Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Wyndham can walk, new home/job...and Rachael.

Can you believe it? I went to Walmart with two of my kids- Bella and Ava, and had an uneventful shopping experience. I was refreshing. Normally I am happy to just get outta there. Today, I could have browsed longer had I not had to pick up Wyndham from therapy.
So, an uneventful trip to Walmart translates into a slow blog day for you the reader here at Nitty.Gritty.
Although one of the greatest persons in my life stopped by my place and brought pink, Barbie cupcakes. Doesn't that sound "Thanksgivingy" to you?! The kids loved them...thanks Rachael. {This next part is a personal message to our nanny/friend, Rachael who lived with us all summer and deserves a lot of praise...} You can tell everyone you want to brag to that you are in the top 5 list of the things we are most thankful for this year. You rock! But, you already know that. Next to Wyndham walking, a smooth transition moving to our current home, and of course, Buttercream- we are grateful for you in our lives. Literally- in our lives.
One more note about Rachael- I know she won't mind. =) You realize that I have 4 kids, ages 6 and under- one of them with extra-special needs (because they ALL have special needs- they think!), and a husband who worked an incredibly large amount of hours this summer... which is why we needed a nanny to live with us.
Lucky for us, Rachael accepted our offer- even when we were upfront with all the things she may have to see, hear or do around our home. A couple of times when she would get up in the morning, I'd say, "Rachael, you're still here! I thought you would have packed your bags and left in the middle of the night". She's a real trooper. Her resume should have somewhere very close to the top the following credentials:
- Can handle all types of body fluids, anywhere, anytime- with ease.
- Work well under stress and love loud noises at the same time.
- Know the signs and symptoms of various types of concussions.
I think I see a job in the medical field in her future. I would highly recommend her...but don't plan on giving her up soon- so you'll just have to wait your turn.
That's all for now. Sorry, Rachael- but you knew I'd blog about you sooner or later. Happy Thanksgiving- in the South. Hi to all your family too!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jody you are too sweet. You and your family are also on my top five list of things to be thankful for this year. I now think of all of you as my second family. Everyone of you mean so much to me, thank you for all your support and encouragement through this summer and fall and for sharing your family with me! See you soon, I think it is almost time for some of your delicious zucchini bread!