My nth attempt to post

I have tried several times in the past week or two to post an update on here. Everytime I’d get to the homepage, something would come up that I wouldn’t post… be it child, husband, or other internet distraction. I will get a post up tonight though!

I have been working for the past few weeks.  I made mention of it in my last post.  I have made major headway on one of my projects at work.  This one was to create a database of all the discontinued books.  It seemed easy enough at first… just enter in the books.  But then how do we handle the barcodes?  It would be really nice to just scan the barcode and have everything enter into the table.  And how do we track inventory?  Can I figure it out to subtract one from inventory everytime a book scans?  What about the books we sell online and not to students?  We need to track those, but don’t want them to show up on the weekly report?  Speaking of the weekly report, how can I make it easy for the assistant manager to get sale for a certain date range?  As you can tell, I had a lot of questions to answer.  I was able to do 99% of what I wanted.  The only thing I couldn’t get to work was having the inventory count show up on the form when we were selling books.  That isn’t a big deal.  I even set up a switchboard so whoever is using the database doesn’t have to find the right form to use.  I also don’t have to worry about all my queries getting edited (which leads to the inventory and reports getting messed up).  I am quite proud of my database and how it turned out.  My job this week is to count the books and get the quantities entered in.

My other project at work is coming along.  I have the workflows made up for how our processes are currently done.  The next step is to make a workflow for how we want the processes to be in the end.  That is going to be the more challenging part.  I don’t agree with Virgil on how things should be done.  This needs to be agreed upon really before some of these steps go further.  I am not sure how to best approach this right now.  This is the main reason I’ve let this project sit as much as I have.  There were days when I could have been doing this when I was stuck with Access.

On the home front, things are going ok so far.  Laura is getting into th eswing of daycare.  She cries when we leave, and doesn’t want to leave when we pick her up.  I have gotten something that I’ve wanted for a long time.  When Laura sees us pull up (and they are outside playing), she will run to me with her arms stretched out wide, yelling “Mommy!  Mommy!  Mommy!” until she reaches me to give me a big hug.  :)  This totally melts my heart.  Warren is going with the flow rather well.  He is most excited to see his daddy at the end of the day.  This works well so we each have a child super happy to see us.  :)  Not that they aren’t happy to see the other parent, but each is showing a definite preference right now.

Yesterday was not a good day for me.  I woke up with a headache and cramps.  My goal was to just make it through the day until Robert got home.  I let Laura watch a lot of tv.  I was talking to Mom on the phone, and Laura was wanting my undivided attention.  While attempting to crawl up on my lap, she kicked my laptop and it went falling to the floor.  Not so good for it.  I put her into timeout for it.  While she was sitting, I changed Warren’s diaper.  When I went to throw it away, I stumbled over my own feet.  I was holding Warren in my left arm.  I twisted trying catch myself.  Instead, I feel so my right shoulder landed on top of the back of a dining room chair.  Thankfully Warren didn’t fall or get hurt.  He didn’t even seem to get scared by it.  I paid dearly for it though because I hurt really badly for the rest of the day.  When Laura’s timeout was over, I asked her if she remembered why I put her in timeout.  “Because I broke it” (a part of the aircard did pop off on my laptop).  I was impressed that she could tell me why I put her there.  I let her get up to go back to playing.  This is when the fun started.  She had her stuffed bunny and put her into timeout!  She went over to pretend to start the timer.  Then she went back to the bunny asking her if she remembered why she was in timeout (“You member me?” is what she asked).  Then she told the bunny she got timeout because the bunny wasn’t listening.  I was laughin so hard, but doing my best to keep it in so Laura wouldn’t know it.  She kept this up until lunch time.  She even put Diego in timout for a while (for the same reason).

Warren’s sleep is still really bad.  I am at my wit’s end with it.  I think once I get done working for this stretch, we may look into a book called “The No Cry Sleep Solution”.  I am just at a total loss for how to get Warren to sleep bettter.  I can even deal with one or two feedings.  But now he is staying up for an hour or two after one of the feedings.  I think my illness on Friday was I had gotten so run down.  With Laura it wasn’t too bad to get her to sleep through the night at 13 months.  But she also wasn’t doing this trick of being up for so long at this age.  She did that at an earlier age and then stopped.  Just Warren reminding me once again that he is different from his sister I guess.

I am hoping that we can all go to church tomorrow morning.  We haven’t gone since Easter.  :(  There is always an excuse.  Mandy will be coming over in the late afternoon/early evening.  We’ll make homemade pizza and mudslides.  :)  I will work again Tuesday-Thursday next week.

I am finding that I seem to have less patience with the kids when I am working.  I know that they miss me and are wanting more attention on the days I am home to make up for me being gone.  But it is so hard some days.  I think I am more tired so I can’t deal with Laura’s “tricks” as easily.  I also don’t handle Warren’s sleep issues as well.  Thankfully I have an awesome husband who jumps right in to help out even more.  I don’t know what I’d do without him.  I’m not just saying that either.  I truly would be at a loss if I had to work and take care of 2 kids on my own.  I give major props to single mothers.

Our goal is to start going to be sooner, so I should end this and get going.  Warren has been up once already (just needed some cuddles).  Hopefully I will be able to post a little more frequently once work is over.

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