"I'm a mother, I'm a lover, a chef, a referee. I'm a doctor, and a chauffeur seven days a week. I ain't asking for a medal, yeah I know you work too. I'd just like a little credit where credit is due. It's the hardest gig I've ever known. I work my fingers to the bone. Yeah the dishes and the diapers never stop. Lousy pay, there ain't no 401K. I know this may come as a shock, but this here's a full time job!"--Full Time Job sung by Gretchen Wilson

Friday, June 17, 2011

Super Quick 5QF

This is a super quick Five Question Friday as I am tired and need a shower before heading to bed.  Feel free to join in!!

1. What is your favorite summer time activity?

Eating grilled food!!  I also just like sitting outside and looking at the fireflies.

2. Do you have one laundry soap you stick to, or do you buy whatever's on sale?
We use Purex (I think that is what it is called!).

3. What is your favorite dinner to make in the summer?
Grilled steak, baked potatoes, and corn on the cob with some light summery dessert.

4. Do you have any talents?
Yes, I sing, I knit, I sew, I am pretty creative, I write, and I can make lots of different voices while reading stories to the kids.  Oh, and I can usually remember the majority of lyrics to songs after hearing them only once.  My dad once told me if I applied that to studying, I would probably graduate from Harvard.  I didn't, so I didn't. :)

5. If you could instantly be an expert in something, what would it be? Why?
Physical training.  Then I would hopefully be better at keeping myself motivated in the gym and out of the kitchen!

Have a great weekend!!
With Love!

Friday, June 10, 2011


Happy Friday!!  Ready for a little Five Question Friday over at My Little Life?  Want to join in?  Go over and grab the questions and make sure you link up!!

1. How close to your childhood dreams is your life now?  No where near!  I wanted to be either a meteorologist or a genetic engineer.  Now I am a wife and mom.  Kind of different I'd say.

2. What is one must have item for the summer?  Cute Sandals and SUNSCREEN!!  The cute sandals should be obvious if you've read the blog at all...I love me some cute shoes!  Sunscreen is a must.  I have already had some malignant spot scares (luckily none have been!), so I try not to forget it.  My kids almost always have it on.  They don't really like it, but I wish I knew then what I know now!

3. Do you have your kids stay up on school stuff during summer vacation? (Or, if you don't have kiddos, did your parents make you keep up on school stuff during summer?)  My kiddos are still pretty young.  L will be going to Kindergarten in the fall, so we really haven't figured out what kind of things she needs to "stay up on".  However, we are working on reading some more and trying to make sure she knows things that she should when she goes to school, like making sure she knows how to write her letters and tie her shoes.

4. Do you can or freeze fresh produce?  Nope.  This isn't my kind of thing.  I wish it was though.

5. Do you get ready for the day first thing in the morning?  It totally depends on what we have going on that day.  If I have to be some place, then yes, I get ready first thing.  If not, then I will usually hang out in my PJ's.

Have a great one!!
With Love!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I Saw God Today

Last night on my way home from Knittervention, I was listening to the radio.  George Strait's song "I Saw God Today" came on and just about made me cry.  I decided that as part of my big life makeover, I am going to make sure I see God everyday.  Whether it is something big or small, I will see those things that prove God is in our lives and sometimes whispering and sometimes SHOUTING at us to see him.  I will make sure I acknowledge what I see and give thanks to HIM for those moments.

Today, I was at the gym with J and M (L has been at Vacation Bible School this week).  It is very warm here right now and I didn't relish the thought of taking the little ones out to the park in the heat.  So, I took some soccer balls and we played in the gymnasium at my gym.  I watched J and M play with each other and run around chasing the soccer balls and these bean bags that have been left (I threw them and they would go get them and bring them back).  It was nothing exciting, but the way J laughed and giggled, you would have thought we were at Disney World.  She kept saying "I've got it." or "I'll get it Mommy!" or "M keeps kicking my ball!" (well, not all moments are perfect!).  I just reveled in her speaking so well.  Last January (2010), her vocabulary consisted of the word "mommy" and of screams.  Now, she is speaking SO incredibly well.  Then we went and picked up L from VBS.  On the way home, I had the CD of the music for L's VBS playing.  Both girls were sitting in the back singing to each other.  Very clearly, I could hear J singing "Big Apple Adventure; where faith and love connect, Jesus directs my future."  Hearing my sweet J giggle and laugh and sing words that most 3 year olds might not be able to say, let alone ones that have been through speech therapy; Yeah, I Saw God Today.

With Love!

Monday, June 6, 2011

A New Thing Here: Make Over Monday

I have been trying to make some changes in my life.  I have talked about most of them on here several times.  When it comes to how I look, I have struggled for a very long time with accepting myself.  I wrote this post back in March about really trying to accept who I am.  I have been doing a lot better.  I really have.  Then there is my faith and I am SO happy to be back on the path I know I need to be on: God's path.  I know he's always been there waiting for me, but it has taken me some time to find my way back to him.  But, I know I am where I need to be now.

Over the weekend though, I gave some thought to what I was doing in my life.  I am happy, but I think there are ways I could make my wonderful life better.  So, for that reason, I have come up with a new thing here on Full Time Job.  As of today, Mondays will be known as "Make Over Monday".  Mondays are going to be the day in which I post about the work I am doing to make over my heart, my soul, my body, and improving on my faith.  I am hoping that by doing this, it will help make me a better woman, a better wife, a better mother, a better friend, and a better child of God. 

I am participating in a Bible and book study on Facebook about the book Do You Think I Am Beautiful? by Angela Thomas.  I am hoping that this study will help me with the heart, soul, and faith make over.

I'm still working on ways to make myself a better mother.  Any advice there is appreciated!!

In order to work on the body makeover, I have recommitted myself to the gym and to eating right.  I worked so hard last year and this year I have really not kept up with it and gained some weight back (yes, I know I have mentioned this before and I need to get over it.).  But now, I am truly motivated to get the weight off once and for all and to be a good example of healthy for my children. 

So, I will be posting here about what I have been up to and how I am progressing on my make over.  And yes, for the record, when I have hit a certain point (and I'm not really positive at what point that will be) I plan on getting an actual make over.  I'm thinking a new hair color and some knew shoes.  We'll see though.

Right now I am going to finish reading my chapter for Do You Think I Am Beautiful?.  I hope you all have a wonderful day!!
With Love!