Thank you to Jennifer Fulwiler for hosting the 7QT. It's been a good week in these parts, so I have decided to make all 7 of these about things that make me happy.
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Craig has a new job. And with this new job comes weekends off! Holy cow, I can't believe it. He's worked weekends for as long as I can remember. Other than his short stint as a Stay-At-Home-Dad...and even then, he performed at Comedy City back then, so he still had commitments on the weekend. This morning, before he left for work (because right now -- he's also working DAY SHIFT!!), he came in and gave me a hug and said, "Guess what?! It really IS Friday!" Because his "Friday" has been Wednesday for the past couple of years. So, today, I get to anticipate a weekend where neither of us has to go in to work! Yippee!
--- 2 ---This song makes me happy:
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Wednesday afternoon, I returned home from work to a very smiley and happy Helen. She handed me the test packet (they group the previous week's quizzes/tests together for parental review/signature) and started flipping through. The first thing I saw was a score of A on the top sheet. She giggles and then she flips that page and the next things I see is a score of A on the next thing. She proceeds to giggle and tell me, "And look at this one..." all the way through showing me quiz and test after quiz and test with nothing less than an A-. And I was more and more excited with each turn of the page. She stopped before she flipped to the final quiz (it was the math quiz) and says, "And this one....you just HAVE to see this one" and she had the biggest most heartwarming grin on her face and her cheeks were so full from how far her smile stretched. She slowly flipped the page over to reveal that she earned an A+ on the previous week's math quiz! Holy Moly! I dropped the papers and put my hands in the air and shouted, "We are gonna have a PAR-TAY!!!" And she just giggled and giggled and grinned. It was, quite honestly, the highlight of my week. (And that's saying a lot because I was pretty happy all week!)
|Oh, and Helen having fun with her friends makes me happy, too :)|
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You guys -- the weekends off -- it's awesome.
oh and if he does work overtime? Well -- they will have to PAY HIM OVERTIME! (unlike the previous employer -- he worked lots and lots of overtime and did not get paid for it there)
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