Monday, August 28, 2006

Big truck

What an interesting weekend! I ate lunch Friday with several former coworkers. I don't miss the work or the company, but I really miss the people. Friday afternoon, hubby took the kids to swimming and I worked late trying to catch up on the same deliverables I've been referring to for weeks.

Early Saturday morning, hubby left for work. I picked up one of Andy's best friends to play substitute hubby at the fantasy football draft at Star Pizza. The kids were fairly well behaved with each of them bursting into tears only once (maybe twice) for various reasons. We were able to relax at home for about 45 minutes and then off to our next adventure. We met up with friends who are in town at her parent's house. And waited for the 32 foot long Hummer to take us to Wings N More as a birthday present for the husband. We all had a blast and the girl wants to take the "big truck" every time we go out to eat now.

Sunday was not so much fun. I met up with coworkers to try to knock out some work as our latest deadline to miss is today. And the connection to our software was down. After wasting 3 hours trying to get it to work, call someone to make it work, and finally giving up, we spent another 4 hours discussing what needed to happen today and formulating the plan.

The boy went to church with my grandparents (his first time!) and the girl spent the day with my in-laws. At least they enjoyed their day!

So, here I am at 6:15 Monday morning, wanting nothing more than to go back to sleep and not wake up until Tuesday.

Friday, August 25, 2006


Another incredible week. Not in a good way however. Everything blew up at work, not just not meeting client expectations and the client running it all the way up to the top in our organization, but also major blowups within our own group. It's been ugly, to say the least. I know it will all work out and things will improve, but even if they don't, hey, I have plenty of other options. I am just happy the controversy does not really involve me.

In other words, the honeymoon is over! Don't get me wrong, I still love my job, but let's just say I can definitely pick out all the faults now. I did eat lunch with former coworkers today and it sounds like they are not having anymore fun than myself.

In other news, when I got home this evening, all was quiet. Hubby has the kids at swimming lessons and they are not due home for a half hour, so I poured a glass of wine and jumped on the computer. Why, I don't know since I spend all day on the computer at work, but I guess it is just a habit. Checked email. Oh, fantasy football draft tomorrow. Insert groan here. I hate football. Nothing else too exciting. Hopped over to the internet and not feeling creative, check the drop down list for ideas to surf.

And there I find www frootloops com. No periods, just spaces. I will have to assume the boy's been on the computer.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


The boy heard a song on the radio that he really liked, so hubby promised to download it for him. Off he went searching for "Missing You Boy". I came into the office halfway into the process at the same time hubby realized the lyrics were actually "Promiscuous Boy". Nice. Real nice.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Playing house

I just watched my daughter play house with a stuffed pig, a giant stuffed Winnie the Pooh, and a Dora the Explorer. She put the babies in her car and drove the kids to school. She dropped them off at school and then went on to work. Of course she put on her lipstick and took her purse before leaving.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Catching up

After being out of town the previous two weekends and working like a dog last week, I was more than happy to have a three day weekend at home. The boy and I spent some quality time together Friday, his last day of summer. We spent a good portion of Saturday with my parents and then the kids and I went to a party Saturday evening. They have a son the boy's age and a girl the daughter's age so it was a fun time for all. They happen to live two blocks from our house, in the adjoining neighborhood but since we live in a snooty gated neighborhood, we had to hop a fence to walk over.

Sunday, hubby arrived home from a red eye flight at the same time we all climbed out of bed, so I rounded up the kids and headed back to my folks so he could sleep for a few hours. We had friends over Sunday afternoon and spent time at the pool and catching up.

This morning, we walked the boy to his first day of first grade. My, it is going by so fast.

Thursday, August 17, 2006


Wow! What a week. Two major deadlines this week and we sort-of made one and the other one is due tomorrow. I now have until next Monday to insure the first big deliverable is actually completed. I think my family is wondering if I still exist....

Monday, August 14, 2006

Teach the children well

While at the beach, the boy had to pee. And being the lazy parents that we are and instead of taking him all the way back to the locker rooms by the parking area, hubby told him to pee in the ocean. Not understanding the nuances of peeing in the ocean, the boy proceeds to walk into the water about ankle deep and pull down his swim suit. STOP! Hubby yells! That's not how you pee in the ocean! Walk out until you're waist deep and just pee through your shorts. Really, the boy asks incredulously? Through my shorts?

