Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hi Honey - Have a Good Day - See You Tomorrow

This quarter is a whole different kind of torture and with our work schedules and our class schedules Brian and I barely see each other Monday through Wednesday. Yesterday he was on the road to one of his banks and I think he got home around 7pm. I had class on campus from 5:30-7:30 and then I had to get Erik from piano and work on my homework after I got home. I climbed into bed at about 9:30 while Brian was finishing his test and we all walked out the door together this morning. Today Brian is still stuck out of town at his bank. Erik and I will have a quick dinner and then head to bell practice and when we get back I have to finish my homework assignment for the evil public speaking class and study for my math test. Say a little prayer for me on Wednesday evening... I have my first exam. The professor told us last night that the other class, taking the same exam, averaged a 62% on the exam, and he was proud of them, because usually the first exam the average is 55%.... I almost cried in front of the whole class. I'll try to stay updated on the blog but I'm going to try for a 3.5 this term and I might die trying =)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Blazin' Piano's

So the midwest in the winter can be a dull and sad proposition... and I generally like to go to bed between 10 and 10:30... Luckily I have been able to find solace in Blazin' Piano's. If you find yourself in Lincoln on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night with nothing to do and no one to do it with give us a call, and we'll happily drag you to Brewsky's in the Haymarket for Blazin' Piano's. I've gone the last two Friday's and it's truly among the most fun I've had on a Friday night. The pianists are on a rotating circuit like comedians and they travel from bar to bar in the midwest. They take requests much like the piano bars in big cities, there are drink specials and you just never know what kinds of people you might run into. Come on up or down depending on where you call home, we'd love to take you!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Not a Creature Was Stirring

Last night when we got home from work and school we all delved into our homework while dinner was cooking (yum, meatloaf in January!!!). After about 30 minutes I realized that we were all home and the house was completely silent. Erik was busy studying and taking last minute notes for his Biology final, I was absorbed in my Public Speaking textbook and Brian was in the living room wishing that he hadn't signed up for Anatomy class. After today Erik will have a four day weekend (MLK day and a teacher planning day) and then it will be time for second semester which means that soon we'll see spring. This weekend I have to start the research for my first speech and Brian will work on memorization for his next test. I can't believe we decided to go on our honeymoon during such a heavy class load, but we'll have fun and relax in spite of doing homework every day that we're gone.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I Will Survive

School started for Brian and I last Wednesday. My first math class was cancelled for a blizzard while Brian was in Colorado trying to change a circuit and start his Anatomy homework. We spent the weekend getting used to our new classes and last night Brian spent 5 hours on homework while I spent 2 hours in class and 2 hours on homework. What does it mean when Erik can check my work and tutor me?

This could be a very long quarter. The good news is my "rapid fire" math is still with me. I have retained all my memorized multiplication tables so that part goes well... now if I can just get accustomed to the double negatives =) Brian is taking Anatomy and at the last minute made it into a Humanities class. So far he is a fan of neither, but we're trying to make it through =) If you come over and we're in the office crying or you see us fighting each other for the last cup of coffee we're sorry, and we'll be back to ourselves again in no time! Like towards the middle to end of March!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Another Piece of News

There are two other videos on this same page, the kids have so much to be proud of and they just did an amazing job!!!


Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me

The boys are up to no good with my birthday =) Last night we had my mom and Brian's parents over for birthday dinner, Brian made boy scout chocolate cake (come and visit, we'd love to share) and foil dinners. After we ate his parents got to check out the parade and then we did a little Internet shopping and got ready for bed.

This morning Brian surprised me with flowers after I got to work and after he dropped off Erik. It's a sweet bouquet of lilies and tulips (I love spring flowers in the middle of winter!) and my office is enjoying a bit of spring. Tonight we're going out to dinner with my mom, as soon as I decide where and hopefully we'll get into bed early. Stay warm - Lincoln's "real" temperature this morning was -12.... without the wind chill!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Back from the Crusades

Erik arrived at LSE about 5:30 last night. He was pretty happy to see us =) Per his request we feasted on spaghetti and garlic bread and before he went to sleep he polished off a brownie sundae and a piece of leftover new years cake. We're so happy that he went, but glad to have him back! This article was in the paper this morning: http://journalstar.com/news/local/article_38cc6c1c-f74a-11de-b543-001cc4c03286.html Erik roomed with Nate and Noah and plays drums with Nate.

He's been asleep for almost 12 hours so we'll see what his plans are once he comes to.

Happy New Year!