Sunday, June 28, 2009
Austrian weeks at the Food Emporium
Here I am again, of course it's been ages again but that just seems to be the way it goes these days. Been working pretty much every Saturday for the past few weeks and have only been able to take 1/2 days off during the week to make up for it but I guess 1/2 a day at home is better than no day at home. :) I am not sure if things will get much quieter before I go on vacation July 22nd but we will see. All in all I am doing ok with my staff/temp employees/etc., it's just that there is always something to do, somebody to train, somewhere to fill in, pretty much a neverending story.
But anyway, enough complaining. Yesterday I worked until 1:30 pm and after that we went down to NYC to have a late lunch/early dinner. After that we went to the Food Emporium (a grocery store chain) to check out the Austrian weeks. Just like last year they are carrying a bunch of Austrian products for a certain time span which is pretty cool. If you want to check out the flyer click here. I bought some blueberry jam, pickles and chocolates. :)
Today we are home, relaxing and enjoying a lazy day at home. Let's see what else have we been up to. Not all that much I suppose. Last weekend I worked till 6pm on Saturday and Sunday we went to NYC to eat at the Austrian Cafe Steinhof. June 16th was Mike's niece's High School graduation which we attended. Time sure flies.
Mail update: Since the last update letters have gone out to: Emilia/Finland and Caroline/Scotland. Received letters from/still owe replies to: Kimber/Canada, Tiffany.OK and Celia/MA.
Monday, June 15, 2009
It's been a long time
.... I know, I know, it's been ages since I last updated. Work is still really busy. Had somebody go on early maternity leave which meant more unexpected training and dealing with my scheduling and day-to-day work. Right now I am working 6 days at least for the next three weeks. I am waiting for somebody else to come back from leave and hopefully then things will at least fall back into place a little bit. The summer months tend to be at least a little quieter so there is some hope. :)
The weekend before last I was actually off which was nice. I am trying to remember what we did but can't seem to come up with anything. This past weekend I was working Saturday and off Sunday. Mike put my new computer together for me and I was able to install the Sims3. I am totally hooked. :) So I spent most of the weekend re-installing programs and putting everything back into place on the new computer. I am very excited about it though, now that everything is working the way I want it to (for the most part). It's amazing how fast everything runs and installs now. It's definitely nice to have new technology. :)
Mail update: Since the last update letters have gone out to: Jessica/DE, Carmen/Malta and Celia/MA. Received letters from/still owe replies to: Emilia/Finland and Caroline/Scotland.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Is it the weekend yet?
.... I feel like all I have been doing is complain about work but it's definitely been nutty lately. Can't seem to keep up with my staffing. You would think it wouldn't be this hard in this economy. I mean I do have a few great people but it just seems like there is always one position that I am having trouble with. I can't seem to keep up, covering all sorts of shifts, staying late etc. The distribution department is struggling badly too, drivers quitting, not working out, managers having to cover routes. My situation seems to usually go hand in hand with that as well since the more routes are having issues the more customer call and complain. I am hoping for a better week next week but we will see. This all seems to go in cycles so hopefully we will hit an "up cycle" again soon.
On a more positive note we did go for a nice long walk in NYC Memorial Day weekend. Got sunburnt but other than that it was a beautiful day. Walked all along the riverfront, starting around 57th Street down to Battery Park.
Then last weekend I worked Saturday but Sunday we went to NYC again, this time to see a baseball game. Was the first time this season we went so we got to check out the new ballpark the Mets are playing in now. Had a lot fun and the Mets even won. Yay. :)
Well, we will see what the rest of the week brings. Still behind on my letters too but trying to catch up. Also have had barely any time to read lately. Defnitely need to try and make time for at least a few chapters soon. Well, enough complaining for now. Right now I am REALLY looking forward to my trip to Austria in July. No responsibilities, just being lazy by the pool, eating all my favorite foods. :)
Mail update: Since the last update letters have gone out to: Becki/KY, Celia/MA, Tizz/Holland, Charles/TN and Lotte/Dennmark. Received letters from/still owe replies to: Jessica/DE, Emilia/Finland, Carmen/Malta and Caroline/Scotland.