Friday, March 9, 2007

A busy bee

I am a stay at home mom (SAHM) for a week and a half now, and so far I enjoy this new phase in my life. After 19 years of work it is good to be off for a while. I always enjoyed my jobs, and if it wasn´t for the travel time I was still with my former employer. I am thankful that I was able to quit my job without having another job to fall back on. I realize it is a great position, and I am really glad that Eric is very supportive. Thanks, sweetheart!

There are so many things in and around the house that have to be done that I don´t have a chance to become bored. I sometimes wonder how I managed to get all these things done when I worked 3 days a week. Well, I didn´t. I did spend time on housekeeping but not as much as I do know. I already was involved in school activities, but now I can spend more time. Yesterday I spend my first 2 hours as "computer mom" in school which was fun. Of course there are many other things that have to be done, but the most important benefit is that I am more relaxed and can spend more time with our girls.

I hardly scrapped in the past few days. Last night I finished another page of my paperbag album. Hopefully I will be able to finish some more pages this weekend. I have to order my pictures for this album soon, because it is not easy for me to scrap pages without having any pictures.

9 comments:

Cynthia said...

I can imagine that this is so much better for you! Like you did when you were working, I find loose ends everywhere..

Sadly we cant afford for me to stop working. Do love my job tough!

Lisette said...

This promises to be yet another great mini album... Can't wait to see the end result...

Anonymous said...

It sure looks great Ingrid even without pictures.

Groetjes Anja

toners said...

What a beautiful album :) I'm glad you're enjoying being a SAHM!

Monique said...

Congratulations and welcome at the SAHM scrapbookers :)
You know what? It's so good to have the household finished when the kids come home from school and you don't need to dust and clean your heart out when you know you have visitors within one hour....8)
There have been years I spend more time/week at school then I did in my practice (work)... Now I've sorted out all kind of things and hril, that gives us all such a dis-stress (to keep in scrapbookterm.) Have a whole lot of fun you SAHM!

Mandy said...

Good on you for making this decision! And your new page looks great, love the colors. I never made a paperbag album before, should do soon ;-) I have the same BTW, i have a hard time scrappin' without photo's...

hilde said...

in vind je paperbag album nu al geweldig!!! mooie kleurencombi!

Ingen said...

Fijn dat je er zo van geniet om lekker thuis te zijn. Ondanks dat ik nu weer een leuke baan heb ben ik wel een klein beetje jaloers hoor! Maar ik kan het me gewoon echt niet veroorloven om niet te werken, ik ben er met deze nieuwe baan op achteruit gegaan in salaris en ik vind het nu al elke maand spannend of we het financieel weer redden. Maar goed, ooit zal het wel weer goed komen ;-)

Je paperbag album zier er trouwens ook errug goed uit!

milkcan said...

I'm glad to hear you're enjoying your time as a SAHM. I'm thinking of making the transition once we have kids, and I'm nervous. I'll be watching your blog for updates!