I hope everybody is doing well as the Holiday Season approaches. A new President has been elected, a new era for our nation is about to begin, and I still have not finished this damned apartment! lol But now is the time. Ive held off on some of the things that are 'out of sight out of mind' and now its time for me to buckle down and finish the job. Why is now the time you ask? Because Im going to have Guests. Sure, Ive had people come over and hang out, but over the course of the next four weekends I have 3 different women visiting me, so I best be getting some of this stuff dealt with. Next weekend my friend Crystal is coming down to visit her sister who is going to the University of Idaho and we are hoping to hang out a bit and hopefully go on another date. The following weekend is the Apple Cup and it looks like Sarah will be coming over that weekend. She likes to keep things very mysterious at times lol. And yes Sarah, my room will be much cleaner than yours was when I came to visit you. And yes, like I tell my children, everything is life is a competition, and this is one I plan on winning! lol The next weekend (right after Thanksgiving) I have no plans currently, so somebody let me know if you want to do something. Come over and play some board games or Wii or something like that would be cool. Maybe come over for dinner, but give me a little warning so I have the right amount of food. :-) The weekend following that is when DUN DUN DUN my ex-wife is coming to visit. She will be here from December 3rd through December 7th and she will be staying with the boys up in their bedroom. She and I have continued getting along pretty well, so I think that weekend will be a breeze. Im not DREADING seeing her like it would have been a year ago. For the most part my place is done, theres just a few lingering issues to finalize. My Grandma's both seem to be doing ok. My Grandma and Grandpa are liking their new home, they have a really great view of the river. Work has been kind of wearing on me the last 2 weeks. Someone has been out almost everyday, for various reasons. So low on people, plus our workload in general increased a bit. Im still liking the job though, which is good because I think I will be there for awhile. I kind of put the school idea on the back burner while things settle down financially. Going from being married for a few years to living at home for a few years to being on my own again, well its created some bad financial habits that I just can't afford to have anymore. I am gathering information for my proposal to hopefully convince SEL to pay for school for me. I am very confident that they will as long as I prepare properly and get everything set up. Once I decided to persue the WSU idea I decided I would need a little more preperation and I am thinking Spring Quarter possibly, but I think Summer Quarter would be more appropriate so that I can get used to school while the boys are away and be a little more on top of how it will effect my routine when they get back. Jadon has started doing really well with his reading. It is still quite a struggle for him at times. His MirrorScripting due to being left handed is kind of the focal point of his troubles. Even his teacher, who is also left handed, said she hasn't seen someone so hung up on the MirrorScripting before. We worked really hard on some techniques to help him out with it and they are paying off. The changes happened very fast and I am very happy with his progress. Tristan is an excellent reader as well, they are both doing great in school and not only am I very proud of them, but they are also very proud of themselves. Halloween was a TON of fun, and the boys got a TON of candy. They were Optimus Prime and Bumblebee from the new Animated Transformers show on. The boys went to their friend Gracee's 5th birthday party last week and they had a lot of fun. Thats been the biggest perk about moving to his particular location is they know Gracee from Daycare and she lives just 3 doors down from us. She and her parents are really nice. I ran into an old co-worker of mine. On halloween I was hoping I would run into her actually. She and I worked at Bookworld together and I hadn't seen her in like 8 1/2 years or so. I had heard she worked at the mall and I am glad I ran into her. Hopfully we will be getting together for Lunch one of these weekends. She and her husband have two kids now as well. I took the boys to a story reading not too long ago. They had a lot of fun, it was at the Barnes and Nobel here in Pullman. It was halloween themed, they read 3 stories and there was snacks and a halloween contest. I guess the only thing I have left to talk about is Television. Entourage is really good again this year, this is the first year I've actually watched it as it comes out, prior to this Ive only watched the DVDs. Californication is back with a vengeance. If you haven't seen this show, you're really missing out. David Duchovny as a professional writer trying to navigate life with his archtect ex girlfriend and thier daughter is awesome. The show is now my favorite (other than friends ofcourse) to watch. Fringe is still really good, though I think they took 2 weeks off. I am definitly on board with Heroes, it is really good this year, but I doubt it will ever be as good as the first season. Smallville is actually pretty decent. It has gone down hill the last couple of years kind of, but it seems to be a pretty good season so far. Supernatural is still one of my favorites. This year esspecially. I am completely addicted to Sam and Dean the brothers who hunt supernatural shit down and kill the hell out of it :). My mom is taking Jadon and Tristan to the Cougar Basketball Exhibition game tomorrow night. They will have a TON of fun, they really enjoyed basketball last year (from time to time) and even got to the point where they recognized some of the players ON THE STREET. The players they recognized are still on the team too. Anyway, I'm looking forward to the next month worth of weekends and all my ladies coming to visit. I will be following it all up with hopefully a 3rd date with Crystal in mid december, going up to see A Christmas Carol Musical. Will be great! :) And I am poised to get all my Christmas stuff out at a moments notice. When is the earliest acceptable time? Is it when the stores start selling the stuff, because if so then I am really late!