Thursday, January 8, 2009
Well, it's Thursday...
This week has been trudging away slowly-nearly not as fast as much as I would like. Of course the day just speeds up dramatically by the time I get home from work. It's the waking up EARLY part in the morning that I can do without. Oh well. The holidays are over, and it's back to the same ole' routine!
Suprisingly enough, Nicholas has had no problem getting up and going to school. Of course if I didn't wake him up he would be asleep until 9 at least. He missed school when it was out, and he is enjoying his regular routine again. He loves school and he missed his classmates. His schedule however is a little overwhelming. I've requested to have my hours cut temporarily-just a few hours a day. It will hopefully make a big difference in the long run. I'll be able to leave work at 3:30 pm, pick him up from my mom's and make it home before nightfall. I'll be also home early enough to see Andrew's basketball games. I got the okay from my supervisor today, so I'm just waiting to start this new schedule. Yay!
Lately there has been a lot stuff happening to this building. The owner is doing a major facelift to the outside of it, and lately, my co-workers have been greeted over off guard at their windows by the work men refacing the building. Luckily, I don't have a window, so I haven't be caught off guard. There is one guy who frequents Clara's (not real name) window quite often, and he isn't that bad looking. Clara is single, and this guy visits her window a lot--perhaps on purpose?! Who knows may be there will be some sort of love connection happening. Stranger things have happened.
She met her last boyfriend at work. During the mail runs, and her very frequent visits to the main building across the street, there was a guy who just admired her from afar. One day she got this message in her email from him that simply said, "I've seen you every day, and it would be nice to meet you over coffee." I don't know how I would have responded to that email; kind of creepy huh? Well, she did meet him over coffee, and they are still really good friends-sadly no love connection, but it was hot heavy for awhile.
There used to be another younger clerical person here who actually found love next door at the gas station. This was years ago when the cashier working there was a young, handsome guy. She would go in and get her candy every afternoon, (she was a big gal who never passed up an afternoon without her Reeses Peanut Butter Cups) and everyday they would exchange glances and flirt, until one day he actually asked for her phone #. It wasn't long until the two moved in together and got married-I think it all happened within a year or so. Sadly the aren't married anymore-but it was a cute story. The last time I saw her she had colored her hair from her natural black tresses to blonde, and she was hiding her dark eyes with blue contacts. (It was odd to say the least.) She moved down to southern California, and I never seen or heard from her again. Oh well, kind of sad, but at least they didn't have any kids together.
I've just booked a weekend getaway with hubby man.... YAY!
We got the house refinanced at a great rate... YAY!
I'm loving this new underwear by the way... YAY!
I'm looking forward to the weekend of course. I'm going to see some Carnaval dancing at the Portuguese Hall in town Saturday with my friend Angela-that shall be fun. I will try to bring my camera this time. It's only going to be one dance this time-kind of like a trial run or practice, but it should be entertaining. The real Carnaval going ons is going to take place at the end of the month. Clarification of what Carnaval a la Azorean is: It's watching a dance performed on stage-the performers are singing or speaking, as in a theatre performance. Usually all the phrases are done in rhyme--sort of like improvisional "rap". Many of the men on stage take characters of women (yes it can be quite entertaining), and it all involves very elaborate costumes, singing, live music, and dancing. It's not like the Carnaval you see or hear of in Brasil/Brazil. Everyone is fully clothed!
I watched bits and pieces of Patrick Swayze's interview with Barbara Walters last night. So good to see his strong willed atitude. It made me cry just the same however.
How is the first week of the year been treating you? It's been very cold lately, and rainy, but today the sky is blue--just too freaking cold for my liking!!! I'm a little behind on reading blogs..bear with me!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELVIS!!
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