Thursday, December 21, 2006


Well I've been bummed out for the past few days. Last week I started having some minor cold symptoms like watery eyes and swollen glands. Finally by Sunday I have to give in admit I was really sick. I took it easy and then headed to work Monday. Well now I am on my third day home sick. Well, actually I would have gone in today but I am stuck home waiting for Lowes to delivery supplies for my bathroom remodel that were supposed to be delivered Yesterday. It's probably better anyway but really I am so sick of being home. Plus it's not like I have the place to myself, our contractor Doug is here working on the bathroom. I am sure he would rather me not be here, plus there is no way I can just go crawl in my bed for a few hours with a man working in my house. So anyway I am just hanging here and hopefully Lowes will show up soon and I can at least go in the office for a few hours.

Here are a few shots of Ms. g enjoying more Hanukkah gifts...

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Bathroom Renovations

It's been a crazy few weeks with the holiday season descending upon us, our regular crazy schedules and in the middle of it all, the renovation of our master bathroom.

Yes, bathroom renovation. I know you are asking yourself why do this now? Shouldn't we just wait until the new year? Well I tried to get this project off the ground last February and obstacle after obstacle kept me from getting it going. Finally a plan was put in place that fit a reasonable budget and our contractor had time in his schedule so I said let's do it!

The basic plan is to take out the wall between the bathroom and the little area outside and make it all a bigger bathroom. All the fixtures will be replaced but remain in the same spot, and new tile will be put in. Right now we are in the middle of the demo process.

This first shot shows the wall that needs to be removed.

This is the area that is just a waste of space and will now be part of the bathroom.

Just a peak inside the old bathroom with the "lovely" yellow fixtures.

Once again the wall that will be removed.

This is the best shot I could get of the shower and tub. The wall and door will come out so this will be more open. This tub is only 15 inches high. This means a miserable bath, which I don't even bother with anymore because you really can't get submerged. The new tub is 20 inches deep, I can't wait!

This is the status as of today. The wall, fixtures and flooring have come out. It's already much more open and spacious.

More to come ASAP! Now to catch up with other things that have been going on.


With all the focus on Christmas, Gigi didn't realize she is very lucky because she also gets to celebrate Hanukkah. Last night was the first night so after Gigi's pageant we came home and lit the menorah, said the prayer and Gigi got her first gift. I asked her if she liked Hanukkah, she said yes! Just wait until she figures out this goes on for the next eight nights! Also let me point out her lovely blue dress, a present from Grandma.

Gigi's Pagent

Yesterday was also the date of Gigi's pageant at day care. She was a snow bunny. They had a lot of fun.

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Princess Aurora

This is just a cute series of pictures of Gigi in her "Aurora" dress. This was sent to us from her Aunt Lisa and cousins Emma and Olivia. I am not sure what the dress was originally designed for, other than a princess, but Gigi calls it her Aurora dress and loves wearing it!

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This year Paul's sister Karen, her fiance Rupert and son Drew came to join us for Thanksgiving. It was very nice, low key day. Sorry I didn't take many pictures but this is a nice one of Karen and G.

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Corporate Holiday Party

Lastly I wanted to post some pictures from my company's holiday party. I don't put to much work stuff on here, since being in HR I really can't do posts on the day to day stuff, but this was a nice party and I was very proud because one of my staff was recognized as being an outstanding member of the company.

This is picture of the team that put the party together. Jackie, Heidy, me, and Geralda.

This a shot of the whole group to be used on our website.

And this is the announcement where Geralda received her award. :)

Ok I hope that catches everyone up...