This is a TEST

Well, I have been having some trouble with my blog...the story of my life.  For those of you who have chosen to "follow by email", you have not been getting my emails and you probably didn't even realize it!  There have been about three new posts that have not been sent through email to those of you who have signed up.  I personally went through everything I could in my blog, every little tab, trying to figure out what I had done.  Of course, even if I had an idea of what I did, I usually cannot figure out how to fix it.  Last year I somehow deleted my beloved blog that was full of hundreds of posts from 2009-2012...yes, it was traumatic...and NO, I had no backups.  All of those stories...gone forever.  So, as you can imagine, now when things go wrong on my NEW blog, I really freak out!  Anyway...it pays to know people...a very smart friend helped me out and hopefully fixed this problem.  So, this is a TEST post to see if we get the email...yay!!!



So, for YEARS I have been a babysitter.  I remember my first "job"(other than watching my three younger sisters) was babysitting the boy down the street for $1 per hour and I thought I had struck it rich!  Needless to say, I have worked my way up over the years and have slightly increased from my $1 per hour.  Anyway...this past Friday night I was called to babysit  chaperone!!!  Not only was I asked to chaperone, but I was going to stay at a fancy hotel (in the penthouse suite!!!), have my dinner paid for at a fancy restaurant and order room service for breakfast!  WHOA!!!  

I arrived at the Hotel Florence around 9pm, since we all attended The Kings Academy graduation (Congratulations Dylan!!!).  After being escorted up to the Penthouse Suite, I was left with two Junior High girls under my loving and watchful care until 11am Saturday morning...  

These two girls took the bedroom with the queen sized bed and larger than life shower because there were chocolates left on the pillows.  Thats a good reason to me!  I found out, in the morning, that they had each taken a bite out of their chocolates, but not finished them...I finished them immediately...you gotta do what you gotta do...

So, I was left to suffer alone in the bedroom with two queen sized beds, huge bathroom and luxurious bath and my own flatscreen TV mounted to the bedroom wall.  Do you feel my pain yet?

The girls and I, after thoroughly checking out our new place and the balcony that overlooked downtown Florence, went downstairs and had dinner at Victor's Bistro.  Once I had finished off my spinach salad, full of craisins, apples, candied pecans and blue cheese, I enjoyed a perfect piece of salmon, some asparagus and potatoes to die for!  

Unfortunately, the restaurant was almost closing, so I HAD to take my orange flavored cheesecake with dark chocolate moose upstairs to enjoy with my coffee that I made in our own personal penthouse Keurig.  Of course, since it was a sleepover, we HAD to watch chick-flicks until 2am, while lounging on the huge comfy sofa that faced another flat screen TV, mounted on the wall over our personal kitchenette.  

We slept in until close to 8am and then ordered room service (from Victor's Bistro) for breakfast while we continued to watch chick-flicks.  

Wow...this chaperone thing really seems like my kind of job!!!  Please hire me!!!  In these extreme cases, I work for room and board (especially in penthouse locations).