So, hubby got a job offer and other things on my mind....

First of all, I have alluded in posts in the past, that my husband is looking for a better paying job. If he wants to advance his career in sports journalism, he has to find something else and more than likely that something else would be out of the state of Ohio. Well yesterday, hubby received a job offer in North Carolina, which happens to be one of the states that we would like to move to. It was for a little more than what he is making now, however, it was just a little less than what we are making combined now. And we just can't make that work. Finances are tight right now as it is, and if we were to move to the area where it looks like the cost of living is about $1000 more per year than what we are making combined now then it is a no go. Bill is very disappointed. I am disappointed, but it wasn't meant to be. 

One thing it did make us realize though is that we are not prepared to make a move to another state in the next 2 weeks. We have so much stuff and crap in this house that I need to do a major declutter. So I will be focusing a lot of energy on that here in the coming weeks. In an effort to declutter, I have been selling some items on our town's local facebook yard sale wall. I have sold several items of kids clothes and toys. It is frustrating though when people want the stuff, but don't get back to you about picking it up. Annoying....

School is getting ready to go back into session...Rebecca goes back in about a week and a half. Jacob starts preschool right after Labor Day. I went and got all their supplies today. I just need to make sure Rebecca's uniforms fit her. That also means that I go back to work....I have mixed feelings on this. I like my job, but there are times that I feel I should be doing something more.

We had to take Benjamin for a developmental/autism evaluation yesterday morning based on a referral from his pediatrician and his speech therapist. We were able to get an appointment within 2 weeks, when we were originally told that it would probably take 4-5 months. The good news is that most of the behaviors that have his speech therapist worried and us worried are normal 2 year old behaviors. The couple of items that he does, like spinning chairs, etc., that were warning flags for his speech therapist, are not something that we need to be concerned about and they do not believe he is on the autism spectrum. However, she would like us to have him evaluated at the main hospital to see if there are some developmental delays that we should be working on. She said it would probably be 3-4 months to get an appointment...well we have that appt, in a few weeks. Things are moving along fast with that. 

So there you have it. I have had a LOT on my mind the last week or so. Life has been stressful, but we are looking ahead to the weekend which looks busy, busy, busy. 

How is your life going? Any big things going on? 
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! 


  1. So sorry that job didn't own out well... :( That probably just means there are bigger & better things in store for your family!! :) Keep the faith!

  2. I guess it is all relative. NC has a MUCH lower cost of living than where we are now. Did you look at taxes and such? Yes, relocating means a MAJOR purge of stuff.....start as soon as you can.

  3. Wait, spinning chairs is a concern for his speech? I think I'm missing the connection :)

    And I'm sorry that it didn't work out with the job. From our personal experience from last year, I can say that it's sometimes for the better that certain things are not meant to be. I hope he finds something that will work for your family but now it's the perfect time to start downsizing for you, guys.

  4. Our grandson did not talk until he was 3 and spun things all the time, loves washers and dryers, don't let people tell you there is anything wrong unless you feel it is so. Sorry about the job, but it will happen keep praying. I have thought about you a lot lately.

  5. Wow, that's a lot on your mind and a lot to be dealing with. Hope your weekend is beautiful and not stressful in the slightest. Change and possible change are so tough; they make me break out in hives! :) You have such a lovely way of sharing your feelings and organizing your thoughts here; skills that will serve you well in surfing the waves of change. Many positive thoughts your way!


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