Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cleaning Out My Desk

I am cleaning out my desk today.  Technically, my last day is not until Monday but I'm going to take the majority of my stuff home today. 

The reasons behind that decision are
1: I don't want to wait till the last minute
2: a bunch of my co-workers are gone today and I think removing my stuff today will cause less "sappy drama".

Also, since a bunch of my co-workers are gone today, I decided to buck the dress code and am wearing blue jeans.  W-H-O-A...  In the past four and a half years, I have only worn blue jeans to work four or five times and each of those times I'm pretty sure I made a donation to the American Heart Association in order to earn the "privilege".  Not today.  Today, I'm just in jeans.  Sorry for the dark, bathroom self portrait. 

Oh and since I'm trying to catch up on my life...  If I had to name this picture, I would call it Crossing the Finish Line in the Tour De Bonus Room.  haha.  Yes, hubby and I have bicycles in our bonus room that are set up on stationary trainers so every once in a while (for me, all the time for him) we go upstairs and ride bikes.  Last night we rode bikes and watched Louisville play basketball.  Needless to say, I was being an idiot in this picture.

And because we couldn't have a blog without a picture of the princess!

And finally because this is my blog and I can put this up here if I want to...  Hopefully, I can have a real picture of my Callie girl like this someday.  I'm hoping, hoping, hoping that she'll be a horsey girl just like her momma!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Stay At Home Mom??? Me???

Hi Friends...

I guess that really this post could've been titled "So this is where I lost my job..." but, I'm trying to look on the positive!  Actually, it is very positive.  We had discussed this at length but always come to the conclusion that "the timing wasn't right" and we would say "maybe in a a few months".  Apparently, God decided that he didn't approve of our delays and on November 30 I received the news that as of January 30, I would be unemployed due to budget cuts.  We stewed and thought and cried and prayed and by Christmas had realized what a blessing this truly could be.  We have decided that I will be a full time, stay at home mom.  Hopefully, along with my SAHM position, I can also find the time and energy to blog.  Working full time and then being a mommy/wife has left me with little opportunity to communicate with you all.  I have still been reading a lot of blogs but posting and commenting has obviously decreased.  I am also planning to get my butt back to the gym.  I have lost all of my pre-pregnancy weight plus about 5 or 10 extra pounds (????) but believe me, nothing is the same.  I miss the little flat belly that I had before it expanded to fit a 7 1/2 pound babe!  I will get it back though, I'm determined!

So anyway, I hope that you all (assuming, of course, that anybody even still reads this...) are doing well.  Be on the lookout for more regular posts from me...

Oh, and I'll leave you with a couple of pictures of my Callie Belle! Much Love!