager...she knew what was best (and yes, i am rolling my she has also just recently, experienced a miscarriage... soooo many mixed emotions... she was so young, and with being so newly married, the time for children should of waited....but yet... what time is the perfect time for children? and...that was her grandbaby.... i morn for the lost life...and i wish i could take the pain, both mental and physical, away from my dd1....i look at her...and see the pain...and know that the only thing i can do is be there for her, hold her hand, and cry with her when she needs a friend and a hug when she just needs her mom.... this new chapter in her life has started out as rocky as her whole life... but i know she is strong...and will overcome this just as she has in the past...and....grow through this experience just as she has with all her other experiences.

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AMGRANAT 12/1/2008 12:43PM

    Thanks so much for sharing! You always have such a positive view on life :)

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EMMASMART 11/29/2008 1:45PM

    Do you know grief is my specialty? Losing a child is so tough and actually more so when you never got a chance to know them. I read that angels volunteer to miscarry so the Mom can have the experience they need to grow. Because the time isn't right. Isn't that sweet. When you grieve a baby not born alive you grieve all the dreams that you had for this potential child. It's every bit as serious as grieving anything else. I pray that you will be able and she will be able to grieve thoroughly so the next child that will come when she's really ready will have the advantage of a thoroughly present Mom and thoroughly present Grandmom. Let me know if you need any help with this.


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    You are truly blessed!

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WILDCARD1 11/29/2008 8:34AM

    Thank you so much for sharing your family with us!

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VELRENO 11/28/2008 2:27PM

    Awesome daughter! Awesome mom. I am so sorry about the miscarriage! I know there are some who argue that life begins at birth but anyone who has lost a little one before birth knows it was a life and a person! Hugs to both of you for the loss.

Thank you for sharing her with us!

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JAYCEE77 11/28/2008 11:57AM

    Sounds like you are truly blessed. You've obviously done a great job of parenting!

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A Kitty Update

Saturday, November 08, 2008

It's been almost a month since i gave an update...ikes...where was i??? lol... ok, for a couple weeks, i was on those crazy hours at work...then i got in full motion of helping dd1 with a wedding and getting her stuff packed up... for almost 18 years, i have been raising her and training her for this day...the day she moves out... yet...i am sooooo not ready for this... to this point, i have stayed strong.... she is happy and that is all a mother can hope for her child... but it doesn't mean i have to like it either...nor does it mean i have to smile sweetly and take this new beginning sitting down... the first of the melt down was the final ordering of the wedding cake... then we had to go to the cake and candy shop to pick the bride and groom topping... though with tears in my eyes, i had to giggle when she picked the bride carrying the groom start the room clean out... yea... i know i'm not staying strong for that one... don't even plan to...cause i know the tears will come... and we will move on... one day closer to a life she has been dreaming of...a life that will have it's pit falls... and a life i hope that i have prepared her well for... a new chapter in all our lives....

stay tuned...this is just the beginning of a whole other chapter :)

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EMMASMART 11/12/2008 10:45PM

    AWww. You mean she's not awful to make it easier on you? I thought all 18 year olds were awful so you see their going as a relief. I hope he's good enough for your little girl! And think of the space you will have! I know you will miss her, but she's going to be calling you all the time I'd wager.


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AMYIS200 11/12/2008 11:15AM

    Aww Kitty!! I know how much it hurts when your kids grow up and move away. It was hard when my son left, but then when my dd left for college, the empty nest syndrome was overwhelming. One thing I can say though, is that it takes a lot of time...but it does get better!

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DBD398 11/12/2008 11:03AM

    Kitty, I feel for you. There is a happy note to this and you can be sure you have done your best raising her. It is time her her to move on and you have approved thus far. I pray for a smooth transition for you.

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LINDA! 11/8/2008 11:40PM

    I can relate. It hurts you to see her leave. But it is such an exciting time in her life. I wish for her a lifetime of happiness!! I know you have been a good teacher for her. That is all you can do and always be there when she wants to talk. She will appreciate you EVEN MORE now that she is leaving home. Enjoy the wedding and take tons of pictures. emoticon

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KYLIEMC8 11/8/2008 9:41PM

    I know!! There are no words..but you'll get through it! And just remember you're gaining a son! I know..that doesn't help either..Someday when the house is totally quiet and all the kids are gone to their own lives, you're sitting there, you'll remember this time in your life and smile and go.. emoticon...

I love my peace and quiet..I guess I got it earlier than most..I was in my early 30's, DS1 wanted to move from AZ back to IA to live with dad at 13..I couldn't stop him..then DS2 at 15 ..four years later..It was hard at first...

Try to enjoy just one less person in the house..she'll still be around..weren't you? ha!! Hugs! emoticon

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VELRENO 11/8/2008 4:59PM

    Have you heard the song by Billy Ray Cyrus and his dd, Miley Cyrus - "Ready, Set, Don't Go". Sounds so much like what you are going thru right now. ((HUGS))

Glad you are getting over the ikkies.

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WILDCARD1 11/8/2008 12:42PM

    awww Kitty, just reading this brought tears to my eyes. I am thinking of that day for my kids too, although it is a long, long way off, lol. They are 9 and 4. It will be hard, but like you said that is what you have been working towards for the last 18 years!

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MARTINIGAL413 11/8/2008 10:47AM

    Best of luck to you all during this time! What fun!!!

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FLYBABYC 11/8/2008 10:02AM

  JoDee... I thought I'd just lost you in a pile of e-mails!
Your post brings tears to my eyes again... We just attended a wedding last weekend, then I came home tearing up with visions of DS's wedding in my head... mind you, he's 19 and doesn't have a girlfriend right now... I was just projecting...
So, though I'm not there yet, I know it's coming. A mother may never be fully prepared for that!
Bless you, dear! What you're feeling is perfectly normal! I'll be thinking of you, and even offer up a prayer today!

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    LMAO! Sounds like lots of fun, and that is the same topping I would likely pick!

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