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10 November 2004 @ 09:38 pm
Mid-week holidays and baby blues. :P  
The audit is going about as bad as expected (if not worse), the chicken pox virus still looms around our office (our banker with shingles refuses to stay home and away from people), :P and I'm still eating everything in sight, but if there is a bright spot in any of this (which really surprises me that there is) - it's that tomorrow is actually a holiday for us. :)

I just got home not too long ago from a wonderful dinner with Susan. :) It's been so long since we've had one of our monthly "girls only" dinners and I realized how much I've missed talking with her. SO much has happened since I've seen her in July. She and her husband have moved and settled in to their new house, they just got home from their honeymoon in Japan, AND they're thinking of starting a family next year. :)

Whenever I have dinner with Susan, the conversation usually turns (very quickly) to our ticking biological clocks. :P She knows I how much I've always wanted children (more than anything) but also knows that Mark is pretty against all of it. She knows how frustrated I've been in my talks with him over the years and she knows that in some ways I've given up. :P Still, that doesn't seem to stop her from trying to bring the subject up to him when she sees him at work every now and then (it's good that one of us still has hope). ;)

We also did some planning for our annual Christmas dinner. :) Since Mark and Susan work together (and both can't stand their work place or the other people they work with...) :P they always boycott their office Christmas party every year and we always end up planning one of our own. :) Last year we all went to The Cheesecake Factory and the year before we went to Sam Choy's. I can't wait to see where we're going to go this year. :) It's always one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. :)

Speaking of Christmas parties, our bank is throwing an "employee only" appreciation night at the Royal Hawaiian. I usually don't go to these things, but my boss and co-workers convinced me to go. :) It'll be a lot of fun since everyone will be going together... even if they did make me the designated driver! :P How lucky for them that I don't drink! :)

I should go - I wanted to catch up on some reading before I collapse. Hope you all have a nice evening. :)
Current Mood: sleepyridiculously sleepy :P
Current Music: "What Could Be Better?" Baby Cast Recording
out_from_under_out_from_under_ on November 10th, 2004 11:43 pm (UTC)
It's so good to read a post from you.

Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on November 11th, 2004 11:34 am (UTC)
Hi there! Thanks for your sweet comment. :) How did you happen to stumble upon my journal?

out_from_under_out_from_under_ on November 11th, 2004 11:54 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry I replied to the wrong journal. I watch a community that I guess you are in and
I view it'ss friend page....And I think I clicked to comment in the wrong LJ.

I'm sorry, but none the less, it is good to hear from you anyway. I'm sorry.
Sheri: Stephanie & Kate Monstershutterbug93 on November 11th, 2004 11:25 pm (UTC)
DOn't apologize! It's nice to get a friendly random comment every now and then. :)
ex_angeldove677 on November 10th, 2004 11:47 pm (UTC)
He doesn't want children? Gosh, why is it that way? Usually, between me & hubby, I'm the one who's always oppose to having more children. Yes, we had one child (which I never plan but I had her anyway because I wanna make him happy...and I'm happy she came into our life...). Anyway, dunno what is the reason why Mark doesn't want to start a family but I hope you get your wish someday.
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on November 11th, 2004 11:33 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks Angela. :) Mark doesn't want the resposibility of having a child. :P I'm not sure if it'll change one day, but I do know that my biological clock is definitely ticking loudly in my ears. :P
WE ALL NEED A SENSE OF HUMOR: Welcome to my lifebeam861 on November 11th, 2004 06:23 am (UTC)
Always nice to catch up with old friends! I don't like office Christmas parties either! I am not much of a party type. Enjoy your day off, sounds like you really deserve and need it!
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on November 11th, 2004 11:29 am (UTC)
Office Christmas parties are sometimes a chore to go to. I'm happy that I really like my co-workers or I probably wouldn't go to the Christmas Party we're having either.

*HUGS* Barb! I hope you feel better soon. I think you need a day off for yourself. :(
ajayne on November 11th, 2004 06:28 am (UTC)
*HUG* I totally understand the Baby Blues... you know where I am with that. (Although the situation is different, Joe wants a baby more than ANYTHING. I just hope I can give him one, you know?)

Ugh... some people need to stay home when they are sick... coming to work with a form of chicken pox. Have you had them before?

I feel like I haven't been able to keep up with anyone while on vacation. I hope I haven't missed anything.
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on November 11th, 2004 11:26 am (UTC)
*HUGS* to you too, Andrea. I do know that you understand, especially because of what you've been going through. :( In a few months I turn 35 - and really, I'm starting to feel my time is going to run out. :P

Mr. Shingles is very inconsiderate! He blusters around the bank yelling at people who tell him to go home and refuses to even stay confined to his office. :P I've had the chicken pox before, but I had it as an adult (and a very mild case of it) but I know of a few people in my office who haven't had it yet. :P

Have a safe trip home, Andrea!

ajayne on November 11th, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC)
If you ever need to vent about ticking body clocks... I am here to listen. *hug*

I hope you avoid Mr. Shingles... I have heard of people getting it more than once too...

Thanks... we are back, safe and sound.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on November 11th, 2004 11:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Andrea. :) And woo hoo for arriving at home safely! :)
ajayne on November 12th, 2004 08:09 am (UTC)
:D Thanks!
Care: smilecareleswhisper on November 11th, 2004 08:43 am (UTC)
It's nice to see a post from you. :)

That guy should really stay home. He sucks lol.

