Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Please scroll down for new pictures of Hannah
I know that Maran already posted today, but I thought I would hop on to tell what's going on with me. First, the big news. I am taking the rest of the year off from the Kings. It's a lot easier said than done, but I have done pretty well so far. They stink this year. Now, it's not just because they stink that I am taking the year off. The problem is that the players drive me crazy. If they were losing but they were trying to win, I could accept that easier. It's being up by ten entering the 4th quarter only to lose by double digits. I just don't think that these guys care one way or another if they win or lose, and I get too involved, and it is emotionally draining. Too many nights are ruined because I get mad. At least I can't watch them on TV here in Utah, or else I think it would be worse. I figured I would just take the rest of the year off, and not care one way or another. The good news is that Sports Illustrated is reporting that Mike Bibby, Ron Artest, and Brad Miller are all on the trading block. As much as I have loved Bibby on our team, get rid of him and bring in someone that wants to play. Get rid of this new moron coach while they are at it. I was ready for Rick Adelman to go, but not for this. We should just tank the rest of the season and try to get either Greg Oden or Durant in the draft. But enough of that...
For those of you still reading at this point, in other news, school is going well. I am enjoying my classes this semester, and I am glad that I can be at home while Maran is at school. I enjoy that time that I get to spend with my daughter. Lately she has warmed up to me a little more, which makes me feel good. I can sometimes see the disappointment in her face when she sees that I am not her mom, but that is to be expected. It is very exciting for me to see her grow up, but it is sad at the same time. She has been "cooing" a lot lately as she is discovering her voice, and I think it is very neat.
Work has also gotten a lot better. Let me first say, that for anyone who watches "The Office", I got a real kick out of Dwight working at Staples. For anyone who doesn't know, in November I told my District Manager that I no longer wanted to be a manager. I used to really like my job, but for about the last six months, I was dreading having to go. There's not just one reason that I didn't like being a manager, but a big part of it was dealing with customer complaints and them taking their frustrations out on me. Not only that, but I knew for sure that I did not want to be in a position to be promoted. As weird as that sounds, I knew that my job would only get worse if I did get promoted. So, it took some time, but a few weeks ago I started working in furniture, and it has been awesome. I don't have to wear my gray shirt anymore, it has gone back to red, and it is a great department to work in. Yesterday though, my general manager came up to me and said that they needed to make a change. I will spare you the details, but I will no longer be in furniture, but I will be off by 3:00 PM everyday and not have to work Saturdays. For most of you that doesn't seem too special, but in retail, that is rare. I don't have to close, or work Saturdays. I am really excited about it, because it will seem more like a real job. They haven't decided if I will start next week or the following, but I am excited about it.
For those of you who have made it this far, please scroll down to see more pictures of our beautiful baby girl. I hope you are all doing well, and hope to talk to you soon.

3 comments:

Kerrie said...

I bet you'd love having Dwight as a coworker...you could play pranks on him all the time. Congrats on getting a set schedule!

Jennifer said...

That is frustrating when your team is up the whole game and then loses big in the end. Your schedule sounds awesome- I would love for Thayne to be off by 3pm everyday! Hannah is as cute as ever.

Jake said...

Keep up the good work! It's funny, I used to be excited because I could see light at the end of the tunnel...but once you get out, you realize it's just another tunnel. So i guess we just have to enjoy where we're at--tunnels.