Monday, April 7, 2008

The Lion King...Opps I forgot

OK--So I took DD to see the Lion King an man was it AWESOME!!!!!!! The costumes were amazing, the cast was incredible and the fact that they ran the "animals" thru the audience so it was like you were part of the show was killer.

DD cried when we had to leave because she didn't want it to end (I never want it to be over Mommy!!)

I think we have a star in the making!!

Friday, April 4, 2008

SEVEN Years Old!

Dear Daughter,

Today you are 7. I am stunned at how fast the time goes. You are turning into this amazing girl right in front of my eyes, but I still remember every moment of the day you came into the world.

The pregnancy was a breeze, the labor and delivery was a nightmare--but you are the best thing that has ever happened to Daddy and me.

We love you so much (not so much in love with the "attitude" you have been throwing around lately, but I digress) and would do anything for you. You are SO smart it's scary and you have a wonderful sense of humor--you can do and be anything you want and I promise to help you reach your goals. Please stay sweet and kind. Your soul is so gentle and amazing--don't let this crazy world harden it.

Happy Birthday Baby--I love you!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

4 Months = Fear

ok--it's been 4 months since my hubby lost his job. Nothing job wise is on the horizon, nothing at all. He applies for jobs and doesn't even get an interview--now I know he is trying to start his own business, but the "safety net" of unemployment is soon to come to an end--not that unemployment provides half of the money he needs to even pay his portion of the bills each month--but at least it's something.

I want him to take the job hunting seriously, but when does it cross the line of being a "nag" and just coming straight out and demanding he go an get a job--any job--we need the money to start coming BACK in instead of just bleeding out. It's obvious--to me anyway--that this "home business" thing is not going to bring in the income he thinks it is--there will have to be a supplimentle job in there somewhere--so why not go find it?

I just I am just so angry about having to go back to work full time, missing out on things I USED to be able to do with my daughter and him not picking up the slack around the house. I mean--getting him to even do a load of laundry is like asking him to cut off his arm. He will drag it all down to the machine and throw in a load--and there it sits until I get home to finish it all--and since our laundry room is right off our kitchen, it's not like I can just ignore the fact that he has laundry laying all over the place--not getting done. I'm not wired that way. Is it asking too much for some help? It was one thing when I only worked about 25-30 hours a week and he worked 40 plus--I did the stuff around the house and considered it the rest of my "job". Now I work 40 plus hours and have the same crap to do when I get home. I resent it so much. That and I see our checking account dwindling down to nothing at all. UGH I HATE THIS.