And the Cunningham clan has expanded to thirteen grandchildren! Nathan Cunningham was born on Wednesday, six weeks premature. He is five pounds and doing splendidly. From pictures Uncle Josh has sent us, this little one is all Cunningham and looks just like his daddy. We are thrilled at this happy news, but it looks like he will be in the hospital for a few more weeks. Continue to keep Aunt Sarah in your prayers, as she's having a hard recovery. I will update with more news as I get it.
I apologize for no updates, but life has been extremely hectic. I wake up between 6 AM and 8 AM (depending on the morning), drive to work with Dad (which is about a 45 minute drive without traffic), and then arrive to work on kiwis. And so I spend about eight hours of the day. After I'm done, I go to Dad's cubicle and hang out until he can leave (which can be anywhere between 6 and 8 PM). Then we leave for home and eat dinner. I usually find a few minutes to check out things on the internet, then usually I'm in the shower and off to bed. So, you can see, I'm very busy.
I did beat Seth's record at making kiwis. Today I built 100, and his highest number is 96. Plus my supervisor Andrea was thrilled at this number and said she was proud. It certainly brightened up my day.
Well, that's all for now. I'm singing along to Celtic Woman's "You'll Be in My Heart" (oh, man, this is such a beautiful cover. I absolutely adore it) and loving it, and soon it'll be time to get ready for bed. Getting up at 6 AM tomorrow (which is absolutely beastly) for breakfast with Dad and Mr. Horton, so I better not stay up. I do believe my days as a night owl are officially over.
Oh, and an update on Aunt Sarah. They're planning on inducing her on Thursday. Today we received some wonderful news. Little Nathan, despite being six weeks early, is already six pounds, so he will not be a pre-mie, as they call them. All we're waiting for is him to turn into position (or "straighten him out" as Uncle Josh says), but still it's good news. On Sunday night, we got the girls in our custody. The older two Sunny and Rivers are going to Disneyworld with Uncle Jason, his family, and some others, so we get Ainsley. She's such a sweetie, though right now she's a bit fussy, probably because she misses her sisters (they left a few hours ago). Still, we've enjoyed having the girls, and we're looking forward to meeting little Nathan.
Ok, my life has become really busy right now, so I will jot this down then dash off to clean the kitchen and watch "Fringe." I am employed! I got hired at Radiant Systems in Monday, and now I've spent about thirteen hours (over two days) sitting down and building kiwis (no, not the fruit). I wish I could tell more, but I've got other things to do. I'll try to post some more later, but that is the big news right now!
You know how we had Arctic temperatures down here for a few weeks? Well, this Wednesday Mandy and I went to the mall, where she got herself a new coat and I bought my fur boots. The irony of this is that now the temperature's climbing back into the fifties, where coats and fur boots are not needed. I guess we should have gotten them earlier, but, hey, we made it through the Arctic weather without the warm items. With much shivering, that is.
And before I forget, an update on Aunt Sarah. Last Friday was a bit frightening when the baby's heart rate began to drop, but nothing happened. This week has been calm, as nothing else has happened. The cousins have been well-taken care of, as the girls have been with Uncle Jason and Aunt Nancy (and Mandy is helping them) and the boys have been staying at the house while occasionally coming over for dinner at our house. We think today Aunt Sarah may be able to see the kids for the first time in over a week, so we're really hoping for that. Continue your prayers for them!
Well, I had my interview this morning, and I think it went well. I was told I'll know by Friday or so because of a few other possible interviews with others as well. I'm getting a bit giddy about it, at the possibility of finally finding work after several months of unemployment.
And, on another note, my phone was found at Wachovia, much to my relief.
Well, back to work. I've got an application for Georgia State to fill out, and I need to call our vet office to see if I can get in touch with the office manager.
Well, I went a little more job-hunting this morning. The good news is, I have an interview with Panera on Wednesday morning. The bad news is, I lost my phone. I had it in my coat pocket, but it seems to have disappeared somewhere between Panera and Chick-fil-A. Why oh why do I always put my phone on vibrate?
