I would like to wish my big sister, Sandy, a very Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day. I wish you many many more birthdays. I Love You!
The Ballet Theatre called me back today. Mrs. Willingham said that she didn't think Katie would be ready for the Summer Ballet Program in June. Instead, she would like to see us register her for this Fall's registration for Pre-Ballet for 3 year olds. The class would last 9 months starting in August through May. Katie would be going to class once a week for 45 minutes at a time. Doug and I didn't think it was that expensive at all. In fact, it was much cheaper than Mom's Day Out. Hum! I told Doug this morning, if Katie doesn't get into Mom's Day Out at least she would have Ballet Class to go to. Mrs. Willingham said she would learn all the basics of ballet. Once she has at least two years ballet experience, then she would have the opportunity to study other dances like jazz. She suggested that we take Katie to their Spring Recital in May to see what she'll be learning. She went ahead and added me to her list for future mailings of class schedules, recitals, and other future programs for the year. As you can probably tell, I'm beginning to get a little excited for Katie. So many opinions. Now we all (Doug, Katie and myself) need to sit down and figure out a plan.
Did you survive the storms last night and early this morning? Because of the thunder, Katie ended up sleeping with us. She told me that the thunder scared her. Until the storm passed, she slept underneath my chin and held on to my arm so tight. I kept reassuring her that it was alright. At one point, she had me put the covers over her head. As soon as she fell asleep, I uncovered her head. Our weather radio kept waking us up. The first time, I jumped out of bed and was ready to grab Katie and hit the hallway. It went off to tell us that our county would be under a Tornado Watch until 9:00 a.m. Ugh! The next time, I wasn't so excited because it was to let us know that we were under a T-storm Watch. You know, I appreciate our weather radio, but I wished we could just set it for Tornado Warnings only. That thing kept going off everytime there was change. Needless to say, Katie and I slept in this morning. Poor Doug had to go to work or he would probably have slept in with us.
Doug gave me some surprising news this morning. We don't know if it's good or bad news. The group managers had a meeting and decided to move Doug into another area of the quality department. Apparently, they are changing his job description. He will be trained to be a Quality Engineer now. His current manager wants him to stay in her department for a few weeks in order to train someone else to take his place. They assure him that they are doing this so he can continue to go up the ladder. Where he is right now, he can't go up any further. They also assured him that this move will not affect his salary. He sounded so sad on the phone. I kept telling him that I was sorry, but he told me that it was alright. I'm sure it can be overwhelming to know that the job you've been doing for some 10 years will be handed over to someone else and you will have to learn a completely different job.