Now don't get me wrong, I'm certainly not bored. And if I really wanted to it would be more than easy to stay busy all day, there are plenty of clothes that needed laundered and rooms that need cleaned and, if nothing else, Jack is always willing to fetch a large stack of books to read through in one sitting. So it's not that I NEED something to keep me busy. Nor is it the money, let's face it, most work-at-home-mom jobs don't pay THAT well. I just wanted something different, something other than home-management and kid-rearing to occasionally turn my focus to, something to keep my resume from dropping off a steep cliff, something to ensure that other side of my brain stays in good working order. So I took a stab at a few telecommuting jobs and then packed my bags and set off on vacation.
|Forget I was pregnant? Don't worry, I do it all the time lately. 24.5 weeks!|
So all that to say, I've been busier than I anticipated this last week. Now that I'm getting more into the groove I hope it doesn't take up as much time. Because I also just got asked to head up publicity for our MOPS group next year. And I'm SUPER excited about that. And so, as I told Jon, I'm going to give this a try for a little while and if it's not working for our family, well at least I gave it a shot.
|And the slip 'n slide is back!|
|She was afraid of the slip 'n slide, so I gave her a basin of water. And then she cried whenever she got wet. Clearly we need to teach this girl what a swimsuit is for!|
Mmm, peace. For the first time since Daylight Savings Time stole into our lives, my kids are back to their 7:00/7:30 bedtime. Of course, they also wake up at 7:00 in the morning but I don't mind that at all. I'm a morning person, I start to run out of gas by the end of dinner and if I can give myself the biggest break at that point of the day I'm all for it. I'm all about preserving the early bedtime and that means doing my darndest to wear my kids out during the day. That's been going well too.
Thanks to this weather! I think it's safe to say spring has finally arrived! We spent ALL of Monday outdoors and it was glorious! We returned to the woods, got reacquainted with the sandbox and later in the week planted part of the garden. Naturally, my kids have been very dirty. I mean dirt up to their eyeballs. Julia had mud in her ears the other day, Jack's feet were so dirty last evening that I actually thought he was wearing brown socks, and every night when Jude puts his head on his pillow he leaves a little pile of sand behind. But that's a happy kind of dirty. Well, except when company is coming.
|Spring also means Daddy spends his entire weekend doing yard work.|
|Hard worker has its reward, kisses from Lia!|
|Watching for visitors!|