Lighthearted and occasionally sarcastic sharing of my experiences with infertility, baby-raising after infertility and life after losing a parent.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Traveling, Parties & Computer Issues, Oh My!
Well, I'm back from Minneapolis. It was an exhausting, whirlwind trip. My flight was scheduled to leave at 6:30 pm - but, of course, nothing goes as planned. We sat on the tarmac for over an hour due to "computer" problems. Eventually, they fixed the issue and we took off over one hour late. I arrived in Minneapolis around 10:00 pm, and went and checked into the hotel.
I have to say, I've been dreading this trip - the client has postponed the trip several times, and they have been difficult about the work product. I initially sent a draft script in June, but heard nothing back until October - when they asked me to completely re-write the entire thing! I had no time blocked off for that, and the request really annoyed me. I understand that they are the client, but it truly showed no respect for my time. I was traveling, but managed to get another draft done. I then learned that they expected me to videotape the entire piece without using a teleprompter! I was supposed to "wing it" but stick to the script. Yeah, right.
On the day of the taping, I got there and we did a trial run. I was reading from my notes, but needless to say, it did not look good on camera to have me looking down. The "interviewer" for the segment complained and requested that I be given a teleprompter. Thankfully, that all worked out well! I only wish the decision had been made beforehand - there are a number of changes I would have made to the script if I had known they were going to let me use a teleprompter. I'm dreading seeing myself on video.
My journey home was uneventful. Micah was asleep, and I was simply exhausted. I crashed pretty early, as I had a busy day planned the following day. It didn't help that I'd been puking my guts out most of the past few days (not to mention the fact that I've got horrible pregnancy diarrhea again - sorry if TMI!).
This morning, Micah woke up at 8 when the phone rang - because DH apparently forgot the phone extension in Micah's bedroom. We fed him breakfast, and I had to decorate a cake for a birthday party. Thankfully, DH baked the cake while I was out of town. I just printed out an edible image and slapped it on the cake - nice and simple. In the meantime, DH took Micah for his 10 month photos (a little late). I have been terrible about giving monthly birthday updates lately! We do not have pictures yet - due to our tight schedule today, DH did not stay and pick out the photos, so I'll take care of that later this week.
After picture time, I took Micah up to playgroup to celebrate one of the other boy's birthday. The kids had a great time - playing in a ball pit and crawling around. Here are a few fun pictures of our babies:
We still have a lot more to do this week. I've got a ton of work, and Micah is back to daycare (and all the swine flu circulating there). We will be touring the nursery school tomorrow since we think we will be enrolling Micah in the transitional 2s class for next Fall. We've got gym class on Thursday, and I have a bunch of meetings on Friday. Thursday night, DH and I are going out to a very nice dinner for date night. We're also meeting with the architect to discuss house renovations. Wish us luck!
I'm an attorney and policy consultant, and DH is a consultant to nonprofit organizations. We met at a Superbowl Party in 2005, got engaged the following year, and we were married in November 2006. We had a long and rocky road before finally welcoming our first baby, Micah, into this world on December 14, 2008.