Monday, December 15, 2008

It's a boy!


Welcome, Baby Jordan! Would you believe this little guy was born just shy of 32 weeks? I think his double-chin is just the cutest. My cousin, Ashley, had him on Thursday and he weighed 4 lbs. 9 oz. and was 18 1/2 inches long! Pretty big for a preemie! Mom and baby are doing good and hopefully he'll get to come home soon!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

***

Last weekend was my work Christmas party. Honestly, the best part of the night was wearing a new dress. My sister was a fabulous date, and I never knew how charming she actually was until she had our whole table laughing. At that moment, I resolved to be more like her in that area. Overall, the food was good, the dessert fabulous, and watching people look ridiculous on the dance floor was highly entertaining. I also developed a love for valet parking. Really, you should try it sometime. Last year, when I was trying to cross the icy street in my heels, I vowed to eat the extra cost. Well worth the money!
I found this picture of last year's Christmas party with Ashley. I couldn't help, but notice how much better my scar looks this year. You might not see it, but I do. It seems like forever ago since she were here. And then work seemed a little bit boring today without an Ashley email because those were some of the best.

Not so much...

The weatherman was predicting ice and snow and cold temperatures last night. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't hoping for a snow day. It's one of the perks to working in the education field although our school rarely cancels. Besides an 8 month stint in Arizona, I've lived in the Midwest my whole life. I'm no stranger to an Iowa winter and I'm not scared to drive in bad weather. But, you can bet I was disappointed when I woke up at 5 this morning, without my alarm clock, to hear that the only thing I'd be getting out of last night's storm was a longer drive into work. I have my last final tonight, and I could of used the extra 8 hours to study (remember my last post). Well, not so much. I was denied. But, I'll take heart. Because this is my 26th Midwest winter (b/c of the one I spent in AZ), and I know I'll get a snow day. Soon enough.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Last Minute

I think I live in a perpetual cycle of procrastination. I read on the Internet today (such a reliable source) that there's a procrastination gene. Could it be? If it's true, I know I got more than my blue eyes from my parents. In my search, I also found that there are a list of treatment centers for people such as myself. I guess I didn't think it was that big of a problem because I ALWAYS get it done, and it ALWAYS (most of the time) works out really well. That being said, it can be a bit overwhelming at times.

My latest put-off-til-the-last-minute project is one of my classes. It's self-paced and the deadline is tomorrow. Oh, did you think I started it at the beginning of the semester? Not so much. Don't judge me. Tonight, (after I get finished with my other class at 8:00), I will be writing an article review (not even sure I know what that means) on the nutritional requirements of the child and teenage athlete, and THEN a research paper on protein requirements in the athlete. And do you think I know anything about those topics? I'm neither an athlete or a nutrition expert and I don't look fondly on my teenage years (I've come a long way). BUT I'm not worried. I'll stress over it and feel overwhelmed, and then I'll get it done and do awesome. Like I always do. 'Cause that's how I work.