Monday, January 26, 2009

Snowed In!?!?!?

This is what is going on outside as I type. Snow, snow and more snow!! And it is OK by me. Normally, I would welcome snow only on the weekends. Praying that it doesn't come during the work week and that I don't have to drive in the mess during rush hour traffic on my commute to work. But since I took a vacation day tomorrow, I am all for the snow. The more the better!!

The way I see it, being snowed in will give me (and hopefully the kids too) the excuse to stay home tomorrow, spend some together and just hang out!!

I seriously don't know what has been up with me lately. It just seems like it has been getting harder and harder to get up and go to work each morning. And all I can think about it how I wish I could be a stay at home Mom. And not have to work outside of the home. But as some of you may know, that just isn't possible at the moment. You see, about 6 years ago my husband got injured at work. His leg was broken and his ankle crushed.

Since then, he has endured 16 surgeries, with more to come. But about 3-4 months ago he was finally released from the doctor to go back to work after being home on Workmen's Compensation and Disabilty for almost 6 years. A LONG time!! And even though, this has been a huge blessing, "Big Daddy" and myself both know that this may be short-lived and the reality of his leg not holding up is a big possibilty!!

So the idea of me quiting my job and staying home is just not going to happen anytime soon. Not to mention the fact that I do have a decent job, especially in these trying economic times. So I really should be appreciative!! But I still can't help but to wish that I could stay home and take care of my family the way they really should be.

Not saying that us working Mom's can't take care of our families properly. But as all of us Moms know, whether we work outside of the home or within, taking care of our families can be both physically and emotionally tiring. Not that it isn't worth EVERY moment of it but sometimes I just wish I had the time and energy to give my home and family 110% that they deserve instead of worrying about work while I am at home and vice versa. Does this make sense? Or am I just a rambling mess?

Anyway, for all of you Moms that may or not be snowed in within the next couple days. Make some cocoa, snuggle up to a kid or two and savor those moments. And just remember, we are all in this together!!

Hugs!! Carrie♥


CozyCoops Corner said...

I know that must be so hard to wish you could be a stay at home mom. Maybe you'll get to one day.:-) I hope you get lot's of beautiful snow and get to have a great snow day at home tomorrow!Have a great night Carrie !

Scrapper Mom said...

I know how you feel. I was so thankful the day my husband got his current job enabling us to do it. It happened just after the birth of my daughter. Not a better opportunity.

I love the snow too, but it looks like all we may get is some nasty ol ice. Enjoy it!!

Rachel said...

Ahhh you made me stop and think that I really am lucky to be able to stay home with my kiddo's. Thanks for the "wake up" call....
I hope that one day soon you will be able to do the same.

Enjoy your snow, I'm wishing it away here. But right now it's down right frigid. Low is supposed to be 0' tonight in fact i'm wrapped in a huge flannel blanket while typing this but my feet are still freezing! ;) take care.

April said...

Oh, boy...try to stay warm with that snow moving in! Looks like we won't be getting any usual, though my girls would LOVE it!

I have been so fortunate and blessed to have had the opportunity to quit my job as a speech language pathologist almost 17 years ago to be a stay-at-home mom. I've never once looked back.

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Shannon said...

We are not snowed in (I wish!) but iced in. Not fun. Amazingly our power has not gone off but the next street over does not have power so it might be soon. :( Stay warm!

Farmchick said...

I can only imagine how tought that must be...I have thought about it MANY times and I am thankful to be able to stay at home. I don't think you are a ramblig mess...I totally understand how you feel! Enjoy your day!

This Country Girl said...

Well Carrie, don't give up on the dream to stay home. I hope and pray that you do get your heart's desire there, because it really is a blessing! You sound like a wonderful mom....spending a snow day with the kids...always fun! :)