Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Isn't it amazing...

How some little thing can happen and make your days so much better? I told you about the job opportunity that has arisen. I submitted my resume yesterday morning as soon as the position was posted.

Yesterday and today have been really good days! I still have the same amount of work. Still working with some loonies. And my boss is still the most demanding person I have ever worked for. Some of you may remember that I used to blog about how I loved my boss. Well, for the last year or so, he is not quite the great guy I thought he was for so many years. He is really stressed out most of the time and he lets that crap roll down hill.

But, just the idea that someone in another department thinks I would be the most perfect person for their group has really made me feel great! It has been a long time since someone at work thought I would be the most perfect. Well, at least the first time anyone told me.

And today I talked to someone that talked to the director over the position I applied for and apparently she is wonderful to work for.

My fingers are crossed.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Why I had a great Friday.

First, you will all be happy to know that we got some rain last week. Finally! Everyone was so happy that we didn't even mind the slow traffic and the wet commute to and from work. I didn't hear one person complaining.

I just hope we get some more soon.

Friday was a pretty good day for me at work. Let's see if I can make this a reasonable length of a story....

I went to our contract management department to talk to the manager about something and noticed she had two gorgeous floral arrangements on her desk. I thought it must be her birthday or something, so had to ask. She told me she was having an awful week, so her group brought her one arrangement and her hubby sent the other.

I asked what was going on and she told me that a supervisor had just let her know that she was quitting. The lady has been out on maternity, then bonding leave to have a baby and called to quit on the day she was due to come back. The manager was really upset, as they had expected her back.

I said that I wished there was something I could do and her face lit up like a Chrstmas tree and she said, "You should do it!" I laughed and told her that I didn't even know what the lady's job was, so she told me all about it. I COULD do it. LOL! And the whole group loves me.

So we talked for a couple more minutes and I told her I would think about it. I then went to lunch with my bf, Rhonda, and she convinced me that it would be a great move and that I should not be loyal to my boss to my detriment. So after lunch I went back and told the manager to let me know when the position is posted.

Our company requires that before a position be filled that it be posted and all applicants considered. So, I will be applying. I am totally qualified, and would take little training, since I use all the systems already. Plus, since I send them a lot of the contracts they work on, I know the work. Of course, that does not guarantee I would get it. But it does give me an advantage.

It was quite exciting to have someone so excited about the idea of me coming to work with their group! I have worked for my boss for so long that I am totally taken for granted in my current job. So, everyone, cross your fingers that if this is the right move for me to make, I get the job.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What is going on with Texas?!

We are in a drought right now that has lasted longer than any since 1956. It is dry, dry, dry. We need rain so badly it is ridiculous.

What happens when there is a drought? Wildfires. Lots of wildfires. There is now one burning that is the biggest in Texas history.

Why do we have to make history with bad stuff?

Give us some rain, Lord. We need to put these fires out before they get any closer to my house! I know....I am a little selfish. People that have lost their homes and businesses to these fires are in my prayers.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Work is hard!

After even a short vacation!

Rhonda and I had a great time at the casino. We won some and we lost some. It was totally entertaining! I even brought some money home and I took what I was willing to leave there, so I guess I am not a loser.

We had some delish food. We went to a catfish place and I had some super yummy fried catfish. Yes, I know it's fried. But I haven't had catfish since I visited my family in Tennessee over a year ago, so I enjoyed the heck out of it. We had the most amazing Belgian waffles for breakfast one morning and now I want a waffle maker! We always had one growing up, so I know how to use one. I will start looking, because I really want to make some on a regular basis.

I went back to work today and it was HARD! You would have thought I was gone for a month the way the work was piled up. Ugh! I worked my fingers off all day and there will be more waiting for me tomorrow. I cannot WAIT for the weekend.

My only plans for the weekend are to get my hair trimmed. We will see if anything else exciting pops up.

Monday, June 13, 2011

I plan to be WINNING!

My girlfriend, Rhonda, and I are headed off soon for a girls' mini-vacay to the Coushatta! Hopefully, we will be winning! Whether we win or lose, we will have a blast. We always do.

And for my frugal friends, I never take more money than I am willing to lose. I won't be losing the rent or diaper money. LOL!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I got a clean bill of health!

Dental health, that is. If you have been missing me, sorry about that. I have not been busier than normal. It just seems like I have not had anything interesting to write about.

But I thought I would pop on today and let everyone know that I am still alive and kicking.

A couple of weeks ago, I was flossing my teeth....yes, I floss  almost daily... when I felt rough spot on a back molar. Uh oh! I immediately thought I mist have a cavity. I told Hubby and his response was, "Not you!" Since I am pretty anal about taking care of my teeth. Not really anal, but I do brush at least twice a day and floss almost every day. And I NEVER go to bed without brushing first.

Today was the first day my dentist could get me in, since I was not in pain. So I spent a  couple of weeks preparing to have to get a filling. Something I have not needed in something like 30 years.

I left work early and headed to the dentist and was happily surprised that it was just a rough filling that I was feeling and not a cavity. The dentist polished it a little so it would not be rough and I would not feel it again. I got my teeth cleaned and polished and he told me to come back when I had something for him to do. LOL! I really like my dentist.

Now, I am just waiting for the weekend. It will be a long one, as I am taking off next Monday through Wednesday and my girlfriend and I are heading to the casino!

Wish me luck!