You know how you will be watching a show all season, then all of a sudden they have a "recap" show that interrupts the flow, and you are like "wtf, I don't need a recap, I have seen every episode?!?"
Well, this post is like that except maybe helpful if you have missed a a few posts (um, not like I post 3 blogs a day or something), or if I haven't told you in person. Alrighty here we go!!!
Jerad's Job Situation-
July 8th "A Little Note From Jerad," July 9th "Drama Drama," and July 10th "Un-resigning...sort of"
They ended up increasing his pay enough so that he is making more than anyone else in the department, a title change/promotion, and being really flex with his house. He can work as much overtime as he wants/needs and thats great at his new pay rate. He can also take off any time he needs for classes. He has been doing a lot of welding jobs for them on the weekends, and right now they are working out a deal with him where instead of getting paid his time and a half, they will just cut him a check as if he were a contractor. So, instead of working a few hours and getting a few hundred dollars, it will be over a thousand each time because welders make BANK on the type of work he does for them. He's pretty excited.
Get fit '08-
July 28th "We're calling it the Reverse Diet"
I took a little break for finishing up the house, but otherwise I've been hitting the gym about 5-6 times a week for 1-2 hours a day. I'm down to 117 and a size... ready.... a size 4 and STOKED!!!! I still have work to do and want to firm up more but I'm so happy. I'm only 5'2" so a size 4 is pretty proportional. The "healthy"BMI range for my height is 98-130. At 130 I look too heavy, and at 98 I'm sure I would look emaciated. I'm hoping for about 110.
Jerad being all Amazing-
August 6th "Ode to Mr. Nice Guy"
Still going on. Loving it. After over 2 and a half years we have finally gotten into a rhythm where he is keeping the house clean and consistently being more of a help than a hindrance in that area. We have had this really nice trade off of one of us making dinner one night and the other cleaning the kitchen, then vice versa the next night lately. Last night he went on a 45 minute quest to find me chocolate soy ice cream (apparently Paso Robles...the entire city... was out). Also us having the office/music room finished has been sooooo nice so he can have some alone time playing guitar or recording and I can read or watch shows that I like and he doesn't so much. Anyways, for the most part the last couple of months have been really extra nice.
September 9th "To Blog or not to Blog"
Guess who reads my blog? My exes girlfriend. So, I got an email from my mother in law, which didn't surprise me I just didn't think it would be that same night! Sheesh. Anyways. It was a really long, and sweet breakup letter that is way too hard to explain without posting which I won't do. If this is what makes everyone's lives happiest then good! My whole point was what kind of person would ask someone to do that? Maybe I just don't understand because I'm not like that? Who knows. Anyways, sorry for sounding like such a bitch in that post I suppose.
Edit: Well, that might have been the lamest apology ever. Honestly, I really am sorry and not that this is right, but if I thought that someone I was talking about was going to read something I was writing... I would obviously have changed the tone a bit. Er, a lot. Also, this will only make sense to one person maybe, but I have no idea what the "intercepting email" reference was referring to. Okay, thats that.
September 10th "Finished (ish) Backyard"
Well, it turns out its a good thing I didn't waste hours of my life staining and trying to beautify that ugly old fence, because we are going to replace it with a new, non sagging, fence. So sweet... we wont have 3 different styles of fences in our backyard, just 2! Maybe I can stain the boards BEFORE they are put up which would be easier on me and make the cracks look better? Hmmm. Other than that, we have been LOVING the backyard. We play fetch out there with the dogs every day and just sit in our patio furniture and eat out there any chance we get. Bummer its getting dark so much earlier:(
Okay, we now resume our regularly scheduled programing.