Yes, we did get some snow, but it's probably no more than half an inch (or less). The yard is covered with a very thin blanket of it, not enough for a snowball fight. It snowed on and off last night, often mixed with rain, which was a concern for ice, but the roads are clear so everything is good. The temp is not supposed to get above freezing today (yeah, this is Georgia), so I'm hoping the snow sticks around today. I'll also try to get some pictures of it, but there is a little problem with uploading pictures known as "have no connection cable," so it'll be a while before I can post any.
Well, about an hour ago, some snow began falling here in Georgia, which is enough to get everyone excited. It's pattering off and not sticking, much to my disappointment, but the weather's supposed to drop way below freezing tonight and some more snow hopefully is on the way. Come on, snow! It's been cold all week, so I think we need a little something to spice things up!
I ask that you all keep Aunt Sarah in your prayers. As some of you know, she's pregnant with #6 and was due sometime in March. Well, last night her water broke. After some hours of waiting, it looks like the newest Cunningham won't be born hopefully yet because his lungs are not fully developed. It looks like Aunt Sarah will be kept in the hospital on bed rest for a few weeks, so I ask that you keep her and the baby in your prayers for a safe birth and for the little one's health.
Ok, I've got to sit down and not get into a fluster. Just a minor note to those who build fantasy worlds: never ever leave your map out in the open and expect it to re-surface later when you really need it. Bad form. I lost a map I loved drawing, and now I'm getting all flustered about finding it. Anyway...
Nothing much happened over New Year's Eve. Dad had to work late because it was end of the year (and quarter), so we just hung out at the house and watched a couple of movies, including "The Notebook." Mandy didn't cry like Mom and I did (and to others, I've never cried during a romance movie before), so we called her heartless for it, even though she did say she liked it. We made a few preparations for going down to Florida the next day. Early New Year's morning, around 7 AM or so, I woke up with a horrendous coughing fit that did not stop for several minutes. It was horrible, and I was wondering how I would be able to stand traveling in that condition. Even though I was out of it as we drove down south, I felt better and was able to stand the seven, eight hour drive. We arrived at Grandpa Large's house in time for supper of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and the usual holiday comfort food. The next day, we just hung out at the house. Dad, though, did help fix Grandpa's internet, for which he was very grateful for. The weather down there was absolutely freezing. On our second and last night (Saturday), it got down into the low twenties. On our drive back on Sunday, we stopped by a beach near St. Augustine but didn't stay long, as it was too cold. We compared this to December 2007 when we stood on the beach in jeans and t-shirts (or Mandy wearing a fleece and shorts that day), unlike this year while standing huddled up inside a coat, not daring to touch the water. It was a very long drive back to Georgia, but we survived.
School for Seth and Mandy started back up yesterday, and so it seems like everyone is back on a schedule. Except me. I went job-hunting last week, but the lack of experience in the work field is definitely hurting. Dad thinks he may be able to get me a temporary job at Radiant, but there's been little word on that so far. In the meantime, I'm beginning to think about Georgia State and how that whole thing may work out. Oh, and I'm doing better regarding my cold (I don't think it was pneumonia). Otherwise, I'm just fairly bored and wanting to get back into a normal schedule where I'm actually busy.
Well, now I'm thinking of looking in the office for that stupid map. Mom is taking Fuzz to the vet (the cat got himself in a cat fight, and now he has an ugly wound. I think he's the only cat really to get hurt for being outdoors, as none of the other outdoor animals have had the same amount of problems), so I've got some time. Perhaps I can ask the sibs if either of them have seen it, though I doubt it. The search continues....
Oh, and the weather is absolutely freezing here. The daytime temperature has barely gotten above freezing, and it's been in the teens at night. Mom put out some hot water in the bird bath yesterday for them to enjoy, but a few hours later it was a frozen block. That's how cold it is. Thankfully we have our lovely new furnace to heat the house and a warm snuggie. Plus cats to keep you warm in the middle of the night as they sleep by your feet. The weather just makes me laugh at those who are screaming "global warming" because I'm pretty darn sure this colder-than-normal Southern weather is not the result of warming.