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YEAH, IT'S FRIDAY!

I've been so focused on Brandon's new life at college that I neglected to mention that Kaleb and Kaitlin started school last week! JUNIORS! BOO HOO! I have ALWAYS taken a picture of the kids on their first day of school, though it's getting harder and harder to get them to cooperate. Here is this year's picture...They haven't done much at school yet, but so far seem to be liking their teachers. Kaleb is taking photography, which is not something he's ever been interested in. He had to take an "arts" class, so this is what he chose. He is really liking it! Maybe he can teach me something! Kaitlin has her hands full with some tough classes: anatomy, chemistry and calculus. She loves the challenge! Kaleb has some tough classes too - he's also taking chemistry and calculus.

It's been a busy week at work. It's budget time, and that's always fun (NOT!)...I've been waiting all week for information from news about extra space they'll need next year for the presidential election, and I finally got it late this afternoon. Of course, the budget is due next Friday, but they'd like to have mine by Wednesday. We'll see if I can get it done by then. I've been invited to an off-site "forward thinking" pow-wow next Tuesday with all the upper management. We are supposed to come armed with new and wild ideas for changes in revenue growth, circulation growth, internet growth, etc. I am hopeful that they will kill some "dead dogs" and be open to some creative ideas. We'll see!

We are taking mom's boom box to her tomorrow. She's been listening to Elvis music with some of the other residents; so I've burned some of her Elvis CD's to take to her. I figure if someone walks off with one of the burned CD's, at least I'll still have the originals to re-do. I've enjoyed doing it, and actually put some of it on my I-POD.

Brandon's roommate Brady called tonight while we were eating dinner. He was laughing hysterically. Apparently, the boys has gone to Game Stop so Brandon could apply for a job, and on their way back to the campus, they saw two guys streaking through a neighborhood. This was their first experience with streakers, so they were both surprised! I'm glad Brandon didn't wreck his car!

I'm still reading the same book I last posted about, and I'm still waiting on about 8 books I put on hold at the library. I've been listening to wide variety of music lately, from Josh Groban, to .38 Special, to Michael W. Smith; to Wynonna; to Rascal Flatts (new CD coming next month!); to the Eagles - who by the way, have a new single out and a new CD coming out soon! I am SO looking forward to that!

Today's quote:
liberty --
one of the most valuable
blessings that Heaven has
bestowed upon mankind.
----- Unknown

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