Sunday, May 31, 2009

Employers, always check prospective employees' references:Oober Creepy

Ok, so here we are in Disney world!!! Love it and having a wonderful, awesome time so far. Just got here yesterday and we are staying in a beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath house with a pool. No complaints, whatsoever. So relaxing and very nice here and the peaple, omg, the people are really friendly around here! All in all, the experience so far is great! We are staying in today, to swim and relax and then tomorrow, we begin the Disney World festivities.
So, there was this one itty bitty, teensy weensy, really oober creepy thing that did happen to us yesterday. We got in our diggs for the week, unpacked, swam to our heart's content and then we got hungry, so we decided to go out to Sonny's BBQ and then grab groceries and head back to the house. I have been craving some good BBQ for a few weeks now, so when we found there was a Sonny's here, we had to go, even if that meant going thru a toll road (which, BTW, there are way too many toll roads in Florida, IMHO). So, we go in Sonny's, are greeted by friendly staff, are seated at a comfy booth and we look at the menues and are ready to order and then it happens. The creepiest resturaunt experience of our lives and I am not exagerating by any means. The waitress comes over to our table. I choose to not mention her name here, for safety reasons, but I will say for YOUR safety to avoid a waitress that looks like what I'm fixing to describe, should you ever dine at Sonny's BBQ in Kissimmee, FL. She was a hispanic lady or about 40-ish, (I'm not racist, as I am half hispanic, so don't get any ideas) she looked to be no taller than 5'2", she had very short, thick, black hair, peppered with a few greys here and there. Her face was long and pale and she had brown eyes that were big and round and looked like they could pop out of her head, if she were to be surprised, 'cause she already had that naturally surprised expression, so her eyes prolly shouldn't get any wider, for that reason alone. Now, it wasn't her look that was creepy. I never ever judge a book by it's cover and I never ever criticize a person's looks, unless they creep the heck outta me. And really, I'm just trying to give an accurate desription so the rest of you can be on the lookout for a crazy person (her in particular) if ever you go to that resturaunt.
So, she comes up, ever so quietly, that we didn't notice her until she said hello and I was startled a lil' bit. I wanted to put a bell around her neck....I quickly recover. We are all hungry and ready to give our order, and this lady, kneels down and starts talking to Daughter. No biggie, I'm cool with ppl chatting with my girl, but it seems after the next 10 minutes that the waitress took a keen interest in our Daughter. A lil' too keen. She also went on and on about herself, when she was a kid, growing up in Mexico and how she had longer hair than our Daughter's and blah, BLAH.....BLAH!!! She went on and on and on and I'm fairly certain she was ignoring our loudly grumbling tummies on purpose, so she could chat with our Daughter and compare childhood notes. Ugh....finally, she asks us what we want to drink by asking our Daughter FIRST. Then she asks our Daughter what her mommy and daddy want. WTH?!?! And Daughter looks at us with the same expression. WTH?!?!?! So, we politely tell the waitress our drink order. We are now expecting this long winded waitress, who won't stop talking to our Daughter, to take our dinner orders. No! She continues to talk about herself, but now, she's talking about how she used to be in the Air Force and she had this high security job and how she was a firefighter but now she works at Sonny's (ya, I find all this hard to believe.....) and I don't know if she's trying to impress our lil' girl, or what, but none of us gave a rat's tail about it and Daughter was, by this time, making a grab for her crayons, so she could color on the fun sheet and tune the lady out and the creepy waitress kept on and still wasn't taking the hint. She finally stopped yammering long enough to ask our Daughter FIRST, yet again, what she wanted to order and then she actually asked me and Hubby what we wanted. She then went back to ignoring us and instead of going and taking our order to the kitchen, like any good waitress would have done, she kneels back down next to Daughter and wants to help her figure out the cross word puzzle!!! OMG!!!! We came here to eat, lady, get our stinkin' food, NOW!!! She was there playing around and jabbering on about herself, for about 15 minutes, from the time she