Winds of Change

This is my new favorite blog. LOVE, LOVE LOVE!
It's awesome so go read it.  I love being convinced of what I already feel is right.  I like reading and seeing evidence that the path I'm on is correct.  It makes so much darn sense.  Todd writes in his article titled, "Let's Discuss Your Sugar & Wheat Addiction...It's Slowly Killing You."

"If you eat food that comes from a box and think you can’t stop then you are an addict."

Cereal was/is a big one for me.  Think about it.  What foods can you consume in  mass quantities?  Chips.  Crackers.  Cookies.  Broccoli?  Red peppers?  How about apples?  Ever down a 3 lb. bag of those? 

He also links in one article to many Real Food/Paleo/Primal blogs that I can't wait to check out.

In other news...

One month ago today Ryan and I were sitting at Panda Express eating dinner.  We never go there!  Anyhoo, I got us a couple of fortune cookies.  I don't believe in fortune tellers or anything like that but I get a kick out of reading these things.  Here's what mine said~

I usually trash 'em but I decided to stick this one up on the fridge.  Ya know, see if within a month anything cool had happened.  I'm weird. :>

A week ago, I was presented with an opportunity at work.  I had no idea it was coming and I hadn't been unhappy with my current job status and schedule.  Ryan and I talked about it a lot and I prayed for peace and direction with the way we should go.  There were several pros and a few cons but we came to a decision - quickly - because they needed to know.  As of March 1st, I'll be going back to work full-time.  It's funny because March 1st of 2011 is when I went back to work after maternity leave.  I can't believe it's already been a year!  I thought about listing out our reasons for this decision here but it really doesn't matter.  For our family and for this season of time, we think it's the right decision and one that will benefit our family both now and in the future. 

I KNOW it's not going to be easy some days and there will probably be times I'll cry and wish I was home. :-)  But, I'm going to give it my best.  We've tried to think through some ways we can make this transition easier and one of those is by hiring a housekeeper.  I am SO excited.  Twice a month, I'll get to come home to a glistening castle house, complete with scrubbed showers. :)  We also joined Costco yesterday so that we could do a little bit more bulk shopping, hopefully cutting down on grocery store trips.  We're really going to try to use our weekends for family time and get out and do things together.  Yay!

We're so blessed that Karlyn can extend her stay with our wonderful in-home sitter each day and she is thrilled to get to keep her!  Karlyn and her daughter play so well together.  I'm also grateful that I'll get to leave each day before 5:00!  That helps mentally a lot.

So that's it!  It's going to be a big change for us but one we hope is good. 


Andrea C said...

Congratulations! That's an exciting opportunity and I'm glad everything worked out. I am very jealous about the house keeper though. Let me know how that goes because that might just be my gift to myself after Grayson gets here. :)

Amanda said...

You are an awesome wife and mother and I'm excited for this new opportunity for you and your family! Praying for you in this new change!