Here’s What’s Going On

The first week of my new job has gone pretty well. I have so much to learn, but once I can work for more than 15 minutes without having to ask a question it’s going to be great. For all concerned.

Yesterday I spoke for a MOPS group in Bechtelsville (how fun is that to say?). I tried to get a good night’s sleep because the bags under my eyes scream TIRED at the slightest bit of fatigue. Sookie had other ideas, though. Todd was out of town and she decided to start barking about 4:00 in the morning. If you will recall – I am NOT a morning person. Thankfully she went outside to do her thing, came right back in, went in her crate and that was it. But then I had a hard time getting back to sleep because I kept waiting for her to start barking again. Anyway, I did get a tad bit more sleep and the adrenaline coursing through my veins before I spoke went a long way in keeping me focused. They were a great bunch of ladies and they gifted me with a poinsettia and a Wawa gift card with a note saying I can use it for either gas or coffee (which is kind of the same thing). They also provided a delicious breakfast! Now I’m really looking forward to my next speaking gig!

Speaking of food (which I kind of was, but not really) Katie has some mad baking skillz. She seriously makes the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had – a talent she learned from her Oma (my mom). She needs to stop. My derriere is getting larger and larger and I don’t think the church would like it if I showed up to work in either jammies or old sweats. And the way I’m going that’s all I’m going to have left.

Oy. I feel another post coming on. A whiney post. Sorry. It’s going to happen. Just consider yourselves forewarned.

Our weather has been mad crizazy!! Sunday and Monday were bitterly cold. Bitter! The kind of cold that just whips right through clothes and skin and settles into the bones. Yesterday we nearly got up to 60! Now today we won’t make it to 40 and tomorrow morning we may even get snow. What the heck is up with that???

Last, but most definitely not anywhere near least, I have a message for my mom.

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  1. Sing4joy on December 11, 2008 at 11:07 am

    This is in the category of ‘weight management’? That is hilarious! Happy Birthday to your Mom. Our weather is crazy too. It actually snowed here. I am not even kidding. It’s still on the ground!

  2. Gretchen on December 11, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Happy B’day Oma!Yay you for the wawa giftcard and poinsettia. Doesn’t that feel good? I agree coffee=gas. In the most energetic sense of the word “gas”.:)

  3. Cheryl on December 11, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Congratulations on your job. I’m excited for you!!! Thank your mom for giving birth to someone as amazing as you!XXXXXX

  4. beans on December 11, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Glad your job is going well so far. I DO understand though about having so many questions–and I am not patient in waiting to ask my questions either . . .The weather–let’s not talk about the weather. It is poopy! We didn’t make it out of 20 degrees the other day, yesterday here in the south it was 65, and today cold and rainy. Sheesh.You could put Katie to work and make some mad money on her mad baking skills . . .jus saying-times ARE hard you know.

  5. His Girl on December 12, 2008 at 12:13 am

    hooray for speaking in the world of MOPS! I am so impressed, chica 😉

  6. SweetAnnee on December 13, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Oh Jenster..I’m so excited for you and a new job.. Sounds like you are enjoying itI’ll be back for the whiney post toofondly, deena

  7. Zeek on December 13, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Belated, but Congrats on the new job!

  8. Casdok on December 13, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Lovely that your new job is going well.We have crazy weather too!A big happy birthday to your mum!!

  9. Becky on December 14, 2008 at 3:46 am

    Great news on the new job going so well, the MOPS speaking engagement…and the trip to Palm Springs? Surely thou dost not mean Palm Springs, PA. Am I right to assume you'll be in the general vicinity of my neck of the woods (er, make that desert)? (**Doin' a little Dana Carvey Churchlady twisty thing with my mouth**)I'm not sure if you'd have time, let alone a moment to sneak away to the freeway entrance of such an esteemed locale on thy holiday…but it happens that we're going to be taking a day trip (or a brief camping trip) to Palm Springs or Cabazon area shortly after Christmas to see some giant dinosaur park that our friends are sure Judah would love…and I'd love to meet up with you if possible. Nothin' fancy, mind you…I'd be happy with a quick hello and a high five at In & Out or something if we can swing it.

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