Monday, October 11, 2010

Interpreter blahs

I'm not a fashionista in any stretch of the imagination, but I did find one way to get over the blahs of boring black and brown that many interpreters wear. See, pretty plain and blah after awhile.
With my hidden secret, haha. I've seen many interpreters with fabulous shoes, jewelery, scarves, different things like that to spice up the black and brown or other dark colors in their wardrobes. Me...I love me some crazy socks, they make me happy.

ps, that's L's room in the background, though sadly it's much cleaner than mine at the moment :)

Monday, October 04, 2010

It's about time...

that I post pics from New York. Up first, our flight out left at midnight, poor kids were exhausted before we even got going.

L had to sit across the isle from us, but she got her own TV so it was tolerable.

The boys were zoned, pretty normal for them when it comes to TV ha.
At about 2 am, LittleMan finally fell asleep. If you'll notice in the above photo, he is not right next to me, but that is my arm reaching across M to try and keep his little head from bobbing up and down as he falls asleep. Poor kid.
And possibly my favorite pic from the trip...

He slept almost our entire 4 hour layover just like that. I gathered up jackets and blankies to make him more comfortable, at least to my view since he didn't seem to care :). He has no real recollection of the layover, hehe. So that first night he got maybe 6 hours of sleep, M got maybe 2 hours, L got about 1.5 hours and I was awake for about 38 hours. Good times :)

Sunday, October 03, 2010


I have been dealing with allergies, colds, a random fever, for the last few weeks. Laying there in bed I have had time to think about life in general. One thing I've come to realize, is that my perspective on life has changed in the last 18 months or so.

I think we all should go through changes in perspective, but we need to be aware that we are changing, we are looking at things differently. Do we want to keep that view or keep changing it? I haven't been content with things in a long time. I am normally a very optimistic person but I haven't been happy. That is something I need to change, not anyone around me.

So I'm changing my perspective again, I'm going to look at the world in my positive way. I have a loving husband that supports me more than I ever could have imagined. I have a teenage daughter *gasp* that is also changing her perspective on life and I'm liking the change. It's awesome seeing her come into her own, though scary thinking she'll actually be on her own sooner than I can fathom. I have two sons, both with such hugely different personalities, M is always on the move, he's so creative and always looking for something to make. LittleMan is such a softy, still has his stuffed animal babies, but is getting more daring and crazy like his brother.

I'm going to graduate in the spring, I'll be certified as an interpreter -my dream job- soon, I'm already working part-time. I have many wonderful, supportive friends surrounding me. My extended family is eclectic and always here for me too. Awesome.

Life is good, I'm a happy woman and a very lucky one too.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Hello Friends :)

I took a month off from the internet, unless it was school related. I know you all didn't notice since I don't blog often, hehe.

It was a lot easier than I expected.
I missed easy updates from friends and family.
I play way too many silly games on facebook, as evidence from all the emails I got updating me on peoples visits to said games and sending me "gifts".
I enjoy winding down from the day reading blogs and status updates on facebook.
I will definitely keep my computer time a lot shorter than it was before.
I had over 400 blog posts to read on my google reader this morning, still have 372 to go....just a little behind.

I have lots of blog posts lined up in my head, lets see if I actually type them out.