Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My Work

Well, there is one thing I usually don't do and that's blog about where I work. I work at a VERY large credit union in Washington. OK, the largest credit union in Washington. I've been here for 12 years now and absolutely love my job. I love my job because I work someplace that actually cares about our members. We aren't in the money business to make money, but to do what's right. That's a pretty powerful statement in this day and age. With so many people worried about their jobs, their investments and their financial instutions I'm proud to work somewhere that I don't have those worries. So, that's it for now - I'll step down from my soapbox...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Funny Stories...

So Beckett is developing quite the rational thought processes...

The other day we came home to a room full of white cotton stuffing that the dog had pulled out of his toy. Beckett walked into the room and said "Uh Oh Mama, what happened to Tag Tag?" (For those of you who don't know, Tag is our fluffy white cat!) And for the briefest of moments I too wondered how a cat could explode!

The second story revolved around rest time at Beckett's daycare. Beckett, Jude and Luca have been trouble since the beginning of classes and have since been separated for rest time. Beckett (who our teacher said is the most social child she's ever had!) now rests on his mat and yells names across the room for whoever will answer. So here are all these little 2 and 3 year olds resting quiet and Beckett yelling out the roster until somebody responds! Crazy!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More two week cycles...

Still no baby for us. Its getting really frustrating, especially when a few people we know are having babies - and we really are happy for them, just wish it could be us too. The question now is how much farther do we go? We're already hundreds of dollars into this so if we quit now it seems like a huge waste of money - and it did take 5 tries or something with Beckett, so really only trying 3 isn't horrible. Its something we both really want, so I'm sure we'll keep plugging along, but when do you wonder if its more? Like is somebody trying to tell us something??? Also the timing thing isn't so great now - we tried to make it so the baby would be born next summer when I'm on break from school, but now we're approaching the end of August for a due date I think, which means I won't be home as much. Oh well, just a sort of sad day... I'm sure it will happen when its supposed to and everything will work out just as its planned, I'm just not a good waiter! Onward we go!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


I guess its a good day for America. I just hope that we continue on our road to change and that our new president elect follows through on his claims to shake up the presidency. For the first time since Clinton, the president I voted for actually won - something kind of exciting! All of a sudden I'm proud to be an American and feel a responsibility to change our world for the better.

In other news, and in my opinion on a much sadder note, California is passing Prop 8 defining marriage to be between a man and a woman. I was hoping that California would lead the nation in allowing some basic civil rights to a whole new group of Americans. I guess we'll wait a bit longer. If it took almost half a century to get a black president into office after the Civil Rights movement, I guess I can hope that before I die we'll see a gay or lesbian in office too! At least we were acknowledged in Pres. Obama's speech last night - more than I can say for his opponents.

And on another note - sometimes things don't change right away. I'm off to finish laundry, clean the kitchen, and finish homework. Things I do regardless of who is living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave!

I'm proud of you America -- now please keep things moving!