Monday, April 27, 2009

A new week

Could this be the week we get our referral?? I feel like we're getting really close. For some reason lately I keep waking up in the morning with butterflies in my stomach.

Remember the other day when I posted about some changes about Shawn's job, and then I UN-posted it? It's reposted now, if you're interested. Check the "Changes Revealed" post if you want to know what's going on with Shawn's job. The short version is that the pharmacy he was managing has been sold to Shopko and as of Saturday it is closed. Today he starts his new job managing a section of a long term care pharmacy. It's going to be a change for him, but in this economy where everyone is losing their jobs, we're not going to complain!

It was really hard for him to say goodbye to all his employees, but I think everything is going to be OK once they get through the transition. Our Korean friend Larry is one of the people Shawn had to lay off, but fortunately Larry already has other job prospects, so I think he'll be OK.

Last week was really busy and hectic around here and I didn't really get a chance to blog about it much. Thursday and Friday I was a temporary employee of the pharmacy, helping them get some paperwork done before they closed. In the midst of that was Josh's first Pinewood Derby at cub scouts! Shawn was really excited to help Josh make his car and we all had a fun time with it.

Saturday morning I took Matthew to a YMCA spring soccer camp that he'll be doing every Saturday morning for the next month. I think Matthew is going to be our athlete! He really loves soccer, it's fun to watch him get so excited about it. Here's a photo:

And here's one of Josh that I took Saturday morning.

My kids are growing up so fast!!

This week my main focus is keeping an eye on the duck eggs in our backyard because I think they're due to hatch really soon. She started sitting on them in the first few days of April and they usually incubate for about 28 days, which means that we're getting really close! The day they hatch I'm planning to sit out there the entire day like I did last year. I sat in my backyard and watched the eggs hatch for about 8 hours last year and I took over 600 photos that day. It was the neatest experience ever and I can't wait to get to see it again!

The day that they hatch I'm planning to do some sort of hourly update or something on my blog if you want to follow along. I'll have photos and hopefully even video. It should be a fun day and I'm looking forward to it!

So I've been waiting to see who's going to get here first-the baby ducks or Clarissa's referral. Unless something happens in the next few days, I think the baby ducks are going to win. But as exciting as the baby ducks are to me, frankly I'm still rooting for the referral. :)


Creatively Ewe said...

So glad to hear the ducks are back!! That was so great to "watch" online last year! I pray that your referally wins too!

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Tracie said...

Wouldn't it be awesome if the eggs hatched the same day your referral comes???

I'm hoping for a Mother's Day weekend referral! That would be pretty neat.