Nothing like waiting almost SIX MONTHS, huh?
So much for my "posting every day of summer vacation". I think that lasted to Day 10 or something ridiculous!
I hope you're not expecting some amazingly exciting reason for my absence. Because, really, I've just been lazy. period.
Let's see...what's been happening since June...
Well, Brett turned 14 in July, Jeff is now 43, we've now been married for 18 years and I'm 41.
I took a job in July and I'm still there. I know. Believe it or not. It was a funny story. I get a call around 2:00 from this guy asking me if I'm still interested in a job I applied for back in March. I said "Sure, I'll come in and interview" and he asked "How about today?" So, I hurried up and put on some nice duds, ran down to the place and started work the next day. Meant to be, I believe. I ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY ADORE MY JOB!! Even I cannot believe it. I'm the executive secretary, administrative assistant, human resources, business office manager for an assisted living community here. I am in absolute LOVE with every one of our residents. I am blessed to work with the staff and I would be shattered ever to leave. It's only part-time 20 hours a week, which is perfect with the kids' schedules and it gives me some "Mom time" still. I honestly can't say enough good things about where I am and what I'm doing. I am completely fulfilled everyday. And, believe me, I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop--but it hasn't yet ;)
Lili is in 3rd grade, Brett's in 8th. Yes, my little man will be in HIGH SCHOOL next year. AAHH! And Lili only has 2 more years in elementary school! My goodness, I never thought time could go so quickly. Amazing.
We're geared up for Christmas this year. All decorated and a lot of shopping done, so we're trying to relax and enjoy it all and watch lots of movies. We already watched "Elf" over Thanksgiving. I look forward to that movie every year! It's so cute!!
Lili's at her grandma's and Jeff and Brett went to a college hockey game, so Mama and the dogs (and cat) are snuggling in for the evening. Mama's exhausted from her 1/2 off Goodwill shopping today! The bargains I found--outstanding!! :)
I will TRY to keep this updated more frequently than I have been. I'll post some pictures too. Promise!