On the way home from Galveston, I bought us each a drink and told the kids to please not drink all 16 ounces of water or we'd never make it home without one last visit to a public restroom. Of course they finish the water and 15 miles from home the boy shouts- I HAVE TO GO NOW OR I WILL PEE ON MYSELF!!!! I was able to distract him long enough until we made it into our driveway where he proceeds to jump out of the truck and pee on the side of the house.

I presume we have no room to complain after the ocean incident....

Family vacation

School starts in one week and we decided it was time to squeeze in a family vacation. Saturday morning, we packed up the kids and headed down to Galveston. We arrived at Schlitterbahn shortly after it opened. Obviously, we were not the only ones with the same idea. It was packed! We left in the afternoon to grab some lunch, check into the hotel, and let the kids relax a little and returned in the evening.

Sunday morning after breakfast, we dipped the kids in the pool quickly, cleaned up and checked out. Then we took the ferry over to Bolivar peninsula. We saw dolphins swimming off in the distance. We drove around Bolivar a bit and then headed back across on the ferry, ate lunch, and then stopped at the beach for sun and fun.

It was great trip and just about the right length of time with a 3 year old and 6 year old.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Time is a wasting

How sad is it that I just spent an hour taking meaningless quizzes on blogthings?

Wait- don't answer that.

This one struck home

Ok, getting a little lazy with the blogging. I was running through the quizzes on this website and this one definitely hit me. I am very open and will talk about anything and everything, but I definitely have a wall up around me. Really only one person has access inside that wall, my husband and there has been times that not even he had access. Not sure what that 'one big dream' is, unless it's to be independently wealthy :)

How You Life Your Life
You seem to be straight forward, but you keep a lot inside.You say whatever is on your mind. Other people's reactions don't phase you.You prefer a variety of friends and tend to change friends quickly.You have one big dream in your life, and you never lose sight of it.
How Do You Live Your Life?

What do you think?

This assessment is only done with a birthday and I must admit, this is how I think of myself.

You Are A Rowan Tree

You are full of charm and cheer. You light up a room.And while you crave attention, you do it without ego.You are an interesting mix of contradictions - and very unpredictable.You are both dependent and independent, calm and restless.You are passionate, emotional, gregarious, and (at times) unforgiving.

*Thanks to my friend Lee over at A Curate's Egg

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Weekend wrap up

The resort was UNBELIEVABLE. The scenery was wonderful, the food divine, the wine glass never ending. Gift baskets appeared in my room during the day. I like how the other half live. Most (ok, all except my small group) were CEO's, president, vice president. And then there was myself and my two coworkers.

Friday evening was cocktails and then a really nice dinner. First time I'd had 50 year aged balsamic vinegar. Saturday was golf and I tried my best, which was definitely not good enough. I've only played once and it was 7 years ago. I enjoyed it so much, I am planning on taking lessons. Saturday afternoon was lunch, then a hot stone massage and a little swimming followed up with another cocktail hour and dinner. I decided to give my team a reprieve and let someone who knew how to golf play in my place.

Hubby came up with the kids Saturday evening, although he made it in too late to join me for dinner. Sunday, we ate breakfast with one of my coworkers family- wife and twin 4 year olds and then hung out at the pool for a few hours. From there, we headed up to visit our friends/business partners in Temple. The kids played and we talked trailer park and then stopped by the trailer park on the way out of town for a quick meeting with the manager.

We didn't get home until 10:30 Sunday evening and I was so incredibly sore from golf. Which is not surprising considering how many times I'd have to swing to make contact :)

Monday morning we met with the architect and gave him our comments on the plans. Hopefully we can get some momentum going with that and actually build the house in our lifetime. Maybe.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Oh please stop the abuse!

The parting words from my previous company when I gave my notice were "They will abuse you and when they do, you can come back here."

In a few hours I am heading off for a free golf and spa weekend with some coworkers at Barton Creek in Austin. Please, stop the abuse!!!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Hello Daddy!

You know the hubby is gone too much when the kids start imagining that their daddy is home, but he's invisible.