Sunday, August 15, 2010

First Weekend as a SAHM

***WARNING: PIC OVERLOAD!!!!***

Friday the 13th met me with some very, very bad news... not only did I lose my job but a couple of other bad things sprang up on us too. I had one of the worst migraines I have ever had. I think my body just physically could not handle everything. I took 2 extra strength Tylenol that didn't even put a dent in my pain and a few hours later I took 4 200mg Motrin. Finally I was able to close my eyes and get some rest. I must have just lightly fallen asleep and all of a sudden I felt like this tight band was being pulled around my chest and I couldn't breathe. I jerked up and took a long hard breathe. I was just stressed to my limit.

HOWEVER... I have been praying and praying for a change with my job so that I could spend more time with my girls. I always told God to take it in his hands and put me where he wanted me to be. I have faith that right now, this is where I should be, at home with my girls. Will it hurt us financially? Yes. Am I scared to not have health insurance? YES!! Am I going to just give up and not try to find another job? NO!!! I will put my resume out there and give it an honest shot, but I'm also going to get some much needed rest and enjoy my time here at home with the girls and my Papa Bear...

So, how did my first weekend as a stay at home mom start off... waking up at 6:30 am of course... I hope I break that habit...FAST!
I love Pink Saturday in blogland I decided to treat my self while everyone here was sound asleep!

I pulled up Beverly's wonderful blog...
got my lovely Keurig fired up....
prepared my favorite creamer and a little sugar.....
And went to town visiting all the wonderful ladies who participated in Saturdays post...
My dear friend Gala gave me this mug. She said she saw it and it reminded her of me and she had to pick it up. I read the message several times but just didn't get it... til Satuday morning.. and it donned on me.. this no job situation is EXACTLY what I make of it... I can choose to be nervous and worried and scared OR I can have faith that the right job will come along and be content while waiting for it!!
So I warmed me up a delicous cinnamon roll and blog hopped....
The days have been hot here, so Luigi was in pretty early Saturday.... and Toby LOVES to play with him... Luigi just wasn't feeling it at the moment!! He kept gently pawing Toby away and Toby just kept coming back....
Then Toby helped me fold the laundry...

And we three girls decided we needed to keep our regular weekend ritual...and if you've read my blog you know what that means....
MODEL HOMING.....
this is our new favorite home to visit...
it's just so perfect... this fireplace almost brings tears to my eyes.....
you can't tell, but it's very tall...
And this kitchen....
What kind of damage could I do in here????
LOTS!!!!
And there's even a niche for me to blog!!!
It is just perfect.... truly, perfect......
Lena gave it a thumbs up....
two bedrooms and a gameroom upstairs... this area is looking down to the front door....
ignore me, but look at the pretty glow the chandelier casts....
After enjoying ourselves looking at model homes we came home and rested... it's hard strolling through beautiful and unaffordable homes...
Then we decided to do the one thing the girls hate more than anything else...
cut the grass!!!
I actually enjoy doing it.. it makes such a difference with the lawn is kept up.
(I wish my neighbor felt the same...)
Here is a super rare photo of the Papa Bear..... he wasn't too thrilled....
And of course CC had to look good while cutting the grass....
Even Charlie came outside...but much to his disappointment it was only on the porch.....
I watched my Netflix Big Love dvd and called it a night... Day 1 was a success....
Day 2
I cooked a nice big breakfast and then all four of us hit the house cleaning... baseboards scrubbed.... floors swept and mopped.... walls wiped....doors cleaned....we cleaned good and we cleaned fast and what a difference it makes.... I love it!!
The girls and I then headed to the library to get some book.... I have time to read now... I love that!!
I checked out a few cooking books and one mystery... CC found her poem books and Lena chose an American Girl book....

We visited Mom and came home so I could cook dinner. You never really realize the simple things you miss when you're not home. After I cooked I washed all the dishes, cleaned the counters and the stove, called Mom and watered my roses. I would have NEVER been able to do that before. After cooking I would have had to ask CC to wash the dishes, not called Mom, my roses would have been thirsty and I would have been rushing off to the shower to prepare to wake up at 4:30 in the morning for work. Instead... I am posting this to my blog. The girls are fed, teeth brushed and in bed... the house is quiet and I am so happy at this moment!!
So many wonderful friends have left me the kindest words about my job loss. And I am so thankful to have these wonderful blog friends... true friends who have been through the same thing and have uplifting words to give me. I needed that this weekend and it really helped. The blogging community is such a wonderful place full of such sweet people and I am so happy to be a part of it! I thank each and every one of you who took time out of your busy day to wish me well through this!! Thank you, thank you, thank you a million!!


3 comments:

Jane

Good morning April - I am so very sorry to hear about your job loss. As you said, something better is on the horizon for you. Cyber hugs coming your way!

Jane

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你不能左右天氣,但你可以改變心情.................................................................

Lisa

How great! Enjoy your new routine! Sounds like you did all the good stuff!!
Hugs, Lisa

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