Tag Archives: Work

Nerd Alert.

20 Dec

Total nerd alert. Earlier this year, my former boss encouraged me to take advantage of a great benefit that we have here that pays up to $15,000 per year in tuition for courses or programs that would ‘contribute to career development.’ It is kind of open ended in what you can take so after asking around and searching for a program, I applied and was accepted into a program at the University of Virginia. The courses are mainly online or at a local campus and my first semester I got a 4.0 GPA. I only took two courses but not bad for a full-time mom, full-time worker plus juggling all the other things that come along. I really enjoyed the classes and probably had a slight advantage that I work in the field that I took the courses in. The classes were online but were not self-paced. I had weekly assignments (that I put off until after Miss H was in bed) plus tests, discussion boards, midterms exams, final exams and a project. And, work paid for the courses, books (all electronic because they picked up the tab for the Kindle too).

One semester down, three to go! Hopefully I can keep up the GPA!


'What happened to you?!?'

12 Dec

That was my favorite quote from my office holiday party last night! I guess several of my co-workers had no idea that I was pregnant. For a little background- I work in our DC office and we outgrew our floor space so they moved part of the office down a few floors. Then in August, we acquired another company who is located out in Virginia. I feel I have seen a lot of the out-of-the-know co-workers on a regular basis and I feel like it is obvious that I am expecting but I guess they are either clueless, not observant, thought I was just putting on a few pounds (there were jokes last night about how it must have been that I got married and ‘let myself go’) or just not up on the office gossip. Highlights from the evening:

My boss sang and has a great voice (besides being the boss he is also in a band)!

barkleyThere was a lot of dancing and singing (the party was at a dueling piano bar).


dancing3And, somehow there was also working going on. Very dedicated editorial staff.