It's been a little difficult getting used to being so busy at work. When I worked for my last boss, money was low, which meant work was low. Eventually I was just let go. Working for the new boss is a totally different game. He has LOTS of money, which means job security for at least 3 years. He will most likely continue to bring in grant funding, so there is hope for many years after that if I choose to stick around.
I'm still helping out the old boss when he needs it and he is training me in a higher level lab. So I feel like I'm balancing three separate parts of my professional life: Old boss work (when he needs it), new boss work (learning new assays and techniques) and training for UTMB to be able to do work for the new boss. It's tiring. I feel like I've been falling behind on my blogging abilities because of it, but work must come first!!
I do really dig that we listen to music all day in the new lab. There are a lot of young people in this group, so nobody minds the music. I've worked in labs in the past where I got yelled at for having music playing so softly from my computer that I couldn't understand that words. CALM DOWN SCIENCE NERDS. Anyhoo, I'm learning about lots of new artists that I'd like to download their music. My iPod's been acting up a lot lately, so I think it's time to get a new, bigger iPod. ; )
Here are some randoms I forgot about on my camera:
We pulled out the Bumbo for when Skylar and Kenley come to visit. Sometimes Aiden likes to hang out in the "baby seat".
For his birthday this year, Luke got him this horsie. When we went to Luke's house for his birthday party, I tried to get Aiden to wear a cowboy hat because of the cowboy theme. He refused. I figured I would leave the hat out for him to put on whenever he wants and it seems to have worked! He calls it his Cowboy Woody hat. You can see the fallen Woody in the bottom left hand side of the following picture...
I have a YouTube channel saved with videos that Aiden really likes. Every once in a while, I turn on the channel and it automatically flips through the videos. He loves it.
For Travis' birthday, I made Pepper Steak for dinner and an ice cream pie that was AMAZING. It was insanely sweet, but it rocked. After dinner Aiden helped Daddy open his presents. He honestly seemed interested in what Travis received. Here he is studying Daddy's new razor.
After Travis opened up a gift bag with a new shirt and swimming trunks, Aiden proceeded to put the bag on his head. I'm not really sure what his obsession with putting things on his head is, but sometimes I worry about him.
The other day he ran around the house with a bucket on his head. The impressive part is he can run from his bedroom in the back of the house all the way to the back door in the kitchen without running into a single wall. I like to think that makes him talented.
Well, I'm off to more training!!