When I was pregnant, and in my second round of blogging stages, I used to participate in Half-Naked Thursday posts. But that’s been a long time, and honestly you’re lucky to get a new post out of me once a month much less once a week. So I’m not going to jump on the Wordless Wednesday bandwagon just yet. Instead I will do a Wordy Wednesday post today…because it happens to be Wednesday and I have a lot to say since I haven’t posted in a while!
First item of business:
Thanks to all of those who participated in some way with my Military Spouse Appreciation Day (MSAD) Giveaway! Special thanks go out to Bethany, Sara and Tammy for hosting the giveaway on their blogs. Our lucky winners were announced on Military Spouse Appreciation Day to some very excited ladies! Congrats go out to Ashley, MeganDubyuh and WifeyofaSailor. Also on MSAD, Tammy hosted a MSAD Twitter Party where I sponsored one of the prizes. Congrats go out to Amy for winning a Scentsy Plug-in System!
Second item of business:
While we’re on the Scentsy topic, I am going to shamelessly congratulate myself on a couple of things. First, I was “promoted” in less than two months of becoming a Scentsy Independant Consultant. This is more or less a title change for me, but I have moved on from Newbie status, which is really exciting! I am now officially a “Certified Consultant!” Second, I acheived the Scentsational Start Level 1 recognition for having achieved a certain amount in sales within my first 70 days of being a consultant! This is a pretty big deal, and very exciting to me. But I really must thank all of YOU, my wonderful friends and family, for being so supportive and, all b.s. aside, for BUYING through me! I have truly been blessed with such enthusiastic customers and you should all be looking forward to the days ahead when I will be giving even more gifts to show my appreciation!
The Boy is nearing the end of his first year of school, and my BABY is about to become a PreSchool Graduate! This is both exciting and nerve wrecking for me because I am so unbelievably proud of him, but this just means a whole summer break is coming up that I am going to have to figure out how to help pass the time for both of us now. I am so set in my routine of taking him to school and making only myself busy that it is going to be rough on me. As a previously-working-mother this kind of task is intimidating. I know some of you are probably thinking “you’re his mother, surely you know what to do with him!” but in reality it is a big adjustment for the both of us since I am not used to having him around so much. I already have several out-of-town ventures planned for us and when we are still in town, I plan to make great use of the local parks and summer activities around post and El Paso.
We are nearly 1/4 of the way through our deployment and all in all, time really has whizzed by. Taco’s R&R has been rescheduled almost a whole month earlier than original, which is bittersweet. Sweet that we will get to see him that much sooner but bitter because that it will be that much longer after he goes back. We’re trying to focus on the positive here though, aren’t we?
Hell Paso is starting to live up to its nickname, the temps here are rising into the upper 90s and the frequently 3-digit summer is staring at me with big red eyes. uuuuuuuuugh.