Wednesday, October 31, 2007

So Over It

These past few weeks have been nothing short of a nightmare.

Other than being in a horrible fight with Dirty, which I will get into at another time, work has been hell. After Tall_Trees_ left, I thought that I would get a bit of reprieve, i.e. no work drama. Boy, was I super-duper wrong.

One of my staff decided to refuse a directive. At my agency, this is considered a terminable offense. BS, I know, but I have to toe the company line, being middle management and all. I went through all of the proper channels and she was put on suspension. I guess she deserved it, she did have a real stank attitude about the entire situation, she took further than it needed to go. I have never seen someone take so much pleasure in a disciplinary procedure than Sidekick. She really is an evil person. I always knew it, but to see it manifest like that is real scary.

I told Sidekick this week that she needs to learn to separate her personal feelings and issues from her professional life, when she got into it with another staff member and tried to begin disciplinary procedures. She was given the smackdown by our HR rep, who told her that this is the second time in 2 weeks that she has brought someone before Labor Relations and it makes her look really bad. She then tried to back talk some shit about how she just wanted to get his opinion on the situation. Blah, blah, blah. She is really crazy and I am now convinced that she was awarded the director's position because the powers that be want her to see her fail and leave. Sooner or later she will implode from all of the stress and hate she carries all the time.

On another note, it drives her even crazier that I am always calm and collected, making her get even crazier. Love it. I just have to keep it together until I get back from my vacation, when I will start looking for something else full force, instead of the half-assing I am doing now.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Busy as a Bee

Between having to clean my construction zone, preparing for S-I-L's baby shower and all the work drama, I have not had a chance to breath, let alone blog about it. So, without further ado, (in list form, of course), here is the stuff that has been going on in my world.

1. Kitchen finished. I cannot wait to have my first dinner party! Once I finish cleaning the entire apartment (dust travels fast and far), I want to have a big housewarming party and then corny theme parties like Tupperware, Party Lite, etc.

P.S.: Thank you for all of your love of my kitchen. Regarding the backsplash: My original thought was glass tiles (Stella!) in differing shades of blue or green. Needless to say, the pocketbook was not down with this suggestion. So I need to come up with an alternate solution. The kitchen gets so much light that I wanted to stay a little on the dark side.

2. Not only did TallTrees_ resign, but I had to fire one of my staff based on her time and attendance; which was none, and on her refusal to do one of her job tasks. Sucks, but she deserved it.

3. SIL is pregs and we had a baby shower for her. She was so ungrateful about the whole thing. My mother KNIT a blanket and the only thing she said was that it didn't match with the nursery decor. Listen, I am as big of a bitch as the next girl, but you don't say shit like that out loud, and especially about something that your MIL worked really hard on.

4. Dirty and I have been together for 8 months and it stills feels weird to me to have someone that I can completely be myself around. I am not used to someone other than myself indulging my every whim, and totally supporting everything that do. We do get into fights, serious ones, but I don't feel like I need to hold a grudge. We talk about it and it is over. No residual anger or passive aggressive behavior on my part which is a big thing for me. The best part about him though is that he encourages my 2 addictions; reading and food. He recently came home from a business trip to California with 2 cookbooks from Sonoma Wine Country. Love them and him.

So I am back in my apartment full time, cooking meals in my kitchen and trying to save money for my the next upcoming projects: the Bathroom and a three week trip to South America. Anybody want to donate to the Sloane is Poor fund? :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

My Pretty Kitchen- 3

Refrigerator- Freezer on Bottom for this short girl!
Detail work
Other side.

So this is my beautiful kitchen. I am so happy with the way that it came out. The only issue is finding a tile that I like for the backsplash; I am looking for something specific, and have had no luck. Who knows, I may start a new trend for tileless, half painted backsplashes. :)

My Pretty Kitchen- con't

Granite Countertop
Above the Sink Cabinets
Hood again

My Pretty Kitchen

Microwave Hood


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Even Though It Is Raining, The Sun Is Shining

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Monday, October 01, 2007

Birthday Hangover... No I Am Not Engaged!

Well another birthday gone and I'll tell you that this one was really nice.

Starting with the flowers on Friday, I have just been collecting gifts all weekend. I know I sound like a spoiled brat, but I can, it's my birthday.

I got some really nice gifts from the family. My parents bought me a set of Calphalon pots and pans for my new apartment. My sister bought me a digital camera, and I got cash from my brother.

Dirty bought me the watch that I have been hinting at; so I guess he does listen to me. He also got me this corny balloon that has a motion sensor and starts singing when you pass by it. He also made me cry with the things that he wrote in the card, which really said everything that I always nag him for not saying.

Dinner was great, the food at that restaurant was awesome. It was a real special occasion place, a bit expensive for a random night out. I would definitely go there again; but not on my dime of course!

As a change of topic, I went to a bridal shower yesterday and everyone was asking if I was engaged, since my birthday just passed. No, and I loved seeing the looks on the faces of the women when they gave me the whole; "Oh, I'm sorry you didn't get engaged on your birthday." and I was like; uh, I'm GLAD he didn't propose.

So back to the grind. I sent out a bunch of resumes just to get my name out there and see what will be available to me. We'll see what happens. Wish me luck!