03 January 2010

a new adventure

my helper


The past few months have been a whirlwind and it isn't over yet. I have sat down several times to write this post and then in a panic, hit delete, completely overwhelmed. So sorry to all of you who are still out there.

On November 1st, my husband (and I, of course) opened a martial arts studio and fitness center. It has been chaos, stress, excitement and panic for months now. It will all be great in a little bit and we will look back on these first months with nostalgia at some point I am sure, but it has been f*$)!@#ing hard. The goal is to allow my husband to do something he loves and to make it possible for me to stay home, take care of our family and our house. But for now, just to make things work, we are both still at our "real" jobs. Avery is in daycare an extra day a week so that I can make my schedule with the office work more, which is killing me. I hate not being around her. We are both working 14 hour days and still trying to keep our life from falling into utter chaos. We have had to deal with local business and real estate policies and laws that we had no idea would be so complex and excruciatingly challenging to understand. Did I mention it was hard.

Don't worry, I will stop complaining soon, I just need to tell you all what has been going on so that you understand why you have been a little neglected. I have not opened my google reader more then a couple of times to freak out over how many unread posts I have (1000+). I have visited a few of my favorite blogs, usually late at night after reading something riveting like "bookkeeping for dummies". I miss my crafting and cooking, but if I am coherent enough to straighten my house and pull some taquitos from the freezer for dinner, then "hallelujah"!

Its not that I haven't done anything. I have squeezed things in here and there because otherwise I might lose my mind. Here are a few updates from my hiatus:

eggs from the chickens, finally

one of the few crafts I have done, a doll for Avery


trips in the sled and playing in the only real snow we have had this year



cookie baking



a birthday party for Margot Bea


Despite all of the insanity, christmas with a toddler was so much fun...




At this point, my goal is a once a week check in here at the blog. I can't promise much, but I miss you all and I want to come back. So, hopefully I will talk to you all soon...

7 comments:

Lisa Hensley said...

congrats to you both on following your dreams, however crazy it's making you now. You're an inspiration!

autumndaesy said...

A fitness center...that sounds amazing! I've been seriously considering going for a yoga instructor certification, but alas, life gets in the way. I commend you both for going for it! And when you have a kid(s), it just makes it that much more difficult to get anything done! Don't worry about us...we'll wait!☺

gsvee said...

Hang in there - you are doing great and we are all here to help if we can. And by help, I don't mean helping you find out that the laws that apply to your building suck - I mean we would be happy to come help you build an extra bathroom if you need it!

erinn said...

I love that first picture of Avery. Good to get an update! And it all sounds exciting. happy new year!

The Hip Homemaker said...

Thanks everyone! It is very exciting, but whoa, it takes my breath away sometimes.

healy said...

so cute, , ,I am happy for you

the homely year said...

Hi - great blog, very creative and lovely pictures. We will add you to our favourites, Noreen (and Margaret)