Friday, January 27, 2012


Sometimes life gets in the way. Lately I've been too busy living life to write about it. This is a crazy season for us.

Right before Christmas, Shaune got a call from a recruiter for a small tech company out of Chicago. He didn't think it was anything serious but he entertained their calls and enjoyed the conversation with them. And then they made an offer. So alas, last Friday was his last day as a civil employee of the State of Illinois (thank goodness!) and Monday he began as a contract employee with the technology company, working a contract here in Springfield. I'm excited for him. I'm also excited that I don't have to move. I'm finally almost unpacked from last time!

I'm back in the swing of leading Bible study. I missed it over the holiday break. I love having a small group of dear friends to study the Word with together. BSF mornings are my favorite.

Grace can stand. She's trying to walk. I'm afraid... she isn't even 9 months old yet. God bless the inventor of the pack-and-play because otherwise I'd lose her. In fact, I actually did the other day (but only for a minute!). I'd left her happily unfolding newly folded clothes while I used the restroom - usually clean clothes can entertain her for ever (or at least long enough) but this time they didn't catch her attention. She crawled away... quietly... crawled under our bed... quietly... and proceeded to get stuck. I emphasize quiet because she NEVER is. After a brief moment of panic I stepped in spilled water she'd knocked from the bedside table and saw her wedged under the bed, at which point she burst out giggling. She's only 8 months old. I'm in for it!

If that weren't enough, I've been spending a lot of time lately preparing to launch my business. After ages of thought I'm going to attempt to break into the cloth diaper market. I've got a great idea and Shaune's designed a cute logo. It'll be the chance to apply what I learned during my brief stint at busines school. But more on that later.

Of course, this is on top of all the normal things. Cooking every day, sewing, cleaning, planning our garden (it's going to be great this year!), cleaning again, unsticking cherios from the floor, trying to sleep here and there... I love being busy but some days I wonder if we've jumped into too much. I miss writing, though. I have tons of thoughts to get out and just no time to do it. I suppose that's just the nature of the season, though. Soon, friends! Know I'm still reading, even when writing is too hard to fit in.


Gillian said...

My goodness, Grace sounds like a handful! I walked at 9 months, too - the world was just too exciting not to be explored :D

Congratulations to Shaune on his new job! And I'm excited to hear more about your business venture - sounds fun! It's good to hear from you - I think about you when you're "off the air" for a while :)

Emily G. said...

The new job sounds good.

Grace-what a stinker. Maria walked at 9 months and was into everything. I'd like to say something consoling, but, well, be glad she's cute and you love her so much because you're right-your in for it.