Friday, January 25, 2008

My new job

I know, it's been almost a week! You'll understand why shortly...

So last weekend, Adam got his big night out on Friday. Saturday night, Barn Lot Theater (a local community theater a county over) hosted the high school production of High School Musical. Granted, it wasn't the actual cast members or anything, but Aurea didn't care. She just wanted to go watch the play. She had a blast! She sang along to every song and kept getting excited throughout the play. After the play we went to McDonald's. She was so excited to have a big night out with mommy!

Sunday we went to the mall. I needed jeans to start my new job. She got to ride the carousel and finally agreed to let me have her ears pierced! I was so excited! However, as soon as she laid down Monday night the earring came out and would not go back in! They did not pierce it all the way through!! It's okay though, I called and complained to the store and it will be redone for free!! I was highly upset.

Anyway, I began my new job on Monday. I am a Resident Assistant for a residential psychiatric facility for adolescent girls. I am really excited about the job, but I've been so tired all week! I had to work late a couple of days and did not feel like getting on here. Right now I'm training M-F days, but after next week I will be working Wed. 1pm-7pm, Thurs.-Sat. 7am-7pm, off Sun.-Tues. It sounds more complicated than it is, but I'll have 3 days off! Thank goodness I have my parents to help with the kids!

Whew! What a week!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The double date went well

Well, last night went well. We were supposed to pick Sarah up before the movie, but her mom called and said they would just meet us in the lobby. Adam still kept trying to leave early though, I guess getting there way early means she will too?! LOL I know, he was just excited.

We got there and got in the ticket line to find out "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" was already sold out! :( Sarah picked the movie, but I think she had a little help from Adam coaxing her! LOL Anyway, this movie was only showing at 6:30 and 9:45 so only two other movies were scheduled to begin before 7:30, "27 Dresses" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks." Guess which one we ended up seeing? You guessed right, "Alvin and the Chipmunks." Adam was not about to watch "27 Dresses!" Never mind the fact he had already seen the movie, he did not want to watch a chick flick. Shawn didn't argue with him either I noticed!

Adam's friend Griffin showed up and sat down right with him and Sarah. Shawn and I sat four rows back. As nice as it sounds to pick another movie and leave them alone, I chose not to leave them alone! So we sat behind them a few rows and shortly into the movie Adam managed to run Griffin off so it was just him and Sarah again! Anybody remember the old yawn and stretch your arm routine to where it just happens to be around the girl?! (yeah I feel old saying that) Anyway, I'm not sure where he learned it, but he used it! I really thought it was sweet though.

They kept singing annoyingly during the movie, but there were so many kids in the theater that nobody seemed to mind! At one point though they thought they would sneak out to the lobby. Why? I don't know, I went out and they were talking to another group of kids. They came right back in though and proceeded to talk for most of the movie. I hope Sarah really didn't want to watch it! LOL

After the movie we went to the game room where they battled each other in Dynamo Hockey and Sarah called her dad. She beat Adam once, he killed her in the game after that! We waited in the lobby for her dad. While there, there were so many kids mingling around, apparently their parents had dropped them off! Are these people crazy?! Maybe I'm just paranoid, but there is no way I would just drop my son off and leave him unchaperoned, but that's beside the point! When her dad got there, Adam wanted to hug her bye but decided not to try with her dad right there! It was cute!

Anyway, he had a great time, I'm so glad! I actually thought the movie was cute, so it wasn't a waste of money or time, I actually had a good time. Now if I could just go on all of Adam's dates! I know I eventually have to let him grow up and go on his own, but for now he's still 12 and too young!

P.S. I just added the music last night Lucille, you didn't miss anything! Thanks for caring.

