Monday, September 28, 2015

Job Search update

Karl, Josh and I watched the lunar eclipse last night.  It was really something to see.  It had been cloudy all day, so I was glad when the clouds cleared out for the eclipse last night.  When it turned red, it was just so neat.  I suppose this happens, they said in 1982 it happened, but I sure do not remember.  I would have been 12, so my parents probably did not let me stay up to see it or it may have been cloudy. 

I applied for a job on Friday.  It is a paraprofessional job at the school district where I went to school.  I have looked at several para jobs, but I have just not been able to pull the trigger and actually apply.  This one felt right.  It is for elementary special education.  I had also found a part time job at a Vet clinic that I would have loved, but maybe I should just focus on this right now and see what happens.  I did not apply for that job, but I love animals. 

Josh has Sylvan tonight and I think I will go over to the mall and try to find some dress pants to wear to interviews just in case.  I absolutely hate shopping for clothes.  I will keep you posted, but that is where I stand on my job search.



Monday, September 21, 2015

Fall decorations and Friendship Pie

I was able to get the yard decorated for Fall last week.  The front of my house is long, so my decorations are scattered along the whole front of my house, but here is a picture of one side.  There is another mum on the other side of the door and then there is another flower bed I have decorated on the other side of that.  I also took my mom and she was able to get some mums also and we picked up some groceries. 

I met my friends Malinda and Natalie on Tuesday night.  We had all worked at the preschool at one time together.  That is how we started the "Friendship Pie" tradition.  Natalie was talking about how we needed Friendship Pie.  I was like what are you talking about??  She talks fast.  She had not said Friendship Pie, but French Silk Pie.  We had one the next day and it turned into a tradition since then.  Every time one of us has a birthday we get French silk Pie...now known as Friendship Pie.  We met at 7:30PM so Natalie could get her kids to bed and then we visited until after 9PM, we had a great time.  She also bought me some eye liner for my birthday.  Natalie is really into make-up and she is young.  She got me some Urban Decay eye liner and I LOVE it.  It does not run or smear.  I really like that. 

I am not sure what is going on this week.  My mom is planning a shopping trip on Thursday with her friend, so I may go stay with my dad.  He is still ok alone for short times with his alzheimer's, but sometimes he forgets to eat.  So I may just go make sure he eats and visit with him and then pick up Josh when school is over.  I need to clean house today.  Have a nice week!!




Monday, September 14, 2015

getting ready for Fall

My birthday was last Wednesday.  I always enjoy the facebook messages so much.  I hear from people I usually do not hear from on my birthday.  I had several phone calls, texts and messages on facebook to make it a lovely day.  Then at noon, I hear a honk in my driveway.  It was my mom and dad.  They brought me a pie...I am not a huge fan of cake.  They also got me a Clarisonic Mia 2 for my birthday that I have been enjoying.
It is supposed to clean deep down in your pores.  I love it.  It makes my face feel really soft.  I had to take Josh to Sylvan that night, so when I got home Karl was home and bought me flowers and a really cool card that you had to "blow out the candles" and when you do, it plays the "happy birthday to you" song.  It was cool.

I am never home on September 11th usually, but I was this year and I read the postings on facebook.  It is funny, I cannot remember what I did some of the days last week, but I remember everything that happened that entire day of 9/11/2001.

I got one of our flower beds cleaned out and had Karl clean the other one...(it had poison ivy in it and I am severely allergic).  Anyway, I have started decorating my yard for Fall.  I still need to pick up my Mums and pumpkins and I am going to get a bale of straw this year and put out a scarecrow.  I have not done that in several years because the straw is a pain after the season is over.  I have a certain store I look for my Mums at.  Last week they did not have them yet, so I am going to look tonight.  The picture is at the store where I get them last week that is what they had.  My mom wants some too, so once I find them, we will plan an outing to get them.  I hope that happens this week. 

The city just drove by cutting tree limbs for the winter.  They cut them out of the power lines so when we get ice and snow the power does not go out because of trees.  So, that looks nice too.  Have a great week!!!


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

bathroom and birthday

Karl has been working on our bathroom.  He worked on taking the wallpaper down last week and over the Labor Day weekend he was able to paint and he put up some back splash behind the sink.  Here is a picture on the right of the bathroom I took last summer when I had just changed the decorations.  It is not awful, but wanted to get rid of the wall paper.  Then on the left is a picture after the paint.  The paint is gray.  Then there is a picture of the new sink and the back splash Karl is working on over on the right.  It is not done, but you will get the idea.  We will just stick with these decorations for now since I just re-decorated, but there are so many possibilities with gray.

I got up this morning to take Josh to school and my car would not start again.  This happened on the first day of school too.  My father-in-law just came over to look at it and there was a wire loose on the battery, so he tightened it up and the car started right up.  Thank-goodness it was an easy fix.

It is storming now.  They say we will have a few fronts move trough and then it will cool off again to the 70's for highs later this week.  I cleaned house and decorated for Fall yesterday.  I am going to let the ground get wet from the rain and then I will go put my fall decorations in the ground.  I tried the other day, but the ground was so hard.  So, our dirt has rocks in it and it is hard to do anything with.  My Grandparents had black dirt to work with.  I actually asked them if they had black dirt brought in because I thought everyone had bad dirt like us, but no.  Anyway, I will get that stuff put out later today or tomorrow and then I plan to start looking for mums and pumpkins.  I am so excited.  I love fall, but hate to see summer over.  We drained the pool over the weekend too.  So sad.

I am taking Josh to get his hair cut after school and my friend Malinda and I are doing some Essential Oils classes this week.  Wednesday we have Sylvan.  My birthday is Wednesday too.  Busy week.  Have a great one!
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