NEW YEAR - New... Anything?

Here it is, 2014. Twenty. Fourteen.

I can’t wait to tell my child that I was born before the years even started with a two. Haha. I know Emma will get a kick out of that when she’s old enough to comprehend.

Each January first, I wonder what the new year holds for me. This year I find myself throwing out all sorts of possibilities that are close to realities, even in the first few days. New job? Another child? Back to school? Sell our house? Buy a house? All of which have been in my mind for a long time.

New Job – It’s no secret that I haven’t been all that happy at work. Oh well, people go through slumps, right? Well, there is a new position available that while it’s actually a backwards move, might be a good fit for me. I’ve gone through the necessary steps, and I’m now just waiting for the chance to begin the interviewing process. Who knows though, I may start asking questions and find that it’s not for me. :-\

Another Child – I have wanted another child pretty much as soon as Emma turned about three months old. There is nothing more precious in life than a child. I never saw it before (although I wish I had). Just a couple weeks ago I found myself telling my Mom that I wish I had liked kids back when my cousin (Crissy) had hers because now I find myself wishing I had family around with babies to hold me over until I have another. I didn’t give their cuteness the time-of-day back then and I feel awful about it now.

Back to School – The only thing holding me back from going to school is the time it takes at home for homework and studying. Seriously folks, when Emma goes to bed (around 9pm now) I make it less than 30 minutes and I’m asleep on the couch or in bed. I wake just in time to get ready for work. Yes… I sleep about 9.5 hours every night. Sure, there are times when Emma gets cold or has wild dreams and I get up more often than not, but for the most part, it’s always 8-10 hours. I really like to get my sleep, and I really don’t want to give it up for school. However, IF the new position becomes a reality, it’ll free up some time for myself to get in an adequate amount of study/homework time. We’ll see.

Sell our House – Gene and I bought our first house in a not-so-family-friendly area. True, there are families, but the schools, location, etc. isn’t up to our standards for our children. So, before Emma gets old enough for school, we need to sell our house. And before we can do that, we need to fix it up. Our friend and handyman David (you can find him under my FB page, friends, David Hudson) has been slowly helping us fix or make modifications as needed. Fixing up your house is not cheap when your husband can barely hammer in a nail, so David is patient with us – he will look, give us a quote, and then keep checking in until we have enough o get the project done. Anyway, once we get the bigger parts taken care of, we will put our house on the market for a minimal amount. We aren’t looking to turn a profit really, just to get to a better district for Emma.

**If anyone needs a handyman, David comes highly recommended. I can even send you his number if you need any work done. Trees trimmed, painting, carpentry, squeaky floors, electrical jobs, etc.

Buy a House – Once we sell our house, or maybe even before if it works out for us, we will need to buy a house in the Orchard Farm school district. Gene and I talk and talk about schools, and since he isn’t interested in going back to Brussels, Orchard Farm it is. We actually found one; an “as-is” foreclosure, that it so low in price that we could afford to buy it now. However, why should we buy a fixer-upper when my husband can’t fix it? So, we haven’t pursued that avenue quite yet. I hate to leave it open for someone else to snatch up, but it isn’t worth the trouble… right? I mean, it IS close to my parents (um, right across the street) so I would almost have a babysitter any time. But, too much work… RIGHT?

So, those are the big things going on in my life right now. You know, besides Miss Emma. My New Year’s Resolution? Simplification & Organization!!! My husband is a hoarder. Shhhhh, don’t let him know I told you. It’s bad though. BAD.

I’m hoping all of you had a safe and fun NYE, and I hope for GREAT things for each and every one of you in the new year.

Happy 2014, and thanks for reading!


  1. We have similar goals! Best of luck with the new job, sounds like it could be great for you :-)

  2. I hope everything works out and I can't wait to hang out again. That's on my list of to-dos!

  3. Hope you get all of those things this year! We hope to move before D starts school too, but I don't see it happening in 2014. Maybe 2015. :)