Monday, November 13, 2006

I SUCK at blogging!

Where do I even start with this? I feel like I am SO BEHIND on updating my online friends, it's not even funny.

There are a few reasons for my blogging suckage of late...and here they are in no particular order:

1) I've been in Los Angeles for training and this is week #2
2) My company has modified their internet policy during the day (see how I'm blogging at night?)
3) I've been working from the office and quite honestly don't feel like booting up my computer at night

Frankly, and I'm sorry to be so honest, the main reason why I'm even blogging right now is because it's 9:19 pm California time and I am waiting for What About Brian to come on television and have NOTHING to work, no reading, no nothing. I'm SO. FREAKING. BORED.

So, here I am, going to write about everything that's happened the last few weeks. I can't even remember what I haven't written about, so I'm just going back to the last real update I have posted, which was October 15.

First of all, that employee that I blogged about in October quit about four days after I put him on performance management. For obvious reasons, I can't disclose anything more than that, but the fact that my entire team quit during the six weeks that I was supervising them really didn't booster my morale and faith in my leadership skills all too much. So, after I finish my training, I'm going back to Dallas, hopefully to be promoted and hopefully to a brand-new team of adjusters.

Our bathroom is done for the most part, albeit it still needs some tweaking. And such little tweaks that we just can't manage to get together. We bought a new toilet seat, but we still haven't bought a new rug or toilet seat cover. Our new shower head and arm leaks. We don't have any art on the walls. And it needs some touch-ups. That's the reason why I haven't posted any pictures yet. BUT, we have used the shower, and it's AWESOME...I love it. I hate the shower head, but I do love the tiled shower stall. It's kind of like standing in a hotel shower stall...the extra foot of room is really great.

McKenna is great. I actually flew home this weekend to spend it with her and P. I spent seven hours in the air, three hours on the road, and probably about two hours in the airports, but it was SO worth it for the precious hours that I got with her. She is such a sweet pea. She's not walking yet, but she's awfully darn close.

So let's see...our latest project around the house has been inspired by a couple of reasons. We have decided after ten long years of sleeping on an extremely crappy mattress and torn-up box spring sitting on a metal bed frame that it is time to replace our bed. Actually, P wanted to replace it several years ago. He started complaining about our bed about three years ago. It's not a horrible bed...well, at least it wasn't until I spent a week sleeping on this ultra-soft comfy bed at the Renaissance in Agoura Hills. After a week of that, my bed at home seemed like a torture device. It's soft. It's lumpy. And there is a permanent dip in the center. It's awful. Pair that with the motivational speaker the other day that lectured our training class on the importance of creating a heavenly bed to human beings' need for rejuvenation, and yes, we are getting a new bed. When I am promoted hopefully in a few weeks, I receive a nice car bonus for surrendering my company car. It's not much...but since we were smart back in 2001 when I got my company car and paid off our cars rather than selling them, I feel like we are entitled to buy a new bed. It was further supported by the backaches that I had Saturday and Sunday mornings when I woke up. So we spent a good chunk of time Saturday afternoon checking out beds and mattresses, and I think that we are going to buy them this weekend. And of course, that will involve new bedding, new sheets, new pillows, the works. I want a duvet SO bad!

So, that's kind of the story right now around the campfire. How about a meme or two or three to close out the entry? I had to really search to find a meme on my list that is still active...I guess I need to find some new memes.

Monday Madness:

1. If you could only read one blog every day- which one blog would be on your daily list? I really enjoy reading the Waiter Rant in my blogroll. If you don't read it, definitely give it a try. It's a waiter in New York City who blogs about his experiences as a server and life in the city.
2. What do you do to de-stress from a hectic day? I usually just sit on the couch and watch television. Boring!
3. What is your favorite piece of clothing to wear in the winter? Well, we really don't have winters to speak of here in Dallas, but I do really like wearing sweatpants.
4. Do you prefer discussing problems with a sibling, a parent, a significant other, a psychologist, or a total stranger? My numero uno person to discuss problems and issues with is my husband, P. Definitely.
5. How long have you been blogging? 2 1/2, has it been that long?
6. Which side of the bed? Left if you are looking at the bed from the door.
7. How often do you pig out when you eat? I really pig out when I go out to one of those Brazilian churrascarias...but how can you not for that much money?
8. Do you watch the space shuttle launches? No.
9. What's your favorite leisure-time activity? I can't definitely is a toss up between shopping, cooking, scrapbooking and cross stitching.
10. When is the last time you said, 'I love you' and to whom? What about hugs? Who is the last person you hugged? Answer to all three of those questions is my husband, P.

The Friday Five:

1) If you had to move 100 miles or more to the north, east, west, or south, which would you choose, where would you end up, and what's so great about there? That's actually a question that has come up this past week since I've been here in Los Angeles since I probably WILL have to relocate at some point with my job if I want to advance with the company. The answer is that I would probably consider moving to Denver or somewhere in the Colorado area. The reason why is because I would love to live somewhere with snow more than once a year and I ADORE skiing. Plus, my company does a lot of business there. There you go.
2) Do you have a favorite stretch of highway or byway for driving, touring, or wandering? I really enjoy driving up and down the North Dallas Tollway. I don't know why.
3) Are you happier to start a trip or return home? Return home.
4) Plane, train, automobile, bicycle, or foot? I prefer driving.
5) Do you overplan or underplan your travels? (Assume that "no" is not a valid answer.) I'd say I overplan if I had to choose, but I don't think I underplan either.

Okay, two minutes till my show. Thanks for tuning in! (Please don't give up on me yet.)


Blogger Sharon said...

I can't tell you how happy I am to know that I am not the only person who is watching What About Brian? I started last season and I was so afraid it wasn't going to come back this season. I darn near peed my pants when I saw it was! Hope the trip is going well.

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