Saturday, December 2, 2017

December 31 Prompts: Day 2 - Worst Part of Day & Reaction

And I'm back loyal readers!  Told you I'd be!
Today's prompt asks me about my worst part of the day.  Now, I'd like to think that I really don't have a 'worst part' of the day and normally I don't.  However, there are days.
For example, if my son never got a nap that day then my day goes bad.  Especially if it's a Wednesday.  I'm totally behind in what I need to do because I didn't have the time to myself.  And if that is the case, I get irritable. 
I try to calm myself down by taking deep breaths and reminding myself that Eli doesn't me to irritate me.  After all, he is only 3.  Sometimes it works. 
Other times......

Friday, December 1, 2017

December 31 Prompts: Day 1 - Favorite Part of Day

Hello my readers!
In November of last year I did the 30 Day Blog challenge.  I decided that I liked doing that so much (and that my blog needs more content) that I decided to do these challenges monthly.  If you have any questions for me as well, I will gladly answer them.
December 1st asks about my favorite part of the day. 
Honestly, I can say my favorite part of the day is the 30-40 minutes between the time that my son Eli is picked up by his Grandma and before I head off to work.  On Wednesdays it's different.  The hour/hour-half that Eli sleeps is another one of my favorite times of day. 
I know I know, it sounds selfish but it allows me to focus on me.  To get things done without the interruption or the noise from Eli. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

My True Calling

I know my true calling is to be a stay-at-home mom (SAHM).  I've known this since my son was born.  I may not have recognized it right away.  In fact, I know I didn't!  It actually hit me after I was fired from Alorica.  Of course I HAD to find another job because bills needed to be payed and one paycheck wasn't going to cut it.  It was also nearing Christmas and well...my son wasn't going to have a happy on with only one paycheck.  However, time spent looking for another job made me realize that I'd much rather BE home.  That choice made, I took a part-time temp job at Gordmans for the holiday season.  Now, I could have left as soon as the season was over.  However, the manager asked me to stay on and we still need my paycheck.  Now I work at Gordmans (mostly Thurs.-Sat.) and it's STILL part-time. And every other week I work with NO days off except the Weds. and Sundays I asked to be removed.  Plus there's now rumors of the whole chain being liquidated. 
Well, the new news is that the Gordmans store in Sioux City is spared.     However, I still wasn't getting the hours I wanted.  I put in my 2 weeks and applied at Menards.  Now I work for a $1 more but at least I have a constant schedual.  I'm in Wallcoverings & Groceries and, granted I do have to stock the latter more than I'd like to, I'm also learning about paints and stains (among other things) and can't wait until I move beyond stocking shelves.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Manifesting My Destiny

  I read magazines while my son sleeps or while he's at his grandma's.  Parents, SHAPE, allure, BGH, and Family Circle are the magazine subscriptions I currently receive.
    As I was reading the Jan. edition of Family Circle I came across an article that stated if I took time to journal what I wanted as if I've already gotten them, then it will come true.  As strange as that sounds, I've heard that from other sources as well.  So, I've decided to give it a go:
   I first want to say:  I can't believe my plushies have been SO popular!  I wouldn't have dreamed that I'd made $1000 dollars in a month!  I'm SO busy with orders!  But I'm happy!  My wish is to make enough money to be a Stay at Home Mom (SAHM).  I can finally quite my 9-5 and stay at homw with my son,  Hurray!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Ever Just Wanted to "Ride"?


     Ever wondered what was out there?
     Beyond what you grew up knowing I mean.
     Have you ever wished that you could just drop -everything- and just hit
the open road without looking back? Sure, you might not know where you're
going but that's half the fun. Let you heart lead and follow your dreams where
ever they may lead.
    I do have a dream that's calling me.
    My mind is restless and my heart is weary!

God.....why do you make it -so- tempting, yet -so- difficult to do?

Friday, November 18, 2016

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 18- What Am I Afraid Of?

Welcome back  my loyal readers, to 30 Day Blog Challenge!
Today we focus on Fears.
Growing up, I had the basic fears of a child.  Dark, spiders, snakes, needles,  tornadoes....
As I grew up however, my fears changed.  I'm still afraid of tornadoes and weary about needles.  But my other fears are of  failing.  Failing as both a parent and at life. 
My other adult fear is of not reaching my dreams in the long run.    I have goals but I'm afraid I'll never reach them.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

30 day Blog Challenge: Day 17- Favorite Childhood Book

Day 17 and the question asks about favorite childhood books. 
I am and always have been a fan of Dr. Seuss.  If I had to absolutely pick a book from his line, I'd choose The Lorax.  After all, it's a timeless tale the need to protect our earth. 
However, there is no choosing "a book" with Dr. Seuss.
That's because they ALL become favorites once you open and read them.