Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Winners Never Quit, eh?

So I'm in a fairly ticked off mood right now. I came in today to the property where I'm helping out (again). I don't mind it, and have gotten to the point where I'm trying my best to keep up, but not getting stressed out because I'm not keeping up. Make sense? No? Well, I'm tired, so let's pretend it makes sense. So, my job is to try my best to keep the flow of this property going until they find someone else to work here. There are a few things impeding this at the current moment. One, I'm working by myself at a property that would normally have two people. So it's hard to make things flow when you're by yourself. Two, there is someone here (who works two days a week) who isn't finishing what they started, so I have to finish up where they left off. This person took and accepted an application for an apartment who is supposed to move in today. This application was approved a while ago... nearly a month. But this person never finished out the lease paperwork. So I have to figure out what to do about that and get them all moved in today. Am a little shitty about this. But can't tell on this person because then it will just be that I'm complaining about her because they all think I hate her. I don't hate her. I just don't like working with her. It's a big convoluted story, and she doesn't like working with me, either, so it's not like this is a one-way street. But I seriously didn't think she'd do this to me. Make sense?? No? It's ok.

Now, on to the "winners never quit" thing.....I quit the scrapbook store this week. It's too much. What's funny is that I've only been there about three weeks or so now. I didn't even make it a month! Oh, well. But there are a few things that I don't like about working there.'s just not enough money or fun for the time away from my family. I miss them. Two...I'm in a position in my real job right now that I'm in charge of things. I do not like going in and being talked to like I'm five and that I don't know what I'm doing. Sounds awful, doesn't it? But the job wasn't that difficult to learn. And I worked hard while I was there. But it's just not me. I don't want to have to work all my weekends away. That's another thing. I told her last week that I wouldn't mind teaching classes on my weekend off. She somehow managed to equate that with me working. And somehow this manages to me working Sunday, missing yet another Colts game (missed last week's because I had to work). Nope, sister. When I told her that it was not my weekend to work and that I would kill someone if I didn't get the day off, she was fairly shitty with me. I'm sorry. I won't be pushed around. When I told someone else who worked there about it, she told me that when people don't want to work extra weekends like that, she tells them they're unreliable. Okaaay. See ya scrapbook store. It was fun for the short while it lasted.

Perhaps NOW is the time to get back on the happy pills???

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

My Name Is Stephanie....

....and I am addicted to Dance Dance Revolution. I played for over an hour yesterday. I cannot deny it. I'm addicted, and damn it...I'm going to beat this set I'm working on!

....I wound up celebrating my birthday for three weeks....gotta turn 30 more often. *winks* On Saturday I went over to Stephenie and Rebecca's where we ate pizza, they gave me presents, and we watched Blades of Glory. Stupid, funny movie! We all nearly cried we laughed so much. The presents were awesome....I got so many cute Christmas stamps for all the cards I'll be churning out soon. Two sets of cards ordered, along with my own cards....we shall see!

...Sunday was fun, too....kind of the last hurrah for my birthday.... I got to go to Oliver Winery in Southern Indiana. It's an awesome awesome place to go and hang out for the afternoon. It's relaxing....and nothing like you would picture in your head from driving past it on HWY. 37. Was so very nice. Had lunch, got to taste many different wines, and took three bottles home! hehe

So now I'm officially 30....and officially done celebrating my birthday..... drat!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

It's Really Here.... I supposed to feel something different? LOL

Anyway, got quite the loverly cake last night from Judy. Had a very difficult time in staying out of it. Looks so yummy....but I thought I'd share it with whomever shows up tonight.

Aaron and the kids bought me Dance Dance Revolution, so we'll have a dance off to add to the festivities tonight.

As for today, I treated myself to Starbucks for breakfast and Judy treated me to lunch at Taco Bell. Am currently stuffed beyond belief. Will need to stop eating like this.....

Anyway, thanks to everyone and their well-wishes!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

On Turning 30.... it really so? Most people still treat me like I'm a teenager. The only thing that makes me feel 30 is when I have aches and pains. Otherwise, I feel like a little kid, still. haha

..."so, Girl-Formerly-Known-As-Zookeeper, what are you doing tomorrow," you might ask? Well...funny you should ask. See, it seems that they're throwing a city-wide party for me! Faith Hill, Kelly Clarkson, and Hinder are going to perform! The Colts are playing the Saints in the NFL kick-off of the season. How very nice of the city to throw me such a wonderful party! What part am I going to play in the festivities? I'm going to have my family over for Buffalo Wild Wings and football on my crappy tv! I just might have to get cable for it..... *winks*

...on Sunday, a group of girlie-relatives and I are going to a winery in southern Indiana. Should be a good time, and I'm looking forward to it! close, someone I love is going through some major changes right now and could use any positive thoughts you might throw her way.