If you were to come over for a cup of coffee…
This week I have nothing of importance to discuss. So it would probably be very random… so here we go.
We got the hood installed in our kitchen and finished the island… now we need to finish the tile, grout and add molding to the tops of the cabinets. I am optimistically thinking this all can be completed this weekend :)
The countertop disaster is over. Comes to find out they gave us the wrong finish the first time as well. This second round are much prettier. I can’t even tell you how great these look. Lowe’s compensated us for all of the issues… and even though the company they hired out was a nightmare… I will definitely work with Lowe’s on our next project.
I would tell you that my summer tv schedule is about equivalent to a 19 year old girl. I feel like I might be the only 30 something year old watching pretty little liars… but I can’t help it. And the bachelorette… well I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t watch it. I mean its not like I am watching it believing these two crazies are going to find true love… but I am watching it for the pure entertainment of the crazies that show up. I wonder how any of them survive… however, Ashley’s season… I honestly believe those two were soul mates. I can’t help it. I loved them.
I would tell you that as well as those girlish shows… I am OBSESSED with GOT. I’m not going to lie… I am completely intrigued with Cersei’s character. She is just… brilliant. I hate her… but I love her… and then I hate her again. And I just… cannot get enough of her. Anyone else just completely infatuated with that character they have set up. Who is going to take her down? I am curious to see how that plays out… who actually gets the one up on her? Her brother? Her lover/brother? Khaleesi? Aria? I really thought the her son’s wife would outwit her… I was disappointed that she is no longer part of the show.
I would tell you that Maddux went to baseball camp this week and I feel like it was really good for him. I struggle a lot as a mom with boys in some ways. I never feel like I should be the one that makes him “tough” because society will do that all on its own. That will not come from me. I mean of course… he falls down… “are you bleeding? No? well shake it off” that type of convo is a norm… but there is so much truth to moms and their boys… and it was nice to have a coach that kind of called him on his crap and made him listen… you want that for your kids… I’m a big believer in it takes a village to raise a child. I want other people to get on my kids if I am not around. If they do something I don’t see… please by all means call them on it. I am not a “come find me… and I will deal with my kid” kind of parent. Because I want my kid to know that certain behaviors are expected… and they are expected by everyone.. Not just me. So this coach and the way he handled my kid… was just… something he needed that we haven’t gotten in a lot of sports… or even school. And he handled it so well. Once he realized… Okay that isn’t going to work.. .he changed his tune and had such a great time at the camp.
I would tell you that Hudson is now all over the place. It’s so crazy to me how big he is all of a sudden. Like he’s this little person who is talking more and communicating and understanding what I say when I talk to him. He is quite stubborn though. There are so many similarities and yet… so many differences at the same time. Hudson is picky. He’s defiant and determined that he is not a baby. He believes he is just as big as Maddux and wants to do everything Maddux does. T-ball is ridiculously hard… he constantly tries to run out onto the field and when I do not allow it… he will arch his back and throw a massive fit to try and escape me. It’s super fun. Poor kid still has 2 more years before we can get him involved in t-ball. It’s going to be a long 2 years at this rate.
I would tell you that this Monday I am running my first race this year. I am hoping I do not die. I have been running the past 4 weeks… but I am doing the couch to 5k program so I have not ran straight through yet. There is a lot of walking. I would love to finish Monday without walking… but I am quite certain that will not be the case at all. My friend Cindy is doing it with me… I am pretty sure she might lap me… twice before I get to the finish line.
I would probably tell you that I recently (well… months ago) I made a big change in my career. I left my bubble of analysis and report writing/coding and went into Marketing. I am now doing Marketing Research – which does involve quite a bit of analysis and research… however, extremely different from what I was doing. Before I was a data nerd… I would write coding programs in SQL, SAS, or even using access… and take that data and put it into something useful… However, now I am in charge of focus groups, customer panels, and a lot of… market research on my own… My analytical background of course helps in this atmosphere… however my main job is to not be biased… to gather intel for our company without bias. Help with Product Innovation, Marketing Campaigns, Branding, market share analysis etc. It’s a bit new to me… yet so similar. It’s exciting because I think it was exactly what I needed. I think somehow throughout the years I have wanted to get away from my coding and out there involved with people and this gives me quite a bit of both. With that being said… this and the new house have been giving me a run for my money so I have been slacking with here blog. I am sure you understand. I am hoping to get on track soon and find this balance… but for now I am struggling to keep up at home… and trying to learn a whole new position in a whole new industry… and well it all takes time right? And on top of that … be the best version of myself for the boys that I can be… and constantly trying to learn from my mistakes and be better tomorrow. But I feel that this new position gives me a bit of creativity that I have come to realize I need.
On that topic… Have you ever taken the personality test at your work? We had to do it here and I am an ESFJ. And it’s funny. It is pretty much sums up my personality. It hits on the fact that I listen intently to friends stories and I remember details from their own stories that did not involve me. Lauren or Cindy – if you are reading this… you will get it. Because the two of you I have reminded you of a few stories that I was not involved in LOL. it also talks about how emotional I am… and I have a hard time with criticism and not even just criticism but if I feel that effort I put in was not appreciated. It’s a pretty good summary. It did label me as an extravert and I would have sworn I wasn’t.. However Jerry and my mom both looked at me like I was crazy when I said that… so maybe I am.
Hopefully next week I will have more to talk about…
Thanks for chatting today friend.
This is where the house was last weekend… (well the kitchen) The hubs started on the molding the other night… so hopefully a new update is coming soon!