Sometimes in the afternoons Anja and I go upstairs to hang out in the bedroom, which is now the perfect child-friendly place for her to play. Yesterday she was a bundle of energy! When we got there, the cat was sleeping on the bed, and Anja LOVES to attack the cat. Strangely enough, the cat doesn't mind much. Theodore purrs and purrs while Anja mauls him. It's really weird! And absolutely hilarious! Yesterday she was trying to catch his tail that was flipping around, pulling on it every time she caught it. Then she got some other weird idea in her head, and started going after it with her mouth. She was just tossing her head back and forth after the flipping tail with her mouth open, trying to eat it! Finally she gave up her exact technique, caught the tail with her hands and took a big bite. Purrr.... purrrr..... purrr...
I had an Annie Car Day yesterday and when I picked Martin up from work all I could think about was how I didn't want to eat the vegetable soup we had at home for dinner. I made it a few days ago and didn't cook it long enough the first time we tried to eat it. It was gross. So the next day I added potatoes and cooked it all day long... but it still tasted kind of gross. The idea of having to eat it a third day in a row made me nauseous... so we went to Arni's for dinner!! I was totally craving an Arni's Junior salad, and it ended up being PERFECT. I never can finish them, but last night was the closest I've ever come. Anja loved eating the ham (we'll be a good pair--I don't like ham, but evidently she does!) and cheese bits and we also got her a cup of cheese soup, which she didn't eat much of so we brought it home for today. It was a nice little family dinner out.
Martin got me up when he got up this morning. We went to bed at 9:00 last night and Anja slept relatively well, so it wasn't hard to get up. My days go so much more smoothly if I can get up and completely ready before Anja wakes up. Now we are both here in the back room eating Cheerios together! What a life.
So, we've had this big news to tell for about a week but wasn't given the go-ahead for public announcement until yesterday... when I forgot to post it! Haha! Anyway, the big news around here is that MARTIN GOT A NEW JOB!!!!! He'll now be working at Ivy Tech as a student advisor, which is a job he can be pretty sure about since it is my brother-in-law's old job! This new job will mean only good things for us; normal work hours, no commute, an easy bus ride from the library to the school, NO TRAVEL, among others. We're super excited! He starts on December 1st, and he's got some days of travel between now and then, be we are counting the days to his start date. And just in time! I don't think I could do another snowy winter with him driving up and down 231 every day.
So that is our big news. I've been very eager to post it!
I'm off to check Mike Prangley's forecast. I was planning to walk up to my mom's today to visit the invalid, but Martin called the Time & Temperature and they said thunderstorms. Now I'm remembering that Mike Prangley had mentioned that too.... so I'd better make sure before I set off on any long walks.