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I love a vacation day! Sort of...

Ah. Vacation. It was only one day, but it was wonderful!! Maybe too wonderful, but more on that later...

It was lovely to do some shopping, sewing and reading uninterrupted. I made this:

A checkbook cover! It's lemony and wonderful! I heart this checkbook cover... almost as much as the below mentioned cobbler :)
I also sewed up a couple of clutch wallets/bags, but I have a couple of kinks to work out before I'm satisfied with them. Stay tuned, checkbook covers and clutches will be available in my Etsy shop soon!
As for my day being too good... as you may or may not know, I used to work part time. About three months ago, I was promoted and now I work full time. I am really struggling with it. I miss seeing my daughters in the morning before school and I miss picking them up after. Now, I wasn't doing this everyday before, but at least twice a week. I MISS it. I miss making lunches and I miss braiding hair. Mike is able to be with them before and often after or they go to my mom's house. So, they are always with family. But it's not me. :( I also miss the time to go thrifting and grocery shopping when it is not busy. I miss the time to bake and clean and create. I miss the sunshine and seeing my sleep tousled babies.

Does anyone else struggle with this? How do you cope? I am sooooo tempted to give up this professional opportunity and work part time again. Money was tight before, but it was doable. Any thoughts????




  1. I struggle with that too. I just resigned from my part time job because my kids needed me more.

    BTW: Check out my blog for a sport's bra giveaway.

  2. Lady...i'm in that same boat. I'm frustrated beyond with daycare and not being able to spend as much time with my kids as i was before when i didn't work. I'm planning on cutting my hours in half when hubby returns in a few months. Our kids are only getting older and we've only got one life to live, so we might as well make the most of it right?!!! I hope you find your answers you seek.

    P.S. Thank you for your thoughts & prayers for my little man.


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