Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday Things

Thursday!!!  The last day of the work week!  I'm so ready for the weekend!

1.  Guys - Why do they have to be so stinking confusing!?  Why can't they just let their feelings be known?!  And why are they so freakin' indecisive?!  They like you then they don't, they want to hang out (they say they do at least) and then they never do.  Then they stop texting and all of a sudden on a random Wednesday night, every single guy that you've spoke with and tried to date over the last 8 month period texts you all at once. 

2.  Speaking of guys...I bit the bullet and signed up for Match.com a couple of days ago.  My best friend did it and has had pretty good luck so I thought I'd give it a try.  I mean...especially since guys (mentioned in # 1) drop off the planet more often than not.  Maybe I'm being too picky but I've not had the outcome I'd wished for.  I know it's only been a couple of days...and I've met one guy but he lives 300 miles away.  I'm considering deleting my account...just not sure the online dating thing is for me.

3.  Work - Work is still so slow!!!  Of course that is to be expected but it's driving me crazy!  I did apply for a job last week.  I'm hoping that will go well.  I need to find some others to apply for just to keep the ball rolling.  Job hunting is so stressful.

4.  School - Only six more days in class!  The closer I get to the end the less motivated I get to finish.  I think just knowing that I'm so close to not having homework and to go sit in class has got me antsy to finish.  I took my mid-term last Friday and think I did pretty well.

5.  House Work - Why do I have such a hard time making myself keep up with this?  I really need to do some major cleaning this afternoon.  I'm hoping to tackle most of it today.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Very Quick Trip to Lubbock

We made a very quick trip to Lubbock this past weekend and man did it wear me out.

We've been planning this trip to Lubbock to see BFF Trish for about a month, the normal weekend trip.  Leave by 6 or 7 at the latest on Friday evening and return mid-day Sunday.  That was the plan at least...until Thursday.  BFF Bobbie works at the livestock auction on Thursday's and Friday's and Friday happened to be the BIGGEST sale of the season.  2,250 head of cattle came through the ring that day which meant that our departure time ended up being...midnight!!!

Lubbock is a good 5.5 hour trip without stops but everyone knows you can't sit in a truck that long so there were a few little stops.  We arrived at our destination at 6:15 AM...most people sleep all night.  Nope, we drive! 

After getting there and settling down from the all night trip we slept for approximately 2 hours...2 hours of sleep.  That's it!!!  We made ourselves look halfway decent and headed in to town to do a little wandering around.  We ate lunch at Cheddar's and spent a little time shopping at the mall.  We all ended up with a couple of really cute purchases.

After making our way back to the house we decided that we could relax for about an hour then we had to start getting ready.  Relaxing with 3 very chatty girls means not a whole lot of down time but it was so fun.

We spent hours getting ready and headed out.  We had decided that we were going to go to Buffalo Wild Wings to watch football, when we got there the place was packed...apparently some big UFC fight.  so we found a table and proceeded to enjoy each others company and a few adult beverages while watching baseball, football, and UFC.  By about 10:30 Bobbie and I decided that we needed a change of scenery and to move around a little (living on 2 hours of sleep wasn't great) and we forced the others to the bar.  We ended up at Chances R and as much as some people thought they were going to hate it we all ended up having a good time.  Needless to say by about 1 AM we were ready to head home and finally get some sleep.

In bed by 2 AM and up by 8 AM...this girl needed a nap bad!  Sunday morning we got up and got ready.  As tradition goes we spent our last hour together at Hooter's talking about the fun we had and how we would miss each other until the next trip.  And of course trying to decide when that next trip would be. 

The drive home from Lubbock was not too horrible, there were a lot of very sleep deprived conversations and silly comments.  The whole trip was less that 48 hours...I think we decided about 43 hours and approximately 10 of that was spent driving and 8 sleeping.  8 hours of sleep all weekend...I'm getting too old for this.

Can't wait for the next trip...hopefully it will be a longer one.  But even if it isn't it is worth every sleepless minute!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Job Hunting

For many months I've known that I need to be looking for a job...five months actually.  I've been putting it off for the most part.  I mean, I've thought about where I might like to work...and where I know I DON'T want to work.

For 15 years I've come to the same job, I've worked with some of the same people for 15 years.  I've progressed from a front desk receptionist starting my senior year of high school to a project engineer/manager that is so close to finishing my second associates degree (I know it should be more than that).  So much growth has occurred at this company - personal growth and growth as a company.

My dad has been with the company 40-something years, which means while I've had this job 15 years this has been my life...forever.  I take my work home, I dream about it, it's discussed at the dinner table and around the table at the bar.  It's a huge part of my life.

And now...this part of my life is coming to an end.  In the next two months I will be out of a job and the company will be liquidated.  I've been asking myself for months...What do I want to do?  Am I good enough at what I do to go somewhere else and do it?  Do I even want to?  This is an opportunity for me to start over...to start fresh. 

I've been on websites for hours looking at job openings...hours!!!  I've looked local, I've looked other places.  I cannot find anything that I feel "fits" me.  But I don't know what exactly fits me, this is the ONLY job I've ever had.