Friday, February 26, 2010


Today should be interesting. I get to meet the district manager for the first time. I'm hoping he likes me and likes the fact that I have been stellar with customer service and have gotten mentioned on the customer surveys (positively) for two weeks in a row and I've really only been out on the floor for less than a month. :) What I'm really hoping for is a raise! LOL! Yes, yes, that is my overall goal. That would be kick ass. But...I'm not holding out hope. The company isn't the same it was 5 years isn't the same as it was when I left in 2007.

In less than a month I will be in Chicago for a long weekend. My brother is swimming in the IL Special Olympics again and I am going to cheer him and the rest of the team on early one Saturday morning. I've also got to pick up some boxes and things left behind from when the movers moved my stuff. I'll be taking Mishu's truck up, which should actually be a little easier ride; it's got cruise control! Yay! I'll probably get together for lunch and dinner with some friends so that should be fun.

Well, it's off to work I go. Have a great day!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Productive/lazy day so far.

I know...that doesn't sound like it makes sense but it's fun!

Yay for being successful at relaxing (for the most part)
Sleeping in-check
Snuggle with the puppies-check
Play Super Mario Wii-check
Read some more of Army Wives-check (though I had to stop at a point because it's too emotional)
Now it's time to spend time with the hubby!....Oh's Mario time for him now! LOL!

Army Wives, the book

I started reading Army Wives yesterday or the day before and I'm about half way through it. I'm liking the book so far, and I will try not to give any spoilers away. But here is what I think of it so far: (There may be some topics here I discuss that may be sensitive to some so I caution you not to read if death and the situations that go along with it are somethings that will make you upset)

I have never...NEVER had to put a book down because it made me cry so much. Never ever. I finished a section I was reading and I just had to put the book down and walk away. I can only say..."There but for the Grace of God go I." I am going to continue reading this book, and I am sure I will get to more parts in this book that make it very hard to get through but wow. I guess it's just that this is so close to home sometimes. Mishu isn't out deployed but he has been. I know that fear of that phone call being the last. It sucks. I hope to never have to experience it, as I hope those I know never have to experience it. I can't even imagine the pain and anguish that spouse must endure. But Mrs. Biank (the author) describes it in such a heart-wrenching way that, like I said before, I almost found myself sobbing at her descriptions of it.

My heart truly goes out to those that have lost a service member.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Funny little quote for the time being...

Women are angels. And when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly....on a broomstick.. We are flexible.

I got this from a fellow Army wife, who got it from a friend of hers who posted it on Facebook. Just figured a nice little tidbit this morning. (I have one minute til the morning is over!)
I promise I will post more later. :)