Last Thursday Kaylyn went on a field trip to Old Baker's Farm to the pumpkin patch. We have been there several times and in fact the picture below is from October 2007 when we visited with Kaylyn's preschool class.
This picture below is from last week. It's amazing to see how much she has grown!
I was reading Nikki's post yesterday where she was talking about some of her work friends and how they really didn't turn out to be friends at all. It reminded me of what happened to me a few years back.
Right after I had Kaylyn I started working for her pediatrician. Actually he was mine too. I was like 12 or so when I started seeing him...coincidentally my worked for him at the time too. Anyways, I started working for him as a receptionist. Because it was a private practice it paid really well. I loved what I was doing...I loved interacting with the patients and their parents. Anyway, I worked there 2 1/2 years and alot of the patients liked me. They would always call me up to get an appointment instead of dealing with the 2 other girls that worked there. There were 3 doctors in this practice and they were all pediatricians. Dr. M was the owner of the practice (my old pediatrician & now my daughters) and I worked directly for him. I handled his patients and only his patients. I was familiar with them all and knew what was going on at all times. One of the other girls (we will call C) worked the other 2 doctors but they were very slow so she was never that busy...I was the busy one. However C and I became really good friends. We even talked/text alot at home. We had good times together.
Anyways, I was offered another job (at the church) making $3 more an hour than I was at the doctors office. Being since we could really use that extra money I decided to take that job. So I put in my notice. Of course everyone was sad to see me go and we all promised we would stay in touch. On my last day the office manager of the doctors office called me into her office. She said that they didnt want me to go and as an incentive they would offer me $2 more an hour to go but I couldnt tell anyone and I would have to go to the other job and "decide" that they other job wasnt for me in order to get this job. I did put some thought into it but the other church job was somewhat closer to home and Kaylyn could go to the preschool there and I would be there while she was in school. That meant alot to me...to have her close by.
So I told the office manager that I would let her know. I did...after a week of working at the church I told her I appreciate the offer but the church was where I felt I needed to be. She was very nice about it and understood. C and I did keep in touch and we actually would talk 2-3 times a week about this and that. Well one night she confided in me that she was thinking about quitting the doctors office because everything there was being put on her since I left. They hadnt hired anyone else and the other girl (we will call her T) wasnt working at all. Even when I worked there T stayed on the phone and internet all day...she was never helpful. C felt that since she was working all 3 doctors that she should get paid for it...and I agreed with her.
However, I opened my big mouth and told her to ask for a raise...she said she didnt know if they would. So I told her that they offered me more money if I would stay so I knew there was "more" money if she would only ask. I thought this would stay between us but it didnt. It seemed that a few days later it got really busy and C felt the need to vent to T and then happened to tell T about how I was offered more money to stay. T got really mad about it because that meant I would have been making more money than her and some of the nurses. So T spread it all over the office and one of the nurses confronted Dr M. This made Dr M very mad because who wants to work with a bunch of angry women...especially over money! Dr M had a talk with the office manager who then called me ON MY NEW JOB. She told me that what we talked about was suppose to have been private (and it was...I agree with her) and that I never should have told C. But since I caused such an uproar in the office that Dr M has decided to dismiss both of my kids from the practice (meaning he would no longer see my kids for any reason) and I was no longer welcome there. Can you believe that?
So I was royally pissed and then I texted "Thank You" to C and her reply was "for what" and I replied "for getting my kids dismissed from that office" of course then she played stupid like she didnt know what I was talking about. She knew...she was the only one I told about that.
So yeah sometimes your "work friends" arent really your friends. But I did learn a lesson...just keep my mouth shut!
Kaylyn lost her tooth last weekend and then she literally lost her tooth. We have no idea where it went...I never even saw. She swears she didnt swollow it but she was trying to open something with her teeth when it popped out. So we had to draw a picture of her tooth for the toothefairy!
I had an awesome time in Branson on our Mary Kay Fall Retreat! It was the best! Friday night we had dinner and some special recognition. We had the theme of Wild Things so we wore animal print clothing. Saturday we had classes most of the day and a few guest speakers. Saturday night we had this big bonfire and cooked Smores...I never had had any before...they were so good! I only had two! Sunday we had brunch and then we hit the road...it was an 11 hour drive! But it went by so fast! It was the best weekend I have had in a while. I love all my Mary Kay sisters...what a wonderful company to work for! Below are some pics that I took...
Conference Center-where our classes were as well as where we ate
What a view! This looks like a postcard scene but I took this pic with MY camera! At the top of the waterfall is a lodge where I stayed the weekend.
Jennifer...my director in her "Wild Thing" outfit! She was so cute!
Pink Cadillac that Laura another one of my directors just won!
So new...she doesnt even have a tag on it yet!
Carey (my roomate & lives like 5 mins from me) and Jennifer
Branson, Missouri here I come! That's right I am going to Branson! I have never been so I am excited! Why am I going you ask? Mary Kay of course! My unit is having a Fall Retreat on October 16-18. We are driving so it will be about an 8 hr trip! I know, but I am up for it! I am just ready for some ME time! Friday night we are having a big dinner, Saturday morning we have training classes that will take part in to help our business out, Saturday night we are having a big bon fire and makine smores, then Sunday morning we are having a small brunch and then hitting the road! Again I am so excited! I really want to grow my business and lately I havent been having any luck. So why not learn some tips from Multi-Million Dollar directors. I mean if they did it I can do it right?
We will be staying at the Big Cedar Lodge and I am sharing a room with 3 other girls...1 I know from my unit! However there are 4 other girls going from my unit. So we are all riding together. Anyways, I will have my camera so I cant wait to post some pics!