I feel like I have started to write this post so many times and then end up deleting it. Where have I been you ask? Well . . .
as you guys know, I finally followed my dream and became a travel agent back in the Spring. It has been absolutely wonderful and I love every, single minute of it; however, it does keep me very, very busy. Over the summer I went into the office two days a week but once Kanin went back to school then I scaled it back to just one day a week. I thought that once the Fall got here and we got back to a more normal routine that I would have some breathing room but that just hasn't been the case. In fact, I think it has gotten even worse.
Beside my travel agent gig, I have also been merchandising for a book company for Michael's Crafts. That job is only supposed to be part-time but I currently am servicing 4 stores. Between 20-25 hours a week at Michaels (AFTER Scott gets off work so I never even leave the house until after 2:00pm) and going into the travel office 1 day a week, I barely have time to breathe. Add to this that Gracie has started dance, Kanin is playing baseball, and poor Boo Boo is STILL not potty-trained . . . I am definitely not winning any Mother of the Year awards.
I'm quickly coming to the conclusion that something has to give. I barely have time to do anything "fun" with the kids. My justification for keeping the merchandising gig has been that it practically paid for our vacation and Christmas is only a few shorts months away and it would be really nice to use all of my money for Christmas presents this year but I just don't know how much longer I can keep up this facade that I can handle everything.
I have missed blogging. I've missed reading all of YOUR blogs. Thank God for my real-life friend Holly at Where We Can Live Like Jack and Sally or I wouldn't even have known that my original favorite blogger, Sarah from Clover Lane, had had another baby.
Don't get me wrong, I am grateful for the work and there is no pity-party going on here, I just wanted you all to know that I am still here and I am still breathing. I've been told that help is on the way with the merchandising job so I am hoping that over the next couple of weeks that I will at least be able to write once a week again.
And just because every post deserves a picture, check out my Sweet Baby. I could just eat him up.