Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Never Ending To-Do List

Usually, I don't blog so much about my personal life just about fun ways to save money. Lately, though, I haven't been able to blog much because there is just so much going on. Currently I am 31 weeks pregnant with Baby Girl and chasing after 18 month old C who is a handful and a half. My husband is a high school band director and musician which means more hours than a regular teacher (especially since we are in Texas) and gigs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Now, for most families that would be enough. Not ours...

Recently, I blogged about ways to save money while traveling. We were traveling for a job interview in Illinois for my husband. This wasn't just any job interview it was for the Air Force. The Band of the Mid-West to be exact. Many people don't know that the military has jobs for musicians. There are military bands stationed all over the world and the enlisted men/women don't do anything but play in these bands and get PAID. For someone that would rather play their instrument than do anything else and be able to make a decent living, this job is a dream.

About 5 years ago, right around the time we got married, hubby went through this whole process and it fell through right at the end. This time, hubby has been offered a job, signed the papers, and now is going the process of physicals and tests to make sure he can join up. Then BASIC TRAINING. The Air Force people have been awesome about scheduling basic training around the birth of our daughter. Since she is due at the beginning of August, they are willing to let him delay until the beginning of September. Basic training lasts for 60 days and then we would move to Illinois.

What this all means is...I'm FREAKING OUT. We have so much to do, like sell our house and all the fun things that come with it, find new housing in a state that I've been in twice, find a place for me to stay for 60 days with a toddler and a newborn, pack, have a BABY... the list goes on and on.

The pros of this job though, are numerous. I fully support my husband in his decision to take it should everything go through like it is supposed to. I just have these momentary freak outs that kind of throw me for a loop. So, I will continue posting my ways to save money and maybe so often an update on the whole moving to another state, joining the military family, and having a baby all at the same time.

Today on the to-do list... dusting


  1. Congratulations on the the job, and best wishes with the moving thing!! Continue to take care of yourself and the baby!!

  2. Wow! Congrats to your husband on landing the job, and good luck with the impending life changes!

  3. WOW! That is a huge list!! Exciting though. It will all work out. You are a great mom and wife. I agree with the previous comments to take care of yourself and that baby!!

  4. Wow, I understand about being freaked out! That's quite a change of life, but I'm sure you guys can handle it!! One step at a time, and remember - you've always got your readers as a support group! Don't feel bad about blogging about your life some times!


  5. Oh I can so relate. Not about the AF stuff (congrats to your hubby btw) but about the move... My baby is due mid-Sept (I have a feeling I may go a week or two early though). But at some point in October or November we'll be making a big move and I'm not sure when or to where exactly and just thinking about it kind of gives me a stroke.

  6. Wow! Congrats on all of the changes going on - sending hugs to you!