Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stay at Home Wife

In 23 days I am going to be a "Stay at Home Wife".   I have always fended for myself.  I was a single, independent NYC girl who supported herself before I met and married R and this new, shall we say "chapter" of my life is going to be unfamiliar. I have options I am considering, babysitting, freelance writing, a return to photo editing,  no concrete plan, just a floating of ideas swirling in my head. Part will depend on our financial situation come January, part will come as I reflect on this new me that exists. 

I'm trying hard to remember that new doesn't always mean scary, but it's hard. I need to find a way to turn all the worry into wonderment at what will come next. 

If anyone has any tips on that, let me know.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

What to do when you find out you are losing your job. Holiday crafts.

Since I passed on Thanksgiving this year, I spent my 4 day weekend putting wedding stuff and other misc. stuff up for sale (in case anyone is interested) http://www.mywedding.com/karenandrafael/custom.html

and the rest I spent doing holiday crafts for Halloween. I had seem some things on pinterest that looked interesting and wanted to try out and thankfully had materials in the house already for.

I always wanted a monogram pumpkin. So I had this one from Target:

and some paint leftover from our wedding and so I came up with:



Also I love the look of black candlesticks for Halloween and our centerpieces for the wedding were comprised of clear glass candlesticks. My husband had some all purpose spray paint so I turned this:

into this (twice, so I have a set!):
I can't wait to decorate next year now!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving

My feeder is inundated with Thanksgiving recipes, crafts and posts. I love to see everyone getting excited about a big meal, see the menu plans and even hear about travel woes, but for myself, this year I am skipping Thanksgiving.  After 11 months of wedding planning, a couple of broken toes in last August and the recent news of my impending January 1 layoff (my company is folding), I am exhausted and out of spirit.

I am thankful for a loving husband, that I kept a job in this economy for this long, that our wedding is paid for. But at the same time I am thankful, I also am in possession of a broken spirit. We had a plan. We were going to get a puppy, we had future baby plans and now I feel like I have....status quo and no impending paycheck.

I know I have things to be thankful, but right now they are marred by my feeling scared for the future.

I'm mad that this is my newlywed bliss.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Well Hello There

Hey guess what? I got married. All the UPS boxes arrived, everyone came and went and now I have some extra bling on my finger.

More details to come. This was just my teaser.