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Friday, October 28, 2016

Sad News

Well, my friends, I have some very sad news to report.

My wonderful Mother-In-Law passed away this morning. I'm still trying to process the whole thing. My dad died 14 years ago at the beginning of December. So that wound that I have (and I thought was healed up) has been ripped open all over again.

It's the hardest thing to deal with I think. It's hard because I hate seeing my husband hurt like he is.

Please, dear readers, if you are the praying type, please pray for my husband and all of my in-laws as we go down this path.

My husband has never had to attend a funeral. I have attended several. I can't really explain what to expect at the funeral, except to tell him to be ready for an influx of people, that lots of people will be crying and upset, that people will give him this really sad look. And lots of hugs. And lots of "I'm sorries" from people.

The funeral should be some time at the beginning of this upcoming week.
In the picture, going from left to right, is as follows:
My Father In Law, me, my husband, and my Mother In Law.

She was, and is, and amazing woman. Always will be.

RIP Betty!!! 10/28/2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Work

I work at Wal-Mart now. Not sure if I have written about this or not, so if I have, I'm sorry for the repeat.

lol!!!

Anywho, I work at Wal-Mart now. It's not bad at all. My job is phone operator/fitting room attendant. I also put up freight (new stock/items) in the lingerie and ladies sleep wear portion of ladies' wear. I am also cash register trained and I help in jewelry on occasion. Yes, it's a lot. Well, to some people it doesn't seem like it's a lot.

Here's a rundown of what I have to do in one day:
1) Check for freight in the back.
2) If there is any for me, I pull it out to the floor.
3) Grab me a buggy (or cart) and get started on what I need to do.
4) After 2 hours, take a break. (FYI, we HAVE to take a break every 2 hours regardless.)
5) While trying to put out the new stock that I have, answer the phones and let customers in and out of the fitting rooms, while trying to count how many items each customer has, also while trying to not let people try on panties/mens underwear/girls panties/shaper undergarments.
6) When the last person exits the fitting room, close and lock all the doors back.
7) After walking away five feet, running back to the phone because it's ringing again.
8) Oh, can I hold the jewelry keys while you go to lunch?? Sure!!! You're going to be gone for an hour. That's fine!!!
9) Walk away with your 2 walkie talkies in hand.
10) "Customer needs assistance in jewelry," says a manager. "On my way!!!" I say.
11) Put the main phone on Night Service because there won't be anyone around the fitting room to answer the phones while I'm in jewelry.
12) Take the radios with you just in case I have to call for a manager over to jewelry to help me.
13) Stay in jewelry for 45 minutes because you have an influx of customers.
14) Actual jewelry associate returns from lunch. I rejoice in this fact because I have 9 more boxes of my freight to work on.
15) Walk back to the fitting room and lingerie.
16) Attempt to work on freight again for a little while.
17) You go find someone who can listen out for the fitting room and that is willing to hold the radios while you eat.
18) While you eat, contemplate how you will finish ALL of that freight in 3 hours, because you get to sit down to eat for 1 hour.
19) Return from lunch.
20) Attempt to finish freight.
21) 8:30 p.m. rolls around. You realize you have 4 boxes left and a shit ton of empty, already broken down boxes and trash that you have to take to the back.
22) Write a quick note stating that you were in jewelry for 45 minutes, that the phones rang non stop, and that the fitting room was super busy. Explain that you tried to get all of your assigned freight out that day and apologize for not being able to. Also, you hope that your department manager isn't upset with you the next day.
23) By this time its about 8:35. You lock the fitting room doors up and grab the keys for the fitting room. You also do a quick walk through of your department to make sure that it doesn't look like a tornado went through it.
24) Now it's 8:45. You HAVE to get your stuff to the back before you clock out.
25) 8:50 now. Took 5 minutes to get to the trash bin and the box crusher because you were helping other customers find what they need.
26) 8:57 now. Now time to bin in your keys. That takes about 5 minutes in and of itself. You're 2 minutes late clocking out.
27) Clock out and grab your stuff out of your locker.
28) #ByeWork

That's most of my days in a giant nutshell! Crazy, yes. But so worth it. Just glad to have a job.

Moral of the story is this: Not everything is as it seems. Also, be grateful that you have a job that provides for you.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Stupid stupid stupid!!!

