Well hello there January how the heck are ya???
Me? I am doing ok, can't seem to find the time to post any more but hanging in there none the less.
A few things,
My good friend and boss was moved to another building in November and I was crushed. I loved working with and seeing her everyday. There is one good thing that has come out of it though, because they have yet to hire her replacement I have learned a ton more and really quickly. I have gained so much confidence and definitely feel like I know what I am doing. I'm not going to lie though, they can hire a new Director anytime now thank you very much.
Sydnee was chosen to go on a medical mission trip with her Pre-Physicians Assistant club. She is beyond excited. She will be travelling to the Dominican Republic in June and visiting three separate villages. She will be doing small things like blood pressure checks and vitals but cannot wait. I am really excited for her. A little nervous of course, but very excited. This will look fantastic on her resume when she applies to P.A school.
Natalie got a job!!! She is currently working at a little neighborhood pizzeria. She works about three night a week from 4pm to 8pm. She mostly takes orders over the phone and works cashier but when they do have a dine in, (they are mostly a take out business) she is the waitress. I love that she is getting a little serving experience, but on a small scale. Natalie is a small scale kind of girl, she overwhelms easily with new things so this is perfect for her. We are doing a "No eating out challenge for January" (more on that later) so we haven't gotten to see her in action but that is on our list for February 1.
McKenlee made it through her first semester of high school with A's B's and one C. I was very proud of her. We are still really struggling with the whole reading thing but she got an A for the semester in her reading class so I am hoping that we will see an improvement on her FCAT score this year. She is really enjoying her magnet program "Criminal Justice" and still aspires to go to law school.
After twenty two years of marriage I am happy to report that Dave and I bought a matching bedroom set. We no longer have 1990's night stands, no dresser to speak of, a hand me down head board, and an over sized TV cabinet that we moved from the living room. (when we bought new furniture for that room) in our bedroom anymore. We have a beautiful bed with head board and foot board, matching dresser and night stand and the best part, a brand new 40 inch smart T.V. (This is by far the best part, me being a TV addict and all) We recently discovered NetFlix (where have I been all this time) it is the best. I have discovered Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. Never in a million years did I ever think I would like a zombie show. Really, I mean zombies, come on seriously??? Best show ever, I am on the edge of my seat the entire episode. I am finally down to the last episode until the new episodes air in February. Thank goodness it was really interfering with my life. LOL
I just get so excited every time I walk in our room it looks so nice. Of course, the best part is we paid cash for it with all the Christmas overtime Dave worked and the overtime I worked because I don't have a director.
For January Dave and I decided we would do the no eating out challenge. This has been believe it or not a lot harder than the no T.V challenge. We really do eat out way to much. Can you believe Dave has even lost 10 lbs. (I'm attributing this to the fact that he eats lunch out everyday because lord knows I haven't lost 10 lbs). Men make me sick they lose weight so easily. We are all looking forward to February when we can resume our regular dining program. LOL Although, we have both said that we need to do repeat this challenge often, it definitely helps our waist bands and wallets.
Well there's a quick catch up. Stay tuned I promise I will be posting more often.