Sheri: Kevin as Edward Rutledge in shutterbug93 on November 11th, 2004 11:21 am (UTC)
He does! Even after we told him that my boss has never had chicken pox - he yelled at us, "What's your problem?? Do you guys want to do my job??" GRRR! He infuriates me! :P
irisheyes77 on November 11th, 2004 08:48 am (UTC)
I'm always the designated driver when I go out with people as well. Neither Tom or I are drinkers.

I know you've mentioned Mark not wanting children before - has he always been like this or has he changed over the years? Is he just not interested, thinks that your lives will change too much, is scared, ?
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on November 11th, 2004 11:20 am (UTC)
I think at first Mark was leaning more toward the "I'm not ready for children" mentality. As the years have passed, however, he's jumped a little more in to the "I don't ever want to have children" camp. :P He doesn't like children at all, he has no patience for them and he doesn't want the responsibility of having a child. :P Funny thing is that after six years of arguing with him about it, we've gotten so settled in our lives that I'm suddenly wondering if having children is such a good idea after all. :P
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on November 11th, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
To be together with friends during the holiday season is one of the best things I can imagine. :)

At work, we were used to have a Christmas dinner. One year we could not find a date where everybody had time and so it happened that we no longer have a Christmas dinner. I can't say that I really miss it. It always was a "stiff thing" - the bosses did not like to talk together, my work-mate is shy when the bosses are there and, I'm sure, you know that I'm not somebody who is a "solo entertainer". I made the experience that it really can be nice to be silent together but it can be bad, too.

I hope you enjoy(ed) your holiday.

*Hugs and love* to you. And please take care, Sheri.

In regard to the marmalade - it's difficult to imagine that it's still on the way to you. Perhaps, somebody else ate it! ;) or it got lost. :( So far I remember, it was the time where also some (not to say many!) letters did not reach us or our writings our customers. Whatever is happen with the marmalade, I'll try it again - perhaps, you can eat it at Christmas. :)
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on November 11th, 2004 11:32 pm (UTC)
I agree! Seeing friends is always the best part of the holidays. :) I just wish some weren't so far away (i.e. YOU!) :(

That's the thing about company Christmas parties - they're okay, but if your office mates are ones that you don't really care to see during the day (as is true with Mark & Susan) then spending the after-work hours with them in a social setting would seem to be worse. :P I think if I didn't love the folks I work with, I wouldn't really want to go to our Christmas party either.

Oh, I hope the marmalade didn't get lost! :( It does seem like it's been a while since you've sent it. :( And it's so sweet of you to try to send it again! I can't imagine what happened to the first one you sent. :(

Hope your day is going well. :) *HUGS* to you, Sabine! :)
karmastyx: frog made by careleswhisperkarmastyx on November 11th, 2004 10:15 pm (UTC)
That guy is an inconsiderate jack ass!

I hope maybe one day Mark will change his mind. :|
Sheri: Kevin as Edward Rutledge in shutterbug93 on November 11th, 2004 11:35 pm (UTC)
I agree! I can't believe that he's so upset that we're all telling him to go home. His yelling at us about it was what made it worse for me. :P He's just so inconsiderate - he makes me so mad! :[
Smithasmittenbyu on November 12th, 2004 04:01 am (UTC)
My uncle (mom's older brother) is like Mark. He & his wife never had kids. Like you have said in the comments uncle hates kids and doesn't have the patience. I know aunt wanted to have kids but they never did and she is fine with it. She ended up becoming our second 'mom' whenever they came for a visit. It's sad though..it's guys like that who I think make the best parents. Cause they take their responsibility seriously! :)

I hope you two figure out what's best for you! :)

And Mr.Shingles... what a jerk. Don't you guys have a health & safety guy who can do something about it?! That should be illegal!
Sheri: Familyshutterbug93 on November 13th, 2004 04:23 am (UTC)
I am thankful that Mark does take the resposibility of children very seriously. It does tell me that if and when he finally decides he is ready he'll be a GREAT father. :)

We'll just have to see where this baby thing goes...

I think we do have someone in our branch designated as the health / saftey person - I just hope it isn't him. ;) He's very inconsiderate, though. GR!
mdelrey on November 12th, 2004 03:02 pm (UTC)
Grand Hotel
Hey dudette....I'm going to post here because I don't have a lot of time and wanted to tell you before I forget-I saw Grand Hotel last night :D Oh, man! I hope you went to see it before you left town last month--it was AMAZING. I was kinda sad sitting there by myself thinking how much you and/or my mother would be enjoying themselves.
I'll write you a longer review later via email.
Oh and I'm going to see 10CMDTs again---that's how much I liked it.
Take Care-Marina
Sheri: Kevin 10 Com headshotshutterbug93 on November 13th, 2004 04:20 am (UTC)
Re: Grand Hotel
Wow! Now I'm so upset that I missed seeing Grand Hotel! :( I didn't get a chance to see it before leaving LA last month... DRAT! :P Was Jason Graae fabulous? I wish I could've stretched out my stay a bit more so I could see it. :P

Woo hoo for planning on seeing "Ten Commandments" again. :) Please let me know how the show has changed - I heard it's undergone some HUGE revisions since we've seen it.

Take care, Marina! :)