Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sick and Job Promotion

Well it has been a long time since I've updated...that seems to always be the opening line of these things huh?

After Christmas break, I found it very difficult to find a job. Apparently teachers were not allowed to take off after the break...or were well rested. Either way, I got to spend a lot of time hanging out at home, cleaning, organizing, and just all around being a stay at home wife! It was great! I did, however, miss working. I actually really love my job and miss it when I can't find work.

I was able to fix some pretty awesome meals...if I do say so myself. I made, for the first time ever, homemade banana bread! I had asked some ladies on TheNest for some of their favorite recipes and so I got a few responses. They all sounded really good, but I didn't have all the ingredients for any of them, so I just made up my own based on what they had in theirs. It turned out amazing.
I was also able to make lunch for Nuge. He would come home for lunch for a nice home cooked meal! It was so nice to see him during the day instead of waiting until 5:45 to see him again. I've discovered that if I put Rotel in anything that I make, Nuge LOVES it! So pretty much everything I make, Rotel goes in it. Nuge isn't a big fan of "home cookin," so I had to make it to where he would eat it. Let's take a moment to thank God for Rotel!

Along with cooking, I was able to buy little bits and pieces for our apartment. Our sunroom went from this:
to this:
Nevermind the mess on the table. I've been sick and haven't felt like cleaning too much. The curtains were bought at Target. They still aren't finished being hung yet, but I was by myself when I did this so I couldn't hang the rod all the way. It's getting there though.

I also bought some cute little bedside lamps from Target...thanks to my sister who is awesome!
They are a little small, but I think it works. This is also a good shot of our new nightstands. The Streets gave us this one and then we bought the other. He also gave us a dresser:
This is where I do my hair and makeup every day. You can see that our bed isn't made, but I promise, I make it every single day. Just not the past few days because I've been really sick and just haven't felt like it.

Also, my dad is awesome! He put up these shelves for us:
These are above our potty. Obviously they hold our candles because I've been obsessed with candle lit baths. So the other night when I wasn't feeling good, I decided to take a bath. Nuge lit all the candles for me and I got in and started to soak it all up. Then I noticed something...
Woops! Yeah, one of the candles was a little too close for comfort. But it just kinda looks like a knot in the wood. So now we know to NOT have the candle on the right sit there while taking a candle lit bath.

So all this talk about being sick...yeah, it sucks. My sister was super sick and so was my niece and I hung out with both of them. Cori is still really really sick. My fever has gotten all the way up to 101.9. I haven't had a fever in, oh geez, I can't even remember how long it's been. So needless to say, I'm pretty miserable. I've had to turn down jobs. Why couldn't I have gotten sick on the days when jobs were scarce? God's funny that way. But here is what has soothed me:
Yep. Ladies and gents, we have tea and honey (new thing that Nuge bought me). Lozenges, Mucinex, thermometer, ibuprofen, and crackers (which is really the only thing I have eaten the last few days). That is a recipe of goodness for the sickness.

Now for the most exciting news ever! Nuge's bosses have been talking to him for the past month or so about a new job opening up. A few weeks ago, they gave him some paper work to fill out. Ya know, stuff like drug testing and the W4 and stuff like that. He still never heard a hardcore yes or no on the job. That is, until today! His boss came up to him, handed him the formal confirmation of a verbal offer. We aren't sure about the exact details of the job, but we are pretty certain that his hours will be 3-11pm. We know he will probably be on the manufacturing line doing QA stuff, but I'm not sure of the rest. We will keep you updated as we know more...hopefully.

So there it is ladies and gentlemen, our update of the month! :)