Most major news - The Hubs lost his job at the bank RIGHT before Christmas. How's that for gratitude for his 10 years of indentured servitude? It was pretty rough for several weeks there but we made it through. He is now back in the shipping industry managing the pre-load sort (i.e. working at 0'dark:30), making a bunch more money, and generally being a whole lot happier, if a little more tired, than he ever was at the bank. I'm happy. He's happy. Life is good. And he got to tell a bunch of his former coworkers, as he was getting off work at noon one day and making a stop at the bank, how much happier he is since he left! So that was a nice little perk.
As for me, I'm still working for my dad and things are going pretty well. I've been working a few hours a day, 3 days a week, and actually earning a regular paycheck! It's nice to have that extra income and help build my dad's company, which will be mine when he retires one day. I do marketing, research, packaging, office work, grunt work, you name it. But I'm learning every part of the business and it's actually kind of fun. Hopefully all our hard work brings in a bunch of new business soon!
Cadence just turned 5 a couple of weeks ago. I can't believe it. She is turning into such a big girl with such a huge personality. I don't know where she comes up with half the things that come out of her mouth, or where she got all this confidence, but it's pretty cool to watch. She's losing her first tooth right now, just a tad ahead of schedule thanks to the noggin of a 2 year old friend of the family. But according to the dentist she probably would have started losing teeth in the next 6 months anyway judging by how close her permanent teeth are to erupting and the fact that her front baby teeth have like zero roots left. Unfortunately the 2 teeth adjacent to that one wiggly front top tooth are also a tiny bit wiggly so I'm predicting a jack-o-lantern smile before Halloween! My poor cute girl! LOL Well, awkward years build character I always say.
Max is doing great, he'll be 2 in July but insists that he is already 2. And judging by his attitude he might as well already be in the throes of the terrible twos. He is a champion tantrum-thrower, complete with dramatically falling to the floor whenever I tell him "no." Oh and he tells ME no 10 times more often than I say it to him. It's a great time. But man he is so snuggly and sweet when he's not throwing a fit. What they say about little boys loving their moms is totally true in his case, so the trade off could be worse! He will be starting preschool in the fall, and if Cadence wasn't almost guaranteed to be going to PM kindergarten I could actually get a few hours to myself a couple of days a week, but I think that's unlikely to happen. Still I think Cadence will like having some one-on-one time with mom on the mornings that Max is in school (and I will too!).
My HS class is having our...gulp...20th reunion in 3 weeks and I managed to get myself roped into being on the planning committee. This is what happens when you try to be polite and half-heartedly offer to help, BTW. Now I'm in charge of finances, WEE. But, I do like planning parties and I'm glad it's happening. We had a small class of about 120 students so everyone knows each other, but we've never had a reunion before. There have been one or two prior attempts that fizzled out, but I think now that it's been 20 freaking years more people are interested and motivated to attend. We'll see. About half of the planning committee doesn't seem to want to do anything useful and I feel like we are WAY behind. So we'll see if it actually ends up happening!
Tomorrow is Hubs' and my 11th wedding anniversary and we're taking the afternoon to go to a nice lunch and do some local wine tasting. Haven't done that in ages and I love me some wine! I'm excited to have an adult day while someone else is responsible for my kids! Then Sunday is our annual Mothers Day pool party with Hubs's family. Should be fun even though it's not going to be very warm out, lots of food and more wine and all the cousins running around wild... Hopefully this weekend will be mellow and a lot less traumatic than last weekend with the whole bumped tooth fiasco.