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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

psst...remember me?

i feel like it's been an eternity since i last posted when it's only been a few days. i don't know about you, but this week seems to be dragging on...thank goodness tomorrow is thursday. that means the weekend is only a few days away.

a couple things have happened here at mi casa.

best news of all {if you follow me on twitter, you may already know}...

adam started a new job on tuesday. yay!

he struggled with the decision to accept. he was humbled by the pay cut. but, he's absolutely enjoying the stress-free environment and he's very happy doing what he loves. things are not 100% back to what i would consider 'normal' for us, but we're getting there. we still have a long, winding road ahead of us - due to the ridiculousness we're currently dealing with that i can't really talk about here {but some of you know} - but we're going to make it together, hand in hand.

and, just to drive that last point home a bit, adam cracked open a fortune cookie today {leftover from this weekend} and the fortune said:

the road to success is always under construction.

ain't that the truth.

as for me, my work situation changed ever so slightly because of adam's work schedule. i'm very, very, VERY fortunate to work for a family-oriented company. they are okay with the fact that i can no longer come in at the crack of dawn. instead, i arrive to work around 9am...and i just end up working a little bit later in the day. it's been a very, very, VERY long time since i've felt this respected, supported & appreciated at work. VERY LONG TIME. adam and i are truly thankful. and, i, for one, cannot wait to see what opportunities pop up for me along the way as i continue to find my niche with this company.

in unrelated employment news, we have a new addition to our family. however, i suppose it does relate to our employment news because, well, we had to pay for it somehow. we are the proud new owners of an hp touchsmart 300 {we're giving back our current desktop...those of you who know about that unmentionable situation will understand where i'm going with this}.


i am not ashamed to admit that i purchased this bad boy from qvc who not only participates with ebates {i got some cash back from my purchase!}, but also gave me the option of paying for this sucka in five installments {easy pay is so much easier & better than credit, y'all!}. we're enjoying the computer so far - the picture is gorgie, the touchscreen feature is very cool & i'm loving the fact that microsoft office home & student 2007 {the FULL version} and a 3-year 'script of mcafee antivirus came with the 'puter {among other things}. the computer also came with windows 7...boy, am i lost. but, i'll manage.

another feature we're anxiously awaiting to try out is the tv tuner/dvr feature. qvc offered the computer with the tv tuner feature {it's an upgrade on hp's website}. i cannot wait to see how it all works because i'm ready to call our cable company to tell them 'sayonara' to our stupid cable bill {say 'buh-bye' premium channels!} & dvr box.

hmmm...what else? what else?

that's really it, i suppose.

a new job. a new computer.

other than that, it's the same 'ole, same 'ole around here {oh, yeah...we are lovin' every. last. minute. of 'survivor: heroes vs. villians'}.

oh, and don't forget to enter my giveway. pleaseandthankyou.

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Blogger Classy Fab Sarah said...

I too have a new job, and I need a new computer.

Are we living parallel lives? (I hope not cause I think I have the flu right now and I would hate for you to have it too. Knock on wood.)

But I can't decide on a computer. The internets say to get a Mac, but I'm not sold. HP though... that sounds good to me :)

Feb 18, 2010, 7:40:00 AM  
Blogger Brittany Ann said...

WOW! What excellent news! So happy for you (and jealous of your computer!)

Feb 18, 2010, 9:28:00 AM  
Blogger Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Hm...dont know if my comment went through, so will try to do this again (if this is a repeat...oops! sorry)

What wonderful news and blessings :o) It is so awesome to have the support that you wrote about regarding where you work!

Blessings & Aloha!
(Yay! for a few days off of that I can finally catch up on some blog reading. The week long blog hop I participated in, wiped me out trying to keep up with the daily posts, but they were so much fun! ...if you get a chance come by...

Feb 18, 2010, 1:11:00 PM  
Blogger Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

OH also...Congratulations to Adam on a new job and yay! for a new computer!

Blessings & Aloha!

Feb 18, 2010, 1:12:00 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Yea for Adam's new job and for you working in an environment where you are valued and respected!!

Feb 18, 2010, 1:19:00 PM  
Blogger Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

yay congrats to both you on such great news! i am soo glad that you finally feeling appreciated at your new job!! and what a fun new computer, yay!

Feb 18, 2010, 2:33:00 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Congrats to Adam on his new job. And I am so happy that you seem to be comfortable in your new position as well. I hope more great things come your way!

Feb 19, 2010, 7:01:00 AM  

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