Sunday, April 19, 2015

The rest of the trip and then some

Work started and it sucked away my will to do anything so there isn't a whole lot to say about that. I did venture into Old Town and made a friend from New York but I don't even really know her name. I didn't see anything cool and ate a lot of southwestern style food. I did finish my book which was great. I also figured out how to download rented movies one iPad so I had something to watch on the way home. It definitely made the flight more enjoyable.

I loved coming home to my babies. Isla was fully crawling, starting to pull herself up and had learned to blow raspberries. All of this in 4 days. She also was very constipated. It was overall a strange training. Usually I get tons of ideas and am excited to come home and get back to work. This was not the case at all. I am actually dreading returning to work. There have been a lot of changes at work lately and it is a different environment. There has been a lot of wait and see and so far I am not seeing anything good. 

I also officially told the school that we won't be returning next year. I am confident that we are making the right decision for our family. I am glad I am not locked into my job for the tuition money (still am for life money, but we will see what the year brings) as I am feeling the call to be home more and have been reminded of what I wanted to be doing when I was previously planning on eliminating work.

In other news I got a free journaling app. I feel compelled to use it but I am not sure why or how it would be an different then this except it could be just for me. It would be pretty cool on my pretend Mac.

Monday, April 13, 2015

New Mexico trip day 1

 In honor of the new book I am reading (you will understand in a little while) I am inspired to blog about the minute by minute activities of my trip. Plus I am traveling alone and I might as well be productive while talking to myself. 

Left the babies this morning and didn't cry though I wanted to. I always think about what happens if my plane crashes while I am gone. I send Justin texts updating my wishes for him and the kids if I die. It is probably his favorite part about me traveling. I got through security in record time. It was awesome. No yelling by any employees. I actually questioned briefly if I was still in Chicago. Everyone was so friendly. 

Stopped and bought a book. It is the third Bridget Jones book. I didn't even know it existed!

Got Starbucks and earned a point towards my rewards. Win win! I am on company money for food by this point so it feels like a free for all. There is obviously a budget but it is bigger than mine would be!

Almost got left behind because they forgot to call my group for boarding and I just sit there waiting my turn like the good little rule follower that I am. I have the back of the plane to myself. The guy across from me is watching all the movies I want to be watching on his MacBook that I wish I was owning. Jerk. How did he do that? I meant to download movies to my iPad and o forgot mainly because that would also require me figuring out how to do it.

Started knitting project and listened to my downloaded podcasts. (See! I can download things.) Started reading the new book. She is divorced!!!  This is all sorts of wrong. It better improve. Her play by play of her kids is funny. Maybe it will redeem the story.

I had vaguely looked up things to do in Albuquerque but never really mapped it out. It turns out that I am no where near any cultural sights. I am buy a mall and lots of chain food options. So... I Wales to a new food place I had never been to, went to a liquor store and got Justin a beer as a gift and went into the mall to get some bubble bath. A bubble bath in the middle of the afternoon without being interrupted is definitely not something I normally get to do. I read for a while, went and got a pedicure and got dinner. I got an email reminding me of work I need to get done soon. I have quite a list for the week which is just annoying. I just can't get into it today. I really miss my babies and the only thing that is good is trying to make it a me day.  Back to reading in bed and hopefully a long night of sleep.(Bridget did NOT get divorced. Whew.)