What a Way to Make a Living

Did anyone catch the Dolly Parton song reference? No? That’s okay. I’m probably one of the few that sings “9 to 5” every time someone talks about working normal office hours.

So, one of the things I semi-mentioned last blog, i.e. “there’s more in the works,” is that my coordinator and leads at work recently recommended me for promotion! So for the past two days, I have been in Greenville going through something called Intensive Lead Training. It’s been very interesting. I joined the company prior to the creation of a written employee handbook, so its been nice to read all the policies and know what’s formally expected versus what is implied. It’s also been really good to learn more about intensive teaching and applied behavioral analysis (ABA) basics. I didn’t pass it on before because I wanted to wait and see how it panned out. I’m still going through the first part of the approval process through the company, then I have approval through the state, but I’m excited about the new opportunities.

Also, about a week ago we found out I had e coli. To answer your questions, no, I don’t know how I got, and no, I’m not contagious. I went on a week of antibiotics and now it is supposed to be over. So far, I think it is. This is only my first day post antibiotics, so I’m waiting to see how things go for a few days. On the bright side, I don’t have Celiacs, gluten sensitivities, or, presumably, Crohns. All of which I have now been tested for. But I have a couple of appointments to go before I can stop having my life run by doctors.

I’ve been really craft happy though. I sewed eight cloth napkins together and made a Christmas stocking for me. Last year I made one for Drew for Christmas and now I’m taking care of mine to match! All I have left is one “n” worth of embroidery and I’ll be done. But after such a sewing kick, its hard to find the motivation. The plan is to make one for each of children, with all of them in different colors. Drew’s is a rich green color and mine is a bright royal blue. As for the others, we have plenty of time to pick colors! My next project will be pillows for the couch. I have a pillow form and batting for another. I just need to make some pretty cases. Our apartment is full of neutrals so we need the added color.

Beyond that life is continuing like normal. We’ve been going to work, church, and in Drew’s case, school. Trying to live our lives as best we can. And its Fall!! Yay for cold weather, sweaters, and leaves changing colors! We have a busy October coming up and I’ll try to keep you all in the loop on what’s going on with us. If you read the blog, leave a comment sometime so I know whose reading. That might help me know what content people are interested in. For example, if you are a work colleague, funny work stories would be more your style. Someone we went to school with might want to hear about our church. Family would want general life stuff. Just want to know what you want to hear about! Also, I might start a blog challenge, since its still a bit weird to write something so broad instead of a letter or an email.

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