It’s time again for the next birthday victims interview. I know what you’re saying didn’t we just do this? Of course we did, don’t you remember I had fraternal twins that are a year and 16 days apart. Of course it wasn’t planned that way.
1 Who Is Your Favorite Person: Zach
2. Your Favorite Color? Purple because it is the color of Mace Windew’s light saber
3. What is your favorite television show? Doctor Who
4. What sport do you like best? Football
5. What is your favorite song? Daft Punk –Harder Better Faster Stronger
6. What is your favorite cereal? Count Chocula
7. Who is your best friend? Zach
8. What do you want to be when you grow up? Actor
9. What is your favorite book? Marvel Comics
10. What are you really good at? Drawing
11. Where do you wish to go on vacation? Legoland
12. What is your best memory? Meeting Weird Al at Barnes and Nobel and told him some good ideas for songs
13. What would you buy with a $1000? Would buy stuff for my family.
14. What vegetable do you hate the most? Broccoli
15. If you could have one wish what it would be? A super hero
16. What is your favorite ice cream? Strawberry
17. Who is your biggest hero? Spiderman
18. What do you like to do with your friends? Spend the night
19. What do you hope to get to before your next birthday? Be trusted to be on the computer again.
I’ve decided to go with my own little “theme” on Wednesday instead of Wordless Wednesday. This kind of goes along with my work outfits that I know all two of you are excited to see each week. I appreciate, that really wasn’t complete sarcasm.
Anyway, here are two of my last work outfits from the week. I figure 1 or 2 is plenty for this little theme I just made up. I also keep thinking I should simultaneous post on my other site since I sort of started that one. Oh well.
I admit this one was taken right before going to bed, from which I came home late from Bunco so I look all sorts of drained and bloated or something. UGH! I know I’m my own worst critic.
Morning is better…though now I think I could have unbuttoned my cardigan a little more at top… I was self conscious of non existent cleavage. I normally don’t wear skirts/dresses this short so this was kind of a risky first. I really liked this dress at Kohls
I will also admit that spanx is my best friend.
P.S. On a unrelated note..did I mention my Kindle reappeared under my desk out of nowhere as if it was never gone in the first place? I’m not crazy but my mother didn’t have me tested so who knows?
Outside My Window: It’s been rainy today which is a good thing. We need the rain and this is spring after all.
I Am Hearing: The news.
I Am Hoping: That my youngest gets over this mental condition of him thinking he’s sick every 5 minutes. If it’s not his stomach feeling sick, it’s his heart, or pains somewhere here or there. When he complained of his sore throat Thursday night, he was literally ready to go to the doctor at 9 at night. No fever, no other real symptoms. When I did what every good parent does and call in to the new job and take my child to the doctor, he refused to take the strep test. Now granted I hate getting the swab just as much as anyone but he was being ridiculous. The doctor finally just looked carefully at his throat and deemed it bad enough to possibly be strep. Sigh. So please send good vibes to the paranoid child and his possible sick scenarios for tomorrow. We’ve tried to talk with him to see if there is something else going on at school that is making him have anxiety about going and he claims nothing is going on.
I Am Thinking: I’m slowly losing my marbles and with it is all my technology. I’ve lost my phone and my Kindle so basically my entire existence. It’s been over a week since I lost my phone. I think my Kindle was stolen at work of all places. It’s my fault, I accidentally left it over night and nowhere to be found the next day. Sad Sad… I just hope the person who got it really needed the money that badly. I know I shouldn’t make accusations but it had to have been the cleaning crew. It was under my desk in a very inconspicuous place by the trash can. You literally had to be under my desk to even know it was there. My phone I have no idea. Needless to say I’ve re started my St Johns Wort. It really strangely does help me focus more and not have such mom ADD.
GEEZ I have a lot to say tonight.
I Am Currently Reading: Well I was in a really good part of Cinder but now I’ll have to physically go to the library and reserve it again and actually read the physical book. I’m guessing I won’t be getting a Kindle anytime soon. I did make sure to delete my credit card off my Amazon account in case whoever really just wanted a older generation reading device and was going to crank up my account with expensive book downloads.
