Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happiness is....

Happiness is loving your job. I have to tell you I have had a few jobs in my lifetime. I also have to tell you that the one I have now I absolutely love. I love working with kids and their families one on one to make things better for all of them. I love the people I work with. We are all interested in helping people including one another. They are a great support system and I love them all.

I suggest if you don't have a job you absolutely enjoy doing...find one.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ben's birthday

I cannot believe that Ben is turning seven in a little over a week. His party is Saturday and I am going a little nuts trying to get it together. We invited his whole class since we are new in town but I have only had three RSVP's. I am thinking that is okay, but I hope he does too. :)

He is having a Star Wars party this year. As with all his parties lately I am doing the station thing. I am making Light Saber pencil holders for favors and we are having galactic pizza and yoda sodas! I will post as I get stuff together and definitely a post after the party.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday, EVERYONE!

It is a beautiful winter day here in Southeaster Oklahoma. The sun is shining and it is crisp. There was some frost on my windshield but not much more than that. It is supposed to warm up to the fifties today so we should be in great shape weather wise!

Started the job chart today. I explained it all to the kids and they woke up this morning ready to do their jobs. I like it. I also like that my son can use his iTouch to record his chores. I also put it in their hands, they do it and earn stuff or don't do it. I am not nagging. Did you hear me? NOT NAGGING. (we'll see) :)

Everyone have a terrific day!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Idea Room: My Job Chart--Free Online Chore Charts

The Idea Room: My Job Chart--Free Online Chore Charts

Okay so here is one of my new changes...I am actually going to post again! YEAH ME!!

I was reading my long list of blog posts that I need to catch up on. As I was reading I came across this AWESOME online chore chart. I have kids and they have chores. We have tried the traditional hang on the wall chore charts with reward systems and have used several different "tokens". This is a whole SYSTEM...the chores, the chart, the reward system, and the kids can even be set up to receive their rewards from

I love this....check it out!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Everything Changes...

I have to say that absolutely EVERYTHING changes. It is inevitable. When you start to think things are NEVER going to change, well friends that is exactly when they start to change. So my advice is to just put your seatbelt on, grab the "Oh Crap" handle and hold on as tight as you can because change is coming.

I find change a very unsettling thing to deal with. And unsettling is putting it quite lightly. Change actually puts my whole life into a tailspin. I can't handle it. However, in the midst of it I think I am handling it just fine. I think I have everything under control. Then to my surprise after I have been through it I look back or I talk to a loved one close to me and find out that the grace I thought I was exhibiting under pressure was just an illusion.

This year has brought so many changes to our life. I am sure this is true for everyone. It always seems like when I am looking at my life and the changes that have occurred they seem much bigger and harder than anyone else's. This is a very selfish and self-centered way of looking at things I realize. I am not really sure how to fix my selfish point of view, consequently I will tell you the changes that have occurred from my filter.

  • Changed jobs
  • Lost a job
  • Moved
  • Went into a hospital
  • Moved again
  • Blended a family
  • Changed careers
  • Began recovery

These were just the changes in my life. Some I have not listed because yes, some are way too personal right now to explain here. With all these changes I have reflected on how to continue this blog. I am still trying to figure it out, but I do realize that I want to continue it because it gives me such an outlet. But how to continue. Our family is SO very different now.

So...friends change is coming...I hope you will hold on and go through it with me.