Friday, January 8, 2010

Today was orientation. Marc's buddy, Tom, came over to watch the kids so that he could go with me. Family was encouraged to attend and he, as always, wanted to show his support and come with me. I love this man more every day.

We were talked to by many of the staff at the school and then the chefs came down to speak with us. I was literally on the edge of my seat. We learned some of the expectations that they will have of us, and some of the ways we can get the most out of the experience. After all the speeches, we were released to go get our photo ID's *already done*, create our myaicampus username and password *also already done*, finish any paperwork that needed done *Oh! Already done!*, and pick up our supply kits and parking passes. Marc and I were the first ones out since I had all that other stuff completed already. Can you tell I'm excited to get started? I got my uniforms, my knives, and a massive amount of books which I have already begun to read. Tomorrow we are going out to get the shoes I will need for labs and I will be all set! Monday cannot get here fast enough!!

Then Tom let Marc and I take a lengthy journey home and stop by Outback for a celebratory dinner using the gift card we got from my parents for Christmas. I am so thankful that the girls are big enough to not have to worry so much about leaving them with other people. Let me edit that. I am so thankful that Layla has outgrown her need to literally be attached to me every moment of the day and that she doesn't freak out over new people quite so much. I am also thankful that she sees Tom and Jaime enough that she doesn't mind being left with them. I am thankful, as well, that we have friends willing to watch our kids.


jennifer said...

I'm so glad you are blogging this. I didn't know about the dream or the attempt to get into cullinary school until Christmas. And I was so glad to be a part of the Christmas surprise ;-)
I'm excited to follow you on this journey. I am going to bookmark this into my faves :)
I'm happy for you!!!!

Monica Kaye said...

"Your journey has molded you for the greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time." -asha tyson

So glad NOW is your time! I'm so proud of you and can't wait to read about every step along the way. I love you!!! Your sissy, Moni Kaye

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