Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Update on Stuff

  • Chase had a follow-up appointment with ENT yesterday and everything looked great! We go back in 6 months for another follow-up. He's talking a LOT more and it's so exciting! On a side note, my precious heart boy got KICKED OUT OF THE MUSC CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL ATRIUM yesterday! That's right! Apparently it's only for INPATIENT families, which we were never aware of. I can totally see the need to limit exposure to germs for the inpatient kids who are using the Atrium, and not wanting families "off the street" like us to be in there with them. But it was so sad to have to drag Chase out of there while we were killing time before his ENT appointment. Poor kid. But we had fun outside instead. :)
  • LO is loving her K4 class! I'm really excited to see what she learns this year and how prepared she'll be for Kindergarten next Fall.
  • I'm serving as the Room Coordinator for LO's K4 class. This means I'm the one coordinating all the volunteers we need for field trips, special snacks, parties, etc. I wanted to do it so I'd have a chance to meet the other parents and hopefully make some connections so LO can have play dates with her new friends outside of her M-W-F school schedule. I'm hoping I haven't taken on too much, though. We had a meeting for all Room Coordinators last Friday and I got a massive notebook with LOTS of information in it. It was kind of overwhelming! And this Friday, there's a volunteer kickoff for all the parents to attend and I'll be manning our classroom's table, providing information to parents about volunteer opportunities, etc. Hopefully we'll have a great turnout!
  • I'm still serving on the Palmetto Hearts board as the VP of Community Programs. We had a heart family gathering at a local indoor playground/inflatables place on Sunday. I hate I wasn't able to be there, but we had lots of heart families come out and they had a great time! We had all of our families bring items to donate to a local children's shelter, so I look forward to meeting needs in our community on behalf of Palmetto Hearts! The major thing taking up my time here is planning our annual Pediatric Cardiology Reunion, which is less than a month away!!! There are LOTS of little details to take care of (now that the big stuff is all scheduled and in place), and it's slightly overwhelming! I've never attended one of our reunions so it's kind of scary planning an event I've never attended! Haha! I'm sure it'll all come together fabulously, though.
  • I'm in the process of making a bootable OS X 10.7 disc for my software collection. Obviously totally random and useless information (for most of you), but I'm pretty excited about it! Especially after my latest hard drive failure, including the replacement of the cable that connects the hard drive to the logic board.
  • I'm also in the process of clearing out an external 1TB hard drive to use as my Time Machine back-up. I haven't backed up my new hard drive and it's been almost 3 weeks or so since I installed it. ACK! This is one of those must-get-done things that always seems to land at the bottom of my To Do List. Not today! I'm hoping to be all good and ready for an overnight Time Machine backup of this hard drive tonight. Yay! for data backups!!! :)
  • Chase just walked by and really stinks. I guess I ought to take care of that... BeRightBack!
  • Whew! That was nasty!
  • I'm working on the design and management of two different websites in my "spare" time. For free, of course. Haha! Actually, I guess they are both considered "ministry opportunities" since they are for my church. I really enjoy doing that kind of thing, mostly because I can squeeze in the work in between the rest of life. :)
  • Who's in charge of the laundry around here? And why are there dishes piled up in the kitchen? Oh, wait... I guess that's me! I hate being so busy and preoccupied that I can't take care of my house as well as I like to. Hubs is awesome and has been a HUGE help, but it makes me feel so bad when I can't stay on top of the laundry, dishes, bathroom cleaning, floors, etc. Plus it just gives me a headache to look around and see a zillion things that I should have on my To Do List but they aren't on the list at all! Yikes!
  • I guess another thing that has kept me busy is my new part-time job! I started last Friday with 3 days of training and have another 3 days of training this week. I'm really excited about this opportunity and can't wait to get started "officially!" It's nice that we have the flexibility to allow me to work part-time while hubs has his full-time job and we won't require any help with the kids. That was the most important thing to me. It wouldn't be worth it to me to have a part-time job if it meant we had to arrange to have other people take care of my kids for me. No way! Raising my kids is my #1 job and biggest priority! So I'm super stoked that this is working out and can't wait to see where it leads! Yay!
  • Have I mentioned I'm patiently awaiting the arrival of my newest niece? She was due to join us on August 18th but is taking her sweet time. She WILL be here by Friday, though, so I'm super excited!! I can't wait to meet her!
I guess that's about it for now. As you can see, it's been a busy few weeks around here! Blogging has taken a back seat to life, so I apologize to those of you who actually read my blog and keep up with us. I'll try to do better -- I promise!!!

Maybe I can get some new pics of the kids up here soon, too... I just love pictures of my kids!