Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Quick Chicago Trip - Introduction

We had a wonderful trip to Chicago!

We went to museums.

We ate great food.

We people watched.

It was a great little get away.

I'm working on getting some pictures ready to share with the details. I'll be back with the particulars a little later!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What To Do, What To do...

Husband and I are headed to Chicago for a long weekend.  We're hoping to enjoy each other's company before the school sends him off to his psych rotation in Far-Away-City Mid-West.  

So here's the question...

What should we do while we're there?

I know I want to see some art and eat some really good food and stay centralized around the navy pier/aquarium area, but I have no direction other than that.  So for you ladies from Chicago...

What are some really amazing restaurants (reasonably priced?  We love to try new food!

What museums, parks, stores might you suggest that are out of the ordinary (like the Sears Tower, I've seen it and I'm over it)? 

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Where the Weekend Went

Well the boys survived the bachelor party and I kept myself quite busy.  It was a productive weekend and full of hard work.  Here's what I accomplished...




I have a rather large garden that was completely over taken by weeds.  Mother and I spent the day Sunday weeding, rototilling, and planting.  Hopefully in a few weeks I will get lots of fresh veggies!  

But why, you may ask, did we do all of this on Sunday?  What happened to Saturday?  Because of little brothers, that's why.  

My little brother has a problem with his role in this world.  He acts like the world revolves around him.  When the world doesn't bend to his desires immediately things go down hill quickly.

For starters, he invited himself to visit (which would be ok), then he didn't do any work with us after they got here.  The last straw?  He has no respect for my house and thinks that he can smoke where ever he wants.  (Don't even get me started on him smoking.  It is not allowed in my house!)  So mother had to drive him home (3 hours there and back).

I worry about my brother, but if this is how he wants to live his life I am done trying to get involved.  If he wants to live in my mother's basement, for the rest of his life, without a job, so be it!

Shortly after all of this, some serious family drama that no one would ever expect developed with another part of the family. 

Please keep my little brother in your prayers.  

And please keep this other part of my family in your prayers too.  I think things can be reconciled, but every one needs all the help they can get.  

Friday, June 5, 2009

I Don't Envy Him

Husband is taking his licensing boards test today.

He has been studying for this day since the beginning of May.

He left an hour early to get there.

It probably started it at about 6 this morning.

Its supposed to last until about 3 this afternoon.

He's not allowed anything with him but his ID.

I do not envy him! Please keep him and his test taking abilities in your thoughts today! It is a very important day for his career!

**Edited to Add**
Husbnad finished the test early and is headed to a The Boy's for his bachelor party (And Mother's coming to visit me)!  We won't find out how he did on the test for 6 WEEKS!  I'm sure he did amazing though.  As for this weekend Cross you fingers with me that Husband forgets his wallet at home...they're headed to the casinos...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Where Have I Gone Off To?

So I haven't posted in a while.

I don't know if you all have been missing me, but I have missed this little blog. And sadly I may miss it for a little bit longer...But don't worry I'll be back just as soon as I can!

There is just a lot going to in my life right now! (Good things are happening!)

Here's what I've been up to -

Traveling to see friends and family
Taking pictures for people (of which I'm hopping to post soon)
Working on getting a job before my contract expires in August
-I had an interview this morning and I think if went great! Hopefully I can post about it later!
Husband takes his national licencing boards test on Friday!
-I'm trying to stay out of the house (with no internet!!! a serious problem) so he can study
Get Husband ready for his fist rotation
-This ones a problem
-We just found out that he will have to live in crappy town-o-mid-west the entire month
-This means he will not be at home for a whole month! And after talking to class mates possibly most of the year! That would be more bearable if we had known this sooner than 2 weeks before the year started!

And because I feel bad for abandoning you and you all deserve a pretty picture here's a sneak peak of my recent pictures!