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Margaritaville

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

This week has been employee appreciation week...it's a busy but fun time where our bosses make us feel extra special...this year has been no exception... today our sales rep took the other girl i work with and myself out to dinner...mexican...with margarita's....oh my... i have never had them before...so tried the strawberry ones...they just had the regulars...they were gooooood...lol... and we did have a good time...all 3 of us are single parents...so we shared stories about children and stories about dating...we laughed and then laughed some more... and all in all...felt appreciated....which is what he had hoped to accomplish... needless to say... i'm tired... but it was soooo worth it...and...uh...just for the record... margarita's.... maybe i should limit myself next time to just 1...ok...2...lol.

  
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WILDCARD1 8/21/2009 2:10PM

    I work for a large company, and they do not have any employee appreciation stuff. Glad that your company does!

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CANDYM4 8/20/2009 3:43PM

    I am glad that you enjoyed the margaritas and the company.
Candy

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MISSBEAR11 8/19/2009 10:29PM

    Well sounds like you had an extra good day. Hiccup! lol

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SCRAPPY_RN 8/19/2009 9:57PM

    I love margarita's and totally agree with Jaycee. They are sneaky little buggers.

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MOBAYGIRL 8/19/2009 9:47PM

    Oh Scrappy so glad you had a wonderful time and what a great company to take a week and show their employees that they are truly appreciated, in these times where to many companies employees are just $$$ going out of the bottom line.

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JAYCEE77 8/19/2009 8:47PM

    Oh yes, margaritas are yummy but they will sneak up on you if your not careful. LOL. Glad you had a good time.

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Team Work

Monday, August 17, 2009

I am so proud of the company i work for.... i have always loved my company...which is one of the reasons i go out of my way to be part of the solutions and not the problems...each year, we have an employee appreciation week...all for us, the employee's.... this year we were to keep it cheap, with the economy and all...but even on it's first day, that it's not the money, but the work family...the togetherness and the team work.... first we all were encouraged to send in our favorite recipe...and with that, they made it into a cookbook...a gift for us... by us...team work... they also gave us 2 ribbons...one to us saying that we have made a difference...a second to give to someone else that has made a difference in our lives.... not only team work, but sharing.... our terminal is also hosting a canned food drive... yea... sharing and team work again... this is the 5th week i have been part of... and each one is always special...this year it's one filled with meaning... togetherness and team work...we are weathering what the economy has been doing...but it's not just 1 person... it's not just the owners...but all of us...as a team....i am truly blessed to be part of such a wonderful and caring team and company...

I wanted to share this because as of the last couple years, i have sheltered myself.... from pain...from hurt...from people in general...i kept everyone at an arms length.... and for good reason...or what i thought was good reason...to shield my heart from any further hurt... but through my job and through SP, i have learned that though i may be sheltering myself from the hurt, i am also shielding myself from the love and caring of others... and because i am opening myself up again...yea, i might get hurt again...i might have my heart broke again...but until then and through it, i know i will have a team behind me and beside me....cheering me on... carrying me to the finish.... and i hope you all know... that i am part of your team...i will stand behind you and beside you... to carry you through. hugs to all my friends and team that makes us an internet family.

  
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WILDCARD1 8/21/2009 2:09PM

    Alway happy to be part of your team and family Kitty!

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MISSBEAR11 8/18/2009 3:05AM

    Reminds me of the poem "Footprints in the Sand". I'm glad you have such a great company and I'm glad that you are opening up some. Its good to feel loved and to love back. I'm sure all of us here at Sparks would carry you too girl ... but we would rather make you walk and take us with you on a holiday next year. LOL Hugs.

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CANNOTFATHOM 8/17/2009 9:38PM

    So glad you have such a nice work environment! Best wishes on opening yourself to all the opportunities that come your way!


Penny

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JAYCEE77 8/17/2009 7:41PM

    Kitty, I am honored to be a part of your team and to have you be on my team. Thank you. It really means a lot to know you have someone in your corner. Any time you need something, I'll be there for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDA! 8/17/2009 6:06PM

    What a great blog!!! I am glad that you have a job you enjoy and you know that you have many friends here that care and support you!! emoticon emoticon

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KALISWALKER 8/17/2009 4:31PM

    emoticon emoticon

You are so right you do have team support here and at work. Also, you have friends who support you and help you reach your goals.

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Sunday Afternoon In The Park

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Well today has been a good day...we started the morning with my dd1 singing a solo at church...her voice along with the beautiful hymn she sung gave us all goose bumps... this is her singing :)


We then had a picnic at Quail Hollow State Park...


We then toured a 40 room manor, full of history... Here is the web site to both the park and the manor which is part of the park.

www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/quailhlw/t
abid/783/Default.aspx


We then toured the carriage house which is now the nature center. Then took a walk back to the herb garden where we took a mini break before strolling through it.







and after that...we went to the van to collapse...that's alot of walking on a 93 degree day... phew...oh yea...i'll sleep good tonight :)

  
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WILDCARD1 8/21/2009 2:07PM

    Glad you had fun! The park and mansion are beautiful!

