Allisa, I am very jealous of your fancy restaurant meal. We almost never go anywhere without DS because we don't have family in town. My BIL lives with us and watches him on occasion, but that's maybe 2-3 times a year!
Cristan, I'm impressed that you kept up your clarinet playing, most people I know quit their instruments after high school. Do you plan on teaching your LO an instrument at some point?
Elizabeth, I can't see your blog from my government computer ... can't wait to check it from home.
AFM, my guard job is not terribly demanding. I am in maintenance, but it's all in-shop stuff. It's much less physical than it sounds. I work on some of the aircraft components, but not the mechanical stuff, more of the communication, navigation, radio frequency type instruments. It's mostly hooking boxes up to testers and running them, pushing buttons, swapping circuit cards, etc... Work is really slow here right now though, so there's nothing to do. I'm just hanging out on the computer adding to this chat thread, lol.
I loved the chat thread on my last board!!! I am still trying to remember names so sorry I am not using them yet
I wish I could knit. I cross stitch and love it but my grandmother knits a lot and I wish I could.
We threw a surprise 40th anniversary party this weekend for my in laws. It went awesome and there were about 60 people there. Now I am exhausted and ready to get my house clean and in order and get baby stuff all set... But that can wait until next weekend while today is LAZY
I got up at 5 this morning. I usually have to get up at 330 to go to work, so 5 was a bit of a "sleep in" but... still! I'm supposed to sleep 'til 10! Ha. I haven't slept 'til 10 in forever. I am sick though, I knew it was coming the past few days my throat hurts. I hope it's fast and doesn't linger like my last one did. I have asthma, plus a baby making things hard and having a cold it gets really hard for me to breathe. So hopefully this one zooms out quickly. However, usually when I get sick.. I get really sick and I'm down for a few days completely miserable. Atleast it's a new year and my vacation and personal time cycled back.
DH just texted me and asked if I wanted to cook on the grill tonight. I don't do the grill, so I assume he meant HIM cook on the grill. But I'm wondering if that means his moms coming, I don't think he would have asked unless she's coming over. So I asked him if she's coming and also asked what he wants to cook because other than frozen pork chops, I'll have to go to the store. And of course - no answer. He's funny (what I mean by funny is really friggin annoying) because if he calls me and I miss his phone call and call RIGHT BACK, he won't answer it and mumble something about it not ringing. If he sends a text and I don't answer it immediately, I don't get another one from him for a looooong time. *eyeroll*
I had all these plans for this weekend: I needed to pick up around here - there's clothes all over the floor. My doggie drags whatever she can from the bathroom hamper so I need to get it all picked up. And I need to sweep. And wash/dry/fold some clothes. And clean the kitchen. I semi cleaned the kitchen yesterday, so it's not horrible. And I did do one load of clothes.. I just feel so blah.
How is everyone's Monday? Mine is dragging. It is my VERY light day teaching wise and I had big plans of things to get done and yet I am sitting here on the internet... I wanted to have most of my maternity stuff all organized and together but I just cannot motivate today at all!
I am super stressed about the state of my house and really want this upcoming long weekend to get stuff done aroudn the house. I start my second to last graduate class tomorrow and I can't wait for that to be over either. This is to complete my CAGS because I already have my Master's.
Okay now that I chatted I am off to accomplish something...
Joan, no, I didn't have to entertain. DH finally called me and explained that he knew I wanted to cook out on the grill because it was really warm here this weekend, but I had already planned dinner, so we just ate what I planned on. His mother was never in the equation, I guess I just thought since he was going to cook something on the grill, she'd be with us, but he said he hadn't even talked to her.
My Monday was okay I guess. I'm officially sick, I only got one hour of sleep last night, so it was hard to make it through the day, but I managed - AND in a good mood, so that's an extra plus! I stopped and got lunch on the way home (Mexican) and I want to just cram it all in my mouth, but I know that's not a good idea...haha.
Earlier today, I had my arms crossed right under my breast...and baby girl kicked me (or punched or something) really hard. That's the highest I've felt her!
Sorry to hear you are sick Jessica! Feel better soon!
Aimee good luck with all the house organization!
We are moving on the 26th, so we started packing this past weekend. We are nowhere near done. I've got a busy-ish week at work, tomorrow I have a community service event meeting, and otherwise the rest of the week I will just be studying. We are going to the new Science Museum (The Perot Museum) on Friday and our friend's band is playing at the museum too! I'm excited to see both the museum and band!
Jessica - That stinks that you are still sick and that you got no sleep. I hope that you feel better soon; it seems like it is harder to heal from things when you're pregnant. Can I just say though, I am too jealous that you had grilling weather this weekend? It is so freaking cold here. It was 0 degrees F when I was leaving for work this morning. Zero! Anyway, I hope that you feel better soon.
Joan - That must be hard, not having a lot of family nearby. That is one of the reasons why I have refused to move from Denver even though I haven't gotten some pretty amazing job opportunities in other cities in the past several years; all of our family is here.
Aimee - What is your Masters going to be in? Congrats in being almost done with a grad degree! Advanced degrees are kind of the norm in DH's family (not in mine, I was the first person in my family to get a BA) and DH has a Masters and is thinking about going back for a PhD. I have kicked around going back every once in a while, I think mostly just so I can say I have one and fit in with his family. LOL!!!
Elizabeth - good luck with getting all of your packing done. Are you moving to have more room for your newest addition, or for another reason? Have fun at the museum and watching the band. That sounds like a lot of fun!
AFM - Not much going on. We had a really nice time on Saturday, despite the fact that the Broncos had just blown the playoffs in double overtime. LOL I even ate a few bites of dessert, and it was AMAZING. Toe curlingly good. Other than that, things are pretty quiet here. I have an OB appointment tomorrow, but it's just a regular check up.
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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Jessica- I also feel like I am getting sick and the thought of one more thing to make me uncomfortable is making me miserable.
Joan - family nearby is huge for me. My parents are both passed away and I have no siblings so my in laws and my grandmother are all I have. It stinks in a lot of ways
Elizabeth- moving is so stressful for me and the real reason is I am horrible at packing!!! I end up throwing it all in random boxes in the end and it is horrible so I am wishing you good luck!
Alissa I have my masters in education already. As a teacher in MA our salary is based on years taught and then college credits. Each school varies a little but ours is a raise each 15 credits you get after your bachelors (some schools it is after masters). So your annual raise is usually a percentage 1-3% a yr based on your salary. So the scale goes down by years from 1-15 and then it goes over up to bachelors +105 credits. I am in my 12th year and am at 93 credits. I want to be in that bottom right spot so my annual raise is based on the highest salary it can be. So I decided to go for a CAGS in administration to get to the 105 credits rather than just taking random classes.
Oh yeah Alissa I was secretly rooting for a denver loss since my beloved patriots would be facing them!!
AFM - after my practice tonight we went and ran some errands to return some Christmas stuff. We went WAY overboard this year and it was nice to return like $400 worth of stuff - not all gifts but still. Now I am getting ready for some Tylenol pm and my pillow to try and beat this sore throat thingy