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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Ohmigod I have been so busy this last month!! I am working my tail off training with Maria and I am behind in everything! I normally blog at work, but apparently I don't have the leisure time anymore.

Things at home are going OK. The house is not quite the disaster area it has been - I at least cleaned the kitchen this weekend. The floors are so clean you could eat of them! The rest of the house, not so much. I was actually home sick yesterday. I tossed my cookies all morning, and had a horrible back ache. I'm feeling much better today, but I am worried that the nausea I'm experiencing a lot lately means my blood sugar is out of wack. That has me very worried, and I am going to make the best effort I know how to start eating better.

I actually started an excersise regimen last week. Don't laugh, but I ordered "Hip Hop Abs". So far, I love it. I am having trouble getting up at 5 am every morning to work out though, and I'm embarrased to ask my husband if I can use the living room in the evenings. I don't know why, I just am. The workout has been a lot of fun, which is weird. I have actually tightened up my belt another notch.

Old baby has been a little bit cranky lately. He is getting so good though at listening to us and understanding consequences to his actions. He had a terrible ulcer on his tongue all last week, and stayed home from day care one day, then new baby had what we thought was chicken pox for a few days. It turned out to be hives, and not chicken pox, but I was a little bit stressed out! Old baby turns 4 in one month, and I just can't believe 4 years has gone by already. He is just such an amazing little person.

Well, I better high tail it back to work.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Holy smokes I haven't posted in a while!

The last month has been so busy. June usually is, the weekends always seem to be booked. We had a wonderful time at our family reunion. The family is just as crazy and lovable as ever! We spent the night, and new baby did not handle hotel sleeping very well at all. He was so very tired, but refused to fall asleep. He cried and cried before finally passing out. He woke up crying several times. Old baby only woke up once, and he was very happy to have a whole queen sized bed all to himself.

We were back home from our trip maybe two hours when my husband received a phone call from someone affiliated with his office, and told him he was being let go. No reason given other than they are an "at will" employer. I say the person who called was "affiliated", because my husband didn't even know who the guy was. It was all very surreal. Luckily, my husband had two or three interviews within just a few weeks, which was very heartening. In the past, it has taken months before he could even get an interview. I think the industry standard right now is three months between jobs. He is working for a new corporation since June 25th, but he's not too sure yet if it's "the one". He got the job through the temp agency, and luckily it is just a short drive across the highway from our home. I'm certainly enjoying sharing the dropping the kids off at day care duties. Hubby drives old baby to his day care which is about 10 minutes from the house, and I drop new baby off at his place which is about 3 blocks away. This has saved me an hour and a half off my commute every day. Yes, I 'm definitely liking it!

We had a 4th of July BBQ at my sister in law's house, with a wonderful fireworks show just a few blocks away. Old baby did great with the fireworks. He said he didn't like them, but he watched the whole thing. He was griping about not being able to sit in my husband's chair ("I don't WANT to sit in your lap!!") to hopping right into my lap as the first firework went off. New baby was sitting with my dad until about the 5th explosion, then he came running too! He fell asleep about 5 minutes into the show, and didn't wake up again until I was settling him into his car seat. Lugging 30 pounds of sleeping 18 month old has left me a bit sore in the arms today!

We are driving to Aptos on Saturday, which is right between Santa Cruz and Monterey, for our friend Seth's wedding. I am so looking forward to it, and trying not to think too much about the 2 1/2 hour drive there and back. I wish we could stay the night, but the hotel they are getting married at is a 2 night minimum at $350 per night. Yeouch! Wren and Scott are in the wedding, so they have a room, and George is officiating, so he and Jen have a room too. They said we can use their space to get dressed. It will be nice not to drive 180 miles in panty hose! Jen might drive over with us, because she can't go until Saturday, and George is driving up Friday afternoon. It would be nice to get all caught up with her! I still haven't heard all the juicy details from her and George's wedding in April. They were married in Hawaii, so we couldn't make it.

My sisters, dad and I are planning a big 60th birthday bash for my mom. It has a Hawaiian Luau theme, which she knows about but what she doesn't know is that we hired hula dancers! It is going to be so much fun! I am in charge of making all the desserts. I am actually really going to enjoy that part. Desserts are really my thing. Except pies, can't make those to save my life!

Well, this post is way too long so I think I'll pack it in. Hopefully, I'll be able to write more often.