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6/29/13

Hey Everyday Highs and Lows, where the heck have you been???

Hi everyone, 

I am terribly sorry I took a month off of blogging but some major life changes have been  happening around here and I am whopped! 

Well first, as you know, this happened...


Then a bunch of this happened...














And once in a while, this happened...



AND THEN this happened!!!



So naturally, this happened...



So now I spend 40 hours a week here...



Instead of here...




The reason my new office has a dreamy haze is because it is just that - dreamy...

Now I spend my days in a clean, pretty office wearing fancy clothes and no one calls me mom. It's quiet. It's nice. However, it is sometimes lonely. but then I just remember how loud the boys are and settle back into my computer screen and take another sip! 

Because I am not home during the day anymore, I have changed couple of things while working.

1) Now, I get all my shopping done in one store. In one hour. There's not a lot of time for lolly gagging in Target anymore. I must look like a race car driver while I drive my very, full cart through the store at record speed during my lunch hour. Thank God Target has groceries! 

2) Dinner is confusing. I still can't figure out how to actually make it after work. Hmmm... I pass by about 30 places that look fabulous and a whole lot easier on the way home. 

3) Laundry, well... Laundry gets done a little differently than it used to. Let's just say I have one day to do it all (not seven anymore) and each load is a lot fuller than it used to be. Shhh... Don't tell anyone. 

4) Friends - I miss my friends. I miss my three hour lunches with them. I miss our conversations about our latest worries. I miss laughing with them. 

5) Husband - my husband deserves a medal! He truly has done everything I no longer can do simply because I am not in our house anymore. He even went shopping for his own clothes today instead of me buying everything and taking it back throughout the week. As Sweet Georgia Brown once said "Ain't nobody got time for that!" My hubby has the kids more than half the week now. His comfortable life has turned upside down. But he hasn't complained once. He's the best decision I have ever made. 

6) Work - thankfully, I absolutely love my job. The works comes easy to me because I used to do the same job in my LBK (life before kids). That made it a comfortable transition for me. The best part is I get to work for one of my very best friends. We have known each other for over 22 years and I respect her a ton. She is a great role model of a working mom that can do it all well. I hope to be like her one day. I love being productive and I have missed selling. It's a great job and I am lucky to get it. 

7) Daycare - this was the tough one. For seven years, I wondered how would I ever go back with two small kids? Then I wondered for the past 5 years, how will I ever go back with a kid who has diabetes?  Let me just say the power of D-moms is extraordinary! My wonderful friend who has twins (one with diabetes and one without) offered to watch them Monday - Wednesday. What luck! She is used to highs and lows and is a wonderful mom! My boys now play with her boys and everyone is happy! Thanks to her wonderful care of the boys, I can be at work and not be constantly worried. 



On Thursdays, they are with their grandparents. They are learning to golf and taking swim lessons! They have all been having so much fun together. It is so nice for them to bond without their parents involved. I think it's super important for kids to have their own relationship with their grandparents, if possible. I believe grandparents can teach children how to navigate their own moral compasses. I feel happy for the boys to have three wonderful, very involved grandparents. On Friday, they are back with Michael as he makes his way through neighborhood kids, cleaning, cooking, and most importantly training a puppy. He has been amazing through it all. 

So, it has been a busy month and it's all about to get a lot busier. 


On July 7, we are off to Washington DC to have Rocco speak to his Congressmen on Capitol Hill! We are so incredibly thrilled to be part of the JDRF Children's Congress 2013! Rocco even gets to present a plaque to the Ford family for their generosity of raising money for JDRF throughout the past year! What an honor! 

My plan is this. I want to share the entire experience with you! Through pictures and posts, I am planning on blogging and tweeting a couple of times a day. I will post each day during the event on our Everyday Highs and Lows Facebook page. So, if you'd like to see all the DC fun and haven't signed up for our Facebook page, do so here at www.facebook.com/everydayhighsandlows.  If you have signed up to be a member on this website (you can see yourself on the right side of this screen under Members), you will probably get a lot of emails from me in two weeks. Hope that's ok! 

So, that's about it! I will do my best to keep writing a lot. Thanks for being patient with me as I find my groove as a working mom. I have lots of funny stories of stuff that has already happened. I'll put them down soon and send 'em out as soon as Shay stops getting into everything! As always, thanks for your support and most importantly your love! 

3 comments:

Bethanne Strasser said...

Oh! This just made me smile. Cute puppy. Congratulations on the day job. I hope it's satisfying. :) There are days I would love to go to an out-of-the-house office, but I have just my home office. I love being home, though... so what can you do.

Have fun in DC. It's a busy city! We lived there, so we know. We hated the traffic, and my husband even acquired a little scooter in order to avoid some of it. So funny. :) But a great memory!!

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh, I just saw this!! Awe, you are too sweet and I truly am the lucky one!!!!

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