Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Game of Tag

A game of Tag
So I have been tagged by Kate to fill this out and I am bored so why not....

A. The Rules are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player answers about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player tags 5 people, posts their names, and goes to their blogs letting them know they've been tagged. (I am not going to follow this rule...it's kind of like spam and I don't like doing that but I love surveys so I will fill it out)

5 Things I Was Doing 10 Years Ago
1. Living in Olathe
2. Attending Olathe South High School
3. In the school Orchestra
4. Dreaming about cute boys and how my 16th birthday would be
5. Going to church dances they were really fun.

5 Things On My To-Do List Today
1. packing...37 days and I'm already packing
2. wash Josh's bottles
3. Fold laundry and put it away so we can find it tommorrow
4. Spend time with Jason
5. Play WOW but only after a read my scriptures

5 Snacks I Enjoy
1. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting
2. chocolate chip cookies
3. twix
4. popcorn with yummy salt and butter, plain is sometimes good though
5. Donuts

5 Things I'd Do if I Were a Billionaire
1. Buy my home
2. Save money for my children's education & for them to have a good start in life.
3. Donate money to good causes
4. Travel
5. Randomly help friends with it without them knowing

3 Bad Habits
1. Talking to Joshua about something I want Jason to do rather than ask Jason to do it.
2. Worrying about stuff I need to do that isn't done yet
3. Having a migrain and not doing anything about it until it it really bad

5 Jobs I've had (I stretched it out)
1. Babysat for ward members
2. Mowed the lawn for my parents
3. Worked for KU libraries
4. Worked for Beason & Nalley (at the client EMR)
5. Worked for Neosystems Corp (at the client EMR)

5 Things People Probably Don't Know About Me
1. I'm not a morning person. I can be very mean just ask Jason
2. I have implants.....dental implants
3. I'm a cry baby.
4. When I read a book, I zone out of the world until I'm done reading it. It is just so good I have to keep reading until I get to the end. I'm usually worthless until I'm done
5. I love watching movies

Friday, January 25, 2008

Cough, Cough, Achoo!

So I have decided that Jason is the more concerned parent when it comes to having a sick child. Josh had a low grade fever yesterday and he has this awful cold that comes with a runny nose and icky coughs. His eyes were watery and reddish around them (from rubbing them). Not to mention the poor guy is teething. So Ibuprofen and some extra love should solve the problem. Jason always gets concerned and wants to take him to the doctor. He has his 9 month check up on Monday so I think he will be fine until then. Especially since he doesn't have a fever today. Although the cough is heart wrenching to listen to. I sometimes feel bad because I think it will pass, the body will fight off whatever it is battling and drugs will help along the way, but Jason is concerned and thinks he is on his death bed (maybe a little over exaturated). I just hate going to the doctor and they say he has a cold. Although I do get concerned about ear infections and that cough in the middle of the night. I guess Jason just freaks me out sometimes since he gets so concerned and then it seems like I'm not doing anything about it. I think I get it from my mom and he gets it from his. My mom is pretty laid back and his mom is an overly concerned mom...she just called because she heard that Josh wasn't feeling well. How funny when I am in the middle of writing this blog. Anyway I love Josh.

On other news, I made some really good white chili the other night for the institute chili cook off. I think I'm going to add it to my recipes. Although that is one that I will have to invite people over to eat. It makes a lot.

On House news, The have stained the cabinets in the kitchen (Jason saw them and loves it) and they are in the middle of painting...so that leaves staining the wood floors, carpet, lighting & the outside of the house. Oh my it is almost done!!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I'm a Bum

So I had a whole list of things to do today. Not happening. It has been a busy week. I have worked about 40 hours since last wednesday and I'm still not done with payroll tax filing. I just want to quit I'm so drained at the moment. Probably good I have a day off to recharge. Today I get a day with Josh. We need to go grocery shopping and we have a play date/lunch at 1 so we probably should get moving but Josh is sleeping and I'm thinking of joining him. I get to go back to work tommorrow. Fingers crossed I will finish everything that is due on Jan 31st and most of the stuff that is due Feb 28th so I can focus on the new year. It doesn't help that Jason has been working everyday since last Saturday and he has been working overtime. He also has a deadline at the end of the month. We are going to the temple on Saturday. It is so tempting to cancel it and just rest, but we haven't been to the temple since October. Maybe we are so busy because we have plans to go to the temple. Well at least our pocket book will be happy at the end of the month. It will help buy all of the new house stuff. Although I would rather be spending my time with Josh and not at work. I was talking to a coworker the other day and she flat out asked me if I was quitting to be at home after we move. I told I probably would after we are settled and after they have found someone to replace my boss. (I don't want EMR to be up a creek without a paddle) She would love to stay home with her kids if she could.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

