Friday, July 16, 2010

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I'm back. At least for the moment. I can't guarantee that this will be entertaining, or that I'll post again anytime soon, but for this moment, I'm back.

Our lives have been really busy lately, Chad is back in school, which is very exciting, but means that I am taking on a *little* more than I was doing before. Mostly, I'm taking Hailey to day care every day instead of just Mondays and Fridays. His classes are online, so his work schedule has not changed, but he spends a lot more time in front of the computer on the days he is home. We are really proud of him for doing so much and doing so well.

Hailey's thinking about potty training, which is REALLY cool. She likes to use the potty a lot, but we're not quite dedicated enough to really commit to it yet. Soon. I hope. We didn't tell her Sunday school teacher that she was potty training at all, and she ended up messing up the ONE diaper we took in. Oops. Her tantrums are fewer and farther between, although we had a couple of doozies last night. Tonight she and I walked down to the pool, and she jumped off the side at least ten times, and didn't even throw a fit when it was time to leave! It's the little things....

I'm still working, my job is good, although I'm still praying for guidance. Kind of thinking about teaching, although I'm not sure about it. Teacher friends, if you have any advice where this decision is concerned, I'll gladly take it!! I'm working on myself a little too. Trying to give up the green eyed monster, which is tough. I'm really not a big "coveter," but I do compare myself to others a lot. "She's skinnier, she has a better car, has a house, a second kid, and so on..." The problem with my brand of jealousy is that I forget to be thankful for the things that I have. Like a beautiful, smart little girl. And a pretty terrific husband. A loving family. A roof over my head, and food in my belly. A JOB, even if I don't think it's the one that I want. That said, I just don't think that attitude is healthy. So if I can stop grumbling about what I don't have, trust that GOd will give me the things that I want when HE wants me to have them, and just be thankful for all those things (and more), I think I'll be happier.

Ok, I got a little bit deeper than I meant to. Next time I'm going to try to be a little less "fill in the blanks since my last post 3 months ago" and a little more entertaining.

Til next time...


  1. I'll be praying for you about the job situation and the decision regarding teaching. I know that it takes something special in a person to be able to do, and although my whole family including my grandma (on dad's side) were teachers, I just didn't have the patience for it. I know its tough. Hang in time you will get it figured out.

    I understand so much about the jealousy factor. For so long we've moved around every freaking 18 months from base house to base house dealing with ants, termites, roaches...I am jealous of people whose husbands don't deploy...tired of being afraid of orders or the late night phone call. And I'm guilty of being angry at God for not letting Eli get to be the normal happy little boy that we all want him to be. And most of all that HE wants to be. We all struggle with those demons...and I think that talking about them and confronting them head on is the best way to help ourselves work thru them. You aren't alone; know you are loved and appreciated, and that no matter how you feel you have family and friends who are there to support you!!! :) Love ya girl. XOXO

  2. Kat! You are back... That makes me so excited. I have missed really knowing what was going on in that pretty little head of yours. Blogging helps, because for me... I am trying to get this whole wedding thing done, and I don't get to have phone dates as often as I would like!

    I am so excited to see you in less than two weeks. You really are my BEST Friend!!! I love you!