Saturday, March 14, 2009


It's Saturday morning, and I should be in my nice warm bed sleeping in late with Hossy. Instead, I find myself at the office. Working. What is wrong with this picture? Surprisingly, not too much. I kinda like working on the weekend. No phones ringing, no constant interruptions. No one wanting to know how much they owe for monthly fees, even though the amount hasn't changed in 2 years (yeah - that's not annoying). Crank up the loud music, turn up the heat and have at it! I don't usually work overtime, but after taking a couple of weeks off when Carter was born, I'm still playing catch up. I love my job, but I don't really have a back-up person who can do it when I'm gone. My boss did submit a couple of the medicaid bills, but other than that, it just piles up. Guess I shouldn't complain, at least I know they can't get along without me. HA. If I know nothing else, I know that everyone is replaceable.

When I finish here, I'm headed home to work on income taxes, and then this evening, Greg and I are going to Erin and Brent's to babysit!!! They are taking a well deserved evening off to have some grown up fun with their friends, which means we get to spoil Carter!

Monday, March 9, 2009


It's been one month since our lives took a wondrous turn. One month ago, Carter Kahle arrived, and our lives are changed forever. It's been almost 26 years since I first came to know the unconditional love a parent has for a child, and although my memory ain't what it used to be, I'll never forget that feeling of euphoria. The good news is it only gets better! Now we can fully enjoy him without the worries that go with being a parent. There is that pesky problem of sharing him with his Mommy and Daddy, and of course his Grandma and Grandpa G. But I'm learning to live with that.

A friend told me that for now, I should take every chance I get to cuddle and rock him, while he still likes it. How true. I could sit all day staring into those big eyes of his, and not to toot my own horn or anything (ha) but when he's being a little fussy butt, I hold him close to my face and talk softly to him and before you know it, he's mesmerized. He also likes my singing. Hmm, he obviously doesn't know what singing is supposed to sound like yet. Erin says he likes XM 60s on 6. His papa will be thrilled for that. I personally plan to introduce him to something a little more modern. By age two, he'll be singing along with Hinder, Seether, and Theory of a Dead Man. (note to self - go to Walmart and buy the "cleaned up" version of those cds)

And what, you may ask, is better than becoming a grandparent? Just when I didn't think I could ever love my daughter more, watching her become a mother has taken it to a whole new level. I'm bursting with pride!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

2nd time around

I'm still asking myself if I really want to do this again. Will I be dedicated enough to update regularly? What will I write about? Will it be interesting enough to keep readers coming back? All these questions, so few answers.

I absolutely loved my last blogging experience. It came at a time when I needed to do something creative. Something that made me feel good about myself. But then those needs kinda went by the wayside, along with most of my free time. My other dilemma; I write about the things going on in my life. And presently, I work for an employer that has very very strict confidentiality rules. That's a huge chunk of my day to day life that's off limits.

My first instinct is to write about the newest love of my life, Carter Kahle. And I'm sure I will write about him, but since his Momma has a blog that is pretty much dedicated to telling about his life, I may not have much to add. Once he's a bit older and starts hanging out at the farm with meema and papa, I'm sure I'll have stories to share.

Let's just see how it goes for now.