Corazon de Swiss

April 30, 2007

Jax

Filed under: Cheesepuff,Love & Relationships,Ringwatch 2007 — by corazondeswiss @ 8:40 pm

CP and I went to Jax this weekend for a get away.  We stayed at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront.  (CP paid for the hotel bill and to valet my car both days)- it was my anniversary present. 
Pillowtop mattress, down pillows, view of the city…
I did start out the weekend by getting loast and missing my exit for the hotel.  But eventually made it there.
Saturday morning we had breakfast in the hotel restaurant (fantastic breakfast buffet) and went to the room to decide what to do with our day.  We decided on the zoo, which was interesting because we both noticed that there seemed to be a disproportionate number of bratty children (and their bratty parents) at the zoo.  I made CP promise me that we would not be having any bratty children.  He said no, and if they were it would be due to the Corazon genes.  That earned him the stink eye.  We’ve been to several theme parks and have not seen that many bratty children in one place.
And fortunately we put on sunscreen before we went into the zoo since I recently was burned when at a concert with my sister.  We were there longer than I anticipated, but had a good time.  I’m impressed because CP even asked me to give him some headache medication to put in his pocket because I will (typically) suffer a headache when we go out like that.  He even smiled at me and said “I’m figuring out how you work.” 🙂  
We went to the room for a while to rest.  Headed back out to the Landing for dinner which was quite tasty.  Walked there a while, and made our way back to the room.  We toyed with the idea of renting a movie from the hotel, but ended up watching “The School of Rock”, it was one of those movies that’s so bad its good.  CP told me he had more fun watching me watch the movie than he did watching the movie. 
We slept in on Sunday and had lunch at another restaurant on the Landing before we headed to the Museum of Science and History.  (My sister tells me we are nerds because we did that- I like to remind her that we’re not 21 anymore and baking in the sun, shopping and clubbing isn’t our scene.) Whatever.  We liked it.  We parted ways after the museum and headed for our respective places.  The city was covered in a haze and smelled of smoke from a wildfire that has been burning in south Georgia for 2 weeks.  It finally cleared when I got about 50 miles west of Jax. 
All in all a good weekend, just too short (as they all are!) And still no ring…

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April 26, 2007

Weekend plans..

Filed under: Cheesepuff — by corazondeswiss @ 8:45 pm

Off to Jax for a weekend with CP.  We’re staying at the Hyatt.  Fancy, no? 
As busy as work has been this week, I am so looking forward to leaving a little early tomorrow and making my way toward Jax and CP.  A whole weekend. No peeps we know expecting to share time with us.  Its not that I don’t want to spend time with other people, but it’s been months (!!!) since we were complete alone for an entire weekend.  And oh, the gloriousness.  I hope I will have lots of fun stories to tell when I get back.  Until then, enjoy yourselves. 
BTW, go over and give Alyndabear a hug, she’s had a rough day. She had to lay her Bella bunny to rest.  RIP Bella.  And Hugs to Aly and Lucy. 

April 24, 2007

Why? Because…

Filed under: Drama, drama, drama — by corazondeswiss @ 8:18 pm

Why shouldn’t you turn off the light in the foyer and attempt to walk through it in the dark?
Because you will slam your foot into the cedar chest.
Why shouldn’t you walk around with only socks on your feet?
Because when you slam your foot into said cedar chest it will hurt. (Not unlike the other 2 times in your life you have been running or walking without shoes and broken your toes)
Why shouldn’t you let the girl at the nail place talk you into leaving your toenails a little longer than usual?
Because when you hit your foot into said cedar chest, it will split your toenail and cause it to bleed and ruin your pedicure. And you will now have to wait weeks for it grow back out and therefore put off a pedicure.
Why shouldn’t you show your injury to your mother, the hospice nurse?
Because she will be totally unsympathetic to your injury. Those hospice nurses are all heart, let me tell you.

 Fortunately, I don’t think that I broke the toe this time, although my toe does look gross, and it hurts a bit.  And the Claritin-D totally helped and I may survive this bout of hay fever without going to the doctor to beg to have my head opened and all the snot suctioned out. 

April 23, 2007

Spring Fever

Filed under: In Sickness and In Health — by corazondeswiss @ 7:42 pm

Every year around this time I get Spring Fever.  But not the way you are thinking.  I’ve got Hay Fever.  I’d rather have the Rotovirus.  I know what you are thinking, but hear me out.  The Rotovirus was awful, but it only lasts 24 hours.  Hay fever?  I’ll be fighting it ALL week.  It’s miserable.  You feel bad, but the doctor can’t give you anything.  I went to the pharmacy and got some Claritin-D so hopefully it will get better.  But so far I’m suffering watery/itchy eyes, stuffy/runny nose, dry/sore throat, not sleeping and I want to die.  But I can’t, because we are SO busy at work.  I saw 6 new people today and there are at least that many to see tomorrow.  I want to sleep, but I can’t because I spend the night turning from one side to the other to drain the snot.  Ugh!  And I have to get up and go to work in the morning.  Double ugh! 

