Sunday, December 27, 2009

Long time, no post

~Work update...I think this email pretty well sums it up...

"Does anyone have a Hewlett Packer printer cartridge 15-X for an HP LaserJet 1200 B &W printer that I could borrow until I receive a new budget appropriation in 2010? If I don’t need it by then, I’ll return it to you unopened."

Yeah...that is how bad it is.

But I'm still taking two weeks off to care for the boys while they are on their vacation(s).

~The car broke down. We still owe $3000 on it...and now we have to have a whole new engine put in it to the tune of $2600. Money we do not have...again. Thank goodness we still have a LITTLE bit of credit. *sigh*

~The big kid continues to not get his work done in school. I asked him the other day how many people get 110% on their practice tests and he said, "Me and maybe a couple other kids." I am convinced he is just not being challenged.

~Myles is great...always sniffling or coughing from the latest creeping crud he's bringing home from daycare. We had absolutely NO idea what to get him for Christmas until yesterday. We even considered going to Best Buy and offering a couple bucks for a refrigerator box. I mean, really, he'd LOVE it! But we found some things while aimlessly wandering in Toys R Us...Hopefully he'll like them.

~There is other family drama, but it's not my story to tell. So I'm just going to say I hope the love will get through and inspire someone to get better.

~We had a small holiday party for the APL at the house. It was fun. My house got cleaned. Yay me!

~Oh yeah...I got a positive home pregnancy test on Christmas Eve Eve. EDD is 8/28. I don't know how much I'll be blogging. Probably more as I get more freaked out. (sorry Shanna...I am in a state of shock. I told Steve, then my family, and then we posted on Facebook. It was the easiest way to go to avoid having to talk about it just yet.)

10 comments:

MB said...

I detect a note of shock in your *voice*. I feel ya sista. Welcome back to the poking club! Congratulations!

marcia said...

Love the new look of the blog! Your creative juices seem to be flowing in more ways than one :)
Shot up a little prayer up for you when I read that last paragraph-afterthought-sort of thing! :) Looks like I need to friend you on Facebook to keep up with things in your life! In your corner in the weeks and months ahead...and rooting for all the best to transpire!

Windfall Woman said...

Hiya Catherine. Thanks for the visit. It was comforting!

niobe said...

Wow.

Shanna said...

I was just teasing you. Very happy for you and it looks like I will be making a trip to Ohio again this summer. ;)

Warn Steve, Sam and Myles that Auntie Shanna will be invading.

three minute palaver said...

wow. double lines. wow. I'm thinking of you. amazing. I wish only good things for you. xClare

Rosepetal said...

oh my goodness, I just saw your pregnancy news. Congratulations! and Happy New Year 2010, may it be wonderful for you and your family

Hopeful Mama Hack said...

Congrats on the BFP, hope everything goes smoothly for you!

(Here from LFCA)

Sweet Coalminer said...

I want to say congratulations. Or something. Hoping the ripples from all of your prior pregnancies have leveled off and that you may enjoy this one uneventfully and caught up in the every day dramas of being a working mother of two living children until you are presented with a happy, healthy baby.

The Nanny said...

Oh my gosh. Wow. Here's to an amazing 2010!!!