Tuesday, November 10, 2009

So many things...so little time!!!

Some of you who sit with bated breath for my next exciting installment of "As Coolred Turns" must be rather blue in the face by now...sorry for the delay but without net in the house anymore its a rather hit and miss affair when I can be online. I get down here to the library when I can but lately its been hectic with a capital H and there just hasn't been much time. Sooooo....I will do another bullet type announcement sort of thing just to catch people up...for those of you who are interested....you can let that breath out now...and relax. LOL



1. Lets see...signed lease on 3 bedroom apartment today. Will move in tomorrow probably. Its not the Ritz but its a place to call home for now until our situation improves...and its improving day by day. We will be moving in with little more than our suitcases which, up till now, have remained unpacked. This apartment has huge closets....so lots of space to hang stuff. (note to self...buy lots of hangers)

2. Oldest daughter found job and son just got news that he got a new job which is much better than the Gamestop job he currently has. Better as in salary wise but, according to him, NOT better exciting wise. Sorry son, paying bills comes before any sort of excitement can be had. That's the law of the jungle. So we are doing OK income wise, OK but always needing improvement...lol. Got an apartment to furnish and seriously need transport.

3. As soon as I move into this apartment I will no longer have use of my friends car...which means my job that was just down the street is now on the other side of town...and I have no way to get to it. Bit of a problem there. Hmmm? The only solution is to ask boss if he will move me from the store location I'm at to the one nearer to my new apartment...that's just a short walk away..doable when you don't have a car. (note to self...catch boss in good mood)

4. Oh yeah...signed up for college. I'm soooo freakin cool. College freshman at 41. Haven't decided just yet what I will study...need to look over the list of possibilities...but journalism definitely gonna be in there somewhere. Need to boost my income potential so something that will help do that obviously...writing is for fun (would be nice if it paid as well but that's another story). First thing I'm going to do is buy me a t-shirt with my college name on it...woohoo!!!...never got to go to college as my father would not pay for it and I did miss that opportunity while in the military. Something Ive always regretted.

5. Kids are settling in nicely. Had school pics done. Something Bahrain never offered which I always missed. Lots of studio pics of course but school pics are nice reminders. My son the senior is helping prepare for grad night for seniors. That is definitely something Bahrain never offered. He is making lots of friends and that is important to me...I'm glad he feels he isn't alone...friend wise that is.

6. My son, the future basketball NBA star, is doing well on his basketball team. He made an awesome steal and full court run before dropping a left handed lay up in without a hitch. All you NBA scouts can start calling from now...

7. I bought a new mobile phone...something you didn't really need to know but I mentioned simply because it has the strangest set of ring tones Ive ever heard already in a phone. Wish you could hear them....makes you scratch your head and say hmmmm?

Anyhow, that's a bit of my update for the moment. For those of you leaving comments..sorry if I dont get back to them right away...hopefully we can get the net in the apartment ASAP now that we are signed up. One can only hope with my computer obsessed teens...and me. LOL



22 comments:

The Apprentice said...

It's great to finally hear from ya, having a place you can call your own home is a priceless comfort. just get a lil pic saying home sweet home XD

Im glad yall are doing well, hang in there, it's always tightest when your escaping the bottles neck.

Salman

Mel said...

Hi Coolred! It's been awhile since I stopped by last, but it looks like while the move to the US is a bit of a rocky road, things are starting to look up! :) All the best to you and your family, and don't worry about going back to college at 41 - a dear friend of mine went back at 52 as one last 'adventure' before he retired. He stuck it out and slogged through 4 years and got a degree! I'm a little bit older than your avg. student as well, and though sometimes it feels a little weird to be with a bunch of 18-19 year olds in some of your classes, there are benefits. Profs are typically more receptive to you than to the kids :) I got to pick an alternative research topic last year in my history class, and part of that was because I was viewed as more 'mature and responsible', lol.

Chiara said...

Outstanding on all 7 updates. Well, may just a hmmm on no. 7 but the first 6 are outstanding! LOL :)

always in the kitchen said...

