Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving 2011

This is our first Thanksgiving away from my family in 20 years. I have not had to actually cook for Thanksgiving dinner in 20 years. I make the deviled eggs and veggie platter, my Mom does everything else. Yeah MOM! So we are now in the situation where we have to man up so to speak and cook our own dinner. Sad, I know. I can feel the sympathy oozing off of all of you that have been hard at work in your kitchen for a week getting ready for this event. Our dinner is going to be simple this year due to the fact that the kitchen in this apartment is terrible and if you set the stove higher than 350 the fire alarm goes off. This kitchen was NOT made to cook in. There is also no prep space. Anyway, I called my parents house this afternoon and talked to my brother and Boo while everyone else worked on their dinner preperations. This is the text that I got while still talking to my brother on the phone.

It is a picture of the turkey that they just took out of the oven. Do you think that they are rubbing it in? I think they are trying to lure us back with pictures of the bird. It might work if there was a decent school there for Norah.
We are thankful that we have family that loves us enough to try and bribe us with turkey. I think I can smell it from here.
Other things that we are thankful for:
Boo and Jess
Mom and Dad
Eugene and Bronwyn
Anli and her family
Mike, Melissa, Eli and Maggie
all of our extended family
Norah's school
The teachers at Norah's school
A roof over our heads
Enough money to pay our bills
My job
Norah's cochlears
Sign language (SEE and ASL)
Pleanty of food to eat
Our health
This list could go on forever and expand to include thing like the sun and the moon, ect.
We are very fortunate in many ways.
Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wow! I haven't posted in a while.

This is my favortie picture of Boo and Norah.

I have been BUSY my friends. The surgery center is hopping! After only NINE days of orientation I have been on my own all this week. YEAH! In some ways I like that and in some ways I am like "What the heck are you people thinking." So far it is moving right along. Glen found me a surgical instrument app so that when I come across something that I don't know I can look it up. It has been very helpful. I have to say, even though hearts are stressful I still miss knowing what is going on and where all of my supplies are and what the Dr. might need next. There is a lot of comfort in that. It will just take me a while to get to that point at the new place.

Norah has been doing well at school. She is starting to pronounce the words that she uses now more clearly. At school that is. When she is at school she talks more and clearer than when she is at home. We really have to keep on her because she will get lazy at home and just grunt and point because she knows that we know what she wants. She has even thrown out a few new signs that she learned at school but that we do not know yet.

Glen has been attempting to hold down the fort and deal with appointments and put the truck back into the shop. So he has been busy as well.

We have gotten down a routine where Glen and Norah drop me off at work in the mornings on most days and then pick me up after I call and tell them that I am done for the day. A huge bonus is that work is not to far away so if I have to I can walk home. I tried to convince Glen to just let me ride my bike in the mornings but it is very dark right now in the mornings and I guess he doesn't want his sugar mama getting hit by a bus. That's another thing, I am trying to figure out the bus routes here and I guess that I am just going to have to get on one and ride around to find the best ones in case I need to take the bus to work. In the summer though I am TOTALLY riding my bike.

We are going out today to look around at houses and see what is available in our price range. It should be fun. I will try to remember to take some pictures because I have been sorely lacking in that department.


Saturday, November 05, 2011

Snapshot Saturday.

I totally missed Photo Friday! There is way to much going on right now. So here is Snapshot Saturday! Ha! I guess if I miss I can just make up a new name. It works that way for adults right?

This picture was on Glen's phone from earlier in the summer. Norah went from not even wanting to get her feet wet to running around picking up anything and everything off the beach.