Saturday, January 5, 2008

Baby J, Tryolutions, A Giveaway, and The Debates!

Wow . . . so much to say and so little time!

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Baby J will be turning five months in just a matter of days. I can't believe it! I look at his little face and I am amazed at how much he has already changed. I know that parents always say this--they also always feel the need to warn you to enjoy each and every moment since they fly by so fast. I understand this and am soaking in each and every moment. More on J in a few days. I'm sure I'll have plenty to gush about.

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Tryolutions. T (hubby) and I headed for the store with J. It is our form of major Saturday night excitement. We went to Walmart. Say what you will about Walmart, but it is the only place you can go with a screaming infant and no one will look at you funny . . .

Anyway, in the car on the ride home T and I started to discuss my moods. I've been OK lately, but at the same time I have a lot on my mind. I think about having a job. I know, I know--staying home and raising J is a job--my most important one. BUT, as someone who has had a job or been going to school since she was in kindergarten, it is hard for me not to be either studying, working, or both. Plus, in only a matter of months I must decide if I will return to my teaching position. After our discussion, I decided on a tryolution . . .

I am going to TRY to find a way to work from home. I desperately would like to use that English degree (B.A.) or the education (teaching) degree (M.Ed.) to pull in some extra $$$. Good grief . . . who wouldn't? Since I've started this blog I've realized that there are many, many women who want the same things. From money-making widgets, ad space, novel writing, advertising/reviewing, and much, much more--there seem to be a plethora (ugh, wasn't supposed to use that word--Tryolution #18) of opportunities. My tryolution is to find the right one for me. Any creative ideas would be welcome!

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I had intended to write about the debates next . . . I think I'll save that monster for later.


abby p said...

I'm so with you on the career thing. I love my career (I'm a publicist), but am overwhelmed with the thought of working with two little ones. I'm looking into consulting, but won't be able to do much until after baby #2 is born. Good luck with your search!

Allie Boniface said...

Wow...good luck on the job must be overwhelming, and such a change, to go through that adjustment!!

Reesa74 said...

I really like the tryolutions! I feel like that is all I do . . . try, try, again and again.

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