Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Day 83: I Got a New Job and it Makes Me Laugh

This will be news to most of you that I even needed one in the first place, but I have a new job! It's with a different company doing office administration. I don't know all of the specifics yet but I really liked the people I interviewed with and my job duties are more along the lines of what I like to do. I start on Monday and, to boot, the pay is better as well!
The only crappy thing about it is that now it'll be a while till I can get back home to visit my family. Hopefully they'll be lenient and allow me time off this summer but being the newbie I don't want to be asking for a lot of favors. That being said, friends and family are more than welcome to come see me! At any rate, it's not a forever. I just have to remind myself of that.
I am very thankful for this job and I look forward to loving what I do again!

I must be a pretty hot commodity.
I interviewed for this new job yesterday. During my interview I was told they'd be interviewing through the rest of the week. If I hadn't heard from them by Friday, to give them a call.
When I got home from my interview I opened up my email to send them a "thank you" and instead found an email from them telling me I was a top candidate and that I should hear from them more formally by Wednesday.
This morning I got a call from them, offering me the job.
When I texted Clinton to tell him, I just kept laughing to myself. It's crazy how it all happened so fast and it just makes me chuckle to know that people want me that much. Kinda makes me feel special. And I don't know why, but it makes me laugh.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Day 82: Happy People vs. Unhappy People

There is almost no better sound in the world to me than Clinton's laugh. Whenever he talks with his former missionary companions I get to listen to it for a good hour or so.
Warms the cockles of my little heart.
I am so thankful to be married to such a happy person!

Is it a rule that if you work for the Registry (Canadian DMV) or DMV you have to be cranky and irritable?
Seriously, I got to the Registry before Clinton arrived and told the clerk that he'd be here any minute.
She: Well, we close in 10 minutes so...I can't help if he's late.
Me: He should be here in less than 2 minutes.
She proceeds to take care of my transaction and is finishing up as Clinton approaches.
Me: Here he is!
She: Well, I've just finished with you so he'll have to wait in line.
Me: He's right here.
She: He has to wait in line.
Ok lady, next time I'll bring my red lipstick so I can give you the visual kiss your butt requires to get decent service.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Day 81: Sharing Kindness and Spit

Went to our new ward at church for the first time today. The people were actually fairly welcoming and even though it has a lot of older people, I think it'll be a good place for us. I'm even playing the piano in Relief Society next week!

Clinton cut up the last of the pineapple and I asked if he could bring me some. He came out with a plate of huge chunks of pineapple on it and said, "These four chunks are yours."
Me: I don't have anywhere to put them...am I supposed to just hold them in my hands, or swallow them whole like a bird?"
He: I'll just eat my pieces first then give you the plate.
He then proceeded to eat his pieces, drooling pineapple juice all over my pieces.
Me: Uh, you're kinda drooling all over my pieces.
He: It's ok.
Yep. I still ate them. What crazy person would pass up fresh pineapple anyway, with or without the drool?

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Day 80: Snowfallen in Love

Woke up to more snow. Fortunately the temperature was "warm enough" to melt it as soon as it hit the ground so the roads were clear.
Clinton and I used the clear roads to run a few errands and have some McDonald's for lunch. I'm really loving this whole eating dairy freely thing. My two ice creams cones were lovely.
Another nice weekend with my HB!

This morning Clinton, Petey and I were all lounging in bed. I was snuggling the pup and giving him kisses.
Me: Oh, Petey, I could just kiss you all day.
Clinton: I wouldn't do that, that's how I got that lip fungus.
Me: Well, I'm not worried about that cause I'm not kissing his butt!
Clinton: Huh, I see.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Day 79: Toot Sweet

When is having a milkshake a guilt-free indulgence? When you're lactose-intolerant and constipated like you wouldn't believe, that's when! 
Today was one of the very few times in my life that I have been thankful for my intolerance of milk. I haven't yet felt the effects of the dairy, but I'm sure it'll do the trick!
C'mon milkshake...do your worst! Ha!

