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Mid-Week Weekend

Frank, being the awesome husband that he is, planned an early celebration of our one year anniversary for mid-week this week. I have Thursday & Friday off, and he has planned something every day. Wednesday night we are going to the Signature Room, which is where he proposed, on the 95th floor of the Hancock. I cannot wait! Then we are staying at the same hotel we stayed at on our wedding night, the W. YAY!! Thursday we are getting massages at 11am (just like we did on our honeymoon) and spending the day walking around downtown. After that, we are catching an early dinner and then going up north to see Blue Man Group!! I am sooooooo excited!! Everything we are doing has some sort of significance to our marriage… well, except the blue men. Hm. πŸ™‚ I CANNOT WAIT! It is going to be quite a treat πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

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I thought I did a decent job of painting my toe nails this morning. I put a base coat, then a coat of paint, a second coat of paint and a top coat on them. All in like 5 minutes. I figured that the 15 minutes i needed to blow dry my hair and put my make up on would allow my toes proper drying time before I put them in socks and put those socked feeties in shoes. Sadly, I just switched to my work shoes and my toes are all smudged. Ugh. Oh well, worse things in life than smudged toenails.

Scary Storms!

I stayed with Frank last night up north and we were totally nailed by the storms. We were in the cottage without air conditioning when at 2 am, I thought, “Geesh, the air conditioner is loud” and then I remembered that we didn’t have one! Over 50 MPH winds were whipping around our small cottage that sits between two lakes (which means we don’t have anything to slow down the wind). Rain was pouring down in sheets so thick, I could barely see our cars parked 20 feet from the front of the house. I thought that we were certainly going to have a tornado, but fortunately the storm died down in less than 20 minutes & we went back to bed.

This morning the sunrise was goregous on the back lake, but it revealed all the mangled trees, park benches, etc, from the night before. A neighbor’s park bench was blown onto the road, a large tree fell on another neighbor’s porch. We thought Frank’s parents’ house, which is just up the road, had been spared, but later we found out that one of Sandy’s (my mother-in-law) willows had fallen on the 2nd pontoon boat (which was out of the water, on blocks at the time) and completely destroyed it. Fortunately only 2/3 of the willow fell. The part that the hamock is tied to is still standing. The other fortunate (sort of) thing is that over the winter, someone had stolen the motor off of both pontoon boats. Frank’s parents own one and then the kids (Kath, Dave, Karen, Frank and I) have the other one (I think that’s how it’s broken out, anyway). Frank’s parents’ replaced their motor, but didn’t put a new motor on the 2nd pontoon, which is good because it would have been too bad if we put a motor on the 2nd boat.

So that’s that. I am sure that Dr. K (Father-in-law) is quite busy cleaning up today and helping out the neighbors. Some of the neighbors had branches fall on power lines, etc. It really hasnt’ been a stellar summer weather-wise, so I guess it’s only appropriate that we go out with a bang πŸ™‚

Other Stuff

I am going to take next Thurs and Fri off to finalize apartment details and job stuff–hopefully Frank and I will be moving in mid-September. Gotta find a job, though… Such exciting times!!! πŸ™‚

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That’s all I have to say.

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Good Weekend

It was a solid weekend this weekend. Thursday night I got to see Frank–yay! I drove out to his parents’ house and we stayed in the cottage. Then Friday I had an informational interview at an agency & dropped off my resume at a few more places. Frank’s mom went with me (she’s awesome) and we saw a few apartments as well. I kind of fell in love with one of them–a loft style, beautiful building right in the heart of downtown. It has art work throughout the building, 19 foot ceilings and a very fun, urban atmosphere. Frank is going to see it sometime this week & hopefully he’ll love it too (I’m sure he will) and that’s where we’ll live! It’s a little bit expensive, but you’re only young once, right? And we’ll probably never get to live in the city again, since we would prefer having a family in the suburbs.

Saturday Frank studied until 3pm and then came home. We went to a wine tasting (not as many wines as the weekend before, but a good time all together), then Meg and I shopped around until 7 when we met up with Frank, Anthony, Leah, Todd & Joel for dinner. So much for date night, eh? We went to Rosebuds, which was just tooooo yummy.

Sunday Frank and I got out of bed and didn’t do much. Frank studied from when he got up until when he left. He memorized over 200 note cards for his big test today. I packed up some things in our “office” and then worked out.

So here I am, it’s Monday, Monday. Yay. Frank is back up north and has a big, big test today. GOOD LUCK!! I’m praying for you πŸ™‚

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*Jamie M is getting more hours at work AND a raise! YAY! I know, congratulating someone on more hours sounds absurd, but now Jamie will get part time benefits at her job–such as vacation time! CONGRATULATIONS!

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Congratulations Time!

I realized today how many people have accomplished great things recently–things that were a long time in coming–and I wanted to put out a word of congratulations. So, in no particular order:

*Dorothy got a job as a kindergarten teacher at a Catholic school. Congratulations!!

*Dave got a raise at his current job and says, “It seems that the more belligerent i get as an employee, the more i get paid.” Too bad that’s not the case for everyone… Congratulations, Dave!

*Andrea also got a raise–Andrea and Dave are really bringing it home. We’re going for drinks and they’re buyin’! Congratulations!

*Kate got an apartment in California (this may have been mentioned before) and she is living with my dear friend Sean and his friend Ryan. It’s sort of like a backwards “Threes Company.” Good job, Kater!!! But even more importantly than that, she has accomplished her life long dream of living out in Cali–even better!!

*My parents turned 50 together. Good for them! Way to be old farts… (teehee)

*Frank started his new job and is almost done with week 3 of training. GOOD JOB FRANK! I know you can do it!

What’s on tap…

Tonight I am going up to Frank’s parents and printing out my resume. Then Friday, Sandy (Frank’s mom) and I are going to drop off resumes, look at apartments and have lunch with Frank. Saturday, I am trying on my bridesmaid dress for Dor’s wedding. Later that afternoon, Frank, Meghan, Anthony, Leah and I are going to a wine tasting and then to dinner. Yum! Sunday will hopefully be a lazy day… Let’s keep our fingers crossed! Frank will leave Sunday night for his parents’ house for his last week of training in Milwaukee.

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Help Help!

Gotta find a job… getting down to crunch time… loosin’ my mind…

Gotta find an apartment…. but where??? I don’t know! Why? Cuz I need a job!

Gonna freak out… RIGHT NOW!!!

I need a big (non moldy) bathtub with lots of candles so I can relax. Guess I’m going to my parents’ house…

My tummy hurts. Last night I thought I was going to puke. I think it’s stress related. Or it could be from the tilex I sprayed + the smelly paint pens I used to write Dor’s invitations for her bridal shower. Someone help me!

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