Saturday, November 17, 2007

An update on me...

Looking through the page with my most recent blogs, it appears that I'm a little bit obsessed about my puppies. I have lots of posts with pics, but none of my posts talk about me and my life. I'm sure you love the doggy pics, but maybe you read the blog so you can find a little bit about what goes on in my life once in a while. It's really not that exciting, but here it goes anyway.

Work really seems to have taken over my life. Especially since the lay offs, I've had a lot more to do, since there are less people around. It's really busy and a little stressful, and the environment is so gloomy and depressing. But the last two weeks, I've made a better effort just to change my attitude about work -- to not care so much about it and just remember that it's just work and the important things in my life are friends and family --and be thankful that I do have a job -- and to just remember work is 8 (or maybe 10) hours a day and I still have the rest of my life to enjoy. Well, the change in attitude has really helped. I'm not so bummed about going to work, and I'm staying more focused and just getting the work done so I can go home. I'm not back to the point where I actually enjoy work, but it's definitely tolerable. Actually, I did enjoy work this week. We went to Reynold's Plantation for three days for an off site meeting. I got to meet a lot of people that work throughout the world to work in communications for my company, and we had some really great work sessions. The resort was amazing. Lots of delicious food and drinks. And I have to admit, it helped bring back a little bit of enthusiasm for working...just a little bit.

So I've done a little bit of fun stuff the last month or so. Beginning with Erin coming home to visit from Chicago. Erin, Melissa, Rachel and I had Girls' Night Operation Snuggly Mittens (part II to our girls' night in Chicago last September -- Operation Cute Shirts). And every time I wear my scuffed up brown boots, I remember Operation Snuggly Mittens. Here's a pic...

And then there was Halloween. Dave, Rachel and I had a Western costume theme. I was a saloon girl, Dave was a gun slinger and Rachel was the sheriff. Here's a couple of pics...

And last weekend, Dave and I took Otis and Cooper down to Rochester for a quick visit to meet Minnie and see Grandma Louise, Ann and Joe. Minnie is Ann's new little puppy. She probably weighs two pounds and Cooper was scared of that was pretty cute (yeah, I know I couldn't get through a blog without mentioning the puppies. I tried!)

Well, that's all for now folks. Until next time!


  1. I love this post!! You're absolutely right about us wanting to hear what's going on with you. I'm so glad to hear you're changing the way you view work. It can be so easy to let it take over our lives...I'm sure we've all done it. I absolutely can't wait until you and your gun slinger come down here next week. There's a little baby here that's excited to see his aunt Jenny!!

  2. Jenny, did you see that a shepard one "best in show" at that big dog show yesterday on TV? I can't remember what it's know, that one they play the same time as football?


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