It’s kind of funny that I’m anxious over this considering that I’ve PCS (with my parents anyway since my dad was in the Navy) countless times before. The source of my anxiety is all due to the fact that I have responsibilities now. I’m seriously so anxious at the thought of doing a whole another job search again. I love my job right now, it was a great first job to start my nursing career. However, part of me did want to go into a bigger hospital and experience something new.
We all know that the economy is not in the best shape right now and even though people tell me, “Oh you’ll find a job because you’re a nurse,” (if you plan to become one, take note of this) but trust me, it is not easy to find a job. I was able to land my first hospital job because I got lucky and did an internship. I’m hoping that it’ll be a bit easier this time around since I have experience.
Also, I know that by moving to Texas, I will be taking a pay cut. It kind of sucks, but what can I do? At least cost of living is much cheaper in Texas than here in California!
All in all, I’m thankful for this move even though it’s causing me some anxiety. As a child, I always loved seeing new places and I’ve always told myself that I wanted my kids to experience the same thing. My husband and I both moved to various places since both of our fathers were in the Navy. We always talked about how wonderful it would be for our kids to experience living overseas and living in different parts of the US.
Also we’ve been here for a while, we’ve been here since 2008. It’s about time we got orders!
…Has commenced at my home! I will start wrapping once Travis is asleep. No point in doing it right now because everything I wrap will end up being unwrapped. I guarantee.
However, I don’t want anything fancy or anything that takes time to learn because more than likely I won’t take the time to do so - for instance, don’t tell me about different lenses and other equipment LOL.
I also don’t want anything too bulky. I need something user friendly I guess you can say. I also want something that’s good at capturing moving toddlers. Travis is getting difficult to take pictures of since he moves around so much! It always comes out blurry.
Most importantly, nothing too expensive. I’m cheap (what’s new). Any suggestions?
The stuff I ordered for Black Friday (mainly Christmas presents) have arrived at my door! Well half of them anyway, but glad to see that at least THOSE MADE it to my house. Thank you UPS & USPS.
Do not use FedEx everyone.
So my bank had sent me (overnight) loan documents and a payoff check via FedEx. I waited the whole day yesterday and nothing came. So I figured that maybe the bank had sent it passed the pick up time and it will get here today. This morning I called my bank asking for a tracking number. I found out that it was supposedly “delivered” here yesterday at 12:59PM.
I was here the whole entire day in my living room waiting for that package. At the time it was “delivered,” my husband was actually outside on our driveway cleaning out the Nissan so obviously if the FedEx guys had come my husband would have seen him. So I called FedEx and they said that it was “delivered,” so where is my package?!?
I called the bank and we basically had to cancel the loan and redo the loan application AGAIN because I only had 3 days to get the check to CarMax so that the loan I had with CarMax doesn’t start to accrue interest (I basically refinanced my loan with Navy Federal). So they issued me a new check through FedEx AGAIN. So hopefully this one will make it to my damn house!
I wonder how she (possibly) found this blog…?
I wish I was one of those moms that always had it together. The mom that always kept her calm and cool even when her kid(s) are throwing the biggest tantrum or crying fit in the world. Even though I’m a patient person, I wish I was more patient when it comes to crying and whining. Sadly, I am not. Sometimes I feel like I’m losing my coolness and I’m having a mini mental breakdown inside. Today I totally lost it and I yelled at my baby. I don’t think I’ve ever yelled at him like that before and he looked crushed. I felt heartbroken inside.
You start vitals or medication flowsheet at home when a family member is ill…
For instance, don’t ask me about a comment that I wrote 2+ weeks ago that wasn’t even intended for you. That just makes you look extra creepy. LOL.
So I finally got Travis to take a sippy cup. Hallelujah! I feel like we’ve struggled so much with this. I guess he just wasn’t ready a few months back. We actually took a two month break from introducing it. Anyway, I had given him the NUK trainer cup (the 5oz one) and he drank his milk from it! He only likes those vs the other soft sprouted sippy cups I purchased. I think it is because the sprout is so close to a nipple. Anyway, I purchased another 5oz and a 10oz one at Amazon.
Speaking of milk, my son will not drink cold milk. This sucks because I’ve been trying to slowly put him on cow’s milk so that I can stop buying toddler formula. The only way he’ll drink it is if we warm it up a bit before giving it to him!
Now my next mission after weaning him off the bottle is taking him off that dreadful pacifier. He is so attached to it. It’s his best friend (along with his blanket). It’s funny because he never paid much attention to it when he was younger. He would only have it when going down for a nap or at bedtime. When he turned one, he always wanted it! Now I have to hid it from him when he’s awake and distract him. It’s going well so far, but I would prefer if he stops using it all together.
It’s so delicious. I could probably eat this whole bag! No shame!
My baby ended up crying himself to sleep :(
I went back to check on him after five minutes of him crying. There he was on his crib waiting for me. I picked him up, hugged him, kissed him, and held him for a bit and told him that everything was going to be alright. I placed him back in his crib and stood there for a minute. I left the room and he started crying again! I let him cry it out for another five minutes and his cries became softer and softer. I checked back on him and he fell asleep! I feel terrible.
I don’t think I will do this crying out method again! The guilt feeling is just too much. Melodramatic I know.
(I am such a sucker)
I’ve never really let him cry it out before. Is that too long? Too short?
He cries every single time I leave the room, he wants me to stay in there, but obviously I’m not going to do that because I don’t want him to get used to that!