Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Busy busy

Life as of late hasn't slowed down much. If anything it's gotten busier. Now normally, I'm a fairly lazy person. I would rather relax, chill with the horses, sleep, ah sleep. That's a strange concept as of late.

I've lost 2 employees in less then a week, so someone has to make up the difference. Guess who got elected? LOL Oh well. At least I know that whatever needs to be done is getting done this way. Even if i don't remember what my family looks like any more.

My son went to the Netherlands on Monday. He said everyone has "interesting shoes"? What's up with that? Anyway, he's there safely. So it's a bit quieter around these parts. I'm still busy as heck, but whatcha gonna do?

Life at work is hectic, with Christmas looming, it's not about to let up much either. Sigh.... Well, at least Christmas time is quite fun and VERY Busy.

Sisters conspiring..

Shasta and Dusty, wonder what they were thinking... ; )

Ms. Elly May...

She's almost all grown up. She's about 14.2hh now. And stout!


For Sale $1500.00 OBO

Foothills Cappuccino aka CC
4 yr old triple registered mare.
A/A, e/e

Has just been started under saddle.

email for more info.
Serious inquiries only please.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


It's been quite a bit since I've posted anything anywhere!

Since I got promoted, I don't have any time to do much of anything. My days start earlier then I'd like and end much later then I'd like. At night, when I finally get a chance to sit down for a bit, my legs hurt so badly the crampisomehow I have to get used to this. I don't know how. My feet, OMG, they hurt so horribly that they have woken me up at night. The problem is, my legs and feet Should be used to it already. I've been doing this for almost a full year. Now I can sit down once in awhile, but it's not easy when the employees don't want to do thier job.

One of my major pet peeves is a couple of my guys, are giving me a hard time. I've had to write each one of them up for something or other, mostly for not opening the store on time. I HATE writing anyone up for anything. The act alone makes me angry. But as of yesterday, I was Supposed to have started my "vacation". Yeah right. I should have known that the smarter thing to do would have been to cancel the whole damn thing. But no, I'm stubborn. I need NEED sometime to back up and regroup. So yesterday, the person assigned to open the store, neglected to get the keys from me so the store could be opened on time. Which led to me having to go in and open the store. I ended up working for a few hours then I felt safe enough to cut out. Then todayl, the Security company calls me and says the store isn't open 15 minutes after it was supposed to have opened. Damn it! So again, I get dressed and have to go into the store. Thankfully the person who's supposed to have been there is there at this point, but, still late. So this means of course I have to write him up YET again. This of course pisses me off, pisses him off to no end, but what choice do I have? The Security company had already informed the District Office and Corporate that the store wasn't open, someone is responsible, and that someone is me, cause whatever my employees do, I have to answer for. What a predicament this puts me into. So now I know I'm going to be written up myself because this is his 3 write up for this very thing and I'm going to be having to pay the piper on this. This makes me angrier.

Why OH why do I allow myself to be put into situations like this? I have got to find a good missle ground. I admit, I'm having difficulty going from emmplyee to manager, it's not as easy as one would think. The amount of responsibilty doens't bother me at allk, it's the lack of respsect that I get from the employees. It's not all of them, but there are a couple who think of me still as thier equal. I try very hard to treat everyone the same and as equals. But they have a line that should not be crossed. One is of course not doing thier job(s), being sexually explicit, making a lot of luid comments and of course not showing up on time or at all for thier shift. They all know how to do thier job, but for some reason, they just do not want to do it.

I've been told I need to get the bitch factor and start to really hammer down. I guess I need to get that bitch factor in motion and keep it that way for a bit. Sigh......