We're about a month and a half into 2012 and changes are running rampant.
It started out with the car mess right at the beginning that worked itself with a new car.
Then came basketball games for Noah. The first extra curricular we have found in which he has stayed happy and positive in throughout the entire course of the activity, even when he's not particularly talented in the sport. He has two more weeks and then his "Celebration Night" and he is actually worried about what he will do on Wednesday nights when he doesn't have basketball anymore. Little does he know that momma and daddy have something else planned for them that I think they will enjoy as well. Though I'm not big on overs scheduling kids, I do think they need to have some sort of extracurricular outside of school.
Now, the most recent change has been in the works for awhile and has finally come to fruition. Hubby has been very unhappy with his job for a very long time and has secured a new job. He will actually be doing the same job for a more secure company. Less money and more hassle for me trying to figure out both the budget changes associated with this company's payroll process and possible babysitting needs due to different work hours, but he is very happy about it so I must be too. It means cancelling our spring break trip, which makes everyone sad but I know it's the right thing to do. Hopefully in the long run, it will prove better for our family.
One thing that I thought was going to be settled by now seems to be less so. I knew it was too early to be excited about good things happening. It is my own fault for letting myself feel contented. I should know better by now. I really needed some closure that doesn't seem to be coming which is very frustrating.
The kids had a fun Valentine's Day at school. It is so much different than when we were in school. For us, we exchanged CARDS and then went home. For these kids, they came home with bags FILLED TO THE BRIM with candy, stickers, tattoos, pencils, erasers, and even other little trinkets as well. Noah's little non-girlfriend even gave home a box of chocolates, which made him sad since he hadn't brought her anything. For our part, we made homemade candy that Noah donated to the church bake sale this past Sunday. I didn't get to spend any time with my valentines since I worked both jobs and then had rehearsal until 10 for this weekend's performance but that's okay since the boys are going to the in-laws this weekend and Steve and I will have a chance to go out before the big performance on Saturday. We will count it as our late anniversary (which was in December) and late Valentine's meals all in one. I wonder if we will even find anything to talk about when it's just the two of us:)
2012 has been eventful so far. Almost scared to see what will happen in another month. Hubby will turn 40 so I guess that's a pretty big one, huh? I will enjoy teasing him that he's two years older than me...at last for two months until my birthday in May :)
Off to work. Then pick up kids and off to work again. And then....Full rehearsal with the symphony for Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King tonight. Tomorrow we rehearse the entire score with the movie going and then opening night Friday, followed by Saturday performance with both parents and Hubby in attendance. Goose Bumps already.
It is so good to be a Music Geek!
Have a great day.