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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 16- Dream Job

Today we're looking at what I'd be doing as my "Dream Job".
Well loyal readers,  if money was no option I'd want to be a SAHM (Stay-at-home-mom).  Just to stay at home and home school my boy would be my dream. 
If I have to work, my dream job is with kids.  I'd love to be a teacher especially, to teach either preschool, kindergarten, or 1st grade. 
Am I in that dream job?
No.
I screwed up while I was going to collage and was forced to quit. 
Do I regret not finishing?
Yes.
I hope someday to be able to go back and finish school and become the teacher I know I could be.  One thing is for certain.  I'm SICK of jumping from minimum wage job to minimum wage job every 18 months! 
Yes, I'm cursed....

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 15 - Timeline of My Day

Here is my timeline on a given day in my life:
Between 6:30 and 7am- Boy wakes me up with kisses and I take a shower while boy watches TV.
7am- Go downstairs and and change son's diaper before I prepare his breakfast (chocolate milk and poptarts) while son watches more TV (either on SPROUT or Disney Jr)
9ish- Get boy dressed after changing diaper once more and get dressed myself. 

The days I work:
9:30am- My mother picks up my son to watch him from 9:30 to close to 5pm most days.
I also sit down to watch my stories via Firestick until about an hour before I must clock in to work.  Sometimes, I'll even do chores.

On days that I stay home with the boy: 
9:30 to roughly 11:30am- Son runs around and plays about he house while I do chores and do work on my computer.
1130: Son's lunch is ready and he sits down to eat while we watch Paw Patrol on Firestick.
Noon:  Husband comes home from work for 30 min lunch.
12:30- Husband goes back to work and I change son's diaper again before cuddling up with him on the couch for his nap.
While boy sleeps, I watch more of my stories on Firestick (ANTM, Dance Moms,  Project Runway, an any other reality TV shows that I binge on).  I'll go back and forth from my computer and the TV to the chores that need to be done while the boy sleeps.
Between 2:30 and 3:30pm- Boy will wake up and I will change his diaper.  Then, we'll go run any errands that I need to run.  Then, depending on when he wakes up and when we get back from errands, the boy plays and I do stuff online/watch tv until...
5pm- Husband comes home and supper gets started.