Thursday, September 03, 2009
and it was painful to watch. 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.
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! 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....
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!
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!
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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