Wednesday, September 02, 2009

No Words Exchanged

Quick hits today:

  • Had an interview on Monday for a potential promotion. Also applied for a potential lateral move. Keeping my fingers crossed. I was nervous, but I think I did fine in the long run.
  • Finally adjusting to my new carpooling schedule (which requires me to get up before 6am two days a week and I am NOT a morning person). It's been a challenge but caffeine has helped.
  • Almost all traces of high fructose corn syrup removed from my house. A bit of residual left in barbecue sauce, ketchup, and a jar of jelly that's almost gone. Did you know baked beans have HFCS? Now working on banning aspartame; I'm down to only one bottle of Diet Pepsi a day. I've been cold-brewing concentrated green tea and mixing with 100% juice or lemonade.
  • Farmer's markets start up in a couple weeks. I'm excited. There's monthly one that will be within walking distance at the new ballpark, and another within reasonable driving distance. They're offset by two weeks. I'm going to have to learn to play my cards right.
  • CJ drew a picture the other day--a tiny version of himself lying in a half-box, a big circle above that with little circles leading from the half-box to the big circle, and a large version of himself standing in the big circle. Tom asked him what the picture was. CJ responded, "That's a picture of me as a baby dreaming of me as a big boy!"
  • I think the arrangement with Tom staying home with CJ full-time is going very well.

12 comments:

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you about the work stuff! I've missed reading stuff from you. Didn't Tom mention on Twitter that you guys went to Vegas? How was it? I'm in the process of transitioning from my old phone (the one that got washed) and a new one (a Crackberry! er... Blackberry!), so I don't have all the new numbers programmed in yet. My intentions are to call very soon to see how you guys are doing.

Mrs. Allroro said...

I need caffeine in the mornings and often can't get myself together enough to get it. Sometimes in the summer I would go until 3 o'clock until I had my caffeine. Guess when I started my laundry? 3:05.

Love the picture story. That sounds very special.

I miss hearing from you, too. I'll settle for anything.

I wonder if blelium works anything like caffeine? That's my word verification.

Tooz said...

Hey, did you manage to quit smoking yet? Just got to thinking about that today. Love you all.

Becca said...

Friday makes four months since I quit.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

I think that's fantastic! Good job!

Tooz said...

Any word on the job? And I am really happy that you quit smoking! Good job!!!

Tooz said...

And again she asks, any word on the promotion?

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Okay, it has been four months since you last posted.... I'm thinking that - SURELY - CJ has done something really cute, or drawn something really fantastic, or Tom has baked something that tasted just amazing, or sold something really cool, or you've gotten something accomplished at work. So, seriously, would you update already?!?!?!? ;-)

Tooz said...

You are hereby awarded the prize for the longest to go without blogging. I thought for a while it would be a toss-up between you and Everett, but he's outblogged you.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

I really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really miss reading new posts from you. I want to read what's been going on, what you're thinking, how CJ is, etc. Would you PLEASE post something already? Lurve you!

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Flowers burst open;
the seasons have turned again.
Still you have no posts.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Six months have passed by.
Snow fell, then flowers bloomed wide,
And still you don't post.