Monday, April 19, 2010

On Hold

There are a lot of things I have been wanting to do lately, but with our job situation being what it is, I have been afraid to commit to anything. Here are a few of my favorite excuses:

  • "We're applying for jobs everywhere, so we might not even live here in a few months."
  • "If Casey gets back in the army, we'd just have to leave when he's done with training."
  • "I'm not sure how many hours/what days/which shifts I'll have to work next month."
  • "I don't want to tell them I have to quit if things change and I can't keep doing [fill in the blank]."
Pretty good, huh? I have become the queen of evading commitment and responsibility. In lieu of this epiphany, I am slowly making plans for this fall. Here is what I am considering so far:
  • Enroll Abby in Carpenter's Kids
  • Join local MOPS steering team
  • Complete student teaching internship for Master's degree
  • Continue working at the gym as needed
I have already completed the first item, and the 2nd and 3rd are in the works. My main concern with all of it right now is scheduling, but if there is one thing I am good at, it's organizing the calendar. :) I spent this whole year saying, "I want to be more involved, but..." Nothing is certain for us right now. There is no telling when or where steady employment will come our way, and I don't want to keep putting things off that I know I should be doing.

I hope this wasn't overly boring for everyone. I guess I'm kind of taking a stand for myself... against... myself? Ha! Sometimes it helps to see it in writing--thanks for indulging my rant. To reward those who suffered through it, here is a video of Abby I took yesterday. She is currently in love with Blue's Clues and can sing along with the songs. I don't know what her obsession is with having her fingers in her mouth right now, and YES, we are going through the terrible/defiant twos (as you might notice at the end). Enjoy! :)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Need a Baby Shower Gift?

If you are in need of a gift for an upcoming baby shower, please check out my friend's Etsy site:

Baby Boutique (

Mandy finds the cutest fabric and sews her own burp cloths, nursing covers, and diapee bags. There are still several items that will be added to the store soon, so check back when you need a gift idea or something for yourself! All of the money she makes on this site will go towards their adoption expenses. You can do your shopping online, get a really cute gift, and help fund an adoption all at once! Does that make you feel good? :) Spread the word!