Thursday, January 25, 2007

maybe a new challenge?

tuesday morning as i was out and about doing some work, made a few phone calls to reps to find out if they had anything else for me to do in the next couple days as i was in the city anyways. speaking with one of them, he mentioned that he was planning on coming out one evening for a drink at the bar. well, to make a long story short (not sure i want to talk about it much anyways) told him that i was no longer working there so we'd have to go for a drink elsewhere another day. that led to him asking me if i was looking for anything else right now. the easy answer? no, not really, thinking of taking a break for a little while and then maybe finding something else if i decide to.

so he asks me if i would be interested in something else. like what? well, he tells me that one of the other reps is leaving, and that if i was interested he would put my name in the hat with his recommendation. that is what my "next step" career wise i'm looking for. and i asked him if he thought i was even ready for that, given i don't have alot of experience yet. (relief is ALOT different than actually working the job!) he told me yes, i was more than ready.

somewhat daunting, as i looked up a similar job posting for the same company, and the first thing there is university degree. nope. don't have one of those anywhere in my drawers.

so on tuesday afternoon, i got a phone call from my boss, that i will be covering for one of the reps indefinitely, as she is moving on to another route. (the guy that quit.) ok, that works for me.

so out i go with C. today, just to do some review of her route and refreshing of my working knowledge of the computer i work with. and of course, have to do a little chatting along the way. so she told me that there is someone that is more than likely to be getting her route, but that the person is not as impressive as was first thought. but that does open a door, because there is usually 1 or 2 people waiting in the wings so to speak as a contract person, for exactly this type of situation when an opening comes up.


C. is also looking to put in a good word for me with the big guys, as well as K., the one who wants to recommend me as well. so maybe bigger things are on the horizon yet.

but in the meantime, i'm content to do what i am doing. i enjoy what i do, without the pressure of having to "perform".

and then i come home to my totally wrecked bedroom. at least the dog had the decency to leave my waterbed alone. the curtains however have experienced their untimely demise, along with the roses dh got me last week.

quote that i spotted today on the side of my "real simple" magazine, and fitting i think:

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." - Josef Campbell

Saturday, January 20, 2007


I am certainly not a regular blogger am I? Actually, somewhat surprised that it hasn't disappeared due to lack of use! Don't things ever expire in cyberspace? I'm thinking not.

Anyways, here's something new!!

Since my last post, months and months and months ago, alot of things have changed.

- I started a new position with Kraft Foods in September. LOVE IT! I work on my own schedule, which is the nice part, but I'm also gaining alot of experience as I also do relief work for the sales reps. Which is where I want to be in 6-8 months. The cool thing is that my boss also recognizes this, and told me that she will help me get there even though it means I would no longer work for her. Perks galore! Hockey tickets a couple of times now, and lunches out with the reps. Gotta love it! The other bonus? Going down 2 pant sizes since September. I'm quite happy with the way my body is looking again!

- DH moved to a different job as well, the beginning of October. Doesn't particularly care for it, he is only staying right now because he does like his boss, and we're going on holidays the end of March. Hard to start something new and say "oh, by the way, I'll be gone for a week..."

- Kids are well back in the swing of things now that Christmas is over with. They're both loving curling, bonspiels start soon. Swim lessons in a couple of weeks again, thanks to their great-grandma for Christmas. That should keep them off the computers some. They are both techno junkies!

- Gotta love a grandma. She sold her house last spring, and hasn't done anything yet with the funds. So now, she's taking us - all eleven of us - to Mexico for spring break. Wow. A week on the beach. I *so* can't wait. Will be looking forward to a tan, a getaway, and those awesome photos. Bonding time? Well, we'll see.

On my creative side, things are starting to look up. Been playing more with PSE, and winning! Have fixed up some not so great shots to make them better, and then, they are all the more better to scrap with. Which leads me to the challenge with the S! girls - a 25/50 layout challenge. Basically, the rules are simple. When we complete 25 layouts we go into a draw for a goodie, courtesy of HeatherS!. When we complete 50, she'll send us a goodie - period. BUT, we can't shop other than getting our kits. There's the challenge. NO SHOPPING. ACK! But I love to shop!! I'm part way there, I've gotten 7 done in the last couple weeks, which is more than I've scrapped in the last 4 months. So that is good. :) Makes me smile!

Will leave with these couple of photos of my niece and nephew from their b-day celebration last week. Yes, they are now printed and will be my next 2 layouts. Love these monkeys, they are too cute!