Friday, March 19, 2010

Finally Friday

Well today hasn't run quite the way that I thought it would. For one, I didn't get out of bed until after 8. Not horrible, but I wanted to get an early start on things. Ah well. Since we're headed out of town tonight and taken both Gabe and Cash with us there's a whole lot of packing and organizing to do. It's amazing how much you need to simply stay over one night.
Choir practice last night was fun as usually. We were almost late again on account of second helpings at dinner :) I did up our pork roast in apple cider, white wine and rosemary and it was really, really yummy! I didn't even brown the meat before I roasted it, but I did take off the foil covering it and turned up the heat for the last 20 minutes. It got all nice and crispy on the outside!
I'm so excited for this weekend, if for no other reason than to get out of our house and relax a bit. I could feel my energy waning more and more as the week went on. It is hard to get a good night's sleep if your baby doesn't want to go to sleep himself, and unfortunately that's been happening more often than not lately.
You know what I hate? Surprises. Not really, but I hate planning to surprise someone with something and then being so excited about it that you want to talk about it but unfortunately you can't because that would ruin the surprise. Gah. And now that I just made your curiousity spike I'm going to change subjects again :) But not to tease you - only because if I stay on subject I'd end up saying what the surprise is and whomever it is for could possibly read this.
You know what I wish I could do? Learn. Like, I wish I could be in college, without it actually being college, but just go to classes for sake of learning, not for the sake of passing - which basically was what I went to school for with my business diploma. I didn't even go to half my classes, I would just show up on days when we had tests. I understood the stuff so I was really just paying for my diploma, not the classes. But I really do enjoy lectures. And writing essays. Of course, you'd have to make it on a subject that I enjoy and am truly interested in - like ancient history, or organic chemistry, or anthropology, or theology. Actually, if I hadn't gone into business (or cooking, but that's another story) I was planning on taking Ancient History. Of course, I never intended to be a teacher and since I always intended to stick around my hometown there would have been very little that I could have done with a Masters in Ancient History. Organic Chemistry was my third choice. But again, I'd have to move to get a job relating to that subject. Anyway, back to the original subject of this particular rant, if they did offer classes in the community that you weren't graded on and that you didn't need to be enrolled in post-secondary education to take, I'd be all over it. But I suppose I'll just stick with upgrading to my Bachelor of Commerce.
Matt and I have some crazy goals in life and some really crazy "plans". I say "plans" because there are some things you can't plan for, but if conditions happened to lead you to a certain conclusion or a different chapter of life, we have some notions of what we would do. Our retirement plan is actually to have multiple self-sustaining businesses that we can go in and work at when we feel the need for the activity, but that we don't need to go to regularly. Once all our kids (however many we end up having) move out I want to take my professional cooking training. Then Matt and I want to move to France for a year so that we can experience the culture and travel around Europe. When we do settle down again we're hoping it will be into a bed and breakfast on Vancouver Island that we can run until we're old and gray. Activity excites me. Both Matt and I actually. We have a bunch of different hobbies and interests and while we could definately fill our time up well without any jobs, we also need employment. It's something we like.
Well, speaking of employment, I'd best be going. We're leaving almost as soon as Matt gets home from work and I still need to pack some more!
Have a good weekend!

Mrs. Vander Leek ;)

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