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The boss was gone and I kinda liked it!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

To clarify, the old boss was out (he ran a 31-mile race this weekend!). Since he was out, I covered at one of the calls with a subcontractor. And I did pretty good! I knew the answers to their questions, what our plans were and when we expected to have more information for them! I may find out tomorrow that I was wrong, but today I feel great! emoticon

  
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AWYEAGLE 9/15/2009 4:34PM

    WOO hoo, I love it when my bosses are gone - glad you had fun.

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LOWTIDE 9/15/2009 4:26PM

    I am sure you did great. What a great opportunity to show what you can do!! Have a fantastic day!!!

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KATVHALE 9/15/2009 12:51PM

  Good job and I bet you had it all right!!!



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Blink, and it's gone!

Monday, September 14, 2009

The weekend, that is. Dang! So...let me give you a run down.

Saturday - Get up at 6:00 and go to the gym. Come home, shower, eat breakfast and take the dogs (two of them) to get their shots. Get there by 8:45. Wait for the place to open, get in, figure out that my dogs are sooooo poorly behaved, leave at 9:15 (while noticing how quiet it is after my dogs leave). emoticon

Get my son to his football game at 10:45 (30 minute drive) and watch him play. Translation - sit in hot sun for 3 hours. Drive home, eat some lunch, gather books and head to the library. Stop at PetsMart to sign dogs up for training classes. Go to Jake's Place for GF items, hit Walmart for a couple of items, get home at 5:30. Start dinner, cook veggies for later in the week, and I'm not sure what all else, but I do know I missed most of the BSU game (they won!!!). Oh...and throughout the day, did laundry when I could.

Sunday - slept in until 8:00, took the kids out to breakfast. Planned to go grocery shopping while out, but daughter was sick so I took her home. Got her settled and headed out to go grocery shopping. Shopped, came home, put stuff away, did laundry and started auctions for DH. Went back out to have dinner with in-laws, came home, walked the dogs, finished auctions and another project for DH and did another load of laundry. Gathered food and clothes for work tomorrow and FINALLY get to sit down for a couple of minutes. Unfortunately, it is already after 10:30 and I need to get to bed soon.

I guess I know where my weekend went!

To all of you who have posted on my blogs and left comments on my page, thank you! I have read them all and I will respond. Honest! I appreciate the support and look forward to hearing from all of you.

Later all and wish me some down time!

  
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RWETHAIRYET 9/15/2009 11:04AM

    I still have weekends like that...and all my kids are grown and gone.
I'd like 4 day workweeks myself....but I have a feeling that 3rd day off would just dissappear into more of the same.

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HICALGAL 9/14/2009 7:09AM

    wow...i need a weekend after reading about YOUR weekend...where's my pillow? emoticon

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L-OSTER8 9/14/2009 2:01AM

  The real question is . . . isn't there someone who can help you with some of these chores? How old are your children? Are there friends who could help you out occasionally? YOU NEED SOME TIME FOR YOURSELF . . . SOMEONE NEEDS TO HELP OUT . . . BEFORE YOU BURN OUT!!!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 9/14/2009 1:50AM

    I'd recommend that you get four day work weeks, but then you'll still have more than three days of work at home, LOL

Get some rest cause that rat race is starting all over in the morning!

TTYL
Sleep tight

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JUNIAATROME 9/14/2009 1:25AM

    Now somebody please invent some one-off clothes that you can just throw out after you've got them dirty!!!! Isn't it amazing how in the end there is always laundry to come back to - be from the vet or the game or whatever, there is a pile that has miraculously assembled while everyone was out of the house. It's the same here, and I can't solve the mystery. emoticon

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Too exhausted

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I am too exhausted to blog tonight. Up and running since 6:00 this morning and I still have a load of laundry in the dryer. Going to go eat a piece of toast, read a couple of minutes and then go to bed so I can start all over again tomorrow.

Later y'all!

  
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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 9/13/2009 9:16AM

    Ditto of what Cheryl said

See ya later

Tater

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GEEMAWEST 9/12/2009 11:36PM

    Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite. emoticon

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Updates as promised...plus a little extra!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Intrigued now, ain't ya! LOL!

So, first and foremost, Grandma has been moved out of the CVICU (cardio vascular intensive care unit). Impressed with my doc-speak, huh? NOT! Anyway, she has been able to take liquids without assistance and is on a liquid diet. She is stable...not critical but stable! Yay! It's still one day at a time, but she's heading in the right direction.

Second, the BIG re-org announcement came out today. And, yes, I have a new boss! emoticon emoticon Hip, Hip, HOORAYYYY!!!

My new boss was my boss three bosses ago, so I know what he is like, what he expects and what I need to supply to make sure he's good. The one slight damper is that there used to be four people handling the same products that I handle (yes, I'm one of the four). One left to another group and two others have new responsibilities. That means that right now, I am the only one officially working on my products. emoticon Luckily, the powers-that-be recognize the hole and are working on shoring it up. Details next week...or so they say.

Thirdly, Nutritional Boot Camp. Today was day one of four. Most of it was familiar. She did say, tho, that EVERYTHING you do makes a Difference. Everything. That one donut you didn't eat, makes a difference. That one cigarette that you didn't smoke, makes a difference. I'm going to remember that the next time I think I've "blown it" for the day. At the end of the class, she was showing us some reference material. And what do you think was there?!?! YES! SparkPeople.com! She said that it was one of her favorite sites! How cool is that?

