Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Please help if you can.

I follow the screwed up texan and here is a link to her recent post.

Her twin brother and her sister in law just lost their three year old son.  This is the least I can do to help.

I can't begin to imagine the pain of losing a child.  Please help in any way that you can.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Not much time left.

I realize that there isn't much time left but I follow Stray Stitches and she is having an  awesome giveaway.

Here is the link if you are interested in participating.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Busy day of not working.

So today was my first official day of being unemployed.  I took down the Christmas tree.  Straightened up the living room a bit, did the dishes and should have done some laundry, but never made it to it.

So tomorrow's plans involve starting some laundry, taking the rest of the Christmas decorations down and putting them back in their boxes and continuing to get my house back in order after the holiday parties.

New Years was an absolute blow out here at the house for me.  For someone who doesn't drink a lot, I sure did a good job of getting to the point of feeling no pain.

I'm still confused as to what I should do next but hopefully in the next few days, things will begin to clear up and I will be able to make a decision as to what my next steps should be.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Back to school tomorrow, but not back to work.

All three of the kids are going back to school tomorrow.  The boys will be making a small adjustment.  I will not be sending them all day, everyday.   I will be backing them down to the Monday, Wednesday, Friday class because it's just not in the budget to have them stay all day everyday when for the first time in 4 years, I'm not going back to work after the long weekend of the New Year.

When we talked with the boys tonight about the change, they handled it pretty well.  I really expected some unrest because they love going.  We'll see how they handle not going to school on Tuesday.  That will be the true test.

Tomorrow, I will start my job search full force.  As much as I would like to just hang around and be lazy, we are trying to become a debt free family and that will take twice as long if I'm not a working stiff.

My goal over the next week is to keep my camera at the ready and see what I can come up with to start letting everyone know that I'm available to take pictures.  I'm also going to figure out some package pricing so that I can try to achieve lift off.

Wish me luck!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Hello blog land.  I'm sorry I've been away so long.

This past year has been a tough one.  I lost my job, then got it back again, then lost it again.  It's a long story, and I wasn't fired either time, but lost it all the same.  The second time was the hardest, seeing as I was given notice the Friday before Christmas.  Hopefully, I held it together as well as I think I did and everyone had a wonderful Holiday despite the potential to have it all fall apart.  Tyler got glasses this year.  He looks so cute in them.  Both boys are going to be finishing preschool this year and Eden will be starting middle school in the fall.  She'll be 10 in February.  I can't believe I will have one that is in double digits.

I really enjoyed having my family in my house for the holidays.  I hope that it's a new tradition that will carry on through the years.  Hopefully, Amy and her family can come next time.  Mom's house just isn't big enough for all of us anymore.  I'm also not opposed to the idea of going to Tennessee for Christmas.  I'd love to take turns.

I don't know what my future holds right now.  I'm trying to decide if I want to continue working in the legal field for either another attorney or at one of the local courthouses, or if I want to work for a big company doing mundane tasks, or if I want to stop procrastinating and work on becoming a self employed photographer.

I hope that you all have a wonderful New Year and I get it all figured out very soon.