Wednesday, October 19, 2011


At the ripe old age of 38 I am going to be a grandma.

Shocked you say? Well, join the club.

LW's oldest daughter, who is 20 (will be 21 in April), announced to me last week that she is pregnant. It's hard to be overly joyful about this given her age, but in due time, we will all be super excited to have a baby in our life.

She had her first ultrasound yesterday and baby and momma are healthy. Lauren is due June 8th.

While we all know it's early, we are hopeful that she remains healthy for her pregnancy. So far she's been super responsible. You have to wonder, because sometimes at their age, responsibility goes out the door. But she's been eating well, taking care of herself and asking questions if she's not sure of what to eat, what to take, etc.

Poppa W (LW) has been a little in shock, but he talked to her last night and told her "there's nothing I wouldn't do for you, all you have to do is talk to me."

This will be a very trying journey for me as I will be faced with my own saddness over not being able to have my own children. I am going to have to put my feelings aside to help Lauren through her pregnancy. Already she's asking questions that I couldn't possibly ever be able to "will it hurt to have the baby", "should I feel this way".

But regardless, we will all get through this as a family. We will find happiness. And where there is disconnect with us a family, hopefully the baby can bridge that gap.

We've had one heck of a year so far, and the next year is going to prove to be just as crazy.

Please if you're a Facebook friend of mine, do not post anything about this. Our youngest daughter doesn't know yet. Lauren is telling Kassidy this weekend.

Stay tuned for what lies ahead!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Tastefully Simple

I've started a new part time gig to earn extra fun money.

I have decided to become a Tastefully Simple Independent Consultant! And I love it. If you've never heard of Tastefully Simple it is a home taste testing company that offers products that only need about one or two additional products mixed in. You can make drinks, soups, dips, breads, desserts and so on.

Super easy!

So if you have Facebook friend my fan page!

Or if you ever want to place an order, here is my website.

I'm looking forward to seeing how this will work out for me. So far so good.

I've closed two shows and have three in the next month! How's that for a successful start?

Have you ever tried Tastefully Simple? I'd love to know!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Job

After 9+ years I have resigned my position with my company and will be moving on to a different phase in my life. I accepted a role with a local company that is very involved in our community.

I will continue to work with the IT applications that I work with currently, but I will be in more of a leadership position. I'm super excited and nervous as this all happened really fast. I had interview LAST Friday. On Sunday I was offered the job (who offers someone a job on a Sunday?). By Tuesday I was filing my resignation with my company.

My last day at work is October 20th and my first day at the new job is October 24th.

I'm really excited for this new adventure.

I will try to continue to blog but I'm sure they will be few and far between (more than they are now!). I do read your blogs even though I haven't always commented.

Looking forward to the next phase in my life!