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Saturday, January 31, 2009

It's been a while...

I almost let a month slip away without posting something! What was a I thinking!

I really don't have much to say. Or maybe I do.

We're still on a break. Probably til March or April.

We're dieting. Well, I like to call it changing our eating habits. But yes, we're dieting. We're on the Nutri-System wagon! Monday will be 3 weeks. It's going well. The food is good and you get to eat all day and even get desserts! I lost almost 5 pounds the first week, almost 2 the second week and I'll brave those scales again on Monday for week 3s results. I wanna lose 20 pounds.

We bought an elliptical machine. I love it! Great investment!

I've got drama at work and it just sucks. For the past 11.5 years I've worked as a 911 dispatcher at the same department. I have also, for those 11.5 years, been on a permanent shift. Dayshift. 7 am - 3 pm. 8 hours a day. The PERFECT shift! M works 8-4, so it all works out well. Well, all that's about to change. Our dispatch center is basically being sold out. We are "merging" with a neighboring jurisdiction to save the city some money. I am, we all are, so NOT happy. Not only do we have to work with new people(some of which I know and do not like at all!), learn a whole new city, a whole new computer system and for most of us drive further but we have to work rotating, 12 freaking hour shifts! 7am-7pm and 7pm-7am. How does one have a life working rotating 12 hour shifts!?

I will say that I am very thankful to still have a job but this sucks! And there's so many other sucky things about this move that you just wouldn't believe. Here's one. I have around 250 hours of sick leave. Not a whole lot but still more than most in my office. I had to use alot when my parents were sick but other than that, I don't waste my time. I've had and still do have plans for that time. But get this....when we "merge" I only get to take 80 hours of it and they will pay me for the rest! I don't want the freaking money! I want my time! I have plans for that time! Ugg! And what's 80 hours when you work 12 hour shifts!? Not even 7 days! Geesh!

As you can see, I'm not a happy camper.

Oh and since we're talking about work let me tell you some more exciting news. In the past week and a half I've heard of 3 different officers in my department who are expecting. All unplanned. Surprises. Nice huh? I mean, yes of course, I'm happy for them to be blessed with a child but 3 in a week and a half and all of them unplanned!? And one of them is tossing around the name Hunter. That's OUR name!

I'm not mad, I'm just hurt. I guess I feel like I've been slapped in the face.

Anyhow...moving on.

Thanks for the "thinking of you" messages. We're still around...just taking a little break.

Oh! I almost forgot! This new department that I'll be working for doesn't allow cell phones in the office and they have NO internet!

Shoot me now, please! :o)


A said...

Job thing sounds terrible. But, like you said at least you have a job and with so many out of work be thankful.

The diet sounds great and congrats on such a great start! I need to get on that wagon :)

March or April is really just around the corner. It will be here before you know it.

Melissa said...

yuck! sorry about the work schedule that jut sucks. Glad to hear that you both are doing okay though.

Carrie said...

No internet!?!? WHAT?!? OMG.
Thinking of you guys! Are you going to the Cleveland marathon in May? I am going and bringing about 6 people with me!

Mimi said...

I missed you!!!! Yep my husband has been working at the same company for 30 last August....they also were bought out and instead of 6 weeks vacations they only now give him 4....It sucks....but hell he still has a job..hang in there

Mimi said...

I ment my husband been working 30 years last August....sorry can't type

Michelle said...

glad to hear from you... thinking of you guys always.

Michelle & Dawn

piecesofgray said...

What? You'll be made to look at blogs during the evening? CRAZY!
Really tho, that sucks. Change is always hard - especially when it adds 4 hours to your day! blech!

Merr said...

I am glad you are back! I was worried about ya! Sorry about the job thing, that really sucks!

Teaberry said...

Glad you're back!

Doesn't it stink when everything is comfortable at work, going just the way you like it and then some major changes come up? Like, my assistant principal, whom I loved, just up and resigned a few weeks ago!

Anyway, as always, best of luck to you in your upcoming tries! We are starting either this month (if AF cooperates) or next, if she waits....

Sparroweye said...

I feel your angst. We have a touchy situation in our family. My middle son and his wife who have been trying and trying to conceive with no luck, and my youngest son who had not planned a baby and only had a live in relationship, just had a baby. And they could marry, but they are still not married. I keep it low key. When we were trying to adopt the waiting was awful. It was really two years of waiting. And I researched the word conceivement or conceive. It really has too meanings and is a very interesting word. I still believe. It's that face in the photo. I still believe.

wimomz said...

so sorry to hear of your job changes
seems so unfair

Heidi said...

Just stopped in to say hi and I miss you!!


Lizzie said...

Just popping in to say I'm thinking of you. Hope you are doing well!

Anonymous said...

Popping in to see if you have updated,
Miss you guys , geez the least you could do is email a note once in awhile !!!
okay that is my vent for the day ,
XOXOXXO from Maine

Don't Lick The Ferrets! said...

It's so hard to be happy for people when they get what you want...especially when it's a child. Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

5 weeks ,


sending love and hugs and butterfly kisses

Jen, the Yankee said...

Hey, just checking in on you guys. Haven't heard anything in a while! Miss reading : )