Something About Nothing............ #14

Charade67

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Bobbie posted the same time I did.

This weekend I was looking at my google feed and I noticed that Universal had an article in a paper that they are hiring 1,500 people for the new park. I was browsing for me then decided to look for Brian. I couldn't believe it I found a job that would be perfect for him and he had just about all the qualifications. He quickly applied and yesterday he got an email that he passed the first round and will now send his application to a hiring manager:woohoo:, we are so excited. Just keeping every part of our body crossed.
Wow, that is awesome. Hope he gets the job. I wonder what the employee discount is like.
 


DisneyLifePapioNe

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:wave: everyone and thank you so much for the birthday wishes:goodvibes. Thank you for all the kitty wishes:D. We are looking to start his treatments tomorrow. He is on steroids right now and is eating good. He needs to put weight on!

It has been a busy few days. Sunday I actually started packing up wall hangings so that Brian could start prepping and painting the walls. It felt very weird to pack my stuff up we have been here for 20 years. We are ready to move on!!!

Yesterday we took the teens to our local casino to play video bingo. I haven't played in years and really had enjoyed it. This was what I wanted to do for my birthday. We gambled a bit, ate a really nice buffet then lost at bingo. Everyone had fun and that was what matters.

This weekend I was looking at my google feed and I noticed that Universal had an article in a paper that they are hiring 1,500 people for the new park. I was browsing for me then decided to look for Brian. I couldn't believe it I found a job that would be perfect for him and he had just about all the qualifications. He quickly applied and yesterday he got an email that he passed the first round and will now send his application to a hiring manager:woohoo:, we are so excited. Just keeping every part of our body crossed.

We had a rainy cool day will have dry weather tomorrow and a little warmer.

Schumi your scones look delicious, I love blueberry ones but have never made them myself. Glad that you had a nice lunch with your friend the other day. I don't get out as much but when I use to do a girls lunch out it was great! I hope the bad weather stays away.

Mac hope you had a good taco Tuesday! Thank you for all that you do for the SANS thread and the others. We know you are thinking about us! Lemon Meringue pie sounds nice!

Sue I hope you have a great trip to Mexico. We went once about 23 years ago! Wow, time flies. We enjoyed it very much especially the ruins and the sink holes. I hope you get everything done!

Charade Sorry to hear about your sleeping, I have the same issue. I have tried different things. I usually take magnesium and night but I think I will try the melatonin with it. I hope work goes a little easier on you.

Robo that was so nice that they invited you to go with them and score PBH even better. It sounds like they had a nice visit at your home too. Happy Belated Anniversary I hope you had a great night.

Monykalyn being involved in the chili cookoff sounds cool! Congrats to your DD and good luck with the decisions.

Mrose I hope you had a nice dinner and movies with your DD and boyfriend. I don't know if my two will ever leave for me to invite them over:laughing:.

Lynne Hope you had a nice day off and what better way then to spend it with DD. I know it is so hard to decide dinner after a big lunch. Hope you had a good day back to work.

Disxuni Hopefully you were able to concentrate on school, I hear the same thing from Liv. Working on projects with your dad sounds fun, I hope the school was able to help you.

Keisha even after all that I hope you are had a great trip and safe travels! I can't wait to try RoR. Thanks for sharing with us!

Buckeev I hope you get some more time for you and your wife. I know how hard it is to take care of parents. Your birthday trip sounds awesome and just what you need.

:wave: to all the SANS family I missed or who isn't able to post. I hope everyone is having a great night!
Good luck with the job, how cool is that!!! :thumbsup2
 
  • macraven

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    Bobbie we can feel your excitement!
    Hope your husband lands the job soon so you’ll know what area or city to decide where you do want to move

    I know you mentioned cities before and checked out houses few months back
    Don’t remember if they were close to Orlando

    Hope your kitty responds well to the treatment plan

    Only a few more months when you will celebrate your “sons” high school graduation and Liv’s semester of college
     

    Sue M

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    Hi Bobbie! Sounds like you had a nice Birthday! I’m sure after 20 yrs in a house it must be a Strange feeling packing up. But exciting too! On to new adventures!
    Fingers crossed for Brian getting a Universal job!
    Hope kitty responds well to the treatment.

    Starting to get excited about trip! Going for my pre trip mani-pedi tomorrow!
     
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    schumigirl

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    bobbie…..good luck to Brian in his hope for a job!! Fingers crossed.....I don't know why I thought you weren't looking to live near Orlando though......I`m mixing you up with someone else who`s moving there soon......that's not unusual for me!!!




    Wednesday again...….

    No lunch out today for us, meeting the usual friends later for early dinner. Only reason it`s early as the place we go to only opens till 7pm in the winter months...…after April they go back to opening till 10pm for food.

    So lunch will be light......and think later friends and I will celebrate National Wine Drinking Day a day late......fun bunch!!!!

    Looks lovely outside, but very chilly. Having a morning catching up with some housework. Dull.

    Have a lovely Wednesday...…...



