Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Ok, I have something to admit:

My Christmas decorations are still up.

There it is. Go ahead, say what you will. It's not that I'm hopelessly clinging to the holiday season... I just really haven't had the time or energy to put everything away! Plus, the Christmas tree (that's right, our sad little fake tree is still up, too) makes a wonderful night light in the living room when I'm feeding Abby and rocking her to sleep. I suppose we could just invest in an actual night light, but this one is so... festive. :) I am very aware that it is mid January, and I really need to get on the ball. Maybe this weekend?? Oh, well. Perhaps we'll just celebrate Christmas year round this year.

In other news, I have started my new job in the nursery at Health Corp (local gym/spa), and I love it! There isn't anything overly exciting about it, but I am glad to be working with kids again. Here are the perks:
1) The shifts are only 4 or 5 hours long, depending on the day.
2) I make more than minimum wage.
3) When Abby turns 6 months old in a few weeks, she can go with me every time I go to work.
4) I get free gym membership.
5) I am actually using the free gym membership!
6) I spend my work day coloring, building with blocks, reading books, and tossing balls and bean bags.
7) I get to wear workout clothes and tennis shoes to work.
8) The parents are only allowed to leave their kids for 2 hours max at a time, so there's a constant rotation of children.
I think that about covers it. Right now I'm only subbing for people on the weekends or evenings since I can't take Abby yet. The good news: one of the regular girls put in her 2 week notice today, so I'm going to fill her spot starting in February--more hours! It was looking questionable for a while whether or not I would have many hours to work, but this helps a lot. She said she would try to finish out the month, and then they're mine!

In true fashion, I will now leave you with a couple of recent Abby pictures. Here's my big 5-month-old girl:

Would you like to eat this block?? Trust me, it tastes great!
Can I play with the camera, too, Mommy?


Aunt Donna said...

That's great about your job, Rachel. Glad that is working out. And as usual, pictures of Abby are just precious!!! I'm planning to come that way next week, so hopefully, I can see you all.

Kim Hodges said...

That's super! And Abby will be 6 months in Feb--how perfect!

Mom said...

I'm so glad this Health Corp thing is working out! I hope that will really be a good fit for you and Abby. Love the pictures, as usual. :)

Becka, Beck-O, Beck, or Ockay said...

That 2nd picture is my new favorite. So stinkin' cute!

See you in a few hours, and get ready to sweat! :D

Aunt Kathy said...

Sounds like a great job! Does this mean you are not going back to your previous job? I wasn't aware that you had resigned permanently. Hope you and Abby have a good time playing together at this new job. Her pictures are adorable. She's quite advanced, sitting and being adorable so early!