Monday, August 3, 2009

Back to the land of the living – at least for a short time…

I’ve been absent, very absent. Work was busy, but there were also a few other things going on as well. Steve has not found a job and my self-inflicted stress is mounting. I can only imagine how he feels. Watching him deal with the California Employment office is nothing less than extremely painful. I do feel bad for all those out there who don’t know that calling everyday and being persistent will pay off. It’s a small pay off, but it will happen.

We also have some news. Abby is getting a little sister around Christmas time. Up until recently I have had zero energy, spent some time on ‘reduced activity’ and can finally brush my teeth without getting sick. The pile of fabric sits in the garage, lonely, but still neatly folded. All of the projects I was going to get to will have to wait. Right now, spending time with Abby and sleeping are my two biggest desires and priorities. In hindsight, we really should have started trying to have children sooner; I’m just too old for this… But… I’m going to be blessed with two daughters (lots of fun shopping in my future for sure), I have a flexible job that lets me spend time where/when I need to and a husband who has picked up the slack around the house while I nap regularly and sleep in every morning. Who could ask for more?


  1. Susan! So exciting...congrats. I missed you so much at the reunion. Wish you would have been able to make it. It was memorable. Kim Medvin was there! She is expecting her first baby. She is 3 months along. Would love to catch up some time when are feeling better. I think it would be fun to have a girl reunion. Heidi and I didn't get to talk as much as we wanted to either at the reunion. Maybe we should try to plan something soon. Brenda didn't make it either and I missed her too. Let me know what you think and CONGRATS again!

  2. April, A girl reunion would be fantastic. I think most of us are fairly close by (within a few hours)... Hope you had a great vacation. When you get back and get settled, drop me an email, there are a few stores in my area that might like your aprons/rings/etc...

  3. Congratulations, Susan! Wonderful news about your second little one! My best to you, Steve and Abby (and Murphy too!). - Jenna