12.22.2006

so so sorry.

things have just been nuts. I'm sorry. today is day 3 of my new job.

yes. I have a new job. I didn't really see a whole lot of forward motion in my last job, not to mention that I work with my boyfriend and it looked like our boss may resign, meaning one of us would be in the position to be promoted. if it were either one of us, the other would likely have to find a new job anyways (because though it's okay for us to be dating, it's not okay for us to be dating and reporting to one another) so I figured I'd go. plus, I got a killer job description from a recruiter doing something pretty much totally different than I did before. and the money is better. and I can move up. so it's good all around. only thing is, I had to start dec 20...just days before xmas. and now I have to work a few days next week. but it's working out so far, I suppose.

it's hard starting a new job. makes me feel for trent when school starts. it's scary. everyone here seems nice though so I'm not feeling as nervous as I was before I started.

in other news, bella LOVES santa, but not enough to get close to him. we stood in line for over an hour to see santa a few weekends ago and trent and I coached bella on what to say when she got up there. you know, "santa's going to ask what you want for christmas. what are you going to say?" she wanted to ask for a baby doll, the barney movie, happy birthday, and presents. hey, I wasn't going to correct her, she was adamant. so we wait, and wait, through lunch and a diaper emergency, and get up to santa. she won't sit with him. so she makes me hold her and positions me so that I'm between her and santa before reaching her head over my shoulder and shouting to santa, "A BABY DOLL! BARNEY MOVIE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" see, she wanted santa to make sure he knew what she wanted, but she didn't want to get too close. we got a picture with her on my lap and me next to santa.

so she's very excited about santa. in fact, at home, she dons her santa hat and tries to get the dog and cat to sit on her lap and tell what they want for christmas. and the first time she saw our tree decorated, she said, "mommy! it's christmas ALL OVER THE PLACE!" so she's into christmas.

she's been a little sick lately, and I hope that it goes away before sunday and monday. she's been cranky, but a sinus infection will do that to you. the medicine is giving her horrible diarrhea, too, so she's got a sore butt.

trent and I have been butting heads alot lately but I think we're okay. after the holidays, it's time to worry about his birthday. not so much his birthday but the party. I think I told you last year how he hates having a party for himself. I hope he wants one this year.

well, happy holidays to you all. I hope santa gets you happy birthday and presents. I won't be back online until next thursday, but I think I've trained everyone not to look for an update from me until several weeks have gone by, so we should be good.

love, peace, happiness
-patrice

8 validations:

Jon said...

Congrats on the job! Have a wonderful, merry, mirthful Christmas.

NME said...

I hate starting a new job too. I like feeling like an old hand on the job - and scrabbling to attain information sucks. Not to mention the social alienation of it all. But you'll make friends and win people over in no time.

That is so funny about Bella. I was assuming she would be fearless - and I thought I'd be taking Noah Santa photo with him. I guess you can never tell with these kids. I wish you a Barney of a holiday.

the beige one said...

it's just good to hear from you, that's all.

Happy Holidays!

OldMotherHubbardSharesAll said...

So did Santa deliver Bella's shouted requests?

Congrats on the new job!

Stine said...

Congrats on the new job P.

I hope your Christmas was at least a little relaxing.

Angie said...
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~A~ said...

You're so right, it's been a week. But I checked anyway. :)

Congrats on the new job, I hope it's fun and fulfilling.

Bella is the epitome of cuteness. Be still my uterus.

Good luck on the birthday thing.

xoxo me

PS - sorry about the delete. Stupid ass blogger used my real name again. I hate that. Next thing it'll be calling me Rob's sister.

Missuz J said...

Glad to know you're ok. Happy new job!