Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal Wedding

Yes, I admit it- I watched the Royal Wedding yesterday morning and it was utterly lovely!! I actually woke up around 5:30 am without an alarm (my new reality-waking up way too early every friggin' day!) and proceeded to watch until about 7:30. Some things that struck me: Catherine was sublimely elegant, composed, regal and completely in love with William. He in turn, looks totally like Diana, especially when he lowers his head and looks up with his big blue eyes. And he is madly in love with her. I can totally tell! That is the difference between this wedding and his parents' wedding. How young was Diana- 20?? What did any of us know when we were 20?? Good call, waiting until both were ready. I think these 2 will make it.
Oh- how sad that Diana wasn't around. Wonder what she would have looked like now, at 49. Yikes- that's still young! I liked looking at the other royal families who attended. I lived in Spain my junior year in college and took an interest in all the royal families of Europe so it was fun to see them all as well. Ah, a great way to start the day yesterday. Back to reality now!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Changing Priorities

Wow- things are getting more complicated!! I apologize for the lack of postings, but it is honestly tough to find time to do so. When I came into work on Monday, my whole desk was covered in paperwork with post-it messages for me. And no boss! He called and proceeded to explain everything that I needed to do while he was in court. GAH- there were phone calls to make, information to elicit, emails to acknowledge, faxes to send, scans to save, new files to set up, appointments to make, incoming calls, visits from friends and relatives who are coming to see the new digs, and I'm all alone!! Thankfully he is incredibly patient and understanding with me. So I am busy, learning a massive amount, trying to navigate the court system, and still have to plan Uki school and Plast and I gotta be honest, I am starting to care less and less for those jobs. I know they are important, and I have given so much these last few years, but I gotta prioritize. On top of this, tomorrow I have a middle school parent orientation right after swimming and have to practically feed the kids in the car. OH- and I totally forgot that my son is going away for 4 days for this "Nature's Classroom" thing on MONDAY!!!! GAH- I have to pack him, and drop him off at 7:45 am!!! GAH!! It is in times like these that I remember the words my freshman advisor in college told us- "Think of all the time you'll have to rest when you're dead." True, so true...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


My giant desk got giant-er with 2 side sections and we both decided it will probably get full quickly. He ordered a typewriter for me- yes, people still use typewriters!! I was surprised. My learning curve is HUGE!! I have so much to grasp and try to remember it's astounding. I hope I can handle it all!! I donated my cafe table and chairs to furnish the landing outside the office and they look great. I am on a massive purge and want to get rid of tons of stuff from my house. Still swimming and hockey-ing, but it's spring break so no school. And that is what's up. This is getting harder to do here, so bear with me as I start this new phase of my life!! Thanks to all!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Last $7

Well, I have one work week under my belt! Love my commute (about 90 seconds), love my gigantic desk, love my office, love it all!! And I even got paid! Good thing, as I was literally down to the last $7 in my wallet. Whew! All is good for once. Now the worst thing I have to figure out is what to do with my kids when I am at work this summer. I'll have to find some camps or activities they can do while I toil away. Not a really bad problem to have, just a logistical one. Any help, advice, or thoughts out there? Thanks for all your kind words and support!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Jesus Monster trucks

I had to stop at Walmart to buy little bowls for the Easter eggs we will be decorating in Uki school this week. I have the Paas dyes, cups, vinegar, and fake grass but I just needed the bowls. You would not believe the crap there in the Easter aisles!! Rows and rows of toys, candy, plastic eggs, stuffed animals, dyes, baskets, totally crazy! And above all I LOVE the pre-made baskets with candy, toys, and the plastic grass already put together and shrinkwrapped. These things are HUGE, totally cheesy and tacky and have Easter related themes like, Hot Wheels Monster trucks, Bratz dolls, Football, Hippie Peace Signs, etc. What the heck does any of this crap have to do with Jesus dying on the cross and resurrecting three days later? Plastic camouflage eggs? A basketball shaped basket? Sidewalk chalk? Bubbles and jump ropes? Don't get me wrong- I don't even believe in any of this stuff, but come on, give the event SOME respect!! When did it become about egg hunts and chocolate bunnies? So sad. I'm trying to do something different this year at my parents' house where we go to celebrate. No candy! No stuffed chickadees! No musical chocolate candy eggs!! My cousin-in-law is on board, now I'm hoping the others will agree as well. I was telling said cousin-in-law that I just threw away the Valentine's Candy my kids got 2 months ago!! It never ends...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happiness at last

I went to Court today (got to observe my boss argue a motion), to the Secretary of the State to file a corporation form, to a Housing authority to meet staff members, and I got to set up the stationery for my office!! I actually got dressed up, at least professionally dressed up, took my grandfather's old alligator doctor's bag as a purse, and I felt like I mattered! He even set up me up with Pandora- that's like a personalized radio for your computer! How can this blog go on if I'm so happy??

Monday, April 11, 2011


Wow- where is the time going?? These last few days have been crazy and the next few will continue to be so as well. My office is almost ready- we are set to open for business this Thursday!! I am really excited and can't wait to get started. Around here we've had doctor appointments, dentist appointments, haircuts, clinics, banquets, Uki school, plast, field trips, and on and on. Some explanation: At the swim team banquet last Friday, my daughter was named MVP of her age group!! That was so exciting, and she was just beaming. My teeth were super clean, but my eye glasses suck like nothing I've ever seen. Literally, I put them on and everything is blurry. They are "progressive" lenses and I hate them. I will need to get them changed this week. My son went to Sturbridge Village last week (it's like a trip back to colonial times) and bought a HARMONICA- you can imagine the sounds coming from here! Uki school was ok, plast was good, and yesterday I took the kids to the Norwalk Aquarium. We had a lot of fun - we saw seals and sharks, petted stingrays, watched an IMAX movie about abandonded baby elephants and orangutans (I bawled like a baby- very powerful film!), spent $$$ at the gift shop, then came home. Massive food shopping today, I'm going to court tomorrow, dentist for kids tomorrow, hockey and swimming in between, GAH!!! Nonstop action around here.