Griff’s favorite ride at the Pumpkin Show was some kind of dragon roller coaster. He LOVED it!!
So… welcome back!! After a long hiatus due to work and WordPress on the phone being a raging bitch, it feels kind of nice to get back on the horse. …huh… did you know that ‘gorse’ is a word?! I, did not…
So what’s been shaking? The job has been crazy since the start of the calendar year, with me splitting my work between Oracle and SAP. But it got flat out insane on April 1st, when we full on converted. I didn’t think I could make it through, it was so nuts. I was hunting for jobs, for both fear out of losing this one, and for my sanity’s sake. It was rough. Things were backing up, I was getting hit at all angles, and I didn’t know if I was coming or going. Man, I never want to feel that again. It was like I was bleeding out in a shark tank with a dozen sharks just taking bites at me. SUCKED. As you can probably figure out, things have calmed to a dull roar. It’s still busy, but I kind of feel like I can stand on my feet and not get constantly removed and inserted into various fires. It was a long fight, and I had help along the way… I wish I could say I dug myself out, but I actually had help. And, for that, I’m greatly appreciative. It definitely help get my bearings.
What else is new? Mo is working part time. She’s not bringing home anything to write about, but she’s helping us get by. She’s still working on her grant program, so that’s sucking up a ton of time. But it’ll be SOOO worth it if she can find a decent paying job out there. Plus, she’s happy to be back in school. So that’s a plus.
The boys are doing well. Griffen was S L O W on the potty training thing, and still has accidents from time to time, so we missed out on preschool for him. I’m kind of bummed. He’s a smart kid, and I don’t want him held back. I’m kind of hoping we can find something for him at the start of the year. Phoenix is doing okay. I’m telling you… that kid has an arm on him. I pray and hope that he stays interested in sports, because I think he’ll do well. Griff couldn’t care less, unfortunately. I’m afraid he’ll be like his mommy and content on the sidelines. I hope not, but who knows.
I’m doing okay (now). Now that work stress has kind of calmed, I can relax a bit. I’m still in my hobby. Actually, starting next month, I’m opening a new web site for my collecting, cardedheroes.com. I hope I can maintain the focus needed to run this thing. We’ll see, I guess.
Well, I’m back for the foreseeable future, so, please, make sure to come back and visit me!
I won’t lie, it could be worse. It could be much worse. The job, that is. I still hold on that my time as assistant manager at apartment complex is still the worst job I ever had, and I don’t think it’s gotten that bad, but this job is taxing. Physically and emotionally. And it really shouldn’t. I mean, it REALLY shouldn’t. My company is making this gig hundreds times harder than it really is. It’s like corporate is going out of their way to make our lives living hell, when, they really don’t have to. But, eh, what can you do.
So other than that, life is it’s chaotic normal self. The boys are growing up so nicely. Phoenix is still in that whiney phase, where, if he’s happy, he’s a gem, if he’s not, he’s an unholy terror. Griff really is starting to become a big boy. We’ve almost got this potty thing down with him, and not a moment too soon. Still working on the poop thing, but, he’s getting it. I’m so happy for him. Mo’s Mo. She’s got her schooling going okay, and she’s got a part time gig with a spa/hair salon, so good on her.
I found out one of her coworkers is a Naptown Roller Girl… How freaking awesome is that?! I keep wanting to go to a …Uh…meet?, and just never get around to it. But it looks like such fun. I’m not a skater myself, but I can understand the want of competition and the desire to play. If I can get Mo out of the house, we’re totally going to one of these games.
So Saturday was Record Store Day, where limited release vinyls were being sold. One of which was a Daft Punk release from the Tron soundtrack. As I was hooked on this line, I had to get it. The kicker was: there were three variants of it. They were clear records that looked like the identity disks from Tron Legacy. To top it off, they had three colors of identity discs, blue, yellow and red. After we finished Griff’s first soccer game, the boys and I hunted down a record shop. The line was HUGE. I got there a half hour after the store opened, so I thought I had a chance. I found an employee, and asked him about it. He just chuckled and said they were LONG since sold out of it. Naturally. Mind you, I was there a half hour after the store opened. So, me being the obsessed collector that I am, I jumped on Ebay. Let’s just say, I got two of the three and leave at that.
Griff’s first soccer game went okay. It was cold, rainy and nasty, and G wanted no part of it. That said, he tried for the most part. That’s all I ever asked of him, and I was pretty proud of him. I don’t think we have a soccer player on our hands yet, but a little boy who tries, gets exercise, and contributes to a team is good enough for me. He’s awesome.