Here in North Carolina, we have had a lot of snow! The kids have missed many days of school. Today, they were out again due to a small ice storm we had yesterday. They were not happy about school being closed again. Now, don’t get me wrong, they had lots of fun playing in the snow and sledding! I can’t tell you how much laundry I did!! They loved warming up in front of the fire while drinking hot chocolate. However, when they learned about make-up days they were not happy. When they found out school was closed today they were not happy. They said “If they miss any more school they will have to go all summer.” It is so funny how they think about that stuff. When I was a kid I never thought about make-up days I just loved being out of school for the day. It is so funny how they think today. I never thought about make-up days like they do. So this family is definitely ready for Spring!
Just about three weeks ago, I had surgery on my ear to fix a hole in my eardrum. It has not been a pleasant recovery. This was an outpatient procedure and because of this I did not expect such a long and rough recovery. The surgery last for two hours and I was in a good amount of pain. I really feel like I should have stayed in the hospital overnight. That first night was a haze. However, I am now feeling better. Now, I would like to praise my husband. He took off a week and a half to stay home and take care of me and the kids. He did a really good job. I can tell that he and the kids bonded during my recovery. He also took care of the animals and the house. He even did a little cooking (not his specialty) and the kids liked it. Being a mom is a wonderful feeling, I love taking care of my family. It is also nice to know I can depend on my husband to take care of me. Thanks honey!
We all have our pet peeves, but I have a new one. I am tired of convenience fees! Recently, there was a mistake on our taxes and we owe some money and thanks to our ex-tax accountant we had to pay online since it was the deadline. Of course, there was a convenience fee and no other way to pay it. This past year our parks and rec. department changed the registration policy. We can only sign up and pay online and yet again a convenience fee! W have to pay $160 for both kids to play ball and you want to add a convenience fee on of that, ridiculous! As my husband says we pay for their convenience. Just wanted to vent to the universe!!
I am officially looking for a job. I have applied to be a substitute teacher and a teacher assistant at my children’s school. I was going to apply for an adjunct online position but my degree conferral date is not until February 15th, so I will look again in February. This is such a scary time for me. I have not been on a job interview in 10 years. I need to buy some new clothes appropriate for an interview. Change is not something I am comfortable with even when I want it. Everyone’s routine will change and of course we will get use to it and settle in. Not knowing how our routines will change or what is in store for me with my new career. In some ways it is exciting to think of a new challenge, being around adults and having conversations with them and getting out of the house. I hope I am up to this new challenge. I hope I can help my family transition into new routines and deal with the changes to come. Wish me luck and any advice would be greatly appreciated!
I just received my final grade in graduate school and I am done! I can’t believe I am finally finished with school.It feels weird not having to check in or read something or write something. I feel like a weight has been lifted off me to be replaced by the weight of finding a job. I have not worked outside the house in seven years. Going on an interview and completely changing my routing is very scary! Things have changed a great deal since I left the workforce. I have to learn about resumes and what employers are looking for today. I have begun the process of learning to write a cover letter and the new order of the resumes. Overwhelmed is definitely how I am feeling right now and a bit excited! This is a new journey I am beginning and it is exciting. I hope it is worth while and fun!
I said I was going to be better about writing in my blog and it has been weeks since I last wrote. The day before Thanksgiving I took my final exam for my Master’s Degree. I have been studying and taking care of the kids, which includes special activities at school. It has been hectic!
Thanksgiving was not much fun this year. My sister, who had the double lung transplant, has rejection. The doctors are trying a medicine to stop it. She received the treatment the day before Thanksgiving and the next day she had a fever. She, of course, stayed home, but it was not the same without her. It is always how we feel when one of us is not there. Things are just more fun with both of us.
Sunday was more fun. We took the kids to see Frozen and they loved it! We had a really good time and enjoyed just hanging out. After the movie, we went to Target and the kids used their allowance to buy some toys. After supper, Danny and the kids built a castle out of blocks. It is still up. I told them they could keep it up one more day.
The Christmas decorations went up on Friday. This is our first year with a fake tree. Last year, we found out I am allergic to the mold. We really miss going to the lot and picking one out. Everyone has been great about it and we had lots of fun decorating it. A holiday weekend with its ups and downs.