Sorry I haven't posted in so long. I had been doing so much anticipating and waiting and waiting and waiting that I didn't have any sure things to post about. However, that is not the case anymore. I am now an employee of the YMCA. I work in the corporate office of the Berkeley-Albany YMCA as the Marketing/Development Assistant. It's a good job. I make a decent wage, am getting some great experience, and did I mention I have a free Bay Area pass to the Y? Free. This Y is huge. Three pools, free classes of all kinds, and tons of cardio and weightlifting areas. I hope to take advantage of it tomorrow and work out. I know I need to work my way back in to a good fitness level, but I'm so excited, I want to work out for at least a couple of hours. The best part is homework won't be getting in my way! My supervisors/bosses are going to make efforts to help me get as much of a learning experience as possible to build on my career. On top of that, however, I still enter donations, a mundane task. They can take all day to enter, and we plan on getting a bunch throughout the next month. Surprisingly, I took on to the nine to five (really 8:30 to five) schedule rather well. A nice perk is that I can walk only three blocks away to meet Shannon at the store for lunch. I still don't like getting up early yet. I'm sure I'll get back into it.
I still have yet to hear from JFK on my admissions status. If I don't hear from them by the end of this week, I know I was not accepted. I'll be okay. I just hope Britt gets in and moves here. If she doesn't get in, I still hope she moves here. Maggie should come with her. I miss everyone a whole lot. It's hard, but as we know, "I'm a man. A man who built the Eiffel Tower out of brawn and steel!" I can deal with it, unless I drink a bunch of whiskey and listen to New Order. Then I might cry, as we all know from past experience.
Shannon has his test on the second of April. I got work off to be his model. I really hope he passes. Apparently it looks good if you have a cosmetology license in more than one state. Speaking of licenses, I am going to the DMV on Thursday morning to get my California driver's license! I have to take a test, and that's about it. Unfortunately, I haven't colored my hair since we moved (which could be a good thing, as I am liking the brown it is now, but could use a color boost) and I'm growing out my bangs. I might have to get a little trim just to look half decent for my picture.
Things have otherwise been settling down. Some money is coming in, although I won't be getting a paycheck until the tenth. In fact, we went out to a dive bar called the Acme bar on Saturday night. We played pool, and I actually got a little drunk. It was a nice treat, since we never go out to eat, let alone drink, as it costs so much.
Oh, my sister Michele is engaged. Take it however you want. She's happy. As for my nephew Carter, he's just getting cuter and bigger and taller. I plan to spoil him rotten.
I'll attempt getting more pictures on here in the future. Until then, take care. We love you all.