Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Year Resolutions

As part of the New Year I have decided the only way to avoid interruption is to rise at 4:30 AM. That's right, you heard me, 4:30 AM! Shocked? Perplexed as to why someone would do this to themselves?

Well, two reasons. 1)DH wakes up at 3:45 AM on work days. He has this weird work ethic thingy (really I like it about him) where he gets to work at least 45 minutes to 1 hour early. Maybe it is an Army thing. We like to see each other you know because we like each other so this is one way to do that. It also means we go to bed at the same time which is nice too. Being up later than him always felt so lonely and I am a morning person in my heart. Just getting the body to agree was.....difficult.

Where is your office?

As a stay at home/work at home mom/wife/woman do you have an office? I used to work prior to the monkeys with my own tidy desk, door to close, and quiet peaceful moments of consecutive thought. It was MY OFFICE. Everyone could tell with my name on the door.

My husband never came to the office nor did he insist that he "work" on my computer. I didn't have to put work off because someone was watching iTunes again nor did I accidentally roll my chair over a paw.

Carving out space at my new job is difficult because I NEVER EVER leave my new office and it is much larger. I am the VP of Operations, Logistics, Human Resources, Continuing Education, Finanaces, and Catering. I have held this job for over 11 years now.

My employees are in the training phase. I was told I cannot fire them, although it crosses my mind every now and then.

So with questionable "help" and so many different jobs, I decided to turn my living room into my office. I needed room to keep an eye on one employee. He is a whiz with the computer, but only enough to get himself in trouble. I think he likes the VP to watch him do stuff. He is also easily distracted.

The other two employees are a lot alike. Being almost the same age (15 mths apart) they work well together but their productivity is really down.

The final 3 are a little like a security camera that isn't recording. It looks like security but really they aren't doing anything. They are often caught napping and have been written up for stealing items from the break room.

Even after all that, it is the best job in the world. Plus, I think the President of the Co. is really cute.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I have a confession....

I don't like snow days! There I said it. I feel so much better now that you all know. I can stop trying to sound happy.

Ok, I do think the snow is pretty when it is falling. I do love how it quiets everything outside. It is peaceful. 5 minutes later I am over it.

As a child skipping school made them wonderful, like recess ALL DAY. I never worried about cleaning or cooking, I just played with my sisters and layed around all day.

Now I am on the other side of it, with 3 boys. Have I mentioned that boys are different than girls? They go nuts, begging at 6:30 am to go outside in the snow. Then every 10 minutes, "Can we go now?". Once you finally let them out they return 15 minutes later COVERED in snow which they track through the house running to tell you they have been hit in the face with a snowball and can you please spank their brother.

DH has been home too. He was on the end of leave and the snow days pushed it back 1 1/2 days. He was already a little stir crazy being home for 2 weeks. Extra time just made it worse.

If we lived further north I am certain this would be different. But we don't. I don't buy snow gear because, well we get snow 2 maybe 3 times a winter. This is the 2nd and it is January. I may have to hit some sales this week for snow boots.

The other reason, my routines are completely off. You know that rhythm of laundry, meals, school, picking up toys, and generally responsive calm children. Yeah, tossed right out the window into the snow.

I know, relax enjoy it. I tried, then I stepped in cold snow in the hallway in my socks. Good news, it is melting and DH is going back to work today. Woohoo!

Next post, on how selfish I am.
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