Living it Up

Life has been quite busy lately, I must say. This weekend we did a lot of things around the area, starting on Friday. We took a trip to Lawrence, where I spent copious amounts of money on Hoyt. He ended up getting a parking ticket because we forgot how long we had and happened to park only a block away from the courthouse… ooops… then we went a visiting that evening and played an interesting game of Trivial Pursuit's Pop Culture. Saturday saw us at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, where we snapped a lot of pictures in hopes of contributing to the photo contest. After catching a bit too much sun doing that, we headed over to the Farmstead to see all the cute animals. Poor things are so domesticated now… but wow, what a popular place to be! Especially children! Sunday we went to Jazz Sunday at Hoyt's old church then followed up with a winning game at the Royals stadium. It was a lot of fun! And we ate a lot of food… oy vei did we eat a lot of food…

All of this while being sick. It feels as if I have a cold, some have said allergies with me being new to Kansas, but it seems more like a cold to me. On top of me being sick, my poor mother is going in for surgery in a week to remove multiple tumors… no word about cancer as well, but we can hope for the best. This has essentially postponed the trip to Germany, but both me and my brother understand ('tis a sad thing, *sigh*). My parents are busy finishing up renovations but doesn't look like it will be done before she goes out of commission. And unfortunately the medical problems that may incur from this surgery aren't the biggest concerns. With the renovations and my dad's clientele number plummeting, financial risks are much greater and damaging. My mom's built like a brick wall (not the Berlin Wall, more like the Great Wall and this surgery is just a silly marauding group of Mongolians to which the Chinese will rebuild that section of the wall… okay, I like Mongolians, but still), so I am sure she will have the will power to get through it. The money thing will be very stressful though, and may cause unecessary strain to her recovery. Scary…

A note about work… I finally got my first major project completed! See, this is where that being busy thing comes in again.. :-p Took me a while to get it to a reasonable application, but I now have created the KC Online Literary Map, my very first Rich Internet Application built in Flash. Yay! It doesn't work exactly how I hoped it would, but it's not bad for my first attempt. 🙂 Oh yeah… and my birthday is coming up!! Well, in a few months… but I already have a nice wish list going at Amazon. Check it out sometime, even if it's just to send me a secret admirer gift. 😉 lol Okay, that's a bit creepy… but you can take a look anyway. I haven't decided exactly what I am going to do for my birthday just yet, but it's on a Saturday! Yay!!

Hoyt has been offered and has accepted a job with the Kansas City Southern. While I am exuberant, I am also dismayed. The job is a great opportunity for him, starting off at 55k with full railroad benefits (golden) and in management. The problem is the location… is in the middle of nowhere Oklahoma. So he's moving. And we don't know how soon. And apparently this is a lot more common than it seems. In the KC Star, the local newspaper, an article described our relationship almost to a T, stating this is happening all over the place. These couples tend to meet online, and then both get good jobs that are in two cities. It's hard to find two good jobs in the same town. I find this absolutely ridiculous and crude. What kind of an economy do we have where it is nearly impossible for us new agers to actually have LIVE-IN partners. I blame the government. But then, I tend to blame everyone else that isn't me. :-p Lonely life, here I come! It's not like I don't have a thousand and one things I could be doing… but it's going to be hard now that I am used to him. *sigh* Life has been busy.