Now that I have your attention with the title, I can now explain what I mean!!! lol

Anyways, I had an appointment with an OB-GYN thru UAB. That's all great and wonderful...until I got their bill. My husband and I have now have Humana insurance. It's a PPO not an HMO, which basically means I can go anywhere just about. Apparently, an OB-GYN is a "specialty" doctor. I had to pay $128.56 for my visit. I had NO clue that I would get screwed over so badly by going to see a female doctor. Then today, I get a bill for 75 bucks and some change for apparently them sending my pap smear stuff to the pathology lab!!! WTF is this kind of shit??!

Needless to say, I am NOT a happy fucking camper right now. If I knew that this was going to happen, I would not have even gone to see an OB-GYN. I would have found a regular doctor and had them do all the tests. At the same time, I'm not sure if they would have charged me for the pathology test. I know that I need one every three years. But I don't want to pay that much for the stupid lab fees!!!

I do have a family history of uterine cancer. Not sure if I have a family history of cervical cancer or not. I do know that it can pop up regardless if you have a family history of it or not. My husband isn't happy about it either. He doesn't seem to fully understand WHY I have to go and see an OB-GYN. He thinks, and believes, that they are only for if you get pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or if you have some major female issues. He has NO clue to how bad my periods really get. He has NO clue to what an OB-GYN really does for women's care.

They aren't just for pregnant women. They are for ALL women starting, generally, at the age of 18. Some females have to go much earlier than that. He says that I shouldn't have to go to an OB-GYN until the age of 40. Sorry dude, that's for mammograms!!!! But I also have a big family history of breast cancer. Multiple family members on both of my parents sides have had it.

I just wish he could really understand the importance of me having this kind of doctor.....

Friday, July 29, 2016

Prayers for a friend of mine

A good friend of mine, Andrew is his name, is a lieutenant with Birmingham Fire and Rescue here in Birmingham, Alabama. He was at a house fire when he passed out. Due to that, his breathing apparatus messed up, and he wound up with severe smoke inhalation. His throat and esophagus are burned as well. There is also some soot in his lungs still.

I am asking for all that read my blog to please, please, PLEASE lift him and his family up in prayers. Andrew up for complete healing. Also for God to wrap his loving and strong arms around his wife, his 2 sons, and their families as they deal with Andrew being in the ICU, with a breathing tube in his lungs!!!!!

He needs all the prayers that he can get for a speedy recovery.

Thanks friends!!!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

What's up with me now

So, a lot of things have been going on in my life since I last blogged.

Like what, you ask?

For starter's, I lost my Job at UAB on September 24, 2015. That had to be the WORST day, well 2nd worst day, of my entire life. I felt like I had let not only myself down, but my husband and friends from UAB down. I was very depressed. I put out many applications. 50+ to be exact. Only had 3 people call me back. I didn't want to do much of anything. Fortunately, now I am working as a temp employee at a place called Vulcan Industries.

Vulcan Industries is out in Moody, Alabama. We primarily do displays. The displays that I am working on are doorknob displays for Home Depot. we put several (between 10 and 2000+) together, pack them with the same kind of knob or deadbolt, and send them to the Home Depot distribution center. From there, they are separated into the separate orders for each store and then sent out from there.

Do I love what I do?? You'd better believe it!!! Yes it can be boring, but I'd rather be here where I enjoy working than being somewhere where I am miserable. I am seriously hoping that I get picked up full time by Vulcan Industries. I was incredibly miserable at UAB. Just glad to be somewhere where I feel appreciated and that I am no longer miserable.

I was out of a job for close to three months. Way too long to be without a dang job.

Anywho, my husband left UAB and got a job back at The Cheesecake Factory. He's been with CCF since it opened. He loves it there. He wants to become a manager there. He is very determined to become one as well. I must say that I am incredibly proud of him. He is determined. Once he puts his mind to do something, he finds a way to do it. He is doing all that he can do to become manager. He wants to eventually get into corporate. That is his ultimate goal. I am here to support his goals and ask questions and make sure that his sights are right. He does the same thing for me.

But that's what's been up lately.

Muah!!!

Monday, August 10, 2015

More sleep...Less work...More money

Totally need MORE sleep, LESS work, and MORE money. Is that even POSSIBLE??!

Not really for a middle class worker like me. For me, its less sleep, more work, and MAYBE slightly more money. (Maybe is the keyword.)

I do, however, need to be more thankful for the fact that I have a job. I take the fact that I do have a job for granted. I can't do that. Honestly, everyone who works takes the fact that they DO have a job for granted.

My job helps to pay the bills. Helps me and my husband do some of the things that we want to do. Helps us to be able to buy food to nourish our bodies.

Yes, my job is stressful as all get out. But really, I wouldn't trade it for the world.