Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Back in the Saddle again!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Did it!

I've created my craft only blog! Check it out here!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Really funny or just in my head?

I've been contemplating compling some stories of the kids as they get older that seem to be funny. I think that I'd have to hone my writing skills some, but these kids of mine (jackson mainly at this point) are hilarious.

For example: Last week, sitting on the couch with his daddy he starts "letting 'em fly" like a man. Then he laughs like it's the funniest thing ever. I ask him, "jackson where did you learn that." Not missing a beat, he looks at me and says, "daddy toot."

He always has something!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Things, per normal, are never dull around here.

Looking for a new job....again. The previous one didn't work out. It was actually a blessing in many ways. I do have 2 interviews tomorrow though. One is a second interview with a company and the other is a phone interview.

Jackson turned 2 on Sunday. I can't hardly believe it's true!! I need to put some recent photos up. I have done so recently on Facebook though.

After many discussions with Dan, I am going back to Mary Kay for at least a little bit. I already have a new team member, so that is exciting!!

I hope to post more and be better at keeping up!

I am contemplating a craft only blog of mine as well though. I've gotten into making dresses for Kymberlin as well as scrapping of course.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Just when you think it can't get any worse....

...the light at the end of the tunnel becomes VERY bright!

Last week was a whirlwind of emotions....again. However, the emotions were good ones! Monday morning I had a family appointment. That went way better (and easier) than I could have expected. Jackson and I had to have some blood work done. I was asked who I wanted to go first. So I said I would so that I could hold Jackson and not have to worry about trying toget my blood done. When it came time for Jackson's turn, he just looked at her while she did that with an expression that said, "well isn't that interesting." No face, no tears nothing. Boy was I impressed.

Tuesday morning at 10 I had an intereview at The Kidz Club. I thought it went really well. We talked for over an hour. I felt extremly confident at the end of it all. Then it was just the waiting part.

Wednesday morning at 9:25 I receieved a call offering me the ONLY teaching position at The Kidz Club. I of course accepted. Orientation is Nov 19-21. Nothing the next week which is Thanksgiving week and then our first day the center will be open is Dec. 1. It is currently under construction and we are told that it will be completed by the 17th. We shall see.

Thursday, Dan came home with a small bonus. The gross was smaller than last year's net, but hey, none the less a bonus that we weren't expecting to get at all.

Saturday was my "day off." I went and scrapbooked all day while dan took care of the kids. It was wonderful!!

All in all we had a great week! Things are finally falling into place.

Pictures of the apple orchard and Halloween to come in the near future.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Today is my wonderful husband's 30th birthday!

I think I'm having a much harder time with it than he is. 30 is very scary for me! I think I'll just stop at 29. Tell everyone no cards, no gifts, no cake nothing after 29.

Anyway....while it's not much I do have a few things planned. The kids and I each got him a little gift. (well, mommy helped Jackson and Kymberlin pick something out). I got the majority of chores done yesterday so I can focus on a few more things today to prepare for when he comes home. I'm not talking any major decorations or anything, but having dinner ready when he gets home (that's a REAL treat!) and an apple pie in the oven.

Yup, I'm going to make an apple pie today. We'll see how that goes.

In other news, I do have a little light at the end of the tunnel on the jobfront hopefully. I had a phone interview yesterday for a pt job and then afterwards got another call as to when would be a good time for the owner of a company to call me and set up an interview.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Jobless in the world today just doesn't work.

Whew. Where to start.

So the whole checking back for changes...yeah that's kind of been put on hold.

Life around here has been interesting. I had a second interview with a job last week that I was for sure was mine. Friday afternoon....not so good. Got the call with the typical, "We really liked you. You interview great, but we're giving the job to someone else. I know you'll find something. Can I keep your information for if things change?"

I know you'll find something....No, you don't. I don't think this person realized how long I've been looking. I've been looking and keeping my eyes out since I started the job I hated at the hospital. I've been activly looking since the end of August/beginning of September.

Between the economy and me not having a job, there are many nights around here where I wish I could just sleep for a little bit to forget about it all, but I can't. (hence the reason I'm posting at 5 am).

We're at the point of looking in different states and comparing living costs vs. salaries to see if even moving would help at all.

It seems to be that if I were an accountant, engineer or a nurse I could have my pick of jobs in my pick of loactions. However, I'm not one of those things. What it comes down to is that I'm either over qualified because I graduated High School and no one wants to pay more than minimum wage, or I'm under qualified beacuse I don't have a masters.

Prayer, that's all I can do....when I'm able.

Depression has really started to kick in as even though my head knows it's not my fault, I can't help but feel like it is. I'm really trying not to take it out on the family, but I'm not perfect by any definition of the word. I just don't want to loose what we've worked so hard to gain.

...and it looks as if that's a possibility.