Monday, March 27, 2023

How rude...

I am about ready to pull out my hair listening to all these dogs barking and kids yelling and screaming like banshees!! 😱 The new neighbors have four kids and three dogs. Between the kids and the dogs, there is no peace! And when the dogs on the opposite side of them get let out, it's absolute chaotic noise!! My kids played outside all the time when they were younger and they were NEVER this loud. If they got above a certain level, I went out and said something. The other night it was after midnight and all I could hear was kids running around the backyard yelling and screaming - and it was 1:00 in the dang morning!!!
 
Oh my gosh, I dread summer. I actually dread it. My quiet days are going to be utter chaos and hell!! I might just work from the office all five days a week. 😠 Ready to pack up and move!

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Friday ...

Friday already? I LOVE my job! The week went by super fast. I have two new workers in my unit that I was able to meet Thursday. I re-arranged some things for them and got new power supply boxes at the cubicles. Not sure why outlets were not installed and I really don't like to piggyback. I just told them to make sure to turn them off and unplug them. They are completing their training courses for HR at the moment. They will be paired with their mentors for the time being and will not be going to their actual training in Houston until June. We have a new training system kicking in this September and lots of things are in the works.
 
Today was spent at the Denton office for our Admin meeting. I am so glad we left a bit early because we hit traffic on the way out and it took over an hour to get there. We have two new Admins and I am so happy that one of them will be our 4th router. Now, let's hope she stays. While I don't make the big bucks, I am very thankful for my job and I am happy where I am. I work with some amazing people. 😊
 



 

Gonna be HOT!

 LOL! 😂








Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Happy Birthday Mom



Remembering My Mother

My mother seems so far away from me
On that beautiful white shore across the sea.
Yet I remember love's soft glow upon her face
And the feel of her touch and tender embrace.

When I am weary from the burdens I've borne,
And the path is unclear and I feel so forlorn,
I remember her loving support was always near
And her advice made the path ahead seem clear.

When I feel there is no one who seems to care,
Or when the heartache seems too hard to bear,
I remember how she always stood by my side
And would tenderly wipe away the tears I cried.

When there are moments of great joy and pride
And I wish my Mother was standing at my side,
I remember she saw more than I thought I could be,
And know I owe my triumphs to her belief in me.

When I reminisce about the things she used to say
And I miss her and think she is so far away,
I remember what she gave lives on through me,
And one day I'll see her on the shore across the sea.

Belinda Stotler. "Remembering My Mother." Family Friend Poems, January 6, 2009. https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/remembering-my-mother--copd

My mother seems so far away from me
On that beautiful white shore across the sea.
Yet I remember love's soft glow upon her face
And the feel of her touch and tender embrace.

When I am weary from the burdens I've borne,
And the path is unclear and I feel so forlorn,
I remember her loving support was always near
And her advice made the path ahead seem clear.

When I feel there is no one who seems to care,
Or when the heartache seems too hard to bear,
I remember how she always stood by my side
And would tenderly wipe away the tears I cried.

When there are moments of great joy and pride
And I wish my Mother was standing at my side,
I remember she saw more than I thought I could be,
And know I owe my triumphs to her belief in me.

When I reminisce about the things she used to say
And I miss her and think she is so far away,
I remember what she gave lives on through me,
And one day I'll see her on the shore across the sea.

Belinda Stotler. "Remembering My Mother." Family Friend Poems, January 6, 2009. https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/remembering-my-mother--copd

This poem  resonates with me. My mom passed away in October 2006. She had Emphysema and COPD. She was sick off and on for many years. I miss hear dearly.

Happy Heavenly Birthday Mom.





Saturday, March 11, 2023

Seven years...

Today marks seven years since my husband's Traumatic Brain Injury. It's crazy how fast the years have gone by, but sometimes it still feels like it was just yesterday and I can still hear the pounding on my front door. 



This man is my world. I don't know what I would do without him. This injury has changed him. It has definitely made him stronger, but he is different. And I love him all the same. 💓