I can't believe it's February already, and I haven't even posted anything in 2009 yet! I do have the 9.5 week ultrasound, but it's at home and I'm at work, so I'll have to do it later. I will say that the little legs kicked for us, and the little arm waved "hello". It was so cute! and still healthy, so I'm heading to an OB soon.
Meanwhile, I just got back from a 10 day trip to "power on" a new product. (That means that we had new silicon, new boards, and new software that all have to play nice together and there are usually bugs in everything). The good news is that there were no significant board problems. The bad news is that there were some significant silicon bugs that prevented us from booting up quickly. (Typical of new cores, but still makes for a stressful poweron).
I had an interesting dream during the last week that Bethaney might find humorous. It was February (now), and I realized I had forgotten to take a final for a calculus class in college in December, and I probably forgot to complete the course work for the last few weeks of class. Panicked, I went to investigate and sure enough, I had failed the course, so I would have to re-take it. Not only that, but there were a few other classes that I still needed to take in order to graduate. I then tried to figure out how to take a leave of absence from Intel so I could go back to school for a semester and graduate without letting my manager know that I didn't actually have a degree... talk about a loaded dream! When I woke up I had to reassure myself that I did, indeed have a degree in Electrical Engineering, and that my job was safe! and then, the next night, I dreamed I was back in high school.... I must be regressing. wierd.
Otherwise, the new year is going well so far (knock on wood!). And, we're looking forward to the short holiday coming up -- maybe we'll spend it at the coast.
"Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get"
-William Lowe Bryan
*2017 Year in Review *
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