Sticker shock!

Having a job lined up for me has definitely given us some breathing room, but only a little. One thing that we’ve been discussing a lot the past couple of days, is what we’re going to do for childcare when Clint does go back. Today, I shopped around to some daycare facilities and started pricing nannies. Holy Gs, Batman! Read More  Read More

Productivity rules!

Day Six of Clint’s Unemployment: The Day of Gettin’ it Done. This morning, we woke up… well, we woke up to, “‘Mergency! ‘Mergency! The babies took their clothes off! They’re naked!” After that situation was reconciled, the morning went off without a hitch. Two kids to school. Fed other two kiddos snacks. Clint had a phone call with a company and that was great. Picked Lily up, ate lunch. Made phone calls.... Read More

Distractions: The good and the ugly.

Day Four of Clint’s Unemployment: It’s just a normal Saturday. It struck me this morning how today seemed totally normal. Clint was home, but he was supposed to be home, since it’s Saturday. Our family dynamic was the same as it usually is on Saturday. It all seemed comfortingly normal. It helped that we had distractions all day long. Mine started first thing. Jenny, Renee, and I had planned to run 9.5 miles on a route that I did... Read More

Funny kids.

Day Three of Clint’s Unemployment: The Day of Hope Despite a momentary sob-fest at Bible Study this morning, today was pretty tear-free for both Clint and me. Thankfully, today was quite the opposite of sad. Today, we found some hope. We qualify for WIC again and will start receiving checks for food next week We have medical figured out for our kids Our friends continue to contact us with fantastic leads and ideas for jobs It gets even better:... Read More

My ladies.

Day Two of Clint’s Unemployment: The day of le sigh. This was my fortune at dinner. I'm not sure I want *everything* to come my way. Sounds overwhelming. It didn’t occur to me until much of the day had passed, that I had been sighing a lot more often than I normally do. These were big sighs, too, and at random times. It was almost as if I had been trying to work things out in my head so thoroughly that I had forgotten to take adequate... Read More