So it’s day 3 of Scott working all days. I know this is normal for A LOT of people that their husbands work M-F all day but Scott hasn’t done that in years. And none since I started working at home. But really, it has been a great week. I don’t know if my mom is praying a lot for us or I’ve prepared myself mentally (and organizationally) for this but it’s been great, really. I don’t mind taking the kids to school. They’ve been so well behaved at home. No major messes to clean up. No fighting. Not even much whining. But I’ve only had one conference call and Lexi was asleep then so that helps. And I’ve gone to the gym both nights which has really helped get some energy out. I’m sore, but it feels great. I feel like I haven’t seen him much though since he’s gone all day and then I spend at least an hour gone in the evening. He’s been so tired from getting up and he hasn’t slept well this week so we don’t even get time late at night together. I am sure this will get old fast. But for now, it’s good.
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So Scott was able to drive the Jeep home yesterday and was able to drive it to work today. He tried to change that part last night but the part store gave him the wrong one and they have to order the correct one which will be in Friday. Hopefully I won’t have to go pick him up this afternoon and hopefully this part will buy us some time (and money) on getting a new vehicle.
So our Jeep has left both Scott and I stranded seperately. Currently it is sitting at the Highway Department. Since he is working in the office every day now this is an issue. For now, his sgt. is picking him up in the morning and we’re hoping it starts so he can drive himself home. Scott really wants to buy D&D’s Durango they have for sale. And I do really need a vehicle to drive into work when I need to so I don’t have to borrow my dad’s car when I go. But a Durango is not good with gas and it’s really more money than I want to spend right now. We still haven’t heard the final word on our whole ebay scam yet and that is a lot of back up money/down payment we don’t have anymore. So I don’t know what we’ll do if we still can’t get the Jeep home tomorrow. Scott’s friend did say that he thinks he knows what the issue is and could fix it only for $14. Which is great. But Scott still doesn’t want me to drive it to work so it doesn’t fix that problem. I don’t know what we’ll do but I expect some sort of vehicle exchanging in the near future.
OK, it’s 10:28. About 30 minutes before Lorenzo shows the world who he picked. I told a coworker after the FIRST episode that Sadie was my pick and she would AT LEAST make top 5 if not win the whole thing. I fully expect Sadie to be picked tonight and will be SHOCKED if he doesn’t.
Supposedly Lorenzo was on a Charlotte radio station today and hinted at the fact that he picked Sadie.
updated at 10:52
Seriously?? Like seriously?? I can not believe he didn’t pick Sadie.
So where have I been?
I went to the office last Wednesday. Left around 2 as a gift from the managers. Which kind of stunk because it was the last day I will probably go to the office for awhile..more on that in a minute.
Thanksgiving day we spent lunch at Mom’s and then went home for naps and then dinner at Scott’s grandmother’s. It was all pretty relaxing, no drama to report.
Mom kept the girls Thursday night so instead of getting up before the crack of dawn to shop Friday morning, we decided to sleep in. Very nice. The rest of Friday was spent getting the tree up. Friday night we went to Sake for MIL’s birthday and came home and watched Match Point–not good.
Friday night Emma stayed with MIL so I got up Saturday and cleaned almost the whole day. Very nice to get a bunch of it done. Saturday night was spent watching Over the Hedge–it was ok, kids weren’t impressed much.
Sunday was a very full day at church. The choir sang at a funeral and also started practice early for the cantata at 4. So I really was at church all day long.
And today…oh today. Today Scott started work back today. He goes in 7-3 every. day. Ugh, I’ve always claimed I couldn’t work from home without the help of Scott 2-3 days a week and I hope I prove myself wrong for at least a couple of weeks. This morning went fine and I’m not stressed at all. But of course it took some preparing last night. Got their bags and outfits ready. And I’ve had to prepare myself for having to cart the kids back and forth 3 times a week myself. I do have to admit it’s nice having a quiet house though. No complaining about clothes in the floor (not that there are any right now) or empty cups on tables (only 1) or having to answer computer questions or listening to loud cell phone conversations. Yes, there are some perks. But I’m sure it will get old fast.
My heart longs to follow you
Yet darkness calls to satisfy
The yearnings will not stop
Though continually I try
Please make my desires yours
For now your will is not my own
I know if that does not change
It is only grief I’ve sown
I want to offer a clean hurt that’s true
Keep waiting to make amends
But only when my eyes can see
All I have to offer is sin
So take my pride
Strip me of my boasts
Only when you take what’s left
May your will be my own
I always crack up when I read this. Right on.
1.) FINE: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
2.) FIVE MINUTES: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an
hour. Five Minutes is only five minutes if you have just been
given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
3.) NOTHING: This is the calm before the storm. This means
something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
4.) GO AHEAD: This is a dare, not permission. Don’t Do It!
5.) LOUD SIGH: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal
statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of nothing.)
6.) THAT’S OKAY: This is one of the most dangerous statements a
women can make to a man. That’s okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
7.) THANKS: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or Faint.
Just say you’re welcome.
8.) WHATEVER: Is a women’s way of saying UP yours.
9.) DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT, I GOT IT: Another dangerous statement,
meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do
several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a
man asking “what’s wrong”, for the woman’s response refer to # 3.
I worked my butt off last week. Put in 10 extra hours. I didn’t get to the gym at all, didn’t do much at all except watch my shows at night. So not much to report from last week. I did go to the office last week for the afternoon. Had a nice day out I guess you could say. Finally met someone after working with them through email/chat/phone for 6 years! The bad thing is she only lives 15 minutes from me physically. We never could work out meeting up though.