Friday, February 23, 2007

Featured Blogger

Well would you look at that! I give my bloggie a little facelift, and then I get the honor of being DSD's Featured Blogger of the Week! Hazaah! Check it out HERE

I guess then I should

OK so eventhough everything is still completely up in the air (and is probably not going to happen at this point) I guess I should let the cat out of the bag

Here's the long version:

Dan's company lost the account he was working on. There will be a year of transitioning everything BACK to the old way it was (Dan was the main transfer-er), and then everyone on the account has to find new jobs, either at the old place, or within his company on another account. His company will keep you paid "on the bench" for 3 months, and after that if you still don't have a position, they lay you off.


So Dan immediately emailed one of his big bosses and said that he would really like a management position for the transition if there was one available. Big Boss emailed back and said he wasn't sure about that but there was this GREAT manager position that he though Dan would be perfect for on another account. The catch???

The account is in Georgia.

SO..... we would most likely have to move, if Dan gets the job. It is possible that they would settle for a move "within driving distance" to the site in case of emergency, but Dan would work remotely... in which case we would most likely be moving to North Carolina (somewhere outside of Raleigh, where there is an IBM facility that Dan would work at).... OR it is possible that they would want him on-site, in which case we would be moving to the GA/TN border where the Big BIG boss of the account lives, and Dan would drive to the GA site to work.

When we got wind of this (well over 2.5 weeks ago) we were really excited and nervous and the whole shebang. There was a possibility that he would not be required to move, in which case we were trying to decide if we WANTED to move, and get a fresh start. Somewhere with lower costs of living, less stress. Where I wouldn't HAVE to take on so many classes and could be home with Piper more, etc etc etc.

as I said... this was all almost 3 weeks ago now, and Dan hasn't heard a thing from his Big Boss. Meanwhile he has applied for a few other management positions, and some positions with old account (one in Greensborough, NC). So there still is a possibility of moving... but it certainly doesn't feel as likely as it did the day Dan told me. It's gotten to the "just let me know so I can stop thinking about it" point.

Other News:

I have been training for the last month to become an online college instructor, so that I can (hopefully) reduce my in-class classload and supplement with online courses. I really hope it works out... I think I would be a lot happier.... or at least in my car a lot less (my stoopid car... less than 3 years old and the CD player is on the fritz and has been since before christmas... it's finally being installed next weekend)

Pip is doing great, talking up a storm, adding a new word to her vocab daily, and in general running around like a maniac. She tested negative at her follow up egg test, so we have a food challenge in march!

and she's up so off I go!

Monday, February 19, 2007

It's my birthday, I'll have a sale if I want to...

In honor of my 30th birthday I thought I'd share the wealth, and let you all help me celebrate!!

Use the following coupon code for 30% off of products in my store at DigiScrapDivas! (coupon is ONLY valid at DigiScrapDivas, and ONLY for my products)

Code: Marias30yay

Code is only good through today and tomorrow (2/20) so go get shopping!

You can find my products here: DigiScrapDivas

Friday, February 16, 2007

New kit and a Freebie!

Hi Ya'll I promised you this little bit a few days ago, but Blogger was not being my friend

let's see if it will be my friend today...???

YAY blogger loves me today :)

Above is my latest kit! It's called New Beginnings: Baby and is a full-size kit add-on to my New Beginnings collection seen here:

You can get both of these kits in my stores at Digital Freebies and DigiScrapDivas! (and New Beginnings: Baby is on sale for 30% off through monday!)

To go along with these, I made up an adorable freebie, check it out:

You can grab it at Digital Freebies (in the forums click on the freebies link, and select Newsletter Freebies) and at DigiScrapDivas (go into the DSD Designer Announcements and Specials forum, and look for my post)

It's my birthday on monday... I'll be turning thirty... I'm not exactly sure how I feel about it. No longer a twenty-something... feels a little odd... Oh Well! What are you going to do?? Can't be 29 forever... or can I?

Monday, February 12, 2007

Like my new Header???

Ok, so of course I like the kits that I make, but I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with my Always With You kit... seriously... I want to make a clothing line out of it and wrap myself in the colors. What? You haven't SEEN it yet??? Well take a gander here:

So in honor of the revamp of the bloggie, and some postings which it DESPERATELY needed, I made up a new header using my new favorite kit (which you can grab at Digital Freebies and DigiScrapDivas if you want!) And because I am feeling extra generous today, I saved the blog header as a quickpage, so pop your own photos in, add a title and use it as your blog header too! How nice am I??? (LOL)

You want it???

Grab it HERE

OK so I have an AWESOME new kit releasing tomorrow, and a huge update coming as well, so stay tuned my faithful readers, you won't want to miss the goings on here!

What kind of cookie am I?

As seen on Sweet Shoppe's blog

You Are a Jam Cookie

On the outside, you project a straight-laced, innocent vibe.
But on the inside, you're complex, exotic, and full of flavor.

Yup, that's me... serious on the outside, complex on the inside

I know I owe you all the mother-of-all updates, and I promise to do it this week. There is something a-brewing at the LaFrance household but I don't want to spill the beans until I know for sure what is going on :)