The blog challenge this week is to blog about your favorite girl scout cookie. This is pretty easy for me since I really only get one kind…where I live they are called Caramel Delites. Some other areas they are called Samoas. They are pretty much the best cookie ever though no matter what you call them. Normally I dont like chocolate but when you add caramel and toasted coconut well that is a good combination. I think this year we must have bought at least seven boxes o
FOBTY-03/05/2009 March 5, 2009
Roses Say You’re Very Affectionate
You are a classic romantic who believes in true love.
You often experience deep emotions and feel warmth toward almost everyone.
You are a bundle of positive feelings and sweetness.
FOBTY/January 15, 2009 January 22, 2009
You Are a Reluctant Shopper
You really don’t enjoy shopping. For you, it’s just another chore.
You approach shopping systematically. You research what you’re going to buy and come prepared with a list.
Of all the types, you are the most likely to not buy things you don’t need.
FOBTY/Sweet Shoppe Challenge January 14, 2009
Your Snow Test Says You’re Independent
You feel like something good will happen to you in the next few days.
You love to work, especially when work is creative. You have the makings of a successful artist.
You are an independent, individualistic person. You thrive when you’re doing your own thing.
Your biggest worry in your life is your health. You tend to be a bit of a hypochondriac.
When it comes time to relax, you have no problem letting go. You are already pretty relaxed as is!
new years resolutions January 9, 2009
For the new year my resolution is to try not to make any resolutions LOL. I have some goals Id like to acheive as most people do I suppose…Id like to become a better photographer and actually take my camera off of automatic. Id like to possibly go back to school. I have thought about it alot and would really love to become a graphic designer. It is a difficult field to actually make any money in though. Combining that with my love of photography would be awesome. Currently though my only real goal is to get through the therapy from the accident in November and to get rid of the pain its caused. Its only been 2 months (just a little shy of 2 months actually) but it feels like a year. Ive also talked to Johnny and we would love to move to West Virginia although that will not be likely for another 2 or 3 years minimum. I guess thats about all I really have in mind to acheive for this year.
Greenway Ford Bodyshop and Don Henson December 30, 2008
This post is about Greenway Ford located in Orlando Florida and the manager of the body shop whose name is Don Henson. This man is the coldest most despicable person ever born….basically a waste of human flesh. Pretty harsh you might be thinking I suppose? Well let me just explain why I am saying this. Trust me by the time you get to the end of this post you will agree with me and I hope this blog will allow some people who might be considering doing business with Greenway FOrd and especially the body shop to reconsider.
First let me tell you about Don Henson. Don is one of those men who is arrogant, self-centered and extremely selfish. The kind of man who cares about himself and only himself. He will ask for a favor from you then turn around the next minute and screw you over if it will get him something out of it. He enjoys creating drama and being in the center of the drama to stir it all up. He thinks the world owes him everything and walks around acting like he is some big shot when really he does nothing for what he gets.
So enough of the prick for now here is what actually happened. My husband worked for Greenway Ford’s body shop for five years. He rarely took off work because he was sick and worked even though he was in pain everyday from a bad back. When someone in upper management needed their car fixed they wanted it done right and therefore there was only one person who they came to and that was my husband. When they had a Viper come in that was a train wreck and the owner wanted it done perfectly it was sent to my husband to fix. That should say something right? So he at one point had to leave there because there just was not enough work and the tension between my husband and the prick Don Henson was becoming to much to bare. Don told my husband that he HAD to provide a paper from his doctor who he was seeing for his back saying what he was being seen for. This as far as I know is highly illegal. He might be able to ask for proof of a doctors appointment but he has no right to say he has to have proof of what he was seen for. So that was just one of the problems.
Well fast forward six months after he left Greenway he got a call from one of the adjusters saying he really wanted my husband to come back. He agreed but then Don somehow twisted this around and told my husband he was actually hiring him back as a favor to my husbands parents. That was untrue but whatever he went with it because he needed work and believed Don when he said he could provide him with 40-50 hours of work a week. After being there for a month my husband did not receive a single penny for his work. He had an accident on November 23rd and was injured again and has been working still even though he should be out of work by doctors orders. He did not miss a single day since being there. On December 30th Don Henson called my husband into his office to inform my husband he was being fired and the reason for this is that my husband supposedly lied.