    I never thought of this idea for our office desk...…..:rotfl:




    474898



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  • Lynne G

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    474902 - Yep, a Wednesday is here. Thank goodness a Friday is coming into sight. Short weeks still feel like a long way to Friday. And eek, next holiday week-end is the end of May. Dry spell of no holidays off for a bit.

    Ooh, dare I say almost warm this morning? Car said 49. Woot! Yeah, and weather guy said, Saturday morning temps will be 28. Good thing I will not be moving fast that day, I hope.

    Enjoy your dinner out, Schumi. Nice to have a meal with friends. Yeah, we have food places and other places that have shorter hours over the winter. But hey, less than a month until the first day of Spring. Woot!

    So homies, 474903 pirate:


    Okay, I'd like that desk, Schumi. LOL But it's time to fill up that cup with more tea.

    And you'd think with the nicer weather this morning, the inside temp would be too. Nope. Why heater, you're doing a lovely job of making it a perfect feeling temp.

    Wacky, and wild Wednesday to ya, all.

    Nice to hear Sue is packing, and glad to hope Keisha had fun on her anniversary trip.

    Where is that sun? Ack, not even sunrise yet. It's a Wednesday. Yep.
     

    Charade67

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    Good morning. I've been trying to post, but the cat keeps demanding attention. He just got in my face and touched his nose to mine. That's unusual behavior for him. He usually isn't that friendly.

    Hopefully today will be a pretty good day. One of our newer therapists had been out on maternity leave since mid-November. Today she is coming by the office so we can see the baby. I'm still coughing, so I think I will have to admire him from afar.

    Snow in the forecast for tomorrow. They say a possibility if a coating to 2 inches. I'll believe it when I see it.
     

    Lynne G

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    Yay, the weather channel somehow showed up in the break room's screen. Southern snow. Looks like you will see snow tomorrow, Charade. Guess the cat wanted to play? Aww, a new baby to see. Always nice when the new mom comes to visit.

    We have sun, not much warmth from it, but yay, it's very bright out now.
     

    macraven

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    Good morning homies!

    Thought it was cute when Schumi posted the day of the week by her picture ( of little Miss Wednesday)

    And Lynne shared the camel with us for another reminder what today is

    It’s show and tell day where charade works
    Bring in the new baby to coo over
    I like them when they are littles

    Sue has a trip coming up and bet she is excited to go soon
    Today it’s her nails day and that’s the last thing women usually have done right before they take off on vacation
    Have a great trip Sue!

    No news on Keisha so I take it as she is having fun, fun, fun!

    Catch youse all later
     
  • mckennarose

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    Good Morning!
    All this talk of vacations is making me happy. Sue have a great trip!
    Lynne, the sun is out here too, but it's only 34. I'm so desperate for warm weather I'm pretending it's warmer.
    Schumi, love the Wednesday Addams pic!
    Bobbie, fingers crossed for your DH. That's exciting!
    Charade, snow? Ugh!
    Mac, I did not have tacos for taco Tuesday....but I made quesadillas. Does that count?
    @DisneyLifePapioNe, will you share some of those scones? I live at: 123 Frozen St., Frigid Northeast, PA 55555
     

    Sue M

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    Lynne- happy hump day! I look forward to your camels! That’s a long time to wait for the next holiday. I guess I was spoiled working in the school district, we get a 4 day weekend for Easter. Good Friday and Easter Monday.

    Charade- kitties always like attention on their terms don’t they? Lol.
    More snow, eek. Hopefully we are not getting any more. We’ve only had one week when it snowed here, while I was in Florida. Good timing that!

    Mac- yes! The trip is real when it’s mani-pedi time ::yes::

    Mrose- thanks for the travel wishes!

    Well, another sunny day, that’s 2 in a row! Its almost 9:30 am and 41F. Supposed to be a high of 45. I’ll take it.

    Aside from mani-pedi day have to do some errands, go down to city hall to pay our utilities tax before we leave. Water, sewer, garbage. Exciting stuff. Lol. Also pick up a few more things for dd to stock her up with food before we go.
    And start packing stuff.
    Yesterday at Costco I saw a (adult) son and his mom wearing those masks with the round things on either side. There are 5 reported cases here in British Columbia. But some people are really being overly cautious.
     

    Pumpkin1172

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    :wave2: finally able to make a quick pit stop!!!!

    Wow...it took me a whole day to get all caught up with all your postings!!!!

    @bobbie68 ... Happy Belated birthday. I hope your day was great. I'm glad to hear your kitty is doing better. And also congrats on your dh on getting past the first part of interviews for a job. I think that would be an interesting and fun place to work!!! I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for you.

    @Robo56... I can honestly say we don't have those here. in Santa land :rotfl: I guess when you live somewhere that has great temps all year...your going to have some other " things " to deal with. I would take the fire ants over the cold. I'm sooo done with winter already. My feet silently cry when I put socks on every morning :sad:

    @Sue M ...I have to say, I'm very jealous of your trip to Mexico. I have a girlfriend who is currently on a plane heading to Hautulco. We had been planning on a last minute get away in March, but with me doing 4 college courses, we had to put that on the back burner. I don't want to spend my whole time there studying. So enjoy getting your nails done...it's always such a treat, and even better when a trip comes right after it! And I'm also an Outlander fan :love: It is a favorite for me....and I have my pvr set to record the season!!! It's just sooo good!

