Friday, July 18, 2008

mid-July update

So I'm getting worse and worse at keeping up with this thing! Not much exciting really seems to be going on lately.

We're still enjoying our new piano. I ordered 2 Lorie Line (my favorite pianist) books from her website. She just came out with a new one, so I ordered that one and one of her other recent books (as in sheet music books). I think I have all of them now except for 2 or 3. I think I'm going to get an autographed copy of her new book though so I'm pretty excited about it. Mark plays the piano more than I do and he's really good!! He's improved quite a bit and now he sees the reason I wanted a piano instead of a keyboard. It's so funny to walk into our office (where the piano is) and watch my fighter pilot husband play Fur Elise on the piano. He's pretty much the best.

My mom got me my tickets home for September today. I'm pretty excited about going home and seeing all my old friends, but I'm also pretty nervous about leaving Mark and my weinas at home. I think Mark and my relationship is a little different than most people since we both live so far away from both our families. When we move to new places, we only have each other and usually don't know another soul in our new place. So we get so used to it being us and always having each other around that it's hard to be apart. His 3 weeks of survival training was tough for us, but I had my weina babies to keep me company. But I'm excited to go home too. It'll be great to see my friends, some of who I haven't seen since my wedding (2 years ago) or more, and I'm really looking forward to riding bikes (Harley's) with my dad and playing my piano at home. I have to remember to pack all my sheet music.

It was kind of a trick getting a week off of work, especially with the big ordeal with me getting the month off to go to Europe. My immediate boss, Natalie, had said that she wanted to wait to present the idea to the big boss, Charlie, until closer to the time, but I told her I couldn't wait too long bc I had to get plane tickets and car rentals. So after asked her about it for 3 days, she decided that she'd just okay it and we'd worry about what Charlie thought about it later.... So that means that when he finds out (probably sometime in September) that he could very easily decide he just doesn't need me to work there any more and I'll be out of a job. I guess we'll cross that bridge when we get there and pray for the best in the meantime.

Other than that, not too much has been happening. It's been hot here lately - usually 95+, but at least it hasn't been as windy. I don't mind the sun and heat, but the wind gets old really quick.

3 comments:

Life's a journey.. not a destination said...

Haha, see it is hard to keep up with writing in a blog :) Glad to hear you guys are enjoying the piano, I'm still sorry I never took the time to learn anything from you while we lived closer :( I didn't know you were going home in Sept. Should be good times.

betsy said...

When will you be home in September. I will be there around the 13th. It would be great to see you!

Mark and Monica said...

I'll be home, in Galena, the 14th - 17th, and then in Chicago for Cathy's wedding the 18-21.