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Blissfully Happy

Holy cow!  I don't think I could be any more blissfully happy than I currently am.  Makes me think all our hard work (DH and I) is finally paying off.  As you saw in my goals update post, we've paid off our credit cards, which is amazing.  We were looking at our finances last night and just so happy to be where we are right now.  We're trying to figure out what our next financial goals will be.

Potty training is also going very very well.  I don't want to jinx it, but they just seem so much more ready.  Liam can be stubborn sometimes, but if I remind them that they can go back to playing when they are done and show them how happy it makes me and how proud I am of them, they seem to be very much on board with the whole thing.  Which was also great yesterday visiting the preschool they will be in full time starting the first week of September.  It hit me yesterday that in two years they will be in Kindergarten!  I mean when is this all happening???!!!  My babies are gett…

July Goals Update

Some things are going well toward progressing on my July goals, others I need to work on.  But I'm very very pleased. Crossed off items are done!


Family
Date nights with DH 4 times (currently scheduled on 7/6, 7/14 and 7/28)Ensure the boys are scheduled for preschool starting the Tuesday after Labor Day (BTW, this is September 5)Potty training both boys - going very well.  Tommy had a dry pull up this morning and went first thing this morning and kept his underwear dry all morning until I put a pull up on him for nap time.  Liam still needs encouragement, but when he has a success, he's so proud of himself and we show him how proud we are of him.Make sure Phoebe is doing her summer reading and practicing math skills - Yup.  She's moving forward. 
Work

Write and deliver mid-year reviews - still need to work on.Hire two new developers (we got the requisitions approved and posted on Friday last week!)  - still working on.  No internal postings yet.Document new development guideli…

Menu Plan - Week of July 8, 2012

I'll be updating my July goals later today.  Things are progressing very well.  Part of my goals is to get back to menu planning.  It will help prepare me for the fall when we'll be in school, the boys will be in preschool and I'm starting school again in August.  Plus menu planning saves us money!!!  And keeps me more stress free!  Anyway, we've already eaten through Sunday and Monday.  Was very yummy!

Sunday
Turkey burger sliders (setup in freezer already)
Asian cole slaw (DH makes this and I need to get the recipe from him!  I'm addicted!)
Grilled zucchini (from garden) with garlic and onions

Monday
Personal pizzas (I will admit I had the Boboli brand mini pizza crusts)
Salad - I actually had salad on my pizza.  I put an arugula salad on top of my pizza after I cooked it.

Tuesday - after orthodontist appt (we'll be home by 5PM)
Rotini pasta with pesto (made from the garden's basil), mozzarella cheese cubes and halved cherry tomatoes

Wednesday - crockpot nigh…

July Garden Update

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It's the beginning of July and the garden is doing amazing.  Ignore the paint bucket in the picture, this is how I transport all my garden tools down to the garden.


Do you remember the fig tree we planted this year?  My has it grown!!!

How about my tiny little strawberry plants?  They are doing amazing!!!  They really love being in the garden.  So do Japanese beetles which took some chomps out of the leaves, but no harm done.

We've picked several zucchini and yellow squash already.  I'm getting all excited for the tomatoes that will be coming soon, as well as the cucumbers.  Look at all the flowers on my cucumber plants!!!

I think next year I'm going to convince DH to let me make this my herb garden and build us an even bigger garden for our veggies.  I could really have some fun then!

July Goals

I'm going to try to post my monthly goals here, especially since I need to ensure I'm staying on track and organized as I start the MBA program the first week of August.  Here we are for July!!!

Family
Date nights with DH 4 times (currently scheduled on 7/6, 7/14 and 7/28)Ensure the boys are scheduled for preschool starting the Tuesday after Labor DayPotty training both boysMake sure Phoebe is doing her summer reading and practicing math skills
Work
Write and deliver mid-year reviewsHire two new developers (we got the requisitions approved and posted on Friday last week!)Document new development guidelinesSchool
Ensure finances are in order to pay for school in August 2012Finish pre-work from email Finishing reading the book Strengths Finder 2.0Complete the Personal Biography and email to coordinatorHealth and Fitness
Get cardio every dayEat very healthyDrink 3-20oz bottles of water per dayTry 4 new healthy recipesMenu plan for weekMake chiropractor appointmentMake follow up appoint…

DH Is Still Employed and Other Updates

Today is the day we found out the fate of DH's employment status as the sale of the old company he worked for happened on Saturday.  Good news is he is in the bucket of being offered a permanent position.  His title is staying the same of a Director, so they are not trying to offer him a lower position than he used to have, so it seems.  The salary is with a 19% pay cut, but we have checked the budget numbers and we can handle that.  However, he can't say a lot of his employees and co-workers had similiar good fates today.  As my old mentor used to tell me, "Good people do get laid off."

Other than that, I've been working hard at my office.  I heard a rumor that there may be a reorganization that affects me and give me a new manager.  I have heard who the new manager would be and I think I'm OK with it.  I'm sure there are more details, but I don't know when they will be making these changes and I have to stay completely mum as I was told in confidenc…