We have had a busy week since I last posted. My stepdaughter, Megan, arrived for a week-long visit, and we were in a whirlwind of activity. Megan is 18, and is headed to college in the Fall, so we enjoyed a nice week with our newly-adult daughter! Among the activities during her visit was a Cirque de Soleil show called Mystere. It was fantastic! I haven't seen a Cirque show before, so it was really a treat to see all of the incredible gymnastics and showmanship. We all enjoyed it very much. We also did a lot of shopping on the strip - which is fairly high-end, so we tried things on, made fun of weird-looking outfits and generally enjoyed spending time together.
We also went to San Diego while she was here. The zoo is always fun, and we very much enjoyed the cooler temperatures. We spent some time at the beach, which was one of the highlights of the week. I had forgotten just how cold the Pacific ocean is...well, it's cold! But, the waves were gigantic, and we loved jumping the waves, swimming through them and all four of us got surprised at least once by a wave that knocked us around a bit, which is always fun. We also built a great sandcastle, and were impressed by my "fortified" walls that protected the castle. I'm sure, due to my engineering expertise, the castle still stands...three days later.
But, all good things must come to an end...and we are now back home resting up after a busy week's vacation. Funny how you have to rest after your vacation, but that's the case around here today!! Luckily, it's cloudy, windy, rainy and 84 today here in Vegas, so it's a perfect day to just kinda chill.
We went to a new church today. And we absolutely LOVED it! It's a non-denominational church with a great kids' program, a big emphasis on missions, a dynamic minister and enough people to fill the pews, but still small enough to announce when a member has had a baby!! We loved it. It's called Cornerstone Christian Church. And here is another interesting and potentially divine intervention. You know that I'm looking for a job in a school so I can be home with Chase, right? We sat in the pews in the middle. There happened to be two couples behind us who were talking about the school the church has. One mentioned that they are looking for someone to work in the front office of the school. The school is a feeder school into the middle/high school we want Chase to attend. If you aren't aware, I worked in the front office of a school in Denver, and LOVED it. I also have a very enthusiastic letter of recommendation from my principal there.
So, my plan for tomorrow is to bribe the absolute heck out of Chase to be the best kid on the planet (ok, he is already the best kid on the planet, but if I bribe him, he can really put it over the top...), print my resume, make myself presentable and head straight to the school to get that job. I'm really excited about the whole proposition because it sounds like it would be perfect - I could be there after school, school breaks, summer, etc with Chase and still work nearly full-time. That is the perfect scenario for this mom!!
Anyway, I'm really excited about it - of course, there is no guarantee that I will get the job, but I'm qualified, I'm enthusiastic, I have good references and experience and if I can get Chase's halo on just right, he'll have them BEGGING me to work for them!! :) I'll blog again tomorrow and let ya know how it all went, but I feel like this just may be an answer to prayer. If you're the praying kind, say one for me! I need a good hair-day tomorrow...