So much on the brain

Life has really picked up recently.

I went to the doctors the last week of June to discuss my ADD and that I am 55+ days late with my cycle and had several negative HPT results (all of which occured when I was pregnant with Amelia) and requested a blood test. I had the blood drawn on July 2 and I haven’t heard back, but not really stressing it either. Then, on July 8 my cycle started; exactly 3 months to the day when my last cycle started. So now I am wondering what’s going on with my hormones and if my PCOS symptoms are returning.

Last week Amelia and I spent a few days down with my Mom. Recently, my Mom was diagnosed with MS and I got to truly see how it affects her; physically and emotionally. My heart hurt so much to see her in such misery. When I left on Friday afternoon, as soon as got into the city where I had cell reception, I immediately texted my brother and Greg about Moms condition and other things. I told them both that we have to get Mom out of her current situation and to live with us (as in Greg, Amelia, and me). Greg told me that he supports me and will do anything to help MY MOM because he cares about her as much as he cares for his Mom. I was crying in my drive home because I am so concerned about her and I want to do everything possible within my power to get her with me and my brother. But, my Mom is just as stubborn as I am.

Also, while visiting my Mom, my cousin and her daughter visited for an entire day. My cousin, April, and her boyfriend are officially trying to conceive their second baby. April and I are trying to get pregnant around the same time together so our children are close in age, like Amelia and Olivia are. I told this to Greg when I came home and reacted the same as any other male.

Our Disney vacation is only 10.5 weeks away! I’m starting to get excited about our week long trip. Although, I think I’m more excited to see Amelia’s reactions throughout the trip than anything else.

I’ve started to do some shopping for our trip by buying Disney themed items for Amelia. I’ve bought her a Tinkerbell Sundress and Tinkerbell Crocs. My high school friend that I recently did a photo shoot for is making Amelia a Minnie Mouse dress (similar to a dress that I saw on eBay), and I was looking at other Tinkerbell themed items such as lanyards, backpacks, etc to get Amelia all excited.

I’ve recently started my 5th class. This class is to learn more advanced functions on Excel. I submitted my first lab assignment last night and it took two days to complete due to the extensiveness of the assignment. I was not prepared to work that hard. LOL.

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Weekend Report w/ Good Stuff

Saturday started at 6:45am – when the alarm went off. Greg and I pretended Saturday was a work day otherwise we would have overslept. I didn’t have much to pack since I did most of everything the night before so we were out of the house and into the car by 8:20am.

The drive down to Mom’s was uneventful. I called cousin April to see what she was up to since she didn’t reply to my email last week and told her about the Easter event at St. Ignatius Church (this is where my aunt had her ashes ‘tossed’ as this was her favorite church) and she was like “Oh, I wanna go!!” so I told her that I asked her via email and she mentioned that her work has blocked a lot of email address (meaning incoming emails from addresses such as hotmail, yahoo, gmail, etc) and she didn’t get my email. So anyway I told her that I was meeting Mom at the liquor store at the ‘split’ and said that we would wait for her. While waiting I took this picture of Amelia (which is also my background pic on my laptop and work computer):

Ameila wearing Daddy's hat

After what felt like an eternity (I can get impatient at times), Mom arrives and then April calls; she’s at the wrong liquor store and with in a few minutes we’re all together and on our way to St. Ignatius.

The church is beautiful and has amazing views itself:

St. Ignatius Church

St Ignatius Church

View from atop of the hill

as I mentioned, there are some breathtaking views; perfect for wedding pictures. But after the event I decided that I didn’t want a wedding at the church (even though my family was a member) and the reason being is because I know there would be too many rules and restrictions and I don’t want that – I want to be able to create my wedding; and that was pretty much it for wedding talk for the day.

