10 Years Later

July 22, 2007 at 10:35 pm (Friends, High School, Reunions)

This weekend was my 10 year high school reunion … Go Eagles!  It was a two night deal – Friday night was just an informal get together at a local restaurant & Saturday night was a formal thing downtown.  Or another way to look at it was that Friday night was free & Saturday night was about $75 per person … I chose Friday night. 

I didn’t decide until the very last minute to go, but I’m glad I did … surprisingly it was alot of fun.  I went with a girlfriend that I still keep in touch with so we were each other ‘security’ + my cousin graduated in the same class so I figured there’d at least be two people I remembered & liked:).  It was of course filled with the very basic, dull questions like so ” what do you do”, “where do you live”, etc. etc.  But it was so nice to see alot of friends that I honestly haven’t seen since graduation!!! As far as I could tell no one has made any great invention or become incredibly wealthy, famous, or anything like that.  One guy is a Blackhawk Pilot – I think that’s pretty cool & another girl married a Pro Football player – that’s about as close to famous as the Class of 1997 has gotten (minus the one awaiting criminal charges … he at least made local news)!

Anyhow – it was just very strange, but in a good way – most people hadn’t changed a bit (minus a few extra pounds, but still looked the same) and then a couple I wouldn’t have recognized walking past them (and I didn’t that night).  I think the strangest thing for me when I stop to think about the last 10 years is that the Class of 2007 was in 2nd grade when I graduated … that’s just crazy to me … 2nd grade!!

 Well, if I keep this blogging up for another 10 years, then I’ll update you on my 20th!

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Not That Excited!

July 22, 2007 at 2:52 am (painting, Pepper)

As in Pep wasn’t that excited about the paint job (see previous post – My Break).   His actual words were, “If I were on a While You Were Out type show, I’d have to say I’m disappointed” … ouch!  I think it was in the delivery.  I should have given him the heads up that I repainted it, instead he went downstairs to look at the bathroom we’ve been finishing off & low and behold the whole downstairs is a completely different color!  The basement has always been his domain … I don’t clean it, barely decorate it, and barely even go down there, so he certainly didn’t have any idea I’d spend the whole weekend down there!!  Anyhow, he’s already said this morning that it’s growing on him.  So either he feels badly or it really is … the verdict is still out on that one:) 

 So … which one do you like better?!?!?!




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To Work or Not To Work

July 18, 2007 at 6:05 pm (Uncategorized)

That is the question!  My old boss called me a week or so ago & asked me if I’d consider coming back to work … that one took me by surprise.  I hadn’t thought about going back to work although there are some days I’ve definitely thought about it (does that make sense)?!?  I LOVE being with Evan during the week … I get great fulfillment & enrichment from being with him & being his Mom … b-u-t … I also miss that fulfillment I get from working & bringing home a paycheck.  I know this is opening up the ‘mother can of worms’ here (no pun intended – especially if you didn’t get it), but you guys wanted me to blog about what’s going on so this is what’s going on!!  Right now we’re talking about me coming on board for only 2-3 months & part-time with the task of getting a new office set up & running.  And I won’t start any earlier than September b/c this is when Evan starts a part time MMO type program … it’s got to make sense for Evan first & then me & the family as a whole … of course it has to make sense to my boss too – basically a win/win for both … I’ll keep you posted!

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64oz of H20 & 5 Servings of Veggies

July 17, 2007 at 1:27 am (diet, veggies, water, weight loss)

I meet with some girls in the neighborhood once a week … we’re all trying to loose some weight so we’re accountability partners basically.  We weigh in each week, keep track of the scales, what we’re doing etc. etc.  We all had hit a little rut for a few weeks so we decided to add a ‘healthy challanege’ each week.  Last week we were to drink the recommended 64oz of water each day … I thought I drank a good bit of water, but when you keep track I thought I was going to puke (I’ve used that word twice this week in posts) b/c I was so sick of it.  I use to love water & that’d be all I drink, but I’m out of that phase right now.  Each day I forced the final 64 ounces down though!!  This week we’re adding a concentration on the recommended servings of veggies — I know I’m not going to do too good on this one either since I have no reason to cook each night this week, but really … who gets that many servings in??  I think if I complete this challange then between forcing down the water & veggies along with all the extra trips to the bathroom b/c of all the water … I basically won’t have time to do much else!

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My “Break”

July 16, 2007 at 1:22 am (breaks, painting, weekend)

We just past the half-way point on Pep’s 2-week out of town status … basically he’ll be home in another week.  I guess that’s good news … one more week is certainly better than two, but one week is still a long way off when it’s already been one whole week – whew! 

This weekend my parents took Evan so I could have a little ‘break’.  However, instead of sitting around eating bon-bons & watching Oprah I chose to paint the entire basement!  I had been tired of the look & color for a while now, but at the same time I (primarly my ever talented and gracious sister Staci) had worked so hard on painting the basement the first time I hated to wash it all away with a new color.  We did this really cool ‘leathered’ look to the room, but the light never hit it just right – in fact it always hit it a little strange & made the walls look messy instead of leathery!   So I think I was just ready for a change.  Pep didn’t want me to repaint (probably b/c he knows I’m not a good painter & it would look messier if I tried to repaint it … which unfortunately he’s right to some extent), so I didn’t tell him & still haven’t … I think it’s best to just show it to him when he gets home as opposed to breaking that news over the phone!!  

Honestly he won’t care as long as he’s the one that didn’t have to paint it, so that’s one of the main reasons I wanted to do it this weekend he was gone, but the stinky part is that b/c I haven’t told him he truly thinks I’ve been sitting around eating bon-bons & watching Oprah this whole weekend while Evan’s been at my parents.  Every time I talked to him on the phone this weekend, I was hot, sweaty, tired, had sore hands & had paint all over me (I know you shouldn’t have sore hands or paint all over you, but remember … I’m not a good painter) & he kept saying “I’m so glad you took Evan to your parents … I hope you’re enjoying your “break”!!! 

He was being sincere & trying to be sweet, but it made me want to puke:)

Hope you’re weekend was a little “break”!

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I’m not doing too hot!

July 13, 2007 at 1:48 am (blogging)

This was supposed to be my big attempt at blogging … a blog concentration so to speak to see if I could get it going … I’m not doing too hot!!  I haven’t blogged since I said I was making it a point to blog this week – oh brother!  I’ve still got all next week,  so hope remains!

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Not sure it’s for me

July 9, 2007 at 3:21 am (blogging)

I’m not good at this (blogging that is), nor am I really feeling it either.  If I really, really enjoyed it but still wasn’t good at it I’d at least keep giving it a shot b/c I enjoyed it.  But I’m not really enjoying it … I thought I would like it more, but I’m actually finding just the opposite.  I still enjoy reading other people’s but posting for myself is a different story.  I like hearing about the random day to day events & activities for other people, but when I write I really don’t think anyone cares about my experience at the stupid airport, in line at the grocery store, or the really fun thing I did last night (I actually didn’t do anything really fun last night, that was just an example … maybe that’s the probably – nothing really going on to blog about).  My husband is out of town so I’ll either do really good for the next 2 weeks or totally drop of completely … we shall see.  I’m going for a concious effort at this, but … we shall see!!

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