Friday, January 18, 2008

My double date tonight

"Mom, can I take Sarah to the movies, pleeeaase?!" Adam obviously really wants to take his girlfriend somewhere. The problem is that he's only 12 and I don't trust 12-year-olds! Sorry if that offends anyone because I'm sure there are great pre-teens out there whom are completely trustworthy. However, I let my son know that I would NOT be dropping him and Sarah off at the movie theater and leaving them! I did, however, agree to chaperone this little "date." I am now asking myself why I agreed to this....Oh yeah, I love him and want him happy, just not alone with his girlfriend at the movies. Therefore, Shawn and I have a movie date tonight (yeah, I suckered him into it too!) with Adam and Sarah. This should be a really interesting or really boring post depending on the night, no in between! LOL

We are going to a birthday party tomorrow afternoon. Then, either tomorrow or Sunday night (since school is out Monday for Martin Luther King Day), I am taking Aurea to Barn Lot Theater. It is a little local theater one county north of here, the local Drama class is performing High School Musical. It may not be the original cast, but she's just as excited to go see it! I bet it will be fun.

Yes, I have a very busy weekend scheduled. There are three reasons for this:
1. I now only have my children every other weekend instead of every weekend so I want to make the most of the weekends we are together.

2. Any excuse to get out of the house works for me. I love my parents, but I already miss having my own place/space, so a chance to go somewhere is very appealling!!

3. The birthday party and theater performance just happened to fall on the same weekend. Actually, the drama class is doing it next weekend too, but Aurea will be with her dad.

Also due to these reasons, if I have more posts about going out on my own, you'll understand why. One weekend is about me and the kids, the following is about me and my friends since my kids will be gone. :(

P.S. Yes, the tooth fairy came on time. Wow, with three adults in the house instead of one, some things are actually easier to remember!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Don't make your sister see stars!

"Bubby, will you play school with me?" Aurea gleefully asked Adam to play with her. Since he is 12 and doesn't even like real school, let alone pretending he's in school, he rolled on the floor laughing at the mere idea of him playing school with his 'baby' sister! Then, she said the words to light up his face, "You can be the teacher, please bubby." A light went off and the look on his face was one leaving me going, "OH NO, please...."!

He leads her to her room and they start playing school. It starts off calmly enough and I think something's wrong, what is he teaching her? Then, I hear, "Okay Aurea, just stand up here in this chair..." So I run to her room just in time to stop her from jumping off the desk (it's an old fashioned school desk so it was actually the chair she was standing in, she hadn't made it to the table part yet!). What in the world...."I'm teaching her about gravity mom, duh!" Oh no you don't, no more gravity lessons!

They start playing nicely. Danger and injury avoided right? Wrong, I hear a huge THUD!! I can't really describe the sound, but it was not one a parent wants to hear. Aurea had jumped (with a little coaxing) off of her bed and into the hardwood floor head first! Luckily, there was a pillow in the floor and she hit her head on the pillow and not the actual floor!

"ADAM, I said no more gravity lessons!" "Oh no mom, I was teaching her about astronomy!" Not sure if she was supposed to be flying into space or seeing stars after knocking her head off, but it was anything but an astronomy lesson!

I finally kicked Adam out of her room and continued playing school with Aurea, HER way!!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

The Toothfairy comes tonight!

My daughter, Aurea, is six years old. She lost two teeth in a row when she was barely five and hasn't lost any since. A couple of weeks ago, her top front tooth became really loose to where she could wiggle it. It stayed that way! That tooth got more loose every day, but she would NOT let my mom or I pull it. We didn't force it cause we figured she would come around or it would come out on its own.

As she was getting ready for school this morning, she said, "Look Memaw (my mom), my tooth is wiggly!" Yes it was. So wiggly in fact that it was actually twisted upside down!! I did not know that was possible! Needless to say, my mom pulled it out for her without even really trying. The stubborn tooth finally came out.

Aurea was upset at first because it still bled despite hanging halfway out of her mouth! Once the bleeding stopped and she realized the tooth fairy was going to come tonight, she was really excited! That is all she has talked about since she got home from school.