Clinton was sitting across from Peter and me in the living room. He was trying to see how high in pitch he could whistle and challenged me to do the same thing. At one point we were both straining to go higher and higher, our whistling was pretty much nonstop. Upon hearing all of this Peter's ears were all over the place and his little head kept moving side-to-side. 
Now, good parents would have stopped the torture but Clinton and I just thought it was too funny to stop right away. Eventually we stopped but mostly it was because I realized how ridiculous we must've looked, let alone sounded.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Day 78: I'll Scratch Your Back if You Massage Mine

I haven't been sleeping well the last couple nights and have woken up in the most contortionist-y ways. Needless to say my neck and shoulders are super tight. Fortunately, Clinton was kind enough to rub my sore muscles and remove the severity of the tension. I'm looking forward to a much better sleep tonight!
Thank, H.B.!!

Our parking pad is located in the back of our property, however the only way to get in is from the front door--unless someone is home to let you in the back slider.
Well, I was taking a nap on the couch when Clinton knocked on the slider door.
Grumpy and groggy, I opened the door and said, "What? Are your legs broken or somethin'?"
He, laughing, "I could ask you the same thing. You just didn't want to get off the couch."
True. I didn't.
Turns out two lazys don't make for a very strong fight.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Day 77: I Once Was Lost, But Now Am Found

I am thankful for the comfort and peace the Holy Ghost brings. This may come as a surprise (insert sarcasm), but I tend to be a worrier and am easily anxious. Well, when those uncertain times come I am thankful for the companionship I feel from the spirit--reminding me that there is One who knows my concerns and can make things right.

I don't know why I do this to myself, but for some reason when I have a little time on my hands I start a new series on Netflix. 
I have watched 8+ episodes of Lost today. I never saw it when it was on and I'm beginning to see why people were so obsessed with it before. 
Why do I do this? I know my chores and social life suffer and yet I can't help myself! Anyway, better get to bed so I can squeeze one more episode in before sleepy time. Ha!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Day 76: A Glimpse at the Logans

Work ended early for Clinton today so we had the whole late-afternoon to ourselves! We watched some reruns of a Golden Girls, and Seinfield before heading out to Subway for supper.
When we got home he did some maintenance stuff around the house and let me veg on the couch.
I gotta say, it was a pretty sweet evening. :)

I have been exceptionally bloated for the last week or so. Last night I was slouching on the couch with my shirt pulled up (exposing my belly), my pants unzipped, and a look of utter displeasure across my face. 
Upon seeing this, Clinton quipped, "Always the lady."
Ha! And what a lady! I was far from ladylike and I know my appearance was comical. Now if only my laughing at his comment had caused "things" to shift around enough to "relieve" my bloating--that would have been an even better story!

Day 75: Vitamin D and Laughter, Two of the Best Medicines

It's not going to last unfortunately, but the weather yesterday was absolutely lovely so I took The Boy out for a walk. He was so excited to be outside and was beside himself with joy. How do I know this? Because he pooped two times in a very short period of time. Ha!
Seriously though, the extra dose of vitamin D, the soft breeze, and the happiness I saw on my pup's face were all so enjoyable.
I wish it was summer already. :)

Clinton and I were watching a commercial that had some techno music playing in the background. I looked over to see him doing some weird version of The Robot combined with the conductor of an orchestra, or at least that's what it looked like to me. 
I smiled and said, "Is that supposed to be The Robot? Cause it looks nothing like it."
Right as I said this the music in the commercial stopped and Clinton said, "Oh yah, how's this?" The second he started dancing the music on the commercial started again--like it was planned or something.
I started laughing at the perfect timing and asked him of he'd seen the commercial before and he said he hadn't. It was hilarious.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Day 74: Easter, Teased Her

Well, I wanted to just take a brief second and publicly thank my saviour, Jesus Christ, for his willingness to die for me so that I can repent and one day return to live with God. 
I have felt the power of His atonement in my life and the peace and comfort it brings. I have been enveloped in His arms during hard times and felt His love when I needed it most. I am thankful that He knows me and cares about me, even the little things are important to Him.
I love Him.

