Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Malu finally heard from her sister who lives in New Orleans. She has been so worried. We all have been for her. Malu said that she and her husband were among the paople in the SuperDome when the roof started to come off. No running water. No food. Only a leaking roof over their heads. They were on the convoy that started to transport people to Texas.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

I should also include a link to Matt's new webpage. he designed it himself. He is very proud. I am actually impressed with his work.
I have less than a month before I am set to go back to Seattle, well, Bellview. whatever. I am SO ready to go. I need to go out and have some drinks. This time, its all girls, me and Lori, of course, but Malu and Karen are going to come too. We are going to have to get two rooms, I think. Cuz me and Lori will stay out till 3 or 4 in the morning come back shower, nap, and go to the show, but Karen and Malu already said they wont keep up with us. So we should put them in their own room. Can you imagine the four of us trying to share 1 bathroom?! There isnt enough counter space in the world for all our stuff! LOL. Well, its off to bed, Have to get plenty of sleep yto be fresh for work tomorrow. I was a little crabby today. Oh well, maybe people should quit annoying me!

Monday, August 29, 2005

Here's to Lew

There is always that one song that reminds you of someone you love. Posted by Picasa

(R. Stewart/J.Cregan/K.Savigar)
May the good Lord be with you
Down every road you roam
And may sunshine and happiness
surround you when you're far from home
And may you grow to be proud
Dignified and true
And do unto others
As you'd have done to you
Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart you'll always stay
Forever Young, Forever Young
Forever Young, Forever Young

May good fortune be with you
May your guiding light be strong
Build a stairway to heaven
with a prince or a vagabond

And may you never love in vain
and in my heart you will remain
Forever Young, Forever Young
Forever Young, Forever Young
Forever Young
Forever Young

And when you finally fly away
I'll be hoping that I served you well
For all the wisdom of a lifetime
No one can ever tell

But whatever road you choose
I'm right behind you, win or lose
Forever Young, Forever Young
Forever Young ,Forever Young
Forever Young, Forever Young
For, Forever Young, Forever Young

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

That little two timing bitch better thank her lucky stars that I live 3600 miles away from her. It will be a sad day in her world if I ever see her. She will regret breaking MY baby brother's heart. Trust that.

Karma's a Bitch, and her name is Emily.
And Monday leaked into Tuesday. I found out that the military does not cover contacts only glasses, so Tricare will not pay for my contacts. I can get them, but they will not pay for them. And then Yesterday, I had to deal with a couple little bitches and their even bigger Bitch mothers and the Department of Labor, because these little girls lied, and didnt want to tell their mommies the truth so their mommies called the Labor board and filed a complaint. So now, even though when the guy came he couldnt find anything supporting their complaint, we remain under investigation for the next 6 monthes. So now ALL the girls who are under 17 and work for me have to suffer. She probably didnt even tell her mom that she was fired. She probnably said she quit because these false things were going on. And absurd claims like ahe was forced to work 60 hours a week. In the 3 weeks she worked for me she only worked 67 hours. We never let her have a break. She took at least two a day, sometimes more. And we didnt pay her enough. In the state of Alaska a minor working less than 30 hours a week is paid $5.15. We paid her $5.50. Now we are all suffering because of these little girls. I am not hiring any more little girls.

Monday, August 22, 2005

What a long day and I didnt even really do anything! Malu and I spent all day at a Graham Webb Retail Authority seminar. WhooHoo. It was TOO terribly boring, but they just repeated a lot of the stuff I have already learned from my other buisness classes. Oh well, doesnt hurt to refresh. The day your done learning is the day your done.

Of course it doesnt help that I lost one of my contact down the drain. I was just washing my hands and it popped right out of my eye, and of course I had the water running, so good bye eyesight. I thought I had a spare pair but only God knows where it is now. So I am reduced to wearing my glasses. Not that I cant see with my glasses, just not as well. I dont like to drive with them on, but since I am so close to work, I dont mind so much. The problem is that I havent been to the eye doctor since I have been here (Not good). So it will be a whole hoopla to get a new contact. But it is prolly a sign I should go since I have been having so many problems with my eyes lately. The climate is just too dry here. Anyway, I need to scadale off to bed. Night.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Like I dont get enough spam in my email, now they're attacking my blog!?! Give me a fucking break! I had 5 comments yesterday and only ONE of them was real.