Awww to be 6-years-old!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I would love to meet this man

TO MEET SUCH A MAN (this was given to me from a friend)

I sat, with two friends, in the picture window of a quaint restaurant just off the corner of the town-square. The food and the company were both especially good that day. As we talked, my attention was drawn outside, across the street. There, walking into town, was a man who appeared to be carrying all his Worldly goods on his back. He was carrying, a well-worn sign that read, "I Will work for food". My heart sank.

I brought him to the attention of my friends and noticed that others around us had stopped eating to focus on him. Heads moved in a Mixture of sadness and disbelief. We continued with our meal, but his image lingered in my mind. We finished our meal and went our separate ways. I had errands to do and quickly set out to accomplish them. I glanced toward the town square, looking somewhat halfheartedly for the strange visitor. I was fearful, knowing that seeing him again would call some response. I drove through town and saw nothing of him. I made some purchases at a store and got back in my car.

Deep within me, the Spirit of God kept speaking to me: "Don't go back to the office until you've at least driven once more around the Square." Then with some hesitancy, I headed back into town. As I turned the square's third corner, I saw him. He was standing on the steps of the store front church, going through his sack. I stopped and looked; feeling both compelled to speak to him, yet wanting to drive on. The empty parking space on the corner seemed to be a sign from God: an invitation to park. I pulled in, got out and approached the town's newest visitor.

"Looking for the pastor?" I asked. "Not really," he replied, "just resting." "Have you eaten today?" "Oh, I ate something early this morning." "Would you like to have lunch with me?" "Do you have some work I could do for you?" "No work," I replied. "I commute here to work from the city, but I would like to take you to lunch." "Sure," he replied with a smile. As he began to gather his things, I asked some surface questions. Where you headed?" " St. Louis ." "Where you from?" "Oh, all over; mostly Florida ." "How long you been walking?" "Fourteen years," came the reply.

I knew I had met someone unusual. We sat across from each other In the same restaurant I had left earlier. His face was weathered slightly beyond his 38 years. His eyes were dark yet clear, and he spoke with an eloquence and articulation that was startling. He removed his jacket to reveal a bright red T-shirt that said, "Jesus is The Never Ending Story." Then Daniel's story began to unfold.

He had seen rough times early in life. He'd made some wrong choices and reaped the consequences. Fourteen years earlier, while backpacking across the country, he had stopped on the beach in Daytona. He tried to hire on with some men who were putting up a large tent and some equipment. A concert, he thought. He was hired, but the tent would not house a concert but revival services, and in those services he saw life more clearly. He gave his life over to God.

"Nothing's been the same since," he said, "I felt the Lord telling me to keep walking, and so I did, some 14 years now." "Ever think of stopping?" I asked. "Oh, once in a while, when it seems to get the best of me but God Has given me this calling. I give out Bibles. That's what's in my sack. I work to buy food and Bibles, and I give them out when His Spirit leads." I sat amazed. My homeless friend was not homeless. He was on a mission and lived this way by choice. The question burned inside for a moment And then I asked: "What's it like?" "What?" "To walk into a town carrying all your things on your back and to show your sign?" "Oh, it was humiliating at first. People would stare and make comments. Once someone tossed a piece of half-eaten bread and made a gesture that certainly didn't make me feel welcome. But then it became humbling To realize that God was using me to touch lives and change people's concepts of other folks like me." My concept was changing, too.

We finished our dessert and gathered his things. Just outside the door, he paused. He turned to me and said, "Come Ye blessed of my Father and inherit the kingdom I've prepared for you. For when I was hungry you gave me food, when I was thirsty you gave me drink, a stranger and you took me in." I felt as if we were on holy ground. "Could you use another Bible?" I asked. He said he preferred a certain translation. It traveled well and was not too heavy. It was also his personal favorite. "I've read through it 14 times," he said. "I'm not sure we've got one of those, but let's stop by our church and see" I was able to find my new friend a Bible that would do well, and he seemed very grateful.

