Monthly Archives: March 2014

Many changes lately

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So, I have been through many, many changes in the last 6 to 8 months.  I guess, really, in the last year!  I moved from Tennessee to Colorado.  Quit my job that I had been at for 8 years.  Started working with my sister.  Quit working with my sister and started working as a personal assistant for a couple up in Aspen.

This is the first time in over 14 years that I have not worked from my home.  This is the first time in over 14 years that I have had to get up everyday, get dressed and head out to work for the full day.  It is taking a little getting used to, but I am getting used to it.

And so are the dogs.  They do give me the sad face every now and then, but they are adjusting.

Look at those faces!  So sad. :(

Look at those faces! So sad. 😦

Driving back from Grand Junction.  Love this one particular mountain.

Driving back from Grand Junction. Love this one particular mountain.

I haven’t been only working, though.  I did manage to get to Grand Junction three weekends in a row.  I love this mountain and against all my better judgement, I did take this picture while driving down the road at 75 MPH.  (I know, I know.  I am shaking my finger at me too!!)

How would you like to see this coming at you?  Don't worry, it was a Cabela's in Grand Junction.

How would you like to see this coming at you? Don’t worry, it was a Cabela’s in Grand Junction.

My son and I wandered around the Grand Junction mall one weekend.  We went into Cabela’s and spent about an hour looking at all the fun camping gear.  As we were leaving, I looked up and saw this.  Awesome!!

My son is loving the new independence.  He is really stepping up and taking on the additional responsibilities very well.

I am learning new habits as well.  Like… I need to spend Sunday’s creating and preparing meals for the rest of the week so we don’t have to eat cereal every night.  I am learning to create lunches ahead of time too.  I have recently tried the salad in a jar method and I really like it.   Here is the link if you want to try it:  Salad In A Jar

I gave the freezer meals a try too, but I either need to find a timer that I can turn my crock pot on later in the day or some other kind of gadget that will not cook the food so quickly (in a slow cooker, go figure :/)  Here is the link for that: Freezer Cooking

Household chores have had to be moved to Saturday’s and Sunday’s – just like in the old days.  I can’t just get up and do it when I need to stretch or feel like it.  Now I have to plan a specific time to accomplish all my household chores

Of all the adjustments, surprisingly, that is the one I am having the hardest time adjusting to.

So, I wonder, how do you get everything done and work a full-time job outside your home?  I can definitely use all the tips I can get.