Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Here's hoping the new year outshines the past year.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you and yours, from me and mine!

Friday, December 18, 2009

It's Friday :D

Well I made it through another long week. (barely) On Thursday we had our annual company meeting. This is the meeting where the owner tells us how crappy the economy is, how sales are down (oh really? I couldn't tell), and how we are still on a wage freeze, until whenever. After giving us all the gloom and doom, they did manage to surprise us all. We got a Christmas bonus!! In fact after he told us we were getting a bonus and the amount, my voice clearly rang out with "HUH"? The owner laughed and said he thought our hearing was better than his. (He is clinically deaf without his hearing aids). Each and every full time employee received a $1000 bonus. I was floored.!!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Survived the storm

Well, I had one day off from the blizzard. It was a nice break in the middle of the week. I worked 12 hours on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday then another 8 on Friday. About halfway through Friday my boss came over and asked if I was interested in working Saturday. Ummmmmm NO, I am not. I have been pulling between 50 and 60 hour weeks for months , because of the snow day I only had 44 hours this week. Apparently, we have been flooded with orders, which is a good thing, but I refuse to put in 70+ hours a week. It is not as if I have a sit down job. It is very physical and I really don't want to work myself into an early grave. Maybe it is time to hire on a second shift crew for this area.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

first snow pics

Here are the first pics of the season. We will add more when the darn wind dies down. These were taken by my daughter. Click on any of them to enlarge.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Blizzard Warning

Mother Nature, in her extremely vengeful state, has decided to grace us with a full blown blizzard. Over a foot of snow and high winds, which will reduce visibility to 0. Don't you just love her wicked sense of humor? I, of course, will be a smart cat and stay home if we get the predicted forecast.

(click to enlarge)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Adam Lambert - Broken Open

The first time I heard this song, I just sat back and listened. It is a very haunting melody. The second time I listened, I also read the lyrics, and it made the song even more so. It hits deep inside you and doesn't let go. Job well done Adam!

Friday, December 4, 2009


After working a 60 hour week, I am one whipped puppy ( or kitty as the case may be) .
We are officially on mandatory overtime starting Monday. ( can't tell the job market sucks in our company, but then again, we are a specialty area) People were given the option of working four twelve hour days, or working four ten's and eight on Friday. I, of course, opted for the third option, four twelves and 8-12 hours on Friday :)) This mandatory overtime is through the rest of the year, and the ones who never volunteer are screaminggggggg in pain about it. Sometimes, in times like this, I actually like my boss :D

It's about time the others start picking up their slack, we can't do everything all the time. I have been pulling OT for months, along with two of my co-workers. But then again, some of us like to be able to pay our bills and still have a couple nickles left over at the end of the week.