Friday, April 28, 2006

Email Etiquette

Ok, so the other morning I was on my way to work and listening to "Maine in the Morning" on 103.9 (I know Jess, you can shoot me later) and they were talking about email in the workplace, etc. It was about not emailing jokes in the workplace, spell checking before sending, NOT TYPING IN ALL CAPITALS, etc. All the things you shouldn't do in business or workplace emails. Like type incomplete sentences.

ANYWAY, I was at work the other day and my co-worker told me a very funny story. **Note**Somewhat inappropriate but funny story to follow.

So my co-worker, we'll call her Sara, was up late the other night. She is in the process of getting licensed as an LCSW for the state of Maine, and she was wanting to make sure she was aware of everything she needs to do. So she wrote an email (late at night) to the licensure board to clarify what she could do after graduating to expedite the process. She wanted to "get her ducks in a row". But, instead of typing "u" in the word "ducks", she typed an "i". She hit send before realizing what she had done, and then began to freak out a bit. Wouldn't you?

Moral of the story... spell check your emails before sending them, especially to very important people who may be deciding your future...

Friday, April 21, 2006

Busyness and House Woes

Ok, my posting has been, well, non-existent lately. Sorry - to all 2 of you who read my blog.

Anyway, life has been busy. Very exciting weekend a few weeks ago, with a great scrapbooking retreat followed by seeing my very good friend's baby 1 day old! Seems like since then everything's been a blur.

One of the things that's been taking up my time is working on home improvements. My husband and I bought an old home that was mostly in need of cosmetic repairs, but it still seems to be never-ending. Earlier this week I painted the kitchen ceiling, as well as the trim. I have another coat to do on the trim, as it is a darker color. Scott spent time putting up the trim in the bathroom, and it is beginning to look almost complete in there. Of course, we need to buy more trim, fill in nail holes on the trim, paint the trim, paint the ceiling... yes, the list goes on. We also finally have a door on the bathroom closet, and Scott painted that white - it looks so much better now! But yes, that needs a 3rd coat...

We've also been dealing with a water pressure issue since we bought the house (one of the non-cosmetic issues we were unaware of before buying) - as in, we have no water pressure. Yes, taking a shower is sort of like standing under a small trickle - you have to really work at getting wet. Anyway, my goal is to get that fixed soon. And of course we have the lovely outdoors to work on as well. I am planning a trip to Surry Gardens with my mother in law on Sunday, and looking forward to picking out some plants to add to my feeble attempt at gardening. We shall see what comes up this year after the strange winter we had in Maine.

Well I guess that's all. If you read this far, I am truly surprised. This is an extremely boring post tonight.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Congrats to Peter and Shan

Well, they did it. Our very dear friends, Peter and Shannon, had a beautiful baby girl on Saturday around noon. I am so very proud of them! And their baby, Natalie Sara, is beautiful - as you can see in the photo. It was truly a lovely experience to hold that new little life in my arms. We are looking forward to watching her grow and change...

And, if this is how emotional I am when my friend has a baby, I'll probably be a blubbering mess if and when my turn comes...