Don’t look now, but Monday, Jan 7 2013 

it’s 8:00 and the kids have put themselves to bed. Turned off the TV, turned off the lights in the living room, and went, each to their own room. Every once in a while the routine we’ve worked into them kicks in, and they do this, and it is soooooooo nice.
I am not watching the BCS National Championchip (sp?). I just can’t bring myself to cheer for either of them. Quite frankly, I would be happiest if both teams could move the ball freely between the 35 yard lines, and niether teams kickers could actually hit the broad side of a barn. An entire game of lock down defense and bumbling idiots right at the 35 yard line.
Anyway, Erika and I are planning our Honeymoon. It’s looking more and more like a summertime trip rather than a Spring Trip at this point. There is still a chance we can pull it off, but we have so much happening this spring already. Taking hte trip would be easy, it’s everything that has to happen before then that will make it impossible, I think.
We still haven’t had anymore land fowl since the gaggle of wild turkeys wandered through a couple of weeks ago. The dogs go racing out the back door everyday and spend far too much time sniffing around and ‘hunting’. These 2 dogs whould not know what to do if they got a hold of a land fowl. Heck they would probably chase up to them, then Max would lay down, roll over and cower if anything so much as looked at him funny.
So it’s after 8 on a monday eveing, and as soon as the reports are uploaded and tested, I am going to bed. As for Erika, I don’t know. Maybe she’ll post something later.


Easter Holiday, or Summer Holiday? Thursday, Jan 3 2013

So Erika and I are trying to finalize our Honeymoon plans, 15 years on from our wedding.  Better late than never.  We are planning to go to London, and my only request is to see the home of The Arsenal.


Of course there are other requests, but we gotta get here 🙂

as for the rest of the trip, the when, the how, etc, that’s still up in the air at this point.

I am already ready to go, just need to work out the finances and the plans, etc.

One last point, we have not decided what to do with the kids.  Choices are a) send them to Pacific Northwest to stay with my parents, b) have my parental units come to Maison Du Rustre c) take them along with us d) send one kid one place the other another, e) bring one with us, and the other somewhere altogether different…so yeah…there is that to deal with too 🙂

A whole ‘nother world is about to be available to me (and the rest of the family) Thursday, Jan 3 2013 

I’m going to have a lot more “hometime” on my hands very soon. A few days ago I gave notice that I will be leaving my job. Knowing that I will soon be home when my family is home (nights, weekends, HOLIDAYS!) and spending some much-needed time getting things done around the house, makes me crazy excited! The need to do/want to do projects are stacking up and I’m ready to dive in! I don’t know how long this “break” is going to last, but I’m going to make sure I enjoy every second of it! I have the most awesome husband, he knew I was in dire need of a change like this, and used his Mad Computer Nerd Skillz to create spreadsheet after spreadsheet of budgets to “prove” to me that my quitting wasn’t going to kill our finances.

So, in a few weeks, when a replacement has been hired, I’ll have the new title of CEO, Bumpkin style!


P.S. I guess this is my official “announcement” that I will soon be unemployed. Hopefully not “unemployable”, lol!

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