Baby Weebork, a.k.a. The LAW update

The LAW turned one month on Tuesday, July 12. She is now 9 pounds 6 ounces and is 21 inches long. The doctor says she’s doing very well. The doctor and nurses must have something special about them because the babies in the waiting room and exam rooms were very calm, I really enjoy taking the little one to that particular doctor’s office.

She’s developing her own little personality and likes to stick out her tongue to communicate. She is a good eater. Lately she has been giving us glimmers of smiles and it’s more obvious when she’s happy. In the last few days she has been more content when “by herself” and awake. Recently I caught her in her crib sticking her tongue out at her stuffed bear and touching its face. And the most exciting development is that she is tracking people and things with her eyes more and more each day.

Of course, as a first-time parent I have been taking a ridiculous amount of pictures and video clips. Here is a small peek at a few of my favorites.

This picture was taken during a short-lived thunderstorm on June 16th- the first morning at home.

thunderstorm and cherries

The following picture was taken on June 21st, she’s wearing one of many “princess” outfits.

LAW's tongue

Taken on July 1st, wearing a “Drama Queen” shirt under that bib. She definitely lived up to the title that evening!

This last picture was taken on July 14th. She’s wearing a cute ruffled tank top and she’s laying on her Alice in Wonderland blanket.

pink ruffles

 

One week!

I’m a horrible blogger! I never post anything!

One week until my first child is born! Hope to get back to blogging on a regular basis.

Just like a movie…

but far, far worse. Bad things were found out in my family this weekend. Consequences are not-so-great either. Have many things to think through and have many decisions to make in the very near future. I wish none of this happened, but the doer wasn’t thinking. Whole family’s a wreck. Lots of thinking and praying is needed. Lots of bitterness to work through. All roles have been rearranged. Some people are growing up while others are regressing.

Cryptic? Yes.

Will I spell out everything? I can’t, it’s just not fair.

Many people affected? Unfortunately.

Solutions? There are some, but they aren’t the way things are supposed to be.

And nothing will ever be the same.

The Aftermath

I have now seen what a Starbucks store looks like after it closes. The store now has brown paper in the windows, or that’s what I saw one week after it closed. It has now been two weeks since my beloved first Starbucks has closed. I miss my coworkers. I wonder if corporate misses us. Ha, just kidding!

We had a great party on closing night. Afterwards, after much searching, we went to a restaurant to hang out. It’s quite possible that a few people may or may not have had adult beverages. We took lots of pictures and had tons of fun. I have seen a handful of these fellow coworkers since and have worked a shift at one of the stores they have transferred to. I pass by one of the stores to and from work and I eagerly look for my coworkers’ cars.

Somehow, despite missing my old store and my former coworkers, I have found less stress at my new store. I work at a drive thru now and it can be pretty exciting during the busy times. When there aren’t customers around we have a great time talking about random things and doing rather ridiculous things. Ironically, there is going to be a new store opening up close by, let’s say it’s a stupid move. This new store is going to be drive thru only according to an ad I saw at my store; however, I heard that it might have a walk-up window and that would be a beneficial feature.

Oh, regarding less stress at my new store, this may be due to the fact that I have yet to run an entire shift where I am the actual supervisor. This may greatly change in about 12 or so hours when I’m actually working. By the way, closing so much later than at my old store is messing up my sleep schedule. I have always been the type of person to stay up late most nights, but I also like to sleep. It takes me a few hours to wind down from working. It’s after 3am and I’m finally getting to the point where I’d be comfortable and relaxed enough to sleep.

I have so much more to say about everything else in my life, but I shall save that for my next post. Let’s hope that post comes soon!

“It’s been a long time…”

“I shouldn’t have left you, without a dope beat to step to.”  Yes, I absolutely stole that from Aaliyah and Timbaland.

As I was saying, I haven’t blogged in a long time. I think it was a ridiculous choice on my part. I should documenting my life. So, I start an update of my life since January because I’m pretty sure that was the last time I was here.

I have become a Glenn Beck follower. He cracks me up! I’m so glad he’s on Fox News and I’m also glad I have friends that watch his show too.

