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Thursday, April 19, 2012

SO Busy

Great googly moogly!  OK...So I've been absolutely slammed this week but I've been trying to keep up as much as I can and commenting on my phone.  Finally have a couple minutes here this morning to post.  So what's been going on?  Well, stuff BLEW UP at work on Monday.  I was in at 5:30 a.m. (usual time) but didn't leave until after 4 pm.  That SUCKED.  My boss was at the conference I was supposed to be at and I was her backup so when things blew up, it was up to me.  Happy to report that I fixed it but it was quite the day.  Tuesday I spent all day at the conference from 7 a.m. to 9 pm.  The conference was interesting but the food was fantastic!  They feed you well and they feed you often and while I certainly did better than the last time I went, it was still pretty ugly...not to mention the open bar that started at 5.  Ahem...  moving on.  I did log on to work from the conference in the afternoon just to address some more urgent issues.  Yesterday was SUPPOSED to be a half day at the conference and then working from home.  Well, I made it about 3/4 of he way through the conference when my daughter's daycare called and said she was crying about her ear hurting.  Now, my oldest is a bit of a whiner...something ALWAYS hurts but this is my youngest who barely cried when they had to put a staple in her head so I knew we were off to the doc.  Ear infection and possible strep throat later, we were home.  I did manage to log in for a little bit yesterday evening to get yet more work done.  Today, I'm here and then have an ultrasound at 3:30 and then off to join my gym.  I won't be working out today  but I'm making the financial commitment today.  Whew.  I'm already exhausted and it's only Thursday.  So I promised some pics.   Remember that high school graduation dress I told you about?  Here it is.


Please excuse the mess and bad lighting.  Best we could do.  So... I wanted to make a collage with these to make it easier but question...my favorite collage website has shut down...What do y'all use to make them now?  Also, I wish I had my high school picture to scan and put on here for comparison...maybe I'll try to dig it up and do that.  Undoubtedly, the image has changed a bit, dress fitting or not.  LOL.

I also snapped a quick pic of my ultra cute new lunch box.  It was only $11 at Target.
So there ya go.  That's been my week.  Little tidbit, I'm wearing a DRESS to work today.  Yeppers...a dress.  I had decided last night that since it's supposed to be like 95 today, I'd wear a dress.  I put on said dress this morning and it's WAY too big.  So I chose a second one and it looks pretty good albeit a little shorter than I would normally wear but not inappropriate.  I would say that I'm SO ready for the weekend but it's going to be busy too.  I'm cleaning my house (because it is an absolute wreck...I don't know how it got so bad) Saturday morning and then we're going to a bbq and fight night at my husband's boss' house that afternoon/evening.  Hubby still isn't permanent in his job so we need to shmooze a bit.

I've also made a decision about this job that I'm not digging at all.  I've been trying to do things the way my boss does them but that just isn't me and never has been me.  I'm known for getting stuff done even if I've gotta stomp on some reluctant toes to get there.  I am NOT known for being a people-pleaser or ultra friendly or any of that crap.  For God's sakes, "diplomatic skills" has been listed as something to work in my development plan for the last 3 years.  So I don't know WHY I would think they'd hire me for that.  I was either a) hired BECAUSE I'm like that and my boss isn't so she needed someone who is or b) my boss didn't do her homework on me (even though I know she talked to my old boss and several other contacts before hiring me) and didn't realize what she was getting.  Either way, I'm through playing the little game.  I'm going to start doing things MY way and if they don't like it...oh well...It'll take them at least 6 months to figure out that I'm not going to change and by then, I can post out to something else.  Either they'll be glad to be rid of me or I will have changed this job into something that's a better fit for me.  So there.

So this isn't an official "10 Thing Thursday" but I'm sure I've got ten things in here.  Have a great day!

11 comments:

Steph said...

Congrats on getting into the high school dress. I remember when I was able to put on my prom Dress. what a funny, strange feeling. congrats to you and i totally love that lunchbox!!!

Chris said...

WOW - a high school dress!

And you definitely have at LEAST 10 things in this post - you are one busy woman!

Elizabeth said...

AWESOMENESS!!!

PS love the lunch box - have been tempted by it at target too :)

Leslie said...

Look at you in that dress! WOO HOO!!

Love the lunchbox! Super cute.

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Awesome about the dress! I'll be waiting to hear how things pan out a work...love the attitude!

Morgan said...

I am glad you have decided to take your job by the horns! Great plan!

Leigh C. said...

Great job with the high school dress. And kudos to you for keeping it. I forgot to keep one pair of my size 24 jeans. I throw EVERYTHING out!

~Lisa~ said...

YOU, my lovely lady are looking GORGEOUS!!! Great job on the high school dress - I am sooooo thrilled for YOU!!

Catherine55 said...

Looking amazing!! Loved the photos!!

Andrea said...

LOVE the pictures of the high school graduation dress! How awesome is that!?!?

Reggie said...

I would have been in that dress ALL DAY! That is awesome Manda! I hope your little one is feeling better.