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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fingerprints again, Old Photos, Deer in the headlight and coop.

Tomorrow morning, Aaron and I have to drive 1 1/2 hours away to have our fingerprints done at 9am. The girls are spending the night with mom so they can avoid the 3 hour drive. This is for USCIS.
I worked 7-9:30 last night. I was able to go home early since I had to be back at 7:15 this morning for a staff meeting. I had to take the girls and they were able to sit in the ICU employee break room, watch tv and color ( I wanted them locked behind doors instead of in a regular waiting room for their protection, not so they wouldn't wander off) during the 1 hour and 45 min. meeting. I was so proud of them. I called the nurse in ICU at one point to make sure they weren't being wild (there was a swivel chair in there, and that always spells disaster). She said that you wouldn't even know they were in there and that a few employees had walked through and would come out shocked and ask her if she knew there were 3 kids in the breakroom. Such good girls!
We stopped by the post office and mailed a photo album to an old roommate of mine from college. 5 of us girls lived in a house together and she moved out and left her baby photo album 15 years ago. When I moved out, I found it and have kept it with me all these years. Through the 4 states we have lived in. I happened to find her on facebook last week and told her I had something of hers. She knew exactly what it was and should be reuniting with it by the end of the week.
Came home and the rain and humidity made it look like our house was in a cloud. It is sooo foggy out. Can hardly see 10 ft in front of you when you drive.
Oh and a first for me today. On our way to the meeting at 6:45 this morning, about a mile from our house, I hit a deer. I wasn't going fast, thank goodness. It was so quick. We often see them standing on the side of the road and usually stop until the deer runs off into the woods because often, they cross the road right in front of you. But suddenly, it was right beside the front of my side of the car and the next second I hit it with the front corner of the passenger side of the car. Didn't hurt the car. I felt awful because the poor thing looked like it was having a seizure on the side of the road. I was going to drive down the road and hopefully find a hunter who would kill it and put it out of it's misery. This is normally the time of morning when all the hunters are getting out of their vehicles putting on their camo and gear. But, the deer finally went limp and laid down. I was happy that it died quickly, I couldn't stand the thought of it suffering....... then a few seconds later, it's head popped up, he looked around, stood up and limped into the forest. Hope it is just bruised. That is what I am going to tell myself. I did say a prayer for it and before you think I am against killing animals...I do have a deep freeze full of deer meat. I just don't like to watch the suffering.
Friday coop starts this Friday. UGH! I love coop, but I regret signing up to teach this year. I am teaching Alabama History and The Dave Ramsey course for teenagers, which is really easy. And normally, I realize it isn't all that bad after I teach, but I am terrible at it. But I keep telling myself, it is only 16 or so more Fridays and next year I will be too busy (Lord willing) keeping up with 2 babies during coop and I will NOT be teaching anything. Perhaps helping, or sitting in, but it weighs on me to teach it. I struggle with the AL history. It's not the kids, they are all real nice and mostly attentive. I don't know. Anyway, I would love to work every other Friday and let Mom and Aaron alternate taking them to coop, but alas, I can't back out of teaching, or at least I won't.

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