Thursday, August 31, 2006

Not much going on here.

Nothing much going on here in our household this week. I had a shift change, so I now work 3:30-9:30pm. And I am still adjusting. It is ok, but it just seems LONG. Even though it is the same amount of hours it just feels long. On the other hand it is good for Aidan because he is only in his room for about 30 minutes before Aaron and Kaitlyn get home. It is weird too because at about 9:00 the calls just quit coming in and there are a few minutes between calls. You would think that I would have all this time to spend on my scrapping, but I am so tired by that time that I just sit there with my eyes closed. Hopefully I will get used to the change soon. And on another good note I get Friday and Saturdays off! I am so glad I don't have to work Friday's!
And I know you are all sitting on pins and needles waiting to find out what happened with my points. Well, I didn't actually end up with any! YEAH! I'm happy about that. I have a new supervisor with this shift and she answered all of my questions. But I was surprised that they don't discipline you for working extra time that you are not supposed to. I guess I probably worked it for free though.
Other than that not much else is going on. Kaitlyn will have her first break from school next week, and she is looking forward to spending some quality time with me. I'll have to plan something fun to do with her...Any ideas ladies?
Oh and at the end of the month we are headed for our cruise! I can't wait! The kids are staying here with grammie and poppa while Aaron and I are gone. We will meet up with a lot of my family and celebrate my Mom and Aunt's big 5 0. We are going on a 3 day cruise to Ensenada. Aaron and I did a four day cruise there for our anniversary one year and had a blast, but I always wanted to go with a lot of people.

Monday, August 28, 2006

We've made a decision.

I've decided not to interview for the flight attendant job. The main reason is that they could have me stationed anywhere basically. Meaning for at least the first year I could be living somewhere other than with my family. I just don't think I can do that. We lived without Aaron for awhile when he was working out of town all the time and it was hard. I don't think I should put my kids through that again. It is really scary thinking that I could be stationed somewhere like Chicago. I would have to get to whatever job I was working in 1 and a half hours which means I would have to live there while my family stays in SLC and not really knowing if it would be a year or more until I could get my prefered domicile (headquarters). So after several long discussions with Aaron and him bringing it up to Kaitlyn and her tears I decided not to go for it.
Now I am just watching and praying that something will open up where I won't be bearing the brunt of the customer's nastiness.

On another note we had a really wonderful day on Saturday. Aaron and I took the kids bowling...they had a great time! It was so funny to watch Aidan throw the ball and it barely grazing the pins. The bowling alley we went to had automatic bumpers, so the kids could use them and Aaron and I didn't have too (although I think we could have used them some ourselves). Then after bowling we went to the dollar theater to see Over the hedge...a cute movie, but not one that I need to see again. I'm glad we saw it in the dollar theater.

Well, I'm off to get somethings done before I have to work today! I hope all you readers have a wonderful day!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Lots of thinking and prayers going on around here lately.

Recently, I posted on how my job is hard to take time off. Even though it is an at home job. Lately, I feel like I am missing out on a lot with my family due to work. My schedule is changing on Sunday and things will be a bit better, but it is still a pain if I have to get sometime off. I feel like I am in my "Dungeon" ( that is what we call the basement) working, and getting paid hardly anything for what I endure each shift. While if I was working outside the home and had a direct boss I feel like I could talk with them and get the time off I need. And while if I had more of a career instead of an entry level job, I would feel ok about not getting the time off.
Take 6 hours of non stop talking to people and add jerks every three or four calls...cussing you out, asking you rediculous questions and just plain being rude and nasty to you. It just starts to wear you down. I have worked in Customer service related positions before and have never been treated this badly. I think being "ananomous" to the person you are talking to helps people feel like they can treat you however you want, it really shows the true attitudes of people.
So, what am I thinking and praying about. I am thinking of applying for a flight attendant job with another airline. I know that I would still be dealing with mean nasty and rude people. I know that I would still be away from my family, much more so actually. But I would be making double the pay of what I am right now. I would have other people around me who would be going through the same thing, and at the end of the day be able to commiserate with me.
I have emailed a friend of mine who is a flight attendant, and she gave me some wonderful information...Thanks Kim! I have talked with Aaron about it at length. The job which Aaron is working right now allows him the flexibility to work around a more hectic schedule for myself...which makes us feel that this may be the right time to pursue a career rather than an entry level position. Kaitlyn is now in school full time and Aidan is asking more and more everyday when he can go to school too, so I think the kids would be alright with it...but would I? I know the first few years until I had some seniority built up would be esp. hard.
And now I am praying about it. Sky West airlines is having group interviews in a week. While one side of me would like to stay with JetBlue it is just not possible for flight attending as I would not be stationed in Salt Lake city, more than likely it would be New York or Florida. At least with Sky West they do have a hub here so I *might* be able to be stationed here.
Anyways, I can use lots of prayers for the decision that we are trying to make around here. Right now we are leaning towards me applying for it, but I am not %100 sure on that.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Getting back to normal.