Plans For The Week: Not a lot. The past week was pretty busy and I survived 5 teenagers in the past 48 hours so I think I’m good on any major plans.
I keep thinking there is something else “life changing” that I needed to say…(not really but I’m all about the dramatics) I am playing along in the #UBP14 at 5 Minutes For Mom. I may even join in my first twitter party in over 4 years so there is that. Life changing.
Oh yes now I remember! I’m still one of the lasts of the lasts to see Frozen. I admit I’m a little apprehensive. All this pomp and circumstance about this movie and I’m afraid I’ll be disappointed. I did finally see Pitch Perfect and it lived up to everything everyone told me it would be. Awesome! I’ve seen it 4 times now and it still never gets old. It’s right up there with Juno, Sound of Music, and Forest Gump. I absolutely cannot wait for the sequel even though I know it will be awhile. I told you it was life changing.
A rare look at the 15 year old and his compadres.
Shhh..don’t tell him I posted this for all the world to see.
The latest on the Leaf thus far, is that Nissan worked really hard with us to get the payment back down to where we were more comfortable and so YAY we have a Leaf! I admit I am still very apprehensive about our new purchase and really hope it will make a huge difference in a lot of things. I’m pretty sure this very apprehension is why most Americans don’t take that leap to look more into electric cars.
The following are a few things to note about our/my experience so far….
I think I mentioned before that it only comes with a trickle charger. This means this particular power source to charge it is a lower voltage and takes a lot longer to charge -we’re talking 12 plus hours to charge. This is why it is imperative to purchase the actual wall charger and have it installed. We checked both Home Depot and Lowes and they don’t carry them in store so it will have to be purchased online. This was kind of a bummer as we really wanted to check our options on the chargers in person. In fact they looked at us like we had grown an extra head when we asked. For now we are still charging on the trickle and it works good enough for now. If you don’t let it get the full charge you may only get 45 to 50 miles which may seem like a lot but it really depends on how your going to drive it. Which brings me to the next point.
How it’s driven:
If your main commute is all highway and your going more than 20 miles one way it’s going to be always best to have a full charge, at least it is in my opinion based on my personal comfort. The hubs says he does fine going back to work even on a partial charge. When it is at a stop it gets a recharge for a few more miles. It’s actually fantastic for stop and go and we drive it on the weekends for errands.
One must also look at the amenities of radio, air conditioning and all the extras that use power. It’s another one of those things you have to take into account and adjust to. This kind of adjustment maybe an inconvenience for many as who wants to turn the AC off if power is getting too low? We really haven’t made that much of an adjustment and don’t feel it’s too big a deal. I’m just a little paranoid so I watch the power gauge like a hawk and if I feel like the miles are dropping too much for my comfort than the A/C goes off.
We have done a lot of research and apparently extreme temperature cold or hot also has a lot to do with its charge. This is something we are planning to really test, as Oklahoma is the epitome of one extreme to the other for weather. When I say “we” I mainly mean the hubs, as this whole Leaf thing is his big picture science experiment.
The drive is no different from any other car it’s just a big adjustment on getting used to the get up and go from stop to start.
All 3 boys actually fit just as comfortably as they do in the back of my Toyota, so the roominess is decent for a smaller car. I admit I feel like we’re a bunch of clowns getting out of the car when we get out but the youngest hasn’t complained and he is not one to hold back on his discomfort.
This whole power concept instead of gas is a completely different way of thinking. You plan your trips accordingly. If absolutely necessary, the Nissan dealer near us has reassured us that even if we need a charge on a Sunday when they are closed, they will open the gate for us if we call security ahead of time.
The plan is to try to keep you guys up to date on our findings at least once every two weeks. The hubs is actually starting up his own blog based on our experience as well.
Outside My Window: A very windy but lovely sunny day, despite the numerous earthquakes we had yesterday. It really is beyond crazy that we here in Oklahoma of all places get as many earthquakes as California. Many blame fraking. I’m not really sure what it is, it’s never enough to cause damage. I can understand how one would get used to them.
