We have twin tones but work ethics on opposition

Day 3

Well… In my last post i talked about my reset buddy and how she needed a gentle nudging or, a small lesson in respect your elders rather. Today…. She was partnered  up with another young duck. 

I was okay with that! I thought, for a second, that maybe i was too passive aggressive with her and almost felt bad but then she came to me to complain about her new buddy… I giggled… 

I tried to play it off like my day was going swimmingly but it was just a front, i knew i chose the right partner.

I was grouped with the other abundant in melanin people ( the store mgr is very melanin deficient) and we had a good, “it’s because we’re black”, chuckle which lasted 3.5 minutes and then i was completely over the group.

I was partnered with the “lead” who kept leaving for many reasons. .. No reason at all… I was done with the “it’s because we are black and brown”…. I was done with watching the other lady in the crew do nothing but talk!

It is not because you’re brown it’s because the mgr really couldn’t leave the two, that actually came to get the job done, working together.

So at first i was mad at my fair skinned choice but quickly changed that tune when our split resulted in actually catching up to the time frame to meet the deadline. 

But now… I feel like this guy
Ready to call it quits

I like to pretend

I like to pretend that everything is A-Okay. I like to pretend that my life is a cake walk and that things are easy breezy. This is not actually the case.

Let’s take a look into my life, shall we?

I am a full time mother of three rapidly growing boys. They are my driving force and reason for being. They bring my joy and heartache(when they are sad) and frustration when I feel like they just would rather not listen to me. It is hard as hell being a parent and it definitely doesn’t come with a rule book or blueprint. It is even harder when you are going through it mostly alone. But on the other side of the coin, I have been able to forge this unbreakable bond with these fellas that I hope will prove beneficial when they hit that “mom get out” age in life. I hope that we will continue to have open lines of communication and that they never feel like they’re missing anything when it comes to mother son relationship.

I am a full time student. I have been on this fairly exhausting journey as far as schooling is concerned. Although I only take two courses at a time, these courses have me constantly writing reading analyzing and composing. If you are a full time college student, you know what I mean. This is a whole life situation all on it’s own.

I work full time. I don’t just punch in, do my job and, go home. I have to actively seek contracts that fit my needs as far as flexibility and pay. I have to make sure that I leave a good impression at all times so that I can constantly receive contracts with companies. I have to actually do the work and sometimes this is a full day affair! Some field work has me on the road for hours and then the office piece is just as long, if not longer.

I try to make a presence on life in some sort of full time capacity and we all know how hard that can be.

Three full time things and a possible (Spades).. phew. I am tired

If you tried to add all of the man hours up and see how much time I actually spend parenting, learning, working and, blogging, tweeting, Instagraming and, Facebooking then you my friend are a brave soul! If you actually garnered a figure from all of this then you are a mathematician!  AND finally, if you have managed to find some “me time” in this equation then I really need your number because we need to talk!

Opportunities, Offers, and Potential changes.

What a day today was was. I made an attempt to work but found myself with no cash to continue on with my journey. I decided to call it a day instead of hitting the ATM or going back to work from home.

After all of the drama I have been going through, and not telling you about, recently, I wp-1453511819157.jpegreally needed a glass of wine. I stopped into a large wine shop that I usually don’t go to because their prices are higher than the other liquor stores because they are “under new management” always, and probably haven’t made a profit as of yet.

Anyone who has worked in a wine and spirits place knows that January is a dead month for sales on liquor.

Either way, I picked up A Louis Jadot. I don’t usually get these because I drink a lot of wine and they’re $23 a bottle which adds up quickly.

The gentleman at the register carded me. That was nice seeing how I just turned 33! But then he asked me if I was French… I looked at him a little confused and said….. “……no…..” then he asks if I spoke french.. I said no to that as well.. He said it was because of my choice in wine. I’m guessing not a lot of people pick up Louis Jadot in Worcester.

I explained to him my previous experience running a wine store and he asked me to leave my name and number. He said that his employer would probably be interested in contacting me regarding an opportunity.  I gave him the info, not because I am on the market for a job, but because I never close doors on myself. You never know which will be the one that could be of most growth. I don’t think it is this one in particular due to the fact that this is at least the 3rd time they have been “under new management” in the last year.

 

My Failed Attempt At Working Tonight

I have 7 cases left in my manifest that I would like to get done before a very non-active Sunday. I routed them all this morning and had a plan of action. As we all know, things don’t often go as planned. You will typically have road blocks, detours, and speed bumps that hinder the process. The point is to push through them.

Road Closed - Please Stay Home.

My work literally has all of these things.

Tonight however, I decided not to push through the work. I went with the F-It i’ll do it tomorrow.

It started when I chose to stop to grab a drink and could not find my wallet. I really shouldn’t be driving around while it’s dark without my license. I know the number by heart but when you are creeping through neighborhoods and taking pictures of peoples homes, I don’t think the police are going to be okay with me spitting out a random license number.

