Friday, December 23, 2005

Christmas time!!!

Well, it looks as though I've been posting about once a month which seems to be ok. Can't really do it more than that - cause it takes a while to gather enough stuff to talk about.

The new job is still going great. I have been able to work a lot more with the Executive Vice President of the Benefits department - Susan Chambers. Her name has been in the media a lot due to a memo that got leaked out to an anti Wal-Mart group. Most people outside of Wal-Mart know her as the "evil woman who stops associates from getting hired at Wal-Mart". I know her as an awesome person to work with. She is so funny and friendly, and makes me feel very good about the job that I'm doing. What people didn't realize from that memo was that she was given suggestions on how to make benefits better for associates - not worse. I don't care what anyone else says about her - I think she's great!!! My boss is also as wonderful. She has really let me get into what it is that she does, and help out with research and stuff. If nothing else, this job is going to be a great learning experience.

I'm on vacation now for Christmas. I'm really excited about it. Only 2 days left to go - and I think I'm just as excited as my kids are. Steve still isn't showing any kind of enthusiasm for the holidays. I'm a little sad by this - but I'm still hoping he will come around. We are going to go to his parents' house tomorrow (Christmas Eve) so the kids can get their presents. Then Christmas morning the kids are going to open their presents from Santa and then we head over to my parents house for 2 days of fun, food, and merriment. (That's another word for alcohol.. LOL) We are also taking our friend, Curtis, with us. He doesn't have anything to do Christmas day - so my parents have graciously invited him to spend Christmas with them. I'm so excited about this being the first Christmas in 5 years that I'm going to have a man to share it with. Steve is going to get to meet my brother - yea - whom I don't get along with very well. My other brother is also coming down from Kansas - Steve likes him. So, needless to say, the house is going to be a little crowded. But that's just the way I like it.

Well, I guess this is it until the New Year. This year has gone by so fast. I'll update in January on how Christmas and New Year's Eve goes. Happy holidays to you all.