Sunday, April 18, 2010

He Did It!

Oh boy - life is about to change again.  I have a feeling this kid is going to be RUNNING by midweek!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Severely Overdue Update

So this weekend, Sheridan's out in CA hanging out with some of his buddies from the college era, and so it's just been Patrick and me, doing our thing. I have to admit, I was a bit worried that it was going to be rough - I've come to really rely on Sheridan as an active partner in this parenting endeavor... But it's actually been really wonderful! Patrick I spent yesterday shopping, running around together, napping together, and watching movies. We've had a great weekend of bonding, and I haven't had to cook so much, since Patrick's food is easy to prepare and without hubby around, I can subsist on Lean Cuisines. hehe Right now, P's taking a much-needed nap, so I thought I'd update the ole blog, since I'm so overdue.

The new job is good. I'm not gonna lie - it was a ROUGH start. I'm a pro at starting new jobs, jumping right in, and being successful right off the bat due to my consulting years; however, this time has been challenging. I'm not sure if it's the difference between doing business in CA and Texas, but culturally, my rather direct approach doesn't really seem to be working here. Me blunt? Direct?  LOL  So anyway, I'm working on a softer, fuzzier approach with my new colleagues here in Austin... We'll see how that turns out. :)~ Meanwhile, I'm committed to being in this job long term and building a career there, so I'm working hard to being successful. That also includes taking the PHR certification in May, so I'm studying and taking classes to prepare for that. Honestly, I should be studying right NOW versus updating this blog, but... whatever.

In other news, Patrick is doing great! Still not walking, but he takes steps quite often before giggling and dropping to his knees to crawl about 100 mph wherever he wants to go. He's such a curious little boy - he loves splashing water in the bathtub (as in ALL over the bathroom - it looks like a tsunami hit after bathtime), playing, climbing the stairs (and descending, too), and still... eating. He's "The Tank", per his Auntie Carolyn. Yesterday, we enjoyed our first Chick Fil A combo meal together - nuggets, fries, and coleslaw; he, of course, inhaled it. He's so active these days, and curious - I went into the loo yesterday for about 3 minutes and came back to find him noshing on the dog food. This morning, I found him on the ottoman/ coffee table watching Sesame Street, smiling and clapping. He just cracks me up. :D

We got some pics of the little monster in the Texas bluebonnets this year - see below. If I do say so myself, this kid is pretty darn adorable...  Is that rude?

That's about it for now. I hope you're all doing great! xoxoxo, Mer