Saturday, August 10, 2013

This was this morning Saturday August 10 coming toward Hanover, can you see the fog?

Harpoon Brew and BBQ fest 2013 in Vermont

Stephen at Harpoon trying the BBQ, notice the shirt, different Beer Company!!
BACON! Wrapped in BACON! Can not go wrong...

Coming up on my six months since we moved to the further north and my new career move.  I was asked yesterday, do you like your new job? I had to really think about that answer, is this the right move for me?

At first I felt I was taking my pay when I really was not doing what a Director should be doing, then our Director of Sales/Marketing left, so I started to pick up their duties.   I actually like some of the reports, because it can measure our progress, on the other hand some of it seems redundant. I believe that comes from almost every hospitality company.

One of my biggest stresses is not the lack of a DOS/M it is my CSM we seem to butt heads at every opportunity, I have read the books on how to handle your staff, and I am trying to be a professional but part of me sometimes wants to jump over the desk and slam their head into the computer and say "snap out of it". When I ask you something is not thinking you can not do your job it is to see if I can help or a report that I need for the higher ups.

I hate to admit it, after all my b****ing, I miss weddings. Yes, I miss my over demanding brides and their moms, but I felt I had a purpose when I was helping them with their big day.  It used to stress me out about watching the weather and trying to get all the players in the right place at the right time.  I never let them know I was stressed but there was definately moments. 

The husband really likes our new place and the area, so we will be here for awhile I think.  He does not really want to move again, and I do feel the company I work for appreciates me as an employee.  I do not know why I have an uneasy feeling but I do, and not sure when that might change. I admit I like having a fancy title in business is that wrong? Does that make me shallow? Or is it because growing up, no one thought I could acheive anything? Or am I projecting my own insecurities?

So, basically I still have not answered the question, I really do not know.  I have no idea where I am headed either in my career or in my life at the moment.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Spring has finally come to the upper valley of NH!  I saw buds on trees an green grass, so exciting.  Today working to make up for being sick this week.   I am having some issues adjusting to my new job an position feeling a bit lost.  We needed this move but I have no friends or even outside interest besides work an the husband.  It is not easy to make friends as you get older.

I do not think I made a mistake, just thought this position would be different so now trying to find my voice! I really do not feel I can trust anyone here, we need to be a team but that is not what is happening it is more out for owns well being.  I am not used to that we worked as a management team at last hotel.

I want to contribute and make a difference but feel just here to do paperwork an no one wants to give guidance.  Next week going out to do calls an start to meet our clients on campus we need to be seen not just at the end of the email, sales is making relationships we do not want to be order takers! Time to act.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Yesterday in Boston, was a tragedy.  I am so upset by it, and the news reports do not help, you never know what to believe and what is just made up due to they have no idea.  I go back to during Watergate, Vietnam, Korean War when we did not have news 24 hours a day.  Was it better to wait and hear the truth or now every second another story? 

I was on Twitter yesterday at 345pm and there was already a video uploaded really? Do we need to be that connected? I find it quite sad that we need know now, there is no patience anymore, and there is a really thin line for what is real and what is not.

Last night on the way home, our bus broke down so people who normally do not speak to each other on the bus, we were actually talking yes it was about Boston, but it was nice instead of always sitting straight ahead not speaking.

Today, on the bus back to no one talking, and I always wonder if they ( Terroist or whomever) can have bombs go off around the city of Boston, why not mass transit?  ( I know Speed) but this world is becoming scarier every day.  I love New England, and love where I live and you like to think you live in a safe world but 2 hours away and this happens.

It is Terroist Group? Are they homeland or far away lands? Who can we trust?  Yes, I am ranting, and I am sorry but I am so beyond mad when are we going to start taking back our freedom, when are we going to say, if you come after us we are coming after you with all we have?  Why is no one ready to blow up whomever is responsible? I know everyone deserves a fair trail, really???? Did they give us fairness?  What about the Twin Towers? Or Pentagon? Or yesterday in Boston was that fair?

My husband wants us to arm ourselves and I have always been "no", but I am seriously considering it as long as we go to a shooting range and I get trained and get some practice.  We can not just be pacifist any longer.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Reality tv

I have been watching way too much reality tv! I saw big rich Atlanta an all I can say is wow! First off Katie you so deserved that slap! You were a major b#### an Sabrina had every right .  If you can dish it out then take the consquences.  Harvin an Meyer get jobs, did you think mom would just always pay your way?  You are 28 an 30 years old an acting like you are 12 mom your new boyfriend is ruining our fun really?? Does  your mom not deserve some fun? Or to spend her money on herself.   The hair pulling chick again blonde you deserved it an now you are manipulating the police an trying to get people to feel sorry for you with the way you talk to people.  Donald who do you think you are? Diane do not ever apologize!

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

 Easter Sunday, Luncheon

 Mascoma Dam

 Lake still somewhat frozen.
On Sunday, we went to check out the lake and river around us so the husband could see where is going to fish on Monday, April 1 he was so excited, then we went to KOTO for our Easter Luncheon of Sushi SOOOO GOOD!!

 Bedroom 1st done

 Living room, where will be put everything?

Kitchen unloading..

This will be our dining room!
Here are pictures of our move on March 21, 2013, I just forgot to post them.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

We have been living with only (1) Car for 4 years now.  We sold my car ( jeep) to my brother, when we moved to Wolfeboro, NH due to I could walk to work. Then the husband got  a job at the same Inn so we were both walking to work.  In all those years, we only had (1) conflict for training. 

So, when we were looking for places to live here in the Upper Valley, NH we decided we needed to be on the bus line so I could just walk to the bus and get to work. Then Stephen found a job in Lebanon which is where our search was taking us, Hanover is soooo expensive and hard to find housing.  We found a place a block from the Lebanon green, Stephen's job is on the green and I pick up the bus at the Town Hall on the Green.  So, we are again not using our car as much, and it is working at wonderful.

I usually take the 740am bus, but today I took the 710am I needed to be at work earlier. Interesting difference between the 710am and the 740am.  On the 740am I have named a few people, the professor, the attitude guy, the nurse and our driver the talker.  No one else talks on the bus it is one of those places like when you are standing in line at the bank or grocery store or movie theatre, no one talks it is kind of creepy! 

On the 710am bus we have high school students taking the bus, nurses from the hospital, (3) boys who work at the hospital and I think live in a group home, they actually talk on the bus and so does the high schoolers the rest of us sit quietly. This bus driver does not talk, he barely mummbles when you leave the bus.

I am enjoying taking the bus, on the way home it is either the 549pm which is nice to get home earlier but makes so many stops what is the point? Or the 619pm which is nice not many people, there is the blonde woman I call her Hilary ( she looks like a hilary i knew in college) the student and the redheaded bus driver.  Again, quiet but a bit more relaxed.  Last night the Professor who I see in the mornings was on the bus, and I found out he lives in my building and knows a shorter route home, I may follow him tonight. ( not really a stalker just want to see an faster way home).

So, my journey continues in my new job as a Director at a new property and a new home.  This has been quite the change for us, and for me.  I believe I am up for the challenge.  I will write more about my bus experience. Soon...

Friday, March 29, 2013

Well, we have been in our new place for a week now!  The husband started his new job on Tuesday. He seems to really like the new job, he has (8) training shifts before he can start taking tables.

I am very excited for him,  I have yet to go into the place he is working but I am sure I will be shortly.

Tonight is our date night! I am so happy! I love that we are working on our relationship and going back to our Date nights! Get out of the house, and enjoy each other and not have to clean up or have Stephen cook.

Where are we going to go tonight?