Okay,so for those of you who haven't figured it out,or even noticed, I've been away from the blog for quite a few months. So,let me start off by reintroducing myself. Remember me? I'm Dawn,33,retail genuis,super auntie and all around awesome,blonde haired chick. If none of this is ringing any bells I'd apologize for being away but I can't guarentee it won't happen again so that would be pointless,no?
So,I think the last time I updated I was still wondering if I'd have a job after the holidays. Well,good news. I do. I guess you can't argue with success and my numbers have been pretty damned impressive so the store decided to keep me. In other words,the reason I haven't been writting is I have been working. Working...alot!
The last few days have been really interesting at work too. Two nights closing. One morning shift and then a closing shift on the same night. Yeah,exhausting and interesting. Anyway, as January winds down I've been told I should suggest to the bosses that I be permitted to learn customer service because according to the guy who pushed the idea,"You could be a supervisor in no time flat."
Sounds good to me.
Anyway, my personal life has also been pretty good lately. No,Tiff has not moved out. The boys,her fiancee,still calling him New Guy,are still here. We're actually all talking about the future and it seems as if there's a lot of open doors. To be honest,at this stage in the game I've gotten to the point where I could care less about what Tiffany wants or needs. I perfer to focus on myself or at least attemtping too.
The boys are doing well. JJ turned one last week. Hard to believe my little pumpkin has been with us a whole year! My brother and SIL threw a HUGE party for him two weeks ago. Austin and Collin are doing okay too. Recently both boys had their IEP meetings and according to Collin's teacher he's the top of his class,he's very bright and can be a very sweet little boy. Things are going to continue the way they are for now,in terms of his schooling,and he's been talking up a storm. It's really funny when he comes home and starts yakking at me. (My favorite is instead of saying,"OH,CRAP!",Collin says,"OH,CRACK!")
Austin's IEP was actually today. The teacher informed us that he is a sweet,pleasent child and I guess we all thought the same thing. We don't think they are getting the same kid. Granted I'd rather have him misbehave at home then at school. He's trying out for the school basketball team and has been enrolled in Cub Scouts! The other bit of good news is Austin is still in the bowling tournement. His average is up to a 97.
On the personal front,for those of you who don't know,there's a new guy in the picture. I actually met him at the store when I waited on him. He's sweet,he's charming,he's funny and cute. A lot of folks have been giving me grief about him being younger then me but at the end of the day he's legal,we like each other and we have a lot in common and he's extremely supportive of the choices I make. He even likes to go shopping with me and from what I've been told that's rare.
Still,I guess,people have NOTHING better to do then talk,ridicule me,and be judgmental. No matter how supportive I am of some of the boneheaded,messed up choices other people make I guess there's NOTHING better then to make snarky remarks,call me names,like Mrs. Robinson,and accuse me of being a "cougar". All this sort of crap makes me roll my eyes for a few simple reasons.
First, I never went out there and intensionally seduced a younger guy! To me that's what a Mrs. Robinson or a cougar does. She goes out and LOOKS specially for a younger man. I just happened to have met someone whose significantly younger then me,is sweet,makes me happy and has a lot in common with me. (Please,folks,do not even get me started on explaining the things we have in common. Some people are such perverts and reduce EVERYTHING to something physical.) We both like to read,we love music,sports and we both support each other and like one another.
Anyway, for once in my life I can actually say,in terms of my relationship,I am happy! I am finally with a guy who supports me choices,he doesn't insult me,and he encourages me to think I am special. For the first time,and I don't want to sound cliche or stupid,but I feel beautiful on the inside and the outside. I don't worry about talking to him because I might sound stupid or make him upset. If I have something to say I say it and that works.
I'm sorry if people out there can't understand that or try to base everything on what they think is acceptable! I guess if I'm happy then that all that matters. Good night,everyone!