Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Job

I told myself I was going to write a post at least once a week.  Well, you all see how well that has gone.  It has been HECTIC! at my house!  My husband just got a new job, which I’m very proud of him for.  The only thing is his job is 50 minutes away.  I know, I know, not a big deal to you long-time commuters, but a rather big deal to me.  He’s two weeks in on his job and I must admit that I’m feeling a bit like a single parent these days (no insult to real single parents--I've been there).  Before the new job my husband and I had a great (well, great to me) schedule worked out.  I went to work at 8, taking the two older kids to school and day care.  Then, he kept the twins until 2 when they went to the sitter’s.  He then picked up our son and went to his coaching job until about 6 and I got off at 5, picking up the other 3 kids.  Now, I’m doing all the carting around and picking up of all of the 4 kids and it’s exhausting!  Couple that with coordinating doctor visits in and out of town and therapy appointments--and let me tell ya, this gal ain't organized.  I'm about ready to pull my hair out already.  I know my hubby was in desperate need of some adult interaction during the day and I’m happy that he now gets that.  I know he was in need of that feeling of productivity during the day and contributing to society, and I’m glad he now gets that too.  Now I’m in need of a nanny!  How does everyone else do this? I definitely need some ideas! Also, any ideas to help me get organized would also be appreciated.

We had a great Easter this year. Here are a couple of pics from that.  So great that my car still looks like Easter threw up in it.  I have fake grass and candy everywhere!

On another note, I’m asking for prayer for my family right now. I’ve been in prayer over a situation that is close to my heart and I’d like prayer from you all as well.  It’s nothing major, just something close to my heart.

A special Good Luck to Deak and Jenny Howe on Deak’s Run for Hope.  Click here for info on how to donate or participate.
Hope everyone has a blessed day!


  1. ERICA,I wanted u to kn that it will work out for u, just kn that God is u strenght in the time of need. Just asked him to show u what or how to do what need to be done.Will be praying for u and the family.

  2. I'm sorry, and even more sorry I can't offer advice for your situation. But, sometimes just hearing that people are listening to you is a little better. Sounds crazy and I really hope things get better!

    I HATE Easter grass, which is why I stay FAR away from it! Parent and teacher standpoint alike on that one!

    We'll be going to the run and I'll be posting pictures :) We're excited to be a part of it! I'll keep your family in my prayers, hope everything else is ok.

  3. You are so nice!! Thank you for mentioning our Run...I am in stress mode, for sure.
    Boy, can I relate to your crazy is SO HARD to run everyone around (and I only have 2!)I've had to have good bosses that provide me a little bit of flexibility (coming and going hours), and it has helped. But, I spend hours in the car carting my TWO children and myself to work each week.
    Maybe..."This too shall pass...":)

  4. I know what you mean. I find it hard to keep with my posts as well.