Monday, April 16, 2012

Good Day and Poison Ivy Recovery

Great day all around today.  Knocked a presentation out of the park to my boss and his boss with my entire team present.  Very very good.  Then I ran off to a doctor's appointment with a specialist about my varicose veins.  We have a follow up appointment scheduled to do a procedure with injections that she says will fix it all up.  Unfortunately, insurance won't cover it, but it's not as expensive as I thought it would be.  So June 13th I hope to see the last of the nasty veins on the back of my right leg.  The end of itching in the middle of the night.

On the flip side, Tommy is getting over from poison ivy or some other kind of contact rash.  It showed up on Wednesday afternoon, but we think he was in contact on Easter Sunday during the Easter Egg Hunt at my sister-in-law's.  I don't blame them though.  Tommy is the only kid that kept walking through the few areas of brush in their backyard.  Every other kid avoided it, but Tommy walked straight through it.  Benadryl at naptime or bedtime and then Benadryl cream have been helping.  He's been to the doctor twice and she confirmed it's a contact rash, probably poison ivy.

I'm also trying to finish up my MBA application.  I have to get my GPA from my bachelor's degree.  I can't remember it.  I also have to upload a recent copy of my resume and get two recommendations.  Wish me luck!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hoppy Belated Easter!

Our Easter Bunny pic came out good this year.  I think it had something to do with the boys knowing the Easter Bunny brings chocolate.  Liam especially was quite happy.  They both had fun Easter Sunday eating through quite a bit of their candy.  We then hid the baskets on Monday.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

When It Rains It Pours

It's really been pouring here.  We're just now trying to find out what it's all going to mean to us.  First, DH found out the company he works for is going to be sold.  This was on March 19th.  That same day, he found out that his boss had a heart attack and was in the hospital.  A week later his family decided to turn off life support as he had two more heart attacks at the hospital over the week and had no signs of brain activity.  He was only 58 years old and had already battled colon cancer with chemo two years before.  It was his son's wedding we went to in Maine back in January.  DH and I went up to Lake Placid, NY for the viewing and funeral March 29 - 31.

The following Monday, they officially gave DH his boss's old job.  It's sad, but true, about "who has to die around here to get a promotion".  DH has really mixed feelings about the promotion, but with the sale of the company, it will give him more protection with a better severance package than what he had in his old role.

On my side, between working my butt off at work and trying to prepare for Easter, we decided it would be a good idea for me to apply to Villanova for the Executive MBA program.  I'm finishing up the application right now and have my admission interview on April 27.

Hope everyone is doing well.  I'm going to be catching up on some fellow bloggers in my Google Reader. I've missed you all.  I'm really looking forward to see what Marcia's plans are for coming to the US.  I'm going to scream like a school girl when I get to meet her.  She'll have to remember to wear some ear plugs.