Saturday, June 25, 2016


I did not want to leave you hanging.  After I made my previous post and knowing that I would be home all day I decided to message the friend that I was switched with at my job.  She verified that I would be working with the student I was with last year.  Then about an hour later the special education director (our boss) e-mailed and told me that they had decided to leave me with my student, so that was great news and a huge burden off my shoulders.  The position they were wanting me to do was something I would have been all about when I was younger, but as I age I am just not wanting to get hurt or beat on.  I am very happy and I will get to stay working with my friends.  I do not easily just open myself up to trust people/or easily make friends, but I met several last year and they are all treasures.  God has been so good to me.
Josh and I were with my parents last night and the Olympic Gymnastics girls came on tv.  I was so excited, so was my mom.  I am very excited about Simone Biles.  Is anyone else watching them yet?  They are looking good.  They will be back on tv Sunday night.
I have made plans to meet a couple of friends from work on Tuesday for lunch.  We are meeting at 11:00 and then afterwards I will go to my parents house.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

semi annual sales...

I am at home today doing laundry, but Monday and Tuesday I spent with my parents and I will be back there tomorrow.  Tuesday my mom went grocery takes her a while....about 3-4 hours, so Josh goes with her and I stay with my dad.  It is in another town that she has to drive to which is why it takes so long.  Then Thursday she is getting her haircut.  That will be nice for her.  It is always nice to get pampered a little.
I heard through a friend I work with on Monday that I was going to be working with my same little boy at the school next year....but for now it is a rumor and I have not heard anything official, but if that is true, it is good news and I will be happy to stay there.  I will just keep praying and hope to hear something soon.
The semi annual sales are going on at Bath and Body and Victoria's Secret, so yesterday my Bath and Body order came in and today my Victoria's Secret bra came in.  I am always so excited for the semi annual sales.  I got several wallflowers from bath and body, some lotions, scentportables for my car and soap.
We took my dad shoe shopping last Friday in Branson.  We got him some new shoes from S.A.S.  His poor feet are so swollen from the lymphedema that he took a size bigger and a triple wide, but he has shoes to wear now.  I am happy about that.
I guess that catches everyone up since I last posted.  I am getting ready to watch a St. Louis Cardinals game.  They are playing the Chicago Cubs.  We beat them 2 games and today is the 3rd.  Chicago's best pitcher is going though.  I love watching the Cardinals play win or lose.  Have a great week!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

summer update....

It has been a rough year.  My dad has been to the ER a couple of times this year because of falls.  He is fine, but I believe the doctor had intentions of admitting him back in the hospital and then back into the nursing home....except the hospital dropped the ball and sent him home.  The doctor says if he falls again, he will need to go back to the nursing home.  The lymphodema in his legs and the fact that his shoes do not fit properly are why he falls down.  We are going to look at getting him some new shoes this week.  He is actually falling less now because he has a physical therapist working with him.  Josh and I have been spending most of our time with my parents this summer.  I stay with my dad and Josh goes with my mom to get groceries.  My dad is having good and bad days which is to be expected.  Some days he talks to us and just seems a little confused, other days he does not know where he is.  I am just trying to be there for him.
My job...well, I understand I am being moved to a completely different position next year and it is not very desirable to here we go again with the job situation.  I feel like I am supposed to be with my family and not working, but that is not really possible.  I would love to find a part time job.  I really do not need this extra stress.  I will say work is a good way to stay distracted and busy though.  I have applied for a position at another school...I hate to leave my job because I have met some really good friends there.  They have been very supportive with my dad's situation.
Josh finished his junior year and starts his senior year in the fall.  It is hard to believe.  I took him to the orthodontist the other day and it was his last check up.  I guess his braces have been off for a year now.  They said his teeth have not shifted and he does not need to come back, so that was good news.
I am sure there is a lot I have left out, but I have been so busy just spending time with my parents.  I am home today doing laundry, so I thought I would decorate my blog and post an update.  I really do want to post better updates.  We will see.  If not, have a great summer and 4th if July!  I am truly going to try to be back before then though.  Maybe something good will happen.