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Dawn - edging ever closer to 30, although I still feel like I'm 21. :) I'm married to a youth pastor ('Big G'), and have THREE wonderful kids: a five year-old son ('Little G'), a just turned two year-old daughter ('A'), and our newest little girl blessing, Baby R, was born May 28/07!! They keep me hopping as I juggle them, my WAH part-time job as an accountant, being a pastor's wife, and of course hobbies like quilting, scrapbooking, and blogging!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Do I even have time for work?
Today, I was out of the house from 9:30 until 5:30, at a friend's house setting up their business books on QuickBooks. Got home, threw supper down various people's throats, and then back in the van to head to church for worship practice for youth group. Then I've spent the last hour learning the new presentation software (MediaShout) we've set up at church. The missionary who is accompanying our youth group on a missions trip this summer is staying here for three days, so I've been providing meals as well. I've got a couple of errands tomorrow, then on Friday I'm watching my friend's son for a couple of hours, and probably doing some stuff at the church as well.

All this begs the question...do I have time to go back to work???

A is at such a great age right now, she's so much happier than she was for the first six months of her life, and I'm not so sleep-deprived (well, yes I am, but I'm used to it), so I've felt more able to be involved with church things lately. I like being available to help out friends by watching their kids for a while, and it makes me feel good to be able (some days, at least) to have a decent meal ready for my husband when he comes home. I think I'm liking staying home.

Unfortunately, I don't think staying home is an option right now. I will only work part-time, which I'm very thankful for, but we do need even that part-time income. I was thinking it through last night and I don't think we could do it on Big G's salary even if we cut back on eating out and hobbies and such. The more I think about it lately, the more I don't want to go back (and not just because I know I'll be emotional about leaving A). We're talking about putting Little G in junior kindergarten next year, but it turns out Daddy won't be able to pick him up after school (it's just mornings) and take him over to my friend's like I thought he would. So now that's up in the air because he doesn't have a way to get from one place to the other, and I'll be far away at work. If I was staying home, that wouldn't be an issue. I could be here to pick up my child from school like mommies should.

I really like my job, but I'm enjoying what I'm doing now so much too. I don't know - I'm feeling like I want to stay home and maybe even homeschool my kids for a few years before they go to school. I used to feel like it was my choice to work, but now I'm realizing that I don't really have a choice right now, and of course as soon as I know I have to do something, I start not wanting to. Darn human nature. :)

 
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