Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Day 3

I am on day 3 of single parenting, and it isn't fun.  I don't sleep at all when Tom is gone and I am dealing with the kids being sad over his absence. It really is quite ridiculous since he will be back Friday evening.  I guess the kiddos really love their dad. Can't say I blame 'em!!  

I am really wanting to get back into blogging with some regularity, but to be honest, I find it hard to know what to type over here.  I feel that words are a lost cause for me right now.  It must have something to do with the vitamin D that I am lacking from not seeing the sun and also to blame is the white crap on the ground that won't melt and is returning today in a supposed Winter Storm! Oh joy. 

So until I find some words to say over here, I leave you with some much needed updated pictures of the kids:

edited to add.......blogger wouldn't let me post images. I will try later.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

where I have been....... Oh

Well, well. Many things have happened in the Carson home since September. I did attend school Autumn quarter, and I got a 4.0 and was put on the Dean's List. Wowza!! I NEVER could say that when I attended Ohio State the first time. But unfortunately, I am no longer a student. I wasn't happy with Nolan's preschool and I really wanted him to attend the preschool that Janey did. In order to do that I couldn't do traditional classes. After talking to a neighbor friend, I started the process to take my GEC classes through Columbus State's Distance Learning, making it so I wouldn't be leaving the home for class and Nolan would be at the preschool we wanted. After speaking to my financial aid advisor, I learned that I was not eligible for any grants since I graduated from Columbus State in 1997. So therefore I am not taking any classes and I am happy with that. I did some soul searching during Christmas break, and I am supposed to be a wife and a mother. As much as society makes me feel that being a wife and mother isn't enough;I am happy, my kids are happy and Tom is happy. We are fortunate that we don't need an income from me, and probably won't until the kids are much older(their college expense will need to be paid!!) and me staying home is what works for our family. So even though I did well in school and impressed even myself, it was the beginning and end for me with school.
Christmas was great and we had a wonderful time with each other and our families. The kids are great. Nolan just had a birthday on Sunday and turned 4! I can't believe it. Time just flies by. We are entering a whole different type of parenting with the kids being 8,6 and 4. And as much as I love babies and the way they smell and feel in my arms, I am really enjoying mothering older children. They make me proud and happy. I am so blessed.
In other news, Tom received a promotion at work and is actually headed to D.C next week for a class. So I will be doing it on my own for week. So not looking forward to that!! I will need to eat my Wheaties to make through the day!
Oh, lastly.......I turn 33 today. Funny, I think I am okay with it. I feel good, I have the best husband and kids in the world, I feel the world shifting to be more optimistic and positive, and it feels everything is going to be fine. Wonderful even. Now if this snow would just melt!!!