October 22, 2018 at 5:17 pm #5394
Glad the sale went well. It’s so great to get rid of things and make a little money doing it. So cute that the kids made a little moolah. Nice!October 29, 2018 at 6:02 am #5412
Rhett is ready for Halloween, and I’m sort of dreading the crazy amounts of candy that are about to come into this house. I usually have to negotiate with Rhett to get my faves out of his bin. It was so much easier when he was little and we could just steal it haha!November 16, 2018 at 2:53 pm #5454Anonymous
We don’t get trick or treaters where I live – not even my nephew this year. And I only bought 1 bag of candy – that’s still half full. I’m counting that as a win.
I don’t know the last time I took 4 sick days in a row from work, but here I am. Plus we had Monday off for Veteran’s Day. So I haven’t been to work in a week – so weird. I have no idea what day it is. It started out as a stuffy nose and laryngitis last week. Both things I’ve dealt with before. Turned into a sinus and ear infection. I’m finally getting my voice back. And I managed to get both get dressed and go outside to get the mail today. Silver lining – I didn’t have to drive in the yucky nor’easter that barreled through here in the early morning hours yesterday.November 21, 2018 at 8:08 am #5458
Oh no Kat! I hope you feel better. Are you back at work now or hunkering down through the holiday weekend?
I still can’t believe Thanksgiving is already here. I barely took down the Halloween decor and started putting up basic Fall decor…then realized Thanksgiving was already here so why bother? So our Christmas decor was pulled out and is ready to go. This is the first holiday season without my dad around so my mom’s been pretty emotional. She’s with us this week to hang out with the kids and surround herself with family.
I had the week off from work and it’s just been a crazy whirlwind. The weekend will be over before I know it and we’ll be back at work. yikes.November 26, 2018 at 12:04 pm #5463
Oh man, Thanksgiving week was EXHAUSTING. A good exhausting though. Spent a lot of time with family and worked on stuff around the house. Our holiday decor is up and I’m caught up with a bunch of misc. stuff.
And we got rain! I didn’t think it was going to rain all that hard for it being the first of the season. But wow, it really came down. We needed it and it put out all of the existing fires. And the air never smelled so fresh. My gosh, i felt like I had spiderman senses once the smoke cleared out. I felt like I could see for miles.November 30, 2018 at 5:40 am #5468
So glad you guys got some clearing of the air. Feel bad for everyone who has to deal with all of the various fallout from fires. Crazy!November 30, 2018 at 11:16 am #5471
Oh boy – so earlier this year, we were told that many of our current Production systems would be transitioned to third party systems. The words weren’t sad, but it made us think that the company would eventually downsize our existing IT department. The common statement was that the transition would take at least 2-3 years. Well, yesterday, the Senior VPs of IT were let go. My boss had to come in on her vacation to discuss with the staff. Of course, everyone is in a whirl now thinking we’re next. Oy!
I think I’m low enough on the totem pole to not be noticed. Plus with 20+ years with the company, I’d be an expensive ‘release’ for a severance package. But the energy has definitely shifted and the changes will be hard work. It’ll be interesting to see what 2019 brings. Ultimately – and I hesitate to put this out in the universe – I’m not going to stress over what I have no control over….but I don’t think it would be so bad if they let me go either. I love the company and the people I’ve worked with – but the identity of this company has changed so much. I feel like I’m one of the “oldies” that’s struggling to get with the program. They want the fresh, young bloods who’ll infuse a different energy to the company direction.
So we’ll see.December 1, 2018 at 6:18 pm #5472
Keep us posted Mary. That must be so hard for those employees to be let go like that. It’s so hard when it’s not on your own terms, you know?December 29, 2018 at 4:22 pm #5586
Whew – it’s been a crazy few days with the holidays and changes for 2019.
I decided to leave my current real estate brokerage to join a local one in town. Tough decision since my broker is a very dear friend from college and I was a big piece of his ultimate vision. But with all the changes going on at work, Mike and I thought it would be best to put some focus and effort into real estate to help us should things change at the office front.
The good news is that I’m joining another friend who is well known in our area and who can connect me with the local pros & get me in front of people outside of my sphere of influence. I cannot say where this will lead me but I’m staying positive & putting it out there in the universe. My instincts rarely fail me and I’m feeling really good about this.January 2, 2019 at 6:31 am #5608
That is great Mary! Sounds like a good change in the making. Fingers crossed that grows for you to give you some extra security in case other things end up changing for you.
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