The Easter Event/Fair/Extravaganza… what-have-you was…. different. When we were leaving my Mom and cousin, both, said that people over dressed for the event. I only noticed how many pregnant people there were; you’d think there was a convention instead of an Easter event! Anyway, there were a lot of activities for the kiddies: Easter Egg Hunt (which my Mom did with Amelia and I didn’t get pictures because I couldn’t find them); pony rides:

Amelia on a pony

bubbles (which Amelia now loves and asks for):

Amelia and the Bubbles

and a picture with the Easter Bunny:

Amelia with the Easter Bunny

Amelia didn’t cry when she sat with the Easter Bunny and this was her first time sitting next to anyone wearing a suit as such. Olivia, my cousins baby, cried:

Olivia and the Easter Bunny

and lunch was provided because we had to pay $15, a person, to enjoy the festivities; here are a few pictures from lunch:

Chubby Cheeks Amelia

Olivia eating her prunes

I had a great time hanging out with April and Olivia and Greg took a nice picture of us girls:

The Girls of the family

after a few hours we parted ways; Mom went home with Amelia and April went home to get ready for a birthday party (a member of her boyfriends family) and Greg and I headed to Bed, Bath, and Beyond… and….

Bed, Bath & Beyond Bridal Registry Dept!

created our wedding registry! Greg and I had a lot of fun putting items onto the registry – even though we were so very exhausted from the day we had! We had a well thought out plan on how to go through each and every section of the store and started in the kitchen gadget section and worked our way around. While we were there, Michele calls and tells me she’s in the area and I tell here where I am and she stops by the mall for a quick visit before heading back home (a three hour car ride). Getting back to the registry… Greg let me pick out the colors of our pots and pans and appliances (red and metal (brushed metal, shiny metal – basically, if it wasn’t in red I picked the metal version rather than the white/cream plastic version) and I let him pick out the glasses. We didn’t do much in the bedding/curtain section (we were way too exhausted to care by this point) and in roughly two hours we were done. You can view our registry here (along with the wedding site that I somewhat put together). We did pick a ‘china’ pattern, even though initially we weren’t interested, and the reason we did so is because china dishes are much more practical and made for everyday use now a days and are even dishwasher safe so we said what the hay and picked the patter on the display shelf in the picture (top shelf). We actually liked the pattern. I would totally recommend Bed, Bath & Beyond to anyone who is getting married. The company has so many incentives (such as if you register so much money from this one manufacture, they send you a gift and if your guests buy so much from the registry, by the manufacture, the couple receives another gift) and have an amazing return policy (basically, we have up to 2 years after the wedding to return/exchange an item).

After our fun at Bed, Bath & Beyond we head over to T.G.I.Fridays for dinner. The wait for a table was about 15 minutes so Greg and I head to the bar and order drinks; Greg has a Cherry Raspberry ‘Rita (which was very yummy)

Greg with his Cherry Raspberry 'Rita

and I order a Yellow Fin Sangria (which was also yummy but not as yummy as Greg’s drink):

Sangria

and soon our number was called and we were seated. I has to say, service was above par that night! Greg and I barely had time to discuss our registry shopping since the food was coming out so quickly! Of course, pictures were taken on the food! Greg ordered a Chipolte Grilled Steak Sandwich (which had friend plantains on it):

and I only had a rack of ribs (only ate half – the other half was dinner on Sunday night):

after dinner, there was still enough light outside to stop by the ‘airport park’ and watch the planes takes off. Once we left the park we headed home; I uploaded the pictures and went to bed.

