Okay. Here is a real update. This is what I've been up to.
Last month, Vern got his chiropractic business off the ground. It is going well. He's meeting his expenses every month so far (2 months!), but hasn't started making enough to pay himself yet. But that should start happening pretty quick here, because it seems like he's getting into the groove of the whole thing and everything is happening at just the right speed for him. Like, if he was really busy right off the bat, he wouldn't have been able to figure out what the heck he's doing with everything else it takes to run the business. So, I expect that he'll be pulling in more of a profit within a couple months here. It's fun to see him doing his thing and getting excited about it again (after a bunch of months of being preoccupied with starting up).
So, where does that leave me? Well, I mentioned in a previous blog post about how Vern got rear-ended and we totaled out his car (and took the money from it to help start the office) so now we only have one car. Now that Vern is busy with business stuff, it is not so easy for me to take the car to get places. And I can't just drop him off at the office either, because he needs the car to get around during the day for marketing things he has going on (he does health screenings at the mall and gym and other events to get patients). So, that has been kind of tough for me, in some ways, but in other ways, not really.
For example, since we avoid car rides, Peace doesn't fall asleep during the day. Which means that she is soooo much easier to get to sleep at night when she doesn't have a nap. That is really nice. Plus, we can walk to a lot of places we need to go... the library, the grocery store, the beach, a bunch of parks. But I miss my playgroups. I miss my friends. Going to the Attachment Parenting playgroups in the summer was one of the things I was looking forward to when moving back here.
I've been working on getting my photography website up and running again. I'm going to start my photography business again, officially (not just birth photography, which I haven't even gotten any clients for anyway). I'm doing this because, 1) I want to earn money, and 2) I finally feel inspired to do so again. I was waiting for the inspiration, because I feel that photography is such as personal and artistic expression, I don't think it should be entered into solely for the money. Sure, money can be a part of it (which it is for me), but it can't be the sole reason for doing it. So, I was always waiting for something more... and now I feel I have that *something* inside me again, wanting to be expressed.
So, that's part of the reason I haven't updated (working on the photography site), and the other reason is that I've just been busy. Busy with the kids during the day (when it's impossible to get anything done on the computer, except for a random Facebook comment here or there). Feeding them. Playing with them. Feeding them again. Cleaning up after them. You know the routine. And then, Vern is out marketing almost every night of the week, so I do bedtime for all of the kids. (Which is fine that I'm in charge of that, because managing bedtimes has never been something that Vern and I have agreed on, so it is almost easier this way.) So, I do that, then Vern comes home and I talk with him a bit. Then, I read or watch Tosh.0 and The Sports Show (if it's Tuesday) and maybe some Jon Stewart (always for Vern, sometimes for me). Then I go to bed.
That's my update.