Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ketchup Post

Sorry for the lack of posts, it's been crazy busy! I ended up spending about 4 weeks as a non contributing member of society. Don't think that I just sat around eating bon bons and watching Oprah (or Maury in my case. I'm totally trashy like that) I got a lot done! I spent most of my time gardening, I redecorated Will's bathroom and the guestroom, cleaned the hell out of our house (which has already gone to hell again) and organized a ton of stuff. Oh, and I shopped. A lot.

I also read a book! A whole book without pictures and it had nothing to do with Elmo! Pure bliss! It's called Escape, by Carolyn Jessop and it was awesome. I had read "Under the Kingdom of Heaven" by Jon Krakauer a few years ago (back when I had time to read) and liked it, although it was tough to get through. I called it "my airplane book" because that was about the only time that I could make myself sit down and read it. Kingdom is all about the Mormon religion, from beginning to present and focuses on the FLDS church. (Which is the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) Escape is the story of Carolyn Jessop, who was born into the FLDS church and at 18, was married off as the fourth wife to a man who was in his 50s. In 14 years, she had 8 children with him, then escaped and won a long custody battle against him. Her testimony helped to bring charges against Warren Jeffs. (Who, if you read the book or anything about him, is freaking insane. Or evil, I don't know.)

Anyway, it was an awesome book! I'm now (slowly) trying to read "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris. It's good, and I've heard really good things about it, but I just don't have any time to read, yet again!

Which brings me to my current schedule. I accepted a job with a great company, but it's still close to downtown. The commute isn't nearly as bad as it was when I was working downtown, but it's not ideal. I'll put up with it, though. The job is pretty easy, the people that I work with and work for are fantastic and I'm still making about the same as what I was with BBcom. Not too shabby!

It was really quick process. Within days of applying, they called me for interviews, then more interviews, then almost immediately offered me the position and I started two days later. It was so quick that I hadn't had time to finish one of my garden beds where the last of the purple sage bushes had been cleared. Oops! With all of the work that I did around the house, (and only being 5'1") I developed tendonitis in my right elbow. At least that's what my self diagnosis is. It's getting better, but I'm still blaming it for not having finished that garden bed.

Mr. Will on the other hand is one lazy sonofa... just kidding. He's getting HUGE! It's so crazy how fast he's growing. I'll have to post some videos soon! In the meantime, here are a few pictures.

This is his "funny face". We tell him "Will, show me your funny face" and this s what he does. A total coincidence, but this is the same face that I used to make when I was little.

This is why I should never sit back and relax when he's quite. Although, I'll admit, that it could've been a lot worse.

And finally, this is a cute picture that my Aunt sent me last week. No, we didn't put a wig on Will! And yes, I guess you've all seen my boobies now. ;-)


Kelly said...

Too cute!!  I read "Under the Kingdom of Heaven."  It changed my perspective forever and ever.  I'll need to read "Escape" in all my free time. 

Katie said...

Escape was so good that I could barely put it down, so if you're like me then you might sit down to read a few pages after the kids go to bed and then next thing you know, it's 6am. Such a good book, I highly recommend it.

I hear that they're making a movie from it and that Katherine Heigl was just casted as the lead. That makes me a little wary because I hear that she's a total asshole. But then again, I probably shouldn't read too much into The Superficial. ;-)

Kelly said...

hahahahahahah!  I love books that you can't put down.  But, when you have kids, the consequences are so much worse when you don't put them down!!

Melek said...

love the photos!!! wow, you guys are like baby twins. my sis has a pic of me in a tutu in our yard when i was like 2. she showed it to her husband and he said "why'd you put Monkey (her younger boy) in a tutu?!" he and i look a lot alike.

i'll have to check out Escape! sounds great.

Vanessa Rios said...

Your little boy is adorable! He looks exactly like you! Love your blog.

Tina said...

So cute, you should be a writer for Parents Magazine or something.
I read "Escape" too- bizarre to say the least. I couldn't put it down!