Thursday, 28 June 2012

I have been having some weird issues with my blog.  Whenever I go to the page that has my posts, it has several empty drafts hanging out.  I'm not sure how they got there.  Is anyone else having the same problem?

It is suppose to be so hot here this weekend.  I think the high tomorrow and Saturday is supposed to be 106.  OUCH!  That's hot!  If it is hot in your area, please be careful.  Stay in as much as possible and drink plenty of fluids.

I hope everyone has a great Friday!

Thursday, 21 June 2012

My mother is finally home from the physical therapy rehab place.  She is so glad to be home.  I'm going up there tomorrow to spend the weekend and be there in case she needs something. 

Today, as I was leaving work, I got on the elevator with one of the "Queens", if you know what I mean.  She was very friendly.  She asked how things were going. Then she told me that she had heard great things about me.  I was so flattered, I could barely speak. I thanked her of course.  I walked to the parking deck like I owned the place.  It made me feel good to have someone in her position be complimentary.

I hope everyone has a great Friday.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

I did not realize that I haven't posted in a week.  I guess I have been so busy with work.  I am really enjoying my job.  I had a little bit of a set back on Friday, but it worked out.  I prepared a presentation for my boss and emailed it to the person in charge of getting it put on the projector.  When she went to give her presentation, what was on the screen was different from her hard copy.  She thought that maybe she and I had a communication problem, but then found out that it was reformatted after I sent it.  She has the personality that she can laugh it off.  She said it was no big deal, but it was a big deal to me.  I worried that I had really messed up, but was relieved to find out that it was not my fault.  It sort of made me mad that I got upset for nothing.  One positive about the situation is that it has motivated me to push myself to do a great job...not a good job, but a great job.

My mother continues to improve.  She will be able to go home on Thursday.  She is ready. 

I spent this morning cleaning my mother's house.  It was tidy, but has been closed up for three weeks.  It needed dusting, vacuuming and mopping.  My mother always mops her hardwood floors with Murphy's oil soap.  She doesn't know this, but I mopped the floors with Mrs. Meyer's All Purpose Cleaner in the lemon verbena scent.  They look fantastic, plus the house smells so fresh.  I wonder if the Mrs. Meyer's stripped off the Murphy's and that is why they look so good. 

I hope everyone has a great Sunday!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Thanks to everyone for all of the words of congratulations.  

I have one week behind me.  I think this job is going to work out to be a good fit.  It will take me a few months to learn things.  My new boss has been very complimentary of my work and told me that she has had several compliments about me.

My mother is still in a physical therapy rehab facility due to her recent knee replacement surgery.  She thought she would like to go home on June 15, but has decided to stay as long as her insurance will allow.   She is doing great. 

I'm so disappointed about I'll Have Another being scratched from Belmont.  I was so hoping for a triple crown this year.  I may or may not watch the race this afternoon.

I hope everyone has a great day!

Monday, 4 June 2012

Finally, the day you have been waiting for.

I started my new job today.  Yes, I did get a new job.  I got a job as an Executive Assistant at another bank.  I started the day by going to orientation.  It lasted until 10:45.  I did not have to report to my new department until 1:00.  I got a salad at McDonald's and took it home and stayed until noon.  Then I headed to my new job.  Oh, and it poured rain until about noon.  I hated that I had to start a new job on a rainy Monday.  Even though it rained, it turned out to be a great day.  I think I am going to be happy.  I like my new boss and she seems to like me.  All the people that work in my new area seem so nice.

On my first day of work, I wore my new Pendleton black suit, a Brooks Brothers black and blue on white striped blouse, Ferragamo black mock croc Vera looking pumps, pearls and pearl earrings.  Tomorrow, I plan to wear a Pendleton black/white plaid skirt, Pendleton red blazer, Brooks Brothers white blouse, black shoes and gold jewelry.  I'll decide on the shoes and jewelry when I get ready.

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Friday was my last day at work.  I would have been there 20 years in August.  I told myself that I was not going to get too emotional and I didn't.  I choked up a couple of times, but other than that, I did fine.  I treated Queenie, another co-worker and a former co-worker to lunch.  Now on to new adventures.

I left work at 1:00 and met my sister so that we could pick up my mother from the hospital.  We then took her to a rehab facility where she gets physical therapy twice a day every day.  My sister was unhappy with her going to this facility, but she is where she needs to be in order to get back to her old self  rather quickly.

When I got to my mother's house, I noticed that I had a facebook message from my cousin.  They were leaving town late Saturday morning and wanted me to come over and look at some pictures.  When she said "pictures", I thought she meant "pictures".  When I got there, I was led into an empty living room that had dining chairs lined up against the walls.  On the chairs were original full size oil portraits of my great great grandmother, her father, my great great grandfather's brother, my great grandfather's brother and a woman that was not related to us.  I'm not sure why they had the portrait of the unrelated woman, but they did.  I was overwhelmed.  I was so excited to see them.  They were in the possession of one of my father's cousin.  After she passed away, no one knew what had become of them.  Her granddaughter had them.  We knew that the portraits existed, but didn't know who they were exactly. My cousins examined them down to the details and determined the possible identities of a couple of them. 

I hope everyone has a great Sunday.