Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Lucy and Jack had an exciting day at the groomer today. I always think they look a little funny when they first come back, but I'd say that 2 weeks from now they will be the cutest dogs you've ever seen!
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Something New

My life needs some spicing up.  I am a SAHW (stay-at-home-wife).  While it's a long and complicated story, I stopped working last April in the hopes that the stress relief of not having a job would help us get pregnant.  It didn't, but I have enjoyed being home.  I spend a lot of time cooking, planning our weekly menus, reading, working out at the gym and playing with our dogs.  Recently I have started to get the back-to-work itch.  Going back to work for me is complicated and there are two major issues with why it maybe isn't such a good idea (at this time, not for ever). 
Issue #1: We are an Army family and expect to be here in VA for another 15 months, give or take.  Moving so frequently makes it almost impossible to have a career but also hard to find a job.  Well, hard to find a job that I want to do.  I guess I'm a little picky.  I had even entertained the thought of trying to find employment at a local Starbucks or Ann Taylor LOFT store because those are two places that I enjoy and would happily enjoy the employee discounts offered there.  When ever I seriously consider this option, let's call it the "time killer job option" I am confronted with...
Issue #2:  We are currently in the "waiting" phase of adopting our first child.  We attended an orientation meeting at the agency we're working with August 31st of last year, promptly entered our application and began the homestudy process.  Our homestudy was finally approved in the beginning of December and we were placed in the pool of families awaiting a match.  Now, we're waiting.  And waiting some more.  This is what it's like to expect a child with no idea of when you're "due".  We could literally wake up tomorrow and find out that there is a baby waiting for us, or that we have been chosen ("matched") by an expectant woman.  On the other hand, we could end up waiting another 6 months or more.  Because I don't know when we will be placed with a baby I cannot commit to working anyplace for any length of time, even if it is only a "time killing job". 
What's a relatively intelligent woman to do with time on her hands and high speed internet?  The possibilities are endless if only I would step away from the computer.  There is so much that can be done outdoors here in rural Southwest Virginia, if the weather would warm up, that is..  As far as spicing up my life today.  Hmm.  I'm going to start by making some guacamole, I'll serve my darling husband lunch and then I intend to spend at least an hour this afternoon practicing yoga.  Good, old, Vinyasa style yoga.  And maybe once I've completed that, I'll try something totally new and cleaning our carpets or refinishing the old changing table I bought off of Craigslist a few days ago.  Or maybe I'll take a bath and watch some HGTV.  Anything can happen today.