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   Awww, Sarah,  you shouldn't have!  Thank you for the pics, especially because I have no idea how you did it.  I'm not particularly computer savvy.

   As I said, I'm leaving, but only this house.  We're moving to a smaller house for a year (at the most two) and selling this one in order to climb out of debt.  I'd do almost anything to get out of debt; and it's so easy to get into.  We'd also be able to pay off some on our cars (maybe even pay Jon's off completely!).  There are a couple that we're thinking about, all owned by the church. There's one that I'd prefer over the other, but I'll do whatever it takes.

   I have to confess I'm far from the best teacher.  Josh (one of the guys I work w/ and the new "head" of the camp) took me aside yesterday and today and had to talk to me.  Today, he had to talk to me about being short with the kids and seeming to be stressed.  It's not necessarily that I'm stressed, just tired.  Also, I've really gotten slack on reading my Bible every day and praying.  So I just don't have what it takes to watch these kids.  And I know it won't get better until I give my burdens to God.  The other reason I'm stressed is because I never get to see my pooker (Jill--long story).  But I shouldn't be taking it out on my kids.

   I should really tell my canoeing story.  We went on Saturday, but only barely.  None of our teens except one who's only been there showed up.  He came with mother.  So we rounded up to kids (Daija, 8, and Caleb, 10), plus me and Jon.  We had to have six people at least.  Anyway, we went and had a blast.  Caleb and Micheal tipped five times (the fifth time was mine and Daija's fault--we tipped them), and me and Miss Suzy (Micheal's mom) tipped once.  Anyway, we'd canoe for a while, then slide onto a sand bank and relax, let the kids play in the water, drink a little.  At one of these stops, I was going to throw Daija in and gave my glasses to Caleb.  She changed her mind, so Caleb went to give back my glasses and our hands didn't connect.  The glasses dissapered.  That night, we had Ethan and Sadie (whom I love), and we went to P'cola to get new ones.  We then had to go to Mobile because my prescription is so strong that they couldn't make it there.  So we went to Mobile.  But I like these a lot better than my others; the frames are a whole lot cooler.  Not that I should have lost my others to get cooler frames, but hey, that's my blessing.


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   I really should be downstairs washing the dishes.  That's the only thing left to do, but I hate washing them.  I don't know why.  It doesn't take me long, and there aren't even many to do.  Most can go in the dishwasher.

   I haven't written in here in so long, so I have a lot to say.  But I probably won't, because Jon'll be home soon and I'd like it to look halfway decent when he gets home.

   To start, I don't work at the Merry-Go-Round anymore.  Praise the Lord!  I could go on about how I disliked working there, but I'll save it for another day.  I now work at the school from 8 to 4, instead of 10 to 6.  I am very thankful for that.  The only thing I don't like is that Jill now gets interrupted in her afternoon nap.  But I only have six more weeks, and then I can stay home.

   Jon talked to Pastor Mars and I'll be working for the seminary, but from home.  I'll be grading papers, burning CDs, and a bunch of other stuff.  I'll have to go in two hours every day, but I can go whenever I want, so I'm going to try to go during Jill's naptime.

   The school runs a daycamp during the summer, and I have the second grade.  Though challenging, I love it.  Especially Bible time.  They ask all  manner of questions, and I've had to search the Scriptures a few times.  They're good for me, because they make me more knowledgeable about my Bible.  And they're like sponges.  They soak up what I have to say. 

   Jill's growing like a weed.  I can't believe how fast she's growing.  She walks everywhere, but she's still clumsy.  She has so many bruises on her forhead and under her chin.  Another reason I'm excited about working from home is that I'll be able to potty train her when I want to.  In just a few more months, I'm going to try.  My goal is to have her trained by the time she's two. 

   I had started writing again, but now I've stopped again.  It's very hard to find time, though I know if I really tried, I could.  I'm hoping that by working from home, I'll find some of that missing time.

   Santa Rosa County, where I live, is one of the few dry counties in the country.  We do sell beer and wine, but no hard liquor.  This has been voted on 33 times in the past 40 or 50 years, and the people have always voted to keep it dry.  The reason we sell any alchohol at all is because the state mandates it.  Anyway, it's a big fight every time, and the last time this came up, the former pastor (whom I have no respect for) was able to prove in a court of law that alchohol is a drug.  Anyway, we're trying to keep this issue from going to vote, but if it does, we're praying that we can keep our county dry.

   I really ought to go.  Because I keep worrying that Jon will be home before the house is clean, I'm not really concentrating.  So hopefully I'll be able to write again soon.

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   First of all, life is hectic!  That's why I haen't written in so long.  Also, pretty soon I have a feeling that's what I won't want to do just because I'll be doing it constantly.

   I work at Santa Rosa Christian School now; from 10 to 12 I work at the day care, Merry-Go-Round, then from noon till 6 I work at the school.  I love my job.  Not necessarily the first two hours, b/c I just do lunches, then clean for the teachers (sweeping, mopping), but it's okay.  And I've learned some valuable lessons a/o the teachers there, so it's good that I work there.  (More on that later.)

   Also,  soon I'll be an accomplished author.  So soon e/o will be asking for my autograph.  Ladies and gentlemen, presenting (drum roll please) Carol Starkey!

   Anyway, I'll try to write more in here tomorrow b/c I'm so tired!


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