Thursday, January 31, 2013
Well, we heard from one of the people that he works with that a place in our town was hiring. Unfortunately they only hire through Manpower. So he goes to Manpower says he's interested in this job.
I believe the next day, maybe 2, he received a call saying they wanted to interview him. So he goes to the interview that day and the interview went really well. The lady said they would talk to who they needed to talk to and get back with him on Monday or Tuesday, which was a few days away... Bummer.
Monday comes around and we haven't heard anything so Miles calls and gets a hold of some lady at Manpower who says, "Oh, I guess _______ hasn't told you. You start on _____________." So Miles asks if he needs to go in for a drug test. Which of course he does... seriously I've never heard of any place giving a hire date until the test has been done. Obviously he passes the test, which he found out right away.
He gave his current job a 2 week notice and will be starting his new job after that!
We are so excited!
Now it's going to be less pay for the first 3 months since he'll be working through Manpower, but after that the actual company will hire him full-time, we'll get full benefits, and better pay than his current job!
I knew God would provide and he did! He didn't just supply a job in our town, but also the better pay. I can't believe all the great blessings we've received in the past 4 months!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
They (whoever They are) say that if the first shots were bad then the second ones aren't so bad and vice versa. So hopefully this will be the case with him, but if not... I'm going to be in for some fun.
He'll be getting these shots tomorrow. I'll Blog sometime after them and let you all know how the shots went and how he's acting after getting them.
If you pray, please pray that he'll take them well.
He's already been fussy recently. We think he's teething. My poor little guy. So you can add some prayers for Miles and I for some sanity in there too. Lol.
He's always been such a happy, non-fussy baby so teething and shots are so hard for us because we aren't used to the crying.
Well, I guess I should stop blogging (at least about this) because I'm running out of words to say on this subject, so away I go. I hope you have a fantastic day, even if it is a bit rainy and wet, at least it's a warmer day than we've been having.
Monday, January 28, 2013
It's to dark in his room to take a picture when he's sleeping and I'm afraid to wake him up with the flash of the camera. So for now you'll have to use your imagination and take my word for it.
He's officially 4 months old as of yesterday! My boy is getting big, but hey that's supposed to happen, not that it makes it any less sad.
He's sleeping now, in my arms :)
Hope you're all having a great day!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
If you've been reading my posts you know all the cool new things he's learned. Like rolling, he can roll in every direction, back to tummy, and tummy to back. He's 'talking', he laughs, plays with his hands and feet, sleeps in his crib and doesn't wake me up in the middle of the night for a bottle, he's been trying to pull himself up into the sitting position, he can sit up with support of pillows or people, he can hold his own bottle for a minute or two, etc. I love how much he's learned! He's very smart.
We take his picture A LOT, but I decided since he's almost 4 months that I would take some more professional looking photos. So I took some pretty good ones. I want to take some better ones later, but he was just laying on this blanket on the floor and looked so cute that I just had to start my professional looking photo's there. The others I'll make a backdrop and such, maybe have some props too.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I think that far to many men think being a mom is a 'walk in the park'. And you know what that is insulting! Not only are we expected to clean every room in our house, make dinner, and take care of ourself, we also take care of our children.
Do we begrudge taking care of our children, no. But we do take offense when we are trying to clean, take care of our kid(s), and take care of ourself and someone decides to criticize on all the things we didn't get to or that we forgot!
Pardon us if we're trying to be a good mom and something doesn't get done the way or in the timing of someone else.
Our children comes first!
Instead of making a fuss about what didn't get done how about making a positive comment on what did get done, eh?
I require the thank you's, the you look nice's, the the house looks great's, the I like the effort you're putting in's, etc. And I know that many, many women are like me. So if you're a guy and you happen to stumble upon this and read it take a hint and tell your lady at home something positive and don't add anything negative to it.
Example: "Thanks for doing the dishes. Now if only you'd cook." Is not a compliment.
"Honey (Babe), thanks for doing the dishes, I really love the effort you've put into the house today." Is a compliment.
A woman's job as a wife and a mother is not easy. Don't take us for granted. Not being appreciated is a very, very quick way to make us upset or even depressed.
Just some advice. Take it, treasure it.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Just go to Dollar Tree and pick up some nice Lotions, Body Wash, Body Spray, Bubble Bath, Candles, or whatever else you'd like to put in it. Pick up a basket of your choosing. Put it all in. Wrap it. Pretty simple, eh?
Let's be honest money is tight for everyone right now and though we love our family and friends we're all looking for a cheaper gift that is still nice. This is it.
You could fill this with Bath Supplies, Cleaners, Candles and such, Candy, or anything else that will fit. And hey if you ever get one of these for a gift and have no use for the basket you could always use it for your next gift.
Everyone appreciates a gift filled with things that you can actually use so why not give it to them? We all have to bathe and clean house, so go for it.
