Friday, March 09, 2007

New adventures

I am off to Texas on Monday for business. I would never admit this to anyone at work or even out loud. But take me out of my comfort zone (which is my house, work and a few places around town) and I get freaked, so much so that in the past I have turned down great jobs because they required traveling. Not that traveling bothers me at all because I do really like to travel just NEVER alone. And now I have volunteered for an assignment at work that will require me going to the airport, getting on a plane and finding my way through an airport all alone then pray that my coworker (who leaves a day ahead of me) will find me and get me to our destination. Now I am sure most of you are thinking what in the world would a 40 year old person have to be freaked out about traveling alone? And I have no honest answer for you. This is something that I have always been weird about.

But I am excited about going to Texas as I have never been there except to switch planes. Not that where I will end up will be very exciting as the company I work for is an environmental consulting firm who's clients are other companies that own landfills. Most of my time will be spent in a landfill office going through files and assisting my coworker with a special waste audit. Though now maybe I can put faces with the voices I hear on the phone as I rarely ever meet any of our clients.

I am at least going to work with someone that I have great respect for at work. This of course makes the trip a lot easier to swallow and I have less anxiety about dealing with the situation at hand. His wife is the one who got me started on blogging. Erin (http://momommy.blogspot.com/) has the best reading blog I have found yet. I keep telling Brett that she needs to write a book as I never get bored reading what she has written.
I am rambling now as it is VERY late. Mike has given me a “honey do list” of which consists of things to do in the basement so while I am gone he can get to the next stage. I will have to say I am very proud of myself as I have completed most everything he has requested well, that is until I ran out of fabric. It is off to the store tomorrow to purchase more and I shall finish all tasks requested. Let’s see a husband do that and still take care of the kids, house and work!

I am just hoping that we get done soon, I want to enjoy the pool and outside when summer gets here.

Friday, March 02, 2007

The Sounds of Spring

Well you can definitely tell that spring is coming by the sounds of …… Tornado Sirens …….they went off yesterday morning with the threat of a tornado. So once again it was off to the basement to seek shelter from the impending doom of a tornado. Of course I can not just sit in a room just waiting for something to happen or for the sirens to stop. I must go to the windows with a stern “you stay here” to the kids and look to see what Mother Nature has in store for us. We actually did not have a tornado that I could see or hear but I heard that several were sited not too far from us. At least on the up side we will have a ROOM to go to now that we almost have our basement finished. Previous years we had to sit on a concrete floor with Mike tools all around (how safe is that!) with widows and no walls to protect us.

I have finally got to relax a bit as wrestling season is over for Devin. He finished 2nd in his weight class (75 pounds) at the state tournament. Thanks to his coaches he wants to return next season. I will have to admit with a few exceptions these have been the best coaches I have ever met though out all of the kids sporting ventures. They have the patients of saints so I have noticed. And most of the parents I met this year were very nice to be around and talk to.

Now we are waiting for basketball season to finish and I will have no child activities to attend that is until volleyball starts. And of course that is for Mikayla. Busy beaver she is, then Summer Camp and Girl Scout Camp. This summer she is going to learn how to ride and take care of horses. We are looking into camps for Devin. But he wants to go to a fishing camp. Have you ever heard of such a thing? We may send him to one of the YMCA resident camps as that is outdoors and will wear him out!

And just one more thing to make me feel even more my age….Mikayla had her 11th birthday this month. And along with that comes attitude. She is not the sweet baby and toddler I once knew. She is now this VERY independent pre-teen. I so wish that they could stay young, sweet and innocent just a bit longer than they do. But I am glad she is not interested in BOYS yet as some of her friends are now experiencing. HAPPY BIRTHYDAY Mikayla.