I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine Day weekend/holiday. We were pretty low key this weekend actually....just rented some movies and stayed in. I bought a big heart shaped ribeye steak for me and Denver to share and that made for a really nice meal. We dont eat steak very often but sometimes it just hits the spot. The kids enjoyed the holiday of course....Friday was spent finishing up sugar cookies and running them to each boys school. I stayed at Evans class in order to assist them with the Valentine party. That was interesting. It further solidifies my decision to eventually teach Jr. High or High School instead of elementary. While I adore my own children, 24 other 6/7 year olds hopped up on sugar was enough to do me in for the whole weekend. Yikes. There were moments that felt completely out of control. Im sure the kids are angels on a normal day! I got chewed out by an angry woman over my car being in the way of the ski busses and that was a fun time! Apparently numerous announcements were made over the intercom for the driver of the gray minivan....at least I had the other moms at my back who never heard the announcements either, this was due to the over exhuberant children in our classroom. We all felt she needed some calgon or a valium perhaps? She was quite angry with me and I felt suddenly as though I were a 7 year old myself being scolded by a teacher....Okay moving on.
Last week wasnt really the greatest in terms of my job situation. Ive been working at Wells Fargo bank and actually quite enjoy the job itself...sometimes the hours are less than perfect...but Wednesday I was informed that my position, as well as 2 others, were being eliminated due to the current state of the economy and the fact that people arent writing as many checks...yadda yadda yadda. I was pretty upset that night and the next but Im over it now. I guess I'll just have to find another one that works perfectly with our crazy chaotic schedules. Should be interesting. Also, funny story. I came out of that meeting pretty down and my supervisor asked me if there was anything she could do for me....as if. I just kinda mumbled "pray that my husband doesnt lose his job too?"....Boeing is laying off on Feb 20th and we are holding our breath. Apparently she is not the religious type and I offended her because she sort made this snorty sound and said "Well, I will HOPE that he doesnt...how about that?" Excuse me......I wasnt suggesting that she bow her head and drop to her knees and actually pray. It was a figure of speech. Ugh I hate overly sensitive people. But Im not getting on that soap box.
We are looking at going to Kentucky soon. Don isnt well. It seems things are on their way downhill.....it has been a difficult weekend on the phone with everyone trying to get a picture of what is going on. I wish I knew how to handle this better. It is a new experience for me and I really want to do it right for Denver. No one deserves to leave this life in such pain..... I hope he knows how much I love him and I really hope I have the chance to say that to him in person.
Denver is almost done with his current class. He is really plugging along in school and doing very well. I am impressed with his determination to finish school and his perserverance even when it is difficult. One thing about Denver is that he has always worked. There were times when it seemed he would jump around a lot...from job to job...but it was always in order to find that better paying job. He is a hard worker and has a really strong desire to provide for his family. I see it more now than ever that he wants to do this and Im very proud of him for going to school and working full time. I hope that his kids will see this example and want to finish school as well. Alec doesnt get the benefit of seeing his dad work so hard and thanks to other forces, who I wont mention, he doesnt have the highest opinion of his father. We have come to the realization that we cannot change this fact. 10 years of only hearing one persons opinion is a long time....so hopefully one day he will get to see more of who his father really is before its too late. You never know how much time you have on this earth.....you shouldnt waste it being bitter, right?
I have a few pictures from last week but the camera is not down here with me so I think I will post them tomorrow. Goodnight!