Well it’s officially 2008 and I still haven’t finished cleaning the bedroom, sorting through the bags and boxes of papers I cart around with me from apartment to apartment, or downloaded my music from my computer to my MP3 player so that I can work out every night. I have, however, finally put the above mattress for sale on craigslist (it’s free – come take it!), put up all of the Christmas decorations (actually, I tossed them in the closet until I can get to organizing that), had awesome sex 3 times (whoo!), decided to stay home with Jaxon full time – which means I that am officially jobless, began taking my vitamins again, AND have started my blog (again). While I adore Christmas, I am actually glad that the holidays are over. I think we planned too many things. We technically had plenty of time, but with Matt’s art work taking off and Jaxon, there was little time just to relax. Target still didn’t have the bookcases I need to finish my bedroom. But Christmas stuff was 90% off. I knew if I just held out, I could do better than 75%. Of course at 90% off, the air was thick with the stench of (as Matt described it) poor people. Today was a lazy Sunday. I only left the house to haul away that mattress and a 2/3 full box of unused diapers. I turned in my resignation to my job today. The email was short and sweet. I know they will be upset, which in turn makes me very upset, but Matt pointed out that they would be upset because they need me and I am hard to replace and that I was under-paid. This made me feel a bit better. The surprise flowers (tulips are my favorite!!) also helped. Man, I have a great man. We did get to enjoy a nice evening before Matt returned to work, complete with pizza (No! it’s not delivery –because only nasty Round Table delivers to Terra Linda — it’s DiGiorno!), Family Guy, and homemade hazelnut cappuccinos. Tasty. In final news, Jaxon can officially push himself up on his hand while on him stomach and roll to the right.Two days ago he couldn’t lift that massive head of his if the world depended on it. Now, he can stare me in the eyes for a second or two before rolling. Time to be more attentive at the diaper changing table.
Things are slowly getting back to normal after the holidays. Thursday I got an email from my boss about returning to work on Monday (egads!) and had to tell her that I had no sitter for Jax yet. Matt and I have been struggling about whether I should go back to work or not. My reasoning for going back seemed to circle around a $62 bottle of rejuvenation serum that I probably don’t really need but smells good. But after researching day care centers, I would basically be working just to pay the sitter!!! So I’m not going back to work. Besides, how could you leave this cute boy with a complete stranger for 11.5 hours a day!!!
I couldn’t! So I am officially jobless. Maybe they will still send me my 2007 Bonus. Probably not. Bye-bye rejuvenating serum. Saturday we went to Aroma Cafe to eat grilled cheese sandwiches and ended up having a very strange encounter with a very strange man. Now, I am not one to hold a 30 minute conversation with two complete strangers, preventing them from eating their hot and tasty grilled cheeses, but apparently, this man was. He used to be a Joe Everyman, but then found himself via his Native American heritage. I can only assume that this led to his departure from his Everyman job and the end of a “personal relationship — about a month and 1/2 ago” (relayed to us in a whisper). Matt had wanted to take this man’s picture for his blog and the man declined and then spent 29 minutes telling us why. And the strangest thing was… he kept telling us that “his image” was very valuable and that even before he became Native American (whatever) people used to come up to him and ask him for his picture all the time…. so they could masturbate to him at home. Now, this he didn’t say, but that coy smirky smile sure did imply this. We ate lukewarm grilled cheese and amscrayed asap.