I woke up at 3:15 with a mouth and throat full of stomach acid. I went back to bed after swallowing a cup of Pepto. After 45 minutes of denial, I recognized that I was up for the day. So I checked email, muddled around Facebook, and thought maybe it was a good time to turn my thoughts towards my blog.
I’m very happy to say that my wife has finally joined us on the interwebs and now has a blog of her own! You’re more likely to see pics of me and the fam there.
So I’ve been promoted at work. I’m now the manager over the whole team. In-house and outsource. Currently, three administrative assistance, one team lead, four project managers, and around 200 PHP programmers across the country (10 in-house). I didn’t get a huge raise, basically I’m getting the same thing I was earning before the promotion, but now I don’t have to put in all the overtime to earn it. The job has more stress now, because it’s my neck on the line. The good thing is our production is off the charts ($400K last month), and our sales are improving. At Heritage, when you start to hit goals, they move your goals. So it never gets easier. C’est la Vie, no?
One thing I don’t think I express enough to the world is how much I love my family. I might mention it or you might hear me saying it. And everyone says they do, so maybe I’m not that unique. But I really really do. My wife is patient and forgiving. My kids are patient and loving. My kids are scary smart. My kids are as cute and adorable as anything you can find. My son brings tears to my eyes, thinking about how open his future will be. My wife does SO much — three kids, a house, cleaning, laundry, cooking, Primary President (with absent counselor and secretary), and me. I couldn’t do her job. I am very fortunate to have such a support system, and I don’t express it enough. I love them.
I’m very excited for America. We have our first black president. WOW! I really hope he does a good job, because it could have such a profoundly negative effect if he doesn’t, on so many levels. On the upside, if he does well, it should have a profoundly positive effect on all those levels. I don’t envy him his position. I have a lot more room to make mistakes than he does.
Oh, btw, I voted Obama.
So the post is random. Go figger. I don’t post for months and months. When I come back, it’s going to be a shotgun blast. As always, I’ll promise to try and do better. When I’m more regular, I’ll use a rifle.