Monday, August 01, 2005

Oh, What My Life Has Become

About this time three years ago, I was probably negotiating a $90K salary with a candidate to join my fabulous company and open a new store in New Jersey (or Wichita, or Portland, Maine, or Indianapolis). I was probably in conference calls with a District Manager or two discussing succession planning and salary budgets for the following year. I am sure I was stressing over an extremely hard-to-staff market ( I covered New Jersey to Kansas minus the south). At some point, I was probably making travel arrangements to help out with a mass hire in some market. I helped set up temporary housing for a Manager who was moving from Oregon to the Philly area. I know I was studying my Excel spreadsheest so that I would be prepared to discuss my hires for the year, where they came from and the cost per hire at our weekly meeting. I also studied the statistics of my colleagues to be reassured that I still had more hires than they did for the year, so I could stay employed another day. I am sure I was telephone interviewing some prospective candidates that evening until 10PM under the watchful glare of my husband.

This morning, I am in a panic because Noggin changed the show schedule this morning and Dora the Explorer was on at 7AM instead of 1PM. I am uncertain as to what the repercussions may be since Baby Girl is very comfortable with her TV viewing lineup the way it is. I even went to the Noggin website to see how other shows would be impacted. Their schedule shows no changes yet nothing is right! I wasn't this worried when we changed to daylight savings time. Better turn off tv...

6 comments:

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

Naptime is ruined. Ales won't go down until he sees Dora after lunch. Great. There goes the afternoon.

Misfit Hausfrau said...

EXACTLY!!!! Dora is what I allow Ella to watch before she naps. I am so afraid it won't be on!!!!! It's going to be a tense 30 minutes before 1:00 PM...

Susan said...

We're having the same morning here, but we're blaming the people at Disney--apparently, it's Winnie the Pooh day, which means that my carefully crafted routine of Wiggles/Charlie and Lola/Stanley AND THEN WE TURN IT OFF has been destroyed by the all Pooh-all day programming which has no clear beginning or ending.

What the hell--I might just let them sit there all morning. Maybe I'll get some things done.

So very sorry about Dora. Best of luck to you both with those naps (have you tried Benadryl in their juice? Not that I would ever do it, but you know, desperate times and all).

Candace said...

Oh, I remember those days.

And I don't miss them.

Mary P. said...

How about some Dora DVDs?

kimmyk said...

I remember this-but it was Barney then. Lord ty for the doctor who tied my ovaries in knots.
Amen.
Good luck.