Today has been wonderful. beyond wonderful, easily one of the best days I've had in a long time.
First off, I had the day off from Friendly's. A day off is great, a day off where I don't have to go near there is even better Don't get me wrong... it's great, the staff is (mostly) wonderful and I do well at it. I've put in a few years already and I was very successful with the company. However, i found that I could balance the "ehhhhh" side of Friendly's with the fact that I always had something else going on. It was a part time job while I went to Bridgewater State, it was a full time job while I lived at home with my mom and the kids, and it was a full time job while I babysat Jack and Grace (aka. 2 of the most adorable kids ever who I spent a year and a half of my life with-- I'm sure we'll get to them again eventually). NEVER did I just work at Friendly's. Since I left my two little ones at the end of August so I could balance a full-time manager job and my full time graduate studies, I have grown to resent the place more and more. The job is the same, the people are just as good, but I'm missing something by working there. I don't get to really interact with children. It's one thing to ask how their meal is, it's another to sit them on your lap and read a story or watch their face explode with laughter after you "discover" them under the parachute. Which leads me to the next point...
2. I worked in a preschool today. Not only did I work in it, but they offered me a position. Monday through Friday, day time hours, and they can accommodate my evening class schedule. Seriously? I don't even have my CORI check back and they are offering me a job and letting me play in the classrooms. That's the difference: at Friendly's, I work; at the preschool, I enjoyed myself. After a talk with David about finances and the opportunity, we've decided I will accept the job. this means I can step down at Friendlys and go back to just serving on the weekends. Double win. I go back to the preschool in the morning. :)
3. I went to the doctor today, and if you ignore the fact that I was so preoccupied in the classroom that I was late to my ultrasound and ultimately had to reschedule it for Friday, it was amazing. David came with me. It was his first OBGYN appointment and he was so uncomfortable; it was great. Although we missed the ultrasound he was in the room when they poke my belly, feel for the size of the uterus, and he got to hear the heartbeat. <3 David made the face that I've only seen a few other times. These include the night he proposed to me, the look on his face when I walked down the aisle, and few more intimate moments but it's a special reserved shit eating grin that I LOVE. When the doctor left the room, I looked at him and it just spread across his face. I wish I could frame that image forever.
4. Kbiss came over for dinner and oh man, it was so good. Rotini tossed with fresh veggies and chicken in a garlic butter sauce. I may have outdone myself but it was so delicious. Obviously you cant have dinner without a movie so I spent the remainder of the evening watching the new Narnia movie (for free) and eating popcorn (for free) and chocolate covered raisins (not free, but 2 out of 3 ain't bad).
My life is nothing special but really when I look at it I wonder why I got to be as lucky as I am. Today was a good day. <3