Monday, September 26, 2011

6th grade fundraising

Well today I did my first official act as 6th grade parent rep. I stapled information sheets onto catalogs. We will kick off our first fundraiser of bags on Thursday night at Back to School night. There are so many to choose from. What I believe we do is raise as much money as we can for the 6th graders can go to Science Camp. Which we I think will find out about on Back to School night.
I will be at the booth for sales that evening, Larry gets to visit Nikita's class & go to Science Camp information meeting. Then come back to the booth and keep me company until it is over.
I can't wait to see what else we will do for fundraisers. I am very excited to see what we will be doing, I do believe I heard we will be selling World Finest Chocolates, which is one of Larry's favorite things. How much you want to guess Larry will spend a fortune on?????

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Unsafe Construction on my street & Malvern Ave

Let me start by yes I will be bitching about the construction on my street! First of all I do want the traffic  light that is being put up on my street. We have so many accidents coming out of or turning onto my street. The City finally agreed to put up the traffic signal after securing some Federal Funding and I believe because we have a metro link stop about 2 1/2 blocks away. The commuters are parking on Malvern Ave when the train station is full which is all the time Monday thru Friday.
Well here is the unsafe issue in a nut shell the construction personnel have blocked off my street and wait until I get to the end of them street to tell me and where I live we have one way on each side of the street and parking in the middle. So the guy who was directing traffic didn't know how to do it and that was a joke. Later when I came home they almost hit my truck because no one was directing the bobcat. Well I complained to the City of Buena Park and they said they would do something about it. Now for the past two days the construction workers are jaywalking across Malvern Ave and I almost hit them at least 3 times. Larry has almost hit them the last two day too. Larry suggested I call CAL OSHA. Which I just did and I was told we only have three people to cover all of Orange County but  the gentleman said he would forward the complaint to his boss. The gentleman also said if we come out we will not be able to stay out there all day. I never thought they would. I know for a fact that times are tough and that there is very little to no money in City & State budgets to cover things people etc... that need to be done, "BUT" what is it going to take yet another death on Malvern Ave & my street before anyone does anything!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ziva the cat found a buddy!!!!!!

Over the past several days we have been visited by a grey & white cat that shows up in our patio at our sliding glass window. We have never heard Ziva hiss or growl she is a very quite cat, she only talks when she is too excited and wants to play fetch or wants love. Well back to the other cat (buddy), it has shown up a lot and they both hiss and growl and bang on the glass door, it is funny to watch. On Friday night the cat (buddy) snuck into our garage and tried to hide under my truck, Larry saw this and scared the heck out of the cat and it took off.
I have a very neat cat (Ziva). I am adding a picture I took of Ziva sleeping on the back of my recliner.

Do you remember Hamlet?

Do you remember Hamlet when you were in school? I can't say that I remember it. Today Nikita and a friend of hers are doing homework and then practicing Hamlet's to be or not to be poem, they have to recite them on Friday. I can't much remember much at all about Shakespeare. I think we did learn it but in High School not 6th grade. I could be mistaken.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Homework, bad mood & arguementative that is my kid today

Today was early release day for Nikita's school and when I met her in the office which I do most days, she was a complaining and whining about how heavy her messenger bag that she want was with all the books in it for homework for tonight. I said stop complaining about how heavy the bag is I offered to get you a new rolling backpack because I knew that she was going to have a lot of books but no she had to have this messenger bag. I told her that she has an old rolling backpack that is in good condition the only thing wrong with it is that where the water bottles go it is holey. I told her that either she quits complaining and changes bags or go complain to someone else not me. Then Nikita says I have math and to practice my Hamlet poem I need to memorize by Sept. 23. The poem is 35 lines and she has choose not to spend much time on it. so I told her no TV or computer until you work on the poem. While we were waiting for the buses to leave so We could leave the Teacher in charge of the Student Body Elections, which Nikita has chosen to run for VP hasn't been coming to her class at recess to practice her speech and get approval for it. Nikita's excuse is I lost my speech and the teacher said either come by tomorrow with a speech or don't run.  Well she found her speech and just argued with me that she needs to practice it and write it on index cards, I asked did you work on your poem yet? Nikita yelled what don't you want me to be on student council & hit a bag of her stuff next to her. I said well if you don't keep your grades up there is no student council do the poem first and she isn't happy about it but that is life. From the moment I picked her up today all she has had is a bad attitude and been argumentative. I guess that is the way tweens are now, I know if I did this I would have gotten the back of the hand across my face. Today kids are lucky because if I did what was done to me I would be in jail.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Does it seem like Fall?

