Sunday, November 15, 2009

Weekend update

Apparently this blogging thing is going to be down to once a week. During the sixth load of laundry of the weekend, I have allotted 9.2 minutes in which to update friends and family as to my life. Mostly because I no longer have time to SEE any of them:)

Bethany had All-West this weekend. She got to leave school early, which she thought was pretty cool, and go practice with some amazingly talented young people and a really fun director. Their concert was this Saturday, so we got all gussied up and went downtown to watch and ogle them. Of course, you have to be careful what you say at these things, since you never know whose parents you are sitting next too... but, may I just say that the soloist was A-MA-ZING. That David boy from American Idol had nothing on him, and I really wanted him to win.

Interesting note during this event. It appears that true courtesy is lost in my generation. Of course the auditorium is packed to standing room only, but it doesn't even occur to the people sitting next to the empty seats to make room or be inviting to those of us who were new and had no idea how packed this thing was going to be. When I finally did get a seat, there were three seats on my left with a woman sitting in the middle. At the approach of a sweet looking married couple she had no problem admitting that the seats were empty... it just didn't occur to her to move over and let them sit together. So, wifey sat on my left with her bewildered hubby on the other side of this stranger. How RUDE!

I also had a snippy little girl waiting on us at Sam's Friday night. Why do they do this thing where a lone checker girl logs all of your intended purchases into her space age hand held computer thingy while you are waiting in line? For some reason, she doesn't do the meat and she was also having trouble keeping up with what she had and had not scanned. I was trying to keep up because I don't want to be overcharged, but we still couldn't remember if she had rung up the trash bags... Guess those are free:) When I pointed out that there were only two lines open on Friday night at 7PM with about a dozen or so people waiting each and that maybe they should consider opening one of the plethora of empty registers she informed me that she would if they HAD more people. Hmmm. Maybe she could use a register; didn't say it, just thought it. What I did say was that I thought that that was funny considering my son who has been looking for work for months and can't seem to find anyone hiring. I guess that the people at Sam's think that as long as we will continue to wait in line for 30 minutes per visit, all while our ice cream is becoming... cream... they can add to the bottom line by utilizing less working bodies.

Oops... there's the dryer buzzer.

See you next week:)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

As my world turns

For my many followers... a-hem - all eight of you:) you may have been wondering where I have been for the past few weeks and how that interview went.

Well, the winterview (as my niece calls it:) went just fine; and I have been busy working at my NEW JOB!! I am officially the billing coordinator for that fine home health agency I was talking about. A whole job that is nothing but charts and lists and Excel spreadsheets. I'm in heaven. AND... I get to work with a very good friend, who just happens to be one of the owners of the company. My goodness, God is SO good.

AND... get this - I get chauffeured to work every morning by hubby. If you happen to be driving down the highway of my town and see someone sitting in the front seat of a little Malibu, curled up with her "fuzzy" blanket and pillow, with her bath and body works velour eye cover upper sound asleep - yeah, that would be me... heading in to work!! Of course, you would have to be up VERY early to see such a sight because we are heading into town at the CRACK OF DAWN. literally. For some strange reason, David thinks that he needs to be at work at least a half hour before the rest of humanity. For a former night person, this is unthinkable. He has to be at work at 7:15; fifteen minutes before his wife who has to be at work at 7:30 and happens to work about seven minutes away. You would think that this would be perfect for us, except for his stupid thirty-minute-early rule. So, I just stay in the car with my fuzzy blanket and continue to snooze until my hand dandy blackberry alerts me to my 7:15 deadline. Then I head on over to my spreadsheets awakened and refreshed.

After work is a little less convenient, since I get off of work an hour before him.

The good news is that there is a brand new Target just down the road.