On Sunday I woke up not feeling so hot and in a bad mood. Greg and I had a tiff about stuff and I was all emotional and ‘girlie’ about things – basically I wasn’t myself. Thus more reason for me to seek other means of birth control. Eventually, around 2pm I think, we left the house to go to Giant and refill my birth control only to learn that there were no refills left! Umm… weren’t you guys suppose to remind me to contact my doc for another refill? So, they gave me one months supply apposed to the usual three months that I get. Fine. And now Greg and I are on our way to Baltimore to finally visit the MD Science Ctr and see the Body Worlds 2 and the brain Exhibit!!!Well, traffic was a bitch due to a parade (which neither of us knew about) for St. Patrick’s Day. And, eventually we find a parking spot at the Rusty Scupper. Greg took pictures of the harbour:

Baltimore Harbour

and other items along the way. The Body Worlds 2 exhibit is fascinating, to say the least. Greg felt a little different, he didn’t know if he should be grossed out or intrigued. I was in awe. I love the human body and seeing how it works, so I was mesmerized by all of it! I practically studied the ‘specimens’ as long as I possibly could (there were a lot of other guests); I tried to see how many parts I could name and see if I was correct. I also noticed that a lot, if not all, of the bodies had their belly button ‘tag’ still on them and that I could still see hair (on the head, eye lashes, eye brows, and some pubic hair). Also, a lot of the bodies were men and there was penises (or is it peni for plural) ‘hanging out’; Greg was weirded by that. There was a section of the exhibit that was kinda off the regular route because it was specifically about birth and embryo’s. I went through it and so did Greg. We saw a embryo as young as 4 weeks gestation all the way through 29 weeks (I believe). A part of me was curious as to what happened to the embryo (meaning why was it here) yet there was the part that was completely fascinated just to see it. There was a whole female, pregnant, on display and it showed how the organs are repositioned due to the growing uterus. Seeing all the stages of a growing fetus made me think about all that I missed out on my pregnancy – reading about all the developmental milestones and such. It was a unique emotion going through that section of the exhibit.

Apparently, the Science Center closes at 5 and Greg and I exited the Body Worlds exhibit around 4:15, so we looked around a bit and played with some of the ‘toys’:

Dino Display

Me playing in the 'clouds'

Greg's Tornado

and as we were walking back to the car we decided to go to Sakura’sfor dinner. It had been a couple of years since I was last there so I decided why not. Sakura’s is a Japanese Steak House, they cook the mean in front of you. It’s pretty fun at times – if you have an entertaining chef and fun neighbors. Our chef wasn’t all that entertaining and our neighbors (one set) were somewhat annoying. Oh, and I almost had egg on me; the chef missed his hat and the egg crashed in front of me. But, I did catch to bits of shrimp during the shrimp toss (and I don’t even like shrimp). Here are a few pics:

onion RING of Fire

Chop Chop

Umm… yeah… I was so hungry that I ate the rice as soon as it was on my plate and had to wait for the meat. Greg ordered a glass of plum wine. I’ve never tasted it before so I gave it a shot. It was interesting; I tasted the sweetness and then the bitterness. I don’t know if I liked it enough to order on my own.

After dinner we headed over to Cold Stone Creamery for dessert. I’ve never been before; it was alright – maybe I wasn’t in the mood for ice cream to give it a fair review.

Once we were home we did some laundry and I uploaded pictures, started the post, checked out our registry and created that little bit of our wedding page, and went to bed.

Somewhere along the weekend Greg and I talked about my upcoming bonus (getting it on April 25, the day after Greg’s 30th birthday) and I told him what I was getting him for his birthday, only because I know we can get a better price through Dell and there was no way I could order it without him knowing. So, wondering was I bought him? I (or we) ordered the Canon EOS 40D:

a digital SLR camera. It’s a sweet camera and I can’t wait to use it. We also ordered 2 4gig cards for the camera and now we’re lusting over lenses; i totally want a fisheye lens (with macro of course)!

We got a great deal on the camera; saved around $200 of the total price (including taxes). Dell has it on back order, yet the have an estimated ship date of April 1 or 2; we’re not holding our breath given Dell’s track record (my DS was ordered on Dec 2 and it didn’t arrive until Feb 26 last year). Either way, we’re totally excited about the recent purchase!

So, despite my mood over the weekend, I did have a good time.

The End.

Weekend Report w/ Good Stuff

Saturday started at 6:45am – when the alarm went off. Greg and I pretended Saturday was a work day otherwise we would have overslept. I didn’t have much to pack since I did most of everything the night before so we were out of the house and into the car by 8:20am.

