Thursday, September 29, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
This matter makes me very upset.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Last week, Micah drove to the train station so he wouldn't be all sweaty from his bike ride because of a career fair at Georgia Tech. He was scoping out businesses that he wants to intern for next summer.
So I was left without a car and decided to walk down to the library to get some new books. On my way back from the library, I walked through a shopping plaza to see what fun stores there were- a Pier 1 imports, a Trader Joe's, some expensive restaurants, a Party City with a sign on the door that they were hiring for the Halloween season. I continued to walk, thinking, "That sure would be fun." then, halfway through the complex, turned back around and returned to Party City. Just figured it couldn't hurt to ask. They were looking for temps to work through the Halloween rush, which made it very appealing because it wouldn't interfere with my having a baby in December/January, but would give me something to do in the meanwhile. So I filled out their application, they called me in for an interview and by Friday I had the job. Completed orientation and training this week and will be worked into the schedule after today. It should be pretty easy, mostly tasks that I'm very familiar with- cashiering, customer service, even blowing up balloons. So, it shouldn't be anything too hard. Plus, I get to wear a highly-tacky orange vest that says "Halloween Expert" on it, so that's pretty awesome.
Still working on getting the car registered in GA. Took it to a mechanic 2 weeks ago for the I/M test. He told us that we needed to do 5 major repairs. Goodbye small amount of remaining savings!!! So, after the repairs he told us we needed to drive 75-100 miles on the car after the repairs for the computer system to pass the I/M test. We'll hopefully take it back this weekend to get that done. Might have to wait a few more weeks after that to have money to register it though. GA only gives you 30 days after moving here to change your plates! Not nearly enough time... Since the car got the repairs, it has been showing some improvements. It's a bit more quiet now for sure. But it makes other, new sounds that it didn't used to make and it doesn't accelerate as well between 0 and 30. Here's hoping it just survives a few more years.
I haven't been updating on my mammoth-like size because I'm bad at taking pictures of myself and I never think to ask Micah to take one when he's home. So, here's a crappy shot of my fatness at 25 weeks, almost 6 months. Woo hoo! Only 15ish more weeks to go!
Last night after Micah had fallen asleep, he jerked suddenly from his snoring and asked, "What happened to all the other doggies like Sammy?". I informed him that they had all been adopted and found loving homes. He said, "oh, okay" and went back to snoring. Silly sleeptalker.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
It was pretty heavy, but small enough that I was able to shove it up the stairs, around the banister and into the bedroom all by myself. You can see by the scale of the dog and the door, it certainl wasn't SMALL, but I was skeptical. I had ordered the king size, right? Inside the box, the mattress was folded up into a very tight coil.
Aside from all the advantages of having a bed that is larger (no elbows in my face, Sammy laying next to me, not on me), I am quite certain that this bed has magical qualities of stopping motion transfer. I have always been woken up every time Micah moved into a different sleeping position, but for the past few nights I haven't felt him at all. I don't even notice when he gets out of bed to get ready in the morning. I just wake up to him saying goodbye and am confused because I swear he was just asleep right there...
I think that he is having a similair experience with this bed. He always used to wake up when I would get up to use the bathroom, but last night he didn't. He was only awakened when I bumped the door coming back to the bedroom. Seeing someone in the hallway walking towards him and having no recollection of feeling me get out of bed, he let out the nanciest high pitch scream I'd ever heard. After assuring him that it was just me, we went back to sleep slightly unsettled, knowing now what micah's true reaction would be if anybody ever broke into the house...
Friday, September 9, 2011
We took a tour of the CNN studio, which was way cool. A lot goes in to making a news production! And we got to see it all in action! And chat with the director in between segments!
Then we swung over to the World of Coca-Cola. Some parts were cool, some parts were weird. They start off by having you watch this totally awkward cartoon that... doesn't seem to have a point. Much less, a purpose that relates to Coke! My favorite part was definitely the end where you can sample different Coke products from different parts of the world. We got to try Peruvian Inca Cola, which Paco mentioned in one of his letters. He was right! It does look just like pee! But it had a yummy bubblegum/creamsoda sorta taste to it. Then there was the Beverly.... eeeegh. What is wrong with Italians that they would ENJOY such a drink?
We went to the Aquarium on Saturday while Dad went to Auburn to watch them Play Utah State (a very good game). It was PACKED! This out-of-service exhibit was my favorite because there weren't a billion people crowded around it. Micah was quite enthralled with it as well.