Monday, March 26, 2012

Six Days

The countdown is on.
Only 6 more days until . . . . 
We become small business owners.
That sentence scares me.
It is a huge leap (of faith, finance, etc.), but something that Rocky has always aspired to do.
He always said he wanted to run his own architecture firm, and he is about to do that.
I guess since we still have 6 days to go, anything could change within that time frame.
But provided that everything goes as planned . . .
The other thing that has me nervous (besides the financial risk, and the fact that we have employees to worry about) is that I will be working now as well.
I haven't worked (outside the home) in 8 years.
I am terrified when I think of helping run this business.
What will I do with the kids during the summer while I have to be at the office?
What if I totally mess it all up and we lose it all?
I could play the "what if" game all day long.
These are the things that go through my head ALL DAY LONG.
I have spent many hours (days, weeks, months) in prayer.
That is really the only reason I haven't completely freaked out yet.
Only 6 more days (and then the rest of my life).

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Who knew a new mattress could make such a difference?
In anticipation of family visiting in May, and with my father-in-law's previous injuries, we decided to get a new mattress.  
Our old one will be put in the office/guest room to replace the air mattress that guests previously used.
I had no idea how expensive mattresses had become!
I know that you can still get cheap ones, but we wanted a good, comfy one that would last for a very long time.
After doing a lot of research online, reading reviews, checking prices, we actually went to a mattress store to try out the mattresses.
We fill in love with the most expensive one in the store (of course).
Were you all aware that purchasing a mattress is like purchasing a car?
The longer we sat there in indecision, the lower the price became.
We finally left the store with the warning that this deal that they made for us would expire that night.
We both felt that we needed to keep looking, so we just didn't call back.
The next day, the store called us and discounted the price another 25%.
Well, we decided to get it at that point.
And how wonderful it has been!
Rocky has stopped snoring.
I had no idea that a mattress could do that, but apparently it has.
I am actually dreaming again at night, and am not awakened by Rocky's snores, or even by his movement.
(and no, we did not get a memory foam mattress.  we tried them, but found them just too hard)
Plus, it gave me an excuse to get new bedding as well!
So happy with our new bed.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Beverly Hills, 90210

I can't believe it has been almost a month since my last post.
Where does the time go?
(I feel like I say this a lot)
Let's see. . . .what is new?
Well, I am now the 2nd counselor in Relief Society.
(For those wondering, Relief Society is the woman's organization of my church, and 2nd counselor is like being a VP)
I am still teaching the teenage Sunday school, so that means that on this coming Sunday, I get to teach the teenagers, and then immediately following, teach the adult women.
I am TERRIFIED of teaching the adults.  
I have only taught kids before.
Not full-grown, opinionated, knowledgeable women.
Plus, I am in charge of the entertainment of all these women (plus more) at an activity in 2 weeks.
Talk about pressure!
And since this is my first time doing anything like this, I really feel the need to impress.
In order to combat this pressure, I have found that the Soap Network airs old 90210 episodes during the day.
Many of my day recently have been spent watching the high school years of Brenda, Brandon, Dylan, Kelly, Donna, David, Steve and Andrea.
It makes me think of being in middle school.
(talk about pressure)
If I can get through middle school (in Oklahoma, no less) then a little responsibility as an adult shouldn't stress me out, should it?
(I am currently watching an episode now, where Steve makes a half court shot for $10,000.  Talk about drama!)