First of all I just want to thank everyone who was texted/called/emailed me asking about my jobs. Unfortunately, I have no real news to report because I have yet to start. I've been all over Oakland County getting fingerprinted, tested, questioned, and asked out on dates by male nurses holding my urine sample. So, once I actually start work, I promise I will update you!
So, I've been babysitting this week. Overnight. Which means- waking the kids up and getting them ready for school, dropping off carpool, running errands, feeding them after school snack, helping with homework, making dinner, getting ready for bed, repeat. Basically, I'm mom. Let me tell you- it was challenging. It has given me an incredible appreciation for all the moms out there. It gave me a love and support for two great kids. When John came home from school on Thursday and told me that another kid was making fun of him at lunch, I was enraged. Who had the guts to mess with MY kid? And what kind of low life parents allow their kids to say such nasty things? I wanted to go in there the next morning and kick that kid's butt! I know that may seem a little dramatic, but I was angry! I really enjoyed my week with those kids, it has given me a whole new sense of responsibility. I've also realized I don't think I could be a stay at home mom. The day to day routine of it all would slowly kill me. I can totally see how stay at home moms or dads get addicted to shopping or gambling.
Besides the babysitting and getting shots all week, a highlight was a get together with my best friend Christine. We are both amazed that we have been friends for 18 years. You don't get many chances in life for that kind of friendship. It's not just about the length of time, but the depth of the relationship. Christine knows so many of my secrets, she knows things that no one else but God knows. I have complete trust in her. She's never done me wrong and I'm confident she never will. She knows about all my crushes, hopes and dreams, failures. It's an easy friendship. We understand each other, accept each other, and love each other. I'm really happy for her because she's very happy with the way everything is going for her right now- amazing boyfriend, great internship, and she'll be finishing school in December. You go girl, I'm proud of you as always. Thanks for these 18 years. I cannot imagine my life without you in it. We ARE having a party when it hits 20. Count on it :)
So I have about a million things going on in my life right now. I need to figure it all out on my own, one baby step at a time. One thing I can share right now is that I am entering in a pretty cool writing contest. The deadline is January, so I have plenty of time. The prize is to get a book published by a Christian publishing company. I'm really excited about it and plan on taking my sweet time making it just right. It could change everything for me, or it could have no effect at all if I'm chosen- but I know I'll learn a lot along the way, which is what I am most excited about.
Alright loves, have a good weekend. <3
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