We're livin' it up on the U.P. - that's Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Punkie is 6 and LOVED Kindergarten! Isaboo is 2 and she's a smiley whirl wind. We also call her Busy-Isi. This year we welcomed little Lorenzo to our family.

Life is great!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

How To Lose Your Husband....

Well, I have been thinking that I want a new camera, but we really don't have the money. Who does!?!?! Honestly! I wanted one because I want to be able to video our new baby, when she comes. Then I remembered that my current digital camera can do video clips!!! Perfect!!! Problem solved.

I found the button that does the video clips and we had to test it out.

video

We will practice to to get more cinema savvy before the baby comes. And I'm a little camera shy...especially video camera shy. This video does not do this little dance justice. So, I if you see me and want to see the cute little hip shaking tummy rub dance in person...just ask!!! It's funny! But, very much like something one might do to repell others.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

I Like Change....Change is good.

Ok, I know posting a blog doesn’t take very much time, especially a blog with few or no pictures but, I honestly have had NO TIME!!!

Work has gotten MUCH busier with my new responsibilities, which I am so grateful for. They just hired a new guy, whom I’ve been helping train that will take over all my responsibilities while I go on maternity leave. Then he goes off to law school in July or August…just in time for me to return to work and take back my responsibilities. Perfect!!!

So, my plan is to try and post every Saturday. I know that’s just once a week…not the every four days that Julie the Blog Czar demands, but that is the best I can strive for, at this time.

This blog is generally about work but, mostly it's about change and how change is good. There have been A LOT of changes at work. One change I can talk about without having to kill anyone when I’m done (I work with a lot of top secret information) is the topic of moving. Yes, our whole department moved. We were in this area:

Lots of windows, nice big 1 acre plots, big desk tops and three drawers, low cubicle walls so we could still see each other and talk to each other, etc.

This is my old lonely desk and those two gems are my co-workers who miss me so much!!! (They are in a different department now, SO many changes!) Lindsey is my deskmate!!! I miss her so! I put her stapler in jell-o once (there is a blog about it somewhere, still gotta post the pictures, someday)…it was a disaster…That reminds me, I gotta try that again!

This is Lindsey's desk. Since the move was kinda sudden and I didn't have my camera, I didn't get a picture of my desk before it all got moved. So, this is much like what my desk looked like.
ANYWAY.

This is our new cave. (no windows)

And this is my new desk…

Yes, 1/3 of the size of my old desk, only two drawers, much higher cubicle walls.

Ok, honestly, the move was not so bad. And I actually like the cave. I had my apprehensions but, I’m keeping a positive attitude and I think that has made all the difference.

No windows- Yea right!!! I can have any VIEW I want!!!

Breath taking!!! Right?

Or
YES!!! This is an actual “view” from MY “window!”

This one is my favorite!

I love the ocean and the beach! Look at the sky!!!

Going from one acre to a third of an acre is not so bad either. When I took the picture of my cubicle above, I was just settling in and now it’s much more organized and efficient. I think a smaller space will help all of us stay more organized.

Another thing I like is that our whole department is in that room. No more background noise of customer service and collections! Changes occur pretty fast at my job and it will be nice to all be in one location where our manager can say, “Hey everyone! We gotta change this or that” And we’re all there to hear it and get it from the horses’ mouth.

Change is good, especially when you focus on the positive and not dwell on the negative.