Monday, December 31, 2012

I've moved!

I've moved! Please follow me to my new blog, spend time well, to track my progress during my Facebook fast. I am taking off the month of January from Facebook, and purposing to do a new project each day with my extra time. Thanks for following!

Friday, December 30, 2011

The "Rookie Wife" is Now a Rookie Mom!

On December 2nd, 2011, our lives changed. We welcomed our sweet little boy into the world and I became a stay at home mom. The department was wonderful, encouraging my husband to take off "as much time as he wanted," and we got to have him home for a whole month! There is no way we could have done without him, and I am so thankful for that bonding time we had as a family.

So now I enter into a whole new realm... the past 5 years have been filled with being a nurse, and working full time. I will miss that- but I am loving being a mama.

Today was J's first day back at work, and he is due home any moment. I was terrified of parenting alone (he hasn't been gone from home since before little man (W) was born), and tears were shed. But... it went awesome! I have enjoyed the quietness, and have gotten a ton of things done here at home.

I made a new banana bread recipe today... it is wonderful!
  • Ingredients:
  • * 3 ripe bananas, smashed
  • *1 cup sugar
  • *1/3 cup melted butter
  • *1 egg
  • *1 tsp vanilla
  • *1 tsp baking soda
  • *Dash of salt
  • *1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour

Preheat to 350 degrees. Mix butter into the mashed bananas with wooden spoon in mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, vanilla and egg. Sprinkle both the baking soda and salt on top of mixture and combine together.
Add the flour last*, and mix thoroughly. Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.

(*note: I also added chocolate chips and coconut to the mixture and it turned out great!)

This is such an easy and delicious recipe... I encourage you to try it if you don't have a "go to" recipe to use up those (very!) ripe bananas.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Night #2. Pure torture. I feel like I am single again, without anyone to converse with (other than my dog, of course).

I know J (my husband) is having fun, though. He was truly MADE to be a cop. If we rewind a bit, last year was filled with ridiculous hoops to jump through and long periods of waiting to find out the next steps for Police Academy. This was going on while he was FT in college and FT at a job... oh, and we were newlyweds. He ended up graduating college at the EXACT right time (and he even put up with being enrolled in 21 credits for a couple of semesters, all the while maintaining a 4.0 GPA). When we found out he got in (after about 9 months in the process), it was just days before we left the country for Christmas vacation.

God has truly made some ridiculous things fall into place for J to get where he is now. So, I am happy for him. Happy for him, sad for me. I am looking for a new job, but believe it or not the Nurse market is completely saturated. Our opposite schedules are not fun for now, but something will work out sooner or later.

Looking on the bright side? DH is off the next three days!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

My Officer's First Day...

The ecstatic feeling that went along with seeing my husband sworn in and with his shiny new badge are still in the back of my head, but today has brought along a few new emotions.

He just left for his first shift, and I've been crying ever since. How will I get used to sleeping without him in the bed? Eating dinner alone?

My pistol will be kept close to my pillow from here on out.