Does it seem like Fall? It is just beginning to seem like Fall to me. The last few mornings the air has seemed crisp to me, and the afternoons when it is time to pick up Nikita from school it is warm and some days it has been hot. I subscribe to several e-mail newsletters for recipes and life style stuff etc... Well today I got an e-mail from Family Fun Weekender and they have 20 different recipes for pumpkin. Now doesn't that just scream  Fall to you it does to me. I just want to go straight to baking and getting ready to make all my favorite Fall foods. I do cook somethings that people only cook during Fall & Winter all year long because they are my families favorites.
Tell me what are your favorite Fall foods? My all time favorite is roasted butternut squash and sweet potatoes. I just love roasted veggies, I add olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, rosemary & time to my roasted veggies. my mouth is just watering thinking about it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My second mammogram & breast ultrasound results

I got my results back recently that on the tests they found nothing. I was very happy that is was nothing, I am glad I go yearly for mammograms. I hope that anyone with breast cancer in there family men & women get their breasts checked out regularly and get mammograms too.

Monday, September 12, 2011

What's for Dinner tonight?

What are you making for dinner tonight? We are having brisket french dips, steamed carrots & broccoli & Honey dew melon. I had left over brisket in my freezer and I got french rolls today, so that is how I came up with dinner.
I will slice up the brisket and put in a pan with the juice that it was cooked in, if you don't have any juice, use stock in a box/can. Bring brisket and juice/stock to a simmer cook until brisket is warmed through. While you are doing this toast french rolls, if you like butter them if not it is up to you. Put brisket on rolls and juice/stock to bread if you want it real juicy. Put a small bowl along side sandwich for dipping.
I try to serve at least one vegetable & one fruit with our lunches & dinners I know weird hu? Let me know what you think about our dinner and tell me about what you are making or any food ideas you may have.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Way to hot lately

It has been, way to hot lately.  The last two days it has been so hot, I have hardly slept, we have a two story house and as most people know heat rises. Even though I have had the air on in the house it is still over 80 degrees and has gotten up to 85 upstairs. If I was so cheap/economical I would turn the air down past 75 but my house is all electric and our bill is way too much as it is.
Well we (Nikita & I) did cool off after school today we went to have shaved ice and invited friends to join us. There were 4 adults & three kids. We all cooled down then went about going home because all of the kids had homework. Today was early release which is always on Thursdays.
I hope it cools down soon, I have some baking to do. I enjoy my baking and cooking. I made an easy dinner tonight we had grilled ham & cheese sandwiches. Tomorrow night haven't got a clue what to make for dinner tomorrow night. I will figure it out tonight before bed because tomorrow night is softball practice. Then I think we start Saturdays as double header games. I will let you know the team name Saturday after the games.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Travelocity Customer Service (My Opinion)

Well Larry used them to book his business trip to Montana, he thought he had a great deal. Well Larry had to change plans while in Montana and come home early the job didn't take as long as they thought it would so Larry contacted Travelocity and they transferred Larry to the airlines to make changes. Then Travelocity contacted the hotel & car rental service. Well here is the BIG PROBLEM the day after Larry got home he contacted Travelocity for a detailed report/invoice for Larry to do his expense report so we can get our money back. For 5 days straight Larry has called customer service and they sent him an report/invoice for the original dates not the actual dates he was there and not all information was included and or broke down like he asked. Then today they sent him a another report/invoice and gave dates weird dates that Larry returned on Friday August 31, 2011. Well August 31, 2011 was a Wednesday not a Friday. I told Larry go to credit card and get information of changes and along with the latest report/invoice turn in expense report with detail of problems with Travelocity.
It is a crying shame that after six days they can't get there shit straight. That is my opinion. It is sad to say that now days customer service isn't what it used to be.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ziva the Cat

Ziva the cat has been on a rampage this morning. She loves to play fetch, what a cat.

Friday, September 2, 2011

What are you doing for Labor Day Weekend?

So Tell me what are you doing for Labor Day?
This is what my family is doing for Labor Day Weekend. Tonight Nikita is at Softball practice, she is learning to pitch as well as how to be the best she can in the infield as well as outfield.  Nikita has played softball come this January I believe will be 7 years. She has been nominated two times for All Stars but she wasn't choose either time. Yes I will go there it was in my opinion politics that she didn't get in, but hey what do I know I am just a proud Momma.
Tomorrow is a possible scrimmage in the morning, then errands and may be lunch out. Sunday god only knows, we need to get somethings for the house & for school for Nikita. I have hopes of having some fun as a family, but what to do? I am limited as to what I can do and Nikita is a very active child,
Tonight I am trying to plan a get away for the three of us for November, wish it could have been this summer but this is when Larry will have a day for sure off. Which happens to be a Friday so we will leave on a Thursday night and come home on a Sunday night. This is only tentatively because every time we plan something shit happens. Larry has to work instead of a day off or I can't go for medical reasons, or Nikita gets sick or we can't afford it. So we will see.if we get to go or not.