Monday, April 9, 2018

We all have those times where we think back and wonder how our life would have turned out if we had done things differently.  Recently, I had this hit me like a ton of bricks.  Out of the blue, for no reason whatsoever.

I was driving to work one day, listening to music when all of a sudden I remembered one New Year’s Eve where I was blown away.  Let’s start with the background:

My father was no saint, I love him with all my heart, but the man was a horn dog when he was younger.  I didn’t realize it then, but that is the reason why I met so many new women when I was a teenager.   One of these women had two children, a daughter my age (13 years old) and a son that was a few years older than me.  I was at the age where I was starting to think that boys were cute and he was cute.   He paid some attention to me, but not any more than he did his sister’s other friends. 

I feel horrible about this but I do not even remember his name now.  He did not really seem to seek me out, just was nice to me when I was over.  He did nothing to make me think he thought I was anything special.
They moved away not long after and, of course being a teen, I lost contact with his sister.
Two or three years later, I have a boyfriend (ended up my husband and father of my oldest son) and I am at work.  Looking forward to the next night which is New Year’s Eve and a party that we planned on attending.
I hear the door to the restaurant open and heard someone talking to my co-worker.  She comes up to me and tells me that I have a visitor.  Walking around the counter, I see him.   For some reason, I burst into tears.  He asks me to sit and talk to him for a bit, so I take my break.  It seems that he is back in town for a visit and never forgot me.  He asked around until he found me and wanted us to go out that evening.  I told him that I was with someone, but that we had a party the next night and I asked him if he would like to go with us.  Remember that I was only 15 at this point and never gave a thought to his feelings.   He accepted.  I let my boyfriend know and we picked him up to take him.
This party was a typical East Texas party with teens.  You know, drinking, bonfire, shit like that.  All night, he would stand directly opposite me over the fire and stare at me.  Nothing out of line, and I really never even noticed.
At the end of the night, we took him back to where he was staying and at one point, my boyfriend pulled over so they could get out and pee.  He asked me to hold his beer saying something to the effect of wanting a beautiful woman to hold his drink.  I never thought anything of it.  When we dropped him off, he looked at me for a long time and said good-bye. I

I never heard from him again.

So, I am driving to work, when I start thinking about this.   Did I, being a young stupid teen, lose out on something that could have been great?   I love my husband and children, but what would my life have been if I had actually paid attention to the man who, after 3 years, went through the trouble of asking around to find me?  He barely knew me, but he wanted to enough to look for me.

Did I really screw myself out of something that could have been perfect?
I will never know now, but it has been weighing on my mind.



Sunday, April 1, 2018

Difficulties

I have a long post that I am trying to get on here with the correct formatting, but it just isn't working for me.  Bear with me while I keep working on it.


Saturday, March 10, 2018

LLOONNGG time, no see

It has been so long.  I know I'm horrible.  I have no excuses. 

But, I'm really wanting to get back on here.  I need to make myself do this.  

So, in that light, here I go...

I'm no longer a team leader, but I'm now a PSC or patient service coordinator.  I fill in as team leader when my team leader is out our busy.  My position is similar to what I was doing, but I'm not responsible for the administrative stuff.

The youngest little was diagnosed with autism as well as severe combined type ADHD.  I say the youngest little as he is taller and outweighs his older brother.  We are dealing with more socialization issues than anything.  He has sleep difficulties and some vocal tics, but other than that he is high functioning.

I lost my father to metastatic lung cancer in January, 2017.  It was such a hard thing to go through.  I'm a Daddy's girl and I miss him so much.

We got different insurance at work and I have started trying to take better care of myself.  I will write all about my health on my other blog, A witch melting.

I know that there is a lot more, but I will save some for later.  😁




Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Follow up to Amazon woes

Sorry about the long wait for follow up, I have been out sick with pneumonia.  That shit will knock a person for a full loop!  

