Wow! It’s been so long since I posted, I’m surprised I remembered my password.
The short story is that I started a new position where I simply don’t have time to blog. While to many it may seem a strange departure to go from a professional job as an instructional designer, a job that requires a Masters degree, to an admin job, I saw it a little differently.
To be clear, it’s in the same company and in the same department. I felt I needed to get more exposure to the department and the company as a whole. This position, while administrative, is assistant to the Vice President of the department and as I transition in, I take over other duties left by unfilled positions, like the department’s budget and our company’s award program (open to all 30,000 people in the company).
Basically in my old job I knew nothing about anything except my little niche area. Now I need to know everything about everything. It’s been a steep learning curve, but so far I’m doing pretty well, I think. ::knocks on wood::
So there’s the answer to my absence. But Christmas is almost here and I’m looking forward to some time off.
This morning I was thinking of all the cute things Nolan is saying and doing lately and wanting to capture them on the blog. Of course, I’ve already forgotten half of them, but here are a few.
“When I was in college….”
“When I was a younger man…”
“I was over at the kid’s hospital and my girlfriend fell down and I helped her up and took her to the doctor.”
“I think Dad is going to give me his credit card.”
We went to see the ice show at Christmastown a few weeks ago. While everyone else is singing along to Christmas carols, Nolan is singing, “We will rock you!” and when it’s over and people cheer, he yells, “Booooo!”
I ask him why his shins are covered in bruises and he dramatically re-enacts how he fell down, thus probably giving himself more bruises.