Hi! Remember me??

I need to do much better about keeping up on my posts.  I have no idea what I’ve done over the last almost 2 weeks, so I’ll give you some highlights of what I do remember. 

Saturday the 9th – Robert had his 2nd class for First Commuion.  It’s a great class and well team-taught by our pastor, our intern pastor, and our Associate in Ministry.  After the class, we had planned on going to the park, but it was really windy so we had a stay at home and play Wii day.  Ryan was gone on a bike ride – in the wind and even some rain.  I got a lot of stitchng done.

Sunday morning I about wiped out in the bathroom when my bare feet hit the WET tile floor.  Not a good way to start the day.  I went out in the living room and Robert was sitting in his chair and you could see Robert and kitty footprints in the very soggy carpet.  There was probably an inch of water in Robert’s bathroom. I woke Ryan up and then I called Re-Max.  They sent a plumber and carpet guy.  Robert and I went to church and left Ryan home to wait for the repair people.  The plumber found the problem – an obstruction almost to the sidewalk in the sewer line.  Thankfully the water that was in our house and making our carpets soggy was clean water.  And thankfully we really didn’t have any loss of property.  Ryan came and got me out of church almost near the end – he needed help moving all the stuff out of Robert’s closet and the guest room closet so the carpet guy could get in there to suck the water up and then dry.  So we went home and moved all the stuff.  Most of the stuff in the gues room closet is all my craft stuff – and thankfully it’s all in plastic totes so no damage.  All that went in the kitchen.  The carpet guy got the water all sucked up and got a blower fan going to start drying the carpet.   We didn’t have to cook as we had a spaghetti dinner at church.  And then Robert and I had choir practice for the cantata.

Monday I stayed home from work as the carpet guy was coming back to bring another fan and check the carpet.

Tuesday I had a baby appointment in Tucson, so we were in Tucson for most of the day.  The appointment went well and we got another picture of the peanut, but you can’t really see anything.  We did get to see him/her sucking his/her thumb – or what looked like that anyway.  It was cute!  After the appointment, we did some shopping at a few places and then headed home.

Wednesday I went to work for what it was worth – not really doing much.  Wednesday evening was choir practice for the cantata again.

Thursday I was home again for a repair guy to fix the closet doors and the carpet guy came back to tuck the edges of the carpet back under and then he steam cleaned everything.  It smells much nicer in there now.

Friday was a 1/2 day at work, so again I didn’t do much.  I went to my first on-post Yoga class from 1130-1300 and that was really enjoyable!  The instuctor is a girl I went to high school with – she graduated with my brother.  I plan on going as much as I can – it’s Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1130-1300, so I should be able to go most Fridays, and then if we have a comp day on a Monday or something, I should be able to go then as well.

Saturday was Robert’s final First Communion class and again it was a good class.  All the kids got to taste the wine to see if they wanted wine or grape juice during Communion on Sunday.  Robert opted for wine, and that’s fine with us.  After class was done, we went out to the post wide yard sales for a little bit and visited with some friends.  Then we headed to Tucson to buy Robert a suit at Kohl’s and find me a black dress for Good Friday/the cantata.  We also bought Robert a Lego kit as his First Communion gift from us and did som other shopping.  I finally found a dress at the 4th place we looked at.  We ate dinner at Red Robin before heading home.

Sunday was Robert’s First Communion during the 1100 service.  I went to both the 0800 and 1100 services as the choir sang because it was Palm Sunday.  The service was really nice and Robert looked super handsome in his suit – many compliments and words of congratulations from everyone in the congregation, but especially the choir.  I do have some pictures from during that the Pastor’s wife took and then some after with Robert and Pastor and Beth, but they’re still on my camera.  After the service was done and we had gotten the pictures we wanted, we went to Golden Corral for lunch.  And then it was home for Robert to change quick before we headed to the Brass Quintet concert.  It was a really good concert with a wide variety of music and I’m glad we went despite being super busy all day.  I had to be back at the church at 4 for choir rehearsal and then Robert had to be there at 5 with the rest of the kids (only 2 others showed up) for rehearsal.  We went through the cantata twice – once before the kids got there and once after our dinner break with the kids.  We had fried chicken for dinner.  Not my favorite, but it was food.

This week has been slow at work again.  Monday was a couple of rehearsals in the afternoon so I got to play my trombone a little bit.  Yesterday was recording sessions all day – they’re recording all the groups for something.  Brass Band was first thing in the morning, so after that, I was in my supply office the rest of the day.  I did some online training I need to do for my new job (in supply) but I wasn’t able to take the final exam since it won’t load.  It still won’t load today.  Grr.  I’ll be going home this afternoon to take Ryan to the chiropractor.

Monday afternoon/evening was a bit interesting.  I got a text from Ryan early afternoon and he had really hurt his back at school – bent over to pick something up in ceramics class and heard his back pop.  Not good.  He was in so much pain and couldn’t even stand up straight let alone walk, so we went to the ER.  We got right in when we got there and he finally got some IV pain meds.  That was pretty much all they did for him – no x-rays or anything.  And he got a prescription for pain meds at home.  Thankfully HW was able to pick Robert up from Child Time for us and she and her husband B fed him dinner.  We finally got home after a stop at Walgreens for the prescriptions and McDonalds drive thru for dinner for me and Ryan and stopping at H & B’s to pick Robert up.  The pain meds really aren’t doing much, so hopefully the chiropractor can see something in the x-rays today (it’s his first appointment, so exam, x-rays, and adjustment) and maybe the adjustment will help some.  He can’t ride his bike right now, so I have to drive him places in the van.  Hopefully tomorrow he can get back to school in the afternoon.

