Sunday, July 10, 2005

Welcome us back into your lives...

Hello, my friends. I'm back from Neverland.

It's been awhile since I/we've posted, I know. I've been incredibly busy; it's wonderful! My job is getting so much better. I come into work in the mornings and don't even have time to check my daily blogs! I've been so super busy working on the school magazine. I wish I could post some sample pages for you - I might try that. I've never had so much fun. Each page of the magazine feels like a piece of artwork to me, that must be precise and perfect and visually stimulating. The actual content of the magazine is hard to make interesting, but that's part of why I love this job so much... it's a challenge! I actually have to work hard, and I don't get it all done in a day! The mag is over 100 pages, and I have strict guidelines of how many pages each section can take up, and each section has allotted at least three too few pages, so it's a lot of work getting it to look right without being too cluttered. Anyway, it's great fun, and I love it.

I've also been busy at home. I've been more motivated lately to keep the house clean now that Scott and I have exchanged chores. I now do the dishes, and he does the floors. Doing the dishes every day and making the kitchen look clean everyday motivates me to get the rest of the house up to par, so I've been dusting and straightening and decluttering, and it's been such a feeling of relief.

Plus last week and this week, Scott's cousins are in town for camp. Last week Amy was here while Alex was at camp, and this week it's reversed. So a lot of our time was spent hanging out with Amy, which was fun. She and I watched The Very Long Engagement, which was very good, and Scott joined us for Spanglish which we also thought was very good. Unfortunatley, both has awkward sex scenes in which I had to cover Amy's eyes for fear of being clawed to death by her mother. This week we'll have Alex to entertain which will be a lot more energy-consuming. Amy's quiet and easy-going; Alex is talkative and wild. I love them both.

My sister-in-law and her bf are visiting this weekend, too, which has been good. Good to see them a bit. And of course the brother-in-law and his gf are still here, so that's two more people we've been busy hanging out with. And I spent an evening with a new friend and her baby, and that was the best. Her baby is such a sweet little boy. He splashed his bath water all over me, and then I gave him a bottle. Mmm... babies. Her husband likes video games even more than mine, so she and I are going to form a support group for Wives With Gaming Husbands (WWGH).

And for the best news, I leave for Arkansas on Friday! I can't believe it's come so soon! I have so much to do before then: finish as much as possible on the magazine, pack, get last minute stuff, get Matt and Charity's wedding present, get the laundry done (so I'll have clothes to pack), get the garden done before I leave for two weeks, etc. Busy busy, but great!

So that's my excuse for why I haven't written.

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