Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Another 'New' adventure

SOOOOOOOOOO Reece has her very first PAYING part time job. It's at our local Foodland grocery store. She's already done a 2 hour training period. I'm so excited for her. We've already discussed the savings account etc...and she's so on board with it all.

Krystal moved on the weekend into a house with 3 of her friends. She has her own room (with Noah) and the house is just 2 years old. Beautiful hardwood floors and carpet in the bedrooms. I'm so excited and happy for her. Noah started daycare with a woman I've known for years...and apparently loves it which makes it much easier for both Krystal and myself.

Life is all about new things and change...it seems to be never ending lately in our lives.

Sean left Sunday at noon this week and for some reason I had a hard time with it. Shed a few tears...I thought after 6 months I wouldn't miss him as much as I do, but I guess that'll never change. Most weeks have been good...but this week was really tough. I'll be ok, and he's back in Ontario tonight so I can talk to him and text him all I want without any cost. Maybe that makes the difference. He was going to the states almost immediately..which I think bugged me because we don't communicate much when he's in the states, we can't..it's too expensive. I get butterflies knowing he's coming back across the border. We send each other emails while he's gone. Because of data roaming charges he never gets mine and I don't get his...until he crosses. Well about 10 minutes before he crosses he gets the Canadian provider and I get his emails. It's like Christmas morning..I get the emails and then I know he's almost across the border and I swear, the butterflies in my tummy are doing 360 donuts!!!

Anyway....must head to bed...wake up every morning with a smile, don't ever take anything or anyone for granted...life is just way too short..so KEEP SMILIN'

Thursday, February 9, 2012

What a trooper!!

OK, so we all brag about our kids..but I'm telling you..I have such an incredible 14 year old girl..yep, I said 14. NO she is not a typical teenager. This girl is absolutely amazing. Monday night in the middle of the night Reece woke up twice , sick to her tummy. We have no idea why, she hadn't' been anywhere but home since the Friday afternoon. The last time she was up was 4:30 an the morning. At 6:45am I woke her asking if she was going to school. For anyone who doesn't know, my youngest is in grade 9..her first year of high school. She has never ever missed a day of school since starting 9 1/2 years ago in kindergarten. Her friends have begged her to skip a class, telling her she can't be perfect forever (which by the way, ticks me off that they aren't supportive. They've been her friends for years)
Back to my story..so When I woke her up on Tuesday morning, she said she had a tummy ache. I said maybe it was from being sick a few hours ago. I gave her some Tylenol and she proceeded to get ready for school. Next thing I know, she's running to the bathroom and throwing up again. I told her I think this will be her first day off school but NOPE...she said she felt much better..but could I drive her to school. The bus is way too bouncy. I stopped at the local coffee shop , because I do every morning and buy my mom & dad their coffee as well as my decaf tea. I jokingly asked her if she wanted anything and she said 'chocolate milk' I said' seriously' she said 'yep, if I'm gonna throw up, might as well drink something yummy first' ...the kid cracks me up
I texted her at lunch time, asking if she was OK. She responded with ...just 'OK'. At 3:05 she texted me and asked if I'd pick her up that she really didn't feel good. I said yep. By the time I got there it was 3:10..school ends at 3:15 so she still has perfect attendance. They call her down and when I see her, her face is white..and I mean snow white. As we leave the school she gets tears in her eyes, because she feels so crappy.
We get home around 4 ( I had to go back to work quickly to finish up a few things) , she goes into her bedroom, gets her jammies on and that's the last I see of her. A few hours later I check on her, she does her usual baby bear growl and moan and goes back to sleep. Sean even calls her his little bear. I checked back in with her at 9:30pm and same thing , a little growl and that's it. She slept from 4:30pm Tuesday night until 7am Wednesday morning.
She didn't feel the best, but she was better.
By Wednesday night, she ate two helpings of dinner, and had few fudge-o cookies.
This kid is amazing. I told my mom, if I was as sick as she had been, I would have NEVER went to work. I'm so proud of her, and I've told her. If more of our youth had her determination our world would be SUCH a better place!!!!
Keep Smilin'