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Monday, April 4, 2011

*~Spring has Sprung~*

It finally feels like spring today!!  It has been pretty rainy and chilly for the past few days and today it was sunny, warm and a bit breezy.  Perfect spring day.  Zach and I went to a park today close to our house and he had an absolute blast!!  When he saw all of the slides and play areas he got so excited and kept saying "oh wow wow!"!  He's so cute.  He loves the slides and was able to go down a couple by himself (they have a ton there!) and I even went down a couple with him.  That was so much fun!!  He kept saying again, but in his own language.  I'm not really sure how to spell it!

This is how we spent our afternoon today.  Playing at the park near out house!

We welcomed a new member to our family today.  Our friends Lloyd and Tiphany welcomed their baby boy Micah Makai this afternoon.  He weighed almost the exact same as Zach!   He was 7lbs 4oz and 20in.  Zach was the same except his was 5oz.  I'm so excited for them and can't wait to meet little Micah!

I paid my graduation fee today.  The last bit of money Norfolk State University will ever get from me...hopefully.  My cap, gown, tassel and hood came last week and I was nervous just looking at it.  I was paranoid to open it because all I could think about was what if I don't write my paper EXACTLY how my professor wants it and he fails me and I don't graduate?  Then I won't be able to get a refund!!  UGGGHHH...I opened it.  I couldn't help myself.  I stared at it for a while and then just did it.  I ripped the thing open and felt a tear.  I WILL graduate.  I HAVE to.  It just sucks that one paper will determine my fate.  I hate that feeling.

I've been looking for jobs and they are pretty slim.  I think I've applied for close to 10 and haven't heard back from any yet.  I'm hopeful, though.  I'm hoping to have one in the next couple of months.  I really just need something for a year until Doug graduates and decides where he wants to go for Law school.

About that...we will most likely put our house on the market this summer.  We know that it may sit for a while, so we want it to get a head start on the sitting.  If by some miracle it does sell, we will just move into a rental until we are ready to move to wherever it is that we are going.  He's looking at a few schools in VA, PA, and NY.  I think he even said FL, so we will see.  It really depends on his LSAT scores, but I'm sure he'll do amazing on those.

Last night Zach and I went over to my cousins house for a birthday.  My cousin, Katherine, turned 13!!  I can't believe it.  She was born the same year my mom died and I remember going to my cousins Steve and Rona's wedding and she was just this teeny tiny baby and now she's all grown up.  She showed us the dress she's wearing for her birthday party with her friends and I was blown away.  First of all, she didn't look 13...far from it.  She looked amazing.  It's weird how my younger cousins keep getting older and I stay the same age...strange.

the pizza gobbler...this was pre-party.

I think that's about it for now.  I gotta go start dinner.  Spinach lasagna rolls for dinner.  Hoping it tastes as yummy as it sounds!


This is what "don't bother the dogs while they're eating" looks like.


Elizabeth said...

Share the spinach lasagna rolls recipe! Sounds yummy! About your paper - is it possible that if you don't write it EXACTLY how he wants it, he will just give you a bad grade? Does he have to actually fail you??

smjohnson said...

It's a core curriculum requirement and I have to get a C in the class. There are only 2 grades in the class. The proposal and the paper. He already gave me a 65 on the proposal, so I really have to do well on the paper. He's an arrogant ass so I'm not sure what will happen.
I'll send you the recipe!