Back to School

Wow… where did the summer go? In fact.. where did September and October go? I just sat down to catch up on the blog and realized that I didn’t say a word about the first day of school!?? Shame on me. Perhaps its because I have been adjusting to this new wake up time of 6:30am!! For a night owl like myself, caffeine is my new best friend.

So off to Kindergarten went my daughter… and off to preschool went my son. And surprisingly, it was much more heart wrenching to drop off my son. Maybe because he’s my youngest… my baby… my last one. Or maybe because it was so streamless as he just gave me a hug and kiss and walked off without even looking back? *sniff* whatever it was… I had a little “moment”.

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As they both started a new chapter… so did I. A new routine for all of us. And even a little downtime in the morning a couple days when they are off at school and I don’t have to work until a little later. ahhhhh. Kind of nice. What will I do with myself!?!?

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Hello… are you there?

Hello readers… followers… and anyone who just happens to stumble across this tiny piece of neuroticism that I share with the world.

So I realize that I’ve been bad about keep up with the blog lately. Real bad. So sad. So busy. busy busy busy. But that’s no excuse. So I apologize up front. In any case… outside of the every day things that I am personally going through as a parent to now 5 and 3 year olds…. what else can I offer to you on this blog? What else would you like to have a schedule or plan for? haha. Is it even possible to plan anything else outside of sleep and feeding? 🙂

Ask and you may (If I can conjure) receive.
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World’s Toughest Job is……

So only 24 people applied for this job…. even with requirements such as:

  • Must be able to work 135+ hours a week
  • Ability to work overnight, associate needs pending
  • Willingness to forgo any breaks
  • Work mostly standing up and/or bending down
  • Ph.D. in psychology or real-life equivalent
  • Crisis management skills a must
  • Ability to manage a minimum of 10-15 projects at one time
  • Ability to communicate at all levels (basic to advanced)
  • Ability to coordinate multiple, often conflicting, schedules
  • Ability to work in a chaotic environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in negotiating, counseling and culinary arts
  • Unlimited patience
  • Understanding of finance
  • Understanding of medicine
  • Selflessly driven

Gotta watch this. The ending sums it up. *sniff*

Read more about the story behind this video and job posting.

30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me

I first saw this idea from Life as I Know it. I further saw that it originated from Baby Making Machine. As I’m already here documenting all sorts of things… why not also house things that not only allow my children to get to know me better, but forces me to reflect on myself. I like that. So here is my “Post of Posts” (with some different adaptations of my own). I will link back to this list as I get these posts completed. In the future, I’ll probably get a good kick out of reading about myself from my mid-30’s. eek. Did I just publicly say mid-30’s?

Thirty Things My Kids Should Know About Me

1. 20 Random Facts about myself
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears and how they came about
3. Describe my relationship with my mother
4. The 10 things that make me most happy, right now
5. If I had 3 wishes…..
6. My dream job
7. Five things I am passionate about
8. Ten people who have influenced me
9. Embarrassing moments
10. Pet peeves
11. A typical day in the life
12. The hardest part of growing up
13. Weaknesses and strengths
14. How do you know someone is “the one”
15. My 5 greatest accomplishments
16. What I wish I were great at
17. If I had to regret one thing
18. How I felt the moment I became a parent
19. Describe my relationship with my father
20. What school has done for me
21. Parenthood: 5 likes and dislikes
22. My experience with having a sibling
23. What my first paid job did for me
24. Hopes and dreams for my children
25. Ten things I want to be remembered for
26. My favorite things about me
27. Best advice I ever received
28. Best advice I can give
29. Where to go from here
30. What faith can do