Your questions answered…

I just realized that I have been so wrapped up in the Christmas program and my huge school assignment that I haven’t answered several questions! Today I will make it right!

My nieces name is pronounced Ieva (ee-uh-vuh). It is the Latvian form of the name Eve. For those who can’t grasp Ieva, then Evie will do. So far I think we’re all doing great with Ieva. She’s beautiful, but then again she is related to me!!! LOL!!!

Chris was laid off for 2 weeks around Thanksgiving. He went back to work (32 hrs/wk) December 1st. He will be laid off again from Christmas until after the New Year. A couple people from his work have found other jobs. This has “potentially” opened up a day shift (6AM – 6PM) job. He is hoping that he will be allowed to “resign” as shift leader and take the general employee day shift job. If he goes to days, he will leave at 5AM and get home at 7PM. I don’t think it will really give him what he wants. But if that’s what he thinks he needs to do and God blesses it, then I will fully support it.

I am finishing up my degree to be a principal! Isn’t that a scary thought??? Well, I actually don’t think it is THAT scary. I’m pretty sure I would make a decent principal, someday. Everyone keeps asking me where I’m hoping to get a job as principal.

Well, right now I’m not. If the opportunity presents itself to me, then I will surely put my name in. However, right now my kids are involved in sports and with me the only parent to run them to practices and games, I couldn’t be devoted to a whole building of kids! One day, too soon I’m afraid, my two will be more self-sufficient and I will need something to do, though. I won’t have to “go back” to school then. Then I will have lots of classroom experience and an administrator’s degree to go with it.

I also have a little higher goal in mind. I REALLY want a Ph.D. I don’t have plans right now to persue that immediately following my Master’s, but I have been keeping my eyes and ears open for good programs.

I suppose it’s fair to say that I don’t really know what I want to be when I grow up! I feel somewhat limited in my options because of where we live, but I know that God has a plan for my life and no matter how odd the paths look it’s simply my job to go down the path and do my best.

Well, I hope I have answered the questions some of you have been posing! This post has been decidely different than my past few…sometimes sadness has a way of blocking everything else out. I hate that!

I plan on posting lots in the next few weeks, but if for some reason you don’t make it back to see what’s going on in my little, yet entertaining, world: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! I pray that God will bless your socks off as you remember that Jesus is the reason for this season!