Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Since my last entry, things have been crazy!!!

I will try to keep it relatively short, but here we go......

First - A huge disappointment occurred, Karen Jr. and I had to cancel our 'girl's only' trip to Disneyland over Spring Break!! I am not sure who was looking more forward to this trip - - her or me! Lesson learned: Always buy the $50 of travel insurance!!! I am not sure what we will do now. Probably, we will go to Dallas or San Antonio!

Second - Because of all the hard work, my boss got us tickets to the suite for the All-Stars game! That was great to see here in Houston. Man, those guys can play!!! We had 14 people in the suite with all you could drink and eat.... yummy!!!

Third - We had to keep Adi for the last 4 days. She is so sweet. Really, she is my dog..... but, my parent's have always kept her after her first year. She slept with her head on Billy's pillow and Amber slept with her head on my pillow! My dad had a stent put in. I went up to St. Luke's hospital to sit with my mom during the procedure and then saw my dad before going back to work.

Fourth - I practiced Jim's relaxation techniques on breathing deeply right before a nervous situation! At work, I am on this program called an 'emerging leader.' There are only a few that are chosen for this. So, I had dinner last week with the entire executive leadership team one night and then the next day presented my career 'aspirations.' It is really a pretty neat program, but I was nervous!!! There were 12 pairs of eyes on me and then they asked questions and then I left the room so they could talk about me. After they talk for 5-7 minutes about you, you come back in the room and they talk to you about how they will help you get to where you want to be in your career!

Fifth - My grandmother turned 89 years old!!! On my dad's blog, he put the pictures. I woke up Sunday morning at 7 AM to clean a little and bake my grandmother a birthday cake. Then, I iced it and decorated it with the cake decorating tips and all. It was so yummy! Billy and I went to church and then we came back home to go eat at Luby's with everyone!

Well, I am back in action and promise it won't take so long for me to update!!!

Have a great Wednesday/Thursday!!!


Blogger Jim said...

Hi Karen, thanks for keeping Adi. Isn't she sweet!
We really did appreciate your doing that.
She has picked up a new bad habit. She wants to sleep with her head on my pillow now.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Yes, she got pretty spoiled!! I loved it when I came in the other morning and her and Adi were just laying under the covers with their heads on our pillows!!

Dad, that picture isn't you!

6:46 PM  
Anonymous go girl said...

It is disappointing that you and Karen, Jr. can't make your trip to Disney. I know you had great plans and I hope that you can go another time soon. Your blog makes us realize that life is a series of expected and unexpected events. But, we know all things can work for good. Your presentation sure sounds like a "nail biter". You are brave.

6:58 PM  
Blogger Dieter said...

Sorry to hear about your Disney trip. I'm sure Karen Jr. will be happy just to spend time with you.

Thanks so much for your constant words of encouragement. Yes, I was so excited about fitting into my pre-pregnancy skinny jeans. The look on my husband's face was a bonus, too! :)

7:09 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I was beginning to wonder if you were ever going to post again...

Sorry about your Disney trip. I'm sure you'll have fun no matter what you do.

I'm so jealous you ate at Lubys. We don't have one anymore. Someone found a rat in the salad and that was it...

7:33 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I missed you! How could SuperWoman take a few days off from blogging??

Too bad about the trip. That Adi must be a sweetie. What a treat that you got to keep her for a few days. That presentation sounded nerve wracking. I would have blubbered and got tongue tied no doubt. I'm sure you did wonderful.

I saw the pictures and cake on your Dad's site. Don't you just love his new profile picture? Cute!!

7:55 PM  
Blogger Mitch said...

karen, give me a call sometime and tell us what those career aspirations are (just curious).

PS you and I both like to work out (run, lift weights, bicycle, swim, etc). I bought a new book at the suggestion of a friend at the gym "Core Performance". It has a lot of "new" moves for me (work the core and arms, legs, hips all at the same time). It has really helped. I will lend it to you if you want.

PS it trains the muscles you need to run faster even though you do not realize you are doing so (runners are notorious for not really knowing how to run "right", similar to we all need golf lessons to play well, except maybe Billy that is).

7:52 AM  

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