Not much going on around here this week. The drama for the week was taken care of with Collen's imitation of monkeys jumping off the bed on Monday. He is doing just fine and is acting like his same silly self. The little bruise on his face started fading Monday night and today you can hardly see it. So, so thankful that it wasn't any worse than that.

This week, my focus has been job hunting....again. I've sent about 25+ emails out to principals and such...expressing my interest in a job...any job...I'm capable of doing pretty much whatever they need. At this point, I'd teach Math if they'd let me (they'd have to be as desperate as I am....). Out of the 25-30 emails I sent, 2 people have responded - both with, "Thank you, but at this time we do not have a position available, but we will keep your information on file." Hey...at least they responded. There are a few positions I feel good about, but the outlook is grim around here for teachers. It's sad.

With the budget cuts going on, I'm hoping and praying to find something. I'm trying not to worry, but it's tough when I'm looking at our savings dropping every month....and that's our supplemental income. After it's gone....I don't even want to think about it. That's why I have to find a job. We have enough to make it to September...maybe October. I'm trusting that God is going to handle it. He has the right place chosen for me....He just has to work out the timing. I'm not above looking for a part time job, but I really want to get back into teaching or using my masters and working as a school librarian. As teachers, we need all the income we can get. Collen's insurance will change in August, so that's going to be extra money we'll have to find from somewhere, and with him getting older we could use the extra money.

On a happier note, Collen has officially spoken his first word. You all heard it with the "Momma" videos, but he is now...for real...saying Momma and associating it with me. And you have no idea how happy this Momma is to be hearing that little word coming out of his mouth! It melts my heart. Now we have to work on Da Da.

We planted a garden a few weeks ago. It's actually growing really well! It has been HOT here this week. Upper 90s all week long. I don't do hot very well. I'm not a summer girl. I don't like summer wardrobe. I'd much rather be in jeans and nice, comfy sweater than covers all the lumps and bumps motherhood has provided me. I hang out in a lot of dresses and skirts...sometimes capris. No shorts for me. And I don't do tank tops....and rarely a lot of t-shirts. I'm already wishing for fall.

Football has started up for Jeremy...summer work outs and practices. This means our schedule is flip-flopped. He is here during the day (most days) and then at school in the evenings. Not sure how supper is going to go...I don't like cooking for one, but I'm trying to stay motivated with the idea of left-overs. He does have Fridays off, which is great. It has taken some getting used to have him here during the day instead of later in the evenings, but Collen sure does enjoy it. My mom has been here with me this week, so we've enjoyed ourselves. I hope she'll make it common occurence!

I met a blog reader today - at Target. Isn't there where you normally see people who you know/who know you? Always nice to meet someone who is praying for us and reading about our ordinary )well...not-so-ordinary if you think about it) little life.

That's about it. Been a pretty quiet week. Please, please pray that something comes along on the job front. Pray that I'll leave it to God and trust Him to work it out. I tend to stress out....and I can feel it coming. Just trying to pray against it. Hope you are all having a great week. Friday is almost here!


  1. It was SO great to meet you yesterday!!! Collen is just as precious in person as the pictures and you are precious too!
    Kelly Simmons

  2. I've been reading your blog for ages, but I've never left a comment for some reason. :) Anyway, I just wanted to offer you some encouragement on your job search...and you're right in that God already has it picked out for you. It's so hard to be patient enough to wait for Him to show it though, isn't it?! If you live close to a local college or university, I wouldn't count that out! You mentioned you have a Master's, and with a Master's you can teach at the Bachelor's level as long as you have 18 graduate hours in the area you're teaching. Plus, there are probably other offices on the campus that you'd be qualified for, too. Just a thought! One of my good friends had an education degree but worked as the Tutor Coordinator in our college's Academic Success Center. I'll definitely be thinking about you and praying for you!