Monday, June 27, 2016

Almost a year later - again!

Happy Summer of 2016!

It has been a long time since I last blogged about anything. So much has changed in the past year. I suppose, the most drastic change has been both Mike and I getting new jobs and going (finally) on our honeymoon. So, where do I begin?

I worked at Trans International for almost 2.5 years before I gave them my two week notice. I was so done with that place. They fired one of my closest work friends over something so ridiculous that as soon as I heard that news, I vowed to leave as soon as I found another job. I searched for around 3 months until I was contacted by Megan at Hatco Corporation. She found my resume on Milwaukee jobs and contacted me via phone. I completed a phone interview with her and then did two in person interviews (the only one I had been on in my 2-3 months of searching) and on August 25th, 2015 I walked out of TI for the last time and said goodbye to some great friendships and many learning experiences. On August 31st, 2015, I walked into Hatco for the first time and now I've been there almost a year. I can honestly say it is the best and most challenging job I have ever had and I am so grateful to have such a wonderful environment to work in. I have developed some great friendships and have already had some wonderful learning experiences. I couldn't have asked for a better company to work for.

About 7 months after I started at Hatco, Mike and I finally took the honeymoon trip we had been waiting 5 1/2 years for. We took the first half of the trip to visit my family who I hadn't seen in over 10 years and stayed with them in Rome, Italy. Then, after we spent a week in Italy, we flew to Spain to visit with the rest of my family. Being in Italy with my cousins I hadn't seen in a while, was the best feeling ever. I hope we can go back and visit them really soon.
Coliseo en Roma, Italia
Pompeii, Italia
Tutta la famiglia

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Another year gone

Good afternoon Blogger people!

It has been another year since my last post. Blogging just doesn't seem as important to me anymore and I can understand why I feel that way. I would rather be spending my time with people rather than sitting in front of a computer screen. So, what has happened since last August?

I quit my job at Trans International. I have got to tell you, it is a relief to be done. I was under so much stress and had so much to do with never enough time in the day to do it. Despite all the things I could say about the company, it was a good experience to have and I met some pretty awesome people out of it. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

My last post was talking about kids. I haven't had any since then and we are even going to wait until 2016 to start. Such a drastic difference since last year, right? We are finally able to go on our honeymoon that we never got. Even though we will be with some of my cousins, I wouldn't have it any other way. We are going to be traveling to Italy to visit for a week and then going to Spain after that. It's the last trip we will probably take sans-child. We will be going right around Easter so we are very excited :)

I was considering starting posting some recipes on my blog - not necessarily starting a food blog but blogging about my adventures with eating out in the MKE (Milwaukee, WI) area and trying different pinterest recipes. Maybe posting a recipe of the week? Yeah, I'll try that and see if I'm even able to remember posting about this weekly. I will have a separate tab for it so keep an eye out!

Well, I'm off today, tomorrow, and Friday so hopefully get the house in order for our new room we are remodeling. It has been a very slow process but we will hopefully be happy with the outcome. Thank you to those of you who are still reading this ancient thing.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Baby. Fever.

Have you had it before? 
I know I have joked about having it because I see the cute shoes or little overalls in the kid's section at Target and it just makes me want to dress babies up in cute clothes. Honestly though, I didn't really have a strong desire to have them at that moment. It was just the cute clothes. 

Now that I'm creeping up on 27 years old, I have been thinking about it a lot more. I really want to start trying but something is holding me back and I can't put my finger on it. It's the most annoying feeling. Why can't I just say "yes, I want kids now" or "no, I think I will wait longer?"

Is it the fear I will have to give up my freedom?
Is it that we haven't had a honeymoon or even a vacation alone to fully enjoy each other?
Am I afraid of getting replaced and/or forgotten about?
Do I fear not having a social life at all, whether it's with friends or family?

I don't have an answer. It's all dependent on the person when they decide to have children. Due to my health condition, I can't really be sitting around waiting for that much longer. The closer I get to 30, the harder it will be for me to conceive naturally. It could still happen, but it would take longer.

My sister, Jennifer, just had her son last week and he was SO STINKIN CUTE. He was 5lbs 6oz and 18 inches long. Kind of a tiny guy for being full term but he was so cute! I couldn't get enough of him. I was at the hospital for 3 straight hours just staring at him. I even offered to babysit him if they wanted a night off in the near future. It immediately gave me the urge to run out and get pregnant. My ovaries were dancing around in my pelvis telling me to hurry the hell up already. But, again, something is keeping me from doing it.

My husband have talked about kids a lot. Even years ago, we talked about how many we wanted and what we would name them and all that happy shit. We even tried for a little bit about 2 years ago with no luck after about 7 months. It got too depressing for me so we stopped. Right now, our plan is to wait until 2015 and I'll just go off my birth control and see what happens. If it happens, great! If it doesn't, it's not the end of the world. 

I have considered living a life without children in it. I can see why that is appealing to some people. To me though, I probably wouldn't want that. If we can't have our own, I'm not even going to bother spending my money on IVF or any of that other crap. Plus, I'm too tiny for multiples. We have considered adoption many times. Even if we have our own children, we still plan on adopting at least one child. Why not? There are so many kids out there that need homes. 

Anyway, enough rambling. When did you decide you wanted children? Was anything holding you back?