April 16, 2007

Typhoid Mary…

Filed under: In Sickness and In Health,The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 7:35 pm

that’s what my mother is calling me now that she’s gotten sick with the same thing I have.  Poor thing.  I didn’t tell her that at one point it was simultaneous with the bowels AND the emesis.  Sorry, ma(and internet, bet you didn’t want to know that! See! I do try to keep some things to myself!)  I heard her at 2:00 this morning and got up to check on her. 
So, it was off to work this morning…and face a day after me being away since Thursday. Fortunately the per diem person was in yesterday, so that was really helpful, I didn’t have too much extra to do…
And home to a sick mommy (who at least had my dad at home all day the day I was sick, they left me all alone with my sickness).  Off to see what I can do to help with my sick mommy.
Say prayers for the families of those involved in the tragedy at Virginia Tech today..

April 15, 2007

Sick

Filed under: Random Cheesiness,Workin' for a living — by corazondeswiss @ 10:43 am

Internet, I have been sick.  Sick like I have not been in about 3 years.  Multiple, violent episodes of emesis (new word I learned at work, the medical term for barf).  Plus, watery bowels.  It all began Friday morning and resulted in me calling into work.  Which I don’t do.  Because 1. I’m in the “just hired” probationary period at work which = no pay for missed day and B. I only call in when I am truly too sick to work.  Which I was.  So far I have not eaten a lot of real food…mostly soup and milkshakes (vanilla).  Drinking lots of Gatorade, Sprite and sleep/rest.  Fortunately, I live in a place where I can say, please, go to the store and get me Gatorade and Sprite.  And when you come back bring me the remote, phone and an emesis container so I can just die here on the couch.  So, obviously I haven’t died.  And I plan to go back to work tomorrow (Knock on wood!) 
Fortunately getting better does not depend on what’s on tv, because let me just tell you, there is nothing on.  At all.  So I’m off to watching nothing at all on tv and drink more Gatorade, Sprite and soup…

April 11, 2007

Wacky Wednesday

Filed under: Wacky Wednesday — by corazondeswiss @ 7:18 pm

Welcome to Wacky Wednesday!  It has certainly been wacky for me as we have gone “LIVE” with the new computer system at the hospital where I work.  And I will be SO glad when the transitional time is over.  Everyone is SO stressed.  And honestly, I haven’t had a problem yet, outside of the usual ones (the secretary wrote the wrong doctor’s name on the computer order).  No biggie.  Went out to dinner with my mom tonight b/c my dad is at his Men’s Club.  Its some thing where he goes to meet these “good old boys” and they eat steak, drink beer, tell lies and talk about bullshit.  Whatever.  Some women would be all uptight about the men only deal, but my mom is way over it.  Too funny. 
Anyway, on with the Wackiness…
1.  When is frack have his baby? Dude, you got me on this one.  If my Frack has a baby, well he’s got some ‘splaining to do.  What with him being a boy and all, plus he’s been neutered.  So as his mama, I’d be very distressed if Frack was having a baby.  I don’t know of any other Fracks and when/if he is expecting.

2. I’m going to kill someone– Okay seriously, if I get this again I’m going to change the name of this post, because its freaking me out!

3. Can my employer take back a relocation bonus?– I don’t know the exact answer to that question.  My advice to you would be to find out if you had to sign an agreement when you signed on.  Personally, I did and I had to agree to work for the company for a year in order to receive the bonus.  If I leave before the year is up, I have to pay back a pro-rated amount.  Hope that helps.

4. Wacky Wednesday at Work– Well, that is the title of this new feature on my blog, and I’m having one today.  Hope yours is not as wacky as mine! 

P.S.  Thanks to Alyndabear for all the awesome comments.  They make my day! And I apologize to anyone who may have lost comments to the spam collector here, I can’t seem to catch anything before it gets deleted. 
P.P.S.  Just so you know, I’m working on my 100 things about me…

April 9, 2007

Woman of Valor

Filed under: Love & Relationships,The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 6:34 pm

I went to a Women’s Seder this weekend- it is an alternative seder (passover celebration) that tells the passover story from the female point of view and the female role in passover.  It is hosted by some of the women from the Temple in my hometown.  A friend of my mom’s is a member and invited me, my mom and my sister.  During the seder everyone presents a Woman of Valor, a real or fictional character.  It is traditionally an honor for a Jewish woman, as the Proverb says- her price is beyond pearls…  But can be used to describe any woman who has been meaningful in your life.
I chose my mom- because she taught me everything I needed to know about being a good woman.  To not be afraid to dream big.  That I could do anything I set my mind to.  That it was not impossible to be a wife, mother and have a job that I would enjoy.  That I could be in a relationship and maintain my individuality.  Because she gave me roots and wings. 
So, who’s your Woman of Valor?

