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Friday, October 23, 2009

The scale stayed at 211! woot!

So the scaled stayed at 211!  I'm very happy about that!  Now I just need to get moving again and tighten this stuff up!  I attempted a video blog- I upgraded my blogger and it doesn't have the video option on the tool bar in the compose section, so I don't know how to do it without that.  All I havei s the image link, no video link in blogger for me.  I guess its in the same place as the elusive spell check which also disappeared when I upgraded!
I'm officially going to change my ticker since I think its going to stay here at 211.  Maybe in the next week I'll see 209 - like Gen - girl you are cruizin' right along!
I have a lot on my mind this weekend as I've received final news that my work location is 90% sure we're going to close.  I've got to decide what my plan of action will be.  Do I take severance, take some time off, and find a new job when the economy gets better in a year or two.  I'd like to take time off and be a stay at home mom.  Or, do I go ahead and relocate to another state, which means a move for my family and my husband would have to quit his job.  A job that he'd not get back once we returned here.  I don't want to move away permanently - I'd always want to come back - I'm just not sure what I really want long term.  Its a tough decision, really.  I also am considering going back to school to get my masters - as long as I'm employed, my employer will pay the tuition which is nice.  Something I really need to think through so I can feel good about my decision once it officially happens.  It probably won't happen for at least 4 mos or so.  I'll let you guys know what I think and even ask for your thoughts - I'd especially like to hear from those of you who have left good jobs to stay home.  Are you happy you did it?  Do you wish you would have done it differently?  What advice would you give someone else considering staying home and leaving a solid financial income?  What are the downfalls that I'm not considering b/c I'm not aware of them? 


  1. There are really great things about being a stay-at-home mom. I get to take the babes to play groups, the library, and little exercise classes that they love. I feel like I just get to enjoy them more than my husband who works full time.

    On the flip side it can feel like the same thing day in and day out. So I found that I needed to plan something for every day, whether it was an organized thing outside of the house, or an art project we did, just to make the days interesting. Another thing that was/is hard for me is completely relying on someone else financially. Of course we're married and couples take care of each other, but at times I have a really hard time with it.

    So for me, working part time is the best of both worlds. I only work a couple days a week, so I get to do the fun things with the babes, but I also get to do something for myself and help contribute to the family income.

  2. Thanks Robyn - that's good to know. I like your advice about planning one thing per day. I really would love to stay home - with such a huge loss from my income would be the most difficult part, I think. But I know there are plenty of free things to do out there and I know time with my family is so much more important. thanks for your opinion!


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