Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Father's Day.  Im never really sure how I feel about this day, it varies from year to year.  This year, I am excited about it. Nick is such an amazing step dad, and has taken on a huge responsibility coming into this family.  The boys and I celebrated a day early with Nick, part of the day anyway, he went fishing.  We made a big breakfast, then he went golfing, and then we did a little shopping for him, and sat by the pool.  It was a good day.  The kids love having him as a stepdad.

The boys will be going to there dads tonight, and Michael was upset about how that is working out.  He asked what time dad was picking them up..I told them between 5 and 6, and he said "so he dosnt want to spend Father's Day with us?"  I didnt know what to tell him really.  So I told him the truth.  That he had the option of taking them as early in the day as he wanted, and this was his choice.  I also told him that it was ok to let his dad know how it makes him feel.  He turns 13 soon, I dont feel the need to sugar coat it anymore.  He dosnt know most details, but there are some like that he is starting to notice on his own.  Theyre dad is going to need to take that kind of thing into account now. When he does this, the kids notice.  They wanted to spend the day with him, he chose something else.

This last week was a rough one.  I was still trying to heal from my jaw problems, and it left me exhausted. The house was a horrible mess from me not feeling well, so I have that to catch up on. I have come close to catching up on the laundry...I think.  The boys wont be there next week, so I will get it all done then.  I need to find a dentist that will help me.  I cant handle being so uncomfortable anymore. 

My jewelry making is coming along nicely.  I am trying to get more creative, but I am always so afraid to spend the extra money on some of th nicer beads, for fear that no one will buy the more expensive items.  I really want to branch out and do more.  I still havent tried bracelets yet.  I would like to maybe try to make one tonight.  We will see.  I always have lots of ideas in my head, but they dont always translate well when I am trying to put them together.

I am trying hard to get enough made to do a booth at the flea market, but I keep selling them.  Not that it is a bad thing..lol..My goal is to do that this summer though.

Steven got into some poison ivy a couple of days ago.  Poor little guy is miserable.  He barely slept last night.  He has been really good about not scratching at it, so hopefully we can keep it under control this time.  He dosnt fight it off well, so usually it lands us in the ER, and him on steroids to get rid of it. 

I have been reading alot more again recently.  We have a back porch, and I love to sit out there and read.  Its screened in, so the bugs leave us alone.  It is one of the best ways to relax at the end of the day.  I just finished reading the Bride Quartet by Danielle  Steele.  It was a great series.  Now I am reading the Hunger Games on my NOOK.  I love that thing.  It saves on shelf space.  I know, I could go to the library, but I hate giving them back..lol..

At the end of this month, begining of next, I will be in charge of the Portage store.  I am not really nervous about it, except that I am afraid of disappointing the customers if it is so busy that we cant deliver.  I know I will do ok, I dont want to disappoint my bosses.  They are putting alot of faith in me by leaving me with such a task.  I hope I do as well as they think I will.  It is a huge responsibility to take on.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A lot of things

I don't think I have ever gone this long without posting a blog.

The boys have 2 more days and then its summer vacation. They are getting pretty excited about it. I am but I'm not. It means I don't have to get up so early, but it also means that I have to share them every other week, and I don't like doing that. Steven doesn't want to go there every other week, and I don't know about the rest of them. This is home, and summers disrupt that for them.


 

This school year has been amazing for them. I am so excited to see what accomplishments they make next school year. The school has done wonders for them. They were so far behind, and now they are closer to the grade levels they should be at. They have all come out of their shells. Logan wants to play the saxophone next year, I think that would be an amazing experience for him. Something that would really boost his confidence.

There was an awards ceremony for Steven, Dominic, and Logan last week. Logan got 4 awards, and Dominic got three. Steven got one. There is a highest award called the principals award that goes to 1 student per class. Steven and Dominic both got one. I am so proud of all of them.

Work is going well. I have been moved from the Kalamazoo store, to the portage store. I am really enjoying the added responsibilities of being there. It keeps me motivated. I don't have to drive as far, so it's better for my van.

Nick is still working the same job. It's a good job, not what he wants to do for the rest of his life, but it works for now. He has gone through all his reviews, and is now waiting to be hired in. He only has 2 more quarters until he is done with ITT Tech. He doesn't really like it there, so he is going to try to go somewhere else for his last 2 years.

My birthday was yesterday, and I was not well. I was ok in the morning, but by night my pain was unbearable. My teeth are bad, they have been for a few years. Recently they have gotten worse. But unfortunately, without insurance, a dentist won't help me. So yesterday the pain in my jaw became enough to send me to the ER, on my birthday. They gave me some antibiotics, and vicodin, and told me to see a dentist. Gave me a paper with the name of a clinic that will help me. Now I just need to get there and have it taken care of.

Besides the ER trip, my birthday went well. We had a meeting at work first thing in the morning, with coffee and doughnuts. Then nick and I went to breakfast. I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do, because I already wasn't feeling well. We decided to go to binder park zoo. That was amazing. I love to see that kind of stuff. It was a great day for it. Not hot and humid.

So, I have started making jewelry. I made a facebook page for it, a lot of my stuff isn't posted yet, but I am working on it. I sell it almost as fast as I make it. I need to make enough to have a booth somewhere, but they just keep selling. Make sure to like my page, its http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Taras-Beads-and-Things/197599790265033 . I really enjoy doing it, it is so relaxing. Maybe one day I will really make some money off of it.

My mom and gma are selling their house. They have decided that Michigan is not the place for them to be. So they will be Arizona bound next spring or summer. I knew it was coming sooner or later.