Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Stuff and Not Moving

Did you know the way to "fix" Blogger when it is not working is to just re-start your laptop?
I wondered why it was working for everyone else and not me.
It snowed yesterday.
And no, that was not my inner pirate coming out, although I would not be opposed to being pirate-y at this point because I feel a deep desire to pillage and loot. Or destroy something. I'm so sick of winter! I mean, I'm okay with two weeks of spring-like weather, followed by a day of snow that melts immediately. But as I watched it fall last night, I was ticked. Ticked! Because falling snow after a day of freezing temperatures (and falling at night, where it gets colder --colder, people!) usually means the snow is gonna stick around for a while and there might be...GASP! More. Snow.
I heard sirens this morning and the snow plow has been by twice (although we didn't get that much snow --maybe it was just a big truck?), which means my predictions last night could actually be correct! I have a feeling there's ice on the roads and on the house and on the mailbox and on the trees and if it doesn't get warm enough today to melt it all, I will be very put out indeed. Put out, I say!
My #2 has a flair for the dramatic (if you didn't know this already). She often plays the role of giggler, victim, idealist, and princess --quite often all at the same time. I had to share some recent photos of her because she's so funny!

This one is after she lost her other front tooth (she's since lost another one on the bottom):

The only rules in our house for school clothes are as follows: 1. It must fit and be modest (nothing too short, too big, or worn out), and 2. It must be weather appropriate. Other than that, you can have at it! #2 loves this, as you can see (and yes, she wore this to school last week):

She and #1 after their school's patriotic performance last week:

Just to be specific and head off any other questions about us moving:
We're not moving.
The Wharton West EMBA is designed to allow full-time working students (with loads of experience) receive their MBA without relocating. Everyone from Chicago --East would generally fly into Philadelphia every other weekend for 2 years (with some longer weeks here and there). Everyone from Chicago --West would fly into their West Coast Campus in San Francisco. This gives these students the ability to keep their jobs and still get an EMBA from Wharton (which is a fairly good school, so I've heard). In fact, you cannot even apply to Wharton if you are not working full time and do not have your company's endorsement and backing (meaning they'll give you the time off to attend --which is really just two Fridays a month).
This is why we left California --Brandon's company there changed their minds and wouldn't endorse him, so we couldn't even apply at that time. [But looking back, this was probably a very good thing! Hindsight rocketh, yo...].
Anyway, long story short --we are not moving, but we will see very little of our favorite Brandon over the next two years. It means a lot of work, a lot of study, and still a lot of travel. But I've had time to prepare for this, and I'm truly, truly, truly! excited that he got in. This has always been his dream, and I'm more than happy to help him see it come true. And it doesn't hurt that he'll be so marketable and desirable when he finishes, you know... ;)
So, there you go --if you have any other questions, you are welcome to ask me in the comments (or email me). I am happy to oblige!


Anonymous said...

I love that you let your daughter go to school like that. What a cool mom.

Sorry about the snow. Ours all melted thankfully. I'm done with the winter. Done, I say!

Michelle Walker said...

#2 is SO CUTE!!! I think it's AWESOME that Brandon got into Wharton--Congrats!!!! Does he still get access to their on-campus recruiting?

Julie said...

We got 14 inches yesterday! I have to admit, I thought it was AWESOME. I don't know why, but it really made me happy.

And I am so thrilled for Brandon -- and that you are not moving.

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

That #2, she cracks me up...nothing is more awesome than a girl who is completely confident. :)

Alison Wonderland said...

I don't the Princess has ever put together an out fit quite that colorful, although she's had some duzies, (doozies?) we have the same rule.

I'm so glad to hear the Brandon will be desireable when he's done. It's about time don't you think? ;)

Rebekah said...

#2 is AWESOME! Period. And #1 is just looking more and more like her momma!

flip flop mama said...

That's awesome that #2 went to school like that. I'm not sure I would be able to let my kid although I'm thinking I should relax my rules a little.

Amber said...

NOT moving? I'm so relieved. I just don't think I could have lived through another one so soon with you. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love that outfit. And I love you for letting her go to school like that. That's why you're awesome.