Wednesday, September 3, 2008

thanks Mom

I would like to give a shout out to Trish for posting poems that she wrote about my encounter with the Skink of the Farm. I thought they were funny.
Mom belongs to a writers group at U of Iowa. It gives her something to do now that she is retired. On days that she ISN't watching the Kat, her favorite hobby.

I accepted a position at work that basically changes my title to match what I have been doing for the last 18 months. I have been a project manager on special projects since Feb., '07. My title has stayed senior buyer and I have still reported to my purchasing manager. Don't get me wrong, I have an awesome manager and I really enjoy being a part of her team. As a part of her team, I don't really fit in. I don't buy anything. I float from one crisis to another and annoy people into fixing their problems by holding their problem right in front of their face 'til they cannot stand it anymore. (more or less).
With this title change, I will be reporting to the department director and she has given me a series of projects to start on as soon as I can.
FIRST, Wife and I are dumping the Kat at G'mas house and flying to Vegas for VACATION. Since baby # 2 will be here in 4.5 months (taking bets - Boy or Girl?) we are going for some senseless pampering. With the hotel deal comes a BOGO free SPA package. So Wife is going to get some pampering with mani/pedi/reflexology/seaweed wrap/mud facial and a massage from a masseuse named Javier. At the same time I will be getting the EXACT SAME TREATMENT from a guy named 'Bruce'. I cannot wait as I have NEVER had a pedi before. I wonder what it will be like to have another man touch my feet. (this reminds me of the time Wife and I went to Madi, Wi to a saltwater aquarium shop and met a flaming enthusiast - Wife laughed her butt off that day. i will have to have her guest post HER version of the experience)
Anyway, I will post again before we leave and will post while we are there.
This weekend is putting in three hundred yards of 5 strand barb wire fence. I am rounding up a great group of people to help but there is always room for a couple more. (hint, hint Loren, you too Stanfield bring Kyle down)
I will post pictures when we are done.


loren said...

Of COURSE you would pick THIS weekend, when we're having our neighborhood garage sales and I'm busting my arse on school.

I got your email (I only check that one every couple days) and I'm so happy for you that you took that position! I hope it makes you feel more appreciated :)

By the way, I look forward to hearing Jill's perspective of Bruce massaging you up the right way!!!

K'man said...

Sure, Loren. Like you would come help fence. You might break a nail. Altho I heard somewhere that you a really a guy with breasts!
Even Dietrich509 said he would come help fence.

Kimmguru said...

Yeah Vegas baby! I love Vegas with all of my HEART... & pocket book, credit cards, savings, 2nd mortgage....umm, you get the point!

The Pepsi Guy is desperately in need of some male pampering, just not from another male. Sounds like you'll need it after that fence project. Good luck with all that but I would tell your other "Man Friends" that it's called a "Black Tie Buff" and not a pedi/mani for a guy. They may question what "Bruce" really put you through!

The Microblogologist said...

Kat can't be THAT mischievous that she needs a barbed wire fence to keep her in line...