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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Where have I been?!

It has been such a long time since I updated this blog! would think I got a job or something..oh, wait...I did!
I'm sure most of who is reading this already knows about my good fortune, but for those that don't, I got a job!! It has absolutely nothing to do with my major, but it's a source of income!  I'm working at an administrative assistant at a pediatrics office.  I'm the assistant for one of the nurse practitioners.  I started working there on April 18.  I'm actually extremely lucky to have found this job.  It was in the Sunday paper on the 8th of April, I applied that night, got a phone call for an interview the next day, interviewed that Tuesday and was offered the job the same day!!  I couldn't believe it!!  I had been applying for numerous jobs, but like most people applying for jobs these days, I had not heard back from any of them.  So get this...I was one of the 400 applicants that she had received like overnight and by the time I was doing my paperwork she had over 600 applicants and I believe she received over 1,000 applications!!  Is that not the craziest thing?!  I consider myself very lucky.
So I've been there over a month and so far everything is going pretty well.  I was finally released from training last week, so I'm officially official!  I had to put Zach in daycare and he's actually doing pretty well.  He still cries a little in the mornings when I leave him, but I know he likes it.  He has a provider there that he has latched on to.  Her name is Becky, but he calls her "Bebby", which I think is better than Becky!  I'm told as soon as he sees her car pull into the parking lot, he goes nuts!  Yes, he knows her car.  That's how much he loves this woman.  I still don't like leaving him, but knowing he has someone there that he really cares about and vice versa, it makes it a little easier.

 The weekend I was offered the position, my very best friend, Kammy, got married!!  I was her matron of honor and I was certainly honored!!  Kammy has been one of my nearest and dearest since I was 15.  She has always been like a sister to me.  I'm so happy that she is finally happy with her new best friend...well I guess technically he was her bff first.  Kammy and Danny have known each other since they were 13.  She's a little older than that now...tehehe.  Seriously, I couldn't be happier for them!  It was a long, broken road for them, but they finally found their way to one another.
The wedding party
me and the beautiful bride
at the recpetion
Shortly after I started my new job, we went to Boston to see our friends Jason and Kerri get married.  It was a super long drive and it was the first time I left Zach overnight.  He stayed with Doug's parents, but even knowing that he was in very loving and capable hands, I cried the whole way across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.  In his whole 17 months of life (at that point), I had never slept away from him.  Not. A. Fan.  Even still, we had a great time.  We had some other friends that flew up a couple days before us, so we were able to hang out with them while we were there.
The wedding was so beautiful.  Traditional Catholic wedding with ALL the trimmings.  Jason and Kerri are such an amazingly loving couple.  I don't know how Jason trapped her, but I'm happy he did because she is such a wonderful addition to our amazing group of friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Consalvo
The reception was aaahhhmazing.  Probably one of THE best receptions I have EVER been to!!  It was so fun!!  Their dj was awesome!!  I haven't danced like that is SUCH a long time!!!  So much fun!!
Side note:  MA has some of the scariest drivers I have ever encountered.  I thought NOVA/D.C. drivers were scary...they have nothing on these MA drivers!!
Second side note:  I really think MA is the Dunkin Donut capital of the world...I'd have to do some research, but I'm preeetty sure there was one on every corner.
our friends Laura and Mike
reception time!
The weekend following the wedding I gradated from college!!  I can't believe I'm finally done!!  I still have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I am done with homework!!!  I guess when you've been in school for 10 years there comes a time when you think that you'll never be done!  But I am!!!  I couldn't have done it without the love and support of my family and friends, especially my husband.  There were many times (one of them being a week before I graduated) where I just wanted to give up and do something else.  I didn't think I had it in me.  I still don't know how I did it, but I graduated with honors, Cum Laude.  ME!!  I did it!!  It's true what everyone had been telling me, "it doesn't matter how long it takes, just as long as you try your hardest and get that degree!".  I really feel like my mom would be so proud of me.  She gave me the foundation to stand on and my aunt gave me the push.  It is so hard having such amazing milestones and not having them here, but I know, well I hope, that they are watching from somewhere elbowing each other saying "look, we did good!".  I'm sure one of them is joking "I didn't think she would ever make it!!"  Thanks again to everyone who has stood by me all these years!!

Helloooo!!!  Honors!!  What whaaat!!
The weekend following that big event we went to NOVA for my brother and his girlfriends baby shower.  It was such a nice shower...I say that because I threw it!  LOL!  It was nice, though.  They received a lot of nice things that they will definitely need!!  I can't wait until that little boy is here!!  Less than a month!!  I just want to hold him and breathe him in.  A little nephew...Braiden.  Can't wait!
me and Jessye



mommy and daddy to be

brother and sister!

I don't think I have anything else to report...until next time America...and Canada...and Germany (I have folks in different countries reading this!!  Check me out!!  I'm International!!)




Elizabeth said...

Wow! You have been busy! No wonder you haven't been updating, haha! Congrats again on graduation. Love you!

Kerri said...

You've had a lot going on! Congrats on graduating! I'm so glad you and Doug were able to come to our wedding! The drivers here are crazy! :)