Sundays at Tiffany's
By James/ Charbonnet, Gabrielle Patterson
DH has finally started seeing a neurologist that seems to CARE. Wow, what a difference that makes. He saw her on Tuesday - and has had 3 tests since, PLUS she finally prescribed him something for the pain and for his muscle problems. We both really like her and feel that she is going to do whatever she can to get to the bottom of this. We just hope its soon so he can get some help. I just wish that the test results were coming back better. So far, all three results have been bad results:(
But the reason for his title is actually N. We were out and about the other day and there was a stranger that I glanced at and thought, huh, he looks a bit like Hugh Laurie. Well, N looked at him and told me - look mom, there's Dr. House:) You know your 5 year old watches too much prime time TV when she recognizes Dr. House.
B is as happy as always (unless she sees the camera, still). She is still the sweetest little baby I've ever seen!
I got another job and I start Monday. It's not in my line of work, I have no experience, and I have to work 46 hours to make what I was making working 28 because of paying for insurance:( But it's a job and I'm gonna keep looking. I'm just grateful this has benefits and a 401K.
For Memorial day, N, B & I went to Kingwood Center. N LOVES it there. And its not only beautiful, it's free! (except to feed the ducks which is only a quarter:) You will sometimes catch a glimpse of a peacock - usually off the beaten path, and always with it's tail feathers down. But yesterday, both males and the female were wandering among the people - tail feathers up frequently. We not only got to hear the two males warning each other to keep their distance, but we also got to witness the mail doing his little mating ritual. A little dancing around, it's back feathers rubbing against it's large feathers to make 'attractive' sounds. That was all well and good until the male pounced on the female! LOL N turned to me and was not happy at how mean the male was 'tackling her like that'. Luckily we either watch enough National Geographic and Animal Planet or there may have been many more questions:)
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
By Christopher Moore
Evidentally the stapler thing didn't pan out after all. After being at my current job for 12 years, I was downsized yesterday. Completely out of the blue. I'm beyond stunned by all of it. Bottom line, our business had been suffering with premiums on the rise and many people going elsewhere because of it. I was looking for something better paying anyway - now I just need to look harder.
When I called my Dad, he said 'I thought you were in there pretty solid' - well Dad, so did I. There is no such thing as job security - loyalty to an employer evidentally means very little. I've always been a very good employee - working overtime with no pay whenever asked - working extra to cover for people whenever asked - in 12 years I'd never taken my entire vacation days off ever - I've always done my work and then some - I trained EVERY SINGLE EMPLOYEE he has left - most people I know told me that I always got walked all over there, but I liked my job. I liked my co-workers. My boss was very flexible if I did need time off for any reason for the girls.
My last day was yesterday - I go Sunday to clean out my office. It feels weird. I grew up there. I've worked there since I was 18. My office feels so much like 'home' to me. I'm really gonna miss it.
The Alphabet Sisters: A Novel
By Monica Mcinerney
Cat Who Talked Turkey (Cat Who... (Audio))
By Lilian Jackson Braun
The Good Children
By Kate Wilhelm
Are you kidding me? B was born 10 weeks ago. I'm still nursing and pumping. B probably gets 3 bottles (4oz) of formula PER WEEK. I just STOPPED bleeding 2 weeks ago. And you have the audacity to return? You gave me until N was 6 mos old, I couldn't even get half that this time?
AF - GO AWAY! I hate you (until of course thos months when you scare the crap out of me and stay away a day too long). I guess we have a love/hate relationship. But for now - LEAVE ME ALONE!
I heard today that 'The Gilmore Girls' show is coming to an end. Only 2 more new episodes. I'm sad to see it go - N & I love to watch the show together. I only found it on reruns 2 years ago, but whenever Lorelei tells Rory that she's her best friend, N has always said - 'That's like us Mama, we're best friends'. I guess we'll just have to keep watching reruns!
On another note, this has got to be the quote of the day...
"But isn't one of the main selling points of the Democratic Party that it's relatively nut-free?" ~ Bill Maher
BWAHAHAHAHAH - please tell me he's joking!!
By Anita Diamant
My 87 year old (I think) boss asked me today to fill all of his staplers with staples. Evidentally while I was on maternity leave, he didn't know who to ask fill his staplers - so he just kept stealing filled ones off of other people's desks. No one could figure out what was happening with theirs and they had to order new ones for themselves.
Talk about job security! LOL
B is happiest in the mornings. With a full belly, a clean diaper and when she's getting dressed for the day. I'm so happy that I still get to see her beautiful little smiling face to start my day. DH said that after I left yesterday she didn't smile once - until I got home that is:) All evening she was smiling and cooing at me, which is normally very rare for her to do in evenings. I guess she was just saving it all up to make Mommy's Day! Boy did it!
And N decided to help and 'do dishes' while I was was at work yesterday. It made quite a mess but DH said she was so proud of herself and wanted to 'surprise me' by having them done, he didn't have to heart to stop her.
My two sweeties - what would I do without them?
On a side note: Happy Bday DH!
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
By Kim Edwards