Archive for September, 2006

On the Road

Monday, September 25th, 2006

I’m Feeling: Relaxed, Already…
I’m Listening To: Scrubs, Season 2

We’ve just pulled out from a BP station near DeSoto, Mississippi, and are on our way further south toward Jackson, whereabouts we’ll make the bend southwest to Dauphin Island. We’re making ridiculous time. We built in a bunch of extra time for our sister-in-law Brittney, who’s pregnant, to be able to get out and walk around every hour or so, but she hasn’t used probably half of her breaks. So, we were originally expecting to average around 50-60 miles per hour, and now, not quite five hours into the trip, we’ve made it more than 330. We’re going to need an exceptionally long breakfast, brunch, or lunch stop to even this out, or else we’re going to be just hanging out, waiting until 3:00 this afternoon, when we can check into the house.
Ah, the house. Can I tell you how excited I am about this place? It’s pretty unbelievable. I’m really looking forward to it. I don’t know how close we’ll be to the actual water, but who really cares? It can’t be that far, and a little distance might actually be a good thing. I’ve brought my guitar, and am looking forward to having some time to sit on the beach and play, and possibly write. Who knows? If I get something I think is good enough, maybe I’ll post it here.

Another First for Ian

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

I’m Feeling: Good
I’m Listening To: Cake – Cool Blue Reason

   Aside from this song running through my head for the last 36 hours until I finally listened to it (if for no other reason than to cleanse my mind of it), things have been pretty good. We’re getting ready for a week vacation to the Gulf Shores area, and things at work are finally starting to level out a little. The first couple weeks of classes are definitely some of the craziest there are.
   In other news, we’ve had a first in the Haefele house. Ian, good baby extraordinaire, made it one year, two months, and fifteen days without ever spitting up. One time he basically spit on my mother in law… just a little saliva-ish fluid that left a spot the size of a quarter. More of a wet hiccup, really. But August 25th, at 6:24pm, he was eating dinner, drank to much from his sippy-cup, and ‘urped about 1/3 cup of stuff back up onto his shirt.
   This has been pretty cool. At this rate, he’ll only have vomited 4 times by the time he’s 5 years old. I’m looking forward to that.