Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
number 1...because of the hurricane, all of the hotels in town are all booked and so for the next 2 weekends I will running conferences in Dallas and the following weekend we will be in NYC running another conference. The weekend after that, we are out of town for another conference. It was supposed to be in Houston...but that may change. That's the next 4 weekends in a row. Sigh!! I am too tired and pregnant for this!
number 2...yes the campus is back working and functional but all of the fire alarms are beeping nonstop outside my window and I am about to pull my hair out and it's only been and hour and a half!!
number 3...none of my maternity pants fit today. Mediums are too small/Larges are too big. So I have a choice...either I can suck it up and be miserable all day with pants that are too tight or scavenge for safety pins all over the office before my pants fall down. Unfortunately, I opted for choice number 2 and I am miserable either way.
Monday, September 22, 2008
E spent all day Saturday bonding with his new chain saw and using the car and several ropes to drag large branches from the backyard to the front yard. He worked incredibly hard all day. And then had to come inside do homework all night. I felt really bad for him. And just when we thought we came out on the other side unscathed, the kitchen sink started leaking. Well, to be accurate, it looks like it has been leaking since long before we bought the house. E went to make himself a pot of coffee to stay up all night and do homework when he heard the water dripping into the cabinet underneath the sink! So he spent all day Sunday with a major headache, stuck up under the sink completely redoing all of the plumbing under there. It's still not finished. It looks like I won't be cooking for a week or so until he can get a chance to pull the cabinet out, fix the leak and replace the subfloor. Sigh! With all of the homework he has with this last class he is taking and all of the debri left everywhere, time is something he doesn't have alot of. So for the next few days, I am using all paper and plastic ware and ordering out unless I want to wash dishes in the bathroom sink.
We had a few friends over the other night. I was already planning on cooking a big feast just for fun and to try a few new things so we figured we would share the wealth. I personally think that E likes to watch Giada de Laurentis on the Food Network for more than what she cooks... but he did seem to remember 2 recipes that he really wanted me to make. One was her Macaroni and Cheese. Very Good! We made it for Easter and then took it to a church potluck recently. It was a huge hit.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
-Paid days off of work
-R&R for a few days in a cool city
-Spending quality time together
-Lots of rain during the dry season
-Finding the opportunity to finally clean out the fridge and the freezer
-All fresh food in the grocery store once you get home
-It's all anyone talks about for the next 2 weeks and sometimes 2-5 years if it was bad enough and they all compare it to the BIG ONE a few years back
-The news talks repeatedly about how well the city did compared to the response to Katrina
-Yes, there's fresh food in the grocery store but try finding it because everyone is buying groceries at the same time
-Playing catch up at work for the days missed
-Sitting in traffic trying to get to a safer location at least 3 times longer than it normally takes you
-All of the laundry that has to be done before you leave because you have to pack
-All of the laundry that has to be done when you get home because you have unpacked
-Watching people roam around the streets while you are sitting in traffic because they want to see what the holdup is all about! (IT'S ABOUT HURRICANE EVACUATION!)
-Loosing satelitte reception because the wind is blowing all of the tree branches in the neighborhood
-Unloading the car
-Coming home to a ghost town where everything is closed
-The dog acting like a crazy pooch cause she's been cooped up in the car and in a hotel room for a few days
-The fact that you can't breathe a sigh of relief because you may have to evacuate again next weekend as another hurricane starts making the trek towards the gulf coast again.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Then we made some spinach quiche and spinach dip and cleaned out the medicine cabinet and went throught the hurricane supplies. What a long day. I was exhausted.