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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Pulling a Hilary ...

So, I'm pulling a Hilary. I've sent my husband off in the name of providing for the family while I stay at home and rule the roost. I've been "alone" now for more than 12 hours ... and we've had no casualties yet ...

Paul is off to Phoenix for a boot camp to study and earn his Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification. It is a two-week course that is only costing us $7 plus travel. (Oh, how I wish that were completely true. ) That's right -- $7 and travel AFTER we dump in our entire tax return. So much for saving or fun spending this year ... What a blessing, though, to have it work out so evenly. We were hoping for Paul's company to pull through and pay as offered in the employee handbook, but let's just say they "Dilbert-ed" us. (Pick any scenario in Dilbert and that will probably explain exactly what I'm talking about.) In any case, GOOD LUCK to Paul!!! He's got to complete seven tests in these two weeks, including one on his birthday. I know he'll do great, and it will be a huge relief to have them over. Let's just say it's the best birthday present he's ever gotten (or given himself) and he deserves it.

We're going to join him this weekend, which will be wonderful. Not only will we get to see his brother and sister-in-law, but we will be in WARM (if not HOT) Phoenix. Ahhh .... we will be able to have an Easter egg hunt without the kids getting frostbite on their fingers. :) Although it's been warm here in Utah lately, who knows what it will be like Easter weekend. (Anyone else notice how early Easter is this year?)

And on that note, I'll continue my randomness and say how much I love Easter candy. Isn't it the best?!? You can't beat those Creme Eggs or Mini Eggs. Just as long as they don't melt in Phoenix before I can eat them!

2 comments:

Hilary said...

See, I've only lived right by you for six months (still can't believe that happened!), and I'm already rubbing off on you! At least you'll get your husband back soon...

And as for the Easter candy thing -- I'm drooling...just like you did at the gym today... :)

Paul & Denise said...

Clarification: I only APPEARED to exercise so hard that my face muscles gave out and caused me to drool. In reality my water bottle spilled (it does that when you leave it open) when I bent over to pick up something. Hilary only thought I drooled because of her lack of sleep ...