Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Diapers

It might seem really weird that I am posting about diapers, and I'm not even knocked up yet. But, I am in love with gDiapers. Why? Well, having been raised by Hippies and a Bio Major to boot, I care about the world and our environment. I was vegetarian for over half my life, and I am now considering going vegan for environmental and social reasons. Of course, all my friends (even the liberal ones!) used disposable diapers and would never even consider the idea of cloth. Of course, in addition to my liberal side, I also have a very cheap side. For example, I am going to breastfeed my kids as long as I can because it's not only free food (formula is as expensive as diapers), it's also a great weight loss tool. But I digress.

The thought of cloth diapers fermenting in a bucket grosses me out, which is enough to send most people to disposables, but because I am so cheap, I was willing to give it a shot, knowing full well that keeping my food in my stomach would end up being worth a few bucks. And then I discovered dDiapers. They are cloth diapers with a FLUSHABLE INSERT! Yay!! No scraping off poop and swishing buckets! No filling a landfill with the 3000 diapers your child will go through the first year of pooping. You can even compost the wet ones (read non-poopy). Maybe someday my husband will let me compost. The cost is about the same, depending on how large a pack you purchase, but the impact on the environment is huge. If any moms are reading my blog, I encourage you to check these out!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Seriously????

I don't even know where to start. I apologize for two crappy mood posts in a row. The powers that be have hired me a new boss. Of course, they can't be bothered to tell me, even though I was up for the promotion. The kicker is they hired my EX Maid of Honor. Yes, I said EX. She quit on me about 5 months before the wedding, of course after I had already ordered her dress. I still have the email. Yes, I said EMAIL. She didn't even have the decency to call me, much less break the news to me over a glass of wine.

Despite all of this, I have gotten over it. I don't know that we will ever be great friends again - apparently we weren't great friends to begin with, although that was a bit of a suprise to me. Anyway, how did I hear about this? We were trying to patch up the friendship, over a year later, and she breaks out with this over drinks. I wasn't sure how I felt about it right away, but now I am having some major doubts. I don't know that I can approach this with a good attitude. Probably the worst part is that she doesn't have much more experience than I do - I figure we are about equal as far as capability goes, and I was told I was going to get a boss that would be able to help guide and develop me professionally. I don't really see that happening. Honestly, there are only two things that would give her much of an edge professionally. The first is that she knows the V.P. of Sales MUCH better than I do. The second is that she is single - no husband at home and no imminent chance of children. Of course, that's illegal, right?

And in the meantime, here I am, doing the boss's job, for the same pay, higher goals, less chance to bonus, and of course the cost of everything is going up. I can't say I am a happy camper.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

This day is pissing me right off

What a junky day already! AF started finally, and I have compensated by eating three chocolate bars. And it's only 10:43 AM. I didn't get hom from work until 11:30 PM last night, and yet I got up at 7:00 AM to go work out with my gym buddy.... and then realized after I got to the gym that she had called me to cancel, I didn't have my ipod and all the TV's at the gym were on the exact same channel because of the Laker game the night before. Of course, when I ask the gym staff to change them, apparently the guy who know how doesn't come in until 8:30 am. WTF? So I lasted all of 8 minutes. I just can't do it without some sort fo distraction. Teach me not to carry my ipod 24/7. So I then decided to just get ready for work and get to work early so I can leave early! Yay! Except, I have to work late tonight and can't get out of it. Gah! I guess I'm going to try and leave early Friday - we'll see how that goes.

So, now, work has been incredibly weird. Boss and peer were fired a few weeks ago, leaving me and anothr manager to pick up the slack. Working my ass off, doing the job of my boss, and applied for the boss's job. To put the whipped cream and cherry on my day, just found out that they offered boss job to some woman from outside the company that I haven't had the luxury of meeting. I know the boss job is going to be really crazy and a lot of pressure, and I thought I would be okay with them not giving it to me, but I'm annoyed and PO'd. I guess my biggest fear is that I'm going to have another crappy boss and I'm going to get the shaft yet again.

At least I have lunch with a good friend today. If I hadn't already anointed my fat cells with copious amounts of chocolate, I would probably take care of my other vice in between meetings - shopping at Sephora! Hell, maybe I still will...

Monday, June 16, 2008

BFN


Now I am trying to focus on all the positives that are associated with a BFN. Like being able to drink at my cousin's birthday party, my birthday, 4th of July and BIL's wedding. I have more time to prepare financially and emotionally for the change that a baby would bring. I have more time to lose weight. These are all good things, and while I am not crying, I am certainly not happy that the little blue plus sign didn't show.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Paid off my second to last card!

I just sent the payment to pay off my second to last card - I am now under $4K on one card as far as consumer debt goes. Good times! :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Long time, no see!

Life has been completely wacko! In a good way however :) Lots of opportunity at work, fun times with H, summer AND my birthday are coming up - what else could you want?

The best thing that has happened recently is my mini-vacation to Cabo! Yayayayayayay! I love Mexico. I love it even more when I get outside of the resort to eat tacos and cocos frios and practice my spanish. We did stay in an amazing resort, the Fiesta Americana Grand. This was the view from our balcony:
And the awesome pool we swam in every day and night.


We took a snorkeling cruise our first full day in Cabo, and were celebrating Mexico appropriately. See the Arches in the background?

This is where we went snorkeling... and all you're going to see because we never bought the waterproof camera. Sorry!

The next day we went on our ATV tour through the desert and on the beach.


Bandito!






On the way back, we had our driver stop for cocos frios and got a great view of a surfing beach. So rad that he had a machete.





Of course we got it to go, so we had to drink it out of a plastic bag.


I am so bad at taking photos - I guess I prefer to just enjoy the moment! Although next time I will be more focused on taking the shots. We ate at Panchos and had homemade mezcal for dinner one night, and then the next night we at the Original Park. It used to be the Original Trailer Park, but they moved so no more trailers. :) Lenny is awesome and funny - he will make you feel right at home and also make you laugh. And the House Margaritas were incredible AND very reasonable! One of the best times was watching the futbol game with the locals and drinkig 20 peso Pacificos - Mexico vs. Ecuador. As my neighbor yelled out to the TV at one point during the game "Estas tambien puta!" I'm not translating if you don't know what it means. :)

Our last afternoon there, we sat at the resort restaurant, and got our last bit of ocean and Mexico, at Al Pastor Ahi Tacos and drank micheladas. So yummy.



Goodbye Mexico! Can't wait to see you again!