Sunday, March 9, 2008


We have a new member of the family, Blossom. I named her after Steve's friend, Bluma. (not sure how I got Blossom from Bluma, but somehow I did) She is a Chinese Dwarf Hamster. She's about 2 months old, 2 inches long and only several ounces. The cats are having a good old time watching her turn in her wheel. She stays in the wheel all the time, even to sleep. I hope it won't hurt her to stay there. She has eaten but I'm not sure she has gotten any water. Anyway, go check out my fur babies pictures to see her and the cats trying to "help" her out of her wheel.Work is going great. I am out of training and starting tomorrow, I am on my own. I am a little nervous but I know there are people who will help me. So far, it has by far been the best place I have ever worked. To me that makes a huge difference. I'd rather get paid far less for a job if I am happy than paid out the butt in a job I hate (hence my nursing career out the window). Anyway, there is room for advancement, so it's not like I will be in a dead end job. I start 8-5, then the 2nd week in April, I will go to my regular shift, which will be 12-9. Everything is going great around here, we have all settled into a nice routine. Steve has a 4.0 in school and is continuing to do well in school. Andrew goes on his first "real" fieldtrip this week. He is going to Monticello. He's so excited. Baseball practice starts here in another week, we just finished basketball. (I just realized I have turned into a sports mom!) We took him on his first bookstore excursion yesterday. He ASKED for us to buy him some books. Of course, we couldn't deny him a book, so we about broke our necks getting him to the bookstore of his choice. I could have gone broke in that place, it had so many first editions, lots of older books, etc. Heather subscribed him to a racing magazine, he loves it. Tommy sent his Highlights and Ranger magazine to him and he has read those cover to cover. I guess next payday, I'll try to subscribe him to those. Thank God, he is finally getting into reading. Steve and I were kinda bummed about the thought that as much as we love to read, Andrew might not like it. Steve has so many books that would interest a kid, I'm sure it won't be long before we are trying to pull his nose out of a book like our parents had to do to us. Our little family is finally blossoming into a "real" family. It's a nice feeling, something I haven't felt in a very long time. All in all, we are doing great. I have no doubt it can only get better from here.

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