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|Sun, 09-01-2013 - 5:14pm|
DD# 1 and her bf of 3.5 years got engaged last weekend! Rae is a HS teacher in Chicago, and their hang up has been that her bf owns a town home in the 'burbs, and she MUST live in the city as long as she teaches there. He finally said he wanted to marry her, job or no job, and start a family. She will finish this school year at CPS, and they will get married early fall next year. She will sign up to be a substitute if she doesn't land a full time job, and that might actually serve her better, since they want to get PG right away. By the time the first kid turns 2, they hope to be able to sell the townhouse, and buy a house closer in, so it might work out, to wait with a full time job till they know where they will end up. Besides, Rae can work on her own art, and build an inventory to back up her website.
Rae was thrilled, but also a little nervous about the job prospects. Lolo said, "You got a great guy, with a great job, making great money, saying It's OK to stay home, take some time to do your own thing, and be with the kids, and you're going to COMPLAIN ABOUT IT??? Cry me a river!!!!".
So, both of my dds are settled and happy. Bree gets bigger, and cuter every day! And hopefully, she will have a cousin on OUR side within a couple years!
Last thing, the start of August, I finally stopped working altogether. My boss was never going to recover from his cancer, & the practice was falling apart. The continual stress of not knowing how many hours, which day, IF there was a day I'd be working, was driving me crazy. Plus, as fat and old as I am, running around after a toddler AND working, was killing me. So, I "retired". Not even temping. And I'm much happier.
Hope the rest of you are doing fine.