May 10 2004

Drumroll, please…. New Post!! I have actually been trying to post for quite some time now, but I hadn’t been able to get on Blogger because of some sort of technical difficulties on their end. Even when you don’t write very often, it is really frustrating to not be able to when you want to.

I got a new job today. It is still with the same company, but it is a completely different task. John and I will be working together to use GPS systems to map the Central Valley. It will be a welcome change, as I had been suffering from extreme stress having to deal with my horrible, neurotic supervisor. I really have had bad luck with getting the worst bosses/supervisors…or maybe they’re all bad. I will miss certain people in the office (we will never be home during the week- constant hotels), but I will not miss HER.

The news that I am most excited about is that we are moving to Pittsburgh. I now have a contact who is going to show me around the city when I go in mid-July. John and I will be moving there the last week of July and I hope to already have a place to stay (and maybe a job!). I think we will try to make a trip to Cedar Point amusement park before I have to start work, though. Fitzwater says that they have some of the best rollercoaters of any park and rollercoasters are my FAVORITE!! We have to make sure to go before I get preggers, though, since I can’t safely ride after that.

Speaking of…My sister is very excited to give me Spencer’s old baby clothes. She says that she saved some of her favorite stuff for me. I’m hoping that she will be able to come out and see me after I have the baby. I can’t wait! I can’t wait for the little toes and the soft hair and the giggling and the burping up and the screaming and the pooping and…you get the idea. Bring on the poop- I’m ready. Ever since John agreed to finally have a kid, I’ve been strangely calm. It’s as if my uterus heard him. I’m not sure how I feel about the idea of a uterus with ears. Now, whenever I have nightmares, I wake myself up and imagine holding my baby and I go back to sleep with a smile on my face.

I had such a bad nightmare the other night that I bruised my eyes. I woke up with broken blood vessels covering the skin around my eyes. I didn’t know what had happened at the time and I was a little concerned. I started to have a headache that turned into a migraine whie I was at work. My mom and my co-workers were so concerned that they convinced me to go to the doctor. The doctor sent me to the emergency room without telling me why, but he freaked me out so I went. At the emergency room they decided that they couldn’t, in good conscience, let me go without giving me a CAT scan and a full blood work up. Then they made me pee in a cup. It turns out that the bruises on my eyes (that I caused, remember) were triggering migraines. It was the most painful and most expensive headache of my life. I felt really stupid, especially because everyone at work knew that I had gone home and wanted to know what was wrong the next day. The broken blood vessels are gone now, but the bill hasn’t yet arrived. I have good insurance through my work, but I am almost vomiting in terror at the thought of the huge number that will be after the dollar sign. It’s a good thing that this new job will be paying $5 more per hour than my last one.

At least they found out for sure that I have a brain.