Wednesday, August 4

August :-(

I can't believe it's already August. Summer school is drawing to a close, a week of training awaits and then a couple weeks off....that brings us to workshop week! WOW! Time flies. I have to say, though, this summer is the smoothest, most relaxing one I've had since I started my career. I've been able to do just about everything I'd hoped - and then some. Things that have been on my list for awhile were stricken off this summer.

The end of summer also means sad news for Phoebe. She'll have to cut back on her puppy play dates. She enjoys them so very much and it breaks my heart, but when I go back to school, there's no telling what time I'll be leaving at the end of the day. She'll get used to her old schedule again soon and she'll be just fine. Phoebe is well loved and she knows it.

I'm excited to have a couple weeks off so we can make our rounds and visit the fam. We're going up to Alex to visit the Hooch and hopefully Adam, Katie and Jack will be able to join us for a day (or more, we wouldn't mind!). I've been checking out the pics and I can't believe how much he's grown. This reminds me, I need to make some calls and get back on the adoption wagon. I got us all worked up about a month ago and we sat down a had a ton of questions answered, not we've been sitting on some information for awhile and I need to make a couple more calls so we can sit down with a couple more people. I would like to get this process moving. My baby meter has been tickin' for a long time and I (and I'm pretty sure Chip has crossed to my side) am so-o-o ready to have a baby in my life. 

I've also been looking into getting my Masters program started. I would love to start reaping the benefits of that extra education. I have all of my application materials in order, I just need to make sure I'll be able to start this fall if I complete my application. It would be kinda fun (and stressful) to be back in school. I never minded my Education education, the heated debates, professors that drove me nuts, snooty classmates, ahh, the memories! We'll see about that soon.

And, at last, I checked in to getting Chip added to my benefits. It wasn't a big surprise that he couldn't be added, but I thought I'd investigate. Just another reality check. It was GREAT to hear that Prop 8 was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court today, we'll have to see this one out in Supreme Court, that the battle continue!

And then there's my Noodle. He has been jumping into the career search circuit! He knows he needs to move on and into a big-boy job. One where he can find the respect he deserves and be able to prosper into a money-makin' machine, I mean, into a position where he feels comfortable and dignified! ;-) I'm excited for him to finally be on this path, it's time. We'll keep our fingers crossed that all things pan out.

M.