Thanks for the well wishes. I came back to work today b/c I didn't know how bereavement leave worked. I didn't know if I could use sick leave or if I had to take vacation, so I came in to save my vacation. Turns out, it's sick leave that's used. Grandpa's services are on Friday afternoon, so I'll be taking Friday off for three total days off of work. I'm very glad we can use sick instead of being forced to use annual leave. Now we can still plan on taking the kids camping in July.
Weight is up 1 lb today. I think it's b/c we had marinated chicken last night. I learned that there's a tiny bit of soybean oil in the marinade they used (to prevent caking it says) and the sodium content is likely high on the marinade too. Chicken was ok. I had tomato basil chicken and Brad had mesquite. I'll be eatin a mesquite one today b/c the grill is evil and burned my other tomato basil chicken breast. Stupid grill - burns one piece of meat EVERY. TIME. And when I think I have it figured out which area burns, and I don't put meat there, a different area burns the meat... so annoying.
Brad is at Grandma's right now with Makenna. Hopefully she's helping to cheer Grandma up. I wish I was there.
Supposed to be getting some big storms today. I asked Brad to ensure he's picked Brady up from the Latchkey before they strike as there are supposed to be tornados with these storms and I don't want my wee man getting crushed under a cinderblock wall like those poor kids in Oklahoma. The building he's in is old old old and made of cinder blocks and has no basement, much like the school in OK, so at home is where I'd prefer him to be... under the table in the southwest corner of the basement. Most of our tornadoes (ok all of them) have come from the southwest, so my thinking is that if one hits, the house and other debris will blow from southwest to northeast, hopefully minimizing the amount of crap that falls on that table, preventing my kiddos from being injured. Sorry. I'm neurotic. You should have seen me when I was pregnant. My doctor laughed at me for being so neurotic, but humored me with every requested blood test, etc, b/c she is the same way. It's just how I work. Under the stairs is supposedly the best place to hide, but our stairs are "incomplete" and not the best place to hide, plus the underside is exposed/would be exposed to flying debris/glass. They're a cheap, temporary set of stairs we built when we put in the house - they will be done differently when the basement is finished. At some point, when we put on the porch out front, we'll have a storm cellar/room built under the porch (like my mom has) but for now, the southeast corner is best.
Sorry... thinking out loud.
Back to work... gotta get this DAU course done. Received an email that I only have 15 days left to complete it and I'm only about 2/3 of the way through.
*man, I feel munchy today...