Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Just us girls and the new job-

So, just about a week ago, I got to go to visit my family in Utah. My sister Cristi was going to be in town, as well and my grandma, so it was really fun to have time to hang out with just us girls. It was a pretty last minute decision to go out west, but it all just seemed to fall into place- so I couldn't turn down the offer when my mom found one spot left on the flight to Utah using her flight miles.

We had such a great time together. Here is one of the things we did which was give our cute and very old dog, Patch, a bath. I got Patch when I was in 3rd grade which makes her 16 years old now! How crazy is that? She is the cutest little thing, but sadly has a harder time these days with running or going up the steps. She also has some really nasty breath, and there is some kind of growth that has appeared on her upper lip- it makes us laugh.

Here is the before picture...

...And here is the after. She looked and smelled so much better!

Since I've been back from Utah last week, I have taken my certification exam (which I passed!) and I have also started my job at Central State Hospital. I've got my keys and ID here to prove it. So far things have been going pretty good. I met the other MT's there which was great- and I've just been observing groups so far because I am still in training. I am looking forward to starting my own groups there- but for now I am just trying to learn everyones names. It has been hard because I meet new faces every day! But, I'm hoping I'll get it straight soon.

Anyhow, Joseph has been really busy with school, but is enjoying it! We have been very blessed so far this school year and things seem to be really coming together. Sorry it has been a little while since I posted last- now that we have a new camera, I promise we will work on posting more often!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Back in the swing of things...

I am sorry that we have not posted anything cool as of late. Joe has seemed to misplace our camera I'm afraid, and so we haven't been able to post the great pictures we have from our anniversary/birthday trip to the outer banks. But, I'm hopeful that we will find it, and we will post those pictures as soon as possible.

As for now, we have not been really living the exciting life. Joseph's school schedule is really starting to kick in, and I am still on the job hunt but had an interview today, so that is good. I have have been babysitting on the side, making jewelry to sell at the local farmers market, and I have also been doing my music stuff as well. I actually wrote a new song just this week! So, although I don't have a "real" job, I've been keeping myself pretty busy. This week I will also be substituting for a teacher at where I did my internship, so we'll see how that goes. I've kind of always dreaded the thought of being a substitute teacher only because I remember how we used to feel about them when I was in middle school and high school...but I guess you gotta do what you gotta do sometimes.

Anyhow, that is where we are at right now. Here is a picture of some of the jewelry I've made using natural beads that we brought back from South America.