Sunday, August 17, 2014

Some Big, BIG changes around this joint -

As most of you know - I work at Obeo.  Actually, I've worked there for a long time (7 years now).  I have done everything from Billing to Processing images.  I was even the  customer service manager for a while. This year the company is seriously growing by leaps and bounds.  (some areas more than others) and Obeo has invited me to make a change in my career (Which will allow me a unique kind of flexibility).  With great changes comes great responsibility too - so, I would like to introduce you all to the newest Customer Service manager with Obeo - The Misses.  (Yes, you all read that right).  

So, Obeo interviewed several people and after all of the dust settled they offered the job to the Misses.  Not to worry though - they have separated us in the building.  He took over my cubicle in the back and they moved me to an office in the front.  I am now the assistant to the Midwest regional area until they find someone local that can go in for office visits. 

That's the short and dirty version of it! I figured that it was about time for an Update since it was official over three weeks ago - right?

Those are not all of the big changes, but that's the first Major one.  Happy Monday everyone!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Girls Camp 2014

Well, here we are - new home - new Ward.  AND LO' - the angels did speak and proclaim that I would be the girls camp director once again. (And the heavens did rejoice at the awesomeness)

SO - I perused the internet and found a theme for camp - Frozen. I know that you are all singing in your heads RIGHT NOW - "Let it go! Let it GO!!" but, refrain for a moment.  I really could not have done this so quickly if A.) I had not been called to this previously and B.) if the ladies at Let's Get Together and Sugardoodle did not have such fabulous ideas already planned out.  Really - they are AMAZING.

So - today's blob will show just a few things that I did do differently outside of their planning:

1) Lanyards - I did these last year and they are SO AWESOME.  The only difference is last year my partner in crime is the one who sewed them.  This year - I was the one that made the Lanyards.

So, I found the instructions from the Lovely Ladies at Jo-Ann Fabrics on YouTube - turns out, these little babies were so easy to make - BUT, they are very time consuming.  All that dang ironing...

You can find the video tutorial right By clicking on this wonderful link that I am providing to you - Right Here

And Here is the finished product - 36 Lanyards made with awesome snowflake material to go with our theme.  By the way - the lady at JoAnn's thought that I could get 36 of these out of 2 yards of fabric.  Not so.  3 Yards will yield 36 of these babies... Just making sure that you are all aware in case someone does not know how to do math in the store that you visit...

I also like to do pillow treats.  I saw this one a few years ago on another site - however, I can't find the link (otherwise, I would link it back here).  Anyway, same concept, a pair of sunglasses with a tag that says "Look for the Good in others & in yourself".  I got the sunglasses from a local retailer in Salt Lake City that I actually found on Ebay.  They were willing to sell me the right amount of sunglasses so that I would not have to bid on them.  You can find them at this link on Ebay . Pretty sweet if you ask me. So, I have 35 pairs of sunglasses, 36 lanyards, and a lot of work left to go.  Girls camp is only 2 weeks away and I still have to put secret sisters together and everything... UGH!  (Why did I get this calling again?)

Anyway, let me know what you think?  I love more ideas and feedback on whether or not you would even use some of these ideas with your own girls!  Happy Summer Everyone!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Donning the super sexay clean room outfit.

There is a specific process that must be adhered to when going into the clean areas of any Biopharma company - on this job, it was no different.  However, this time I decided to take pictures.  Why ?  Well, mostly because it's really hard to describe to the chillin's what I do when I come out on a job.  These jobs are not very glamorous - but they do teach quite a  few things that you would not expect to find in a regular environment... So - let's begin!

First - when you come into the area you must put on a clean pair of booties over your street shoes.  This prevents you from doing something crazy - like tracking in disgusting things from your feet.  Secretly I wish that every house made you either put on booties or take off your shoes - Secretly.

Next - you have to locate the size of the paper coverall that you are going to wear.  This is a super sleek piece of apparel that helps to keep your regular clothes clean whilst working in the harsh laboratory environment.  Not to mention it keeps the wandering particles that are on your own skin and clothing from escaping into their supposedly sterile environment.

