Archive for May, 2004

Sleeping Sitting Straight Up

I haven’t read a book on the train in weeks. Months even. Why? Because I have been able to sleep sitting straight up. My grandpa used to do that. I think this means I’m old.

Makes you think, eh? πŸ˜‰

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A New Look

For a new season! As the weather gets (mostly) warmer, I thought I would try a greener blogger.

And Jamie–I did check that box–let’s see if it works!!

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So when Frank and I were in premarital counseling, our pastor imparted a ton of wisdom on us. I’m sure he’d be happy to know that it didn’t go to waste. He told us that he and his wife go through seasons in their marriage. He mentioned that he had just been through a particularly difficult season and he was excited to see what was in store for them.

I noticed that Frank and I also go through seasons, even though we are fairly new to the married game. Right now we are in a particularly contented season of our marriage. Ahh… ::Sigh:: It feels really nice.

This weekend was Frank’s birthday, so we had a busy one. First, Friday, we celebrated Erik’s birthday at Dor and Erik’s beautiful new coach house! It’s absolutely stunning and very new. I love the things she’s done with it so far, even though she doesn’t even live there yet. (technically πŸ˜‰ )

Saturday I spent A LOT of time with Kate. I say that because it took us 1 1/2 hours to get to a mall 4 miles from my house. And once we were on the road, there was no way to get off because the next exit was the exit to the mall. It was nuts.

Saturday night, we went to Famous Dave’s for Frank’s birthday dinner with a bunch of people and then we went out to Cubby Bear North to see Mike & Joe–very fun! We stayed out very late (way past our bed times!) and danced and sang and everything. GOOD STUFF!!!

Sunday we went to the National Restaurant show–very fun! We ate a ton and came home and napped… ahhh!


This brings me to my nifty pedometer. I found that it is great to see how far I’ve walked and all that, but what is even cooler is that if I shake it, it moves a step. That’s MUCH easier than walking all those steps.

So far, I walked 10,564,392,456 steps. I rock.


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I could start out this blog saying, “Oh, I’m such a bad, bad, terrible human being for not updating my blog–oh, my poor fans that read this blog loyally, I have disappointed you. I am not worthy, I am NOT worthy!”

But, eh, I’ve been busy. It’s a wonder that I have managed to change my clothes. πŸ™‚

Well, as I have mentioned before, I was rotated to a new client, which has its ups and downs. I am not sure that I am too enamored with my new boss, but I think I can work past it.

I was struggling (and still am, a little bit) with God’s design for my life. I think that right now, this is what God has given me and I should do it with “gusto” as a friend put it, and use this time to figure out what I am good at and what I am not good at. It’s not exactly morale building to work so hard for so little monetary reward, but with any luck, a promotion is in my not-so-distant future. Hopefully I’ll be ready for one in less than a year, but I’m not holding my breath. My employer has been taking longer and longer to put through promotions 😦

Frank and I are doing exceptionally well. We laugh a lot, every day, in spite of our sometimes overwhelming schedules and stressful jobs. Frank inspires me to work hard and keep going… and I inspire Frank to clean. It’s a beautiful relationship. Actually, I was telling Jamie the other night that I am fairly impressed with Frank’s cleanliness. (although, if you saw the state of our apartment right now, you would NOT be impressed… oy)

I think that we have decided to renew our lease at our current apartment. The deal on the renewal is far better than what we could get anywhere else, so it makes sense to stick it out and avoid moving costs, etc. Plus, who has time to go apartment hunting right now??? We’ve got bigger fish to fry, I tell you.

What’s coming up…

Frank’s birthday is this weekend and we are going to see his all-time favorite cover band, Mike & Joe. Frank Fest 2004 should be lots of fun πŸ™‚

Friday night is Erik P’s birthday, so we are swinging up to their new home to celebrate and part-ay–yay! Can’t wait!

OUtside of that, I plan on sleeping in on Sunday, taking a leisurely stroll to Starbucks and possibly making Frank some of my famous pancakes (hee hee–I just buy a bag of the pancake mix from Cracker Barrel–they’re yum, so who cares that they’re not from scratch? I make sure to include a slice of love in every batch… πŸ˜‰ )

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