May 7, 2009: Liesl Sleeps in the Nursery

I got paged out at five thirty this morning which is not what I was looking for on three hours of sleep.  I worked for an hour and then went back to bed.  I ended up “sleeping in late” a bit this morning but it worked out fine.  I was really exhausted after getting to bed so late and then getting called out in the middle of the night.

Tomorrow I am covering the early morning shift at work so I am starting at six thirty.  I will work until nine and then Dominica, Liesl, Oreo and I are jumping into the SUV and hitting the road for Frankfort.  Our goal is to get up there around lunchtime and then I will get back to work once we arrive.  It is going to be a really exhausting day.

I did some shopping on Audible and picked out several books to have ready for the trip.  Dominica and I are going to be doing a lot of driving this week and it will be nice to have some books to listen to on the road.  These days I have not been getting that much of a chance to listen to any good books so I am looking forward to it immensely.

I got some important bill paying done today.  Our “six month deferred” bills come due this month for the furniture that we bought for Liesl and for the basement so that is hitting us rather significantly.  Luckily we had planned for it so it is okay but ouch.

It was another long day of work.  But productivity continues and I cannot complain.  Getting things done is such a change from the way that things have been for the last few weeks that no amount of work is a problem as long as the workload is decreasing and things are being accomplished.

After work was over I came upstairs and we spent a bit of the evening watching back episodes of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse via Hulu.  We had to watch a few episodes tonight because if we fall behind the episodes drop off of Hulu and if that happens we will be stuck not being able to watch any until the BluRay of the series releases and who knows when that will be.  So even though we have tons to do tonight we decided to take some time and watch a few episodes to make sure that we are safe.

Tonight Liesl was very fussy and Dominica decided that it was time to let her try sleeping in her crib in the nursery.  She has never spent any amount of time in her own room before.  We have kept her stuff in there for a long time but she has always slept with us between our pillows on the bed with Oreo at her feet.  She is just going to sleep there for half of the night until we go to bed which will happen sometime in the wee hours of the morning, but it is still a momentous occasion for our little girl to be sleeping in her own room.

After we were done watching Dollhouse I headed down to the basement to wrap up another hour or two or work that I needed to complete before going to bed and Dominica went upstairs to work on packing for the trip tomorrow.  We are going to be out of town for a week so we have a lot of packing to do.  We drive to Frankfort tomorrow and are there for two nights.  Then we drive to dad’s house on Sunday and are there for two nights.  Then we drive back to Frankfort for one night.  Then on Wednesday night I have the professional advisory board meeting at Onondaga Community College which is in the late afternoon.  Once that meeting is over in Syracuse I will drive back to Frankfort, pick up the family and drive on down to Peekskill.  So we won’t be back home and back to normal until a week from today and at that point we will be really, really exhausted.  Then, if the calendar is correct, we will be in Philadelphia for the weekend after that.

We are thinking that on either Sunday or Monday nights we might make our annual trip to the Silver Lake Drive In in Perry, New York to go see Star Trek. The timing is perfect.  School is not out yet.  The drive in is open and the weather is fairly good, and it is the only movie of which I know that is coming out this year that I care about seeing at all.  So that will be really nice if it works out.  Going to the drive in in the X3 wil probably work well.  The crappy thing is that the Ralstons won’t be able to make it.  That has always been our thing – going to the Silver Lake Drive In.  We’ve met them there for years.  This would have been our last chance to do that.

Katie (@kweenkmatt) went and saw Star Trek tonight and said that it was awesome and that everyone should go see it.

Francesca (@francescagrice) has made the leap into the world of microblogging and is now on Twitter.

Dominica (@dominicamiller) has been doing a lot of work this week to start keeping up her own Twitter feed as well as Liesl’s (@liesllee) and to write in Liesl’s blog.

I finally got a chance to start heading for bed at ten till two in the morning.  Ouch.  This is going to be a very short night.  I am going to be very unhappy in the morning.  I am going to be desperate for coffee, that is for sure.

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