Archive for September, 2005

Ring Out the Bells Again…

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

I have discovered that I like reading blogs a whole lot more than writing them. I just don’t think I’m as clever as a lot of the people I read and I’m lazy – I don’t feel like typing out all of my deep thoughts; I talk about the deep thoughts out loud with people these days it seems.

I’m also paranoid – you never know who is reading. It could be a relative or a co-worker or a boss, so I tend to watch what I say here, which is greatly inhibiting.

Anyway, not much is new here – I’m still in my pre post-summer blues phase. I get so sad when summer ends, I hate the cold weather so much. It sucks, too, that Rob absolutely loves the cold weather so we’re at direct odds with each other on this subject. I’d be happy moving south and he wants to go to Alaska. Ai yi yi. Guess that’s why we’re still in Pennsylvania, and probably will be for some time to come.

We went to visit my brother and his family over the weekend – we had the best time there! I got to sit and visit with Lauren (his wife) for a few hours and then we played with babies (okay, toddlers) and watched all the kids play – that would include my brother, my dad and Rob. Heh. Greg (my brother) got out the tractor, loaded my two boys and his oldest into the trailer and rode around his back yard knocking things over, driving into the swings, etc., to make them all laugh. Then for good measure, Rob and my dad played monkey in the middle with a frisbee with Greg while he was driving. Do we sound like rednecks or what? You might be a redneck if you’ve ever watched or participated in the sport of Tractor Driving Monkey in the Middle. Here are some pictures from the day.

The boys went back to school this past Thursday. So far everything is going great, which is in stark contrast to last year for Aric, who had the year from hell. We requested a teacher for him – he’s a young, energetic (and cute! Woo!) guy and we were fortunate to have gotten the request granted. For the first time in his life, Aric is liking school. I foresee very nice teacher’s presents in this guy’s future. Here are some pics of their first day and also of them messing around on all the band equipment in our basement. We’ve got a kickass setup down there – it’s actually a recording studio complete with mixing and sound boards and all musical instruments and equipments. Rob and Connor wet themselves every time they go downstairs, I think.

That’s it from my corner of the world – leave me a comment so I know you’re out there. :-)

Wake Me Up …. When September Ends

Monday, September 5th, 2005

We’re back from vacation – it’s always such a let down to come home afterwards. I was up before dawn almost every day for over a week so I could watch the sun rise over the ocean while drinking my decaf. Today Rob woke me up just before sunrise to have coffee with him – I was so depressed and unmotivated to get out of bed. He tried to make it better by turning on the Virginia Beach cam and we watched it refresh while drinking our coffee and chatting. He even turned on the fan and had it blowing in our direction as our ocean breeze. Ha!! I stayed in a funk for most of the day and started to feel better in the evening. I sure am glad I’m off from work tomorrow still.

Oh yeah – we were supposed to still be in Virginia Beach, but the 2nd hotel we went to absolutely sucked. I wrote a review on Trip Advisor. We decided to cut our trip short and come home early. I think it was a good decision seeing how hard of a transition this has been for me. I’m glad I didn’t come home and have to go to work the very next day.

We did a lot while we were there besides chillin’ out on the beach (we did plenty of that, too!). We went to a waterpark, went on a dolphin watching tour, saw some concerts, went to the mall on a rainy day and on the last day we went to the Outer Banks and saw the Wright Brothers museum. On the way home, we went to D.C., but didn’t end up doing a whole lot there.

Here is the link to all of the pictures. They’re a bit out of order, but I don’t know how to fix that on PhotoBucket.