Sunday, May 30, 2010

Joined the GLEE wagon!

Sorry I haven't blogged in awhile. It has been kinda nuts-o around here. I'll post a rundown of what we've been up to these past few weeks.
So, thanks to my Mother and good friend Andy, I have joined the Glee frenzy. I have to admit, I never really watched the first season. I saw the episode "Sectionals" and was disgusted by the idea of promoting teen pregnancy and cheating. After watching half of the episode, I turned it off and swore never to watch it again. However, my dear friend Andy convinced me to give it another try. I have always been a big fan of musicals, and lets face it, that's pretty much what Glee is. So, I went back last week and watched the entire first season online. Needless to say, I'm hooked. Did I mention that I have a secret lusting for Mr. Thank you very much Andy!!!!

Life has been pretty stressful for the last two weeks. As I had mentioned in a past post, Sean has a new MM (Market Manager) that is a POMPOUS ASS. The guy started off on a total in your face, power trip. No more overtime and all RSM schduels must be pre-approved. The company also changed the commission structure, which is now based on Post activations only. (A Post activation is an account that requires good credit to activate.) Unfortunately, the majority of people that try to acquire an account, have bad credit. For the last two months, Seans' store has not been able to meet this goal. His commission went from being very high to very low. Without overtime, his paychecks have dropped immensely. We have been financially strapped for the last month. Sean estimated that he took a $1500 pay cut last month alone...ouch.

Sean had a meeting with his new boss one on one about two weeks ago. He gave Sean some good pointers on how to push more Post sales. He also praised Sean on his store and gave him the go ahead for some overtime! I am happy to announce that He and his staff exceeded their Post goal for May. Anything beyond their goal is an accelerator. Unfortunately, Sean is off the last three days of this month, so it is up to his staff to make that happen.....sigh.

This past week has been pretty stressful. I am trying to finish up term 3 with Declan and Cian in school. Sean has had an awful week at work. Three doubles, a visit from the Pompous Parade (Three MMs in his store trying to one up each other.) and meeting his goal. He has been in an AWFUL mood all week and kinda took it out on me. Nothing too bad, just bitchy and mean. He did say much of anything to me for almost three days. Thank goodness he has these three days off, because the entire month of June is going to be awful.

The kids are doing well. Mary is talking and singing like crazy. Lizzie (Wuzzies) is about to start crawling and she is starting to sit up unattended. Not too much going on with the other 4. Declan and Cian are starting term 4 in school next week. Fionn and Liam are their usual bratty selves. That's pretty much all that I have for now. Hope you all are having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. We are remembering our brave men and women who lost their lives for our country with a barbecue this afternoon! God Bless them!!!


  1. Arley,
    I'm so sorry to read about your husband's pay cut! I know how stressful and difficult it can be! I am praying that things pick up for you and that everyone has a less stressful time!

  2. Oh Arley! I just want to give you a big hug! Hang in there =)

  3. Thank you ladies. Things are getting better. I just wish school was OVER!!!! I need a break.


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