Things have been good around these parts lately. I haven't heard back about grad school yet, but my tax return came in and I was not only able to pay back some debts and catch up on my bills, but buy fun things like car insurance! and running shoes! and a phone that actually turns off! My iphone 3 (not 3GS, just 3...) had been on its last legs for nearly a year, so I bought a new one, switched to Verizon and added myself to Joel's family plan, which saves me so much money every month that the phone basically paid for itself.
Which only makes the Siri-related tomfoolery that much more fun! I'm glad the poor gal doesn't have much of a long-term memory.
Lest you worry, I had already bought another kindle weeks ago, but that didn't stop the children from starting a cage match over who got my old phone to use as an ipod. I think Genoa may have won. Mostly because she wanted me to set up her e-mail account and Alex was too busy playing Minecrack.
Baby's first e-mail?
To Joel: "You smell like dirty socks and armpits!"I beg to differ with her, obviously. Oh! That reminds me; did I mention Joel and I are officially back together? Because that happened. It's not without complications, no doubt, but dude, you guys, we're like magnets, yada yada yada, nothing worth doing is easy. And no, we're not moving in together again.
We sealed the deal with Valentine's day tattoos.
He got his Alfred Hitchcock Geek logo on his arm and I had him write, "Be who you are." over my heart. Not sure I'm exactly sure who I WANT to be yet, but I seem to end up being me in spite of myself.
Since it was my BFF, Terry's, birthday, I also did the tattoo thing with her. Because she's the most generous person I know, I had her write "Share" on my shoulder. She's also a chemistry teacher, so not only is mine written in mathematical symbols, but the tattoo she promised her students was this rad atom:
It was fun to spread the badassery around my little family circle. Speaking of challenging badassedness, my boy is doing well. He might have a hard time paying attention in school, but at least he found a new reason to love going to church every Sunday.
Work has been delightfully busy, I've been running five miles at a go, I signed up for my first race, and this week Joel and I are making a last-ditch effort to see all nine Best Film Oscar nominees before heading to our friend Rachel's house on Sunday for a formal-wear pizza party in front of a live television.
Never a dull moment!
Even better? My next post will be about how I'm booking a trip to California so all five of us can attend a family reunion on Easter Sunday.