Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Tank is getting tubes tomorrow. The poor kid can't seem to stay well, so, tubes should solve the problem. I also noticed today he has four molars poking through his little gums! So, the poor kid has had five teeth coming through (4 molars, one I tooth)and an ear infection that won't go away. No wonder he has been grumpy and yelling and pinching! Hopefully we get our happy Tank back after tomorrow.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ready for winter to be done

I'm reaching the point where I am ready for winter to be over. Every year around the beginning of February I reach this point. I feel the days getting a little warmer (barely, but still a little warmer), and I start looking, searching really, for the little green shoots that come up proving that spring is indeed on the way.

I love LOVE spring flowers, especially crocus, they are the first flowers of spring, there can be snow on the ground and the happy bright crocus is peeking through the ground.

While I am glad for the snow and thankful for 4 distinct seasons, I am ready for winter to end, bring on spring! So, for my friends and neighbors who see me out seaching my flowerbeds for the next six weeks, know this is normal, and I am aware it will be another six weeks, but I just can't help myself!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Rough three weeks

It has been a rough three weeks. Sushi got layed off the beginning of this month and things have been stressful. I have tried to increase my Pampered Chef but apparently, everyone else is tight right now because most people are telling me that they want to wait until March or so to do a show. We're hanging in there but this is definitely not my favorite time of life right now. We are fortunate to have a fantastic support system with our church but I only want to ask for whatever we absolutely need. I have considered briefly many things. Should I look for a part time job, will that actually help because I'm afraid all my money will go to daycare with three small children. Should I look for a part time job at night when Sushi is done with school? But then I have to drop Pampered Chef which I really don't want to do. I really like doing Pampered Chef. Should I do shudder daycare. But that opens a whole new can of worms. Liability issues, I'll always be the last one payed, my house will be trashed, who knows what these other kids are bringing into my home (not only sicknesses but also home problems they may have), I lose all my freedom because I'm on someone elses schedule. You get the idea. Sigh, it's only been three weeks but it seems like it has been a year. I know we'll get through this and be better in some way for it but right now I just want it to be over and for Sushi to find some awesome job that will solve all these problems.