Alrighty – here’s what’s up!! Alan has not heard back from the local company that interviewed him. They were supposed to call last week. Sales have been so slow, that we have about 3 months then our (borrowed) money will be depleted, so it looks like we will probably have to try to sell the house and move out, no matter what. Uhg. Not to mention that homes here are not selling. Period. The company in Charlottesville, Virginia, interviewed him over the phone and is supposed to call him by Wednesday. I am totally freaked out over that whole scenario. That is a huge, far move. I’d hate leaving my parents, and all of Kiki’s cousins…. (I’m sure I’d hate moving away from my sister as well, but right now I am totally irritated at her, so it doesn’t feel bad right now…)
As for me, I’ve gotten a job. Part time. I will be running our church coffee bar on Tues-Weds-Thurs mornings and Weds. nights. That is when the co-op parents come in, and Bible studies and Awana happens. What’s funny is, the gal that is in charge of the Coffee Ministry is actually the senior pastor’s assistant, and I will be her assistant, so I will be the "Pastor’s assistant’s assitant". Which just sounds funny to me. It’s a paid job, which is the point, really. The totally cool part, which I had no idea about, is that since I will be a church employee, and church employees get a 50% cut in tuition at the co-op, I only have to pay half price for Kiki’s school – so I haven’t even started my job and I’ve already made money!! Woo-Hoo!! I mean, I knew that staff got the discount, but I thought that was just pastors… I never thought it would include my job! So that was certainly a blessing. Altho if we move, I don’t know what I’m going to do about school…. cross that bridge when we get to it, I suppose.
My weight has sort of flipped around, and gone back up a bit, and I suppose that is because after the cleanse your insides are totally empty, and once you begin eating again, well, that ‘s not the case, is it? However, we have been doing well, so I’ve centered out to a loss of 12 lbs. So, that’s a good beginning, and we’ll keep plugging away. We moved our treadmill into the den so we can do it and watch TV, so I think that will work better. It’s the plan, anyhow!
My birthday is in a couple days, and Kiki and I are going to the Fair to celebrate. By eating lots of stuff we shouldn’t, no doubt. And looking at all the animals, of course! And the arts and crafts buildings, and the funky produce exhibits. Kiki wants to go on rides, but something about rides at the Fair scares me. I mean, they get moved too much – what if they forget a bolt or something?? Kiki’s birthday is next week, and she’s having a party and sleepover. Which means the house has to be clean. Which if you know me at all, you know that in itself is causing me serious stress!! Which makes me want to run away. Not to mention the eight thousand times she changed her mind about the theme, and what kind of cake she wanted, and on and on… I will actually be making mice in sleeping bags for the top of the cake, out of gum sugar paste…. I know, what was I thinking?? I really think I worry too much about her "events" being all she can imagine them to be…I try too hard, sometimes.
Well, that’s it for the time being! I’m off to do some cleaning! y e e h a w.