Well, Things are starting to get back to normal around here. The kids are feeling lots better! I am so thankful that it was just a short virus, I hate seeing them sick.
On Sunday I ended up working a shift that I *thought* I was supposed to work last Sunday. What happend was last Sunday I thought I was working a 3:30 am shift. Aaron woke me up at 5:50 am and asked me if I had gotten off early. NO, just that my alarm wasn't turned on even though I specifically remember turning it on, which means little hands must have been playing with it. So, I called in. Got my demerit points and finished working my shift. Fast Forward to Friday. I am checking to see if everything is correct for the new shift I am starting on 27th, and I see that I am starting work at 3:30 am on Sunday. ARRRGGGHHH! I checked the shift and double checked it and could have sworn that it was in there for the week before. I don't know what happened...story of my life. But I would like to hear what is happening with my demerit points since I worked an hour and a half that I wasn't supposed to, but she seems to be ignoring my emails and voice messages...she is off today so I may try to get ahold of her again tomorrow.
Anyways, so life is somewhat crazy here in our household. I am working lots trying to earn some extra money before we go on our cruise next month! I can't wait, it should be a lot of fun. We are going with a ton of family to celebrate my mom and aunt's big 5 0! And the kids are staying home with poppa and grammie, so it should be fun!
Well, if you have listened to my rambling this long I commend you! TTFN (TaTa for now!)

Friday, August 18, 2006

Sometimes I really hate my job!

The last week has been exhausting. Monday Kaitlyn came home from school with a really high fever. She was home sick for 2 days, finally felt well enough to go back to school yesterday. Aidan woke up last night with a fever. This virus gives the kids REALLY high fevers, Kaitlyn got to 104.5 at one point. Now Aidan has one that keeps creeping back up, and then he started vomiting (yes I know it is gross but it is a fact of life). So, I call in to work seeing if there is any way at all for me to get off some today. Nope, none at all. No PTO no Same day PTO.
They pride themselves on being a family friendly company, but a mom can't get 2 lousy hours off to take care of her son until his father gets home. A coworker of mine just had a baby, she took time off to have the baby and now the baby needs surgery. She is stuck trying to trade the hours she is supposed to work, they aren't helping that poor mom out at all.
Ok, I'm off to take care of my sick baby. I just needed to vent that out.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Kaitlyn's story.

Kaitlyn has been practicing her typing. This is a story that she wrote today. I thought it was cute.

At noon Lin and her Mommy went shopping. Anna went too . They bought fruit and vegetable. Dad was mad becomes Mom did not buy his favorite kind of chocolate. He was very very mad after dinner become he did not have his favorite ice cream. Mom , said its ok I will buy one. She ran to the store and bought his favorite kind of dessert. He was so much happier.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Balboa Island

We did this page at the fun scrapbook convention I went to in July. All the paper and chipboard letters and tags are from a company named "Pressed Petals". I loved this paper and couldn't wait to finish up this Layout.
The idea for the journaling on the picture came from another teacher at the convention. One of my all time favorite scrapbookers Theresa Collins! She does some amazing work.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy the Layout!
(You can click on the layout to see a larger version of it if you like>)