Glad you all are doing well. I'm putting mine in school next week after 20 yrs of HS.Moving to Father-in-laws farm as DH's business went bankrupt. Dh needs to find work, I'll be subbing in the schools. Counting my blessings that his cousin is the superintendent. Lots of changes....
Sending help Cool Red get a car vibes.
Keeping you all in my prayers.....

Gardens of Sand said...

How about nursing? or physical therapist assistant? 2 yr associate degrees that pay well and are always in demand.

Glad to know you and your kiddos are doing gr8 and settling in.

Hope you survive the winter...I live in Virginia (close to DC) and I'm DREADING the cold...bbbbrrrrr

Angel Darling said...

Congratulations on your move forward. One day at a time... one hour at a time sometimes, but slow and steady wins the race. I am so happy for you and your family!

AlabasterMuslim said...

so happy you are hanging in there!
But yes, more updates is needed! go online through your new cell phone :D.

Suroor said...

Very excited for you, Coolred! I was smiling while reading this post.

Um Dania said...

I've been following ur blog for years now .. and I think that you have a great story to tell ... I suggest you start writing a book about your life story .. you could make loads of money out of it.. I will be the first to buy it if you did ...!!
ur blog is engaging .. entertaining and full of excitement .. I love it and yes I have a smile on my face now reading the making of your happy ending .. what an extraordinary story ... wish you all the good luck in the world ..

janice said...

Oh CoolRed, I'm so happy for you and your family. Things are looking up that's for sure.

Jerry M said...

I love your updates.

I wish I could go back to my young adult self and tell him how the world really works. No a job isn't supposed to be fun.

Anonymous said...

Hey Red,

Sounds like you are making real progress! I hope you can find a decent car before it gets any colder.

I'm so happy to hear you are going to enter college. I didn't get my degree until I was in my thirties but I've always been glad I went back and did it. Will your older children be going to the same college?

Yes we are all waiting for you to get back on line in your own home. We like getting regular up dates.

Betty

MuSe said...

thanx for the update. wish things will get even better and better. and don't forget approach your boss when he/she in a good mood and so are you :)

angie nader said...

OH WOW!!!!!
i'm so happy for you and your children!
it sounds like things are getting better for you.
i hope you will have a nice Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mz. Scorpio L.A. now in the USA!

I'm really happy for you!! Read your scope, things are going to be so good for you next year! Might even find a hottie to keep you amused :)

Your kids seem to doing really well, too. You're a good mommy :D

Only good things from now on.

Wishing you and yours, love and laughter.

Puurrzz

jack bespoke said...

hah totally agree about the ring tones, they get more and more annoying everyday dont they

bespok.com

Anonymous said...

Hey Red,

I comiserate with the aching feet and a bike might be a good idea alright.

I also want to suggest that we get back to the sane eating program. The more weight we lose the better it is for our feet. It's very easy here in America to get hooked/rehooked on the fast food route and and it only leads to weight gain and poor over all health.

I need a jump start myself and hope you will join me in recommiting to getting fit.

Fat Too

oby said...

What about taking a cab...I know it could be pricey but if it just a small jump across town might not put too much of a dent in the old pocketbook. Also when I was in college, I used to ride a moped/scooter to and from school. I couldn't take it on the highway, and to fill the tank was a buck or two and I got over 50 miles to the gallon. In winter dressed really warmly and it got me where I needed to go locally and the thing didn't cost very much. Maybe $150 or so to buy used but in great condition.

Try Craigslist for vehicles or even Ebay. We bought our car from there as have friends of mine(ebay) and it worked out very well.

Susie of Arabia said...

Just wanted to say I've been thinking of you and wishing the best for you and the family. Hoping everything turns out well - things seem to be looking up! XOX

The Queen said...

I hope you had a very Happy Birthday. Sounds like it since you are living the American Dream. It's all about the hope and opportunities. Good for you! I think you will all do very well!

Angel Darling said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

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