Sunday, February 15, 2009

Life is a Whirlwind

So here we are on February 15th....hope you all had a great Valentine's Day! We certainly did.!Here are some pics of Zack's first Hallmark Holiday...





We have so much to update about.
Zack is still the happiest and most loving little boy around. We can't believe that he will be 10 months old in 2 weeks...I say this everytime I update the blog, but I am just not sure where the time goes. As you can see by the pics, he is pulling himself up on anything and everything he can. He loves pushing his toys (and the laundry basket) all around the living room. He stands up on his own, but hasn't quite figured out how to take a step yet. Apparently his Daddy didn't walk until he was 18 months old...so who knows what Zack will do.
He is such a boy, loves his cars and trucks and trains, especially crashing them into the walls! Add of course anything loud...He is still into the dogs, pulling and pushing on them and giving them "kisses" (aka drooling all over them) ... and he is eating us out of house and home! Sample dinner menu: Summer Vegetable baby food, cut up Mozzarella sting cheese (a whole stick), a handful of diced chicken breast, a handful of cheerios, Sweet potato baby food, and a few bites of banana...ARE YOU KIDDING ME ZACK?! I have girlfriends that don't eat that much in a day!!!!
We are currently suffering from yet another ear infection...truthfully, we aren't sure that the one from Christmas ever really fully went away. Luckily he isn't very fussy despite both ears being infected, a fever, and a runny nose...he is such a trooper! Good thing tomorrow is a holiday so Daddy will stay home with him so he has a full 2 days on antibiotics before going back to "school".
Now...to answer all the questions regarding my job a ]nd Macys and all of that other good stuff.... Last Monday, to our total complete surprise (we were shocked to say the least!) Macys announced that they are closing their San Francisco, Miami, and Atlanta offices and consolidating to New York. As such, they laid off 7,000 corporate emplyees, myself included. In the restructuring of the NY office, they will be hiring some of us, but we won't know who they want to interview until next week. If they offer you a job, you still have the chance to decline it and take your severence, so of course I have put my name in the pot as "relocatable" just to see what they will be offering. In the meantime, I would really prefer just to take my severence and get a new job. They are surprisngly giving us a pretty nice severence package that under ordinary "non recession" circumstances would afford me some time to stay home with little Z and enjoy some down time, but given the current state of the economy, and the difficult environemnt at Jeff's job, we feel like I need to really be looking to take a job right awway.
My last day at Macys is April 30th (I think)...and at this time it seems that we will have some really tough decisions to make in the next few weeks. Last week I was in NY interviewing with Ross Stores (yes, Ross Dress for Less--don't laugh, they have a really great reputation as a great place to work and are actually one of the few retailers makeing their #s and growing). Additionally, I am going to Chicago (ok outside of Chicago actually) to interview with Sears, and am trying to convince Jeff to let me talk to Belk in Charlotte, but he has veto'd that one already. I also have a couple of other things up my sleeve, but unfortunately none of them are here in SF...so true to form, the Goslin's may be moving again soon....Stay tuned....and please cross your fingers for us. We are so excited about what the future has in store...