Within Me Without Me

Thursday, May 17, 2007

in recent news...

i've been a bad blogger. here's a recent update of all the things i've meant to write sweet and thoughtful posts about, but never found the time between cooking, working, commuting, baseball, diapers, etc..........

aidan turned 3 a couple weeks ago. i know! and sadie turns 1 next wednesday. cousin lucy turned 2 last week. so two weekends ago, we had a party at my mom's house for all the birthday kiddos, one big cake and three big candles. it was very cute and very fun. and yes, the pictures are still stuck somewhere in the bowels of our computer, as we hedge our bets that the modem won't crap out during the download. last time i tried, i only got 20 or so of the 148 pics uploaded to the online picture album, which is the only way i can get them here to my blog....anyway, i can't believe how fast my babies are growing up. if i could only get aidan interested in potty training, i'd be happy. he's talking much better, more and more every day. and i think sadie said "ball" yesterday. she already says "uh-oh!" and "hi!". and thinks that both of these words are big jokes, and she laughs after she says it. wow. so big.

mother's day was great. i told jerry all i wanted was to sit in front of the tv and watch the astros game - with the stipulation that i got to control the remote. he is a flipper. you know what i mean - those people who can't stand to watch commercials, and will flip channels to find something else to watch for the couple minutes of commercial time between segments. consequently, we usually miss the first at-bat or so of every inning, because jerry got interested in somethings else between innings. but not on sunday! that remote sat in my hot little hand the whole game, and jerry didn't complain at all. well, except when the sonic commercials came on, because he really really hates those idiotic guys. i think they're funny. but i digress. even though i told him not to buy me any presents, he got me a six pack of bud light and $10 of lottery tickets. is he not the most romantic guy in the world? well, maybe not, but at least i won $6 on the tickets! and oh how i do love bud light.....

anyway, on to the next exciting event - our anniversary is today! 4 years. i'm leaving work a little early, and cha cha is coming back this evening to watch the babies so we can go to the best steakhouse in town for some goooood grub, "sin ninos, todos solos!!" she is so funny, i think she was just as excited as me. she really is too good to us. i can't wait to sink my teeth into a huge juicy filet mignon. and this place has crabcake appetizers that taste so good, it's a shame to have to swallow them. and blueberry bread pudding with whiskey sauce. oh.my.god. the guy who is the chef here used to be a white house chef. like for the president. and now he's right here in this little hick town outside of houston. why not?

and next, my birthday is next week! so my sister and i are going to an astros game on sunday. just us, no kids, no husbands! fun! i just got our tickets yesterday. i'm pumped. we're on the first row of the terrace deck, which is pretty high, but good seats anyway. good for some foul balls, maybe! and since katie's pregnant, i can drink all the $8 beers i want! (or at least all i can afford....) (which means i can have one. cool!)

and finally, here comes the broken record. i'm interviewing again for another supervisor position. y'all must think i am a total loser. let me splain. no, is too much - let me sum up. here working for my department, rarely is anyone given a promotion outright. everytime there is a vacancy in a manager position, they hold interviews, and go from there. so it's not like other jobs in the private sector world where bosses just promote people on their merits. no, we're ass backwards here, so it all has to be done by comittee and procedures, bla bla bla. anyway, i'm interviewing on monday. it's a supervisor in the court unit, bla bla, you've heard the pitch before. so we'll see....maybe it will be a good birthday present!!!!

and that's that jack sprat. busy may.

8 Comments:

  • At 6:12 PM, Blogger T with Honey said…

    Wow! It's some serious birthday time in your family this month. Have fun with all the celebrating.

     
  • At 4:40 AM, Blogger Aimee said…

    Happy (belated) Anniversary and Happy Birthday(s) to all!
    A little Cool and The Gang for ya:
    "Cel-e-brate good times! Come on!"

     
  • At 7:28 AM, Blogger Kate said…

    Happy belated anniversary as well. I think I should steal your remote holding idea. Although Ryan is freaky about flipping back in time. How does he know how long the break will be? Anyway... Kelli mentioned that today is your birthday.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Enjoy the heck out of dinner and enjoy that time sin ninos, todos solos! (Where is this place? I need to go there!)

    Best wishes on the job front! I know what you're saying about the whole promotion process. I once worked at a university and it was very similar. In order to get a raise, you had to move to another department.

     
  • At 10:22 AM, Blogger phdatc said…

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARE-BEAR!!

     
  • At 12:23 PM, Blogger Loni said…

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CARRIE & KATIE!

    I hope you both have a great time at the Astros game!

     
  • At 8:24 PM, Blogger Kelli in the Mirror said…

    Happy birthday, roomdog! Drink a beer and have a good time at the game.

    Try not to cry on any green socks.

     
  • At 3:23 PM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said…

    Happy Anniversary (belated), and Happy Birthday to you! Good luck with the job interview. Hope things go the way you want it to. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

     
  • At 4:51 AM, Anonymous (((((HUGS))))) sandi said…

    *HAPPY BIRTHDAY!* (((((HUGS))))) sandi

     

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