Saturday, October 31, 2009

Blessed Samhain

Blessed Samhain everyone!

More can be read about Samhain at the following links. Enjoy. :D
Here and here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Changes at work

At shift's end today, everyone was told to gather in the break room for a short meeting with the Big Boss Man (The owner of the company) When we have these meetings, speculation runs rampant, on what it is about. We have been on a hiring and pay freeze since last December. Since then, they have purchased 2 new paper machines, a wrapper and a case packer. Some folks were angry about this. A couple of us, who have been through layoffs with other companies were too dayem happy to know we still had jobs to be bothered. One of the rumors going around today was that they would be talking about a pay raise. Imagine our surprise to find out the company had just purchased a paper mill. Yep, a major, major purchase. The mill is located in North Carolina of all places. Some of our embosser machines will be shipped down there, and the employees currently running them will be moved to other areas of the plant. No permanent employees will be laid off, although we will be getting rid of 10-12 temps. We are still waiting to find out if they will lift the pay freeze. Only time will tell what happens next.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Someone stop the world!!! I want off.
It's been a cold, wet, miserable week. In more ways then one. The flu bug seems to be hammering the state especially hard, with schools being closed left and right. I'm not too worried about whether I will get it. I can usually avoid things like that. Not to mention, I have more than enough other things to stress over right now. We are still working almost 50 hours a week, trying to keep up with the orders piling in. Hubby's health is questionable right now.
The economy still sucks, and Obama is still President. And I am about out of juice. Just once I would like to have a relatively quiet life. I don't think that is too much to ask for.
Stay warm and dry out there.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Have you ever just wondered WHY?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

lolcat of the day

Personally, I would have said pants optional, heh!

Monday, October 12, 2009

cute dog pics

Can't have cat pics without the dog pics, now can I?
The big yellow lab is my psycho mutt. The little, hyper, chocolate lab belongs to my daughter.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

kitty pics

Autumn is here

The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder. Summer is officially gone for the year. (like we had much of one anyhow) This morning it was 34 degrees and windy. Our lawn is littered with dying yellow leaves from the maple trees. The dirty rotten weatherman has already mentioned the four letter S word, for as soon as Monday.

Work has been extremely busy for the last couple of months, with me putting in between 48 and 56 hours each week. I love the paychecks but the body isn't much liking it. We have gotten several new customers, mostly from overseas, and they are ordering huge amounts of product. Which makes me feel a lot more secure with my job. I have been bounced around to a few different areas of the plant to help cover the influx of orders, which makes each day a surprise, because I never know where I'll end up. Then it's back to my own area, trying to catch up, because no was else was doing my job while I was away helping others.

Daughter finished up her ob clinical and did very, very well. Now it's on to med/surg. Should be interesting to see what they let student nurses do there :D

We picked up a couple more steers, one Hereford and one red Angus. Got them for a song. Beef market sucks the big one, right now. It's a buyers market, but definitely not a sellers one. The hog we raised was taken in last Tuesday and should be back soon. The butcher said he looked terrific :D Can't wait to have fresh ham steak for breakfast (yum, yum, yum) The best thing about raising your own meat is you know what they ate, and how old they are. No stinky pork that you know is from an old hog, and no tasteless beef that was sure to have come from a dairy cow past it's prime.

Stay warm out there.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I'm Backkkkkkk

Sorry for my absence. My computer was stricken with the swine flu.

One bad enough even I couldn't make it better. So into the vet it went. And even then, the technicians working on it, were stumped for days. In fact, when I called to inquire how it was going, I was told my computer was being "stubborn". Um, just how is a machine suppose to be stubborn? Anyhow, I picked it up Saturday morning, after I was assured it was now virus free. I was told it would need to be formatted as some things were broke during the fix. Such as my windows updates :| Go figure, you bring something in to be fixed and it comes back in worse shape. Hopefully things will return to normal, and I can catch up on reading everyone's blogs.