Friday, November 30, 2012

7 Takes, Vol. 11 - 3 weeks in the making


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ND #1! Horn and I were actually there for the Wake Forest win and huddled around a TV in Powell, TN for the USC win. We now play at "the Ship" in Miami. Horn said he would support me in a trip to watch a BCS Championship Game. Tickets are, however, a bit out of my reach...
ND Football Fans finding out Kansas and  Oregon Lost.
--- 2 ---
Thanksgiving went better than expected. By this I mean, the kids and spouses all got along.

Hannabert is extremely lucky to have such great Aunts/uncles. Aunt/Uncle B & B are pregnant and expecting in May and Aunt/Uncle J&J are in the process of adopting!  They got plenty of good experience with Hannabert.



I can paint!

Helping Uncle B put in ice, piece by piece into the cooler
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Horn started a new job! The offer couldn't have come at a better time and he loves it so far (we are on Day 5). I am incredibly proud.

He has to wear a suit every day!

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Hannabert is adjusting to his new schedule (daycare from 630a to 5pm) better than I am dealing with not seeing him as my schedule has me teaching from 8am to 1pm and then working from 230pm to 11pm. Luckily for the next few weeks I can work a "normal" schedule on M/F. In the mornings while Horn is getting ready, I get baby snuggles.

Lying across the bed...



--- 5 ---
With Horn at a new job, I got to get Indian take-out for supper! YEAH! Bummer: I forgot to bring leftovers for the last two days.
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I am still in the job market. Anyone hiring in Dayton/Cincinnati? Or suggestions on how to improve my marketability?

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With Horn working normal hours, he and Hannabert will actually be able to eat dinner..at a normal time..together! I guess I shall start learning how to slow cook. I made ginger ale pot roast and they had it as a: soup and over biscuits. Now that I have linked to the recipe, I realize the reason why they had soup on night 1 was because I forgot the gravy. I did add veggies to the slow cooker.
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Friday, November 09, 2012

7 Takes - Vol. 10


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While I am not a Chicago Bears fan, I think that Charles Tillman is wonderful. He is putting his family first, despite criticism from sports commentators.  Da' Bears!

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I lost three pounds from my initial doctor's visit to my actual physical today. I also know that my initial visit (which consisted of me providing the office with a list of vitamins/supplements, a weight check, blood pressure check, and a listen to the good old chest) was really expensive but as our employer incorrectly provided us information which has resulted in extreme expensive to us (they admitted the mistake but wouldn't let us change the selection) I did not care as we apparently are extremely healthy (YEAH!) and have only used 900 dollars towards our 2600 deductible.

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Hannabert insisted that I put him in a cloth diaper on Tuesday. Apparently his preference is to poop in cloth only. Yeah for me. He hasn't been in one since and consequently, has not pooped.

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I appreciated my Creighton teacher finding humor in Hannabert's behavior during our last appointment. Not only did he keep running out into the office, he also announced in list loud toddler voice, "I Pooped!" Yes he was wearing a cloth diaper but no this wasn't the poop of later that day. He also says, "I Pooped!" when he wants attention or pees.
--- 5 ---
Horn and I are provisional voters. I really hate it when the news predicts winners as soon as the pools close. I wish there was nothing on TV until after ALL pools close. Plus, as someone who case a provisional ballot, my vote hasn't been counted yet. That said, I am glad that I live in a country where I have the right to vote. By the way, recording my DL number was not overly burdensome, even with a toddler and a husband who was sugar crashing after waiting 2.5 hrs to early vote.  As an FYI, the documentation needed to prove residency in Ohio to update your driver's license is much much more burdensom.

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As an FYI to all Ohio residents, you MUST update your address with the DMV within 10 days of moving. You do NOT NOT NOT have to get a new driver's license. You can even update your address online

When you update your addres in person, the registrar should ask if you want to update your election registration. When you say, "Of course! Voting is a fundamental obligation of a citizen!" they SHOULD provide you with a form that you sign and send into your local Board of Elections. We are provisional voters because the BMV did not give us the form.

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Please continue to pray for Horn and I as our current company undergoes major restructuring. Specificially, we are hoping to find positions where we only have to work one job each and that we are able to work during the same hours so perhaps we can actually spend time as a family.


Extra Special:  Go IRISH! It was a tough win and we are chalking it up to the fact that we weren't faithful to our cloth diaper ritual. Seriously, there was almost a drive to Horn's parent's house to get forgotten rally diapers. Hey, it is only a superstiton when it doesn' t work...
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Friday, November 02, 2012

7 Takes - Vol. 9


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Big win! Both the IRISH and the fact that we made it to church this week!
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Horn and I were able to rearrange our schedule to take Hannabert on our first Trick or Treating. In our area of Ohio, they do "Beggar's Night." It was cold and rainy.
--- 3 ---
Who doesn't like a teddy bear?



--- 4 ---
I have decided to take my first contested divorce. The case was suppose to be an uncontested dissolution but dad wants custody. I like it when both parents want to be involved.


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Horn and I are going to watch ND vs. Wake Forest Game! We don't have a place to stay yet and we might need to give Hannabert up for the weekend..

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I have my Creighton Class tomorrow. I really wish we would have done NFP from the beginning of our marriage. Birth Control really only hides symptoms.
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I am participating in a Mug Swap and perhaps a recipe exchange! Now if I only could find a cookie exchange...
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