Saturday, April 18, 2009

Crank 2

I'm alive.

Won't give reasons why I haven't been online much lately.

Everything is pretty much same ole same ole.

I have to take the AHA BLS/CPR class despite me already being Red Cross certified.

I have a interview Monday for this weekend gig helping people with developmental disabilities. The only thing that kinda raised my eyebrow is that part of the training includes a class that sounds a lot like a self defense class. If I get this gig I pray I don't get attacked. This job will hold me up a bit when I start school in January.

I never heard back from the gig helping a lady with CP on the weekends. I had funny feelings about that gig anyways so I am not going to make contact to see what's going on.

I have not been to the gym in about 2 weeks and I have been eating body can physically tell it too. Time for me to get back on the ball.

My place is a mess but I don't feel like taking care of it just yet.

I saw Crank 2 yesterday. Never seen the 1st, just heard about it. All I can say is WTF? It was weird and all over the place but I liked it. Wally World has the first one on DVD for fairly cheap. I may have to pick that up and watch it.

I brought Pooka some cartoons last week. I tried to hide, but not hide them buy putting them with the other dvd's. Pooka noticed them within 10 minutes of coming home! LOL!

I am toggling back and forth the idea of getting cable. I don't watch tv much and Pooka likes to watch her dvd's over and over and over and over and over so I don't need it. But it's nice to have whenever I have company.

I joined an online group for deaf people and people who want to learn to sign or can sign and want to get better. It's run by an associate of mine. They meet about once a month and just hang out and sign. The next meetup is on May 1st. I am kinda excited about finally buckling down and trying to learn ASL. I am also toggling buying the Rosetta Stone system to get my Spanish up. I knew it was pricey but mannnnnnnn when I looked it up my jaw dropped! LOL! My birthday is coming up so if I can get 3 people to buy one part of the 3 part set I'll be cool! LOL! If I get this weekend job I can use the first few checks to go towards that investment. To know spanish and ASL in my career field makes you more marketable. I've wanted to learn both before, but knowing that it can help me in the future is icing on the cake.

So yeah, my additional goals for 2009 are learning basic ASL and Spanish, securing a 3rd shift summer job (which don't exist), and getting back to the gym on the regular. Yeah it's been 2 weeks but it feels like forever.

This summer Pooka will be at my mothers house. Am I ready for Pooka to be gone that long? Yes and No. I don't know who is more excited, my mom or Pooka! LOL! I already know that she will go to the aquarium with aunt Diva and Kings Dominion with her dad. I swear that little girl is blessed. Every time we go upstate people have already reserved time to take her somewhere and she comes back with new outfits and at least one pair of shoes. EVERY TIME WITHOUT FAIL! I feel like I am her manager cuz folks are calling me asking when so and so is dropping her off so they can come by the house and take her to such and such place. Not about what I'm doing, but what Pooka is doing! LOL!

While she is away having fun, I will hopefully have a temporary, 3rd shift, summer gig so I can stack more paper while not having to worry about childcare. If I can't secure a summer job I will live at the gym, the pool or both! LOL!

I am not crazy, really. It's just that I know that while I have free time it's in my best interest to place myself in a better position to succeed. All this stuff is temporary so I don't run the risk of burnout.

Lately I've been feeling like I've being driven by money. How much I need to make to cover everything? How much do I need to put aside if I want a house in 2013? If I switch childcare providers again how much more will that cost me (where Pooka is is great but I may need somewhere that opens earlier, closes later, and takes Pooka to school and picks her up which means putting her back in her previous daycare which is ALOT more than what I pay now)? How much $ in loans do I really need to survive next year? How can I offset that? Can I afford to leave the country for a vacation this year? Question after question and most involve money in some fashion. *sigh*

William Ford's people sent me an email talking about when I need to start officially playing with them. *sigh* Time flies so fast.

I need my car detailed and the interior needs a good shampoo job.

Life is life.

blah de blah de blah

Why did I just get a text from my father's wife telling me that she'd be delighted to keep Pooka for me if I land the weekend job? And would pick her up if need be???? That's a great offer but she lives an hour and some change away from us. Like I said...folks seem to love them some Pooka and wanna snatch her up!!!!!! LOL! Who is gonna snatch me up and take me somewhere?? ROFL!


LsbnMom said...

Dont for get I have that Spanish CD set that I have never used. If I come across it while spring cleaning, I will pull it out for you and have it tomorrow.

E said...

Crank 2 is the one with Jason Strathm, right? I love that guy for some reason even though he is physically normally not my type.

I hope you don't get attacked either if you get the weekend gig. I'll send good vibes your way.

I've been a bit out of touch myself for a while with the whole blogging world. I just try to come back when I can. All you do I guess...:-)

It's nice to see everyone wants a piece of Pooka. You've definitely deserve accolades for that.

