Wednesday, January 30, 2013

bit and pieces...

  • The babies and I are sick.  Boo!  Will has had this lingering cold for 3 weeks.  We have been to the doctor twice and so far no real infections.  Just a wicked bad cold.  To say I am over it, well that would be an understatement.  I hate when my boys are feeling cruddy and when mommy has it too, it's no fun around these parts.
  • Just found out that if I were to put Will into full day Kindergarten in September, there is a fee per month.  What?!  I have never heard that.  We also live in an area where the taxes are so high because it goes straight to the school.  Which is awesome!  But, why am I going to shell out more money for full day?  Back home it was full day and there were no extra fees.  It also depends on what district we are in.  We are thinking about moving a little further out, so we can stretch our dollar.  I guess once we cross that bridge we will decide.  Obviously, I want what is best for my little man, but having to pay extra for public school seems outrageous to me.
  • Since we have moved here, almost 3 months ago, Eli has grown 3 inches and gained 3lbs.  I think someone likes Chicago!  Will has stayed the same.  He remains my little bean pole.  But, the doctor says he is completely normal on the charts.  In fact, both of my boys are off the charts on height!  I think by the time they hit 5th grade they will be taller than me.
  • So...Job 1 never got back to me after my awesome phone interview.  I think it was partly because I was up in the air with them about, who is going to watch my babies.  It might be for the best as it was going to be 40 hours a week and I am just not sure, I could leave them with some stranger.  On another note, I have been playing email/phone tag with a Personal Training studio.  I am hoping to be able to meet him within the next week.  And totally random, I decided to send in all my wonderful baking creations, to this bakery that needed an intern.  Totally out there, I know.  But, I so love baking and the world of pastry.  Anyway, I have an interview with her on Saturday.  Who knows, maybe I could swing both.  I kind of always felt my real passion was for baking, but was never able to pursue it fully.  Wish me luck!
  • Living with the mil.  Well.  Let's just say, it totally has it's ups and downs.  She has a lot of issues in her life going on right now, with her youngest daughter and she is just not coping with it too well.  I try and cheer her up, or do little things for her.  But, frankly it doesn't seem to help.  And that is why, I need a job asap.  Need to move.
  • I have been a reading machine this month.  I am hoping to keep a running tally of all the books that I read this year.  So far I have read, Light on Snow.  Really good!  Harvesting the Heart, totally addicting.  And if you have read it, we totally need to discuss the ending.  I can't remember the other three I have read this month, and am feeling totally lazy right now to go upstairs and check.
  • Here is where I need your help.  I have been voted to do the Valentine's craft for Will's class.  I need help!  Pinterest has been somewhat helpful but I haven't found anything I love.  Do you have any ideas?  I was thinking of heart shape masks that they could decorate.  Put a heart on a stick and let them have at it with the decorating and then cut the eyes and mouth out.  Any ideas?


Anonymous said...

boo on being sick! We are fighting a tummy bug over here so I so hear you! That's crazy about having to pay for a full day! Wow 3 inches and 3 lbs! I hope the bakery position works out.. I think you would love it!

amanda said...

dude i am impressed you have been pulling off living with the mil for the last three months?? i barely survived spending two days at mine when we went back!

so hoping everyone is finally on the mend!!!