What did he lie about you might wonder? When he received parts to fix a van. He received them on December 23rd, 2008 and December 24th, 2008. He never lied about that. That is when he got them. He had an MRI on the 24th and could not do any cutting or drilling so he did what he could on that day which was only a half day. This van was originally due on the 26th but because there was a supplement made on this car it should have been extended. Well because Don is the selfish ignorant person he is he refuses to go by the supplements due date. He told my husband he does not care if there is an extention they are going by the original due date period. He told my husband he could not speak to defend himself that he is fired period. Then he fills out the form saying my husband would not be receiving his final check or at least not all of it. The last check would be used to pay for rental for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Im not even sure how that could be because the car was due on Friday so why should my husband be responsible for Thursday and Friday? Why should the insurance company not pay for this rental if in fact the supplement was submitted and approved?
My husband does not want to work for Don Henson anymore. We do not need charity and certainly never asked for this “favor” no matter what he said. Im not really sure what he gets out of this exactly because all he is doing is making more enemies. In talking to other people who have worked with/for Don even current employees they all despise him. Alot of them act like they like him to his face because if they dont he will treat them like he did my husband. As hard as it is right now I am proud of my husband and Im glad he did not beg for his job or bow down to this immature bully of a manager.
As of this moment we have contacted an atttorney and Don will be getting what is coming to him. He is going to see he cannot push people around and step on people like this just for his own pleasure.
It’s been awhile… November 18, 2008
It has been quite awhile since I have blogged. I dont know why I just havent felt much like doing it. So thought I would do a little update today.
Ive been really busy in the last few weeks. Had two birthdays in the last week or two. My daughter turned 17 this past Sunday and my son turned 15 the Sunday before. I can hardly believe that they are so old now. I mean I am almost a mother to a person who can legally vote!! We didnt do a whole lot for their birthdays just spent the day together as a family and had a cake which Johnny baked for them. Last night (11-17/Monday) we had a small bonfire here at the house and roasted marshmallows and someone apparently decided to call the fire dept. and report us for it. It takes alot of nerve to do that because everyone of our neighbors have bonfires regularly and much bigger ones then we do. We have called and reported them one time because they were blowing stuff up in the fire at 3 in the morning. Our fire was really no bigger then what you would have in a bbq grill when it is first lit. Maybe 4-5 ft tall and about 2 ft wide. Like I said it was pretty small. The fire dept. did come out but didnt do anything either time. I think that is because it is not against the law to have those small fires where we live. We sometimes in the winter dig a small hole and set up a grill over some oak logs and sit around and cook chicken breasts or hotdogs or something. It is alot of fun and it is one of the few times all three kids will get along without any of the typical squabbling. The kids have been begging to let them set up the tent and sleep outside one of these nights too. I cant do it because it really kills my back but they will probably get their way soon. So guess that has pretty much summed it up. Here are some layouts that I have finished since my last posting.
Kits used:Preppy Autumn by Traci Reed
Kits used:In the Air Tonight-Traci Reed
Kits used:Preppy Autumn-Traci Reed
Kits used:Squiggle It and Squiggle It Too
Kits used:Squiggle it and Squiggle It Too
Kits used:Little Buddies-Dani Mogstad and Gina Miller
Kits used:Bubble Gum Princess-Zoe Pearn and Gina Miller
This one was for my sons 15th birthday. Made it the night before and had it open in the morning on the computer for him to see.
Kits used:Preppy Autumn
kits used:Sweet November-Dani Mogstad
kits used:All I Want-SSD Callab, Sweet Orchard-SSD and Scrap Orchard collab, Little Birdie-Kay Miller, :wub:-Robin Carlton & Mandabean & Doodle My Snips-Lauren Grier