||[Nov. 10th, 2010|01:48 pm]
Well, seeing as it's been forever since I've updated my lj, I figured now would be a good time...as a lot is happening right now.
Family stuff: My grandfather was honored at his church for being a World War II veteran (he fought on Iwo Jima and was shot in the arm while digging a foxhole on the beach). Zach and I went to the ceremony, thinking it to be a "stand up, clap hands, sit back down" type of recognition but no...it was so much better. Apparently there is a program that if you write in to your Congressman and request a flag for a veteran, they will fly an American flag over the capital building in DC in honor of that veteran. At the end of the day, they take it down, fold it and send it to that veteran. So the church did this for my grandfather and presented him with the flag and the certificate of authenticity (his flag flew on August 27, 2010). He was so touched by this...I've never seen him cry like that before!
On the same day as my grandfather being recognized, my father calls me to tell me that he and my stepmother are splitting up. It's not the first time he has said this but I must admit, it was the first time he sounded so serious about it. I felt bad for him of course and I called my Aunt last night to check on him...he was out with his wife having dinner and going back home so they could talk things out. I'm glad he told me about the situation but I just wish he wouldn't make it sound so terrible and final when it's not.
And grandmom is...well, being grandmom.
Personal Stuff: A lot going on here. First, I've been job searching for the last two months. Full time, part time...doesn't matter. I'm am so burnt out from my current job and need something new, with more hours and a boss that trusts me. The other reason I'm looking for a better job is because I want to go back to school for my master's degree in a career degree program. I'm applying at Lancaster Bible College for the Professional Counseling program. I just got word that they're still waiting for my transcripts and two letters of reference but everything else is in and ready to go. Now, I just need a job to pay for the student loans.
And, this most everyone knows anyway, I'm leaving for the Dominican Republic with my mom and Kathy on Friday afternoon. We're going to stay in Philly since our flight is early on Saturday morning. Seven days in what looks like a beautiful resort. I can't wait to hit the hydrotherapy spa and the free form pool that winds from the lobby down to the beach with jacuzzi stops along the way. I am going to seriously miss my hubby during this time and that's the only downer to the trip. I get so excited and then realize he'll be staying home. But he's been such a sweetheart and has encouraged and supported me 100% during the planning stage.
And so this concludes my update...I am not dead, just crazy busy...or maybe just crazy. ;-)