Thursday, October 30, 2008

Where have I been?

Here it is almost the end of October. The weather has turned cold even here in Central Florida. It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. This is a Historical Year for the record books what with everything our wonderful country is going through. Yet I find myself more concerned with the events in my own household.

My spouse and I are fortunate as we both have employment which has cushioned us from these hard times a bit more then many of our friends. It also helped to have a humble home that we can afford. There are times the kids are a bit embarrassed by the place, but it is what it is and it's a roof to take shelter under. I never needed 'fancy' anyway.

October brings many changes. As it approached, I didn't know if I'd still be employed as the company I work for was changing. Now at the end of the month it appears the change went smooth and they are keeping me on as the Supervisor. Yea! Even though there are many times I wish I was a stay at home mom, currently, we couldn't afford for that to be. We have a house full including extended family and college to pay for along with all those medical bills incurred back in February. Being employed is a gift right now.

October also brought my spouse's and son's birthdays. My spouse turned forty-four and received the new wheels he's been wanting for his Jetta. It's cute to listen to him talking about all the wonderful virtues these new wheels have. The biggest one is now he can get his hand in there to make sure they are clean. As we live on a dirt road, this is very important as the mud can throw the tire balance off.

My son originally only asked for one thing, Fable2 which was released at midnight on his birthday. As there was nothing else he wanted, I had pre-purchased it for him and we went and picked it up at midnight. Well, it was one thing till we went to a friend's house and he was bored so our friend gave him a book to read. This book was all about the wonderful best friend the author had in his Golden Retriever. The book was written to warm your heart and did a wonderful job of it, too. Needless to say, my son requested a Golden Retriever puppy.

I searched all over and found a litter on the west coast of Florida so I took my son over there and he picked out the cutest little girl puppy. He debated between naming her Aurora or Candy and it seems Candy won out as it is easier off the tongue when you call her. She's such a smart little puppy so the begining training is going well. I'll try and get pictures soon.

As for the girls, Missy (16) did excellent on her College Placement Test and will hopefully be starting college in January, 2009. Caylee has been interviewed for her first Firefighting job and we are waiting for the final decision. She was one of the top three candidates to be hired within the next six months.

On that note, I'll add this picture which makes me (as her mom) wonder if maybe she should seek another occupation.


Happy Halloween!

This is stage makeup, so please don't panic.


jugglingpaynes said...

You are a card!
Tell her to go a little lighter on the green next time. Subtle green tones will give a better effect. Otherwise she did a great job! My first glance had me wondering what happened.

Peace and Laughter!

ComfyDenim said...

I got caught looking in her eyes and at her expression. I totally love the "Whatever" look on her face.

but her eyes --

She's beautiful.

Even with the stage make up.

I can't believe that the holidays are fast approaching. !!

appleleaf said...

You've been having a busy time. I hope your guys enjoyed their birthdays. Wow, that fake wound is really something else! The bruising around it and all - very authentic.
Hope you get to relax a bit although Christmas is almost upon us.