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Rock //insert myself// Hard Place

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I posted a note about this on Facebook but I wanted to expand on it here. Because this is my blog and my place to whine about things. Where to start, where to start? Essentially, Halloween weekend brought about a HUGE family decision: I’m quitting my job, taking the kids out of daycare and becoming a SAHM. It wasn’t so long ago that I didn’t even know what SAHM was (an acronym for stay at home mom). I was never the stay at home type. And then I had a baby. And worked full time. And commuted. For two hours a day. And tried to actually keep a house and be a mom and a wife and a good worker. And then I had another baby.

And then it all kind of fell apart.

This year has been rough. Two deaths, a hospital stay and now a life altering decision that changes not only my life but the lives of my family. Crazy stuff. I never thought of myself as the praying type, but I feel like I talk to God in my own way and I’m glad an answer has revealed itself.

The idea of not working was akin to winning the lottery. It just doesn’t happen to people like us. But my industry went South and is still there. I own my own business for tax purposes but I contract for one person and she has gone off the deep end. Imagine working for a three year old. The conversations would go something like this:

What do you want to do?
I want to eat lunch.
What do you want for lunch?
I don’t know.
Do you want a hamburger or a hot dog?
Hamburger.
Are you sure?
Yes.
Are you sure?
Yes.
Are you sure?
Yes.
Are you sure?
Yes.
Are you sure?
Yes.
Are you sure?
Yes.
I’m going to go make your hamburger now.
Okay.
Is this how you want your hamburger?
Yes.
Are you sure?
Yes.
Are you sure?
Yes.
Are you sure?
Take it off the bun.
Okay. How about now?
I want ketchup.
Okay. How about now?
Take off the pickles.
Okay. How about now?
I want it.
Are you sure?
Yes.
Are you sure?
Yes.
Are you sure?
Yes.
Are you sure?
Yes.
Are you sure?
Yes.
Are you sure?
Yes.
Here is your hamburger.
Gross! I want a hot dog! Why didn’t you get me a hot dog?!?!?

Now imagine this is not a three year old, but a grown adult. Did your head fall off? Mine did.

The issues with school are actually nothing to joke about. I’m sad that we’re leaving because the decline in care made me seriously feel that my child was in danger. And this after I bought cupcakes for the Fall Festival:

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This pumpkin looks like a fat, cross-eyed Asian dude.

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This is more money than I should have spent on a fat, cross-eyed Asian dude.

Also, look at that last picture again. Do you see the sell by date on those cupcakes? WTF? Are they made of plastic?

Honestly, if work was decent, I’d find a new daycare. If daycare was decent, I’d find a new job. But both just going to shit all at once with no end in sight forced us to make a new solution. Aut Viam Inveniam Aut Faciam

One more week to go. I’m sad at this turn of events. Scared of the unknown. Excited for a new adventure. Check back in 10 days to hear my laments of being home with the kids all day, hah!

Sunday Six

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All of these bloggy people do a Friday Five, and I thought that since I am a slacky blogger, I’d do a Sunday Six. Much like the title of my blog, there is not guarantee that I’ll do this every Sunday, or ever again. It may also turn into a Sunday One. Who knows.

1. Knitting: I am still knitting. Mostly working on the orange baby blanket and now this:

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It’s the Mason-Dixon Knitting Mitered Square Blanket. I only need 84,752 more to cover my king sized bed.

2. Bleach: I am still addicted. I saw this the other day while searching for merch:

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Um, for the nerdy record, that is NOT Ichimaru Gin, but Hitsugaya Toshiro. Thanks.

3. Stamps: I want:

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4. Monkey: Again, I want:

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5. Real estate: Seriously, people are making money with this shit:

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Okay, “beauty’ful”? That bitch couldn’t get up for a minute to let the photographer do his job?

6. Thirty. In one week.

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NOT growing older gracefully. Being quite a bitch about it, actually.

Lunch Break

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I am bored. So here’s something that I haven’t done in forever:

Everything in my purse right now
thank you card w/ envelope
Blackberry
Kodak 5 mp EasyShare camera
4 Coke product caps for reward points
1 pair cotton socks
The Independent Newspaper
2 emery boards
reimbursement check for 73.41
Target receipt for 36.57
2009 calendar
wallet
KFC receipt 7.29
McDonalds receipt 4.43
carabiner key ring (front door, back door, car, work, padlock, car lock, 8 store cards)
The Stitchery receipt for 23.94
Bath & Body Works Velvet tuberose hand cream
Nausea Relief liquid CVS (Emetrol)
4 42 cent Virgin Mary Christmas stamps
3 unused syringes
1 used syringe
eye glasses
2 hair elastic
1 peg style puzzle piece (pentagon)
1 tablespoon
1 tongue depressor
Kroger receipt 71.67
travel pack of antibacterial hand wipes
2 maxi pads
demotivational card w/ envelope
Essure brochure
HOA invoice for $385
HSBC invoice 500.20
GMAC invoice 428.77
Chase Health invoice 404.76
$3 coupon Kroger
2 black ink pens
5 blue ink pens
1 blue sharpie

I am exciting and fantastic. Yay.