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Thursday, August 2, 2007

New Job Update for Thursday Thirteen

Thank you to Cindi for my TT header today.

I've been really bad lately with my blog but thought today would be a good day to give an update on the 13 things I like best about my new job!

1. I am a government employee who actually works her little bottom off, despite what most people say. But I guess that since I work in a courtroom, that would be a given.

2. I don't have to deal with my old whiny boss anymore.

3. I don't have to make friends with these new people, so I don't have to worry about personal backstabbing.

4. I have more holidays off because we follow the state holidays. The only thing that bites is that we don't get Christmas eve off because we get Caesar Chavez day instead (stupid California), oh well.

5. It's very interesting to see the type of people that come into a courtroom for regular Civil matters. Right now, I'm in a courtroom that handles small claims, name changes and unlawful detainers (Landlord's trying to evict their Tenant's for not paying rent). Oh, and harrassments, people trying to get restraining orders. Trying being the operative word here.

6. I have picked up the basics to doing the minute orders somewhat quickly. Thanks to my trainer who put together a cheat sheet with the codes that get inputted based on the case. Items need to be added, but at least it gives you a place to start.

7. I can now walk across the street every other Thursday to get my nails done. Happy dance going on for that one. No more having to fight downtown lunch traffic or trying to find a parking space. Oh, and I'm exercising myself by walking.

8. My courtroom is currently in the basement, therefore I get no cell phone coverage, therefore, the kids can't call me every 10 minutes to complain about each other.

9. Everyone, and I mean everyone that I have met are very nice and want to help you. I am truly grateful for that!!!!

10. I won't have to pay an arm and a leg for benefits. Just a finger or two. hahaha

11. I got a pay raise when I started this job :) That is always a benefit, but hey, sometimes making less is worth getting out of where you currently are, if you don't have as many deductions from your paycheck.

12. I don't start until 8:00 a.m. Which means that technically I can sleep in, but that usually gets me in trouble since I lose track of time. So since I have farther to drive, I'm trying to keep my mind on leaving at the same time I would leave previously when I had to be at work at 7:30.

13. And finally...I don't have to go out and get my law degree in order to be in the courtroom. I get to hear it all on my side of the room.

I hope everyone has a wonderful TT.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Old job versus new job anxiety

Why is it that we are all having a testing week? Mir seems to be having legitmate ones as well as I and many others. Mine seemed to have started last Monday when I got back from vacation and gave my verbal two weeks notice. As soon as I told my boss that I had a start date for the new job and that is was only two weeks away, she ran out of her office and out into the hallway outside the office and started crying. I had told her I was starting to look for somethign new that I could earn more money. After she calmed down (just a little) she brought in one of the owners so I could inform him to see what he would do or say about asking me to stay. I got a middle of the fence sense of feeling from him. I agreed to go home and think about my resignation over night and to call either him or my boss with any questions or concerns I had. Well I already knew my answer since I accepted the positon prior to going on vacation.

While making my announcement of my resignation during a staff meeting, I got a little upset because it was hard for me to tell these women (3 of whom I've worked with for over 6 years, almost 7) that I was leaving. Everyone has congratulation comments for me and wanting to know about my new position. All except 1 person. Job hater is what I will call her. Job hater was interviewed for my current position 3 years ago when the company decided to give me the position. While I know and have proof that she had a heads up that my resignation was coming, she surely didn't hide her excitement. Job hater is one of the quietest, nosiest persons in our office. Long sotry short, I've been struggling to get the manager to see that she really isn't the right person for the job. I know I shouldn't worry about this, but I do. The only reason I am leaving this job is for better growth opportunities.

I know, it should be for more money. I mean come on, I have my masters and I don't even make double minimum wage and I do the accounting for a multi-million dollar company. I guess I can only be grateful that I have proven to be trust worthy because instead of the day I gave my resignation, it wasn't my last day. And I am very happy about that, because come on, all I would have done after just getting back from vacation is sleep in. Right now I don't have to focus on the fact that I am scared beyond all belief for my new position. I've done secretarial work before and have loved my accounting job these last three years, but this is a courtroom clerk position. I'm excited but really scared because it is new. I know change is good and once I get in there and get my feet wet, I will love it. After all I wanted to be a lawyer when I grew up. This is the next best thing!!

