Friday, January 27, 2006

Playing chess

So my boss Dan has a beautiful chess board from Switzerland in his office. It was just decoration until about two weeks ago. One day when Dan was gone, another guy in my office walked by and said, "I've always wanted to go in and move a piece. Just to see if Dan would play with me." He decided to do it, and they've been playing ever since. Dan doesn't even know with whom he's playing. Doesn't that sound like fun?
Now if only I played chess....

Monday, January 23, 2006

Well, my boss told me the end of last week that I had to officially
resign before they could hire a replacement. So I turned in my letter
today. Told them that my last full working day will be March 2, which
is two days after the end of General Board. But I'll continue part time
after that for a while. Anyway, it's official. We'll see what happens!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Let me first say that I’m very embarrassed that I haven’t written since before Christmas. So Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

And here’s a catch up since then:

Ben and I had a great time at Ben’s parents house for Christmas. We saw all the brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews.

Then we came home and my parents came for the days before New Years. We went to Union Station – the model trains were sooo amazing! And to the Truman Presidential Library. I was very impressed with it. Lots of stuff about WWII, of course. Entries from his diaries to read about various decisions he made. I’m glad we went.

Then our 5 year anniversary was Jan 6. Went to see Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Great movie! We meant to see it as soon as it came out, but were just busy with holiday things and his school finals and such. So that was our first chance to go. We really enjoyed it. Both of us had read the book, but years ago, so we didn’t really remember all that much.

I spent last week finishing the curtains for my living and dining room. I started them back in September, so it’s not really something to be proud of :), but I am very happy. I found a great sale at JoAnn’s on curtain rods, so Ben and I are going to put them up tomorrow night.

I found a new dining room table last Saturday. I’d been looking for one, but hadn’t found one that I liked in my price range. Well, this one is perfect. Rectangular. Drop leaves. Plus three leaves to put in the middle. With everything in, it would fit probably 10-12 people around. And it came with 6 chairs. I have to change the fabric bottoms, since it’s a yucky pink and blue floral, but besides that, it’s perfect. I’m very excited.

I think that’s all the major things. Really, I promise to try to write more often. Maybe I’ll post some pictures of the holidays soon. :)