the past week…for the most part sucked!

I understand that working in “corporate America” is a gamble – even when the international hub of all retail resides in Bentonville, Arkansas – but damnit, I’m smart and attractive and likeable and all that, and yes, in my case I think smart is an understatement.
I will have been at my current employer for 4 years in August – I’ve set my goal to stay for 5 to give the apperance of stability on my resume… we’ll see how that works out. I’ve had 3 different positions, all linked to each other and all created for me – even the first one. However, unfortunately, I’ve pretty much over performed in each of these positions so much so that I’ve worked myself out of a job…
So on Friday I got the news that our Brand Management team is being “disbanded.” We were told that we would be going back to whence we all came – some to QA some to Product Development, etc. In my previous life I was on the packaging team… my EVP sees me still on her team but heading the project management for her soon to be team of 65+ This is all very exciting, but still I have to go through the interviewing process and wait for the stamp of approval from people that don’t me and only have a piece of paper to judge ME.

It should be and exciting time and all that good stuff, but still I am not one to be too keen on uncertainty. I like to know what’s going on in my work world and right now I don’t… so wish me luck!

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for my PEEPS!

Yeah, so its a cheezy title… oh well…

I hope everyone had a happy Easter. I received some fabulous pictures… Here’s Stella in her Easter ears…

Libby looked oh so pretty in her yellow Easter dress.

Here’s to SPRING!!! Hopefully summer is fast approaching!

The debut of Stick Ari and Maud Crawford – the band…

This past weekend was the debut of Stick Ari! What or who is Stick Ari you might ask? … Great questions. Ari lives in Little Rock so she isn’t here sometimes… so we created Stick Ari to take out with us – if you have 3rd graders it’s much the same theory of Flat Stanley.

As you can see her “lip gloss is poppin.”

Anyway, we went to see Maud Crawford. It was the first time I’d seen them but Zack et al had seen them a few times before. Its one of those bands that was stumbled upon and now I think some people’s schedules are planned around it — not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Maud Crawford = Maud Crawford [mawd kraw-ferd]: A) a highly respected lawyer who mysteriously disappeared from her Camden home on March 2, 1957. Crawford’s case was never solved, even after officials scavenged the Ouachita River, tore-up parking lots and ransacked the town in search of her body. It is now known as the most widely publicized unsolved mystery in Arkansas. B) A down-to-earth, solid-hitting, soul-grabbing southern rock band that brings a twist of not only the country and rock classics, but also long-lasting originals, and up-beat cover songs that will guarantee to bring you to your feet. —Although the band’s name may suggest a sudden disappearance, the music of Maud Crawford is destined for survival. And just as you think you have labeled this band, they bring out their original head-banging rock tune “I Tried” and Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen.” —Maud Crawford consciously chooses to perform cover songs that share the down-to-earth edge of their originals. Some of those cover songs include “Heart of Gold” by Neil Young, “Summer of ’69” by Bryan Adams, “Tuesday’s Gone” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and “Lonesome, On’ry, and Mean” by Waylon Jennings. Live, Maud Crawford carries out intricate harmonies and brings an up- beat, dance-your-heart-out energy to audiences of any age. They have been seen at several venues in Northwest Arkansas and plan to expand their fan-base to rock and country audiences nationwide. —Excerpt from a Biography written by Virginia Wietecha, staff writer for Carroll County News …
Check them out at: http://www.myspace.com/maudcrawford

They were really great and I’ll probably make a stong attempt to go see them again!

We got a great picture of all the girls…
On Saturday afternoon, we went to a shower for Cole. Erin hosted a lovely shower. The invites were really cute – the theme was a Garden Hat Party – however it was super cold so no garden and I couldn’t find a sassy hat so… Either way it was fun and Cole got some really great gifts!

Sad Snow Day


Today was a “snow day.” The weather crew predicted 4-6 inches of snow and we were all extremely excited about it! And if it would not have snowed and we would have all been at work today, it would have been absolute hell!

As you can see, it was pretty pitiful… and there was no sledding to be had. I went on a walk with my mom. She attempted to start a snow ball fight, but to know avail.

Here’s me infront of a Magnolia tree – by the time we walked back by it, ALL the snow was already gone. I must say it was pretty bad this morning, even the University canceled classes which is pretty rare…

Any way, I worked from home today, which is always nice! Hopefully this is the real end of winter. I’m very ready for warm weather, patios and margaritas – not that you can’t have margaritas in the winter but they just aren’t the same without the patio!

Bitch is the New Black!

Courtesy of Tina Fey – there is absolutely NO REASON women shouldn’t vote for Hilary!
Watch this video clip. If you are pressed for time – scroll over to 2:04 …

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