Monday, May 17, 2010

Over a year - really?

wow, we've settled into Santa Fe so easily it's surprising that it's been over a year. We're so fortunate to have amazing friends that are the complete "hang out" people even in sweats/pajamas/bad hair etc. The kind of friends we have in other parts of the world. All of them are so special and dear to us. Just knowing that we have the ability to still meet "lifers" in our mid 40's says something I think.
Bunny is amazing - loves school, has her best friends, is still mummy's girl but loves to hang out with daddy. She is such an amazing mix of girl/boy/and dog.... or any animal of the week/day.
G loves work although field work is better than office any day he adores ( not his words) his team mates and leaders.
I have been a SAHM for almost 6 months and while it has benefitted me and us so much I'm ready to embrace a new job and hope that it meets my every expectation...... realized that I am not in love with corporate America but in love with people and companies that actually make a difference and stick to their beliefs... for me it's organic and non- profit right now I'll accept organic and work towards non profit.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


It's a whole new chapter for us. And it started with a bang well sort of... move went smoothly, only 2 broken glasses ( they were mismatched anyway), had to do another big load to good will and we've now started a rummage sale box for Sierra's school. Needless to say we still have too much STUFF! Hopefully we can cull it down to a manageable level. but for now everything has a home even if it's under a bed!
Our second week here Gramma and Boo boo came to visit - so of course we had a lot of sight seeing, eating, hiking, talking etc THEN I got a stomach bug and 8 hours later so did G. NOT FUN! Thankfully Bunny was well taken care of by the family. We still managed to have a great time and can't wait for them to come back soon.
I also started my new job and so far so good. It's a small company and everyone contributes - I like the energy here and it's still a laid back environment. I'll try to keep this updated.....but don't hold your breath!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Ready or not it's 2009

It's the New Year, new homes, new places, new just a few months we will all be living in Santa Fe NM! It's been a dream for a long time and now it's finally happening. It's exciting and scary and fun and crazy all at once. Leaving here is going to be tough - our friends are such a strong part of our lives and we cherish them so much. Making new friends will be interesting - trying to imagine meeting people that are as sweet and kind and giving as our friends - knowing it will be nothing like it is now but hopefully we can expand our circle and find some interesting people to spend time with there.
Starting to worry about finding the right place for Bunny. She is so comfortable at her school and she is so happy to go there everyday- can't imagine how hard her first few days/weeks will be at a new school. makes me sad. I know it will be good for her and I hope we can find one that is a good fit right away.
My next challenge is finding a new place of employment. Not sure how I feel about it but it must be done and I hope to find something that is more fulfilling and meaningful to me.
I will miss being at FT but it's a good time for all new things.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

and to my surprise

our daughter is a "playa" she has been completely faking us out with still being sick! Last night she and I were up from 1 til 4 because her ear "hert" and she needed "medcin" G took her to the docs and found out nothing is wrong - just being a manipulator...... so tonight is tough love number 1. I'm sure we won't sleep but at least I'll be in our warm and cozy bed and not freezing my ass off in the rocking chair!
The time change is still an adjustment - I love how bright it is in the morning - makes it so much easier to get going - but at 4pm I'm ready for jammies, a warm fire and a hot toddy...
The holidays are fast approaching and we're going to Santa Fe for Thanksgiving yahoo. Nothing makes you more thankful then standing beside a mountain with your daughter and husband right there - in total silence and in complete awe of the beauty that surrounds you.....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

and so it is....

I'm breathing a sigh of relief -bunny is playing with blocks, G is napping in "his" chair, the dog is chilling and I'm having my second cup of coffee and looking out across the tree tops -the yellows, reds and oranges are magnificent! Bunny is finally (touch wood) feeling better, although a relapse/whiny session is still possible.
Yesterday was a tough day - she slept through the night and was fine in the morning - until I said "no" to her -complete meltdown, sobbing,whining etc so it took 30 minutes to calm her down and then she fell asleep at 9:15 am!!! and slept for 2 hours!! needless to say things were a lot better after her nap although her schedule was completely screwed up.
We're going to Santa Fe for the Thanksgiving weekend and I'm so excited! I can't wait to have red and green chile on everything - not to mention seeing Brian and Jeanie and hopefully Delker! It will hopefully be exciting for Sierra too - first plane ride and all. Not long after that Christmas will be here and my family! Sierra is already asking about a Christmas tree and knows Santa Claus from her books but I don't think she really gets it yet! I have actually started shopping - just a few things but it's certainly not going to be a BIG Christmas for gifts -we'll be getting back to the family part of the holiday and not worry about the adults getting gifts - just the kids.....
Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

so many cliches so little time

umm well errr there's really no good excuse for the lapse in my blog - lazy, tired, moving, packing, traveling come to mind but really there isn't a good excuse. So I'll try to be committed once again. to the blog.
A lot has happened in the past few months - sold our house, stashed the cash and are now "renters". It's a new experience for us to walk into our "home" and not have to deal with any of the issues - HVAC went out - Call the property manager, the toilet's not working call the prop manager - it really is convenient but still takes some getting used to when it's not "really" ours.
Bunny continues to astound us with her vocabulary, comprehension and ideas. Constant amazement at the G house.
My brother's family was here for a quick visit - it was great to finally have them here and be able to spend some time with all of them and not have to run all over the country (province) visiting the rest of my family when we go north.......
It was so nice to have Bunny spend time with her big cousins who would do everything for her if she would let them. Adoration goes both ways with them. Ahh youth.....

Thursday, July 3, 2008

where does it go?

If Time flies - and it really does, where does it go? It's insane that I haven't typed since May - been busy traveling and procrastinating I guess.
My 4-0 is fast approaching and I'm still fine with it. Friends are having a party for me - catered and bartender! so I'm very excited about having some food and drinks with friends and SURPRISE my sis and hubby are coming too. They say it's for my bday but I know it's really because my sis misses Bunny. We're also hoping to get an offer for a position in NM for G. He's very excited about it and it seems like some weight has lifted - I think he was doubting himself a lot as far as the ability to reenter his "field" now that the demise of the OTHER place is in sight it's perfect timing as he says to "ride off into the sunset"