This past Wednesday I had my interview with the Sizemore Group. It went very well. They do some interesting mixes of work, with a strong emphasis on sustainability throughout. My next interview is this coming Wednesday, hopefully it goes as well as my first two.
Friday March 9th was the Georgia Tech Architectural Career Fair. It went really well, and as an outcome of the fair I have been talking with a few firms here in Atlanta. My first interview was yesterday, and I was really happy with how it went, and really liked the firm. It was with Smith Carter Architects. They are based out of Canada, but have an office here. They do work all over the world, and due to me speaking spanish, I may get to work on the jobs in Mexico and Brazil, and get to go out there for client meetings and site visits. They do primarily lab buildings, as you can see from their website, but they are attempting to make the buildings as sustainable as possible. Which is a admirable challenge, as lab and medical buildings use a lot of resources just in their daily functions. I see trying to make these buildings green as an exciting challenge.
Tomorrow morning is my next one, hopefully it goes just as well.
i definitely had a case of the mondays today. just one of those blah kind of days. you know it's not going to be a great day when you start off your day by knocking over a bowl of milk with your boobs. also, it doesn't help when you are somewhat nauseous to begin with and then one of your co-workers goes into detail about how one of her goats has mastitis and she had to get all the milk out and it was like a strawberry milkshake coming out. i don't think i'll ever drink another strawberry shake.
my belly is starting to get so big that i have a hard time kneeling during mass without my belly getting in the way. it's super uncomfortable because my belly is getting squished against the missalettes. so i've become one of those people that keep their butt on the seat while they're kneeling. i hate it!! years of catholic school have made that one of my biggest pet peeves (i won't go into girls wearing shorts/skirts with "juicy" on the butt. yes, there are girls that wear that to church. i know. like i said, don't get me started). i know my half sit-half kneel is for a "good" reason, but i just can't get over it. look what i've become!!
We decided to finally start recycling even though they don't pick up in our neighborhood. So we now have a recycling station in our back patio, that we can then take once a month to recycle. I know, not very exciting, but I feel better about how much we are now sending to the landfill. And now we have a nice bench to use and enjoy our patio with. -Andres
so this is the year of the pig. but my brother made me aware of the fact that it's not just any pig year this year. it's the year of the GOLDEN pig. apparently it only happens once every 600 years. supposed to be very good luck and those born in the year of the golden pig will have a life of good fortune and prosperity. it was keeping this in mind that i decided to buy a lottery ticket today. a bunch of coworkers and i went in together and got 10 tickets for tonight's drawing, a record 370 million. come on golden pig!!
so today was exciting in that we made our first big purchase for the nursery!! we ordered a glider from target. it was such a blessing because it was an item very high on my wish list but we couldn't find one we liked in our price range. but target was selling this one 60% off and we had a code for another 10% off. so we got a GREAT deal on it. i can't wait for it to get here, even though it won't ship for another month. it comes in white so we'll probably paint it black to match the crib we are getting. i can't wait!!!
last weekend andres and i went to target. we were really there to get a bunch of non-toxic cleaning supplies (guess who's influence). but we ended up just going through the baby section and the toy section, just to see. it was so cute to see how andres' eyes lit up when we found this whole section that had little dragon and knight action figures/figurines. i don't know if we've mentioned this before but the theme of our nursery is a sort of enchanted kingdom type theme. dragons, knights, castles, etc. andres was so excited that he decided that we had to register at target right then and there. and sure enough we registered for a bunch of little jousting knights and dragons for our son. i think it's hard for andres sometimes because since he doesn't experience all the physical changes, i feel like he feels left out some of the time. so it was so sweet to watch because andres knew he was picking stuff out for his son.
just like how at night when andres reads to his son, he can feel our little monster kicking when he hears his father's voice. andres loves it and i'm really happy that he gets to experience that bonding already.
i did it! i bought our first pack of diapers today! you think to yourself, 10 bucks for 40 diapers, not too bad. but then i remind my husband that this one pack of diapers will probably only last about 3 days. so much for decreasing our carbon footprint.
it's slowly becoming more and more real that this is actually happening. we are having a son! it's just so hard to believe sometimes. but it's little things like this that remind me how having a baby is really changing our life. it took a lot of willpower, but i passed on buying cookies, frozen pizza, and other non-necessity groceries because i wanted to get the diapers instead. (i couldn't pass on the ice cream, but that is truly a necessity these days and my little cookie monster is demanding it. how can i deny my son his ice cream? after all, if i wasn't getting him his cookies, he should at least get his ice cream.)
i can't believe it's only about 3 months to go! hopefully he'll have a name by the time he is born.