Anyone still here?

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Anyone still here?
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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!

Pam

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Registered: 11-05-1998
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 9:45am

I'm still here, but it's discouraging to check in every day and find so little activity on the boards.  Right now, my only teen, Greg, is keeping us busy.  He's got the lead in the high school musical, Aida (the Elton John/Tim Rice show, not Verdi's opera--same story, different music), so he has play rehearsal after school and on weekends.  Our district vocal solo and ensemble event is coming up Feb. 1, so he's also preparing for that, and both of us are preparing to sing with a special choir providing music for a big Confirmation Mass at the cathedral in three weeks.

He's also picking up service hours for Spanish Honor Society, working the concession stands for various events (Tomorrow he has to be at school at 8 a.m. to work concessions for a cheerleading competition) and the following week he's making fleece blankets for the homeless shelter.)  Semester exams were last week, but the ACT and Michigan state exams are looming in early March -- oh hurrah, the same week as tech week for the musical. 

Usually Greg gets himself where he needs to go, either on foot or bike, but with temps in the single digits and below zero wind chills, Mom's taxi has been back in service. 

My 20-somethings are busy with school (Chris) and work (Matt), and my "1 lil gal" Cathy is busy selling Girl Scout cookies--she's set a goal of selling 500 boxes and she's already passed 300.  She's a go-getter, that's for sure.

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