im baaaack!

Sorry it’s been so long, I finally got internet and cable at my new apartment, woohoo!  I am loving and hating my new place, but mostly loving.  I’m really only hating that it is still a complete disaster here, since I haven’t unpacked everything quite yet.  There are a few other little, unimportant things I would change about the place but overall, I am very happy 🙂 and I think Roxie is too 🙂  Oh, I do hate the fact that today, my key BROKE OFF while trying to unlock my front door.  No joke, broke off IN the lock.  Both of the keys they had given me where extremely hard to get in and turn (like I have blisters on my fingers from trying over and over), and I had planned on going to the office this week to ask them if I could get a new one.  Luckily, the people at the front office were still in today so they called the maintenance guy to fix it….and make me a new key which goes in and turns so very nicely!

Anyway, I am SOOO thankful that my dad came down to help me move, I definitely could not have done it without him!  I will be glad when he and my mom get a chance to come down and actually enjoy their time.  Speaking of which, happy Mother’s Day to my incredibly wonderful mother, I wish I could be there to hang out with her today!  In fact, there was a LOT going on in Ohio this weekend that I am super bummed I missed: my sister’s commissioning/pinning/graduation, my parent’s anniversary, and Mother’s Day!  So, congrats to my [“baby”] sister, I am sooo very proud of her!  I can’t wait to celebrate in Nashville 🙂  And happy 29th anniversary to my parents, they truly are phenomenal people.  They have been through a lot in their 29+ years together and am proud to say that they are still happily in love.  They are an inspiration to me and I can only pray that I have that kind of marriage some day!  And of course, as I said, happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful mama!

In other celebratory (?) news, I only have 10 more days with the kiddos at school!  And three of those will be field days this week!  I am looking forward to summer, although I am planning on getting yet another job to keep me out of trouble and from getting too bored, and mostly to make up for all the money Clayton County is taking from me in furlough days >:-(  Not that it matters for next year, but I did take the GACE for Early Childhood certification this weekend, so we will soon see if I am “cut out” for teaching in a regular classroom.  I think I did okay, I am mostly hoping that I passed so that in the future, I will have more options as far as teaching jobs go.

Last, but definitely not least, my honey has made it safely to his final deployment destination (which I am not sure that I can say on here…)  I am relieved, especially after all the craziness with Bin Laden being killed.  That happened right around the time Brandon was supposed to travel, so I was scared out of my mind, not to mention the fact that I couldn’t really talk to him at that time due to all of the traveling and lack of consistent internet.  I am thankful that I know he is safe at the moment, and I am proud of what he is doing, but like I said, I am sometimes a nervous mess!  I just pray that things calm down and that he stays safe and comes home soon!

I think that is a fair enough update for today, I’m sure I have more but it’s been an exhausting week…it’s not even 8 but I think my bedtime is right around the corner tonight!

Dreaming of a summer full of the beach and waves like this…. (DREAMING being the key word!)

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