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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Work Takes Over

I went back to work full time last July.  I like to work.  I like to spend my days getting pedies and eating bonbons too.  Unfortunately the latter doesn't get to happen if I don't do the first.

Wait a second.  I work my butt off and I still can't do the latter.  Where is the justice????

When I went back to work I boldly declared that if they wanted to keep me around they would have to make it worth my while.  I wanted to move up in the world.

Be careful what you ask for.  You might get it.

So here I am since December on an intense training program that at it's conclusion should (and the emphasize SHOULD) turn me into a banker who is licensed to sell mutual fund investments and can lend money for all kinds of stuff.  The license is hopefully on its way.  I passed the exam in February.  My lending training is almost done and then I will learn how to actually do it.  I've been on two business trips to "bank school", as I lovingly call it. My brain is fried and I'm slightly south of exhausted.

That's not to say there hasn't been a bit of fun.....Girls' trip to Phoenix!!!!  A little shoppin', alotta' talkin', and a bit of theatre - yes, Wicked is AWESOME!!  You know.....sometimes you just have to ditch the man and kids for a little girl R&R.  You heard that here.

Of course I am still the loving Mom, though I rarely make dinner anymore.  That has fallen to Sean, but hey, he is self employed and more flexible.  I did do laundry today.  Folded it too.......and I know tons of you don't do that.

Confession......My clean laundry doesn't get folded often either.  Sometimes I need to brag.  Don't judge me.

How do I feel about all this work stuff, honestly.  I enjoy working.  I get bored at home.  I don't want to feel like I sit around all day for the phone to ring with someone telling me that Jared's having troubles (this has happened once in three years....I need to let that go). Still, I have days when I wish I could be a little more June Cleaver and keep my house lovely for all my men to come home to.  I wish I could be a fabulous cook and make meals that even Jordan would eat. I wish I could cuddle my puppies all day long.  I wish I could go to the gym and run my errands when everyone's at work and school so that I am not ditching them when they are home at night.

Alas, that is not the way it is.  So I work.  I am grateful I can and that I have opportunities before me.  Yes, I will make it worth my while and hopefully my family's while too.

It's been a busy few months.  Blogging gets left in the dust, but I'll keep coming back.  Life will settle again soon, I hope.

Please.......let life settle down.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Positive Affirmation

Sometimes things happen in life that throw you for a loop.  Unexpected events that were not of your own making hurtle you into its vortex and its power and strength threaten to destroy all that is good in your life.  I have seen and continue to see acts of heroism in conquering those moments.  Step by step.  One foot in front of the other.

Never forget these wise words from a little boy to his bear......

Thursday, March 29, 2012

And a Child Shall Teach Them

I have been negligent in my blogging, but for now I will post this.  April 2 is Autism Awareness Day


This a BBC presentation.  Let the children teach  you what it's like.

Perhaps this will help you better understand our Jared and get a glimpse into the life we share with him.  We love him.