Back at work again, I worked harder than ever **if that is possible**, and finally the slaving had paid off. I got promoted to Vice president! I was now earning $152 per hour and I got a tidy bonus of $1476!
I felt like a millionaire. A far cry indeed from my tiny start of $156 a day! **lol**
I used the money to buy some pretty flowers for the front porch area and also bought our first bbq.
Geraldine had gotten a part time job as a spa specialist and she had been saving for ages to buy herself a computer. I helped her out with that and she was so excited about it.
She had expressed a keen interest in wanting to become an author and spent many hours at the library computer practicing. At least now she could be at home more with her own one.
When she was not working herself to exhaustion or practicing her writing, she was a fishing fanatic. This came about when she had to catch some fish for a science project at school.
Maxi was studying for her finals, soon she would be a young adult and I wondered what route she would take career wise.
I thought perhaps that science would be a possibility as she loved the outdoors and spent much time collecting rocks, gems and butterflies and growing rare and uncommon plants in our garden.
Geraldine and Maxi had already become quite the little kleptomaniac experts. They were forever coming home with someone’s curtains, or someone’s mirror and a favorite was Bluebell Martuni’s potplants!
I encouraged them to anonymously mail the items back to the relevant owner. I told them about how I used to be compelled to ‘borrow’ things from dad’s home when we first met, and they thought that was hilarious. **rolls eyes**
Maxi graduated on the honour role, I was very proud of her.
Finally it was time for Maxi and my birthday. We invited friends but forgot to buy cakes!! We still had lots of fun though and yet again we had NO birthday disasters. The fiery cake/Tom Shallow indaba was becoming a distant memory.
My aging up was COMPLETELY disorganised **sigh**, I was in Jefferson’s room about to pick him up after his nap, when the tingly feeling came. Everyone came running, but it was kind of cramped… **giggle**
I had decided from the beginning that my eldest daughter would take over the legacy, but after that she could have the freedom of choice regarding her female heir.
I looked forward to my elder years and hoped to have many more years with Jon and my children.
I must confess, now that the time is almost at hand where I must hand over the journal, I already miss re-telling our lives. I am sure that Maxi will also find great joy in recording our story in the annuls of history.