Thursday, May 14, 2009

working outside of the home...and other ramblings.

well, our income situation changed drastically this year and as a result, i was forced to get a job.
i'm a M-F nanny for 2 sweet kiddos...ages 20 months and 4 months.
the hours are pretty decent. 9am-3:30pm. so, at least i get to actually SEE my kids a few hours each day.
i'm thankful for this job, don't get me wrong.
the income has been greatly needed.
but let me just say that it has given me empathy for the mamas that have to do this all the time.
being away from my babies breaks my heart.

the good news is that i only have 2 weeks left and then i start my new job!
i will soon be an employee of the childcare center at lifetime fitness.
one of the great perks of the job is that you get to bring your kiddos with you!! YAY!!

we've been members at lifetime for a year now and it's like disney world. i swear.
it's also right across the street from us (literally) and just an amazing place.
my kids all beg to go.
so, i'm super thrilled about this new job.

in other news...
i'm about to put in our summer garden.
i have huge plan for canning and freezing all the yummy veggies that our little garden brings forth.
homemade dill pickles, salsa, tomato basil sauce.
the list goes on.
nothing like filling the pantry and freezer with home-grown goodness for the winter.

so far i'm planning on:
~tons of 'maters
~red and green bell peppers
~jalapeno peppers
~squash and zucchini
~banana peppers
~pole beans
~herbs galore: basil, dill, cilantro, rosemary, thyme, parsley...etc.

i've had pretty good luck in the past with gardening, so i'm keeping my fingers crossed.

playin' in the dirt makes me happy. always has. ;)

1 comment:

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