Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Heaven is a Sunroof

I finally got my new car! (I use the word "new" in the sense that it is new to me.) I'm trying to think of a name for my little '92 Honda Accord.

This is the first time I have owned a car with automatic anything. Silly thing to be excited about, but the auto windows and locks are a novelty to me. This is the first time I have had a car with cruise control. Most importantly, this is my first time driving a car with a sunroof!!! I love, love, love it!!!!!! Well, enough gushing for now. Gotta get ready for work.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

My New "Friends" Friend

I'm not a big TV watcher, but there are a few shows that I do love. Namely "Friends", "Scrubs", and "The Office".

I've always kind of liked "Friends", but I really became a big fan while I was living in Cairo. One of my good friends there (Dorothee) owned all ten seasons on DVD. We would get together every so often for a "Friends" marathon. Then I moved home to Augusta and Pat became my "Friends" friend. He too owns all ten seasons on DVD. Recently (and much to my dismay), Pat has been quite busy. . . too busy for "Friends" marathons. But being the friend that he is, he lends me his DVDs and I can still get my "Friends" fix. Now I have a new "Friends" friend. My dad. I think I've got him hooked. It's great when you find a new way to bond with your dad.

Are you going to San Fransisco?

Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. . .

I bought my ticket to San Fran today. I'll be in CA from June 30th to July 7th. Woo Hoo!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Miracles Do Happen

I slept till 10:30 this morning. I would like to commemorate this moment because it only happens once, maybe twice, a year.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Ode to My Boss

I have the greatest freakin' boss in the whole world.

He took me to lunch today after we ran an errand at the Columbia County Courthouse. Here is are some excerpts from our conversation:
Dan: How long have you been working here now?

Me: Well, Valentine's Day was my first day. So I guess I'm right at three months now.

Dan: I think it's time for a raise. We should sit down this week and talk about that.

Me: (look of disbelief) uh, ok. That'd be great.

a little later in the conversation. . .

Dan: So do you have any fun plans for the summer?

Me: Well, I think I'm gonna try to get out to California to visit my best friend.

Dan: Really? Tell me about your best friend.

Me: (insert praises of Sara and story of moving to Egypt)

Dan: Well, you can't move to California.

Me: That is definitely not happening (and at this point, I'm thinking he has forgotten that I am moving to NC and this makes me uncomfortable).

Dan: So when are you thinking of going?

Me: Oh, I don't know exactly. I'm flexible. It just really depends on getting a good price.

Dan: I might have some frequent flyer miles through the firm. Let me pay for your ticket.

Me: (Pick up jaw off the table).

Dan: How long are you going for?

Me: Well, I was thinking of taking maybe a Thursday, Friday, and a Monday off and having about 3 days there and 2 days for travel.

Dan: No. You have to have at least a week there. Take a full week off.

Me: (pinch myself to make sure that I am really awake and this isn't a dream).

I love my boss. I think I will get a tattoo saying as much.

I will miss this job when I go to North Carolina.

Monday, May 14, 2007

A General Update

I am finally done with all the house sitting/pet sitting. At one point I was simultaneously responsible for 3 different households, 9 dogs and three cats. In case you were wondering, this is too much for one person to do for it not being your paid occupation. I don't reccomend attempting it.

Anyhow, here is my life in general right now. Julie and Elianna are doing great. James is great with his new baby sister. He loves to give her hugs and kisses. FYI, Jim is also doing well (fathers so get left out of this whole new baby scene).

I'm really starting to job hunt in Chapel Hill via online applications and emailing, faxing and snail mailing applications. No word yet, but I have a good feeling that something will come through.

I have pushed back my move to Chapel Hill about two weeks. I was originally planning to go mid-June or end of June. Now it looks like beginning of July is more likely. I decided on this due to the tutoring program I do. The program takes each child through 36 sessions. I'd like to finish out the entire program with the students I have. It looks like my last student will finish in early July, and after that. . . I'm outtie.

Well, hi-ho hi-ho, it's off to work I go.

P.S. I had a weird dream last night that my boss, one of my co-workers and I all shared an enormous house. All we did was work all the time. It was weird.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Quote of the Day

"We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glowworm."
-Winston Churchill

Monday, May 07, 2007

Baby Pictures

Pictures of Elianna are here and here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

A Baby and House Sitting

My sister had her baby!!!!! Yay!!!! They are both happy and healthy and beautiful. Elianna Grace Armstrong was born on May 1st at 7:48 a.m. She is 7lb, 12oz and 20". I got to be in the delivery room. It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen in my whole life.

Due to the new baby and the fact that I am house sitting for about two weeks and two different places, blogs will be few and far between. I apologize in advance if you email me and I don't respond for a rediculous amount of time.