It's time for another "Newsflash"! Here's the rundown:
News (or current events), Entertainment (movies, TV, celebrity, etc.), Work (thoughts on the job or employer), Spirit (thoughts on God and/or the supernatural), Family (or friends), Love, Anxiety (a rant or a trouble), Sports (also considered should be contests, reality tv, recreation, cards, games), and Home (house, yard, or even another family type of thought.
N - News: I am too tired to think too deeply, but I sure hope O.J. goes to jail forever.
E - Entertainment: "Survivor: China" was great this week! They finally voted off that unnaturally-endowed Ashley! But now we're headed for a showdown between Dave and Sherea. She was sure giving him hell at the tribal council. Go get him, girl! P.G. and Aaron are going to be people to reckon with as well. Who knows what will happen next?! God, I love junk TV!
W - Work: School has been going okay. My new boy, A., has leveled off with his medication, which means he's not as docile as he was initially. But he's still doing much better. My principal has been practically non-existent, which usually means trouble when she gets back. I had a small tiff with the school counselor early on in the week, but it seems to have smoothed over. Next week is a short week - no school on Friday, parent conferences on next Monday, and teacher inservice on Tuesday.
S - Spirit: My spirit is feeling better overall. I feel like I have a better handle on things at work, which helps me feel more in control of my life. And most of the time I feel more upbeat because of having Gary in my life. Of course I also feel more fragile and vulnerable for the same reason.
F - Family: All is well at home. Joseph isn't working as much, which is easing his stress level. Rachael is more happy lately- I think it's a new boy, but she's not telling yet. We are looking into having a French exchange student stay with us for a week - if I can pull it off, Rachael can go to France in the spring for only the cost of the plane ticket. Daniel is still doing well - his grades have never been better, he still has his "girlfriend", and of course, the football is going very well. Thursday's game was a combined 7th/8th grade game and we won 26-6. Aaron is improving in his reading and still enjoying soccer and his gym workouts. My parents are planning another trip to Switzerland in the spring.
L- Love: Last night was a really good evening. We went out to eat - fish - and then spent the rest of the evening talking. I know it sounds hokey, but we talked for hours about everything. He bought me a bouquet of roses, which he surprised me with when we got back to his house from dinner, because he wanted me to feel better after a difficult run-in with my ex-husband. And yes, Corky, I spent the night. I'm not the kind to "kiss and tell", but if I were.....well, let's just say I would have a lot to tell. (wink)
A - Anxiety: There appears to be two "Gary" s. There is the sweet, affectionate, romantic Gary, the one who listens to me, tells me his feelings, and remembers that I like roses. Then there's the other Gary - the one who is terrified of getting hurt again, the one who overthinks things, the one who is already worried about where we would live if we got married. I went to bed last night with the first Gary and I woke up with the second. Don't get me wrong - he is kind and caring and sweet, no matter what, but it's a little scary, because things are so good, and then he throws up another road block. I am a little afraid to get too close. We had been planning to do something with the kids next weekend, but I told him I didn't want to get the boys together again until he was sure he was ready to date. I want this relationship to work, but I don't want to go any further and get hurt, if he's going to change his mind after we're in too deep. I love all his overthinking...I just hope he ends up thinking we're worth the risk.
S- Sports: We are a two sport family - soccer and football. Go, boys, go!
H - Home: I like being home. I really liked being at home with Gary last night. It was very comfortable. I hope there will be more evenings like that.
That's it for now!