Lilly has started singing. She sings "Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba" and we finish with "Barbara-Ann".
Today a secret (post secret type) dream came true. On the tv show Freinds, Mabel, Rachel's baby girl, would only laugh when you sang her Baby's Got Back. Well, today was the first time that Lilly and I heard that song together. She danced and laughed and informed me that I was a freak all at the same time. I always wondered if my life would be like Rachel's. It's not, and I would never spell the name Mabel, it's totally Mable. Der. Just so you know, I figured that out a few weeks ago. Josh's grandma's name is Mable.
She wanted to dance to Hammer Time but she was busy nursing and nothing, not even MC Hammer will interrupt that. She let me know. She's a smart girl.
She is one week shy of 8 months. 8 months of me not working. I have an interview next week to be the museum manager of the Seaman Rock and Mineral Museum at Michigan Tech University. I don't know how I feel about that. I have never been so down the middle of the road on an issue. I only applied because it is my dream job...IF I have to work. See? It's difficult.
I made some homemade hummus. I prefer store hummus, but it makes a good rye hummus sprout sandwich for sure. I also soaked some black beans and made beans and rice. It's also good. We are going to have sloppy joes for dinner! I can't wait. We bought sale buns from Bill's Shop and Save. It was like 80 cents for 4 buns..perfect deal.
We were going to have tacos, but we are snowed in and can't get to the store to get corn tortillas...not that we couldn't make our own, but sloppy joes sound better. Yeah, we are set for food, for probably 2 months at least, if we didn't try hard. Fingers crossed that the snow melts by then. If not....well, then there are greater problems.
I've always wondered how my life would have been if I went to Mich Tech instead of CMU. Not as good, I'm sure. Josh went to CMU, not Tech. Plus, CMU has good sweatshirts and I found a sweet tshirt in the Rock Room at CMU left by an old student and it's my favorite shirt to snuggle...even after 5 years. That's got to mean something.
The Rock Room was three floors down and around several hallways...it's where I did all of my rock cutting and smashing and powdering and grinding. I would spend 8 hrs a day in there during the summer, alone, doing my research (cutting, smashing, powdering) and listening to the CMU college radio station (BEST radio station ever, hands down) and I would call in and request songs. Only I coudlnt' think of names of the songs I like that were current, so I would request the Eagles. I would eat lunch with Matt and Asher out on a picnic table near the greenhouse and talk about our professors.
I COULD have been drinking and floating down the Chippewa River on inner tubes. Did I miss out? I'm not sure yet. But to be honest...I've had more jobs than Josh and he DID do all the river tubing. So..maybe I did good. Maybe. Plus, I'm pretty much terrified of tubing down a river. There are shit tons of spiders on all the banks and in the trees. Truth. And I did* love a good rock crushing. *do love
Josh is snow-shoeing to the end of the driveway to pick up the mail and check and see how bad the snow drifts are (we can't get out today). I tried very hard to get to go too...but then there would be noone to watch Lilly and Josh said she couldn't come on a sled. The roommates (parents) are out of town, so there is no one to plow and we are not allowed to work the plow-machine (skidster).