I am so glad this week is over. It seemed so long. Sinus stuff getting me and G making us both a bit grumpier and work stress, just not a fun week.
I ran in to get a card for a wonderful, soon to be mom of a beautiful Chinese daughter, and low and behold these wooden toys were staring me in the face. You know G and I have two birthday parties to attend coming up not to mention her own birthday party!! I am set now.
She decided she wants a mermaid princess picnic party. Haven't the foggiest of what actual picnic food to serve a bunch of 4 year olds and their moms/dads but we will come up with something. I got two princess table clothes to lay on the ground for them to eat on though. We will camp out in our front yard with the bounce house. I will use cars to block off the front of the yard from the street kind of like a fence. I need to get a big castle picture to tape on the front of my house.
G is all worried about making sure there are enough balloons and cupcakes. I will take some small cupcakes and cool-aid for her birthday at school on her actual birthday. So this year she will only have two parties. One on Saturday and one at school on the 22nd.
Everybody is gone from work today. I don't want to leave early today because I need to leave early on Monday because of one of the said bday parties. I am a little sad that my kiddo will be 4. Of course in a lot of ways I wish she was already grown but it is sad to know that she is growing too fast for me!!
I got a small raise at work this week too. It actually is the total amount in pay that would have been paid for my insurance had I taken out the company insurance. It is over $3000 a year. I know money is taboo but coming from the last two years this is such a big deal.
The last company I worked for in my small home town just plain doesn't pay their staff. The owners took the executive staff and their families to Hawaii for a week instead of paying a living wage to their office employees who have never gotten a raise even though they do receive yearly evaluations. I don't know how in a company so small that an owner would punish employees like that and then flaunt vacations like that!!
I am (despite the firings) liking this company. They seem genuinely interested in helping their employees and taking care of us.