Friday, September 26, 2008

Should I or Shouldn't I...that is the question!

Well, I've actually been thinking about increasing my time at work to include a half-day on Tuesdays. Currently I work half-days on M,W,TH,F and am off on Tuesdays. It's kind of odd to be off on a Tuesday. I never seem to get much done. I usually spend money that I don't need to spend because I want to do something fun. Rarely do I enjoy spending the whole day at home.

The pluses to working on tuesday:

1.Kole will be going to preschool 5 days a week from 8-1 (which he loves on M,W,F). Sometimes I think I don't like how his routine is so random. Usually he goes to school mondays, home with mommy on tuesdays, school wednesdays, nanna's house on thursdays, school on friday. If I work on tuesdays I can afford to send him all 5 days.

2. More productive at work. Right now I feel like I'm not getting everything done that needs to be done. (I'm the only one who works on nutrition)

3. Obvious reason but last, more $.

The minuses to working on tuesday:

1. Lose the only day at home I have. It's rarely a productive day anyway.

2. Will be nowhere closer to being a stay-at-mom. But for now that's not really an option anyway.

I'm so torn. What do I do? Help please. On to the second question. Would I be a bad mom if I made Kalli ride the bus home from school???? I've always wanted to be the mom that drops off and picks up from school. But it's not all it's cracked up to be and she's been wanting to ride the bus. It's just that I've always had this idea in my head of how I wanted her school days to go. I'm finding that the small things like that just don't matter that much. I'm so indecicive if you can't tell. I need some input.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My New Store!!!

I just set up a store on the fabulous website called It's full of hand-made goods...everything you can imagine. I only have 2 things for sale so far because I haven't been able to sew enough to get an inventory yet. I have about 4-5 bags to finish before I can start stocking up. So right now the store name is Ksac but Doug and I are thinking about changing that...not sure yet. So, if you'd like to check it out you can go to

Friends and famiily definately get a discount so if anyone wants something just email me first and I will make you a special listing that includes a discount.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Work Stuff

This probably will not mean anything to people that do not work in nursing homes but I just have to blog about it anyway. I've been VERY stressed all week because these people called the "Survey Team" were in our building looking at all of our work under a microscope. I can't even begin to tell you the pressure I put on myself for them to find no mistakes. I felt like I was back in high school fighting for Valedictorian/Salutatorian again. If i got anything below a 100% on my work I wasn't happy. I knew if they found something I did wrong I would be devastated. Let me explain, by finding something wrong this may be as simple as not signing a piece of paper on time or not updating a piece of paper in the chart. We have 120 residents. At least 30 of them are only here for rehab so they come and go frequently. Anyway, i'm talking pressure.

So today was the day I finally melted. I haven't been sleeping well, poor appetite, major stress. I had to be in and out of work because of the childcare situation today so the first time I was there I was told of something that could be an issue with the survey team. My boss was very nice, she wasn't upset with me, we just discussed an issue and that was that. Then...the tears came. It was like the flood gates opened. It wasn't about what she was that i felt like I was being pulled in 3 different directions and could not give 100% to any of them. I finished a few things i had to do then left.

Then....I got the call. The call I wasn't expecting. They surveyors were leaving a day early because they found NOTHING WRONG!!!! What? Are you kidding me? - that was my reaction. Huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I now feel like I've proven to myself that what I'm doing is correct and I'm not messing things up. Yeah Specialty Center!!!!

Off to the gym I de-stress. Except I picked a class i had no business being in. Worked me to the core. Oh well. it was worth it. What a crazy day!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

My Latest Bag

My friend Deb wanted to give one of my bags as a baby shower gift. (thanks Deb!) I decided to try something new so I added a front pocket and made a matching diaper changing pad. One side is terrycloth and the other is fabric matching the bag. It folds up and then you tie the ribbon around to keep it closed. This is a hobby and I would like to someday make it into a little side business so....if anyone wants to order one let me know!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


So yesterday when I walked into a gym one of the trainers was standing there and heard me say that I just signed up yesterday. So he asked if he could talk to me for a minute. That turned into about an 1 1/2 of training. It was awesome. I never really push myself in the gym but he certainly did. Everything is sore! But I feel great. I hate going to the gym and leave feeling like it was pointless. So I have an appointment for Monday. Of course the 1st 2 are free then I would have to start paying....alot. So, for now I will enjoy my last session and hopefully learn what exercises I need to be doing to meet my "fitness goals!" Wish me luck!

Friday, September 5, 2008

I Joined a Gym!

Hopefully you will begin seeing a fitter looking Karen. I joined powerhouse gym yesterday and started working out. Let me just say that if you think I don't need to lose weight or worry about my weight than that's fine just keep it to yourself. Please and thank you! :) I am the one that lives in this body and I know at what weight I am comfortable. I also watch "What Not to Wear" and know how to hide my problem areas! So, with that said, I want to lose about 10 lbs. So, here we go. I'll keep everyone posted on my progress.