Things have been crazy busy around here lately. It's a good thing I'm not still working - how would I get it all done? Actually, I don't get it all done now! This post is my effort to document all the balls I'm trying to keep up in the air...oh, and I need to throw a few more up there, too. =)
It's consignment sale season around here now - one of my favorite ways to shop. I LOVE consignment sales. Oh, the deals to be found. This time I decided to consign a few things myself. I had 28 items, and I sold 24. Not bad for my first shot. I sold some baby clothes that I didn't really care for, Lil Major's swing and bouncer. No, that doesn't mean there won't be any more kids - I just would rather have a different bouncer and a different swing next time. We NEVER used the bouncy seat w/ the boy. I also bought some great things - clothes, toys, birthday gifts, shoes, swim suits. Woo hoo! Here's a sampling...
I ended up spending about $10 more than I made, so I'm only out the $10 and we're set for a while....at least til the next consignment sale. Ha!
I took a test last week to be a 2010 Census worker. It's a part time temp job to help with the national census that officially takes place next year. But, there is a lot of work to do to get ready for it - verify addresses, send out flyers and questionnaires. It won't make me rich, but it will give us a little extra if I get the job.
I'm also still working on my certification to be an aerobics instructor. 3 more weeks of class, a weekend of tests and certifications, and then 4 weeks of team teaching. Seems like a lot, but there's a lot more involved than I realized when I decided to do it. I have a much deeper respect for all those instructors now!!
Lil Major and I also go to our Mom's group at church twice a month. I get to eat some yummy food, hang out with the girls, do a devotion and have fun. And Lil Major gets to have fun in the nursery. And as if I needed any more to keep me busy, I'm considering a Monday night women's Bible Study. I've been meaning to get into one for a while, but I feel overwhelmed. Of course, when will I NOT feel that way?? So, I may need to just go for it.
We've had some good weather lately, so we've been heading to the park to swing. Lil Major loves the swing. We even went on Valentine's Day as a family, even though it was a little chilly.
When we can't get to the park for the good swing, we hang the swing we have in the tree in the backyard and go crazy. And recently, the boy has discovered the rocks in the flowerbed. Good thing he still doesn't put food or other small things into his mouth.
I've also introduced the boy to ice cream, custard, to be exact. He LOVES it. I think it will be a regular treat for us to hang out at Freddy's over the summer.
Mema is trying to teach him to stick out his tongue when she does.
As if all this isn't enough, I'm working on a slideshow for the boy's first birthday (it's only a few weeks away!!)...well, I 'm working on STARTING to work on the slideshow. I have a ton of pictures to organize and I still have to decide what program to use.
AND THIS IS WHERE I NEED YOUR HELP! I need some music suggestions. I'm so bad with that. I need some fun music to add in - songs about babies or families or just songs that have a fun beat or melody. Help me out!!
And on a final note, I've decided, for the first time, to give somethign up for Lent. We're not Catholic, so for the longest time I thought it didn't apply to me. But, the more I think about it, it doesn't matter that I'm not Catholic. Giving something up for Lent just means that I will spend the time between now and Easter focusing on the sacrifice that Christ and His Father made for me. It's such a small thing for me to sacrifice something for 40 days after the sacrifice that was made for me. Not that it will be easy though. I've decided to give up sweets, all sweets, for the next 40 days! And it will be tough for me. I love my sweets - cookies, chocolate, cake, ice cream. But, every time I'm tempted to indulge, I'll think about what Jesus did for ME - that his sacrifice allows me to live, and to live eternally.