Friday, February 6, 2009


So I have already had my morning meltdown minutes into my workday. My boss came over to the teller line to inform me that our Commercial Lender had been let go as part of the bank's efforts to downsize and save money. They say it is all for the good of the customers, but I honestly believe our customers will be enraged at the loss of this woman. She dealt with all of our big farm customers and had established relationships with her customers. I just could not handle it. My absolute rage came out in tears, and my boss told me that she completely understood my views but she had had a few days to take it all in (her explanation as to why I was crying and she wasn't). This had nothing to do with my bosses, either. They are not the ones that make that decision. It is the higher ups, the CEO and vice presidents that make these decisions. Fantastic, right?! I told the other girls here that I honestly, with all my heart, wish they would have let me go instead of this woman, but my measly $600.00 a month that I scrape in part time is nothing compared to the salaries of the commercial lenders. My boss also informed me that she will receive a severance pay, but I still don't feel better. It is still CRAP!

I have had my very first bottle of wine with an actual cork, ever! I was really in the mood for a nice red wine, so I sent Big T to the store to pick one out for me. I had one in mind, and the only reason I wanted it was because the label was neat. :) I am not the wino I want to be because I am not old enough yet, so I don't know anything about a good wine or how to choose one from a local grocery store. All that being said, it was a very strong wine, 14% alcohol, and it was very warm. The bottle is a total keeper, too. I can't wait to use it as a decoration in my kitchen with the rest of my fat Italian men decorations. The bottle is green, so it's not one of those cheap glass bottles that would look tacky in my kitchen. HAHA! I can't figure out how to rotate my pictures, so I appologize for the tacky, "I don't know how to blog" look.

That is pretty much all the happenings of my life right now. I have been working away at the little bit of homework I have, and I have my first exam over four chapters this weekend. It's timed, but I have taken notes and read all the chapters, which is a huge step in the right direction for me. Two classes is working out so much better than four. It is so much less stressful and easier to convince myself to do the work. This weekend should be a pretty quiet one for me. I have no plans besides working for three hours tomorrow and Sunday school, which I fully intend to be on time for this weekend. I'm hoping to get all caught up on homework and make lots more hats. I have more time for hats, now, but I also wanted to start a baby blue afghan for the girl that is having a baby. I had already started a girl one, but that is on hold until someone has a girl. :) I hope you all are having lovely weeks with little disappointment and much familial joy. When the times get tough, try to remember all the wonderful things you do have instead of those you are without. That's hard for me, but I'm giving it a shot. :)


  1. I am sorry that things are not going so well on the work front lately! I thought you were told that these changes were not supposed to affect your building?

  2. How sad that another person was let go.

    I have to say that I laughed so hard at this line: "I appologize for the tacky, "I don't know how to blog" look." - You're funny! I just assumed the bottle was lying on its side when you took them. And!! Fat Italian men? I MUST see pictures!