Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch

On the 17th we finally had a somewhat dry day to head up to Hayden where they have a pumpkin patch.   From talking to some of my new found friends, this is fall "must do."  The temperature hovered around 50 degrees making it a perfect, cold day to do some pumpkin picking.

Jacob had his first pony ride and absolutely loved it!  Now he tells us he is a cowboy.  Just one of the many hats he wears when he is not part of Lightening McQueen's Pit crew or fighting crime as Spiderman.

After our chilly afternoon at the patch, we headed north so I could see the town that Tim works in and then we ended the day with a nice dinner out at a local Asian restaruant called Stix.  By the time we got home the temps had dipped into the 40s.  Much to my dismay, we had to turn the heat on to take the chill off the house.  Now to find some fire wood so we can make some nice toasty fires in our new fireplace.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October Happenings

Life has been hectic, as shown by the fact that I haven't update in over 2 weeks.  I was in the middle of updating yesterday when hubby kicked me off the computer.  Men!  Anyway, I thought I would just give a run down of life at the moment. 

Jacob got over the H1N1 flu after missing 1 week of school.  It took another 4 days or so to really recouperate after that.  He got his first report card and did great!  You are probably wondering how a 3 year old can get a report card but they do.  Basically it's do they recognize the letters they have learned, know the letter sounds, know their name, behavior, stuff like that.  He also won an award for "Most Improved" since the school year started.  Unfortunately he missed the assembly when the award was presented because he was sick.  The soccer season has been very wet.  At this point we have had more practice and game cancellations then playing time due to the rain and field conditions.  We've also had a birthday to attend in all of this.

This week I started my new job as a Care Manager at UAB hospital  working along side a research team/project. UAB is a huge university in downtown Birmingham with a huge medical complex.  They are listed as one of the top hospitals in the country!   I'm super excited and grateful for this opportunity!  This is a big change for me.  Going from pediatrics to geriatrics (but now I get to use my minor a bit), direct patient care to indirect patient care.  It will be an adjustment.  I had orientation Monday and Tuesday and next week things will really get going, hopefully.  Otherwise, I've been doing some computer work from home that goes along with it and attending weekly team meetings.  So nice to finally be productive out of the house again!  I feel like a new person!  Someone told me once "the more you have to do, the more organized you are and the more you get done."  True, true!  So, now that I have found one of my missing links, I'm good to go.

Hopefully if the weather holds out we will venture up to the Pumpkin Patch this weekend for pumpkin picking and hayrides.  The leaves are slowly turning from green to red and orange.  Still looks like it has a long way to go though.  We had a fence put up last week, 6ft on the sides and 4ft in the back so we don't lose our view.  Now Jacob and Star can run around and I don't have to worry about either one tumbling down the hill.