Sunday, May 18, 2008
Oh and...

I cant belive I didnt mention.... I got a new car. :) It is so much better on gas than the Passport was. I have had it about a month. Its a 2007 Chevy Cobalt. It only had 2300 miles on it when I got it.

akiko117 on 1:14 PM
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I am still around. Just working ridiculous hours. I leave my house at 7:45 and don't get home until 7:15. I like the job, just hate the hours. I wont be able to do it forever. Nothing much new. I have developed an obsession for Gymboree clothes. I will have to come back sometime and post what Maleah has. It is insane what I have bought for her the past few months. More later. :)

akiko117 on 1:12 PM
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Monday, February 18, 2008
A job

I went to the interview today for Childcare Network, and to put it politely I have decided that it is not the job for me. :) She said she was interested in hiring me as a trainer for their current staff. I see the need for the position there, but I don't want to be the one to take it. LOL The drive was awful, the center was not great, the staff were horrible, the pay was just OK. Just not for me. I got a call from the center that interviewed me on Friday and they offered me the position. I went ahead and told them I would take it. It's good money, nice people, nice center, good benefits, peaceful drive... why look any further? I just feel like this is the place for me. I am scared about the changes that are coming but I am excited at the same time. I am also using losing my job as a wakeup call to get my finances in order. I am using YNAB software to try to keep us on track as far as budgeting goes. The basic idea of the program is to live on your previous month's income instead of living paycheck to paycheck. I have to save a month's worth of income until I get to that point, but it will be great to know exactly how much money I have to work with for the month at the beginning of that month, if that makes any sense. Changes are coming. :) Hope it all works out!

akiko117 on 3:16 PM
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Saturday, February 16, 2008

On Wednesday I found that the daycare center where I work will be closing down. I have been there almost 8 years. It is really sad. I love my job and now I will have to find another job that will not be as easy and will not have my best friend and sister there. :( I had a phone interview yesterday morning for an assistant principal job at an academy. I think it went pretty well. She said they would be contacting me for an in person interview. Then I had an interview at a center about 45 minutes from home for a lead teacher position. Its a long drive but the director and assitant director were super nice and the center was awesome. They did not say for sure that they were going to hire me but I am 99% sure I have that job. They asked me "What would it take to get you to work here?" So that is a good sign. We also discussed pay and if hired I will be making $2 more per hour then I make now as Director. I have another interview on Monday at 1 for Childcare Network. We will see how that goes. :/

akiko117 on 2:35 PM
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008
American Idol

One last thing. I am watching AI and Brooke White (who I am pulling for - see previous post) did very well. :) I hope I don't come to hate her. I really liked Chris Daughtry and then he started making me sick to my stomach. I also LOVE Josiah Leming. This is going to be a good year. There are some amazing singers!!! I like David Cook too. A lot. I was cracking up when he was singing tonight though. His tongue was blue. LOL And Angela Martin. She is awesome. But they cut her. :( And I can't believe it. I like David Archuleta. I don't love him yet but I do like him. Carly Smithson. I liked her, and then she sang 'Alone' and gave me goosebumps. So I love her now. Asia'h Epperson is awesome. And I like Amanda Overmyer. She might be a little much but I like her for now. And those are my thoughts on American Idol for tonight. LOL

While I am on the subject though, I have to add this video. HILARIOUS!

akiko117 on 5:49 PM
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I almost forgot. I said I would update on my weight loss so I am. I have lost 10.6 pounds since January 14th.

akiko117 on 5:27 PM
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Things that are new

I got some new stuff today that I love.
This perfume smells sooooo good!

And my phone came. It's hot pink. And I like it. :)

And I also got a really cute hoodie that I love love love. It has thumb holes. LOL That is something we used to do in high school to our shirts. We cut our own holes because you couldn't find stuff with precut holes. I guess they are catching on. :) It's cuter in person. (And I just realized - this picture isn't the exact same one as mine. Mine has different colored circles. They are shades of blues and greens.)

I also bought me and Maleah matching sunglasses and mother/daughter bracelets.

akiko117 on 4:55 PM
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