Monday, May 17, 2010

Whiney books and loving my job

You can tell a lot about a person just by looking at what books are on their bedside table can't you? Here are a few of my latest reads...I've only started "hand wash cold" and she's annoying me already. Why don't I read the back cover of books? Maybe if I'd read the back and saw that it was compared a bit to "Eat Pray Love"..I may have not ordered it. As much as I loved the concept of Eating in Italy, Praying in India and finding Love in Indonesia..she just kind of annoyed me. The whining got to me. Maybe this one will get better...I'll let you know.  Anyway, I'm looking forward to the other two.

So, this morning I had to get up earlier than normal..shower and get out the door with the baby before the kids even  got on the bus. My mom is having surgery tomorrow and I drove down to pick her up at the ferry to take her in to Boston. While driving to get her at 7:45 I kept thinking of all the moms out there going to work...dropping kids off at day care. I was so thankful that wasn't me! First of all I hated getting  ready that early.  I love my lazy mornings with the baby after the kids go to school. I couldn't imagine dropping him off at a day care to go to a job. Honestly, you could not pay me enough to go to a job every day. I love what I do.


  1. love the name of your blog..great pics of your kids..suzanne

  2. First of all, prayers for your mom. I hope all goes smoothly.
    Second, I'm with you. I can't imagine the demands of working and staying home. Kudos to those who do it, but not for me.

  3. morning pam- hope your mum is going ok today...i could never drop mine anywhere else either...its such a short time you have them at home....even now my little audrey at school would be happy to spend every 2nd day at home with me gardening and things....and every 2nd day i'm tempted BIG TIME to keep her with me too! tee hee...
    anyway hon, come collect your award from *my place*....
    m x

  4. Hi! There's an award for you on my blog today to add to your collection!
    Those of us who get to stay home are fortunate indeed. I know so many Moms who would love to stay home, but for whatever reason, can't. I realy don't know how they do it...and Ugghhh...have to get up early too.
    Have a great day!
    :) Jen

  5. Will be thinking about your mom......I love my job too. I've been a stay at home mom for 13 years and I would not change a thing! Hope your book gets better.

  6. Just wondering when you find the time to read?! I've never been a big reader...but I'm trying to "fake" it so my son thinks I am! Maybe someday I will get into reading! Hope your mom's surgery went well.

  7. Pam, I am thinking of you & your Mom & hope all goes well. I could not work either. It took me awhile to come to this conclusion (this year) but I am now at peace about it. I have a photo ~just for you~ on my blog post today! It is meant to be inspiration for your landscaping:) hugs!

  8. Praying for your mom. Missing you! Hope that we can chat soon.

  9. I am so WITH you on the staying home! Just yesterday as I got all riled up about all the dishes in the sink I reminded myself of what the alternatives could be, and felt grateful. Prayers going up for your Mom...xoxo

  10. Praying for your Mom.
    Not-great-books are maddening!
    Staying at home rocks.
    I did the work-thing for a lot of my boys' school years. Hated it. :)
    When finally made the decision to stay home, it was THE best decision (for us anyway).

  11. I am SO glad someone else described eat, pray, love as whiny! yes!!! how to find yourself without traveling the world? have a'll find yourself real fast, and stop worrying about all that bologna.
    did you read the help yet? great. i need to do a book suggestion post before summer vacation...for kids, teens and us!

  12. Love your blog....great pictures, great subjects, lovely family....This is a perfect Blog the way I like them and visit them! I love it because you are talking about real life.