well i will admit that i am disappointed in myself for not being better at updating. there are a lot of blogs that i follow and it frustrates me sometimes that they don’t do a better job updating (ahem andy). anyways i will try to catch you up on what has been going on.
for starters my computer/internet has been so slow that it takes a long time to get typing because 1. the blog takes forever to come up and 2. the computer takes forever to show what i am writing and to show any corrections (that is the problem with old memory-less computers).
anyways work has been annoying all last week and so far this week. the noise volume has increased and i leave each day with a tremendous headache. i am asked my opinion on things by the upper management and when i give my opinion and my suggestions they act like it is a great idea and they will consider it and yet the go with what they want anyways. i guess i need to get used to this because i am pretty sure that is how the world works.
happy birthday to claudette. claudette is leslie’s mother. i picked a card out and meant to send it to her but i never got it in the mail. so i sent her an email instead. they have an”otis” too but their otis is a boxer. we both agree not to name another dog otis because psychological problems come with dogs named otis. 🙂
happy 1st birthday to our sweet niece carolina june (me and andy call her cj and i think that for us it is stuck). her birthday was friday but her party wasn’t until saturday afternoon.
last week we walked every day but friday (we went to the mall to do a little birthday shopping). we talked a lot about what we wanted to get her for her birthday. we wanted to do savings bonds (for college) but they don’t do the paper bonds anymore (it is a long complicated thing). so we thought more. we wanted to get her something that she could have for a while. we knew that she was loaded down with clothes and toys since Christmas was just a month ago. andy decided that he wanted to get her a “baby bracelet” so on friday we skipped the park and went to the mall. we went to several places and they didn’t have jewelry for children and we almost gave up but i was like one more store. we hit the jack pot. we found a simple cross necklace (with a warranty) and got it for her. we also got her a small jewelry box (not a toy) but something that she can hang onto and put her collection of jewelry in (i have a feeling that she will get more in years to come). we went home friday and just hung out.
saturday morning we got up and made breakfast. ever since andy has been out of school we have really enjoyed making breakfast together and splurging on saturday mornings together. andy has become a pro at fried eggs and so we have eggs, bacon, and waffles. we sit down and eat together and watch this old house (this saturday we didn’t get to see it – boo paid programming). we cleaned the house together (something else i love since he has been out of school). we got ready and went to cj’s birthday party. we watched maggie open the gifts because cj just didn’t really care about it all. we watched her touch her little cake (but she didn’t dive in like some kids). i thought it was funny because everyone was gathered around her like we were at the zoo. it makes me wonder if people hadn’t been so attentive and watching her if she would have done more with the cake. she was too busy watching everyone watch her that she just stuck her fingers in it. which in my opinion is fine.
after the party andy took me on a date. we went to see a movie. “one for the money.” it is a movie based on a book series by janet evanovich. i love that series and i don’t think andy hated the movie so it was a good night. we saw some previews for some great new movies coming out. after that we went home and picked something up on the way home.
as far as my to do list. we collected the money from the roof guy. i have started the new quilt (and by started i mean i have a pattern cut). we hung a new shelf in the kitchen and i love it. we started the collage wall but ran into a problem when otis jumped on the glass for one of the frames and busted it. i am going to use that frame for another project but we have to replace it for the collage wall. we are lacking 3 frames for the wall to be done with phase one. (phase one is getting it on the wall and complete until we have other things we want to add). that is about all we have accomplished. but we are having so much fun together on the weekends it makes me feel less guilty about not getting it done.
we walked yesterday and my legs hurt so bad i almost cried. we are going to walk again today and part of me is dreading it. i know it is good for me and i do enjoy walking with andy and talking, but i do love my comfy pants.
i don’t think we have anything planned for this week except to continue working on the list.
in andy’s job news. we haven’t heard a peep out of the school that he applied for. i don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. but we did hear about an opening in TN. it would be in the town where we would love to retire, but i don’t know what we will do about it. right now we are still praying and trying to figure out what we need to do. pray for us.
i hope to have pics of the new shelf and the collage wall up soon. i hope to update more. hopefully tomorrow.