Monday I plan to hang out with my bestest friend and the one who can calm me down pretty well I must say before the big start date on Tuesday. Here's to all of us who step into the world of the unknown to face new and better challenges, and that definately includes all the SAHM and WAHms.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Who's My Daddy

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Friday, July 13, 2007

Chic Buds

Okay, so while I love these, I'm entering this contest for a fellow blogger, Kelly. I think that over the past few weeks, she deserves to win something. So in the event that I win these lovely things, I will graciously pass them on to Kelly. So keep your fingers crossed!

I'm back

I can't believe it has been so long since I've posted. I meant to post prior to going on vacation to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July, so happy belated 4th of July. I hope all of yours was much better than mine, but only as far as watching fireworks. Vacation was awesome, relaxing, but cold. Morro Bay had highs of 60, and it was foggy most of the time we were there, including during the evening of the 4th. The boys were a little bummed because all we could see was colored fog and only hear the boom. Oh well, maybe next year.

In the meantime, I got a job offer to work as a courtroom clerk for the superior courts. I'm excited and nervous. I got back from vacation and gave my 2 weeks and my boss went running out of her office crying because of it. Gotta do what you gotta do, right? I went yesterday and filled out all my paperwork and did the drug screening and physical. I start on July 24th, odd day to start, but oh well. My last day here doing the accounting thing is next Friday, the 20th. So I will get one more day off (Monday) before starting. Oh, a 3-day weekend and it's not even a holiday. How exciting!!! I know you're jealous, just kidding.

Most of the time I post during the day when I'm working, it may be a little slow for a few weeks, but I will do my best to sit down in the evening when I get home from work and share with you all my lovely little stories, and tell you all about Morro Bay.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thursday Thirteen v. 3 - Facts about June 21st

Thirteen Things about June 21st & Summer Solstice

1. In the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere, the first day of the summer season is the day of the year when the Sun is farthest north (on June 21st or 22nd). This day is known as the Summer Solstice.

2. The day of the summer solstice is the longest day of the year. The length of time elapsed between sunrise and sunset on this day is a maximum for the year. In the United States, there are about 14½ hours of daylight on this day.

3. June 21 is the 172nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 193 days remaining.

4. On June 21, 1915, The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 247 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.

5. On June 21, 1940, during World War II, France surrenders to Germany.

6. On June 21, 1973, In handing down the decision in Miller v. Calfiornia 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test, which now governs obscenity in U.S. law.

7. On June 21, 1982, John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

8. On June 21, 2003, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by JK Rowling, is published worldwide (in English).

9. On June 21, 2006, Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially christened Nix and Hydra.

10. On June 21, 1947, Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross (co-stars of Family Ties) were born. (IMO, I thought that was very interesting.)

11. On June 21, 1973, Juliette Lewis was born.

12. To is Go Skateboard Day. (Personally my oldest son would love this day!)

13. Today is the last day the Gemini sun sign in Astrology. Tomorrow starts the Cancer sun sign.

Have a great Thursday everyone!!

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Beach Blanket Bonanza

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Thursday Thirteen v. 2

Thirteen Things on my To Do List

1. Get laundry done for the 4 kids.
2. Go shopping for Quest for his week long Boy Scout camping trip to Mt. Shasta, and then pack him.
3. Must thank YellowRose for allowing others to use her Thursday Thirteen headers.
3. Plan meals for vacation time in just over 2 weeks.
4. Pay stupid car payment AGAIN. Will it ever end?
5. Take check to the bank so said car payment can be paid.
6. Find time to read my book "The Kept Woman" by Susan Donovan.
7. Go grocery shopping.
8. Buy Quest birthday card (oops) and Father's Day cards for Chris and the boys' dad from them.
9. Wear my two new pairs of really cute shoes I just received from Victoria Secrets. So excited!! Didn't expect the package until June 22nd.
10. Go to the gym for the first time in, I don't know, FOREVER, or start taking evening walks with Chris.
11. Keep motivated to come to work 2 more days (Thursday and Friday) and I'm almost done with Thursday :)
12. Take engagement ring in to get sized.
13. Think about what to cook for dinner.

