Not In Jersey: It’s Okay #9 & What Do You Do Part 4 It’s Okay #9 & What Do You Do Part 4 - Not In Jersey

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

It’s Okay #9 & What Do You Do Part 4

Nugget On A Budget

It’s okay…

…that I ordered Disney Cruise autograph books from the Disney Store. I guess I’m not getting creative this time!

…that I still didn’t finish sewing together the sweater I knit.

…to enter giveaways I have no chance of winning.

…that I bought the furniture I wanted for the living room toy organization and was proud of myself for putting it together.

…that I set Tony Goldwyn as my phone background. Yes I did.

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…that I had to reset my computer back a few days and somehow it lost all of my internet memory. So it doesn’t remember my favorites anymore! Or maybe that’s not ok. It’s annoying!

…to look forward to the mail coming, especially when you know you have something exciting on the way! Some of my blog friends and I did a “secret” exchange, but since I organized it, I knew I was receiving something from Kera! Here’s what I got:

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White and purple infinity scarf, Barefoot Beige and Aurora nail polish, and Philosophy Windows to the Soul Plum Delicious eyeshadow palette! Thank you Kera!

…that I still get upset every time Dave travels for work.

Speaking of which…

The Pearl & The Pilot

How does your spouses’ job and schedule affect you as an individual as well as how your household operates? How do you feel about being a SAHM? Is it everything you expected?

The one thing Dave and I argue about the most is his job. I feel like he works too much; he feels like I don’t appreciate what he does for our family and how the amount he works has direct correlation to how we live. When he is away, it is hard for me. I complain about it. I think that shows I DO appreciate him, because I’m expressing how much I need him to be here! Even though I hate that he leaves for work at 7:30 AM and comes back at 5:30 PM, I still prefer he is home those other hours!

As a stay-at-home-mom, it is my “job” to be the one at home. To be the one who takes care of the kids. To not be upset when my husband isn’t around. Because for some reason SAHM is synonymous with running a business on your own? When I’m trying to explain why staying at home is harder than working, I compare it to having a job with no co-workers, no breaks (well when you’re on break you’re still on call), and no vacations or sick days or you know, business trips where you get to stay in a hotel by yourself. Even with all of that though, I still can’t imagine doing anything else!

To answer the question, I am happy I’m a SAHM and it is what I expected, but it’s not easy!


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26 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

I didn't even think that you put this together that you would know who got you, but Kera did do a great job. I just loved being surprised and have said this already this morning, but totally think this was a huge success overall and hope we do it again next year now!! :)

Dara said...

yeah, Kera and I thought maybe I could pick out her partner and she could pick out mine, but the way it worked out, we would have been able to figure it out, so we just sent to each other!

Kera @ Nugget On A Budget said...

Oh yay!! I'm so glad the package FINALLY arrived...thanks USPS. But I should have known that they would be falling behind since it's around the holidays...I should have sent it out earlier! My bad :( But I hope you like the gifts! I was tempted to buy another one of those scarves for myself!

Dara said...

I loved the gift! don't worry about the shipping. I wasn't worried, I trust you! :)

Kera @ Nugget On A Budget said...

Okay, that's good! I was worried...just because I have packages myself that haven't arrived yet and the tracking as never updated. I didn't want that to happen to your package! I'm glad you like the items :)

tamarsb said...

What a fun package!! Good for you on the new furniture!!

Dara said...

thanks!

Tamara Bowman said...

Being a SAHM is ridiculously hard. He would complain about money if I didn't work at all. When I do work, I'm not around my family enough. I can't win so I just do my thing and do it as well as I can...
Lanaya will love your Tony Goldwyn phone background!

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

You love Scandal! Haha- love it!

Dawn said...

The SCANDAL of the Secret Santa is OUT!

Dawn said...

Ok, so he's a good looking guy, but that photo is a little "crazed" looking, don't you think? Glad Kera's package got there. They look like great colors!!! I'm starting to get into nail polish...since I got my last VoxBox :), so for about a day now ;)

Dara said...

thanks for understanding! and yeah, I'm waiting for her to pop in and see it, lol!

Dara said...

I do! I'm way obsessed.

Dara said...

I don't know, I like the picture!
and I love the color theme of Kera's package - everything was purply!

Leslie said...

I love that you put Fitz as your background :) I love the scarf Kera got you! it is so pretty.

Being a SAHM is so hard. Marc works really really long days. He usually leaves at about 6am and doesn't get home until 6:30 or 7 at night. I joke that I'm a great mom until about 4pm and then everything goes downhill. He works so much so we can afford for us to stay home but knowing that doesn't make it any easier.

Dara said...

I must confess having him as my phone background makes me feel awkward when I look at my phone in the bathroom. :)
thanks for understanding what I'm saying here about being a SAHM!

Sara said...

Leslie me too!!! I am so patient through out the day and as soon as 4pm hits I need a fricken break. Tommy is out of the house 12 hours a day so when he gets home at 7pm I am at the end of my rope.

Sara said...

There have been so many great giveaways lately and I keep entering in hopes that I win. Why don't you think you stand a chance of wining? I figure my odds are much better than if I tried to play lotto.

Tommy works long hours and I struggle with that but I can count on him helping at bedtime every night. We divide and conquer and most nights both kids are asleep by 8pm. If he had to travel for work I would be upset so I can sympathize with how you feel.

Amber said...

I always enter giveaways and rarely win. But I at least try. Scandal rocks!

Dara said...

oh yes, I can relate to this too. Dave used to get home at 7 when we lived in NJ. My kids were infant and toddler and I had a mother's helper come just so I could give them a bath. It was so hard. I'm happy to say that things in that sense are easier now that they are older - and my bigger kids don't even get home from school till 4!

Dara said...

I have won my share of giveaways...but I feel like when there are so many entries or the prizes are so big my chances of winning are less! you are right the odds are better than the lotto though!
I'm glad Tommy is home for bedtime. What I hate is when Dave is not traveling and is still not home at bedtime! (like he has a meeting at that time or something). Bedtime is the worst!

Dara said...

I have won some good ones, but no huge ones. I can always hope though!

Amanda said...

That phone background is awesome! Totally okay :)

Dara said...

haha, thanks!

Leslie said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one. The days are just way too long.

Dara said...

thanks for hosting the link up. it's been fun!