Friday, January 19, 2007

Clean Slate And All That

The Eye Of The T......eri Once again, greetings and salutations and much thanks for the sticking by me. SO... First point of business, because I've been A Very VERY Bad Blogger and also A Very Bad Email Friend and let my Yahoo email get completely (HEE! I remembered some HTML!) out of control to the point that it haunted me and I avoided it because apparently I am immature and a champion avoider (just ask Visa and Mastercard and, by the way, who ever said money can't buy happiness never glimpsed the 9th Level of Hell that is my financial situation) AND SO, I humbly beg for an almost clean email/comment slate. I have/will read every single comment left since the ::gulp:: beginning of December BUT if you would grant me a mulligan, I shall mostly not comment back. Just know that I Internet Love You and even though the majority of you don't know me in so-called RL, I am totally touched by your concern and encouragement and all that mushy stuff. PLUS, I am determined to go through my Bloglines and read all of your entries that I've missed. Just so you know, my lack of commenting on all y'all's sites means I haven't actually been reading them since the plan was to catch up and then I didn't and it just got worse and OH what a tangled Blogline we weave when once we wait to read. (Yeah, yeah I know... lame.) OK THEN. Clean slate?

Now on to the second point of business. As previously stated, I am now gainfully employed. While, of course it's YAY exciting and Wells Fargo Financial is rather relieved, it's also YIKES scary, I have no idea what I'm doing ::whimper::. Lucky for me my boss is a long-time very good friend and so far everyone at my new company has been very nice. I spent last week training and this week we've started setting up the office. I don't plan on blahging much about the job, since this blog isn't the most anonymous of sites, but you can check out the cool product we manufacture here. (I have to admit I only almost remembered how to link without reminding.)

In much more devastating news, I am now the mother of an actual teenager. Surprisingly the earth did not stop spinning and fire did not rain down from the sky. It might feel like it at times, but I'm told that it's all in my head. I'm also told (by my long-suffering husband who has taken to desperately asking anyone he can find with a 13 year old girl) that the angst, strife and epic conflict that are the key elements to the mother/teenage daughter relationship are all perfectly normal and I am not, in fact, being singled out by some capriciously sadistic demon intent on seeing how far I can be pushed. Happy Birthday, kiddo. Just accept that no matter how old you get you will always be my little girl and that is, despite what you think, a good thing.

Whew. I'm exhausted. I shall end this entry here as I have a little work to do and I am hoping to start getting up to speed with all your blogs/lives.

Hugs, Kisses and Exclamation Points!

(P.S. Should I just give in and sign up for the New Blogger? Feedback requested.)


DebbieS said...

Welcome nice to see you again. Exclamation point. My keyboard is sick, missing the parentheses, too.

Forgive me but I sent you a meme from my blog, that I made up myself, but I didn't know how busy you were when I linked to you. Feel free to read it and see what you think anyhow.

I still have that chocolate bar if that will cut the pain of having a teen. Exclamation point, cute smiley face.

archshrk said...

If you plan on catching up with your bloglines, you're in real trouble. I've been a busy blogger.

Teri M. said...

Debbie: lol, sorry you can shift! Looks like my next post will be a meme. ;) I'll be over to get the details. If anything can cut the pain of having a teenager, it's gotta be real Italian chocolate!

Arch: Dude, no kidding. What's the deal - I stop blogging and suddenly everyone goes posting crazy?? Hey, you need to tell me your B&N story! It wasn't me, was it? I kept an eye out for ya, but never saw you.

Katherine said...

So happy you're back! Congrats on the new job - so do you get a free quartz countertop now?? Way cool. I'm sure you'll manage the hell out of that office. They won't know what hit 'em. "How did we ever survive before Teri?" they'll ask, befuddled. :) I finally switched the NEW! Blogger now that it is out of Beta. It was shockingly a non-issue. No lost posts or other problemos. My condolences on your status of mother to a teenager. I remember what I was like as a teen - yipes! Although, you seem to have a really great relationship. Just wait until the college years, it gets better then. Can ya wait? ha ha

Bobealia... said...

Sigh of relief.
Don't do the new blogger unless you have a little time on your hands to fiddle. I just switched like a couple days ago. So far so good, but I did have to you know figure a few things out.
I missed you.

Mel said...

Glad you're around! Congrats on the job! (Money = good.)
I switched to newblogger but didn't pick a new template. Because I am waiting to traumatize myself for as long as I possibly can.
And mine turns 13 in about a month and a half. So far so good... but I'm waiting for it. Oh, yes. I know it's a-coming.

Lena said...

Welcome back Teri!

And about that teenager thing - EEK! That hurts.

hannah m. said...

rawr. i still read this you know >_>

Teri M. said...

Mel: Thanks! (no kidding: Yay for money!) Well, if it happens, you let me know and I will commiserate with you. If not, I don't want to hear about it. LOL!!

Lena: Thanks. :)

Hannah: I know, babe. I promise I won't blog very often about what a total monster you've become. I LOVE YOU. What we have here, is called unconditional love, sweetpea.

Teri M. said...

WHOOPS! My frozen fingeredness left out my first two replies!!
Katherine: Well, I won't be changing my kitchen countertops anytime soon. However, they are going to put a top on my desk and it's going to look very cool. LOL, we'll see - as long as they don't get frustrated with my learning curve! I guess I'm going to have to start a New Blogger/Old Blogger tally and see which comes out on top. Thanks for the condolences!

Bo: Hee. You heaved your sigh of relief and then I didn't come back for a week. SAWWY! Sounds like I should definitely wait for a Saturday to switch, huh?
I missed you, too. :)