Monday, March 21, 2011

Growing a Little Something


It is now time for the growing season.  My husband us usually the one that takes care of the vegetable garden.  He is doing his thing this year but I thought I would try my hand in it since I am not working at the moment.  When we were first married and living in our townhouse I was the one who originally did the gardening.  With kids and going back to work full time I just wasn't that into it.  I started some tomato seeds and a little herb garden for the window.  They have already started sprouting!  The were both inexpensive kits.  I bought them at Dollar General.  Love that store!  Now I need to figure out where I will put the tomato plants.  Dennis has already started his plants and he has a lot.  I was thinking about doing a box garden.  The soil here is clay and I hate it! 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cover Letter

Okay.....so I just spent about an hour creating a cover letter for a job.   I am not good at self promotion!  Maybe that is what my problem is.  I just cannot seem to find the words to describe myself and what I have to offer!  I think I need help!  Ugh.....I am trying though. 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Doula

I have been exploring different career paths lately.  One thing that I am looking into is becoming a Doula.

Doula is a word that has most closely become associated with a woman who provides non-medical support during labour and birth, and also the postpartum period.

I first became interested in this practice 13 years ago.  There is a lot of information out there on the Internet.   I was able to speak with a local Doula on Friday.  She was very informative.  She suggested that I watch a documentary by Rikki Lake called "The Business of Being Born". http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/  I was blown away!   I suggest anyone who is pregnant or wants to become pregnant to watch this movie!   I am going to attend one of there local meetings tonight.  I am not sure if this is my path....I won't know unless I try. 

Monday, March 07, 2011

The Switching of the Closets

Okay, I have so many cloths that I keep them in two closets.  Every spring or fall I switch my wadrobe.  I switched to spring/summer wadrobe today.  Bottomline...I have too many cloths!  I am not wearing half of them.  Part of the reason I am not wearing half of them is because alot of them I would wear to work.  Since I am not working they are just hanging in my closet...waiting.   Some of them I will incorporate into non-work wordrobe.  It is funny though, after the past two months I have really simplified my life.  I could definately only live in jeans and a t-shirt!  After seeing all of the cloths that I have there will be no reason for me to want to buy anything new! 

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Getting Ready for the Big Day!

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How Do I Value Myself?

Thursday is the day I file my weekly unemployment claim.  It has been nine weeks since I lost my job.  It is funny how things have changed since that time.  The first few weeks I had to clean, clean and clean the house!  I felt like if I was not doing something then I was not valued.  I looked around yesterday and I noticed that I had let a few things go!  I will be getting right to those cleaning projects today.  I have lightened up on myself a bit.  It is okay for me to sit down and relax during the day.  I hope my family finds value in me and it is not just that I am home not doing anything!   I try to have dinner prepared every night!  Sometimes you have to eat leftovers though.  We are on a budget!

 Don't get me wrong....eventually I will have to find another source of income.  I am continually looking everyday.  I have sent resumes, networked and looked into taking classes.  I keep coming back to photography.  This is something that I have loved since I was a kid.  I remember getting my first camera (it was a  Polaroid) for either my birthday or Christmas.  I think I was 10??   Many camera's later....I still love it.  I am looking into getting a DSLR now.  With not working though...it is on the back burner for now.  I do have a great Kodak Digital Z980.  I recently took an online photography course.  I am now looking at taking a course at the community college.  I am the only one in my way though!   Somehow I always manage to talk myself out of things.  I have to stop doing that!  Does anyone else have that problem?

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Another Beautiful Day


Today was another beautiful day! Not quite as warm...but the sun was shining after last nights thunderstorms. Finished doing the taxes. I just need to double check them. I am feeling better then I have in the past couple of weeks. I did not wake up quite as sore. Did a little yoga this morning....maybe that will help. We still need a new mattress though. I am planning on shopping for one this weekend. I am making turkey chili tonight. Jack will not eat it of course! He will have leftovers from last night. I can't please everyone! Heather is at work tonight. I took her to the doctor yesterday....she popped her shoulder again. She does not want to have an MRI. She has opted for physical therapy. I hope she understands she will have to keep up with it. This shoulder thing will be a lifelong problem. Nick will be home from soccer practice soon. It is so nice that he is actually talking to me! He is a 16 year old who usually doesn't have much to say to his mother. Since I have not been working....things have changed in that regards. I couldn't be happier!