Saturday, April 12, 2008

Lazy Saturday morning

We slept in today, almost until 7 am! Samson has an internal clock unlike any dog I have known. At exactly 5:45 am, he was at my bedside, licking my face, wanting to get up. We convinced him to sleep another hour. (Jeez) We made a big pot of coffee and Paul is making some brekkie. Brekkie is a term that we picked up while traveling in Australia and it has found a permanent home in our vocabulary. So brekkie is cooking as I type.

On Friday, Paul accepted the position of Engineering Manager at GE (formerly Smith's Aerospace). He is starting work on April 28, 2008. So much for his Jubilee Year. ;) He is very excited about the position and I am thrilled for him. He had the most interesting job search of anyone I know - interviewing for the some of the most diverse positions. If you have a couple of hours, you can follow his job search. :) He has quite a few letters to write, thanking different people for their time and letting them know that he is no longer available. Even in this economy, he has found something wonderful. I am very happy for him!

It is beautiful here right now. It is quite warm and terribly wet. We are expecting thunderstorms during the day, and at night, expecting some snow/wintery mix. Based on the temperature, I am dubious of the wintery mix. As Paul says, temperature drives weather and I think the white stuff will be wet stuff only.

Samson is being a big goof. Right now, he is sitting under our table, chewing on his bone. Because it is so warm, I opened up the front door so he could watch the world go by. He sat for a while, watching the rain, the leaves, probably chipmunks. I frequently wonder about his life before he joined ours. I wonder if he was mistreated or hungry, scared or lonely. Almost any opportunity he has, he will sit and stare out the window, I like to speculate that he is making up for lost time. But it's all in his past; he is safe now and spoiled rotten. I wish that I could save more. But for right now, at least we have saved one.

Dinner will be a game time decision. Paul has a couple of good rib-eyes for dinner OR, if grilling isn't an option, chicken we can bake. Depends on the weather... We have a busy morning - shopping, paint, work clothes for Paul (no suits needed!!), errands, etc. Red Wings play at 2:00 pm today and our puppy sitting duties are coming to an end. Enjoy the weekend!


Big Johnny said...

7 a.m. is NOT sleeping in !!!

And with Pauly going back to work, sy good bye to gourmet meals...goodbye pan seared fillets...hello Mrs. Pauls !!!


Enjoy the Arpil snows...we've got carlos Santana winds this weekend...where the hell are my shorts...

Big Johnny said...

boy did I really goon up the spelling in that post....

Deirdre Honner said...

Nice job. ;)

Lisa said...

Must be a math major!