Tuesday, January 3, 2012

What's Happening???

Some more big news from me this week...

Today I started a new job!  I'm now working as a Marketing Specialist with ACH Foods (Tone's Spices) in Ankeny.  My last day at Innova was the Friday before Christmas.  So some changes - some good, some bad.  I'll be missing wearing jeans every day and summer hours and I already miss all the Innova girls!  I'll probably save a lot of money not working downtown because I could just never get into the habit of bringing my lunch.  My commute is about 5-10 minutes shorter and most of our doctor's appointments are in Ankeny, so that will be convenient.  And I'm right by Target in case I need anything, I have missed that!  One of the biggest changes is after 5+ years I will no longer be on the agency side of the business.  This is a change I'm excited to experience.  And one cool thing with this is I no longer have to do time sheets!  For the last 5 years I have had to bill my time by the quarter of an hour to jobs- this will not be missed.  I'm excited to be working in the food industry again as well.  It's going to take me a while to get used to the spice smell - my hair and my coat and everything spelled like spices when I got home time tonight.  The good news is, I'll probably get used to it.  The bad news - I'll probably get used to it (sorry to those around me.)  The other big change besides not being on the agency side, I will be working in the food service division, so everything I will be doing will be B2B vs. B2C.  It will be a great experience to learn this side of the business!  

Other happenings...
I'm happy to report after three straight days, I did NOT have a headache today.  Not sure what was going on but I had a horrible non-stop headache.

I enjoyed an awesome 11 straight days off!! This was great, it's been a long time since I have had that many days off in a row, wish I could do that every Christmas.  Keith and the boys were home too, so it was nice to spend some family time together.  We took the boys to their first movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks.  They did great, except Carter got scared during a couple parts and screeched a bit in the theatre.  

Sure enough since I started a new job and don't have much flexibility right now, Dylan had to go home from daycare early with a 102 temp.  So he is out all day tomorrow too.  Keith will stay home with him and  will probably take him to the doctor in the morning.  Hoping Carter stays healthy!!!

Dylan is getting to be so observant and questions so much these days.  He is always asking, what does it smell like in here?  What do you smell like mommy?  He always notices if I just put on lotion or busts me eating a Starburst.  Or he is always asking what kind is it?  Tonight I told him I started my new job, he said what is your new job mommy, is it in Ankeny?  

The boys have been super interested in letters lately and are asking what everything starts with.  They seem to really cling to the letters of people's names - like S for Stella or K for Keith or J for Jessica, etc.  They are always asking, what letter does that start with?  

It's been super cold here and I guess that is one reason I don't really love January!  Oh and I am a total wimp in the cold, you don't want to be stuck outside with me.  

Carter is now saying he is going to have a baby sister!  

Carter has been a TOTAL DADDY's BOY!  It's been getting a bit better, but he wants Keith to do EVERYTHING for him and I can't quite do anything right.  He says, I broke your heart mommy.  (so true!) At least this week he has been letting me give him night kisses again and i don't think he has been wiping them off.  

That's all I have for now - I'm off to bed!


Anonymous said...

Remember to soak his kisses in so he can take one out when he needs it! :)

Anonymous said...

I meant soak YOUR kisses in.


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