Friday, February 13, 2009

The Color Red

Have you ever wondered why there are only 24 hours in a day? Most times it's not enough and other times my body can't take another minute! It seems like it's been both so far this year. Keith is settled in his new space and his clients for the most part have followed him. What a relief! However, he has grouped them into 3 days and is only leasing the space part time so that he could get another job. Target, here we come! Keith has, after almost a month of interviewing and waiting, gotten a job working at Target in the wee hours of the morning. (We need to hit DI for red shirts....) He is the manager in charge of signage for the store. Should be interesting. It's full time and we hope benefits come with it at some point. He had to go in for drug testing (hold the poppy seed muffins!) yesterday and we are waiting to hear when his orientation will be.

I am working about 25 hrs a week with my bookkeeping. I have taken on a client recently that is requiring a lot of my time, so it's probably closer to 30 hrs. But, this still gives me time to be with Gavin during the week and I love that. Besides, who can afford child care! It's crazy expensive. I have another person that is asking me to take them on but we'll see how my time is going.

Gavin starts kindergarten in the fall and we have been shopping for a school we like. Here in Portland, you can easily transfer to another school if you don't like your neighborhood one, which I don't. Kindergarten is full day, not half and some schools offer language immersion programs. Gavin says he wants to learn Chinese, but, oh boy...! I'm thinking Spanish. Transfers are a lottery system. You can select three choices of transfer schools and you get a number. When your number is draw during the lottery, if your first choice is not full, then you get it. But if all the spots are already taken, then down to your second choice and so on. If there are no spots available in all three, then your back to your neighborhood school. I feel like I'm shopping for a college!

Did I say I like red? It's a good color, for more than one reason.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Adventures Ahead

Here we are, looking ahead to the New Year and already it's off to an interesting start. Keith got a 30 day notice to leave the salon he is leasing a space from. Wow... we didn't see that coming. No reason was given, even when asked. After fumming, crying, pondering in overdrive and getting blessings, we are off to find a new space for Keith to transform hair. We have no idea where this will lead us but I do know that we have the best captin and I trust Him.

I have added three new bookkeeping clients this past week so my plate is getting very full. Gavin is back at preschool and the rain has washed all the snow away. All the Christmas decorations in the house have been put away, but Keith just can't seem to take the lights down outside yet. Heck, a little extended sparkle never hurt anyone!

Adventure awaits! I'm just anxious to figure out which one...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

What snow does to Portland...

As I'm getting ready for church this morning, we get a call that it has been cancelled due to the weather. Weather! Seriously! There's maybe an inch of snow on the ground! Well, obviously Portlanders are afraid of the white stuff, very afraid. The whole city shuts down... ridiculous! You're talking to a woman who lived up at Sundance, a ski resort! Oh well. It's a good excuse to hunker down, get a fire going, a nice warm breakfast, read my LDSLiving magazine, listen to some Christmas music. Wait a minute, what's this, Keith organizing the kitchen junk drawer! My mind goes into "come up with something for Keith to do" mode, or he's going to drive me crazy organizing the whole house. Maybe a few organizing projects aren't so bad... hmmm...

It's been a good day. Truthfully, we hardly ever get to be home together for a full day. I love my guys! They are everything to me!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Yikes! I'm 40

At least my hair doesn't look it! Thanks to my hair colorist... It was a great birthday. I hadn't had a party for my birthday since I moved here, until this one. Usually, it's just been Keith, Gavin, occasionally Mom and friends here and there. Not that that's not enough, Mom! But I felt this one was cause to celebrate. My dearest friend, Bonnie came to town and cooked up a storm. Yes, Bonnie can cook! She made appetizers that the locals here had never seen before. And yes, they liked them! They liked them enough that now I've been asked to recreate them for our Relief Society Christmas Evening... How do I get myself into this. If only Bonnie could come back!

Anyhow, it was great and I felt loved. Now, if I can just get the rest of my body to look as good as my hair...

Friday, September 26, 2008

Hello world.... here we come!

It's about time! This is my first post... give me a minute, will ya! Genius blogging takes time!