Thursday, April 17, 2008

Keeping my head above water

Whew... what a week.

Today we are getting the Passport ordered... to the tune of $177. That is the normal $60 fee plus the $25 additional fee, then the $60 expedited fee and then $16.95 x 2 for overnighting it to them and then back to me. So let's hope we get it in 5 weeks. They say it takes 2 weeks if you do it this way, let's hope! We have the plane tickets, the hotel room, and she is registered for her classes. It's real now!

I have a THIRD interview on Monday! Whew, this is the last interview. They will make a decision next week for sure, they said. This interview will be with other managers in the dept. So far all the well wishes and prayers have paid off :-)

On a very sad note, a boy in my oldest son's class committed suicide on Monday over a break up with a girlfriend. Very, very sad. Since graduation is about 4 weeks away. Please keep the family and the girlfriend in your prayers. I just can't imagine what they must be going through.

Oh and yesterday it was 77 here!!!!!!!!!! Uh, but today it is in the 40's and rainy... but we had an almost 80 day in April... it was great! I had some windows open and we were outside with no coats and capris it was wonderful. Rejuvenating!


utmomof5 said...

I bet her passport will be there on time. But it is still stressful to wait for such an important part of the trip.

Sorry about that boy! Being a teenager is really hard!! ((hugs))

We had a really warm day on MOnday and then the next day it was 30 degees cooler. :(

girlymom said...

Oh how I hope it is there on time! What an amazing opportunity for her!! It sounds like you have had a rollercoaster lately, but hopefully things are looking a little better around there. You seem to have things going good in your mind and I think if you are ok there then that will help you, the kids and the family altogether. I give you so much credit. You are so strong.

Stacie said...

Again, London, how amazing!

woohoo on the third interview...positive job getting vibes coming your way.

so sad about the boy in your son's class...

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Mary said...

So sad to hear of your son's classmate's tragic death.

(switching gears.... total turnaround)

Yay for you and your daughter! I betcha that job is yours if you want it! And London just sounds wonderful! Glad she gets to go!

Kellan said...

The job sounds very promising - I'm glad and going to keep my fingers crossed. Also keeping my fingers crossed for the passport.

Have a good weekend - see you soon - Kellan

Sue said...

Oh, that poor family. My heart goes out to them. I'm definitely crossing my fingers on the passport AND the interview. I hope you're doing o.k. with the separation.

Shelley said...

Wow! I feel like I've missed so much! You're going to London, holy cow! You do get to go with her, right? I can't believe she won that trip, how amazing is that? And...your husband ... well, whatever, stupid men. Sorry (((Hugs))) Good luck on the third job interview, I'll be thinking about you. You must be about crazy by now, but you seem to be holding it all together. Take care!

Valarie said...

I am sure the passport will get there in time. So exciting for her!
That is so sad about your son's classmate. My heart breaks for his family.

Cecily R said...

I am sending lots of good interview thoughts your way!!!! My very best of luck to you!

I am so excited about the London trip. Of COURSE the passport will come on time!!

So sorry to hear about the classmate. That's so heartbreaking.