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  • 09/19/2003
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Hey everyone!

Just a quick note to say hi to all of you before I head to work for the day. I have to talk with my new boss today about my wages. I was a little disappointed in my pay scale based upon my experience. Expected to be paid more than I was because of what she was paying me when I was contracting for her. So…here goes nothing. I’ll either be getting more money by the end of the day or back on the unemployment line again. I hate to sound greedy, but I just can’t afford to drive 120+ miles a day, take 2 hrs out of my day, and put all that wear and tear on the car for what she’s paying me. I’d probably be better off financially flipping burgers at Mickey D’s here in town. Anyway enough of that, wish me luck!

I couldn’t help worrying about FireChica all night. I hope everything is OK with her.

Funny you should mention “Holes”. Just the other night my daughter informed me that we needed to buy the DVD of the movie because she said it was one of her favorite books. I’d never even heard of it before that. Anyway I went scouring through Stinkerbell’s bookcase last night and found the book so I could read it. Apparently, she bought the book last year on one of her book orders and read it. It’s so nice to know how in tune I am with my child sometimes! (ha-ha)

A couple of other books that are personal favorites around here are: Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole and The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. They are both for new readers so they are very simple and small but Stinkerbell loved them so much when she was young, she still takes them out on occasion and reads them. Princess Smartypants is about a princess who is being pressured to get married and she doesn’t want to, so she creates all these horrible tasks for her suitors to accomplish in order to win her hand. The Paper Bag Princess is about a princess who is going to marry this prince, when a dragon burns down her castle and steals her prince. She ends up having nothing to wear because the dragon burned everything, so the only thing she can find is a paper bag to wear. Then she sets off to rescue her prince. Both books are “girls can do anything” oriented. Good fun, quick reads for little girls (and big girls).

Ahh…The West Indies. How exciting for you! While the snow blows up north, you’ll be basking in the rays. We’re on our way to Hawaii this winter. I’ve never been outside of the continental U.S. so I’m looking forward that, can’t wait to go check out the volcanoes and lava flows! Just keep that OT and Hazard pay coming!

And speaking of trips. Taz, sounds like you’ve got quite the adventure planned! I’m looking forward to everyone’s winter adventure stories already.

So, it’s great to see Southern is still with us, now we just need to hear from Poet. Wonder what that girl is up to? Maybe busy writing an epic for us!

Sorry about the long paragraphs…got to watch those carriage returns!

Take it easy,

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