The drive down to Mom’s was uneventful. I called cousin April to see what she was up to since she didn’t reply to my email last week and told her about the Easter event at St. Ignatius Church (this is where my aunt had her ashes ‘tossed’ as this was her favorite church) and she was like “Oh, I wanna go!!” so I told her that I asked her via email and she mentioned that her work has blocked a lot of email address (meaning incoming emails from addresses such as hotmail, yahoo, gmail, etc) and she didn’t get my email. So anyway I told her that I was meeting Mom at the liquor store at the ‘split’ and said that we would wait for her. While waiting I took this picture of Amelia (which is also my background pic on my laptop and work computer):

Ameila wearing Daddy's hat

After what felt like an eternity (I can get impatient at times), Mom arrives and then April calls; she’s at the wrong liquor store and with in a few minutes we’re all together and on our way to St. Ignatius.

The church is beautiful and has amazing views itself:

St. Ignatius Church

St Ignatius Church

View from atop of the hill

as I mentioned, there are some breathtaking views; perfect for wedding pictures. But after the event I decided that I didn’t want a wedding at the church (even though my family was a member) and the reason being is because I know there would be too many rules and restrictions and I don’t want that – I want to be able to create my wedding; and that was pretty much it for wedding talk for the day.

The Easter Event/Fair/Extravaganza… what-have-you was…. different. When we were leaving my Mom and cousin, both, said that people over dressed for the event. I only noticed how many pregnant people there were; you’d think there was a convention instead of an Easter event! Anyway, there were a lot of activities for the kiddies: Easter Egg Hunt (which my Mom did with Amelia and I didn’t get pictures because I couldn’t find them); pony rides:

Amelia on a pony

bubbles (which Amelia now loves and asks for):

Amelia and the Bubbles

and a picture with the Easter Bunny:

Amelia with the Easter Bunny

Amelia didn’t cry when she sat with the Easter Bunny and this was her first time sitting next to anyone wearing a suit as such. Olivia, my cousins baby, cried:

Olivia and the Easter Bunny

and lunch was provided because we had to pay $15, a person, to enjoy the festivities; here are a few pictures from lunch:

Chubby Cheeks Amelia

Olivia eating her prunes

I had a great time hanging out with April and Olivia and Greg took a nice picture of us girls:

The Girls of the family

after a few hours we parted ways; Mom went home with Amelia and April went home to get ready for a birthday party (a member of her boyfriends family) and Greg and I headed to Bed, Bath, and Beyond… and….

Bed, Bath & Beyond Bridal Registry Dept!

created our wedding registry! Greg and I had a lot of fun putting items onto the registry – even though we were so very exhausted from the day we had! We had a well thought out plan on how to go through each and every section of the store and started in the kitchen gadget section and worked our way around. While we were there, Michele calls and tells me she’s in the area and I tell here where I am and she stops by the mall for a quick visit before heading back home (a three hour car ride). Getting back to the registry… Greg let me pick out the colors of our pots and pans and appliances (red and metal (brushed metal, shiny metal – basically, if it wasn’t in red I picked the metal version rather than the white/cream plastic version) and I let him pick out the glasses. We didn’t do much in the bedding/curtain section (we were way too exhausted to care by this point) and in roughly two hours we were done. You can view our registry here (along with the wedding site that I somewhat put together). We did pick a ‘china’ pattern, even though initially we weren’t interested, and the reason we did so is because china dishes are much more practical and made for everyday use now a days and are even dishwasher safe so we said what the hay and picked the patter on the display shelf in the picture (top shelf). We actually liked the pattern. I would totally recommend Bed, Bath & Beyond to anyone who is getting married. The company has so many incentives (such as if you register so much money from this one manufacture, they send you a gift and if your guests buy so much from the registry, by the manufacture, the couple receives another gift) and have an amazing return policy (basically, we have up to 2 years after the wedding to return/exchange an item).

