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2/26/2010 - Just checking in

Posted 02-26-2010 at 11:13 AM by jbarber8 (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head)
Updated 02-26-2010 at 11:15 AM by jbarber8

The good news is, I bought 12 boxes of Betty Crocker brownie mix for $.34 each at Publix. They are on sale B1G1 for $2.69 and each one had a black peelie coupon for $1 off stuck to it. Whoop!

In other news, I am on my 3rd day of unemployment and doing OK. My boys saw me dressed up with panty hose on and they were astonished: "Mommy, your legs are BLACK!" I am much more comfortable in my running shoes, but I do what I must at job hunting time!
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2/17/2010 - The Company asked me to Stay Another Week

Posted 02-17-2010 at 04:11 PM by jbarber8 (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head)

I've been sending out resumes trying to find a new accounting position since I quit my job last week. I guess I just had enough of the rude programmer and decided I wasn't going to take it any more.

Since then, I've alternated between feeling a huge sense of relief ... and worrying that it's the stupidest thing I have ever done in my whole life!!

I could see that the nasty emails were not going to stop and the boss & office staff (who told me I need to "confront...
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2/11/2010 - The Sea Monkey Experiment

Posted 02-11-2010 at 05:42 AM by jbarber8 (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head)

My husband is teaching high school Biology this semester. Yesterday, he came home with a bag of Sea Monkeys (brine shrimp) from the pet store.

I won't tell you about the experiment, because unfortunately, half the shrimp won't survive it.

But it was interesting to watch them swimming in the bowl on the kitchen counter -- they even started jumping out! We covered the bowl and continued watching the amazing little buggers. The boys loved it.

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2/8/2010 - I quit my job! Aaaaah!

Posted 02-08-2010 at 07:12 PM by jbarber8 (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head)
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I believe I mentioned, there is a mean guy at work, a bully. Did I tell you the office manager told me they know he is a bully, and that I need to (..gulp..) confront him??

I quietly sent out my resumes and tried to avoid the guy. Then he yelled at me in a meeting. After his latest chapter, sending an email to my boss, exaggerating a mistake I made and complaining that it took him 5 hours to fix it... after just a few months in this position, I quit. The stress of working with the...
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2/3/2010 - Dear XXXX...

Posted 02-03-2010 at 10:45 PM by jbarber8 (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head)

My entry in a recent Gripes and Groans Thread

Dear Mom,
I always thought you were pretty amazing, but since I have kids of my own, I'm realizing exactly how fantastic you are. I'm in total awe of how you took care of us 4 kids, all born by the time you were 25. If I am half the mother you are, I will be satisfied.
Love,
Your Darling Daughter

Dear Programmer,
When I make a mistake, please do not tell me why I should have known the right answer,...
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