Friday, April 24, 2009

All New ASK CG

So I have forty eleven things swirling around in my head - none of which are interesting or entertaining or witty or remotely cool. But that is how my life rolls and all.

I had another big meeting at work yesterday. Ya know, one of those in which you are nervous and over prepared and so afraid of letting your boss down or not taking things the right direction? Anyone? Anyone? But at the end, he met with me privately for about 10 minutes and said, "Rewrite your job description tomorrow, I am promoting you!"

then I blacked out, came to, passed out again and when I awoke, I was curled up in a fetal position, twirling my hair and calling out for my momma. I think it went well.

Then I have been busy busy trying to find a summer sitter for my kids. someone old enough to not tire with the DAY TO DAY mundaneness of it all. And to let me take photos and blog about them. Until yesterday, we had uhm, let me prospects. Then I emailed ET's 5th grade teacher and asked if she could recommend anyone. By the end of the day I had 5 emails and 3 phone interviews. Here is what I have:

Ms. Col - 19 yr old at Holy Cross home for the summer and wanting to nanny. Dad is a school counselor. She has babysit every summer but the kids are now old enough to be at camp, etc. She is even-keel and seems very responsible and not liekly to over-react in situations. She is calm and warm. She will be home the weekend of May 9 and we will formally meet.

Ms. Cat - 19 yr old at Auburn home for the summer and wanting to nanny. Mom is a speech pathologist and she lives 5 minutes away. She has babysit, has 2 young siblings. Loves NURF guns and did an internship with her mom's school in speech therapy. She is bubbly and energetic, CPR training and scuba dives. She will be home the weekend of May 9 and we will formally meet.

Ms. L - is a 16 yr old right down the road. Her mom is a teacher and she is FUN FUN FUN. She is ready to take on responsibility and seems very MODALBY. She will be coming over this weekend.

I also played phone tag with Mr. N a 19 yr old college student in the local area whose mom is the receptionist at ET's school.

Sooooo, ya'll are totally gonna have to endure the posts after I meet them and decide who I should hire. Amen.

BUT -- for now RUN HIDE FLY AWAY. Cause we are having an all new ASK CG. I know. I know. What can there POSSIBLY be that you do not know about me......oh trust me. There are so many layers honey. So many layers. I am like a wedding cake. Without the little bride and groom figurines on top. But other than that, just like it.

So - either:
A) Clean the hairs behind your toilet
B) Get a bikini wax
C) Chop wood
D) Ask CG some questions

All of these rank in the same "funess" category.

I will answer all your q's first thing next week. Either post me your q's here or email me at

Ask me anything bout me (except my bra size) or I can totally go all Dear Abby on you too if you need advice. Cause I am all in everybody's business anyway. And who else should solve your problems other than a silly girl who can't solve her own. Yeah, that is what I am here for.



Jenn said...

(1) When you are tired and don't feel like cooking a big meal, what is your default, easy-makin' dinner?

(2) At what age did your boys potty-train and how did that go? Was it easier than with ET or more difficult?

(3) How many times per day/week do you talk to your mama?

(4) Any vacations planned for this summer?

(5) Do you have a favorite brand of jeans?

(6) Do you have a favorite place to shop for (a) work clothes and (b) casual clothes?

Shelle said...

1. What is your favorite current tv drama and/or comedy?

2. Do you relate to a particular character on the show?

3. What is your favorite summer recipe/meal?

4. What is your biggest pet peeve?

ptamom3 said...

First congrats on the meeting yesterday!!YIPPEE on the promotion!! I think so far just from what you wrote, I like Ms Cat and Miss L.... looking forward to more posts on them.
1) was your wedding big and extravagant, traditional, themed, etc??
2) Is ET now happy with her new home, in her new town, and at her new school with new friends? I HOPE SO!
3) are you getting a pool for that marvelous house or will you be doing the YMCA over the summer? P.S. How are swim lessons? Last I heard the swim GOD was going to toss him in...

thecrazysheeplady said...

Yeah, I'm wondering about the swimming too :-)

Writer Chick said...

I'm still waiting for the apple recipe :(

Anonymous said...

I've been reading your blog for a while now (love it!)but I am a bit sketchy on your careeer. I know you are in the education field, and I am assuming you were a classroom teacher at one point. I am a teacher and really enjoy every day in my classroom. It's been 12 years, and I still enjoy working with my snarky 6th graders! Go figure! However, I have a degree in admin as well. Thing is, I am hesitant to make the jump. I would so miss the classroom, but can I just sit on this degree? The money would be very welcome, but the politics that go on in the admin level are just not my cup of tea. I also love the fact that I make a difference on a personal level to the kids in my class. It seems to me the higher you go in education, the less personal that difference is. Just wondering what the motivation has been in your career and if you have any advice for me. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

I have a very hard time balancing home (3 kids) & work... balancing isn't the right word... I should say: accepting the rejection I get from my mother for working outside the home. How do you keep up with the house/meals/kids/work? Have you ever received criticism for not being a SAHM?

Kelley said...

I have a sweet 6 mo old little boy and I just found out that I am expecting my second child. Whew...they will only be 14 mo apart. How far apart are your boys? Did you plan it that way? What are the pros and cons of children so close in age?


Farmgirl Paints said...

Congrats on the go girl!!

1.) Did you ever find out what was wrong with your neck?

2.) What exactly do you do for a career?

3.) How do you get your hair to feather like that? It's gorgeous.

4.) What's your favorite hobby?

Dana and Daisy said...

Okay Cat, here's my question... You know about my new grnadbaby and the less than perfect timing of it all, but I want to embrace the joy this baby brings to our lives. I have only met the mom one time, and don;t have a good relationship with my step son. I want to ask all kinds of questions of her, like "Did your millk come in, how is the nursing going, is the baby cranky or colicky, are you sleeping at all, is Daddy helping, how is your incision healing,etc etc.

My question is: how should I approach these delicate and personal subjects with someone I do not know very well without her thinking I am a total freak and closing the door altogether on communication?

p.s. I only have facebook as a communication tool with her. And Steve is no help at all, he does not even call every day and ask how the baby is, but I would like to.

Pony Girl said... are my questions.
1.You take a lot of pictures, everywhere you go. And you use a Nikon DSLR. Not a small camera. Do you just carry it around your neck, to the grocery store? Does it drive you crazy? Do you keep it in your purse? In the camera bag? Do you ever feel silly taking it out and using it in unusual public places? I'm kind of a newbie, at least with the bigger DSLR's, and still can't get comfortable taking it everywhere or whipping it out in random places, like the mall. Help me get over it. Is there a 10-step program? Can you come up with one? Thank you!
2. You have never changed your blog header or its colors or the template or put ads on your blog, well maybe the header photo, once a long time ago? Don't get me wrong, I'm not implying that you should, I actually admire your ability to stick to who you are and have this constant in your life. I am just curious!! ;) I seem a little more prone to needing "bloggie-botox makeovers", then I always panic with blog-makeover remorse and miss my old look.
Anyhoo, have a great weekend.

Paige said...

I am too lazy to make a question, but I think one of those older girls sound promising.

As crappy as this is, I would have to be dang impressed by the male to put in that kind of contact with ET. She is growing up. A big sister type might be perfect for her