Yesterday I wrote about kindergarten and who cried more because I seriously had a hard time with Aj’s anxiety when leaving him from the school but part of me really hoped the teachers would be able to get him adjusted. If they were patient and allowed him to slowly get used to this new environment I knew he would settle in, or at least hoped.
I sat all morning that first day of school with cell and house phone right beside me just waiting for that call from the school. Worried sick that maybe the principal would be calling me saying come get your kid or come meet with me, but what I never expected was what actually happened mid day.
I was walking to the end of the driveway to check the mail so my phones were on the deck. When I got back to the deck I see it … a missed call and a voicemail. My heart beats a little faster and my chest tenses up .. I quickly find a good service area to check cell voicemail and that’s when my tension released and heart stopped beating so fast.
Aj’s teacher, whom I only know of due to her being an aunt to a friend of mine I have known since I was 13, actually took the time to call me in the middle of the day, when she has a classroom to teach to assure me that Aj has settled in. They allowed Aj to stay to the back of the class and sort of take things in from his own comfort place in the class and eventually he snuck right in to sit at the tables with the other kids and even had carpet time with the rest of the class!
I tell you, there is something exceptional about a teacher who goes up and beyond what she needed to do just to ensure a parent wasn’t home worrying! I am so thankful that his teacher called me and so thankful they were patient to allow him to settle in on his own time! This year is going to be great for Aj, I just know it!
I recently was able to test out Ajax 2X HE Laundry Detergent and let me tell you what … I was shocked! I am not usually very picky about Laundry detergent, to tell you the truth I usually just grab whatever I can afford when shopping. Although this theory has worked wonders on my pocket book, it hasn’t’ really worked wonders on my clothes. Cleaning supplies are something one should think about and test a bit or look for word of mouth prior to purchasing, because in all honesty I am finding out the price doesn’t always matter.
Now I apologize in advance for not taking a before photo but this pink tank shown in the image above was actually COVERED in filth, dirt and whatever else from my mom’s English Mastiff who likes to hug his family. He slowly works his way up to hug you and kiss you, it’s really sweet but not so much when he just came inside from the rain and is so filthy. Normally that tank would have never come clean with my normal detergent but with the Ajax laundry detergent it came super clean in one wash!
I must admit I am very happy with this Ajax liquid detergent, it really has worked wonders on my clothes and the kids who get everything and anything on their clothes! With Ajax 2X I now know I can trust that when I put something in the wash to be CLEAN, it will be!
We seriously LOVE Team Umizoomi and Olivia has been a LONG time favorite here, one that even my daughter used to adore! Don’t tell any of her “big girl now” friends but she still enjoys watching Olivia from time to time when we can get her away from iCarly or Big Time Rush series!
Team Umizoomi just released Team Umizoomi: Journey to Numberland and my family has been watching this DVD over and over again! No joke, even this chick can enjoy that show! It’s so cute to watch my three year old sing along with them doing their theme song too!
When I purchased my home in 2005 I was ready. After being on a waiting list for 12 months I was able to work on seeing if I could get approval for a first time home buyers loan. I was proud, a single mom who worked since age 13 was now going to buy her first home. Once the approval letter came in, I started looking at real estate websites to see what homes were out and about within my budget and loan approval amount.
There were many homes to choose from but I let my daughter, who was about 3 years old at the time help me tour each home and choose which one she liked best. She chose a decent one that was close enough to town that I woudln’t be scared & nervous home alone at night and yet enough land for her to have a backyard to play in.
I was happy, all seemed to have gone uphill for me. Then it happened a little over a year ago I got divorced, we had fallen behind due to his job loss and after the divorce I simply hadn’t been making enough to play catch up. My home now sits ready for foreclosure any day and honestly it makes me sad but maybe this means it’s time for a new chapter in my life and I can’t hold onto what I can’t catch up with.
This reminds me to tell you all that when you are looking to buy a home remember this is a HUGE commitment and lenders don’t have patience nor the luxury of waiting when job loss comes around, so make sure that you are financially committed and ready to take care of a home before you go on the search for a home of your own!