Sunday, April 4, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away

There are so many things I want to blog about and I have started several different posts over the weeks.  I have even written whole posts in my head but then I get a minute to myself in front of the computer and all I want to do is check Facebook (aka feed my addiction) and then go to bed.

As you may know, I started a new job at the beginning of March.  It involves a long commute when I am “in the office” and then there is also quite a bit of traveling, overnight traveling around the state.  Last week I was in Portland M-Th and then Friday I was briefly in the office for two hours where I gathered all the material I would need for this coming week’s training.

I am loving the job! But adjusting is taking some time.  And it is always hard when you aren’t sleeping in your own bed.  My Jackie is staying with Mike while I am out of town and Jen is feeding the Maggie.  Impersonal hotel rooms just don’t offer the comfort the my creatures do when they are snuggled up next to me.

This week, Mon and Tues I am Co-Training my very first training.  I am no longer just observing.  I am nervous but excited.  Wish me luck.  I have been teaching small sections to get practice speaking in front of people.  The first time I was given a larger portion I felt really good about it.  The trainees were all responsive and gave good feedback. I was feeling good…then it was break time and I went to the bathroom and realized my zipper had been down the entire time! Awesome.

Oh well at least I got it out of the way early on, right?

The weather has been crazy and unpredictable.  It will be sunny and blue skies one minute and the next it is torrential downpours.  You know the rain is bad when drivers is Oregon are driving super slow.  And of course it only decides to open up and dump all the rain on me when I am transferring my suitcase from my car into the State Car or trying check into the hotel.  It also makes driving a little more treacherous.  Stupid rain!

The rain and sun mixture has also caused the weeds in my backyard aka the jungle, go completely insane!  The grass is taller than my dog, I can’t even see him when he is running around out there.  So, today I decided to tackle the yard (well and the landscaper guy is coming in the morning and I don’t want him to see the craziness that is my backyard!)  Mike came over and helped me weed whack the shit out of the jungle.  It actually looks pretty normal and scary overgrown.

I am really going to try and get back into my blogging groove! And just because I may not be posting much I am still out here and keeping up with all of your blogs.  You’re my blog buddies and I heart you lots and lots!


Smart Ass Sara said...

what kind of job are you doing? It sounds fun! :) But congrats on new job AND tackling the jungle. I hope you played Guns & Roses "Welcome to the Jungle" when you were out there. That would have been hilarious. ;)

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