I’m up doing quick-takes at this hour because my husband and I have developed an extremely bad habit of pushing the snooze on the alarm clock for the requisite 2 hours before it finally gives up on us and stops….and we keep sleeping. Seriously, when I wake up at 10:30am and realize that my alarm clock went off 4 hours ago I get this sinking feeling in my stomach like I’m totally worthless and it carries with me all day. Waking up at 10:30am and getting to work at 11:30am would be cool if it didn’t mean that our entire day shifts into the evening hours.
Oh yes and I do blame this schedule entirely on traveling over the weekend, as well as a firm lack of willpower. Mike’s mom mentioned past weekend how hard traveling on the weekends must be and yes, I do agree with her that it is hard to get back into the swing of things after having your schedule messed up. But its worth it!
Speaking of worth it, while we were in San Diego at the Marriage Conference (I promise, overwhelming, life-changing knowledge still coming…) Mike’s ENTIRE family drove down to meet us and hang out together. We all stayed in one hotel room (yes, 8 adults, 2 beds, a blowup mattress, and mike and I on the floor and couch, respectively) and it was nothing short of glorious. Yay for unbreakable family bonds! Now if everyone would just stop ragging on Texas (and Brazil!) we’d be fine, eh? :)
I have experience baby name stealing.
What’s worse, is I always laughed at girls that got upset when someone “stole their baby name”.
Until I had it happen to me. And now I am devastated.
(And, for the record – not pregnant)
Emily, you know the name. Only you and Mike are aware of my deep, dark, desire to name my future child _ _ _ _ _ . Please keep it a secret though since it still might be salvagable .
I will never laugh at another girl again.
We found out our house is already in the underwriting stage, which I’m told is one step closer to the “ours” stage! I’m already looking for used-yet-nice furniture on Craigslist. Maybe we’ll get lucky!
I really need to figure out how to adhere a polysulfone support layer to a gold quartz crystal so that I can begin my QCM-d adsorption experiments. If you have any suggestions, please let me know :)
I was reading a old Family Foundations magazine and I found an article where a man detailed his budget of $44K a year that he supports his wife and 6 children on. Wow. And they tithe 10%. Kind of crazy to realize that on about what Mike and I make as graduate students we could be supporting an entire family (granted, there would be no weekend excursions). It was also good to know that God will provide and while its good to worry about how to support your family, a little faith and thriftiness goes a long way too. Also, I used to think we were doing good with out 5% tithe but I’m realizing that its about time we bump that up too….
While I’m getting really excited about our new home, a part of me is a little sad that we won’t have more of a yard. I know that this will be a secret blessing since we ultimately plan to rent it out and the people that we would likely rent to wouldn’t want a yard, I can’t help but feel a bit nostalgic for the garden that I never had. That is, until my friend Elizabeth introduced me to square-foot gardening! “I can do THAT!” What do you think? Do I have enough room? I joke with Mike that I literally want to cut the grass with a pair of scissors.
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