So I have some catching up to do. A few things have gone down in the Sibert abode. I will warn you though: most of it is just random thoughts and ramblings. The last part is actually pretty significant so try to endure to the end (or just scroll down to the bottom).
1 - We celebrated my dad's, mine, and my sister Mikel's birthday in November. My dad is 63, my sister is 31, and I am 28. Nick likes to tease me about being so close to 30 - yet he's been 30 since last May so I'm unsure how he gets any satisfaction out of it. My birthday was on a Thursday and on those days Nick is gone from 7 am - until 10 pm because of school and work. So I was expecting it to be a pretty normal, long-day-with-Toby kind of day. I was pleasantly surprised when my dad took me out to lunch (and Toby was SO good and actually ate restaurant food instead of making me chase him everywhere. That was a huge birthday present!) After lunch, I arrived home to another surprise. My friend, Burgandy, had brought me two of the most delectable, scrumptious cupcakes I have ever had in my life! Holy delicious goodness. Friday, Nick took the day off - which was a big present by itself. We just lounged around the house most of the day. Actually, I have to admit - I did most of the lounging. Nick cleaned all the bathrooms, vacuumed, did all the dishes and laundry, raked all the leaves, and gave me a much needed nap and break from the T-man. It was a great day.
2 - I am going to bed around 10:30 or 11 every night - which is way early for me. I am still waiting for the extra energy that is promised in the 2nd trimester. Every morning I feel like I've been hit by a freight train no matter how much sleep I get. I don't remember feeling this tired with Toby. But then again, the first time around I didn't have a two-year old who literally does not stop running around until his head hits the pillow at night. OK now the chronic fatigue is making sense.
3- Toby is really into vacuuming all of a sudden. He feels the need to vacuum the basement at least twice a day and he does a pretty good job too. And since I require him to clean up his toys before he can vacuum, I get the added bonus of a spotless basement along with extra clean carpets! And just so you know I'm not a slave driver mom and I am not OCD about keeping a clean house. He's just a busy little boy. I only hope I can continue to benefit from his "busyness" when the baby comes! :)
4- So now for the major stuff. Nick has a new job! He will be working for IMFT (aka Micron) starting December 13th. I can't even begin to tell you how huge of a blessing this is. Nick has applied to work at Micron for over 3 years (pretty much since he started school) and we never hear a thing from them. Rumor has it they were undergoing some hiring freezes and were only hiring internally for a while. So when I applied for him in October, I was expecting the usual silence from them. Then Nick got a call a couple weeks ago and they wanted to interview him for 3 different positions! What?!?! We were extremely excited but scared of getting our hopes up. After a few interviews, he was offered a position as a Maintenance Technician.
So there are a few reasons why Micron is a big deal to us: 1) We've heard it is pretty easy to move up in the company and that they take really good care of their employees (good benefits, good pay, bonuses, etc.). 2) Nick will finally be working in a job that is related to his schooling. He will be putting to practice all the book smarts. 3) He will be getting paid more! 4) And the schedule, oh the schedule!! In case you didn't know, Nick has been working 2 - 10 pm everyday and going to school in the morning for the past 3 years. We are both very ready for him to have a job where he will not only be home in the evenings, but will work 3-4 days a week and then have 3-4 days off (it's a rotating schedule). How will he finish his last two semesters at UVU? Mostly through online classes and an occasional evening class. The downside? He will be working every Sunday. :( But that will most likely change eventually.
For now, I am just ecstatic and so incredibly grateful for this long awaited change and blessing in our life. Congrats to you Nick! I am so very proud of you and all the hard work and sacrifices it took to get here. Love you so much.