Thursday, April 7, 2011

Why Today is Awesome.

I love when I'm able to write a post like this. When good, relieving and/or just generally overwhelmingly positive news inspires me to the point where I can't come up with one particular thing to focus on, so I get to list them all. Much, much better than the days when I have to write posts entitled, "Why Life Sucks," or, "The Twenty Things That Went Wrong Today...Before 9AM."

So, without further adieu, here they are (and in no particular order):

1. I have a solution to a problem that's been really, really eating away at me, and it's one that - long story short - I don't hate. I hadn't realized how much the fact that I would be more or less losing my job (cutting back to ten hours due to the girl's school schedules and the family's changing needs) was nagging at my every thought, every day until I found a solution. I'm going to be taking a new job come August, working as a nanny for one of David's co-workers. I was initially skeptical of the arrangement, seeing as how working for a family can be a bit...sensitive...and will be more so given that it's one of David's co-workers, but the more I talked to the woman about it, the more I felt certain it was a good solution. I'll be working a TON more hours, but also making more money than I not only do now, but more than I have since I started, because I'll still be keeping my job with the D's, working two late afternoons per week. I'll be working over fifty hours, which makes me a bit nervous, but it's a.) not like I haven't done it before, and b.) will get to be with Ava, so basically will just be a full-time mom, with a few more kids sprinkled in :) How many kids you ask? I'll be working with two boys, who are turning 3 & 5 over the summer, as well as a baby being born in June. AHHH! That's right - I'll be spending my days with a 5-year-old, 3-year-old, my 20-month-old and a 2-month-old. Jealous? Hahaha. While it may sound overwhelming, the boys have varying school schedules, so it won't be all four all the time. And I know it's right, since the feeling I felt most when I accepted the job? Relief. Relief that I can stay with the D's, relief that I'll have enough money, and - most of all - relief that I'll get to continue to be home with Ava. That's the most important thing to me!

OK, now that my novel is concluded, here are the other reasons:

-My writing job has brought new writing opportunities, and I've been hired on not only by Pampers, but now Triscuit and McCormick, doing various projects for them. I welcome the extra work - and income!

-NEIGHBOR UPDATE! I went for a long walk with Ava this morning, and was able to finally stop in and actually see my neighbor, who - I'm very happy to report - thanked me profusely!!! I was more than expecting anger, but had come to terms with the fact that I 100% did the right thing (thank you all SO much for your input!), and instead, was greeted with tears and gratitude. Turns out, he had a seizure, and thanks to EMS, he was able to get the care he needed. Thank you, God!

-I'm not pregnant. Never suggest that again! Hahaha ;P

-Ava's said "shoes", "thanks" ("tanks") and "mooo" (the only animal sound she previously wouldn't say) today! Yay!

-It's my Friday!

It's not all good news, unfortunately. My mom called a couple hours ago to tell me my grandpa has had a stroke, so please do keep him in your prayers.

Have a lovely rest of your day!!!


  1. Yay for good things! Congratulations on getting new/more work that works well for your family :)
    Sorry to hear about your grandpa though :(

  2. I'm glad things are going so well! I think you're crazy for working so much (the nannying, writing, plus your new business), but I know you wouldn't do it if you didn't think you could. And you obviously can! :) And it's awesome that you get to be with Ava. That is such a gift!

    I'll be thinking of your grandpa and praying for a full recovery.

  3. Hurray for good news! I'm so glad you heard from your neighbor and that he's okay! The new job sounds ideal too! I'd give anything to stay at home with Noah.

    Praying for your grandpa...

  4. YAY for great news!! I used to be a nanny for 4 kids and I know it can be hectic but with the school schedule it will help a ton! AND you get to be with your baby, too. What a great job opportunity!
    Congrats on the writing, as well! xo

  5. I'm glad to hear things are working out for you in the work department. How about your new biz, how is that going for you??? I've always wanted to start my own biz but haven't figured out what or how. Have wanted to get a photography thing going, but now have decided to go to school for that first. Excited about that though too!

    I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. He will be in our thoughts & prayers.


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