Monday, August 31, 2009


So, I posted last Monday thinking that I was going to be able to get back on track with my blogging frequency, but last week went by so fast, I'm still dizzy!

Basically I'm a Client Manager at work for one client, but since things have somewhat slowed down for them as far as projects are concerned, I've been pulled onto a couple projects for two of our other clients. One of the projects is extremely time intensive and I've been spending the majority of my time working on that. The work is heavily analytical, and it's making my brain hurt.

On another note, my girls are now in their 3rd week of school and are really enjoying it. I got to go to a curriculum night for my 7th grader, and her group of teachers seemed to thoroughly enjoy teaching - even their presentations for the parents were entertaining. So, I can only imagine if that is truly their teaching style, that the kids will definitely have some fun while learning at the same time this year. I still have to meet my 2nd grader's teacher, but Cita seems to like her. Cita always likes school though - I think it would take a really crappy teacher to turn her off from liking school. My little Monkey is in her private Kindergarten class at the preschool she attended last year - French class has started up again for her, so she's been counting in French at home. And saying "Le boo boo" a lot (which is really 'le bonbon' - French for 'candy').

Aaron and I put an offer in on a house around the corner from ours on Saturday. It's on a "short sale" property, so the process takes a bit longer than a regular sale. Also, we are in 'backup' position, meaning someone else beat us to the punch and got an offer in before us. Our realtor wasn't too stoked about putting this offer in because he thought it would pretty much be futile - but I asked him if it would do any harm, and he said no. So, he obliged us. :) In previous conversations with him, he had mentioned that in many cases the first person to put an offer in on a short sale eventually drops out, because they find something they like better that they can close on sooner. So, that's why I was thinking it would be a good idea for us to put in the backup offer. We're not really in any rush to close, so we have a bit of time to wait. It's a 4 bdrm with a large den - plenty big to accommodate our growing family. No pool - so that kinda sucks, but we can put one in at a later date. Until then, there's always slip n' slide and kiddie pools, and the good ol' fashioned water hose. :) I used to love running through sprinklers when I was a kid - who needs a stinkin' pool? hehe. And my faith really plays a big part in this process...because I feel like if this is the house for us, then things will just work out the way they need to - if not, something better will come along. So, I'm not really worried about it either way. :)

Hubby and I saw the movie "District 9" yesterday afternoon. Pretty interesting movie. I won't ruin it for anyone that hasn't seen it - but it does leave you wondering if there is going to be a sequel. Also, since we're talking about movies - I did see "The Time Traveler's Wife" a week or so ago. I read the book a little over 5 years ago, and then once I saw movie trailers for the movie, I read it again so I could refresh my memory. I think they did a pretty good job capturing the essence of the book - of course the book gives you a lot more detail, but I didn't walk away from the movie feeling frustrated that they didn't put in key parts, or that they added "fluff". If you get a chance, check it out, and then read the book and let me know what you think. And then finally, the countdown to "New Moon" is on...less than 3 months. Yes, I'm a Twilight Mom. Totally dumb...I know - but the books are actually really good. The first movie kinda sucked (no pun intended) in my opinion - but they have a new director or producer or something this time around, and had a bit longer filming time & budget, so the actors are saying really good things about this movie. So, my daughter and I will go to see it - probably not opening night, but maybe opening weekend some time. :)

OK - I think that's a good recap for the past couple of weeks. Oh yeah, and I have my ultrasound tomorrow! Usually this would spark the excitement of finding out the sex of the baby, but since we're not finding out, it's more of a confirmation of due date, and ensuring the baby's development is going as planned. My dad called me this weekend and said that my step-mom keeps bugging him to ask me what we're having because she wants to start shopping - and I said "Well...we're definitely having a baby....not a monkey, or a 3-toed sloth" (okay, I actually stopped at the word "baby" - I thought of the monkey and 3-toed sloth thing this morning - I'm not a very good 'on my feet' thinker, so the funny stuff always comes a day or two later).

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


I'm Just Sayin' - Kerri said...

I'm feeling better, thanks for asking.

I can't believe you aren't finding out the sex on the baby. I think if I had 3 girls I would be begging to find out if it was finally a boy! :) Good luck though.

I'm Just Sayin' - Kerri said...

Aurora is a kitty. She thinks the nursery is her room right now, all her toys are there and she has the bathroom attached... who knows how well she will take to a crying baby boy being added soon.

Unknown Mami said...

That's why it's good that you have a blog because when the funny stuff comes to you a few days later you can always blog about it.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Surprises are fun--that's why we never found out with any of our kids what we were having. I told people, "You push for the surprise!"

Hope you get all good news on that ultrasound and good luck with the house stuff, too.

Faith Imagined said...

Sounds like you had a great week! How fun to wait on knowing the gender of your baby! I actually paid $200 for a blood test out of California to find out at 10 weeks! I always admire people who can wait!!!