Hope you like the idea and can use it for your own family and friends! Happy Gifting!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
So my point was is that I've learned that house cleaning with a baby can't be one of those weekly chores. You can't just say, "Okay it's (Pick a day of the week) let's clean the whole house" because baby is going to need your attention and lots of it. So cleaning has to be done every single day between taking care of baby, your spouse, and yourself.
After much thought I came up with a simple list to help me out with my everyday cleaning. I listed each day of the week and assigned certain chores for that day. My list looks something like this
Sunday- Dust, vacuum, and sweep
Monday- Pick up the Living room, make sure all the clothes are out of the Living room, put the baby toys away, fold all the blankets and put them back on the backs of the chairs, clean off the coffee table, etc.
Tuesday- Clean off the Dining room table, make sure everything is put in it's proper place, etc.
Wednesday- Do dishes, clean counter tops, clean stove, make sure all the food is put away, etc.
Thursday- Clean up the office desk, deep clean the cat box (empty litter and everything out and put new litter in), clean 1/2 bath toilet and sink, etc.
Friday- Clean Seth's room, put away clothes, put toys away, stock diapers, etc.
Saturday- Clean upstairs bathroom toilet, sink and shower, organize the closet (it has our perfume, cologne, deodorant, extra shampoo, conditioner, etc.)
What I did was I went from room to room in order, after the dusting, vacuuming and sweeping that it. When you walk in our home there's our Living room, then our Dining room, the Kitchen to the right (from the Dining room), the Office to the left (from our Dining room), and the 1/2 Bath door is in the kitchen. I chose the kitchen to be next instead of the office because people see our Kitchen more than they see the Office. I can close the Office doors our kitchen has no door and you have to walk through the Kitchen to get to the 1/2 Bath.
Btw, that's going to change whenever we get enough money. We will be moving the door from the Kitchen and into the Dining room. Neither place is really that great to enter a bathroom from, but I'd like the door out of the Kitchen for more space and so people won't need to go into our Kitchen. I may even put a door on our Kitchen at that time.
Anyways there is another room downstairs, but that's the Laundry Room and it keeps pretty clean.
From there I moved upstairs. The way I chose to do that was Seth's room is easy to clean and I already work and Fridays so I wanted something easy for that day, so naturally that's what I chose. Then the bathroom, which is next to his room. We have 2 other rooms upstairs the Master bedroom and our Reading room, which got left off the list and I'll tell you why that is. For the reading room it really never gets used so I can go in there one time and basically never have to clean it again. As for our bedroom no one goes into our bedroom and my main focus on the list was for rooms that are seen by others, so our room is a clean when you get free time zone.
Obviously if you chose to do the same kind of list then you'll have to set it to your needs. Which room needs cleaned first, what things have to be done, what rooms are the most important in your eyes when it comes to cleanliness, etc.
You'll find that if you keep to this list that it will be easier and easier each week to clean your home and you may even get to things that you never thought you had time for before.. like a coat closet or the basement. Luckily I don't have a coat closet, but I do have a basement.. unfinished with spiders EEK! Can I just wait to clean that until we get it finished? LOL God only knows when that will be I'm sure it'll be a while though.
So you're asking, "These new things are....?"
Well, I'll tell you. Occasionally he will play in his ExerSaucer. He's starting to hold his bottle by himself more. Staying awake more and more. Rolling from his tummy to his back or from his back to his sides like a pro. (He's rolled from his back to his tummy a couple of times, but doesn't feel like doing that any more.) We now put Rice in his bottle and he'll eat Baby Food.
Baby food we've tried Bananas = Big no he didn't like the taste, Sweet Carrots = Yes, Green Beans = Okay he doesn't really like the taste but he'll eat it, and I believe there was another one but I can't remember what it was. In about 3 days we'll be trying Sweet Peas.
So far no signs of allergies. Thank God! I pray he doesn't have allergies to anything, especially not food.
He's currently on his second/third-ish nap of the day. He went to sleep for his second nap, woke up for a few minutes, and then went right back to sleep. Lol. So that's why I'm not sure what nap to call this.
Okay well, I'm going to go back to my Bones and house cleaning now. Have a great day!
Friday, January 11, 2013
I haven't slept well in a week and I wake up with a headache. Not sure what is going on, but it needs to stop. I can't be the best mommy I can be when I've got a headache and not enough sleep.
Luckily Seth has been a really good baby.. Not that he isn't a good baby all the time. He's the best baby I've ever been around. But I'm just saying we haven't really had any fussy days so that's been making it easier on me me.
Hopefully I'll start sleeping better soon and get rid of these headaches as well. Hope none of you are dealing with this too.
Have a great day! Looks like the weather is great here! It's about time
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
So I just tried to call my boss from my contacts list the same number I always use for him and got sold of someone else....What the world?!
Found out he hadn't changed his number so I guess Sprint messed up. How weird!
I hate talking on the phone enough without being scared of calling some stranger or someone I didn't mean to call....