Well, I did it.............I quit all of my jobs. There are several things that let up to this decision. First off....I really believe at home with Adaliah is my place. I do know that some times this is not possible....I mean I started back to work when she was 5 weeks old and currently I am still working. But...we can live on Miguel's income. It gives us no cushion what so ever...but that is what faith is for right? This all came to a boiling point for me about two weeks ago. My dear baby sister (who just turned a quarter of a century yesterday, along with my youngest brother turning 14~Happy Birthday guys!)started making her own laundry detergent about a year ago. The product is equivalent to tide but a fraction of the cost. Well....my sister decided to start marketing it and selling it to pass on this great product to other people and pass along the savings during this tough economic time. She also made a great website....check it out and let me know if you have any questions.
Well.....I was preparing to go to a festival in Indiana to help her sell it. Miguel was working that night and was going to wake up a bit early to watch Adaliah and then take her to Aunt Maria's house. I kept Adaliah up from her nap so she would take a later nap so Miguel could sleep longer. (I can now hear all the experienced moms chuckling and saying "Yep, that didn't work did it!!?!?) And you are all correct....it didn't work. She would not go to sleep. Instead she screamed. By this time Miguel was of course awake and he said he didn't get to sleep much so I decided to take Adaliah to Aunt Maria's early so Miguel could try to get some more sleep. At this point I was REALLY frustrated. Then I got to thinking...why I am frustrated that she isn't working around my schedule? She is 1 1/2 years old. I know this doesn't sound like much, but this was kind of the breaking point for me. That my baby was becoming a frustration due to my work schedule. One more thing on my plate. This was not acceptable to me at all. So, I quit...all of my jobs after talking to Miguel. Of course he was supportive and agreed to work over time if we had a need.
So....any advice from the stay at home mom's out there? Should I try to set up a sort of routine for our days now that I will be at home or just go with the flow? How did you all adjust from being in the work force to being at home full time? Any thoughts would be appreciated. My mind is already spinning with all of the projects that have been pushed to the back burner. I have also started writing. If you didn't know, one of my goals/ dreams has always been to write. For right now, I don't know if anyone will ever get to read what I am writing...it is kinda for my own personal growth. Who knows though. My mom has always told me I would do this....but I am sure she is bias. =)
For the news on the home front......Miguel is still working and working on the house. The upstairs is soooo close to be done. Then you can all come visit as we will have three extra completed rooms. You all just might have to take shifts though. Adaliah seems to be saying a new word every day. Her latest that is oh so cute is she calls people honey. But she pronounces it "hawney" like she is a southern belle. She is also manifesting a mean side.....that she got from dad. She loves to chase the cats around and pull their tails, and pick them up by the tail, and hit them. And the reason I blame daddy for this? Because I have always been an avid animal lover and her daddy tried to drown geese. So now I am reaping what he sowed. I tell you.... if I wasn't a praying woman before, being a mom would have driven me to it. Boy do I love that little bundle of hyperness though. =)
Gardening is going well. My sisters and I had out first canning/freezing day last week. Mike (Nicole's husband) calls us little ants, storing up for winter. I love it.
Also...after the upstairs is completed it will finally be time for my kitchen. With this thought in mind, I am considering repainting my dining room. Right now it is a Spanish flair. I would still keep it that way just change the color of the walls. Right now they are bright turquoise. (You can see a picture of them I believe in my second or third posting on our home renovations.) I am thinking of toning it down a wee bit and going with a orangish/reddish/brownish. Like a Terra cotta look. So give me your thoughts. Keep it how it is or change the color?
Ok...next post I promise I will post pictures of Miss Adaliah. I have been being lazy. My lap top crashed so I will have to reinstall the software and put the pictures back on my lap top. I hope you all have a joyous day. Please remember to keep us in your prayers....for Miguel to get on days and for me as I wrap up my jobs. I have one really big project I have to finish for one my job.Until next time.....