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Where, oh where, has Trish-E been?

It's been so long since I've posted anything! I've been a busy little monkey the past couple of weeks. I thought I would jot down some highlights for my memory.

- We moved to the new Dojo for our martial arts. It is an IMPRESSIVE place and I love being a part of it. I've been putting in sweat equity. Since I have no job, I have been working my ass off (what's there in the first place) by doing odd jobs for the school. I have painted a border mural in the kids' area, filled and sanded nailholes, painted and varnished the mat frame, varnished the kitchen cabinets, and made signs for the student entrance and the instructor area. I'm doing all of this to cut down on our martial arts costs.

- I made my third red stripe testing last week, so in about two months (hopefully) I will test for my red belt. After red belt comes brown, then after that you are a black belt candidate. Can you BELIEVE THAT????? The boys had a bad month and we gave them a final say on TKD: Either shape up in the next four weeks and learn your forms or you will be taken out of TKD. The instructors have to sign off that they are making significant improvement in order to stay. I'm not paying (or working) for them to just goof off and not even be able to show them a form they have known for two years now.

- I got my new passport and from September 17 - 21, I will be sunning myself on the beach in Aruba. I get to fly first and business class from here to Miami and then to Aruba. WHEEEE! I can't wait!

- I got all of the stuff I won in the Mt. Dew / Amp Energy contest. That will be a post of its own.

- Michael and Matthew LOVE second grade so far. Matthew is doing great in class without Michael and thinks this is going to be the best school year ever. I offered to be a room parent, and ended up getting assigned to Michael's class. They both seemed to understand that the school picked, not me, and that next year I would sign up for Matthew's class.

- I have decided to give corporate America the finger (while still searching for a corporate American job *laugh*). That will be a post of its own as well. I've gotten back into art and design, and I'm actually thinking about staying here.

- Probably the best thing (ok, just short of Aruba) is what happened today. I was brushing one of the dogs in the entryway and heard a *THUMP* at the front door. No doorbell, just a thump. When I looked outside, the mailman had dropped a box on our step. A package of Hawaiian goods from GS! It's a shame that box of macadamia nuts is so close to empty. Wonder how that happened? *ahem*. There is a cute surfing Santa ornament, a fridge magnet to go with my collection and the COOLEST THING!!!! -> Del Sol nail polish!!!! I think I remember us talking about this when we were in Florida. I liked our Del Sol t-shirts so much, since they spring into great colors when you go into the sun, and GS mentioned there is nail polish that does the same. I now have pink polish that turns purple in the sun, and lavender that turns pink! A blend of pink and purple - how very symbolic of our relationship!

Ok, on to the photo posts!


Sep. 5th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
YAY!!! It's so great to see a positive post (or any post!) from you!!!

I love that you're getting back into your artsy side. You have a gift and a flair for it that is rare. I really wish you were here this weekend because it's the Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain. It is my favorite arts & crafts fair of all time, but I'm going to have to pass on it this year due to lack of funds. If you seriously get into your art, you should look into setting up a booth there - if my mom and I don't buy out all your stock before that point. ;)

I'm also relieved to hear that Mt. Dew actually came through on the prizes. How cool! I saw the pics and you won some great stuff.

I can't wait to see your pics from Aruba. How awesome is it that you don't have to ride cattle-car like the rest of us? You are going to have a great time and absolutely love it there. But before you go, you need to learn two phrases: "No worries," and "Yah man." That will get you through any scenario. Color-changing nail polish won't hurt either.

Yah man.

Sep. 5th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
I love craft fairs. Funny thing, which I got from my mother and HATE, is that I walk around and think, "Hmmm. I could do that myself.". It annoys me when mom does it because I have to say, "But DID you do it? No! They did.". Difference is (here comes the rationalization) I get inspired. Craft fairs give me ideas.

You know there will be a ton of pics from Aruba coming after I get back.