I thought I would leave a boring update for anyone still checking in to see if we are surviving the whirlwind. We’re in the Austin area this week, staying with friends and family while we wait on our closing for the house. We may be the happy owners of a new home as early as next week some time.
My camera is missing… leaving me with less tools for interesting blog material. I’ve been quite upset with myself for loosing it due to the wonderful photo material all around me. I can usually find something ANYWHERE that is interesting enough for a photo. The sunlight on the cat’s whiskers… the mustang grapes along a wooded path… even the odd angle of a modern building against the sky: all these things beg to be photographed.
As for the job, Kevin’s first day went well and he is excited about the prospect of being somewhere ‘LONG TERM’. He is glad to be learning something exciting and new – which will provide him with more than just a paycheck… but also a challenge. He’ll be working daytime hours and getting most weekends off, also. That will be a welcome change to our school schedule. No more questions as to when or if Daddy will get home or be off work. This year (aside from the little Critter’s arrival), we may actually be able to put in 5-day weeks and get a whole lot more accomplished.
I also made my first appointment to go see a doctor about the pea in the pod. I hate switching doctors, but the one I am going to has been highly recommended by three people I know. I’m finding that thinking of baby has me eating healthier and exercising more. I actually lost a pound yesterday… even after cooking Spanish Rice (using brown rice and fresh veggies fried in olive oil), tacos and beans. We’ve been hiking and walking some, and I’m trying to avoid fast food and cokes as much as possible. Maybe by early next week I might have a delivery date or other news to announce.
Hope you are enjoying your summer! Ours has been a very strange one, but we are thankful for so many things (despite the chaos that appears at first glance).