After our fun at Bed, Bath & Beyond we head over to T.G.I.Fridays for dinner. The wait for a table was about 15 minutes so Greg and I head to the bar and order drinks; Greg has a Cherry Raspberry ‘Rita (which was very yummy)

Greg with his Cherry Raspberry 'Rita

and I order a Yellow Fin Sangria (which was also yummy but not as yummy as Greg’s drink):

Sangria

and soon our number was called and we were seated. I has to say, service was above par that night! Greg and I barely had time to discuss our registry shopping since the food was coming out so quickly! Of course, pictures were taken on the food! Greg ordered a Chipolte Grilled Steak Sandwich (which had friend plantains on it):

and I only had a rack of ribs (only ate half – the other half was dinner on Sunday night):

after dinner, there was still enough light outside to stop by the ‘airport park’ and watch the planes takes off. Once we left the park we headed home; I uploaded the pictures and went to bed.

On Sunday I woke up not feeling so hot and in a bad mood. Greg and I had a tiff about stuff and I was all emotional and ‘girlie’ about things – basically I wasn’t myself. Thus more reason for me to seek other means of birth control. Eventually, around 2pm I think, we left the house to go to Giant and refill my birth control only to learn that there were no refills left! Umm… weren’t you guys suppose to remind me to contact my doc for another refill? So, they gave me one months supply apposed to the usual three months that I get. Fine. And now Greg and I are on our way to Baltimore to finally visit the MD Science Ctr and see the Body Worlds 2 and the brain Exhibit!!!Well, traffic was a bitch due to a parade (which neither of us knew about) for St. Patrick’s Day. And, eventually we find a parking spot at the Rusty Scupper. Greg took pictures of the harbour:

Baltimore Harbour

and other items along the way. The Body Worlds 2 exhibit is fascinating, to say the least. Greg felt a little different, he didn’t know if he should be grossed out or intrigued. I was in awe. I love the human body and seeing how it works, so I was mesmerized by all of it! I practically studied the ‘specimens’ as long as I possibly could (there were a lot of other guests); I tried to see how many parts I could name and see if I was correct. I also noticed that a lot, if not all, of the bodies had their belly button ‘tag’ still on them and that I could still see hair (on the head, eye lashes, eye brows, and some pubic hair). Also, a lot of the bodies were men and there was penises (or is it peni for plural) ‘hanging out’; Greg was weirded by that. There was a section of the exhibit that was kinda off the regular route because it was specifically about birth and embryo’s. I went through it and so did Greg. We saw a embryo as young as 4 weeks gestation all the way through 29 weeks (I believe). A part of me was curious as to what happened to the embryo (meaning why was it here) yet there was the part that was completely fascinated just to see it. There was a whole female, pregnant, on display and it showed how the organs are repositioned due to the growing uterus. Seeing all the stages of a growing fetus made me think about all that I missed out on my pregnancy – reading about all the developmental milestones and such. It was a unique emotion going through that section of the exhibit.

Apparently, the Science Center closes at 5 and Greg and I exited the Body Worlds exhibit around 4:15, so we looked around a bit and played with some of the ‘toys’:

Dino Display

Me playing in the 'clouds'

Greg's Tornado

and as we were walking back to the car we decided to go to Sakura’sfor dinner. It had been a couple of years since I was last there so I decided why not. Sakura’s is a Japanese Steak House, they cook the mean in front of you. It’s pretty fun at times – if you have an entertaining chef and fun neighbors. Our chef wasn’t all that entertaining and our neighbors (one set) were somewhat annoying. Oh, and I almost had egg on me; the chef missed his hat and the egg crashed in front of me. But, I did catch to bits of shrimp during the shrimp toss (and I don’t even like shrimp). Here are a few pics:

onion RING of Fire

Chop Chop

Umm… yeah… I was so hungry that I ate the rice as soon as it was on my plate and had to wait for the meat. Greg ordered a glass of plum wine. I’ve never tasted it before so I gave it a shot. It was interesting; I tasted the sweetness and then the bitterness. I don’t know if I liked it enough to order on my own.

