Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Week of Firsts

I really was planning to post a "Wordless Wednesday" tonight but I have so many exciting things to talk about, that I am far from wordless, however, I don't have a lot of any photos to include. Sorry.


My last day of "so-called-freedom," Miss L and I enjoyed some pool time with Miss C and her mommy...followed by a daycare interview {went okay, it was the first "center" I explored}...followed by a random afternoon of shopping at the MOA...and pooltime at the neighbors with daddy!

This was all fun and games...but the real fun happened when Miss L took her first steps!! Her daddy hasn't validated this movement...yet. Also, Miss L drank through a straw for the first time. I purchased one of these "cuties" smoothies for her. They are found in the produce section and made entirely of fruit {juices}. She loved it and drank well from the straw!


My first day at the new job. It went very well, I was extremely busy the entire day and thoroughly enjoyed meeting my new colleagues and getting acclimated. J took care of getting home to relieve the nanny, which enabled me to take my time and stay as long as needed.


Day 2 at the office...another wonderful day. I recognized that I have yet to experience the emotions or feelings that I expected would accompany this new change in our lifestyle. Maybe it will hit me next week, or the week after. Only time will tell...but I do think my positive feelings and excitement currently are fueled by these three factors:
  • Due to our temporary nanny, Miss E, I am able to "leave the house" and do not actually have to drop off Miss L at daycare {Saying goodbye is much easier in the comfort of your home}.
  • I feel extremely comfortable with Miss E as our nanny for the summer...on her first day {last week} they made home made playdough and this week has included time spent at the pool and library. I love knowing Miss L is well cared for and having fun at the same time!
  • I love my new job. It is easy to see that I will be extremely busy, challenged, fulfilled and driven to grow, learn and explore. I am impressed with the facilities, resources and management style; as well as with my new colleagues. A "Welcome to the team" planter was on my desk on day 1, which I hope to keep alive {despite my "brown" thumb}
I better get off to there is no "naptime" in my new schedule. All-in-all, things are off to a fantastic start. More to follow...


  1. Happy it's going well! I'll be in your boat soon, so any tips that work for you would be appreciated!

  2. So glad you're enjoying it! Prayer answered!