Thursday, September 24, 2009

Some delayed Hellos

I feel like I owe all of you a hearty Thank You for a whole lot of good wishes and kind words over the last few weeks. Whether related to baby (and its assorted afflictions), school or wedding, it all really does mean a lot. I know that it sounds corny and disingenuous, but it has been a super treat to log in a couple times a day recently and have a lot of strangers saying nice things:-)

I notice that some readers that are either new or have come out of the woodwork lately (sorry for the lack of links...too lazy and not enough time right now)...Nifer, Erica and Mike all left comments yesterday (actually, almost a bit of a comment fight going one...hee hee), and Windy City Kelley's, Allison, Girl Friday, Our Happy Married Life, Laurie, Hanni, DSS, Straw76berry, Kari, Lisa and John and Rachel are all new commenters pretty recently, too. A couple of you have sent emails, which I think I have responded to. Thanks, in bulk, for stopping always makes me feel so special to have people drop in and observe my little adventures from afar.

I am trying to visit all of your blogs and add them to Reader, but I am a little behind on that, so I apologize ahead of time if I don't get you. And Nifer, you can feel free to venture your guess at my name via email, I am much more forthcoming that way;-) of my very, very favorite bloggers (who needs to write WAY more, because she is completely hilarious), Megan from A Running Commentary, finally chimed in as well. About f'in time!!!

It seems like maybe things are settling down into a little bit of a routine now, although that routine is still really busy. School is, as warned, a TON of work and takes a ton of time. In general, people are here from about 8:00am until 6:00-7:00 pm everyday. I am not sure if that is due to the natural work ethic of everyone here, the volume of work we get, or the desire to show off a little bit in the early going. A lot of these people are coming off of 3-5 years as Investment Bankers and Management Consultants, so they are used to working very long hours and being judged on it as well. We will see how this evolves...

That leaves me very little time for anything else. Since my bedtime has been about 8:30 for the last two weeks, I basically get home, eat dinner, relax for a minute and then make someone tuck me in to bed:-). Yes, I need to be tucked in every night...get over it! Usually The Boy takes care of it, but Munchkin is an adequate substitute!

I actually think that I owe Munchkin some time...we need to plan a date this weekend. Since I don't walk her to and from school anymore, and am not awake for long when I get home, I feel like I am a little bit out-of-touch with her for the moment. Obviously, that can't continue...whatever parenting credit I am due for her overall awesomeness is related to the amount of time that I spend with her, and the emotional closeness of our relationship. Cramming my own schedule full of school and a baby is not an excuse to lose that.

Alright, back to paying attention in class. I am actually feeling pretty good today, although I am exhausted as usual, and am looking forward to chicken fingers tonight:-)


Our Happy Married Life... said...

Sorry if the new header confused you...It's still the same ME-A day in the life of Amy...just some blog changes. Enjoy the day and of course, chicken fingers! :)

Ally said...

I like to be tucked in too!

And I'm not pregnant, and your schedule (really just reading about it) exhausts me :)

Allison said...

Thanks for the shout out!! I've been reading for awhile when I just happen to stumble upon your blog...not really sure how... but just commented yesterday for the 1st time!

Congratulations on your marriage, baby, and what appears to be a wonderful life!!!

Keep the posts coming :)

Hänni said...

Thank you so much for the warm welcome. I look forward to becoming a regular!

Lisa said...

it is great to see how you are doing. especially since you genuinely seem to be in a great place right now, which you more than deserve. hope that timetable isnt too hard on you, but you can do it!

Anonymous said...

I've been a long-time reader, but I don't think I've ever commented. Congrats on the marriage, school and pregnancy. What an exciting time for you. I hope you'll continue to write as I really enjoy reading your blog.

John and Rachel said...

I've also been reading for a while, I just never commented. But I'm happy to do it now!

Thanks for the hello!

laurwilk said...

Duuuuude. Dying for a gchat! I hope you can get those fried fingers down without too much trouble.

nifer said...

Ah, thanks for the shout-out! I would love for you to visit my lil old blog -- definitely leave a comment if you do, so I know you've been! {I leave out milk and cookies.}

I love your anonymity, but I might send you an e-mail just because I can't stand to know if I'm right or not! LOL Blame it on the Type A.

~ Jen

Anonymous said...

I found out I was knocked up on my first day of grad school. I coasted pretty well until the last trimester when I got cankles the size of Redwoods and an ass width to match.

Good times.

My only advice is to try to get as many school credits in before the birth because after the baby's born, it's just that much harder to juggle baby and full-time school. Especially on 4 hours a sleep a night.

Btw, added you to my blogroll. Would love to be on yours :-)

Love your blog!

Ms. Mix & Bitch

Ys said...

I'd say definitely keep working on your relationship with Munchkin (I know you don't need to be told that ;D). My relationship with my little sister broke down when she went through some pretty bad end-of-teen years and I regret it to this day. She was my baby now we're just sisters again :/

Windy City Kelley's said...

Thanks for the shout out - look forward to reading much more!

Megan said...

Wait.. did you just scold me a little bit on your blog?

Surely that was not the first time I have ever commented on your blog, was it? If so, I apologize for being so rude. I promise to try to do better in the future.