I found this article on photographing dogs by http://500px.com/blog/1091/the-secrets-to-taking-awesome-dog-portraits-by-elke-vogelsang and fell in love and suddenly I became inspired to set up my makeshift photo studio with lighting and everything. It’s probably not going to happen but I appreciated getting a kick in the pants in inspiration.
Prepare for randomly placed pics ahead…
I Am Hearing: Mythbusters and probably about to watch Believe. It’s our new show and we have really enjoyed it so far. It’s really unusual for us to start in on a new show from the get go.
Currently Reading: I’m currently reading Cinder from the Lunar Chronicles. I like the premise of a futuristic Cinderella kind of story but I’m afraid it’s almost a little too predictable. I’m enjoying the story none the less. I’m not sure why YA distopian like fiction is the way to go these days but whatever sells the books and grabs my attention. I’m also reading Vampire Academy. I’m not sure how I feel about this one. I haven’t come across any vampiric like action yet and it is truly high school young adult focused to the tee. This one was just a “filler” until Cinder became available. 100 % of the books I read I download and borrow from the library. I love that option for my Kindle.
I Am Thinking: It’s probably going to be a busy week, which means April is going to fly like always. It’s always our busiest time of year.
Plans For The Week: It is my oldest child’s birthday on Tuesday, hence why it’s going to be a busy week. I can’t believe my April Fool is going to be 15!!! I am way too young to have a 15 year old…just saying. Doesn’t help that I got started early at 21. It’s also parent/teacher conference day for the youngest and high school enrollment for the oldest this week. Then onto his paint ball party for next weekend. Busy Busy Busy
It’s getting to the point that I have to take what I can get on photo shoots of the boys because they are having none of it sans bribing and even that isn’t working anymore.
I Am Hoping: To find my cell phone. It cannot have gone far but I’m clueless where else but the obvious places I’ve looked for it to be. Where or where has my cell phone gone…oh where oh where can it be? With it’s case so blue, A Galaxy it be. /Yes I totally broke out into random singing, my apologies.
Menu Plan: Monday-Roasted chicken in the crock pot w/ carrots and potatoes Tuesday- Out for birthday boy Wednesday-Chicken Rice and Broccoli Casserole Thursday-Leftovers or spaghetti Friday-Hopefully pizza or some such if I’m hosting some random paint ball partying 15 year olds.
This kid and his freckles slay me. His dimple and freckles really slay me but you take what you can get because this is as good as it gets for a pose for picture. He claims I have ruined his life with his toddler youtube videos and has become some kind of angry celebrity who becomes hostile with the paparazzi blocking his face with even the slightest hint that the camera is focused on him.
In two weeks this one will be 14. Hold me the teen boy invasion has landed.
I’m slowly coming back around to getting back into “routine blogging”. I haven’t quite picked up a good writing rhythm and for now I’m using blogging prompts to get me back on track.
On my path to new blogginess Jen@ MommaBlogsAlot steered me toward Chatting At The Sky for this particular blogging prompt based on what I’ve learned for March. This was a good learning month for me with lots of changes.
1. I have learned that patience really is a virtue, even though I’ve known this forever. I have a tendency to become very impatient about things I feel need to happen right this instant. In this case, since I graduated with my degree in Visual Communications in December, I felt confident that I would land said “dream job” immediately. Obviously, reality doesn’t happen that way. For the record, I am very fortunate that I did land a very good job in a very short amount of time than the normal college graduate. It’s going to be a great stepping stone for future job growth and dream job worthiness.
2. I also learned that having a long term and short term career goal does actually work, which was something I really took nonchalantly. My goal was to remain in the company I have currently worked for the last 4 years but once I graduate target getting a job with in the department that was more focused on my degree. I believed this tactic would work out better for me due to my lack of real world experience pertaining to my degree and it did!
3. I learned that my youngest, even though he is quite stubborn and resistant to change has adapted well to the complete change in morning routine. I miss our morning bus stop chats and relaxed regimen but so proud of him adapting to the new routine. I had my doubts.
4. I have also learned that my new role is a complete change from anything I’ve ever done. It’s all a trial by fire and normally this is not my style of learning something new nor has it ever been my normal way of being trained in a new position. I’m adapting and learning as I go and I think I’m doing okay.