Random thoughts (really needing to just get stuff off of my chest....)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Long time no blog...

Work work work. I swear that is what I have been doing. And I like it! The job is good. It is surely hard to be away from the kids but at least I like what I am doing. Soren (otherwise known as So-So) is digging time with dad and CB. Glad that is working out well. Soren continues to grow. I can hardly stand it. I forgot what it was like to have a baby. And yes, he is sleeping a bit better. We are working on it.

Veda is up with my parents this week. Her last week of summer she wants to spend with Ga and Poppie. Soren and I are going up on Saturday morning as Jeff has to work all weekend. No work on Monday so that will be nice. A little time to catch up. Hopefully meet up with some friends. Is this the holiday you cook out?

Off to sleep. Haven't had much time to exercise so I am extra tired. Need to get back on the band wagon.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Yo Yo what up?

Things have been hectic here. Busy trying to get ready for students to come, school shop, and juggle two kids and a house. I am really liking this job. The next few weeks will be CRAZY because all of the students come in. On Monday we have 570 freshman come in for placement testing and my office is the one that runs it. UGH! We will make it though.

Soren and Veda and doing well. Soren is starting to laugh- with his belly. He has done this several times while watching Veda of course. He is rolling over and still doing better with sleeping. Most nights now he is only up once. There are the occasional nights where he is still up 5-7 times but they are not every night and for that I am thankful.
Still working on getting rid of the baby body. Have about 11 more pounds until I reach my goal weight. Frustrating. I know- it's only been 3 months. But I am impatient and want to wear my red pants.
Jeff is doing well. There is a big hullabaloo at the hospital which has him looking for another job. Long story but he is just looking.
Not much else. Made cookies today. I wish I could open a cookie shop. I love to bake. In another life time I guess.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Cross your fingers (toes, legs, arms, hairs and eyes)

So I don't want to jinx myself again but- Soren has only woken up one time for the last three nights!! This may be a fluke pattern but I think not. Keep them crossed for me.

Work is going well. Nice to be off for the weekend. I forgot what it was like to live for Saturday and Sunday- time with family.

Thursday, August 09, 2007


My kids are so cute. I know- my cat need to be on a diet before she eats Soren. But she is sexy.

The calm

I like this job. Although I know this is the calm before the storm. The entering class of the college I am working at is almost 600. This is a huge class for this small liberal arts college. And I am not sure if they are ready for it. So in my office we are getting ready for orientation and getting all of those students the services they need. We have identified at least 50 who have some sort of disability and may be seeking services from me. That is in the fresh class alone!! So I am getting ready for a few really busy weeks.

Soren only woke up 2 times last night. Most other nights it is still 5 times but 2 times this week alone he has let me sleep a bit more. He is getting bigger and bigger. Officially a thumb sucker. Cheeks made of chocolate.

Veda is acting different. I think something is bothering her. It could be her brother, me working, summer- we are just not sure. She just seems to be much more sensitive lately. Overly so.

Jeff's feet are almost healed up. I think he is enjoying being around with Soren and Veda more.

Off to try and spend time with the family. I will try and be better about blogging.

Some days I wish I was Stephanie Plum...

Friday, August 03, 2007

First week complete

I am feeling a bit better than last post. A bit more settled. I think I will really like this job once the kids arrive. Should be fun.

Soren spent his first day with CB- his second mom. He told me on the way home that he loves her (and he said it with a twang in his voice). Like he is rubbing it in. I was so glad all day knowing that he was safe and being loved by her.

Veda had a blast with her friend J today. I hope they get married.

Off to start my weekend. YEAH!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Day two..

It was better. I feel a bit more settled but I sure don't know what I am doing yet. That will come with time I am sure. The woman who had the job before me came in to assist me in finding my way around my new office.

Soren is doing well with me being gone. Glad about that. He goes to my friends CB today for the first time. I love this set up!

Veda is not wanting me to be working but handling it pretty well. She thinks it is hilarious that I am going to be teaching college kids.

Jeff went up to A2 last night to order our Prius. I am excited- I guess. As much as you can be excited about a car... Now we just need to replace the BEAST when the lease is up. Mother Earth will thank me then.

More later.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


First day went as any other first day should go. I felt completely out of sorts. It will be okay though. The woman who had this job before me is going to come in tomorrow to give me a few hours of advice. I think I will like it.

Soren didn't sleep much last night. Go figure. He is already in bed tonight so I hope this is a sign he is tired and will sleep longer tonight.

I don't want to be away from my kids... It has made me a bit grumpy. I have just done this "new" things several times over the past years and I really don't like change. Adjustment will come and I will figure out a way to pump at work- one of my major concerns. (That only worked one time today.)