Thursday, November 29, 2007

Very small world

I realized yesterday that I'm actually working with someone who worked at the same hospital that I did back in NYC. In fact, the same building. Scary!


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Very neglectful

I know I haven't been posting as much as I would like to. I almost finished the gift for my mom-probably another hour or so. Now to find the hour that I want to do it. Work is slowly getting better. I feel like I'm understanding a lot more but in the chaos of the agency, it can be very frustrating. I found out yesterday one of the real reasons why I was hired-my ability to audit charts-so thanks Weasel for letting me be so nitpicky with your charts especially and to let you know when you were wrong!
Socially, I'm still pretty much keeping to myself. I've met some of the neighbors and of course people at work. I'm thinking about joining some social groups to meet new people. I should probably also get in contact with the people that I already know down here.
I've been missing the people back in NY and have wondered if I made the right decision. Don't worry Cathy and James, you can still have your bet because I'm not coming back to the City. Still very curious on that other one.


Sunday, November 25, 2007

My goal

I'm setting up a goal for me today. I've been making some progress on the Christmas gift for my mom. My goal is to have a happy dance with it today so I can work on some other projects. At least it's Sunday and I'll be watching football on this chilly cloudy Sunday in NC.


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007




A beautiful creature

Simply amazing

Again, I must have way too much hope in people. I call someone this morning, accidentally waking them up, to wish them a happy birthday. Instead of a thank you, I get a you couldn't have waited until later to wake me up. What an ass. Gee, so sorry that my gesture of wishing you a happy birthday falls flat on you. You couldn't have said a simple thank you and called it day. Nope, instead you want to be unappreciative. How am I to know that you weren't up at 8am? You were up that early yesterday. How do I know what time you went to bed? I'm not with you, remember? Be thankful that I didn't call you at 6:15am when Suzie had a sneezing fit to wake your precious self up to wish you a happy birthday. It wasn't a call to say hey, how ya doin? It was for your damn birthday.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Hope that everyone has a safe and healthy Thanksgiving. Eat a lot, enjoy your family and friends.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A delayed posting (and happy dance)

First...a big hello to the crackheads back in NYC aka Glen. I miss your wackiness but not the job! Found anyone yet to replace me?'s only been 4 days and I'm already very frustrated at my job. So frustrated that I had to sit down with the boss to explain my position. The agency is going through a huge amount of changes and they have not even begun to properly train me. Hopefully this will change starting next week.
Third...I have a happy dance. This is the finished project for my dad for Christmas. One picture is before I did the finishing into a trivet. And then the other one is after I made it into a trivet.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

A weekend

Tracy and I had an unsuccessful yard sale today. We figured that since 2 of our signs fell, the ones on the highway, that's why we didn't really have anyone. The only people to buy anything were the guys that were putting up the siding on Tracy's house-go figure.
Despite that, Tracy and I did go out to get a manicure and a pedicure-so not me but every once in a while it's nice to be pampered. And then I made my kick ass Mexican-you miss it yet Scott?
Tomorrow I'm running around Raleigh and then relaxing and watching some football. Speaking of football, can anyone please tell me why the fuck Miami Dolphins took Ricky Williams back? Yes, I know that Miami has NO one on their team, but to take someone who clearly decided that smoking marijuana was much more important than having a football career? Please. Needless to say, I'm a little heated with my team. But yet, I'm still a fan and still hoping for that one win this season.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Friday's Feast

This week's Friday's Feast:

What was your first “real” job?
-cashier at the now defunct Chase-Pitkin hardware store

Where would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?
-a beach or a wooded park

Complete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…
people see my vulnerabilities

Main Course
What values did your parents instill in you?
-hardwork, independence, honesty

Name 3 fads from your teenage years.
-do I really have to go back there? NKOTB, Grunge, not sure what else

A quick post

Survived my first day yesterday. Even met one of the people I'm going to be supervising. :/
Today is number 2 and counting.
I did manage to work a little on the gift for my dad the other day. Probably another couple of hours and I'll have a happy dance.
Tomorrow Tracy and I are having a garage/yard sale. Hopefully people will come for the books!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


"Confusion sets in"

Another title could be: when it rains, it pours. I'm not going to expand on what the titles mean. I just find it all unbelievable.

Monday, November 12, 2007

New Job

I went down to sign the contract for my new job but it wasn't done yet so we discussed what I'll actually be doing. They are offering me a supervisory position. It's a good thing that they don't know how I can be....right Cathy, James and Ramon? I will probably be starting on Wednesday. Here's to a new life...................

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Tennis anyone? Cutie

Another one bites the dust

It's still hard for to take the break-up of Scott and I. Scott has been making the moves necessary for him to move ahead in his life-posting that he's single, putting himself on date sites, rearranging the apartment. I really wish that I didn't give a damn but it still hurts. A huge part of me feels that if he wasn't able to handle a relationship with me-a relationship where we had spoken about the future (marriage, family, etc), what makes him think that he's ready to go out dating and looking for that special someone. He needs to be happy and because I do care about him, I hope that he does find that happiness that he needs.
I, on the other hand, am not looking for that someone special anymore. After my divorce, I wasn't planning on ever getting involved but then Scott came into my life. I was able to learn how to love and trust again. Now that part of me is currently silent. If I'm going to be single for the rest of my life, that's fine with me. If I do get lucky and met another wonderful guy, an extra hooray for me but I'm not going to be searching. It seems that love and Jen just don't mix.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

