Sunday, January 31, 2010

Not much...

If you read my post earlier from the day I left you would see that I said how much I was going to miss my precious little girl. She is the love of my life, and every time I see a little kiddo I just miss her dearly. Apparently this is a one way street.

I called a few days ago to talk to her. It was in the morning and she had just woken up. She was laying in bed with Steve watching Shrek before having to get ready for school.

Steve: 'Gracie it's mommy. Do you want to talk to her?'
Gracie: 'Wwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!'
(Translated - 'No I am watching Shrek and I do not want to talk')

Then yesterday, I planned to call when I knew she would have already been up for a few hours and maybe more willing to talk. So I called Saturday morning (her time) before they left for Henderson. 

Steve: 'Gracie it's mommy. Do you want to talk to her?'
Gracie: 'No.'
Steve: 'Gracie, it's mommy. She wants to talk to you. She wants to tell you about the present she bought you.'
Gracie: 'No'

.....after a little convincing she decided it would be ok to talk to me for a few minutes. So we chatted a bit, then I said 'Gracie, I really miss you. I can't wait to see you. Do you miss mommy?'
Gracie: 'I miss you a little bit, but not much.'

Awesome. Love you too honey.


My trip has been going great so far. I am extremely busy but it’s great to be here and know what I am doing and have friendly familiar faces to welcome me back. I spent the first part of the week in Mumbai going back and forth between our different office locations visiting with each of my teams.

On Tuesday, India celebrated a holiday, Republic Day. Most of the staff was out of the office on this day, but there were some teams that still had to come to work. For those teams, myself and the other onsite manger decided to order pizza to say thanks, but also as a treat for working over the holiday. We had about 80 people to feed so we decided to order pizza. Luckily there was someone in the office to help us, because I am almost 100% positive that there would have been no pizza party if we had been on our own. Once the pizza was ordered, we had to walk down to the restaurant to pay....when asked if they took credit cards, the guy said ‘Yes, but you have to come here to pay. We can’t bring the machine to you.’ OOOOkaaaay. So off we went. A five minute walk and since I am writing this today, no I did not get run over. However the guy who help me insisted that he walk on the outside just in case…..awesome.

So the pizza was paid for, we headed back to meet the team and wait for dinner to arrive – did I mention that we ordered 30 pizzas?? We wanted to make sure there was plenty and figured there would be some left over and so other people on the floor could have some too. When the pizza arrived we all went into the cafĂ© to set it out and let the teams start eating…and then it happened. In about 5 minutes, all the pizza was GONE. 30 pizzas. GONE. The fact that they ate it so fast was not really the problem, it was that some people actually did not get to eat because we had planned to go in shifts. OMG it was hilarious! Luckily most everyone did eat and they were all happy to have the treat. But now we know that next time we will order much much more!

Big thanks to Smokin Joes Pizza for the good dinner!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Here I go again

I am leaving today, heading back to India for work. I am excited to go, probably more so than I was last time. I now know what I am doing, people at work, and have done this before. So this round I can spend more time enjoying the trip rather than being in culture & new job shock. This will be true for the first week, because the second week of my trip I will be in Penang, Malaysia. Another place I have NEVER been and probably would have NEVER had a chance to visit. I am excited, but a little anxious - i guess would be the right word. It's a new place, a new experience, who knows what I will encounter! Regardless, I am excited and thankful to have a job that allows me to go around the world.

There is one downside to this, and that is time away from my family and my most prized possession. I love you baby and I'll see you soon!