March 30, 2009

Party pictures

The little angel in tutu!

More of the table...

This smile's the best! So excited for the party!
The guest of honor!

Guest Ashton's place setting. I think his mom was happy to see pink for once since there are all boys in her family. The guys just had to put up with the frilly stuff for the afternoon. They didn't seem to mind.

The beautiful table setting for Maci's birthday. Thanks to Lisa I get to have these cool decorations for my kids' special events! I certainly don't have this in me!

A birthday at our house!

Yippee! A first birthday at our house! Maci's official birthday is April 2nd, but we celebrated yesterday with a springtime bash full of dragonflies, flowers, tutus, and cake. It was a lot of fun. Her guests were mom, dad, Grandpa and Grandma Reimche, Auntie Lisa, Chad, Kali, Evan, Ashton, and Shaun.

Maci's such a sweetheart of a girl. You just don't see much fuss from her at all. She's a smiler, for sure! I can't even imagine what we'd do without her. Funny how we didn't know how we'd survive with her just one short year ago. God knows what he's doing! She's so precious.

March 17, 2009

Any great thoughts?

I wanted to come up with some really deep philosophical topic this evening but, alas, I have no thoughts in my head at the moment. I am currently awaiting tech support for my transcription job, and the lady who said she would call right back has not called back in over 1 hour now. Sigh....

You know, I guess I could do the stream of consciousness type of writing where I just keep writing exactly what comes to my mind at the moment. Right now I am reminded of the national news story of the AIG execs who are being given millions of dollars in bonus pay. While the entire nation is in an uproar about AIG paying that money back, how about just saying to the people who are GETTING the money..."Hey, don't you think it's a bit criminal of you to even consider taking the money considering it's bankrupting your company as costing the taxpayers as well?" Just a thought. No one seems to be thinking the recipients of the money have any say in this matter. No, I would not want to give up my bonus either but, you know, if it is millions of dollars, I really think I could say that I'd be willing to take significantly less or delay the pay until a time when the business could actually afford it. Stellar thinking, I must say. I don't imagine we'll hear of any one of the recipients of the bonuses ever speak those words.

The weather has finally taken a turn for the better here in ND! I've nearly gone without a coat for most of the last few days. Hallelujah!

Oh! A call is coming in...I can go to be early! The tech department cannot locate the PIN number I need and won't be able to until morning. Yippe! I can play around on Facebook a bit more and head to bed. Maybe I'll have even greater thoughts next time. See ya!

March 11, 2009

The fast lane continues...

Oh, I bet you thought you'd never see me again! I've been at the computer too much with transcription that I don't just sit down to type anymore. Whew! What a hectic life the last few weeks anyway.

We are now "recovering" from our latest snowfall and cold temps, which the weatherman half-heartedly promises to be the last for the spring. I sure hope so. I do enjoy getting out snowmobiling, but I've had enough of that for the year too. It's time for the next sport...motorcycling, waterskiing...the warm kind of fun!

I've learned some new keyboard commands while working online and I'm even using them while typing this! Some of them are just Microsoft features, but the technology behind some of this transcription work is really quite amazing. The job I have is speech recognition editing. The company has since upgraded its format and my lines per hour should increase. This is a good thing since they've so nicely lowered everyone's cents per line rate because of this new technology. How sweet of them! But...the technology really is amazing. The system now has a "smart" aspect to it in that it actually recognizes any editing I do and will keep those edits for each individual doctor for the next time in the hopes of having less editing to do for each dictator everytime they speak. Hopefully this really does work. It seems to be and, thus, the job gets faster...more money!

I'd best go get some work done. By the way, anyone else becoming a Facebook junkie?? Isn't it amazing how hooked we can get snooping in on our friends through that little site. It is fun though. Maybe I'll save that topic for another day....