I hate the word “Popular”!

This paragraph is about my eight year old daughter. She says “I hate the word popular”!

Bringing it to my attention, this was the coolest thing I have herd out of her! LOL

What does this word mean, popular? To me, this is a statement of nice clothes, flipping your hair & not being nice. This is so great that my daughter tells me… I don’t want to be popular. “Awwww…” I say.

This is a generation of love bugs, smart, me generation. That cares for themselves and others, I can only hope that this thought of “not being popular” sticks like super glue to these little babes of the future.

Good bye popular Hello smarty pants!

Truly yours,

Bree G.Image

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I QUIT My Job!

I always Google stuff these days!

eHOW is on my top book marks. Today I googled why people quit their jobs. Hence people all over this continent make from twelve to six figures a year and well some times we just feel like quitting.

My Top Reasons why people Quit their jobs? Here is one of my story’s:

My Position: Bartender/Server/Hostess/Barback/Room Service. What ever needs to be done. I WILL NOT resort to COOK  in the back  TOO.

My last employment went as follows if you dare to read. Might be interesting if your thinking about going into the hotel business.

I’d make a five gallon pot of coffee before and after my shift which took about twenty min. Set up bar area: bring down bottles making bar look presentable.  Two barrels of ice. Making sure fully stocked bar with fresh lemons, limes & oranges. If you’re in need of a certain beer or liquor you better be ready to fetch down two levels of stairs.

Dishwashing Area Disaster! TONS of left over food trays from the morning. Room Service Trays sticky from syrup & old eggs, sitting for at least a couple of hours until one of the servers would come in for their evening shift (YUCK).

Oh! Don’t forget to count your drawer before your shift too! Okayyy… almost ready to make drinks but need to wipe down the sticky tables in the bar area that employees seem to just leave DIRTY!

Yeah! Happy Hour is here, I am ready for some customers so I can make some money. Wait I have to ask my other CO-Worker if  he/she wants the first customer or if it’s okay if I snag this one!  Why in the world would management have two people on staff when sales are around four hundred?  I understand they want one person to  clean (this makes a hole in my pocket-book). BAD MANAGEMENT! I came up with the conclusion. A hotel that doesn’t want to have a cleaning crew come in once a week, this one I can’t fathom. I’m not trying to complain here, might be a little bit of a rant though!

Well after the two of us would figure things out which we always would. One person would always be left with the cleaning and dishwashing duties while the other person get’s to play Bartender. Sigh… WHOO.  The survival of the fittest!

For over a year I’d hear our customers say to me “Why are you still working here”?

The only reasoning is the schedule, they basically let me write my own schedule. I was sexually harassed by the Manager, Cooks, and Customers(opps..almost forgot about the employees). I can see getting harassed by customers, I’m getting tipped. I’m a big girl & dish it right back. Tending bar isn’t the easiest job full of haggle & Horney for conversation.

Brings things to my full attention that the work force gets away with way too much. I had this experience at a Hotel where the diversity is extreme. I don’t want to scare any one but working as a Bartender/Server/Hostess/Barback/Room Service/Psychologist/Comedian is not an easy task to succeed.

I have succeeded in all the above & more . Now, I’ve moved on (thank GOD)  to a restaurant in casual setting.

Hope you enjoyed this blog slash rant and good luck on every ones job searches in the future. My advise if you’re not happy at your current job for any reason start looking. Leaving might seem impossible with money being tight but most likely it will open a door to some thing better in the long run.

The bottom line of this blog I think is look for the job you “want” because you might get stuck in a situation you don’t like.

Blessings

Beach Time in January

In the afternoon… When their is nothing more important than taking your daughter or kid(s) to the beach to make mud pies. It is an high of 82 degrees, the hot sun burning our faces with a slight breeze. The noise of the seagulls and waves gently coming in crashing into the shore with a near tram track train honking pass. The weather in southern California in January could not be better. Surf is not bad nor good with an occasional set out to the east west. When I put my head to rest I hear Camp
Pendleton training for battle underneath this playground you will see bubbles. Children digging holes that won’t last forever all tickled from the black wet sand,
Head to toe. We
Wave to the train again because it’s a popular way to travel. A sail boat out in sea looking out into the great sea. The Harbor is close by with restaurant for the evening. We prefer to make make sand castles maybe walk a half a
Mile for
Some pacific western shells. This beach I wish to stay all day and don’t want to go home. Blessing

Another Day Another Dollar?