My FIL spent about an hour and a half raking all of the garbage and dog crap left in the backyard from the previous renters. When he came back in he said, "Well that was a crappy job."
Clinton and I laughed at the pun; my MIL said, "Why? Is your back ok?"
Clinton: No, it's a joke.
She: Oh.
Then we all laughed...at her. ;)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Day 73: Good Will, Good Grief

I had an appointment this morning and while I was gone my sweet MIL washed the walls and floorboards in my kitchen, while my FIL moved the old dryer out of my kitchen and our table and chairs into the kitchen from the living room.
What a nice surprise that was!
Now I'm three steps closer to have this rental house in decent order!
Thank you, Bob and Rennie!!

Our landlord and his wife came over today to look into the maintenance items I had emailed him 2 weeks ago. When I pointed out to him that the previous tenants let their dogs pee in the basement they went down to have a whiff for themselves.
And can you believe they came back upstairs and told me the smell was not urine, but soap?! Lol.
I quickly said, "That is not soap! It's pee and lots of it. It needs to have the rug and padding pulled up and the cement floor resealed in order to get rid of it."
They continued to insist it was soap. Only when I mentioned the urine being a health hazard did he (she still fought me) consent to having a professional come take a look.
I don't know what kind of soap they use at their place but if it smells like dog pee then remind me to never use their bathroom.

Day 72: That's What Family's For

My in-laws braved the snowy weather and drove from Grande Prairie to be with us for Easter! So glad they were able to arrive safely and so happy to be with family!!

Since our landlord is unresponsive, Clinton and my FIL moved the inoperable washer and dryer from downstairs to the back patio, as well as moved the replacement washer and dryer downstairs. It was a really big task, not to mention dangerous.
Well, when the washers had been moved around and only the dryers were left, my FIL said, "Since they're lighter to move and Clinton and I moved the heavier pieces, I imagine that Rennie and Dani could move the dryers."
To which I replied, "You're right; you can imagine."

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Day 71: Words That Make You Go, "Aww" and "Ew" and "Phew"

Again, I have been amazed at the love and support I receive from the people around me. Today was a stressful day but it ended up being a happier day because of the kind words of encouragement shared.
Thank you to those of you who reached out to me to make me feel better. And thank you to those of you who are always there. I love you all!

Why is it that when we girls get together all privacy goes out the window? I swear, there's hardly a body part or function that is left to the imagination once the chatting starts (and it's usually me who starts it)! Part of me feels like I should be slightly disturbed by the lack of boundaries, but another part of me is grateful to know I'm not the only one experiencing XYZ.
Oh girls. What ever happened to dignity? Ha!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 70: Behind the Scenes

I just want to say how thankful I am for my friends and family. I know I have people praying for me and sending good vibes my way. Thank you for that. Thank you for thinking of me!

OK, this post is TMI but I was shocked, amazed and totally befuddled to the point of laughter; it's too good not to share.
Have you ever heard of the "Ghost Poop" phenomenon? It's when you go poo but when you look in the bowl there's nothing there, and when you wipe there's nothing there either.
Well, World, this happened to me today.
I KNOW I went, but the evidence was totally missing. I literally bent down to peer further into the bowl and couldn't find anything...and I was clean as a whistle. LOL!
Craziest thing. Oh man, I'm still laughing about it! Ha!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Day 69: Sounds That Make You Go Poo

It was a close one today.
I was merging from one road onto another and it looked like my lane was dedicated but it wasn't. I continued in my lane and so did the car coming fast beside/behind me in the lane I was driving into (is this making sense?). Anyway, they slammed on their breaks and, rightfully, their horn. I sped up, they slowed down and an accident was somehow avoided.
I got in the far left lane and in my rearview mirror I saw a police car pulling up behind me. No lights. I proceeded with caution to the next signal and noticed the cop car stopped next to me in the right lane. I continued looking forward till I heard the "whoop-whoop" of the alert siren. I looked to my right and the cop had her window rolled down so I rolled mine down too.
"Uh, that was pretty close wouldn't you say?" she asked.
She gave me some advice and then drove away. No ticket.
Meanwhile, I pulled over at the nearest side street and shook like a leaf. Not only was that a close call accident-wise, but it was a close call with the law too.
So thankful I was protected from both potential injuries.

