Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday morning modnar....(modnar, that's random spelled backwards)

Well, Monday Morning Random just didn't sound right, and I've got some strange fascination with alliteration I think, so you get Monday Morning Modnar.
So, the whole story is that I was rude to a customer at work. This is pretty unusual for me. Normally, someone has to really push my buttons to get a reaction out of me (unless of course, it's my kids--it takes very little for them to get the same reaction), and this poor unassuming guy made a simple comment about what he paid for an item several days previously and I guess I became overly defensive. I think I thought he was out to get something for nothing, so I just kind of snapped back. I don't know. At any rate, I was out of line. He complained later to upper management, and I got a write-up. Which I totally deserved. He was offered free passes to another exhibit where I work, which he accepted. So, I was really hoping I'd get a chance to see him again on Saturday so I could properly apologize. But, no such luck. I'm quite embarrassed by my behavior. Free tickets are nice I'm sure, but I think there's a lot to be said for a personal apology. So, that's the story.

I love coming home to my family. There are always welcome home hugs and kisses. Jason and Justin got to stay up til I got home this weekend, and it was so dang cute! They look at my work shoes and say "Shoe! Shoe!" then get right to work helping me take off my shoes and socks.


I got called to the nursery at church. Oh yay! Did you sense a little sarcasm there? Actually, I'm kind of torn on the subject. The cool part is I get to serve in the same class my little guys are in. And the bad part is I get to serve in the same class my little guys are in. HaHa. Really, it's not so bad. I do miss Relief Society--somedays I feel like it's the only spiritual nourishment I get. But then, I stop and think about the fact that these two are my last little ones and I need to enjoy them as much as I can. It's fun to watch them in nursery, especially singing time. I love watching them do the actions, and just taking such pleasure in it.


I'm not really loving my new work schedule. It's mostly mid shifts, which is 12-9. The bright side is that I get to see an hour more of my girls each day. But, I'm seeing about two hours less of my boys, and getting a WHOLE lot less done around the house. I think the hour more with my girls is worth it though. The house doesn't really matter right? And the two hours I'm missing with my boys is mostly naptime anyway.

well, that's all the modnar I can think of at the moment.....


gigi said...

Loved all your backwards random! Have a great week!

Cherie said...

Sometimes mom's have to juggle an awful lot. You have quite a few plates in the air.
A new nursery calling on top of it. Oh my. Nursery can be a blessing though - try to make the most of it and think "they could have called you to teach Gospel Doctrine or the 13 yr old Sunday School class" hee hee.
Have a GREAT Monday!

tammy said...

You are a good person just because you sincerely feel bad about the way you treated that customer. So many times when I worked and I'd have ornery patients complaining about their bill, I would get so sick of them that sometimes it would be hard to be nice. Especially if I had PMS!

I'm with you on the nursery. I was in there when my first was little and I liked it, but at the same time it was a brand new ward and I didn't get to know many people because I was stuck in there. People thought I was new after a year of living there. But it is fun to be there with your own and see how they react.

tammy said...

Are you getting smoke from CA fires?

Kristina P. said...

That's funny because I'm going BACK to 12-8, as of today, and I couldn't be more thrilled! But we don't have kids, so I think that makes a difference.

A Happy Heart Blog said...

What a day at work, I can imagine it was nice to come home to your family. I hope you get a chance to see him - but if you don't - we all have those days. Your schedule sounds rough, hang in there!

I was called to the nursery of my girl's class. At first it was rough, but as the weeks went by, I appreciated the extra time I had with them in a different enviroment. Still, I think mom's of twins should be excluded from the Nursery!

Take care!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Sounds like you are very "normal!"
I can't tell you how I understood everything you said...I've been there and done that on all of it.
(though I didn't have twins, I did have kids 18 months apart-and taught their Sunday school class)

Hey, thanks for the prayer last week (bees/hiking) We were told we passed 2 bee hives right on the trail... We didn't see them! God is so good!


the boyd family said...

wow, i had no idea you were called to nursery and i was sitting 2 rows behind you in sacrament! you can tell how much i pay attention. congrats on the calling. i totally hear you about being torn about it, you'll love it though. just think, it makes up for those 2 hours you miss with the boys during the day :)

Amy J. said...

I love that they know you can't wait to get those shoes off!

I hear you on the nursery thing. I am just helping official call but they did ask if I could help and I too am torn for the same reason.

Anonymous said...

I got a crappy schedule this year too. and the worse is that they made up my schedule without asking me. I mean it is not my boss who made it, it is my co-workers. The positive thing is that I get my fridays off.

Yay! This is another common point we'll have this year (with the crappy schedule).

And I think you're really a great person to have tried to find the guy to apologize :)

The Foulgers said...

Wow, Mikki, nursery! I know it's going to be super hard to miss RS. I think you'll be great, you are so patient. Hopefully the extra time with your boys will be a blessing! Hang in there!:)