Friday, June 4, 2010

Smart and Trendy Moms

What a CRAZY day!! We have two people out of the office today. One being management and one being a secretary like me. What’s really going to suck is that next week, we will be short a total of 4 people! That’s a lot in the fast paced world of meat sales. On the plus side, one of those people I can’t tolerate. So, it will be nice that they won’t be here.
I don’t want to sound mean by saying that. This person and I have a completely different work ethic, mine being the best…heehee. Here’s my issues with them. My biggest one is their need to leave early once or twice a week. I understand things come up, but do they really need to schedule ALL of their appts for mid afternoon when they only work until 3? The biggest thing that goes along with that is cheating the timecard. This person tells us they will make up their time, but they don’t. But then they write on their timecard that they did. I let it go once but I’ve been speaking up. I hate that they do that.
My other concern is their need to spend 30+ minutes on personal phone calls. Ya know, I don’t care if you call your mom or whoever. But, when your job is to answer phones and you don’t….that ticks me off. Esp when I have to stop working and answer the phone all because you don’t want to put your mom on hold. I have a couple of ways I get this to stop, but the whole thing is dumb. I could probably go on and on about this person, but I won’t. Maybe in another post.
So, the work load may be heavy next week and the phones never ending, I don’t think I’ll care because that person won’t be here and I won’t have to deal with their inability to work a full week or do their tasks!

Do you have anyone that you have to work with that is the same way?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I tried a new "recipe" the other night. I wouldn't call it a recipe, because it's something really easy. It was also a mixture of things I've seen done. Here is what I did:
I cooked 2 large chicken breasts in a pan and then diced them up.
I then boiled some bow tie noodles.
Once the noodles were done, I put them into a 13x9 pan with the chicken.
I also added 2 jars of alfredo sauce and some mozzerella cheese.
I baked at 350 for 25 minutes. Pretty much long enough for the cheese to melt.
Once it was done, I added more more cheese on top and dug in!

My plan was to just make alfredo with all the ingredients seperate. But, I felt a casserole sounded better and would taste better. I knew it was good when my BF ate three bowls! When he doesn't like something, he eats one serving. But if he goes back for 2nds and 3rds, I knew it's a meal I'll have to repeat.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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I recently bought the new HTC Hero for Sprint. All I can say is, “OMG!” I love this phone. I went from a Blackberry Curve to the Hero. I’ll admit, I’m a tech After all, I do have a degree in computer programming. I loved the Curve but I love love love the Hero. I never knew how awesome a phone could be. It’s my first touch screen so that took some getting to used to. But now that I’ve had for a week, I don’t even notice that there is no keyboard. It’s also one of those nifty Android phones. To be honest, I don’t know the difference between a regular phone and an Android. I just know that it’s awesome!
The Hero lets you have 7 home screens that you scroll though. So, I customized them to my liking. On one screen, I have all the cool apps I’ve downloaded. On the others, I have a full calendar, a clock, Google Search, and my twitter. The neat thing is that you there are different scenes for work, play, travel, or home. Each scene has the different screens and has preloaded settings for whatever scene you are using. You can also create your own scene, which is what I’ve done. Confused? I was too until I just started messing around.
But, probably the coolest things about the phone are all the apps. I have one screen that is full of them and they were all free. The one I use the most is my blogger app. I can write posts, check comments and other things. To be honest, I don’t know if I would write posts, or at least long ones. I think it would be much easier to do it on a computer keyboard vs a touch screen. I also have a couple of toddler friendly apps to keep Jack busy. Also, I’ve downloaded some Weight Watcher friendly apps and a recipe library.

I’m sure that there are more awesome things that I’m not remembering. There is just sooo much that this phone can do. I’d say that if you have a chance to get an android phone, whether it’s from Sprint or Verizon or wherever, I’d totally would!

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Top Ten Tuesdays: Vacation Time!!

Our daycare was closed this past week. Normally, my parents watch him for the week. But this time, they were going to also be gone on vacation. So, I decided to take the week off and stay home with Jack. I loved having the week off and no major plans or chores to do. Not saying I didn’t have chores to do, but I was going to enjoy my vacation and make the most of it. Here are my Top 10 favorite things about last week:

1. No work!
2. I got to spend some quality Jack and Mommy time.
3. I got to sleep in until….6:30am. It’s like a half hour extra….whooo hooo
4. Spend time with baby C. She is under the age of 1, so I was able to get suppress some of that baby fever
5. At the same, taking care of two children under the age of three and both in diapers made me appreciate the one child I have
6. Did I mention no work?!
7. I did manage to get one nap in on the first day…lol
8. Surprisingly, I was able to keep my house some decent compared to while I’m working
9. No work stress…..there is a girl at work who I can’t stand and she is always trying to cheat the system.
10. The Zoo! We are lucky enough to have two great zoos within an hour of us. This was his first trip to a zoo, so we went to the smaller, more kid friendly zoo. I didn’t know what he would think, but he LOVED it! It’s been two days and he’s still talking about the zoo and the giraffes. We won’t be going anywhere this summer for vacation, so this was perfect for us. The best part is that with the entry fee and train ride tickets, 2 and under free, and the toy I bought at the end, I spent under $25! That’s awesome to me because that money got us about 4 hours of fun and quality family time.

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