Work has been a bit stressful. Staff out - we're always understaffed, but at one point there were 5 staff gone for a week and a half! Student issues - we've rounded a corner in dealing with some of the major physical and psychological issues in the cottage, unfortunately at the cost of sending a student home. Hours - Tammy, one of the overnight staff, had to have foot surgery, leaving those female staff to step up and cover the overnights. Unfortunately, this meant that I had to pull a double shifts (19 hour days!), two weeks in a row. Luckily that's over now! Only 3 weeks remaining - no more academics! 2 weeks of camping trips, and college visits, then cleaning/packing the final week.
We've spent a lot of time with family this month. May will always be a celebratory month for the Ankney family...Birthdays: Jess, Kristen, & Gary & Mother's Day!!! A few weeks ago, Kristen came in from NY and we went to the in-laws. We spent a weekend just hanging out outside and had a cookout. We again visited this past weekend as Dan and I needed to clean out his old bedroom in order to provide space for us to store our stuff while we're away next year. It was a gross job, but we luckily finished it in one day!! Now I have to begin the process in our own apartment...how do you know what you're going to need for a year away!?! :-)
I had an interview last night... Hopefully I'll hear back soon to know whether or not I need to keep looking or if I can begin final preparations! We're so ready, struggling to just "be here" for the next month.
The months of June & July will be a busy for us.
- SBA camping trip
- Dan & I camping weekend
- 8th grade graduation
- Natasha & Tiffany coming to Hershey Park
- Heather's Bridal Shower
- Alida's Bridal Shower
- Youth Group Mission Trip to Philly (Dan & I are chaperones)
- Visit family in Indiana
- Road Trip to North Carolina
- Visit Kristen in NYC
- and whatever else we can fit in!!
Stay tuned for updates!