Thursday, September 25, 2008

What I love about Country life.....

I am adjusting to country life.
I don't feel so isolated anymore.
I am beginning to feel a little more at home.
I love that my neighbors have cows.
I love that my other neighbors have horses.
I love that I have 5 potted Mums in my yard.
I love Mr. Chipmunk who lives in my stonewall and drives my cats mad.
I enjoy going for walks with my family.
I love that I saw 6 deer on our walk this afternoon.
I love country life!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A lot to say, but where do I begin?

I feel like I have been away from my blog too much. Then when I sit down I feel like I have nothing to say. So much has been going on and I have a ton to say. But where do I begin? So I am just going to go with it. Emily is into her first month at school, and for me as a co-director it is slowing down now that school is in session. The next big thing for the school will be getting ready for the open house in Jan. We hired a new teacher's aid for this fall and she worked for like 2 days prior to the first day and then just didn't show up. NICE. We had no idea what was going on, we wondered if she was hurt. But no she just didn't show up. She said she couldn't work with the teacher because she was self absorbed- this is the farthest from the truth and how she knew this after being there for a few hrs two times before school actually started. WHATEVER. I am glad she didn't stick around, because I had a feeling about her. I should stick to my gut more often. I am usually right. So we tried it with the two teachers and I have been volunteering when they needed me, but damn it I want that job. We offered it to the alumni parent who was interested this summer. Can I tell you how ideal this job is for me? But I can't hire myself and I can't resign from co-director. Maybe it will open up again for me? UGH. Of course Jim is like puch for it blah blah blah....he doesn't get it. I have to sub in a few hours too, the head teacher's daughter is ill and we have a sub in the morning and I need to relieve her at 11am.

We went to the Big E on Monday. It was a blast. I love the Big E. I took pics and I want to post them- I need to locate my usb cord to upload them to my computer. Until then.........

I missed you guys. I have been reading up on what has been going on with everyone. I haven't been doing much commenting though-sorry. I will get back into the swing of things soon. I promise!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A lesson in progress........

with all of the telephone and DSL techs, plumbers and now the satellite TV guy here. I am trying to teach my daughter that she shouldn't talk to strangers. She has always been a outgoing child, her first word was 'Hi'. When she was a baby I thought it was so cute, she would say Hi to everyone we walked by. Now that she is almost 4 and telling people things they do not need to know. Like the day she told the treasurer at her preschool that "Mommy only pushed out one baby" I thought I would die. She thinks that these men who have been coming in and out of our home are our friends. I try to tell her they are not, they are working for us. They are strangers and even though Mommy is talking to them it is not ok to tell the nice man about all of your family members.

Calling all Mom's, when do they catch on? When will she get it?

I have begun to tell her to remember what Rick Springfield said and she gives me a puzzled look, of course she doesn't know Rick Springfield. But Hello Emily- DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS!!!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I think I am FINALLT in business :) What a pain in the rear end!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

*opens door, and peeks around the corner*

um hi! So this is my first guest blogging appearance.

Julie asked me to let you all know that her computer was eaten by a bear... no wait. It was beamed out of her house by some renegade Federation escapees.... no, a pack of clowns...

You get the idea. She's away from her computer (unwillingly)

Her new home is being uncooperative with SDL. Lets cross our fingers and hope that everything is fixed soon and she is back on-line.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Adjusting to 'Country' Living

Well I am back. It feels so good to have my computer back. Getting our Internet connection going was a process and a half. Our ISP has been here 4times so far and is scheduled to return tomorrow. I have access, but it is SO slow, I can't open anything too big. Thankfully, I can get into my blog and your blogs.

I felt like I was away forever. I thought I would have tons to read up on, but it isn't as much as I thought. So I should be back in the swing of things soon.

The move went well, it was hard. Thank goodness I was organized. I don't ever want to move again. I cried when we left the condo for good all the way to this house, about a half hours drive. Our first night here Jim said "I wanna go home" that was sad. But I am ok now not so sad. I feel so far away from everything. I am not that much farther from family and friends. But I feel sooooo alone. I am glad Emily came to school here last yr so I was able to make friends.

My house is still in boxes but coming along. My bedroom and bathrooms feel more like me now. The kitchen makes me crazy. I hate the cabinets and I can't decide where to put things. Hopefully I can do something in there to make it feel more me.

I like the quiet, but it is so dark here at night. The bugs are in abundance, and I hate bugs. I see animals everyday, I enjoy that. The deer are fun to watch. We have chipmunks living in our stone walls, I saw one with his cheeks full of nuts or whatever he was gathering. I heard howling the first night I was here, that was a bit weird definitely not dogs. My neighbor said they had a bear in their backyard not to long ago. So I am definitely in the 'country'.

The closing went smoothly and we've been here almost three weeks I can't believe it. Emily has adjusted fine. I can't wait to be box free (K I got plenty for you if you want) Pictures to come later........

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I'm Back!!!!!!!