I have been a victim of Starbucks closing stores. Next Friday marks my last day at the store I’ve been at for two years. This is the longest period of time I’ve been employed. I don’t know what I feel, but I know that every day is different. I was the person that put up signs stating “Our sincerest apologies, this Starbucks will be closing on May 9, 2009.” Then on the bottom of the sign there are two locations listed. Ugh. There’s also a smaller sign near our register that says something along the lines of “this Starbucks is preparing to close”, double ugh.

Because of these signs, I have gotten the following questions and comments (my coworkers too):

“Why are you closing on May 9th?”

“Are you remodeling the store?”

“Oh, you’re closing forever?”

“Are you transferring to another store?”

“What are they going to do with all the furniture/machines?”

“Why are you closing? I thought this one (store) was popular.”

“Oh, the drive thru is so convenient.”

“I can’t believe this, I’ve been coming to this store for so many years”

“Why don’t they just add a drive-thru window?”

“They should move your location to the mall across the street”

“At least you still have a job”

As you can imagine, I’m really tired of the same questions or comments. I appreciate the fact that I have been transferred to a new store. I’m nervous about going to another store. I’ve been to that store a few times  and worked one shift there over a year ago, but I don’t know what to expect and I’m pretty sure I don’t know anyone there. I hope I’m accepted, plain and simple. Heh, perhaps.

Moving right along…

Weebork and I celebrated our second anniversary in March. Woohoo! And, we went out to dinner twice that week! On the actual day we went to a local restaurant and saw a fellow blogger and his wife there. That weekend we went to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. OMG! So awesome. Awesomely amazing or amazingly awesome, or both. Yeah, both. Filet with a bleu cheese crust, heavenly.

I shall leave it at that.

2008

Let me recap this past year:

In January, it was decided that the Husband and I would find an apartment of our own. Luckily, the roommate at the time helped find a great place. At the end of the month we the Husband turned 30! We had a birthday dinner at Claim Jumper with a bunch of friends.

In February, I voted in the California primary election (for Romney), the next day he dropped out of the race and I was devastated. I didn’t want to talk or hear about politics. I was promoted to shift supervisor and began my training. Later that month, my Dad and brother came to help us move into our one bedroom apartment.

March marked our first wedding anniversary, unfortunately that was finals week, so we had to celebrate a little later.

In April, we were really busy with school.

In May, I was still busy with school, yet I had the opportunity to celebrate the “nephew’s” 3rd birthday. I ended the month with a visit to the Simon Wiesenthal Center (Museum of Tolerance). This was probably my 4th visit, but as always I learned a lot.

In June we were invited to my coworker’s graduation party, and I couldn’t believe she’d soon leave to start college. For some strange reason, I was on a frozen yogurt kick, I blame the heat. After we were out of school, we headed to Las Vegas to meet up with the Husband’s parents. As hot as it was, it was nice to see the family. I got a fake tattoo while I was there.  At the end of the month, we had a birthday dinner for our friend who also turned 30 this year.

Fourth of July was spent with our friends and family in the lovely beach town. At the end of the month we spent time with our nephew for his birthday at Chuck E. Cheese.

August: My brothers visited for a few days and we took the to Donut Man on the way home. A week later the Husband and I went to a tattoo parlor as support for my coworkers; one got a tattoo and the other got her tongue pierced. Random event: a corvette drove through the window of a Starbucks! We received free tickets to Disneyland!

September: Republican National Convention! Our friend’s daughter’s birthday and my Mom’s birthday! I had two birthday dinners! Maybe it was three birhtday dinners?

October: An American Carol. Birthday dinner for the sister-in-law. The sister-in-law and her family lost their home in the Sylmar fire. 21st birthday dinner for a coworker. No trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

November: Visits to my parents’ increased because gas prices went down. Deep-fry party with friends. Voting. My brother turned 18. New location for church. Thanksgiving at Grandma’s. Thanksgiving Revisited at with friends.

December: End of the fall quarter. Dad’s birthday. Christmas Eve with friends and family. Christmas at Grandma’s. My brother turned 14.

What a year!

The time is near…

I can’t wait until Election Day. I want the winner to win fairly so that we can stop talking about campaigns.

A week and a half. 

Perhaps I should say that I can’t wait until the day after Election Day. There, that’s what I meant. I can’t seem to form complete thoughts. That must mean it’s time for me to do something else. I want to blog more, yet I have no ideas to develop.

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