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Boise State is dominating the Oregon Ducks

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Can't stay long...just had to let you all know what a great job my team is doing during their season opener. Boise - 13...Ducks - 0! Zero points and zero first the first half! WOO HOOO!!!

Later y'all!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KRISLEWIS48 9/5/2009 2:35PM

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I'm from the Boise area, but the U of O is my almamater! I expect that my true colors lie with the green and gold. Congrats on kicking our asses. emoticon

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    And at the end of the second half, we had crushed them. We won. We rule. We are THE BRONCOS!!! emoticon

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Daughter's first volley ball game....

Thursday, September 03, 2009

and it was painful to watch. emoticon Yes, I know they are 12 and 13 year-old girls. Yes, I know it is the B-team. Yes, I know that I couldn't do it either. That's beside the point!! So many of the points were because the girls couldn't serve the ball over the net (both teams). If the ball made it over, very rarely did it actually volley back. The hard part for me is that I know these girls have been practicing for two weeks and I know they have done better in practice. I think a lot of the errors were due to nerves. I'm hoping they can pull together for the next game.

Now, don't get me wrong. I am not one of those parents who yells at their kid from the sideline, telling them what to do and pointing out what they did wrong. (No, really, I'm not!!!) I cheer the good plays and keep my groans to myself on the not so good plays. Plus, it's not about winning. It's about being out there, giving your all and supporting your team. In that regard, the girls did great! As long as my daughter has fun, I'll do what I can to go watch.

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STEELERCRAZY 9/3/2009 11:29AM

    And that's what makes you a wonderful, awesome Mommy! My youngest daughter (Breanna) has recently taken up painting portraits and although I wanna jump right in there and say, "Okay, now do THIS or THAT" I remain the silent supporter because I realize she needs to do it on her own. I only give comments when asked and fade into the shadows when I get "The Look."

It could be your daughter's nerves. I made it all the way to the Spelling Bee Finals and screwed up the word 'mawkish' because some cute guy was in the front row and I was all nervous and giddy. (And I swear to this day I'll never forget how to spell that word.) They'll be fine, Mama. And it sounds to me like you're a great fan of the sport, too. Kudos to you, today, Barb. You're awesome.

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Mad, mad, mad, MAD!!!!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

I've mentioned before that my area at work is going through a re-org. One of the guys is moving on to another position and needs to hand down some of his projects. One in particular is fairly involved and complicated. Every department is involved, plus subcons and our Singapore site. It makes sense that he would hand this project off to me. I think so. He thinks so. My boss' boss thinks so. Unfortunately, my boss doesn't think so nor does his boss or my boss' boss' boss.

Why? I don't know, but I was irritated beyond irritation when I found out that my boss was taking this over! emoticon Granted, he did not volunteer for it, it was assigned to him. However (and really that's a big BUT!), I think he could have handled it so much better. Instead of telling the powers-that-be that he was too busy to take this on (which he probably is), as my boss, he should have been telling them why I should be the contact on this! Since he didn't (and I know he didn't, he told me), that tells me that he has no confidence in my abilities!

He knows that I don't agree with the decision. I did the right thing (if I want to keep my job) and told him that I'll help wherever he needs me to. My plan is to be an expert on this and be able to answer every question without consulting notes. I'm already familiar with the product, so that shouldn't be too hard. The twitchy part of me, however, will not make it easy on him when he needs me. I'll make sure I get the credit for my work...not him.

On the re-org subject, we've been told that the structure is set, most names are in place, there is just one more item to hammer out (must be a dang small hammer!) and that we are "this close". Should know something "shortly." Can you say vague, followed by vague with a side helping of vague....

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NORCALTOPAZ 9/5/2009 2:49AM

    Personally, I think your boss is a dweeb and I agree with your sis, all your SP friends should kick his butt (wouldn't that count as a serious aerobic session: think about all the calories we'd burn! LMAO)

I wish I could do something for you, I know that political office games make ones life a bummer.

Try to have a good weekend,


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STEELERCRAZY 9/2/2009 12:04PM

    Barbara, breathe. Okay, now that you're irritated with me for telling you to 'breathe' (because when someone tells ME to chill out I want a slice of their head with a side of their rear), you can only do what you can. I don't exactly know what it is you do nor am I in a position to offer you any helpful advice, but one thing I do know, you are a great person. You are right. You deserved to be handed this project. You deserve to have all the credit that is definitely due you. Some days, work sucks. Especially when you see all of your hard work being handed over to the mercy of someone else.

I feel you.

All you gotta do is say the word and I'm revving up the Vette (too cold for the Dyna) and I'm bringing my can of "whoopbutt." I will go down for you. Hey, you want me to mess with his computers? I can be in and out in five minutes. Trust me, it doesn't take long.

