Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring is Coming!

Haven't blogged in a bit... rather busy as of late with two cases I currently have as a Home Health Aid. In fact, for 3 days out of the week, I'm gone all day, and my children are in bed by the time I get home. I realize that it is only 3 days out of the week, that the money is good, and that it is only until April 7th (when Mom goes back to her job and I'll have to switch up my cases/hours), but still... it's not easy to be away from your kids. In this day and age, it is a necessity for most to work as many hours as possible, and I'm really blessed in the respect that I don't have to do it all the time, but it still gets me aggravated when people drop such comments like, "Oh, aren't you GLAD for the break from the kids?!" I shake my head and hold my peace, but seriously? I didn't HAVE children to get away from them, and I realize that people often say such things in jest, but still... it is a statement that cuts to my core. I love my kids, and I miss them terribly on the days that I'm gone all day. OK, but I've ranted on enough...

I'm grateful that today was warm! I know it'll get colder by Thursday again, but at least today is hope that the warmer days, they are a comin'! So, I fiddled around last night with some crayons and paint on a notebook journal page... not done yet, but kind of liking the fun, free way this is turning out. I got the idea for this little guy while watching Bubble Guppies with my children yesterday, and it kinda stuck with me, so I figured I'd create something with it.

What have you created in your journal lately? Do you ever just do it to have fun? I'm getting there more and more... and glad for it.

10 comments:

Sue Runyon said...

Looks like fun. I can tell you love journaling.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh Bubble Guppies! My granddaughter LOVES that show! I like your pink dinosaur, or as Chloe says is "dinewahs"!

Mechelle said...

Cute dinosaur Jen! I am completely out of the loop for preschool kids shows now, since my youngest is nine.

In answer to your question. I used paint on acrylic paint for my chevron clock.

sammysgrammy said...

He's(or she's) a cute pink critter. What else are you putting on that page?

Introverted Art said...

oh this is too cute!

Susan Carol said...

I know exactly how you feel. I had to leave my kids to go to work and really didn't want to - but needs must. It makes the time with them even more precious. Sweet little pink dinosaur!

Linda said...

That really looks like fun!

Aloquin said...

LOL... it's a dragon, everyone :)

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

Hope the weeks will go by fast and you can be back with your children again.

What a beautiful dragon!

Skyline Spirit said...

pretty nice blog, following :)