first came over to get our drink and food order to the time she left to give the kitchen our order!!! Did she have any other tables to look after?!?!?! It was aweful, people. Now, this continues through out the whole dining experience. She brings the drinks and yammers on and on and then leaves and then another gal brings our food, thank GOODNESS, but throughout our meal, this waitress kept stopping by our table to play with our Daugther and it was starting to really creep us out. It went from annoying and aggravating, to flat our creepy. We soon realized this lady was way too much into our Daughter. As in, she seemed to want to keep our Daugther for her very own and make her call her Mommy Dearest and stuff me in the back alley somewhere in a trash sack and marry my hubby.....There were four times she didn't even actually come up to our table to talk to us or our Daughter, but she would stand behind us, a few feet back and STARE and smile at our Daughter. Ever try to eat while someone is watching you? Yeah....very uncomfortable. One of the times she was doing her starting bit, she started to make faces at our Daughter and was doing some strange stuff with her fingers at her. My daughter was sitting beside me and my hubby was opposite us, so his back was towards her and he couldn't see what she was doing but could sense it (like how the back of your beck hairs stand on end when something terrible is behind you), but I could see and he kept muttering at me, "Is she gone yet? Is she playing games with our Daughter?" since Daughter was laughing and giggling and looking at this waitres standing there staring at her and making faces and not eating her food. Hubby tells her to eat her food. And then, get this, the waitress comes over and starts bashing me! She says to my Daughter, "Look at mommy, she not going to share her okra with you." or, "I hope mommy spends time with you this week and actually swims with you. She should. You need to, right mommy? Right???" Or, "Mommy, needs to eat more and so should you, you need to finish that macaroni. Oh yes, there you go. Good girl, good job..." Omg. Now, she's royaly ticking me off. I want her to dissapear and I want another waitress. She's a freak and she's freaking me out! And not to mention the fact that she's being SO darn attentive to Daughter or making lil jab comments at me but she neglects to ask us how the meal is and if we need drink refills or anything, when it was so obvious Hubby's drink was empty... In between her being absent, I tell hubby,"I just know she's gonna ask where we live, so she can hunt us down and kidnap our Daughter." Sure enough, my intuition proves accurate. When she brought the check, amongst all her chatter, she wanted to know where we were from. I told her some random state, but then she wants to know where in that state, I told her the east part of that state. But that's not good enough for her. She wants to know what town!!! WTH?!?!?! I lie and tell her a random city in this random state. I'm thinking I'm in the clear, but no. She then wants to know exactly where we are staying and what address!!!! Yes!!!! I lie again and tell her we don't know because we haven't gotten there yet...but does she accept this? No.... she wants to know what town we are staying in around here. I tell her a lie and say somewhere in a town close to here that I remember seeing on our way here. Now, I don't believe in lying. I believe it's wrong, wrong, wrong, BUT, if you feel your safety's at stake and you don't want to tick off an unstable person, you politely lie to save your skin......your Daughter's skin. So, she then wants to know how long we are staying here and when we will be back to see her. I lie again and say we are here for three weeks (really, just a week)and that yes, we will of course just love to come back and see her next week(not!!!). I know, I know....I just don't want to make the crazy lady mad, or her try to track us down and knock on our door and want to know why we didn't come visit her, or why in the world we gave her only a three dollar tip. Lol.....
Update on wellness: It's perfect weather here! Sunny and bright. Got up at 7:30 and fixed Daughter and I breakfast and let hubby sleep in. Hubby's still asleep and it's almost 10 am here, but She and I are out by the pool. Well, I'm out by the pool on the lap top and watching Daughter swim around. :-) Should make for a relaxing day. We are gonna swim for quite a bit, then have steaks for dinner. So, far this vacation's pretty nice! We will not be returning to Sonny's BBQ here tho.....I try to keep my vacations creepy free. Have a good one and God bless....

