Hey! How's life treating you in your neck of the woods? Good, I hope.
I wanted to mention, regarding the movie "Pursuit of Happyness," it is out on dvd. That's how we saw it. Robert bought it as soon as it came out. Jess had seen it with Jon when it was at the theatre, but it is out on dvd now. Just wanted to clarify that.
It's cold and keeps spitting snow here, but other than that, life is fine at this point. It's quite a shock to go from the upper 60s to back in to the 30s, but I know this, too, shall pass.
Yesterday Robert and I went to check out a discount department store that opened up in a neighboring town. It looks like a good place to buy school clothes for the kids, but otherwise nothing really caught my eye. We then went to a place called "City Barbeque" for dinner. We'd been there before, and enjoyed it. We didn't take the kids, just brought some food home. It is so nice to get out without them occasionally.
Tonight I have a crop to go to. I forgot to bring my stuff with me for the crop, so I'm not sure if I'm going to drive home and then back in town, or just hang out at the crop and chat. I guess it will depend on how I feel at the end of the day.
Nothing ultra exciting is happening, and that's just how I like things in my life. It's quiet times like this that I can collect my thoughts and revel in the stability that can be fleeting at times.
A lot of people are off tomorrow. Are you? I'm not one of them. They decided to give us the day after Thanksgiving off, paid, a few years ago and take away our paid Good Friday off. I think they gave us two paid holidays and took away one. Robert is off, so he's taking Josh to his second meeting with his counselor, which is good.
I'm kind of happy that, although I don't get a pay raise, I will once again be doing a personnel newsletter. This time, it will be for our sister company in Tennessee. I will borrow a lot of my old ideas from the newsletters I did years back for our company here in Ohio. I enjoy the writing and the research. It gives me some versatility in my duties. Although I do have a wide variety of responsibilities already, I find it rewarding that my career does utilize my love of writing in some way.
My boss has decided that Bipsy and I will take approx. 4 trips to Tennssee. We will go down on a Sunday, set up and conduct the training on a Monday. They will bring in a temp to answer phones while we are both gone. Should be interesting. We will come home on a Monday night. I am still looking forward to these trips. Especially now that it's turned so cold.
Last night I had the sweetest moment with Jess. Robert decided to sleep on the couch because his back had been hurting, so Jess decided to sleep with me. I said, "I bet I can still sing you to sleep." She laughed, and we started singing all the songs I would sing to she and Josh as babies to get them to relax. It wasn't ten minutes, and she was out like a light. I guess I still have the mommy's touch. :)
Okay, gotta run for now. More later.