With yesterday's snow day I had to do something to keep the kids busy--so we made cut out cookies. That at least kept them busy for a little while. By late afternoon the snow had stopped and the main roads were clear so skating went on! Julia and I ended up in Woodman's getting supplies to make more Christmas cookies. Today back to school. I had hoped to clean (haha) but got waylaid but being Santa's errand girl. I also heard from Hospice today. I thought I would be taking a bit of a pay cut---I've been at the university 10 years now and I'm very happy with my pay rate--but the rate is very competitive. I have to go in for a physical, drug testing ( I hope chocolate doesn't count!) and hopefully will be starting my orientation--on the job--on the 23rd. The regular orientation is Jan. 12-14 and miracle of miracles, I'm not scheduled that day at the U. Chewie does have his preop physical on the 13th at 9 am and I explained that while Ted could take him, I am the primary caregiver when the children need medical treatments and I would prefer to be there. No problem! Just come late and they'll get me another time for that stuff--will have to be fairly quick because I have to have it before I can do any patient care. Now I love peds--but it is a hospital setting and it's difficult for them to accommodate each individual employee. I'm not sure I can handle something this accommodating--but I'm sure going to try!!!
Tonight was the Christmas concert at church. Being the total geek that I am, although Chewie wasn't performing (well he was but that's another story!)--I dressed the kids in their matching Christmas outfits. Alot of compliments. Aren't they just cute? And what you can't see is Julia has red shoes on. The boys--well, look out ladies!
I'm quite impressed with the discussion about adoption blessing or curse. At this point I'm waiting for as many opinions to be heard and then I'm going to state my case. We'll see how well I can express myself. My hope is for this to be an open discussion and let's see what comes of it. This is great--I'm using brain matter that hasn't been used in years--a little rusty but still running!