Friday, September 28, 2007

the injured & repaired return home

WOOHOO!!!!! we got the car AND the computer back last night...the car is operational & i'm no longer driving a truck (i'll post a pic of what i drove all week eventually!)...the computer has not yet been hooked up -- but it will be on sunday after we get back from camping! Camping should be fun...cold & hopefully NOT rainy!!! :-D well, better get to work -- my next blog will hopefully be posted from home while i'm sitting in my pajamas drinking hot cocoa & warming up from our camping trip! haha! tata for now!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

trucks & training

well, we still don't have our computer back, so this will be pretty short & sweet as i am at work on my lunch hour. it's very frustrating not to have computer access at home ~ everytime i think "oh, i should go look that up on the internet" i then realize " computer!!!!!" hopefully we will get it back today or tomorrow...but if it's anything like getting my car out of the shop it will be awhile.
yep...on top of not having a computer at home, i am also driving a rental while my car is being fixed at the dealer. that would be fine normally...except it has been somewhat of a nightmare. we had to take my car in on monday morning because the back driver's side window decided to fall down & not go back up because the regulator or something is broke. in addition to that, we had been meaning to take it in because the drivers side visor was broken (thanks to a faulty design in the first place) & something to do withthe tie rods (which apparently was much worse so they are replacing the whole steering column or something...yeah it looks like i could've died driving the stupid thing)! thank God for broken windows, huh? so, they informed us that it would be ready by the end of the day. problem! darric took me to work & planned to pick me up to go get the car...except they had called to say that it wasn't ready yet, so they would pay for my rental ~ i had my fingers crossed for a convertible (even though it's been like 65 & rainy this week) -- instead i got...........a dodge dakota extended cab TRUCK!!!!!!! (yeah, i know!!!! you can stop laughing now!!!!!! lol) i don't mind driving's just different!!!! well, i was supposed to return the rental & get the car yesterday before i left to go to my book club, but i didn't want to go over there if it wasn't ready yet, so i had darric call them. of course it wasn't ready!!!!!! so they told us it would be done today (wednesday) by noon & that i could pick it up whenever was convenient for me. great! i'll get my baby back!!!! woohoo!!! yeah...not so much...i just got a message from darric saying that they just called him to tell him that it won't be done today because of the GM strike that's going on. soooooo...i'm stuck driving the truck at least another day...ugh! this wasn't as short as i thought it was going to be...but i gotta go now so that i can get back to stuff -- my brain is starting to feel REALLY mushy!!!! (i already was! lol!) have a great day...xxoo!!!!!

Monday, September 17, 2007

new job, road trip & wedding

well, i have now started my 3rd week at my new job -- & so far, so good! it's still a bit overwhelming sometimes, because there's just SO MUCH STUFF to learn, but i really like what i'm learning, so i think that's a good thing! ;-)
i just got back from keri's wedding in kentucky last night so i have a travel hangover today. not fun when you're tryin to do training...need lots of caffeine!!!!! thankfully my ale8 (mmm...SO yummy) that i'm savoring right now is helping! :-)
anyway, the wedding was beautiful & the trip was so much fun (we will have to do that again someday, tawnya)! it was so wonderful to spend time with my best friend while she was getting ready for one of the biggest events in her life & also to be privileged to be a part of that day! (love ya keri - cause i know you're reading this!) now if only kansas & kentucky weren't so freakin' far away from each other! :-(
i want to post pictures, but apparently our computer "got sick" while i was gone & is in the process of being fixed. anyway, as soon as everything is cleaned up & i can actually use the computer at home, i promise i will download my pictures & get some posted.
so, have a good i can go back to my ale8 & training! :-)

Monday, September 3, 2007

Nerves & Zits

The day has finally arrived & I'm as nervous as a school girl on her first day of high school. Why?! Who knows...maybe it's just the fact that I'm starting a new job in a huge, international corporation, my face is all broken out & I have NO idea which of my new outfits to wear! (YAY -- new clothes! lol) I probably shouldn't be so anxious about this, after all, I brought this on myself right??? But regardless of that small fact, I am.
I just keep reminding myself to take deep, cleansing breaths & to pray! I am capable of this job or they wouldn't have hired me...right??? (that's what everyone keeps telling me at least!) Obviously my friends & family have more faith in me than I have in myself, but that could just be the nerves kicking in. I'm probably most overwhelmed that I know absolutely no one in my department...& though I know I'll make new friends, I miss my "old" friends at the cancer center SO much already!
Well, I better go for now...I still need to figure out what I'm wearing tomorrow & do my nails. (yeah...I broke THREE of them the other day -- sigh -- as if the zits weren't bad enough!) I guess that's just how life goes...