I know, I know – it’s been a while. 🙂  But I’ve actually been a bit busy.  As of Monday the 4th, I was promoted from Marketing Communications Specialist to Manager of Marketing Communications!

I’ve been working toward this for a while, with a lot of stumbling blocks that I probably shouldn’t post on an open forum.  But I’m glad it has finally happened!  Within 6 months or so I should also be able to hire on an employee of my own to help out with marketing, as well as electronic communications / social media.  I feel like after being completely stuck for the last 3-4 years, things are finally happening for me! 

On top of that, things are happening all around me.  My brother is getting married May 27th – and we have the shower this weekend, bachelor/bachelorette parties the last weekend of April, plus dress fittings and helping out with final preparations. Then my mom is getting married at the end of June.  In addition to the weddings, both my sis and brother-in-law (A & S), and my mom and her fiance (B) have bought new houses, and are moving in May and June, respectively.  And I have major kitchen envy with both!!

Also in June, J and I have a weekend away in Michigan for the Nascar race.  This is the one we plan to camp at.  My wonderful Aunt sent us her tent, stove, sleeping bags, utensils, lantern and cookware.  We’re working on gathering up everything else we’ll need.  The big things on our list… canopy, cast iron griddle, and a table for our grills (the one we have will melt if we put the grills on it).  Other than that, it’s a bunch of little things – ponchos, tarps, water jugs, first aid stuff.  We’re pretty excited about this weekend!  I think it will be a good time.

Now let me do a quick 30 Things Update:

Cooking: I’m still cooking all the time, but I can’t say I’ve really done anything specific on my list.  But I think I’m getting there with yeast. 🙂

Finance: We’ve been working on both paying off the credit cards and building up our savings.  With my promotion comes quite a nice raise, so once those paychecks start coming in, I think we’ll have a good chance of meeting these goals.

Marriage: We tell each other we love each other all the time. 🙂  As for the ‘date day’ – we had a ‘date weekend’ in February  with a trip to Niagara, and a weekend in March with a trip to Bristol.  April is a pretty busy month, but we’ll squeeze in something!  Maybe some golf. 🙂

Home: Umm… let’s skip this one.

Self: I’ve joined a new gym and have been very good about getting there 3-4 times a week.  I have lost a few pounds.  I’ll start running again once the weather is nicer.  Should happen soon… I hope.  I’m still working on the rest.

Activities: Camping is planned.  And I suck at taking pictures. I may have to find a replacement for that one. 🙂  And as for that deep tissue massage, I may need to look into that sooner than later, as I’ve been having a lot of back pain lately.