T Minus One Month (Give or Take)

So in a little under a month, the growth that has been hindering Tamara’s sleep will be excised and I will be the proud parent of a new baby wetums doll. Or something along those lines. Yup, that’s right… approximately 30 days from now is when the little squidlet is due and I can’t wait. No clue as to the baby’s gender as of yet, so that’ll be fun. Stuff around here isn’t ready yet at all… sigh! Such is the life of a hectic homeowner I guess.

I’ll post more once the time is nigh and obviously I’ll spam the obligatory newborn baby pics.

Ugh.. next I’ll be corralling you all into watching my home movies of the vacation to butt-fuck, nowhere. Bah!

Anyways, I shall spam more later. In the interim there is laundry to do and boxes to unpacketh. Yay me!

Something Resembling A Post

Once again here I am sitting in my darkened living room trying to wind down from a long day at work. I’m not really tired but I expect I’ll be up early so I should probably be in bed…

Obviously I’m not listening to myself and so here I sit listening to Zero by Yeah Yeah Yeahs and trying to wind down. Never said I was the brightest bulb in the room now did I?

I know it’s been somewhere in the range of 30 million years since my last substantial post and for that I apologize. Life… has been interesting, to say the least. Mostly I’ve just been busy with living my life and not actually being online 24/7 like I used to be.  Strange thing that.

I guess I should take the time now to expand and elaborate on some of the things that I summed up in my last post.

Now as you may recall, Tamara and I went to Rome just prior to last Thanksgiving and it was amazing. Exhausting, but absolutely fan-frickin-tastic! We spent a couple of days in London as well and just over a week in Rome itself. We didn’t get to see much else outside the city but what we did see we enjoyed. The history nerd in me was more than satiated on the ruins, architecture and general sense of history that permeated everything there. I’ve got a ton of pics (though less than I’d expected/intended) that I still need to sort and post and I will post them soon. I will however give you a quick shot that I took from inside the Colosseum just to tide you over.

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Once we were back, I ended up facing a bit of a crisis at work. All the management staff that I had, up and left on me within a few weeks of each other and didn’t give me enough time to find (or train) their replacements. That left me dangerously short staffed going into the Christmas season and I ended up working 80+ hrs a few weeks in a row in an effort to keep the store open.  It also burned me out something fierce and definitely took it’s toll on my relationship. Thankfully though, I survived Christmas and managed to get some semi competent staff in to help me cope. Unfortunately the damage was done and I had become utterly burned out at the thought of work and all the things that still needed to be done to turn the store around. After discussing it with my boss, we came up with a solution that satisfied everyone. At the end of February, I ended up transferring to a different location, stepping down as a Store Manager to the role of Assistant Manager in a higher volume store where I could get the “training” that I had officially missed out on. Officially I’m a Store manager in Training on a 6 month development plan that will see me back running my own store by next christmas… or at least that’s the theory. I may end up telling them where to shove it before then if things don’t go so well.

With all the overwork and chaos of my life, I haven’t had much time to write anything and I’m sorely missing it. Now that my schedule is returning to some semblance of normality I’m going to try and take some time to regularly do some writing and I’ll hopefully get them transcribed and posted here at some point. If you’re lucky, they might be posted here before summer’s end.

Alright, It’s 3am now and I really need some sleep. I shall leave you with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and their new single Zero.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero

Enjoy Kidlets.

Your Door Is Ajar

Or is that your Jar is a door? I never know anymore and right this second I’m more than a little drunk so I don’t rightly care (and won’t apologize for any inonsistencies or smisspellings_).

Tam and I decided recently to budget our finances and start saving for a decent house and our trip to Rome (yeah forgot to mention we’ll be in Rome this time next month… WOOOO!). To that end we went shopping for some nice “jars” to decorate and use as our budgeting means. We’re not going to use our b edit or credit cards at all… or as little as possible and all our expesnes are run out of the jars. SO far it’s been an interesting experiment and I like the challenge that it presents.

Hopefully it’ll be a beneficial experience and we’ll be able to smash our collective debts into tiny pieces! Yarrr. As it is, I’m just glad that we’re both able to approach the whole monetary issue with rationality and without any of the problems that plague a lot of other couples. Hooray for getting lucky in that regard.

Wheee. Well this post was supposed to be longer but I’m now 3 shots behind and already feeling ti so I do believe that my irish arse is logging off to go drink itself into bed. WHeee!

Pax