It was starting to get dark and I really didn’t want to go back home because I had a plan to follow! Then I went to 35 instead of 38 (should’ve had my glasses on) the lady was nice enough and I was apologetic for knocking on her door. I reached the right house, the second on my 7 chase quest. I knocked on the front door… No answer… I hear a child hanging out, rang the bell…. no answer… Knocked on the other door and a lady answered. I asked for the customer (who I saw posted up in a super defensive posture between the kitchen and living room). I gave my scripted spiel. She placed me on a brief hold and returned to the door with the hugest German Shepherd I had ever seen in my life! and that’s when the fear sweat started. You may not know this, but I am petrified of dogs. She asked me to go to the other door.

I thought she was setting me up, I would turn my back and hear “release the hounds!”. I get to the door and captain hostile came out, the dog almost came with.. That would have been awkward…

He told me that he was all set and I needed not to be there. I apologized for the disturbance and headed to my car. I sat in the car, documenting the case as direct contact made/declined and he opens hie freaking door and sends his damn dog out unleashed!!! really!! who does that??

I took my picture with my phone and took off.

I finally thought this was a bad idea, working tonight that is, because not only do I not have any valid photo identification, my camera has a red lead light. That means when I push the button to auto focus on a target, a red laser light shines on the target. So I’ll be shining a red laser at homes (kind of looks like one of a gun!) and I have no freaking ID.

red-laser-light

Just gonna have a beer…

Stay true to you

WTF… Really?

So totally awkward moment upon answering my phone this afternoon. I looked at the local number and, although I didn’t know the number, I answered the call. It was a lady calling from a place I still don’t know asking about Archer. HUH???

Apparently I was placed on an application at some point as a reference as a supervisor of his for a company that I previously worked for. I totally stumbled over all of my words because she lead with the name. She asked me if I worked for the company and if I supervised him or if he was under the supervision of someone else.

Had I known to expect a professional call like that I would have prepared for it. Yes… I would have made it seem as though he was the best employee ever but I had no clue. I know you’re probably wondering why I would fabricate a reference and the answer is simple. I want him to be okay, I know he doesn’t have many folks in this neck of the woods and everyone needs to eat.

I don’t hate the man at all. Our relationship was a lot of tiptoeing for me but we did have some memorable moments and I do care for him deeply, as a person. As a human.

Either way…

Stay true to you

Happy Friday!

Hoy es Viernes, el nueve de Octubre

Yes, it is Friday! Generally that doesn’t mean anything to me but today it does. It means that I am having a glass of wine and not feeling guilty about it 🙂

Tonight on the menu is J.Lohr Paso Robles Merlot 2012. I have had a half of a glass and I am already feeling like the day is melting away. I ran and ran today. Got my congratulations letter from Company B, this means I have completed the training and am officially a rock star replacement cost guru! haha I need this wine.

El clase de espanol was totally a waste of precious run time. Blah blah blah homework due, exam coming soon. I wish I never elected to do that class. I have been slacking on the intro to aging and the other one, lol I can’t remember the name at this point.

Either way It is more important to use this time to relax and meditate this evening.

Tomorrow I bring my mother to Foxwoods Bingo for her birthday

Good Night, Buenos Noches Mis Amigos

Until tomorrow, when I will officially be a millionaire

Happy Date Night My Loves!!!

We have survived yet another week, another bottle of wine to celebrate the eve of the weekend, We made it through and I am sure there were some patchy times involved. As promised from Yesterday’s post today was nothing is not extremely interactive. Some major roadblocks and some minor ones too. Some things went as planned but mostly not! I wish I could have live-streamed the day for you.

From power outages to burns and blisters, lift your glass with me and celebrate survival.

The morning was action packed. I did complete the first two loss mitigation runs I had planned to the day before. I hopped on the web meeting four minutes late and faced passive aggression to the max. I heard during that call, I could not do things in my own order and took full advantage of pushing the other two web meetings off until next week. Instead I ran the two field contacts that I was going to do late afternoon. I thought this would free up my day, I just gained two hours of my life back…. Alas, that was just wishful thinking. I get home with 15 minutes to spare before the PhoenixMobile training and the first thing I noticed was that the fish tank was off, then I noticed the ceiling fans were not twirling, then the internet lights! sheer panic set in. No internet, no MANDATORY webmeeting, no contract with company! I scrambled to turn on my mobile hotspot and check the battery of the pc… Full. I participated in the meeting while checking to make sure I actually paid my damned electric bill this month. Account says active! so what the hell. After I got off the meeting I called in the outage and got a message that the company is aware of the outage and are working to fix it. Wonderful. I don’t think this is the cause, but I drove by this work multiple times.

IMG_20151008_172939_hdrAfter the day started to move along again, I skipped two other field contact and picked the kids up We grabbed pizza and headed to Grammy’s, no power and I had to work. I managed to do one other call this evening because I was just too exhausted to drive more and I grabbed the kiddos and headed home for the night around 7.

I found out that I got 102 on my Psychology exam. I was so excited I showed my youngest and he says “I knew you would do well mom, you’re a very smart woman.” I almost cried and told him he is awesome!

We thought it’d be best to unwind by making fake scabs and scars. The oldest made all the fake blood, the youngest and I made all the other objects, and my middle man was our test subject.

Don’t mind the huge scar across his belly, he had emergency surgery when he was about a month old after his intestine ruptured.

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