Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New car, good company, new student, new nanny gig

The week of the new stuff. i bought a nice used honda accord, got a new student in my class, started taking a few shifts for a nanny company, and had company all in the last week! the car is AWESOME and such a nice change from my major "Maui Cruiser" I call "Little Red." That car is still running with 167,000 miles on it. The convertible is vandalized and so you can't put the top up, the mirror is broken on one side, the other side has a moped mirror, the paint is peeling, the a/c doesn't work, but other than that it is in perfectly good condition. Hey, I think I just wrote my classifed ad for it! Who wouldn't by that car?! My new student is a sweetheart and is extremely bright. he has an articulation problem (speech clarity) and is extremely shy. A quiet kid who wants to please his teacher? Oh my. I never get students like that!! He's a doll. The nanny gig got off to a rough start as the first job i took was 4 kids ages 9 yrs., 5 yrs., 2 yrs. and 9 months! Besides the parents getting back to the hotel after midnight and tipping me 7.50 on $200.00, (they were gone 8 hrs when it was supposed to be 6 hours)and the fact that the 9 month old was teething and used to breastfeeding, it was SUPER. I was less than pleased! Anyway, the next job was a breeze and tipped really well, so I guess it all works out in the wash. My company was great. They just wanted to lay by the pool at the Grand (super nice hotel they were staying in) and have cocktails, watch college football at the bar and have cocktails, and go to dinner and have cocktails. While it was great to have them, my body is thrilled to catch up on some much needed rest!

Enough about that! I'll be in VA for Christmas! I get in on 12/24 and stay until
1/6. Can't wait to see everyone, especially my babies! Thanks, mom, for the free miles!!

Signing off for now. Be in touch when you can. Miss all of my friends and family on the East coast.

Aloha! Susie :)