Last night I was playing fetch with Peter on the floor. He was really excited and was stepping crazily all over the place. I patted his bum to get him even more excited and he accidentally stepped on his squeaky toy.
Surprised, I reached down to grab it from under him to throw for him to fetch, but there was no squeaky toy. There was no toy. The squeak had come from Peter. And by "come from Peter", I mean the squeaky sound came from his butt!
Clinton and I both just started laughing...and fanning away the air.
What a gross boy.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Day 68: Big Deal

Clinton got a great deal on kijiji today: kitchen table, four chairs, a coffee table and delivery for $80! Our home is slowly but surely coming together. Hey, before too long I'll feel like it's cute enough in here to post pics! Ha!

I don't know why this was so funny to me, but Peter wanted some water tonight and was extremely insistent about it. He scratched his bowl once, cried for a second and then walked up to me and stared.
Me: You need some water?
He: (takes a couple steps closer to me--his confirmation)
Me: (brings a cup of water to his bowl and leans in to pour)
He: (nudges his head into the cup)
Me: Hold on, Pup. (shoos him to the side and leans back down to pour)
He: (nudges his head into the bowl, blocking me from pouring)
Me: Hold on, Pup. (shoos him to the side and leans back down to pour)
He: (nudges his head alongside the cup and starts licking every drop that makes it into the bowl)
Me: (laughing) Hold on, Pup! (shoos him, holds him back)
He: (leans his head in as much as possible, bumps the bowl, knocking out water)
Me: (laughing) Petey! Hold on! (pours the rest of the water in the bowl) OK! Go for it!
He: (frantically drinks)
Me: (laughs)
It's like he's never had water before. Ha ha!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Day 67: Sterilizzzzzzz

I am thankful for modern-day cleaning products.
I am thankful for Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, they are amazing at pretty much everything.
I am thankful for Windex. Without it my glass-doored closets would still be filthy and fingerprinted.
I am thankful for powerful vacuums (especially ones you find at Walmart for a great price)!
I am thankful for carpet cleaners. Let's just say the water was far from clear and now that junk is no longer in my carpets.
I am thankful for used dryer sheets. I don't know if you know this but they are a life-saver when it comes to cleaning soap scum out of tubs/showers (Thank you, Katie Hendrickson, for that tip! I never clean my shower without one!).
I am thankful for rubber gloves. 'Nuff said.
There are so many more things for which I'm thankful, but these few items have really made a difference in our lives this week and I guess I just want to be publicly grateful. :)

This has been a day for naps at the Logan household. I woke up really, really early this morning (after going to bed very late last night) and couldn't fall back asleep till later this morning. Then I fell asleep again this afternoon while snuggling Petey.
When I came downstairs from my nap I sat down next to Clinton and Peter on the couch. Shortly after I sat down Clinton fell asleep with his head hanging off to the side. This must have queued Peter in on the idea of another nap because he promptly stretched right out between us and fell asleep.
I guess the stress of the move has got us pretty well wiped out! Ha!

Day 66: Moving and a'Shaking

We are officially out of our old place and are making great progress on our new one.
Clinton and I teamed up and cleaned the old house, did some laundry and totally wrapped things up for the homeowners when they return this week.
We feel so blessed to have been able to live rent-free for the last couple months! And we are thankful now to be in our own place for the first time since we left Milwaukee!

