Saturday, August 27, 2005

"Mom, I want to be baptized"

Last Sunday was the first Sunday in Emily's life that she did not have Youth Worship, Kids 2 Praise or Praise camp to go to. As she is now a first grader and the church we are attending cuts them off at the end of kindergarten. So she is sitting there behaving as good, if not better than one can expect from a first grader listening to her first sermon that she could ever remember, and it is time for communion. She has sat through communion before but we usually have two kids rolling all over us and this week they did communion after the sermon. She usually asks for crackers and I always have just told her no without any explanation. This week I figured if she is old enough to sit so nicely during the sermon and she has shown signs of actual intelligence lately so I lean over and whisper in her ear, "Only those people who have been baptized can have the crackers." She sits back and thinks for a minute. After the "wine" has passed she looks up at me and says, "Mom, I want to be baptized." As I know deep down where this is going, I lean down and ask her "Emily, why do you want to be baptized?" She looks up at me with all the innocence of a child and says, "So that I can have the crackers." I hold back the urge to giggle and tell her that is not the reason that one decides to get baptized, but that we could talk more about it after church if she liked. Of course, after church all she was concerned about was if we could go to the local pizza place The Rockin Tomato for lunch.

Wow, out of the mouths of my children.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Well, well well

So I sent THE email and heard nothing for quite a few hours. I did have an email waiting for me from our HR person at corporate about doing an exit interview. So I emailed her back and set up a time for 11:00am. So she calls and I tell her how I feel unappreciated and that he doesn't rust me and all of that stuff. So She asks if I told the Regional boss, and I said I had actually just emailed him my thoughts the night before. She was glad to hear that. So I don't hear anything until about three when I had to email the boss about something completely unrelated and he responds and also asks if I will be in on Monday, he would like to discuss the email. I reply that I can be anytime after noon. So we have a meeting set up for Monday afternoon.

In my email I mentioned that I wanted the open property in Austin. I don't know what will happen. I am sure I will have a lot to say Monday night, also our score is the theirs highest in the company all year long. So put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

I am NOT a loser Part II

Okay, so we all are aware that i am not a loser, and that I can spell it correctly now, BUT I have news. At my property we were audited today. I have managed to miss every audit that comes through by a few weeks in all my years with La Quinta. But I did great. I say I becasue the ausdit consists of all of my work. We got a 93.16%!!! The highest in the region. I certainly hope that the big Boss recognizes the hard work that I do...we shall see as I am going to send him an email detainling how wonderful I am and how I really do not enjoy working with my boss.

But a 93.16% is unheard of in our region and in the company for a while. So I hope he reads my letter, which Amy is proof reading for me as I write this and we shall see what happens.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Good grief!

So I put in my two week notice to La Quinta yesterday and it was received as well as I thought it would be. I really did not expect much hoopla. It was posted on the JOB report that goes out all over the company as an open position today. So...I guess they are ready to be rid of me. Oh well. My boss keeps saying little things, like you are going to miss you and I hope I get another AGM with your knowledge. I really think he is doing it to make me feel better, he just doesn't realize how not bad I feel. Now I say good grief in my title line because gosh darn it my parents instilled work ethic in me. I was planning on taking today off, but I heard from someone who has not been audited, as we have not been audited as well that they were at her property today. So I pack my kids up and send them away and come into work because I know we would fail if they came in and I did not fix some things before they got here. So here I am at work, instead of being off with my two beautiful kids. Thanks a lot Mom and Dad, you instilled work ethic, the value of a job done right and dedication to your work in me. I really do not know what I would do without it all. I know that it is because of these things that I was offered the new job, So really... Thanks!!!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I am NOT a loser!!!

I am NOT a loser, I AM a daughter of THE KING and that makes me a pretty, pretty princess. A special thank you to Amy for these inspiring words that I almost chanted on my way to my second interview with SHCC on Tuesday. They called me back in the afternoon and offered me the job!!! I am excited and nervous. Nervous at the thought of telling my boss. So I come in to work this morning to talk to him and the A/C's in all the public areas of the building, including the office, are down. Mind you it is almost, if not 100 degrees out side. So I finally get to talk to him in his office after we have put out a half dozen fires and he is either a truly good actor or he had no idea. He asked what it would take to keep me here, to which I had no answer. Because I truly do not know. But today in that office was the first time in months that I have spoken with him and he seemed to be truly appreciative of my knowledge and hard work. I do not know what will come of it all, but it will be an interesting time for me in the upcoming days.

I am NOT a loser, I AM a daughter of THE KING and that makes me a pretty, pretty princess.