|Yes, I'll be mixing |
my ADHD meds
directly into my
coffee to keep up
with all this.
Starting today, I'm also writing for Babble.com's Stroller Derby, which brings you parenting news throughout the day. I'm going to do my best to bring special education news, and particularly autism news, to the forefront.
Of course, sometimes I'll just be bringing you nonsense, like today's slideshow post: 8 Celebrity Trends Moms Want to See in 2012. Because when 2011's biggest celeb trend was marriage break-ups, it's time to change tracks, Hollywood. How am I supposed to explain the news to my kids when Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris displayed the best relationship judgment of the year?
I know. All such fabulous news. So where does the bad news come in?
Don't worry, I'm not shutting down the blog. In fact, I'm going to need the therapy of writing here more than ever. The bad news at our house is that my husband, the Absent-Minded Professor, was laid off from his job right before the holidays. Because, you know, Merry Freaking Christmas, right?
|Merry. Freaking. Christmas.|
As always, we're trying to stay positive. We enjoyed having Daddy home for the kids' winter break, for the first time ever. Having the Professor home also means lots of things are getting done around the house: he pulled the stove out and cleaned behind it yesterday. So that's an up-side to the immense stress and guilt the poor guy has going on.
With all the insanity we've had over the last two years, I don't regret any of the decisions we've made. As parents, and as a couple, we continue to make the best choices we can, based on the information we have at that time. Moving to Texas was a great experience for our whole family; moving back to Pennsylvania brought me back to an immense support network of friends. At the time the Professor took this job, it seemed like a good choice. It was a good choice. And there's not a lot we can do, as two people, to fix this economy.
Don't go feeling sorry for us, though. I'm in a great marriage, to a man I adore and who adores me. I have four amazing kids, who may be
My hubby is sending out resumes right and left, and we're optimistic that he'll find a good job soon. In the mean time, I'm going to do my best to bring home the bacon (::drool:: ... delicious bacon...) with my little writing projects.
Thanks for reading my blog, and for checking out my writing all over the Interwebz. Without you, believe me, none of these places would be interested in my writing.