Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Catch Up.

Wowie, it's been a while since I have HAD the time to blog...so much has been happenin' in our lives it's hard to take time to blink.

First things first, I received a promotion and a completely new role at work. I have been trying to get out of my current role as an Engineering & QA Assistant for about a year. I work for a business that is very much specialized, therefore, it's difficult to move around the company. Our VP of HR went to my bosses about a month ago and offered to give me a new position, which would give me opportunities to follow a career path. All three of them felt it was a GREAT move for me. I was skeptical at first, but I decided to take the position as Facilities Manager. We are planning a whole company move in July 2010, which will offer me a lot of experience with Project Management, Contractor Management, etc. I am very excited for this new track that has been handed to me. I feel that it's right up my alley and I will succeed!

As for E, what a rollercoaster ride we have had with his job. He has been building houses with a variety of companies since his graduation from University of Texas. He is currently working for David Weekley Homes as a builder. I know you are saying, what are ya'll thinking...and how does he still have a job? I agree. We agree. Last Tuesday, E called me stating they were revamping and restructuring the whole company and he thought it was his time to go. Of course, I freaked out. I went to my bosses. I called my parents. I prayed. I Im'd. I wrote. I smoked. I waited. I sent him a text message at 5:15 and received no response and thought for sure he was in a layoff meeting. I recieved a call at 5:30 from E stating "I AM SAFE!" Holy crap, you have to be kidding me!!!!!! Unfortunately, 175 people were layed off last Tuesday from Weekley. Managers were demoted. But, E kept his job. He was hand selected by his boss and the Regional VP to stay and continue doing his work. My family, his family and I are so proud that he has made it through 5 layoffs. I think this is a great opportunity for E to expand and grow with Weekley! At the same time of being proud, I feel for the individuals who were layed off and hope the very best future for each of them and their families.

A lot of fun things have been going on at the same time as work crises! E went to Vegas with a group of his guy friends for March Madness. They had a blast...as they were having a blast, I was working (eh-hem...18 days straight of work...I believe I am owed a trip). We have had crawfish boils, shrimp boils, Cajun festivals, friends, beer pong, family, basketball, and the list goes on and on.
Marley man was a sick little doggie for a week or so...ended up he had pancreatitis and was given some meds and an IV. Of course, he is back to himself!
E and I celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary as well. I cannot believe it's been 4 years...wow time has flown. I was thinking about it...neither has been single in 8 years!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4 years= Gift of flowers and fruit, so I bought E a plant with a shovel and rake. He bought me a Fuschia hanging plant; And, let me tell you the care this plant needs is more than our dog. Can't get to much sun, needs food once a week, needs water everyday, HATES the wind, needs to be pruned daily, sheesh...I would hate it if it could talk and tell me what it needs. It's beautiful though, so I am TRYING to keep it alive for as long as possible.
My favorite time of the year is here, Spring time. We are getting the yard and garden ready for planting. Headed to the Natural Gardener to pick up veggies and flowers this weekend. Planning to celebrate Easter at home with our typical Italian Eggs with family and friends.
Now planning...our 1ST ANNUAL UPSCALE GARAGE SALE, I will let you know how that one goes.

Until next time, I leave you with some of my fav pics of the month...May you all have a wonderful Easter...HE IS RISEN! :)


2 comments:

Kristin said...

congrats on the job!! Sounds like a great oppurtunity, way to go!

Lisa said...

Yay, Julez! You have a lot of blessings to be thankful for. You and E do such good work, and are being rightly rewarded for it. Congrats!