Monthly Archives: August 2011

Maine Trip

We had an amazing time in Maine a few weeks ago.  It was a much needed change of scenery and the cooler temps and nice ocean breeze was a nice bonus.  The beach house my MIL rented was right on the beach.  There was a set of stairs that went down to the water.  It was a rocky beach and not a sand beach but it was just as nice to go down while the tide was going out to see the sea life and check out the rocks.  Megan held her first snail and got her first sniff of seaweed and ocean spray.

We also found a nice secluded inlet sand beach while we were up north.  Megan had a blast!  She played in the sand and the tiny waves that came in as boats went by.  The water was icy cold so I didn’t go in but Bethany was brave and sat in the water and let Megan play around her.

It was a very nice relaxing few days for Dave and I.  It has been a stressful time this past year for us so the new location, the presence of family, and some much needed sleeping in and down time was such a blessing.  We were also able to get some shoes for Megan from StrideRite during their BOGO 50% off sale at the outlets so we got two pair of shoes for the price of one here in town.

The picture uploading part of this blog is not functioning as it should right now, but, once it is back up and running I will load some pictures of our trip.

Bonehead!!!!

So there have been some parenting moments that I have looked back on and said to myself, “stupid”, or “makes sense now”, or “how did I miss that?”. But last jght was the first night I looked back on and said “bonehead, it was so clear why didn’t you see it?!”. So here is the story…

Megan was all stuffy and cranky for most of the day so her nap was short and bed time came early. At bed time we took her upstairs, bathed her and went to get her in her jamis. Dave brought some fleece ones with feet and I said that would be to hot. So he came back with a short sleeved onesy. I got her dressed and read to her and then tucked her in for the night. An hour later she was screaming her head off. I was tired, so I brought her into my room and she calmed down in our bed. After about 2 hours she was still not settling and going to sleep but moving all over the place and kicking me. So Dave put her back in her bed and she fell asleep. After about an hour she was up again. This pattern followed until 6am this morning. At which point Dave went in and saw her sitting up in her bed shivering. Dave asked her if she was cold and she said yes. Once we figured that out and got her calmed down and warmed up in our bed things went a little better.

Once we figured it out it was like a slap to the face. All the signs were there we just didn’t see them. Bonehead bonehead bonehead!!!

Laid Off

So I found out on Monday that I will be laid off next Friday, August 12.  Apparently the money that was paying for my position/contract at corporate ran out and they can’t find any somewhere else.  Because the plant is laying off people as well they can’t afford to hire me on fulltime.  So… I’m back to looking for a job again.  I’ve notified the contacts I have with the various staffing agencies I’ve worked with before and hopefully I’ll find something quickly.

I’ve started looking more intently at getting some certifications… I’ve been told that Security+ and Linux+ are two that are in high demand right now and fortunately they are both certifications I’ve been looking at getting anyways.  Now I have greater motivation to apply myself and study so I can pass the exams the first time.

If you know of a company or position that I should look at or apply for please pass them along: computerdave at yahoo dot com.

Marriage in the US

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/29/us/politics/29marriage.html?_r=1

There’s a lot of debate going on in the US right now about granting gay marriage the same privileges as same-sex couples.  My question is: why is it even an issue?  When was marriage defined so that it excluded gay couples from the benefits enjoyed by same-sex couples?  Just because their marriages weren’t necessarily recognized by a church?

The argument that gay marriage erodes marriage for everyone else is just absurd.  If two people love each other then who’s to stand in their way if they wish to get married?  Who cares if they are both men or both women?  I don’t see how two people loving each other in New York can have any affect on the ability of two other people in California, or anywhere else, to love each other.  If this country was founded on equality for all then why do we have so many restrictions on who we can be with?