Friday, July 1, 2011

Flats, Crossed Fingers, and Organization

I got my shoes for Kayla's wedding next weekend! I bought lacy flats with a bow from Torrid for $30. They came only in wide widths, so I bought them with two things in mind: comfort and practicality. They have to be comfortable for the wedding next weekend, but also as I get further along in my pregnancy, my feet are going to swell and my shoes have to be comfortable. I don't want to end up buying another pair later on, so I got these in wide.

Aren't they the cutest? :3

When I got home from shoe shopping, I checked my email and in it I found a job offer!! :) I have to take an exam between Monday, July 4th and Monday, July 11th before I can start working but I am pretty sure I'm in, since I signed all these forms and sent them back, and they scheduled the exam. Unless I fail it, I'm going to have a new job!! I'm so happy!

Bonus: It is a work from home job that pays 3 times what I am making at my other job, and it's still only part time, so I can keep both jobs!! Hurray!! All of your good thoughts, prayers, and of course, my prayers have been answered!! So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't fail this exam. I won't of course.

Brian and I had a 'serious talk' last night/today. He wants us to be cleaner, and more organized since we are having a baby. Well I agree. And I came up with a solution. Brian's mom is home all day long and doesn't have a car, so she can't go anywhere. She's depressed. She wants OUT of the house, and when we went to see her yesterday she practically begged me to come over and pick her up. She said she would even clean my house for me. So I've got me a cleaning buddy. We figured it out. She will come over once a week and help me clean, and I'll go over there once a week and help her clean, and both of our dogs will have someone to play with! Isn't that nice?

Brian's mom is a really nice lady and we actually have a lot in common. Remember when I hurt my knee? She's going through that exact same thing right now. She is so on board with all of our decisions regarding the baby and I think she's probably happier than any one I know (except for my dad, he's pretty happy too)

Plus I get major bonus points from Brian. He's been worried about his mom for a while because she's stuck at home all the time. His dad works 12 hour shifts, 6 days a week and doesn't want to do anything on his day off (I can't blame him) so we are going to figure out our schedules (read: my schedule) and then I'll take her out a few times a week to get her all happy again.

I'm also immediately writing down anything important on a calendar. I'm trying to get in the habit of making sure I have important dates, events, payments, etc all written down so I don't forget later. I'm making an effort to stay organized! Let's hope it pays off.

Anyway, I gotta finish my dinner (Stove Top stuffing... don't judge) and then I am going to do some laundry LIKE A GOOD HOUSE WIFE


  1. Sounds like you're a good daughter in law! Good luck with this new job and the rest of your pregnancy:)

  2. Aw, that is so sweet of you to do with your MIL. :) Love it. Yay for becoming more organized. I'm typically an organized person but since getting married it's kinda fallen by the wayside. My husband is NOT organized at all! He helps w/ laundry & dishes, etc, he's just kind of a packrat. He is well aware that when i'm pregnant we will have to clean out some stuff or baby won't have a room! :)

  3. Hey! What great news! Lots of good stuff happening and that's awesome. Sounds like cleaning time could become some good girl time for you and your MIL. We work on being cleaner here, but we both would like some place a little bigger, so it tends to get really cluttered here REALLY fast. But we're working on it! It's a process. Even though I work from home, doesn't mean I can clean all day (you know the drill, I'm sure!).


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