Tyler just left for work and I'm sitting here, searching the world wide web, hoping to be tired sometime soon. I don't have any exciting trips to report, but we have been barbecuing a lot lately. How is that for a segue! Last time we were in Seattle we brought our grill back with us. So far we've had hot dogs, bratwurst, corn, and on Monday I traded in my penny jar and got us some steaks. Its amazing how a little variety in the ol' diet can brighten up the day.
My days lately are jam packed with moving preparations. I've got us a storage unit, but we still need to research out car and health insurance. I've nearly packed up our entire apartment (did 5 more boxes today). Our living room resembles a disorganized and carpeted storage unit. Go figure.
After careful thought and consideration we are pleased to announce that Tyler B. Thompson has made his choice. Beginning this fall he will be one of eighteen proud International business students at San Diego University! For more information please go to Sandiego.edu.
That's that! and yes I am excited. Here's the low down/game plan: You read it right, San Diego only accepts 18 students in to their IMBA program so that they can insure each student will receive every possible consideration. In fact, at the end of August, the school rents out this resort in Roseritta and sends the students (+ spouse) down to get to know each other--and who knows what else. Fall semester is pretty same ol' same ol. Then in January, Tyler -and three of four other students -will be hired out as consultants to some international company (likely) in South America (they split the group up and then scatter them across the globe). I will tag along for a couple weeks until my classes start, then it'll be back to the books. Luckily they're only gone for a month, then they come back and take their winter semester classes. That summer -this is the best part!-Tyler and I will pack up our bags and move to Monterey, Mexico for six months! I think it works out to be half the summer and all of the fall. After that he has one more semester and then ANOTHER graduation. Tyler will come out of school with an IMBA and a Masters in Finance. Two for the price of one, literally.
Can you believe it? I have the best husband in the whole world! He's going to take me to live in MEXICO. I know many people are thinking "Mexico? What's the big deal? People are poor there." But I'm thinking "Wow! I need to really learn Spanish..." Plus anyone who knows me knows all I've ever wanted since I was a little girl was to experience life in places where they don't speak English. I like the rush and trying to fool the locals into thinking I know what I'm doing.
I'll have to go over my academic plan another time. I'm still trying to work some kinks out of it. But I will tell you this: I got my mom to agree to take at least one class with me, as long as its not English or math.
Travel update: We spent Saturday and Sunday in Seattle. It was short but still a good break from this horrible place. We're going to try to take a trip to Asheville, NC this Thursday for the day. Wish me luck! I'm hoping that if I write in down in my Blog I'll feel more pressured to make it happen.
I'm not even going to attempt to address my reasons for not having blogged before now. I am, of course, very busy and absolutely consumed with anything and everything in life but myself. Posting would have simply been selfish. (anybody buy that?)
TYLER WAS ACCEPTED TO THE MONTEREY INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
In other News: I am (stuck) in Encinitas. Couldn't catch a flight out of here yesterday so I'm staying most likely until tomorrow morning. It's not so bad though because I get to be here for my mother's birthday. A spectacle I haven't witnessed since I was in high school.
Tyler's Graduation a couple weeks ago went swell! He made out with quite the hunk of change and a lap top to boot. Both sets of parents flew in for the event, Kassey came down on Thursday and Grandma Judy and Cal showed up for Friday's festivities. In lue of having yet gotten my act together enough to post pictures of the graduation, I am posting an old picture that I found on my parent's computer.