    @schumigirl ..your scones looked delicious. I'm such a carbaholic. They looked simple divine! Have fun celebrating national Wine Day!!!! :drinking1

    @Lynne G ...yes it sure feels like a wacky Wednesday. This week is our short week. We had a holiday day on Monday. But this week still feels long.

    @macraven....I didn't have tacos on Taco Tuesday...but reading about tacos, I needed a taco fix. So I ran out and had tacos for lunch today.

    Well...it was a long weekend for us. But I didn't do anything exciting...at all lol. It was a study weekend. I worked ahead as much as I could. My instructors only release one weeks worth of work at a time, but one instructor did release 2 weeks...so I dug in a got that all done, and that was my heavy course. So I have a little bit of a break before the next big wave of work needs to be done.

    Then on Monday morning, as I'm getting ready to head out to pick up some groceries...my phone just starts buzzing....and the messages are coming in fast and furious. So I go and take a look....well...it was finally announced over the news that they are closing all Pier1 stores in Canada and have filled for bankruptcy. And yes, that's where my second job is. So everyone is on a text group...and LORD...wow...no heads up...no telling employees first for fear that they won't stay. Well...it was such a slap in the face. We knew it was coming, we can see the numbers. But as a company, they have failed their employees by NOT telling them first. It's fine for me, as it was just a way to fund our trips ( which we have now saved enough for at least 2 trips ) but for those employees who depend on that income....wow. To not even give them the heads up, for fear that they will abandon ship before the announcements, or stay until the store closes. Well....I will tell you, that most of the staff will be probably walking before they store closes anyways. It's just sad. Just goes to show ( yet again ) that big corp only cares to make sure the big dogs are taken care of and not the lonely employee who works like a dog to meet their targets that line their pockets. So By march 29...all canadian stores will be closing. I'm still bitter, and not sure I will work until the store closes. I'm trying not to react and go off of emotion, but it's darn hard. I stayed there because I loved playing with all the pretty things, and my co-workers are all awesome. We have a great group of ladies and are all friends both at work and on our own time.

    Well...I should get back to work and shift more of these papers around. I hope to stop in again soon

    Have a great day everyone
     

    Lynne G

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    Oh Pumpkin, what a way to find out about your job going away because of store closings! I think we still have stores here, but have not been in one for years. Hope you can find another store to work in soon. Sorry class work derailed your Spring vacation, but studies are good to get you at a better place.

    And woot! Sue in packing and beautify herself. Would like to be where it is warm right now. Saying low 20’s overnight tonight. Brr.
     

    Lynne G

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    Sleep is good for ya, Charade. Probably needed it still not feeling the best. Sweet, a cute baby visit. Hope your snow is not too bad. ⛄
     

    Sue M

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    Hi Pumpkin. Yes, the news has been on Global. Loosing so many stores here. I think K-Mart and Zellers led the charge years ago, them Woodward’s, Eatons, and recently Sears. So sad.
    I didn’t know they hadn’t notified their employees first. How sad to find out your loosing your job on the 6:00 News.

    Charade so fun when co-workers bring in their babies! I’ve had those days where I fall asleep and wake up with my iPad across my chest!

    Mani-pedi done. She did a light blue with a touch of sparkles. Said it will be nice ocean/beach colour! First I picked out a colour and she sad no! That’s not a good Mexico vacay colour, lol. So I said fine, you pick. You can tell I’ve been going to her for years.

    I better start putting things in suitcase tonight. Tomorrow I get squished, mammogram. They phoned me up and said they had a cancellation, did I want to come tomorrow. Fun!
     

    Charade67

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    Then on Monday morning, as I'm getting ready to head out to pick up some groceries...my phone just starts buzzing....and the messages are coming in fast and furious. So I go and take a look....well...it was finally announced over the news that they are closing all Pier1 stores in Canada and have filled for bankruptcy. And yes, that's where my second job is. So everyone is on a text group...and LORD...wow...no heads up...no telling employees first for fear that they won't stay. Well...it was such a slap in the face.
    So sorry to hear about your job. Such a jerk move not telling the employees before it became national news. I found a list of closings in the U.S. So far my local Pier 1 isn't on it


    Sleep is good for ya, Charade. Probably needed it still not feeling the best. Sweet, a cute baby visit. Hope your snow is not too bad. ⛄
    Unfortunately I slept through a phone call from my mom. She always seems to call when I am napping or driving. One of my friends in NC posted a picture of the bread aisle in her grocery store. It looks like they are expecting a blizzard.

    I better start putting things in suitcase tonight. Tomorrow I get squished, mammogram. They phoned me up and said they had a cancellation, did I want to come tomorrow. Fun!
    I sympathize. I had to start getting those earlier than most people since I have family history.

    Waiting for Dh to get home so we can have a late dinner. He stopped by the grocery this afternoon to get sodas and came home with a chocolate cake.
     

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