Hello Friends! I know - it's been FOREVER. My last post was on my last day at Northwestern. SO much has happened since that day. I won't cram it all into this one post, but I will give you a quick update:
NEW JOB: I love being an elementary school secretary! Especially at our school. It sounds so cliche, but it's a school with amazing, talented teachers and staff (not to mention incredible kids). My days have actually slowed down a bit, with the exception of an emergency school closing and the occasional tornado warning. My day starts earlier, but it ends earlier too, all with Claire & Nolan in tow.
Nolan visits me and says hello each time he gets a drink of water or heads upstairs to Art. Claire's teacher often sends her on errands which usually involve making a stop at my desk. I truly, truly love it.
THANKSGIVING: Wait. Back up a week. The weekend before Thanksgiving Kelly drove to Florida to pick up his mom, who has relocated to Natchitoches. We brought her here permanently with the notion of placing her in a nursing home. After much talk, prayer and doctor's visits, it's been determined that she can try to live on her own with some part-time assistance. She would stay with us until an apartment opened up for her. She's still with us.
Later in the week, Aunt Pam, Uncle Roy and Nana joined us for Turkey Day. We ate, shopped and enjoyed their company!
The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas SOAR BY without much time to catch a breath. Christmas parties at church and school (for kids and adults, alike), tests, doctor's appointments, karate and basketball are just a few of the things that keep us spinning. And in the midst of it all, we managed to place an offer on a house for sale. An offer that was finally accepted and finalized on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
We are thrilled!!
I'm dying to share details, but it'll just have to wait. Christmas stuff, too. Tomorrow? Until then, I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!