Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Amazing Thanksgiving Weekend

I've been so busy that I haven't had much time to write over the past few days.  I feel like so much has happened this weekend, and I needed a day to take it all in.

Thanksgiving was incredible.  Wednesday evening was spent with my parents, my sister, her fiance, and his two little girls.  They are adorable and we had fun doing crafts, playing Christmas bingo, and being entertained by all the wonderfully humorous musings of children.  We stayed entirely too late and I ended up getting just a few hours of sleep before we had to head off on Thanksgiving morning to my mother-in-law's house.

Our second Thanksgiving was just as enjoyable, if not more so, than our first.  We all had a fantastic time, ate delicious food, and David and I got to spend time with our adorable niece (almost 2) and nephew (1.5). We also played UNO for a few hours, set up the Christmas tree, and listened to my favorite kind of music . . . Christmas music!!

David's brother also helped us set up a more realistic and easier budget which showed us the importance of me getting a job next year as our insurance copays and medication costs will be doubling and we will be losing money each month.  We were really trying to keep me from working as it limits my exposure and keeps me healthier, but we can't afford to do it this coming year.

I had been looking into jobs, but the budget made me realize that we had NO choice.  Surprisingly, I ended up getting an interview on Monday for a caregiver position for a 2.5 year old little girl.  I figure it will limit my exposure to just one child which is better than subbing for me.  I ended up getting the job and will only be working Thursdays for now.  In the spring it will more than likely turn into 4 days, 5 hours each day which will give us more than enough to keep us afloat.

There have been so many blessings that it's hard to count them this past week.  I am so grateful for the chance to work again and be able to help our family financially.  I also am grateful for my husband and the hard work he continuously does to ensure I stay healthy and happy.  I couldn't have married a kinder, more caring man that's for sure.

Unfortunately tonight I had more blood in my mucus.  I have been doing really well, but tonight after clearing my throat and then coughing I brought up a nickel sized amount.  It worried me, but I'm also wondering if it's from my nose (draining down my throat) as it has been cold and dry here.  If it happens once more, I'm calling the doctor that's for sure.  I think it's so difficult for CFers to walk the line between being too cautious and not cautious enough.  It's a constant juggling act.

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, and I also wish you all a blessed and happy week ahead.


  1. Congrats on your new job! That sounds like it will be perfect for you.

  2. woohoo - welcome to the world of Nanny-ing! It's pretty awesome if I say so myself. =) Sounds like you had an awesome holiday (minus the bloody mucus).

  3. Thank you for the comments ladies! I'm excited! I start tomorrow morning, so we shall see how it goes. Beth, how long have you been nanny-ing?

  4. Yay! Congrats! Seems like a great alternative to having 32 germy kids all day.

  5. Thanks Inhaling Hope. I had my first day today and it was nice! :)

  6. I've been nannying for years now. Mostly part time but I did a full time gig last year for almost a year. Two girls 2 and 1 and it was an absolute blast! I'm currently nannying for a 4 month old (he was only 19 days old when I started -tooooo cute!) and I can honestly say I LOVE MY JOB, which is something not many people can say. It's truly rewarding. I'm sure you'll feel the same in no time. =)


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