Seriously, though, hang in there, B. I'll pray for you and this situation. If anything, maybe you can gain some comfort of mind or God can give you peace over this. Love ya, Sis.

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CALIMAN1 9/2/2009 2:01AM

    Hey, I'm a manager!!!! But Lord knows I delegate to my much more talented folk as much as I can, though there are certain sensitive issues that I have to absolutely deal with...

Learn what you need to learn, be the pro that you are, and I hope that you will get the credit you deserve. I have a few "irritable" memories that I can share, but in most cases ultimately things worked out ok....

Hang in and see what happens...I know this is frustrating, but I think you have the "ooomph" to not only get through it, but to shine bright and be the "STAR"!!!! My thoughts are with you my new Spark friend..."I got your back!"

ok, from a distance, but I still got it!


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Lots of things, some little, some not so...

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

1. My grandma is in the hospital. She had surgery on an abdominal aortal aneurysm. She's known about it for years but just assumed it would burst one day and kill her instantly (sorry if that sounds harsh, her words). Instead, it started leaking, causing pain and an unplanned surgery. She's stable now, on a ventilator and will probably be in the hospital for at least another week. The nurses say she is right where they expect her to be after a surgery like this.

2. Conference call at work tonight at 5:30, so got to son's practice late. (Still no team mom around!) We got our schedule of games and the furthest we have to travel is 30 minutes away! Woo Hoo!! Last year we had to travel three hours for one game.

3. My kids are in school and I have homework. My son's teacher sent home this big packet of stuff she wants filled out. Ugh! Just NOT in the mood to fill out info on my kid. He's great and all, but I don't want to have to write it down! emoticon

4. Tournament update - we won the first game, lost the next two. Out of the tournament. No idea how we placed. I want to play some more!

5. Morning exercise and me, not a good combination. Even after I announced it, I still didn't go. At least I walked the dogs tonight. That was some exercise!

6. Going to bed now...after I verify that my "homework" is not due tomorrow! LOL!

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STEELERCRAZY 9/1/2009 11:32PM

    Gee, shoulda read your blog first before leaving a comment on your page. See? I'm just so "spazzy." Anyways, she will continue to be in my prayers and I'm just so glad that she's tough like her granddaughter.

As for John, well, he is obsessed with shoulder pads. Whether on him or someone else. Be warned and be VERRRRRY afraid. He pushes around strollers with imaginary people in them drooling milk dud crumbs down the front of his "I LOVE BUFFY" t-shirt. But he's cool...just don't talk about Elvis or he starts to swagger.

Love ya, sis, and I really really do hope and pray all turns out well for you and your grandmother.

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NORCALTOPAZ 9/1/2009 9:28PM

    Geez B, you've got a whole lot on your plate...remember to breathe. emoticon I'll say a prayer for your grandma's speedy recovery, sending positive thoughts your way. emoticon

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CALIMAN1 9/1/2009 4:27PM

    you know I am in prayer about your grandma....if the nurses say she is right where she should be, then that sounds very positive...

Now as for you and your schedule, WOWOWOW!!!!!! I thought I had my hands full..gotta love homework...I have relearned so much with my kids in school, that i feel almost as smart as a 5th grader! Almost....

So, what kind of tourney were you in? I am a late CARTOONB arriver, so interested..or possibly just plain nosey....depends on who you ask...and, please, no asking nurses who wear their shoulder pads outside of their work gear....they scare me.

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MOM2ACAT 9/1/2009 3:40PM

    I hope your grandma has a speedy recovery.

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RWETHAIRYET 9/1/2009 3:13PM

    Heehee, raising 4 kids, I hated the first day of school. I'd spend half the night filling out forms and finally go to bed with writers cramp, lol.
Hope your grandmother recovers quickly!

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JUNIAATROME 9/1/2009 7:55AM

    Isn't it funny what things make our day? And yeah, no one warns you that it is not just the kids that get homework! Grr.

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DUTCHIEKIWI 9/1/2009 1:17AM

    It always feels better after you've written it down hey ;)


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Going to bed early...well, early for me.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tomorrow, I have a conference call at 5:30 pm (yep, a full 30 minutes AFTER I'm supposed to leave work). And, my son has football practice. Because of the extra busyness tomorrow, I don't see where I will have time to work out after work. That means, I need to get up in the morning, BEFORE work, and get that work out in. I have a really bad record for morning workouts, so I figured if I told the entire Spark world about my plans, I'll be forced to get up. So...keeping it short tonight so I can go to bed.

I'll let you all know how great the work out was tomorrow. Nighty nite!

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You are one busy gal
I'm glad that I don't have to physically keep up with you or your schedule.

Lookin' forward to hearing all your good news,
and the bad if it happens, you will find a way to make cherry pie out of a bunch of pits. LOL

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BKNOCK 8/31/2009 10:31AM

    I hope that you got your workout in! I can't exercise in the early mornings either!

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