Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Is It Really Only Tuesday???

So it’s only Tuesday and I am so ready for this week to be over.  At least it’s shorter because I am taking Friday off. 

Anyway, work has me overwhelmed this week.  There is a specific person that I need to interact with lately and the drama that this individual has constantly has just completely drained me.  My patience level is just gone and usually I have plenty to go around.

And then in my other new duties, I feel like the people I answer to now don’t have any idea of what I actually know and can do.  It has been a hard adjustment for me to move from reporting to someone who gave me the control to accomplish the things I needed to accomplish (with support when needed, of course).  But now I feel like every decision I make is being questioned and every question I ask is being over analyzed as to my motives.  I am hopeful that all these things will slowly ease away and I am sure that I need to take a step back and realize that I need to earn my trust with a new boss.  It’s just been a long time since I had a new boss.

In another aspect of my job, tomorrow is an exciting day for one of the health centers that I am now overseeing.  There is going to be an open house to introduce a new provider at the practice.  I am looking forward to supporting the staff as they settle into their new roles.


Saturday, January 26, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday: Volume 1

As I have started my blog this week and a lot of what led me to starting my own blog to begin with was discovering many great ones through Jen’s Link Up, I thought it would be a good idea to do my first Quick Takes.  Unfortunately, I was having internet issues yesterday, so this isn't getting posted until Saturday, but oh well…here goes…

1.       Last Friday, after work, I went to a friend’s wine tasting party.  I was glad for the invite and love when I get the chance to hang out with this particular group of friends. She went overboard with the food and the wine was great. I got to meet a couple new people and the conversation was good.  Can’t wait for the next wine tasting.

2.       Saturday I took my son to Clarkson University for his ‘Hands on Computing’ class. He is only in 9th grade, but he is such a smarty pants.  Then on Saturday evening I got to hang out with another group of friends from work.  We had a great time and got our picture taken with our ‘bling’.  (an inside joke but we all look great). 
Don't we look great!

3.       Sunday was spent as usual starting out with religious education class and then Mass.  The rest of the day was spent taking care of laundry and finishing my homework for my Formation for Ministry class.  And of course I ended the day with Downton Abbey. 

4.       And while on the subject of Downton Abbey, everyone should know about the 2013 Masterpiece Classics sweepstakes.  You can enter here every day until April 30, 2013.  The Grand Prize is a trip to England with tours of Highclere Castle (the real name of the Downton Abbey castle…like no one knows this…sheesh), Kensington Palace, and Selfridges and Co. (the business behind the upcoming Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece).

5.       On Monday I had my Formation for Ministry class that evening.  It was good to have Fr. Bryan as guest lecturer.  And of course we will miss Fr. Tom, but I am looking forward to Fr. Joe’s class.

6.       Tuesday, I posted my first ever blog post!

7.       Thursday was an eventful day for my daughter. First of all, her car didn’t start. She had spent the night at her friend’s apartment and when she went to leave to go home and get ready for work, the car wouldn’t start.  Had to get a mechanic to start it.  Then once she got on her way home, she couldn’t get into the house.  She didn’t have her key and couldn’t find the hidden one.  So she had to go to the school and get her brothers key. She finally made it home and made it to work just in time.  Poor honey, what a bad day.
My kiddo's on Christmas morning!

One last note, with a request, just cause more prayer never hurts.  A co-worker needs prayer as she goes through an awful scary time with some medical uncertainty. 
So that’s it, first one down…don’t forget to go visit Jen at Conversion Diary for all the others.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

This is it...the First Post

For the last couple of months I have been reading blogs, more specifically, Catholic mom blogs.  I ‘discovered’ these blogs by accident.  I was on the Catholicmom.com website which I visit every Sunday for the Gospel activities that I use for my religious education class.  Anyway, there was an interesting article which led me here to Lori’s blog.  From there, I found Jen at Conversion Diary which caught my attention because I am also a covert (although not from atheism).  And then it just snowballed when I started reading other bloggers that link up with Jen for the ‘7 Quick Takes Friday’.  Since then I have been hanging out with Grace at Camp Patton, Kelly at This Ain’t the Lyceum, and Dweeja at House Unseen, Life Unscripted to name a few.  There are several other blogs that I check in on when I can. (I will post links to others in the near future) Anyway, I never knew how amazing reading blogs could be. I have found tremendous strength spiritually and emotionally through these ladies. (plus, you just can’t beat the comic relief J)  I feel like I have new friends, but to really be friends, I need to be able to share my life too.  So I have decided I would try this blogging business.  (By the way, thanks so much Dweeja for the timely 7QTF post about why I should be blogging).  So this is it, the first one and we will see how dedicated I can be with this.
Probably the biggest disclaimer I need to put out there is - I am not a writer.  There are some fantastic bloggers out there who are incredible writers; I am not going to be one of them.  If I can simply get some thoughts and some photos posted from time to time, I will be happy with that.  And I apologize in advance for any spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors you may encounter should you choose to read my blog.