Monday, January 30, 2012

10 Reasons it's fun to have Keegan here

My niece, Keegan moved in with me two weeks ago. It's been a busy two weeks, but we are starting to settle in together. Here are some of the best things about having her here:
1. If she is awake and hears me come home, she opens the door for me. No shuffling around for the keys.
2. She is an animal person and gives the pets lots of attention when I am not home. They are better behaved as a result.
3. She heated up the food we were taking to a potluck for me while I was driving home from work and so saved me time from having to do it when I got home.
4. I got a rip in my skirt at work tonight and she brought me a change of clothes.
5. She loves my cooking :).
6. It's fun having someone to watch a tv program with, eat a meal, visit, go on a hike or play a game.
7. It's really nice having someone go to church with me.
8. She has been pretty amenable to my suggestions and endured some rather rigourous practice interviewing.
9. It's just fun to get to know one another better.
10. She landed a job where I work!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


My 19 year old niece is moving in with me in less than a week. I am excited, but also very nervous. I haven't had any one live with me since my last foriegn exchange student and that has been quite a while. I'm worried about:
  • will she like my music? can I listen to my music when I want anymore?
  • will there be a problem with me being able to sleep after work?
  • will there be a problem with food when I am on the diet?
  • will she be miserable and homesick?
  • will she make friends?
  • will I make her crazy pushing her to do things?
  • will she enjoy my company?
  • will we have fun together?
  • will she like my friends?
  • how will she do with my crazy animals?
  • will she be bored?
And it goes on and on. I'm sure we can work it all out, but I want it to be a good life experience for her. I hope I can just scoop her up into my life and off we go. Not sure it will work that way though......

Monday, January 9, 2012

Behavioral Health Queens

Sometimes at work we wear tiaras, so people know that when we are working the beharioral health desk we are queens.