Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Letter to the Future

Dear Becca,

This is a whole new world for you, one that I don’t know. The world I grew up in was changed today with the inauguration of President Barack Obama. The world that I grew up in was one that was supposed to be fair, but wasn’t always. And some people used that fact as an excuse to not live up to their highest potential. Now they have no excuse. An African-American has now been elected to the highest office in the United States and he has taken office. He did so even though he grew up in a world that was even less fair than the society that I was familiar with. He worked hard and chased down his dream until he got what he wanted.

I’m hopeful that your new world will be fairer and more successful than my world. The vote was first given to African-Americans many years ago, followed soon after by giving the vote to women. Maybe your world will include not only an African-American president, but also a female president. It could be you. Not that I expect that from you, but it’s a possibility in this new world that you’re going to grow up in.

Of course, I just want you to be happy. I hope this new world will allow you to be happy.

I love you,


Monday, January 19, 2009

Working Mother

Today I got a call from a physical therapist that I interviewed with last week. I got the job! I'll be working 15-17 hours per week. I'll be answering phones, checking in patients, making new appointments, calling insurance companies to verify accounts and billing patients.

The job could be temporary, since his practice may grow and he may need someone full time, which I am not willing to do. And he knows this. We have an agreement/understanding.

My new boss, Brian, seems very laid back and flexible. He's got a good sense of humor; I think it will be a lot of fun to work with him.

Becca will be staying with my mom while I work. Mom is so excited to have her. It's also really nice for me, since I know Becca will be taken care of very well.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

One Word Answers

1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your significant other? Ben
3. Your hair? braid
4. Your mother? Gramma
5. Your father? Flash
6. Your favorite thing? Becca
7. Your dream last night? Forgot
8. Your favorite drink? Chocolate
9. Your dream/goal? Happiness
10. The room you're in? Living
11. Your fear? Losing
12. Your rainy day activity? Reading
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. What you're not? Well-rested
15. Muffins? Pumpkin
16. One of your wish list items? Cruise
17. Where you grew up? Midwest
18. The last thing you did? Pacified
19. What are you wearing? Robe
20. Your TV? Big
21. Your pet(s)? Kitty
22. Your computer? Laptop
23. Your Life? Family
24. Your mood? Tired
25. Missing someone? Yes
26. Your car? Civic
27. Something you're not wearing? Makeup
28. Favorite Store? Ebay
29. Your summer? Swimming
30. Favorite color? Blue
31. When is the last time you laughed? Morning
32. Last time you cried? First
33. Who will/would re-post this? Jessi
(You've been tagged with a Meme. Go post this on your blog ASAP!)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Colds Suck

Having a cold sucks. It sucks even more when you're a new mom. With a baby who is also getting over a cold. Neither of you can sleep without sneezes, coughs, stuffy noses, etc.

My head feels like it's about to explode. Every time I blow my nose, I think, "There's no way there's any more stuff up there." Sure enough, five minutes later, I am grabbing for another 6 tissues. Grrrrr.

This too shall pass.