Sunday, October 28, 2007

Coping with what life throws at you!

After the rough couple years I've had I realized how often that life seems to smoother. Of course there are bumps on the way but they are so small compared to what they used to be.

Our neighbor situation is on its way to being resolved. We are going to court with him on the day before Thanksgiving. Hopefully the driveway will not be closed off anymore and he'll give up on trying to give all of us such a hard time. I know I'm being overly optimistic but I gotta believe in something! Nick and I are social butterflies, well I'm more social when I can stick around home, if that makes sense. I wouldn't mind if they kept to themselves but to sit there and harass us when we are outside is just plain evil.

Everything else in life is pretty much the same as last time. Oh, except we got a new stove. I've loved baking even more since we moved into the house, but the last stove was a little hard to regulate. I'm so excited to bake some brownies this afternoon and actually have them turn out! Nick says I have to learn to make them from scratch now since I've been trying to make everything else from scratch. You should see my cupcakes with royal frosting! YUM! Oh and I make an angel food cake (okay, that was from the box) but I made a strawberry whip cream frosting that was amazing! I was so impressed with myself. And it was for our neighbor girl's birthday and she was so happy!

My life has become so much more calm now that I'm back working with kids. I love just hanging out and learning together. They have so much energy so I get quite the workout (unfortunatly they give me a big appetite too so I haven't lost much weight yet)! My family has remarked how calm I've become. Not that I'm really a high strung person but I was running around like my ass was on fire a lot of the time. I have always known that there is something different in me when I work with kids. Nick used to laugh that I needed my weekly dose of kids to keep happy. I loved Abby, Lexie and Roxie coming over when I worked at Highland Manor, but it wasn't the same. Now I get to be really important in children's lives. Guess I should have stuck with the whole teaching career, but maybe someday that will happen.

Well I suppose I better get working on some stuff. I have a whole house to clean and want to get another chapter finished in my book! Nick's gone for the day so I better take advantage of it while I can!

To all of you at Highland Manor reading this: I MISS YOU GUYS LIKE CRAZY!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Another new addition

So it finally happened. I don't have the details yet, but I have another little boy to watch at my job! Beth had boy #3 very early this morning. I stopped in at their home to ask Brad's parents and that's all the details I got so far. I'm very excited to get to meet the little one soon.

So life in general has been so busy. Every time I turn around we are running on to the next thing. Our anniversary came and went, very quickly. We haven't even really got the chance to celebrate yet! Pretty sad considering that we don't have kids stopping us:)

Life keeps getting better though. Still lovin my job and things are finally falling into place. I officially have started helping a friend of my dearest Stephie! I'm shipping out chocolates for his internet chocolate business. We had samples on Friday night and they are awesome. Visit to check out more information or to order!

Well I suppose I better get my butt going. I have a lot of work to do and I really want to get some of it done before I fall asleep. Not looking good at this point, my eyes are starting to get really heavy.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Where did the weekend go?

It's amazing how quickly a weekend can go by! I didn't have much time to myself today or yesterday so I feel a little out of sorts right now. Too bad that I get be thrown right into it again tomorrow, but that's what I love.

No more writing, but I really have been reading a lot. It feels good to read some popular fiction right now. I have been reading some really intense books until lately. I just finished Garden Spells and I'm now reading this book called Little Pink Slips. They are quick books that just help the time fly. I'm hoping that tonight I will have some time to write a little bit.

Well better go! Gotta have some time to get stuff done!