Friday, October 31, 2008
This opportunity is a full-time position with a four day work week. That’s right, a four day work week.
If you know of anybody who may be interested in coming on board, please have them send an email or give me a call at the number listed below. Furniture experience is a plus but not a requirement.
We have sales positions available at Miskelly Furniture, the Miskelly Roomstore and the new Ashley Furniture Homestore in Madison.
If interested please send email to JBond@Miskellys.com
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
If you have 20 envelopes to mail....DO NOT USE THE AUTOMATED POSTAL MACHINE!!!
Yesterday I had to run to the Post Office to mail a monogram order. After standing behind this women for about 5 minutes, she turns to me and says..."This machine is messing up. It worked fine with the first 10, but trying to do the past 5, it keeps messing up and I've got 5 more to do."
I was so close to just screaming..."you don't use the APM for 20 envelopes!!!!" "That's what the counter behind those double doors are for". The can weigh 1 envelope and print 20 stamps, instead of having to weigh and pay for each of your 20 envelopes. You are interfering with my day and the rest of us standing in line.
The APM is supposed to be for those with a couple of items that need mailing and do not require any complicated mailing issues. I had 1 package.
I ended up having to use the counter where I seemed to have gotten the most unpleasant help who was ready to go to lunch. Needless to say, I got my package mailed and was on my way.
The APM hog was still trying to get the machine to work and was asking for some assistance from postal employees.
Until next time, HB
Monday, October 27, 2008
I had the intentions of cleaning my house this morning as it has gone to a pig sty since I was sick last week. However, the boys had other plans like hitting, pushing, kicking, yelling and driving me into a state of my own need to be refereed.
This morning I woke up to CB crying because BB hit him when he tried to turn the light on. Apparently BB didn't want to wake up and turning the light on just wasn't an option. After dealing with that, we 3 meandered into the den and kitchen for the routine strawberry milk.
After many attempts to sweep and mop my kitchen, I finally gave up due to spending most of my time in the den in the middle of live wrestling matches. They fought over trucks, bulldozers, tv shows, who sits in what chair, and anything else they could claim to be their own.
You see, I can't send them to their room because they share a room. If you recall, there had already been a smack down earlier in the morning. I tried to send one to my room and one to their room. That became a battle as each wanted to go to my room. They each ended up in a chair in the den. I dared them to get out of the chair. After about 45 minutes, I finally got my kitchen cleaned with no interruptions while they sat in the chairs.
We later went to Wal-Mart where the wrestling continued in the buggy. As I was sternly and firmly telling them not look at each other, not to touch each other, not to talk to each other...my mother's prim and proper cousin walks by only to immediately turn around and in her true southernbelle accent and mannerisms "Holly is that you? I haven't seen you in so long and the last time I saw the boys they were in car seats." "How's your mamma and them?" "This one looks just like Uncle Bonnie (referring to CB who looks like my grandfather, my mom's father) "Y'all have got a wedding coming up don't ya'?" "I wish I could go but it's just so far but I just love weddings especially when I get to visit with the whole family. You know, I just love visiting with family".
You have to understand my mom's cousin to appreciate how untimely this was. She is from the Old South where you dress up even to go to the grocery store down the road...her family owns cotton farms in the delta. And here I was in a t-shirt, blue jeans, flip flops, no make-up, hair in a pony-tail...trying to keep my temper in check in the middle of Wal-Mart. (Aunt Myra and Daddy, you know who I am talking about and you can appreciate this moment..MLN).
My saving grace yet another gasping moment for my southernbelle cousin was when CB announced that he had to doo-dooed. We were able to get away and off the bathroom we went.
As I was trying to get the boys out of Wal-Mart and they both determined to get on some ride, get some cheap thrill from a vending machine we run into that cousin again. Only this time I was firmly reiterating to CB that we were not getting a tatoon (his word for tatoo).
She gracefully walks over and says..."I know bringing twins to Wal-Mart has got to be hard". "You know were like triplets"
"Yes, mam, it is, give every one a hug for me".
By the time we got home, it was time for lunch and then a well needed nap. The wrestling matches weren't as often this afternoon.
Until next time, HB
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Last Friday, I finally broke down and called my mom, who is the X-Ray Tech for our family doctor. I was begging to be seen only to be told that our doctor left early due to being sick. She asked if I was feeling worse or about the same. To which I replied through tears, "I just feel like I am full of infection".
Lower back pains, headaches that even Aleve and prescription strength decongestants wouldn't touch, dizziness, nausea, light-headed, and emotional.
Well, I did go see my doctor this morning and I was right. I am just full of infection. Terrible ear infection in my right ear, terrible sinus infection, UTI, and a yeast infection. Which explains all the symptoms listed above. I've also had an infected gland under my arm that finally came to "a head" Sunday night. I won't go into details about this one, even I get nauseous thinking about that thing draining. To give you and idea of the size, it took up the biggest part under my arm. Extremely painful to move my arm as it would send pain even down to my thumb. Made for about a week of sleepless nights as I would roll over on that arm and wake with acute pain. But it finally feels better after draining.
My urine test showed blood and sugar. The blood is probably due to infection and the sugar is somewhat unexplained at this time. He is hoping is just due to all the infections. He did a blood sugar test which cam back normal to follow up more on the sugar. I'll go back in 2 weeks for another urine test to see if it has cleared up.
1 shot and 3 meds later, I should be feeling better in the next few days. My 3 boys are also battling scratchy throats, runny noses and a mild hacking coughs.
I blame most of our sinus/cold troubles on this weather. I can hate this weather as much as I love it. Cold at night and hot during the day.
Until next time, I think I may start living in a bubble, HB
Thursday, October 16, 2008
On our way to the Beach....
On our way home....we were packed out. It started raining on the way home and since some of our luggage was on a back rack, we had to pile it inside, which was already full of our shopping loot. I now know what it feels like to be a turtle or a snail all folded up in a shell. Leah and I were folded up on the back seat. Although, no one had any leg room but Tracy and that was only b/c she was driving.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Just look at those new wheels. Our push mower blew up, literally the day before we left for vacation. We had to ask the neighbors to borrow their lawn mower just to finish the backyard.
JB, went and purchased his new ride the day after we got back. This beauty even has head lights. He's only used it twice since he purchased it while he's been having to mow once a week with the push mower. Oh well, he'll get to ride his new wheels much more come next spring and summer.
Until next time, HB