Saturday, September 18, 2010

Early Morning Talks

Since having two babies, I never sleep through the night. I always have to get up at some point and go to the bathroom. Here's what happened in the wee hours of this morning when I did just that.
Just getting back into bed..
Ian: 'Huh?"
Me: "What?"
Ian: "Why didn't you explain?"
Me: 'Explain what?!"
Ian: ' How the hammer works."
Me: "What are you talking about??"
Ian: "zzzzz"

Friday, September 10, 2010

Change is afoot

My baby started kindergarten yesterday. *tear* *sniff*
 I can't believe she is in school. Luckily, she loves it. Her teacher is wonderful and I know that Ady will blossom in her class. I'm not at all worried about her anymore. A few months ago, I was petrified of her starting school. I was so worried that she would act out in class and not be able to pay attention. After meeting Ady's teacher a few times, those worries have gone away.
Now, I just have to get Ady to tell me about her day. I think that once she gets used to school and isn't totally wiped out after she gets home, it will be easier for her to tell me what she did.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The weight is gone

I've carried this weight around with me for the last year and a half. Today, it all came off! In one quick second. I recieved the phone call Ian and I have been hoping for since he quit his job to pursue his PhD. In a couple of weeks, I will start working again. I will have a full time, benefited, salaried position.
As soon as I got off the phone I sat on the couch and cried. I packed the kids up and ran to town to drag Ian out of his lab so that I could tell him face to face. (No way could I wait until he got off of work tonight!) I scared the poor guy. He thought something was wrong. The last time I told him I had to talk to him, I had to deliver bad news. This time, the news couldn't have been better.
Soon, my family will no longer have the stress of only half of the income that we are used to. We will be back to what we became comfortable living on. There will again be a real savings account (that we won't pull money from to replenish our checking!!). We will save for trips. We will be able to think of actually doing things again without worrying about the money side of things.
I'm so glad that weight and stress is gone!!