Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I'm Walking on Sunshine. whoaaa!

I just got great news today. I received a job offer from an interview I had yesterday. I am happy to say I accepted and will start with Asset Evaluations Services on Nov 6th. I can't wait to start this new job and learn something new. I'm so glad I was patient and waited for the right one. This has amazing benefits and will put my skills to great use. So basically I have been floating all day long. Oh and dancing and singing. I will be sad to leave some of my closest peeps at Select Health but at least I made friendships that last beyond the work doors. I couldn't be any happier today!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ugly Sweater's and Snow

All this snow and cold weather brought back some memories of Christmas time. I really want to do an Ugly Sweater party this year. About 2 years ago our friend Summer threw an AWESOME ugly sweater party. Steve's was so ugly but it is hard to tell because, well.. he is just so good lookin'. I better start planning mine now, and you all better get your ugliest sweater ready.

Side note: I did not win, but I should have. I had the ugliest sweater on ever that came from my Mom's closet. (no offense Mom) :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Positive Energy!!

OK, let's turn this around. I really am not a negative person. I have been going through some hard stuff but need to be positive now, so to help me here is a list of postive thing's in my life that far out weigh the negative, which I am so thankful for.

My husband-who brought me dinner, diet coke and flowers to work on Friday since I had to work late. What could be better than that.

Family- I have such a wonderful supportive family and family in-law. I don't know what I would do without them all!

Diet Coke- enough said

My doggies-Although they drive me crazy most of the time, nothing better to come home to then 2 dogs that couldn't be happier to see you.

My home- So greatful that I have a warm home, especially as it is getting colder. I am so blessed

My job- It can be very challenging for me....a lot of the time but I am still greatful to have a job, a steady income especially when there are millions who don't.

Pop-Tarts- They just know how to hit the spot

Winco-they provide a chaotic shopping experience but it make's my wallet happy, which in turn makes me happy!! Woot!

Internet- to stay in touch with people and to provide endless hours of farming fun on facebook.

The Gospel-it provides me with the strength I need on a daily basis. It's my rock and foundation

The Temple-You can not find another place on this earth that can provide such happiness and peace as the Temple, It has amazing power.

Movie Theatre Popcorn-Just another item I can never get enough of

My new winter coat-I LOVE it!

My Mother-who provided me with this new winter coat. Thanks Momma!! xoxo

I have an amazing life! I really do!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Accountability...what's that!?

The obligation to demonstrate and take responsibility for performance in light of agreed expectations. There is a difference between responsibility and accountability: responsibility is the obligation to act; accountability is the obligation to answer for an action.

Accountability, I know how to take accountability for things. It is something I think I am very good at.

Defensiveness, is something I am good at as well. I get defensive very easily. I can admit that, I know I do it and it’s something I am working on.

Patience, each day I am working on this and can say I have improved on this a lot. I stay calm in situations and try to look at it from both sides.. that is until I hit my limit. There comes a point when I just can’t do it anymore, can’t deal with someone and I explode. Does that happen to anyone else? Or am I alone in this?

Today I am feeling like I am alone in this. Maybe what happened was my fault? I am running through the scenario in my mind trying to think of how I could have handled this situation better. I could have not gotten defensive. I stayed calm.. at first. Does walking away from the situation count as staying calm? I think so. So what else? I didn’t point fingers, I took accountability for my actions, but at the same time defended them because really? Who deserves to be called out, put on the spot in front of everyone, including management for something that wasn’t even about that person. Don’t attack me and expect everything to be ok I would NEVER do that and would expect an adult like her to never do it as well. I guess that was my first mistake. Having an expectation, that in the work place, we are all adult enough to handle problems respectfully and in a good manor. That is obviously something that has been proven to me to over and over in the work place to be false. No matter your age, there is always going to be high school drama especially when you spend 40 hours a week with people. I realize you all you don’t understand what’s going on and that’s fine, I guess I’m just needing a place to write my thoughts. Sadly, I am sure you can all relate to one point I post about today.
How do I render this problem? How to I change my thoughts of not showing up for work again…just leaving and saying nothing? I want so BADLY to be that person. That person to just say “enough is enough!” “peace out” etc. and just not show up. But I can’t do that. It’s not who I am. There are good people at my job, people I don’t want to disrespect by doing that. So I will stick it out. I will show up tomorrow morning. But I am not happy and I hate that. I hate being so unhappy. I miss the happy Katy I used to be……

The count down begins to Carrie Underwood's new album Play On which will be released Nov. 3rd. Her first 2 albums have not disappointed, so I have high hopes for this one as well. For somebody who didn't even care for Country music before getting married, I'd say I'm coming along. I'm really enjoying her new single "Temporary Home" Check out the MP3 here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Baby Face

I can't get enough of this little boy!!!