Just thought I'd start this thread to avoid having to split the update in to several other threads.
Let's see - the awful cold I've had for weeks
, seems to be finally getting better (knock wood). I felt well enough yesterday to rake the yard, although at our house that's more an act of self preservation. We have a huge black walnut tree and when those walnuts fall there's not a place you can step where you don't risk twisting an ankle.
Last weekend m.i.l. and I took Thing 1 to the saddlery to finally
get her riding gear! She got boots, a helmet and jodhpurs. And I was floored when my m.i.l. insisted on paying for the whole thing!!
And, so, so grateful! Thank goodness for grandparents. My mom surprised me this morning by telling me that she wanted to pay for an arts go round add on to Thing 2's preschool class. That's something I would have had to pass on. So, again, I'm so grateful!
Thing 1 gets to participate in a practice show tomorrow morning, so we're all really excited about that.
Since I'm feeling better I've been more proactive about my volunteer stuff. I'm on the town's Hometown Holidays Committee and a volunteer location scout for our town and the Michigan Film Office. So I'll hopefully be out getting some pictures soon.
And, finally, just got an email from Derek. He forwarded a company wide message about budgets and restructuring. So I'm fighting off a major anxiety attack. We've been so incredibly lucky so far, in that he's kept his job through several major layoffs. I'm slightly encouraged by the fact that they've just asked him to attend a training conference in Chicago, but of course, layoffs aren't always done logically.
Whew! That's it. Thanks for reading!