Friday, February 29, 2008

If you don't like something I'm doing, you need to tell me..

Work is super frustrating right now and I am feeling like my boss treats me unfairly. I talked to the HR person today and she gave me some great pointers about approaching my boss about her attitude and the way she is speaking to me.

I cried so hard about it last night that I got a huge headache and felt nauseous. Life is too short to feel like that. Still no word about other jobs I've applied for- which stinks.

This weekend I'm dedicating myself to getting some work done and getting caught up- even though I'm dreading it.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


A quite nice Saturday- We got up kinda early and headed to the farmers market. Only picked up Kiwi's but I got my Starbucks :) Putzed around the rest of the morning, prepped the walls with plaster for painting- color undecided- and hung out with Amy. I took the idea from "A"'s blog about a word for the year. Mine is creativity. It's something I really want to focus on, so I'm making a scrapbook for my creative endeavors- mostly photography- for the year. As dog training because a higher priority I hope that I can keep up with the creativity as well. Does dog training count as creativity?

We booked out tickets to Witch Lake (photo above) tonight for Memorial Day weekend! I can't wait!

I'm off to bed to try to get through a few more chapters/pages in The History of the World in 6 Glasses. I'm not a huge fan, but I'd like to at least get a little farther along so I can participate for tomorrows book club.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

My husbands a grump

So Hubby has the week off for snow week and he's been nothing but a grump. It's raining, he has to take the cat to the vet (1st time ever), he can't get work done in the backyard because "they" aren't getting back to him, it's cold, he's tired, yada yada yada. Shut the F*** up!

I got to work from home today which was sooo nice, except for the whining husband part. I got a ton done and I got to see my pictures from shutterfly like two seconds after they arrived at my door- yippee!

I'll be able to finish off the month of January in the 2008- The Year of Creativity scrapbook.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Love Thursday- Pancakes

Happy Valentine's Day! What did the hubby get me? A subscription to Dog World Journal. Yep, I told him and although he scoffed at my idea, he is "trying" to support me. He is hoping that DWJ brings me as much pleasure and excitement that Hobby Farms brings for him.

The real treat was Matt's pancakes on Sunday morning. The best pancakes I've ever had in my entire life. I love them!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A Dog Trainer..

Sure, I can be a dog trainer! See what I can do? A shout out to Dooce- Sibley might not be as good as Chuck, but we're going to practice and practice and we'll kick some ass, especially since Coco is now around to distract the mighty one. Just wait!

Presenting- Sibley with Carrot Greens

Monday, February 11, 2008

So you wanna be a dog trainer?

I think I might have it! A career path and one that I'm super excited about. I've been struggling with what I want to do for about 1 year now- since I got this new job and really don't enjoy it all that much. I think I want to be a dog trainer. Sad thing is, I can't share my excitement with my husband. You see, he thinks I'm always chasing some dream and that it never really sticks... so I'm writing this here and in 2 months, if the excitement is still there, I'll share. I'm trying to get a dog at the SPCA to attend classes with and I'm looking into shadowing a dog trainer or two. We'll see.... It's a big, big leap!

Wish me luck!

Thursday, February 7, 2008


So I have a big interview tomorrow. I'm trembling a bit at the thought of performing well, of being that passionate presenter as I present my information tomorrow. All the mind chattter- is it good enough? is this what they are looking for? am i fidgeting? do i sound confident?

it's a bit daunting. i'm going to practice, practice, practice tonight. and i'm going to kick some ass tomorrow!

passing on love thursday this week

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Yes, I can... Make a Change

There's no heading back...

I got an interesting call at work today. A colleague called to offer feedback that I had requested about 3 weeks ago. She started by asking if I was happy, if I liked my job and I had to tell her "no" I don't feel like it's a right fit. It doesn't play to my strengths, only my weaknesses. It doesn't help the organization. I want a new job, one where I can feel successful and like I am moving us forward. But it isn't easy. I applied for a new job today, only a few days after being rejected for a different one. I was feeling very hopeful last week, I had 3 possibilities on the line and now I feel like I'm at nothing. I still have 1 interview this week with a new organization but I feel like I'm going to bomb. I feel like I can't do anything right because I suck at this job. So here goes- to hunkering down and making an effort with my interview on Friday, to being the best that I can be in my current position and to believing that the universe will bring me what I need, when I need it. Here's to making a change.

Speaking of change- did you vote today??

Monday, February 4, 2008

Home Sick...

I loved the Superhero Challenge from yesterday and love my shot, but I've been home sick today- a migraine. No fun. This one was a bit different from the rest in that is has lasted all day. I feel great when I'm laying down, or my head stays in the exact same position, but if I stand up, move, or heaven forbid- go downstairs to go pee- OUCH!

Hubby brought home Chicken Pot Pies from Bakesale Betty's! Yumm-o! These things are to die for. No ginger cookies is a bummer, but I think the goodness of the pies makes up for it!

Shutter Sisters requesting a macro shot. These are my favorite shots- though they always seem inferior to others.

I'm trying :)

Friday, February 1, 2008

Playing Hooky

Today was a GREAT! day! I slept in until 9:40 or so, did a little work and went out and took pictures with Amy and the Sibs. After a short "hang up on the hubby", we went to get stuff for her new dog and met Karaliese for dinner. PF Changs' is such a chain, but I LOVE it! Came home, read some blogs and now am typing this just before I hit the bed.

No pictures today- I'll upload tomorrow.