From a long time ago, (so long ago that most of you have forgotten to feel like I left a loose end), I did get all the paperwork confirming my Nurse Practitioner liscensure in Florida! I have not needed it yet, but this will help when I am ready to look for a job, or if any of us is sick and needs something besides what we have on hand!
Also, we were able to stand firm about our rent and its conditions, and we will be staying with no changes made to our previous lease (except the fact that I can NOT paint...wonder what that's about...). This was an answered prayer!
The things we could not fit on our moving truck arrived here in Florida (via our fabulous neighbors the Andersons' parents)! Alayna has already put the wagon from Paul's childhood to use as a desk:
and I have plans to paint the twin picket fence headboard (that used to serve as a coat rack in our garage and was navy blue with white stars) white or lavender to resume its use as a headboard! YEAH! She currently has no headboard!
I found a fun container for my housecleaning system! It was a gift and I am trying to find out where it came from to see if I can get more!! Doesn't that make you want to see what's inside??
You can see the numbers representing the days of the month and the chore cards behind them. None can be seen in the front because they are completed and moved back to the appropriate spots. Because of this, my house is spring clean...all year round!! I put Gabe to work dusting all the ceiling fans yesterday...often they participate more than I do...hey, I thought of it first and I'm the boss!!
My official copyright for this system arrived this week...along with a solicitation from a record label for my lyrics. I was asked to send them 3 or 4 of my best songs and they would see if they were worthy of being produced...anyone got anything for them??? I am sure they got my info from the copyright office in Washington DC, so I am hoping a publisher would get the same info and ask me if they can publish my work. But, so far nada...just you people, my word of mouth. Seriously, what better Christmas gift could a woman/mom/bachelor want than the gift of a clean house year round for 15 min (average) work/day??? Every home should have one of these babies!
And, I know you are all dying to know if I have my Christmas decorations up. The answer to that is, "No." We still are having a hard time getting into the spirit when the weather is warm enough to eat outside (actually on the screened in lanai) at a Christmas party:And, I can't find any of our Christmas trees...anyone know anything about those? The kids each had their own in their rooms and they are MIA...did I get rid of them at the last minute?
Finally, the bad news. I am pretty sure I am out of luck on the camera. As you can see, it still works, but the screen doesn't and so it is almost worthless. I took it into a camera store to get their opinion as to whether it would be covered by warranty, and they said not likely. He was just certain I dropped it or smashed it somehow. I just know that didn't happen, the camera was tucked safely into my purse the entire time and the purse wasn't dropped. What is the use having a camera you can't take anywhere because it might break in your purse????!? Okay, I think my frustration is clear. I am going to try to send it in this week and write a sad sob story to the company about how dear this camera is to my heart and how well I treat it and pray they will realize it wasn't sturdy enough and replace it. Pray with me!