Friday, July 30, 2004

New Job Details


Mike had the meeting in regards to the new position. He won't be working in just 1 store anymore - he'll be dealing with the marketing for 14 stores in the area. He also will be the fill in if needed at a store (when there is a staff shortage, etc) and he will be the one handling any PC problems the stores may run into (which he has already been doing). So, unless he's needed somewhere else, he won't be in a store all day long. And best of all -- his hours will pretty much be standard Monday thru Friday hours, so he'll be home evenings and weekends with us!!! I'm so excited about it. The only downfall is that one of the stores is in Indianapolis, which is like a 2.5-3 hour commute. Not too bad, I guess. And - you take the good with the bad. If this is what it takes to get him home with us more - then so be it!

Thursday, July 29, 2004


Mike had the meeting about the new job opportunity this morning at 10:30.  It's 12:30 now and he's still not home.  I'm wondering what all the details all and I'm anxious to know.  I hope he gets home soon.

My back is still bothering me.  It's not as bad as it was, but it still hurts nonetheless.  I think it may be a pinched nerve.  I swear, you'd think I wouldn't have so many back problems being only 24 years old.  I think I am just doomed to have a bad back all my life.

So, that's about all for now.  I'll write again when I know all the details about the job.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

A new opportunity

Yesterday Mike got a call from one of the "higher ups" in the company.  He was pretty much offering Mike a new position in the company.  Area Marketing Director.  We're wondering what it is all going to entail, but are hopeful and excited at the prospect of him excelling and moving forward in the company.  I believe Mike is supposed to have a meeting about all of it tomorrow.  I have a million questions - and dreams.  With this new position, Mike would be responsible for coming up with new ideas on how to get more business into the stores.  By going out to schools and setting up fundraisers with them (like hot lunch day, etc) and working with other events.  We're thinking that it wouldn't require him to be working in a store - which means, possibly - he could be working from home.  Maybe.  At this point, that could just be us dreaming that is what would happen.  So, we'll see.  I'm crossing my fingers.  And I'm praying that a nice raise comes into play as well.

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Precious little girl .... with milk dribbles on her face. Posted by Hello

He looks so much like his daddy here! Posted by Hello

Friday, July 23, 2004


We just found out that my brother in law and his girlfriend are expecting twin girls.  It was about a month ago that we found out they were expecting twins, and we've been anxious to know what the genders were.  So, the family is awaiting 2 baby girls.  I have to say, I'm a bit excited.  This gives me an excuse to go out baby shopping.  I love buying baby gifts, and my little girl doesn't need anything, but I'm always tempted because there is so much cute girl stuff.  LOL  Anyway, I'm so thankful I have my little girl now, too.  I think it would have killed me to find out they were having 2 girls if we didn't end up with our little princess.  I'm so thankful for her.  For my entire family.  I have a wonderful husband, and 2 beautiful children.  So, I think in just a bit I'm going to pack up my princess and we're going to head to the store.  The Boy is with his Grandma & Grandpa today, so I only have 1 monkey to tote around.  And she's blissfully sleeping right now, and shouldn't want to eat again for another 1.5-2 hours.  If I pack her up and hurry, we might be able to get back home for her feeding.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Where do the days go?

Boy time sure does fly.  In just 1 week my baby girl will be a month old.  It's sad.  I only have a few more weeks of maternity leave and I'll be going back to work.  I wish we could afford for me to cut my hours.  Actually, I was thinking about it - and we probably could swing it financially for me to cut back, even if it's just a few hours a week.  It's something that I'll have to think about, and of course I'll need to talk to work about it as well.  We'll see.

The Boy and his new 'do! Looks like he's ready for boot camp! Posted by Hello

The Girl - 7/21/04 3 weeks, 2 days old Posted by Hello

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Mommy time

It's time for some very much needed me time.  The Boy is in his room, watching Pete's Dragon, and The Girl is in her crib; hopefully going to sleep.  We had been in the house all day, so around 6:30 we ventured out to Super Target.  Of course, on the way there Ms. Fussbutton decides she's going to start screaming her head off.  I had my arm twisted around behind my seat while I was driving, so I could hold the pacifer and try to calm her down.  Finally she calmed down, we get into the store and she's peaceful for awhile.  Since it was getting close to being her feeding time, I knew she wouldn't be quiet much longer.  So when she started to fuss again, I made her bottle.  It ended up being a battle - she wanted to be held, then she wanted to eat, then she just wanted the pacifer, then she wanted to sleep, then she wanted to be eat, then she wanted to be held.  And so on.  Thankfully The Boy sat nice for me for once, but he tested me by taking off his shoe, spitting, and kicking the cart.  Finally I made my way to the checkout.  I was standing in the line, and an employee comes over to me and asks me to step over to another register.  They opened a register just to check me out!  LOL  Apparently there are perks to having 2 children with you in the store.

Quiet Time

The kids are both asleep.  They have been for awhile now.  Considering the time, I know The Boy should be up soon, otherwise he'll never go to bed for the night.  We have been lucky and The Girl has been sleeping 7.5 hour stretches at night.  We're still not getting as much sleep because we stay up later and by the time we've gone to bed, she's already been asleep for a few hours.  Oh well.  We're all doing just fine.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Something new ...

I actually just read about in a magazine, so I figured I'd check it out. :)