Anyone still here?

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Anyone still here?
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 9:35am

How is everyone's new year going so far? Any big plans for the weekend? Jason was home for a week over Christmas and is back at school - 2nd year med student. Justin was working with an army recruiter hoping to get into the military. Unfortunately a stupid choice he made back when he was 19 came back to bite him a year or so ago and he was put on 2 years of unsupervised probation in Dec. 2011 for a misdemeanor. The recruiter had him go back to court; he was able to get off probation and was hoping to get a military waiver, which the recruiter said was fairly routine. He was all set to get the waiver pushed through and lock in when they told him that after all that - they can't even start the waiver process until 2 years after his conviction, which brings him back to Dec. 2013. He was pretty bummed. This of course happened the day before classes started at the local CC. Not that he has any desire to go back to school right now. He talked to an Air Force recruiter and they can't start THEIR waiver process until 90 days after he was released from probation, which won't be til March 18. So currently he's looking for a job and not having much luck. He's a good kid but he's almost 23 and just doesn't have any direction so was really hopig to get into the military. No big plans this weekend. There are fights on tomorrow that dh and Justin will watch. Dh and I are meeting my sister and bil for an early dinner on Sunday. Hope you all have a great weekend!



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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 01-28-2013 - 3:36pm

I'm around!  Been in and out with things to do.  ODD is a senior and still hard at work with classes, work and 2 cheer squads.  She signed her letter of intent and scholarship stuff for University of Oregon and we paid the deposit for the dorm room 10 days ago.  She has a few weeks left of varsity cheer for school, and once basketball season is over she's done with that.  She won't go into school until 10:00ish and gets out at 2:05.  She's working about 15 hours a week right now, that'll increase to 20 hours a week once basketball season is over and she has a competition squad she is on.  She has her first national competition this weekend, but we're down to 4 competitions left in the season, 2 in February and 2 in March.  Like Ashmama's DD, ODD is navigating her first boyfriend, so far so good, he is a very nice kid from everything i have seen and heard of him, she got lucky for her first one IMO. 

Other than that, the rest of the family is just trucking along, the middle daughter is in kindie and the youngest is 3 1/2.  My promotion I got 9 months ago fizzled out with some restructuring, so I am currently looking at the possibility of going to work from home part time for an old boss and part time running the front office of DH's business, and last but not least, we're planning a move back home to Michigan in the summer.  We moved to Texas 7 1/2 years ago because DH was in the army and have finally decided with ODD finishing HS, we're ready to move back and be around family again.