First weekend in NC

It's my first weekend here in NC. It's been a little cool but I still refuse to put on a jacket. Tracy and I managed to do a little unpacking today. I just have way too much crap and it's crap that I don't want to get rid of. But at least we're all set with tea and coffee. Tomorrow should be strange without sitting between Scott and Zeit while watching football. That was one of our favorite things to do. Car is running fine. My kids are getting better. I haven't done any crafting but I did manage to find my projects so hopefully I'll be working on them soon. Haven't been really been reading either. I've been kinda in my own zone and trying to figure out my emotions. It hasn't been easy to pick up my life and move when only months ago I was looking for jobs for Scott and I so we could move together and start our lives out of NYC. I did get a new haircut yesterday to deal with my new life-spiky and auburn. I'm sure Jeremy would love to see the red hair. Been in touch with people that I haven't spoken to in years and it's kinda sad that it's happening now as I'm further away from them.

Friday, November 09, 2007


I'm an official Southerner. Managed to pass the written test (barely) and got my NC license yesterday. Still hasn't really hit me that I'm not going back to NY any time soon.
Speaking of NY-hey former coworkers-TALK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Advocate for yourselves.
Yesterday, the cats and my housemate's dog, Lucy saw each other through my opened door-no hisses, no growls, no attacks. We'll see how long this love fest will continue. I am missing Zeit and hope that she isn't going too crazy with no one home. Tiger seems to be missing her-or at least acts like he knows what I'm talking about when I mention her name. Boots and Suzie are Boots and Suzie-crazy!


Today's SBQ is:

When you have to frog out stitches, do you reuse that thread or do you
start over with a new strand?

-I use the thread-no sense in changing it if I don't need to.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


I'm slowly adjusting to NC. I did get a car yesterday...gulp. Luckily, my parents were with me so I didn't get screwed over by the dealership and they helped me out with the down payment. I got a 2004 Chevy Malibu-silver, 4-door. My mom likes the rims on the tires when they're going around. Guess I'll have to let someone drive my car so I can see. As I requested yesterday, it's a car that will get me from point A to point B.
It feels like I'm on vacation, just not with a date that I need to go back to NYC and go back to work. So, I haven't been missing the wackos yet-sorry guys. I'm sure that it will hit me soon enough. Just need to remember to get that picture for Cathy!


Tuesday, November 06, 2007



I'm here in NC. After an emotional goodbye to Scott and Zeit, I met up with my parents and drove down yesterday. Sorry Scott for what I called you when I left. It was a long drive and I did it all. We made decent time and already unpacked both the moving truck and minivan-today we're searching for a car. I just hope that I can afford one. Then I'll be unpacking. The cats are not happy at all-totally terrified about their new surroundings.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Saturday, November 03, 2007

My last night

My parents arrived this afternoon and had to rent a truck once they saw how much stuff I have to move. Tonight is going to be my last in New York City. I'm feeling emotional. Spent some time thinking about what was when I was waiting for my friend Jerome in Brooklyn Heights. Thought about how far I've come. And wonder what life is going to bring next.

Friday, November 02, 2007

My very last day

It hasn't really hit me that today was my last day at a hospital that I've worked out for the past 6 years, 1 month, and 2 weeks. Wow. I just wish that it would have went a lot easier but the sign out was completed and now I can try to focus on packing. Yea right-as I look around the apartment at the stuff that I still need to put in boxes or bags.

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Pictures do not do this fob the justice that it deserves. Carol made this for me as part of her PIF. PIF=Pay it forward. I still have 5 slots available so if you would like something made by me and are willing to make something for others, please leave me a comment.


Well, one more day and I'm done with the hospital that I've spent the last 6 years at. I'm going to miss the people that I have grown to love. I'm sure that some will miss my sarcasm (the ones that can appreciate it at least). Others will wonder where's the loud mouth.
I'll miss picking on the head honchos as only I could do. Working with these people have brought out a fun side of me that never would have come out unless I worked with them. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you and to learn as much as I have.
We've had some crazy times-Albany anyone? Rumors spread about nonsense. No nothing ever happened.
Games played just because they could be played. Memories of kicking people's asses in Boggle during lunch-work? what's that? Wrestling matches...did I break my wrist?
Screaming at Jeremy over the phone and scaring some of my coworkers-sorry guys. Gotta love being lied to.
Memories of the ER-thanks for trying to find me and helping me out with YOUR client. Being moved several different times-God that was annoying. Just when I had the nice office too.
Doing above the call of duty, just to avoid to doing home visits-hey someone had to take care of the billing. Why not me? Training the new people.
The 8 in the morning conferences aka bullshitting. Ebay conversations. QVC tryouts. Lifetime movies. The bathroom talk...have you had your number 2 yet today?
The best conversations of all: the kids. Not the clients. The 4-legged kids.
I will try not to remember the madness of audit time. Finding the smallest thing wrong just to make him have to fix it. Smoke and mirrors. It's all smoke and mirrors.
Thank you all for being a part of my life and I hope that some of us will continue to be friends. You have seen me at my worst and at my best. I wish you all the best of luck here and wherever life will lead you.


Today's SBQ was suggested by Ternezia and is:

If you were a cross stitch designer, what would your design style be?

-definitely oceanic-beaches, ocean creatures, etc