Sunday, March 29, 2009

There are times

When you just need to get out of the house. Today is one of those. Yesterday was relaxing and I needed that. But today, I want to be busy. I want to clean, I want to cook, I want to go to the beach. I know that at least one of those things is happening, and thankfully it's the beach.

Scott has been immensely helpful these past few weeks with my finals. He has taken the kids under his wing and gently prodded them away from my open computer to an activity better suited to rambunctious toddlers. This afternoon after the nap time I am taking them away for a bit to hopefully give him some respite.

We will head to my favorite place. Deception Pass.

I have this new friend who thinks that I'm a little crazy for loving Deception Pass so much. But I can't help it. The view, the feeling, the smell it all just gets me right at my soul. I feel at home there and comfortable. I feel like me. There is just one thing that I do not like about it there and that is the wind. But the wind is everywhere here, so it is something that I can forgive my place for.

Tuesday I go in for orientation at the new job. I can't wait!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Finally over

Finals are finally over. I am sitting on my couch, relaxing. Not doing homework and letting the kids watch Dumbo. They love Dumbo. In a few minutes I am headed to the kitchen to do some dishes. Maybe later a run and then possibly to a friends house for some movies and popcorn.

Tuesday I go in for some orientation on the new job. I am going to be the bakery specialist in a brand new kitchen in Microsoft! I can't believe it! I will be working from 5-1 everyday and then in the afternoons I can hang out with my babies. I do feel a lot of guilt over starting work, but I have too and I know that they will be OK in a daycare. Scott is going to be with them until he starts a job. Even though I don't know how that is going to work out just yet with just one car, but I am sure that it will somehow.

Speaking of Scott, he is in Bothell today to take his crane test. I can't believe it has been that long already. If he passes he can journey out finally. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My Sister

To those of you reading who know our family, someone in it is doing something special. To those who don't, this someone is just one of the many amazing women in my life.

My sister is taking on the ultimate female challenge. Body Bliss. It is such an awful thing when as a young woman, you have to face something as tormenting as your own body. Is there any other torture that is as painful? Your body is your temple, we are told. Your temple being a direct reflection on something or anything in your life that may be wrong or difficult to understand. As women, our bodies tend to show any worry, stress and happy feeling that we have. It is the window into the trials of our lives. As men age or get stressed for the most part, they end up looking better with age and worry lines. The extra cushion around their belly is ignored by everyone and never are they judged for the dimples on their asses.

That being said, she is taking on an amazing personal challenge. She has started writing about it here. It is funny and insightful and sure to be touching and amazing. She is smart and quick witted, I encourage everyone to check this out and offer your support as a woman, as a friend and for me... as a sister. Because right now, she could use a few sisters.

This does bring about my topic for tonight, as Samantha is trying out new types of excersise and gym activities. I have taken up running. I started a little before Christmas, but the weather brought me down. However about two months ago, I started it back up again and I love it. Now, if you knew me when I was in high school you would say that I was lying. But I do. I love to run. I love to run in the woods by the beach. I do not like to run in the street. I do not like to run on the sidewalk. I like to be in my own spot, on my own trail and in hte middle of it... I stop at a tree that sticks out over the beach from the edge of the cliff. The drop is only about 5 feet to the water but it makes me feel good to sit there and have my time. Time that is only my own and no one else's. I like to feel the squish of the mud under my shoes which does remind me that I need to get a new pair. I like to run in the morning when the birds are getting thier breakfast and when I feel like just maybe, I'm the first one to be there today. It is amazing. And as Samantha said about her bike ride, you feel good. You feel energized and yes, just a little bit thinner at the end of the day.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009


I've been absent of late from here and I apologize. I know there are quite a few family members who read this to see how the kids are and what we're up too. It's not that I don't want to blog, it is just that there are many things happening right now. Too many to share and some that are not yet going to be shared. I know that is selfish as all of you care so much, but we are in a transitional phase right now. One that is very private and delicate. It needs to care and attention to make sure it happens correctly. The kids are doing great though and I will post pictures as I can. But I think, for just a few weeks, I am going to check out. Take a blogacation and try to do things the right way. In the meantime, I hope you are all able to enjoy some spring weather soon as Friday is the first official day of Spring and I will be seeing you soon.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Only 9:45

And already it's looking to be like kind of an odd day. A few days ago we had a small problem with our electrical system and this morning the electrician made it out and it's a bit worse than we thought. The landlords are out of town and doing everything they can, the parts for this old house aren't exactly readily available which creates a problem. We are running only a few things at once right now, paying close attention to how we use it. Personally I don't exactly feel like this is a huge inconvenience. I am constantly trying to get Scott to be more aware of how we are using the electricity, but it is a challenge. We love our comforts, right? The coffee pot plugged in at all times, the TV plugged in (not turned on) all day, the hot water heater always ready to go at the turn of a knob and the refrigerator... always cold. I think the only serious downside to what happened is that we both have interviews today. His is at 11:30 for a part time sort of job. Basically it is an on call job that he gets paid for if he goes to work, but if not he only gets one hour of pay. That's why I call it a sort of job. My interview is at Portalis, in Ballard. I am nervous. I want this job so bad. To start out at a wine place would be SOO cool! So, to all of our loved ones reading this please oh please oh please wish us luck!!

Hope you're day is going a little less wacky than ours. Or if it is wacky... hopefully it's a good wacky.

Monday, March 2, 2009

So cool!

So... last night I checked me email to find that someone bought something from me!!

It was just the thing I needed and it really picked up my spirits. How thankful I am that people still love handmade items.

I will start on it tomorrow and I can't wait to send it out!!