Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

He Is Risen!
I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter. From my family to yours, God Bless on this joyous day. I hope you all find peace and love with your families.
He is Risen!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday...

                                             God Bless is Easter Weekend

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Good bye Surface

Since today is Sean's last day with Microsoft, he found out this morning that he has to return our Surface Tablet. Apparently it was ours to keep so long as he was working with the company. So this is my last post on the Surface. I'm very upset. This has been my personal computer since we got it in December. I even put a Red Sox skin on it the other day, and now I have to give it back. I know, there are a million other things I should be more concerned with, but sometimes it's the little things that make our lives a little bit brighter.

Anyway, it's been a rough couple of days. Sean left work early on Sunday because he wasn't feeling well. By mid afternoon he was projectile vomiting. I can't remember the last time I had seen him so ill. he couldn't even move. Turns out it was food poisoning. His insides are really sore and he may have been urinating blood from the violent force of dry heaving. He was able to get a few hours sleep Sunday night, but had to be up at 5am to go open the store. He did get to leave as soon as another manager came in around 10am. So he stayed in bed the rest of the day yesterday and was feeling much better after a good nights sleep.

In the few minutes I have been writing this post, Sean sent me a text from work saying the staff just threw him a huge party. They all brought in food from home, (which makes him really uncomfortable, since he just got over food poisoning) music and the whole works. They are all really sad he is leaving. Apparently he is the only manager they like, which makes him even more upset. He found out too, since he is leaving another manager has decided to leave as well. Of course this made him feel even worse because there are only 4 managers to begin with. He is leaving them short staffed and now another manager is leaving as well. That really puts a lot of stress on the guy in charge. This staff has been wonderful and he is really going to miss them. At the same time, he has to remember that he was miserable doing the job and it really wasn't paying the bills. He has a brighter future with the new company and more freedom. He is leaving with a great reputation and needs to just leave it at that.

UPDATE: This picture was taken at 2:30pm. Notice the Microsoft screens in the background. Very cool, they are not making it easy for him to leave. He is really sad.

Well, every good thing must come to an end. With that said, good bye Surface, you will be truly missed,,,,,


Friday, March 8, 2013

New Job and Deposition

I've been holding off on mentioning this for over a month now, but since it's official I suppose it's ok to blog about it.....SEAN GOT A NEW JOB!!!! It's been in the works for over a month. His old boss from T-Mobile called him out of the blue one day and offered him a position as an Area Sales Manager at her new job. For those who don't remember, his department was laid off, along with thousands of other unsuspecting employees nation wide after the huge AT&T merger fell through. His boss took her time finding a new job and ended up with a huge electronics manufacturing company. She is doing the same thing she was a T-Mobile, a District Manager for the cellphone division of the company. That is where Sean comes in. His job is basically the same thing he was doing at T-Mobile. He will have 50+ stores under him and it's his job to visit each one monthly. He's basically their babysitter. Making sure they are up to speed on all the products, answering questions and boosting sales. His area is pretty far from our home, over an hour drive to the closest location, so we may have to move in three months after all. This could not have come at a better time for us. He has been really down lately, hating his current job and feeling like his career path is going nowhere. With this job, they are opening tuns of new divisions and advancement is a definite option for him. On the down side, he has to buy a whole new wardrobe. Since he has lost so much weight on Weight Watcher's, he doesn't fit into most of his old dress clothes. We don't really have a tun of money for him to go out and by new clothes. Any suggestions on where to get dress pants and oxford shirts cheap? As an added bonus, he gets lots of new cellphones and tablets FREE! But that means going back to We are both very excited and look forward to his last day at Microsoft, which is on the 14th of this month. He starts his new job on the 19th and has to fly to Texas for a day on the 25th. (Declan bugged when he told him he had to go somewhere

Not more than 15 minutes after Sean found out he got the new job, a woman shows up on our back porch. (We have the front gate locked for safety) She was asking for Sean, I told her he lived here but she was quite rude and said "I need Sean", she wouldn't even talk to me. (I should have let the dog bite her) Of course he was not dressed, eating his breakfast in his underwear in the kitchen. So he had to put on a shirt. All she did was give him a stack of papers, turned around and left, without another word. Long story short, back when Sean was a store manager in Nevada with T-Mobile, a women fell in front of the store outside. Sean didn't actually see it happen, but because he was the GM, he had to write an incident report. Three years later, a lawyer has been trying to contact him in representation of the outdoor shopping center and T-Mobile. They wanted a statement from him, but he doesn't remember any of the details. So now he has been ordered to submit a deposition. He doesn't have to actually fly to Nevada for it, but he does have to go to another town here and be sworn in on April 3rd. A lawyer for T-Mobile contacted Sean yesterday and said the judge was actually ready to dismiss the case, but he allowed the defense (the outdoor mall) to bring in ONE last key witness. The outdoor mall is trying to put blame on T-Mobile for not reporting a problem with the curb in front of the store. Sean is the key witness because he worked at the store for several months and would have known if more than one person had fallen. So he is going to be drilled for several hours by 1 or 2 lawyers representing the women that did fall. They basically want to get him to say several people did fall, but he doesn't remember if anyone else did. Fortunately, the lawyer representing T-Mobile will be with Sean to make sure they don't bully him. It's a pretty intense case and thousands off dollars are resting on whatever Sean says. He's pissed that he was dragged into this. Now he has to miss an entire day of a new job because of this stupid lawsuit.

So that's our crazy week in a nutshell. Sammy and the "sicken pops" are doing well. We're just waiting for the rest of the clan to catch them. About a week and a half until it's full lockdown around here. I am so not looking forward to it. Sam did really well though. He only had one day of being uncomfortable and then he was back to his playful self. They're all pretty much healing scabs now. I can't wait until they're all gone. I want my handsome baby boy back. Have a great weekend everyone!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sammy has Chicken Pox

And it begins....I was so hoping we would get away without any of the kids getting "sicken pox" (Mary can't pronounce chicken) but Sam ended up with it. Declan brought him down yesterday morning with spots on his face, neck, chest and back. Today, they are all over him, with little to none on his arms and legs. It's only day two though. He seems to be doing just find. He's his normal self, just with little spots and blisters all over him. The other kids are totally grossed out by him and won't even go near him. Poor little guy doesn't understand why no one will play with him.

My friend Jamie Jo suggested I have a "sucker party" letting them all share suckers, but non of them want any part of that. They see Sam and DO NOT want to catch the little red bumps. I tried to explain to them that it was inevitable, but they were having none of it. I would prefer we just get this over with. It's already been a month with Sean and the shingles. Now we have to be quarantined for yet another month, waiting for them to all catch it. Oh, and lets not forget the two weeks they actually have it, so that means being locked in this house for another month and a half. Shoot me now!!!!

His back