Sunday, February 28, 2010

My Big News

My big news, as you've probably already guessed, is that I am now officially a full district manager. I found out two Fridays ago but couldn't say anything until this past Tuesday.

I was going to post it earlier, but my laptop wasn't cooperating at my hotels this week, and I haven't been home this weekend until now.

So, there it is.

And now I'm finally going to buy a house, somewhere in north Ft. Worth.

Please give me all your advice on buying a home. I bought 2 books but haven't had a chance to read much yet. I want a house with a pool.

Monday, February 22, 2010

I Still Can't Say Nuthin'

Maybe tomorrow evening I can say somethin'.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I Can't Tell You Nothin'

But I can tell you somethin' on Monday.

Let that simmer for a bit.

In other news, after over 3 months of bad allergies, I'm finally going to go to the doctor to see if they can help me. My allergies are far worse when I'm in Oklahoma, but they're pretty bad here, too. I had the same problem last year, so whatever is growing or floating around in Winter is not my friend.

The power has been off and on this morning. I have no idea why, as there is no weather issue. I need to hop in the shower and get about my day. I don't have anything pressing to do today other than clean, go to doctor, clean, relax, clean, do a small bit of work, clean, and maybe do some cleaning.


Monday, February 08, 2010


My plan at work this week was to visit my stores in Arkansas, Springfield, MO, and Tulsa. My GM in Rogers warned me against trying to travel there tomorrow, so I heeded his advice. It's a gorgeous drive, but it's also very hilly and mountainous at various points, and I don't want to get stranded on a state highway, or worse, slide off the side of a mountain. He says there is lots of snow and ice on the roads.

So, I cancelled those hotel reservations and switched my tour to include the central Oklahoma stores instead. I do hate to make those last minute changes to my stores and my peeps, but it cannot be helped. Amazingly, it actually works out better for me. I have rehearsal on Saturday, so this shorter tour will make me less tired going into the weekend.

Usually I plan for what is best for my stores and the business needs, and just suck it up if it's difficult for me; I'm glad it worked out in my favor. And so, some small good thing comes of a big inconvenience.

I went to the grocery store tonight, fully intending to just buy some hearty soup and bread. I passed by the meat counter and saw that King crab legs were only $8.99/lb. I bought 4 of them and had them steamed with Old Bay seasoning. They were WONDERFUL! I love crab, num num, num. King crab, while more prickly, has tons more meat on it than snow crab. I dipped it in some melted butter and had big plenty for dinner.

I have a crack in my windshield. It's getting bigger and splintering off, but several people tell me that it's perfectly safe to drive that way...even the tech at the car dealership. I'll get it replaced if it gets too crazy. I never saw the initial crack, because it's way down at the base of the windshield in the area that is covered by the windshield wipers.

I gave the company car back to my former boss last week, so I'm using my personal car for work. I get paid mileage, but it does take a few weeks for the mileage checks to come in the mail. If/when I get the regular DM position, I will get a company car for reals...I'm told we now get Ford Fusions. It's got to be better than the Chrysler 300...anything is better than that car.

My car has a bit over 80,000 miles on it and is still going strong. I do a lot of highway driving, which doesn't hurt the car nearly as much as city traffic, so it probably has the equivalent of 30,000 city miles, or less. I think I have 11 payments on it, then it's all mine!

I'm waiting for a load of laundry to dry so I can pack a couple pairs of dress pants and get to bed. I'm exhausted! The Superbowl was a great game to watch yesterday. I actually found it very interesting, and I thought the pace of the game was good. But I didn't get enough sleep afterward.

That's all for now....

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Still in Limbo

My 4th interview has been rescheduled 4 times and is now slated to happen sometime this week, though I don't yet know when.

We need to get this wrapped up and an offer extended to me pretty quickly, here. My store count almost doubled, so I expect to be taken care of.

Not much else new going on. Things are still fine in the land of Guy. He's moving really really slowly, which I'm fine with. I learned to play canasta last night at his house with my sister and her fiance'. Guy and I thoroughly whipped them. I like card games...always have.

My life is full, and I'm loving it. I feel like I'm blossoming as a human being, and this is good.

And now I'm off to Guy's house for a Superbowl party, trivia, and grilling. It will be a lovely day.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Wheat Puffs Look Like Giraffe Skin

Just sayin.....

I have 2 final interviews tomorrow for this position I want. Well, I already have it...but the interviews are to keep it permanently. I admit I'm nervous about one of them. I need to go and prepare some more in a little bit.

Not much else is happening. I've been perusing the internet to find homes for sale in Forth Worth. If I get the job I want to buy a house and move there, since 4 of my stores will be there. You can get a house for $20-30k less in FW than you can in Dallas. Apartments are also much cheaper. Compared to Dallas, there is no traffic in FW, and the people are nicer. I enjoy all the fun stuff Dallas has to offer, but let's be honest here...Dallas is only 30-55 minutes away, depending on where you live in FW. Driving to get to a function is no big deal.

Anyway...I expect to be very high and excited and relieved after my interviews tomorrow. That's usually how things work with me.

I'll post something tomorrow night if I can. Any good thoughts, wishes, etc., are very much appreciated. Though, if you have to choose between sending good thoughts and wishes to someone who is ill or down on their luck or has a serious problem that needs help, or me...well, I certainly don't expect you to spend your thoughts and wishes on me.