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July 4, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Danielle Brigance @ 2:07 am
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Let that super cute picture of Lexi serve as an apology for me dropping off the face of the earth for a while.
I’m still trying to figure out how to balance work, wife, mom.
I love my job! It’s so crazy to finally have a job that I love….and that I actually get up and go to even when I’m sick.

We had girls day out yesterday. Me, Lexi, my mom, and my sisters. We went to the mall and walked around. Lexi rode the carousel for the first time, and loved it! She was kicking her feet like she was telling the horse to go faster! Then, she got her ears pierced. We have been wanting to do it since she was really tiny, but honestly we don’t hardly ever go to the mall. So, I decided yesterday was going to be the day. She did awesome! I think she was more upset that I was holding her arms down and the lady had a hold of her ear than she was about the actual procedure. She let out a good loud scream though. But, by the time we walked out of the store and to the chairs to sit down, she was totally over it! I was kinda scared her daddy would be upset, but he loves them!

Me, Lisa, Kristin, and Zach ran a 5k yesterday morning. It was me and Kristin’s very first time. And I’m pretty sure we both fell in love! We’re hoping to get motivated to run during the week, and then do more races with Lisa and Zach (the professionals)! Honestly, I got huge blisters on my feet before we were even halfway done. And my legs hurt like a mo-fo today. But, I’m sitting here in bed wide awake at 3am wondering where I can go to jog! One thing that holds me back is that Jacob is the one that spends the majority of alone time with Lexi. He gets her up and ready in the morning, and then he picks her up at 5 after work. I don’t get home ’til around six, and then I have to cook dinner. So, he has her by himself that whole time, so I don’t want to just up and go out for a jog. I mentioned to Jacob’s Aunt Michelle that I need a jogging stroller. She said she has one she can give me! That would be awesome, ’cause then I could just take Lexi running with me. And I honestly think that she would love it!
THat’s all that’s up with me! I hope everyonhe has a safe holiday weekend!


Job Search November 24, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Danielle Brigance @ 12:24 pm
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My job search gets more frustrating by the day.  Last year when I was fired the week of Christmas it broke me.  I was pregnant, it was the week of Christmas, and I didn’t know what to do.  Thanks to lots of help from family, Christmas turned out great.  But, never did I think that in a year I would still be looking for a job.  Granted, I haven’t really been looking too hard for the entire year, seeing as how I was pregnant and all.  But, here lately I have really stepped it up because I didn’t want this Christmas to suck.  I waste my time sneding out all these emails to ads on craigslist only to get an automated response leading me to a website that tries to get me to further my education, etc, etc.  It’s so frustrating!  What makes it more frustrating is when I get motivated to get online and search for jobs and Lexi decides that’s the time to throw a major fit!

I guess she got spoiled this weekend at the grandparent’s house…being held practically all the time, her every need was catered to immediately.  Well, we’re back to reality now, where it’s just me and her at home, and when she gets hungry, she has to wait for me to make the bottle.  When she needs something while I’m busy doing something else, she’s going to have to wait.  Well, this isn’t going over too well.  She has decided that when she needs something she needs it NOW!  What really pisses her off is if I walk by her without acknowledging the fact that she’s screaming…oh boy does that bring on a whole new level of fit-throwing!

Back to the job thing…I’m getting less and less hopeful by the day that I will have a job before Christmas.  And even if I do get a job before Christmas I probably won’t work long enough to get a decent paycheck in time to buy anything with it. UGH!

I was given permission to use our walmart credit card to buy gifts.  And by gosh I’m doing a pretty good job!  Nieces and nephews are all taken care of as of yesterday!  It felt so good to cross 7 people off my list at one time!  However, due to budgeting I won’t have more money to spend until Dec. 11.  Hopefully I’ll be able to find the rest of the stuff I need in the store because I don’t think that will give enough time for the stuff to ship!  Which reminds me that I need to go to walmart to pick up some things that I had shipped site to store.

Speaking of shopping, I need to go to the store to get ingredients for the desserts I’m making for Thanksgiving.  We are going to Jacob’s family Thanksgiving this year since we went to mine last year.  We will be going to mine afterwards…not sure how many people will still be there, but it’s at my parents’ house so we’ll get to see them at least.