We went to McDonald's for "lunch". I got my usual: two ice cream cones and a large Diet Coke. It was below freezing outside and I was cold before I even started eating. Well, as you can imagine, my "lunch" made me absolutely freezing from the inside out. I shivered uncontrollably through my whole meal but I gotta say, it was totally worth it. What a deliciously freezing indulgence!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Day 65: Clinton's a Pro Mover

So glad the work week is over!! This week has been very long and tiring with moving into and cleaning the disasterous mess we rented. It's starting to look like a home instead of a meth house, so that's good. Ha!
Seriously though, Clinton has worked so hard to make this place sanitary and I am so thankful for all of he has done!

Clinton and I were commiserating about the wiles of moving and he recalled an experience from his mission that made me laugh out loud.
He said that he was asked to help a member move a washer upstairs. Not only was the stairway very narrow, but each of the steps were extremely shallow--to the point that he was balancing everything on his tiptoes. He said that the machine was the heaviest thing he'd ever carried and that by the time he made it to the top of the stairs he thought his back was going to go out.
Baffled by the weight of the machine he decided to open it cause it felt like something might be in there. Sure enough! It was a quarter of the way full of rocks! Rocks! Why would there be rocks in there? Bwahaha!
He said he was so mad! Oh man, I'm laughing just thinking about what must have been going through his head back then. Who puts rocks in a washing machine anyway, especially when you're having people do you a favour? Ha!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Day 64: Hairy, Scary Move

Huge shout out to Clinton for all of his hard work getting our new rental ready (during what was supposed to be his vacation week). This place is/was a huge, dirty mess and Clinton's been scrubbing everything down and cleaning all the carpets and floors. In addition, he's been shopping and buying replacements for all of the things we sold/donated before we left Milwaukee. 
Thank you so much, Honey!!

As Clinton was cleaning out the drain in the bathtub upstairs he said, "The person who lived here before must have had a lot of long, blond hair. There's enough in this drain to make a donation to Locks of Love."

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Day 63: Relocating and Recollecting

Got most of out stuff moved from the one place to our new place. Clinton worked really long and hard while I was at work and then we almost finished the rest when I got home.
So very tired!

On our way to our new home Clinton commented in the height of the river.
He: With all this snow you'd think the river would be higher. Am I right, Danielle?
Me: Well, apparently not.
He: (laughing) I guess you're right.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Day 62: Hip-Hip Hoo...What'd You Say?!

Congrats to Clinton!! He just finished a really crappy month in his medicine rotation and found out that he passed the course as well! So proud of you, HB!

Last night Clinton was watching Wheel of Fortune and the solution to the puzzle was, "Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck". It was apparently fairly obvious and the player spinning had no clue. Clinton kept shouting out the answer to the TV. I was in the kitchen and glanced up to see that the player was a bouncy, bubbling blonde.
There were all but a couple letters left and when she decided to solve it was quite obvious she was totally guessing.
Clinton: Man, she has no idea!
Me: Well, she seems like a really dumb, bouncy blonde. What a ditz!
Clinton: What did you say?!
Me: She seems like a real ditz.
Clinton: Oh! You had just been talking about how bouncy she was...and ditz didn't sound like ditz.
Me: Oh, no! Ha!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Day 61: Peter Rabbit

I had every intention of taking advantage of the lovely sunshine we had today by taking Peter on a walk when I got home from work. But when I sat down for a second he jumped up on my lap and actually snuggled with me. He curled right up in a little baby boy ball and I loved it too much to move.
Though, to be fair and less lazy, I am taking him out in just a second. :)

When we lived in Wisconsin we had little tiny bunnies that would run through our yard on a daily basis. They were cute and Petey loved to chase them. Now, here in Calgary we get bunnies, but they are ginormous! Quite literally they are the same size as Peter.
Clinton and I were sitting watching TV and we could hear Peter crying behind us while he looked out the sliding glass door. I looked to see what was making him so antsy but couldn't see anything. His crying continued and eventually he started shaking as well. I took a better look and this is what I saw.
I don't know if you can see it, but there's a rabbit visible under the tabletop outside. It was staring Peter down and Peter was staring it down. This staring competition/shaking/crying session lasted about 45 minutes until the rabbit eventually jumped away. Oh, Petey.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Day 60: I'm Grateful for General Conference Weekend and Shampoo

