Monday, May 28, 2007

Look Ma, No Hands!

My kids experienced a milestone together this weekend!! They can both ride their bikes without training wheels! You should've seen Kylie's face--she was SO excited! She had the biggest smile on their face as she rode by me! Weston was so happy to learn as well--it's been so hard to have any practice time since we leave on a gravel road, but now that their Dad has a concrete parking lot, they have been able to practice a lot more. I am so glad they both learned--it's neat to experience a milestone with someone else!
Well, as stated earlier, my job is keeping me extra busy. Between work, school, and the kids, I have been stretched to death! But the kids will be done with school soon, so hopefully that will help ease the burden of Weston's homework load. However, in August, they will BOTH be in school!
Kylie graduated from preschool last week--she was hilarious during her performance! She has so much soul and groove in her that during the performance, she looked like she was in a gospel choir! It's awesome to see that much spirit in someone!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Various Rants

I haven't had a lot of free time lately...can you tell? I certainly don't get to blog near as much as I want to. So, I will try and sum up a few funnies as quick as possible to catch ya up....
First off, I got my grade from my last class. EVEN THOUGH I DID AN ENTIRE EXTRA ASSIGNMENT THAT I REALLY DIDN'T HAVE TO DO HE GAVE ME A B+!!! I am sure it's his way of trying to get even at me for not caring for him, but frankly I didn't really care. I am ready to be done with school!! Hey, as long as I pass, it's good with me! There's no place on my degree that prints my grades--the degree still looks the same! In fact, I am proud of the B+ considering everything I did in the last 8 weeks. So, Harper, I don't really mind the B+, sorry! His only way to even justify the B+ was to give me a 75% on my final paper. Funny how I have gotten A's on every paper I have done in grad school (including his classes). Anyway, as I remember Harper, you were never invited to this blog, so kindly quit reading.

The new job is going well! I love being out and meeting people--so far everyone is very nice. I get to bring people lunch and drinks and have made so many new friends. Best of all, no boss worrying about my personal business or breathing down my neck. In fact, my boss at my old job doesn't even speak to me anymore--too funny. Guess it drives her nuts she can't give me fits about my personal life anymore. Poor baby. She ignores me at our kids' teeball games. I guess she hopes it will bother me? Actually, kind of nice. Sorry.

Tonight is Kylie's graduation from pre-school! I actually get to go--I was afraid I wouldn't because of class, but I am able to skip tonight. She had dance recital the other night. I have attached a picture from it--she was absolutely beautiful! The dance was precious too! My baby is growing up!

Well, enough griping--I sound mean today, so I better wrap it up before I really go off on someone.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Neighborly Love

What fun...I have decided that country living is about as dramatic as the my neighbors decided they don't want me to use the road behind my house to get to my house (remember my driveway cuts right through the infamous horse pasture with the even more infamous gates), I politely (ok, with a little bluntness) told the neighbor that he needs to not let himself on to my property and brush hog. Now I know you are thinking I am just shooting myself in the foot, however the guy is 80 plus years old and if I am a liability on their road, then he is DEFINITELY a liability on a big mower on my property. Hey, forgot to mention, the road they don't want me to drive on is a COUNTY ROAD!!! What idiots...but, I will play by their rules. So, I need to get down my driveway--well, Daddy decided to padlock the gate where I can't get on it. UGH! But, I got a copy of the key and went on down the driveway--hey, I am the one who paid $10,000 to build it and the easement for MY driveway is written on the deed to MY land. I am so sick of crap!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Mean People

Ok, the kicker to this job....being nice to people that are rude to you! You guys know me...I treat people the way they treat me. Sooooo... a nasty nurse ain't gonna score no brownie points, ya know? That means I need to work on the "forgive and forget" theory and keep my chin up. One thing I have realized is that in this profession, people take advantage of others.
Today was such a rainy day! Trying to do this job in the rain was such a chore. Especially since it was my first day doing the job myself. I still have a Trainer in my car, but I was actually performing instead of shadowing. There are so many things to do and trying to remember them all (and in the rain) is a chore!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Workin' for a Livin'

Well, it's day two out in the field (a.k.a. real world)...and so far, it's going pretty good. Just a TON of stuff to remember and do. I am still riding with my partner, so it's been an easy couple of days--it'll get interesting when I am on my own on the 11th!
I am so stressed and so tired! Tomorrow is the final day of my Global Leadership class and we have a paper and presentation due...I haven't started! I am frantically trying to get everything done that's required of me, but I'm stretched pretty thin!
I am READY for the weekend!