Now, for the little extra. I left work a little more than two hours early today so that I could meet with my son's teacher to discuss his Celiac and what we could do to help him stay included in school activities. I was ten minutes early for my appointment, but when I tried to open the front door to the school, it was locked. emoticon Really? Okay, so I get my phone out and call the school to let them know that I am there and they need to let me in. The call immediately goes to voice mail and does not give me any extensions to try to call. emoticon

While I am on the phone with the voice mail, one of the secretaries walks out. I tell her that I need in to meet with the teacher. Oh, she went home. She thought your appointment was at 2:45. emoticon Based on our e-mails, I could see where the confusion might have come from. But, the teacher did not call me on any of my phones to determine why I was late. She did not e-mail me. She just left. emoticon

I will admit that I handled the frustration very poorly while I was at the school. This was the last straw for me for this school and I took it out on the secretary (she needs her own dressing down, but not for this!). I left the school, came directly home and wrote an e-mail to the teacher clearly expressing my displeasure at being blown off. I did not curse (tho I wanted to!) nor did I do any name-calling (yes, I can be very childish). Instead, I explained that I had taken time out of my schedule to meet with her and she did not uphold her part. Therefore, she needs to now work around my schedule if she still wants to meet. If she doesn't want to meet, I told her that I would assume that she is an expert in Celiac and would be able to guarantee my son's health and safety in all school activities. Then I added the principal of the school and hit send.

When my DH got home, I let him know that he will probably need to be the one who interacts with my son's teacher for the rest of the year! LOL! I'm sure I didn't make any friends with that particular missive. But, you know, when you make an appointment with someone, you'd think they would be there. Can you tell I'm still miffed, irked and frustrated by this experience? The good news is that I used the anger (yes, I said it, anger!) to burn some extra calories at the gym!

  
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CALIMAN1 9/13/2009 11:09AM

    Barb, awesome news on the grandmother front...

The boss change sounds like a blessing, too....now, as to the school thang, hey, at least you used your anger to fuel your exercise! Burn those calories!!!!!

Wish I had done the same thing this week, but I was stuck on a pity party....wah wah wah.... emoticon

I am pretty much over it, but I wasted the weekend and I ate horribly....not a good day in the neighborhood!

Today is a fresh start!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 9/12/2009 10:49AM

    You did GREAT Barbara!
Only thing better would have been to cuss them out, LOL

Had to put a smile on your face, hee hee.

Sure glad to hear of grannies stability too, much better that she can drink and keep it down. Yay!

Glad you got that frustration out at the gym rather than from your fingers around someones neck, LOL

Enjoy your weekend!

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KATVHALE 9/12/2009 10:31AM

  Okay, here is my 2 cents... Praise God about your grandmother; that is awesome that she is recovering and by the sound of your typing, you are relieved that she is coming out of the valley!

On the other hand.... Don't let satan spoil your blessings!! He saw that you were praising God and giving Him the glory for how He is protecting and healing grandma, so he (satan) through that cog in your wheel!! satan doesn't want you to be happy, he wants you to be frustrated and stressed out and angry so you can blame God for all your woes. he wants you to take out your frustrations on God's other creations so you will make enemies... See how that dirty clown works??? Don't let satan defeat you!! You are a child of the King!!! I tell everyone that! Try and smooth things over with your son's teachers as I am pretty sure she is there to help him; that is whay she wants to meet with you. Apologize for the misunderstanding about the appointment (she will probably apoloize too) and get on with the business of helping your son!!

You actually sound a lot like me in my younger days until God sat me down and had a long talk with me about my attitude! Stay focused on Him and you will get through all this!!

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Kat

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JUNIAATROME 9/12/2009 4:49AM

    Now that would be what I would have done - well in my mind's scenario. But eventually DH would have explained to me that this is not the best way to handle it (mainly because he would not want to be dealing with the teacher for the rest of the school year)... But the anger burning calorie part is really good. emoticon

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Is it finally going to happen?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Word on the street is that "The BIG Announcement" about my area's re-org will be tomorrow. I'm excited, nervous and a little cynical. Part of me does not believe that the announcement will come. The sad thing is...we have a pool going (no $$ involved, just bragging rights) about when the announcement will come. The first guy chose tomorrow at 4:30pm. At first, I figured 3:00 tomorrow as I'm leaving at 2:45. emoticon But, I changed my guess to be 9:11 on 9/11. Easy to remember, right? I'm hoping the bad day/time will balance out and become good news. I'll let you know tomorrow if it happens!

So, for my own edification (or memory!), I need to tell y'all about:

1. Nutritional boot camp
2. Re-org news (if any)
3. Update on Grandma

Not necessarily in that order!

Later!

  
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NORCALTOPAZ 9/11/2009 11:41PM

    I hope everything turns out positive, my SP friend!

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AWYEAGLE 9/11/2009 1:13PM

    I missed your post yesterday. Hope hope there is good news today on all 3 points!!!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 9/11/2009 12:46PM

    Looking forward to hearing your news and hope and pray that it is ALL GOOD.

Enjoy your weenend!

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KATVHALE 9/11/2009 9:26AM

  Let's pray that all goes well on all counts!!

Kat

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LOWTIDE 9/11/2009 2:13AM

    Good luck, can't wait to hear the GOOD news. Here's to great balancing acts!!

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