Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Playing Catch Up

Time just flies by. I can't keep up with what day it is or what I need to do. I totally spaced on Bible study last night, and didn't make it at all. And that was after I spent an hour crashing to finish my study that I hadn't kept up with all week.

Why am I so busy??

Well, because I went from being a stay at home mom to a mom with 2 part time jobs (where one is full time if I want it)...and I have a one year old running all over the place, too. And I want to go to the zoo and to the gym and out for coffee with the girls and I have a pair of pants in my car that need to be exchanged at the mall, but I can't seem to make it to the mall EVER. And my house is a disaster and my fully stocked pantry is starting to dwindle and it's GORGEOUS outside, but I haven't much noticed.

Oh, and the kicker?? My Bible study is all about how to make sure your priorities are right...guess I shouldn't have skipped out last night. =)

So, what are my jobs? I went through training recently to become an aerobics instructor, and at the end of that training, I heard about a job opening at the downtown YMCA as the group exercise coordinator. It's a position that I always thought sounded fun, but it came up at the perfect time. It requires organization and management and passion - all things that I definitely have. It pays crap, it's at the only branch in town that doesn't have child care, and it's a 20 minute drive from town, and it's definitely challenging...but I think it's going to be fun. It's supposed to be 10 hours/week, but with phone calls and emails from home, it's a lot more than that.

The second job is a top secret government agent. =) That's partly true, actually. I'm working for the census bureau to prepare for next year's census. Mom and I are both doing it. It's a temporary job for 8 weeks, and then we may be rehired for further assignments in a few months. You can work up to 40 hours/week, but they want you to work at least 30. I'm struggling to get in 20 hours. I'm wondering why I thought I could do both of these. Poor Lil Major is spending lots of time in his stroller walking around neighborhoods with me. He likes it for the most part b/c the weather has been so nice.

So, I'm working and working and working some more. I'm NOT getting to the zoo or to the swings at the park or to the mall to return my pants or to my bathroom to scrub the scum away. And the thought has passed through my mind that if I was still working as an engineer, I'd be working 40 hours/week and making about 4 times as much. Of course, my schedule is completely my own and I make it up as I go. I suppose it's only temporary.

As a reward for listening to me rant and rave, here are some pictures of my super cute boy. First up is Lil Major in his (or at least Mommy's) favorite shirt that his little friend gave him. Thanks Shell and Baby!!

We LOVE the "Cow" Poly socks!

This smile is for you, Baby!

We had a nice Easter, although it was freezing cold and raining. There were no egg hunts or big Easter baskets. Just some candy and strawberry shortcake. The Colonel bbq'd chicken for us in the cold and rain, and we just hung out. But, I did get some cute pictures of my boy...

My child has curly hair like his daddy. But it only shows up when his hair is wet, so i had to document...after I ruffled it up to stand straight up!

Now that spring is here (FINALLY!), The Colonel has been forced to break out the lawnmower again. So, the other day we introduced Lil Major to it...

After all that work, it was time for a relaxing swing...

We're enjoying any time we get to play, and I'm so enjoying watching my little man grow and change and learn. I'm so thankful for my time with him!


Band of Brothers said...

wow, that is one serious lawn mower. and i'm intrigued by your aerobics intructor job. it may only pay beans, but think of how in shape you will be. i'm super jealous! so proud of you!

Olive Oyl said...

Good for you for being such a go-getter! I think the exercise coordinator job sounds fun!

Okay, I have to say I gasped at the picture with his curly hair... I didn't even SEE his hair, all I saw was the row of diapers that said "Little" and I was like "IS SHE SECRETLY ANNOUNCING SHE IS PREGO!?!??!". I'm assuming that is decoration in his room... :)

When did he get so BIG!? Seriously. He is such a beautiful big boy!!! I can't wait to see you guys again, come visit soon!

Jenn said...

Now with all that going on how on earth are you going to get around to making a second baby???? :)

Good luck with your 2 job ventures. I'm sure it will be hard to make it all work but if anyone can do it, you can!

abbagirl74 said...

What a cute baby! He looks like a little man. How adorable. I completely understand where you are coming from. Take time for you when you can. You don't ever get that time back.

Terri said...

he looks like a natural on the mower! Congrats on the aerobics job; it'll certainly keep you in shape (as if chasing lil major around wasn't) and the census job looks interesting. Hope you are soon able to slow down and have some summer fun.

Sally said...

Davi - I wish I'd be in shape from this job. Unfortunately, I'm working out about 30% of what I used to. I'm at the gym all the time, but I'm making phone calls and on the computer, NOT working out. It stinks!!

Olive - Bethany made a sign that said "Little Major" out of diapers for my shower last year. I loved it so much, I hung it on the wall. There's a full picture of it on this post: http://midwestgirlatheart.blogspot.com/2008/03/celebrating-lil-major.html and here's one of his nursery: http://midwestgirlatheart.blogspot.com/2008/03/nursery-updates.html

It feels good to be blogging and to see your comments. I'll try to post more...notice I said TRY. =) Thanks for hanging in there w/ me, girls!!

Love Bears All Things said...

Aw...did you not have enough to do..Whatever the reason for the jobs...I hope you get what you want for them..and don't feel overwhelmed.
I have the same trouble with my hair. It is so wavy and curly when wet that I can't comb it out. It just mats up. But once it is dry, it is just about straight.
I can see the Mommie in little major. He looks so grown up in his Easter outfit.
I know you're enjoying these precious days.
Mama Bear

shell said...

yay for the adorable photos of your adorable baby. I love him in the shirt and socks!! :-) check your email...I just sent you something...xoxo

Eliza said...

So cute! You are busy, I hope you can figure out how to make it all work.

Your post just reminded me I need to scrub the toilet. YUCK!

Sara said...

Wow, you are one busy girl!!