After dinner we headed over to Cold Stone Creamery for dessert. I’ve never been before; it was alright – maybe I wasn’t in the mood for ice cream to give it a fair review.

Once we were home we did some laundry and I uploaded pictures, started the post, checked out our registry and created that little bit of our wedding page, and went to bed.

Somewhere along the weekend Greg and I talked about my upcoming bonus (getting it on April 25, the day after Greg’s 30th birthday) and I told him what I was getting him for his birthday, only because I know we can get a better price through Dell and there was no way I could order it without him knowing. So, wondering was I bought him? I (or we) ordered the Canon EOS 40D:

a digital SLR camera. It’s a sweet camera and I can’t wait to use it. We also ordered 2 4gig cards for the camera and now we’re lusting over lenses; i totally want a fisheye lens (with macro of course)!

We got a great deal on the camera; saved around $200 of the total price (including taxes). Dell has it on back order, yet the have an estimated ship date of April 1 or 2; we’re not holding our breath given Dell’s track record (my DS was ordered on Dec 2 and it didn’t arrive until Feb 26 last year). Either way, we’re totally excited about the recent purchase!

So, despite my mood over the weekend, I did have a good time.

The End.

I’m Bored

So, the traffic heading home wasn’t as bad as Greg and I were expecting; actually, I didn’t run into any traffic which is so unlike Maryland drivers.

Anyway, here are the pictures of my new phone (as Claudia requested):

Palm Size... almost

first thing I downloaded was Apologize from OneRepublic, the song I’m obsessed with (if you look closely,you can see it on the upper left on the phone)

 

Checking the email

have my Y! email all set up on the phone

 

Ready for my close-up!

 ignore the bushy eyebrows and pay attention to the cool phone

 

Greg and I went out to dinner tonight; he was in the mood for Chinese so we went to a local buffet place. The place was so empty it was kinda erie. Amelia ate a lot of food while we were there! It is so nice to be able to take her places and be able to share our meals with her; it’s so nice to not have to carry a kitchen in a bag anymore!                                                                                                                                                                    

 

Yeah, very uneventful day of writing here. Oh, Greg and I have decided to change our wedding date to 09-07-07 – yippie! When I suggested next February he had the same feeling as me – we’re not mentally ready! We have so many other things we’re trying to get through at the moment that planning a wedding would be too much for us. At least I was able to move the date up a month! That alone has gotten me very excited.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

Oh, and “IT” surprised me today! The last two months I was 2 days ‘late’ so I was rather surprised to see a little ‘present’ this morning when I went to the bathroom at work. I had no warning signs that “IT” was going to start; none at all and that is somewhat unusual for me. On the other hand, it’s nice to not have any cramps, aches, pains, or any of that emotional craziness that I get (at times). Plus, all that shit I was feeling on Monday has, more or less, left me. I’m still tired as all hell but emotionally I am better (not that I felt I was bad to begin with).                       

 

Oh, Greg bought me this:

for my new phone

for my new phone. It was on sale at Best Buy for only $20 (retail price, according to their website, was $35). I couldn’t pass up a sale! And, me being the lazy person that I am ordered it online to be picked up later; origionally I was going to have it mailed (as there was free shipping) but since I literally live across the street from Best Buy, i figured it would give me a reason to go and coax Greg into buying me more goodies (for my laptop, cellphone and new camera). Oh, my love treats me so well (more than any other person I’ve been in a relationship with).                