"Choose to be grateful no matter what." My favorite take-home quote from General Conference and surprise, surprise it was said by President Uchtdorf. I swear, that man could inspire me any day.
He spoke about the difference of being grateful for our blessings and being grateful even when things aren't going the way we hoped they would be. He referenced Job from the Old Testament who, even when everything he had was taken from him, praised God and thanked him for his life. He said that a true "Attitude of Gratitude" is faith and trust in God. Faith and trust that He knows and loves us and will bless us with those things we need (be they trials or asked-for blessings). Choosing to be grateful no matter what opens our minds and hearts to peace and understanding.
I loved this quick little quote because it is pertinent. There is much in my life to be grateful for and there have been many trials in my life that, looking back, I can see as a blessing though I certainly didn't see them as such at the time.
"Choose to be grateful no matter what."
I think this will be my new mantra.

You know you need to wash your hair when...
You slide your sunglasses off the top of your head and the lenses are all greasy. Ehh. :/
In my defense, it's General Conference weekend and I knew I didn't have to go anywhere so I gave my face the day off and my hair the whole weekend off. Don't worry, I'll wash it tonight.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Day 59: I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked...and Peter Pooped

You probably didn't know this but we live in the same neighbourhood as the stake centre; it's literally one street away from us. Well, I decided to take Peter for a walk before the second session of General Conference began and as I was on our way home I passed by the church. On the sidewalk across the street I saw two missionaries talking to a couple. I couldn't hear everything but as I was passing one of the elders just started bearing his testimony about how living the gospel has blessed his life.
I didn't stick around to listen but it put a smile on my face and a warm feeling in my heart. I love to hear people talk about Jesus; especially in such "out of place" places. In fact, some of my most spiritual discussions have happened in commonplace locations.
A blog isn't necessarily "out of place", but I too love Jesus and am thankful for His gospel in my life. His message is good news! It is one of selflessness and charity and I am thankful for the example He gave me to follow. I love that so many people in the world want to be like Him, regardless of religious affiliation. He is The Good Shepherd and I am so happy to be one of His many sheep trying their best to get back to Him.

Now that the weather is improving and much of the snow has melted, I took advantage of the first opportunity I've had to pick up all of the crap Peter has relieved himself of over the winter.
There was only the thin layer of a plastic produce bag between me and the grocery bagful I gathered of cold dog poo. 
It was an interesting bonding moment between mother and pup. Each handful of crap inspiring memories of what he must have eaten that particular day. Every mound reminding me of the special responsibility I have in taking care of my little boy. All of it, a token of love. 
Or at least that's how I tried to see it instead of as the gross job it really was.
When I came back inside and told Clinton how much I had to pick up he said, "Yah, Peter really puts out a lot of poop."
Thanks. I know.

Day 58: A Couple of Inconvenient Hair Pulling Situations

I feel very accomplished. I got all of my grocery shopping done before the weekend! I think going Friday nights is the way to do it. I went at 830 tonight and even that was too early to completely beat the rush, but the idea is a good one. I think as long as I'm working this will be the plan! I only wanted to pull my hair out a handful of times instead of the usual 20! There are just not enough stores to match the number of people in this city.
It may not be exactly convenient, but I know my limits and I felt much happier.

