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Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Saturday Morning Post - Late July Edition

Well it can't get much later in July than this.

Greetings friends, just a quick update on things. I'll have a lengthier post next Saturday morning.

In the baby department, Jordan Carlos will be here on Monday. We know this because Laura's C-Section is scheduled for that morning. We have been preparing for some time now around the house. Jordan's space will be in our bedroom. His bassinet, crib, and dresser/changing table have all been assembled and decorated. Laura has been very busy preparing for our new arrival, particularly since she's been off of work these past 3 weeks.

The domino effect from the changes to our bedroom is that (1.) my dresser is now in the garage, and (2.) the large office desk on which the family computer rests is now in the living room. These, in turn, have created other space/functionality issues.

My co-workers threw me a surprise baby shower. Here are a few pictures:
Laura posted these and other pictures on her Facebook page. One of her friends commented "tooo cute, didn't know guys had it in them...bravo..." I didn't have the heart to reply to that comment that my co-workers are all women. (the only other male in the department is our boss).

In the dog department, Jordy had an acute reaction to over-the-counter flea medication, and had to be taken to a pet emergency clinic. He had to stay the night, and after much attention from the medical staff, was returned to us the following morning a healthier dog.

In the older children's departments, Brady has been doing his cheer thing, Nina has not been doing much of anything. I don't have a picture of Brady doing cheer stuff, but I do have this recent picture of him wearing a cheer shirt while reading a book to Jordy.
And here's a picture of Nina and one of her school friends who came to spend a day (and a night) with her for play time and fun.

Until next Saturday morning -

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Saturday, July 03, 2010

The Saturday Morning Post - July

My fellow bloggers, welcome again to this occasional gathering.

Wait a minute, that sounds too stuffy.

Hi y'all. What's the haps?

That doesn't sound right either.

Let me just say that I'm happy you're back for a visit. I hope you are well, and that you enjoy a wonderful holiday weekend. I know I am overdue for a little R & R, and a little of it is all I will get. Due to Independence Day falling on Sunday, I get Monday off as the paid holiday my employer grants. This makes for a 3-day weekend where I don't have to burn a vacation day. On Tuesday, it's back to the hectic job.

I don't want to dwell on this, but lately it's been really busy at work - and not in the good way. I can't get in to detail, but we (i.e., the company, but realistically, me in my capacity as HR manager) are dealing with an government agency investigation, and a nasty civil matter. Both of these issues have been taking up a tremendous amount of my time and energy. On top of that, I had to put together a training presentation for newly hired managers - and then present it to them. I'm a little rusty in public speaking, but I was told I did fine.

Well I intend on doing better than fine this weekend. I intend on firing up the BBQ, popping open a can of beer (or two), and enjoying the pool I've been cleaning for the past 3 weekends. But first I have to finish the chores. There's also the monthly "Daddy & Nina Date". That's right, on the first Saturday of every month we attend the Home Depot Kid's Workshop.

In the baby department, preparations continue for the arrival of Jordan. Laura is doing fine except for a nasty rash. She's itching like crazy. Unfortunately, despite medication, there's no relief. She had this same condition with Nina, but this time it's worse. Laura's baby shower is next Sunday, July 11.

In the cheer department, Brady is practicing with his squad every weekend, and his friend Jason is practicing with his own squad. (They are on different squads this year because Jason is older and the squads have age limits). Lucky for us, Jason drives Brady to practice, which is 75 miles away. (Brady does not yet have his drivers license).

I leave you this week with my tribute to our wonderful country . . .

To all of those who helped (and continue to help) make this country what it is, thank you!

May everyone enjoy this holiday safely.

God Bless America.