Friday, January 2, 2009
2009 - It's Going to be a better year!
So, today marks my 2 week anniversary for being a stay at home mom. I will have to honestly say, "I LOVE IT!" I was soooo scared of it, and I may still be in the "honeymoon" phase, but it is going great. And the best part is.......Louisa is a completely different child. We are getting her sleeping better at night, she is actually taking naps in the day. Knock on wood, her temperment had done a 180 turn, the tantrums have decreased significantly, I mean, I can't even say enough!
Now, I hope like all get-out that I am not jinxing things by even putting this in writing. I just never imagined I would see this much of a difference in such a short time period. And for my sanity, it is still here! I am actually enjoying this all. I am never one to regret things that I have done in the past because I think that you have to live and learn........but why didn't I "retire" sooner?
Yeah, my spending money is decreased, we work on a tighter budget now and we all but almost passed out when we got our property tax bill (Hinds county just came out this year and reassessed my area of Fondren/Woodland Hills for the first time in years) and found out it increased 13 times. Yep, seriously. But, this is wonderful.
So, for the New Year, I am super optimistic. 2007 and 2008 were rough years, the latter being the worst - but I think that things are looking up for now. Yipee!
Happy New Year from the Norris family!