Monday, February 28, 2011

I don't know if you've read enough news stories about this so I will say it. The job market is brutal right now. Painful. Especially for someone who intentionally took herself out of the job market to stay home with her child.

Which I certainly don't regret, but I had no idea it would be quite like this.

But I don't graduate until May and won't take boards until June so I have time. And I also don't really absolutely need a job to put food on the table so that makes it a little better.

Top pic, frog and gnome in the winter. I keep them close to the house because it is cold.

Below, animal in the ditch by our house...

Spring? You must be close. The birds were even singing this morning.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Maybe you thought I fell off the face of the earth. But I didn't. I almost did and then I realized I graduate in May! So I'm still hanging on...On the edge but still hanging on.

The first thing my favorite instructor said to us on day one of her class:

"I want you to write down the three most important things to you."

I did.

"Now I want you to cross off one of those things. The less important one."

I did.

"That is going to be your life for the next two years."

In other words: You better get good at time management.

She was not exaggerating. Besides the fact that the woman knows her stuff, (I mean nursing, medical, etc.) I respect her because she was honest about what to expect.

And for once, my dear friends and family--

The light at the end of that tunnel is not an oncoming train.

Also, our first meeting for starting our adoption process is in May or July. We are excited to see what God has in store for us in the coming year!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

"And in the morning, I'm making waffles!"

The bedroom decorating is finally coming along...yesterday I found this lamp and table for a total of $6, took off the doors of the cabinet and painted the teal blue on the lamp & added a lampshade I had in the basement.
Then today I went to an auction and found 2 (!) white Morgan Jones hobnail chenille bedspreads for $35 ($17.50 each is a great price!) . I have been searching for a white chenille bedspread for five you can imagine my excitement when I found two today!
I am sure there is plenty more to tell you but I am watching the last Shrek movie for the first time. My Saturday nights are exciting these days, as you can tell. I am sitting here writing about a blanket, a children's movie...and oh, I forgot!
At the auction I also bought a Belgian waffle maker and my dear husband is making Belgian waffles, eggs, and bacon for dinner. Mmmmmm.....

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I have to apologize for my blog neglect these days. I am snowed in today so I actually have a little time to do whatever I want. And my kid went to sleep relatively easily and quickly this evening to boot!
But I think I am a little too lazy today to actually write anything on here...
I'll be back again soon, I promise!