Have a great Thursday everyone. Thanks for reading my blog.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Must be very quiet there is a fly on the ceiling!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Happy 12th Birthday Quest

Today is your birthday and I can not spend it with you because you are with our dad this weekend. But I can not wait to see you on Monday. 12 years ago I was laying in the hospital room, happy that I have had my second son. You scared me because the umbilical cord was wrapped around your neck and you weren't breathing for a few seconds after you were born. I was so worried about you. You stayed in neonatal intensive care for 2 days. Your brother was so excited to be the "big brother". And a big brother he became. He took his new job with a lot of pride and still does even though you get on his nerves. But just remember, you are only 2 years apart and you will be best friends later. Happy birthday Quest. I love you so very much!


Friday, June 8, 2007

Why don't people answer the question as you have asked it?

It truly amazes me that there are actually people still out there that are asked a question and don't actually answer the question. Okay, we all know I work in Commercial Real Estate and I am the accountant who just happens to do ALL the accounting and billing. I went back and forth with a colleague during the past two days as to why I was billing (based on a Net Lease Commission) for work done one way when it should CLEARLY be billed another (Lease says Gross Lease). Back and forth, round and round and then OMG, the light bulb finally came on over her lovely head. As I was reading my blogs this morning, my work email popped of from said girl and it said, "you are correct". What? What do you mean I was correct? I could have told you that from the get go. Maybe it was because I actually had to contain myself by making a photocopy of said document and circle multiple times (taking my aggression out with a Sharpie) the one word "GROSS" that indicates the billing should be my way not hers. Now I'm back to the waiting game because apparently all these leases should be "Net" leases. So my question to her yesterday was, "So are you going to redo the lease?" I guess I will have to be patient and wait and see what comes across next week, or maybe in 4 weeks. Just like another piece of paper I received from her today that actually took 4 WEEKS for me to get, actually 5 now that I'm thinking about it.

So please people, answer the question for what the question is being asked. Don't volunteer information that is not necessary, I really don't care to hear about it. That is why I've gotten away (at work) from asking how someone's evening or weekend was. I'm going to find out anyways, because they will not hesitate to tell.

Have a good weekend, must step off my soapbox and make one delivery, plan for a bday party tomorrow, and manage to wake up at the butt crack of dawn to attend Andrea's graduation tomorrow morning at 7:15 a.m. Yes, you read that right.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Love Thursday

In thinking about today's Love Thursday, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to tell my really good friend, Andrea, that I am so proud of her. Andrea is graduating Saturday, which also happens to be my middle son's 12th birthday, with a Bachelors of Science, Psychology. It has been an emotional roller coaster, one that I can relate to on so many levels. Way to go and Congratulations Andrea!!

I also need to send out a congratulations to another friend of mine, Shannan. This one definitely fits into the "Love" of Love Thursday. Shannan got engaged to her boyfriend Ken during the Memorial Day weekend. I'm so happy she has FINALLY found her true love. And best of all, her daughter really likes him too!! Congratulations Shannan, Ken and Lauren.

Happy Love Thursday to everyone!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Officially a Freshman

My oldest will officially be a freshman in High School this coming August. He says he wasn't nervous about the ceremony, I kind of believe him, but I'm sure there were some butterflies going on in his belly.

The next day, the 8th graders got to to to Magic Mtn. in Valencia, CA. He rode EVERY single roller coaster except for one...too long of a line. He definitely does not have my fear of heights.

I'm so proud of him!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Love Thursday

I just read this morning that Love is all Around is no longer a place I will be able to read about Love Thursday. I will have to rely on other favorites to get my Thursday fix. So instead of being sad about it, because after all it is Love Thursday, I wished the writers tons of luck on their next adventures. It is a great concept, so if you get a few moments, head on over there and peruse through the archives.

Happy Love Thursday!