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Thanksgiving November 25, 2010

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This Thanksgiving I have so much to be thankful for. 

I am so thankful for my family.  My immediate family is the best.  They are amazing, so supportive, and are seriously THE BEST!  Jacob and Lexi are my everything.  I can’t imagine my life without them in it.  I have the most amazing extended family.  Really using the term “extended family” doesn’t really fit.  Everyone in my family is like immediate family.  I have the best aunts, uncles, and cousins.  I’m so thankful that Lexi gets to grow up with them!  I have 5 nieces and 3 nephews that mean the world to me.  They made me an Aunt before I could be a mom and I love them so much!

I am thankful to have a job.  I got signed onto a temp job that was supposed to last 2-4 weeks and I just worked my 5th week, with promise of at least a couple more.  It is a long drive from home, but it is helping out through the holidays and helping with expenses since Lexi and I no longer have health insurance.

I am thankful to have a roof over my head.  This goes back to being thankful for my family.  My parents opened their home up to Jacob, Lexi, and myself a couple months ago when I lost my job.  I can not imagine what we would have done if they wouldn’t have given us that opportunity.  That means I’m thankful for all the time I get to spend with them.  It makes me realize how much I love them.  I know we won’t live there forever, and it makes me sad about moving out all over again.

I’m thankful for my health and the health of my family.  We’ve had a few hiccups this year, but for the most part we are all healthy.

But on this Thanksgiving Day I’m also a little sad.  Lexi has been so so so sick since 2:00 yesterday morning.  Throwing up, lethargic, pulling at her ears, the whole nine yards.  I’ve tried everything and nothing helps.  I’m sad that she is so sick.  I’m sad because I’m her mom and I can’t make her feel better.  My 1 job as her mom is to make everything ok, and I’m failing miserably. 

I’m sad because we’re spending time with my mom’s family and my Papa Judd isn’t here to see Lexi.  Even though she’s sick and not her normal self, I know he would just be in love with her.  And I know she would be in love with him.  He’s been gone since 1998, and there are still days when it just hits me so hard that he’s gone.  Brad Paisley’s song, “When I get where I’m going” played on the way to work yesterday, and the part that says “I’ll walk with my Grand-daddy, and he’ll match me step for step, and I’ll tell him how I’ve missed him every minute since he left.  And then I’ll hug his neck” just killed me.  I wish I could hug him one more time.  I wish he wasn’t so sick in the hospital the last time I saw him.  I wish he could have met Jacob.  I wish he could hold Lexi on his lap and tell her jokes like he used to tell us.  We miss you Papa! 

Now I’m all super emotional.  Sorry this post turned sad.


Thanksgiving November 26, 2009

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We have a lot to be thankful for this year! The number 1 thing I’m thankful for is the addition of Lexi into our lives. I don’t know how I ever lived without her! She completes me. I, for once, feel like I’m complete! We live in a home that keeps us warm in the winter and cool in the summer. We have great families that would go to the ends of the earth for one another. Jacob has been blessed with a job that he loves and coworkers that he can call friends. I have been blessed to be able to stay home with Lexi for almost 7 months now.

I can’t believe this year is almost over! Thanksgiving day is over, we’re on to Black Friday tomorrow, and the next thing we know it will be Christmas, then New Year’s. It’s unbelievable to me how fast this year has gone by. I can’t believe my sweet Alexia, who was just in my belly, is already going to turn 7 months old next week.

Jacob and I were talking this evening about how in December we will have been together for 8 years. I can’t believe it’s been 8 years!

Time goes by way to fast! I hope that this Thanksgiving will remind us to count our blessings and say our thanks every single day!


Job Search November 24, 2009

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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.