Things have been kind of back and forth for us here in the Perryman household. I'm in the depths of domestic delirium. If you saw my house, you would understand. But I won't let you, so just imagine it and be very creative!
Waylon is in his second month of running his own office. It's been challenging to say the least! Don't get me wrong, he is doing a FABULOUS job! He has some great people working for him and they are doing awesome. But he is really stepping up and doing whatever it takes to be successful (within legal and moral bounds of course!). His business is already growing and expanding and he is in the process of hiring on some new, really sharp people. He puts in long hours and has to do things he's never done before. There's a lot of office work and paperwork and emailing to be done, which hasn't been his strong point. He's a great sales man, not an office person. But, that being said, I have to say that he's doing an exceptional job for someone who has never had to run an office before and deal with all of that. I just sit by in awe of him sometimes. I'm so excited to see where God is going to take him on this journey.
Then there is my job. I work for Waylon doing his recruiting and some office work (when I'm able to make the 40 minute drive north to his office and help). I've really enjoyed this job as I get to work from home. It allows me to save money on gas and spend more time with my kids than I ever thought I would be able to while still having a job. It's not about the money and it never was. I wanted to work for him because I want him to be successful at this. In order for him to be successful, his recruiter has to have his absolute best interest in mind and be on the look out for super sharp people. I don't think anyone else will be as qualified for that position as me! So here I am, plodding away and loving every minute of it.
While I work from home, my parents watch the girls 3 days a week. They come and get them from me by 8am and then I go pick them up after I'm done for the day. Sometimes right at lunch, sometimes a little after. Two days a week, Brooklyn goes to an in-home day care for a half day and I keep Layla here at home with me while I work. So far it has worked out pretty well. Layla still sleeps a lot so I can usually get her down to sleep for at least two hours at a time, which is plenty of time for me to do my calls. It's a win-win situation for all involved!
We're trying to get back on track with paying off our debt. In April of 2010 we went through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class and were really on fire to get out of debt. Well, we got off track since then and are somewhat floundering in that area. I think what's overwhelming me the most the the sheer number of bills I get each month and remembering to send everything out on time. It's pretty ridiculous. There are the regulars: utilities, rent, car, credit card, cable, internet, student loans. Then there are the randoms: medical, registrations for the cars, surcharges for previous tickets and more. It's those randoms that really get in the way and frustrate me the most! If they would just go away I could pay all my other bills with no problems! It just seems like no matter how hard I try, I always forget about 1 or 2 bills each month that end up being late. I have got to find a way to organize all that so that I don't forget. It's on my list.
Unfortunately, my weight loss goal has been put on the back burner. With everything else crowding my mind right now, counting points just doesn't fit in there. Of course I'm still trying to watch what I eat and try to eat healthier items when I have them. I still eat my lite butter with my high-fiber, 10 grain bread for breakfast. I still use Splenda instead of sugar in my coffee. But it's definitely not as rigorous as it was when I first started. I'm disappointed in myself. I really think Weight Watchers can work for me but I've lost the excitement and motivation I had when I first started. I HAVE started working out though. I downloaded some videos from DirectTV as well as dusted off my Turbo Jam video. I did Turbo Jam for the first time in over 2 years yesterday and it felt so good! I'm going to do it here in a little bit (as soon as I'm done typing up this post!). I figure if I can at least get a workout in each day, it's going to help.
In the midst of working and taking care of the little ones, I have really let things go around the house. We have loads upon loads of laundry that need to be done and the sink is constantly filled with dirty dishes. Toys are strewn about the house and half the grass in our front and back yards is dead. We also seem to have an ant problem in our guest bathroom. My office isn't as neat and organized as I would like it to be so I'm going to get that taken care of soon. I might be a messy housekeeper but my work space has always been pretty organized. I don't like to work in disorganization.
So, just try to not be jealous of me right now. I know my life sounds gloriously glamorous, but, envy isn't an attractive quality. I mean, really. But, if you are feeling generous and want to come over and clean my house or organize my bills or water the grass, I could be ok with that! (JK, but seriously, if you want to I'm not gonna stop you...)