Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Chill out!

So last week the temps were in the 80's.  This week we are in the 40's to 50's.  Crazy!  Straight from summer to late fall!  There was actually a chance of snow today. Can you believe that?  From shorts to coats!  Where on earth did the nice, slow change of seasons go??  Oh, right, that phenomenon just doesn't happen in North Idaho! 

My schedule is working out famously.  I am loving having Outlook back so I can organize the family's calendar and tasks (including chores).

I'm so excited that the park is finally done!  The fence was taken down about a week ago.  It's about a tenth of a mile away from our front door.  I love walking there with the boys.  And occasionally, the man-child can go on his own.  I need to take more pictures.

I've been taking the youngest to swimming lessons.  It's been great.  His older brother was born a fish.  This child... not so much.  The lessons have been so good for him.  He's gone from clinging to me in terror to making himself "go" while holding a noodle, and ducking his head under water to go under a rope!

I've been studying for the GRE.  I am not as good at those analogies as I thought I was.  Holy moly.  So I've been studying vocabulary words.  Why isn't this stuff easier?  It's about the only thing I can do right now, anyway.  I have another seminar next week to further pursue education benefits, and if that doesn't pan out, I'm going to appeal the earlier decision.  I found my job description on their site.  "Management Analyst."  It shows the field as "stable" with 10 job openings per year in the entire state.  I'm hoping this is evidence enough to approve training benefits, though I'm going to pursue the Trade Act stuff first. 

As Tom Petty so aptly put it... "the waiting is the hardest part."

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