Wednesday, July 14, 2010

3rd shift

So, DH is taking a new job - great!

The new job is 3rd shift - not so great

I know it will be hard having DH on third shift but I think it will be good for him to get away from his current company. This new job is also in the IT field and he has been trying to get a job in the IT field ever since he finished his MCSA certification back in November.

For now I'm praying for the grace and patience to adapt to our new family schedule when he starts in a few weeks.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Swimming Fun

Yesterday was rather busy. I helped at a painting party for the parents of a friend of mine. I'm always willing to lend a hand but since both my friend and her parents live in the neighborhood we will be moving to in a few weeks, I thought it would nice to rack up a few brownie points for when we move in. The painting went really well, and then around noon, DH's brother and sister-in-law came up from Louisville for a few hours and they wanted to see the new house. After a quick tour, we went to lunch at a small family restaurant down the street called Demetrio's. It was rather nice, the place was nearly completely empty except for us. I tried their 3 way chili and DH had this really good Greek Burger. It was 8 oz of beef, gyro meat, the cucumber sauce, cheese, tomato and some other stuff.

After such a good lunch we decided to get some exercise and walked down the street to the business district of the village next to our future neighborhood. It was a really nice day for a walk, not too humid, not too hot. We stopped in Grater's to get some ice cream before heading back home.

Once we got home, we had the next disk of Startrek Voyager, Season 4 waiting in the mailbox for us so we watched almost all of it in one night.

Today, we went to visit my family. Dad, Max, and Kateri invited us to go to the pool with them. First time I had been swimming all summer. DS really like being outside and enjoyed the water too. It was nice to slow down for a little while in what promises to be a very busy month.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Take your child to work day

Today I took DS downtown to the Probate Court. My boss usually is the one who goes down and files our paperwork with the Probate Court but he is on vacation today so I got to go. It was an unusually quick trip. All the ladies down at the Probate court were happy to see DS again. He has gotten so big in the past several months! And, of course, he was being his bashful self, which everyone thought was so cute.

All too soon, I had to leave DS with Mimi. It's nice that he can spend some time with Grandma and his uncles and aunt occasionally, but one day, hopefully not too many years away, I'll be the one he stays with all day long.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

New House

So DH and I are buying our first house!

It all very exciting, but very busy when you think about all the things that need to happen. So far we have signed the contract, gotten a certified check for the earnest money, called to schedule the home inspection, filled out the loan application, called to have the utilities turned on, resigned the contract, this time in blue ink, got another check for the earnest money, $1,000 instead of $500, picked out a washer and dryer, looked at stoves, and looked at quite a few other thinks we will want to get for the new place like a lawnmower, grill, etc.
The house is a little on the small side, but it has some nice features, like the built-in dressers in the front bedroom on the second floor. The other bedroom on the second floor has been bumped out so the walls are not angled like they normally would be for a cape cod.
I'm really going to like having a yard too. Since it is now summer, I will have several months to work on the foundation of the landscaping and really plan it out well before the spring comes with all its flowers and colors. Oh, that reminds me, I really should get some bulbs to plant so we can have some nice early spring flowers.

Anyhow, we still have lots to do before the closing. Not to mention the packing and moving.
Saturday, our friends are having a painting party and I'll will be helping out in the hopes of gaining some brownie points for when we move at the end of the month.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

First Blog

So this is my first blog. I'm just starting out and I hope to make this an ongoing journal of life for me and my family. I don't have any pictures to post at the moment and I really need to get back to work, so this is all for now.