Saturday, October 13, 2012

It's Saturday and I'm working

Once again it's Saturday and I find myself here at work.  Saturdays are really easy though (knock on wood).  I'm here until 7pm tonight.

The boys (Rick and Mitchell) are out of town this weekend in Ortonville MN.  Pheasant hunting opener today.

Madison is supposed to be cleaning her room.

Minnesota Gopher Homecoming today,  would have been nice to watch but we are unable to get that channel at work.

Zombie Pub Crawl in St Paul starting at 2pm.  Should not affect my work before I'm through with this shift.

Tomorrow I am going with Aunt JoAnn to Nellie's Barn sale in Hastings and then we are planning on visiting one of the Antique Malls that one of my coworkers raves about.

link to Nellie's Barn Sale 

click it !   The pictures are devine!

Veronica (my web designer-go to gal) will be updating this Blog just a smidgen and blinging me out a little.

Ordered up some really really cute items from my gal Bethy Boo for an upcoming Girls Weekend.  I will post pictures when I receive them.

I had my first Card Club with a new group of gals this past Wednesday.   Ahhhhhhhhh be still my heart.  A great group of Ladies.   Very talented.   So excited I decided to join.   Here is the short version of the story. While I was representing  Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps at a Stamp and Scrap Expo at the State Fair a couple of weeks ago I met Judy and Linda who you could tell they were just FUN FUN FUN.  We got to talking and they said....."Hey, you should join our card club!"  Being that I haven't been involved in a card club for the last 5 years I went home and thought about time and commitment and decided it was a Very Good Thing to be asked and to participate in.  A couple of days later I sent Linda an email and said that I very much welcomed the opportunity to join in their group.

That's all Folks!!

Card Club Submission-North Branch

Here is the card I made for my first meeting with North Branch card club gals.  We met Wednesday at 5.  Total of 12 women, all whom are very talented.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Good Morning To You....

As you can tell, I did not post anymore from my State Fair Dispatching.   Part 2 was not meant to be.  Kind of fell apart once I got out there and started working.  I guess it just didn't materialize.

After my last state fair shift Labor Day Monday which was actually 0300 on Tuesday morning.  I was kind of relieved that I had a whole 2 days to myself to do absolutely nothing.  And that my friends is exactly what I did.  I did make dinner for my family both nights.  Put clean sheets on the bed.  And watched 3 previously recorded TV shows that I had neglected.  Yesterday I left the house for one hour.  Post office, Gas Station and a couple of groceries. Went to bed at 8pm last night!


Mitchell came home from football practice and told us the coach has him playing in the Varsity Game on Friday night.   I can just feel my mom's presence surrounding us right now.  This will be his first Varsity Game.  I'm so excited for him.  Defensive End.  I will give details Saturday morning.

Madison is going to an overnight event with her Peer Leader Group to the Autoban Center on September 14.  She starts her studio dancing next Monday.

I have just this very minute gotten a Mandate to work tonight until 9pm due to a sick call.   Pros and Cons.  I should not be mandated tomorrow.   I don't want to miss Mitchell's debut Varsity Football game.

One of the pros this afternoon is my partner will be Kim.   Love this girl.   She makes me laugh.   Her and I are planning a road trip for later in October.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Easy like Sunday Morning.....


If I can get through the next 10 hours, I will have worked 70 hours in 5 days at my regular job at the ECC.  It's been a long rotation!   My day wont end at 4 pm though.  I need to head on over to the "Great Minnesota Get Together"  at the Minnesota State Fair and do some Dispatching until 0300 tomorrow morning.  I KNOW!  CRAZY!   But the Fair is only here 12 days and it's fun and low key and an excellent way to earn some extra money.

Isn't this a cute Logo?

It only takes about 20 minutes to get over to the fair grounds on the other side of town from the ECC.  When I get there I have to go through a series of gates in my car.  All kinds of police and temporary state fair employees are directing the way.  I have a "special" red placard that says "Tiger Lot" (we don't park in the Tiger lot though) and I just kind of smile and wave and hold up my badge as I pass through the various check points.  I was given a small book of admittance tickets for each day of the fair and at the 2nd check point I must present one (otherwise pay $12).   Basically I'm driving 1/2 of the perimeter of the whole fair to get to the Dispatch House (Photo later).  We are like the only employees that get to drive right up to where we work.   NICE.

The police that work the fair are: State Fair Police and many police officers from around the state.  Like some dispatchers some of the police officers take vacation time off from their regular police department jobs to come and work the fair.  The police officers from other departments wear their uniforms from those particular agency so at any given time you could have 4 officers going to assist on a call that have 4 different uniforms on.  Since the State Fair is in St Paul/Falcon Heights the St Paul Police Dept and St Paul Fire Dept play a key role in Public Safety throughout the 12 days.  The majority of the calls are medicals and lost children.  It can get really really crazy with several calls going on at one time.  

Friday, August 31, 2012

Just another day at work.....

While many people are using the last days of summer to go out of town and enjoy the beautiful weather forecasted for the Labor Day Weekend I will be at work......
But along with my normal work at the ECC I'm also dispatching at the Minnesota State Fair.......look for post through out the weekend.

Oh my Goodness.................I think a year ago I posted something like.........................OMG has it really been a year since I've posted to my lonely blog. BLAH BLAH BLAH!

Well that really does not matter.  What does matter is that I'm here today and ready to pick up where I last left off.

I must admit that I didn't start out today thinking I was going to venture back to this BLOG and post anything so I'm a little caught off guard at the moment as to what I should ramble on about.   I did notice there are several things that need to be tidied up and I think that would be a very good place to begin.   I promise promise promise to come back tomorrow and post something wise, interesting or entertaining.

Peace and Love to All,

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Give Away from ImagiMeri

This woman is a fabulous artist.  She can sculpt anything from an image.  She is currently offering a giveaway that if you are the lucky winner you can get a image of your choice sculpted.  So pop on over for a chance to win.