Saturday, September 29, 2007


Taylor had her third soccer game today and again pitched a shutout!.  They won 4-0!Taylor had a few good saves and did a good job of clearing out the ball.  Every team in the league has at least one loss, except for Tay's ;)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

First time for everything...

Well, I didn't get the job.  It's the first time I have not been offered a job I've applied  doesn't feel great.  I was really sure that I would get it...It was perfect for me...perfect field, perfect hours, perfect work schedule.  I have to hope there is something better in store for me.  Taylor reminded me that I already have the perfect job and I didn't even have to apply for it...being a mom.  She is right, of course.  I will just have to find another way to help my family....being the great mom that I am.

At least, my suspense is ended and I can move on...that's a relief.

Much Better

(For some reason, this post did not publish yesterday, so here it is now:) 

I'm feeling much better about things...I have my car back! Despite the big bill, it's so nice to have a working car again, no thumping, no smoking, no squealing! Yay!

I also have an appointment for a Tuesday...and I feel like that is finally moving forward.

I spoke with the HR office again at DSC and they are hoping for a decision tomorrow.  I have no idea what the hangup has been, and if there really is a decision tomorrow, I'll be shocked, but at least it's something.

Monday, September 24, 2007


Today has been a frustrating day.  First, we took the van in to the Dealer to see about making the repairs it needs...we found out that it is going to cost about $1200.00 to repair.  I was debating even doing it, since I want to get a new van if I get this job, but since I don't know about the job, I told them to go ahead.  At least maybe we can recoup some of the cost if we trade it in or sell it. 

Second, the job is still undecided.  I called the Human Resource office at DSC and I called the ETS director directly, but she said to call the HR office.  They didn't know what was happening (big surprise) but said they would get back to me which they never did.  My friend Marsha, who was in on the interviews, emailed me today and said that I should have heard by now (which led me to believe that I did NOT get it) but then she emailed me again and told me that they still have not made the final decisions and that there might be another PT opening at Millcreek High and perhaps they are trying to fill that from this round of applicants rather than open it up again.  In any case, it is overly frustrating that it is taking so long.  I really am trying to be patient (even though it doesn't sound like it) but it's been two months since the original closing date and a week since the interview which seems excessive to me.  Plus, with the aforementioned car repairs, it would be nice to know for sure.

Lastly, with my health:  I called the Dr's office today to schedule the Biopsy, but their computers were down and the nurse said that they needed to put my name in the computer system which then automatically assigns me a time and day for the appt. and then they call me to let me know....except that they never called me, either.  And I have a bunch of kanker sores in my mouth...and I am having a much more mundane monthly ailment, which caused me to miss church yesterday and now everyone thinks I'm dying.  I've had phone calls, and one person brought me some spaghetti sauce and a box of spaghetti...which was very nice.  But really, I'm feeling just fine...though frustrated that this is taking so long too. 

Hopefully, the coming days will bring me some resolution.  I am tired of writing about the same issues over and over tired as you are of reading about them, I'm sure.   I really feel like everything will be all right.  I just need to be more patient in awaiting my fate.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hurry up and wait!

I went into my Ultrasound appointment today where they found that I have two nodules rather than just one. Bummer.  I came home and called the Doctor's office to see about getting my next Biopsy appointment and I was told that the Doctor is out of town until next Tuesday.  So, I'm to call back next Tuesday.  I am trying not to let myself get's so hard though, especially when they keep proving all of my preconceptions right.  But, I guess there is no hurry.  I did find out that the headaches I've been having may be caused by the nodules pressing against blood vessels that feed my brain.  Not cool....but interesting. 

No news on the job still.  Also frustrating.

The girls are great...except for Taylor who seems to go through spurts of despair and friendlessness every 6.8 hours....I'm sure she'll perk up again soon.  She's playing her flute, which always cheers her up.  She's very good at it, so it's easy to see why that would make her happy.  I haven't told the girls everything about my health, they know I've been going to the Dr. alot but they don't know why.  I don't want to freak them out...since they are very freakable.

Thank you to all of you who have spoken with me and wished me well!  Your support means so much to me.  I love you and I will keep you updated as I know more.

So long old friend

My dearest companion, my friend, my confidaunt, my little squirrel got caught in the new trap and has been taken away.  I didn't even get to say goodbye :-(

My New Neighbor

Taking over my window

This little guy has taken up residence outside my window, they have been trying to catch him all week, but he appears to be smarter than the trap.  He will jump on the trap to spring it, he has even grabbed the release lever a couple of times to trip it.  He often stands on top of the trap to look at me.  I think he is saying, "Not gonna catch me."

My next door neighbor

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

No news is Bad News

With the Job:  I'm afraid if I haven't heard from them by now, that they have probably offered it to someone else.  They would likely call the winner first, then spend the rest of the day telling the rest of us.  There's still hope (this is the Schools we're waiting on and they haven't been the quickest bunch so far) but I'm not sure at this point.

