Saturday, November 26, 2011

Back to Normal

Thanksgiving was really great! I enjoyed spending it with my fiance and my future family. While in Augusta I was able to get some wedding stuff done with Michael. I'm really happy that we're finally getting some things done and moving forward in the planning. We have a possible site for where the wedding is going to be, a possible photographer and we've already bought one wedding band and I'm going to get the other one sometime this week. Things are falling into place. So now I'm back in the sunny state of Florida. I really think its wrong that its almost December and I'm still able to wear shorts and flip flops outside. Now its back to normal life, well as normal as it gets.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Oh How Time Flies

Didn't realize it had been awhile since I last posted something. Life has been pretty busy lately. Its getting closer to the Christmas season which means my job gets busier, which means more hours (not that I'm complaining). I've been working most everyday, with maybe a few days off here and there. Its a very interesting job, especially with little kids. I'm getting better, and have had a few more successes at getting fussing kids to smile (with some help from time to time of course). ;) This next Monday is going to be pretty interesting as we have a special that day. People will be able to come in and get their picture with Santa Claus. I'm seeing a lot of scared, crying and frustrated parents in my near future lol. Its shall be a very intriguing day.

Thanksgiving is less than a week away! This is my favorite time of the year. My plans have changed a bit for this next week. I was originally going to Georgia for Thanksgiving and then off to North Carolina for a friends wedding. Well the wedding has been "postponed." I am still going to Georgia for Thanksgiving though. I wasn't about to give that up. ;)  I'll just be heading back down to Florida earlier than expected. I'm really looking forward to this week, and getting to see everyone in Georgia!

Other big news, my parents are flying back to the states this coming weekend. They'll be landing in DC and will be down here in FL for Christmas. They were finally able to sell their car, which is a big blessing, as they will need that money to buy another one here that they can use for travel.

I was looking in my closet for something the other day, and way in the back of it I found my mom's wedding dress. I knew it was in the house somewhere I just didn't know where. I think my grandmother might have put it there hoping that I might use it maybe? I already have my own dress so I won't be using her's. But it was interesting to see my mom's dress up close instead of just in pictures. I decided to take a picture of her dress next to my dress, just to see the two generations and the difference. My mom's is the on the left and mine is on the right. I don't think you need me to tell you, its kind of an obvious difference. ;)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Reuniting with Loved Ones

I'm really excited! In exactly two weeks I will be on a train heading to Augusta, GA. I'll be spending Thanksgiving with Michael and his family up there. It will only be for two days but it will be worth it to see Michael again. After that I will be on my way to North Carolina to a friend's wedding. She's a really good friend and I have known her for awhile, its going to be exciting to share the special day with her.

I can't believe its only two weeks till Thanksgiving. The weekend after Thanksgiving my parents will be flying back to the states for an early furlough. I'll be able to see them at Christmas time when they come down to Florida. I saw my mom just this last September, but I haven't seen my dad and two little sisters since last May. Its going to be a very exciting time to see them after such a long time. These next two months are going to be packed filled with fun.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Car Problems

Its only Wednesday and it feels like Friday. This week I've been going all the way to Brandon which is about 40 minutes away for training for work. The first day my grandparents had to drive me since their was only one car available, but they recently bought one for me to use while I'm here. I'm very grateful for it, since a car is not a cheap thing to buy. Since Brandon is such a distance a coworker and I are carpooling together. I drove Tuesday. Everything was going well, we got there and back to Lakeland in one piece. I dropped her off at her apartment and then was going to run an errand and then head back to my house on the other side of town. Well while on my way to the errand I realized the car was making a strange noise. I wasn't sure what it was at first, then I realized that the engine was revving up but it wasn't going that fast. I then decided that it would be best to try to get home as quick as possible. I was turning around, and then realized I wasn't going to make it back to the house because the car was only going 20 mph and no more. So I pulled over into the closest parking lot I could find and then called my grandparents to see if they could pick me up. My grandmother ended up having the car and she was in another town, so I had to find somebody else to pick me up, luckily my aunt was able to. My grandfather called the auto shop and they sent out the tow truck. I ended up waiting for about an hour but I am very grateful that the car did not break down on the interstate and that I have family near by to help. So since the car was out of use, I needed a ride to work. So the coworker who I drove, was able to drive and I could ride with her. Very grateful for the service though I have to say I was scared out of my mind. She does not like driving very much, so she was quite nervous, especially on the highways. I think I was on the edge of my seat the entire ride. Thankfully we made it back in one piece! After this week we'll be done with training so there will be no more need to go out of town which makes things easier. I have to say my life is getting busier than what it used to be. Its a nice change, though I am very tired at the end of the day. Its better than doing nothing!