April 5, 2007

On the defensive side…

Filed under: Cheesepuff,Love & Relationships,Ranting and Raving,Ringwatch 2007 — by corazondeswiss @ 8:44 pm

Not long ago I wrote about my mom’s comment at the family reunion and being frustrated with her…Yesterday my co-workers were asking about my relationship at lunch and I got a little bothered by it.  It seems like I am always having to defend my choice to be with CP, but be long distance.  Let’s be fair here, I am not the only one who makes decisions in this relationship.  And I have always tried to talk to him about taking a new job- especially this last one because I moved to take it and moved further away. 
But I was very unhappy where I was and moving home helps me big time financially.  I’m not paying rent, I can pay off my credit card debt and only owe on my car and school loan.  And I can also pay more on my car and get that debt out of the way.  Especially since financial matters seem to be one of CP’s biggest worries about getting married.  So I moved. 
I told CP last night I am so tired of defending things.  No matter how well meaning people are, or if they are just interested and trying to understand, I am tired of it.  It really annoys me when people ask me, “Why didn’t you move there?”  Why didn’t I move there?  Because I’m trying to save money, not spend it.  Because I don’t believe in living together before marriage.  Because if I did and we lived together then what impetus would he have to change things.  And you know what, while I am at it, why the hell does everyone think I have to move?  Why can’t he move to be with me?  Why does everyone think that I’m the one resisting marriage?  Even CP’s co-workers have asked me when I’m going to marry him.   Hell if I know, your guess is as good as mine.  The person who WANTS to be in the drivers seat here, won’t freakin’ tell me anything.  People, if it were up to me, I’d be Mrs. CP right now.  I wouldn’t be on the interweb complaining about why I’m not engaged or married.
It’s frustrating because everyone seems to think I can do something about it and that by now something should have happened already.  And they all think its so easy to say CP, propose or I’m out of here.   
I know that I’m especially sensitive because our anniversary was Tuesday, and I really really really really thought we’d already be engaged.  And because I told CP last June that he had a year to get his shit together.  And I’m getting scared that I will have to make good on that.  Honestly, I get ill when I think about breaking up with him.  I’m getting teary just typing all this.  Its NOT what I want to do.  I don’t want to be the kind of girl who has to make threats and give ultimatums in order to get what she wants.  I hate that I am turning into that girl.  Because I feel as if I have no choice.  I have been as patient as I know how.  And you know what else interweb?  I really hate it when people tell me to tell him “Propose or I’m moving on”  Like its that easy.  I’ve just invested 4 years of my life in this man and this relationship.  And I want to keep investing in it, because I love this man and I want to spend the rest of my life with him. 
Sorry to rant at length about all this (again).   

April 3, 2007

Happy Anniversary to me…

Filed under: Cheesepuff,Love & Relationships,Ringwatch 2007 — by corazondeswiss @ 9:30 pm

Hola readers.  Well, Happy Anniversary to me, I won $50 from CP’s office March Madness Pool (I came in 2nd place, 2 points behind the winner).  And the Gators won their second basketball title in a row, with the same 5 starters.  Woohoo, GO GATORS!!
Nothing exciting to report on the anniversary front.  CP had a design review for work today and has worked the last 9 days in a row.  (65 hours last week, I’m thinking overtime money could buy me an engagement ring!)  So I did not receive one for my anniversary.  I sent CP an e-card and ordered his present tonight.  (I know, I’m slow!)  But I also got his Easter package together today and will have my mom ship it tomorrow. 
Speaking of Wacky Wednesday, I will probably miss the post.  My bestest friend from college is visiting her parents (they recently moved about 2 hours from me) so I am meeting her halfway for dinner tomorrow night (will also get to see her husband and her most adorable baby 🙂  So yay.  Which makes for a late night for me.  But worth it to see some of my most favorite peoples. 
For some reason, I am glutton for punishment and I have agreed to work a 1/2 day this Saturday and on the 21st.  The only thing I can say, is that its easy money because they don’t require daily notes on their patients, and I get paid big bucks to work there.  The director has offered that I can come in and do a couple of evals or missed treatments after I work at the hospital on the weekdays, but honestly, no thanks.  After I’ve worked 8 hours at the hospital, the last thing I want to do is go work somewhere else for a couple of hours.  Its not like I really need the money with all I am saving by living at home right now. 
I looked at a little house today that is for sale in the general area I’d like to live.  For the price I decided the location isn’t good enough and I don’t think I can get the money back out of it.  And I don’t want to get stuck with one or be upside down when I sell it.  I’ll keep looking for now.  I’m hoping to pay off my credit card debt first (shouldn’t be too much longer!), before I start mortgage shopping.  And I need to figure out my retirement stuff. 
How very grown up of me.  Would someone please tell me where to turn in my grown up card?  I want to be a kid again!
Well I’m off to get the laundry out of the dryer and call CP to wish him good night. 

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