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MISSBEAR11 8/18/2009 2:54AM

    I bet you did sleep good. 93 is way way too hot for this girl. Yikes.

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JAYCEE77 8/16/2009 9:03PM

    What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday. I,m glad you had a good time.

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RHALES199 8/16/2009 7:31PM

    sounds like you had a beautiful day, despite it being so hot!

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KALATHIA 8/16/2009 6:28PM

    It sure is a lot of walking on a 93 degree day! But it looks like a GREAT place! Hope you drank LOTS of water and had a great time. Your daughter's beautiful!

Kathy

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Family Vacation-Part 3

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sorry about getting to our last day late...trying to find to upload the pictures was fun enough...and then life just happened...lol...but here we go about the last day of vacation.

Mom had to return to work on Friday...so it was just me, my 2 nieces and my 3 kids... AND... their friends...lol...we decided instead of just laying around and wishing we had just one more day of vacation, that we would all meet at the park for games and a picnic along with one of the last summer concerts....so...that is just what we did....













Food, games, music and dancing...with family and friends...what more could i ask for :)

  
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MISSBEAR11 8/18/2009 2:53AM

    You couldnt ask for more! Perfect!

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WILDCARD1 8/13/2009 1:14PM

    Looks like you had a great ending to a wonderful week of vacation!

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LINDA! 8/12/2009 7:45AM

    What a great time!!!

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HDHAWK 8/11/2009 8:07PM

    Looks like a great time!

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ALICIA19731 8/11/2009 9:08AM

  seems like fun

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JAYCEE77 8/10/2009 8:11PM

    What a great way to end a vacation!

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RHALES199 8/10/2009 6:37PM

    Looks like fun 2 me! Glad to hear you all had a good time!

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Family Vacation-Part 2

Friday, August 07, 2009

By now, we are getting a little tired....a little cranky, and a whole lot of slap happy... so at any given time, one of us could be yelling...and/or laughing...at more points, all at the same time...on leg 2 of our vacation, it only got worse...lol...

On Wednesday, we had only planned on 2 things...

We first went to Wagon Trails in Vienna, OH. Where you ride on a bus through a family owned farm of Safari animals. You can feed and touch them. It was neat, but seeing kids and adults alike squeal when the animals got close...it was just too cute.



We then went to Jibb Jabb's Hot Dogg Stand in Girard for dinner. It was a place we had found last year on our way home from vacation and knew while we were in the neighborhood, that we just had to stop this year.

This is all we had planned....but what we then did was go to New Baltimore, OH for ice cream...yum...homemade ice cream...and there small is more than enough for any one person...We then went and played on the playground...yes, even me....lol.



Then off to Hartville to visit Quail Hollow State Park. by now, we are all ready for bed... but couldn't resist a little walk around. My mom and nieces took a trail walk (were by the way, they got lost...lol) and my kids and i ventured toward the Manor.



The house wasn't open, but we are already planning a sunday trip so we can tour the house :)

we then went grocery shopping for the food for the next day.

On Thursday, we went to Brandywine, located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I can't even begin to show all the beauty, but will show a couple pics.





by now, we had all worked off our picnic lunch and was ready for dinner....lol...plus we planned on going to a drive in for a couple movies, so we stopped and got pizza and took it to Goodyear park to eat in the beauty of it all. We then stopped at mom's house for a quick cup of coffee and bathroom break and then off to see G-force and Harry Potter. G-Force was cute...and though i am not a big Harry Potter fan, will say this was a pretty good movie.

We got home about 2am...beyond tired and exhausted.... and...ready for our last day where friends and family will meet at Goodyear park for a day of food and games... and a concert tonight.

  
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MISSBEAR11 8/18/2009 2:47AM

    What beautiful pictures!

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DBD398 8/9/2009 3:45PM

    Sounds likw you crammed a lot in your week. Can I come next year?

Dawn

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LINDA! 8/8/2009 11:01AM

    I live in Ohio too but have never been to these places. I think I would like to check them out. I enjoyed the photos (I wanna live in the Manor House). Sounds like a lot of fun -- especially with family!! emoticon

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154BYAUG 8/8/2009 10:35AM

  Great photos ... sounds like a great, relaxing fun vacation. I LOVED the waterfall photo. I'll have to check out that park sometime... from neighboring PA!

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MOBAYGIRL 8/7/2009 8:06PM

    What a wonderful vacation kitty. Good for you and your family!

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JTREMBATH 8/7/2009 8:05PM

    This must have been a great trip.

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WILDCARD1 8/7/2009 11:53AM

    Love the pictures! Wish I could be there, I love doing the parks and mansions.

Have a great weekend!

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RHALES199 8/7/2009 11:33AM

    nice pics! Sounds like you've had a wonderful vacation! Have a good weekend!

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JAYCEE77 8/7/2009 11:16AM

    Sounds like you had a great vacation Kitty. The pictures are wonderful.

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