Next - you are going to want to be certain that you visit the facilities because once you get all of your gear on, you will have to do a full dress down just to handle any business.  So - Make sure you Go before you dress up.

Though we know that you were certain to wash after your visit to the potty you will also need to sterilize those pretty paws.  You will want to take a minute to use some hand sanitizer or spray alcohol to make sure that all of the germs that traveled with you have been eliminated.  

I'd like to tell you that this part is the easy part - but it's not.  Actually, this is the part where you get to go and don your fantastic paper suit.  In most places you will want to be sure that you don't let it touch the floor. . . and this balancing trick will prove to the onlookers whether or not you are sober enough to perform the job at hand.  Slide this hot baby over your clothing to keep those nasty skin cells and clothing fibers in, and those disgusting things that they are making in the lab OUT.

Then you get to move into the next room where you will be able to complete your outfit by accessorizing with a deliciously stunning hair net.  Just grab one - they have plenty to go around - and slide it over that sexy mane you have.

Then you get to grab a big booty!  Awww - come on now - you know you like it.  Anyway, slide that sucker right over your stylish blue booties and up to your knees to keep out any other nasties that might be on the floor in the clean room.

You will tie this beautiful piece of footwear right over your ankle - see how lovely it looks?  Make sure that you put a fancy bow in the front because it might be the only thing that you have to distinguish yourself from the others in the lab.

This is my most favorite part - and it is something that I think that every home should have  - it's a sticky welcome mat. You walk over this industrial sized piece of fly paper and it takes anything that was on your feet off of your feet.  Amazing right!?!  Anyway, you walk over this to the other side of the clean getting ready room and you only have a few steps left.

If you are wearing a ring, you need to wrap up that sucker because even though you sprayed yourself down with alcohol, and you used hand sanitizer, your ring can be a petri dish for disgusting germs.  (Plus they don't want any gemstones falling into the product and contaminating things, so they ask you to tape it off for those reasons).

And finally  - double check yourself in the mirror to make sure that you look awesome and put together like a professional. :)  That's it! Easy Peasy right?  You Look Good!  (No - YOU look good!)

And here I am in my deliciously sexay clean room outfit - I know that you all want one for your very own - like a Marshmallow Man... It's awesome.

Til Next Time~

Working in Seattle

So - we are working in Seattle for the next few days - and though Chemical Passivation is not the sexiest of jobs - it can be a lot of fun when you are with family working on something productive and fulfilling - right?  Every time we come out on a job there is an adventure - (Ok - almost every time.)  Naw - it is every time.  Just depends on who is with us for the severity of the adventure. 

 Most of the time SOMEONE (Ahem... Doc) will set off an alarm.  Typically it is the fire alarm in their Extended Stay room -  but this time it was an alarm in the facility.  Either way, there will always be an alarm that goes off - I'd put all of my perdiem on it.

Also - We have our imaginative co-workers that are always looking for ways to have fun (or places to sit down) -  that's is really the most important part - sitting down - because it REALLY hard work standing all day long - and I do mean REALLY hard work.  (And hot - in these bunny suits - sitting by hot hoses - it gets Hot Hot Hot --Not cold)
Doc then takes the time to make sure that everything is looking good with the systems - It's gotta look it's very best, or we aren't moving forward at all.  (And we always like to move forward)
    1.   Also - the food here - is TO DIE for. :)   (Actually, I whipped that deliciousness up all on my own - and the best part is that no one died from eating it).    It is true - you do have to get creative on a 2 burner stove - and our dishwasher is probably the loudest dishwasher on the entire planet, but it does work.  Even better than all of that goodness is that my roommate knows how to cook - so i haven't had to get too creative on what to make this time around.  Typically it's a Hungry Man TV dinner and some ice cream to get me by for the week.  This time I'm livin' high on the hog (in a manner of speaking) - and I haven't bought a whole bunch of food that is going to waste. :)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Key is in Hand

There it is!  THE KEY!  
Bum Deal - I got the key this afternoon and then 30 minutes later I had to be on a plane to Seattle.