Friday, May 29, 2009

MIA for a week :-)

If you could see my face right now...I have a ridiculously cheesy grin that hasn't dissapeared and won't dissapear till we pull up in our driveway on June 7th. We haven't left for Disney World yet, but we'll head out tomorrow morning, not early, but somewhere around 10-ish. I'm already in vacation mode and I'm imagining all the fun things we will be doing while we are in Florida. Oh, but you should see my Daughter! She makes me look normal at this point. She's jumping up and down, bouncing off the walls and literally SCREAMING "I'M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!!! WHOOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!!" I made this calendar for her a couple months back, leading up to the day we leave for DW...she crossed off her last day today and that's when reality set in for her that this is actually going to happen! See...we had a run of bad luck the first time we planned a trip to Florida. It's kinda sad and well, at the same time, ticks me off...yes, I have a selfish streak and you'll see why by the time I'm finished explaining, so don't judge me! I already know this.
Anyways, a couple years ago...well, right around three years ago, now, I planned our very first family vacation. We never went on a vacation together and here we were, married five years and we never once went on a real family vacation. No, I do not consider family visits a vacation, in fact, by the time we get back from one of those annual family visits, we are exhausted and need a vacation. So, I was bound and determined to have a real vacation, just hubby Daughter and I. So, I thought, "What better vacation that we all can enjoy than going to Orlando?" It was perfect. Hubby would have a blast and it would appeal to children, so I knew Daughter would have fun and I knew I would have a blast too. The dates were set, I booked the condo, paid it in full, bought the tickets to Orlando Studios and a couple other water parks and Sea World and all this was non refundable, if you cancel less than two weeks prior, even in an emergency. I got the vacation insurance and this is what it stated. I figured that was fine and if there was an emergency, surely it wouldn't be less than two weeks before we were to go. So, FOUR DAYS before we are supposed to go on our very first vacation, we get a phone call. My hubby answers and his face just fortells shock and worry. I didn't know what was going on, but my stomach knotted up and I just knew, that the vacation was off. Hubby's family had a family emergency. No one died or anything, but I was so mad, I was so frustrated and mad, I was crying. Ugh, just thinking back on it, some of those old feelings flood back, and I'm still ticked that life has a way of just ruining plans, and not just any old plans, but BIG flippin' plans. So, not only was our first try at having a real vacation completely ruined, we lost over $2,000, in non refundable stuff AND on top of this, we were expected to drive all the way (21 hours) to Hubby's family. We decided not to visit the family that year so we could go on a real vacation for once and here we were, going to visit his family AGAIN. We all were glad that everything was ok when we got there, but at the same time, I didn't see the point of losing a vacation and all that money if everything was fine... made me sick and still does. Ugh.... I still to this day, wish we hadn't just dropped everything to go see hubby's family because it was said that all was ok before hubby even decided he wanted to go see them instead. So...ya, 'lotta pent up feelings over that still. Now you see why I have a selfish streak? I felt like, after all those years, going to see Hubby's family every year and deciding not to go on vacations just so they could see us, that I could be a lil' selfish and do something for us, for once....any other time, I would have dropped everything to see them, no lie, but that was the WORST timing and it cost us so much.
Since then, we have gone on two family vacations (Smokey Mountains, and Tybee Island) and we still manage to go see his family on top of it. This will be our third family vacation. Tho, this time, it's a second try for us to go to Florida and I have had this aweful stressful feeling that something bad is going to happen again, just because we are retrying the Florida trip again and the first time left a bad taste in my mouth. Well, the closer it gets to us leaving, the more excited I get, yet the more worried I get too, that something's gonna happen and we are going to go thru everything we went thru three years ago. Anyways, so I'm gonna wash my worries away, and just keep being ridiculously excited. I'm just glad ya'll can't see my stupid grin. Tee hee!
The sun's out and it's beautiful outside. School's out for the summer!!!! Yay!!! We are gonna kick this summer break off with a BANG!!!!
Have a good one today. Hugs and God bless...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sleep deprived, but otherwise in good spirits

I'm having a hard time trying to make my fingers push the keys on the lap top. I'm so tired! Daughter kept waking me up this morning for really idiotic things...I had to have a talk with her about that. Never wake a sleeping bear. Lol....ok, I didn't say that, but she was up at 4 am and kept coming in the bedroom for silly things...not a fun night! Thankfully, this is a very rare occourance. I'm not much for taking naps in the middle of the day, but I am seriously considering it....I've got quite a bit on my plate today, so I'm gonna be busy for a while, but if I hurry up and get it done, I should have some time to hibernate for an hour or two.

