Good Morning Everyone! I just realized that my entry about NYC was very negative. There were a few things positive. People were generally polite, policemen were helpful, the streets were clean with sanitation workers busy. We got to use a bathroom at a resteraunt we did not eat at! I found a geocache in Central Park! I didn't loose anyone and we did get our bus back. The buildings and lights were wonderful.
I watched the Today show (parts of it) at work and saw that the streets were not crowded during the weekdays! Already I am thinking about going back! Just not on a weekend, especially a holiday weekend! My calves are still sore from all stairs! Good workout. Did anyone else see that article on AOL about the family in Manhatten that wants $1M so they can move into a fancy apartment? They only make $600-700 k a year. Oh waahhhh, they should try living on MY income! I just got my first propane fill up. 100 gal and it is costing me over $300 dollars. Guess that will go on the old credit card too. Sheesh. I can't wait to get my income tax return, I get to claim both kids this year. In the past, the EX always claimed Sarah. He is about to loose the trailer and I can't afford to pay on it. He says the propane company wants a huge deposit before they will deliver any propane. He is still on unemployment and instead of going out and finding a job, he is sitting on his duff and waiting for his old company to hire him back on. He told me his "friend" is going to move in soon and help him out.
My niece is out of jail too. Her bail was lowered and her Mom go her out. She had court last night, so I'm not sure what is going to happen. She has some pretty serious charges against her. I'm hoping she will just be sent to rehab or something.
Tomorrow is our annual holiday party at my work. They put out a buffet and there are names drawn for gifts and also cash prizes for getting your flu shot. I have never won a cash prize and only won a gift once. A gift certificate to Home Depot. The residents are having their holiday party also and they always love that. There is a DJ and Santa comes and gets his picture taken with residents. I picked two residents to buy gifts for this year. I usually get practical stuff like nice toiletries. One of the residents I picked this year has Alzheimers, but another is fully aware, so I will make sure she gets something nice! Not that I won't get anything nice for the other resident of course. Strange as it may seem, one of the gifts will be underwear for both. There is a lack of underwear at the facility. Usually these mesh type underwear are distributed to the floor designed for incontinent people to wear with their pads. They disappear quicker than a bundle of money. It seems no one has underwear! Those that are lucky enough to have their own get them labled and put in the drawers. There have been more budget cuts at work including some staff hours cut back. I hope they don't close our department and put us onto units. Its looking that way.
Travis is angling to miss the bus again. He is late getting out the door again. Grrrr. Now I have to go get ready for work. Bye!