It's been what, nearly a year, since I blogged here. To be totally honest, I got burnt out with the whole mommy blog thing. Not to mention that there was a lot going on in my personal life and I had to put the blog on the back burner.
So, I stopped blogging. But lately, the itch to blog here returned. Each day it got stronger then the day before. I haven't done much, if any writing, lately. And I really want to get back to it.
So, I am back. I have a ton of awesome things to share with everyone here and can't wait to share them!!
It's Tuesday, which means I get to be random. Ah, who am I kidding, I am random every day!
I used to designate Tuesdays as "This and That" Tuesdays on my blog. Then life kinda got in the way and it fell to the wayside. But, I am back in all my random glory.
The Kids:Is it spring yet? We have the worst case of cabin fever around these parts. We get out when we can, but the bitter cold is brutal to say the least. They are climbing the walls. I am climbing the walls and the dog is chewing everything up. Aidan starts kindergarten in August. I am sad. Because then next year Morgan follows, then 2 years after that Noah follows. Then I will actually have the house all to myself. But, I am still sad. They are growing up too damn fast.
Life:Life is moving at record pace it seems. Things are always changing. Which I guess could be a good thing. But, as I said yesterday, I don't like change. But, unless I want to get left behind, I probably should adapt. I have been updating my blog, Bye, Bye Fat Girl. If you haven't checked it out you should. If you feel so inclined, please follow and share with anyone that you know that may be struggling with their weight and eating.
There are some things coming up that I am pretty excited about. One being the completion of my manuscript. After my rejection letter I decided to completely re-write the whole thing. It is totally different then the original version. (And better too!) I am committed to seeing this thing published this year. There is also my non fiction book that I need to get going on.
I am still plugging away working from home. I am slowly learning to balance my time a little better. I have my to-do list written out, accountability boards,things like that. It's nice to stay orgainized. I am learning that being your own boss, while fullfilling, is hard as all hell.
Well, that is it for now. I am off to play World Of Warcraft get some work done (I will not play WoW, I will not play WoW) and settle in to watch another episode of The Biggest Loser
When it comes to changes, I am as stubborn as a mule. I don't like it. I know, I know, change is an inevitable part of life. But, it doesn't mean I have to like it.
Steve is changing jobs. Well, sorta. He's taking a position at Sam's Club, about 30 minutes or so away. This change is good on many different levels. There is a pay increase. He has more of an opportunity to advance within the company (at the Wal-mart he is at now, he hasn't been given a chance to advance beyond where he is now). But, there are some things that I don't like all that much.
We only have one car right now. So,until that changes, (who knows when that will happen) I will be stuck here at home. And while it isn't too different then the way things are now, Steve is that much further away, so driving him to or from work so I can use the car isn't feasible. And while he isn't working 12 hour days, he is now down to only 2 days off a week and his hours still don't leave much flexibility for me.I don't do much. But, I still like to have somewhat of a life.
Then there is this whole meeting he has to go to for 3 days in March. Out of state.
I don't like change. Even if it is good change. I know that this change has to happen. Steve deserves it. Our family deserves it.
My grandpa passed away a little over 6 years ago now. And, I miss him dearly. I think that is why I am so thrilled that my dad is an active part of my kid's lives. My dad is the kind of grandpa that my grandfather (his dad) was. He is strong and kind. He loves with his whole heart. Unfortunately, my dad is not one to be photographed often so, I haven't gotten a chance to have pictures with the kids...until this Christmas.
Papa and the kids
I absoultely LOVE this picture. I am going to get it printed out and framed. Noah has been timid around my dad for some time, so I was happy when I snapped this next picture.
Noah loving his Papa
Noah finally decided that he loved his papa and was glued to him for most of the time we were there at Christmas.