Well, my website decided to remind me that I haven’t updated inf a few months. I have found that I have less and less to share with my few readers. Was I more exciting when I was a teenager? I remember blogging like everyday! I think back then I’d talk about the latest exam that I “failed” or just school stuff. I guess once you enter the real work life, days seem to blur together and before you know it, you’ve been working for fives years! It’s still hard for me to imagine working for 25+ years before I retire. It’s a bit depressing, but if parents are working and they’re about 60 years old, then I can too I guess?
Work has been a bit busy in the past month. Our company has just reached technology independence so we are no longer out sourcing our development work, so it’s been a learning experience without depending on our consultants. We have maintenance releases that go out every few weeks. Lately, it’s been a bit difficult since everyone is new to the process and it has been frustrating. I hope that in 2010, our department will become more cohesive and organized! It’s something to definitely look forward to.
Oh, for Christmas, I ventured to Mosinee, Wisconsin to hang out with Jeff’s family. It was a really great trip. I got to look at all of Jeff’s baby pictures. So cute! Plus, I had a great time spending time with Jeff’s other love, Bailey (yellow lab). His parents were so generous and the food was delicious. I never ate so much cheese in such a short time span. Also, Jeff’s mom is a wonderful baker and had stacks and stacks of cookies waiting for me and Jeff when we arrived. I experienced my first bonfire in the snow. We went to real outdoors stores where there are aisles and aisles of hunting and fishing equipment. It really blew my mind. I really would love to go back to Wisconsin when the weather is better and it’s not a high of 20 degrees everyday.
I was lucky enough to see Jeff three weekends in a row. He finally agreed to being dragged to Flushing with me to experience his first shabu shabu. It was a little scary at first, but I think the dipping sauce won him over. He loved that he could create his own sauce. Naturally, he made his super spicy. He also liked my mom’s Kimchee broth better than his, so now we know what he’ll order next time we go. In this night of firsts, he also had his first shaved ice and liked it more than I like it! We also took him to Hong Kong Supermarket to wander the never ending aisles. It was such a lovely family event.
I wanted to wish both of my sisters a Happy Birthday! Diana’s birthday is actually today and Jessica’s is on Wednesday (1/27). I remember when I was little and I kept wishing I was born in January so I could celebrate my birthday the same time my sisters did. I was a bit jealous. I hated that whenever I tried to have a birthday party in July, none of my friends would be available since they would be away at summer camp or on vacation. I also could never bring munchkins to school celebrate my birthday. I do remember forcing my mom to buy munchkins so I could celebrate a month early in school. It still was never the same! Now, I’m more okay with my birthday. At least the weather is warm and we can go to the beach on my birthday. Can you winter babies do that? Haha!