Monday, January 12, 2009

The Year For My Girls

I am overcome with...emotions. Saturday I took my darling BFF, Karina the Russian, to the airport where she flew (on her own) to Denver for her first business trip as the manager of an Aveda store/salon. As she walked away, baby pink suitcase in tow, I have never been so proud! I wish I would have taken a picture. I felt like a mom sending her child off to school for their first day. I know it sounds silly, but there was a time when my confident Russian beauty doubted herself and didn't think she was qualified to run the show. Now, a little over 2 weeks in, she is kicking butt and taking names and I couldn't be happier for her.

Saturday I also spent the night at my baby sister Staci's new apartment. It was her and her daughter Brielle's first night there, I guess mine too. Talk about another huge accomplishment. My sister is 26 years old and has never moved out of my parents house. I understand that when you are a single mom living in a house with 2 other adults, who are always there to help you with your daughter, becomes very comfortable and hard to leave - but she did it. To celebrate we went to WalMart and bought all of the beginners grocery essentials she would need, drank a bottle of wine and watched Sex In the City. I am happy to report that Brielle even went to bed fairly easy too. I am so proud of my sister.

As for me, I am plugging along. I start school today. I am taking 3 classes or 9 credit hours this semester. I am a little worried about finding time for everything. I guess you could say that today marks the end of my social life for about 5 months. Oh well, it will all be worth it. To be honest I am actually looking forward to getting back into a rhythm with school and work. I kind of thrive on being busy. Plus it allows me to be completely selfish with my time and no one can say anything about it. When you tell someone you have homework or need to study, they always seem to understand and never give you a guilt trip. It is perfect. Honest and perfect.

Blogfully yours,



kel said...

Have I ever told you that I really love the name Brielle? I'm totally stealing it when I have daughter of my own. Tell your sister I'm sorry.

Meanwhile, good luck with school. Bleh. Glad it's not me.

Erin Alberty said...

I get sick just thinking about school. Kudos for going back!

I hate school.

Anonymous said...

Oh my love! i miss you sooo much! and i'm sooo proud of you aka the sexiest school girl EVER!
have i told you.. Denver will NEVER forget me??? Who has a bottle of sakee and glass of wine and goes running on tread mill. then goes to the bar in pjs and socks.. no shoes and rewards herself with another glass of wine?? and then.. I'll tell you later ;)
LOVE YOU!!!!!!
I'm safe mommy!
From Denver with russian love!

C.S. Perry said...

Ah, to hell with studying...Let's Wrestle!

The Odd Duck said...

As always Karina's comments just make me smile.

And ditto on thriving on staying busy. What are you studying towards?