Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Down to the wire...

Only 3 days left at the center!! I can't believe how fast the time has gone. And it's only going to keep fast forwarding. The first week in April, I have plans to visit with my mom. She and I will be giggling and tee-heeing all week...especially since we have tickets to Disney on Ice Friday night! Awwww yeah! We're going to have a healthy dose of Disney because during this visit, she's going to help me work on the last few pages of the scrapbook to finish recording our special Mother-Daughter trip we took to Disney last October. I can't wait to see her and my dad and my grandma. I even have a date with my brother. I saw a preview for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and called him immediately on his cell phone and told him that we HAD to go! We loved the turtles growing up. One year for Halloween he dressed up as Raphael and I went as April O'Neill. Turtles are awesome! In addition to upcoming visiting, I'm hoping for more excitement as I look into getting a new car :) Not the kind of car that Mickey is sporting, but a Honda Element. It's so quirky and unique, I just love it! (Check out the link in my list of "Ways to Waste Time" for Honda's website) I'm past overdue for a change in cars and I've spent a lot of time thinking about what I wanted this one to be. I think the Element is really the right choice for me...it's got 4 wheel drive, front and side airbags, huge cargo room, easy care interior (it's all rubberized!) and it's a bit peppier than the ancient slug I have now. Not so peppy as to get me in trouble with The Man...damn my heavy foot...but zippy enough to make a noticeable difference from the wagon. Plus it will be newer and make me less nervous about breaking down on the side of the road. That makes me very happy. Having all this to think about makes my days fly by. Mom, movies, and Cars, oh my. So much excitement...only 3 more days!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

The weekend passes...

Even though I'm a grown-up and can technically do whatever I feel like doing, there are times when I have to be a "good girl" and finish my work before I can go play. That was the deal this weekend. I had the chance to go up to Maine and visit some close friends who I haven't seen in a while, who I really missed and wanted to see. Unfortunately, I had a lot of work to do at home, and I was a bit under the weather with a cold. I needed to work on my resume, since I'm down to one week of work (yeay!) and then it will be an all points bulletin search for a new job. You wouldn't think that briefly cataloging my various work responsibilities would be hard, but it's trickier than I thought to say it all coherently and succinctly. And my cover letter is only half done. Okay, more like one third done. I feel like the words I want are just beyond my reach...even now when I'm typing this update it feels like it's not completely what I want to say. I did manage to get the house relatively back in order-- laundry done, dishes washed, kitchen scrubbed down and clean sheets on the bed. So at least a little bit got accomplished. Since giving up a nice visit this weekend, I do have a special treat for myself to make up for it. The Discovery Channel has come out with a new mini-series called Planet Earth which looks absolutely fantastic. I was a big fan of the Blue Planet series about the world's oceans and this looks to be even more visually striking. So tonight at 8, I have a date in front of my tv. Then it will be one more early Monday morning. This week is going to fly by, just like this weekend.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

1 year old!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Ethan, Happy Birthday to you! So exciting, my godson is one year old today! I can't believe a year has passed already. I've only gotten to see him a few times; at the christening, again at the end of summer, and then once at Christmas, but he is the cutest little guy! Very alert and happy. :) Especially when you sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider." I work with little kids, I know how popular the song is, but Ethan REALLY loves that spider. I've never seen such a reaction to the song! He gets so excited that his eyes get big and bright, he drums his little heels on the carpet, and flaps his arms like he's about to fly away...all with a giant grin on his face. His parents are both musical geniuses, so maybe that's why he enjoys it so much. He's a joy to watch and I can't wait until the next time I get to see him. Who knows, he may be up and walking by then, as he was practicing standing on his own at Christmas. Happy Birthday my sweetie!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Bloody Pirates!!!!!!

ARRRRRRRRRRRR!!! I love Pirates! Oh my god, I am so excited after watching the Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End trailer that I am dancing around the living room doing what looks suspiciously like the pee-pee dance. I'm actually squirming with excitement. May 25th is so far away, I can't stand iiiiiitt! I'll just have to fill my days with other forms of swashbuckling. Let's see...I can watch the first two movies, drink out of my Pirates glass,and use the Captain Jack Sparrow bookmark my mom just sent me. Hee hee. :) The movie looks promising (scroll down to the end of my blog to watch the full trailer), delivering several more hours where I can watch pirate antics, most especially that of Capt. Jack. Man, I love that character! It puts a chill in me bones knowing I'll have so long a wait; best put hard to starboard and coax the wind to speed up the calender. Send me some good pirate jokes or tales, me hearties, to last me til then. I think I'll start planning a Pirate's release party...oooo, now I'm even more excited! Until next time mateys..

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Changing times

You all know (and I assume you know me or you wouldn't be interested in reading all of this) that Mark graduates from Dartmouth Medical School on June 10th. We celebrated Match Day (a day when all the med students get together and receive an envelope telling them which hospital wants them to come work for them) on the 15th and found out where the next portion of our lives will take us. We will be moving to the Augusta Maine area, where he will do his 3 years of residency in Family Practice. As of right now, I work for the Dartmouth College Child Care center as an assistant teacher. I chase after 12 monkeys of the 2-3 year old variety. It's been a silly, busy, crazy two and a half years there, but now it's time to be moving on. March 30th is my last day (fast approaching!) and then I will be spending some time gearing up for the big move. I plan to go through the house from top to bottom and get rid of some of our excess stuff. It's amazing how much crap one can accumulate! I also need to be on the job hunt, finding something for me to do while Mark is putting in 80+ hours at the hospital. With all these changes, (and the fact that everyone is using a blog to record and transmit information)I thought it would be fun to keep track of this new phase in my life through this electronic form of a journal. I'm very excited to be finding a new house, new job. It's a new beginning and who knows, maybe I can do what I went to school for! How great would that be! The only downside will be spending 3 hours trapped in a car with our cats. Cats who hate the car. Who will cry the entire time. Looks like I'll be adding "Training the cats to like the car" to my to-do list. Jack and Beni will just have to get ready for the changes too.

It's about time!

Okay, I finally did it. I now have a blog. Most of my friends have blogs, my husband as well, and it seems to be an effective way to keep in close contact. Personally, I haven't been that computer savvy (I can barely check my email) and didn't see the need to have a blog, but now-a-days, not using the computer is like not using a phone, so I really need to join the 21st century. So, as this is my first foray into cyberspace, please be patient with me. It will hopefully get much cooler.