With the Dr:  I went in, paid my $25.00 and was there long enough for him to say "Yes there is something there" and then they scheduled me another appointment for an Ultrasound tomorrow.  So no news on that front either.  We won't likely know anything after the Ultrasound either since the Dr. said that it would probably be necessary for another Ultrasound when they actually do the thing.  Who knows when that will be....I'll post more when I know more.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Job last!

I am finally inteviewing for the Dixie College ETS job tomorrow.  It's been about 7 weeks since I originally turned in my application.  I was so excited when the process all started, but over time I've lost some of my enthusiasm.  I just couldn't maintain that level of was too stressful, but I'm starting to feel better about it now that it's actually happening.  Anyway, I'm hoping that from here on out the whole thing will be over quickly.  I would just like to know one way or the other.  Wish me luck.  I'll let you know as soon as I do.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Finally some progress

I finally did some work on my layout.  I wanted to make a nice entrance into the subdivision.  Next up, planting corn on the farm.

Going to the subdivision


Taylor Dives for the Ball!

Taylor had her second game of the year.  Unlike her first game, this one was an easy blowout.  Taylor pitched a shutout in goal and they won 7-0! It would have been more, but our coach called off the dogs after 3-0 and was trying to give them a chance.

I was the line judge and got yelled at for calling offsides (just jokingly though).  I think I ran more than the girls did.  I was tired.  But most importantly, Taylor had a GREAT GAME!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


It's already midterm for's hard to believe.  Scott and I went to Taylor's PT conferences today.  All her teachers love her, they are so glad she is in their classes.  She has an A in every class except Math...a B.  She will be improving on that though, I'm sure.  She's already doing so much better this year than last.  I just don't think 5th grade prepared her at all for moving on.  She also needs to perservere in her Reading...also doing much better this year, but lots of room to improve.  So proud of her...she's amazing!

Went to the doctor today...the good news is I don't have strep.  Just have to let it run it's course, he says.  I'll just have to stock up on cough medicine and lozenges.  I have another appointment next week...I'll keep you updated.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Fun and New

We had a good time today at Taylor's first soccer game.  She played goalie, of course, and her team won 2-1.  She had two really great stops in the first half and only let the one through.  She shook that one off and made a terrific stop with no defense and three shots on goal.  (Scott was so proud!)

Her team won on a penalty shot that sailed right over all the defenders heads and into the high corner of the goal.  And all this in one of the hottest September days I can remember in a long time.  No shade or umbrellas made it very hard on us, let alone the girls playing.  They did a great job!

Afterwards, we found out that we were playing Taylor's friend Kaitlan's team.  She came up to Taylor after the game and said that her whole team hates her.  I took that to be the compliment that it was. 

Taylor went with the Sabaitis family to Zion this afternoon.  They hiked up to the Emerald Pools.  They invited our whole family to go, but I have been sick the past few days, and Shaylie has been complaining about her tummy, so we stayed home.  It would have been fun to go though.  I always get sick at the beginning of the school year.  Darn germs.

Shaylie is doing very well with her piano practice.  Her teacher gave her about four songs to practice, including Mary had a little lamb.  She seems to be having fun with it and I think it will be good for her.  She is improving daily and I fully expect to have two little musicians at my house before long.  I'm envisioning many flute/piano duets in the girls future.

Scott is doing well.  He spent the morning taking our Toyota to the shop to have the brakes replaced.  He wanted to take a big bike ride, but he gave it up to do this.  They couldn't have it done until the afternoon, so unfortunately, that meant we had to use the van all day. This is risky business because it keeps overheating.  I haven't wanted to spend anymore money on it until I know about the job I've applied for, but now we're thinking it may be a fan belt or something easy (cheap) to fix.  I'll likely make an appointment for it next we may soon have two working cars again soon.  That would be nice.  Scott will probably try to get his bike ride in tomorrow.  He just got it working well too, so he wants to try it out.

Thanks for checking in with us.  We'll post again soon.  Love to everyone!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Back running the railroad

After taking apart the layout to go to the county fair, adding a ceiling fan, putting in a door and trim and painting the room blue,  everything is finally back together and running again!  It is nice to have my hideaway working well again.

The New and Improved Train Room

Monday, September 3, 2007

Happy Labor Day!

Hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend...Chad and Bella came to visit us today.  We took the kids to the Splash Pad and they had a lot of fun playing together.  Tomorrow, we start a full week.  In addition to soccer and dance for Taylor, Shaylie starts Piano Lessons this week.  She will go every Wednesday night, also her GS night.  I'm excited to find out if this is her thing and she is too!  She'll have to practice on our keyboard and she'll have a recital around Christmas time.  Taylor has her first soccer game this Saturday.  Come and cheer her on if you can!  Love to all...