Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Busy, Busy!

I've been really busy, recently.

At work, I'm administering a new product line for my company, but it's so new that a number of processes are still in development. There is a TON of documentation and discussion to do in the development of those processes. Not only that, but I'm cross-training to help out the rest of my team on their workload. This training is a LOT of information to digest and process. Not to mention several applications to get familiar with while also doing my primary job. Needless to say, I've been really tired these last couple of weeks just trying to keep up. It's a good kind of tired, though, so I'm not complaining. :)

At home, we've been dealing with different people being sick at different times. This includes high fevers, racking coughs, extremely runny noses, refusal to eat, and the like. It seems at this point, the one who has it the worst is the Queen, but the Prince and the Purple Dragon have recovered enough to claim they're fine. Luckily, the Pink Princess and I have managed to avoid the critter that has plagued the house. Let's hope it stays that way, eh?

So, now you've been updated and my conscience is clear. :)

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Of Fun, Illness, and Lack of Sleep

So I took a half day on Thursday and took my family to Lagoon last week. I'd say it was a success overall. I saw nearly everyone laughing hysterically at some point or other over the course of the afternoon and evening.

Suffice it to say I slept really well that night. :)

So, Friday morning, the prince spiked a fever around 102. It resisted being controlled with meds. The queen took him to the doctor that afternoon and it had spiked to 103 which prompted immediate application of meds by the doctor. He was prescribed antibiotics and has been on them since. Here's hoping he begins to respond to the meds quickly!

Last night, the prince and one of the princesses conspired to deprive me of sleep. Needless to say, I'm dragging this morning. :)

The last few days have been chock FULL of interesting and adrenaline.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Summer is a bad time for posting...

Apparently, getting a new job is great and all, but it eats into my posting time. Especially when I get home and need to do things like yard work, gardening, meal prep, dishes, laundry, help the kids with whatever they're into, etc. Then after all that has been handled for the evening, I'm tired and my brain won't creatively put together the words to make it all work correctly.

Oh, what a first world problem to have, right! :) I'll see if I can sculpt out some time to post more regularly.

Anyway, I need to apologize to the 2 or so readers who actually follow my blog.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It's about time!

I have FINALLY regained employment after more than 6 MONTHS without it.

I would suggest the rest of you out the avoid that because it really SUCKS!

I'm really happy with my new place for more than the obvious reasons though. The first and foremost reason is the absolute lack of OFFICE POLITICS! If ever there was something that a workplace could do without, it's office politics. It turns out that the last place I worked was rife with it and I'm pretty sure I was a victim of that crap. Oh well! I'm over it now that I have this GREAT place to work! :)

Now that I'm gainfully employed again, (today was payday, btw) I think I'll feel more inclined to keep up with this here blog thing. Does that sound good to you? :)

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Monday, March 21, 2011

13 years...

Yesterday was our 13 year anniversary. The Queen and I have been married for 13 memorable, eventful years. We have produced 3 offspring and moved across the country. The plan is to continue on and make a ton more memories!

We met about 18 years ago which is getting pretty close to half my life. That's scary! I'm getting OLD! :)

Here's to us! Happy anniversary, Queen! :)

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Getting Some Interest

I've gotten calls recently, so it appears that things are possibly getting a little better. No interviews yet, but we're working on it.

Wish me luck!

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Still a statistic.

Well, It's been 2 months since I was so unceremoniously laid off. Can I just tell you that it was at the beginning of the worst time of the year for finding a new job? Yeah, well, I've been unemployed for 2 months and I'm not happy about it at all.

I can tell you all this one thing, however, office politics absolutely sucks!!! Yes, folks, it was office politics in the corporate HQ that cost me my job. My salary was cutting into someone's bonus I suppose. Oh well. I was becoming disenchanted with that place anyway. The feeling there was moving in a toxic direction.

Anyway, I'm in Salt Lake City and looking for a Sr. Systems Administrator position in a Windows environment. I think I'll just go ahead and spend some of the money to take the exams so I can have the piece of paper that says I know what I'm doing. That piece of paper also allows me to add a bunch of letters after my name. :) I think I'll go for the MCITP Cert and build it up so that I can build up some interest.

I'd just like to extend my appreciation to you all (what 3 of you now?) for continuing to read my silliness. Thanks for the messages of support and well wishes.

This post was brought to you by the letters J, O, B, and the number 7.