My hard-working dollar seems like it means nothing and doesn’t really amount to anything with the gas prices and food cost being so high. How does a family of four get by in my house? Well pretty much a lot of Top Ramen, pastas and like some nights a roast beef with broccoli and a side salad. We have maybe one good cooked meal a week because that is all we can afford. The prices on food are way to high.

Already thinking about starting my new garden for the spring, it’s 70 degrees today in January. Even today will cost me money to get situated on seeds and small rooted plants. I will either go to Home Depot or Wal-Mart. I think that Home Depot is better quality,  it’s not cheap but at least you will be getting quality from their garden selection.

Today Rachel Ray was inspiring she cooked a lamb base pasta sauce from scratch.

I will apply for another credit card today to get by until my taxes arrive next month. I hope next year will be a better year in the finance department.

budgeting is on my To DO List a long with ten million other things that run through my head a day.

Hopeful for a good day. Yoga is mandatory.

Blessings.

My thoughts about this January winter day.

 This month really makes me think of spring. Spring is right around the corner. January, It’s a crisp month. When the wind blows it sends a chill through your body. Living four blocks from the beach always leaves the air about ten degrees cooler from the inland towns.
 Seems like I count down each day, minute & second.
Stop. Meditate. The warm air will be breezing with-in 90 days.

2012 New Beginning

                          

 

Yes, a new beginning is all around us! Time is inevitably changing, what does it mean? I think for me it all started when people started talking about the Mayan Calendar. A spritual transformation in 2012 marking a new era.

I not only hear the whisper of sprituality ,I feel it. Feeling it is one thing but you have to belive in it for it to work. Pray, look at the stars & wanting to know more.

It’s where the sun and moon change places the transformation.

 

This is where I am coming from… let’s all make an oath, I did.

Make 2012 one of my best years consiously and unconsiously. I just have a feeling about this one… looking forward to what this next year brings, the happiness that comes along with it.  I wish all of you a safe and Happy New Year and look forward to sharing another year together with friends and family.

Here’s to our family and yours in all that this life has to offer and the joys and blessings it may bring…new chapters for us all!

What does this mean for me? Getting up earlier, taking my viatims, work out (yoga to be my favorite), blog from home, getting chores done around the house and making things run smoother with my husband and kids.

Optimism all year long and you know what I think “I can DO it”! I feel the confidence in my self, about the future. The outcome of this year will lead to success in a tendency that will favor in my hopeful sprit.

2012 can be so much more. I am asking “What will be some of your thoughts on the future, “bloggers”.

Blessings

Traveling is good for the Soul and Resume

 

When is the last time you went to the British West Indies?

Travel is the best thing for your soul.  Travel nightly, daily, when ever the plane would set off that runway or ship or sail.

I have the jitters to be on the island again.

My interesting story of travel was when I graduated 1998 fresh outta high school my best friend and I set off to the Cayman Islands. Eighteen years old my best friends uncle owns the ColdWell Banking Real Estate. We were lucky enough to  find our first house threw the bartender at the restaurant, The Lone Star Bar & Grill(where we ended up placing jobs at) a three bedroom upstairs down right on the canal of the Hyatt.

Last time I left the Island it was 2003. Nine almost ten years later… if I can fathom that time frame. This chick from California can still smell the scent of the cooked bannans, coconuts on the ground almost running them over with my bike with the air conditioned wiffs of the bank when you just walk in.

Cayman Airways has always been good to me,  it’s all about friends and family.

Lavish houses and apartments, Yachts and lot’s a lot’s of beach time(work a lil.)

Royal Palms is most known but all across seven mile beach on Grand Cayman is wonderful and as tropical as you get. The beach sand is not of sand of a pacific beach or an atlantic coast beach  it is of the Caribbean, the sand looks like tiny floresent shells with a mix of hot pink blues with the shimmer of torqoiuse water up shore usually on good days not rough with little waves swooshing gently toward the shore.