I apologize for my absence. Its been a hair pulling crazy week. First... we closed on the house last week. We took our first car load of boxes there Sunday. The previous owners still haven't cleaned it completely out yet, but all their stuff is in the basement and garage. We are putting the boxes in the bedrooms. Zach loves it there. He just gets out in that yard and runs. He was such a big man helping out. He'd help pull weeds from the bushes. He even carried some boxes in the house by himself. It was too cute. He was even eating apples straight off our apple tree. We surprised Lilly Sunday evening. We told her that we were going to look at a house. I took her around back to look around while hubby unlocked the front door. We made it back around the front and I asked her if she wanted to break in the house. She said, "Give me a rock!" I told her no, we'll just try the windows and door. She opened the front door and her face was priceless. Then, she was afraid to open any door to look around. She was afraid someone was going to jump out at her. We got to her room and she said, "This could be your room.... or my room. I have to see the other one first." I told her to look at the space and the windows and there she saw her picture of the first time she held Zach and said, "We live here, don't we?" Priceless.
So, I've been packing and I'm sick. I lost my voice for 2 days. Its coming back today. Lilly packed her first box yesterday. I had her pack her books up.
Next... my grandma is cancer free now. Her surgery was successful. She has some swelling and bruises, but that's nothing compared to the alternative.
Next... my bubby made it to Wisconsin just fine with my other bubby. Chris drove Tony there and they are doing fine. They hardly sleep and constantly work, but Tony said its way better than being a stock boy.
Next... I had an interview yesterday at a chronic pain clinic. I wanted that job so bad. It seemed rewarding and exciting and everything I wanted in a job. I get to help people and work with the public again. But I couldn't take the job. The hours were 7:30-6:00 Monday-Thursday. I wouldn't see the kids except for Fridays. I'd get home at 6:30 or 7:00 and not have time to do anything with them. Just the thought of that broke my heart. Then, he said he would hire me on the spot if I could start the next day. I told him I couldn't do that, I'd have to at least put my 2 weeks notice in. He said he really wanted me because he liked my energy, but he has someone just as qualified that can start earlier than me and he really needed to fill the position. So, I'll keep looking I guess. I could try to stick it out here, but I know as soon as my immediate boss retires, there will be no room for me here. They'll put me somewhere I really don't want to be. The guy interviewing me asked what I liked most about my current job and I told him my boss. I swear if it wasn't for her, I'd be gone a long time ago. Things aren't great here. There's no communication and the manager expects way too much out of some of us while at the same time he expects close to nothing out of others.
Anyway..... things are crazy busy. I've even been neglecting my smile blog. I'll try to get that back running here soon. There's nothing wrong with it, its just finding time is a problem.
Here's some stuff from the past week.....