Wow! It has been almost two months since I wrote my previous update! Sorry for that. Appearently I still have not the real writer’s bug back. A lot happened the last two months, so that could not be the case.
Some sad things happened, some real nice things happened.
On May 18, my mother in law died. She had COPD and was very sick at the end. We are very sad but also in a way relieved that she rests in peace now. She was loved by all her children, grandchildren and friends.
On April 25, it was my last day at the Hospital. I’ve worked there for 2 years with so much pleasure. I feel sad I am not a part of that team anymore. I still have lots of contacts with some of my ex co-workers, so that is pretty neat.
For the school district I had two interviews. One was for a promotional position at another school site and the other was for staying on the eligibility list. Being on this list is crucial for promotions and transfers. The interviews were difficult, I thought I messed up big time! But the good news is: I got the promotion and I am #1 rank on that list. Yeah!!! It does mean that I have to leave my current school, which makes me sad because I love my colleagues there and I will miss the children very much. The new school is a bit further from home, but that is okay. I know the kids there, and they are awesome!
On May 11, my oldest brother and his wife were 40 years married. They gave a party in their new house and I was very sad we could not be there. The pictures showed us they had a wonderful evening.
This weekend was Memorial weekend in the USA. On Saturday, Dan dropped me off at the Mall. I still had a Mother’s Day giftcard for JCPenney, and I spent about 3 hours in that huge department store! I got some great sales. I am still very, very Dutch, lol. On Sunday we went to downtown Ventura and strolled on Mainstreet. They have such diverse shops there. It was beautiful weather and we each had a nice ice cream cone from Ben & Jerry’s.
On Monday (Memorial Day), Dan and I went to the beach and we both enjoyed the big waves and on top of that we got a nice tan
Three more weeks to go, and then it will be Summer vacation for the school. First we will have a sweet sixteen party. The daughter of a colleague is turning 16 years old, and her parents will give a huge party. About 400 guests will attend. I already bought myself a dress, that is new, because I never wear dresses.
On June 23, my youngest sister and her husband are celebrating their 25th anniversary. I was looking into tickets to see if we could go there and surprise my sis, but unfortunately, they are so expensive and Dan had to fly to Kansas City last weekend. In July the three of us have to go there again and in the Fall my sons and their girlfriends will come over to see us. We will be with Lot and Hans there in our hearts.
In July, a nephew will graduate from the Marine boot camp, and we will go to San Diego to attend that festivity as well. We will stay over for a night and we will go to Sea World and San Diego Old town. The following week we will fly to Kansas City to have a celebration in memory of Dan’s mom.
So lots to do these coming months! I will give you an update how all went.
Have a great summer!!