September 30, 2011

ranked number seven. not good enough for an interview.

September 28, 2011

Still no word on that job.  In the mean time, I have applied for a hand full of others.  I have called them twice and they keep telling me, "you will get an e-mail."  So I check my e-mail about a hundred times an hour and nothing. 

I got the girls' birthday decorations, cake mix (I am making a castle cake!), and dresses.  All that's left is balloons, but I have to go to another store to get those ordered.  Maybe tomorrow. 

A new symphony season starts this week, our first concert is on Saturday.  I am excited.  Other than that, all is pretty quiet around here.

Except that the girls counted to five last night.  I know, they are clearly geniuses!  :)  I keep asking them how old they are and showing them how to put two fingers up.  They are getting it slowly.  And we are practicing saying "trick or treat" so that when Halloween comes, they will be ready!  They are going to be cheer leaders for Halloween.  I picked up their pom-poms today too.  They already have their outfits. 

September 23, 2011

St Elsewhere, I cannot comment on your blog from my computer.  I have tried to fix the problem, and I feel like a tool because I am having so much trouble!!  Know that I am thinking of you and that I WANT to comment!
Life with the Gemelos, Thank you for thinking of me!!  I have not heard yet... It was pretty stiff competition and I am hoping to hear something today.  I have checked my e-mail a hundred times already! 

There were two tests and 26 people.  Yeah.  26 people going for one position.  That shows what our economy is like, eh?  The first test was a "communications" test and I think I did about as well as anyone.  The second test was math.  I love math and I am good at math.  So I am hoping that I did well enough to be one of the top three people, because that's who will get an interview. 

So, as soon as I hear something, I will post. 

Becoming Supermommy, it's nice to 'meet' you too!  Can't wait to visit your blog.

September 20, 2011

For hire

So tomorrow I have to go take a test for an A/P position for the state.  I have been doing all I can to buff up on my skills, but there is really no way to "study."  Hopefully, it is a good day.  A lucky day.  September 21st has always been a good day in the past, having significant meaning, so I am going to hope that hold true tomorrow.

I need a job.  We are doing okay money-wise.  We get what we need and we are making it.  Still, we have had to dip into our savings for unexpected things-like medical bills (Madison's arm) or veterinary bills (my doggies got into quite a fight about a month ago and it looked like a massacre in my living room). 

I want a job.  I have always worked.  I like to work.  I like to make money and spend that money!  I enjoy being in the business world.  Right now, we live in a really nice 3 level home.  4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 living rooms, on a  nice plot of land.  It is a big house and when we moved in 7 years ago, tomorrow (see one significance of the date?), people wondered what we needed such a big house for.  "It's just you two, right?"  "You have no kids, so why such a big house?"  Well, at the time, we didn't have an answer to those questions.  It was a beautiful house, so we bought it!  The thing is:  While our home is big and beautiful, it is not very functional. 

There are three bedrooms and one bath upstairs.  The kitchen, dining room and living room #1 is on the middle level.  And the fourth bedroom, laundry, bathroom #2, and living room #2 is downstairs.  If you haven't caught the red flag yet, I am waving it high!  Three bedrooms (so master, and the girls rooms) are upstairs with only one bathroom??? WHAT??  Not gonna work forever.   Also, my kitchen is very small.  What I wouldn't give for some cabinets and counter space! 
And yes, we have considered remodeling, however, our house (not to brag, but truth be told) out-values all the houses on our street except one, by 20-30 thousand dollars.  SO if we remodeled, further increasing the value, we would never be able to sell it. 

So, we are going to try to sell our house and move.  We may possibly consider building a home because I have some pretty specific ideas about what I want.  Or we may get lucky and find one that is already built. 

BUT FIRST.  I gotta get a job.  Cross your fingers for tomorrow!

September 12, 2011

Hello, my name is Chelle.  I am a serious bloggie slacker!  I have no excuse, I just have been really sucking it up in the bloggie department.  I have been reading, but not commenting.  Comment slacker too.  If you still want to be my friend, read on! 

So this summer has blown by.  I have not been working... at least not anything traceable!  lol.  I have done a few odds and ends stuff.  I have tried to get some chellstrings business, but that isn't working out like I had hoped.  I still give lessons to Carlos.  He is great! But other than that, not much playing.  The new symphony season starts at the end of September, so I am looking forward to that. 

I am looking for a real job, but times are tough and even with a degree and experience, I have not been at all successful.  Jeff is going back to school in the spring (hopefully...) and I don't want to be the one to stop him from getting his masters just because I want to stay home and play with babies! (Actually toddlers, but I still call them babies now and again)

Speaking of toddlers!!!  OMG, these girls are too much fun!  They turn two October 8th (gasp!), and I am planning a princess party for them.  There is so much to write about each of them and I am actually mad at myself for not documenting better this summer.  They have grown SO much.

Madison:  She is a cuddle bug.  She loves to give whole body hugs and when she gives me a kiss, it's not just one, it three in a row.  She loves to put on her dress up princess shoes!  She has an ornery side to her, like her daddy, and she will take Mickie's toy and run away laughing.  She loves animals.  All animals.  She loves to go to a nearby pond and look/feed the ducks.  We read the same story every night (the little boy and his drum) (rat-a-tat-tat.  Rum-a-tum-tum) and she makes all the animal noises!  She is talking pretty well, and is beginning to actually tell me what she wants instead of the high pitched "uh, uh, uh!"  I have yet to cut their hair, and Maddie's has the cutest curly cues ever!

Mackenzie:  She is a mommas girl all the way!  She is very considerate of her sister.  She always helps her up when she falls and she speaks a lot for her.   She talks pretty good, and surprises me sometimes with what she knows.  She loves her stuffed animals, especially her monkey.  She "feeds" them and loves them.  She is very compassionate.  She is very tall, it seems, for her age.  She sometimes gets up once or twice at night and I think she just wants me to cuddle with her... I don't mind!  She has straight hair that almost reaches the middle of her back!