Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Eek! I am so so excited about all my new followers from today's feature on Welcome Wednesday! I am so beyond thrilled to have all of you here! But I'm also embarrassed because my blog is a mess - half my links don't work and the post I planned to welcome you all over here with... well, I just didn't have time to complete the project!

I started a new job last week working on the mental health staff at a school for children with mental, emotional, and behavioral problems. I am absolutely in LOVE with my job - the students, my co-workers, the program itself and everything it offers, and especially the feeling of self-worth I leave work with every day.  Buuuuuuut, needless to say, the job comes with LOTS of challenges and I'm still adjusting... and by adjusting I mean coming home every day after work and crashing on the couch for a few hours like a zombie so I don't internalize the stresses of the day. I haven't even been really cooking lately, which is why you haven't seen any recipes either. Today I spent the day in training instead of with my class, and I thought I would be able to come home stress-free and get some cleaning and crafting done. But today was just doubly stressful trying to participate in training and trying NOT to worry about my students. Anyway, I hope you all understand and I promise I'll have some great things to share with you this weekend!

I did want to post a little personal post though. We celebrated Valentine's Day on Saturday, but on Monday night we got Chinese food (yeah, that's Chinese food twice in three days - clearly we're off track on our diets!) and snuggled on the couch. I got this fortune in a fortune cookie:


Sure fortune cookies are trivial little things (although we do save all of ours), but no fortune cookie fortune has ever rung so true. And I don't mean financially prosperous - I mean flourishing as an individual in a career that I love, putting my creativity to use and getting to share it here, making new friends through this blog, and just growing as a person in general. Life has been so good to me lately and I feel so blessed.

So I just want to reiterate how thrilled I am to have all of you new readers here! I promise to get my projects done this weekend and not make excuses ;) Now I'm off to do my nails, eat Cadbury eggs (I was so excited when I saw the Easter candy in the store!), and watch Modern Family! 


  1. super happy for and proud of you as always :) those children are so lucky to have a person like you in their lives!

  2. New follower from the blog hop. Please follow back.

  3. Hi! I'm your newest follower. It's great that you love your job.