Posts Tagged ‘Einstein’

What is that noise….it’s the sweet sound of silence

Tomorrow my winter break ends and my spring semester starts.  Three classes this semester, including a lab, will defintely be keeping me busy.  Monday is the worst day.   All three classes in one day keeps me at school from 9:30 until 5pm.  I am really a student now :)

Einstein is home for one more week and I’m looking forward to the extra time with him.  Tuesday  we have an archery lesson scheduled which should be a lot of fun.  We used to take archery lessons together when we first moved to Long Beach and we both enjoyed it but stopped doing it for a variety of reasons.  A while ago I bought a groupon for archery lessons and thought it was a great opportunity get back into it.

I love groupon for that reason.  More fun stuff on tap for me this year includes horseback riding and more cooking classes.  Time to get started on those resolutions.

On Friday I did something that I’ve never done before.  I took 24 hours for me.  I put the phone on silent, used a groupon I had to stay in a hotel, got a massage and spent a ridiculous amount of time in bed.  I didn’t worry about what wasn’t getting done.  I didn’t check Facebook or Twitter.  I just indulged in some quality time doing what I wanted to do.  And it was possibly the best 24 hours I have had in a very long time.

I am blessed to be able to get away and visit family and friends, but even then I’m not really “relaxing.”  Although I admit I am having a lot of fun.  It’s hard to explain but I just needed some “quiet” time.   I feel horribly guilty for admitting this.  I suppose for some reason I don’t feel justified in needing this time.  I’m not really going to spend a lot of time evaluating why I feel like this.  I am seriously considering doing this at least one every two months.  A personal tune-up so to speak.  However it is a way of being successful with one of my resolutions – relaxing.

It seems very indulgent.  There goes the guilt again.


Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s back to work I go

Another summer has passed.  Even though I wasn’t working and I was at home it still seemed to go by too fast.   Tomorrow I leave for Arizona to move Einstein back into his dorm.

Makes me sad.

Although I’m sure I won’t be as heartbroken as I was last year I admit it’s still hard.  I admit I enjoy having him around.  He’s turning into quite the young man and I’m constantly amazed by him.  And then I have to take a minute to realize that he is my son and I did that.  Wow.

In the last week so many things have changed in my life it’s hard to keep track.  Last Tuesday hubby found out he was losing his job and I was painfully considering quitting school and returning to work full-time.  Fortunately, things have vastly improved.  Hubby’s employment is secure, with the same company, just a different contract.  There are some downsides –

He will be working graveyard.  The position is a good 20 plus miles from the house. BUT he is receiving the same pay and the graveyard hours are supposedly only temporary…for a few months.  However today he found out that he won’t be having any free weekends for a bit.  This is a bit frustrating because time together is very important for us.  We highly value our time as a couple and our time as a family.  I am sure we’ll be able to make it work but right now I’m not sure how.  He is just relieved that I won’t have to quit school.

I can’t even begin to describe how much I admire him for that.  He’s retired.  He’s done his part.   He has earned his pension.  The last thing he should want to do is work more so that I can finish my education.  But he does…..and there are some days I have no idea what I did to deserve that.

I had already started looking for employment and even though hubby’s job is safe I am going back to work effective next week.  It’s only part-time and I’ll be going back to medical billing and collections.  A part of me is sad that I won’t be at home anymore but another part of me is looking forward to it.  I do miss working and given the scare we had with hubby’s job it’s important I keep my hands busy in the medical world in case I do need to go back to work full-time.  Plus I get to learn a new speciality (cardiology) which just adds to my hireability.  I also look forward to once again earning my own money.  I often feel guilty about the money I spend on my kickboxing every month (monthly fees and private training) and it will feel good to be able to cover that on my own.

And yes I know that the work I do at home has value….but still.

Last week I had what I thought would be my last post-operative appointment.  I’ve been having serious issues with insomnia since the surgery.  I wake frequently and haven’t had a solid nights rest since the surgery.  Part of the reason I wake so much is because I’m always hot. I wake up hot and sweaty so I throw off the covers.  Then an hour or so later I wake up cold.  It’s horrible.  The doctor told me that even though my ovaries weren’t removed the surgery still impacts the hormones and it takes a few months for things to get back to normal.  In the meantime I’m on an estrogen patch.

The only difference I’ve noticed so far is that I’m still hot, just not as much, and now I want chocolate all the time. I have to go back in a few weeks to check how the patch is doing.    Hopefully it won’t be a long-term thing.

So much more to talk about but I’m super tired and it appears I have a huge inability to focus.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  I’ll be in Arizona.  Crying :)

Coming to you from Arizona

So, um, what do you think of my new blog?

I’m officially “official.”  I can’t take credit for any of it.  I picked the artwork but other than that it was all the work of a good friend of mine.  I shall be eternally grateful.

Originally I had wanted to a VLOG for my first post but I’m tired, exhausted, pooped, wiped out..well you get the picture.  Currently I’m in Arizona.  Einstein’s first semester at college is officially over and we moved him out this morning.  I arrived last night and after a nice meal with Einstein I headed back to the hotel.  And barely slept a wink.  I hate that I have trouble sleeping in hotels especially when it’s a nice big bed that I have all to myself.

I brought my bike with me to Arizona because a)I haven’t been riding all week; b)my legs needed serious stretching out after the gazillion squats my trainer made me do; and c)because I told my trainer I would do it.  So at 5:30 this morning I woke up determined to go for a ride.  And then I looked at the temperature.  Thirty-one degrees!!!  And have I mentioned Flagstaff is at 7,000 feet elevation

But I did it anyway.  And then I moved Einstein out.  Down six flights of stairs.  Going down stairs, carrying boxes, is still quite the workout.

It wasn’t that bad though.

Took up most of the back seat of the truck and a majority of the bed.

We left Flagstaff and headed to Jerome.  I love Jerome.  Even more important I love a restaurant in Jerome named Grapes.  Best restaurant ever!!!!  We walked around Jerome for a bit.  It’s my third time there so I’ve pretty much seen everything.  Or at least I thought so until I spied this backyard.

Seriously, how cool is that?

I’ve been trying to decide what to do with my backyard.  I’m just sayin’………..

Please be patient while I familiarize myself with word press.  It will be an uphill climb.