So I have been watching Say Yes to the Dress - the tv show, on Netflix. It is a fun show to watch but it actually makes me start thinking about my wedding dress (it's been almost 6 years since I wore it) and it makes me almost a little disappointed in my selection. At the time, I hadn't looked a lot and knew I wanted a dress with some pink beads but I should have looked longer and I think I should have found something that flattered my figure more. Anyway, I know that other girls feel this way too - I have talked to more than one girl who thinks they should have picked another dress. But worrying about it is a waste of time. The only time I would ever wear another wedding dress is if we had a party to renew our vows sometime but I would never get a traditional wedding dress again anyway. Ok I am done. Just sayin!
I interviewed for a new job within my company on Friday (a promotion) and now I have to wait to hear whether or not I got the job. I hate waiting! I probably won't know until next week and it is only Tuesday! The interview went ok but whenever someone asks how it went, I never know what to say because I figure it this way - you never really know how it went until you know whether or not you got the job. You could say the interview went great and then not get the job or you could say it went not very good and end up getting the job. You just don't know until you know!
There were a few normal questions in the interview and they asked some weird questions too. I was prepared for some of the regular questions and they threw a few curve balls and asked some different ones. Oh, well. At this point I figure if I get the job then it is meant to be and if I don't then that is ok too. The reason I feel this way is because the job requires quite a bit of travel. So if I don't get the job then I know I am meant to be home more with my son and if I do get it, then I think it means it will be ok if I travel and my son will be ok without me home some of the time.
The hardest thing about not getting the job will be not getting the $13,000 pay raise that comes with it. Yeah, you read that right. They pay you pretty darn well for having to travel so much. If I got the job, I would make almost twice what I made when I first started with the company less than a year ago. I won't lie and say the raise wouldn't be nice!
Anyway, I am sure I will post about what happens either way!
On a sort of related note, I was really scatter brained at work today! It wasn't my fault though. I have some extra projects going on at work right now which is making me a lot busier and I have to jump from one task to the next and did that even more so than usual today. I still got a lot done but the day went fast and I just felt out of sorts. I am happy that I have the extra projects though because I know it means my boss is trusting me to do more work and harder things now. Yay for a job I love! Oh yeah, that is the other reason I won't be so sad if I don't get the job - I love the one I have now! I am a lucky girl!
So when I started my new(est) job a few months back, I had this guy train me on almost everything that I do now. He is a really nice guy and we chat sometimes and I always talked to him the most so I sometimes tell him stories or about things I observe around the office.
Just a couple of days ago, I decided to tell him a quick story cause it was a little heartwarming and also had a good life lesson. I was kind of trying to joke around while telling it to keep it not so serious. So there was this guy I saw in the hallway that day and he has the very menial task of collecting all of the forms throughout the building that people want sent to our permanent imaging system. He pushes this little cart around and collects the paper from all of the centralized locations in the building. The funny thing was (and the lesson) was that he is middle aged (at least 45) and he just had this nice smile on his face when I walked by him. I thought to myself 'if this guy can be happy pushing the cart around collecting paper and scanning in all of the paperwork while not getting paid much to do it, why can't the rest of us be happy in our jobs?' Cheesy I know. But it is true. And as silly as it sounds, you have to remember it could always be worse.
There is always someone with worse luck, with worse health, with a worse job, with worse circumstances in life. We have to be thankful for what we have and what we are able to do! And there you have it. A simple lesson, but a good one.
Here are some pics of my sweet little man. He is the second love of my life (the first being my hubs - without him we wouldn't have X)!
He has changed a lot in the last 6 months I've noticed (as he should have). He has gone from that chunky round little boy who could barely do anything on his own to a slightly less chubby, taller, little walker who wants to play and do everything himself! He is a little daredevil and likes about anything that is risky like climbing on unsteady surfaces, trying to go down the stairs by himself (even though he doesn't know how yet) and hanging upside down (with the help of mom or dad).
I think these pictures are over the last 4 or 5 months so I think I can see a little difference even in these pictures.
I'm pretty biased (as I always admit) but I think he is just too stinkin cute!
Gosh, more time has gone by and I haven't been posting anything. I guess I just feel like nothing is really new or interesting in our life.
Here is what we have been up to the last few weeks.
Two weekends ago was the 4th of July and we went to Lincoln for that. Pictures are at the end of the post.
Last weekend we decided to go down to the Farmer's Market and we got some awesome produce while there (which is all gone now). Todd took me to La Mesa - a Mexican restaurant. I had been craving Mexican for a while so it hit the spot.
This weekend I haven't done much. Just cleaning and hanging out with my two boys.
Xander is so much fun right now. He is babbling all of the time and saying more words. In addition to the normal few words he is saying, he can now say shoes, dog and juice. Ok, I know that is not that exciting but for us it is. He has also learned where his nose, eyes, mouth and ears are. That is fun too.
Work has been pretty busy so that is good. I have recently been debating about applying for another job within the company. The pay would be better but it would require some travel. More on that later.
I suppose that is about it. Here are pics from the 4th!
My brother Ryan playing with a few firecrackers.
Xander holding one of the helicopters
Can I light it mom?
Uncle Aaron showing Xander and cousin Sam how to play with snap pops.
My dad playing with Sam.
Daddy showing Xander a few firecrackers.
More daddy time.
Glow bracelets Aunt Jen got him! He loved them!
Watching fireworks as it got darker.
My twin brothers shooting off roman candles.
A few fountains - sorry for the bad picture quality!
I have not been doing well with the blogging thing. I have just felt so busy and unmotivated recently. I swear I will be back soon and post some pictures. I have quite a few good ones right now of Xander.
I am actually thinking about applying for yet another job within my company that would require some travel but would pay a crap ton more than I make now. I will talk about it more soon.
It's the only time of year you can legally make almost as much noise as you want! I also love this time of year because it reminds me of when I was a kid. I swear I had more fun on the fourth of July than a lot of kids did, but I hope most kids felt that way. It is such a fun holiday and makes you feel like a kid again in some ways!
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and stays happy and safe!
I am Sarah. I have been married to my great husband, Todd, for 6 years! We had our first son in November of 2008 and named him Xander. We have a Siberian Husky named Akira and we love her too. I am currently working for a broker/dealer in the securities industry. I miss staying at home with my baby but am trying to make the best of each day. We love the Nebraska Cornhuskers and always will no matter where we move!