Friday, March 27, 2009
We just learned that Stephen did not get the job with the DSP group, so we're back to square one. I'm hoping that we find something in Boston - I'm not ready to leave yet (definitely not while the weather is about to get nice again!)
So please keep us in your prayers.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I've started my marathon training, and am taking the tortoise approach on this one: slow and steady wins the race. I'm running a few times per week and running about 2-3 miles each time. Once I build some stamina and strength in the knees I'll begin steadily increasing mileage.
When my parents asked if I was leaving for Mexico this week, it dawned on me that I haven't clued most people in on that either. The promotions company originally told us our first date of March 28-April 3 was set. Plans were made, vacation days were requested and two days later there was a problem. Apparently we're only allotted $1,200 for tickets and flights were running around $1,750; Wheel of Fortune won't let guests pay the difference, so we couldn't go then and our alternate dates in April were already booked up. So... they secured our trip for May 10-16. I think it will be hotter than Hades then, but it's a free trip and I can cool down by the pool with a cerveza in each hand.
Stephen had a great second interview with the DSP group at his company (don't ask because I can't explain) and now we're just waiting to hear whether he got the offer. It's the waiting part that is the killer.
I start my job on April 6th and I'm so excited. I'm all set up and my new colleagues have been sending me information so that I'm ramped up and ready to hit the ground running on day 1.
So that's all we've got going on right now. I'll be sure to update this with any news once Stephen has it.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
At first I thought he meant clothes, which I have no problem doing, but sometimes shopping with him is difficult (hello, the man is 6'4" with broad shoulders, small waist and big ol booty); however, I was wrong. He decided to take the plunge and buy housewares because someone - ahem, me - has failed to do any of it.
Now let me clarify; I did repaint the dining room since I wasn't a fan of the chai latte, and we did get a couch. I've also bought curtain rods and curtains for the guest bedroom. But I've admittedly done little else. I stare at both bedrooms that still have wall paper and cringe, and I've yet to do anything about it.
Well, that changes now. We've bought some artwork for the walls and new linens to match the lavender lavatory, so that is my motivation to get the rest of the house done. I'll be making a little trip to my favorite toy store after work tonight to get some goodies to start re-working on the house
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
"I wonder how many of these things Stephen could eat before getting full?"
"I bet it would be at least 3"
"If it only took one to fill him up, would that make me a glutton because he gets full on the same amount I do?"
"Should I only be eating HALF of my Lean Cuisine?"
"Do normal people only eat half?"
"Ooh, look, an interesting Twitter comment!"
Um, yeah... Stephen often tells me I'm a little cuckoo, and I'm starting to think he might be right.
**Try the butternut squash ravioli ones if you haven't. They're the best!