Thursday, December 20, 2007

Whack out good ol' time in Eau Claire

It's so nice to be home! I've been visiting friends, (Jaci what are you doing on Sat? I know I have yarn to pick up!) Working my tail off, (14.25 hours yesterday!) and I even made it to Knit Nite at Borders on Tuesday!! That really made my week!

Big things are afoot for the Christmas holiday! I'm finally going to finish a baby blanked that I started over 3 years ago. It's going to a very special baby named Wyatt (Wy-wy for short, I love it!) I'm hoping to get some pictures of him and (the mostly pink) blanket on the 24th. There will be many digital cameras, so i should be able to get some pictures sent to me! I really should look into getting my own camera, but that's neither here nor there at this point. Wy-wy is my cousin/sister's long awaited baby that she was finally able to conceive and have last May. Boy did all the hard work pay off too! He is one of the happiest babies I have ever seen! This is surprising only because of the extended family he comes from. . . Ah I'm not worried, the corruption should begin soon! (I'm just kidding by the way, my extended family has a wicked sense of humor and tend to be very sarcastic. This can be exacerbated by coffee and martinis/bloody marys. Christmas is almost always a riot in the Rohow household)

While I'm glad to be home, I'm also very happy to be heading back to Minnitonka to work after christmas. I like the office there much better. I like the dressing up and the protocol. I also really like the people I work with, well. . . maybe not so much the Dragon Lady when she's in one of her moods. . .

Speaking of which, I should get back to work! Break over man!

I'm going to try and write before the holiday, but in case I don't: Everyone have an excellent holiday season!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Working in Eau Clarie this week!! YAY!

Because of all the Overtime I get to do these next couple of weeks, and because of the holiday insanity, I was able to negotiate working in Eau Claire for the week!
I haven't slept in my bed for more than 4 nights in a row since june. I can actually work all the OT i'm needed to work, plus be at home with my kittys! I'm so happy! Time for a happy dance!

does happy dance
Come on you dance too!
grabs reader into pathetic yet jolly happy dance

I'm just happy to be home for a while. I'm calling it my "business anti-trip" since to work at a different office, I actually have to travel 99 miles less than if I were to go in to my regular office.
Don't get me wrong, I love working in Minnetonka. And after Christmas I will go back working there. There is more opportunity, and I know I work better with my supervisor when we are face to face rather than a conference call and web conference. Lots of work to do though. . . I better get going on it!

Ooooh. . . . I'm so excitied to be able to hang out at "the dog" this week!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Last Minute Save!

I'm back in Minnetonka! Started a new contract job today! I was basically hired in 5 hours. . . that's the fastest I've ever been brought on! Now they just have to tell me what to do. . . Whoops! Gotta go!
More later!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Farewell to thee, Minnetonka?

I found out this past Monday that today is my final day here in Minnetonka. The project was winding down anyway, and my on-site boss is taking a new position in a different department. I've informed my temp company, but of course its going to take a couple of weeks to get hired somewhere else. Lo and behold! The admin assistant that sits just around the corner from me, she needs temp workers asap! So I happen to mention my last day is today and I am looking for any work right now. I also have the added benefit of being in this company's system! I have log-ins and e-mail/IM addresses and access. I even have my own extension and a desk, a computer already set up too! They are seriously considering me!!! My current boss gave me a glowing review and told the admin assistant I could run circles around the two temps they already have for this contract. I <3 my boss. She tried so hard to get me hired permanently!! This new contract would not be permanent, nor long term, but it is much much better than unemployment for 2 weeks to 3 months!! I should find out something by next week. :-D

Oh, and Dixie you are so lucky I found out Monday about my position ending instead of last Friday or I wouldn't have bought all that yarn in one sitting! :P But I'm already about 1/3 way done with my mom's first sock!