So tomorrow marks a new beginning for me…
But let me back up a minute. Let me explain why… I would like to start contributing financially to my family, more so than clipping coupons and watching all the sales. And I want to do that without sacrificing my family or starting a home based business. Not that I’m against home based businesses, I just don’t have the drive right now to drum up customers. Additionally I need the flexibility to work around my kid’s school schedule and still have summer off. After all there are three of them still at home and I don’t want to get in trouble for staying home to take care of a sick child. So what’s a mom to do?
Apply to be a substitute teacher. I have my Associates in Fine Arts with 62 hours. Unfortunately that is not quite enough to substitute teach around here. In fact I am only 2 hours short! At least that isn’t too many hours!
After checking with a local community college I found that they have “On Demand” classes! They are geared for adults that need a few hours in very specific subjects. I don’t even have to take all 4 modules (but I will) to get my 2 hours in as the class I have chosen is a 3 credit class. So what did I choose??? It’s a Web Design class!
Now I’m not dreaming about being the next huge Web Page Designer, but I’d like to think I could help design pages for organizations that I am affiliated with! To say I am excited about this is an understatement. To say I’m nervous is also an understatement! The best thing about this program, this class in particular, is that I don’t even have to leave the comfort of my own home. I work at my own pace and turn in my work to my professor. So I’ll just have to see how quickly I can trudge through this process.
My goal is six weeks or less…
My husband decided to make a new sandbox for our three youngest children. After much thought and a look at a fantastic book from Lowe’s, Sunset’s backyards for KIDS, we came up with our own variation.
Overall the sand box measures approximately 10′ x 12′ with a 2’x 10′ area for built in storage. Once the covers for the storage dry out Aaron can finish up mounting the hinges and work on the activity wall. This wall will resemble a large peg board that they can pore sand on and race cars down, all in the name of imagination!
Oh, but I forgot the most important part of the sand box- the sand! This sand box holds just under 5 tons of sand, and it is about 14 inches deep!
So if you need a Visa commercial, here goes…
Lumber and Materials- about $250
5 tons of Sand- $125
Scrapbooking is something that I could literally spend hours doing. But as it is, I spend more time taking pictures of the little munchkins making memories rather than scrapbooking them. At the rate I am going, I will NEVER run out of things to scrapbook! And in the end if I had to do it over, I would rather make the memories then dream about scrapping them. The kids will be out of the house soon enough.
Finally a little book all for me! I love to do art for others, and seldom do anything just for me! So when I finally completed this project I was very glad to call it my own!
I think that the kids eat a little better when YOU dress up their plates!
In this picture, I made O Chicken Rings, Sugar Snap Peas & Carrots for the Mouth, Fries for the Eyebrows, & Cucumber for the nose with Ranch Dip!