Archive for 2008


Posted 05 Feb 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category please and thank you

Today was another launch day at work. I’ve been here since 4am. Husband was nice enough to drive me to work since the trains don’t run that late (or is it early?). I’m exhausted and only half way through my work day. Buh.

Anyway – this weekend I went ahead and signed up for the 3 Day walk. I must be insane! Send me well wishes and donations here. Thanxxx.

Alright – I have to finish my large coke and prop my eyelids open with toothpicks now. Sometimes it’s unfortunate that sleeping at your desk is frowned upon.

The hefty catch-up.

Posted 01 Feb 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category uncategorized

This is me in Costa Rica, contemplating why it is I live a few hundred miles south of Canada.

So…I’ve been noticeably absent from blogging this week. I’m pretty sure that most people would agree that the week after you’re back from vacation is worthless. I have no motivation to get out of bed, work, unpack, do laundry, or eat normal meals. All I can do is sit and daydream about the beach and ocean, and waking up to the sounds of howler monkeys.

But alas, here I am at work. I was out yesterday due to a horrible, embarrassing health situation that only my mom, husband and BFF got to hear about. I’ll sum it up with the word prunes. And…I’m done.

Here’s what’s currently going on in my life. Trying to negotiate a plane ticket to visit Martini. Just made first mortgage payment. Anxiously awaiting the Twins home opener, of which I have tickets to two games (awesome). Going to an informational meeting on the Komen 3-Day walk tomorrow. Plans to unpack, do laundry, make spinach dip and mint brownies for a Superbowl party this weekend. I hate that it’s a leap year. Trying to figure out what I can spend my $80 in gift cards in at this store.

And…that’s about it. Oh! I read Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen while I was in Costa Rica. It’s a good book! Highly recommended, especially if you enjoy books about circus life. Similar and also recommended – Geek Love.

Seacrest out.

I thought our apartment was cramped…

Posted 29 Jan 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category other people are morons, the cats

What’s great is that each cat gets his or her own chair. How lovely.

Still alive, possibly with a side of malaria.

Posted 28 Jan 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category uncategorized

Hello! I have roughly 4 minutes to make some sort of post on here before I have a meeting and then go back home to sleep.

Costa Rica was, to say the least, awesome. We had so much fun. I got burned to a crisp (and had to admit to the husband that maybe my choice of SPF 4 on my first day was a bad one), eaten alive by mosquitoes, and generally had a great time. I’ll post a few pictures in the next couple of days.

Here’s a climate change wrap up.

We left on Sunday, 1/20 – the temperature at 3am was -11 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sunday 1/20 through Sunday 1/27 – temperature in Costa Rica – roughly 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
We got home at midnight Sunday 1/27 , and the temp was 25 degrees Fahrenheit.

I think my body is in a small state of shock. Peeling sunburn, bug bites, and a down parka and cashmere scarf? None of it adds up. :)

Work = a little much.

Posted 17 Jan 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category marriage

I hate the fact that the last time I blogged was Monday. Nearly every night for the past two weeks I’ve worked late and/or at home in the evening. I haven’t really packed a thing for my trip in 3 days. (Unless you call dumping your “summer drawer” out on the floor next to your suitcase and also throwing a tube of sunscreen in for good measure.)

So I’m taking a break from working now. I think that’s fair. I put in a good 12 hours yesterday.

I can’t effing wait to get on that plane Sunday morning. The temperature when we leave for the airport is forecast to be about -10 degrees. The average temperature in Costa Rica for the past few days has been about 87. Much, much better.

In case I don’t blog again before we leave – here’s what the next 60 or so hours have in store for me…

Today: Work until like, 6pm, go home, make mac and cheese for dinner, sign on and work again around 8pm. Try to do laundry while making mac & cheese, eating and working.

Friday: Work till 5pm. (I refuse to work any later than that.) Have dinner with husband’s parents. Look at some dining table we might get for free. Get home late. Maybe try to pack?

Saturday: Clean the house. Have our Realtor and mortgage lady over to see the house (finally). Get a 90 minute massage. (YESSSS!) Pack if I haven’t yet and prep the kitties for being alone for 8 days. Tell them I love them and smother them with kitty kisses.

Sunday morning, approx. 2:30 am: Get up. (Ridiculous.) Try to get husband up. Shower. Try to get husband up again. Call cab. Get husband to pack his suitcase. Go to airport by 3:30am. (Just kidding dude! Well, kind of. You know you’re hard to get up.)

BTW – the picture above is of one of the bungalows like we’re staying in. GET ME ON THAT PLANE!