Friday, September 12, 2008

We're Moving!

Well, not physically.

But we're moving to a new spot in the blogosphere. Check us out over here.

I know I haven't written in a while, but I'm hoping I have a few loyal readers who will follow me to my new home.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

A New Breakfast

Rembember this?

Now, have you seen this?

Proof positive that my generation is now making their way in the corporate world. I don't know if it sends a positive message (after all, The Breakfast Club is not a group you would want your teens to look to as role models), but I love that the movie has had a "rebirth" with a new generation.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Homemaking and Such

That's where I've been. Last weekend my parents came down with the truck (thank you, thank you!) and my dad and Kevin picked up the two bookcases and loveseat we had bought from Ikea. Can I just pause a moment here to share how much I love Ikea? The furniture is reasonably priced, but holds up soooo well. Our guestroom is outfitted with furniture that was bought from Ikea...20 years ago! Not only is it still serviceable, but no way does it look that old. So yeah, living within half an hour from Ikea is a shopping fantasy fulfilled.

So we had help picking up the furniture. And also putting togetherthe grill that was our third anniversary wedding gift to each other. We both forgot to write about that, too....does that make us "old" married folk? Married for 3 years, together for 7. Back to the grill...I've been wanting a grill for a few years. It's Virginia law, though, that if you live on the second floor of a building, you cannot have a grill on the patio. A law that many break, but I myself am always a law abiding citizen and so... no grill. It was one of the very first purchases we made after moving into this house.

While the guys were out picking up furniture and a new lawnmower and putting together the grill, us girls went on a shopping spree. Mom bought for us a new floor lamp, a table lamp, and an area rug. I completed the ensemble by purchasing a few pillows from Kohls. The resulting room is my absolute favorite room in the house. I have to get pictures up here, but I haven't quite gotten that far yet.

So that's the homemaking part, now on the such...

I have a new job working as a tutor. I was supposed to have training Thursday and Friday of last week, but "training" evolved very quickly into "working" and now this coming week, I'll be into my regular routine of working evenings, Monday-Wednesday and Fridays. This will be a change, and something I haven't quite figured out yet. I'll be leaving for work around the time Kevin is getting home, so we'll have less time together in the evenings, and I won't be around to cook dinner. We'll have to figure that one out as we go along.

And I'm halfway through a 4-week summer course. This has proven to be pretty intensive, as it's a full graduate course load in four weeks. I'm spending lots of time on the computer, but definitely not for my own entertainment.

Wish me luck as I jump back into a work routine.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Off the Dole

Okay, I was never really on, since my paychecks from the job I left won't technically stop for another month or so. But now I have new employment, starting in about a week and a half, with a learning center nearby.

I've gone through interview rounds several times in the last 4 years. I've had the bad interviews. You know, the ones where you leave and you just know you're not getting that call.

This was the exact opposite. I had the phone interveiw on Monday, they asked me to come in yesterday for a face to face. And it was one of those interviews where everything just went perfectly. So when they offered me the position at the end of two hours, I took it.


It feels good to have that piece in place.

Sunday, July 06, 2008


It's been almost a week since I've had internet access and thus the ability to check and respond to emails, blog, search for addresses in a new city, or just plain surf the net. Do you know how reliant upon those things I have become? NOT having it has been challenging.

While we are technically in the DC suburbs area (isn't ALL of Northern Virginia?) you wouldn't know it by looking out my window. Or walking through the neighborhood. Or even driving a few miles in any direction. It's alot of wooded areas, and quiet streets, and hills. It's been awhile since I've lived in an area with hills. Very pretty. The house is fantastic, though we have to do some painting we hadn't anticipated. Fortunately, though, just in two small bedrooms, so it's not too big of a job. Kevin's working on the trim work as I write and I'll paint the rest tomorrow while he's at work.

The hard part is that alot is still in boxes. Boxes which cannot be unpacked until the two rooms which need paint are painted (a project that was started today and will hopefully be finished by the end of the week), and the bookcases we're purchasing from Ikea arrive (Dad to the rescue with his truck next weekend). I am not a patient person. In fact, I sense that I'm starting to become an irritating whirlwind. My "let's do it now!" attitude has led to some small disgruntlements around the house. Kevin is being very patient with me, but I also think he'll be glad to go back to work tomorrow, where he's not constantly exposed to my "creative brainstorms."

And so here we are. It doesn't feel like home yet and I'm still thinking "I need to ____________" at every turn, but we're here, safe and sound.


Monday, June 23, 2008

Bare Walls

All the pictures have been taken down off the walls. The valuables have been moved to temporary residence at a friend's house in DC. Mostly now it's hurry up and wait.

The movers arrive on Thursday. We'll be leaving this:

And on July 1st, we'll move into this:

I'm not sure how I feel about all this yet. On the one hand, I'm looking forward to the change. We've lived here for fourh years and loved it, but we had gotten to the point where we had outgrown our apartment and the neighbors who live around us (mainly the guy who has the bass turned up so loud that the walls vibrate). On the other hand, as much as I love the house (I'll post more pictures when it's officially ours and not someone else's), it's alot of house and I don't know what to do with all of it. It actually makes me a little nervous.
I've got "last dates" lined up this week. Dinner and SATC tonight. Another dinner on Wednesday night. I hate saying goodbye to people so it's alot of "I'll be back to visit."