Thursday, November 20, 2008

I Did it!

Well, I gave my notice at work this week! I am still going to work a couple of months to get them through the audit just because I feel that is the right thing to do.

I am not very good with change, so to step away from something that I had been doing for 12 years is going to be hard. I will miss hearing all the stories from co-workers about their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. I will miss doing part of my job, not all of it, but definitely some parts I will miss! I will miss not having a paycheck to deposit. I will miss running errands on my lunch hour with no children.


Now that I have made the step, I am thinking about the things I cannot wait for. I cannot wait to see the boys get off the bus at home. I cannot wait to have time to make a hot meal in the evenings for my family. I cannot wait to go on vacation with my family and not worry about things at work that need to be done. I cannot wait to not feel guilty when the boys are sick and I am home with them. I cannot wait to clean my house, like really clean my house! I cannot wait to spend a whole summer with my boys. I cannot wait for Jim to say on a Tuesday night "Let's go camping!" and we can because I do not have to worry about taking time off work. I cannot wait to maybe have time to exercise. I cannot wait to help in the classroom more.

None of this would have happened had it not been for Jim. I am thankful I have a husband that works super hard and has a great job. I am thankful that he is the one that makes me feel like it will be okay to do this. It will be an adjustment for all of us, but a positive adjustment I hope!

There will be cutbacks and that is fine. I have come to realize that the cutbacks are just things, just stuff that if we do not have them OH WELL! To spend more time with my kids will be worth way more than any possession we could own.

Quote of the day:

When I told Connor I was thinking about this he said,
"I am not sure this is a good idea because we will only be depending on Dad's money!"

Another quote from Connor while sitting at dinner Monday night after I told them I had given my notice he said,
"Davis will probably not even know his ABC's when he goes to school!"

Wow! He has a lot of confidence in me!!!

8 comments:

RosyRose said...

Wow! Sounds like you a making a choice that you are really looking forward to! I think you will love it! I sure have!

Jami said...

Oh, I am so happy for you!! I look forward to spending more time with you guys during our breaks!!

Anonymous said...

TARA, I READ THIS TO JIM AND CRIED THRU THE WHOLE THING. I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU. I KNOW IT WILL BE MUCH EASIER FOR YOU AND BEING HOME WHEN THE BOYS COME HOME AFTER SCHOOL HAS TO BE A GOOD FEELING. BEING WITH THEM AT SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AND GETTING YOUR CHORES DONE BEFORE THEY GET HOME YOU WILL HAVE QUALITY TIME WITH THEM IN THE EVEVINGS. (SCHOOL WORK KEEPS GROWING AS EACH CHILD ATTENDS SCHOOL) YUK, I DON'T THINK YOU WILL REGRET IT AND YOU GUYS WILL ADJUST TO IT JUST FINE.

LOVE MOM AND DAD WAGONER

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so flippin happy for you. I wish you were my neighbor and we could talk shop together.
The little one's quotes are so great. too funny. The kids pick up all the stuff we say and think.
You will not be dissapointed. There is nothing better than taking care of your kids and your house. really. I LOVE it.
So happy for you....
talk to you soon,
SUZ

Sherri said...

Woo Hoo!!!!!!! I'm so proud of you. I hope you are as pleased with your decision as I have been. Has every day been perfect...certainly not...but they weren't at work either :). I can't wait to see how things go for you...I'm so proud and happy for you and your family. Yes, you are blessed to be able to do this!!

Amy said...

Oh new friend! How exciting for you...what a fun new adventure you'll be taking. Summers are long...and I never thought I'd be 'the mom' to say...when does school start? BUT...I wouldn't want to be doing ANYTHING else. I love taking them to the pools, parks, sprinklers...it's fun, tiring, and rewarding! You are going to do great! Too bad we don't live closer...we'd plan a park date!

I'm glad for your advice...thanks for writing on my blog...I've been given some great advice and looking forward to sharing with my hubby. I'll be back to visit! love your blog!

The Blissfully Happy Housewife said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you. I don't think you will ever regret it!

Jamie

heather said...

Hey...thanks for stopping by the blog and the comment. I always love meeting new people through blog world. It was fun to read through some of your posts. I esp. loved this one on your new adventure in to being at home. WOW! GOod for you. I'm sure it will lots of adjustments, but a choice I'm sure you'll never reqret. Congrats!!