I dont care about your stupid blogs, I will NEVER visit them. Screw with someone else.

Does blogger have SpamBlocker? They should.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Back to work today. Boo. At least the day went fast. They fired the manager at Symplique so now they are over there and I am incharge of the store until further notice. Bet they are glad I didnt take off longer than I did. Ralph is losing his mind. He could barely carry on a conversation for the fiven minutes that I saw him today. Poor guy.

Everyone made it home safely. I had to call to make sure since no one called me to let me know that all was well. Thats ok, I see where I rate in the food chain. Its quiet around the house. Kind of bittersweet. I loved having them up here, but its nice to have my house back too. And Since I havent gotten to spend any time alone with my husband in around three weeks and wont till the fourth week is over, I am looking forward to this weekend.

We fit a lot of stuff in during the time they were up here. I did a lot that I probably otherwise wouldnt have done, like the kayaking. I got a killer blister on my thumb, but the waterfall was worth it. Pictures are up on the kodak gallery. Shared them with most of you. If you didnt see them, and want to let me know and I will send a link. But I should go to bed. Bright and early. Bright and early...

Friday, August 05, 2005

Store update: Lori and I walked around today, trying to figure out a new layout. Well, the beginning of a new ;layout, and we have decided to take out a counter, By new peg shelves so we can do glass shleves or pegs and move all the nail stuff back by the salon (its in the front window now) and then put our "boutique" in the front window. It will have all kinds of stuff, belts, scarves, purses, these slippers that vibrate, um... just tons of accessories. It is gonna be SO MUCH work! But I think it will look awesome. people are amazed at how much stuff we have now, just wait till we knock out this counter. Oh, yeah. Anyway, I have an air matress to inflate and some blankets towash so I had better get to gettin.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

I spent all day today in front of a computer. And what do I do when I get home? get on the computer. I am going to have such a migrraine. BUT I am almost ready for my vacation. We are getting SO MUCH new stuff it is not even funny. We have to sit down and replan the layout of the store because we have to find room for it all. We are going to departmentalize the store. Like Appliances, nails, mens, accessories, make up, body (LOTIONS AND BATH GELS, ETC.) travel. I mean it is pretty much like that already but we have to create more room. We just need to relocate! I told Lori that. She says if we can keep our sales up it may be an option, but not for a couple years since we just finished painting and are putting in new carpet.

Well, anyway, I need to clean the kitchen since I'm gonna go into work tomorrow. Just half day though, i have a lot of last minute stuff to do. Man, I miss my husband. I am SOOOO ready for him to came home!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Today was a good day. Ralph and Lori came back. I was straightening the shelves this morning, just last minute figiting. And I see someone run past the window and it was Ralph. He in running past the windows and down the hall, and the door flies open and he runs over to me and gives me the biggest hug. NAd Lori came a little behind, she didnt run, and gave me a big hug... You dont know how good that felt. I have been feeling so alone these past few days, and I really needed that hug. It was like... they were so glad to be back and so happy to see me, like family. And it felt so good. And I smiled.

And suddenly, I wasnt alone anymore.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

I wish I could say that I would give anything to go home and be with my family, but appartently I wouldnt give $1200. I wish I could be there. I feel soooo guilty. Like I have abandoned my dad in his time of loss. Mom says no one expects me to come home, but I guess I always expected me to go home. I mean I was there for mom when grandpa died. I even helped pick out his casket. And now I cant be with dad. And I feel horrible. And the worst part is this: I am not as sad about grandma dying, only for the reason that she had a VERY long and full life, and it was her time and she isnt suffering anymore, as I am sad that I cant be with dad. I feel like I should be. Matthew is there. He is going to go to the funeral. I asked him to please be with my dad since I cant be. Maybe that will be enough. I have tried to call home but no one answered. I am not even quite sure what to say. "I'm sorry for your loss"? That seems dumb since he's my dad and its my loss too. Just say I love you and that I am thinking about you. And I wish that I could be there, but I cant.

Monday, August 01, 2005

My grandma died last night. There is no way I can go home. I cant afford it. I will never again see that little old lady with whom I share my name. Never hear her tell me I give good hugs. Never get my 5 sticks of Wrigleys gum. And I have no one to cry to.