While getting ready for work in the morning yesterday, I noticed a lack of talk on the radio. Since moving here in 1999, I'd listened to WMVX with Brian and Joe in the morning. I figured they both had vacation days and didn't think twice about it. Until they weren't on the airwaves again this morning. I started to get nervous. Then on the way home today, again there was very little talking and more commercials. Sure enough, my morning routine fears have been realized and my beloved morning show hosts have been canned.
It immediately reminded me of when I was living in NYC and the exact same thing happened. My favorite morning show was hosted by Danny Bonaduce, of all people (he was a great DJ, btw). One morning, he was just gone <poof!> AND they completely changed the format of the radio station. NYC radio was never quite as good for me.
So, I'm mourning the death of my morning radio show and will have to go in search of another. Friday morning "Police Blotters", I'll miss you. :(
In all the excitement of the wedding and honeymoon, Earth Day caught me by surprise and I completed missed the annual EarthFest this past week that takes place at the Cleveland Zoo. I've always been conscientious about recycling and changing some of my habits in order to conserve water, energy, etc. I think the little things can make a difference - like not letting the water run while you brush your teeth and turning off lights.
Recycling in a corporate environment can be very challenging but I'm happy to say that today I was finally able to get a recycling bin in my classroom after wanting one for a few years. Granted, I had to get it myself and it's only one classroom, but it's a start. It's always bothered me that we have these large conference rooms where food/drink is catered in for meetings and all the plastic drink bottles are just thrown in the trash. Originally there was only 1 recycle bin in the cafeteria. Now we have them in each kitchenette on all of the floors. Now, one of my five classrooms has a recycling bin. Slow but steady progress for a company that employs 17,000+ employees. Another plus for where I work though, is encouraging all of our online banking clients to reduce the use of paper by signing up for online statements. We're in full swing of trying to get EVERY client signed up and so far more than 50% of our clients receive electronic statements. Hooray for Mother Earth!
Now that things are settling down again, I need to get control of things. Since Jeff wanted to watch the Cavs game tonight I took the opportunity to clean up my craft room a bit. It became my catch-all place for the last month and I could barely find the desk and table that was in there. I've made some progress but I still have to file about 4 months of bills/invoices. When things/rooms get too cluttered, I can't seem to focus.
Once I can get that room in order I need to get back to some knitting projects. Knitting is very therapeutic for me and it's more about the process than the finished product. I have 2 UFOs (unfinished objects) - the mate to a pair of socks and a toddler sweater. I want to finish both and then start a spring lace scarf
I also want to read some more. I need to get to the library one of these days, so I'll probably pull one of the shelf here at home. Alright, off to read before bed.
It's not very often that I have difficulty sleeping but given our recent travels and taking Sudafed PE for my head cold has got me up for the second night in a row. But it's different tonight. I was exhausted all day and had no problem falling asleep tonight but woke up once Jeff came to bed. When I tried to fall back to sleep I kept having "wake-mares" for lack of a better word. I start to relax and my mind begins to wander and then I have these horrible thoughts that jolt me awake.
I decided to take Jeff's approach of a data-dump in the hopes that when I go back to bed I'll be able to sleep soundly again.
Jeff's pretty much given all the major honeymoon recaps so I won't be going into detail on that other than to say that starting our new life together in such a beautiful place was amazing and I'm still surprised to find myself married to such a wonderful guy. For me, it's the wedding itself that my thoughts really keep going back to. We had the perfect fairytale wedding. It was perfect and just the way that both of us wanted. I don't think I'll ever be able to express my love and gratitude enough to my dad. He was amazing. I know this was a joyous yet sad event for him and not having my mom by his side was tough. He did his best to be both mom and dad for me, to the point of being tweaked out days before the wedding in an effort to make sure that everything went smoothly. And it did. The weather was perfect (and that's a major accomplishment for me and Florida!), Jeff never looked more handsome, I got to wear the most beautiful dress and felt like a princess, and we spent 3 glorious hours on a yacht with close family and friends. I didn't want the night to end. I can't stop looking at all of the pictures.
With such a romantic and beautiful start to our marriage I can't wait for what lies ahead. I'm the luckiest girl in the world.
Plane ticket to Florida for wedding in paradise? $250
Perfect wedding and reception on a beautiful yacht? $-- don't ask!
Bottle of Aleve for headache caused by incessant "dinging" noise on dad's computer every time you click on ANYTHING? $5
Plaster and paint for hole in the wall made by a flying stapler because of the useless Windows Millenium operating system? $150
ER bill for dropping the PC monitor on my foot in a fit of rage? $300
Giving my dad my Dell laptop as a wedding thank you present? Priceless.
Hop on a plane and get to sunny Florida by noon? Check!
Get wedding gown on plane without too much incident? Check!
Pick up wine for the wedding? Check!
Stop at the florist and receive stem of flowers for hair? Check!
Pick up some groceries for the house with Dad? Check!
Steal neighbor's unsecured wi-fi because Dad's computer is so frickin' old that it doesn't support yahoo mail??! Hell yeah, check!