Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Like a Sardine

This is Tyler's new "home" for the next few weeks as his unit goes off into the ocean on a MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit, a ship very much like an aircraft carrier) for some training exercises. It puts his land-based barracks into a whole new light, as in you don't fully appreciate what you've got until it's gone. He'll be living like this come June for about 6 months, when his unit is in full deployment. My poor little sardine. ;-) But, speaking as his mom, I'd rather this for him than the Middle East sandbox, even if he probably doesn't agree.

Our big launch at work is tomorrow. I've been putting in some long hours, but there's a little light at the end of that tunnel now and we won't be quite as stressed and hurried. I've had some very nice compliments this week for going above and beyond, and reassurance that the higher-ups in my department will be doing everything they can to assure that I *will* be staying permanently. Yay! So hopefully that means it's just a matter of working out the formalities at this point, once we can all take a breath. I'll continue to be patient because it will be worth it in the long run.

Meredith – you asked about a pair of shoes. They are Easy Spirit brand and I saw them still available on Zappos last night, when I might have ordered another pair. Or two. Ahem. I kept the spotty pumps from the last order and am still deciding on the mustard colored pumps. The brown platforms are going back, though. I decided they were just a little too-too.My name is Debbie and I'm a shoe-aholic.

I also might have ordered some sale items from Coldwater Creek, which I'm really hoping fit because I just haven't had time to sew. But after really trying to shop online last night from bed on my Kindle (have I mentioned how much I love that Kindle!!), I was reassured that I *have* to sew. I couldn't find very many things I even wanted to buy. Wrong color, wrong style, wrong price, etc., etc. You all know the drill. I'm definitely making that plaid Magic Pencil skirt this weekend or I'm going to go CRAZY! I want a whole wardrobe of those skirts—they are just perfect for me.

Off to make my lunch for tomorrow and hop into my jammies. It's going to be a busy day since MY phone number was given as the main contact for new website issues. Gulp.


  1. Oh my! Is there room to roll over in there?

    Nice to get recognition for your hard work. Good for you.

  2. It sounds like you've done a good job and deserve to get a permanent job. Keep up the good work. And take some time to sew, girl! You'll feel so much better!

  3. I love that you love your workplace.

  4. Thanks for the updates and good luck to your "sardine." He sure looks happy. I will continue to think good thoughts for your job. I hope good things continue to come your way!


  5. You are a very smart woman to be patient with your job...good things are coming your way!

  6. I'm hyperventilating just looking at that bed!!

  7. And congrats on the job - well done!

  8. I would spend the entire six months forgetting I was a "sardine" and smacking my head when I tried to sit up. At least once a week.

    Let's hope you don't get snowed under with help requests!

  9. Squee! Easy Spirit sometimes has narrow widths! Thanks to check.

    Ah, the glamorous life of a serviceman...Join the blank...see the world. :-)

    I'm glad he's not in the middle east too!

  10. Forgot to mention: many positive waves going in your direction about the job.

    And about the Magic Pencil Skirt-I bought one (and a lot of other stuff, including DVDs while I was at it). Took it to work to read through at lunch (yes, I'm nuts, but I'll bet everyone here reads patterns for pleasure) and apparently lost work, at the car. Anyway, had to buy another one. Pamela owes you some perks. ;-)

  11. OMG that is a tiny little bunk...

    I've kind of gone Coldwater Creek crazy this past month. I bought a single blazer style jacket, on sale. But then they put it on better sale- and that kind of annoyed me, but I found 3 more I really liked. Well yesterday I got mailed ANOTHER coupon and bought 3 more jackets and two shirts. I guess the good news is all of this only cost me about the same as 2 full price jackets.

    Hope your stuff fits!

  12. I'm hoping that today is busy and hectic in only the most positive way! It sounds like your employers have recognized and appreciate your contribution to the company. Way to go!

    Lynda in LV

  13. My grandfather had a pickup truck with the camper, which had the bed over the cab. I couldn't sleep up there, because I became claustrophobic and screamed. I slept on the truck seat instead. I hope Tyler doesn't suffer such problems. I'm happy he's a sardine and not in the sandbox, too.

  14. I'm hyperventilating just looking at him in there. Yikesarooni!
    Glad your launch is over and you can get back to a regular schedule.


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