"Where are you headed from here?" I asked. "Well, I found this little map on the back of this amusement park coupon." "Are you hoping to hire on there for a while?" "No, I just figure I should go there. I figure someone under that star right there needs a Bible, so that's where I'm going next." He smiled, and the warmth of his spirit radiated the sincerity of his mission. I drove him back to the town-square where we'd met two hours earlier, and as we drove, it started raining. We parked and unloaded his things.

"Would you sign my autograph book?" he asked. "I like to keep messages from folks I meet." I wrote in his little book that his commitment to his calling had touched my life. I encouraged him to stay strong. And I left him with a verse of scripture from Jeremiah, "I know the plans I have for you, declared the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you; Plans to give you a future and a hope." "Thanks, man," he said. "I know we just met and we're really just strangers, but I love you." "I know," I said, "I love you, too." "The Lord is good!" "Yes, He is. How long has it been since someone hugged you?" I asked. A long time," he replied And so on the busy street corner in the drizzling rain, my new friend and I embraced, and I felt deep inside that I had been changed. He put his things on his back, smiled his winning smile and said, "See you in the New Jerusalem." "I'll be there!" was my reply.

He began his journey again. He headed away with his sign dangling from his bedroll and pack of Bibles He stopped, turned and said, "When you see something that makes you think of me, will you pray for me?" "You bet," I shouted back, "God bless." "God bless." And that was the last I saw of him.

Late that evening as I left my office, the wind blew strong. The cold front had settled hard upon the town. I bundled up and hurried to my car. As I sat back and reached for the emergency brake, I saw them.. a pair of well-worn brown work gloves neatly laid over the length of the handle. I picked them up and thought of my friend and wondered if his hands would stay warm that night without them. Then I remembered his words: "If you see something that makes you think of me, will you pray for me?"

Today his gloves lie on my desk in my office. They help me to see the world and its people in a new way, and they help me remember those two hours with my unique friend and to pray for his ministry. "See you in the New Jerusalem," he said. Yes, Daniel, I know I will... If this story touched you, forward it to a friend! "I shall pass this way but once. Therefore, any good that I can do or any kindness that I can show, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again."

My instructions were to send this to four people, but I chose to share here instead, that I wanted God to bless. This prayer is powerful and there is nothing attached. Prayer is one of the best gifts we receive There is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let's continue to pray for one another. God bless and have a nice day!

"Father, I ask you to bless my friends and relatives reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask you to minister to their spirit at this very moment. Where there is pain, give them your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through your grace, In Jesus' precious Name Amen." I sent this to more than four, but this story is so touching I felt each of you would enjoy it greatly.

GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY!!! Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Birthday Meme

Valerie from "Please Don't Put Those Beans Up Your Nose," left an open tag for the birthday meme. Since I haven't blogged in a few days and have no ideas of my own, I'm taking the tag.

So I guess the rules are that you list the characteristics that correspond with your birth month and according to the characteristics at the end. Then, you comment after each characteristic about how that is or isn't like you. So here goes:


Suave and compromising: I am great at dealing with others easily and without friction, as long as they aren't related to me, don't try to tell me I'm wrong, and don't disagree with my views! LOL Seriously, I have trouble being suave around an ex or certain people, but I try the rest of the time. Note, try haha. As for compromising, yeah I'm not so great at compromise.

Careful, cautious, and organized: Careful how? I look both ways before crossing the street! Umm cautious -- maybe, depends on the situation. I like to do be not so careful and cautious by speeding, going on roller coasters, and all sorts of things, but I can be cautious when I need to be. Unfortunately, I am extremely organized in the workplace. I actually used to have a coworker pick on me daily -- everything had to be in its place. He would come by my desk and rearrange my stapler, post-it dispenser, and tape dispenser just to annoy me because he knew they each had their own spot! I can't say much about my house right now though since I just moved back in with my parents, I don't think any of us is organized at the moment!!

Likes to point out people's mistakes: Yes, I admit it. I am the editor. If you send me a letter, email, note, etc. I will find any and all grammatical and/or spelling mistakes. I will try not to clue you in to these mistakes, but I usually do anyway because I just can't help myself! This comes partially from my mother doing it for years and partially from obtaining a BA in Journalism!