 

Anyway, it’s after 10pm and I have somethings to set up on the cellphone (such as my bank account at Wachovia has some special thing for AT&T customers) and other goodies to play with. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll have more exciting things to write about.                                          

 

 

Girly Stuff & Other

Well, “IT” is here; had a little pre-party with my body yesterday too! I’m am just not feeling well today. This “IT” has really hit me hard. The headaches and dizzy spells; the cramping and squeezing; the over all feeling of being ‘blah’; ugh – and there is nothing I can do for it but wait it out.

I feel so exhausted and drained of energy. I know this is all due to “IT” but in the past I’ve never felt this exhausted!

Also, I’m sure this has some to do with all the stress Adam is giving me due to being a complete moron and not knowing how to properly sign a simple form.  I was so angry last night when I looked over the forms and saw that he didn’t sign where he needs to; but rather than call the court house for help, he decided to sign under my name. That is such an idiotic thing to do! If you don’t know – you ask! How hard is that?

I am thankful that work has finallyslowed down; mostly due to more people assisting us in the marketing department. But, I am pretty much done with talking to New Jersey people. The way they talk on the phone annoys me to no end – their habits are practically every pet peeve I have for phone manners and grammar. Mainly, I get so annoyed when they say “yous” for everything; “Yous sent me this..” or “Yous never told me that…” and “I got a letter from yous…”

I’m thinking about going hom early. I haven’t called out sick or left early from work since last October. I hate leaving early; I feel like I am quitting.

Poor Greg, he’s having a bad day; although not because of work but because of something in his past. All he wants is a quiet year – a year where he doesn’t have to worry about ‘it’ (not to be confused with my “IT”).  I feel bad for him; he was screwed in 2004. But, in time, this will pass and everything will be in the past and then we won’t have to worry about it anymore.

Wednesday So Soon?

I can not wait until this cycle starts and ends! Last night I was in an argumentive mood (not the whole night, just for about two hours). I was a little cold with Greg on a few conversations; but that all went away by the time we went to bed. Plus I’ve been having more headaches lately and some episodes of light headed-ness.

Lisa called me last night; she’s received her employment packet and is going to start on the 15th! Pitty I won’t be here on her first day (I will be in Delaware), but she is excited as all hell! She says she can’t stop smiling and her happiness shows where she’s currently working and her co-workers are commenting. Someone else who used to work with Lisa and me at PRP works with Lisa; this person we never thought highly of – only because she is so lazy when it comes to work and doing her job. Lisa and I have very high work ethics and this person does not. Anyway, when this person, we’ll call her ‘N’, found out that Lisa was leaving the company and coming to work with me, ‘N’ became all pissy and jealous, according to Lisa. ‘N’ told Lisa that she was going to submit her resume to here and try to get a job. Lisa and I both laughed and both agreed that we would not recommend ‘N’ to anyone who asked at this place. Besides, this place doesn’t usually hire directly – they go through temp services; it’s just on rare occassions they ask current employees if we know of anyone to refer. Thus began the reunion of Lisa and Jess as co-workers once more!

This Sunday is the October Ralston Social Club and instead of it being in the afternoon, it’s going to be in the morning for a brunch! And, all brunch items will be cooked on the grill! I believe Greg signed us up for pancakes. I am looking forward to this event.

The Condo Guy wrote us back last night and informed us that he’s ordered a new washer/dryer through Best Buy (a place I suggested). As of yet, I have no idea when it’s going to arrive. Hopefully this weekend, preferrably on Saturday. And, hopefully this experiance will be much better than that with Sears. What a nightmare Sears was!

I just realized that Greg and I don’t have any plans this Saturday. We don’t have to run any errands (as of yet); no family event to attend; no party hosting; no deliveries or installations (as of yet); etc. So weird!

Oh! Get this; Brooke is leaving the company (where Greg and her husband, Tim, work). Brooke is a graphic artist. In the department, it’s just her and one other – some guy – which is the reason she’s seeked employment else where. Brooke’s last day is the 11th, a Thursday. She wants to take the 12th, a Friday, off to have a day to get ready for the new job since she starts on the 15th. Well, the other graphic artist asked Brooke if she would work on that Friday so HE could have that day off! Can you believe that!?! Brooke said no.

