Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Busy!

Hey Guys,

I know I stink for not blogging more, but my job keeps me SLAMMED every day, unlike my old job, where I would get so bored I would count the ceiling tiles sometimes. It's great!! So now, by the time I get home, the last thing I want to do is sit down in front of a computer. I am so tired of looking at spreadsheets and websites and Word docs, I just want to hang out with CN and maybe cook some dinner.

I would blog more on the weekends, except we are never home on the weekends. Between weddings, family duties and my working the occassional Sunday, we have little to no weekend time. This coming weekend will be the first weekend this month where we are not going anywhere. I am sick to death of living out of a suitcase every weekend. I don't know how jetsetting people can live like that.

There is some bad news. CN's dad passed away on May 8th. So that has taken up a lot of our free time, obviously. He was in so much pain by the time he passed away, it was actually a relief. CN's mom (maybe I should just start calling her my MIL?) is doing a really good job at hanging in there. She's tough like my mom, so I know she's going to be ok. She's pretty excited to get out of the house, since she's been cooped up there, taking care of her hubby for months. I was really glad when her siblings arrived from Alabama to attend the funeral and hang out for a few days. CN's mom is one of TEN kids, and seven of them came up for the funeral. Until they arrived, the mood around the house was, not surprisingly, grim and sad. But once they got there, the joking and the teasing and the laughter returned to CN's mom. They are a big family of jokesters, and it was really good to see her laugh. They helped all of us cheer up a little. CN and I were incessantly teased once they found out we are sorta-kinda engaged.

Speaking of that, CN and I basically refer to each other as fiancee. But there are still no rings, popping of questions or wedding plans to speak of. We haven't had time! And when we do have time to do stuff, our house is too cramped to do it. There's no where to spread out or relax. So we are moving soon. We have broken the news to our landlord that we are moving out on July 15th. We can't take it anymore. Our house is too small, our neighborhood is too dangerous. We have never been this excited to move! We are still looking for a place (which eats up more of our free time) but the good thing is, there are always tons of places to rent in Savannah.

As far as my job goes, I am really liking it. I always have stuff to do and I get to make a lot of executive decisions, since I head up a department now. Unfortunately, within weeks of my arrival, my entire staff quit. Ha ha. No, it's not because of me. The first girl who quit already had the new job lined up before I was even hired. She kind of sucked anyway, so she's not missed, I can assure you. Among other things, she received a long list of books from a professor who wanted us to buy them for the library. She NEVER acknowledged this list, never looked at it, never got in touch w/the professor. The list sat on her desk for over a year before she gave it to me on her way out the door. And we wonder why we have crappy relationships with our faculty!! That made me so angry, because seriously, how hard is it to send a frigging email?? (I have since made sure we are purchasing ALL of the books and sent the prof a very long and apologetic email. Better late than never.)

The other girl in my department ROCKS. But she moved here from Boston last fall, hoping that her hubby would be able to eventually find a job down here (he's an architect), but that doesn't seem to be happening. Then, her MIL got cancer and it's not going well. So she is moving back to Boston to be with her hubby, which I completely understand. It just stinks, because she is a fantastic worker who I rely on time and time again. She was practically in tears when she put in her resignation a few weeks ago, but I told her that I completely understand and that I think she needs to be with her family. So it stinks, but that's the way the cookie crumbles.

So I have been spending large quantities of time reading resumes and applications for these two positions. I have got to tell you about that experience! Wowza. But I gotta go, guys. I was supposed to be in the shower fifteen minutes ago. Oops. Hope everyone is well!!! I will try to be better about blogging and reading everyone's blogs!!

9 comments:

GrewUpRural said...

So sorry to hear about yours and CN's lost. As you mentioned, it's a relief that he is no longer in pain, but still greatly missed.

Best of luck looking for a new apartment and reviewing resumes. I review resumes at my job and know first hand that it can be tiresome. There are days I want to take a red pen to these resumes and return them back to the applicant.

Smug said...

I am so glad to hear from you! I am also really glad to hear that you guys are moving, your stories, while funny, are realy bad. You guys will be so happy once you get a bigger place.

I am very sorry to hear about CN's dad. I lost both my grandparents last year. I was close to both of them and they died within months of each other. I know the pain of losing them and I also know the relief as my grandfather suffered greatly right up until the end. My thoughts and prayers are with your MIL.

Good luck getting your positions filled. With the economy, you may have your pick of really great people!

Again, really great to get an update! Keep in touch!

kimmykins13 said...

I miss your regular blogging and I'm really sorry about CN's Dad. Sounds like ya'll are getting through it though. I'm sure it helps him to have you with him since you have been through the loss of a parent too.

(M)ary said...

didn't the upstairs neighbors rent their apartment the same time you did? are they moving too?

cmk said...

So sorry to hear of your loss--I will keep you and the family in my thoughts and prayers.

Glad to hear you are being busy--keeps you from worrying too much about the neighborhood, huh? I think the move will be good for the two of you.

Take care and come around as much as you can--you are missed!

Meghan (The Declaration of MY Independence) said...

So sorry to hear of you and CN's loss. Please let me know if either of you need anything.

Glad you like your new job. Did I tell you I got one of those too?

Miss you bunches.

Jonathan Zero said...

I'm sorry to hear about CN's father.

Capricorn Cringe said...

I'm sorry to hear about CN's dad - it's always a difficult time, so I'm glad your MIL's (wow, it's fun to call her that!) siblings made it a little easier for her.

teahouse said...

Glad to see you back online! That's very sad about CN's dad; I'm very sorry for you guys.

Glad the new job is going well. Don't disappear!