I am LOVING the new name and hope that y'all like it too... as it fits my life so well. Me & My Mischief Makers. They all love the mischief and I am continually baffled at what their brains come up with. :)
Just a little rundown as to our current life...
- We moved downstairs in the house we share with my older sister and her family. This was a good thing for so many reasons, but mainly it has forced me to go through and de-crap my house. There is still a constant mess but that is because I prefer to sleep and/or be lazy during my few waking, non-working hours. But you would not believe the amount of papers I have shredded, the bags of trash and boxes of items taken to DI. It's amazing how freeing it feels to get rid of things.
- The kids started school at the end of last month. Second year at this school and all seems to be going well. I am blessed to have my sister here to help my kids with their homework most days since I have to leave for work before the kids get home from school. But I am doing my best to schedule time in each classroom to see them as often as possible.
- We took a trip to Texas before school started, to visit my sister and her family. It was AWESOME... except for the 24 hour drive (me being the only driver, it was split into 2 days) in a 5-seater car... hmmm, don't recommend it, but we did all survive it, and have GREAT memories from it. When I finally download the pictures I'll try to remember to post some. The kids keep asking when the next trip to Texas is going to be. My response so far has been, "When mommy can afford plane tickets for everyone." :) Doubt they have any clue that that means probably never... but a mom can dream, and so can her kids.
- I got hired as a career employee with the postal service FINALLY! After working as a contract/temp for over 3 years I was blessed with a full time position with benefits. It was a stressful time, but couldn't have been better timing in my life. The hours right now stink but I can't be sad that I have a job with perks. I just keep praying that eventually I will be able to work during school hours so I can be with my kids each evening.
Right now... I just got in my room from kissing each of my kids, tucking the blankets around them and whispering to them how much I love them. Some nights I just stare in amazement that they are mine, and at how grown they are. Tonight, this is what I am most thankful for.