And omg...I'm response #2. Woo hoo!

blkbutterfly said...

now that i know you're not starting school until january, i think stacking your money is a good thing to have at the forefront of your mind.

girl, you shoulda known Pooka would find those videos in a heartbeat! my students notice the littlest changes in me and/or the classroom. one day i had on a different polish on my toes, and they were all over it!

lol @ "William Ford's people." i got a letter from them about how much interest had accrued. thank God Americorps is taking care of that!

count it all joy that some many ppl love your child. it speaks volumes about your child rearing!

Jc "Teezie" Wooten said...

Man I loved Crank. I still dont see how they made a Crank II but I bet it was good. Jason Statham is the man! I love me some him! LOL

Mini me will be up in MD for the summer also. Believe me you will enjoy it! Especially since you wont have to worry about her with your moms. Unlike me! LOL Rome plans on staying home this summer. Gonna try and find a summer job.

I've taken the Spanish and ASL. But unfortunately since I have never had the opportunity to keep using them I dont remember nothing, nada zip! I think I'll get me a mexican lover and he can get me back up to speed! lol

I have been meaning to take CPR again. It has been years.

I was gonna call ya this weekend. But been studying for the GMAT. I may be starting grad school in June. YUCK! LOL Need to take the GMAT next month because if my approval comes through that is the only thing holding me back.

AR Gal said...

I forgot Crank 2 came out this weekend. I saw the first and loved it. Yes it was over the top but it was entertaining nonetheless. Jason S. is hot. I'd smash him. WHAT?! lol

I remember a job I interviewed for the State many moons ago had similar classes I would have had to take. It was working with delinquent (bad @ss) kids. I didn't get the job. I wasn't mad about it at.all. lol

Rosetta Stone is pricey. Z bought the set to learn Arabic but sent it back because he wasn't able to dedicate the time to learning that he thought he would (read his @ss is lazy, lol). I sat down with him one night and tried it. The software they have is pretty nifty though. I say give it a try.

Gym? What's that? lol j/k

Anonymous said...

I must have been under a rock...I've never heard of Crank.

Girl you stay on your grind. You always got an interview.

I got my fingers cross O will be spending the whole summer with his daddy. Yes I will miss him but I need a break!

Insatiable One said...

Free children for the summer and no one to care for yourself? Girl, you better do that. Save your money and handle your business. I'm sure everything will workout for you.

Ladynay said...

LSBNMOM, I'll be sure to get it.

E, apparently he kinda does it for quite a few folks :-)

I think I'll get the weekend thing. They are doing background checks and stuff now.

I understand about the hit and miss blogging. I don't have a computer at home at the moment so I blog/comment when I can.

BB, who knew them litte buggers where so attentive? They noticed your nail polish? Wow!

Can Americorps pay my stuff too? LOL

I am glad I can get periodic breaks from parenthood.

TZ, Crank was a lil bit of everywhere and the way it ended there will be a third.

Rome is old enough to work??? Somebody is getting OLD! LOL!

Call that hispanic dude you used to kick it with *running*

GMAT? Yuck yuck and yuck again. Somebody over there will find a way to get you in.

Argal, you'd smash him huh? And it has nothing to do with the public sex scene???? Hmmmmmmm? LOL

Hopefully I'll never have to use what they show me.

I will eventually get the progrom, just a matter of when.

I forgot what a gym is but I am going today to refresh my memory! LOL!

Southern, I never heard of Crank until I saw the trailor for Crank 2 so don't feel bad!

As Busta and TP says...I keep hustlin' I keep hustlin' I keep hustlin'. I've been the interview QUEEN these past few months!

I'll cross my fingers with you that O goes with his father. You indeed need a break and time to just be Southern Gal for a little while.

Mo, Oh I'll find something to do. LOL!It always works out.

blkbutterfly said...

you know, not that you ask, you may want to look into Americorps programs in your area. they don't pay much, but while you're doing it, your loans are deferred and at the end of your commitment, you receive an education award that you can use for school or to pay off current loans. i'm not sure if you've already done, so but Americorps is def. something worth checking out.

Freaky Deaky said...

Crank 2 was cool but I think the original was better. Chav Chelios has to be a zombie. I think money is good on a Crank 3.

I know someone that used to work in a group home and I believe they gave him a truncheon instead of self defense classes. He described it almost like a prison riot at times. I hope your experience is a lot less stressful and combative.

Well since you've forsaken the gym I know you and the trail have been hanging tough, right?

Ladynay said...

BB, I'll look into it

FD, dude from Crank is a zombie for real! I have yet to pick up the first one. I need to see if it is still on sale when I go to Wally World later.

Me and exercise had not been on speaking terms in awhile but we are working on it at the moment. :-)

Jc "Teezie" Wooten said...

Oh and btw I am trying to find that hispanic guy I use to kick it with. We ended on good terms. Neither one of us had the time. Now I do! LOL Its better than dealing with sloppy seconds Mo.