It's Chinese New Year in China right now and that is a BIG deal. The whole country practically shuts down. Needless to say my bookings were really low last week and are really low for this week as well. It's kind of nice to have a forced break. Hopefully bookings will be back up next week though. My sub job finally ended on Friday. Yay. I enjoyed it but working 10 hour days is no joke! The person they hired for the job is in school so she needs to be in class during some of the work day. The principal asked me if I would be willing to sub for her 2 half days in the mornings for the remainder of the school year. This will be perfect! I still get to teach and see the students. It also works out for my coaching job starting in two weeks. I did not want to sub full days during that time because it would be too much. I'm getting nervous about my coaching job as it is approaching. I hope it will be okay. Ha.
We pierced the girls ears back in September. I took really good care of the piercings and I made them wait a long time before I let them switch to regular earnings. When it was time to switch I wouldn't let Piper use the other earrings because her ears were always a little irritated and infected so we just continued to treat them and leave the studs in. This has been going on for weeks. I hadn't checked on her ears in a while so I called her over and found a huge mass of infection behind her ear. Yikes! Scott took her to the doctor the next day. Her ears were so infected from the wound sight that they were forming an infectious pouch to the side of her ear. The doctor said that it could turn very serious because it's right next to her carotid artery. Freaky! We started her on antibiotics and we will probably just let her ears close for now. I have really sensitive ears too and I can only wear earring studs. She must have gotten my bad genes. Poor girl. I hope this infection clears up quickly! Scary.
Jeff, Janet, Nicole, Rustin, and cousin Greta came for president's weekend to spend time with us for Gabby's birthday. They came late evening Friday night. On Saturday morning everyone went swimming. I got to stay home and clean my house in peace and quiet, it was wonderful! Later we went to Big Jud's for lunch and hung out the rest of the day. Nicole tried to have a girl's night with just the girls last night at the hotel but it nearly broke Ryan's heart to get left out. Luckily they let him come. Rustin and Corbin stayed at the house for a night of gaming. Nana and Papa watched Die Hard with us. Good times were had all around! Today we will probably just hang out. Tomorrow we will hit PoJos before the Cannons leave.
|Ahh cute baby Gabs!|
|A Valentine from one of my students from Japan.|
|Piper's ear infection.|
|It would appear that all of the Cannon's have mad artistic skills.|