Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Stuck in a funk. Maybe it's the weather. Maybe I haven't adjusted to the time change. Maybe it's having a ton on my plate right now.

Regardless, I'm ready to get the funk out of here!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Five for Friday

1. Macho Man got his first hair cut last week and it made me a little sad. He went to the barber shop with my Daddy and Hubby.....and I didn't go. Shocker, I know. But my Daddy never had a boy and I know taking a boy to the barber shop is a big deal for a man and I wanted the three of them to have this moment. He left here a baby and came back all big boy looking!

2. This week has been crazy busy with work. I have two brides right now that are paralyzed by decision making. As in, can't even decide what songs to dance to or flavors of cake they like. Here's my advice to them and all brides....there's no wrong. Period. It's what you like. Yes, we want your guests to enjoy themselves, but it is unnecessary to try to plan an event worried about pleasing every.single.one of your guests. They will go to many weddings during their lifetimes, but you will only have one wedding (God willing) so be sure it's a day that you love.

3. I gave up margaritas for Lent. Don't judge. It's going to be hard. Warm days with late sunsets are on the horizon. Perfect times for a margarita on the back deck. sigh.

4. I called today about attending a concealed weapons class. It's time I become comfortable with a firearm in case there is ever a need to protect myself. Luckily, I went to high school with a guy who is now an instructor and SWAT team member and he is going to help me along.

5. Lovebug had me purchase her first stick of deodorant today. She's 9!! She sweats and she hates it and I can't argue with that. I just can't believe we are already at that time.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

New job

I can say with 110% certainty, I love Hubby's new job! We realized very early on with his last job that it just wasn't going to work out and things quickly went from bad to down right miserable. To say the year we spent with that company was a nightmare would be an understatement!

What it did do was give Hubby a job title that parlayed into other job opportunities. So much so that two of the largest companies involved in health care got into a little bidding war for the Hubs. Ultimately, we went with the job that offered less money. Yes, LESS money. Granted it was more than we were making, but visions of being debt free in one swoop went out the window.

It was a search your heart moment for us. Many prayers were said. Our family simply could not afford, emotionally and financially, to endure another year like the previous. So we really had to weigh all options carefully. More money=travel every Tuesday morning through Thursday evening. No exceptions. No change to the days gone period BUT more money to dig ourselves out of the mess from the previous year. Less money=less money and let's all be for real and admit that money is a HUGE draw to a job. BUT it also had a team of people that Hubby really felt he connected with. It had more opportunity to grow as an employee. It also had less travel. And ultimately, we are family people. We want to spend as many evenings together around the dinner table that we can. Hubby wants to be more than a weekend parent. There isn't a price tag for that. And I am so thankful we followed our hearts.

eta: I wrote this and didn't hit publish. Part of me wondered if it was too personal to talk "money" and if I wanted to share that, but after reading one of my fellow bloggers recent post I felt the need to share.