Till Now…04/07

I like reading the stuff that is up on Dooce and one of the things she does is a monthly entry. I’d like to try to do something similar here. What’s going on in the Cushing family type deal.

It’s April, Aidan will be turning TEN in six days. DID YOU HEAR ME? TEN!!!

Am I old enough to have a Ten yr old? No, I agree, not mature enough by far, that’s for sure, but he is Ten, and I was there when he was born. Thankfully he does look and act a lot like me 😉

Aidan’s turning Ten in a few days, Fae is celebrating another anniversary of her 30th birthday (the last one!!!), Gillian is finally growing and Cheerleading season is almost over.

I’ve spent way too much time under the sink in the kitchen, for what started as a small leak in the faucet. I do know a lot about plumbing now, but once I get the instahot installed, I’m never going near another wrench again. Nope, not gonna do it. At least until the next project comes up.

So the kids only have one more competition and then the season is over. My weekends will be mine again…well, mine when Fae doesn’t book us for 47 MEEEElion things to do. I’m going to do some house stuff pretty soon I think. The whole plumbing thing helped me realize that I’m fairly smart and can make some right decisions.

Aidan is getting into programming now. He’s been talking about a video game forever, and I just downloaded something from Microsoft called XNA – it’s a game programming engine. We’ve been doing a little each night, and it’s fairly well done.

Gillian is changing everytime I look at her. I think, at Seven, she’s warring between wanting to crawl on my lap and cuddle, and be independent. I can’t get over how much she changes all the time.

I love my job, I truly do. My boss is open minded, gracious, and just a pleasure to work for. It’s just such a pleasure to be able to make suggestions and get feedback in a respectful way, even when I’m totally being shot down.

Fae’s working with a friend of hers, doing her books, helping her with planning and shopping and doing other things for her. The woman she’s working with is a high paid, overworked consultant, so Fae’s been making it easier on her to get things done, and bringing in some extra cash which is really nice.

The car just came back from the shop, the Van that is. 700$ for a new axle, oh goody!

Anyway, just thought I would try to get into the habit of writing, so there you go.