Anyway, I contact Amazon with a copy of the email that I had been sent about replacing my unit with no questions asked and was finally sent a new one.  This one is having no issues with charging and I am happy with it. 

I have decided that I need to get on here more and update regularly.  I will be back at it as soon as I can breathe without hacking up a lung.  LOL



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Amazon woes

I know that it has been a long time since I posted anything on here and I feel like I am such a hypocrite.  I love reading others blogs and do it often, yet I cannot keep mine up for those few who have followed me.  Suffice it to say that I have been very low-key and did not feel my experiences were worth posting.  However, something happened recently that got my dander up, thus I am here.
I have had a Kindle now for almost 4 years.  First it was the Kindle keyboard and then my Fire.  I love my Kindle.  I can keep all of my books on it and carry it in my purse to read when I have the chance.  I read on it ALL of the time.  My Fire has been my constant companion for 2 years now.  I have never had an issue with my Kindle.  I love my Kindle (yes, I know that I said that already, but I really love my Kindle. 
In the middle of December, I was forced to accept an update to my Kindle.  Normally this is not an issue as I prefer to have it up to date.  However, after receiving this update (that I was not asked to accept, I turned my Kindle on and it proceeded to download automatically) my charger is now a low power charger.  This is the very same charger that I have been using since I bought the Kindle and worked perfectly that same day. 
So, I chatted with customer support and we did some things to fix the problem with no success; after informing them that I was not going to pay for a new charger that worked just fine an hour before the update, I was sent a new 9 watt charger and cable to try.  I also received an email:
“Hello,
Thank you for contacting Amazon.com Kindle Support.
I'm sorry to hear about the problem you had with your Kindle device.
As we discussed in chat, please charge your Kindle using new charger and see if it fixes the issue.
If you still have the same problem, please come by chat or give us a call so will replace your Kindle device.
I've also made a note of this to your account so that once you'll contact us back the next person will be able to see our conversation and will straightly replace the Kindle for you without any query.
You can reach our Amazon.com Kindle support using the below link:
If you want to contact us over the phone then please visit our Help pages (http://www.amazon.com/help), click the "Contact Us" button, enter your phone number through the Phone tab, and we'll call you.
Contacting us through the website allows you to verify security before a call is placed and ensures we have your account information ready when we call you.
Here are our customer service phone numbers:
- U.S. and Canada: 1-866-216-1072
- International: 1-206-266-2992
- Kindle Support U.S. and Canada: 1-866-321-8851
- Kindle Support International: 1-206-266-0927
We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Here's how:
2. Click the orange color "Contact Us" button on the main Amazon Help page.
3. Please sign in into your account.
4. Click the "Call us" button from ‘How would you like to contact us’ after the appropriate issue selection.
5. For Call us, select your country and enter your phone number in the window. Choose a time frame ("Right Now" or "In 5 minutes") and click "Submit." We'll call you right back!
Thanks for choosing Kindle.
Best regards,
Salomi E.”
I never asked for a replacement, I only wanted this problem fixed or the update removed.
The charger arrived in 2 days and I plugged it in.  I was greeted with the low power charger message.  So, I call them as suggested and spoke to another service person that was finally able to get the issue solved.  For a whole 2 days.   
So, I called back and the service person wanted to run through all of the things we had already done again.  I told her that I only wanted the update removed so my Kindle would go back to what it was before and I was told that was not possible.  I was also told that I could not get a replacement as mine was out of warranty.  I told her that I knew that it was, but it was someone from her company that had offered a replacement with NO QUESTIONS ASKED in the first place. 
I was told that I would have to buy a new Kindle if I wanted the problem solved.  I let her know that I felt this was bad business practice on their part.  My product worked perfectly, I received an update that I was not asked if I wanted, and then the product no longer worked in the same condition.  Easy way to make your customers buy a new product every couple of years.  I am very disappointed in a company that I have been a loyal customer of for many years.