Last night I had the whole night to myself and it was nothing short of amazing. I picked up a night shift at work to make some extra Christmas money since Micah was away at the Cincinnati vs. West Virginia game and Mom had Jakob for the night since she's leaving Wednesday for 6 weeks. I made some decent cash, had 2 margaritas with my coworkers, visited Morgan at work and got a lot of high5s from some drunk guy and his girfriend, and then made a final stop at Cosmic Birthday Bowling to visit Liz, Julia, and Stacy. But then it turned out that Baker, Rollins, and Justin were there, too, and eeeee! It was just so good to see them again and not have stuff be awkward and really, just such a nice night. Morgan came by after she got off @ 3:30a.m. to have a mini-slumber party and after having stayed up entirely too late, she's still passed out in Khyler's room right now.
I, however, am a trooper with an early Thanksgiving to attend that needs to get moving!
It is now 8:42am. I don't remember what time I went to sleep, but I do know I was woken up many a'time this morning and after the multiple bed changes, I am not feeling up to par. Khyler was "scared of her dreams" twice through the night, so I went and laid back down in her bed till she fell asleep, which took forever. Then she woke me up @ 5am to tell me she had to pee and in the process ended up waking Jakob. So, it's been a really fun morning and I'm crossing my fingers tight that everything goes okay for the family pictures this afternoon, though last time we were there I ended up being vomited on. Which was lovely, I assure you.
On a side note, our 2 little acres of property are so pretty when the frost is still setting and everything has a blue shimmer. I should have taken a picture, but it is pretty cold and I'm being a wuss this morning.
... Time for hot chocolate and blueberry pancakes.
I feel like I'm just getting further and further behind. In all aspects.
The fridge died unexpectedly and all my beautiful, fresh food had spoiled by the time I got home from work. Now the kitchen just stinks because I haven't had the energy (or time) to bag up all the rubbish and I really don't feel like messing with it. But I will (sometime tonight) because I have to and otherwise, it won't get done (until shit starts to rot). Jesus, how disgusting. I promise, I don't live in filth - in fact, the rest of my house is in perfect running order; sometimes a girl just gets behind, I suppose.
Jakob is a little over 15 months now. It's crazy to think back on him being tiny and immobile with no idea how to throw fucking little wooden alphabet block at my face hard enough to make me bleed. Yeah, he busted my eyebrow open last night with such a feet, which really is just great. Just in time for our family portraits Saturday! YESSS! But now he's giving high 5s and brushing his teeth and knows exactly where his tongue is and if you asked him nicely, he'd probably show you. He is just so cool and big and tall and boy, am I enamored. Even if Morgan does call him a "Mo".
Micah and I are having our 1 year anniversary on the 21st. I'm not 100%, but I'm pretty sure he's taking me to the zoo/aquarium AND the Warhol Museum to celebrate. Eeeeee! I'm excited. :]
Okay, that's enough updating for this month.
The interview was a disaster. I left an hour early, but that didn't matter to the Department of Transportation. They had 2 gaping holes in the middle of the road and I was stuck waiting for a total of 45+ minutes this morning. Not to mention, I still had to take Jake to a sitter. Either way, I was only 5 minutes late (I sped heavily), but he still looked at me as if I had blown my chance.
So this really sucks. Goodbye, financial security. Goodbye, 1 week paid vacation and 401k. Goodbye, fancy office job with your AC and cubicles.
I'm up again before 8am by my own doing and my body's insistence to wake up @ precisely 6:14am every morning is highly agitating.
But I digress. I have a question instead, for all you zoo goers out there. Which is better: Columbus or Pittsburgh? I have an extreme need to be at both a zoo and aquarium at some point this summer and I'm going to make it happen. It is my summer mission.
I have an interview tomorrow for a 9-5 position. Full benefits and maybe salary? Jesus, I'm scared.
i've been listening to a lot of saves the day lately. it's funny to think back on how much fun we had and where everyone is now. constant road trips to shows in faraway towns and sleepovers and scavenger hunts and trips to athens and sigh. it makes me smile to reminisce.
i have wasted the last couple nights. micah's been working 4pm-7am and that leaves jakob and i to ourselves for the most part of the day. we've watched a lot of spongebob and scribbled a lot on the side of the tub with the bath crayons and basically just vegged. i should have been cleaning or doing laundry during his naps, but no - i've been catching up on every reality show imaginable. and hanging out with whitney/morgan, but that was sweet and i'm not complaining.
i sold a louie purse on ebay for $450. i rule @ life.
that's it. i'm boring and sleepy and somewhat frightened because my attic is making really fucking creepy scraping noises.
... i'm going to go make some phone calls in hopes of distracting myself. i am such a scaredypants.
Things have been going by so quickly lately. I feel like I'm not even close to catching up on all the things that need to be done and I'm just so exhausted all the time. Ugh. I'm 22 going on 91.
Jakob's walking now and is all over the place. He blows kisses and is just starting to get into the mimicking stage. He has 7 teeth and hair just as curly as mine. I'm in love. Oh, and we have Khyler Ann for a full week again this week. I had to work both Monday and Tuesday, but I'm off until Sunday! Eeeee! I'm really looking forward to doing fun stuff with the kids, like swimming or Jackson Park or something. [I'm just crossing my fingers that it won't rain! Damnable weather.]
Micah has to work @ 3am on another round of the "Big Pour" in Washington tonight, so he's been asleep since 8. After getting up @ 6 and getting both kids ready to go, taking and picking up both kids from their respectable babysitters, working from 10-4:30, getting dinner ready and giving both kids a bath, and trying to clean up the house - I'm dead on my feet. Not to mention, I have a sinus infection that I picked up compliments of Jakob. Blegh, I feel miserable.
I'm eating a handful of Vitamin C tablets, watching Bad Girls, and going to bed. Night.
even though i'm actually pretty happy about everything going on in my life right now, i still feel like i need a vacation. or a back massage and a bubble bath. it's still up in the air right now.
i love the new job @ logan's; it's totally sweet. everyone has been super nice and the atmosphere is just so laid back and easy-going. it's fantastic and i don't dread going to work yet. but that may come in time, i've only been employed for a week. ha!
everyone's (ie: micah,jakob, my in-laws, and i) starting to feel better after having contracted jakob's fancy stomach virus/uri. yeah, literally everyone that saw us (even a day before anyone got sick) came down with the very same thing in under 2 days. it was like watching flies drop. jakob still has the gross snot nose and is coughing, but at least he's not dehydrated and vomiting nonstop like before. ever since i had to rush him to the er @ 4am thursday morning, i've had the worst nightmares/panic attacks upon waking. i'll have had a dream i'll go in and find him dead in his crib or i can't stop him from choking (like thursday morning) and he'll die and jesus christ, my heart will just stop and i'll hyperventilate and just puke. it's not the best way to wake up, believe you me.
i gotta go clean up before micah gets home from work and jake wakes up from his nap.
go listen to amy winehouse.
jake and i are both sick with a stomach virus, but he is still in just the cheeriest mood. he's the best little boy ever.
in other news, i bought a pair of size 5 jeans yesterday (smaller than before i was pregnant. yeaaaah!) and morgan should be here any minute. eeee!