Saturday, January 9, 2010

A lesson in letter sounds...

So my 5yr old is learning the sounds of all his letters in school and also learning to read. You would not BELIEVE what he just told me. He told me that I made a mistake when I named him and that I'm not saying it right. If y'all don't know, his name is Lucas. However, we are true Southern Hicks in my house and we say it "Luke - S" or "Luc - ehs". He squickly told me that the A should say aaa (or however you would do the symbols above that) and that from now on I am to pronounce it Luke Ass.

I mean, what do you think his teacher will think on Monday morning when she is doing roll call and calls him Luc-ehs and he promptly tells her that it's Luke Ass? I'm thinking I'll be getting a phone call!!!

Only in my house...

Dream Career

I don't know how many of you out there know what your dream job would be, but I know what mine is...and unfortunately it's not the one I'm currently working! That being said, I do love my job. It's a family business folks and while I have the choice of whether to work there or's not like I'll probably ever leave it. It pays well, provides stability and if I'm being's totally flexible. The downside is that it's totally stressful. There are some days that are a piece of cake and others, well not so much. It's also hard working with family. It's hard to know where to draw the line, hard to know where work stops and family get the picture. Might I also add that Jon works in the office right next to mine, my aunts is two doors down, my dads is four doors down and for the winter, my SIL is where ever she can find a free chair! Ha!

All of this leads me to fantasizing about what I would do if I were wealthy enough to just walk away and leave it all behind. I have two careers that call out to me regularly. The first is a book editor or publisher...don't really care which. I would LOVE to just sit around reading all those drafts. Reading is definitely my favorite hobby! I love getting lost in a good book.

The second though is what I REALLY would like to do with my life. I have thought very seriously of trying to do it part-time. I think it would be fun to do it with a really good girlfriend or family member. This way I could keep my day job and still be able to do this as well. In my dream world I am a wedding/special events coordinator. I am so OCD that I think it would be like my calling in life. For those of you who know me well know how crazy I am about invitations and all those types of things. I spend my free time browsing the Internet and catalogs in search of the perfect everything. I sometimes wish that Jon would remarry me once a year so I could do it all over again. Of course, this could all be because at the last minute I chose to get married in Las Vegas and forgo the large wedding!! I like doing parties too. Anything involving in depth planning and decorating calls out to me.

Strange right, to sit at a job that you know you will NEVER leave and dream about a job that you've wanted forever. Maybe one day the right opportunity will present itself and I will get my shot at it!

What brings all this up now you ask? I have 3 people very close to my heart planning to wed this year and it's all I can do not to BEG all of them to let me plan them! Of course, I throw out ideas to them but I would never dream of stepping on any planning toes!!

Maybe one day I will get to plan someones wedding, shower, party, event! Until then, I will be content sitting in my cozy office and continue surfing the Net in hopes of finding the PERFECT everything for someones special occasion!!!

***Um, it was also a TERRIBLE week at work...this is probably the REAL reason to be dreaming of the PERFECT job!!***

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2010, really?

I seriously can not believe that it is already January...and the year 2010. How do you say that anyway? Two Thousand and Ten, O'ten, Ten? Just curious! I'm fairly certain that I no longer have any viewers of this blog since I quit posting things back in July...not that I was a good blogger to begin with.

What a year! Is it safe to say that I'm incredibly glad it's over? I'm ready for a new chapter, new book, new beginnings and just about new everything...although I think I'll keep those people who are important in my, friends, coworkers, etc.

I'm staring at my little man, playing on the living room floor, and I'm amazed by how big he is getting. It kind of breaks my heart. I don't know that breaks my heart is the right phrase. I mean, honestly, I'm glad he's growing and learning and changing, but when I happen to glance at him and realize that he's just passed a stage in his life or grown another makes my heart stop momentarily. That is time that I'll never see again with him. He is such a good boy y'all!

Christmas was the same this year as it is just about any other year. We had a million places to go (big families) and a short time to do it in. I felt like I had a little hole in my heart during all the festivities, but I made it through it and was easier than I expected it to be. Of course, I had my husband standing beside me and my good friends calling constantly to check in! Thanks y'all!

In this New Year there are loads of things that I want to do...resolutions if you will...but since I've never seen a resolution all the way through, maybe I'll just call them goals.
  • Get healthy (lose weight, eat right/better, exercise more)
  • Budget (I am wanting to see just how much money we can save this year and where we can cut back)
  • Get domestic (don't laugh y'all, but I want to cook as much as possible and make sure that 4 or 5 nights a week we all sit down to the table together...not just the bar stools)
  • Be a better mommy (I guess we probably all wish at times that we had more to give our children)
  • Have a baby (get pregnant again at least...seems this one never changes)
  • Make more time for me (I'll go into further detail on this one later)

I hope all of you had a fabulous Christmas and New Years. I hope that this year brings an abundant amount of time for each and every one of you to fulfill the dreams, goals and resolutions that you set for yourselves!!