Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Well, aren't we a fun couple?

Matt's sick. Very sick. A nasty cough coupled with some other ongoings that I won't discuss, it's been a great few days. I'm quite tired and slightly annoyed at having to work away from home and cook and clean all by myself. And try as I might to be understanding and patient, yesterday I just told him to deal with my attitude as I was doing the best I could. It doesn't help that early in the mornings he starts to cough, which keeps me awake and eventually I can't go back to sleep and I drag my tired self out of bed at 5am.

To our game group: We'll let you know if we're up for coming over later on today. Right now the answer is "I just want to sleep and get better."

In other news, my job is going better. I had a serious talk with my boss and without going into too much detail (I'll just freak out again), I need to shape up or ship out. Considering that I can't really afford to "ship out" yet, I've requested and received some more training and now have a clear sense of what my responsibilities are. It's really helpful and now my big task in these next few weeks is to manage my time better and make sure I can get everything done. The only thing that bothers me is that I had to request this meeting. Managment saw that I was going down hill and instead of talking to me directly, they went through my desk and left notes everywhere...how professional is that? So now I'm checking in with my boss once a week regarding any issues that have come up. And if any of my co-workers start complaining to me about how I said something wrong, that I didn't pick up the phones fast enough, that they're out of coffee, I'm just going to say "I apologize, and if there's something that I'm doing wrong, please let Jennifer and Steve know." Because the serious stuff, my boss already knows and we've already talked about it, and what they are complaining to me about is really, just petty crap. And it's certainly a good feeling to know that your manager is supporting you.

I'd also like to say that if I make a mistake, we talk about it and then move on. I am a perfectionist and hate making mistakes. And there's no need to bring up something that was resolved weeks ago in a staff meeting - it's embaressing and infuriates me. If it was really that big of a deal, you could have come to me and we could have talked about it in private with the boss.

Well, I still have an hour before getting ready for work. I think I'll pop in a Yoga DVD. Gasp!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Don't want to do chores, so I'm posting pictures instead...

Liz and I being silly.

PJ and Quinn canoodling on the bed.
Little Ms. Bean after her surgery. Poor thing had to keep the cone on for 2 weeks.
The gang, from L-R: Don, Cindy, Katy, Jeremy -
over for a football playoff game...I don't even remember who was playing!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Good Thoughts

In fighting depression, I remind myself in ways I am fortunate and all the good things that are in my life:

1. I have a fabulous husband, who is supportive, caring, handsome, funny, and all-around great guy. Words can't express how lucky I am to have him as my partner.

2. I have a great circle of friends, near and far, old and new, that are never too busy to get together, to be open to new things to do, to listen and talk, and they are so much fun.

3. My family is amazing. I couldn't ask for better in-laws, and my Dad, despite our somewhat rocky past, we're forging ahead in more of an adult relationship, which is great. And my Aunt Sharon...I really don't know what I would do without her....

4. I have a job, and these days that's more than so many people have, which is unfortunate because I know many talented and wonderful people who need work and either can't find anything or the companies aren't responding. If I take pride in my work, things will be a lot better.

5. I have food to eat, clothes on my back, and a roof over my head. We have the necessities covered.

Everything else is just stuff.


And it will be ok.

Friday, February 08, 2008


We're getting audited at work on Monday so yesterday was a 10 hour day and today is 11 hour day, wooppee. :P At least I'm getting things done, and I hope we get a better score than last time.

More updates later, must get back to work now.

Monday, February 04, 2008


I'm home sick today. Everyone in our office has come down with something, whether it be one or a combo of both: cold, sinus infection, flu, and bronchitis. Guess it's my turn. It's not full blown which is why I'm staying home. I have a sore throat and feel a little achy, so I'm going to try to nip this in the bud. It works out, though, because Matt can drive to his temp job this morning and even offered to go to the store afterwards. What a guy!

Our hearts and thoughts are with our friend Katy who's grandmother is in the hospital. We hope that she will get well soon.