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Monday, November 24, 2008

FINALLY - The Weekend Update

Just not the one I promised three or four weekends ago.

First things first: (It seems like I say that a lot...) The work drama. My company informed me Tuesday that my position is being eliminated, and my duties are being transferred to our corporate office several states away (Not just me, they're doing the same with all 3 of the positions in our little corner of the department). I will be staying on until Mid-January to assist with the transition, then will be (hopefully) starting another position. I'm not sure yet whether there will be another job for me with this company, or if I will be working elsewhere. (Actually, there's a lot that I'm not sure of at the moment)

This was somewhat of a shock for us, but I'm really OK with it. I've been feeling overwhelmed and a little burned out in this position, so I think a change will do me some good. I also know that God will take care of me.

On to the weekend. Friday, I took off work to accompany Monkey's class on a field trip to Casa Manana Theatre. It was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed it immensely. When I took off to go on Mater's field trip last month, I didn't know any of the other mothers, and felt a little out of place. Fortunately, Monkey has FOUR other Cub Scouts in his class, and all their mothers came along, so I had a few familiar faces, and people to talk to. Not that you would know it, but I'm a little shy, and it's hard for me to jump in and strike up conversations. It was a fun day, even if we did eat lunch in the freezing cold* at the park. Brrr.

That afternoon, I took Possum to the airport so that he could go see his mother for the holiday.

Saturday was what the boys and I call a pajama day. They stayed in their footie PJs all day, we played and watched TV, played Cranium Cadoo and snuggled under blankets A LOT. Saturday afternoon, they put on clothes and BEGGED to play outside. It had warmed a little, so they got to play until dark. Oh - and I did lots of laundry. You're jealous, aren't you? Of the glamorous life I lead...

Sunday, the boys skipped off to church with Grandma, and Budman and I headed to the grocery store. When we got back to the house, Monkey headed off for his "best friend's" birthday party, and Budman and I made 10 jars of dill pickles in the afternoon, Mater and I played A LOT of board games, and did some puzzles. I also (finally) got to work on Christmas Presents. I'm making a lot of gifts this year, I can't tell you what I made, though, because SOME PEOPLE who read this blog might see it.

So, there it is, my weekend in a nutshell, not terribly interesting, but then that's life!!

*Yes, I know that to you ladies and gentlemen up North, I'm a gigantic wussy, but it was 37 degrees when i left the house that morning, and it did not warm up much all morning, in fact, it never got above 48 all day.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

When it rains...

In addition to the blog changing/moving fiasco debaucle adventure, I'm dealing with a crappeload of work drama, I promise I will update and such soon.

In the meantime, not to sound like a broken record, but...


Don't forget about my friend Holly, Anglophile Football Fanatic. She's donating her November ad revenue to Food for the Poor. Every click counts, so do me a big favor, and help her out!

Day FOUR of her giveaway is today, and people, it just keeps getting better. There will only be one more this week, so get yourself on over there, and get in on the fun...

Please head on over to her place, and enter her contest.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Stop by to visit Copper's Fox, she's got a funny story about my nephew, Tater-tot, and Mater.


Also, don't forget about my friend Holly, Anglophile Football Fanatic. She's donating her November ad revenue to Food for the Poor. Every click counts, so do me a big favor, and help her out!

Day TWO of her giveaway is today, and people, it is awesome. There will a giveaway every day this week.

Please head on over to her place, and enter her contest.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Giveaway Alert!!


My dear friend Holly, of Anglophile Football Fanatic, is donating her November ad revenue to charity.

Food for the Poor, which I had never heard of until Holly began her drive this month, is a charity that provides, well, food for the poor, among other things. I highly reccomend visiting their website, they have some really terrific things in their gift catalog, as well as a greater description of what they do, and ways to help.

But, back on task here. Holly is having a week-long giveaway to go boost her efforts to raise money for her favorite charity.

Day one of the giveaway starts today, and there will be more every day this week. Please head on over to her place, and enter her contest. Or spend a little time reading about some of the funny things that happen in her world. Every click counts, so do me a big favor, and help her out!

Please check back everyday, this week, she will be giving away something everyday, and if I know Holly, it will be terrific!!

What are you waiting for?? Go!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This is not the post you are looking for.

Forget the weekend update. I don't even remember what I did two weekends ago, and it probably wasn't as exciting as whatever you guys had going on...

Anyway, you'll have to be patient with me for a bit longer, I'm planning some changes to the Empty Mind here, and until I'm finished, posting may be sparse!!

I'll try, though, I promise.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I haven't forgotten

The weekend update is still coming, I've just been busy with other things...

Hang in there!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

And the winner is...

Sorry it took me so long, I seriously underestimated how long it would take to cut out and fold all those comments. (Then my puter decided I didn't hold my mouth just right the FIRST time I typed this entire post out, and refused to save it - UGH)

Anyway, the comments all went into a bag, and Mater just chose a winner.

Without further ado, the winner of my Blogoversary give away, a $25 Gift card to JC Penney is:

cylis9, who said...

Good luck on the walk and thanks for the great giveaway!

Congratulations, cylis9, please email me your mailing address, so that I can send your prize!! Thanks to everyone who participated in my giveaway.

If the prize is not claimed within 3 days, I will choose another winner.

Also, I promised to donate all October revenue to the Alzheimer's Association. I just checked my report, and I am proud to say that I will be sending them a check for $20! Thank you to everyone who helped out. I appreciate it more than you can know.