Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Well, as you might have noticed, I haven't been keeping up with blogging as I initially was. Part of that is due to less time... some of it is due to my decreasing interest in keeping up with it. I have decided, for a few reasons, to take a break from blogging. I will occasionally update when inspired to do so, but until then, it's time for my blog to take a backseat.

I've pretty tired by the end of the day, and it's been pretty tempting to veg out in front of the television or the internet, and it's not a good use of time. And I'm becoming increasingly aware at how quickly time passes, and how it should be spent wisely. So I'm limiting my time with both, and will spend the extra time with my sweet husband, who has been kind enough to make dinner, my daughter who is cuter and funnier than ever, God - who deserves so much more than I give Him, others.

I apologize if I don't get to read your blog as often as I used to... I will try to stay somewhat up to date. :) I've been very blessed by many of your blogs.

So, until my next post, enjoy the rest of the autumn. It's certainly beautiful here.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Someone recently asked me if I described myself as a "stay at home" mom or a "working" mom. Well, in my opinion, all moms are working moms. And really, I've never defined my role. I work out of the home three days a week, and home four days. It's a good balance, though, in all honesty, two days would be ideal.

There are mornings when I wish E and I could snuggle, but instead, I'm wrestling to get everything organized so we can get out the door. Or sunny days that would be great for a nature walk, but instead, I'll be in the car driving through two counties to get to four home visits. And there are playgroups that we can no longer go to b/c of my work schedule.

Those are the days when I regret going back to work. And yes, I do have those days.

Then there are the days when I feel like I've connected with a client, or found a way to pay for heat for a grandmother that is taking care of her three grandchildren. And the days when E walks to the door, waves and says "bye", letting us know it's time to go to daycare. Or the days when I feel overwhelmed and burned out when I'm with the kiddo all day everyday.

Those are the days I'm glad I get to get out of the house and go to another job.

Today I regretted the decision. Tuesdays are a harder than normal day for all of us here, as L teaches his class after work, so I'm rushing home to get dinner moving, with a hungry kiddo hanging on my leg. It was just a hard day. I was tired. And work was stressful, b/c if one visit runs late, then they all have a tendency to do that, resulting in me to have two professionals waiting for me at one particular home visit. E was especially tired and hungry for some reason, and didn't like her dinner.

It was just a hard day, but I'm also very glad and thankful for it. I realized I knew one of my new clients, as she is adopting a set of twins, and it warmed my heart to know that these kiddos would have a wonderful home. Oh, my, if she hadn't adopted them, I might have... they are ADORABLE. I'm very blessed to enjoy my job.

And of course, E is so fun. She had three hair clips in her hair, and wanted me to put a rubber band in her hair. She wanted me to read every book on her bookshelf, and gave me a thousand kisses. I love her kisses. How do you stay frustrated when your kiddo does that?

Anyway, it was a hard time, but it was good. Not all blessings are easy. That's why I'm going to bed, hoping for more energy tomorrow. God bless, Friends.