|Holly Hot Pot Party Dec. 2012 (aka Dinner & Fellowship at the Holly's)|
Well, yes I've been AWOL, to say the least. It's been quite eventful since my last post. First off, I failed to keep an update about my fall season for Ultimate. In brief, great teammates... just had uber loss factors, which placed us 2nd to last place. And my family? My parents are getting ready to move back to the P.I. My sis and her little clan moved to another house. My youngest sis doin' her thang and getting ready to graduate from college. My hubs did a superb job managing the children while I adjust to working full-time.
Design Strategist (in the making)
I know I haven't posted anything about this, but yes, I got a job! It's been almost 2 months. So, less blogging, less pinning, and more productive work around the house, at the office, and makin' money for the fam bam. It's quite a challenge to have 2 hats at a job. Strategize to plan and organize the purpose behind all design projects. Then, eventually execute the design. But, it's been a fun challenge.
However, it's a huuuuge challenge to mentally leave work at work and put on your mommy, wife, chef, housekeeper hats on. Then switch on and off and on and off day after day. The first couple of months were particularly exhausting because we were all sick w/ the cold/flu. I'll spare you the details, but lack of sleep or interrupted nights, coughing all day and one scary episode of my husband fainting one night, did not make it an easy time to be working full-time. And sometimes, the hubs forgets all that entails to be a working mother, and asks me everyday, "Honey, why are you so tired?"
Many firsts in 2012
I posted on facebook my many firsts this year.
In Addition to Many Firsts
5 year old Daughter
Tiz has had her share of firsts
Biking w/o training wheels
Reading a whole book (Bernstein Bears: Spooky Old Tree) on her own
Writing & spelling out words on her own
Tossing a disc beautifully
Drawing sharks :/
The boys (Twins just born 15 months apart)
I say twins because they're practically the same in size and everybody always ask. The hardest part of them being slightly different in height, is sorting the laundry. Not much firsts for them at this point, but just a blurb.
3 year old Son
Color matching and counting to 20
Speaking in complete sentences, yet w/ an English accent and cute toddler slurs. I'll miss it so much.
2 year old baby
Talking beyond babby babbles and hubs and I love it.
Counting to 10
Terrible 2's have hit earlier than his 2nd birthday
My little boy's favorite word, "No."
Climbing everything and everywhere
ZazzleI sold a few items on Zazzle! It felt great to receive an email from them saying, "Your product sold on Zazzle." I probably could spend more time on this, but hmmm. Right now, I'm limited w/ time sooo I'll just see how it grows on its own. I do have another idea brewing along the same line. Let's see how time allows.
Wishful thinking for 2013
It's been quite adventurous and hasn't been easy to be away from my hometown and favorite people and places. But, I have to say that Tally is growing on me. There's a lot for us to look forward to in 2013.
With this in mind, I hope and plan to do the listed items below (priority not according to sequence).
- Be the first to line up at Trader Joe's grand opening in Tally
- Take Krav Maga and/or Hagana lessons
- Finalize our budget plans for the next couple of years
- Home improvements according to budget plan
- Work as a Design Strategist at my full potential and excel
- Support Ultimate locally and internationally
- Keep my home open weekly for dinner & fellowship, to all genuine believers and friends in Tally
- Teach my children proper character traits
- Children to take lessons (either one of these: Piano, TKD, Golf, Soccer, Frisbee, French)
- Support my husband and his goals (mainly save money and shop less. heehee)
Maybe the aforementioned is a little over the top for the limited budget that we have. But, gotta pan out the details. I figure, if my professional job is to plan strategy for high-roller type companies, I could at least do it for my personal life. Hello 2013, here we come.