SO - Beta 4 made it into the house - and that was about all before I had to vacate the premise and head to the Airport.  The Misses will have to move everything on his own (with the help of the kids and some relatives and the Ex) But, that is practically on his own, right?  

The only really awesome part?  Well, I think that the Lord is looking out for our marriage, because I know that I would be there nagging him the entire time - and he knows that I would be nagging him the entire time - so the Lord said "Hmmm, I think that you are not going to get the key until just before you have to leave" , and though that was a bum deal - it (I am sure) will save us in the long run. 

Til' next time!

Alas! We are Moving!

So - isn't this an interesting turn of events.  Today was AWESOME!  Why  ?? Because Rick and I finally bought our first home together!
OK - I know - I truly wanted to give the secret away on the last post that I made, but I also didn't want to get my hopes up and then have them dashed at the last minute.  So, naturally, I waited.  First - I had decided that I would wait until the inspection was completed.  Then, I figured that I better wait until the appraisal was completed.  However, I finally settled on not getting excited until I had signed the paperwork for the property.  Today - we did that - so now I get to let everyone know! 

A few things about the home - mainly the reason that we decided on this particular property  - It was the first one that we walked thorough that I didn't want to knock out a wall to make it different or better in any way (we were pretty certain that was a sign).  But this particular home is also large enough for all of the kids, and It had enough bathrooms that I wouldn't have to share.  (I did not want to have to deal with sharing with teenagers around the home).  So, we don't have to now.  And it is in a fabulous neighborhood.

We were financed by Ran Life - Tim Barnes - and he was FABULOUS!  I highly recommend that everyone use him.  (no, really - it was awesome).  

And then the sad part - so, we closed today - but then I leave tomorrow for a week.  BUT - that is the only sad part - because while I am away, the misses is going to move stuff and paint (which is fabulous because I won't even have to do that part) and by the time I come back it will be mostly done. SEE - how exciting. :)

Anyway - I am sure that there will be updates as we continue on - but I wanted to share the glad news. :)
You are all AWESOME - thank you for helping me achieve one of my new year's resolutions. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Delightfully Delicious Dump Cake

Recently the Misses and I have decided that we needed to go on a financial diet - and with that it means that we also need to eat at home more often.  Why in the world would I want to do something like that though when there are so many tasty restaurants out THERE, in the big world, just waiting for me to come and be a patron in their delicious feeding location?  Fine eating establishments that would be much happier doing the dishes for me, than I would be doing dishes at home.  They can mess up their kitchen (And I will be happy helping them make that mess) Instead of having the mess in my own castle.

Unfortunately, there are larger goals in the works.  We have big dreams and plans, and with those dreams and plans comes fiscal responsibility - (Thus the financial diet).  Then we also have to be aware that the word "Diet" incites all kinds of delicious things running through my head that I shouldn't have.  When the dust settles, all I can think about is dessert.

So, tonight I was looking for something easy - something Tasty - something Dessert-like.  And I found this Recipe for Peach Dump Cake -

I have only made ONE "Dump cake" in my entire life.  And it was pretty good.  I could have made it again, but I was just not feeling up to the pineapple and angle food that I had previously made.  So, tonight I found this recipe instead.


And it was super easy, fast, and only required three ingredients - Cake Mix, Peaches, and Butter.  SO - STINKIN' GOOD!

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy the tasty, super easy recipe.

Until Next time!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Wait for it. WAIT FOR Iiiiiit!

EEEEEP!  I am so excited - but I can't fully say why because I totally do not want to Jinx myself - BUT, I am so freakin' excited!

I'll give you a hint - or two - or three.

First one - I can paint it whatever color I want

Second one - "What's that sound or lack thereof?  It's the sound of silence."

Third one - Most people do this 5 different times in their lives.

OK - OK!! There will be more to come - I don't want to just put everything out there only to be Jinxed! (I mean, look what happened to the Broncos)