I’M BACK! STARTING FROM SCRATCH & A NEW BEGINNING
It has been almost THREE months since I have updated my website, and it literally feels like forever.
I have been SO busy. If you remember my last post I started working a job where I worked seven days a week, twelve hours a day. Well, that was a temporary job and this week was/is my last week there. It was really nice while it lasted. I met some good people and learned a new job skill, which always looks nice on a resume. I also relocated back to my hometown (which has been an adjustment in and of itself) from Florida. This has been a HUGE adjustment for me because to be honest I never really wanted to move back here.
But having to choose between the lesser of two evils, this was the lesser.
With that move came the loss of most of my possessions. Besides our clothes, I literally had to give everything up. I’m in the process of moving to my own place after living with my parents for four months and we literally have NOTHING. No furniture, no curtains, no decorations, no dishes, no blankets, sheets, or towels. Nothing. That doesn’t bother me because with the new direction that my life is heading in, I need a fresh start.
I am really craving starting over.
What I am not craving is sleeping on the floor, blanketless, for a few weeks until I start accumulating new household items slowly but surely. *smiles* The love that I have been receiving from some of the online communities that I am a part of has been overwhelming. Immediately after announcing my “starting over point” two days later I received a house warming present in the mail consisting of a new pot and pan set, along with a baking set, because everyone knows how much I LOVE to cook.
I look forward to bringing y’all, yet again, on another new journey with me.
Over the past three years that I have had this blog I have shared many things, and this new transition will be no different. The new place that I am moving into is really nice, and I’m excited because all of the hardships that I have been through over the past year has really set me up for all of the blessings that God has had in store for me.
The babies are happy, healthy, and growing so big (as you can see).
Baby Girl is officially a one year old (exactly 13 months) and she has the personality the size of a diva, hence her new nickname Diva. She is a mess. She is beyond opinionated, so attitudey, and funny all rolled up into one rambunctious little girl. I still stare at her sometimes and can’t believe that after four boys I was blessed with a little girl. When everyone told me that raising a little girl was an entirely new ball field, I scoffed. I naively thought “this will be NOTHING compared to raising boys.” She quickly proved me wrong as she continues to work my nerves on a daily basis. *smiles* The best part is dressing her. She is a fashionista already and has left her fashion clueless mom in the dust.
Bam is about to turn three, and he has the personality of a thirty-five year old. He really amazes me on a daily basis with the things that he does, and the thoughts that come out of his mouth. He has recently resorted to getting his days and nights confused and now keeps me up until four o’clock in the morning. Next week I’ll have to spend time retraining him to NOT keep the living patterns of an owl.
Tooty my Tooty!
That little boy is AMAZING. I fall more and more in love with him everyday. Right now I’m going through separation anxiety because as parents we decided that it would be best for him to finish his pre-K schooling in Florida with the awesome program that they have down there. Everything that his doctor said he “might” not be able to do, he has proven them wrong. He is talking in complete sentences. He is learning so much on a daily basis and can recognize all of his letters, bother upper and lowercase, his numbers, his colors, and his shapes. It’s just amazing to me because at one point I thought I would never be able to carry on a conversation with my son, and now all he does is talk. God answered so many prayers for me with him.
The big boys are doing great, and I will be publishing pictures of them soon. They are now in the third and fourth grade and I am really proud at how they have been adapting to the move and the changes that we have had to go through in the last year. They still never cease to amaze me at how understanding they are. They are maturing and growing up so fast. I really do have a great bunch of kids.
Look forward to daily penny pinching and coupon saving updates again!
I’m really excited to get back into the swing of things, so I will start off slowly but surely giving you the deals that you have come to expect on my website. Please leave me a quick comment and let me know how you have been doing. I have received many emails from y’all and I apologize if I couldn’t answer each and every one of them. Exhaustion has been a constant pain in the you-know-what in my life but with me becoming a work-at-home mom again I’m making my own schedule and setting reasonable work hours.
I look forward to getting updated on YOUR lives again.