There's a small convenience store that shares the lot with my office. I walked there for the first time today to quickly grab a soda. When I rounded the corner and approached the door I noticed a whole gaggle of middle-school-aged kids talking in the parking lot, munching on their recent convenience store purchases. Why do I mention them?
Well, after I bought my soda I headed back outside...or at least I tried to. It was a windy day and my very long hair was down. As I passed through the door my hair somehow got caught in the handle. I have no idea if they actually saw anything but I don't know how they could have missed it. I must've looked like a crazy woman.
Step through the door.
Door starts to close.
I cry out in pain and grab the spot on my head where my hair is being ripped out.
I turn back and stare at the closing door looking for where my hair is attached.
(My hair is blonde and small groups of strands are not easily seen from a distance.)
I grab towards the door, blindly feeling for my hard-to-see blonde hairs.
(It likely looks like I'm reaching for nothing.)
Unsuccessful, I walk off mumbling "ow" while rubbing the sore spot on my head.
Replay the above scenario in your head without knowing why I was doing what I was doing and THAT'S what these kids witnessed. Great, now I'll be known to them as the crazy, head scratching, mumbling lady.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Day 57: Celebrating's a Real Gas

I know five people who are celebrating their birthday today: my dad, my sister, her daughter, my cousin and one of the doctors I used to work for.
It's been a busy day for texting "Happy Birthday" messages but it just makes me think of how grateful I am to have such wonderful people in my life! My thoughts have been about family and friends all week (with one of my friends celebrating her birthday on the 1st, one of my nieces' birthday was yesterday, another niece this weekend and now all these birthdays today) and I just want them/you all to know how much I love you!
What a blessing it is to celebrate life!
Happy birthday to all of you!

Here's a conversation Clinton and I had on our way home tonight.
Me: Oh, I am so gassy.
He: (sarcastically) Tell me aaaall about it.
Me: I'd rather show you. At least that would bring me some relief!
He: Uh, please don't.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Day 56: Eating Ice Cream is Hard Work

I've had a few people ask me about my new job so I thought I might as well talk about it on my blog.
My official title is "Marketing Administrative Assistant". I work for a company that specializes in improving hospital survey scores through catered training programs for leadership and frontline staff. My job duties are kind of all over the place, but it includes making phone calls to prospective clients, updating the company blog on a weekly basis and other admin jobs I have yet to learn.
As I said before, I'm not sure I like it, but I LOVE the people there. I've talked with a couple girls there about my concerns and people have been really reassuring and understanding. I love that! I am still keeping an open mind and for now I am really enjoying the regular paycheck. :)

Clinton called me to tell me he was on his way home. I asked him if he could either pick up a treat for after supper or if he'd be willing to go get some ice cream or something later.
He: Ice cream? I'm kind of over ice cream.
Me: What? How can you be sick of ice cream?
Well, when he came in the door I noticed he was carrying to drinks from A&W.
Me: What are those for? (Thinking he maybe had a work party or something.)
He: They're milkshakes for us.
Me: Oh! Thanks!
I guess he doesn't dislike ice cream so much after all. ;)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Day 55: Sew Sue Me

Believe it or not folks, but this adorable hat was knit for me a couple Christmases ago by my BROTHER, Derek. Yep! My brother!
I took it with me on my walk tonight with Peter and it made me a little homesick. It warmed my head and my heart!
Thanks, Derek, for such a thoughtful gift (he made it while we were living in Wisconsin and he knew I walked to work even during the winter months). Thanks for being a great oldest brother! You are very generous and thoughtful to everyone around you. Love ya!

I had to send an email to one of the ladies at work today and I'm not all the way familiar with everyones' last names. So, I did a search in our database for "Sue" and it only came back with one "Sue". The email domain was gmail instead of our company name, but I sent it anyway.
Naturally, after I sent it I decided to walk to Sue's office and confirm her last name. Here's how the conversation went.
Me: Sue, I just tried sending you an email but I wonder if I sent it to the wrong Sue.
She: Who did you send it to?
Me: Sue _____.
(There was one other coworker in the room and when I mentioned the other Sue's name there was a bit of a "look" between them, followed by a very brief pause.)
She: Well, she's dead so I don't think you need to worry about her intercepting it.
Me: (shock crosses my face) Oh! Sorry. Uh. OK.
And then we all started laughing at the alive-Sue's blunt response and my completely candid reaction.
Oh dear.