This week, even though it’s Wednesday, has flown by! The time at work is moving quickly which makes the week move quickly!

Tonight is the season finale of Top Chef, which means it’ll be another late night of TV watching for us.  Lately, we’ve been staying up late watching TV. We haven’t gone to bed before 11pm in nearly a week; which is unusual for us, or at least me.

Well, I’ve delayed this posting long enough. I don’t think there is anything else I can write about for now…

Oh yeah – Greg killed my curiosity – it’s a no. I understand his reasoning but my argument is that it isn’t like we don’t know of each other and such! Oh well.

It’s F.R.I.D.A.Y.!!

Work is providing the office with lunch today – yay!

It’s pay day – yay!

It’s Friday – yay!

I am feeling pretty damn good today. Especially since my check was MORE than I was expecting and it didn’t include my commissions from August (the commissions will be in the next check). My employer treats me so well!

Amelia was so sleepy last night. She was falling asleep in my lap as I was talking to my Mom. She was being as cute as could be… sucking her thumb as she lay her head on my chest. Aww…

Mom is going to watch Amelia from Oct 13 – 20. Greg and I are thinking of taking a few days off to do a little local traveling and go to Hagerstown for some clothes shopping.

This weekend is going to be spent doing small errands (Costco’s, Target, and Alcohol Store), having the cable installed in our bedroom, and going to Centennial Park in Columbia. Fall is starting to show it’s colors and Greg and I want to get some pictures. I mentioned before that I am thinking of creating a Christmas Card for this holiday and I want to make the card a collection of this past year in pictures. I guess I should get started with that… plus I want to take Amelia to a photo-shoot place and get some new pictures done and maybe some with all three of us. I know my Mom wants to get some pictures taken of Amelia and Olivia together for the holiday. Ugh! So much to think about!! Though, it is exciting!!!

Ok, who else watched Ugly Bettylast night? That episode was great – I was all excited to see that Santos survived the shooting and then BOOM! it was just a tease!!! I actually cried when it showed that he didn’t make it (could blame it on the hormones). I was so happy to see Henry get off the bus AFTER Betty finally started to move on. I am so hooked on that show! Greg, for some unknown reason, doesn’t seem to care about it. I may be able to get him into it later… like many other shows (Scrubs, Top Chef, Hell’s Kitchen, Heroes).

After Ugly Betty, Greg and I talked about our trip next summer to Seattle and all the places that we want to see. Greg actually had an itinerary! We’re definitely buying the Seattle City Pass and the Go Seattle Card although some attractions overlap (I’m leaning more for the Go Seattle Card). We are looking to be in the Seattle, North Bend OR., area for 15 days and have a budget of about $3500.00 (including travel, room and board, and food). I am trying to get over the budget thing. I, personally, have never spent that much money on anything in a 2 week time span. I have a hard time spending money on unnessary things (mainly things for myself). I work hard for my money, as does Greg and everyone else out there, and I have a hard time of letting go I suppose. I remember when Greg and I went to Atlantic City in March 2006 – I had $150 for play money and after $40 of ‘gambling’ I stopped because there was no way in hell I was going to waste the rest of my money; I was working two jobs at that time and could use the left over for many other things.

Last night I had some pretty interesting dreams. The main dream was of my wedding. I remember the dress I wore (which was pretty nice) and the rings. I remember my cousin April being my bridesmaid and my Mom taking care of Amelia. There were a few odd things about the dream, though I can’t remember the details at this moment. But mainly, I remember the rings. My engagement ring was a three stone ring in white gold or platinum and the wedding band was a ring of many little diamonds in the band. I remember thinking that I really liked how they looked together. I told this to Greg this morning and he didn’t really have a response.

I’ve killed a good bit of my afternoon looking at engagement rings (when I was assisting with a customer). I am going to post the ones I like next. Any feedback would be fun!