Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A New Family Member



My daughter and I have been wanting a new dog.  We decided to adopt one before we close on the house I am buying.  We officially adopted her on June 11th from an animal shelter.  She is about a year old American Bulldog/Dalmatian, otherwise known as a Bullmatian.


Monday, May 30, 2016

Home Appraisal


I got my home appraisal back today, and it was good.  For how quickly the market is going up, I was a little nervous.  If the appraisal came back with the value of the home being less than I am borrowing, there would have been some serious issues.  So, needless to say, I am sighing with relief.
I am one step closer to home ownership!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Craziness

I have been so busy lately.  I work my full time job and drive for Uber on the side.  My biggest project lately is that I have decided to stay in this area and buy a house.  I currently have a house under contract and am super excited, but it will be a ton of work.  I am praying there are no snags before the closing and that everything goes well.

The stress of the matter is that when I do get into a house, I will have to rebuy all my house stuff again.  I left so much of that with my ex-boyfriend, that it makes me want to cry.  As I start pricing lawn mowers, yard tools, ladders and just tools for the house, it is overwhelming.  Of course that is not to mention paint and the paint brushes and all the stuff to fix the house up.

In the meantime, I have been trying to keep a low profile.  It's kinda like being pregnant and not wanting to jinx it by announcing it before the first trimester is complete.  I didn't want to mention the whole house thing until I felt that everything was going well.

So, pray for me that I can close on this house and that there will be no issues.  Once I get the house, expect a lot of photos and updates on renovations, etc.  I have already made a huge list of stuff I need to buy and all the fruit trees I want to grow.  I have a ton of work in front of me, but I couldn't be happier.

Now, I just have to get her done so that I can start this new adventure!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Super Busy

Sorry I have not posted lately.  I have been super busy with my 2 jobs and some other endeavors that I will reveal soon.  In the meantime, pray that everything works out for me.

Thanks,

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Work Drama



The last few weeks there has been major work drama.  I have trying to stay out of it, but it has been difficult to say the least.  To sum up the situation, someone got a promotion over someone with a ton of seniority.  Needless to say the apple cart has been upset.

The conspiracy theories have been flying and the rumor mills have been churning at an excessive rate.  I have been trying to dodge it as much as possible, but the tension in the office can often be cut with a knife.  In fact my move to another office seems to be part of the plan for the whole promotion so I have been questioned as to whether I was privy to the plan.  Why they would think the new girl would know all the management agenda is beyond me.

So, laying low has become my motto that I live by, because I really don't need more drama in my life.  I mean I already live with a 17 year old.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

New Office on Monday



Monday I am moving permanently to our other office at work.  The second location is smaller and less busy, but is in an area that supports a wealthier demographic, so it is our swanky office.  I have only visited the office once for a meeting and the feel is very different than the crazy busy office where I have been working.  

I am both looking forward and dreading the move.  I am definitely not looking forward to the longer commute, but there will be less stress at the office that will be my new home.  I will have to determine if that is good or bad.  I like to be busy all day since it makes the day go so fast, so I don't know if I will like the slower pace office.  On the other hand, it will be nice to take the time to actually make sure everything is done 100% correct rather rushing through things because you have a line of people that need to be taken care of while the phones are ringing off the hook.  

I think that the slower office will really take my training to the next level.  The staff that is at my new location are knowledgeable so I will probably drive them crazy picking their brains for all the stuff that I haven't learned yet.   Because the office I was training in was short staffed, I definitely had a hands on training and often we were so busy that someone else would take over or I would just get a quick explanation on how something was supposed to be done.  At the new office, I think my training will definitely push me to the next level and I will hope to be an expert in another couple of months. 

In the busy office, I have met and like everybody, but with how busy we are, you don't really get to know anyone.  At the slower office, people tend to get to know each other better and I hear even the doctors are more relaxed at the slower office.  With my busy life, I like the idea of having friends at work, so I think I may enjoy the new office for this reason.  

The other good thing about my new position is that because it is a smaller office, there is less office politics.  Sometimes the finger pointing and the the competition at the bigger office gets in the way and creates a not so great atmosphere.  I am looking forward to be out of that environment.  

Of course, moving to the other office permanently does not mean I will never work at the busy office again.  All the front desk staff and techs for that matter, work rotating shifts at both offices.  So, I expect to work at the busy office at least once every other week if not more.  Also my rotating Saturday shift will also be at the busier office.  The good news about this too is that I have already met quite a few people from the smaller office because I have worked with them either on a Saturday or on a rotating weekday.  

The good news is that I found out I will be moving permanently to the smaller office before my lease is up this year, so now I can consider moving closer to my new workplace.  The options for that could be interesting.  Let's see what unfolds....

Sunday, April 24, 2016

No More Martyrdom




I have been in my current relationship for a little more than 6 months now.  I must say that I am very happy, however, I am finding that I am doing too much.  This is of course is no fault of my boyfriend's but of my own.  I have a history of sacrificing too much of myself to please other people.  I get to a point where I am no longer living for myself but for the other person.  This only creates resentment for everyone.  I feel like I am taken advantage of and then take it out on the other person which is totally unfair.

In this relationship I am trying to prevent myself from getting to this point.  I love doing everything for my boyfriend, but I rebel every so often and then he thinks I am crazy.  I have yet to find a middle ground on how to deal with this.  I really wish I knew how to live for me.  I am working on this and have asked God to show me how.  I was raised to serve others and to not think of myself, so I find it hard to put myself first.  When I do put myself first I have guilt and shame, so it is a constant struggle for me.

I am envious of women who can put themselves first and enjoy life to the fullest.  I must say that I am a happy person, but I find it hard to maintain when I am worried about whether I am pleasing someone else all the time.  My boyfriend is very appreciative of everything that I do for him and he is more giving and understanding than any guy I have ever dated.  I am so lucky to have him.  I am thankful for every day we have together.