Friday, January 23, 2009

My week

It's Friday afternoon and I am waiting for Randy to get home from work. I am glad it is Friday, but wow! It went by fast. It seems like I just woke up on Monday morning and now tomorrow is Saturday. Anyways, enough about my hang-up on how fast time flies and more about my week.
  • So this week was the official "close week" of our division since the sale to QualxServ was final on the 14th. Let's just say it was a busy week. We had to make all the closing JE's for US and Europe. Ahhh! And in the middle of all that, audit requests and reporting. Yuck! (I know most don't have a clue what I just wrote about, but oh well. I'm venting.)

  • I "cooked" dinner almost every night this week. This is a big accomplishment for me. Not that we eat out all the time, but dinner time is not always my favorite. Something about driving home in Dallas traffic, then trying to decide what to cook for dinner that Randy will like and not take up all night, just not always my favorite thing to do. But this week, I got groceries right after work on my way home, came home, put steak fingers in the oven, made a salad and mixed up some gravy (yes, I used the packaged kind), and dinner was done! And it really helped that Randy helped me put up all the groceries and the dishes in the dishwasher. Then Tuesday night, I made a zucchini/rice/cheese casserole with some chicken strips. Broccoli has never been one of my favorite veggies, but Mom made this dish when we were little. Basically it is the same as broccoli/rice/cheese casserole, but with shredded zucchini instead. And Randy liked it! There was plenty to freeze for later, so that is always great. Then I made tacos (with Randy's help again) on Wednesday night. We had leftovers last night and I think that is what is on the menu for tonight as well. Little steps are a start. I'm excited. I even have a few ideas for new dishes next week. :)

  • Remember the bike from the last post? Well, Randy calls me on Wednesday and says "I think I found you a great bike." I responded with, "huh? You already found a bike." Apparently on his day off, he was scanning Craig's List and found a women's mountain bike for a great price and thought it would be perfect for me. So he went last night, looked and it, and bought it. Yes, we have 3 bikes now!!! My living room is starting to look like a bike shop. It really is a great bike. Metallic blue and small enough for me. I can't wait to go ride it with Randy. Not sure what he is going to do with the other 2, but if you are interested - let me know!

  • I'm sick! I woke up yesterday with a cold/sinus infection/allergies. Basically I have stuff in my head that is too gross to mention on here. And I had to cancel meeting a friend tomorrow because I don't want to share all my germs with her 3-month old little girl. :( I was really looking forward to it. Oh well. We'll just have to reschedule.

I think that is all. I'm off to clean our apartment. It really looks like a wreck. Gotta get it in shape before a certain family comes to visit us next weekend! We get to meet our "nephew" for the first time. We can't wait!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Celebrating 100!

That's right, I have been waiting all year (all 20 days) to post my 100th post. I really meant to post on New Year's Day, but busyness and life got away from me. So here it is Post #100!!! Yay! I feel like I should throw my blog a party, so I am. Here are 10 of my favorite posts from the past year and a half: (I really love all of them, but these were really fun to write)

So here is where you come in. Vote by leaving a comment on which blogs have been your favorite to read. If you want the easy choice, choose one of the above. If you have some extra time on your hands, then I challenge you to go back through our blog and find your favorite entry. I'll leave this open for a while, since I know some of my readers don't check the blog out on a daily basis. :) J/K!

So what else has been going on? For New Year's we went to Tyler to visit Randy's dad, step-mom, sister, brother-in-law, and neice. Fun times. Then we both headed back to work. My company just sold our division and the sale was finalized last Thursday. So currently we are in the process of transitioning over from the old company to the new one. Be praying for me during all this. They told us no big changes will take place for 6 months, but after that we don't really know.

Randy started working full-time with AMR this month. He's working everyother weekend now. Big adjustment for us. Not bad, just an adjustment.

Oh, and have I mentioned how much I love my husband and his resourcefulness? He is always looking for bargains and such. Last week he comes in from taking out the trash and says "I found you a bike!" I'm like, "Really? Where?" He says, "the dumpster." Completely with a straight face. I looked at him like he was crazy. Let's just say he wasn't. Someone had gotten rid of a bike that is the same model as his current mountain bike, just a few years older. He cleaned it up, bought a few new parts for it and guess what? Brand new bike! It is too tall for me to ride, but I can ride his other one so he can ride the new one and I can ride his now. Yay for Randy! He's the best. :)