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{Let's Get to Work}

A few weeks ago I tried to “keep it real” with all of you and share some of the not so happy and shiny things going on in my life.  My mother and her friend read it and thought I was depressed.  I mean, SERIOUSLY?  Although I imagine it would be hard to tell. I already have ice cream and a bottle of wine for dinner on the regular, it would be difficult to tell when exactly I was drowning my sorrows… I figured it was time for an update on one of those bullet points.  I know some of you have been quite curious about what is going on at work.

For one, it’s still far from stellar, but looking up.  I’m entangled in a tug-o-war right now with my GM.   I’m trying to convince the powers that be about the importance of social media. This is like trying to show your dad how to use predictive text on his flip phone or your grandparents how to use their navigation system.  Phones are for making phone calls, not typing “emails”.  Gramps has a map, that was always good enough, why do I need this? As I’m sure you can imagine it’s somewhat of an uphill battle. {If you have suggestions, feel free to send them my way.}

I’ve never been much of a go-getter at work (much to the disgust of my type-A sister), preferring instead to fly below the radar as much as possible. Following up a conference in Las Vegas, our management team is fired up again about “The Facebook” and “Tweeter”.  They’ve dangled the carrot out in front of my face and I want this new job to be MINE.  I don’t even recognize myself!  Seriously, I’ve been continuing work at home, doing all kinds of research and I even typed up the most pertinent information on letterhead. In the past the only thing I’ve printed at work are recipes and the bi-monthly timecards.

Last Friday, after sitting down with the GM, I was able to hold an information meeting with the five department managers.  I was the only girl and I held my own!  People were asking questions that I was able to answer, I was interjecting and adding my feedback. A normal day in the life for most of you, but it was genuinely thrilling for me. Unfortunately, nothing has been made official yet, but I’m doing my best to hold my ground.  Again, if you could all keep up with the positive juju and send it my way. If I haven’t said it yet, I SO APPRECIATE IT!

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Here I am!

For each of my followers my sincerest apologies on being so incredibly LAME these last few weeks!  I may have been posting little snippets here and there, but nothing of real interest I’m sure.  I didn’t tell you about talking with my ex (he still has some of my things - UM underwear?!).  Or my sexy Valentine’s plan (Kaila and I hit up a new club). And I’ve been baking regularly too.  The last time I even loaded up any pictures from my camera was more than 3 weeks ago!  THREE WEEKS!  That’s ridiculous for me.

Honestly, I’m a little bitter with tumblr for losing an emotional post in my queue.  It just disappeared the morning it was set to post.  I’ve been pretty grouchy in general and I’m sure that’s not anything you guys want to read about.  You have your own shit to deal with - who wants to hear anyone else’s whining.  I wouldn’t.

I have DIY post I’m working on for you as well.  Here’s a little preview.  I made this garland for Valentine’s Day, but you can make yourselves one for St. Patrick’s Day or Easter.  The world is your oyster :)

It’s starting to look like winter might actually end here in the 916!  I do love the winter, but I’m excited to fun and flirty dresses.  Kaila bought us some beautiful daffodils for the Palace.  I told her the other night that I wanted to buy fresh flowers, but knew they wouldn’t last before I got them home.  Isn’t she a sweet roomie, she listens!?

I also made another successful find on Craigslist for my sister Kendall.  My cute Dad has already taken out the DVD shelf and set her up with a clothing rod.  I’ve heard that people have become addicted to ebay.  They love the thrill of the chase and the find.  I might be a bit addicted to Craigslist. :) That’s normal right?

Hope you all have had a fantastic weekend.  I’m going to be pulling my head out of the sand and you’ll be seeing more of me on here.  Keep up the likes, comments, emails etc  I appreciate it all :)

DIY UPDATE!

Painter boyfriend lectured me tonight about not priming.  Hate it.  Although he does have a point because the tops are taking an especially long time.

 

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