On a brighter note, we are all really excited about the upcoming family vacation to Disney World! We leave in one day. I have always wanted to go to Disney World since I was a little girl and I would watch those commercials for it. I never went, but I have decided that hubby and I should take our Daughter there for a week, during her Birthday. It was partly because we love her very much and we want her to experience the fun things in life, partly because she's an only child and we tend to dote on her (tho she is not a brat) and partly because I want to go to Disney World as well and I may have used my Daughter's birthday as an excuse. There are some awesome deals going on this year, to boot, and we may not get the chance to go ever again, so we would have been crazy not to take advantage. Military appreciation is a mighty big help, so my hubby gets a five day park hopper ticket for FREE and along with that, five other family members can get the discounted tickets. Sweet....Well, since we are taking our Daughter on her birthday, she will get in free on her actual birthday. Of course, the discounted park hopper tickets pretty much void out the getting in free on her birthday thing, but in it's place, she will get some sort of gift in the form of A Birthday fun card, or a fast pass (lets you and five other family members have a license to cut lines and no one can do anything about it) or a voucher to use any other time during that year to get in free....Our Daughter wants, of course, the Birthday Fun card, which is a gift card in the amount of the ticket we would have paid for that day. Pretty neat deal, I think. She definitely has my shopping genes, lol.....

The sun is trying to get out and succeeds for a minute or two every once in a while. Not sure if it's gonna rain, but being that it's been so wet these past couple weeks, I wouldn't be surprised. Aside from my sleep deprivation, I'm alright and chugging along. Daughter is in the office doing her reading recording test, for us to send in. She is finished with writing and after this test, we will break for lunch. I'm hungry!!! Have a blessed day! Hugs and God bless...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I am now 110% not for the open faced cellies

Nothing against the actual ppl who use these open faced cellphones, and maybe they work for that particular individual, but my interactions in the past with these type phones, whether they are mine or someone else's has been, some what, a pain in the neck. So, here's a lil' story to explain why I am now, as of today, 110% against them. I was sleeping ever so peacfully this morning, dreaming an excellent dream about an awesome house with all kinds of secret passageways and rooms and so on (my favorite kind of dream, seriously). Of course, when anyone is having a ritiously awesome, splendiferous dream, they don't want to be awakened. And I am sure you can tell where this is leading, but I'm gonna go ahead and rant about it. So, I was suddenly and rudely awakened this morning by my phone (flip phone, thank goodness) and I see it's my friend, B. Well, it's ridiculously early and so I don't answer and just go back to bed, figuring that he prolly, once again accidently called me, because he sticks the open faced phone in his pocket and it jingle jangles around in there and calls ppl up ALL THE TIME, without his knowledge or permission. The naughty phone... So, I go back to bed, ignoring the call and go back to sleep.....*RING RING*!!! (but not really *ring ring* since my ring tone is a song), so I'm now thinking, "Crap! It must be an emergency, if he's calling again so soon. I guess I need to get up and see what's going on." And so, I scamper out of bed and answer the phone.."Hello!!!"...... Nothing but dead air answers me..."#$%@*, well, fine then! I'm going back to bed." I'm having a hard time falling back to sleep and it takes me a bit and I am starting to doze off into that comfy in between phase, right before you actually hit the REM cycle....*RING RING.....RING RING...RING RING!!!!!!*....Ugh....I'm NOT getting up I don't. Ten minutes later, *RING RING...RING RING...RING RING!!!!!*, as if the phone is actually screaming at me to get my hind end up and answer it for goodness sake!!!...Dang it, fine, I'm getting up. Maybe THIS TIME it is an actual emergency or something of great importance that he has to call me this A.M. to tell me....I begrudgingly get up because I WANT to and not becuase the phone tells me to and I again, answer the dumb obnoxious cell and once again, feel like a fool, becuase I am answered by dead air....I'm ticked. I'm wide awake now and figure I might as well stay up, since B's phone has become my annoying alarm clock. I put my cell down and head back to the room to go get my Daughter up and eat breakfast, becuase why should SHE get to sleep in? Lol....and then my phone gives me that particular ring tone letting me know I have a voicemail. Hmmmmm.....ok, someone left me a message. I check it and the recording promptly lets me know that B has left me a voice message at such and such time and the then the actual recorded message begins.....dead air. Arrrgh!!!!....Ppl, if you have an open faced phone and it's been known to make phone calls on your behalf without your knowledge, either get one of those handy holders or cases that prevents this from happening to you and the other unfortunate souls that are called again, or get a new celly that flips closed. :-)
Update on today's well being: I'm good, my Daughter's good (dispite my lack of sleep, we are both in chipper moods), it's overcast weather and looks like it wants to rain. We are on our lunch break at the moment: grilled cheese and ham sam'iches. So good!!! School's almost over for the day, just arithmatic left to teach. And then we plan on getting some stuff packed for the big summer family trip to Disney World in a couple days. I hope you all are having a good day so far! Hugs and God bless...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Well, I guess I should go ahead and christen the new blog with the first post. Since this is basically an online journal, this should be pretty simple. Hmmmmm.....let's see. I've got my pencils all in a row and sharpened and my cute lil nic nacs all set up in such a fashion, just so...I've meditated and I took a power nap, then decided I can't post on an empty stomach, so then I grabbed a quick snack and watched Sponge Bob. I then decided to try to take a bathroom break, just in since letting Mother Nature interrupt my posting....but wait! Now, I'm thirsty, so I am now sitting here with my sharpened pencils, my nic nacs and my Sprite. I crack my knuckles, stretch and yawn... and stare at the blank screen.... NOW I'm ready....yes, I am a procrastinator. Prolly up in the top 5 worst. But, I'm going to try, really try hard to get the ball rolling.... And here it is, the first post on my brand new blog:

