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Monday, August 31, 2009

katies hat and gloves

I have recently taken up crocheting. Here is my beautiful daughter modeling her new hat and gloves that I made for her. She has also started learning and made a very cute bag that I need to take a picture of. :)

Still figuring this out

Im still figuring this blogging thing out. I look at other blogs and they all seem much more impressive than mine. As it is, I have figured out how to add some Etsy minis. Make sure to look at the bottom of my blog and check out a couple of really great shops. :)

Winds of change

Winds of change. Sounds nice right? It’s slightly unsettling yet peaceful, kind of like a light breeze blowing through the trees setting adrift any lose leaves. But do you ever feel like it’s not quite enough? Do you feel like it should be hurricane winds of change? Or tornado of change?

In May of this year the company that I had worked at for almost 14 years (and my husband almost 7yrs) went out of business. Boy was that a surprising change. No light breeze there. Now mind you I had only been working (very) part time for a few years so that I could be home with our kids. I went back part time after having our 3rd, then started watching one extra child and went to even less “part time” and then I had another extra to watch and then another. So in the end I was doing daycare almost full time and working at my “job” less than 10 hours a week. BUT that was me causing the change. I got to change slowly, at my own pace.

Now I will admit that I personally don’t care for change. I form my habits and stick with them, I like routines. My husband lovingly calls me Miss OCD. Lol You can imagine that I didn’t like both of us losing our jobs at the same time. Although, even if I liked to fly by the seat of my pants that would have sucked. Anyway, fast forward to today. We have found out that is possible that we might both be able to go back to school. MORE CHANGE! Definitely good change yet scary just the same. Somehow this scares me more than us both being unemployed.

According to my mom, without change we would never move forward. I know that she is completely right. That being said I’m still afraid of change. But sometimes just knowing that I’m not the only one caught in a “tornado” of change would make me feel a little better.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

My first post

Well here it goes. Honestly I have read blogs for awhile but never felt the want/need to make one. Reason for that? I figured nobody would want to read it. Then this morning I realized that I could make one and even if no one read it I could write and it would be less like talking to myself. lol

I really dont know what I want to write about and Im sure that it will change day to day. I liked writing in highschool but that has been years ago. For anyone wondering how many years ago I just turned 33 this month. ;) Anyway, I liked writing then so I thought I might give it a whirl again.

If you read the about me part you know that Im married and have 3 kids (thats us at the bottom of the page) :). I also do daycare so I kind of have 3 "extra" kids. Mine are 12, 10 and 5 and my extras are 3,2 and 1. Good thing my husband shaves his head or he would be pulling his hair out on the days they are all here together..... we are pretty excited that school starts back up in a couple weeks. :)- On a not joking note, I will really miss them when they go back to school. Our youngest starts kindergarden this year and Im already haveing seperation anxiety.

Well, I guess I will be done for now. I would hate to get someone to read this then bore the pants off them the first post. Im sure I will write more though (goes back to the talking to myself thing). Im sure that future posts will have to do with my family, sewing, and whatever else pops into my head. Im hoping that I will make at least one person chuckle at my expense from time to time.

Feel free to post and say hi so Im not totally talking to myself. :)