So it’s been a while, sorry. I had a whole thing I wanted to write about Chick-fil-A, but I didn’t want two topical posts back-to-back, so you’ll have to wait on that one.
We’ve been eating lots of corn on the cob. Except both GG and I prefer to cut it off the cob (a habit I picked up back when I had braces; we both hate getting it stuck in our teeth, plus it’s just a mess). How did I luck out enough to marry someone who eats corn the same weird way I do?!
Two friends had babies, and both now have a Jack :o) Natalie popped out her little nautical bundle on 7/17, and then a couple days later my coworker and friend H had her twins, Jack and Ryan, on 7/22. Those two were about 10 weeks early, though I’ve since been to visit H and seen pictures of the boys; they are healthy, eating, breathing, etc., just need to put on some weight before they can come home.
I’ve been half watching Project Runway 10 the past few weeks that it’s been on. It’s just hard to pay attention at this point when there’s still 10+ designers in the running. I’m sure I’ll focus when we’re closing in on a winner. Though this week looks to be saucy with Old Lady up and leaving in the night…
Lots of silly things happened at work, though this week will be a bit quiet since half my group is out on vacation. It’s a good time to catch up on stuff, though. (I’ve already caught up on a lot and it’s only Tuesday morning. I’ll have to pace myself.) We had this “breakfast with leadership” thing where we were supposed to mix and mingle with the leadership team, which barely happened, but I did meet someone in my own organization who sits down the hall but I’d not met in person before. Now we’re BFFs.
I stayed home from work with a one-day case of vertigo – I decided when I walked into a wall that I probably shouldn’t drive a car, plus I just couldn’t sit upright. But I could lay down, so that’s how I worked for much of the day, from my bed. (Thanks to working from home, there’s really no need to take a sick day anymore unless you’re absolutely dying.)
I watched the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics and then pretty much none of it since then. I either forget or I’m just not interested in whatever’s on. I watched some divers, and I would have watched gymnastics if I’d happened to catch it, but I didn’t. It’s ok, I learn what I need to know from NPR (just like the rest of my life).
Oh this was funny: I was out at lunch last week with my friend J – we just went across the street from our office. We were actually talking about religion, and vacation bible school and stuff (obviously I’m not particularly religious, and neither is she). About five girls came in and they were totally dressed like the Duggars: calf-length skirts, short-sleeved shirts, sandals, long hair. It was a little odd. Soon the restaurant was literally overrun with girls dressed like this, and guys in polos and khakis. It was like a Duggar convention! I saw some of them had name badges and looked up the name on them when I finally got a glimpse. Turns out there was some Christian music ministry class taking place, and they were all on lunch break. We just sat there, literally surrounded by these people, while we talked about Duggar-related issues. The funniest part was when J asked, “Are they saying grace before they eat?” and right then, this guy behind her closed his eyes and I assume said a silent prayer (and it was long) before digging in to his burrito.
And finally, my new business is going so well. Going into this, I thought, the minimum numbers you need to hit to remain active are so low, I should be able to make them, but I wasn’t really planning to being super successful or anything. They have this program for new Consultants where if you make certain goals within your first 30, 60, and 90 days, you get bonuses, and I hit the first one! And then the second one! And I’m on track to make the third one as well! For August, they’re doing another incentive with two levels – one at a certain amount, and one at twice that. I figured I’d be struggling to hit that lower one, but I’m actually almost at the higher one! The past three months with this have seriously been amazing – not to mention that it’s something I love doing. As has been my plan all along, I’m just going to ride this out and see what happens, but so far, the ride is going very well :o)