Sunday, May 27, 2012

I think I lost a month

May seems to have whizzed by in record time!  The fact that I've been working an additional job this month might have something to do with it.  It has been a good experience and the extra money doesn't hurt.  I've always wondered if I could move back to being staff after having been an organizational leader.  In this situation the answer was "yes"!  I felt positively gleeful being able to finish my work and walk out the door with no worries about the staffing issues or late Friday afternoon admissions to be processed.

My daughter appears to be well settled in her new rental home and will be starting her job soon.  I'm sure they are relieved to be through that move and unpacked for another year.  My son and his wife will be moving in June to the home they just bought.  I remember those years of starting a family and purchasing a first home.  It was a mix of exhilaration and exhaustion!  I'll get to check it all out when I go to visit them the last week of June and play with Rowan for a week.  I can hardly wait.

I've been doing quite a bit of knitting, trying to finish up some projects.  Hopefully I'll have pictures soon.  I have about 10 projects bagged up with the yarn and patterns for after I finish these. I also bought some yarn on sale from Knitpicks and WEBS for grandchild sweaters and scarves.  I do need to finish the Christmas stocking I set aside in December.  I have to get it down before the next Christmas.  I downloaded quite a few MP3 books to listen to while I knit.  They work great while Guitar Guy is watching baseball.

We aren't doing anything this weekend other than maybe going to see Avengers.  Hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Another Friday night doing nothing

We really are so boring.  Guitar Guy is watching Diamondbacks baseball and playing on his IPad while I wander around the web and think about loading the dishwasher.  Pretty typical start to the weekend for us.

Tomorrow night we are taking Nicole and Patrick out for dinner to celebrate their 1 year wedding anniversary.  Hard to believe it has been a year already!  That will be our last chance to see them before they move back to the land of ethnic restaurants and shopping (Phoenix).  It was fun having them in town and we'll really miss having pet sitters at the ready but look forward to visiting them in their new place.

Today I finished my second week of temporary work and am not loving 6 AM wake up calls.  I didn't realize how flexible my schedule has been( or how much time I was wasting) until I added 20-25 hours of work time to it.  I am enjoying doing social work for home health and using some of the medical social work skills I've acquired over the years.  It was really nice to open my bank account and see a paycheck in it :-)  Our geriatric care business is still really small and VERY part time money.

I'd be good with picking up a day or two a week when they are busy once this temporary stint is done.  We'll see what happens.

Have a great weekend!  Go do something fun and tell me all about it so I can live vicariously through you.