Monday, May 31, 2010

Cue the world's smallest violins . . .

Look up the phrase "fair weather friend" in the dictionary and you will probably see a picture of me.


I'm the worst!

Never in my wildest dreams, did I think there would be a day (or the last two months) where I was unable to find time for blogging or reading all your blogs.

But I think of you all often and throughout the day of my ho-hum yet dangerous job. Seriously, I had a punk pull out a switchblade and start cleaning his nails in an attempt to intimidate me because he and his pregnant, non US citizen girlfriend were ineligible for food st*mps due to his full-time college student status . . . I ignored the knife and he eventually put it away but I was reprimanded by my supervisor for not leaving my office or calling for help (I did attempt to call my supervisor twice, but she never answered her phone)!

Oh the job.

My first appointment of the day are expedites, usually men who just got out of the big-house and are currently homeless . . . which then, makes me think about the vileman and what he will do when he gets out.

Not that you all remind me of educated punks and ex-felons.

No, no, no!

Every morning I put on a silver bracelet along with my "GRRR" bracelet (it's black and matches everything and they look really nice together, and many people have commented on them and so, I always think of Debbi every morning.

My friends from the Frances Kuffle Amazon blog and the AFG blog . . . Vickie, Lori, Anne, Jen, Cindy, Laura N. and Helen.

Friends I met blogging as the Gr*mpy Ch*ir D*eter . . . Sharla (happy anniversary), Jill, Cammy, Michelle, Patience, Eva and Wendy.

You all have been such a great support system to me and I shall be a better blogger buddy soon!
The kids are very active in baseball and t-ball. Everyday either a practice or game.

I get home from work, grab waters and kids and head to the baseball field. Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Sunday. Sometime, we don't get home until 11:00 pm.

This has been going on since April. The t-ball schedule ends on Tuesday bringing about two to three days of relief.

Baseball ends sometime next month.

And with that said, I shall write again sometime in June!


Jill said...

Hey!! So glad to hear from you - I've been thinking about you a lot lately. :)

Vickie said...

Yeah!!! you made it for a May posting - skin of your teeth - but you made it!

Glad you are just normal life busy and not in difficulties.

Looking forward to a June post (or two) with more details when you have time.

Kids out of school yet? Your mom staying with them each day?

Debbi said...

Awww ... I'm so glad you're still wearing your bracelet. Actually I'm astonished it hasn't broken by now! Great to hear from you; come back to blogging soon. We miss you!

sharla said...

Hey, Hi!

love those "supervisors"-not!

glad that the kids are busy and that one sports has ended. I never really knew baseball season was so long, until neighbor started in softball-crazy!

Evelyn said...

Glad to hear from you!! Don't worry about have a life to live and we understand!! I am so glad things are back to a hectic "normal" for you. I know how much you wanted that. Looking forward to the next update...

Michelle said...

{{hug}} Glad to "hear" from you. I hope you're able to relax and enjoy a bit of the summer.

Helen said...

It's great to hear from's true that life gets in the way of blogging sometimes...oh well! Hope the kidlets are doing well and that you get some time to enjoy this summer! :-)

Cindy...154 said...

very great to hear from you and it sounds like you are doing well and still have that great sense of humor. My postings have been sparse also, life happenns. Glad the kids are playing sports. Look forward to a June post if you can squeeze it in. Hang in there!

Patience said...

All the "stuff" you've been thru during the last coupla years have made you one tuff chickadee!! The bad dude with the knife ... down to his knees!!

As for not getting around to blogging/reading/commenting ... I try to log in pretty regularly, but haven't had time to even think about it for a coupla weeks! Life seems to get in the way!

Saffa Chick said...

We are still here, and never apologise for not blogging! Life does get in the way - which is good as it means we have lives to get on with, right?

Congrats on the job, and I hope you come to like it. Sounds terrifying and I admire you for doing it!

Vickie said...

here I am again - saying that we are almost to the end of another month and if you want to get a post in, you only have a few days. Yes, the month has FLOWN - it seems like just a couple days since I left this same message at the end of May.

AND please tell us what is really going on with all of you - work, family, life, feelings.

Vickie said...

Alicia - we are now over half way through JULY. . .

Vickie said...

really wondering about you and the kids and your mom

Anonymous said...

Hi Alicia,

Wondering how you are doing with the job and being a single parent. Hopefully you found a place of your own and are just busy with life. I miss reading your blog.

Vickie said...

Nearing the end of the month and wondering how things are going this summer.

sharla said...

hope you and the kids are having a fun summer!

Thinking about you.

Vickie said...

It is the first week in August - wondering how things are going?

Jill said...

I miss you!! Come back!! :)

Scale Junkie said...

I don't think its so much fair weathered friends as much as it is we're all swamped with life. Yes I'm a few months late to your smallest violin concert but I'm here, better late than never? :D

Anyhow, hi! You've been on my mind.

Michelle said...

Popped in to check on you.. been thinking about you. Hope all is going well, and the kids started back to school smoothly.

{{hugs for you}}

Anne M. said...

Hope you and the kids are getting through that wicked hot steamy Texas heat. I know my parents have been staying indoors as much as possible - so many hot days just saps the energy.

Hang in there and check in when you can.

Vickie said...

happy thanksgiving!

Vickie said...

If I have the date right, I think it is Happy Birthday day to you!

Jill said...

Happy Birthday Alicia - Still miss you bunches!! :)

Patience said...

Happy Birthday a coupla days late!!!

Vickie said...

Merry Christmas!

Vickie said...

Happy New Year!

Vickie said...

might not be your favorite holiday. . . but happy valentines day!

Scale Junkie said...

For some reason you popped into my mind today, just thought I'd stop by and say hello

Vickie said...

HARD to believe it has been almost 4 years. I've had you on my mind a lot.

Jill said...

I wouldn't hate it at all if you decided to start blogging again. Miss you!!! :)

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