Friday, November 18, 2005

I Need a Hobby!

Yesterday while out shopping with my friend, Cindy, we drove past Hobby Lobby where I so eloquently said, "I went to Hobby Lobby the other day to look for a hobby, but I didn't find one." So, this is apparently going to be my new hobby. My first choice was shopping, which I have been doing every day since Barrett was old enough to go out in public, but my checkbook (and husband) suggested I find something else to do.

If you don't know me, this probably isn't making much sense, so I'll give a little background. I was a middle school teacher for the past eight years until my husband, Doug, and I decided that I would stay at home with our baby, Barrett. After spending a few years and thousands of dollars trying to conceive, it just seemed right to see every moment of our little miracle's life. So, in August as all my teacher friends were preparing for another school year, I was waiting for my overdue baby to arrive.


After about a month of life with a newborn, I was ready to head back to teaching. Luckily, with a lot of counseling from other mommies and a Zoloft prescription, I feel great about my new career. Since I tend to see the humor in everything but I don't have time to call friends and family with every little detail of my chaotic life, I decided to start this blog so you can know what we're up to. I will try to update regularly, and I am sure Cindy will let me know if I am not keeping up with the new hobby she forced me to start.

Barrett is fussing so my "break time" is now over. I did get almost 15 minutes of peace...



5 comments:

QueenBee said...

YAY! I get to be your first comment, too! this is great, now keep it up! Can't wait to hear funny stories about Bull.

Anonymous said...

Where are pics of the baby??

Misti:) said...

this is pretty cool... i can start a blog about your other children that I have:):) OK, only 1 other child, but there is lots to tell:)

Kelly S. said...

if you can make it till he's in school, you'll be fine and ready to work again! i can't believe my mom stayed home for ten years! she had LOTS of hobbies, cuz like me, she is easily bored. it must run pretty widely through the family. ;-) i think if i ever had kids, i would maybe stay home till they were in pre-k...because once they're out of the house half the day, what's the point of staying home? especially if you're a teacher since your schedules won't ever be too different.

Traci said...

I am proud of you new hobby! It looks great. It allows Aunt Traci to keep up with you and Barrett. I can't wait to come to Texas and see him. Now we need to see more photos of the little guy!