Likes to criticize: I'm very critical, I try not to be, but I am.
Must control oneself when criticizing: Yeah, I tend to get carried away sometimes.

Stubborn: VERY!!! Once my mind is made up, it's made up.

Quiet but able to talk well: I'm quiet when I first meet someone or in large groups. However, in a small group of friends -- good luck getting me to be quiet! I have no problems talking well.

Calm and cool: Haha, not even close! Ask my kids or my ex-husband!

Kind and sympathetic: I try to be kind to everyone (with a few exceptions ; ) ) I am very sympathetic though. I 've been through a great deal and often misunderstood, so I try hard to relate to and sympathize with others.

Concerned and detailed: Yes, I am a very concerned person and a stickler for details. This can be productive or counterproductive though depending on what you're trying to accomplish!

Loyal but not always honest: I am very loyal. My friends and family mean the world to me. I consider myself an honest person, but I do tell frequent white lies, why tell someone that color makes them look washed out? Why not tell a small lie? Hmmmm.......

Does work well. Sensitive: I grouped these because they describe me and I have nothing else to say about them.

Very confident: NOT! At least not when it comes to self-confidence. I am very confident when it comes to my work.

Good memory: I have a great....ummm what was the question?! LOL On some topics yes, others no.

Clever and knowledgeable: Ummm, I'm book smart! I have no street smarts.

Loves to look for information: Yes, I do!

Able to motivate oneself, Understanding, Fun to be around: I'm great at self-motivation when I need to be, I'm very understanding, and I hope I'm fun to be around. The last part, I guess it depends on my mood -- I have too many mood swings!

Secretive: I can be, oh yes I can!

Loves leisure and traveling: I probably would love traveling if I ever had the money to go anywhere!

Hardly shows emotions and Tends to bottle up feelings: I rarely show emotions, I refuse to let anyone see me cry! I'm actually getting better at this. Therapy has a way of making you open up!! Same goes for the feelings.

Very choosy, especially in relationships: Wish I was!

Systematic: Yes I am!

Okay, I'm done. The rule is to tag 12, but I won't do it to everyone. If you want to participate, I'd love to read it though.


JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

My crazy week

Happy New Year to all!

This week has been really crazy. I went out with my sister and her friends on Friday night. All I will say is that I was the DD so I spent most of the night laughing at everyone else! Dinner at Shogun's was nice! I can't catch shrimp in my mouth straight from the grill though LOL!!

Sunday night Aurea and I stayed at my cousin Amie's house. We had so much fun catching up, playing games with the girls, and watching TV. The girls had a blast playing the Wii and watching movies. I think Aurea was just glad to have girls her age to play with here! Most of my friends have boys! Maggie and Chandler helped her have a great night though and I had fun catching up with Amie.

Monday was New Year's Eve. Shawn and I went out to dinner and then to Heather's party. It was a blast! I had wayyy too much to drink! It was New Year's though so I'm entitled LOL. It was the first New Year's Eve in like 4 or 5 years that I've actually gone out. Usually I end up staying in, especially if I have the kids. Adam was with his dad and Aurea stayed here with my parents. I had a great night out, enough said!!

I've spent the last two days recovering and getting ready to get back into a routine. School started today. Glasgow's computer system was down though. I dropped Aurea off and took Adam to school and then went back to her school. I got to meet her teacher (who seemed really nice), but I was still nervous.

Shawn and I went to Lensey's house in Bowling Green and then I went job hunting today. I hadn't seen Lensey since the night of Coyote Ugly! Anyway, I came home and found Adam here ?? Apparently, the computer system didn't come back up and they couldn't place him in any classes! They called my dad and he picked him up from school at like 9:30! Aurea had a great first day, but she also had homework!

Yeah, I've enjoyed getting to see friends, hang out, catch up, and have a break. Now it's time to get back into school, homework, etc. Now I just need to find a job!! I'm trying though...Wow, it has been a crazy week!