Friday, March 25, 2011

Making Money...hopefully

Back to the workforce for me!  Part time at least...I kind of forgot how intimidating being evaluated could be!=)
Tonight I had my first training for Eleutian Technology.  It is a Wyoming company that teaching English in Asian countries via Skype or other similar tools.  I left my Mover for 7 hours today and 7 again tomorrow- ugh- but the huge benefit of doing this is that you are teaching during the day on their side of the world and night time for us.  So pretty much I wouldn't miss anything really except the Mover sleeping (and my hubs sleeping too:).  I am only going to do it a few days a week because I do still have to get up with my little guy at 6ish everyday so I don't want it to drive me to a sleep deprived insanity.  But so far so good-  I am a little intimidated but I think I can learn the systems and hopefully learn to talk slower=)! 

What else??
Oh I found pictures of the Mover from Christmas SO CUTE!  Then my computer freaked (again- Nate if you are reading this HELP ME) and will not turn on!  I haven't had time to figure it out the last few days, but I have to admit I am losing sleep thinking about the dumb computer!  I know I know-- my hubby tells me that is a silly reason to lose sleep too, but oh well it doesn't stop me really!

I also loose sleep because my Mover has these little red bumps on his foot and I start thinking about it in the middle of the night with a tired, irrational brain- ugh- wish I was better at shutting it down.  Anyways he has a Dr. appt. the 5th of April so I am not going to worry.

Second day of training tomorrow at 9 and my momma is watching the Little Mover.  I miss him but honestly he does not miss me!  He has so much fun with his cousins or grandma!

Confession-  I have been living in wind pants lately.  Today I wore jeans and felt so restricted!  Who ever decided that looking "nice" or "professional" or whatever had to be uncomfortable?  I am back in my wind pants for the night but I guess I have to face the reality that no one wants to see me in wind pants and yoga pants everyday=)!!

Friday, March 18, 2011


Last night I heard sad news.  A little boy about my baby's age passed away a few days ago.  He had a seizure during nap time.  It was unexpected.  Completely.  I just met this little boy and his loving parents last week.  It is shocking and heartbreaking.  There is nothing you can say or do besides pray.   I cannot imagine that kind of pain.  I cry just trying to.  I am not one to quickly question God but, this is one of those moments for me.  I struggle to understand why God would allow this precious sweet boy- with loving, caring parents to leave this world so early.  Too early.  I guarantee he meant the world to his mom and dad, just as my Mover means the world to me.  I say all this to ask you to pray for this family as well, since it is all I can think to do at this point.

Oh and hug your babies- whether they are old or young- many or just one.  My baby slept with us last night.  I didn't sleep real well getting kicked all night, but I didn't want him out of sight- ya know?

Makes me realize that my little complains are just that "little".  I didn't lose my home or family in a tsunami or have devastating, unexpected loss. 

Thank you Father for our many blessing and be with those who are struggling, lonely, or broken today. 

Thank you for your prayers.


Monday, March 14, 2011

waffles and Moab and laundry...

It has been a good and busy week.  My Hubby had Spring Break this last week and went to Moab biking and camping with his good buddy Wade from Montana.  They had a great time and I got a little done here and spent some time with my teacher friends and their kiddos that I rarely get to hang with.  Also just had a lot of time just me and God.  Just really good.  Still kind of formulating about those things.  So on a lighter note....

I am super excited - I have a full fridge and pantry half way through the month- even produce!  And I still have a little money in envelopes!   I was really feeling negative about my budget this month.  It has just been kind of screwy with Hubby's trip and car and truck repairs and yeah- ya know when it rains it pours=)!  So it was good to know one of my envelopes was weathering the storm!

I am partway through my paint and organize my "office/toy room/Grace's closet room" and it is coming together!  Feeling good about it so far.  It is bright..really bright but I think I like it!

I (with the help of my little sis- holla!) made 4 gallon size bags of waffles to freeze today.  That felt good.  The big revelation to me is that I can use my freezer!  I know I know- duh right?  But  there are only 3 of us.  I always have leftovers.  And I often throw them away a week (or so) later.  Why don't I freeze them?  So the last 2 weeks I have been freezing leftovers here and there and now I have 3 meals for this week pretty much ready minus some rice or noodles.  And let me tell you that rocks!  One less meal to cook never hurt my feelings or my budget!  I do find sometimes if I made something and it wasn't a favorite it is hard to get it back out for another meal but that doesn't happen too often.

Well I can't type in the skills really and my hubby is ready to turn off the light so night all!

I also started using my laundry detergent I made.  It is a powder recipe.  The liquid are a little more frugal but a lot more work than I wanted to deal with Recipe . I used the powder for a top loader.   I was nervous but it worked well--did about a million loads today- yeah know the whole campfire smell thing!  I love it though- literally took 5 minutes to make- super easy.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I am using you all as a distraction.  Thank you.  My son has been gradually reverting to infant sleeping patterns and not wanting to fall asleep at bedtime (unless we are cuddling in our bed) and then waking up at 2 or 3am wanting in our bed again and screams and screams.  The biggest problem is that I admit my Hubby and I are suckers.  We love our little Mover and love cuddling with him.  But I don't want to go to bed at 7:30pm and the Mover really needs to.  And I miss having a little "no kid" time at the end of the day.  So tonight I laid him down (kicking and screaming mind you) at 7:35pm after 25 mins of book reading and solid winding down activities.  Well it is 8:15pm and I haven't heard him in the last 2 mins.  Good sign.  Not getting my hopes up yet but- good sign=).

This week is spring break for the schools here.  Ummm it is 30 degrees and my backyard has A LOT of snow.  Just in case you are wondering...not exactly planting time around these parts.  Sometimes when my Hubs and I are talking about our future moving situation or possibilities I realize that milder winters are rising on my list of things I would like in a new home.  That and bigger closets...and rain so I don't have to spend 100s every summer keeping my grass green.=)

I am working on some Spring projects- slowly but surely- but I am waiting till I am done to show you all.  That is what I should be doing but this project is my office/ clothes/toy room and it is right next to my Mover's room.  I am not taking any chances tonight!  I am trying to figure out how to incorporate the fruits of the Spirit into wall art..hmmm let me know if you have ideas.

Have any of you read the "Mar Needs Moms" book that they are making into a movie?  A friend gave me that book for the Mover and I LOVE it- it is one of my favorite picture books ever.  Kind of curious how it will work as a move.  

Sorry no pictures---honestly I would need a whole post just to explain my camera issues lately!  =)  Happy Wednesday!

God Bless