Wow! It's been a while! I apologize for the lengthy blog break I took, but I'm back to fill you in on the happenings of my happening world.
For time's sake, I will give you faithful readers just for a quick update on the world according to Rachel...after all, it is the title of my blog.
I have cut back my hours at the bakery (much to my family and friends' dismay), and have begun working at Francesca's in Plano. Feel free to come buy and purchase loads of cute clothes, distinctive jewelry and fun gifts! I've only worked there a few days, but so far so good. As usual, I enjoy working with the customers and don't so much enjoy cleaning, stocking, taking out the trash, etc. I know you're shocked!
As for my living situation, I will be bidding adieu to the 7118 which has served as my home for the past 13 months. There have definitely been some ups and downs, but the last couple months have been really enjoyable and I will miss my old upstairs roomie...Meg, I love ya. Thanks for always checking up on me, sharing your wine, letting me use your straightener, loaning me toilet paper, and always telling me goodnight. :) You have such a big heart, and I hate the thought of moving...however, I am doing my best to keep my chin up despite my homeless status. My sister (and Nick) have been gracious enough to extend their home as a temporary living situation for me and my pit bull, Brody...okay, so j/k on the dog part...I know I really had you going. It is much too generous of them, but as long as their offering, I'm jumping at the chance. Pearl - be forewarned that Aunt Rachie's moving in...no more midnight bedtimes for you!
I did have an adventures in mommyhood moment about a week and a half ago. I played mommy to my almost 2-year-old niece, Haylee (alter ego: Pearl) while Michelle and Nick were living it up in Cancun for 4 days. I know, I know. Just call me Saint Rachel. It was certainly an eye-opening experience, and I only hope to one day be able to shake the Backyardigans theme songs out of my head...pray for me!
As for me...I will be celebrating yet another year in my life in the not too distant future. I will be the big 2-1 this year. What? You don't think I'm telling the truth? Okay, I'll level with ya. I'm going to cross over into my late-20s. I will be 26, and loving every minute of it. Who cares what the number says on my cake? I still look like I'm 16 and still feel like I'm a teenager living in a big kid world. I still like to do cartwheels in the yard, swing on the swings at playgrounds, and would kill for a spin down crocodile mile (the coolest slip-n-slide I never got when I was a kid).
I guess that's it for now friends. Cheers to you and may God bless you richly, so that you might in turn, bless others!