Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Billy Goats WILL Eat Anything!! (And Zain rolls over)

ouch . . .
all of the excitement and attention over Zain rolling over inspired Ezri to show us that she, too, could roll over. Her forward flop, or, "summer-sauce," is documented with just as much enthusiasm . I have no longer have patience for loading videos. Sorry.

Even though he is cutting 3 teeth, he is so happy! Mom is happy too. It is nice to be able to just plop him on the floor, and he can entertain himself for awhile.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Congratulations! This letter is to inform you that you have successfully completed and passed the testing phase in Procter & Gamble’s hiring process. We will continue to keep your information on file and contact you by email to arrange an interview.
At the present time, it is difficult for us to tell you how soon we will be contacting you for the next step, which is an interview. However, please contact us at ************* if you change your address, phone number, email address, are no longer interested in employment.

Thank you for your patience and your interest in employment with Procter & Gamble in Box Elder.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

February in South San Francisco and NOFX

*This post has pictures from my cell phone - some are good, some sre not so good.

Zain finds his toes
Ezri finds a new friend

That's me - then the small stage. Notice, nothin in between . . . just me - then stage.
Yes, the cherry bloosoms are here in full bloom by February

muliti tasking and multi talented
I almost brought my camera, but didn't want to drop it or loose it - and after the band's first couple of songs, when someone first - punched me in the back, then- poured an entire beer over my head . . . (not spilled . . . poured!!) I am glad I didn't have it. But it would have been sweet to have good pictures. The only thing keeping me back far enough to keep my face from squishing right onto their guitars, was my belly. For the first half of the concert, I was the closest one to the band.
"I am the closest!!"
Cool for awhile, but some more aggressive fans really wanted to claw their way through me to take that spot. One crazy dude was climbing up on Christian's back - Christian just threw him down, but it was weird! I would turn to look at him, and they were like monkeys climbing all over him!

I didn't think to take a video . . . bummer.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Test time

Thank you all for your help and support this weekend. (especially Trent and Kylie for the ride, Heather for picking me up and entertaining me, Brad, Ali and "M" for driving to visit, and Nana and Papa for the overnight stay and meals)

This is a sample question from the test I took. Is a square of toilet paper 3 inches? It seemed important that applicants be very aware of how to measure exactly 3 inches . . . (I think I did okay... )
While making toilet paper may not be as exciting as taking 9-1-1 calls, or as glamorous as searching bags and passengers at the airport, it is closer to family and actually pays quite well. And lets face it, it is an important part of a modern, healthy lifestyle - you know . . . wiping . .

When I was struggling with the decision to leave the airport and go to emergency communications, weighing the pros and cons, I took a tour of the 9-1-1 center, and when they showed us the full gym, washer and dryer, and nice locker room showers - I was convinced. I even used the gym a few times. It was really neat to work out on breaks - before switching to graveyards and getting pregnant.
Well, the P&G HR rep that gave us a mini orientation before the test, explained that this plant will have many "healthy employee" features, including, an exercise room, sunroof-like windows for daylight, a healthy menu at the cafeteria, and a no-tobacco policy for the entire site. Wish me luck in the upcoming competitive interview process.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

weekend creations

Valentine Heart Garland

Sweet Peas for my Sweet Pea

When I was cleaning this up, Ezri said, "Sorry, Kimmer... I just want to make you a spice cake."

Caramel Mock Macchiato