I find that I don't have much to write about, and when I do, I usually just post it on Facebook. Maybe I'll get in the habit of posting a bit sooner, but I won't make any promises there.
Nikki has a permanent teaching job now! Yes, no more temporary contracts here. She loves her job. Our marriage is going great, though it isn't a huge difference in our day-to-day living. We were very close then, and we're close now. I'm still a stay-at-home mom. Housecleaning, picking up Skylar with the wagon (we have one vehicle right now), and just taking care of anything home-related.
Sarah is in eighth grade now. She's going to be in high school next year! Oh my gawd. To think, she was seven when I met her. She's having a problem turning in her homework. She's been grounded so many times, and she's still just not doing her homework. She's lazy, doesn't care about her grades, and wow, we're trying to get her motivated, but it's not easy.
Savannah is doing very well, and she's in sixth grade now. Almost all her classes are GATE classes. I don't remember what it stands for, but they're advanced placement classes. She's a bit of an odd kid (in a good way though!) in that she likes doing chores and schoolwork. She stayed home with a bit of a fever today, probably because she keeps going out with her coat unbuttoned. I've had to tell her four times this week!
Skylar is in first grade! She's doing very well on her ADHD medication. There's a possibility that her school might be closing at the end of the school year. The decision will be announced today. I really hope they stay open. This is the end result of education being cut. No wonder people in other countries wonder why we don't know anything.
There's a possibility we might be visiting New York in March. The kids will get to see their family, and I'll get to visit my grandma and a few friends, hopefully. The last time I was there, I found out after the fact that my father wanted to see me. I don't know if he knew what he would've been getting himself into. I had changed a LOT in the couple years since I moved away, and I had been full-time for years already. I'm willing to see him, but wow... it will be a bit awkward, to say the least.
I almost forgot to throw this in, but I was off my meds for a month or so (we were so broke at the time), and after going back on them, I started getting a massive development in the chest area! I think they might be small C's at this point. And they're still sore, which means they're probably still growing. I absolutely hated going off my meds for so long, as I got so greasy and felt so icky... but now I see it was all worth it. I'm not sure if other transsexuals have had so much luck with the breast growth. I can definitely say now that I am completely satisfied with the proportion of my chest to the rest of my body, and getting a "boob job" is not necessary.
I apologize for this, but I've added a Captcha to my comments. I didn't want to do this, but I was getting between 3 and 8 emails a day of spam comments. I have comments within two weeks of a blog post going through without moderation, so hopefully that will be a good enough compromise.
In closing, here's a video of our handfasting. Shea and Rick did such a wonderful job, and I'm amazed at the two of them in general. Enjoy. I hope everyone is doing well, and for all that celebrate, Merry Christmas! For everyone else, Happy Holidays!
For anyone who can't get the embedded video to work, click here.