Monday, June 9, 2008

This & That and an Anniversary!

Ninth day of an ear infection! Although the pain has subsided, the discomfort of having an ear clogged is still there. I'm waiting, patiently.

Evan has story time today at the library. Last week went so-so; he listened to the stories while standing on my lap, ate the snack, but wanted nothing to do with craft time.

I had an interview last week for a teaching position at one of the schools here in town. I get so nervous during interviews! When it's all done, I have those thoughts of, "I should have said," and "I shouldn't have said." I have another interview Thursday for another school here. I'm hoping to correct all the mistakes I felt that I made last week.

We should be having the closing for the house we are moving to within the next two weeks. It's scary; we haven't sold this house yet! The house we are moving to was just too good of a deal to pass up---we had to act fast---but because it was a foreclosure, we couldn't do a contingency loan. We may need to borrow from his 401k to make this work. Ugh.

Chelsey and I spent the night at IWU on Friday....the night the storms hit. She ended up in a dorm without electricity. They had moved some of the people from that dorm, but somehow, she missed that. She had no way of contacting me in another dorm because for some reason, her cell phone didn't have service (mine did). Saturday was an informative day, and it was nice being able to get a feel for the place where my daughter will be living. It's a very beautiful place in many ways.
On the way home (a little more than an hour long drive), the rain hit again. We went through more rivers----I mean puddles----than I could count. We came up on one of the first ones we hit very unexpectedly; I didn't have much time to slow down, and there was a car coming from the other direction. So scary--the water on the windshield blinded the view for a few seconds. It took a while for my heart to return to a somewhat normal rhythm. And just when we got back to our town, the police turned us around due to high water. We had to back-track, tried another road that was like a river, turned around again until we were able to get to the road that runs parallel to the first. It was bad in many spots also, but doable. Just as we were nearing the end of the road, we came upon the worst spot, and some people were turning around, but I saw people making it through, so we did too!
I'm not complaining. Here in north central Indiana is nothing compared to what is happening south of us. I'm thankful.
Kyle and Matt are enjoying their summer---swimming and Playstation 2. They got a new game this past weekend----Indiana Jones Lego (or something like that).

Oh yeah, today is John's and my wedding anniversary! Yay! 19 years. As far as I know, there aren't any big plans. I'll probably make a dessert, and maybe we'll go out for a quick bite to eat.
wedding/honeymoon in the Poconos

A few years and a few kids later, but a few years ago! (and yes, he learned from this picture that he can't wear a hat all the time when he is outside!)

4 comments:

Chelsey said...

u spelled "ugh" wrong

& it's Indiana JONES not Jone

&&&&...
ur hair is GORGEOUS in that last picture!!!

FXSmom said...

My hubby tries to wear the hat all the time too. In huge family pictures my mom has been nice and had an all hat picture so they guys won't shine...lol.

and your hair is gorgeous in that picture :)

Jen said...

Thanks Chel....fixed the spelling errors!

fragilemom said...

Happy Anniversary! So sorry about the ear infection....no fun!