New Tooth

Josh has his first tooth!!! Yea for Josh!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Moving Sensation

I have an overwhelming urge to start packing the house. I guess I am ready to start fresh again and want to move in and find a place for everything. It kind of feels like I'm starting to live in a small house. Too much baby stuff I guess. My Christmas tubs are still in the living room because I'm not sure if I can put them back in the boys closet. Other things have encroached on the space they were taking up before Christmas. I just want to be organized again. I'm also getting excited about our house. Jason said they had the entry way and kitchen flooring done and the cabinets were there (not installed) the last time he checked out the house. I'm excited. I think it will make life a little easier on Jason so his commute will be less. It will be easier on babysitting logistics (I can do more swapping with Liz or visit grandparents easier during the day if I need grown up talk or maybe I will have neighbors I can hang out with since most have young families in our subdivision). It will be easier on me...I will be in my castle with a room to myself :) Maybe I will actually get some scrapbooking done if Josh lets me. I'm ready for a change.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

"The Christmas Shoes" & "The Christmas Blessing"

I read "The Christmas Shoes" and "The Christmas Blessing" by Donna Van Liere over Christmas & New Years. They were nice Christmas tear jerkers and easy reading. If you like the Song The Christmas Shoes then you will like the books. It puts a longer story behind the song. I like how the 2 books connect all the characters. The books help to illustrate that things happen for a reason and it is all for our good even if it makes us sad....it is all apart of God's greater plan that we don't always understand, but in the end it will bless our lives and make us happier. It also shows that people bless our lives and we bless theirs in return. These books made me all warm and fuzzy.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Tough Day at Work

There are days when I just think to myself 'I should just quit my job and then I won't have to worry about it'. Today was one of those days. I dread the transition to a new calendar year every year. This year was worth dreading. First of all we no longer have a boss that knows how to make things run smoothly and can answer or help you find the answer to questions that arise. Second problem IT people don't think ahead so it makes us have to work harder (that one won't be a big problem until I do W2, but I'm already worrying about it). Third problem EMR's Memphis office. These all equal starting payroll at 2:30 on the day I have to submit it to the bank and I couldn't even start then because I had to close out 2007 payroll before I could start on what was due today. I didn't start sooner because we had to wait for Memphis invoices which are suppose to be turned in during the middle of Dec (Billing out Nov Work). After entering those, they had to close out Nov before we could open Jan (you can only have 2 months open at a time). That took longer than usually since our boss is usually the one that does that. Finally we could make a back up of the database and close out AP and payroll. Anyway I have to go back tomorrow and finish up. I just keep telling myself wait until we get settled in the house and then if I want to I can quit. I'm not looking forward to the rest of this month at work, but I have to remind myself I always hate this time of the year and payroll because of taxes and W2s.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Year

New Year...New Blog. So I think my xanga site is going to go off line. I like the lay out of this site better and I like how it archives what I write. So what does 2008 bring this year? What will I do to farther my life goals? What changes will occur? Stay tuned and I will fill you in. The start of this year has been fun already. I have been able to spend time with Jason and Josh over the Holidays. We have watched movies, played pick a boo, screamed, rolled around on the floor, played with all the new toys and we have even dabbled in trying new and exciting finger foods. Jason really liked the strawberry flavored stars that just melt in your mouth. We were curious if they really tasted that great. I was able to read some tear jerker Christmas books and watch Jane Eyre. I so want to read that book again. We were also able to get our family picture taken at Sears. I'm so picky with photos they came out all right I guess, but sometimes I think I could do better. I can't believe the Holidays ended so quickly, but I'm excited for the new year and the challenges ahead of me. Here are some of my goals for 2008:

  • Personal: Read a book once a month, organize my photos, scrapbook more, read scriptures daily, try new recipes, keep house clean, send out a Christmas Letter
  • Family: Move into new house, have FHE weekly, read scriptures daily, make sure Jason & I have date night, Temple trip monthly, go on a family vacation even if it isn't far
  • Work: Adjust to new boss whenever I get one (just to note that is one thing I hate about the new year...I lost a really great boss. Still feels weird that he is not there), try not to be so stressed about work, quit once I get all the extras for my house or baby #2 comes (this goal might be for next year or the year after but it is something I'm looking forward to...I'm talking about quitting. I'm definitely not ready for baby #2 yet although holding Ella makes me a little baby hungry. Josh is just so big now.)