There all caught up.  Hopefully I can do a better job of staying on top of this.




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No work and work

Yesterday was a comp day for the band, so we didn’t have to work.  I slept in some, but still got up in time to get Robert to school and see Ryan off to his class.  Then I went for a run.  I wanted to go before it got too warm up.  When I got back from my run, the wind was starting to pick up and it had blown our recycle bin over and I had to pick up recycling from all over my yard and I even chased some empty Pepsi bottles down the street.  Our bin was VERY full and I couldn’t get everything back inside it – so I put some in my neighbor’s bin.  LOL  After Ryan got home, we went to Pizza Hut for their lunch buffet and then picked Robert up from school.  We had planned on a family afternoon at the park, but mother nature had other plans.  It was super windy and trying to rain off and on so we ran a few errands around town and then came home and played Wii and just hung out around the house.  K joined us for dinner at a new restaurant in the evening and that was nice.  But because I didn’t work and we had Robert home with us all afternoon, it felt like Saturday and Robert and I missed choir practice.  Oops!!

This morning it was back to work and we had some Army training this morning and then ceremonial band conductor training after that.  I stitched during lunch and then after lunch we had our monthly drug/alcohol class.  That was pretty short and after that, I wasn’t doing anything in supply, so I went to Clothing Sales and checked on my stuff that I have on special order – that I ordered well over a month ago.  The lady that was working didn’t have a clue about it and couldn’t find it in the back, but she gave me a number to call tomorrow morning to check on it.  Grr…  Then I came home and went for a run before getting Robert from Child Time.  When we got home, we went on a .83 mile run together.  We ran when he wanted to run and walked when he wanted to walk.  This was his first official training run for his first 5K he’ll be running the beginning of June!  After our run, Ryan was home early from class so we went to Jack in the Box for a quick dinner before Ryan’s American Legion Riders meeting.  Robert played baseball in the back yard for a bit before bed.

Today’s high:  71
Current:  63

Oopsie!! You still remember me, right??

Hmm. . .  All of last week and part of this one.  I guess I’ve gotten bad about this blogging thing.  

Last week as a week of Brass Band rehearsals – we rehearsed for about 2 hours a day Monday through Thursday.  That’s about all I did at work since I’m still transitioning into supply.  I got stitching done during lunchtime, and I started eating lunch in the day room instead of in my office.  I get more stitching done when I’m just watching TV with the guys instead of trying to do Hotmail, Facebook, Twitter, and DailyMile while I’m stitching.  Amazing!  

Friday the Brass Band left around lunchtime for Chandler, AZ, near Phoenix.  We got checked into our hotel (a resort actually – pretty nice, but not as nice as the one we stayed at for the Marriage Retreat in February) and had some downtime before our evening gig at the Chandler Jazz Fest.  We played on the main stage and the 45 minute set went really well.  And I survived my first-ever improv solo in front of an audience.  I even got compliments on it from the guys in the group.  After our gig was done, we headed back to the hotel (across the street from the gig site) and got showered and changed and then it was dinnertime.  I met up with some of the guys at the San Tan Brewing Company across the street (different street) and had a great time.  I had a mushroom and swiss burger and it was the best one of those I’ve ever had.  I only had water to drink, but I still had a great time – and the guys let me smell the various kinds of beer they had.  

Saturday morning I slept in and then just chilled in my room until I went down and got some lunch and listened to a beginning jazz group perform.  After lunch, I headed back to my room and finished getting packed and got into uniform and headed down to check out.  We had our second gig (again on the main stage) Saturday afternoon.  It was *only* 95 degrees out during the gig.  The gig went well, and I survived another solo.  After the gig, we got changed and headed home.  I got a lot of stitching done during both the drive to Chandler and again back home.  Ryan and Robert met us at the band hall to pick me up, and we gave a couple of the other guys a ride home as well. 

Sunday was Church and Sunday School followed by lunch and grocery shopping.  Lunch ended up being "Silly Sandwich Sunday".  I ordered a  BLT on toasted whole wheat.  So I get my sandwich and I opened it up to put mayo on and discovered the "L" was missing.  Yup – no lettuce on my sandwich.  So our server took it back and got some L on it.  I get my mayo on it and as I’m eating it, I discover that it’s half wheat bread and half while bread.  Our server got the manager and the manager ended up taking 10% off our whole bill.  The sandwich tasted good – just made me laugh a little.  Sunday afternoon was spent watching the NASCAR race and I got some stitching done.

Yesterday and today were some boring days at work.  I’m in supply now, but I don’t really have a job in there yet so I’m not doing anything except playing on the computer.  I got quite a bit of stitching done during lunch and today I actually came home early and took a good nap.  

Today’s high:  87
Current:  70