Hello people! If you want to know a bit about me, feel free to scroll down and look at the sum up of who I am, my likes, dislikes and hobbies. I'm married, so back off gents, who are just looking to hook up with some random chick. I've got one lovely Daughter, who just happens to be the other source of entertainment in the home, aside from my hubbs, who ,80% of the time, has me in stitches. I do homeschool her. Fee free to tell me how great or how aweful you think it is....I will be glad to argue the pros and cons. I am not one of those parents that keeps my Daughter from socializing with other kids and ppl. She does get out, thus she is not pale and blind. I also do not believe in throwing the work at her and expecting her to teach herself. I do teach. Unfortunately, a lot of teleivised, stupid retarded ppl who think they homeschool, or so they say they do, make the rest of us homeschooling parents, who actually do a stand up job homeschooling our kids, look bad. I reside in the great state of Georgia, yet I am a true blue Texan and still a resident. How, you may ask? Well, hubby is in the Air Force and thus, we are stationed here. My Daughter, tho born in Texas, has been raised in Georgia. She is a Georgia peach, no doubt. We have been living in Georgia since January 02'. You do the math. We've been here for a lot longer than expected and will be here for a guestimated few more years. I like it here and the only complaint I have is this darn suicidal traffic! When we first moved here, it was pretty ok, large town traffic in a large town. But we have seen this town turn into a small city over the years, the population has nearly doubled, yet the roads have not changed to accomodate the new ppl. It's like squeezing a pig through a coke bottle around here. Frustrating and let me tell you, I don't lie nor exaggerate when I say, I get a tension headache EVERY time I drive or am a passenger around here. Ridiculous. Ok, I digress.....
So, anyways, not much else to say since I've yammered on long enough. I like food. I like Mexican, Italian, Chinese take out and above all steak. Oh yes, STEAK with the fat still on and not trimmed and done medium rare and suateed mushrooms and onions and ranch dressing drizzled on top. Don't knock it till you try it! And I am not a health food nut. None of that healthy crap for me, thanks. Ok, I do like salads, but I like them with tons of shredded cheese, ranch dressing and bacon bits, basically the unhealthy salad. I want to die with clogged arteries and high colesterol and happy. Why die with an empty stomach and miserable? No way...I want to be able to say I LIVED my life! Lol...yes, I agree with all you vegans and vegitarians how sad it is how all those sweet innocent animals died, but it's delicious!
Update on today: Rain....rain and more rain. I have all my chores done. I procrastinated doing my blog by doing my chores. And we finished up on school for my Daughter. It's been a good day, so far.