Thursday, February 18, 2016
Well I'm back... I know it's been a while since I've put out anything on this blog. Life has been so busy. I'm working alot....well... for me anyway. 4 days a week. So between that & just generally life stuff, it's been difficult to find free time to write. But I'm home all alone at the moment. Brian's doing some work stuff & Emily is involved in her school's musical & is at practice tonight. She's only a freshman so I've very proud she tried out for it. Her school is putting on "The Little Mermaid'' next month. She's in the ensemble. It really requires a lot of responsibility & I'm proud of her for sticking with it. Not only do they practice a couple times a week but she has to keep her grades up. Speaking of High School... Emily's doing really great!! It's not been all easy. It's a big change & it was a big adjustment for Emily but she seems to be finally getting the hang of it. In fact a few weeks ago 2nd marking period report cards came out... Emily made first honors! Which means that she got all A's & B's. WOW! She did well the first marking period too, she made second honors. Which means that she got all As, Bs & one C. She's in all honors classes & the work is TOUGH! So I think she's doing great all things considered. Her main issue really is not turning all her assignments in. She does well in class & mostly well on test but then she gets a big goose-egg grade for missing an assignments. I'm not sure what exactly the issue is. I honestly believe it may have something to do with her "absence" seizures & perhaps missing some of what the teachers say. I also think it's probably Emily being a day dreamer & not "focusing" so well either. I'm sure it's a combo- thing. We are working on some new "ideas" for her to try & we are hoping it improves. So far this marking period aside from missing one assignment in World History-Honors, she's doing pretty good in that department. Knock on wood. High school is a big adjustment for all of us. Emily being our only child, we've not been through this before. Well aside from when we went to high school... Trust me though..... It's a lot different than when Brian & I went to school. Hell... we had "typing" class... you know on "electric" typewriters. Shit since Brian is 8 years older than I am, his may not have even been "electric"... LOL! Nowadays... everything is online. Meaning resources, report cards, etc Which I've found helpful & not so much. It's nice the school has a "parent portal" for you to have access to how your kids are doing, but if the teacher doesn't input it in a timely matter... what good does it do. Often times they put in an assignment AFTER it was due. We are trying to help Emily & have her check on there but if it doesn't show up, it's not much help to her/or us. It's not all bad though & some teachers are very good with it. It's definitely nice, I just wish it was a little more reliable though, I guess since teacher's are only human... I'm sure they are trying their best. What else? Let's see... work is going pretty good. I really really like everyone (for the most part) I work with, but earlier this year we found out that another pharmacy wants to buy our company. Ugh... i swear it never fails, every company I ever worked for was bought out or sold. I was hoping that would not happen at my current job since they've been around for quite a while. My luck. Anyway... right now we don't really know anything. It's in the "early" stages & i believe nothing is "official" yet. Or atleast that's what we've been told...I just hope they don't give us the he-ho without any notice. I wish this new company would be our parent company & we could just stay the same. But that probably won't happen. Our store is really close to one of their stores so I can't imagine we'll be a store spared. It sucks cause I love the location of our store. It's close enough to walk to & like I said everyone is great! Fingers crossed it all works out. As they say though "Que Sera Sera... what ever will be will be!" So I can't really worry about that too much. On a depressing note... today I got the invitation to my 25th High school reunion. Talk about feeling old. WOW! I don't really think I'm going to go, I went to my 20th HS reunion & while it was nice to see everyone. It was also a whole lot of awkward. Not a feeling I love since pretty much that was high school for me. Been there done that. haha. Alright I guess I'll go. I have to go to the grocery store while Emily's at practice. SO it's about time I get going. Hopefully I update sooner next time. Take Care everyone!