Monday, May 31, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Delicious!I LOVE LOVE LOVE getting these. I know that they are a bit pricey but it is a great gift that I can share at work and with the kids afterward. It is healthy (a little chocolate is good right?) and it isn't a thing that gets forgotten about to collect dust.
The second thing that I got made me laugh and smile for hours. Remember when I wrote all about my Gobstopper obsession? Well at one point I said that I wish that I could get them by the truck load. Well my wish came true:
This was the creative thinking of a lady that I work with. I would have never thought of it. She is great. I now have enough to last the rest of the school year! Thanks Lyndie!!
I also got plenty of cards and a bit of $$ to buy myself something new. I think I need a new bag for the summer! Thanks for everything and
Happy Birthday to me!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
She loves doing fun girly things with me. Whenever we go out and do something fun like this I really appreciate and realise how lucky I am to have these kids. Haley can be a handful sometimes but I think I need to focus more on the good times and less on the grumpy times. I mean, if everyone focused on the grumpy times I would not have any friends. Right guys?
Monday, May 10, 2010
I was talking with my mom, brothers, and sis-in-law on Sunday while at my parents house for Mother's Day and somehow the conversation turns to my "disappointing" past. As we all know, 2 months after Lewis and I were married, Adam was born. Medical miracle? Maybe. Yeah, that's it.
Anyway... my mom says, "You better be grateful that your dad changed his way of thinking after you were born."
And I said, "Of course he couldn't send me away. It really doesn't matter what I did because after he met me he couldn't help but love me and accept me no matter what I do. In fact nobody can. If you meet me, you have to love me and you feel a need to be near me. I am so loved by everyone!" At this point my brother Sam makes a face at me, and I say, "Sam! You know it is true. Tell me right now that you do not love it when I am around. Tell me that I am not always fun and the life of the party." And he smiles and agrees.
Meanwhile my sis-in-law says, " Oh yes Kendra, it is all about you. It is always about you."
So I say, "Whatever. You guys know I love you."
So she says, "Yeah, yeah, we know. You love us."
Hmmmm.... do you think that she meant something by that? Do you think that she meant that I am self centered, naggy and rude? Do you think that she was saying that I love to be the center of attention, making the decisions and have everyone listening to me?
Well yes, yes I do.
On Mother's Day I was listening to the Glee Madonna disk while riding in the car with Lewis and the girls to go and see Babies at the movie theater. I must say that I could not think of a more wonderful way to spend the day. The movie was very cute. It followed 4 babies from different countries for the first year of their lives. (More about the movie in another post.) When it was over Haley immediately wanted to watch it again. Babies on Mother's Day, yeah. Good stuff.
What the hell Jazz? You almost make me want to not watch the rest of the season, no matter how short it might me. Wow! Down by 15? "Boo"zer.
There are only 18 more days in the school year. It can't come soon enough. I need the sun and some sleep which will come once summer is here. I think I can, I think I can. Right Natalie?
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
PERSONAL: "Suzy" is a 40 something, married, mother of 5. Lives in middle America, owns a home, eloped with her sweetheart. She has always been a "good girl" with a secret wild side. (See why we get along?) She doesn't blog, Facebook or Tweet so she will never know that I wrote this. We have known each other since elementary school, and we talk about twice a year. We are still very close but life gets in the way of keeping better contact.
BACK STORY: Suzy works full time for a major non-profit that most of us have at least heard of, if not given money too. (I tell you this so that you try to have a connection with the story.) She heads a division that serves a certain purpose, to say it helps a certain group of people. Like I said she heads the division and of course she has a boss, we will call her "Broomhilda". She is Suzy's boss but she is also the boss is over many divisions. For anyone that works middle management (or something similar) you know that usually this person (Broomhilda) doesn't know exactly what it is you do but she knows that you need to do it and she keeps on your back about getting it done (usually while watching Hulu or Facebooking all day in her office). She likes to seem like she knows what is going on, but doesn't actually want to do the work associated with it. She likes to do things her way (without knowing the right way), and she likes to, more then anything, be right.
STORY: Suzy has a project that she has been working on for almost a year. It has taken about 60 hours a week (remember she works for a non-profit so she gets paid diddly) to research, and put together her report. This project is a joint effort and she has a project admin that she answers to, but that actually works for a major corporation, outside of her office. The job this past year has included going to major corporations that she works alongside and getting information from her contacts, putting together idea boards while following federal guidelines and international laws. When she turns in the report/project, Broomhilda decides that she doesn't agree/believe what is written and decides to take it into her own hands and call Suzy's project admin. Of course the project admin tells Broomhilda exactly what Suzy wrote in the report is correct. Broomhilda gets mad and still tries to prove Suzy wrong.
THE ISSUE: Suzy is livid, to put it mildly. She feels like Broomhilda went out of her way to try and prove her wrong. Broomhilda has nothing directly related to the project but said that she felt it needed to be done. Broomhilda has done this before. She enjoys proving people wrong. So yes, this is not the first time. Some of Suzy's co-workers feel like Suzy should not be upset and she should just go on with work and forget that it ever happened. The problem is that now Suzy feels like she has lost some credibility with the other company that she works with because Broomhilda had to nose in where she felt that she needed to be but was not needed to be. Got it?
I of course told her that she has a right to feel upset. I hate when my bosses feel the need to follow up with my state rep, even when they say that they know I am doing a good job and trust my judgement. I know some people just need to hear it for themselves but in this case I think Broomhilda was just going out of her way to make Suzy look like she did not know what she was doing. (I wish I could explain more but I know too much as it is...)
I do not know if Broomhilda was left at the alter by a man 30 years ago, or maybe she really longs to be Broomhilder and doesn't have the money to the the proper "procedure" finished. But whatever it is she is a mean person that enjoys seeing others fail. Did you ever see Wanted with James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie? You remember Wes (James) and his awful boss? Well that is Broomhilda.
Maybe I have a problem with authority, but I think Suzy has a right to be mad. Hopping mad.