I have had so much goodness since I have last posted. Here is a recap:
You all know how we love the Cubs here in our house. Well, the Cubs wanted to thank their fans and give us the opportunity to see the World Series Trophy and have our picture taken with it. At first I thought we were going to travel to Council Bluffs, Iowa to see it but then I found out it was going to be in Davenport, Iowa which is closer. I rushed home to tell my husband only to find the day the trophy was going to be in Davenport it was also going to travel here to Iowa City and the next morning it would be in Cedar Rapids. Unfortunately I was unable to get time off from work when it was in Iowa City but I do not even think I would have had a chance either to actually see it. The first 500 were guaranteed to see the trophy. People camped out over night, well okay the students camped out over night. The trophy was on campus and there were nearly 2,000 people in line and it ended up close to 800 people were able to see it before they packed up the trophy for the next destination which was Cedar Rapids.
Now, Todd and I have no problems standing in line for hours we do this on Black Friday. Todd left first at 4 am in order for me to shower and get ready for work. That was the plan but when he left, I could not fall back to sleep I tried to because the original plan was for me to sleep another hour and half since I was going to go to work and he would be able to sleep but I could not sleep so I hurried up to be with him an hour after he left without a shower. (I should have thought that through a little more since we were taking pictures.)
My next happening is a big one too! I was promoted to QA Analyst. The position I wanted since I was hired. This last week has been very stressful because I have been wearing two hats, Team Lead (which is Assistant Supervisor) and training for QA. My Supervisor was also out of the office. I worked four - ten hour days to have today off. I am going to QA the team I am currently on to start with, which is the largest client and the most difficult I have been told. They feel this will be an easier transition to start with since I have all the access and know the client after I am at ease I will gain more clients. I am so thrilled because I get to pick my hours and if I need to I can work from home from time to time. Beginning Monday I will be working normal hours again, I am going to try 8 am to 4:30 to start and if there are days I have later meetings I will then adjust my schedule. I love this because I will be able to cook the dinners again, eat at a normal time, see my husband more, keep up with the house work during the week and actually enjoy the weekends again. This will also free up time where I can blog more often again and visit my favorite/friend bloggers. Life will be normal again. It is because of my recent promotion and training I will not be able to join Todd next month in St Louis at the NCAA tournament.
My last great thing that is happening is Joshua is back in Iowa this week. He will be here in about 30 minutes. I worked and put in my 40 hours in four days to have today off to spend with him. He plans on spending time with friends tomorrow but will be at our house for dinner and then to spend the night before he heads back to Des Moines and spend time with my Mom before their flight. It will be so great to see him and McKenzie. With that said, I have to go so I can set out clean towels in the guest bedroom for them. I will see you all soon. Thanks for sticking with me and my crazy life schedule.