Back to school~Matt LOVE! LOVE! LOVES school! He is doing wonderfully. We had a tough couple weeks at the beginning when we were learning where the line was in the sand between 'funny' and 'too far'. Thankfully, we have jumped that hurdle and put it behind us! Phew!
Matt's Surgery~On Sept. 12th Matt had his second surgery for his club foot (The first was at a month old). He did wonderfully. Let me tell you, a walker does NOT slow this boy down. He has even found a way to walk on his foot with out his walker ever though it is bent at a 90 degree angle. What a boy!!
Mama's new 'job'~I am volunteering at the school Monday's and Wednesday's all day. It makes for long days but fun, none the less. I had also put in my application for subbing at BCS (no sillies, not teacher subbing ~secretarial and aide subbing). I didn't think it would go anywhere, but low and behold, I am now hired in as a sub. In a whirlwind, I have been trained for secretarial, teacher/recess aide, soon actual teacher's aide and cashier subbing~ ALL trial by fire, might I add (I find I learn better that way so it is not too bad). I find myself volunteering and subbing 4 days a week sometimes. WOW~I have not been in the work force for 10 years. I forgot how hectic it is to have a (almost full-time) job outside of the home! I don't think I would change it though...it feels good to be Shanna again not Mommy. :)
Kait~Kait is continuing to flourish in school! This year something seems to have clicked and her math is going smoothly. This was the only subject that she had difficulties in last year. She just had her first sleepover at a friend's house. I was so surprised when I DIDN'T have to go get her in the middle of the night! I am so proud of how she is growing and coming out of her shell!! Now if we can only get her to be nice to her brother ALL of the time ;P
House~Nothing much has come of our house being up for sale. We have a semi-interested looker but is unsure about financing. Either way, I am fine. If it doesn't sell then I will take that as a sign that I am to live here for a long~very, very, very, very long time! At least by getting it ready for the open house a few weeks ago, we are all done with our fall cleaning/touch-ups/getting little projects finished chores. Phew~what a relief!
Last but not least,
Paul~Well~everyone please sit down for this one~He finally got a job offer!!! We will be staying in the area. He is starting work at Materion (Brush Wellman) on Monday!!! Can I get a WOO HOO from everyone please?!?! It has been a long and stressful few months! I have cried, vented, and beaten the proverbial 'dead horse' on many of my dear friends' shoulders! I am so blessed and thankful to have such strong and patient people in my life! THANK YOU!!
All in all, I knew that we would be in a better place and we are. I never lost faith, just patience! I hope life is good (or at least 'falling into place') for everyone else! I know that the direction of a life can change in an instant~just have faith (and try some patience too~haha) that you will end up where you are meant to be. :)